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Israel Prentice of Combs, Suffolk, England


Israel Prentice of Combs, Suffolk, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2006 and Revised 3 Aug 2015

Update of 3 Jun 2011: With his 1801 Combs, Suffolk birth, Israel might be a son of James Prentice in our Summer 2005 article entitled James Prentice of Battisford, Suffolk .

1. Israel Prentice, was b. c. 1801,Combs, Suffolk, England, and d. in the Jan-Feb-Mar quarter of 1876, Ipswich, Suffolk, age 76.

Combs, Suffolk lies only about 2 miles SW of Stowmarket, and about 4 miles NW of Needham Market, where there were a number of Prentice families and might be related to them.

Israel appears in the 1841 census at St.Mary at the Quay, Suffolk, with his wife and family. He appears in the 1851 census in Ipswich St. Margaret, Suffolk as Iszall Prentice. In the 1861 census in Ipswich St. Clement he is called Isaac Prentice. In the 1871 census in Ipswich St. Matthew he is again called Israel Prentice.

He appears in the 1875 Suffolk Post Office Directory under the listing "Friuterers and Greengrocers" at 5 High St., Ipswich.

He m. Frances Ungless on 16 Jan 1827 in Buxhall, Suffolk. She was b. c. 1800, Morley, London (per IGI and 1851 census) and was the dau. of Henry and Lucy Ungless. Children per 1841 and later census:

  1. Caroline Prentice. b. c. 1828, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1851, 1871.
  2. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1830, Ipswich, Suffolk. Not home in 1851.
  3. Frances Prentice, b. c. abt 1833. At home as Frederick Prentice in 1851 census.
  4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1835, Ipswich, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  5. John Prentice, b. c. 1837, Ipswich, Suffolk. In the 1851 census in Mildenhall he is living with Henry and Lucy Ungless and is called a nephew. Not in 1861 and later census.
  6. Ann Prentice, b. 8 May 1838, Ipswich, Suffolk, a d. there 8 Jun 1867. At home in 1851 and 1861. She m. Walter Taylor on 19 May 1861, Ipswich. He was b. c. 1839 in Ipswich, Suffolk. amd d. there Jun 1868. Children:
    1. Jessie Caroline Taylor 1862 – 1935
    2. Edmund Beadon Taylor 1865 –
  7. Henry Prentice, b. c. 1842, Ipswich, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Israel Prentice later appears in the 1871 census in Ipswich St. Matthew, Suffolk with his daughter, Caroline, and grandson, Frederick Prentice, b. c. 1867, Eye, Suffolk.

2. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1835, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1851. He appears in the 1861, 1871 and 1881 census in Ipswich St. Matthew with his wife, Emma, b. c. 1838, Bradfield, Essex. Emma d. before the 1891 census in Ipswich, Suffolk, where Thomas appears as a widower. He does not appear in the 1901 census. He may, or may not, be the Thomas Prentice who appears in the 1875 Suffolk Post Office Directory as "Corn, coal, oil cake, etc, merchant, Neptune Quay." Son:

  1. Charles Prentice, b. c. 1860, Norwich, Norfolk, England. He may be deceased by 1871 as he does not appear at home.

3. Henry Prentice, b. Jan 1842, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1851 and 1861. He appears in the 1871, 1881 and 1891 census in Ipswich St. Matthew, Suffolk, with his wife.

He m. Sarah A., b. c. 1841, Ipswich, Cheshire (sic) England. Children:

  1. Bertha Frances Prentice, b. c. 1868, Ipswich, Cheshire (sic). At home in 1881 and 1901.
  2. Florence A. Prentice, b. c. 1870, Ipswich, Cheshire (sic). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  3. Agnes Caroline. Prentice, b. c. 1871, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1881 At home in 1891 and 1901.
  4. Arnold Thomas Prentice, b. Jan 1872, Ipswich, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.1]
  5. Ellen Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1874, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1881 At home in 1891 and 1901.
  6. Eliza Ann Prentice, b. c. 1876, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1881 At home in 1891 and 1901.
  7. Henry Ernest Prentice, b. Jan 1877, Ipswich, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.2]
  8. William Robert Prentice, b. Dec 1879, Ipswich, Suffolk, and d. Dec 1962, Loth ingland, Suffolk. At home in 1881 At home in 1891 and 1901. He m. Marian Beatrict in Sep 1907, Ipswich, Suffolk. She was b. 1882 in Ipswich, Suffolk, and d. Mar 1959 in Deben, Suffolk.
  9. Percy John Prentice, b. c. 1880, Ipswich, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  10. John A. Prentice, b. c. 1881, Ipswich, Suffolk At home in 1891. Not in 1901 census.
  11. Stanley Richard Prentice, b. c. 1885, Ipswich, Suffolk At home in 1891 and 1901.

3.1 Arnold Thomas Prentice, b. Jan 1872, Ipswich, Suffolk, and d. Mar 1951, West Hartlepool, Durham. At home in 1881. At home in 1891. Not in 1901 census.

He m. Charlotte Ethel Hedley in Jan 1952, Sunderland, Durham. She was b. Oct 1877 in Sunderland, Durham, and d. Sep 1971 in Hartlepool, Durham. Children:

  1. Hilda Constance Prentice, b. Jul 1903 in Hartlepool, Durham, and d. Mar 1973 in Hartlepool, Durham. She m. Bernard Bullen Wy att in Sep 1947, West Hartlepool, Durham. He was b. Oct 1901 in Okehampton, Devon, and d. Mar 1970 in Hartlepool, Durham.
  2. Henry Arnold Prentice, he was b. Jan 1905 in Hartlepool, Durham, and d. 1984 in Surrey. He m. Theresa Marshall, Sep 1931, Epsom, Surrey. She was b. Oct 1909, Croydon, Surrey.
  3. Charles Beresford Prentice, b. Apr 1907 in Hartlepool, Durham, and d. there Jul 1907.

3.2 Henry Ernest Prentice, b. Jan 1877, Ipswich, Suffolk , and d. Sep 1044, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1881 At home in 1891 and 1901.

He m. Sarah Lizzie Peck in Jun 1903, Ipswich, Suffolk. She was b. Jan 1874 in Ipswich, Suffolk, and d. Dec 1955, Ipswich. Children:

  1. marion louise Prentice 1904 – 1968
  2. emblyn isobel Prentice 1906 – 1995
  3. kathleen elizabeth Prentice 1907 – 1998
  4. ethel doreen Prentice 1911 – 1991
  5. lilian joan Prentice 1914 – 2002

4. Florence A. Prentice, b. c. 1870, Ipswich, Cheshire (sic). At home in 1881. At home in 1891. She appears in the 1901 census, living with her parents, and with her husband, Alfred Abbott, b. c. 1870, Ardleigh, Essex, and son:

  1. Charles Alfred Abbott, b. c. 1900, Ardleigh, Essex.

5. Percy John Prentice, b. Apr 1880, Ipswich, Suffolk, and d. Dec 1957, Ipswich, Suffolk. At home in 1881 At home in 1891 and 1901.

He m. Anna Eva Cooper in Jun 1905, Mitford, Norfolk. She was b. Jul 1880, Sparham, Mitford, Norfolk Co., England. Ancestor Chart at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Percy Richard Prentice, b. 16 Dec 1908 in Ipswich, Suffolk, and d. Sep 1973 in Barnet, Middlesex. He m. Dora Elsie Wrigley, b. 30 Nov 1908 in Ipswich, Suffolk, and d. Mar 1979 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
  2. Winnifred Eva Prentice , b. Jan 1911, Ipswich, Suffolk, and d. 2007.
  3. Raymond H Prentice, b. Apr 1913 in Ipswich, Suffolk, and d. Feb 1993 in Ipswich, Suffolk. He m. Marjory Florence Chapman, b. 7 Aug 1908 and d. eb 1993 in Ipswich, Suffolk.
  4. Bernard Owen Prentice, b. 14 Feb 1915 in Ipswich, Suffolk, and d. Dec 2003 in Stroud, Gloucestershire. He m. Miriam Marjory Gaze, b. Mar 1918 in North Walsham, Norfolk, and d. 1987 in Felixstowe, Suffolk.
    1. Ann Christine Prentice, b. 19 Oct 1937 in North Walsham, Norfolk, amd d/ Ki; 1994 in Felixstowe, Suffolk. She m. David Jack Girdlestone (1936-1977). Children:
      1. Dau. Girdlestone.
      2. Son Girdlestone

Who are Israel Prentice's Parents?

Since Israel Prentice, was b. c. 1801,Combs, Suffolk, England, he might be a son of James Prentice, said to have been born c. 1779 in Combs. Our Summer 2005 article about James Prentice can be found in our articl entitled

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