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James Prentice of Yeovil, Somerset, England

James Prentice of Yeovil, Somerset, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2006 and Revised 23 Feb 2013

By email of 28 Nov 2006, John Taylor has provided us with the following family tree:

1. James Prentice was b. c. 1831 and d. c. Mar 1871 in Yeovil, Somerset, England. James does not appear in the 1861 census as either born in Yeovile or a resident of Yeovil. Nor does he appear in the 1861 census as born in, or a resident of, Somerset.

He m. Jane Hawkins c. Dec 1862 in Yeovil, Somerset. She was b. c. Dec 1838 in Yeovil, dau. of Charles Hawkins and Margaret. She appears as an unmarried Lodger in the 1861 Yeovil census. James having d. in Mar 1871, Jane, appears as the head of the family in the 1871 Yeovil census. Children of James and Jane:

  1. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1861 in Yeovil. At home in Yeovil in 1871 census.
  2. Lucy Prentice, b. c. 1862 in Yeovil. At home in Yeovil in 1871 census.
  3. William George Prentice, b. c. 1866 in Yeovil. At home in Yeovil in 1871 census. . . . . . . . . [2]
  4. Frederick Prentice, b. 1873 in Yeovil

2. William George Prentice, b. c. 1866 in Yeovil, Somerset. Peter Thomas Hatcher's email of 22 Feb 2013 indicates that his great grandfather, #2, William, was a chimney sweep in Wincanton.

He m. Eliza Jane Jordan on 27 Jul 1891 in Wincanton. She was b. 12 Nov 1872 in Wincanton and d. 24 Oct 1955 in Bournemouth. Children:

  1. Herbert Prentice, b. 1893 in Kingston Deveral. Wiltshire
  2. Rosa Louisa J. Prentice, b. Mar 1895 in Kingston Deveral Wiltshire. She m. Frank Quinton. He was b. c. 1890. They had a son.
  3. Dorothy Emily M. Prentice, b. Sep 1896 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. She m. Arthur Blandford c. 1919 in Poole, Dorset. He was b. c. 1890.
  4. Annie Prentice, b. 1900 in Wincanton
  5. Melina Louise Prentice, b. 2 Jun 1901 in Wincanton, Somerset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  6. William Alfred James Prentice, b. 6 May 1913, Wincanton, Somerset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

3. Melina Louise Prentice, b. 2 Jun 1901 in Wincanton, Somerset and d. 6 Apr 1988 in Bournemouth

She m. Ernest Edward Parker on 29 Jun 1919 in Christchurch, Dorset. He was b. c. Mar 1897 and d. 10 Oct 1966 in Bournemouth, Dorset. Children:

  1. Eva Olive Ruth Parker, b. 24 Dec 1921 in Poole RD, Dorset, and d. c. May 1988 in Bournemouth RD, Dorset. She m. Albert James Carley c. Dec 1941 in Bournemouth. He was b. 5 Mar 1919 in Dover RD and d. c. Jun 2004 in Bournemouth RD, Dorset. hey had a son who m. Miss Harmon and had a daughter.
  2. Ernest George Frederick Arthur Parker, b. 19 May 1923 in Poole RD

4. William Alfred James Prentice, b. 6 May 1913, Wincanton, Somerset, and d. 1984, Bournemouth, Dorset.

He m. Margaret Rosina Ambrose. She was b. 1915, Rockbourne, Hampshire, and d. Aug 1971 in Christchurch, Dorset. Children per Ancestry.com and Peter Thomas Hatcher:

  1. Una Prentice, b. Oct 1939, Bournemouth, Hampshire, and d. 21 Jul 2008 in Bournemouth, Dorset. Daughter:
    1. Carron Oddy, b. 6 Jan 1966.
  2. Eileen Margaret Prentice, b. 16 Dec 1943. She m. Thomas Hatcher on 12 Dec 1964 who was b. 9 Jul 1930. Son:
    1. Peter Tomas Hatcher, b. 4 Dec 1965. Children:
      1. Daniel Philip Hatcher, b. 2 May 1990.
      2. Mathew Lee Hatcher, b. 27 Oct 1993.
  3. William George Prentice, b 12 May 1947. Son:
    1. Robert James Prentice, b Aug 1968.
    2. Suzanne Prentice, b. 7 Jan 1970.

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Peter Hatcher
2013-02-22 13:58:37
I am the Grandson of no 4 William Alfred James Prentice and Margaret Rosina Ambrose. their family should read as follows. i Una Prentice b Oct 1939 d 21 Jul 2008 who had a daughter Carron Oddyb 6/1/1966. ii Eileen Margaret Prentice b 16/12/1943 Married Thomas Hatcher b 9/7/1930 m 12/12/1964 son Peter Thomas Hatcher b4/12/1965 I have two sons Daniel Philip Hatcher 2/5/1990 and Mathew Lee Hatcher b27/10/1993. iii William George Prentice b 12/5/1947 who has 1 son Robert James Prentice b Aug 1968 and Suzanne Prentice b 7/1/1970. Hope that fills in some gaps. My mother knows a lot more of the family history regarding the parents of my Grandfather. I also know that my great grandfather was a chimney sweep in Wincanton but I know nothing of the earlier generations and would love to know more, email me at buddysfender@gmail.com
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