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Prentices of Bungay, Suffolk, England


Prentices of Bungay, Suffolk, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2008 and Revised 11 May 2008

We found the following persons connected to Bungay, Suffolk, England:

Family No. 1

1. Samuel Prentice (perhaps b. c. 1756-1763).

He m. Sarah. She may be the Sarah Sewell shown in the IGI as b. Coslany, Norwick, Norwich, Norfolk, England, who m. a Samuel Prentice on 23 Jan 1783 in Bungay, Norfolk, England. However, the IGI shows an alternate marriage: 23 Jan 1783, Norwich, St. Mary at Cosland, Norfolk.

Children of Samuel and Sarah per IGI:

  1. Ann Prentice, b. 6 Sep 1786 and chr. 7 Jan 1787, Independent, Bungay, Suffolk,
  2. Sophia Prentice, b. 2 Feb 1788 and chr. 24 Feb 1788, Independent, Bungay, Suffolk. She is probably the Sophia Prentice shown in the IGI as m. 19 May 1814, St. Mary, Bungay, Suffolk, to Benjamin De Carle. They had 1 or more children per IGI:
    1. Elizabeth De Carle, b. 3 Mar 1815 and chr. 15 Aug 1815, Independent, Bungay, Suffolk.
    2. Charles William De Carle, b. 17 Jul 1816 and chr. 31 Mar 1817, Independent, Bungay, Suffolk.

  3. Eliza Prentice, b. 22 Mar 1789 and chr.12 Apr 1789, Independent, Bungay, Suffolk
  4. Harriot Prentice, dau., b. 27 Aug 1790 and chr. 17 Oct 1790, Independent, Bungay, Suffolk.
  5. John Prentice, b. 26 Jul 1791 and chr. 17 Nov 1792, Independent, Bungay, Suffolk. . . . . . . [2]
  6. Rachel Prentise, b. 17 Sep 1798 and chr. 14 Oct 1798, Independent, Bungay, Suffolk,

2. John Prentice, b. 26 Jul 1791 and chr. 17 Nov 1792, Independent, Bungay, Suffolk. He appears in the 1861 census in Coventry Holy Trinity, Warwickshire with his wife, Maria, b. c. 1821, Coventry. John later appears in the 1871 census in Holy Trinity, Warwickshire. No wife is shown. John appears in the 1881 census in Prior Marston, Warwickshire, with a 2nd wife, Ann, b. c. 1810, Priors Marston; no children shown at home. Children of John and his first wife, Maria:

  1. Hannah M. Prentice, b. c. 1844, Dundalk, Ireland. At home in 1861.
  2. Emma Prentice, b. c. 1846, Westminster, Middlesex, England.
  3. James Jno. Prentice, b. c. 1850, London, Middlesex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  4. Anne Prentice, b. c. 1853, Westminster, Middlesex, England. At home in 1861.
  5. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1854, London, Middlesex. At home in 1871. Not in 1881 census.
  6. Carline (Caroline?) Prentice, dau., b. c. 1856, Westminster, Middlesex, England. At home in 1861.
  7. Charles W. Prentice, b. c. 1858, Coventry, Warwickshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  8. Rachel Prentice, b. c. 1860, Coventry, Warwickshire. At home in 1871. Living alone in 1881 Coventry St. Michnael, Warwickshire, as a Silk Winder.
  9. Mary A. Prentice, b. c. 1862, Coventry, Warwickshire. At home in 1871. Not in 1881 census.

3. James Jno/John Prentice was b. c. 1850 in Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England. He appears in the 1881 census in Coventry, Warwick, England, as a Machinist Clerk with his wife and family He appears with his family in the 1891 census in Coventry, Warwickshire, England. He Later appears with his family in the 1901 census in Romford, Essex, England.

He m. Sarah. She was b. c. 1849, Coventry, Warwickshire, England. Children:

  1. James John Prentice, b. c. 1875, Coventry. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  2. Mary J. "Jenny" Prentice, b. c. 1877, Coventry. At home in 1891. Not in 1901 census by that surname.
  3. Thomas L Prentice, b. c. 1878, Coventry. At home in 1891. He is a Boarder in the 1901 Coventry census with no wife or children shown.
  4. Laurence Prentice, b. c. 1879, Coventry. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  5. George S. Prentice, b. c. 1880, Coventry. At home in 1891. Not in 1901 census.
  6. Florence M. Prentice, b. c. 1882, Coventry. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  7. Rose Prentice, b. c. 1884, Coventry. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  8. Lilly Prentice, b. c. 1886, Coventry. At home in 1891 and 1901.

4. Charles W. Prentice, b. c. 1858, Coventry, Warwickshire, England. At home in 1861 and 1871. He is probably the Chas Prentice who appears in the 1881 census living at 1 Bacchus Walk in Shoreditch, London, as b. c. 1858, Warwickshire with his wife and family. He was then a Labourer in the Tea Trade. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.

He m. Catherine, b. c. 1861, Mile End, Middlesex. Son:

  1. Chas (Charles) Prentice, g. c. 1879, Whitechapel, Middlesex. At home in 1881. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.

Family No. 2

2. John Prentice (perhaps b. c. 1779-1789). He m. Elizabeth. Children per IGI:

  1. John Prentice, b. 21 Dec 1809 and chr. 13 Nov 1810, Independent, Bungay, Suffolk. Not in 1861 census.

  2. William Prentice, b. 28 Jul 1808 and chr. 13 Nov 1810, Independent, Bungay, Suffolk. He may be the same William Prentice shown in the 1851 Norfolk, as b. c. 1808-9, Bungay and living on Mill Road, Guiltcross, East Harling Builtcross, Norfolk, a Chemist Druggist, with his wife, Lydia Elener, b. c. 1815, Norwich-Norfolk. 1861 census in Norwich, Norfolk. Children:
    1. Susanah Prenticie, b. c. 1838, Docking, Norfolk. At home in 1851 and 1861. Not home in 1871.
    2. Samuel Prentice, b. c. 1840, Bungay, Suffolk. At home in 1851 and 1861. Not in 1871 and later census.
    3. William Prentice, b. c. 1843, Bungay, Suffolk. At home in 1851. Not in 1861 and later census.
    4. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1851, Bungay, Suffolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

3. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1851, Bungay, Suffolk. At home in 1851. The 1861 Norwich census gives Robert a birth year c. 1848. At home in 1861. He is probably the Robert Prentice who appears in the 1871 census in South Heigham, Norfolk, as b. c. 1846, Bungay. It appears he may have wanted to appear older to approximate the age of his wife. He appears in the 1881 census in Heigham, Norfolk, as b. c. 1847. In the 1891 census he is shown as b. c. 1850, Bungay. In the 1901 Heigham census he is shown as b. c. 1847, Bungay.

He m. Louisa Howes, b. c. 1845, Norwich, Norfolk. Living with them was Louisa's mother, Elizabeth Howes, b. c. 1816, Norwich. Elizabeth may be the same person as Elizabeth Prentice who is living with them in the 1881 Heigham census although called b. c. 1822, Norwich. She is again called Louisa Howes, b. c. 1823, Norwich, while still living with them in the 1891 census. In the 1901 census, still living with them, she is shown s b. c. 1819.

Also shown in the 1871 household was Stephen Howes, b. c. 1865, age 6, Norwich, called a stepson and probably Louisa's son. He is at home in the 1881 Norwich census, but called Stephen Prentice. Not home in 1891 and not in 1891 or 1901 census under either surname.

Family No. 3

3. Elizabeth Prentice, perhaps b. c. 1755-1760. She m. Samuel Sewell on 24 Aug 1779, St. Mary, Bungay, Suffolk

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