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Prentices of Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland


Prentices of Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2007 and Revised 18 Jul 2011

In reviewing Scotland census records, we found the following Prentices associated with Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland:

Group 1:

1. John Prentice may have been b. c. 1750-1767.

He m. Ephy/Elspeth Mason in Jun 1786, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire per Ancestry.com . Children per Ancestry.com and IGI:

  1. Christian Prentice, dau., chr. 28 Oct 1787, Cockburnspath, Berkwickshire. The is tentatively identified as the Christian Prentice who m. Thomas Carr on 6 Sep 1813, Coldingham, Berwickshire.
  2. Jean Prentice, chr. 12 Apr 1789, Cockburnspath, Berwick, Scotland.
  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1790-1800. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. John Prentice, b. Oct 1793, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, and d. after 1861 per Ancestry.com . However, by 1823 he was living in Coldingham when his daughter. Isabel, was born.

He m. Agnes Mack on 23 Nov 1819, Coldingham, Berwickshire. She was b. c. 1795, Dunse, (the 1881 census says b. Polwarth, Berwickshire) Berwickshire and d. aft. 1861. Children per IGI and Ancestry.com, above link:

  1. Isabel Prentice, b. 3 Jun 1823 and chr. 22 Jun 1823 Coldingham, Berwickshire. 1851 census in Greenlaw, Berwickshire.
  2. John Prentice, chr. 23 Oct 1825 Coldingham, Berwickshire. . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. James Prentice , b. c. 1829, Coldingham, Berwickshire. 1851 census in Greenlaw, Berwickshie.
  4. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1832, Coldingham, Berwickshire. 1861 census in Duns, Berwickshire.
  5. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1833, Coldingham, Berwickshire. 1861 census in Edrom, Berwickshire.
  6. George Prentice, b. c. 1842, Coldingham, Berwickshire. 1861 census in Duns, Berwickshire. 1871 and 1881 in Coldingham, Berwickshire.
  7. Peter Prentice , b. c. 1842-45, Coldingham, Berwickshire. He m. Agnes Virtue in Apr 1878, Coldingham. She was b. c. 1856, Polworth, Berwickshire. 1891 in Coldingham. 1901 in Bunkle and Preston, Berwickshire. Children, all daughters:
    1. Margaret "Maggie" Prentice, b. c. 1878, Coldingham. 1891 & 1901 at home.
    2. Agnes Prentice , b. c. 1881, Coldingham. 1891 & 1901 at home.
    3. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1885, Colding. 1891 1901 at home.
    4. Jessie Prentice, b. c. 1889, Coldingham. 1891 & 1901 at home.
    5. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1894, Houndwood, Berwickshire. 1901 at home.
    6. Robina Prentice, b. c. 11900, Houndwood, Berwickshire. 1901 at home.

3. John Prentice was 27 Sep 1825, Coldingham, Berwickshire and chr. 23 Oct 1825 Coldingham, Berwickshire. 1851 census in Greenlaw, Berwickshire.

He m. Ann Douglas on 18 Jun 1857, Duns, Berwickshire (per IGI). She was b. c. 1837, Dunse, Berwickshire. Children per IGI and Ancestry.com :

  1. John Prentice, b. 22 Mar 1858 Duns, Berwickshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  2. James Prentice, b. 25 Jul 1859, Duns, Berwick, Scotland. 1871 at home. 1901 in Edinburgh South Leith, Scotland. He m. Barbara. She was b. c. 1857, Aberdeen, Aberrdeenshire. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. John Prentice, b. c. 1883, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire. 1901 at home.
    2. Jessie Prentice, dau., b. c. 1885, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire. 1901 at home.
    3. William Prentice, b. c. 1888, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire. 1901 at home.
    4. Maxwell Prenticed, b. c. 1890, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire. 1901 at home.
    5. Annie Prentice, b. c. 1891, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire. 1901 at home.
    6. James Prentice, b. c. 1893, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire. 1901 at home.
    7. George Prentice, b. c. 1896, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire. 1901 at home.
  3. Alexander Prentice, b. 10 May 1861 Duns, Berwick, Scotland, and d. 3 mos. later on 5 Jan 1863.
  4. Robert Alexander Prentice, b. 20 Mar 1863 Duns, Berwick, Scotland. Not in 1871 census.
  5. Charlotte Dickson Prentice, b. 26 May 1865, Berwick, Scotland, and d. 1 Nov 1920. She m. William Gibson on 31 Dec 1890, Duns (per IGI).
  6. William Prentice, b. 4 Jun 1871 Duns, Berwick, Scotland. 1881 at home. 1891 living with the family of his brother, John, above, and #2, below..
  7. George Prentice, b. 29 Oct 1874 Duns, Berwick, Scotland . He m. Elizabeth Brown on 30 Mar 1900, Dunse. She was b. 31 Dec 1875, Coldingham. She was the dau. of James Brown and Jane Utterson.

4. John Prentice, b. 22 Mar 1858 Duns, Berwick, and d. 11 Jan 1928, Edinburgh.

The 1881 and 1891 census indicates he married Jane Isabella, b. c. 1859, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

    Note: . A posting on Ancestry.com says that he m. Ann Hattie/Hettie Robertson on 6 Apr 1884, Jarrow, Durham Co., England. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children per Ancestry.com :

    1. John Prentice, b. 18 Jun 1884, 17 Camden St., Jarrow, England, and d. 17 Nov 1950, 21-68 31st St., Astoria, NY. He m. Margaret Ann Appleton on 7 Aug 1911, St. Aloysius, Heb burn-on-Tyne, England. She was b. 17 Mar 1891, Easington, England, and d. 1961. Children:
      1. Winifred Prentice, b. 11 May 1912, Jarrow, Hebburn-on-Tyne, England, and d. 27 May 2000 in Nesconset Nursing Center, Nesconset, NY. Emigrated in 1930. She m. John George McGowan on 27 Apr 1932, Church of the Incarnation, New York City, NY. He was b. 13 Jul 1911, Hebburn-on-Tyne, England, and d. 6 Mar 1981, Nassau Hosp., Mineola, NY. They had 1 son and 3 daughters.
      2. Ann Prentice, b. 24 Sep 1914, Hebburn-on-Tyne, England, and d. 9 Sep 19178, LaGuardia Hosp., Queens, NY. She m. Emanuel Albert Treuman. He was b. 18 Apr 1902 and d. 21 Feb 1972, Palm Beach, FL. They had a son who m. Miss Thum.
    2. Mary Robertson Prentice 1890 – 1935
    3. Andrew Prentice 1894 –
    4. William Prentice 1896 –
    5. Jesse Prentice 1898 –

    That wife identification appears to be in errors since it is contrary to official census records.

Children of John and Jane per 1881, 1891 and 1901 census:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1882, Edinburgh. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  2. Ann Fisher Prentice, b. c. 1884, Edinburgh. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  3. Alexander Prentice, b. c. 1886, Edinburgh. At home in 1891 and 1901.
  4. William Prentice, b. c. 1892, Edinburgh. At home in 1901.

In the 1881 census his brother, James, was living with them. In the 1891 census his brother, William was living with them.

Group 2:

1. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1780-1790 m. Agnes Carr on 11 Sep 1813 Coldingham, Berwick. They are probably the Robert Prentice shown in the 1841 and 1851 census in Edrom, Berwickshire, as b. c. 1792, Coldingham, Berwickshire and Agnes shown in that 1841 census as b. c. 1791, Berwickshire. She is not in the 1851 census at home and may be deceased. He is not in the 1861 census. Children per IGI and census records:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 24 Mar 1822 Ayton, Berwick, Scotland (per IGI)
  2. Jane Prentice, chr. 28 Nov 1824 Ayton, Berwick, Scotland (per IGI)
  3. Betsey Prentice, b. c. 1826, Berwickshire (per 1841 census)
  4. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1827, Berwickshire (per 1841 census). She might be the Jean Prentice shown in the 1851 census as b. c. 1829, Ayton, Berwickshire. At home in 1851.
  5. George Prentice, b. c. 1832, Berwickshire (per 1841 census). At home in Edrom in the 1851 census. Not in 1861 census.
  6. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1845, Whitsome, Berwickshire. At home in Edrom in the 1851 census.

Group 3:

1. John Prentice was b. c. 1815 in Coldingham, Berwickshire. The 1861 census says he was b. c. 1819 in Scotland. Not in the IGI. He appears with his wife and family in the 1841 census in Chirnside, Berwickshire. He appears in the 1851 census in Edrom, Berwickshire with his wife and family. He appears in the 1861 census in Ord, Northumberland as b. c. 1819, Scotland. He still later appears in the 1881 census in Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland, living at Ayton Law Farm No. 7 Cottage with his wife and family.

He m. Cecile, b. c. 1815, Coldingham. However, the 1861 census says she was b. c. 1818 in Scotland. Children per census records:

  1. Cecilia Prentice, b. c. 1837, Coldingham, Berwickshire. The 1861 census says b. c. 1841, Scotland. At home in 1851 and 1861.
  2. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1848-9, Ayton, Berwickshire. At home in 1851 and 1861.
  3. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1843, Fuldon, Berwickshire. At home in 1851 and 1861. He appears in the 1871 census in Berwick, Northumberland, England, with his wife, Jane, and daughter. Not in 1881 and later census:
    1. Agnes G. Prentice, b. c. 1871, Berwickshire, Scotland. At home in 1871.

  4. William Prentice, b. c. 1846, Ayton, Berwickshire. At home in 1851. Not in 1861 Scotland census nor 1861 and later England census.
  5. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1851, Edrom, Berwickshire. At home in 1851 and 1861.
  6. John Prentice, b. c. 1853, Scotland. At home in Ord, Northumberland in 1861 census. Not in 1871 and later England census.
  7. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1856, Scotland. At home in Ord, Northumberland in 1861 census.
  8. George Prentice, b. c. 1858, Eccles, Berwickshire. At home in Ord, Northumberland in 1861 census. At home in 1881.
  9. James Prentice, grandson, b. c. 1876, Coldstream, Berwickshire.

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