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William Prentice, Thorpe Arch, Yorkshire, England

William Prentice, Thorpe Arch, Yorkshire, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2005 and Revised 5 Jun 2011

1. William Prentice was either b. c. 1787 in Thorp Arch, Yorkshire (per 1851 census) or was b. c. 1791, Yorkshire (per 1841 census). He appears with his family in the 1841 census in Bolton Percy, Yorkshire.

He m. Jane, b. c. 1798, Bilbrough, Yorkshire, England. Jane, without a husband, appears in the 1861 census in Colton, Yorkshire. They had 1 or more children, including:'

  1. Mary Prentice, chr. 3 Dec 1821 Bilbrough, Yorkshire, England
  2. Sarah Prentice, chr. 8 Jun 1823 Bilbrough, Yorkshire, England
  3. Jane Prentice, chr. 9 Feb 1825, Bolton Percy, Yorkshire, England. At home in 1851. Not in 1871 census under any surname.
  4. Anne Prentice, chr. 4 Jul 1827 Bolton Percy, Yorkshire, England. Not in 1871 census under any surname.
  5. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 15 Sep 1829 Bolton Percy, Yorkshire, England. Although not yet confirmed, she may be the same person as the "Eliz, b. c. 1829, Bolton Percy" who appears in the 1871 census in Selby, Yorkshire, as the wife of George Petty, b. c. 1829, Skipton, Yorkshire, and children:
    1. Clara Petty, b. c. 1864, Selby, Yorkshire
    2. David Hy Petty, b. c. 1865, Selby, Yorkshire
    3. Lucy Petty, b. c. 1862, Selby, Yorkshire
  6. John Prentice, b. c. 1831, Colton, Yorkshire.
  7. Hannah Prentice, chr. 25 Nov 1834 Bolton Percy, Yorkshire, England. Not in 1871 census under any surname.
  8. William Prentice, chr. 21 Sep 1836 Bolton Percy, Yorkshire, England. Servant in Appleton Roebuck, Yorkshire in 1851 census. Not in 1861 or 1871 census.
  9. Francis "Fanny" Prentice, dau., chr. 26 May 1839, Bolton Percy, Yorkshire, England. Not in 1871 census under any surname.

Who are William Prentice's Parents?

We explored the possibility that William Prentice might be the same person as the William Prentice, b. 28 Oct 1786, Thorp Arch, Yorkshire, shown in the Prentice Family Tree at Ancestry.com , son of William Prentice and Mary Blackburn. His Ancestor Chart can be found at Ancestry.com .

However, he is shown in our Spring 2001 article entitled Prentices of Bilton Ainsty, etc. as #13 and marrying "Mary," not Jane per #1, above.

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