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Prentices of Brent Eleigh, England


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The Prentices of Brent Eleigh, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald, Editor
Winter 1998 and Revised 15 Dec 2010

By E-mail of 27 Nov 1998, we received the following information from Ian Prentice, our English correspondent. He thought the information would be of interest to readers of our Newsletter, and we thought so, too. To his information we have added data from census records, Ancestry.com, and other correspondents and sources.

A. Christopher Prentyce. Since Christopher is not a common forename for Prentices it is quite probable that Christopher Prentyce, who was Rector of Mulbarton cum Kessingham, south west of Norwich, from 1500 to 1511, was a direct or indirect ancestor of the earliest known member of this family: William, who was buried in Ely Trinity Church on 20.8.1586. His wife Eleanor was buried there on 13.5.1589 and left a will. Their children were:

  1. Christopher Prentyce who was alive but living away from Ely in 1589. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]
  2. Avis Prentyce who was alive in 1589
  3. Henry Prentyce who was born in 1560 and buried in 1568
  4. Elizabeth Prentyce who was buried in 1568.

1. Christopher Prentyce who was alive but living away from Ely in 1589. Christopher Prentyce had at least one son:

  1. Christopher Prentyce, b. c. 1595-1600. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Christopher Prentyce Jr., b. c. 1595-1600, lived in Brent Eleigh, Suffolk by 1638. From this time the parish registers spelled the name as Prentice. Christopher's children were:

  1. Christopher Prentice, born c. 1620 and married Frances Johnson in Stanstead in 1646. . . . . . . . [3]
  2. Thomas Prentice who was baptized in Brent Eleigh on 16 Feb 1623 and married Mary by whom he had a son:
    1. Christopher Prentice, baptized on 8 Nov 1660 in Brent Eleigh.
  3. Mary Prentice who was baptized there on 21 Apr1628
  4. Stephen Prentice who was baptized there on 1 Jan 1630.
  5. William Prentice is almost certainly another son. He m. Elizabeth Goodfall on 18 May 1646 in Brent Eleigh and must then have moved elsewhere.
  6. John Prentice is another presumed son. He had a son
    1. Edward Prentice who was baptized in Brent Eleigh on 19 Mar 1648.

3. Christopher Prentice, born c. 1620.

He m. Frances Johnson in Stanstead in 1646. Children:

  1. Alice Prentice, baptized 1646 in Great Waldingfield and married Joseph Pawsey in 1687 in Clare.
  2. Christopher Prentice, bap. 4 Aug 1650, Brent Eleigh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  3. Thomas Prentice, of whom nothing is known.

4. Christopher Prentice, baptized 4 Aug 1650 in Brent Eleigh.

He m. Elizabeth Smith in 1684 in Acton. Son:

  1. Christopher Prentice. We do not have a date of birth for him, but it was likely 1700-1710. . . . . . [5]

5. Christopher Prentice, b. c. 1700-1710.

He married Alice Death in 1733 in Long Melford, Suffolk, Son:

  1. Christopher Prentice, b. c. 1733-1743. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]

6. Christopher Prentice, b. c. 1733-43. Farmer in Hawkedon with additional property in Lavenham. Registered in the Ipswich Poll Book of 1790 and so was quite well-to-do. He died in 1796.

He Rachael Branwhite in 1763 in Lavenham. She d. in 1804, also leaving a will. For Branwhite Wills mentioning Christopher and Rachael, see Fn. 1. Children:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, born c. 1764 and d. after 1839. She married Samuel Golding of Hawkedon and they lived in Lindsey.
  2. John Prentice, probably b. c. 1765-70. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]
  3. Ann Prentice who married John Deal or Dales in 1795 in Hawkedon
  4. Sarah Prentice who died in 1845 in Lindsey, unmarried
  5. Christopher Branwhite Prentice, Farmer in Colchester, Essex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]
  6. Samuel Prentice who probably died in Colchester in 1852.

7. John Prentice, b. c. 1764, Independent, Wattisfield, Suffolk.

He m. Sarah Ruffell on 19 Feb 1789 at FDalham, Suffolk (per Helen Greasby, email, 14 Dec 2009). He was was living in Hartest as a Gentleman in 1845 and probably died in 1851. Children:

  1. Samuel Prentice , b. 1801 in Stowmarket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [9]
  2. Sarah Prentice.
  3. Elizabeth Prentice, chr. 16 Jul 1797, Dalham, Suffolk, and d. Mar 1885, Chelmsford er Helen Greasby, email, 14 Dec 2009). She did not marry. 1881 census in Chelmsford, Essex, ving with her widowed sister, Rosetta Silverstone and son, John Silverstone.
  4. Ann Prentice who married Abraham Spencer of Clare at Hartest on 17 Feb 1836
  5. Rosetta Prentice, b. c. 1806, Gayton, Norfolk, and d. 16 Oct 1882, Chelmsford, Essex (per Helen Greasby, email, 14 Dec 2009) She m. John Silverstone on 16 Jun 1828, Barrow, Suffolk. He was b. c. 1801, Great Saxham, Suffolk, and d. 1875, Romford, Essex. Children of Rosetta and John:
    1. Emma Silverstone b. 1829 Suffolk County Bts, Suffolk, England died Mar 1900 Chelmsford, Essex, England
    2. Sarah Ann Silverstone b. 1834 Chelmsford, Essex, England died Jun 1915 Chelmsford, Essex, England
    3. Sophia Silverstone b. 1836 Chelmsford, Essex, England
    4. Jane Rachel Silverstone b. 1837 Chelmsford, Essex, England
    5. Harriott Silverstone b. 1839 Chelmsford, Essex, England
    6. Squire George Silverstone b. 1843 Chelmsford, Essex, England died Mar 1894 West Ham, Essex, England. She is Helen Greasby's g.g.grandfather. Squire George married Emily Albra. They had 1 or more children, including:
      1. William Prentice Silverstone, b. 1873. He emigrated to Queensland, Australia and m. Lilly Anne Byrne 25 Apr 1895 in Charters Towers, Queensland. She was b. 1875, Dudley, Staffordshire. - Lilly had 1 or more children, including:
        1. John Silverstone, b. 1894 in Charters Towers (Helen Greasby's grandfather). Tragically, was given up at birth and was never re-united with his parents. He changed his name to Albert Clarke and moved down to Melbourne, Victoria where he finally settled, married and raised his family. It is still unknown what happened to John: whether he was fostered or put into an orphanage.
    7. Thomas James Silverstone b. 1848 Chelmsford, Essex, England died Sep 1903 Romford, Essex, England
    8. Golding John Silverstone b. 1841 Chelmsford, Essex, England died Dec 1907 Chelmsford, Essex, England
    9. Roseanna Silverstone b. Sep 1846 Chelmsford, Essex, England died Sep 1846 Chelmsford, Essex, England

8. Christopher Branwhite Prentice, Farmer in Colchester, Essex in 1839 then in Finchingfield in 1848. Died 1852.

He m. Lucy Poulton on 3 Aug 1801, Copford, Essex. She d. 1858. She is likely the same Lucy Prentice, widow, b. c. 1783, who appears in the 1851 Sudbury, Essex census with children Christopher, Samuel and Mariah/Mary. Children:

  1. Christopher Branwhite Prentice, d. Sudbury district of Suffolk in 1846
  2. Mary Prentice.
  3. Lucy Poulton Prentice, b. in 1802 and died in 1867 in Lexden district.
  4. (perhaps) Poulton Prentice, b. c. 1806. He appears in the 1861 Lexden census living with some other children of that family and is called "Prutton Prentice".
  5. Mary Ann Prentice who was born in 1811 in Boxted and died unmarried on 19 Jan 1886 in Boxted. Living with her brother, Charles in the 1881 census in Boxted.
  6. Catherine Prentice, b. in 1813 and died unmarried in 1883 in Boxted. She is probably the Catherine Prentice who appears in the 1861 Lexden, Essex, census living with siblings.
  7. Samuel Prentice, b. in 1815 and died in the Lexden district in 1873 without leaving a Will. He appears in the 1861 Lexden census living with some of his siblings.
  8. Rosetta Prentice, b. c. 1811, Essex County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8.1]
  9. William Prentice who was born in 1819. He died in 1881 leaving a Will and was a Farmer of East Mersea, Essex. He was unmarried. He appears in the 1861 Lexden census living with some of his siblings.
  10. Charles Frederick Prentice, b. 1824, Boxtedl and d. 1899, a farmer of 120 acres in East Mersea. In 1881 living with his sister, Mary Ann, in East Mersea.
  11. Thomas Theophilus Prentice, b. 1819, Boxted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10]
  12. Alfred Prentice, b. c. 1823, Boxted, Essex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8.2]
  13. Edward Poulton Prentice, b. 1826 and was also a farmer in East Mersea. He died there at his home in Shop Lane on 3 Aug 1909. Unmarried.
  14. Elizabeth Prentice.
  15. George Prentice, b. 1830. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11]

8.1 Rosetta Prentice, b. c. 1814, Boxted, Essex, per the 1841 Writtle, Essex, census and 1871 census, and d. Mar 1873, Lambeth Reg. Dist., London SE. She appears in the 1851, 1861 and 1871 census in Hackney, Middlesex.

She m. John Bolton in Dec. 1848, Braintree Reg. Dist., Essex. He was b. 22 Jul 1821, Denham, Suffolk, and d. Mar 1874, Lambeth Reg. Dist., London SE. He was the son of Samuel Bolton (1780-1850) and Mary Barrett (1797-1835). Note that John is about 8 years younger than his wife, Rosetta. His occupations in the census records are shown as:

  • Occupation: March 30, 1851 Insurance company messenger; Bellevue Cottage, Richmond.
  • Occupation: April 7, 1861 Messenger Sun Insurance; Landsdowne Rd, Hackney, London
  • Occupation: April 2, 1871 Accountant; 29 Oxford Terrace, Lambeth, Surrey

Rosetta and John had 1 or more children, including:

  1. John Branwhite Bolton, b. Dec 1851, Hackney, London, Middlesex, and d. Jun 1881, Camberwell Reg. Dist., Surrey. In the Apr 2, 1871 census he was a a Banker;s Clerk, Lambeth. In the April 3, 1881 census he was a Consulting accountant, London,.

8.2 Alfred Prentice, b. c. 1823, Boxted, Essex. Living with the family of his sister, Rosetta, in the 1851 census in Hackney, Middlesex. Alfred Prentice is almost certainly the Alfred Prentice shown in the 1861 census in Shoreditch, St. Leonard with his wife and family, and in the 1871 census in Hackney St. John, Middlesex, as b. c. 1823, "Bearsted, Essex," which quite probably should be "Boxted, Essex." It is worth noting that Rosetta and her husband had also moved to Hackney.

Alfred Prentice appears in the 1871 census with his wife, Mary, b. c. 1825, Hamsted or Hamilter, Berkshire. The 1881 census says she was b. c. 1829, Hampstead Market, Berkshire. Children per 1871 census:

  1. Alfred Prentice, b. c. 8842, Kingsland, Middlesex. At home in 1861. Not home in 1871.
  2. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1855, Kingsland. At home in 1861. Not home in 1871.
  3. Henry Prentice, b. c. 1860, Kingsland. At home in 1861. Not home in 1871.
  4. Frederick Prentice, b. c. 1861, Kingsland (the 1881 census says Shoreditch, Middlesex). At home in 1861, 1871 and 1881. His occupation in 1881 was "Clerk Hat Mnfrs."
  5. George Prentice, b. c. 1862, Kingsland. At home in 1871.

Alfred does not appear in the 1881 census, having died earlier. Mary appears in the 1881 census as a widow the head of the household in at 39 Woodland St., St. John Hackney, London, living with her son, Frederick.

9. Samuel Prentice who was born in 1801 in Stowmarket and died a Gentleman of Mendham, Norfolk in 1879.

He m. Jane who was b. 1821 in Redenhall, Norfolk. Children:

  1. Charlotte Jane Prentice, b. c. 1851 in Chesterton, Cambridgeshire and married Alfred Suckling in 1878. Not in 1881 or 1891 census.
  2. William Ambrose Prentice, b. 1858, Harleston. He m. 1891 in London. Not in 1891 or 1901 census. He was a Grocer in Mendham and seems to have died in Wellington in 1916.
  3. John George Prentice who was born in 1860 in Harleston and died in Norfolk in 1930. 1891 census in Harleston with his wife, Ellen (Roberson?), b. c. 1860, South Elmham St. Cross, Suffolk. Living with them in 1891 was a sister-in-law, Alice Roberson, b. c. 1865, St. Cross, Suffolk. 1901 census in Redenhall With Harleston, Norfolk. No children shown in 1891 and 1901 census.

10. Thomas Theophilus Prentice was born in 1819 in Boxted, Essex, and d. 9 Oct 1895, Harp Close Road, Sudbury, Suffolk. He was a Baker. Prior to 1891 he lived in Boxted and Finchingfield in Essex.

He married Mary Ann Poulton on 2 Nov 1848, Finchingfield Parish Church, Essex. She was b. c. 1825, Copford, Essex, and d. 26 Jun 1891, Harp Close Road, Sudbury, Suffolk. She was the dau. of Peter Poulton, b. 1790 and d. 1848.Children were:

  1. Thomas Branwhite Prentice who was born in 1850 in Finchingfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [12]

  2. Lucy Poulton Prentice who was born in 1852 in Finchingfield and died in 1935 in Sudbury having never married.

  3. Christopher Poulton Prentice, b. 1855 and bap. Sudbury on 31.10.1858). . . . . . . . . . . . . [13]

  4. George Harry Prentice, born in 1858 in Chappel (and baptized on the same day as his brother Christopher). At home in Sudbury in the 1861 census. At home in Ballingdon, Suffolk, in the 1871 and 1881 census. (Note: Adrian Hedge's email of 13 Dec 2010 relates that Ballingdon was once in Essex County, but from 1832 it was incorporated into Sudbury, Suffolk County.) George m. Susannah, b. c. 1857, Culford Heath, Suffolk. Children:

    1. George Prentice, b. 1883
    2. Rose Prentice, b. 1885
    3. Ernest Prentice, b. 1886
    4. Joan Prentice, b. 1896 –
    5. John Prentice, b. 4 Apr 1923, Wakefield, Yorkshire. He m. Miss Dudley. Children:

      1. (son) Prentice. He m. Karen Mary Clarke, b. 10 Sep 1957, Minehead, Sumerset. Children:

        1. (son) Prentice.
        2. (son) Prentice.

  5. Samuel Edward Prentice who was born in 1861 and baptized in Sudbury on 23 Feb 1862. He was a Mat Weaver in Ballingdon in 1881 but died in Sudbury in 1932 having never married.

  6. Laura Louisa Prentice who was born in Sudbury on 24 Nov 1861. At home in Ballingdon, Suffolk, in the 1871 and 1881 census and Boxted in the 1891 census.

  7. Rosetta A. Prentice, b. c. 1866, Sudbury, Suffolk. At home in Ballingdon, Suffolk, in the 1871 census. Not home in the 1881 Ballindon, Suffolk, census.

11. George Prentice who was born in 1830 and was a Rug Weaver in Ballingdon, Essex in 1881.

He married in 1858 in Sudbury. Children:

  1. Harry Branwhite Prentice who was born in 1860 in the Shoreditch area of London. He died the following year
  2. George Branwhite Prentice who was born in 1862 in Shoreditch. He died in 1871 in Hackney
  3. George H. Prentice who was born in 1873 in Ballingdon and died in Sudbury in 1948. He m. Agnes c. 1882 in Chelmsford, Essex. She was b. c. 1872, Wortham, Suffolk. They appear in the 1901 census in Diss, Norfolk where he was a "Brushmaker Finisher." Son:
    1. Reginald E. Prentice, b. c. 1900, Diss, Norfolk. At home there in 1901 census.

12. Thomas Branwhite Prentice who was born in 1850 in Finchingfield. At home in 1851 1861 and 1871 census. In 1881 he was a Hat maker in Ballingdon and died in Norfolk in 1907. He appears in the 1891 census in Royden, Norfolk, with his wife and family.

He married Mary Ann in Sudbury in 1872. She was b. c. 1851, Sudbury, Suffolk, and d. 1931 in Norfolk. Children:

  1. George H. Prentice, b. c. 1873, Ballingdon, Essex. At home in 1891. At home in Roydon, Norfolk Co., in 1891. He appears in the 1901 Ballingdon census with his wife, Agnes, b. c. 1872, Wortham, Suffolk, and son:
    1. Reginald E. Prentice, b. c. 1900, Diss, Norfolk. At home in Ballingdon in the 1901 census.

  2. William Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1875, Hadleigh, Essex. At home in Roydon in 1891. He appears in the 1901 census in Diss, Norfolk, with his wife, Maude, b. c. 1875, Diss. No children shown.

  3. Florence Prentice, born in 1879 in Sudbury and probably married in 1899 in Ipswich. Not home in 1891 census.

  4. Edward A Prentice, b. c. 1882, Ballingdon. At home in Roydon, Norfolk, in 1891 and 1901.

  5. Alfred L. Prentice, b. c. 1884, Roydon, Norfolk. At home in Roydon in 1891 and 1901.

  6. Herbert S. Prentice, b. c. 1886, Roydon, Norfolk. At home in Roydon in 1891 and 1901.

  7. Albert V. Prentice, b. c. 1888, Roydon, Norfolk. At home in Roydon in 1891 and 1901.

13. Christopher Poulton Prentice who was b. 23 Dec 1854, Chappel, Essex, England (bap. 31 Oct 1858 in Sudbury) and d. 1942 in Sudbury. He became a Pork Butcher at 2 Ballingdon Street in Sudbury by 1871. He appears in the 1891 and 1901 Sudbury census with his wife and family. His occupation was a Pig Killer, Gardener and Pork Butcher.

He married Ellen Jane "Jane" Moulton on 21 Nov 1882, Trinity Chapel, Sudbury. She was b. 21 Dec 1850, Mill Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, and d. Dec 1883. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Christopher Prentice, born in 1879 in Ipswich but died there the next year in 1880.
  2. Ellen "Nettie" Prentice, b. c. 1884, Sudbury. At home in Sudbury in 1891 and 1901.
  3. Thomas Christopher Prentice, b. 8 Oct 1884. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [14]
  4. Herbert "Bertie" Prentice, b. c. 1888, Sudbury. At home in Sudbury in 1891 and 1901.
  5. Frederick Prentice, b. c. 1892, Sudbury. At home in Sudbury in 1901.

14. Thomas Christopher Prentice, b. 8 Oct 1884, Melford Rd., Sudbury, Suffolk. At home in Sudbury in the 1891 and 1901 census. He was an Errant Boy and later a Pork Butcher in Bildeston and also an ice cream salesman. He worked on the "Peter's" ice cream stand in Christchurch park in Ipswich.

He m. Ellen Candler on 8 Mar 1905 at the Old Meeting House, Sudbury. She was b. 10 Jul 1880 in Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Charles William Frederick Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [15]
  2. Reginald "Reggie" Prentice.
  3. Edward "Ted" Prentice.
  4. Harry/Harold? Prentice.
  5. Oliver "Ollie/Twisty" Prentice.
  6. (maybe) Gordon Prentice
  7. Sydney Thomas Charles Prentice, b. 8 Mar 1908. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [14.1]

14.1 Sydney "Ted" Thomas Charles Prentice, b. 8 Mar 1908, 63 Magdalene St., Colchester, Essex, and d. 20 May 1977, Ipswich Hosp., Ipswich, Suffolk per Ancestry.com . His body was cremated at Ipswich Crematorium and his ashes scattered there. His residences were as follows per Christine Bennett, email, 1 Jun 2009:

  • In 1939 He was resident at 117 Richmond Road, Ipswich, Suffolk
  • In 1940 he lived at 45 Richmond Road, Ipswich,
  • In 1941 he lived at 128 Richmond Road, Ipswich
  • In 1945 he lived at 231 Bramford Road, Ipswich.
  • Between 1949 and 1952 he lived at 44 Long Street, Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Between 1952 and 1960 he was a decorator and lived at 6 Goldsmith Road, Witton, Ipswich,, Suffolk
  • Between 1967 and 1970 he lived in 337 Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

He m. 1st Irene J White in 1932 in Ipswich, Suffolk. She was b. 1910, Islington, London, and d. Mar 1960, Ipswich, Suffolk. Children per Christine Bennett, email, 1 Jun 2009)

  1. Barbara J. P. Prentice, b. 1934.
  2. Geoffrey T. C. Prentice, b. 1935.
  3. Phyllis E. P. Prentice, b. 1936.
  4. Norman G. Prentice, b. 1943.
  5. Miles E. Prentice, b. 1945.
  6. Peter J. N. C. Prentice, b. 1947.
  7. Doothy M. A. Prentice, b. 1948.
  8. Maureen Prentice, b. 1949.

Second for Sydney was Rose Elizabeth Prior on 6 Oct 1956, Ipswich who was then living on Rands Way with her parents in Ipswich . She was b. 25 Sep 1927, 104 Crown St., Ipswich, and d. 29 Sep 1995, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Rd., Ipswich. Children:

  1. Vivian Rose Prior, b. 1948.
  2. Linda May Prior, b. 1951
  3. Christine Ann Prior, b. Dec 1952. She was adodpted at 1 mo. of age by Cyril and Florence Bennett and has lived her life in the West Midlands (Dudley) per her email of 1 Jun 2009.

Sydney m. 3rd Bertha Parker c. 1960-1962, Ipswich. She was b. c. 1915.

15. Charles William Frederick Prentice. Charles is listed as being a Private with 1st Battn. Suffolk Regiment, residing at D.M.N Wing, A.F.V School, Bovington Camp, Wareham.

He m. Muriel Grace "Grace" Aldous on 5 Sep 1939. Grace is listed as Domestic Servant, residing at 43, Anglesea Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. Children (per Amanda (Prentice) Bluett, email, 17 and 19 Jan 2005):

  1. Clive Prentice, adopted. He is tentatively identified as the Clive Prentice who m. Miss Versey in the Oct Q 1961 in Ipswich, Suffolk.
  2. Hazel Rose Prentice. She m. George Cook, per Nigel Prentice, email, 8 Nov 2010. They had 4 children.
  3. Heather Rose Prentice. She is tentatively identified as the Heather R. Prentice who m. Mr. Muttock in the Oct Q 1962, Ipswich, Suffolk.
  4. Charles William Frederick Prentice. He m. Mary Eileen Taylor on 29 May 1976 in Ipswich, Suffolk. Children:
    1. Amanda Jane Prentice (per Amanda (Prentice) Bluett, email, 19 Jan 2005)
    2. Angela Marie Prentice.
  5. Linda Prentice. She is tentatively identified as the Linda A. Prentice who m. Mr. White in the Jan Q 1971, Ipswich,Suffolk.
  6. Kathleen "Googy" Prentice. She is tentatively identified as the kathleen G. Prentice who m. Mr. Nash in the Jan Q 1971, Ipswich, Suffolk.
  7. Nigel Prentice. He m. Miss Cotton in the 14 Sep 1972 per Nigel Prentice, email, 8 Nov 2010.
  8. Kenneth Prentice. He is tentatively identified as the Kenneth Rc Prentice who m. Miss Tucker in the Apr Q 1977 in Ipswich, Suffolk.
  9. Rita Prentice. She is tentatively identified as the Rita Prentice who m. Mr. Brennan in the Jul Q 1978, Ipswich, Suffolk.
  10. Paul Prentice. He is tentatively identified as the Paul Prentice who m. Miss Dunne in the Jul 1983 Q 1983 Ipswich, Suffolk.
  11. Andrew Prentice. He is tenatively identified as the Andrew M. Prentice who m. Miss Wright in Nov 1985, Ipswich, Suffolk.

If you have any information which can help us identify any of the folks mentioned
above, please contact us at dewald@prenticenet.com..


Fn. 1: Branwhite Wills:

Bury St.Edmunds (Sudbury) 1773 Dalton V THOMAS BRANWHITE In the Name of God Amen. I Thomas Branwhite of Lavenham in the County of Suffolk Shoemaker being weak in Body but of sound mind & memory praised be God Do this fourteenth Day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy two make this my last Will and Testament in mannor and form following that is to say Item I give and devise unto Ann Branwhite the Daughter of my Brother John Branwhite and her Heirs for ever All that my messuage or Tenement wherein I now dwell situated in the Markett Place in Lavenham aforsaid with the outhouses yards gardens and appurtenances to the same belonging Upon Condition that she the said Ann Branwhite her Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns shall and do well and trul pay or cause to be paid unto Sarah Branwhite her Sister her Heirs Executors Adminstrators or Assigns the sum of Thiry pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Britain within one year next after my Decease And it is my Will and Mind that in case she the said Ann Branwhite her Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns shall refuse to pay her said Sister Sarah Branwhite her Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns the said sum of Thirty pounds within one year next after my Decease That it shall and may be lawf ull to and for the said Sarah Branwhite her Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns to enter upon the said premisses and to have hold and enjoy the same untill she or they shall be fully satisf yed and paid not only her said Legacy of Thirty pounds but also all such Charges as she or they shall be at in recovering the same

Item I give and devise unto John Branwhite the son of my Brother John Branwhite and his Heirs for ever All my messuage or Tenement situated in the Markett Place of Lavenham aforesaid wherein Mary Golding now dwells Item I give and devise unto Christopher Prentice of Cockfield in the said County Farmer and his Heirs for ever All that my messuage or Tenement situated in Lavenharn aforesaid with the yards gardens and appurtenances as the same now are in the occupation of Jonathan Ranson He the said Christopher Prentice paying unto Timothy Haig my servant the sum of five pounds within one month next after my Decease And in case he the said Christopher Prentice refuse paying the said five pounds Then I give and devise the said messuage or tenement aforesaid unto the said Timothy King and his Heirs.

Item I give and devise unto Robert Watson the Younger of Lavenham aforesaid and his Heirs for ever all that messuage or tenement wherein he now dwells Item I give and bequeath unto Michael Tatum of Groton in the said County Blacksmith the sum of twenty pounds and to Thomas Tatum and John Tatum the sum of thirty pounds apiece And I do hereby give and bequeath unto the children of Christopher Tatum the sum of five pounds apiece And I do hereby give and bequeath unto Crispiana Branwhite of the City of London the sum of ten pounds Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Woodgate the Wife of Samuel Woodgate of Lavenham aforesaid the sum of ten pounds And to Mary Golding of Lavenham aforesaid Widow the sum of Thirty pounds All with said legacies It is my will and Mind shall be paid by my Executors herein after named within six months next after my Decease

And I do hereby nominate and appoint Philip Sturgeon and Thomas Hilbourne of Lavenham aforesaid Executors of this my last Will and Testament And do hereby give them six guineas apiece for their trouble in hopes they will divide the remainder of my personall estate between the Legatees above mentioned In Witness whereof I the Testator Thomas Branwhite have hereunto sett my Hand and Seal the Day and Year above written (Tho Branwhite) Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator Thomas Branwhite to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us John Burch, Ralph Westrop, John Syer Probate of this Will was made in Common form before John Davy Clerk Surr to John Gooch D D Com etc. 12 June 1773 by the Oaths of the Exetors to whom Admeon was granted being sworn etc. saving all right. Bury St.Edmunds (Sudbury) AB V111

JOHN BRANWHITE OF LAVENHAM 1777 On the 13th day Admeon with the last Will and Testament annexed of the goods and chattels of John Branwhite late of Lavenham, Linen draper, deceased was granted to John Branwhite natural and lawful son and one of the next of kin of the said Deceased. Ellen Watson, wife of Robert Watson and Rachel Prentice the wife of Christopher Prentice two of the daughters residuary legatees and Executrixes named in the Will of the said Deceased havin they renounced & refused to take upon themselves or either of them upon herself the burden of the Execution of the said Will and Ann Branwhite & Sarah Branwhite, Spinsters, the other daughters residuary Legatees named in the Will of the Deceased having likewise individually renounced & refused to take upon themselves or either of them upon herself the admin. with the said Will annexed of the goods and effects of the said Deceased

BRANWHITE PROBATE

Rowland Branwhite of Melford 1802 CASE 11 entry 508 Rowland Branwhite of Long Melford 20 Nov. 1801 to wife Susan Branwhite all estate etc.

Sarah Branwhite of Melford 1816 CASE V1 entry 307 Sarah Branwhite of Melford, widow Household goods sold by auction and money arising therefrom plus 30 pounds that I have put into the hands of John Golding of Colchester to be divided among my 4 children as follows Mary Branwhite, Ursula Branwhite, Sarah French, Dominic Baitolly Branwhite = share and share alike. Mr.Samuel French of Helford to be my Executor. Mark of Sarah Branwhite. Witnesses: John Golding, Margaret Aimiga Golding

John Branwhite of Lavenham 1737 CLAGETT 1V entry 332 To his son William 100 pounds Daughters were ann & Elizabeth. Wife was Mary & brother was Roland

Eleanor Branwhite of Lavenham 1777 DALTON V1 entry 168

Eleanor Branwhite of Lavenham 1810 CASE V1 entry 491 Spinster Wearing appl & linen to the daughters of William Clarke of East Bergholt, schoolmaster, & John Dunningham of Ipswich Gentleman divided equally. I direct my brother Richard Branwhite of Lavenham, ironmonger & John Dunningham after the sale of my Copyhold and Heriditaments, lands, Tennements whereever situate. Thomas Branwhite & John Dunningham Also to Thomas Branwhite & John Dunningham sell all household goods etc. To Elizabeth Branwhite my Mother 1/5 part. To my sister Elizabeth Branwhite 1/5 part To my brother Thomas Branwhite 1/5 part To my brother John Branwhite Brother John shall not before the death have obtained his certification under a confession of Bankcrupt lately awarded his 1/5 to brother If brothers & sisters die before then, their children to inherit the approp shares 25 Nov 1801 Signed Eleanor Branwhite Testators. A Deaths, Thomas Osboin Probate 28 February 1810

Ann Branwhite of Lavenhum 1821 CASE V11 entry 166 Spinster. To her nephews John Prentice of B---- in Suffolk, gentleman & Christopher Branwhite Prentice of Boxted

Rebecca Branwhite of Lavenham 1829 CASE 10 entry 229 Rebecca Branwhite of Lavenham widow of Brook Branwhite yarnmaker refers to inventure (times 3) between Brook Branwhite, Richard Baton, Thomas Hammond of Newmarket grocer, and me Rebecca Branwhite then Rebecca Hammond one of the daughters of Thomas Hammond, survivor of Brook Branwhite; and son Brook Branwhite. Heriditment and premises in Prentice St Lavenham (house & outhouse yards garden apperteninie & 3 acres described as estate of the late Elizabeth Hovell widow occupier Thomas Hammond with yearly rent of 6/10 & were then in the occupation of Brook Branwhite, the Father to Brook Branwhite the younger

Also mentioned in miscellanies documents: Index file cards , Record Office, Bury St Edmunds There was an Oliver Branwhite of Sudbury, a wine merchant in 1829 Brook Branwhite of Lavenham a woolcomber in 1775 Rowland Branwhite of Lavenham a maltser in 1729


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