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Stephen Prentice, Ipswich, Suffolk, England


Stephen Prentice of Ipswich, Suffolk Co., England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 1998 and Revised 18 Oct 2017

Note: This article first appeared in our Winter 1998 issue. Since then we have much new information. This article is now replaced with the article about Stephen Prentice of Ipswich in our Fall 2000 Prentice Newsletter.

We have been corresponding with Peter Prentice who has traced his roots back to Stephen Prentice of Ipswich, Suffolk, England. By E-mail of 23 Jan 1998, Peter traces his line, and with the valuable help of Ian Prentice and help from Ancestry.com we have been able to add supplemental information. Peter's line is as follows:

A. John Prentice of Nayland, Suffolk, b. c. 1695-1721.

He married, first, Elizabeth Barker in 1722 in Nayland.
He married, second, Elizabeth Alderton, a widow of Nayland, on 13 Oct 1729 in Ipswich. Settlement papers exist in Ipswich Record Office about John's settlement to Ipswich St. Clements in 1731. Children, probably by first wife:

  1. John Prentice who m. Mary Kerridge in Ipswich in 1754. Children:
    1. John Prentice, bap. 21 Feb 1755, St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich.
    2. Mary Prentice, bap. 8 Mar 1756.
    3. Stephen Prentice, bap. 5 Jun 1759.
    4. Elizabeth Prentice, bap. 15 Dec 1762.
    5. Hannah Prentice, bap. 27 Nov 1762.
    6. Thomas Prentice, bap. 23 Mar 1764.
    7. William Bridge Prentice, bap. 22 May 1767.
    8. Richard Bridge Prentice, bap. 6 Dec 1768.

  2. Stephen Prentice, b. c. 1722-25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]

1. Stephen Prentice, born c. 1715-25, probably at Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

He married Abigail Alabaster on 19 Feb 1748, probably at Ipswich. She was bapt. 19 Aug 1716. Children:

  1. John Prentice, b. 1750
  2. Stephen Prentice, b. 1752. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  3. William Prentice, b. 1754
  4. Abigail Prentice, bap. 11 Dec 1755
  5. Abigail Prentice, bapt. 1 Apr 1757

2. Stephen Prentice, b. 1752 and d. 14 Mar 1821.

He m. Eliza Felgate who was b. 1756 and d. 1834. Both were of St. Nicholas and their banns posted on 12 Jan 1777 at Ipswich St. Nicholas. Children:

  1. Stephen Prentice, b. 1781. Butcher in Ipswich. He m. Juliet and had:
    1. Elizabeth Prentice, bap. 13 Nov 1814, St. Nicholas.
    2. Anne Prentice, bap. 6 Apr 1823.
    3. Maria Anne Prentice, bap. 6 Aug 1826.
    Stephen appears in the 1861 and 1871 Ipswich census as a retired butcher, but his wife is called Harriet, b. c. 1801, Ipswich, Suffolk. No children home.

  2. James Felgate Prentice, b. 1783 & m. Amelia Grant Gill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

  3. William Prentice, b. 1784, Middlesex. 1841 census in Stepney, Middlesex. Gentleman of Bedford Square, Stepney. Died 1848. He m. Anna Catherine Jee on 3 Aug 1806, Westminster St. Anne. She was b. c. 1781. Children:

    1. William Gee Prentice, b. 1809, Westminster and bap. in Westminser St. Ann Soho. He was a meat salesman in Newgate market and died after 1844. Children:

      1. Samuel Robert Gee Prentice. We have conflicting information about his place of birth: (1) John Cornelius, a descendant, relates that he was b. 1843, Tooting, Surrey, London. The 1871 census says he was b. in Lambeth, Surrey. He m. Emma Frances NEWMAN of Mitcham, Surrey at St Leonard’s Church, Streatham, London on 22 June 1863. She was b. c. 1843, Brighton, Susses. Samuel appears with his wife and family in the 1871 Lambeth census and in the 1881 census in Deptford St. Paul, London.

        Samuel may be the Samuel Prentice who appears in the 1891 census in Islington, London, b. c. 1842, without his wife or family. His wife Emma, appears in the 1891 census in Croydon, Surrey, with her children, living with her brother, Hickman F. B. Naoman. There is no indication at this time that any of this particular family emigrated.

        Children:

        1. Frank Samuel Vauzey Prentice, b. 1865, Liverpool, Lancashire. At home in London in 1881 census, occupation, sailor. Not home in 1871 census. Not in 1891 census. He may be the Frank Prentice, b. c. 1865, Liverpool, who appears in the 1901 Sutton, Surrey, census in the home of Frank and Annie Miles with Rose Prentice, probably his wife, b. c. 1862 in Redruth, Cornwall.
        2. Eleanor Prentice, b. 1868, Liverpool, Lancashire. At home in Lambeth in 1871 census and London in 1881 census. Had issue.
        3. William R. Prentice, b. c. 1870, Lambeth, Surrey. Living with his mother in Croydon in 1891 census. He may be the William Prentice shown in the 1901 census in Lambeth, London, as b. c. 1873, Lambeth, with his wife, Jessie, b. c. 1878, Lambeth, and daughter:
          1. Jessie E. Prentice, b. c. 1900, Lambeth. At home in 1901.
        4. Mabel Frances Prentice, b. 1875, Tooting, Surrey. Not home in 1881 census. Living with her mother in Croydon in 1891 census. Living with brother, Arthur, in 1901 census in Battersea, London.
        5. Emma Laura Prentice, b. 1876, Tooting, Surrey. At home in London in 1881 census. Living with her mother in Croydon in 1891 census. Had issue.
        6. Samuel R(obert?) Prentice, b. 1878, Mitcham, Surrey. At home in London in 1881 census. Living with his mother in Croydon in 1891 census.
        7. Arthur Vauzey Prentice, b. aft. 1881 census. Living with his mother in Croydon in 1891 census. Living with sister, Mabel, in the 1901 census in Battersea, London. Died circa 1950. Had issue.
        8. Jack (John?) Prentice, birth date not known.

      2. (perhaps other children).

    2. Anna Catherine Prentice, b 1810. Not home in 1841.
    3. Samuel Prentice, b. 1816, St. Marylebone, Middlesex. 1841 census in Stepney, Middlesex. Soliciter of Bedford Square and alive in 1844. 1851 and 1861 Solicitor in St. Mary Whitechapel, Middlesex and unmarried. Not in 1871 or 1881 census.
    4. Susannah Prentice, b. 1816, London, Middlesex. At home in 1841 census in Stepney, Middlesex. She m. John Simpson Ashridge who was b. c. 1813, London, Middlexex.. They appear in the 1851 census in Mile End Old Town, Middlesex. 1861 census in Stepney, Middlesex. Children:
      1. Susanna Ashbridge, b. c. 1844, London. At home in 1851 and 1861.
      2. William Ashbridge, b. c. 1848, London. At home in 1851 and 1861.
      3. Catherine Ashbridge, b. c. 1849, London. At home in 1851 and 1861.
      4. John Ashbridge, b. c. 1850, London. At home in 1851 and 1861.
      5. Samuel Ashbridge, b. 1851, London. At home in 1851 and 1861.
      6. Arthur Ashbridge, b. c. 1852, Stepney, Middlesex. At home in 1861.
      7. Alfred Ashbridge, b. c. 1856, Stepney. At home in 1861.
      8. Mary A. Ashbridge, b. c. 1859, Stepney. At home in 1861.
    5. Stephen Felgate Prentice, b. 1820, probably London, Middlesex, and d. 1840 in Stepney.
    6. Thomas Prentice, b. 1820, probably London, Middlesex. At home in 1841 census in Stepney, Middlesex. Pawnbroker of Mile End Road, Stepney, London in 1844 when he died.
    7. George Prentice, mentioned in his father's Will. Not home in 1841.

  4. Thomas Prentice. c. 1785.
  5. Samuel Prentice, b. c. 1786.
  6. Maria Prentice, b. 1789 & d. 1790.
  7. John Prentice, confectioner, b. 1791.
  8. Edmund Prentice, b. 1792 and m. Mary Ann Baldwin on 12 Oct 1817 in Shoreditch St. Leonards and had a daugher, Susan Maria Prentice, bap. on 19 Jun 1818 at the same church.
  9. George Prentice, bap. 12 Jan 1794. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  10. Maria Ann Prentice, b. 1796.
  11. Abigail Prentice, b. 1799& d. 1799.
  12. Robert Prentice, b. 1803.

3. James Felgate Prentice, b. 1783.

He m. Amelia Grant Gill. Not in 1851 census. Children:

  1. James Felgate Prentice Jr., b. 1813 & d. 1881; m. Julia Mills. Not in 1851 census.
  2. Stephen Grigson Prentice, b. 1818 and d. 1889. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . [3a]
  3. Amelia Maria Prentice, b. 4 Jan 1821. She m. William Champion Perry. He was b. c. 1816 and d. 1884. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com .
  4. Mary Ann Prentice, b. 1823.

3a. Stephen Grigson Prentice, b. 1818 and chr. 15 Mar 1818(?) at St. Andrew, Holborn, London. Died 1889. At home in Islington, Middlesex, in the 1851 census.

He m. 1st Sophia Simmonds. She was b. c. 1821, Whitechapel, Middlesex. He m. 2nd Louisa Y after 1851. Presently known children:

  1. Stephen Felgate Prentice, b. 1842 in Pentonville and m. Hannah Doon. . . . . . . . [3b]
  2. Amelia Ann Prentice, b. 1844, Islington. At home in Islington in 1851
  3. Richard Edmund Prentice, b. 1846. Not home in 1851.
  4. William James Prentice, b. 1847. At home in 1851. Emigrated to Australia and had children.
  5. Maria Prentice, b. 1853 and d. 1939.
  6. Louisa Jane Prentice, b. 1855.
  7. Joseph Philip Prentice, b. 1857 and d. 1929. Had children.
  8. Caroline Amelia Prentice, b. 1858 and d. 1872.
  9. Albert Charles Prentice, b. 1863 and d. 1935.
  10. Ellen E. Julia Prentice, b. 1868, also in Islington, and d. 1949.

3b. Stephen Felgate Prentice (son of Stephen Grigson Prentice, #3a), b. 2 Aug 1842 at Pentonville, London, England. son of Stephen Grigson Prentice and Sophia Simmonds. In the late 1800s he emigrated to New Zealand where he later married Hannah Down, daughter of George Down, an English 'remittance' man. Steven later went to Australia and is believed to have perished in the Australian gold fields. His widow remarried. Childen of Steven and Hannah:

  • Emily Prentice, b. 1867 and d. 1907.
  • William Thomas Prentice, b. 1869 and d. 1947; he m. Mable Gary. . . . [3c]
  • Eveline Jane Prentice, b. c. 1870.
  • Harriet Mary Prentice, b. 1871 and d. 1876.
  • Maria Mildred Prentice, b. 1874 and d. 1958.
  • James Isaac Prentice, b. 1878 and d. 1959; he m. Ethel Wade.
  • Stephen Felgate Prentice Jr., b. 1880 and d. 1936. He m. Ellen Matilda Ball. . . . . . . [3d]
  • Caroline Frederike Prentice.

3c. William Thomas Prentice (son of Stephen Felgate Prentice, #3b). He m. Mabel Garry. Children:

  • Earl T. Prentice. He m. Gladys Coleman.
  • William Craig Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . [3e]
  • Madge R. Prentice. She m. W. Harold Jones.
  • Eru(?) John Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3f]

3d. Steven Filgate Prentice (son of Stephen Felgate Prentice, #3b). He m. Ellen Matilda Hall. Children:

  • Raymond Prentice.
  • Mildred Ellen Prentice.
  • David T. Prentice.
  • Florence Fredrica Prentice.
  • Dorothy Prentice.

3e. William Craig Prentice (son of William Thomas Prentice, #3c). He m. Vera Barling. Children:

  • William Ross Prentice. He m. Beverley and had:
    • Andrew Prentice who m. Narida(?).
    • Jane Prentice.
    • Nicola Prentice
    • Jennifer M. Prentice.

3f. Eru(?) John Prentice (son of William Thomas Prentice, #3c). He m. Thelma Taylor and had:

  1. Anthony Balfour Prentice who m. Judith Lyall. Children:
    1. Christopher John Prentice. He m. Olivia Bebb. Son:
      1. Charlie Prentice, b. 2012 in Auckland., New Zealand.
    2. Timothy Balfour Prentice, He m. Roberta Coutts-Syme in 2010,per email, 18 Oct 2017.
      1. Joshua Balfour Prentice, b. 26 Sep 2011m University College Hospital, Kings Cross, London
      2. Ethan Mackenzie Prentice, b. 3 Nov 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
    3. C. E. L. Prentice who m. David Fletcher. Children:
      1. (unknown) Fletcher.
      2. Wendy Fletcher. Children:
        1. Claire
        2. Samuel
      3. Averil Fletcher

4. George Prentice (son of Stephen Prentice, #2), bap. 12 Jan 1794, Suffolk, & d. 15 Dec 1819, Ipswich, Suffolk.

He m. Mary Ann Fuller on 11 Sep 1817. She was b. c. 1795, Ipswich, and d. 28 Sep 1843, Ipswich. Children:

  1. Mary Ann Fuller Prentice, b. 19 Jun 1818, Suffolk.
  2. George Prentice, b. 28 Apr 1820. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]

5. George Prentice, b. 28 Apr 1820, Ipswich, Suffolk & d. 28 Feb 1890 Torres St., Q. He m. Ellenor Parkin, b. 1810 & d. 1 Sep 1889, Sandgate, Q. She was the widow of Thomas Parkin and by her prior marriage had Hannah, Mary and Jane Parkin. Children of George and Ellenor:

  1. George Prentice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  2. Ellenor Prentice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]
  3. Elizabeth Ann Prentice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]
6. George Prentice, b. 8 Feb 1841, Durham, Eng. & d. 20 Feb 1902, Sandgate. He m., 1st, on 7 Apr 1869 Jessie Lacey Miller, daughter of John Miller. She was b. 18 Feb 1844 and d. 8 Mar 1888, Brisbane, Ausralia. He m., 2nd, on 21 Mar 1889 Jean Elizabeth Gray, b. 24 Oct 1858, Brisbane and d. 30 Mar 1930, Brisbane, Australia. Children:
  1. Jessie Blanche Prentice, b. 12 Sep 1871 & d. "Quetta" 28 Feb 1890.
  2. George Miller Prentice
  3. Ellenor Janet Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[9]
  4. George Gray Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10]
  5. Roy Stevenson Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[11]
  6. Dorothy Jean Prentice, b. 26 Jan 1900 & m. Rev. Cyril Morsley, b. 29 Dec 1900.
7. Ellenor Prentice, b. Woolwich, 1842 & d. Woolwich, 1843.

8. Elizabeth Ann Prentice, b. Woolwich 2 Jan 1845 & d. Brisbane, Australia 1 Aug 1872. She m. W. H. Laidlaw.

9. Ellenor Janet Prentice, b. 19 Jan 1890 & m. Edgar Thomas Bignell, b. 8 Jun 1920.

  1. Cynthia Bignell, b. 26 Mar 1928 & m. on 21 Nov 1949 Leslie Stenzel, b. 15 May 1921.
    1. Wendy Stenzel, b. 19 Ap[r 1951 & m. Ross Hutchinson, b. 7 Apr 1945. They had Aaron Ross Hutchinson and Kristin Elizabeth Hutchinson
    2. David Stenzel, b. 26 Sep 1953 & m. Jennifer Joan Hanlin, b. 27 Nov 1954. They had James David Stenzel and Katie Elizabeth Stenzel (per Katie Stenzel, email, 22 Aug 2005)
    3. Janet Fay Stenzel, b. 30 Jul 1956 & m. Donald Barkla, b. 30 May 1958. They had David Gordon Barkla and Michael Scott Barkla

10. George Gray Prentice, b. 27 Jul 1891 & d. 26 Jul 1944. He m. on 27 Jul 1915 Ethel Eliza Driver, b. 5 Oct 1893 & d. 27 Jul 1976.

  1. (Peter) George Driver Prentice, b. 14 May 1918 & m. on 24 Nov 1943 Joan Elizabeth Masters, b. 27 Jun 1919.
    1. Jennifer Marguerite Prentice, b. 23 Sep 1944 & m. Dr. David Salter. They had Ian David Salter and Matthew George Salter.
    2. Pamela Ruby Prentice, b. 31 May 1946, & m. John Hynd on 21 Dec 1968. They had Peter John Maughan Hynd, Andrew Robert Prentice Hynd, Katherine Elizabeth Hynd, and Jessica Frances Adriana Hynd (adopted).
    3. Ian George Prentice, b. 9 Nov 1948 & m. Jane Righetti on 2 Jul 1977. They had George Prentice and Caitlin Marguerite Prentice.
    4. Lee Patricia Prentice, b. 5 Nov 1949 & on 6 Apr 1974 m. Robert Theodore Gauld, b. 12 Aug 1948. They had James Robert Theodore Gauld, Jennifer Elizabeth Gault and Rebecca Gauld.
    5. Ross Louis Prentice, b. 30 May 1951 & on 10 Dec 1977 m. Vicki Ann Hallett, b. 13 Sep 1952. They had David Hallett Prentice and Jonathan Peter Prentice.

11. Roy Stevenson Prentice, b. 12 Mar 1893 & d. 1957. He m. on 15 Aug 1921 Ruth Ursula Quinlan.

  1. Patricia Ruth Prentice, b. 26 Jan 1923 & m. Brian Target.
    1. Julian Target who m. Mary Hepworth and had Charles J. Target and Peter S. Q. Target.
    2. Charles Target who m. Lisa Stewart and had William Sinclair Target, Cameron Brian Target and Charlotte Target.
    3. Simon Pentice Target who m. Rosemary June Cameron & had George Prentice Target and Daniel Charles Dewar Target.
  2. Shirley Elizabeth Prentice, b. 30 Jul 1926 . She m. 1st Dr. Own Powell & m. 2nd Victor Barwick.
    1. Marion Powell who m. 1st Brian Nothling and 2nd Phil Diamond.
    2. Judith Powell who m. Peter Reidlinger.
    3. David Powell who m. Dianne Williams and had Matthew Owen Powell.

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


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