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Archibald Prentice of Cambusnethan

Archibald Prentice of Cambusnethan, Scotland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2000 and Revised: 7 Nov 2005

Update of 7 Nov 2005: Archibald Prentice is the son of Thomas Prentice and Jean Cunningham. This article is now replaced by our later Winter 2005 article about James Prentice of Cambusnethan, Lanark, Scotland .

1. Archibald Prentice, b. c. 1806-7, Cambusnethan. He appears in the 1861 census of Cambusnethan, Scotland contained in our Winter 1999 issue, which shows the family of Archibald Prentice, a laborer living in Wishaw. At the time of his marriage, he was a Railway Wagon Inspector

He m. Janet Clarkson, b. c. 1810-1811, Cambusnethan, (per Mary Lou Schaff, email, 4 Nov 2005, citing his son's marriage certificate). Janet also appears in the 1861 census.

It seems probable that Archibald and Janet are the persons buried in the Cambusnethan Churchyard at Kirk Road/Greenhead Road, Wishaw. An obelisk stone there reads:

    - Archibald Prentice died 22nd December 1882 aged 77 years (b. c. 1805),
    - wife Janet Clarkson died 23rd February 1890 aged 81 years.
    - Daughter Jane died 1st May 1858 aged 3 years,
    - son Thomas, merchant, Overtown, died 17th May 1912 aged 80 years,
    - (wife) Elizabeth Hamilton died 22nd June 1874 aged 42 years.

Children of Archibald and Janet (per 1861 census):

  1. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1832, Merchant in Overton, and d. 17 May 1912, Age 80 (per obelisk, above). His apparent wife may be Elizabeth Hamilton, shown on the obelisk as b. c. 1832 and d. 22 Jun 1874 at the age of 42 years.
  2. Archibald Prentice, b. c. 1848-9, Overton, Lanark (per 1861 census).. . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Jane Prentice, b. c. 1855 and d. 1 May 1858, age 3 (per obelisk, above)

3. Archibald Prentice, b. c. 1848-9, Overton, Lanark (per 1861 census). Archibald died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in June 1931/32 . <>p>>He m. Georgina Murray on 12 Jun 1875 in Gorbals, Lanark, Scotland. Archibald and Georgina had 8 children (1 died at age 26 hours and the other age 5 yrs). (per Mary Lou Schaff, email, 4 Nov 2005)

Who are Archibald Prentice's Parents?

Although by no means clear, one possibility, because of his Cambusnethan birth, Archibald's roots might be found in our Fall 2000 article on John Prentice, Laird of Stone .

If you have any information about the folks mentioned in this article, please contact us at dewald@prenticenet.com.

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