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Henry Charles Prentice of Victoria Australia

Henry Charles Prentice of Victoria, Australia
Fall 2000 and Revised: 17 Nov 2005

Update of 17 Nov 2005: This article has now been replaced by our article about William Prentice of Hobart, Tasmania .

We are helping Wendy Bunter and Brett Prentice in efforts to identify the ancestry of their Henry Charles Prentice of Victoria, Australia. We do not have a date or place of birth for him, but based on the 1887 birth of his son, he was probably born about 1850-1867. Henry m. Margaret Alice Bowe probably sometime before 1886.

    Note: By email of 28 Aug 2000, Wendy appears to identify the couple as William David Prentice and Elizabeth Bowe. Clarification of the names is needed.

We do know that they had at least 5 or more children:

  • William Prentice. b.1882
  • George Henry Prentice. b.1885
  • Albert Charles Prentice, b. in 1887, Rushworth/Bendigo, Victoria Australia. He died in 1952 in Rushworth. Albert m. Mary Jane Whiteside in 1908 in Bendigo. They had at least 1 son:

    • Albert William Prentice, b. 1910 in Bendigo. He m. Bernice Frances Schuyles(?). They may have lived in Frankston, Victoria. They had at least 1 son:

      • Robert Albert Prentice, b. c. 1936. He was an ambulance officer at the time and was stationed at Orbost; they also used their garage as a makeshift morgue.

        • Brett Prentice, b. 1961 in Orbost, VIC in 1961. His father left when Brett was 3 and Brett was reared by his mother.

  • Margaret Louise Prentice. b.1889. She m. Mr. Durston.
  • Clarence Prentice, b.1898.

Brett also has information about his other kin. His wife's great-great-grandfather, Norman Hume McDonald, emigrated to Australia from Isle of Skye in 1854. They moved to Maryborough with his wife and daughter in 1854 and remained until 1861 before moving to Clydesdale to try his hand at farming. His children were born in Amherst, Daisy Hill, Friars Creek and Maryborough. His wife's name is Johan McKenzie Munro, sister of Victoria's Premier in 1890-92.

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

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