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James Henry Prentice of England and Canada

James Henry Prentice of England and Canada
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2000 and Revised: 10 May 2017

We are helping Connie (Glenn) Prentice, Karen Linkie-Prentice, Bob Leggott, Marilyn Prentice, Sharon (Prentice) Becker and Ruth Fritz in their efforts to trace their Prentice family tree. Here is what we have so far:

1. William Prentice, b. c. 1779. We do not have a birth place for him, but we do know that in 1804 his daughter, Rebecca, was baptised in St. Martin's church in New Buckenham, Norfolk (about 25 miles SW of Norwich), so William may have been born in that general area. William appears in the 1841 census in Banham, Norfolk, living with his son, Samuel, below. Banham lies only about 3 miles or so SW of New Buckenham. William was buried on Aug 20 1848 at St. Mary's church in Banham and Elizabeth was buried on Oct 15 1840 in the same location.

He m. Elizabeth Knaven (Neave) on Nov. 2 1801 in St. Martin's church in New Buckenham, Norfolk. Elizabeth was b. c. 1779. Children (per Connie Prentice, email, 29 Jun 2002):

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1802. She m. James Ebben on 6 Jan 1829 in S. Mary's church, Banham, Norfolk. Not in 1841 or 1851 census.
  2. Rebecca Prentice, b. Apr 1804 and bap. 22 Apr 1804 in St. Martin's church, New Buckenham, Norfolk. She d. Jun 1808 and was bur. 30 Jun 1808, St. Martin's Church, New Buckenham, Norfolk.
  3. Richard Prentice, b. Jun 1807 and bap. 28 Jun 1807 in St. Martin's church, New Buckenham, Norfolk. He m. Lydia Long on 14 Sep 1829 in St. Mary's Church. Not in 1851 or 1881 census.
  4. Rebecca Prentice, b. Feb 1810 and bap. 17 Feb 1810 In St. Martin's Church, New Buckenham, Norfolk.
  5. Samuel Prentice, b. 18 Feb 1813 in Banham, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[2]
  6. William Prentice, b. Dec 1815 in Banham, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2.1]
  7. Henry Prentice, b. May 1817 In Banham, Norfolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[3]

2. Samuel Prentice, b. 18 Feb 1813 in Banham, Norfolk, and baptized on 28 Mar 1813 in Banham. He appears in the 1841 census in Banham, Norfolk, living by his father, William. He was a labourer in Pulham and was buried in Banham on 8 Oct 1846, apparently without children.

According to Ian Prentice's email of 3 Aug 2002, Samuel m. Mary Moore on 25 Dec 1844 (per Julie Skellern's, email, 16 & 17 Nov 2004) b. c. 1810, Banham. The 1851 census for Benham shows the widowed Mary, a Charwoman, living at 13 Tickenhall Street with:

  1. Rachael Moore, sister, b. Banham
  2. Rachael Moore, 2 (b. c. 1849), niece, b. Kenninghall
  3. Jesse Moore, 17 (b. c. 1834), son, Ag. Labourer, b. Banham. Note that his birth date of 1834 predates Mary Moore's 1844 marriage to Samuel Prentice

By email of 17 Nov 2004, Julie Skellern relates that Mary Moore later married John Abrey, whose son, Thomas Abrey, from his first marriage to an Elizabeth Moore, also emigrated to Canada. There is a an as yet unproved thought that Mary Moore and Elizabeth Moore may have been cousins of some degree.

2.1 William Prentice, b. Dec 1815 in Banham. He may, or may not, be the William Prentice who m. Rebecca Moore on 7 Aug 1836 at Banham Parish Church (St Mary). She was b. c. 1817, Norfolk. Children per 1841 census:

  1. Amos Prentice, b. c. 1837, Norfolk, England.
  2. Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1839, Norfolk, England.

Subject to further investigation for confirmation, William is tentatively identified as the same person as William Prentice who was b. c. 1816 in Banham, Norfolk, England, and d. Jan 1867, Cambridgeshire. Heappears in the 1851 and 1861 census in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, with his (2nd?) wife, Elizabeth/Betsey Salmonds, who he m. in Apr 1847, Cambridgeshire. She was b. c. 1824, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, and d. 1907, Ely, Norfolk. She was the dau. of Robert Salmonds (1796-1843) and Ann Burridge (1797-1888).

William is not in the 1871 census and his wife is shown as a widow and head of the family. Elizabeth heads the family in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 Littleport census. Children:

  1. Ann Prentice, b. c. 1844, Littleport. Living at home in the 1871 Littleport census and called "Ann Provost" but no husband is shown.
  2. William Prentice, b. c. 1847, Littleport. Not in 1871 census. He may, or may not, be the William Prentice shown in the 1891 census as b. c. 1845, Cares, Littleport, and unmarried.
  3. Rebecca Prentice, b. c. 1850-51, Littleport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2.2]
  4. Harry Prentice, b. c. 1858, Littleport. At home in 1871. In the 1881 census he is a Boarder at Welches-Dam, Cambridgeshire. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.
  5. Elizabeth/Betsey Prentice, b. c. 1860, Littleport. At home in 1871.
  6. John Prentice, b. c. 1863, Littleport, and d. 1927, Wharfedale.. At home in 1871. In 1891 census in Otley, Yorkshire, he is a Boarder. Not in 1901 census. He m. Isabella Hudson on 21 Nov 1891, Otley, Yorkshire. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Elizabeth E. Prentice, b. 22 Apr 1892, Wharfedale, and d. May 1958, Wharfedale. She m. Herbert Dolby Pickersgill on 10 Aug 1913. He was b. 1891 and d. Jul 1949. They had 2 or more children, including:
      1. Jack Pickersgill, b. 19 Feb 1914, Yorkshire, and d. 29 Mar 1962, Dorking, Surrey. He m. Marjorie Ellen Thompson on 22 May 1937, Otley, Yorkshire. She was b. 26 Dec 1911, Yorkshire, and d. 26 Sep 2002, Harrogate, dau. of Harry Thompson and Edith laughey. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . They had 2 daughters.
      2. Edith I. Pickersgill, b. 24 Jan 1921, Wharfdale, and d. 18 Sep 1988, Leeds. She m. Henry Deighton Peirson on 1 Feb 1941. They had 2 daughters.

  7. David Prentice, b. c. 1865, Littleport. At home in 1871. At home in 1881, but there called a "grandson" of Elizabeth. Not in 1891 or 1901 census.
  8. George Prentice, b. c. 1868, Littleport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2.3]

2.2. Rebecca Prentice, b. c. 1850-51, Littleport. In the 1881 census she is shown as the wife of Eldred Prentice (b. c. 1854, Bursto, Norfolk) and living in Kingston-Upon_Hull, Yorkshire. They appear in the 1891 census in Newington, Yorkshire, with their daughter:

  1. Elsie M. Prentice, b. c. 1882, Hull, Yorkshire. At home in 1891.

Also shown living with Elizabeth's family in the 1871 census is . b. c. 1869, Ely Union, Cambridgeshire, but it is unclear who his parents are.

2.3. George Prentice, b. c. 1868, Littleport. At home in 1871. At home in 1881, but there called a "grandson" of Elizabeth. He appears in the 1891 Camberwell, London, census with his wife, Mary E., b. c. 1866, Chelmsford, Essex. No children shown.

George appears in the 1901 census in Newington, London, with his (2nd) wife, Fanny B., b. c. 1873, Lambeth, London, Middlesex and children:

  1. George W. D. Prentice, b. c. 1899, Tooting, London, Middlesex
  2. John H. F. Prentice, b. c. 1900-1901, Walworth, London, Middlesex.

3. Henry Prentice was b. May 1817 In Banham, Norfolk, England and d. 27 Mar 1868 in Guiltcross. Guiltcross is in the Norfolk area and is an area about 2-6 miles wide and about 14 miles long lying between Thetford and Diss.

Henry m. 1st Sarah Spurling on 29 Sep 1837 in St. Mary's church, Banham. She was b. c. 1821, Norfolk, the daughter of James Spurling and Frances Jessup (bap. 8 Nov 1778, Kenninghall, and bur. 5 Apr 1825 at St. Mary's Banham). Additional information about the Jessup family can be found at http://www.beswick.info/jesfam/KenninghallJessupOrigins.htm . Sarah was bap. 20 Aug 1820, St Mary's Banham (per Michael Spurling, email, 5 May 2006), and died in 1849, the same day as her son, Henry. In the 1851 census, Henry and his family were living at 63 Snailgate Rd., Banham. Children (per Connie Prentice, email, 29 Jun 2002):

  1. Robert Prentice, b. 1839 and bap. 8 Jun 1839 in Banham. At home in 1851 census. Not in 1861 and later census.
  2. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1841 and bap. 11 Jun 1841 in Banham.
  3. Rebecca Prentice, b. 1844, Banham. At home in 1861.
  4. Lydia Prentice, b. 10 Jan 1846. She appears as the wife of Sidney Aldridge in the 1871 census with her son:
    1. George Prentice Aldridge
  5. Henry Prentice, b. Mar 1849 and d. 3 days later. Bur. 20 Mar 1949.

After Sarah Spurling d. in 1849, Henry m. 2nd Elizabeth Scarf/Scarfe 22 or 25 Dec 1855 at St. Mary's Church, Banham. Information about her roots was taken from 1871 and 1881 census records in the Parish of Banham, Tickenhall Street, Norfolk. Elizabeth was bap. 4 Jul 1834, one of the fourteen children of James Scarf, Labourer (baptized Oct 13 1792 at St Mary's Church, Banham, Norfolk, buried there Sept 27, 1868. He married Susan Moore 1792-1872 in St Mary's Banham, Norfolk England Nov 8, 1814). Elizabeth was still living in 1903 (per Ruth Fritz, email, 18 Apr 2005). Childen of Henry and Elizabeth are:

  1. William Prentice, b. Dec 1856 in the Guiltcross area. At home in 1881 census. Thought to have "moved out west after coming to Canada."
  2. Samuel John "Jack" Prentice, b. b. 1859, Banham. . . . . . . . [4]
  3. James Henry "Harry" Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  4. Frances Elizabeth Prentice, b. Sep 1861. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  5. George Prentice, b. Mar 1864 in Guiltcross, Norfolk, England and may have d. c. 1940. Thought to have "moved out west after coming to Canada." Married and had children.
  6. Charles Prentice, b. Jun 1866 in Guiltcross. . . . . . . . . . . . . .[7]

4. Samuel John "Jack" Prentice, b. 1859, Banham (Guiltcross Registration District). By email of 17 Jan 2005, Julie Skellern provides the following new information:

    John Prentice was b. 1859, Banham (Guiltcross Registration District). Consistently through all censuses his date and place of birth of Banham are a match for Samuel John Prentice, b. 1859, Banham. On the 1871 Census he appears with his widowed mother as John S. Prentice. There is no other John or Samuel born in Banham, and I have followed him through to his death in 1901 in Suffolk.

    By the time of the 1901 Census, all the children mentioned above can be accounted for (plus a couple of others). Samuel John Prentice m. Mary Ann Limmer in 1882, (probably in Banham, as they were both born and living there) and he calls himself Samuel J. on 1891 & 1901 Census. Occupation: Agricultural Labourer, and Carter.

    However, his death does occur in Suffolk, England, during the time-frame of the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa. It's possible that after Alfred Leonard was conceived, and before the March 1901 census, that he did volunteer and take part in those hostilities, and his relatively early death at the age of 41, later in 1901 could be as a result of injuries, as described, below.

Bob Leggott, a descendant and by email of 28 Dec 2001, relates a family story that John had his ears cut off as a prisoner of war; he has not found any English military records to confirm the tale. Ian Prentice, by email of 4 Jul 2002, says there is no record of his marriage in Norfolk and suggests that if he was in the army, then he must have married during a posting away, possibly abroad. Children (per Julie Skellern, email, 17 Jan 2005):

  1. Henry John Prentice, b. c. 1883, Banham
  2. Charles William Prentice, b. 1884, Banham Norfolk.
  3. Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Prentice, b. 1886,Rickinghall,Suffolk
  4. Robert George Prentice, b. 1888, Rickinghall, Suffolk
  5. Samuel John Prentice, b. c. 1891, Rickinghall, Suffolk
  6. James Walter Prentice, b. 1893, Rickinghall, Suffolk
  7. Frances Florence Prentice, b. 1895, Botesdale, Suffolk
  8. Arthur Victor Prentice, b. 1897, Botesdale, Suffok. . . . . . . [4.1]
  9. Alfred Leonard Prentice, b. 1899, Botesdale, Suffolk.

4.1 Arthur Victor Prentice, b. c. 1897, Botesdale, Suffolk. He appears in WW I military death records as a Private, Suffolk Regiment, 8th Bn., who d. at age 19 on 2 Jul 1916. He is identified as the son of Mary Ann Prentice, of Botesdale, Diss, Suffolk, and the late J. S. Prentice. His memorial can be found at Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A, Thiepval Memorial. A Google search discloses the following information:

    HISTORY: The Thiepval Memorial commemorates almost 73,000 soldiers who died on the Somme battlefields between July 1915 and 20th March 1918 who have no known grave. From 21st March, casualties who are missing in this area are commemorated on the nearby Pozières Memorial. A high proportion of the names at Thiepval are soldiers who died on 1st July 1916 – the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Located at one of the key sites on the Somme battlefield, it was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and was unveiled in 1932 by the Prince of Wales. Thiepval remains one of the most impressive memorials on the Western Front and can be seen for miles around; it is the largest of all the memorials to the missing on the British sector of the Western Front, being 150 feet high with base 123 by 140 feet.

    Almost every regiment and corps of the British army are found here, and in addition soldiers from the Royal Naval Division and South African Brigade. Perhaps every rank from Private to Lieutenant Colonel is recorded, and the youngest soldier to die on the Somme (Pte Reginald Giles, Gloucestershire Regt, age 14) is commemorated on the memorial.

    The London Regiment has the greatest number of names, with 4,340 listed. Next is the Nothumberland Fusiliers with 2,931 names and Royal Fusiliers with 2,502; reflecting the large size of these regiments during the Great War.

    The names are listed on huge panels, mounted on sixteen piers, in regimental order and then within each regiment by rank and then name. However, the register contained in bronze lockers by the main steps is in surname order.

    The introduction to the register, published in the 1930s, says of those commemorated here: " A few will be found and identified as the woods are cleared, or when the remaining tracts of devastated land are brought under the plough. Many more are already buried in the larger British cemeteries of the Somme, but as unidentified. To the great majority this memorial stands for grave and headstone, and this register for as proud a record as that for any grave."

    Indeed, when the memorial was first built it commemorated 73,077 soldiers and sailors. The remains of several hundred have been found since, and indeed names added to the memorial on the Addenda Panels. The new total is just below 73,000.

    The Thiepval Memorial is well signposted from many locations on the Somme battlefield, but the best way to reach it from Bapaume (the way most people come into the area) is to follow the D929 in the direction of Albert. Stay on this until the village of Pozières. Here turn right on the D73 following signs for Thiepval itself. In the village turn left at the main crossroads, and then left again at the church. This is the approach road which will take you straight to the memorial car park.

5. James Henry "Harry" Prentice, was b. 27 Nov 1868 in England. He d. 29 Feb 1928 in St. George's Grafton, Ontario. James emigrated to Canada in 1888.

James m. Rosina "Rose" Nichols in Canada. She b. 2 Feb 1873 and d. 11 Nov 1945 in Northumberland Co., Ontario. She was the dau. of William Nicholls and his wife Polly Earle Nicholls in Melksham. Wiltshire. Polly was widowed and raising sons William and Joe and daughters Rose and Ellen when she remarried a Mr. (Joe?) Jessop and they had a daughter, "Maud Jessup". Rose and her six year old sister, Ellen, were sent to in 1884 Canada as indentures servants by a "Home Children" organization which did not keep records. Children:

  1. George Prentice b. 1894.. . . . . . . . . . [9]
  2. Frances Elizabeth "Fanny" Prentice, b. 1895 and d. 1984 in Grafton Cemetery. Did not marry.
  3. Ellen Prentice, b. 26 Jan 1898 and d. 1986. She m. Ernest Russell Diamond, b. c. 1873 and d. 25 Dec 1951. Children of Ellen and Ernest.
    • Margaret Elizabeth "Betty" Diamond b. 21 Apr 1924 and d. c. 1975. She m. Lawrence "Larry" Jackson. He d. 14 Aug 2001, Montreal, Quebec. His ashes were interred at St. George's Church cemetery, Grafton (Northumberland county) Ontario, beside those of his wife who died earlier.
    • John Henry Diamond, b. c. 1928 and d. Oct 2000.
    • Rosemary "Mary" Diamond, b. 13 Oct 1931 and d. c. 1982. She married/divorced Donald Insley, b. 1931 and d. 1999.
  4. Percy Prentice, b. 7 Nov 1899 and d. 1970. He m. Florence Lillian Cameron (1890-c.1980) Grafton Cemetery. Son:
    • David Prentice.
  5. Rosina "Rose" Prentice, b. 1902 and d. 1992. . . . . . . . [10]
  6. John "Jack" Fredrick Prentice, b. Mar 1904. . . . . . . . . [11]
  7. Lillian "Lilly" Prentice, b. 1906 and d. 1986. She m. Francis "Frank" Tinney. Children:
    • Robert Tinney
    • John Tinney
    • Doris Tinney
    • Charles Tinney
    • Donald Tinney
    • Marie Tinney
  8. Harry Nichols Prentice, b. 18 Dec 1907 and d. 9 Feb 1984. He married Laura Beatty, b. 1909 and d. 1972, Grafton Cemetery. Son:
    • Charles Prentice
  9. Albert Edward Prentice, b. 1909 and d. 1987. He m. Naomi Ferne "Ferne" Lees, b. 1913 and living in 2000. Daughter:
    • June Prentice.
  10. Maggie (not Margaret) Bertha Prentice, b. 1 Feb 1914. Single and Living i n 2000 in a Northumberland nursing home.

6. Frances Elizabeth Prentice, b. Sep 1861. She m. Charles Muskett Dec 1883 in Depwade. Children:

  1. Alfred Muskett. Emigrated from Norfolk/Suffolk to Northumberland, Canada.
  2. Harry James Muskett. Emigrated from Norfolk/Suffolk to Northumberland, Canada.
  3. Mary "Molly" Muskett, remained in Norfolk/Suffolk, England.
  4. Ellen "Nellie" Muskett remained in Norfolk/Suffolk, England.

7. Charles Prentice, b. Jun 1866 in Guiltcross, England and settled in Northumberland Co., Ontario. He appears with his wife in the 1911 census in Hamilton, Northumberland West, Ontario.

He m. Anna Maria Collins in the June quarter of 1885 in the Guiltcross Registration District. In 1911 census she is called Ann W. Prentice and shown as b. Apr 1866.Both are buried in St. Peter's Churchyard in Cobourg. He had 3 or more children, including:

  1. William John Prentice. He travelled to Saskatchewan with his uncles, George and William. Eventually William, the nephew, m. Lillian Knight and his family returned to Northumberland in the 1930's. His children include:
    1. Donald Prentice, b. in Saskatchewan. He m. Ada Bates, dau. of Rose (Prentice) Bates, #10a, below. They have 7 children, including (per Sharon (Prentice) Becker, email, 20 Jun 2006 and 29 Aug 2006):
      1. Cathy Prentice. She m. Rick/Richard Edison and has 3 girls.
      2. Anne Prentice. She m. Wayne Murray and they have two children.
      3. Danny/Daniel Prentice. Did not marry.
      4. Linda Prentice. She m. Wayne Murray's brother and they have three children.
      5. Susan Prentice. She m. and has at least three children.
      6. Patsy Prentice. She m. and has two children.
      7. Donnie Prentice, son. Did not marry.
    2. Edna Prentice. She m. Mr. Sambrook and lives in Deloraine, Manitoba. Children (per Sharon (Prentice) Becker, email, 29 Aug 2006)::
      1. Audrey Sambrook. Married with children and living in Western Canada.
      2. Marilyn Sambrook. Did not marry.
      3. Anne Sambrook. Married with children and living in Western Canada.
      4. Lorne Sambrook. Married with children and living in Western Canada.
    3. Muriel Prentice. Deceased by 2006. She m. Edward Smith (deceased). She d. 10 Aug 2001, and was interred at Cobourg, Ontario Northumberland County. Children (per Sharon (Prentice) Becker, email, 29 Aug 2006)::
      1. Della Smith she m. Jim Lewis. They may have had 3 children.
      2. Harry Smith, deceased a number of years before 2006. He m. and had 2 children.
    4. Lillian Prentice (deceased). She m. Vic Robilliard (deceased). Children (per Sharon (Prentice) Becker, email, 29 Aug 2006)::
      1. Don Robilliard. He m. and had 3 children.
      2. Bob Robilliard. Younger son and in 2006 lived in BC. Married twice and has children.
    5. Frederick Charles Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . [12]
  2. Alice Prentice. She m. Mr. Sloper.
  3. George Prentice (per Ruth Fritz, 27 Sep 2001)

8. Henry John "Harry" Prentice, b. 24 Nov 1883, Banham, Norfolk, England and d. c. 1957 (per Joyce Prentice). Ian Prentice's email of 4 Jul 2002 says there is no record of the birth in Norfolk and suggests he may have been born elsewhere during his father's army service.

Henry m. Beatrice Grill/Grills in Saskatoon 28 Nov 1914. Beatrice was from Swansea, Wales (per Joyce Prentice). Ruth Fritz's mother referred to him as "Harry Barry" to differentiate between all her other "Harry" relatives. She knew him as he stayed at their home near Grafton, Ontario when he first arrived from England. He later lived in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, living near his cousin, William, son of Charles. Henry worked as a barman in a local bar in Grenfell and Beatrice was a midwife in the Grenfell area. Henry is a great-grandfather of Robert/Bob Leggott and grandfather to Joyce Prentice. Children of Henry and Beatrice (per Ruth Fritz, email, 26 Sep 2001):

  1. Beatrice Maud Prentice, b. Grenfell, Sask., 12 Oct 1915. She m. 1st Fred Leggott who was b. 26 Mar 1898 Camblesforth, Carleton, Yorkshire England. Fred d. 21 Jan 1945, Vancouver, Canada. Beatrice m. 2nd Arthur Damon Hamm 14 Aug 196?. Arthur was b. 12 Nov 1911, Dixville, Quebec. Mr. Hamm and lives in Pentiction, BC. Children (per Bob Leggott, email, 28 Dec 2001):
    1. Robert "Bob" Leggott. He m. Muriel Bernice Slater.
    2. Gloria Jean Leggott. She m Lawrence "Larry" Price.
    3. Ruth Elaine Leggott. She m. Sanderson "Sandy" Grant Ingram.
    4. Sharon Kathleen Leggott, b. 28 Dec 1943, Vancouver, BC.
  2. Victor Prentice. He m. Edna Krausher. Children (per Bob Leggott, email, 28 Dec 2001):
    1. Robert/Bob Prentice.
    2. Georgina Prentice.
  3. James Wheelton Prentice, b. c. 1921 and d. 2 Jun 2001. He m. Agnes Wilhelmina Saleski. She d. 29 Nov 1999. Children (per Bob Leggott and Marilyn Prentice):
    1. Marilyn Joyce Prentice, b. 6 Mar 1955. She m. Paul Lussier. Daughters (per email, 14 Oct 2003):
      1. Jennifer Marie Lussier, b. 10 Aug 1978.
      2. Sarah Louise Lussier, b. 7 Apr 1980.
    2. Darryl Prentice, b. 19 Oct 1960. He m. Charlotte. Sons:
      1. Brock Prentice.
      2. Brayden Prentice.
  4. Margaret Isabell Prentice. She m. Leonard Temlett. No children.
  5. Ivy Mary Prentice. She m. Ian Alfred Butler. Children (per Bob Leggott, email, 28 Dec 2001):
    1. Barry Arthur Butler.
    2. David George Henry Butler.
    3. Ian Alfred Butler Jr.
  6. Arthur Prentice. He d. in WW II on 8 Aug 1944, Normandy, France. Prentice Lake in Northern Saskatchewan was named after him. Joyce Prentice's email of 14 Oct 2003 relates shas a beautiful picture of him sitting under a tree in his uniform reading a letter from home, with a beautiful labrador dog sitting beside him.

9. George Prentice b. 1894, Northumberland Co., Ontario and died there c. 1976. He m. Margaret E. Blackwell (1890-1977) both buried in Grafton. Their children are:

  1. William Prentice
  2. James/Jim Prentice
  3. Edward Prentice
  4. Frances "Fran" Prentice. She m. Norman Geno.
  5. Harold Prentice

10. Rosina "Rose" Prentice, b. 1902 and d. 1992. She m. Ronald Bates. Children:

  1. Ada Rose Bates. She m. Donald William Prentice, #7(i)(a), above.
  2. Harry Daniel Bates. He m. Dorothy Alberta Mae Babcock who d. 1999.
  3. Ronald John Bates. He m. Jean Marie Muskett, dau. of Harry James Muskett, #3ii below.
  4. George Arthur Bates who d. 1970. He m. Shirley Jones/
  5. Ruth Eleanor Bates. She m. Albert Morley Fritz who d. 1996.
  6. May Elizabeth Bates. She d. 1941.
  7. Bruce Prentice Bates. He m. Muriel Schramm.
  8. Stephen Winston Bates. He m. Judith Dewey.

11. John "Jack" Fredrick Prentice, b. Mar 1904 in Hamilton Twp., Ontario, Canada. He d. 1971 and is bur. in St. George's Anglican Cem. in Grafton, Ontario.

John m. Florence Lillian Mepham, b. 7 Dec 1916 and d. 21 May 1994 in St. George's Grafton. Florence was also a descendant of James Scarf (see #1) whose daughter Mary Ann (sister of Elizabeth) married Elijah Humphrey. Their daughter Mary Ann Humphrey m George Barber, of Norfolk, England. George and Mary Ann Barber were the parents of Lillian Barber. Lillian Barber married George Mepham and had one child, Florence Lillian Mepham who m John "Jack" Prentice. Florence's mother, Lillian Mepham died in the flu epidemic in 1918. Children:

  1. John Gary Prentice. He m. Dianne Marjorie Tackaberry. Children:
    • Glen Gary Prentice, b. 4 Jul 1972.
    • Kimberly Ann Prentice, 21 Sep 1969.
  2. Rosemarie Prentice. She m. Beverley Robins.
  3. Glen Prentice. He m. Patricia Calnan. Subject further investigation, they might be the persons shown at Ancestry.com who had:

    1. (son) Prentice who m. Miss Innis and had 2 sons.
    2. (son) Prentice who m. Miss Rahme.
    3. (son) Prentice
    4. (dau.) Prentice who m. Mr. Dunn.

  4. Audrey Prentice. She m. Paul Partington.
  5. Marian Prentice. She m. Vincent Martorino.

12 Frederick Charles Prentice. Bur. Kingsley Road Cem., Fredericton, NB. He m. 1st Georgina Brewster and 2nd Cora Wooster (all deceased). Cora is bur. with her husband, Frederick. He had two daughters (per C. Hammond, email, 10 May 2004):

  1. Sharon Prentice. She m. Cornelius Hendrick Becker in 1971. Children:
    1. Charity Dawn Becker, b. 1974.
    2. Christopher Thomas Becker, b. 1977. He m. Maria Collicutt in 2003.
  2. Mara Ruth Fredericka Prentice, b. c. 1942. She m. Thomas Baker (deceased by 2006) who had 2 dau. by a previous marriage. Mara and Tom lived in Fall Creek, WI. Daughter:
    1. Christina Hammond , "youngest child."

Who are William Prentice's Parents?

Who are the parents of the William Prentice who was b. c. 1779 and probably in Norfolk? So far, a search of our own database and of the IGI does not disclose any likely candidates.

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I think I am a descendant. I believe I am the Great Grandson of James Walter Prentice, b. 1893, Rickinghall, Suffolk.
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