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Old Monkland, Scotland Vital Records

Old Monkland, Scotland Vital Records
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2000 and Revised 10 Feb 2004

Old Monkland lies about 8 miles east of central Glasgow and about 4 miles northwest of Motherwell. Christine Hadden explains that Old Monkland is basically today's Coatbridge . New Monkland covered part of Airdrie and the area to the north of Coatbridge. If one locates Glenmavis on a map, that is where New Monkland Parish Church is today.

Glasgow Vital Records show the following births, christenings and marriages for Old Monkland, as well as New Monkland, in the period from the late 1600s to the early 1800s:


18 Nov 1809	Margaret Prentice m. Ninian Struthers in Old Monkland.
15 May 1814	John Prentice m. Helen Buttry in Old Monkland.


 20 OCT 1693 	William Prentice, s/o John Prentice and Janet Peter in New Monkland.
 20 MAY 1694 	John Prentice, s/o John Prentice and Janet Petrie in New Monkland.
 26 SEP 1697 	Alexander Prentice, s/o John Prentice and Janet Peter in New Monkland.

17 JUN 1771 	Janet Prentice, d/o Robert Prentice and Jean Smilie of New Monkland.
23 FEB 1773 	Marion Prentice, d/o Robert Prentice and Jean Smilie of Old Monkland.

10 NOV 1805 	Robert Prentice, s/o John Prentice and Marion Thomson of Old Monkland.

21 APR 1811 	Robert Prentice s/o Robert Prentice and Elizabeth Frame of Old Monkland.
17 APR 1815 	Alexander Prentice, s/o Robert Prentice and Eliza Frame of Old Monkland.

13 NOV 1814 	Christian Prentice, s/o John Prentice and Helen Buttery of Old Monkland.
20 OCT 1816 	Mary Prentice, d/o John Prentice and Helen Buttery of Old Monkland.

29 OCT 1815 	George Prentice, s/o James Prentice and Jane Euston of New Monkland.

From the foregoing records, and combining them with other Glasgow Vital Records, we can construct the following families who lived in Old Monkland and New Monkland in the late 1600s through the early 1800s:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1660-73 at an unknown location, m. Janet Peter/Petrie at an unknown location. Children:
    • William Prentice, chr. 20 Oct 1693, New Monkland.
    • John Pentice, chr. 20 May 1694, New Monkland.
    • Alexander Prentice, chr. 26 Sep 1697, New Monkland.
    • Janet Prentice, chr. 26 Aug 1699, Cumbernauld.
    • Robert Prentice, chr. 7 Dec 1701, Cumbernauld.
    • Janet Prentice, chr. 21 Mar 1703, Cumbernauld.

  2. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1880-1890 at an unknown location, m. Ninian Struthers on 18 Nov 1809 at Old Monkland.

  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1775-85 at an unknown location, m. Marion Thomson on 23 Aug 1799 at Lesmahagow. Children:
    • Robert Prentice, chr. 10 Nov 1805, Old Monkland

  4. Robert Prentice b. c. 1770-91 at an unknown location, m. Elizabeth Frame on 14 Sep 1806 at Hamilton. Children: (NOTE: This family has been placed in our Fall 2009 article entitled "Robert Prentice of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland")
    • Robert Prentice, chr. 21 Apr 1811, Old Monkland.
    • Alexander Prentice, chr. 17 Apr 1815 Old Monkland.
    • John Prentice, chr. 23 Apr 1809, Bothwell.

  5. (omitted)

  6. John Prentice, b. c. 1785-1794 at an unknown location, m. Helen Buttry on 15 May 1814 at Old Monkland. By email of 10 Feb 2004, Helena Marshall Denton suggests the possibility that Helen Buttry may be daughter of John Buttery and Christian Mcara, married Cramond 1789. Children of John and Helen:
    • Christian Prentice, chr. 13 Nov 1814, Old Monkland.
    • Mary Prentice, chr. 20 Oct 1816, Old Monkland.

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