Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rebecca Prentice

Rebecca Prentice was born on the 3rd Sep 1880 in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire.  She was the daughter of William and Mary Ann Prentice (nee Templeman)

During the 1881 Census of England Rebecca was living with her grandmother Eliza Templeman, Her parents William and Mary Ann Prentice, three uncles Arthur, Peter and Walter Templeman and older sister Margaret in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire.  Her fathers occupation was agricultural labouring

The family decided to emmigrate to Australia and left Plymouth on the 20th Jun 1883 on the ship S.S. Duke of Buckingham, arriving in Cooktown Queensland on the 11th Aug 1883.  On arrival in Australia the family settled at 33 Musgrave Road, Spring Hill, a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland

On the 12th Feb 1912, aged 32, Rebecca married Norman Munckton at Leichardt Street Methodist Church, Spring Hill and by 1913 according to the Australian Electoral Rolls Norman and Rebecca had moved to Herberton and Rebecca's occupation was that of a home maker

Between 1913 and 1928 Rebecca and Norman Munckton had five children who were born in Herberton and Bundaberg in Queensland Australia

By 1943 Rebecca, aged 63, was living in Glassop Street, Brassell, Queensland with her husband Norman and by 1954 the couple were living with thier dauhter Margaret Anne at 5 Cross Street, Coorparoo, Bulimba, Bowman in Queensland.  Margaret Ann was employed as a clerk-typist and Rebecca was a home maker

On the 31st May 1962, Rebecca Monckton (nee Prentice), aged 81 died in Brisbane Australia

Editors Note
  • More work is needed on this family to establish thier movements, if any, this will involve greater familiarisation with Australian records

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