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This Member has not been identified. He may have been a member of the Prentice family of Wiggenhall, Norfolk, a minor county family, connected by marriage to the Lestranges of Hunstanton, Norfolk, who were, in turn, related to Edward Grey of Howick, constable of Morpeth castle and a servant of Lord William Howard, who claimed the barony of Morpeth as part of his wife’s share of the disputed Dacre inheritance. There were two Robert Prentices of Wiggenhall: a youger son of William Prentice (still a minor in 1562) and his brother William’s eldest son. It was probably the latter who married a grand-daughter of Sir John Oliff and later moved to Barling, Essex.
Vis. Norf. (Harl. Soc. xxxii). 226; Hist. Northumb. (Northumb. Co. Hist. Comm.), ii. 347, 348, 351, 360; W. Rye, Norf. Fams. 689; Surtees Soc. lxviii. 400, 401, 409; Vis. Norf. (Norf. Arch. Soc.), i. 261; Vis. Essex. (Harl. Soc. xiv), 598.