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The Prince Family

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Date: 1791 [unknown]
Location: Centred around Preston, Lancashire, Englandmap
Surname/tag: Wareing, Prince, Lee_Prince, Craven, Crook
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Notable events, personalities and situations.
Item John Prince, the earliest identified member of the family as at 2020, was born about 1791 based on the details in the 1841 Census. At the time of the 1841 Census on the 6th June 1841 John an engineer, was living at Haigh Foundry, Aspull, Wigan, Lancashire with his wife Sarah and their children George, Rebecca and Joseph.[1]

Haigh Foundry was established in the Douglas Valley in Haigh around 1790 by Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres and his brother Robert, as an ironworks and foundry. The ironworks was not a success but the foundry was, particularly after Robert Daglish became chief engineer in 1804, and the works acquired a reputation for manufacturing winding engines and pumping equipment for the coal mining industry.[2]

Item Infant mortalities. There have been five instances of infant mortality in the family.

Three siblings from a family of twelve children. The parents were Frederick Lee Prince (1854 - 1934) and Louisa Hesketh (15.4.1855 - 1921):

Item Canada.

  • Thomas Lee Prince (1852 - 1913) had 12 children and died in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada.
  • On the 7th February 1913 Joseph Nightingale Lee Prince (born abt 1880) a butcher, together with his wife Mary a weaver, and their son George sailed from Liverpool aboard the 'Empress of Britain' for St John, New Brunswick, Canada.[3]
  • William Lee Prince died on the 29th May 1914 with his wife Mary and their son Gilbert, perished in the wreck of the 'Empress of Ireland' when it sank off Fleuve Saint-Laurent, Québec, Canada near the mouth of the St Lawrence River.[4]

Item Catholic priests.

  • Rev. Joseph Prince (28.1.1901 - 3.1.1992). On the 9th October 1948 Joseph sailed from Liverpool aboard the Pacific Steam Navigation ship 'Salaverry' en route to Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America. He had been living at 27 East View, Preston, Lancashire.[5] Joseph died aged 90 on the 3rd January 1992 and he was buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, U.S.A.[6]

Item Variation of the surname. The Lee-Prince variation started with John Lee Prince's daughters, Mary Ann Lee-Prince (1915 - ) and Elsie Lee-Prince (1919 - ).


  1. 1841 Census Ancestry
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haigh_Foundry
  3. Emigration to Canada, Ancestry
  4. Sinking of the 'Empress of Ireland' Wikipedia
  5. Rev Joseph Prince en route to Ecuador, Ancestry
  6. Joseph Prince's birth and burial, Ancestry

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