William Prentice was born around 1812. Could have been in Woolwich. His father, ? Prentice was a soldier his mother Jean Paterson. William's father died when he was approximately 1 and the mother moved back to Banff, Scotland. Her father was George Paterson, gardener of Banff. William was shipped to Australia in 1828 for house-breaking to serve 14 years and there he stayed. If anyone has any information relating to this father, mother, whoever....please contact me.