Samuel Prince was born on 14 February 1787 to Matthew Prince and his wife. He was baptised at St Peter’s Church in Leeds on 27 May and the record shows that they were living at Woodside.
Samuel married Hannah Brotherton at St Peter’s on the 13 June 1808. He is recorded as a working as a Stone Mason and the marriage was witnessed by a Joshua Hargreaves and Ann Prince.
The 1841 Census shows that Samuel (50, Mason) and Hannah (55) were living in Meanwood with Joseph (30, Mason) and Hannah (15).
In 1851 the census shows the family still living in Meanwood. Samuel is recorded as 64 and a Stone Mason, Hannah was 69 and Joseph was 40, still unmarried and a Stone Mason. They appear to have had a 10 year old girl working as a “General Servant”.
Hannah died on 5th May 1860 and was buried in the St Matthew’s churchyard.
Samuel was a visitor at the home of Joseph and Hannah Hardwick on Shaw Lane in Headingley at the time of the 1861 Census. Hannah was his daughter.
Samuel died on 8 November 1862, presumably at his daughter’s home, and he was buried in St Matthew’s churchyard with his wife on 12 November.
IN MEMORY OF
HANNAH PRINCE OF MEANWOOD
THE WIFE OF SAMUEL PRINCE
STONE MASON WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE MAY 5TH 1860 IN THE
79TH YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
SAMUEL PRINCE WHO DIED
NOVEMBER 8TH AGED 75 YEARS
PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD IS THE
DEATH OF HIS SAINTS
PRINCE Samuel Effects under £200. 1 December. The Will with a Codicil of Samuel Prince formerly of Meawood near Leeds but late of Headingley in the Parish of Leeds both in the County of York Mason deceased who died 8 November 1862 at Headingley aforesaid was proved at Wakefield by the oaths of Joseph Prince of Headingley aforesaid Mason the Son and Joseph Hardwick of the same place Tobacconist the Executors.