Cambridgeshire England

bef. 1738Rev. Mr. PRIOR late fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. (A Compleat System of Opticks in Four Books, Viz. A Popular, a …, Volume 1,
By Robert Smith, published 1738)

1757Rev. Mr. PRIOR fellow of King’s College, Cambridge (A Compleat System of Opticks in Four Books, Viz. A Popular, a …, Volume 1
By Robert Smith, pub. 1757)

1792 Marriage – Benjamin PRIOR married Esther Carrington.
14 May 1792

1841 UK Census, Cambridgeshire
Page 10 Thomas Brock 40 carpenter, Sarah 45, Elizabeth PRYOR 85 Ag Lab wid – All persons born in Cambridgshire.
Melbourne, page 10 Benjamin PRYOR 65 ag lab b. Cambridgeshire
Caldecot, Dist 10, page 4 Benjamin PRIOR 75 thatcher b. in county. Samuel Carter 25 agr lab born in county. Elizabeth 25 b. in county. Stephen 8 b. in county. William 1 b. in county. (Elizabeth Prior married Samuel Carter 1839 in Caxton, Cambs.)
Cambridge, St. Andrew the Great Parish, New Square – Sarah Walker 44 lodging house keeper not born in county. Sarah PRYOR 71 born in county. Jane Bloom dress maker 20 born in county. Thomas Mark book binder 27 not born in county. Anna Francis 40 teacher of —? born in county. Martha Mansfield dress maker 20 born in county. (Sarah Pryor is in the same boarding house in 1851. )

1851 UK Census, Cambridgeshire
Cadecot, page 408 Benjamin PRYOR widow 84 ag lab b. Barter, Cambs. Samuel Carter son in law 37 ag lab b. Caldecot, Cambs. Elizabeth Carter daughter 42 wife of above b. Cambs. William grandson 10 ag lab b. Caldecot, Cambs. Mary granddaughter 8 scholar b. Caldecot, Cambs. Stephen PRYOR grandson 18 ag lab b. Kingston, Cambs.
Cambridge, St. Andrew the Great parish, page 621 8 New Square Sally H Walker widow 51 lodging-hotel keeper b. Thaydon Royce, Essex. Esther H Whiskin niece 23 governess b. West–? Middlesex. Harriet Bishop servant unmarried 17 general servant b. Soham, Cambridgeshire. Sarah PRYOR visitor widow 77 annuitant b. C–? Oversdon, Cambridgeshire. (Sarah Pryor was in the same lodging house in 1841)

1861 UK Census, Cambridgeshire
Caldecot, cottage, page 4 – Samuel Carter 47 agr lab b.Caldecot. Elizabeth wife 52 b. Toft. Stephen PRIOR son in law 28 agr lab b. Kingston. Benjamin PRIOR father in law 97 formerly thatcher b. Barton, Cambridgeshire.

1871 Census of the United Kingdom, Shaybag,
Chesterfield House, Racing Establishment, Wood Ditton, Cambridgeshire,

(John Benjamin Pryor, the racehorse trainer from Mississippi who trained the famed horse Lexington. The UK Census did not record race, the 1880 US census reported John Benj. Pryor as white and his children were recorded as mulatto.)

John Benj. PRYOR M Male 59 VA, USA Trainer of Race Horses
Frances PRYOR M Female wife 45 MS, USA
William PRYOR Female son 22 MS, USA Architect
Davis PRYOR Male son 20 MS, USA
Henrietta PRYOR Male dau 15 MS, USA
Benjamin PRYOR Male son 13 MS, USA
Richard PRYOR Male son 11 MS, USA
Luke PRYOR* Male son 9 Compton, Berkshire, England
Cordelia Bingamon Male sis in law 40 MS, USA

*Luke Pryor was born in Wantage, Berks. in
December Qtr. 1861. His birth is recorded in the Civil Registration