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William Preston, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam Preston and Isabel Preston
Husband of Elizabeth Preston; Elizabeth Preston (Sale) and Mary Preston (Seabrook)
Father of Richard Preston; William Preston; Edward Preston; Daniel Preston, I; John Preston and 12 others
Brother of Thomas Preston; Janet Preston; Katherine Preston; Margaret Preston; Richard Preston and 3 others

Occupation: 1590-1649 b. England arrived MA moved to CT
Managed by: Patricia Norton Chong
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About William Preston, Sr.

Embarked for New England Sep. 19, 1635 in the Truelove with all living children except Edward and Daniel, who came to New England earlier in the year.

"came to Dorchester, MA, on the "Truelove" with his 2d wife and four youngest children by his 1st wife. In his will he mentioned the monetary assistance of his wife, Mary, in bringing him and his children to America. moved to New Haven. Signed the fundamental agreement was a churchwarden"

http://www.renderplus.com/hartgen/htm/preston.htm#name8360 -------------------- WILLIAM PRESTON, 44, of Giggleswick, county York, Mrs. Mary Preston, 34, Elizabeth Preston, 11, Sarah Preston, 8, Mary Preston, 6, and John Preston, 3, were on the list of passengers on the TRUELOVE, John Gibbs, Master. She sailed 19 Sept 1635 from London and arrived at Boston late in November.

(The Planters of The Commonwealth in Massachusetts, 1620-1640, page 17

He was the son of John Preston and Anna Saunders, married Mary Seabrook by whom he had six children in England, when he came to America in 1635, in the good ship "Truelove," and settled at New Haven, Connecticut, where four more children were born to him.

(Preston Family Genealogy, page 83)

Among the passengers by the Truelove from London to New England, Sept. 19, 1635, were the following persons: William Preston, ‘. 44; Marie Preston, ‘. 34; Elizabeth Preston, ‘. 11; Sara Preston, ‘. 8; Marie Preston, ‘. 6; and John Preston, ‘. 3. Also Edward Preston, ‘. 13, came over in the Christian, March 16, 1634, and Daniel Preston, ‘. 13, came over in the Elizabeth & Ann, April 27, 1635. Mr. Savage thinks that both of these boys were sons of the William Preston before mentioned and were sent out to prepare for the rest of the family who were soon to follow.

In his will, dated July 9, 1647, he speaks of children of the first and second wife. Hence we conclude that the Mary Preston, ‘. 34, who came with him from England was his second wife, and we may infer that his first wife was Sarah Loomis from whom his daughter Sarah was named. It is said that he possessed real estate in Yorkshire, Eng., which he inherited from his father. This does not appear to me to prove that he did not marry the daughter of John Loomis of Braintree, for I think it probable that John Loomis came from the vicinity of Manchester.

(The Descendants of Joseph Loomis Vol I, page 13) -------------------- Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 39, 1478 -------------------- William came in 1635 on the Truelove, the latest of seventeen ships from London to Boston that year, aged 44, with wife Mary, 34, and four chidren Elizabeth 11, Sarah 8, Mary 6, and John 3. He settled in Dorchester, and removed to New Haven in season to be among first subscribers of the compact, 1639. He probably died not long after date of his will, 9 Jul 1647. He owned an estate in Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England, in the most western part of the West Riding. [2]

-------------------- William Preston came to America from England on the ship Truelove in 1635

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William Preston, Sr.'s Timeline

1590
January 28, 1590
North Yorkshire, UK
January 29, 1590
Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
January 29, 1590
Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
January 29, 1590
Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England
January 29, 1590
Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England
January 29, 1590
Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England
January 29, 1590
Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England
January 29, 1590
Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England
January 29, 1590
Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England
January 29, 1590
Giggleswick,Yorkshire,England