William Preston (1650 - 1717)

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Birthplace: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK
Death: Died in Frankford, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Managed by: Roberta Ann Jaffer
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About William Preston

From "William Preston of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Allied Families" by Charles Starne Belsterling, 1934

William and his wife sailed from England in the ship America in company with Francis Daniel Pastorius, Thomas Lloyd and some 80 other passengers, leaving June 10, 1683 and arriving August 20, 1683. The Captain,who signed his name Joseph Waseye, was a Quaker mariner of London. Several accidents occurred during the voyage. The foremast of the ship was broken in a violent storm. One of the sailors went mad and the ship was shaken by repeated attacks of a whale.

"My worthy husband William Preston departed this life ye 19th 7 month about half an hour after 9 o'clock in the morning, aged 67 years, 5 mos., lacking three days." - recorded in the Ould Preston Bible by his wife Ann

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William Preston's Timeline

1650
April 30, 1650
Newcastle, England
1650
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK
1673
1673
Age 23
1674
August, 1674
Age 24
1678
1678
Age 28
1680
May 10, 1680
Age 30
1682
May 10, 1682
Age 32
1684
January 7, 1684
Age 34
Frankford, Philadelphia
1690
1690
Age 40
Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1693
1693
Age 43