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William Preston, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: January 04, 1649 (54-62)
New Haven, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam Preston of Gigglesworth and Isabel Briggs
Husband of Mary Kimberly and Elizabeth Preston (Sale)
Father of Jehiel Preston; Hannah Curtis; Deacon Eliasaph Preston; Joseph Preston; Edward Preston and 12 others
Brother of Thomas Preston; Janet Preston; Isabel Whincup; Margaret Meadows; Richard Preston and 5 others
Half brother of Agnes Hutton and Ann Stanley

Occupation: 1590-1649 b. England arrived MA moved to CT, poss. born Jan. 23; imm. 1635 to Boston aboard the Truelove
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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"

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 came to the colonies in

!William Preston came to the colonies in the ship "Truelove" from London and arrived to Dorchester, Massachusetts on the 9th day of September 1635. William Preston age 44, Marie age 34, Elizabeth age 11, Sarah age 8, Marie age 6, and John age 3. He moved to New Haven before the 4th of June 1639. !On 6th of July 1643, William Preston was made a Freeman and member of the Colony Court with ten people in his family, founty pound estate in ninety-one acres of land. On the 1st of July William took the oath of Fidelity. On the 17th of May 1647, William Preston "who was instructed to looke to the shutting the meeting dores, was desired to keep them constantly shutt & that they be opened upon the Lord dayes". On the 5th of July 1647, he was appointed one of a "committee unto whom all questions concerninge the sheep business is referred". On the 5th of August 1644, certain persons agreed that on certain conditions "they will digg a channell which shall bring boates (at least) to the end of the streets besides Will Preston's house, att any time of the tyde, except they meete with some invincible difficulty which may hinder them digging the channell so deepe, whereupon it was ordered" (the channel was dug up to William Preston's house on Chapel Street). On the 7th of September 1647, New Haven County Court, " Sister Preston presented her husband's will and inventory of his estate to be entered". !On the 9th of July 1647, New Haven County Will Book Volume 1, "I, William Preston, a member of the church of New Haven being upon my death bed as i Conceave, through the blessing of God have my understanding and memory perfect as in tymes past, doe make and ordayne this my last will and testament, in manner and form following: To Joseph Alsop's wife, my daughter, I give 20 s or if her husband be willing to take 3 acres of land, lying in first division by the sea side, build and dwell there, he say. But if he intend not to dwell there, the 20 s is all she can demand. To my son Ed ward, I give him in the same lott before mentioned three acres of ground, if my wife see it may be a benifit to him further him his way according to God, or else 20 s is all he can demand. To my son Danyell, I give 20 s and John is to have 20 s when he comes to bee twenty years of age, and I give my daughter Mary 20 s to be paid when she is nineteen years of age, and for the rest where the time for payment is not mentioned, I leave it to my wife when she can connveniently pay it. As for Wm Meaker's wife, in that upon her marriage and since I have given her more that I can give to any of her brothers or sisters, yet I give her five shillings. As for the rest of my estate, which consists in house, lands, chattels, moveable goods which I have here in New Haven, in New England, I give all to my wife for the bringing up of the children that God hath given mee by her, in consideration she was a means to bring mee and the rest to New England, i have an estate in Old England, and for part of my house and land and other goods given by my father to my elder brother and myself, wherein a feoffment of law calling to counsel and left in the hands of two feofees, namely William Lamson and Mr William Banks, to be kept in trust on our behalfe when he should demand it, ourselves, heirs, executors, administrators or assignees, laying in Yorkshire in a town called Giglesweke in Craven. This land and goods, what is of it, is to be divided into fouer parts, to be equally divided amongst the children I had by my former wife, as Daniel, Edward and John Preston and my daughter Elizabeth, Sarah, and Mary and the fourth part I give to my wife and for my son John, I leave him in the hands of Brother Roger Allen and Brother Thomas Munson, to place where they shall thinks good to dispose of him, to such a calling, either by land or sea, as he shall like his calling and master. To these former I set my hand, William Preston, as my owne act. Witnesses Roger Allen William Preston Thomas Munson (Note William Preston did not list his children by his second marriage, which consisted of a daughter Hannah Preston, who married Abraham Kimberly,

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Biographies of the William Preston families (entered by Michael A. Kennedy 18 Jun 2017) A town in Lancashire, England, bears this name, which means town in the coppice, or the bushy hill, from Prys and ton. From the Welsh word, Pres, meaning brass, the name has been applied to the town w

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Life Sketch

William Preston, Sr.

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Early Planters in The Colony of New Haven

Division of Land

The schedule, though prepared before April, 1841, is found in the record-book amid the records of 1643. The schedule furnishes important aid in determining who were proprietors of the town in the first years of its history.

... Hull; William Preston; Benjamin ...

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Source 1. "New England Genealogical & Hi

Source 1. "New England Genealogical & Historical Register."-pg483. Source 2. "English Origins of New England Families"-vol. 1-pg:103; (taken from "The New England Historial & Genealogical Register. States William Preston had a daughter, Elisabeth who Married Joseph Alsop Jr. Source 3. The American Genealogist, : vol. 12-14 States: "William Preston settled as a young man in Chesham, co. Buck, England, where he married Elizabeth Sale and lived for over twenty years. After his wife's death, and burial, he married again & came to New England; He came with his second wife Mary, and some of his children on the Truelove, in Sept. 1635, his age being stated as 44. From his will made 9 July 1647, entered in the first volume of Vital Records we learn that he inherited land in Giggleswick, Yorkshire; that he had an elder brother; and that he was born about 1591.

In New England marriages are Daniel Preston B: 1621 & Edward preston B: 1619 whom I can't place; I believe they are sons of William by first wife, Elisabeth Sale who died in 1633;

Source 4. "Early Fairchilds" by Jean Fairchild Gilmore, Published by Gateway Press Inc, Baltimore, 1991;

Source 5. "Fairchild 1610-1980" by Everett Elroy Fairchild & Mary Helen Power Fairchild.

Source 6. IGI: Batch 8030502, sheen 78, source call: 1260793; Source 7. "A Genealogy of the Curtiss-Curtis Family of Stratford, Conn a Supplement to the 1903 edition" compiled by Harlow Dunham curtis;

Source 8. Ancestral file of the LDS Church.

"Beach In America" by Elmer T. Teach, printed by Ihling Bros Everard Co of Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1923.

Source 9. "The Ancestry & Posterity of Obil Beach" edited by Alma Lewis James, Oct 1950;

Source 10: "The Descendants of Abraham Kimberley";

Source 11: The American Genealogist: Vol 16; pg: 134: In the will of William Preston made 9 July 1647, one clause reads: "I have an estate in Old England, and for part of my house and land and other goods given by my father to my elder brother and myself, werein a foefment of law calling to councelll and left in the hands of two foefees, namely, Mr William Lawson and Mr William Banke, to be kept in trust in our behalfe whenwee should demant it, ourselves, heirs, executors, administrators or assignes, lying in Yokeshire in a town called Giglesweke in Crave,", etc. Source 12; New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 65:64; William Preston settled as a young man in Chesham, Buck, Co, England where he married 11 Oct 1613 to Elizabeth Sale. After his wife's death and burial 22 Feb 1633/34, he married again and came to New England with his (2) wife Mary (my grandmother) and some of his children on the ship called "Truelove, in Sept 1635, his age being stated on the Ships list as age 44 years;

From data, we know that he inherited land in Giggleswick, Yorkshire England; That he had an elder brother; and that he was born about 1591.

Source 13; Giggleswick Church Registers: Baptisms 1559-1614 From these valuable records we find they contain the baptism of William Preston in 1591, the marriage of his parents, and the baptisms of his elder brother, three elder sisters, and a younger brother.

Source 14: "Families of Early Fairfield" by Donald Linnes Jacobus; Donald Lines Jacobus’s “History of Old Fairfield” has the following entry for Robert Seabrook. “An elderly man, one of the early settlers in Stratford, he did not long survive. His will is not found, and our only knowledge of it comes from mention made of it in Stratford Deeds, where land was entered to the following persons which they had by gift from their grandfather Robert Seabrook: -Samuel Fairchild, Thomas Fairchild, Jehiel Preston, John Wheeler's wife, Samuel Stiles's wife, and perhaps others not noted. From this we deduce that he had daus. who m. Thomas Fairchild, William Preston and Thomas Sherwood; the wives of Wheeler and Stiles were daus. of Sherwood.”

William Preston was from Chesham, co. Buckingham, and the name Seabrook is common in that county, where at Wingrave a Robert Seabrook m. 12 Sept. 1596, Alice Goodspeed, bapt. 19 Aug. 1576, dau. of Nicholas, Jr., and Margaret Goodspeed. She was a cousin of Roger Goodspeed, the Barnstable settler. If this was the emigrant Robert, he may have married more than once; but unless research in England be made, we have only vague surmise on which to build.

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!Utah Gen. Mag., Vol. 20 Jan. 1929 !Anc.

!Utah Gen. Mag., Vol. 20 Jan. 1929 !Anc. & Prog. of Joseph Smith by Anderson !Los Angeles data by Mary L. Quist, Gen. Soc. data; ch Visitation of Essex 1558-1574; Further information from Utah Gen & History (but details were unreadable) !Loomis Family in America, A6F 15

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HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE FAMILIES OF

HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE FAMILIES OF OLD FAIRFIELD, compiled and edited by Donald Lines Jacobus, 1930: Preston, William. ... His will mentions land at Giggleswick, co. York, inherited by elder bro. and himself from his father. The late James Shepard, of New Britain, Conn., obtained a record to the effect that William, son of Adam and Isabel (Braithwhet) Preston, was bapt. at Giggleswick, 23 Jan. 1590/1, but we do not know how authentic the record is. He settled in Chesham, co. Bucks, where he m. (1) 11 Oct 1613, Elizabeth Sale, bapt. 8 June 1590, bur. 22 Feb 1633/4. Shortly before coming to New England, he m. (2) Mary, perhaps dau. of Robert Seabrook, and in his will refers to the monetary assistance of his wife in bringing himself and his children to this country. ... William, ae. 44, Mary (his wife), ae. 34, and Elizabeth 11, Sarah 8, Mary 6, and John 3, came in the Truelove, Sept. 1635. The family settled in New Haven, where William d. in 1647.

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Sources found and verified by Rhonda Hensley Bawden

!Name BD(23 Jan 1590),pla,(,York,Eng),Chr(29 Jan 1590),pla,DD(also 4 Jan 1649),pla,Bur(22 Feb 1634)Burpla,parents,Spouses,Children,Bap,End(2 Dec 1896)-Ancestral File Name,Chr(28 Jan 1590),pla(Craven,York,Eng),parents, Spouses,MD(1),Children with (2),Bap,End(10 Jun 1933)-Archive Record Sheet of Vera Carter Stewart and Beverly Bawden with verifications from #3 J History of Ancient Woodbury pg 664-666;A1C11 New Haven Gen Mag Apr 1930 pg 264-398;Popes Pioneers of Maine Name,Spouse(2),Son(Eliasaph)-Archive Record Sheet of William H. Dickson with verifications from HIstory of Ancient Woodbury,Conn, pg 664;A1C11 pg 289,399;Fairfield Families Vol 1 pg 40 Name,Chr,pla,parents,Bap,End(2 Dec 1896)-Archive Record Sheet of Paul R. Lindeman with verifications from Conn N2b 0 V14 pg 134 Name,Spouse,Child(Eliasaph)-HISTORY OF WALLINGFORD,GENEALOGIES FHL Bk 974.67 W1 D2d pg 32 Name,Dy-FAMILIES OF ANCIENT NEW HAVEN FHL Bk 974.68 D2j pg 39,1479 Name,Dyr,Spouses,MD(1),Pla(2)(Dorcester)-NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700 FHL film 0929498 Name,DD,pla-NEW HAVEN CHURCH RECORDS FHL Film 005343 Name,BD,DD(Aug 1647),pla-1st Church of New Haven FHL film 098515 Item 1 pg 4 Name,Spouses,MDs,pla(1)(Chesham,Bucks,Eng)-ANCESTRY & POSTERITY OF JOSEPH SMITH & EMMA HALE FHL Film 216691 pg 343-4 Name,BD,pla(,York,Eng),Dyr,Spouse(1,Elizabeth Sale),MD(1)-TIB Name,BD,pla,Chr,pla,parents,Bap,End(2 Dec 1896)-IGI extraction P008481-2174 Name,Spouse(1, Elizabeth Sale),MD(1)(also Nov),pla(1),SS(1)(13 Apr 1933MT)-IGI

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Memorial Baptized in Giggleswick, Yorkshire, 28 Jan 1590/1, son of Adam & Isabel (Braithwaite) Preston. Came from Chesham, Buckinghamshire to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 on the "Truelove." (On 19 Sep 1635, "W[il

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Memorial 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,

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!See Isabel Calder, The New Haven Colony

!See Isabel Calder, The New Haven Colony (New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1937), p. 47. Hotten's Original Lists, pp. 43, 70, 131. William Preston came to America in 1635 on the ship "Elizabeth Ann" (or "Truelove") with his second wife and the four youngest children of his first wife. He was said to have come to Dorchester, MA, from whence he moved to settle in New Haven among the original founders of that colony, in 1637-38. He lived in Chesham for at least 20 years before coming to America. !See NEHGR 69:254-55.

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!Families Ancient, New Haven p. 1478 A

!Families Ancient, New Haven p. 1478 A churchwarden at Chesham in 1617, Embarked for New England, 19 Sep. 1635 in the Truelove with all children except Edward and Daniel, who came to New England earlier in the year. William signed the fundamental agreement on 4 Jun 1639 at New Haven, CT and took the oath of fidelity on 1 Jul 1644.

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Truelove Passenger Manifest

Truelove 1635 Founders of New England: Records of Ships Passenger Lists from England to New England between 1620 and 1640. This set of ships passenger lists includes ships to Virginia (a catch-all phrase to mean almost anywhere along the coast), Barbadoes, Bermuda, West Indies and of course New England Lorine's Note: This set of records consists of various passenger lists, names of individuals ready to sail to New England, and names of those taking the Oath of Allegiance (in preparation for sailing). It is not always obvious when each ship left. Researchers will have to determine whether or not a ship made more than one sailing each year it is mentioned. The original spelling has been maintained, so you will see "Landen" for "London", etc. Note that common words found are "uxor" meaning "wife", "mr" for "Master" (of the ship) Finding the names: You can browse each list, starting with the one below (scroll down). To browse the passenger lists of all ships I have online for this 20 year period to New England see the list of all known ships that made the voyage. I hope to find passenger lists for every ship on the list, so if you have a ship list, please consider donating it to Olive Tree. Transcriber: Laura Freeman

The Truelove, Sept. 1635 xix Sept. 1635. Theis under written names are to be transported to New Enlgand imbarqued in the Truelove, Jo: Gibbs, Mr the men have taken the oathes of Alleg: and Suprem: Thomas Burchard 40 Laboring Man Mary Burchard 38 Elizabeth Burchard 13 Marie Burchard 12 Sara Burchard 9 Suzan Burchard 8 Jo: Burchard 7 Ana Burchard 18mo. Peter Place 20 Wm Beeresto 23 Geo: Beeresto 21 Edward Howe 60 Husbandman Elizabeth Howe 50 Sara Howe 12 Ephraim Howe 9 Isacke Howe 7 Wm Howe 6 Jo: Sedgwick 24 Lester Gunter 13 Zacharia Whitman 40 Sara Whitman 25 Zacha: Whitman 21/2 Rabecca ffeaner 25 Tho: Tibbaldes 20 Thomas Sterte 15 Jo: Streme 14 Ralph Tomkins 50 Husb: Kat: Tomkins 58 Elizabeth Tomkins 18 Marie Tomkins 14 Samvel Tomkins 22 Richard Hawes 29 Ann Hawes 26 Anna Hawes 21/2 Obediah Hawes 6mo. Ralph Ellwood 28 Geo: Tayler 31 Elizabeth Jenkins 27 Wm Preston 44 Marie Preston 34 Wm Bentley 47 Alice Bentley 15 Margaret Killiaghall 20 Jo: Bentley 17 Tho: Stockton 21 Geo: Morrey 23 Richard Swayne 34 Sarah Haile 11 Samvel Grover 16 Eliz: Preston 11 Sara Preston 8 Marie Preston 6 Jo: Preston 3 Wm Jones 28 Robert Browne 24 Tho: Blower 50 Edward Jeofferies 24 John Done 16 Roger Broome 17 Dorothie Lowe 13 Jo: Simpson 30 Tho: Brighton 31 Tho: Rumball 22 Edward Parrie 24 Jane Walson 19

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Preston Genealogy

Among the passengers of the Truelove from London to New England, Sept. 19, 1635, were the following persons: William Preston, age 44; Marie Preston, age 34; Elizabeth Preston, age 11; Sara Preston, age 8; Marie Preston, age 6; and John Preston, age 3. Also Edward Preston, age 13 came over in the Christian, March 16, 1634, and Daniel Preston, age 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 Cothren's History of Woodbury, vol. I, pg 663, it it stated that William Preston removed to New Haven, Conn., and signed the fundamental agreement of Jan. 4, 1639, and that he had four children born in New Haven. In his will, dated July 9, 1647, he speaks of children of the first and second wife. Hence we conclude that the Mary Preston, age 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 daugther Sarah was named. It is said that he possessed real estate in Yorkshire, Eng., which he inherited from his father.

Source: The Descendants of Joseph Loomis, Vol 1, page 13

Immigrated aboard ship "Truelove" 1635
http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/truelove1635.shtml

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William Preston, Sr.'s Timeline

1590
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
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Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England
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Giggleswick,Yorkshire,England