Major William Preston

New England Prestons - Yorkshire -Dorchester, MA - New Haven, CT.

The following information is from several sources and is certainly subject to error. Any confirmed information contradicting this data or additional information would be appreciated. Sources are "The Preston Genealogy", William Bowker Preston, published in Salt Lake 1900, some information from a web site by Stephen M. Lawson, ,also, information provided by Munson B. Hinman. The biggest difference in the various sources is ADAM. He did not show in "Preston Genealogy" by William Bowker Preston but he is shown by both Forte and Lawson. This strikes me as peculiar because I don't know of any other ADAM PRESTON. Of course, FRED isn't exactly common either !

William Preston b. c1525 d. 4-23-1585 in Yorkshire, son of Sir Simon Preston b.1504 d.xxxx, married Anna Saunders (b. 1530). Their children were:

  1. William Preston b abt 1556 d.xxxx Yorkshire.
  2. Richard Preston b. abt 1557 d.xxxx Yorkshire succeeded to the estates of Valleyfield and to the family title. He married and had issue:
  3. Ellen Preston b. abt 1559 d.xxxx Yorkshire.
  4. Alice Preston b. abt 1561 d.xxxx Yorkshire.
  5. John Preston b. abt 1563 d.xxxx Yorkshire.
  6. Adam Preston b. 1564 d.11-8-1593, Giggleswick, Yorkshire, married 6-2-1583 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire, Isabel Braithwaite b.1569 d.xxxx. Their children were:

1.       Margaret Preston bap. 8-24-1583 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

2.       Thomas Preston bap. 8-20-1585 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

3.       Janet Preston bap. 9-1-1588 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

4.       Katherine Preston bap. 8-13-1589 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

5.       William Preston b.1-23-1590/1 bap. 1-28-1590/1, in Giggleswick, Yorkshire. William married first on 10-11-1613 Elizabeth Sale b. before 6-8-1590 in Chesham, Co. Bucks, Eng. She was the daughter of Edward (Searles) Sale and Elizabeth Gifford and the granddaughter of John Sale and Agnes Parker of Chesham. Elizabeth died 2-22-1633/4 in Chesham, Co. Bucks, Eng. William immigrated to Ameria 9-19-1635. William married secondly, Mary Not Seabrook in about 1634. Mary was born in 1601 and died after 1680 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut. William died July 9, 1647. William's children by his wife Elizabeth Sale were:

William immigrated to New England 9-19-1635 on the ship 'True Love'. (Two of his sons preceded him to America.)They first came to Dorchester, Mass. Son Daniel remained there but the rest of the family moved to New Haven, Connecticut.He married Mary Seabrook about 1634/5 apparently in England. Mary was the daughter of Robert Seabrook and Alice Goodspeed. Their children were:

6.       Richard Preston bap. 9-30-1594 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

 William Preston

Sir Robert, of Bass (d.June 1576) m. (1) Margaret Sinclair of Roslin, sister to both the Bishops of Ross and Brechin, with issue, and (2) by contract dated 22nd August 1558, Elizabeth, natural daughter of John Hay 4th Lord of Yester (Letters of Legitimation issued under The Great Seal 18th August 1558). The only child of the second marriage, Elizabeth, married in 1575 David Preston, Lord of Craigmillar, from whom that family descends. dick/Lauderancestryarticle1.asp