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William Preston, son of Adam & Isabel (Braithwaite) Preston was born on January 23, 1590 in Settle, England, and Baptized on January 28, 1590 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England. William was a church warden in Chesham in 1617. He came from Chesham, Buckinghamshire to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 on the "Truelove." (On 19 Sep 1635, "W[illia]m Preston," aged 44, "Marie Preston," aged 34, "Eliz[abeth] Preston," aged 11, "Sara Preston," aged 8, "Marie Preston," aged 6, & "Jo[hn] Preston aged 3, were enrolled at London as Passengers for New England on the Truelove.) She sailed 19 Sept 1635 from London and arrived at Boston late in November. William and his family first settled in Dorchester then moved to New Haven in 1640. He signed the fundamental agreement and was a churchwarden. 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. He died between Jul 1647 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA(date of will) & August 30, 1647 (date of inventory).
Elizabeth (Sale) (b. June 9, 1590 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England d. February 22, 1633/4) married on October 11, 1613 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England. Daughter of Edward Sale of Chesham.
"I, William Preston, a member of the Church of New Haven, being upon my death bed as I conceave, thorugh the blessing of God have my understanding and memory perfect as in years past, doe make and ordayne this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge: 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 seaside and build and dwell there he may. But if he intend not to dwell there, the 20 s is all she can demand.
My son Edward, I giv him in the same lott before mentioned three acres of round if my wife see it may be a beneift to him to further him is 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 adge; and I give my daughter Mary 20 s to be paid when she is nineteen years of adge, and for the rest, when the time for payment is not mentioned I leave it to my wfie when she can conveninetly pay it.
As for Mr. Meaker's wife, in that upon her marriadge, and since, I have given her is more that I can give to any of her brothers and issters, yet I give her 5 shillings. As for the rest of my estate which consists in house, lands and cattles, moveable goods which I have here in New Haven in New England, I give all to my wife for the bringing up of my children that God hath gien me 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 foefment of law calling to counsel and left in the hands of two foefees, namnely Mr. William Lamsour and Mr. William Banks tobe kept in our behalfe when he should demand it, ourselves, heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, laying in Yorkshire in a town called Giglesweke in Craven. This land and goods what is of it, is to be divided into foure 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 for my son John, I leave him in the hands of Brother Rogr Allen and Brother Thomas Munson, to palce him where they shall think good to dispose of him to such 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, Thomas Munson..
The Preston surname is of French origins, having been written as "dePreston." Following the Norman Conquest, French families flooded into the country and became the Feudal lords appropriating much of the land. As to William's parentage, a varying theory is published in a book called "Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut". It states his father was John Preston, who was a different son of George (d.23 Apr.1685) and Anna Saunders. (George is the same grandfather in both lineages found for William.) George (or his father George?) of Valley Field was given the title of Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1637. (F-436c) George's death date is listed 100 years too late in this document.
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