Joseph  Preston

Joseph Preston (1803 - 1863)

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Joseph Preston
Born in Hampstead,Middlesex,Englandmap
Husband of — married in Upper Macdonald River NSW Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in St Albans, Macdonald Valley, New South Wales, Australiamap
Preston-204 created 21 Dec 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 7 Sep 2017
23:45: Kev Thompson edited the Biography for Joseph Preston. [Thank Kev for this]
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Categories: St Albans Old General Cemetery, St Albans, New South Wales.

Convicts After the Third Fleet

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Biography

Joseph Preston was born on 31 Jan 1831 in Sackville Reach, New South Wales, Australia as the first child of Joseph Preston and Hannah O'Donnell. He had eleven siblings, namely: Anne Nancy, Margaret, Eleanor (Ellen), Hannah, Mary, Thomas, John, George, William, Frances Elizabeth, and James. He died on 10 Jan 1910 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. When he was 18, he married Frances Bailey,daughter of John Bailey and Elizabeth Prosser, on 10 Apr 1849 in Portland, New South Wales, Australia. When he was 21, he married Elizabeth Jurd,daughter of Daniel James Jurd and Elizabeth Douglas, on 17 May 1852 in Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia. When he was 26, he married Elizabeth Susannah Cross,daughter of David Cross and Charlotte Elizabeth Johnson, on 12 May 1857 in Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia.

Joseph Preston and Frances Bailey had the following children:

Isabella Priscilla Preston was born in 1849 in MacDonald River, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 14 Jul 1928 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She married Edward Field in 1870 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She married John S. Dodson in 1887 in Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia.

Joseph Preston and Elizabeth Jurd had the following children:

  • Sarah Preston was born on 17 Mar 1853 in MacDonald River, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 20 Dec 1891 in Redfern, New South Wales, Australia. She married Alexander Sinclair Swanson in 1877 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Hannah Preston was born in 1854 in St Albans, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 02 Feb 1902 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. She married Samuel Turner in 1877 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Joseph Preston was born on 08 Oct 1856 in MacDonald River, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 18 Nov 1923 in Wyong, New South Wales, Australia. He married Elizabeth Thompson on 16 Dec 1891 in Wallambine Common, New South Wales, Australia.

Joseph Preston and Elizabeth Susannah Cross had the following children:

  • Charlotte Preston was born on 16 May 1858 in MacDonald River, New South Wales, Australia. She died in 1954 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. She married John Dickenson in 1894 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Frances Preston was born on 27 May 1860 in MacDonald River, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 06 Oct 1934 in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia. She married Peter Allwell in 1882 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia.
  • George Joseph Preston was born on 10 Nov 1861 in MacDonald River, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 09 Mar 1912 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. He married Mary Eleanor Nott on 04 Jul 1883 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Alexander John Preston was born in 1863 in Wellingrove, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 16 Mar 1940 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. He married Bridget Annie Coyle in 1887 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Edmund Henry Preston was born on 26 Sep 1865 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 22 Aug 1923 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He married Margaret Ann Robinson in 1887 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Emily Isabella Preston was born in 1868 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. She died in 1931 in Redfern, New South Wales, Australia.
  • David Roland Preston was born in 1870 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. He died in 1946 in Concord, New South Wales, Australia. He married Mary M. Thomas in 1894 in Moree, New South Wales, Australia.
  • William Richard Preston was born on 14 Jul 1872 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 03 Sep 1934 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. He married Clara Jane McDermott on 19 Jul 1902 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. He married Maria Hill on 12 Jan 1922 in Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Maud Elizabeth Preston was born in 1875 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 31 Jul 1964 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She married Joseph Seagrott in 1898 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Amy Ethel May Preston was born on 08 Aug 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 29 Oct 1946 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. She married Walter Joseph Boggs in 1900 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia.


The Trial of Joseph Preston & William Jones:

CHARLES SMITH: I am thirteen years old. I live in Cow-Yard, Hampstead, and work for Miss Colebrook. About eleven o'clock in the morning of Friday 16 of June, I saw the prisoners in her field, where some linen was hanging to dry - there is a high gate with some spikes to ot. I saw them take these things off the lines, and go across the fields with them.

I went into the kitchen and told the servants - they were taken on the Tuesday following. The linen has not been found. I am sure they are the boys, Preston took the things and Jones stood by him.

ANN THUMWOOD: I am servant to Miss Melinda Colebrook. Smith said two boys had taken the linen; I looked and missed it. The prisoners live in Hampstead.

JAMES ANTOBUS: I am a labourer, I heard of the robbery about three minutes after it happened. I was close to the terrace, and caught sight of the prisoners coming over the pales. I knew them before, but could not follow them, being ill. I do not know which of them had the things.

JONES. Question: Did I not offer to give myself up afterwards. Answer: Yes.

JOHN EDWARD WILSON: I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner on the 20th of June, at Hampstead. Smith, charged Jones with being one of them - he said he was ready to go to the prosecutrix. I saw Preston and secured him.

JONES Defence. I was in Oxford Street at the time of the robbery, and then went to Deptford. I met a butcher, he told me what I was charged with, and I said I would give myself up. PRESTONS Defence. I heard the constable wanted me, I went and waited in the road for him to come and take me away [Joseph was a butchers boy].


JONES-GUILTY. Aged 17. PRESTON-GUILTY. Aged 17. Transported for 7 years. Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

According to the 1823-25 Muster Joseph Preston arrived as a convict in 1821 aboard the Asia having been sentenced to 7 years transportation. He was at the time working as a government servant for the widow Cross at Wilberforce.

Sources

  • MarriageNSW BDM Index 4459/1829 V18294459 3B PRESTON JOSEPH (marriage) ODONALD HANNAH (CN= C of E Sackville Reach NSW)
  • DeathNSW BDM Index 4017/1863 PRESTON JOSEPH (parents) JOSEPH & MARGARET (MCDONALD RIVER)

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