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Edward PRESTON

Male 1835 - 1913  (78 years)


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  • Name Edward PRESTON 
    Born 11 Sep 1835  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 27 May 1836  St. Philip’s, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 730468768B36499BB1E123696C2385BAE6A8 
    Died 23 Sep 1913  St Tudno, Lichfield Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Preston_%26_Sons for a short article about Edward Preston and his son Edward who followed in the business.

      1861 census: at 54 Gt Charles Street, St Paul, Birmingham (all PRESTON, born Birmingham), Edward (head, 25, spirit level maker employing 1 man & 1 boy), Harriet (wife, 24) and James E (son, 2). Also Elizabeth WITHERAGE(?) (16, general servant).

      1871 census: at [unclear], Erdington Birmingham (all PRESTON, born Birmingham), Edward (head, 35, rule & spirit level maker employing 20 men, 7 [poss. 17] boys & 1 youth), Harriet (wife, 34), James Edward (son, 12, scholar), Alice Gertrude (daughter, 8, scholar), Frederick Wm. (son, 2) and Harriett (daughter, 2 months).

      1881 census: at 30 Birchfield Road, Aston Manor, Aston, Warwickshire (all PRESTON, born Birmingham), Edward (head, 45, rule maker, master employing 53 men, 1 boys & 29 females), Harriet (wife, 44), James E (son, 22), Alice G (daughter, 18), Charles H (son, 15, scholar), Frederick W (son, 12, scholar), Harriett P (daughter, 10, scholar) and Louisa K (daughter, 8, scholar). Also Phoela Anne ELLIS (25, general servant).

      1891 census: at Mansfield House, Birchfield Road, Aston Manor, Aston, Warwickshire (all PRESTON), Edward (head, 55, rule, plane & carpenters tool maker, born Birmingham), Harriet (wife, 54, born Erdington), Frederick W (son, 22, warehouse manager, born Aston), Harriett P (daughter, 20, born Aston) and Louisa K (daughter, 18, born Aston). Also Phoebe COOKE (mother in law, widow, 74, born Chatham, Kent) and a general domestic servant Sarah E SMITH (35).

      1901 census: at 311 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham (both PRESTON), Edward (head, 65, maker of rules, planes, wood & metal spirit levels & other tools used by carpenters and others, born Birmingham), Harriet (wife, 64, born Erdington) and Phoebe COOKE (mother in law, widow, 84, born Chatham, Kent) and a general domestic servant Ellen BEVAN (17).

      1911 census: at St Tudno, Lichfield Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield (8 rooms) (both PRESTON), Edward (head, 75, manufacturer of rules, planes, spirit levels & general tools in wood, ivory, steel, iron & brass, born Birmingham) and Harriet (wife, 74, married 53 years, 6 children all living, born Erdington). And a general domestic servant Alice LOTE (26).

      England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 at ancestry.com:
      PRESTON Edward of Whittall Works Cheston-road Birmingham and of St. Tudno Four Oaks Warwickshire died 23 September 1913 at St. Tudno Probate London 16 December 1913 to James Edward Preston Charles Henry Preston and Frederick William Preston manufacurers. Effects £18274 12s 9d (equivalent to at least one million pounds in 2019). 10 years later, Edward's widow Harriet's effects were £804 7s 3d.
    Person ID I259  Thanet (2), Kent
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Father Edward PRESTON,   b. Bef 26 Mar 1798, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1875, Redan House, Aston Road, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Charlotte BILSTON,   b. 30 Jul 1802, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1868, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1822  St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Married by banns. Edward Preston and Charlotte Bilston both of this parish. Both signed. Witnesses Wm. Taylor, Sarah Preston.
    Family ID F73  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet COOKE,   b. Abt 1837, Erdington, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1923, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married Mar 1858  Aston RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. James Edward PRESTON,   b. Mar 1859, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alice Gertrude PRESTON,   b. Dec 1862, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Charles Henry PRESTON,   b. Dec 1865, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Frederick William PRESTON,   b. Mar 1869, Aston RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Harriet Phoebe PRESTON,   b. Mar 1871, Aston RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Louisa Kate PRESTON,   b. Dec 1872, Aston RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F78  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] Birmingham, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912 at ancestry.com.

    2. [S3] BMD index, aged 78, Q3 1913 Tamworth 6b/499. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S43] Anthony Steven, April 2019.

    4. [S41] London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 at ancestry.com.

    5. [S3] BMD index, Q1 1858 Aston 6d/228. (Reliability: 3).