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Individual: William Preston 
Birth: 23 Jan 1590/1591 at: Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England 
Marriage: ABT 1635 at: Cheddington, Buckingham, England 
Death: 4 Jan 1649 at: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut 
Father: Adam Preston 
Mother: Isabel Braithwaite 
Spouses: Elizabeth Sale 

Spouse: Mary Seabrook 
Birth:  at:  
Marriage: ABT 1660 at: New Haven, , Connecticut 
Death:  at:  
Father: Robert Seabrook 
Mother: Alice Goodspeed 
Spouses: William Preston 

Children: Hackaliah Preston
Jehiel Preston
Eliasaph Preston
Joseph Preston
Hannah Preston

 

Source 1. New England Genealogical & Historical Register.-pg483. No Hannah listed;

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 wifes 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 cant place; I believe they are sons of William by first wife, Elisabeth Sale who died in 1633;

Source 4. Early Faairchilds 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 wifes 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 Wheelers wife, Samuel Stiless 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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