Catherine Preese

20 August 1781– (Age NaN)
Marden, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Preese was born on 20 August 1781, in Marden, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Preese, was 42 and her mother, Ann Gailey, was 38.

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John Preese
Ann Gailey
William Gailey Lewis
Anne Preese
Mary Preese
Sarah Preese
Jane Preece
John Preece
Elizabeth Preese
Catherine Preese

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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 20

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 27

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 34

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for an irritating person, from Middle English breeze ‘gadfly’ (Old English brēosa).2 Americanized spelling of the Welsh patronymic ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ ( see Reese ).3 German: habitational name from any of numerous places called Breese or Breesen, in Mecklenburg, Wendland (near Hannover), Brandenburg, and Pomerania. In some cases the place name is derived from West Slavic brjaza ‘birch’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Catherine Prees, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Preese, Catherine, dau of John Preese and Ann Gailey, christened 20 Aug 1781

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