Elizabeth Preese

20 July 1779–
Marden, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Preese was born on 20 July 1779, in Marden, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Preese, was 40 and her mother, Ann Gailey, was 35.

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Family Time Line

John Preese
1739–1786
Ann Gailey
1743–1786
William Lewis Gailey
1763–1837
Anne Preese
1771–
Mary Preese
1773–
Sarah Preese
1775–
Jane Preece
1777–1876
John Preece
1777–
Elizabeth Preese
1779–
Catherine Preese
1781–

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World Events (8)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 8

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 22

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.
1815

Age 36

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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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Preese, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Elizabeth Preese, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Elizabeth Preece, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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