Ann Preston

1725–after 6 June 1789 (Age 64)
Maltby by Yarm, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ann

When Ann Preston was born in 1725, in Maltby by Yarm, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Preston, was 28 and her mother, Jane Bennison, was 30. She married Benjamin Ord in 1750. She died after 6 June 1789, in Seamer, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 64, and was buried in Sedgefield, Durham, England, United Kingdom.

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William Coates
Ann Preston
Marriage: 4 August 1769

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Age 51
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 51
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the meaning may have been either ‘village with a priest’ or ‘village held by the Church’.2 Scottish: habitational name from Presto(u)n, now Craigmillar, in Midlothian. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.

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

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Sources (16)

  • Ann Ord, "England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1692-1900"
  • Ann Preston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Burial Record - Ann Coates (nee Preston)

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