Ann Preston

Female1725–after 6 June 1789

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Preston was born in 1725, in Maltby by Yarm, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Preston, was 29 and her mother, Jane Bennison, was 31. She married Benjamin Ord in 1750. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died after 6 June 1789, in Seamer, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 8274, and was buried in Sedgefield, Durham, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Ord
Ann Preston
Marriage: 1750
George Ord Sr.

Sources (17)

  • Ann Ord, "England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1692-1900"
  • Ann Preston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ann Preston, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"

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    World Events (2)


    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


    habitational name from one of the many places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

    occasionally from Middle English prest + son ‘son of the priest’. Priests were forbidden marriage but many produced illegitimate offspring.

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

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