Mary Preston

15 November 1754–6 February 1782 (Age 27)
Hilton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Preston was born on 15 November 1754, in Hilton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Preston, was 24 and her mother, Mary Bulmer, was 21. She married George Ord Sr. on 23 February 1773, in Hilton, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 6 February 1782, in Cowpen, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 27, and was buried in Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

George Ord Sr.
Mary Preston
Marriage: 23 February 1773
Thomas Ord
Ann Ord
Mary Ord
George Ord
William Ord
Benjamin Ord

Spouse and Children

23 February 1773
Hilton, Yorkshire, England


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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 (3)

  • Mary Ord in entry for Isaac Ord, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Mary in entry for William Ord, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for William Orde, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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