Emma Preston

1863–
Hennock, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Emma

When Emma Preston was born in 1863, in Hennock, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Preston, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Radmore, was 28. She married James Lovey Coombes in 1889, in Newton Abbot, Devon, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Chudleigh Knighton, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Family Time Line

James Lovey Coombes
1868–
Emma Preston
1863–
Marriage: 1889

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1889
Newton Abbot, Devon, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 17

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 21

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 41

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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 (2)

  • Emma Preston in household of William Preston, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Emma Preston in household of William Preston, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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