William Prestwich

8 August 1851–1885 (Age 33)
Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Prestwich was born on 8 August 1851, his father, Robert Prestwich, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Dunkerley, was 40. He married Mary Ann Bowers on 10 February 1872, in Audenshaw, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died in 1885, in Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 34.

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William Prestwich
Mary Ann Bowers
Marriage: 10 February 1872
James Prestwich
Arthur Prestwich
Ada Prestwich
John Bowers Prestwich
Mary Prestwich
Sarah Ann Prestwich
Robert Prestwich

Spouse and Children

10 February 1872
Audenshaw, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (5)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 3

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 8

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 27

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire (now Greater Manchester) and Northumbria, so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + wīc ‘outlying settlement’. Compare Preston .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Prestwich, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Prestwich in household of Robert Prestwich, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • William Prestwich in household of Robert Prestwich, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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