Sarah Preston

1832–
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Preston was born in 1832, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Preston, was 31 and her mother, Leah Blackburn, was 31. She lived in Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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Family Time Line

William Preston
1801–1846
Leah Blackburn
1801–1862
Elizabeth Green Preston
1825–1892
Edwin Preston
1827–
Henry Norman Preston
1829–
Emma Preston
1830–
Sarah Preston
1832–
Tom Preston
1835–1888
William Preston
1836–
Fanny Preston
1837–
Jane Preston
1838–
Leah Preston
1843–
Ada Preston
1845–

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World Events (8)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 1

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1843

Age 11

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 31

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

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)

  • Sarah Preston in household of Wilm Preston, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Sarah Preston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Sarah Preston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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