Agnes Preston

Brief Life History of Agnes

When Agnes Preston was born from 1848 to 1849, in Staveley, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Preston, was 35 and her mother, Jane Thornton Tyson, was 31. She married John Armitstead on 2 June 1874, in Staveley, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Westmorland, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 30 October 1876, in Milnthorpe, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom.

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John Armitstead
Agnes Preston
Marriage: 2 June 1874
Alice Jane Armitstead

Sources (5)

  • Agness Priston in household of William Priston, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Agnes Preston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Agnes Armittstead in entry for Alice Jane Armittstead, "England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996"

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World Events (1)

1854 · The Crimean War

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.

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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