When William Preece was born in 1780, in Pencoyd, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Preece, was 27 and his mother, Ann Jones, was 22. He married Lucy on 3 April 1809. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.
Welsh (especially Herefordshire):
Anglicized form of the patronymic ap Rhys, also spelled ap Res ‘son of Rhys’. Preece is interchangeable with Price , the more common pronunciation of the name.
habitational name either from Prees in Shropshire or Preese in Lancashire. Both placenames derive from Proto-Welsh prês ‘brushwood, copse, grove’ (Welsh prys). Confusion between this name and 1 is likely.
Thomas and John Preece Of Herefordshire England Stuart Preece - November 2011 When I was in Nauvoo in September 2011. I went to the church records office and was able to obtain a CD copy of all the …