Mary Preston

14 February 1728–21 August 1813 (Age 85)
Culross, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Preston was born on 14 February 1728, her father, George Preston, was 33 and her mother, Anne Cochrane, was 30. She married Robert Wellwood about 1744. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 August 1813, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Robert Wellwood
1720–1791
Mary Preston
1728–1813
Marriage: about 1744
Ann Wellwood
1744–1829
Robert Wellwood
1747–
Andrew Wellwood
1751–
George Wellwood
1748–
Elizabeth Wellwood
1752–
Hary Wellwood
1756–
Patrick Wellwood
1757–

Spouse and Children

    Robert Wellwood

    Male1720–1791Male

    Female1728–1813Female

MARRIAGE
about 1744
children

(7)

    Ann Wellwood

    Female1744–1829Female

    Robert Wellwood

    Male1747–Male

    George Wellwood

    Male1748–Male

    Andrew Wellwood

    Male1751–Male

    Elizabeth Wellwood

    Female1752–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Preston

    Male1695–1779Male

    Anne Cochrane

    Female1698–1778Female

siblings

(9)

    George Preston

    Male1726–1797Male

    Female1728–1813Female

    William Preston

    Male1729–Male

    Patrick Preston

    Male1731–1776Male

    Alexander Preston

    Male1732–1772Male

+4 More Children

World Events (2)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 74

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 83

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

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)

  • Mary Preston in entry for George Wellwood, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Mary Preston in entry for Hary Wellwood, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Mary Preston in entry for Elisabeth Wellwood, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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