Ancestors of Dave Eastham Elizabeth PRESTON


picture Elizabeth PRESTON

      Sex: F

Individual Information
         Burial: Nov 14, 1869 - Preston Cemetary Plot Y719 C Of E Section
 Cause of Death: 
           AFN : 

Spouses and Children
1. *Thomas EASTHAM (Aug 15, 1793 - Jul 8, 1874) 1 
       Marriage: Jul 18, 1827 - St John's, Preston, Lancashire, England, Great Britain
                1. Thomas EASTHAM (1829-1888) 2
                2. Nancy EASTHAM (Abt 1831-      )
                3. Mary EASTHAM (Abt 1831-1914)
                4. Ann EASTHAM (Abt 1832-      ) 1
                5. James EASTHAM (Abt 1841-      ) 3
                6. John Robinson EASTHAM (Abt 1842-1924) 1

Died at Age 70 per headstone
Marriage Notes (Thomas EASTHAM)
Have another interesting possibility for the spouseless Thomas b. 1793:
The following data was obtained from Family History Center Film No. 1501463, Parish Register of Preston, Lancashire, England, 1825-1829, which appears to be either the registers of St. John Church in Preston, or perhaps a civil transcription of the church records. No explanation is given on the film.
In the burial records for 1825, there is listed a "Betty Eastham of Fishergate", who died at the age of 31 and was buried on 26 May 1825. Then we find in the 1827 Register the record of Thomas Eastham, widower, of Preston Parish, marrying on 18 July 1827 Miss Elizabeth PRESTON, spinster, also of Preston Parish.
It is this author's conjecture that this is our Thomas, which would explain the entry of the name PRESTON into the family. If this is the case, we need to learn:
1.The maiden name of the first Elizabeth "Betty"
2.Which woman was the mother of our Thomas
3.Whether or not there were other children, and if so, to which mother they belong.

Does this connection sound likely to you? Unfortunately, the register does not give any parental names at all, and the witnesses don't give any clues, either.

In the registers of St. John, Preston, Lancs, it shows that Thomas Eastham was first married to Betty Preston, who died (apparently from child birth complications) in May 1825 at the age of 31, after having presented Thomas with seven children between 1813 and 1825. Somehow Thomas managed to care for those children for two years before he married again. In 1827, two years after Betty died, Thomas married Elizabeth Preston (believe it or not!), with whom he had four more children.
Betty's children:
Jane Eastham, b. about Sept 1813 (her mom and dad had only married in June of 1813 . . . :>)
Isabella Eastham, b. about May 1816
Mary Eastham, b. about July 1817
Hannah Eastham, b. about May 1819
Elizabeth Eastham, b. about April 1821
Richard Eastham, b. about March 1823
Thomas Eastham, b. about May 1825, died July 1831

Elizabeth's children:
Thomas Eastham, b. about March 1829 (he married ELLEN IANSON)
Mary Eastham, b. about Feb. 1831
Ann Eastham, b. about June 1832
James Eastham, b. about June 1838


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2000, data as of January 2000), Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, Surety: 3.

2 Personal knowledge of the author, Repository: Not Given. Surety: 3. .... Ancestry Family Trees (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note. Surety: 3. .... FHC Fiche No. 6903551, Births or Christenings, St. John's Church, Preston, Lancashire, England, Surety: 3. .... and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1881 England Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), Surety: 3. ...., 1861 England Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from the National), Class: RG9; Piece: 3128; Folio: 64; Page: 20; GSU roll: 543083. Surety: 3.

3 James Eastham Census British 1881, Surety: 3.

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