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Edward Preston

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Edward Preston (c1836-1913) of Edward Preston and Sons

Born in Birmingham the son of Edward Preston, a Plane Maker.

1858 Married at Aston to Harriet Cooke. Edward is a Plane Maker like his father.

ca.1866 Birth of son Charles Henry Preston

ca.1869 Birth of son Frederick William Preston

1881 Living at 30 Birchfield Road, Aston, Birmingham: Edward Preston (age 45 born Birmingham), Rule Maker Master employing 53 men, 11 boys and 29 females. With his wife Harriett Preston (age 44 born Birmingham) and their six children; James E. Preston (age 22 born Birmingham); Alice G. Preston (age 18 born Birmingham); Charles H. Preston (age 15 born Birmingham); Frederick W. Preston (age 12 born Birmingham); Harriett P. Preston (age 10 born Birmingham); and Louisa K. Preston (age 8 born Birmingham).[1]

1911 Living at St Tudno, Lichfield Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield: Edward Preston (age 75 born Birmingham), Manufacturer Rules, Planes, Spirit Levels, and General Tools in Wood, Ivory, Steel Iron and Brass - Employer. With his wife Harriett.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1911 Census