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Frederick William Preston

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William Frederick Preston (c1869-1930) of Edward Preston and Sons

Born the son of Edward 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 Trammer, Lichfield Road, Four Oaks, Warwickshire: Frederick William Preston (age 42 born Birmingham), Manufacturer of Rules, Spirit Levels and Tools in Wood, Ivory Brass, Steel and Iron etc - Employer. With his wife Gertrude.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1911 Census