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Folk Biography Information

Folk Biography Information

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NamePreston, William
Date of Birth1846
Location/CommunityGrafton
NotesBirth / baptism
Swinbrook, Oxfordshire, 19 April, 1846 [AB]; Astell, North Birford, Oxfordshire, 1846, Census, 1901. Swinbrook and Asthall are less than a mile apart. [CDW]

Marriage
No trace

Death / burial
Oxfordshire, Witney, 1927, Vol. 3a, p 1742, age, 78;

Williams / others notes
Alfred Williams: Obtained of William Preston, Grafton, Oxfordshire. He is an old earth stopper, and remembers to have heard the song near Cricklade, many years ago, In Rockley Firs, Ox.268.
Census InformationCensus 1911
Place of birth, Astall, Oxfordshire, c. 1846, age, 65; address, Grafton, Clanfield, Oxfordshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; widower.

Census 1901
Place of birth, Astell [Asthall], North Burford, Oxfordshire; c. 1846; Age, 55; address, in village, Grafton, Oxfordshire; occupation, general agricultural labourer; living with, wife, Sarah, age, 55; place of birth Taynton, Oxfordshire.

Census 1891
Place of birth, Swinbrook, Oxfordshire; c. 1846; Age, 45; address, Clanfield Bridle Road, Grafton, Oxfordshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; living with, wife, Sarah, age, 46; place of birth, Tainton [Taynton], Oxfordshire; son, Ernest, age, 13; place of birth, Lodbrough?, Oxfordshire; son, Charles, age, 10; son, Frederick, age, 7; place of birth, all siblings except Ernest, Bradwell Grove, Oxfordshire.

Census 1881
Listed as Wm. Preston. Place of birth, Swinbrook, Oxfordshire;c. 1846; Age, 35; address, in village, Bradwell, Oxfordshire; occupation, cowman; living with, wife, Sarah, age, 34; place of birth, Great Barrington, Gloucestershire; son, Richd [Richard], age, 6; place of birth, Hampen, Gloucestershire; son, Ernest, age, 2; place of birth, Lodboro?, Gloucestershire; son, Charles, age, 1; place of birth, Bradwell Grove Farm.

Census 1871
No trace.

Census 1861
Place of birth, Swinbrook, Oxfordshire; c. 1846; Age, 15; address, in village, Aldsworth, Gloucestershire; occupation, plough boy; living with, father, Ambrose; age, 41; place of birth, Asth [Asthall?], Oxfordshire; occupation, carter; mother, Hanah, age, 34; place of birth, Standlock [Standlake], Oxfordshire; sister, Ann, age, 12; place of birth, Astle [Asthall]; sister, Harriet, age, 9; place of birth, Astle; son, George C., age, 7; place of birth, Fulbrook, Oxfordshire; scholar; son, Richard, age, 5; place of birth, Little Barrington, Oxforfshire; son, Henry J., age, 3; place of birth, Sherborne, Gloucrstershire; daughter, Sarah J., age, 1; place of birth, Windrush, Gloucestershire.

Census 1851
No trace.
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