'Preston07'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Preston of Airdrie, Preston of Leeds, Preston of Moreby, Preston of Penicuik
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(Sir) John Preston of Penicuik, co. Edinburgh (d 24.06.1616, Lord President (of the Court of Session))
TCB reports that John's son/heir, the 1st Bart, was "by the last of his many wives", Margaret Collace. In a note, TCB mentions 1 apparently definite and 2 possible ("said to have been") other wives.
m(1). Elizabeth Hawsyde (d 01.10.1583)
m(2). _ Scott
m(3). Lilias Gilbert
m(4). Margaret Collace (d 25.09.1617, "Lady Muretoun")
1. Sir John Preston, last of Penicuik, of Airdrie (in Craill, Fife), 1st Bart (a 1657, Solicitor General) the first mentioned by Wood
  m1. (before 1613) Elizabeth Turnbull (d 1623/7, dau/heir of William Turnbull of Airdrie & Thomastoun)
  A. Sir John Preston 'of Preston Hall' of Airdrie, 2nd Bart (d 10.06.1660)
  m(1). Christian Aytoun ## see here ##
m(2). Susanna MacMarran (dau/sister of Ninian ManMarran of Newhall)
  Not clear (but we presume probably not Margery Carnegie) which wife was mother of ...
  i. Sir John Preston, last of Airdrie, 3rd Bart (d 03.1675)
  m. (20.11.1670) Jean Lumsden (d by 1698, dau (sb granddau?) of Sir James Lumsden of Innergallie)
  a. Sir John Preston of Prestonhall (in Thomastoun, Fife), 4th Bart (a 1701)
  m. (16.02.1692) Margaret Elphinstone (dau of John Elphinstone, 4th Lord Balmerino, by Christian Montgomery)
  (1) daughter possibly of this generation
  m. (c1724) Thomas Simson (Professor)
  TCB reports that "The holding of this Baronetcy from 1701 to 1784 is uncertain." The next reported is the under-mentioned Robert "presumably son or nephew" of the 4th Bart. Robert was served in 1784 "heir male and of line general to his grandfather, Sir John Preston, Baronet of Airdrie". Provisionally we show him as nephew of the 4th Bart.
b. ?? Preston
  (1) Sir Robert Preston, 5th (?) Bart (b c1706, d 1791-2)
  m1. ??
  m2. Margaret Speid (d 08.1794, au/coheir of Robert Speid of Ardovie) presumed mother of ...
  (A)+ issue - George, Alexander
  TCB reports that is it not known whether or not George and/or Alexander survived their father.and that, after his death, "the Baronetcy, presumably, became dormant."
ii. Margaret Preston
  m. (1668) (James) Law of Brunton (Major)
  iii. Ann Preston
  m. (1669) Henry Sibbald of Rankeillor
  iv. Marion Preston
  m. _ Couper of Fentonbarns
v. Helen Preston
  m. (1665) Robert Lumisdaine of Stravithie
  vi Elizabeth Preston probably of this generation
  m. Robert Balfour, 2nd of Balbirnie (b 1641, d 1713)
  vii.+ other issue - Simon (d 1669), James (d 1652), Thomas
  m(3). (29.04.1652) Margery Carnegie (dau of John Carnegie, 1st Earl of Northesk, widow of Sir James Scot of Scotstarvit)
  B. Walter Preston (Captain)
  m. (1645) Susanna McMorran (dau/sister of Ninian McMorran of Newhall)
  m2. Agnes Lundin (d 1688, dau of John Lundin of that ilk by Margaret Durie)
  C. Ann Preston
  m. (02.01.1662) Robert Wemyss of Unthank (d by 1691)
  D. Elizabeth Preston
  m. Sir Patrick Myrton of Cambo
  E.+ other issue - James (dsp 1662), William in St. Andrews (b c1636, d 1657), David (a 1665), Thomas (a 1666)
Probably of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is not known, was ...
2. Catherine Preston
  m. Robert Nairn of Strathurd, etc (d 02.1652)



Christopher Preston (bur 12.04.1639)
1. Joseph Preston of Leeds (bur 09.07.1655)
  A. John Preston, Mayor of Leeds (bur 12.01.1710)
  i. Croft Preston
m. Frances Wade (dau of Benjamin Wade of New Grange)
  a. Wade Preston
  ii. William Preston of Leeds
  m1. Olive Smithson or Walters
  a. John Preston of Leeds & Flasby (b 1719, d 07.08.1758)
  m1. Elizabeth Pawson (b 1724-5, dsp 04.04.1749, dau of Henry Pawson, sister of Mrs. Wilson)
  m2. Elizabeth Wilberfoss (dau/coheir of John Wilberfoss of Gainsborough by Sarah, dau of Elias Pawson of York)
(1) John Preston of Flasby (d 06.1821)
  m. _ Cooper (dau of _ Cooper, Governor of the Bank, by sister of Elizabeth Wilberfoss)
  (A) Cooper Preston of Flasby
  m. _ Taylor (dau of Colonel _ Taylor, niece of _ England, Archdeacon of Dorset)
  (B) Elizabeth Preston
  m. Edward Unwin of Derbyshire
  (i)+ issue - James, Edward, Francis, Arabella
  (C) Caroline Preston
  m. (15.04.1819) Joseph Bradney
  (D) Mary Preston (d 09.1831) who married ...
  m. (17.05.1827) John Hopkins Bradney (brother of Joseph)
  (E)+ other issue - Harriet, Sarah, Olivia (b c1804, a 1819)
  (2) Olivia Preston
  m. William Gregory Williams of Rempston
  b. Elizabeth (or Sarah) Preston
  m. William Topham of Leeds
  m2. Ellen Farrer (dau of Rev. Jeremia Farrer of Nun-Burnham by _ Freeman)
  c. William Preston of Moreby (dsp)
  m. Anne Foulis (dau of Sir William Foulis)
  d. Thomas Preston of Moreby (d 1828, 3rd son of this marriage)
  m. _ Prescott (dau of Rev. _ Prescott of Cambridge)
  e. Henry Preston
  m. _ Thorpe
  f. Mary Preston
  m. John Blackburn
  g.+ other issue - Jeremiah, Abraham, Christopher (d unm), Jonas, Margaret, Ellen, Frances
  One of the daughters m. _ Hague, and another m. _ Beevor.
  iii.+ other issue - Christopher (bur 10.11.1684), 2 sons, Benjamin (bur 19.06.1698), 3 daughters, Anne (bur 25.06.1688)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 15.03.15) : TCB (vol 2, Preston of Airdrie), 'The East Neuk of Fife' (2nd edition by Rev. Walter Wood, 1887, p402)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 20.06.16) : FMG (vol 3, MS406, 'Preston', p956+)
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