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Prest family county Durham
Posted by: Gemma Prest (ID *****8994) Date: November 28, 2006 at 12:04:47
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It's along time since i left a message just update on what i have and if any of u=you have any links please contact me.

my great great grand father Thomas Prest born June 1850 in Sacriston Co.Durham married Elizabeth Wills Dec 1873 in county Durham prob. Stanhope Weardale? she was the daughter of William Wills and Jane Harrison and was born June 1850 Stanhope Weardale.

Thomas and Elizabeth had children.

Francis Ann (Fanny?) b. June 1876 Middlestone Moor nr Spennymoor County durham
Joseph William March 1882
Henrietta b Sept 1883
Margaret Elizabetn b Sep 1885
Thomas born march 1888
Ruby Mary Dec 1889
George Robert Harrison b. March 1892
Catherine born 1894

Francis married a Thomas Conlon
Henrietta = James Armstrong
Margaret Elizabeth = James Hodgson
George Robert Harrison = Grace Crow=== my line
Catherine = Joseph E Spenceley

Thomas died 14/10/1903 at Binchester colliery in the engine room many people thought it was a tragic accident a later postmortem revealed he died of natural causes

Thomas's parents were James Prest born abt 1828 Durham ? and Sarah A Hardcastle born abt. 1830 ? Lanchester they married in Dec 1849 when Sarah was 3 months pregnant with her first child THOMAS

James and Sarahs children were

Thomas born 1850 sacriston === my line
George hardcastle b June 1853 Chester-le-street
John Johnson b. Mar 1856 Quarrington Hill
Mary Jane b. June 1859 Spennymoor
Ann/ Jane Ann? born sept 1862 Haswell
Harriet b. Dec 1871 Castle Eden

Thomas married Elizabeth Wills as mentioned before
George Hardcastle= Elizabeth Hirst March 1874 Stockton
JOhn Johnson = Mary Kirtley march 1879 Sunderland
Mary Jane = John Crowder Mar 1880
ann/ jane ann = John. W. Miller march 1890
Harriet = John Bowman March 1892 Lanchester.

Although i have all this information i am still trying to find James Prest s parents and Sarah Hardcastle's parents. any help greatly appreciated.

Gemma Prest

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