'Preston06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Preston of Ardsallagh, Preston of Bellinter, Preston of Swainston

Hugh Preston of Bolton, Lancashire
Commoners (vol 3, Tighe of Woodstock) identifies Hugh's son John as "great grandson of Jenico Preston, 3rd Viscount Gormanston". However, noting that BLG1886 (Tighe of Woodstock) just identified John as "John Preston, Esq.", and that Hugh is shown as from Lancashire, we presume that that suggested connection was fallacious.
1. John Preston of Ardsallagh (co. Meath), Mayor of Dublin (d 13.07.1686, MP)
  m1. Mary Morris (dau of John Morris of Bolton)
  A. Phineas Preston of Ardsallagh (d 1673)
m. (1666) Letitia Hammond (dau of Robert Hammond of Chertsey, m2. Edward Ford)
  i. John Preston of Ardsallagh (b 1672, d before 28.04.1703)
  m. Mary Stewart (d 04.10.1758 (not 1765), dau of 1st Viscount Mountjoy, m2. 3rd Earl of Granard)
  a. Phineas Preston of Ardsallagh (d unm)
  b. Mary Preston
  m. (c05.1710) Peter Ludlow (d 1750, son of Stephen)
  B. Samuel Preston of Emo, Sheriff of Queen's Co. (d 1692)
  m. Mary Sandford (dau of Theophilus Sandford of Moyglare)
i. Anne Preston
  m. Ephraim Dawson of Dawson's Grove (son of William)
  ii.+ other issue - Ephraim, Mary
  C. Mary Preston (d 26.09.1684)
m1. (01.09.1661) Rev. Edward Baynes of Dublin
  m2. Nicholas Donellan
  D.+ other issue (dvp) - 5 sons and 2 daughters
  m2. (c12.1660, sp) Katherine Ashburnham (dau of John Ashburnham, widow of Sir John Sherlock)
  m3. (c05.1675) Anne Tighe (dau of Alderman Richard Tighe of Dublin, widow of Theophilus Sandford, m3. Oliver Lambart)
  K. John Preston of Balsoon (b 23.04.1677, d 23.09.1732, MP)
  m1. (c02.1698) Lydia Pratt (d 05.02.1714, dau of Joseph Pratt of Cabra)
i. John Preston of Bellinter (b 25.01.1700, d 19.01.1781, MP)
  m. (1731) Alice Ludlow (d 07.01.1778, dau of Peter Ludlow of Ardsallagh, sister of 1st Earl of Ludlow)
  a. John Preston of Bellinter (d 19.01.1781, MP)
  m. (25.04.1758) Mary Smyth (dau of James Smyth (MP) of Tinny Park (son of Edward, Bishop of Down & Connor), sister of Sir Edward Skeffington (Smyth), Bart)
  (1) John Preston, Baron Tara (b 04.11.1764, dsp 1821)
  m. (03.09.1801) Harriet Powys (dau of Thomas Jeffrey Powys of Berwick House)
  (2) Joseph Preston of Bellinter (b 1770, d 1839, cleric, 3rd son) had issue
  m. Mary Anne Massey (d 1839, dau of Godfrey Massey of Ballywine)
  (3) Mary Preston
  m. (03.05.1801) James Falls of co. Tyrone
  (4) Eliza Preston (dsp)
  m. (29.12.1794) Henry Forbes (son of 5th Earl of Granard)
  (5)+ other issue (d unm) - James (Major), Skeffington (d 1842, cleric), Francis (d 1834/41)
  b. Joseph Preston of Dublin mentioned by BE1883
  ii. Joseph Preston (d 1754, Major)
  m. (05.12.1747) Frances Sandford (dau of Henry Sandford of Castlerea, widow of Michael Cuff)
  m2. (25.10.1720) Henrietta Taylour (d 15.01.1729, dau of Sir Thomas Taylour, 1st Bart)
  iii.+ other issue - Henrietta, Sophia, Sarah mentioned by BE1883
  L. Nathaniel Preston of Swainston, co. Meath (b c1678, d 1760)
  BE1883 shows that there was a Nathaniel of this generation who was had a son called Nathaniel. However, it shows Nathaniel of Swainston as of the next generation, younger brother of John & Joseph. We follow BLGI1912 & BIFR1976 in showing this Nathaniel as ancestor of the Swainston branch.
m1. (c12.1718) Anne Dawson (dau of Thomas Dawson)
  i. Nathaniel Preston of Swainston (bpt 21.01.1724, d 1796, Rev.)
  m1. (c05.1751) Alice Dillon (dau of Arthur Dillon of Lismullen)
  a. Nathaniel Preston of Swainston (b 1752, d 1812)
m. Anne Brettridge (dau of John Brettridge of Templemore)
  (1) Nathaniel Preston of Swainston (d 1840, cleric) had issue
  m. (c12.1807) Elizabeth Webb (dau of John Webb of Hilltown)
  (2) Frances Preston
  m. William Battersby of Freffans (d 1848)
  (3)+ other issue - Arthur John (d unm, Captain), John Charles (a 1824, Sheriff of co. Meath, Captain), Henry (Captain), Alice (d unm)
  b. Arthur John Preston (b 1760, d 02.11.1844, Canon of Kildaire, rector of Kilmeague, 'Dean of Limerick') had issue
  m1. (c05.1794) Araminta Anne Beresford (d 26.09.1816, dau of Baron Decies, Archbishop of Tuam)
  m2. (1819) Isabella Shepherd (d 23.12.1859, dau of Rev. John Shepherd of Paddington)
  c. Elizabeth Preston (dsp)
m. (087.1784) Charles William Quinn
  d. Alice Preston
  m. Richard Walsh
  m2. (27.10.1763) Mary Hamilton (dau of Hon. Henry Hamilton)
  e. Henry Thomas Preston (d unm 03.1801, rector of Laracon)
  f. Anne Preston
  m. (1797) Sir George Talbot, Bart
  g. Mary Preston (dsp 20.03.1834)
  m. (25.08.1794) Hon. William Brodrick (d 29.04.1819)
  ii. Arthur Preston (dsp 1788, Major General, youngest son)
  m. (16.11.1758) Anne Noy (dau of Edward Noy of Newbrook)
  iii. Anne Preston (bpt 15.01.1721, d 17.01.1766)
  m. (20.10.1738) Joseph Leeson, 1st Earl of Milltown (d 02.10.1783)
  iv.+ other issue (d unm) - Joshua (bpt 17.06.1722, d 08.03.1754, Major), John (bpt 14.09.1727), Henry (bpt 11.02.1729)
  m2. (02.07.1739) Alice Lambert

Main source(s): BIFR1976 (Preston), BLGI1912 (Preston of Swainston), BE1883 (Preston - Baron Tara)
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