John Heasman
Mary Tinslay
Edward Carey of Ringmer
Sophia Akehurst
(Abt 1785-1867)
Joseph Benjamin Heasman of Buntingford
(Abt 1816-1893)
Mary Carey
Frances Mary Heasman


Family Links

1. William Heeley

2. Alfred Hagger Preston of Bishop's Stortford

Frances Mary Heasman

  • Born: 1835, Lewes, Sussex, England
  • Christened: 5 Apr 1835, All Saints, Lewes, Sussex, England 1
  • Married (1): 15 Jul 1860, St. Leonard Shoreditch, London, England 2
  • Married (2): 1868, Royston district, Hertfordshire, England 3
  • Buried: 17 Feb 1911, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire England 4

  Research Notes:

Frances Mary daughter of Joseph Benjamin Heasman of All Saints Lewes, currier, and Mary (baptismal record)


At the time of the 1851 England Census Frances Heasman, age 16, born in Lewes Sussex, house servant, was with her parents in High Street, Layston Hertfordshire.

At the time of the 1871 England Census Frances M Preston, age 35, born in Lewis Sussex, and husband Alfred H Preston, age 25, born in Therfield Hertfordshire, carpenter, were living at 11 Rye Street, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. With them was daughter Gertrude E (1) of Bishops Stortford.

In Aug 1871 Frances Mary Preston was present at the marriage of her sister Emily Heasman to Clement Allan Crinnold in Layston Herts.

At the time of the 1881 England Census Francis M Preston, age 45, born in Lewes Sussex, and husband Alfred H Preston, age 35, born in Therfield Herts, carpenter, were living in Rye Street, Bishop's Stortford Hertfordshire. With them was daughter Gertrude E (11) of Bps Stortford Herts.

At the time of the 1891 England Census Frances M Preston, age 56, born in Lewes Sussex, and husband Alfred H Preston, age 46, born in Thurfield, carpenter & joiner, were living in Rye Street, Bishop's Stortford Herts. With them was Frances's granddaughter Catharine G Wallace (6) of Buntingford Herts.

At the time of the 1901 England Census Frances Mary Preston, age 66, born in Lewes Sussex, widow, lets lodgings, was living in Hadham Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. With her was granddaughter Cath. G. F. Wallace (16) of Buntingford Herts., school teacher.



THE FUNERAL took place in the Cemetery on Friday of Mrs. Frances Mary Preston, 75, widow of Mr. J. Preston*, of Rye-street.

Chelmsford Chronicle, 24 February 1911, p. 8

* This is clearly a misprint.

  Marriage Information:

Frances married William Heeley, son of Edwin Heeley and Eliza Jarvis, on 15 Jul 1860 in St. Leonard Shoreditch, London, England. (William Heeley was born on 15 Apr 1837 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, christened in the Zion Chapel, New Hall St., Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, and died before 1868.)

  Marriage Notes:

William Healey*, age 23, bachelor, tinman, resident of 8 Bryde's Place, son of Edwin Heeley, tinman, and
Frances Mary Heasman, age 25, spinster, servant, resident of Kingstead Square, daughter of Benjamin Joseph Heasman, currier

Married after Banns

Witnesses: John Heasman, D---- Heeley

* Signed Heeley

  Marriage Information:

Frances also married Alfred Hagger Preston, son of Edward Hagger (Preston) and Emma Hagger, in 1868 in the Royston district, Hertfordshire, England. (Alfred Hagger Preston was christened on 29 May 1845 in Therfield, Hertfordshire, England and died on 21 Apr 1892 in Rye Cottage, Rye St., Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.)

  Marriage Notes:

Frances and her younger sister Elizabeth married brothers.


1 Lewes All Saints Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 92, no. 730.

2 St. Leonard Shoreditch Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 241, no. 481.

3 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, Royston district, 4th Quarter, vol. 3a, p. 349.

4 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Edmonton district, 1st Quarter, vol. 3a, p. 357.

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