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


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Edward Hagger Preston

Elizabeth Ann Heasman

  • Born: 1836, Lewes, Sussex, England
  • Christened: 13 Mar 1836, All Saints, Lewes, Sussex, England 1
  • Married: 26 Sep 1864, Layston, Hertfordshire, England 2
  • Died: 1896, Beckenham, Kent, England 3

  Research Notes:

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


At the time of the 1861 England Census Elizabeth A Heasman, age 25, born in Lewes Sussex, was working as a servant at 3 Providence Villas, Ashby Rd., Islington London. Elizabeth's younger sister Harriet was working at the same address.

At the time of the 1871 England Census Elizabeth Ann Preston, age 35, born in Lewes Sussex, and husband Edward Preston, age 29, born in Therfield Herts, journeyman carpenter, were living in New Town, Layston, Hertfordshire. With them were children Jessie Elizabeth (5) of Bassingbourn Cambs, and born in Buntingford Herts: Rosabel Minnie (4), Ernest Edward Alfred (2), and Frances Mary Ella (1 month).

At the time of the 1881 England Census Eliz Ann Preston, age 45, born in Lewes Sussex, and husband Edw Hagger Preston, age 39, born in Therfield Herts, carpenter, were living in Chancery Lane, Beckenham Kent. With them were children: Jessie E. (15) of Bassingbourne Cambridge, Earnest E. A. (11) of Buntingford Herts, scholar, Ellen F. M. (10) of Buntingford, Luther B. (8) of Buntingford, Edwd. S. (4) of Buntingford, and Ruth I. (1) of B.Ham Kent.

At the time of the 1891 England Census Elizabeth A Preston, age 54, born in Lewes Sussex, and husband Edward H Preston, age 49, born in Therfield Herts, joiner & Baptist Minister, were living at 3 Chancery Lane, Beckenham Kent. Present were children (a) born in Buntingford Herts: Rosabel (24), Ellen (20), Luther (18), joiner's apprentice, Edward (14), joiner's apprentice, and (b) born in Beckenham Kent: Ruth (11), scholar, William (9), scholar.


Elizabeth Ann Preston died aged 59 years. 3

  Marriage Information:

Elizabeth married Edward Hagger Preston, son of Edward Hagger (Preston) and Emma Hagger, on 26 Sep 1864 in Layston, Hertfordshire, England. (Edward Hagger Preston was christened on 28 Apr 1841 in Therfield, Hertfordshire, England and died in 1906 in Burstow, Surrey, England, aged 65 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

Edward Hagger Preston, of age, bachelor, shoemaker, resident of Buntingford, son of Edward Hagger Preston, carpenter, and
Elizabeth Ann Heasman, of age, spinster, resident of Buntingford, daughter of Joseph Benjamin Heasman, currier

Witnesses: Joseph Benjamin Heasman, Harriet Heasman


Elizabeth and her elder sister Frances married brothers.


1 Lewes All Saints Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 95, no. 759.

2 Layston Herts Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 64, no. 127.

3 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Bromley district, 1st Quarter, vol. 2a, p. 260.

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