Edward Hagger
Emma Hagger
Joseph Benjamin Heasman of Buntingford
(Abt 1816-1893)
Mary Carey
Alfred Hagger Preston of Bishop's Stortford
Frances Mary Heasman
Gertrude Emily Preston


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William Riley

  • William Preston Riley
  • Gertrude Frances Riley
  • Daisy Riley (twin, d.y.)
  • Dolly Riley (twin, d.y.)
  • Edna Doreen Riley

Gertrude Emily Preston

  • Born: 1869, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire England 1
  • Married: 10 Aug 1889, All Saints, Hockerill, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England 2
  • Died: 1 Jan 1932, 51 Cranbourne Gardens, Golders Green, London, England 3

  Research Notes:

At the time of the 1881 England Census Gertrude E Preston, age 11, born in Bps Stortford Herts, was with her parents in Rye Street, Bishop's Stortford Hertfordshire.

At the time of the 1891 England Census Gertrude Emily Riley, age 21, born in Bishops Stortford Herts, and husband William Riley, age 23, born in Aldershot Hants, superintendent of agents for Prudential Assurance Co, were living in Braintree Essex. With them was son William Preston (under one month) of Braintree.

At the time of the 1901 England Census Gertrude E Riley, age 31, born in Bishops Stortford Herts, and husband William Riley, age 33, born in Aldershot Hants, superintendent of Life Assurance agents, were living at 23 Church Street, Kidderminster Worcestershire. Present were children (born in Braintree Essex): William P (10) and Gertrude F (8).

At the time of the 1911 England Census Gertrude Emily Riley, age 41, born in Bp's Storton Herts (mother of 5 children, 2 deceased), and husband of 21 years William Riley, age 43, born in Aldershot Hants, superintendent of Life Assurance agents, were living at 11 Westminster Rd., Coventry Warwickshire. Present were children: William Preston (20) of Braintree Essex, analytical chemist, Gertrude Frances (18) of Braintree, school student, and Edna Doreen (2) of Coventry.


Former Branch Secretary of B.W.T.A.U. Passed Away After Long Illness.

It is with regret that we record the death at her residence, 51, Cranbourne-gardens, Golders Green, on New Year's Day, of Mrs. Gertrude Emily Riley, wife of Mr. William Riley, a former Prudential Assurance Company official.

Mrs. Riley, who was 62, had been ill for over four years. She came from Coventry with her husband, who had then retired, about five years ago. For some time she was secretary of the Kidderminster Branch of the British Women's Total Abstinence Union. When he left Coventry Mr. Riley was senior superintendent for the Prudential Assurance Company, having previously represented the company in East Anglia, Scotland and the Midlands.

Beside the husband, there are left a son and two daughters, one of whom—Miss Edna Doreen Riley—is a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music.

The funeral took place at the Golders Green Crematorium on Tuesday, following a service in St. Barnabas Church, the officiating minister being the Rev. E. G. Turner. The chief mourners were the husband, Mr. William Preston Riley (son), Miss Gertrude Frances Riley and Miss E. D. Riley (daughters), Miss Katie Wallace (niece), Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Riley, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Charter and Dorothea (Letchworth) and Mr. and Mrs. L. Dyke (Hendon).....

Hendon & Finchley Times, 8 January 1932, p. 3

  Marriage Information:

Gertrude married William Riley, son of Francis Riley and Emma Yates, on 10 Aug 1889 in All Saints, Hockerill, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. (William Riley was born in 1867 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England.)

  Marriage Notes:

William Riley, age 22, bachelor, insurance agent, resident of Hockerill, son of Francis Riley, gas manager, and
Gertrude Emily Preston, age 20, spinster, resident of Bishops Stortford, daughter of Alfred Hagger Preston, joiner

Married after Banns

Witnesses: Arthur Riley, Jessica Bretton


1 England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, The Bishop Stortford Union district, 2nd Quarter, vol. 3a, p. 239.

2 Bishop's Stortford All Saints Hockerill Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 123, no. 245.

3 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Hendon district, 1st Quarter, vol. 3a, p. 557.

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