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Name: Michael Preece

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Hi all - I am a direct descendent of the Australian pardoned convict Evan Preece. Great to read about you all.

Sunday, 17 October 2021 10:23:55

Name: Raechel

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Hello to all of the Preece’s from down under in Australia... my 5 x great grandfather was Evan Preece born :19 Jun 1803 Herefordshire, Evan was transported to Tasmania in 1824. My family line come from his daughter Jane ... not sure if there is a connection with any of you but was thrilled to come across so many people by the same name. I am currently studying family history and I am including Evans story in one of my reports ... to me it is amazing.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 4:23:14

Name: Raechel

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Hello to all of the Preece’s from down under in Australia... my 5 x great grandfather was Evan Preece born :19 Jun 1803 Herefordshire, Evan was transported to Tasmania in 1824. My family line come from his daughter Jane ... not sure if there is a connection with any of you but was thrilled to come across so many people by the same name. I am currently studying family history and I am including Evans story in one of my reports ... to me it is amazing.

Sunday, 22 November 2020 22:49:34

Name: victoria gould

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My name is Victoria gould - my grandmother was a preece from Bromyard in Herefordshire - a large family. My grandmothers brothers were in the preece family band that was well known in the town.

Friday, 15 May 2020 7:12:52

Name: Tracey Downes

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I am try to trace anyone who is related to my grandmother

Her name was Ivy Louise Olive Preece.

She lived in Herefordshire.

She would be in her 90’s if she was still with us.

I have very limited information about this side of my family.

I believe Ivy had a sister her name could be Irene.

Ivy put my father up for adoption shortly after he was born.

I would be extremely grateful to anyone who could help me find

anyone related to Ivy Louise Olive Preece

Monday, 19 August 2019 13:54:31

Name: Tracey Downes

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I am try to trace anyone who is related to my grandmother

Her name was Ivy Louise Olive Preece.

She lived in Herefordshire.

She would be in her 90’s if she was still with us.

I have very limited information about this side of my family.

I believe Ivy had a sister her name could be Irene.

Ivy put my father up for adoption shortly after he was born.

I would be extremely grateful to anyone who could help me find

anyone related to Ivy Louise Olive Preece

Monday, 19 August 2019 13:54:10

Name: Rachel Preece

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My name is Rachel Preece, daughter of Derek Preece who was son of Victor & Dorothy (nee Hiles) Preece and Victor was the son of James and Pricilla (nee Cotterell) Preece. James Preece was born in Herefordshire about 1875.

Would love to know if I have any relations abroad!

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 21:48:41

Name: Christopher Cook

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I have a Thomas Preece MORRIS marrying a Harriet TROUT in the year 1830 at Birmingham, Warwickshire. They had 3 children, 1) Mary Eliza, born circa 1831. 2). John Edwin, born circa 1839. 3). Thomas Henry, born circa 1845.

Does anyone know anything about this family? I would be very grateful for any help.

Kind regards, Christopher Cook

Saturday, 26 January 2019 9:42:35

Name: Elisabeth Gamlen

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I'm a PREECE from New Zealand descended from James Watkin Preece, b. Sept 07, 1801 Herefordshire, England; d. Dec 25, 1870, New Zealand.

I'm looking for a close friend I've lost touch with who is also a PREECE but I don't know if we are related. She is ANGELA MARY PREECE b. Wellington, Telford, Shropshire UK in 1940. Never married. Her sisters were Barbara, Rose and Margaret. She worked in London for NATFE most of her working life and later for Television New Zealand in Dunedin. More recently she lived in Windmill Hill, Bristol. I have a feeling that she may no longer be alive, unfortunately. If you have any information about Angela I'd be most grateful for an email message.

Sunday, 2 December 2018 22:45:36

Name: jamesolive

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I have been searching some blogs on cloud systems and i have gone through blogs on they are to easy to understand and the most of all. They have all subject related blogs. Just have a look.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 9:58:36

Name: E Henry PREECE

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Looking for anything on Preece family,in Orcop, Hereford.My Great grandmother,Mary Ann,her maiden name Preece,married Daniel REECE,who possibly died,and she re married John Preece,yes that's true.Whilst a Reece, she gave birth to my Grandad,Henry Reece PREECE,in the Workhouse,Ross.Saved by John.

Henry,had a step sister Edith Reece,and step brothers John and William,and Beatrice,PREECE.Thank you.EHP.

Monday, 6 February 2017 20:41:07

Name: Scott Preece

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I would very much like to hear from any Preece's connected with Harley in Shropshire, in particular my late uncle James Lawence Preece who lived in Melbourne Australia until his death a few years ago. I would also like to know if anyone has any info about my other uncle Colin John Preece who died during the war in Indonesia when he was part of the Eastern airforce.


Monday, 18 July 2016 10:51:51

Name: David Malin

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ALCESTER. WARWICKSHIRE & INKBERROW. WORCESTERSHIRE. My Grandfather was Francis Thomas Preece born in 1917 in Edgbaston. He was born with the surname Petford. Mothers Name Davies. His Brother was Samuel Gordon Preece, born in 1923 in Alcester. Mother surname Davies. Sammy Preece had a shop in Alcester High Street. Shoe repairs which I believe was also his fathers occupation. ANY INFO on these two men and their family greatly received. Cheers.

Sunday, 26 July 2015 0:02:17

Name: Kevin Simpson

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I'm looking for a Michael Preece who went to Strathcona and Pineland public schools in Burlington, ON, in Canada. He should be 42 or 43 years old at the moment. He's apparently a funeral director in the Toronto area.

(There's another Michael Preece who is younger and also lived in Burlington, but he went to Frontenac, so that's not him.)

We're trying to organize a class reunion for those of us who were together for most of our schooling, and he's the last one we haven't reached at all, so I'm trying everything now!

If you happen to know him, please let me know. You could reach me at It's not my main e-mail address (as I didn't want to put that on the web), but it forwards to my address for now, so I'll get your message, and I'll make a note to check it every so often in the future, in case you see this much later.

Thanks for any help you might have!!

Friday, 17 July 2015 16:14:55

Name: Robert Phillips

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My 4 xgreat-grandfather was David Provost (1752 – 26 Jan 1795) est Thorney, England – Holy Trinity, Gendey Hill, England.

In June 2007 Andrew Preece and I exchange e-mails regarding our respective branches of the Provost families. While we have not found a tie, I now believe that David Provost (1752) was the son of David Provost (1721). This David was the son of David Provost (31 Mar 1697) and Mary Delany (9 Jan 1669) shown at the bottom of the Provost tree on this web site.

If anyone wants more information you may contact me at phillips.rtalk

Robert Phillips

Monday, 16 March 2015 13:31:52

Name: Suzanne Childs

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Hi, I had a great grandfather, Cecil James Preece, born in Shifnal, Shropshire, in 1882, who sadly died in the first world war. His parents were Robert and Betsy Preece, of Norton, Shropshire. I wonder if anyone has the same ancestry - I'm not sure if my great grandfather had siblings who stayed living in Shropshire and whether I might have living relatives via this lineage. Please contact me if you have any info. Many thanks x

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:36:48

Name: conor

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Hi im writing on behalf of my son conor he is looking for his dad paul preece who come from grendon northants and so did his family. Paul is roughly 40 -41 yrs old.if anyone could help a 16 yr old young man find his dad it would make his day.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012 20:32:10

Name: Derek Preece

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I have traced a family tree back to my great grand father, George Preece (possibly spelled Pricce)who lived in WALSALL around 1860. Any information welcome.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 20:48:24

•Andrew Preece - have you tried contacting Ian Preece,who runs the PREECE one-name study? He was very helpful to me in helping to find my PREECE ancestors. His website is

Name: Jane Preece Email -

A strange request but are there any Preece's out there with Dupuytren's Contracture? It is a condition affecting fingers (google it!). My brother, father, uncle, grandfather and me all have it. My grandfather George Preece was the youngest son of Adam Preece from Worthen, Montgomeryshire. Because of the strong familial link to the condition. I thought it would be interesting to see if I can trace relatives through this.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:58:24

Name: Rosemary Wills

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I am trying to trace my Great Grandmother her name was Jane Preece she gave birth to a daughter Lilian who was born 8 th September 1886.Jane later married George Fidler who was an orchardist in dunedin i think as my grandmother was born in dunedin.any information would be appreciated.

Saturday, 17 March 2012 2:32:18

Name: patsy shrewsbury griffin

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I have all Shrewsbury connecting families - researched and will send to Nottingham to see if there would be additional info I'll share thanks Shrewsbury is aka Soresby/Sorsby from Derbyshire - & Lancaster ...

Saturday, 10 December 2011 1:18:22

Name: Liz

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I am looking for my mothers half siblings. She was Ann Mary Preece (Slough Buckinghamshire 1930 - 2007) and had two full brothers Peter and Michael. Their father was FREDERICK HARRY PREECE aka Harry Preece born in 1898 in Bromyard, Herefordshire. He separated from their mother when mum was just a baby. He apparently then went on to marry again and apparently had three more children;David Gillian and Judith to his next wife Margot.

I would love to contact anyone from this family.

Liz. New Zealand

Thursday, 3 November 2011 0:00:48

Name: Jenny Tidman Nee Preece Email -

Re: Previous message.

The daughter of William and Sarah Annie Preece was Patricia born in 1916 St Thomas Ontario Canada.

She travelled to Britain in 1931 and returned the same year with her mother. Their address is listed as 55 Fifth Avenue, St Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

Does anyone have knowledge of what happened to Patricia? Did she have any children?

William and Sarah both died in 1950 in Iona Station, Elgin, Ontario, Canada.

Thanks for any forthcoming help.


Thursday, 29 September 2011 23:09:35

Name: Jenny Tidman Nee Preece

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This is an enquiry about WILLIAM PREECE my great uncle born in KINGSTONE HEREFORDSHIRE in 1870 - brother to my grandfather Christopher Preece.

He emigrated to ELGIN ONTARIO CANADA in late 1890 s and married SARAH ANNIE TANNER on 5 Nov 1913.

William died in Elgin in 1950.

It is believed that William and Sarah adopted a child and I would like to make contact with anyone who has any details or can confirm this.

Would also like to know about William's occupation.

Many thanks


Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:30:50

Name: Allison Howells

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my name was Allison Preece before I married. My grandfather was William Preece from Newport who married Blodwen Evans from Tonyrefail. They had four children, my father being Edward Alun Preece. My grandfather also had a son William who married and lived in Australia. my grandfather and grandmother lived in Cardiff and my father was born in 1927.I have one brother and two sisters.

Saturday, 10 September 2011 2:30:42

Name: Charlotte Preece

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Hi, My name is Charlotte Preece, my Dad is Alan Preece and his mam and Dad were John and Kathleen Preece. Does this relate to anyone????

Thursday, 25 August 2011 21:42:23

Name: Charlotte Payne (nee PREECE)

Amendment to my Dad's year of birth it was in fact 1926. Sorry.

Monday, 22 August 2011 17:26:39

Name: Charlotte Payne(nee PREECE)

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I don't know if anything will come of this but my family have been trying to trace our PREECE family tree. My Father was Thomas Fran CIS Preece, he was youngest of 9 children, Harry, Mary, Jane, Joan, Isobel, James and there were others and they all lived and were born in Ludlow Shropshire. My Dad was born in 1962, his Father was James PREECE and his Mother was Mary Anne (nee Bursnell). Can anyone relate to any of this information, I do have more if there is connection with any PREECEs out there. Crossing my fingers. Kind regards to all PREECES.

Monday, 22 August 2011 17:25:44

Name: james edward preece

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hi all yall preeces my name is james, my brothers name is robert preece my dads name is edward. i;ve heard of most if not all of the names and places.seems like we had a lot of hungre ansesters back in the fathers family came from the caralinous. im from texas in the usa id like to hear more of the preeces. y'all have a great summer.

Friday, 1 July 2011 1:39:41

Name: Anne Kane

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Hi Lionel,

Just stumbled on this that belongs on our family tree.

I have been doing our family tree for almost 2 years now and have quite a bit of info on the Preeces and photos.

Plz email me at annekaney 7 We are still on the Gold Coast. Im sure you know Jeannies daughter Anne. Hope to hear from you soon

Saturday, 18 June 2011 10:43:55

Name: Lionel Morrell

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Hi Preece clan (Including Lesley Newman in Tasmania).

My late mother was Mona Coraleen PREECE.

She was grand-daughter of George PREECE, b. 23 JUNE 1820 ST OWENS HEREFORD UK, convict, d 2 December 1888, aged 70(?), Bishopsbourne Tasmania Australia.

George PREECE (alias Thomas Powell) arrived in Tasmania on the transport ship Nile on 3 June 1850.

He was resident of Parish of Burghill, when tried at Hereford Quarter Sessions 28 June 1847 and sentenced to 10 years transportation for stealing 3 ewes (sheep), valued at 4 Pounds, property of Joseph Timstaff (said elsewhere to be Joshua Tunstall of Burfield).

Described as Protestant, can read a little, married, farm labourer, 5’6”, age 30(?), complexion dark, head medium, hair dark brown, whiskers dark brown, visage oval, forehead high, eyebrows dark brown, eyes hazel, nose medium, mouth small, chin medium, native place Hereford. Scar under lip. [Attached is a photograph of George PREECE and his Tasmanian wife, married 14 December 1859, Tasmania, Elizabeth Wadley (1840-1903)]

George and Elizabeth PREECE had 8 children in Tasmania.

Their children were William (married Edith Spencer), Tom (unmarried), George (married Janie Swain), Perce (married Leila Bosworth), Sarah (married John Philpott), Elizabeth (married Joshua Hardy), Ethel (married Herb Bosworth), Frank (married Eva Boon) – my grandparents. Frank and Eva PREECE went on to have 11 surviving children, including my mother Mona Coraleen MORRELL.

George PREECE was son of Thomas PREECE and Mary (Bailey).

There are some discrepancies with birth/age dates, but I have the baptism record for George Preece – Parish of ST Owens City Hereford June 23, 1820.

Thomas and Mary’s abode is Saint Owen’s Gate, Thomas was a labourer.

Thomas Preece married Mary Bailey in the Parish of Marden, County Hereford 1 st February 1816, William Watkins Curate. Interestingly, given George Preece’s alias, the witnesses were Thomas Powell and Mary Powell.

Monday, 9 May 2011 9:57:40

Name: Tracey Roberts

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Forgot to say we live in Hereford England, also please use The email adress with this post as for some reason the full email did not go on the post below x

Thursday, 5 May 2011 12:37:31

Name: Tracey Roberts

WOW, I am like most people on this page am amazed how many PREECE'S there are around the world!! I am tracing my husband's family tree and he has a number of Preece's in his family--his 2 nd great grandmother was SARAH PREECE (1846-1915), she married Thomas Eckley and had Florence May Eckley..Sarah's parents were John and sarah, John's Parents were John Preece and Mary Maddox. Research shows that some members of the family were convicted and sent to Australia..we would love to hear from anybody that thinks they may be related in anyway or just has some info that mabybe helpful, as we would love to no more about them.

Tracey and Tony

Thursday, 5 May 2011 12:34:59

Name: margaret chisholm

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my name is margaret ann williamson,came upon your web page by accident, to find my whole family tree.Very pleased as I had done some research and recognised some of the names but this is absolutely wonderful. Are the williamsons connected to your family or why are they on your web page I would be interested to know; regards Margaret Chisholm

Tuesday, 3 May 2011 18:48:58

Name: Richard G. Preece

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I am trying to locate Richard Guy Preece who has reportedly moved to Vista, Calif. in February 2011. He was born 1 Feb. 1950 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California and recently lived in Spokane, Washington.

His parents are Richard Keith Preece and Antoninette June Gindraus, both born in 1932

Friday, 22 April 2011 5:38:31

Name: robert preece

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Sunday, 27 March 2011 4:57:33

Name: Teresa Preece Peacock

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I was married to Jeffrey Lynn Preece b 03-25-1952 b location Chattaroy, WV his parents were John Wallace Preece b. abt 1904 and opal Lillian Cline Preece b about 1914 Mohawk, WV she is the daughter of John McQuerry Cline also of Mohawk, WV and her mom is Lucy Jane Perry Cline. I have been able to trace the Cline family all the way back to the 1700 to a Peter Cline born in Germany. I can not find any information on the Preece family. I have two grown children and 6 grandchildren that do not know anything about the Preece family except their dads' siblings. Any information that anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated for many more generations to come.

Thank You,

Sincerely,Preece Peacock

Email: teresapeacock

Saturday, 19 March 2011 3:36:33

Name: Eugenia Droddy Jirak

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I am a member of the Preece family in America. My mother was Daphna Preece, her parents were Joseph Thomas Roscoe Preece and Belva May Browning. This part of the family has lived in West Virginia and Kentucky in the US. One of my mom's cousins did research our line back to England, but I don't have that information. I do have the proof that we (the Preece family) dated back to the American Revolution as my mother's cousin compliled the generations to be able to join the "Daughters of the American Revolution". If there are any Preece that would be interested in this information, please let me know. Oh, I can't remember how I heard it, but I remember hearing that this Preece line came over from England and arrived the 2 nd voyage after the Mayflower. It's nice to see that there are so many Preece members in the world.

Genia (Eugenia)

Tuesday, 22 February 2011 17:49:31

Name: Doma Pritchard

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I am grandaughter of Frederik George Pritchard and Jane Maria Young.

I am daughter of their son William Edward Pritchard 1881-1948

Thank you so much for making your findings available. I find it so very interesting.

I was told that my uncle Frederick Pritchard died during the first World war. He was a violinist. My father said he committed suicide.

Granddad Frederick was a harpist and he had his own orchestra, and I am a professional harpist. The family is full of musicians!

My dad William Edward died 1948

According to the family bible Christine died 1885

Annie Beatrice was born 1879. I met her in London about 1954. She never married. I visited her in the grand old house in Percy Street. Not such a nice area by that time!

The daughter of Florence Pritchard married a Doctor Pettigrew and lived in Aberdeen.

Have thoroughly enjoyed reading your research into the Pritchard family tree!

Saturday, 29 January 2011 20:52:29

Name: Edward Turner

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Max and Carolyn are trying to contact Liz and Allan Preece

We met in Chalais, and later in Bazac in 2010. Due to House move we misplaced your e-mail address. Would love to make contact again.

Monday, 10 January 2011 20:37:01

Name: Gillian Preller

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Hi My third great grandfather was James Preece b. about 1799 and his wife was Elizabeth Unknown b. about 1791. The grandparents of my grandmother were James Hickerton b. 1834 Forthampton Gloucestershire and Elizabeth Preece b. Foy Herefordshire. Elizabeth b. 1827 had 4 siblings : Mary b. 1825, John b. 1829, Susan b. 1832 and Caroline b. 1835. If you are in anyway related to this family I would love to hear from you. Thanks.

Thursday, 30 December 2010 8:28:40

Name: mhay

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i would just like to find the whereabouts of my father and his relatives from Kentucky, USA who used to work as US NAVY based from Olongapo City.

I am his son Robert Preece and my other is Riza Hentapan.

I am doin this to make my life complete.

Id lost communication to my aunt Linda Preece because of some reasons.

I am looking forward to it...


Robert Preece (Philippine Island)

Monday, 6 December 2010 2:59:58

Name: Samantha Droddy

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Im looking for any info about my father's family. His mother's name was Daphna Preece from Delbarton West Virginia. She had 5 or 6 brothers and sisters, one was named john. Any help appreciated.

Sunday, 5 December 2010 19:41:04

Name: Jacqui Moce

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Like to find the family of William Walter Preece and Alice Cooley. They had 4 children all born Surrey England btw 1910 - 1919: Great to see so much in the way of family connection.

Saturday, 27 November 2010 18:22:27

Name: Yvonne Lloyd

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I just found out that my birth father's name is Kenneth Preece from Surrey County in England. I was born in Redhill, Surrey on April 8, 1939. My mother's name is Kathleen (hutchings) McConnell. She passed away last December.

If anyone knows any information, please contact me at the above email address. Thank you.

Thursday, 25 November 2010 13:49:32

Name: pamela rout

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I am a greatgrand daughter of James and Emma Bamford,I had heard about the house they lived in at the end of Cotmanhay,but sadly it was knocked down befor I was born,I was thrilled to see a photo on Picture the Past,and in the back ground was the house,also in the window I thought I saw shadow of a figure ,any Bamfords who are intrested go to Picture The Past, click on Ilkeston no DCHQ503235 , James,s father, also James Bamford who was a blacksmith ,his home is no DCER000832,


Saturday, 6 November 2010 12:10:28

Name: Rosemary Dodds

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Hi, my name is rosemary Dodds I live in Australia but, was born in England,my name at birth was Preece, my father was Samuel Marcus Leslie Preece, and his father's name was Albert Samuel and was married to Maud nee Morsby(I think, the spelling is hard to read)my father married Mary Helen Mckenzie onthe 10 th september 1935, my sister Shirley was born in 1936 my brother David in 1937, I was born in 1943,I do hope we come from the same background as I have been searching for my roots.


Thursday, 21 October 2010 5:50:16

Name: Dave Evans

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I would love to find my old friends ROY & LINDA PREECE

they emmigrated from South Wales to Canada in the mid 60's

ROY was from Pontypool and LINDA from Cardiff, ROY was an Electronics Engineer and started his working life in Canada with Granada, we lost contact some years ago, anyone who has any leads I would be pleased to hear from you thanks Anne & Dave Evans

Wednesday, 13 October 2010 8:36:44

Name: Rebecca Preece

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Hi to all the other Preece's out there!!!

Just wondering if anyone has any info on Morgan Preece Birth

abt 1836 in Peterchurch, Herefordshire, England. He was a stobnemason and was my Great Great Grandfather on my dad's side. Also can't find his wife's maiden name, think she was called Elizabeth.

Friday, 10 September 2010 13:43:52

Name: Cindy Yeoman

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I am trying to locate more information about Hannah Wheatley, married November 1884, Married to William. We know that Hannah was my Great Grandmother, but can not seem to find much out about her. If you have any information, send me an email.

Thank you.

Monday, 16 August 2010 11:21:31

Name: Joan Preece Swenor-Wolfe

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I'm another Preece...We came from Kent, post war...Our parents' names were Eileen - James both born in 1909....My Preece grandparents were James and Matilda...I had uncles named Owen and Albert...

Saturday, 24 July 2010 23:45:03

Name: rgaret preece

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hi there

i ammarrird to john preece,son of richard preece and dorethy hands, his grandfather was james who was a bus inspector in birmingham. she said she had a brother in wales. this is the only info he has on his family

Thursday, 22 July 2010 9:57:11

Name: Lynette (Lyn) Mason. nee Bootten

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Hi all, what a puzzle the Preece family is. My Preece family immigrated to New Zealand. Thomas Preece a labourer bne abt 1800’s was father to Sarah Preece bne 30.12.1832, Wolverhampton in Staffs, England, UK.

I have no other info relating to Thomas, Sarah’s father.

Sarah married 19 Jan 1852 at the parish church of Burford, Shropshire, to James Bootten, bne abt 1827. The witnesses to James and Sarahs marriage were William Turfurt, x his mark, and Charlotte Cheese, who signed the certificate.

James BOOTTEN and Sarah PREECE left England on board the Aux.Steamer "Lord Worsley" 2/06/1858, arriving New Zealand 9/10/1858. Their 3 eldest children:Hannah Bne 20/09/1852 Worchestershire, James Bne 31/12/1854 Coombes, William Bne 31/07/1857 England-Came with them. 5 children bne in NZ were Thomas, Joseph, Mary, Sarah Susan, John.

James Bootten death cert,16 Nov 1909, showed he died at Sawyers Bay, aged 82, was a farmer, his father was James Bootten and his mother was a Turford. We have no other info on James Snr or his mother a Turford. James was born in Tenbury and had been 51 years in NZ. He was buried at Port Chalmers New Cemetery.

Sarah Died 02.03.1924 in New Zealand.

Sarah’s full sibling: Eliza. Bne in Presteign Wales.

Sarah had several Preece half siblings, William born 1840, to NZ , Jane born 1842, remained in UK, John Morgan b 1844, to NZ, Harriet b 1846 remained UK, Maria b 1848 to NZ, Thomas b 1851 to NZ, Mary Cleopatra (Polly) b 1855 remained UK.

Maria married a William Baker.

Would be great to find both the Preece and Bootten lines prior to James and Sarah.

Saturday, 17 July 2010 5:51:58

Name: Stevie Blue

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Hi there folks. I'm trying to reconnect with an old and dear friend. Her name is ALEXIS PREECE from Ross-On-Wye. She'd be about 40 years old now. Her father was the lock master in Ross back in the late 80's/early 90's. I met her in Australia and last saw her in London in '94. She was living in Brighton at that point. If anyone is aware of her please pass her my email address! Cheers.

Thursday, 8 July 2010 20:46:22

Name: Stevie Blue

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Hi there folks. I'm trying to reconnect with an old and dear friend. Her name is Alexis Preece from Ross-On-Wye. She'd be about 40 years old now. Her father was the lock master in Ross back in the late 80's/early 90's. I met her in Australia and last saw her in London in '94. She was living in Brighton at that point. If anyone is aware of her please pass her my email address! Cheers.

Thursday, 8 July 2010 20:45:04

Name: Joan Hunt

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Donthave a web page was searching and the surname Mason mentioned in a few lines rung a bell there may possible be a link as my maternal grandfathers mother was Kate Ellen Mason born Llandough 1870-her father William Mason was a schoolteacer in Llandough though he was born in Carlisle if whoever mentioned Mason would like to contact me it might help us both-my mums dad had relatives all over Wales and I have no idea who they all where but am sure I have heard Preece before-my Masons should include Kates brother Sidney who was in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cannot find a trace as yet and do any of you have the surnames Notcutt or Hanbury linked these puzzle me and the answers seem to lie in Wales-unlike my grandfather I speak no Welsh.Thanks if you can help.

Saturday, 22 May 2010 21:05:38

Name: Peter James Preece

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Hello CD

Yes I was with you at Kingston Grammar School. One of my son's spotted your entry, what a pleasant surprise. I will send an email direct to you.

Peter Preece

Friday, 21 May 2010 21:31:41

Name: Christopher Dudley Preece

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At Kingston Grammar School in Surrey, for a few years I was in the same class as, and in same double desk as P (Peter) J Preece who was born in 1942 and came from Much Wenlock

Would you be him??

C(Chris) D Preece

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 7:50:59

Name: Peter James Preece

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My father's name was George James Preece, he was in the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry and killed in 1942 near Norwich.Before the war he was a hairdresser in Much Wenlock

His father's name was George Preece who is described as a farmer deceased on my parents marriage certificate.

My father married my mother nee Sincup in 1940 at Much Wenlock Parish Church. I was born in in Much Wenlock in 1942 and have never known anything about my father's family and I would like to learn something about them as I do not remember ever meeting any of them.

My grandfather George Preece may have been a farmer in Church Stretton. I now live in New`Zealand.

Thursday, 13 May 2010 8:18:52

Name: Dorothy Holyoake

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Hi, I am Dorothy Preece, granddaughter of Albert Ambrose Preece (dob 1873)& Nora Ellen Huxley of Worcester. Surely Imust be related to someone out there. My Dad, Thomas Albert Preece came to NZ in the 1920's. Hoping to hear from anyone. email Thanks.

Sunday, 9 May 2010 12:54:01

Name: Derek Allan Preece

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After more research, it seems my father was the victim of a clerical error on his birth certificate. His parents were Preece and his offspring are all Preece's.

At the end of the nineteenth century William and Ellen Preece were living in Trimdon, County Durham, the family roots being in the black country and moving to Durham via Manchester.

Sunday, 9 May 2010 0:27:15

Name: Janice

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Am trying to find information for my sister'n'law.

Thomas Preece married Fanny Doell, daughter Emma Maria Preece married Davidson.

Would like to know where Thomas originated from and who his parents were (believe it to be hereford or aussie).

Family story states he got out before being transported for sheep stealing. Am hoping to tie him in with Evan Preece and his brother who were transported for sheep stealing.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010 8:28:30

Name: Barbara and Tony Cauldwell

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Just come across this web page. Interested in hearing from close relatives of Walter Raymond Preece. Just starting to look into the Preece side of family tree. Walter was Tony's Grandad. Regards

Monday, 12 April 2010 19:13:38

Name: guy preece

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hello their to all the preeces out there. somewhere down the line we must be related, did you know tha preece is a name which started out in west wales.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010 15:31:58

Andrew Preece: It can be shown statistically that all Western Europeans probably share a common ancestor no further back than around 1200, so yes we're all related. Slightly more seriously though, PREECE is the anglicisation of 'AP RHYS' or 'son of Rhys'. Thus it's likely that the name arose several times independently in the Welsh borders, and so there will be several unrelated PREECE families

Name: martin Preece

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hi my name is martin preece & i would like to trace any relatives particularly gordon & pat preece who live in australia.gordon is the brother of my deceased father peter preece.

Friday, 2 April 2010 21:50:12

Name: Lisa

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hi- am looking for Beverley Preece from Herefordshire, that had also had family in Scotland - but as that's her maiden name I have no idea how else to find her. She is my Mum's second cousin. Think she would be in her 60's or 70's. Any info gratefully received

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 22:28:47

Name: Linda

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I have a sampler stitched by REBEKAH PREECE, Little Hereford School 1858.

I would be interested to find out about Rebekah and her family and also the school.

I would be grateful to hear from anyone who can give me any information.

Monday, 22 March 2010 21:04:56

Andrew Preece: Have you asked Ian Preece at

Name: Beth Preece Rogge

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My great-grandfather was George Sidney Preece. He was born in Hereford, England on November 8, 1863. My great-grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Harley Preece. She was born in Leichestershire, England on October 21, 1867. My grandfather was Charles Preece. My father was George Arnold Preece. He was born September 2, 1921 and died in June of 1981. My name is Mary Elizabeth Preece Rogge. I go by Beth. I live in Lincoln, Nebraska. Do I have any relatives out there?

Beth Rogge

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 23:39:44

Name: lynn granger

Hi I'm still trying to trace my grandfather James (Walker)Preece born redfurlong aston munslow ludlow shropshire.

I have just found a photo of my grandfather who is James Preece on the web would the Fallon family get in touch please

Many thanks

Lynn Granger

Thursday, 11 March 2010 21:00:30

Name: stephen preece

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hi all my name is stephen preece 46 years old my friends call me steve of course .lol. my fathers name was john william preece and mother jenny preece from the north east of england , my father was a marine engineer amongest other things mother housewife , both gone now died a few years ago . not sure of relation never realy mett anyone .. any help appreciated thanks

Wednesday, 10 March 2010 23:08:26

Name: james massie

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my name i james massie.i notice that rebecca preece appears to be related via her 3 xg-grandmother eliza massie 1836--1902.nearly all massie's are related especially those from aberdeenshire.welcome to the family

Friday, 19 February 2010 21:32:08

Name: Brian Preece

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Keep looking at my website...I regular update Preece family history originating in Leintwardine, Powys (formerly Radnorshire)..then Buxton, Derbsyhire and Burnley..

see also Ian Preece's site..cant add it here..Google it..

Wednesday, 3 February 2010 15:00:07

Andrew Preece: I've had to disable the ability to add website links here due to frequent spamming. Brian's website is . Ian Preece's is . Ian was very helpful to me in tracking down my PREECE ancestors.

Name: Eaton Cox

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My mother was Eileen Preece from Saskatoon, Sask. Her father was Thomas Edwin Preece and came to Canada from New York in 1913.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010 6:25:08

Name: David Preece

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Hello my name is David Preece, son of John Preece and Margaret Mclean. Brother to Sarah and Jennifer Preece.

We all live in New Zealand... although Sarah is based in the UK at the moment.

My farther John moved out to NZ when he was young with his family. Mother Joan, farther Terrance, brother Les and sister Vivian - his youngest sister Angela was borne here in NZ.

I have relatives Rosemary and Bil 'amongst others' over in the UK who are the siblings of my Gran - Joan Preece.

That's about the extent of my knowledge of my farther's family as there are a few secrets that are yet to be discovered.

Once again, hello to you all and it's great to see that there are so many Preece's out there! :)

Monday, 1 February 2010 4:05:43

Name: Phillip Preece

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Well, G'day to all the Preece Clan. like most I am trying to peice the ancestry together. Any info greatly appreciated. about 1824 Evan Preece 19 yrs(brother of John and son of John and Mary Preece - nee Maddox) of Herefordshire England got into a bit of strife and ended in Oz(he was set up)!!

I am trying to go back from 1824 if at all possoble so any info please send an email.


Monday, 25 January 2010 7:11:34

Name: M Robinson

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This family tree was of interest to me for Elizabeth ARTON in Rebecca's forbears. Like you, I found no baptism for Elizabeth, or for Ann Arton who married George Hardy in Clenchwarton in 1800 and was witness at Elizabeth's wedding. From other evidence, I thought they were most likely daughters of William and Ann Arton who had come to Norfolk about 1778 from East Yorkshire with three young daughters who all married in this corner of Norfolk. Was the baptism of Elizabeth Harton in 1790, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth,in Walpole?

Saturday, 16 January 2010 7:05:34

Name: Amber Alice Stephens

Wow! I am famous! I am on here! This is quite interesting finding out who my ancestors are!

Check me out!

Saturday, 2 January 2010 20:09:28

Name: Valerie Ross

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Hi, I am not a Preece but am trying to find an old friend, Margaret, that married John Preece in South Africa. He had a son that committed suicide many years ago and I believe John recently died in Cape Town.

Any information anyone?

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 16:34:37

Name: lesley preece

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Hi My name is Lesley Preece I live in Somerset Tasmania Australia my father was Gordon his father was Elby Charles and his father was george and his father was also George born in 1818 in Hereford to George Preece and Mary Bailey married in 1816 .George came out on the ship Nile 3-5- 1850 he married Elizabeth Wadley he died 1888 aged 70 years we are related way back.

Sunday, 20 December 2009 23:52:55

Name: Rhiannon Leyden Preece

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Rhiannon Susan Leyden-Preece and I am mentioned earlier by my older sister, Ngaio.

I seem to never have enough time to contact relatives, because due to the seperation of my parents I have so many of them.

However, I'd still love to know more because I am a bit naive as to this side of the family.

I do have many Preece relatives in New Zealand, mainly based around Hamilton, but I like in Bristol, England.

My dad, Mike Preece tells us of a family coat if arms and any more information on that matter would be dear.

Thankyou, and I will try harder to get in touch with relatives.



Saturday, 12 December 2009 11:10:04

Name: Pat Minton

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Would anyone have Elizabeth Jane or Jane Elizabeth Preece married to James George Burton 31/3/1878 St Nicholas Church, Gloucester.

Trying to find her mother, father and siblings.


Sunday, 29 November 2009 21:16:47

Name: Sarah

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My Name is Sarah, my family is doing research on our family history Frank Norman would have been my great great grandpa, his son James Norman born in 1898 was who my father was named after, didn't know if they were the same or not

Sunday, 29 November 2009 17:11:25

Name: Paul Preece

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my name is Paul Preece with ancesters from LLangarron near Ross on great grandfather moved to Cwmtillery South Wales to work in the mines at the turn of the century. he was one of 11 children, father's name James, mother Eliza. James's father was George who had 9 children, so there must be loads of family out there. there is still a large contingent of Preece's in Cwmtillery. i would love to know if there are any people related to us from this line. i am in contact with some family from the forest of dean. please contact me on paulpreece

cheers Paul

Friday, 27 November 2009 16:28:43

Name: Paul Preece

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Friday, 27 November 2009 16:19:52

Name: robert preece

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My father was walter lee preece from L.A.C.A.

I was born in san mateo,ca. Jan. 1950.

One sister ,two children john,anne marie

Friday, 6 November 2009 17:25:15

Name: Octavia Mc Cann

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I was born Octavia Rae Preece in Holden West Virginia on December 4 th, 1968. My mother, Donna Dempsey had been married to a Kennis Preece and lived in Jacksonville Florida. They divorced before I was born. I am trying to find out information about my Father. I do know my grandfathers name was Amos. If anyone can help, please contact me at ohoku . Thank you.

Monday, 21 September 2009 0:33:28

Name: lynn granger

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Please helep I'm still trying to trace my family tree but have come to a stand still. My father Thomas Francis Preece born in Ludlow Shropshire passed away on the 2 nd January 2009 the last of his family. It was very sad to all because we could not trace his fathers side of the family. he was born James Walker in 1869 at red furlong aston munslow but changed his name to Preece when he married my grandmother. My grnadfathers mother was Preece before she married into the walker family but then married a preece i think because when she passed away she was preece.

If anyone has any information could you please contact me I would be very gratefull Thankyou

Saturday, 18 July 2009 16:36:52

Reply by Andrew Preece: Someone who probably can help is Ian Preece, who runs the PREECE one-name study. His website is He was very helpful to me in tracking down my PREECE ancestors.

Name: Jeffery M. Preece

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My family lives in eastern Kentucky USA. Lawrence County KY.

Sunday, 12 July 2009 1:51:57

Name: keith sloane

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Hello Andrew, I,m researching WWI soldiers and Albert had a brother called James who is on my list of soldiers.

Do you have any contact with the Andrew family in NZ that you would be able to put me onto or pass my email message on.


Keith Sloane

Sunday, 5 July 2009 2:55:46

Name: elisabeth nieuwhof Email -

I just wanted to applaud you for making all your research available for others, to help them in their search for their ancestors.

Great Job!

Sunday, 28 June 2009 20:35:50

Name: Patricia (nee Preece)

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The email address provided by Ngaio Katherine Leyden-Preece doesn't work. Ngaio: I am your father's sister, in New Zealand. Your grandfather was Frances Douglas Preece, from Salford, Manchester who emigrated to NZ in 1948. He had one sister, Irene, an older half brother John Mason, and half sister Rhoda (both last name Mason). Their mother was Anne Jane (or Jane Anne, known as Ginny) Mason (nee Martin). Their father, your great grandfather was Frances Edwin Preece, from Salford also. I believe he was a shopkeeper/green grocer, with roots to Welshpool but am not certain. Please do get in touch if you would like to.

Friday, 12 June 2009 1:15:20

Name: Harold William Elston

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Researching the Elston clan from Peteborough, stumbled on to this site. Grandad Harold Willioam, born in Thorny,my dad Harold born in South Africa 1919. How come Elston connected to this site? Would appreciate a comment.

Monday, 18 May 2009 19:20:37

Reply by Andrew Preece: William Elston married Susanna Provost Born 1796, the sister of my 3xgreat grandmother Frances Provost Born 1812, in Thorney in 1820.

Name: Julia Bigg

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My mother is a preece. Her parents were Eunice and Robert Preece from Cardiff. My great grandfather was Trevor Preece who came from Cowbridge (and played cricket for Glamorgan)! I know he had a sister called Myfanwy and I think there was a Catherine (not sure if she was my great grandmother or a great-great aunt).

My great aunts and uncles were called Trevor and Nesta.

My grandma did lots of research on the family tree but she unfortunately passed away last year. We also have family in Coventry.

Its so interesting reading about all the Preeces out there! A very mixed bunch!

Friday, 1 May 2009 21:25:30

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Maria Preece, who was the second wife (m. 1875 - NZ) of James Revell Nicholson (1841-1902) was a maternal g-grandmother.

She had a child Lily/Lilian Morgan Preece in 1874 (father not stated), followed by Rebecca Rose Nicholson (1876-1916; m. Alderton), Charlotte Nicholson (1878-1879); Henry Preece Nicholson (1880 - 1929); Reuben & Benjamin Nicholson (twins 1881; died in infancy); Ellen Jane Nicholson (b. 1883); William Charles Nicholson (1884-1950); Alice May Nicholson (b. 1886); Florence Daisy Nicholson (1888 - 1957; my gran; Armstrong); Walter Tinsley Nicholson (1890 - 1918); Violet Winifred Nicholson Nicholson (1893-1893).

Do I have any contacts out there, please?


Tuesday, 10 March 2009 1:28:14

Name: Lauren Preece

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My Names Lauren Preeceim 14 X

My GREAT nan "Brenda edwina john"

and gramp "Wilfred Morris John"

Born in the years 1912

great gramp died on "10 th september 2003"

Great Nan died on "31 january 2009"

if you kno enythink talk to mee X

id like to find out more X

Many thanks

Saturday, 7 March 2009 11:26:28

Name: Diane Preece-Jackson

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Hi everyone -My dad, Cyril Nathaniel Preece was born in 1913 in Winnipeg, Man. Canada to Samuel & Maude Preece. They also had an older son, Leslie - Granddad was a boilermaker for the C.N. Railway. Leslie was 16 years older than dad. Leslie returned to England - married Mary, had a son David. That's all I remember hearing about him. Granddad had several siblings in Canada, Ben, James (B.C.) and Nancy (Fort William, Ont.) have had contact with Nancy's grandson in U.S. tho not lately. I have two sisters - no brothers so the Preece name has petered out on our end. Glad to know it still continues.

Would love to contact some of our relatives in England if they read this site.

 - Diane

Saturday, 28 February 2009 1:06:34

Name: indy preece

i am the 16 year old grand-daughter of roger preece. i live at 16 baker street in Timaru

Sunday, 22 February 2009 22:08:03

Name: Carl Preece Email -

Carl David Preece, father to Eden James Preece, son of David Preece, who is brother to Eric Preece. They in turn sons of Frederick Preece.

This family history is from the Liverpool area but we have family in New Zealand and Australia,

Wednesday, 18 February 2009 22:03:09

Name: Charlotte Tocher Email -

Hey there,

My name's Charlotte I'm from NZ!

On my mothers side i am a preece. Her father and my grandfather is COLIN PREECE and im not entirely sure of my grandmothers real name as i was lead to believe it was Ann.

My mother was formally known as JENNINE ERIN PREECE now married to Peter Tocher for a good 25 years. My mum has many sibings and i forget the number, as many as i remeber there is Ben, samuel, micheal, christine, judy, anthony, linet, darol, and the rest of the names escape me.

Jennine was the 3 rd or 4 th eldest.

The last couple of years i have been hunting down info on the family but with not a lot of luck, or maybe i am just looking in the wrong places... if anyone knows this family PLEASE contact me!

I want to know my family as they have become astranged from me.



Tuesday, 17 February 2009 4:08:18

Name: christopher preece

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hi there my name is chris and we all share the same surname!!! cant believe how many preece's there are.

Saturday, 14 February 2009 3:49:28

Name: jane preece

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im a preece by marriage my hubbys father came from wales[ abertillary]his name was roy he married ivy[jones] my hubbys grandad was in the pit he held up a shaft whilst people got out he didnt make it any reletives out there amongst all these preeces?

Friday, 6 February 2009 11:40:26

Name: Ngaio Katherine Leyden-Precce

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Hello Preece's. I'm Ngaio, as you can see.

My father is Micheal Francis Preece, and I don't know much about the rest of my family. I'd like to know you all. I have a younger sister, Rhiannon Susan Leyden-Preece, and I'm sure she'd want to know more. I live in Bristol, in England, but my Dad lived in New Zeland as does alot of his family. I don't know any relatives in England, but have alot in Australia and New Zeland. I don't know for sure, but lyndsie could be a cousin of mine...? A while ago me, my sister and my auntie [Lorraine Preece] and uncle [who's name I've forgotten] went to Manchester to try to find out more about my grandfather. He had alot of brothers and sisters. I don't know anything about my family, and I'm sick of it, but apparently my dad has a Preece family emblem or something.

When I know more about everything I'll write again, but at the moment I'm pretty clueless. If anyone thinkss they know me or my dad, please tell me.

Thursday, 29 January 2009 12:36:55

Name: Joanna Preece

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Hey Preece's, WOW I found this page while googling my surname as I'm starting to try and trace my family tree.

My dad is James Raymond Preece son of Raymond & Muriel Preece brother of Muriel, Patricia, Richard & the youngest Sandra (I'm pretty sure there's another sibling in there I've forgotten). The family is from Worcestershire and apart from dad they all stayed in the area.

Dad moved to Australia back the 70's to help design the carpet in the Sydney Opera House. We have no other known relatives over here.

Dad also has 2 daughters Sarah & Victoria that grew up in Worstershire and lived briefly in Australia with him.

Wednesday, 31 December 2008 5:48:24

Name: Rob Preece

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Hello all you Preece's!

Having watched all the tv programmes its easy to see how far back in history people can go! My name is Robert James Preece (11/12/1976) and my father Robert Timothy Preece was born on (23/11/1946). His family stem from the west-country (quel-surprise), Telford, (Shifnel), and his fathers name was Robert Trevor Preece. Spot the pattern!! His date of birth was (17/12/1920).

It would be great to get into contact with anybody with simialr links. Please dont let the fact that I am am an Everton fan get in the way!!!

Friday, 19 December 2008 23:34:16

Name: Angii Leevers

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Wonderful job you did. Do you have any more information regarding the Leivers family from Nottinghamshire?

Would love to hear from you -

many thanks

Monday, 15 December 2008 22:04:50

Name: Eileen Preece

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All I know of our Family history is that my Great Grandfather had a business in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.I am led to believe that he drove the miners to the mines. But went bust in the 1920's recession. It was then that they moved to Harbourne Birmingham. I was told that he had his own coach/company? I believe that he had three children, but I am not sure!

One was my Grandfather Benjamin, and I believe that their were two Brothers. They both emigrated. One to Australia and the other to South Africa.

My Grandfather Benjamin Married Laura Lamb and they had three children Stanley Preece (my Father) and Brother Ben and Sister Joan.

If anyone can tie this family to their own please inform me, so that I can start to complete my Fathers side of the family tree.

Thank you,


Thursday, 4 December 2008 19:00:18

Name: Annette Email -

Hi, Just wondered if anyone has any information on my great great great grandfather Robert Preece, he was born in Madley, Herefordshire in 1818 and was a wheelwright by trade . He had 3 sons, William b 1839 , James 1844 b and my great great grandfather George b 1846.Any information would be of assistance as I dont seem to be able to find out when he married or when he died. Regards Annette.

Thursday, 4 December 2008 14:32:43

Name: Anthony (Tony)

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Well it's so warming to see that there are many Preece's about out there. I'm son of Royston & Margaret formerly of Bristol and Dunfirmlin. I'm in the US now and came across this sight whilst I was looking for a US source to purchase PREECE wines from AU. Sad to say there seems t be not a one. Merry Christmas Happy New Year.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008 20:42:43

Name: Gemma Preece

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Hello my name is Gemma Preece daughter to Stephen & Sandra Preece and sister to Kirsty Naomi Preece. Nan and Pap were William Stephen Preece and Olive Preece. We are all from Northampton. wow there are a lot of Preece's. xx

Friday, 28 November 2008 13:54:30

Name: Jacqueline Preece

Hello hello fellow Preece's - I also live in Australia (last entry I read was from another Aussie - pronounced Ozzie), "The Shire" in fact which is in Sydney, New South Wales; Gymea Bay to be exact. It looks like most of you are writing from the UK and some from the US.

My name is Jacqueline Ann Preece and have married a Deme (De'Me) so our 8 mnth old is now named Soraya Preece Deme. My father's name in Australia has always been Ivor Preece (named after the famous footballer - 'cos my dad played football, representing Northampton I think). However, he was christened Richard Peter Preece, his father was also a Richard so he was then called Peter Richard Preece and then his nickname Ivor stuck - even when he and my mum (Diane Pearl Preece) immigrated to America and had my brother, Michael Alexander Preece in North Carolina (they lived in and around New York to start then moved down south).

They then went back to Northampton after my dad's dad died and had my sister, Karen Alexis Preece. They then immigrated on the Queen Mary as the "10 pound pommies" in approx. late '50 s to NSW, Australia where I was born.

I was born in Sutherland Hospital "the Shire" in 1966, got married to a Tirado and became (not officially) Jacqueline Preece-Tirado but now married again and may become Preece-Deme.

Sadly, my father was an only child and both his parents are now deceased - can't remember their names (never knew them); my brother Michael Preece has never married and will probably never have children; my sister Karen Preece has married but changed her name so her daughter Shelby won't be carrying on the name; that is why I gave I'm not eager to change my name and why my daughter Soraya has Preece as her middle name. Looks like the PREECE name for our family stops here!

BTW, one of my first jobs I ever had as a kid (and still living at home) was working for an Advertising Agency called Finlay Preece Advertising - I worked for Terry Preece who happened to live down the st

Wednesday, 26 November 2008 0:55:58

Name: lyndsie preece

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i can not believe how may Preece's there are in the world.

hello my name is Lyndsie preece i'd never thought that i'd ever find a list with all these people with the same last name as me. I found this site when i was trying to discover my family tree, and this website came up. i live in AUSTRALIA and mighty its hot down here. i guess the preece name goes back a fair way!!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008 9:36:58

Name: Richard George Preece

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Hi all Preeces! I just happened onto this site by accident so I too have been totally amazed at just how many Preeces there are in the world. By the way I have always understood that the name Rhys meant,owner of a small piece of land,and so ap Rhys means son of the owner of a small piece of land.My father,Francis George Clifford Preece was from Herefordshire as was his father Joseph Preece.

If anyone wants to get in touch via e mail feel free.

Saturday, 22 November 2008 20:03:25

Name: megan chapman

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Hi my name is megan chapman and i am the granddaughter of charles raymond chapman and beryl elizabeth chapman (preece) of Amisk Alberta Canada. Beryl preece was born Sept 30 th 1913 and is 95 yrs old today. She had 2 bothers and one sister. Charles James Preece, Al Preece, and Issabell Preece who passed away in January. Just thought i would give some info to anyone who is looking for it.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008 1:30:04

Name: Alison Williamson

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I am looking for information regarding my Great Grandfather Samuel Preece born 1864 Birmingham. Married Mary Ann Mills. Children Horace, Harry (both emigrated to Calgary Canada)sarah, there were about 7 siblings altogether though can't remember them all at the mo. Samuel divorced Mary and married Alice Owen who then had my Grandmother Beatrice Preece and her brother Leonard Preece.

Horace had 3 children Kenneth, Clifford and a daughter can't remember her name.

Any information greatly received.

email a_barnett

Tuesday, 18 November 2008 13:26:32

Name: Matthew Preece

Hey there fellow Preece's. I'm Matt Preece from South Wales. Bit of info for you, Preece is actually a Welsh name. It translates from the old Welsh "Ap-Rhys", basically meaning son of Rhys. So at some point in all your lives you all had a welsh ancestor called Rhys. As this was quite a popular name during the late 10 th century chances are that we're not all related. But we do all have welsh lineage so you can be proud of that.

Happy searching

Monday, 17 November 2008 14:59:59

Name: david preece

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hi to all the preece families. my name is david preece born in wolverhampton west midlands to william arther preece and elizabeth preece,only just found this web site i'm truly amazed at the amount of preece's from around the globe

Sunday, 19 October 2008 18:45:02

Name: Janet Aber English

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Hi, My 3 rd great grandmother was Catharine Preece born abt. 1796 in or around Ross on Wye, Herefordshire. She married Thomas Powell in 1819 in Ross, and 3 children all born in Ross before moving to Monmouthshire, Wales.

If this is familiar to anyone cruising this website, I would be interesting in hearing from you.


Pittsburgh, PA USA

Wednesday, 15 October 2008 0:59:08

Name: martin preece Email -

hi guys and gals,

from dudley in the black country west mids,son of gilbert and hazel preece, gils family as i rember were walter, fred ,jim (all butchers) and sister gladys all from walsall i think.

nice to see so many out there all the best to you all martin preece

Thursday, 9 October 2008 14:34:13

Name: Martin Sandle Email -

Edward Sanders/Eleanor Preece - Sorry I forgot to mention their address when married was Frog Lane, Ludlow.

Sunday, 28 September 2008 11:55:31

Name: Martin Sandle

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My g-g-grandfather(Edward Sanders/Saunders), married Eleanor(Ellen)Preece 25.12.1856 in Ludlow, Shropshire. So far as I have been able to tell her Preece's came from Orleton/Richards Castle in Herefordshire, where the family had been for many years. Her father was Francis Preece a Sawyer. Any connections would be appreciated.

Sunday, 28 September 2008 11:51:09

Name: lisa jane preece

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hi my names lisa

im looking for family for my dad as he is 60 soon and had no clue where hes from originally

all i know hie gran is called emily preece nee meek

his granfather is known as arthur preece and hi mum was called gertrude doreen may preece.

if anyone had any relations with these names plz contact me


lisa xxx

Thursday, 21 August 2008 16:28:57

Name: Trevor Sadler

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My Mother was Rosadine Hannah Ottewell? T

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 12:10:02

Name: Nicci Wotton

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I'm trying to get Teresa's and Ady's address. I lost my address book. I looked after Daniella at Great Ormond Street and they send me Xmas cards and letters but I can't respond because of not having their contact details.



Friday, 8 August 2008 22:07:22

Name: Gemma Preece

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D.O.B 24/10/1988. I was just amazed how many "PREECE" there are, Thoguht i would add on my name.

Thursday, 7 August 2008 10:40:28

Name: margaret Preece

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Hi, I am in England but have found we have Preece in our family in India , Canada and America.

So looking for Preece in America who may have the unuusal name Morley Cutlack Preece in there family tree he was born England but married in India

he had children 2 girls and 1 boy his son Murray is who i am now looking for Murray born India 1915 but may not have stayed there.

the 2 sister I know lived and married in America.

Preece in Canada married M.A.Hawes 1907

so wouild love to hear from anyone.

Friday, 1 August 2008 12:18:26

Name: Jeff Preece

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Hello fellow Preece's

i am also looking to get some more information on my original heritage, the farthest back any of my Family know's is that my Great Grandfather "Horace Preece" had moved from Bermingham, England where he was Born Oct 28 1890 and had moved to Stettler ALberta, Canada in the very early 1900 to farm, and had also enlisted in the Canadian Forces in 1915. Horace also had a brother by the name of Clifford. if anybody knows anything please contact me by my E-mail

Thank You

Jeff Preece

Friday, 25 July 2008 7:25:23

Name: Barbara Frewen (Cutchie)

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Iam from the Albert Edward Cutchie side of the family

and I am just getting into the decendant side of things.

We all come from the Clearlake Victoria family So I am

just trying to connect the names.



Sunday, 20 July 2008 5:02:22

Name: Gill Leivers

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Hi, I found your Preece website by chance - I Googled my surname! I was interested to spot your ancestor William Leivers siblings - namely Emmanuel. My father always said his grandfather was called Emmanuel and came from the Kirky in Ashfield area - surely there weren't two Emmanual Leivers in Nottinghamshire around the same time!! However, my grandfather (Dad's father) was called Charles, and this name doesn't appear on your tree. He married a woman called Hannah ??? I would love to 'talk' to anyone with any more relevant info ??? Or maybe I will have to go down the Family History route myself!

Saturday, 19 July 2008 18:29:46

Name: debra preece samia

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Still looking for info on John Henry Preece, born in 1876, his occupation was a veteranarian, he was concidered the black sheep of his family. He married Lilly May Platt, daughter of John Platt and Bertha Beatrice Bryne. He immigrated to the USA in 1913, He had 9 children 3 were born in England, Jack, Norman, and Douglas. Sound familular please contact me. thanks.... His family members had some thing to do with English Bull dogs..

Thursday, 17 July 2008 19:52:49

Name: Karen Colbert Lewis (Nee Preece)

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Well Hello all the Preece family members out there. I am in shock at finding so many as it is not a common name where I am. I am from Leeds West Yorkshire and my father was Reginald Ivor Preece and his father was Ivor Preece. My father once told me never to research my father tree as his father was one of 22 children, 11 children each to my great grandfather and two different women. I dont know how true that is but if anyone knows of an Ivor Preece appearing on their family tree who was born at the turn of the century then we may be related. I know that the family had links to south Wales but thats all I know. My father died in 1994 and I have no further info than that. If you think you may know my side of the family then please email me as I am now intriged to know more.


Thursday, 17 July 2008 11:02:42

Name: Lcpqdagz

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Hello Nice site coolgxtu :))89

Tuesday, 15 July 2008 23:12:51

Name: debra preece samia

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Hey I'm a Preece too, My family was from Stoke on Trent. My Grandfather was John Henry Preece, A veteranarian..aka as the king of the english bull dogs, as his family helped develop the breed. He came to US in 1913, was married to my nana Lilly may Platt, had 9 children Jack, Norman, Douglas, Barbara,Dolly,marjorie,Daniel,Beatice,and Stanley. They settled in Melrose Mass. My father was Daniel he was the youngest. Sound familiar??? please email me thanks Deb

Tuesday, 15 July 2008 21:33:17

Name: Btkxunol

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Hi It is the coolest site, keep souyiw 8-))01

Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:30:14

Name: Shell n John Email -

Hi can anyone help i`m looking for a ROBERT ALAN PREECE born in 1952 or 1953, his mothers name is SHEILA PREECE and fathers name ALAN PREECE, he also has two sisters one named PAULINE and the other named JANET, his last known place of work was llandough hospital, llandough, Cardiff.

We would like to find this person as we would like to reunite him with his son after 29 years, If anyone can help please e-mail us .

Shell and John

Tuesday, 8 July 2008 18:26:33

Name: Donna Preece Email -

My ancestors were Wm. Preece, Benjamin, Henry...not sure what country they came over from. It is very interesting to ready about so many of us. The men in our family were brick layers and carpenters, very skilled and artistic. Women were great cooks, pie bakers and seamtresses.

We are from Martin County, Kentucky.

Monday, 7 July 2008 21:38:50

Name: james preece

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Hello other preeces im only 11 but im intrested in looking at all of the other people i have that i dont know about

Tuesday, 17 June 2008 15:14:30


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I am the daughter of the late Neil Jones. I am looking for Richard Preece who lived in Hereford/Shropshire area in the 1970's. His mother is Mary Preece nee Jones. His grandparents were the late George & Florrie Jones.

Saturday, 14 June 2008 0:49:06

Name: christopher preece Email -

hello all preece's,it's nice to know that there is quite afew of us, as i thought preece was a rare name.i live in barnsley (south yorkshire)but lived in rotherham for 20 years (maltby).any other preece's from the south yorkshire region?

Monday, 9 June 2008 10:58:54

Name: Glennis Tonks

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I am a desendant of James and Mary Ann(Nee Williams) Preece

They are about 6 Generations back and can trace them to me,James was born in Kingstone Herefordshire in Sep 7 th 1801 and married Mary Ann in Kerikeri New Zealand in 1833..James had sisters and brothers, Sarah DOB Nov 1802, Margaret DOB June 1804, Sarah, Nov 3 rd 1804, Catherine DOB Feb 2 nd 1806, William June 12 th 1807, Elizabeth DOB May 4 th 1809, Child 1811?, Mary DOB 5 th July, all I am led to believe born in Kingstone

Monday, 9 June 2008 10:46:21

Name: dona

i think i can help you David Hawley how old was was he??

Saturday, 7 June 2008 20:06:16

Name: David Hawley

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I am trying to track down an old army pal a Robert Preece who came from Hereford as far as I remember. We were in 32 Assault sqadron, Royal engineers based at Tidworth from 1955 to 1957.If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

Friday, 6 June 2008 21:32:48

Name: jane preece Email -

hya im married to lesley preece and trying to find reletives that may live in england or in wales where his mum and dad came from his mum ivy was called jones before they married can any body point me the right direction

Thursday, 5 June 2008 1:33:38

Comment by Andrew Preece: I suggest you ask Ian Preece at the PREECE one name study at

Name: Christopher Dudley Preece

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Further to origin of Preece, I was always given to understand that the Rhys part was welsh for "King", so Ap Rhys was probably originally a son of the King,without being a prince, if you understand my meaning..a lot of them about!

Rather like our "Fitzroy" which has the same illegitimate meaning.


Chris Preece

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 8:47:53

Name: Brett Preece I am trying to find out what our geneoulougy is and where we originatided from.I'm having no luck! any info.would be greatly appreciated! I'm told we orignialy come from wales?

Saturday, 17 May 2008 5:13:02

Comment by Andrew Preece:

The name 'PREECE' is the English version of the Welsh 'Ap Rhys' meaning 'son of Rhys'. I also suspect there isn't single origin for all the PREECEs - the conversion of Ap Rhys to PREECE occurred in several places along the Welsh border in Herefordshire and Shropshire. For more details see the PREECE one name study run by Ian Preece (to the best of our knowledge not related to any PREECE on this site) at This is also a good place to ask for help about your PREECE ancestry - Ian helped me immensely with my PREECE ancestors.

Name: Bob Barber Email -

Those interested in Abraham Provost (1674-1721)

(Baptised March 22 1673/4, French congregation, Thorney, CAM, ENG. Death: February 1721 Parson Drove CAM ENG) might be interested in the will of Sarah Flahau dated 6 March 1705/6. Sarah Flahau was the mother of Mary (bapt 2 Apr 1682 at Thorney: French register #922), who was referred to as Mary Provest [sic] in the will. She was left £10, as were Sarah's gradchildren Jacob and Abraham Provost. I believe this Mary is the wife of Abraham Provost (1674-1721). For anyone interested in the will, it is available from TNA (PROB 11/487). If anyone is interested in learning more about Sarah Flahau (nee Holmes, wife of Jacob Flahau) and the Flahau ancestry please contact me.

Bob Barber

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 20:31:38

Name: James Brad Preece Email -

Hi! I live in the U.S., in Kentucky actually. I would like to hear from other Preece family members

Monday, 28 April 2008 3:27:23

Name: P.W. Swinn Email -

Sorry! William Shrewsbury (1799) was married to Margaret Scattergood and had three sons and two daughters.

Catherine Julian was married to Willia, Soresby (1750) and they had the four sons and one grand-daughter. William & Catherine were the grandparents of William Shrewsbury (1799).

apologies all round.

Peter W. Swinn.

Friday, 25 April 2008 8:07:43

Name: Peter Swinn Email -

I was interested to discover your interest in my 2 nd. Gt. Grandfather, William Shrewsbury (1799). He was married to Catherine Julian and had four sons and one daughter.

If we are looking at the same William, I may be able to go back another generation or so, but my own records, at that point need to be verified.

Please contact me if you think may be able to assist one another.

Best wishes for your continued research.

Peter W. Swinn.

Churchill, Australia.

Friday, 25 April 2008 7:50:11

Name: Donald Preece Email -

Hello to all the Preece's.

My father, Charles Preece and mother, Allison Preece emigrated to the USA, Boston, Massachusetts in the 1960's from Aberystwyth, Wales. Would be pleased to hear from any Preece's.

Sunday, 13 April 2008 7:20:46

Name: alison karen preece Email -

My name is alison Preece, father vivian micheal preece grandfather hosea preece my grandfather lived all his life in gloustershire just outside the forest of dean, he had one brother that died in his 50's my grandmother left the family when my father was about 5 years old i only now her name is patrica and she was a nurse in the gloustershire hospital when my dad was a young lad. I beleive we came over from irland and my great great grandmother was mary. but that as far as i got.

Monday, 10 March 2008 17:10:41

Name: David Preece Email -

Another Preece for the list! I'm david preece, living in buckinghamshire. originally from gloucestershire, the preece family i'm related to is from the hereford/welsh border. i was born in 1980, son of roger preece born 1948,he was son of david preece born 1909,& he was son of ambrose preece born 1880.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008 15:55:53

Name: Timothy Preece

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hi my name is tim preece. i live in camberly surrey uk. ive never heard of you other preeces some info. my dad is john desmond preece son of henry preece has a sister called carol preece im not sure who you all are but i hope i meet you all one day

                    from possibly your nephew cousin grandson  timothy john williams preece

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 11:16:33

Name: Timothy Preece

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hi my name is tim preece. i live in camberly surrey uk. ive never heard of you other preeces some info. my dad is john desmond preece son of henry preece has a sister called carol preece im not sure who you all are but i hope i meet you all one day

                    from possibly your nephew cousin grandson  timothy john williams preece

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 11:16:10

Name: TINA

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I am searching for MARY PREECE sho did extensive research to re EDWARD GILES b 1912 decendants south australia. I am a decendant and would love to have Mary Contact me if anyone knows how I can reach her The email address on doesn't work any more. Great webpage. Maybe I can get a GILES page upand running You are a great example to all I live in Newcastle

Cheers Tina

Friday, 8 February 2008 2:56:28

Name: Derek Preece

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My story begins with William Pricce, in County Durham at the end of the 19 th century. He was my grandfather, and somehow we changed from Pricce to Preece in the early part of the 20 th century.

Would be very grateful for any info that would cast a light on this piece of my history.

Thursday, 7 February 2008 14:43:06

Name: Anthony Preece

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Hi to all Preeces!!!

I thought I'd put my penny's worth in here! I'm about 4 th/5 th generation of a Preece family in North East of England.

I've discovered grass roots from the USA to Hartlepool and others.

BUT I may be a fake Preece, birth and death records have shown that our original family name has been mispelled at some point and a great, great grandfather was given the surname Preece on his birth certificate. The family was harder to trace from there, backwards as our family name was originally Pricce.

Just wondering if anyone has had similar findings...

Thanks all


(Derek Anthony Preece)

Friday, 1 February 2008 14:14:52

Name: lisa preece

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Hi ya, gosh i am shocked at the number of people with the preece surname. Where i live it is a rare name and people often think it's a weird name. i have no idea if any of us are connected. I live in ireland. My great granda Jackie Preece came over here from pontypridd in wales and he met my granny over here. i've always been interested in doing my family tree so if anyone has any info i would love to know. ta. x

Saturday, 19 January 2008 19:34:50

Name: stewart preece Email -


Not many Preece's about I thought.

I was born in 1949 in Merthyr Tydfil but have lived in Scotland for most of my life.

Any long lost relatives out there would be great to talk to.

I got the wine details through my local Gym/Hotel which now sells the Preece wine brand in it's bars and I was hoping to find a distributor in Scotland.

Saturday, 19 January 2008 14:47:21

Name: Michelle Preece Email -

Hi, as you can see, i'm also a PREECE. Grandfather's name was COLIN PREECE and my fathers name is ROBERT PREECE, both lived/live in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Me and my brother ANDREW PREECE now live in Telford.

If anyone knowsanything about my family tree please email me at michelle.preece


Wednesday, 16 January 2008 18:01:24

Name: rose roberts Email -

Hi Andrew, I have just started researching my family since retiring through illness. I know I am descended from the Provost family in Thorney but believe my gt,gt,gt,gt grandfather to have been a Samuel Provost of Thorney also I believe to be a farmer in the mid 18 th cent. What I do know is that there were several French Hugenot families in that area living in French Drove and hope to visit the Cambridge records office in the near future. I spoke to the office today, before I saw your message oddly enough,and they say they have records such as marriages, births etc going back to the 14 th cent and I can make an appointment to go and look at them.For me this shouldn't be too hard now I know this as I live in Cambridge -if I am well enough. If you are interested I can look for your antecedent at the same time and let you know. I have some information about the more recent past from elderly family but all a bit garbled beyond what they actually know so have to sort the romantic stories from the facts.

Let me know if I can help you and will see what I can do. Who knows we could be very distant cousins!

Will wait for your reply,

Happy New Year,


Saturday, 5 January 2008 19:19:04

Name: Sandra Keighley (nee Preece) Email -

I am the daughter of Francis & Beryl Preece - sister of Raymond, Kenneth, Margaret & Deirdre - born in Leeds West Yorkshire - anyone who things they are related please email.

thanks Sandra

Tuesday, 1 January 2008 18:22:03

Name: wayne preece Email - wpreecemagma

This is a great site. I live in canada and my grandfather Albert Preece was born in staffordshire before coming to canada then back to the Uk to serve in WWII returning to his wife and three kids.My father is Arther he has a brother Edward and a sister Betrice.I have four brothers,George,Charles,Dale and Jeff.We have five sons between us so the Preece name lives on.

Sunday, 2 December 2007 18:58:57

Name: Donna Preece Email -

I dont have any thimg to add to your site but most all of you seem to be on the other side of the world from me. I married into the Preece family and am now divorced but i wanted you to know there are Preece familys in Yakima Washington & Seattle Washington USA.My Husbands Name was Keith H Preece, His fathers name was Sonny Preece. Siblings are , Mike, Janie and Betty.

Saturday, 1 December 2007 23:04:21

Name: Jodi Email -

I am trying to find any information on an Edward Thomas Preece or Thomas Preece - born 1805. Lived in Castlemorton, Herodford shire, Wales. He had a trade as a stonemason. Was convicted of burglery and sentanced to life on the 7 th April, 1830. He was sent to Australia on the Ship the florentia as a convict in 1830 and landed in Sydney. He was married with three children at the time of his departure. Was granted a ticket of leave in 1841 in the District of Paterson.

Married Sara Eliza Martin in 1824.

Their Children - John b 1845, Thomas b 1847, Eliza b 1850, Susannah b 1853, sarah b 1858. all born Clarentown/Paterson area (NSW Australia)

Thomas b 1847-1932, married Mary Martin b 1877-1943.(They were cousins) (married 1896). Mary was Sara Eliza Martin's niece.

Thomas and Mary had three children Leslie 1897, Thomas 1899, and Sarah Agnes 1903(my Grandmother).

Sarah Agnes Preece married John Connors in 1824 at Clarencetown.

Sarah and Johns Children - Patricia, Elizabeth, Dudley(Francis), Kevin and Keith(my dad).

Keith connors married Beverley Joan Crossland and had three children - Sharon (deceased) Donna and Jodi(me).

Would love to find some information on Thomas Preece b 1805 prior to coming to Australia, Especially his family left behind, wifes name etc, I have no information at all. Please email if anyone has come across any info, Thanks

Monday 26 th November, 2007

Monday, 26 November 2007 13:10:30

Name: daniellepreece hi my name is danielle jayne preece i am so curios if any one elce has exactly the same name as me if so e-mail me at

maybe we have something in comon

exept our name OBVIOSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:32:49

Name: Lucy Email -

Does anyone have information on a Sylvia Preece - I have no idea of her married name or further information but i believe her father may have been a gardener. I think she was living in Lincoln (UK) in 1964.

Sunday, 11 November 2007 17:36:20

Name: John Preece Email -

Hi all you Preeces, I'm John Preece,born 1952, son of Samuel James(Jim)Preece born 1917 and Annie Elizabeth Preece (nee Houghton)born 1915.Dad told me how his grandad wheeled all our family possessions in a small barrow from somewhere on the Welsh border to the Midlands in his day.(something to do with the Lickey hills?) My Grandparents settled in Marston ( Nr Kingbury)and we lived in Whitacre Heath for many years, then Mum and Dad moved to Coleshill in 1988.Dad had two sisters Nancy who married John Furber, both now deceased, and Kathlene who lives in Canada.

Mum died 1995, Dad died 2004, and I now feel awful that they've gone and I know very little about the Preeces.

Any info ?

Friday, 26 October 2007 18:56:50

Name: abigail preece Email -


my name is abigail preece too!

it is so weard to have someone with the same name as me!

Thursday, 25 October 2007 9:58:34

Name: Nicola Jones

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Hi everyone, I am wondering if anyone can help me, my maiden name is Ottewell, I am researching my father's line and have found one of my ancestors has disappeared. His name was Isaac Ottewell christened on 28/03/1814, he married Jane Saxton on 21/08/1832, he had atleast 4 children named Samuel b.1833, Hannah b.1840 approx, Mary b. 1836 approx, and Elizabeth b. 1835 approx. Now they do appear on the 1841 census living in Horsley Woodhouse, however after that they are no where to be found. I've searched the death records to no avail, so the only thing I can think of is that they emigrated to either Australia/New Zealand, or America/Canada, if there is anyone out there that is researching the Ottewell line and has this information I would appreciate it if you could email me on nsojones, or if they have any information as to how I can find out if they did emigrate I would be grateful.

Many thanks Nicola

Monday, 15 October 2007 15:00:18

Name: Patricia Preece Watkins Email -


I am researching the arrival of Lilly Preece and her sons to Ellis Island Nov. 14, 1913 on the Mauretania from Stoke on Trent: Norman (2), and Jack. Douglas was listed on passenger list but had no age, may be the husband.

Norman's son- Norman A. Preece, Jr. is my father.

Any information from the UK or the States would be helpful.

Thank you, Patti

Tuesday, 11 September 2007 23:04:22

Name: Milla Email -

... Oops, forgot to say in my original post that our current branch of Preeces is almost entirely Midlands based!

Monday, 3 September 2007 21:23:03

Name: Milla Email -

Hi, have read your website with great interest. Next year I am marrying a Preece and we've been having great fun (if not much success) looking into his family tree.

We can get back as far as his great grandparents, HENRY and ELIZABETH Preece from near Bradford. They had HERBERT Preece, who married a VERA and they had PAUL Preece, father of ADAM Preece who I will be marrying next year - follow all that?!

Adam's granddad, Herbert, told us that his great Grandparents had come from Yarpole near Leominster in Hereford. On the way back from holiday the other day we stopped off to look at the graveyard and found 4 Preece graves, 1 in such bad condition only the first name could be read and the others will follow shortly. These are MARTHA Preece (died 1840), married to WILLIAM Preece (inscription illegible). And THOMAS Preece (died 1838) married to SARAH Preece (died 1820).

We haven't figured out yet whether any of these 4 Preeces are ancestors of our branch of Preeces, though we have great hopes of Thomas and Sarah, as we hope they are the Thomas and Sarah mentioned in the family story below, however the only parish record I have been able to find doesn't show any grandchildren issuing.

Anyways - family story: Thomas Preece was a coachman for the wealthy Howe family until he ran away to marry their daughter (Lady?) Sarah Howe at which point the family disowned her and, some say, took a hit out on Thomas Preece...

So - does anybody know any of the names in this extensive list? Have we got any information right or wrong? Either send me an e-mail or message me on here, we'd love to hear from you!


Monday, 3 September 2007 21:18:03

Name: Caroline Bennett - nee Preece

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Hi everyone - 'another Preece' to add to the growing numbers... I live in New Zealand, where my family emigrated to, from Wales, 50 years ago.

My father is Donald Francis Preece.

Friday, 31 August 2007 13:44:33

Name: Jason Preece

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Hi my name is Jason and I was born to Ray John Preece in Leeds in 1978. I have two brothers Christopher John and Adam George. Any more information about my family would be gratefully received.

Tuesday, 28 August 2007 22:35:20

Name: John Keith Dennison

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I find your website very helpful in filling gaps in my family tree.

I, John Keith Dennison, am a great grandson of John Dennison (1821-1903) mentioned in the Preece family tree.

My father, Frank Herbert Dennison, born in 1915 and now aged 92 and living in Sheffield, must be his only surviving grandchild.

My father was the third son of John Robert Dennison (1860-1939) (also in your family tree) from the latter's second marriage to Edith Badham (1882-1951) in 1904.

I note that my great grandfather had a daughter named Jane (born 1853) who had a daughter named Fanny Provost Wright (1875-1955) who had a daughter named Elsie Bloor, who had a son called Alan Gregory Preece, whose son is Andrew Preece.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who can give me further information about my grandfather, John Robert Dennison's first marriage to Lottie (born 1857) and their descendants.

Saturday, 18 August 2007 21:53:03

Name: Thomas Jaques


I am Thomas Michael Jaques from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My grandfather, Joseph Jaques passed away sometime in the 1950's or 1960's. I had an Aunt named Ann as well. It is interesting to see these names on a family tree. As near as I can tell, I was named Thomas after my great grandfather. Our family appears to have come into Western Canada from the province of Ontario in Eastern Canada. I haven't been able to learn much about my family history as yet.

Friday, 10 August 2007 23:29:20

Name: Mary Pattle Hover

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Zachariah Joseph Pattle was my third cousin, twice removed. In my Family Tree notes, researched by my brother, Roger, now deceased, it says Zachariah (1855-1931 London - buried in Streatham Hill Cemetery)was an actor, famous for his monologues, performed before royalty, including the Czar of Russia. His portrait, by James Gunn, hangs in The Savage Club, London. I am about to contact this club, to verify this fact. I cannot find any sign of this "Charles Pond" on the Internet, which I find odd! I can give you any information I have from our tree, in which you might be interested. How does this Zachariah fit into your Preece family, please? I couldn't find out on your website...I'm not too computer-wise! Look forward to your reply.

Best regards,


Thursday, 2 August 2007 20:02:14

Name: David Preece

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as with mant of you I came across this web page and am astonished that there are so many Preeces all around the world

I was born in Coventry to David & Agnes Preece in 1947

Wisging you all well

Friday, 20 July 2007 15:01:12

Name: John

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I have info with documents on the line of Janet Dalgarno, daughter of Alexander Dalgarno and Margaret Walker. I have been doing research for a friend who is a descendant of George Dalgarno and Margaret Walker and we are currently doing a site. I was just wondering how you are related to the Dalgarnos. Your site is really very good and informative and I commend you for putting outy the site it is a very valuable site for gen researchers.

God Bless

Thursday, 19 July 2007 2:18:24

Name: William Whatley

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Very interested especially the Whatley strand.

 I have a copy of the marriage cert. of Richard and Sarah Gane.

Tho' I can't find Richards birth. In the previous generation the family names of MORGAN and MARY HORTON married in 1764 are Hannah, Morgan, James, James, Mary, Thomas. It seems to me that Richard is part of this family the names being so similar especially MORGAN which is so unusual.

Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:01:10

Name: Anthony (Tony) Preece

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Well how do you do???

I'm Tony Preece son of Royston Charles Preece and Margaret Elizabeth Preece. For a wee bit we lived outside of Edinburgh and have for many (too many) years lived here in the USA (East Coast). I myself an 58 years old and getting better with time.

Thursday, 12 July 2007 3:35:10

Name: V

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Hi my name is vicki n trying to find information on my family!! the name comes from my grandad who grew up in london born in the baby boom in 1946 n his name is colin preece!! then there is my uncle edward ian preece born 1970 in reading i think and grew up in burgess hill(sussex), n his son matthew preece born in 1993!! if you have any information let me no thanks xxx

Wednesday, 11 July 2007 15:09:06

Name: Helene Watson

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I have very excitedly at last found out about my Great Grandfather Philip Preece, born in Ledbury. The Phiilip Preece, sibling of William Preece is my Great Great Grandfather.

Monday, 2 July 2007 15:10:44

Name: Joseph Neil Preece

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hi my names Joe and there are plenty of us in rotherham from my dad's side neil preececoming from my late grandfather dennis preece brought up in the maltby area. Just wondering if any relations of ours are here :)

Monday, 25 June 2007 23:49:39

Name: lauren preece

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hi, im lauren preece, its weird havin found this site, i was just checkin the net. im from birmingham, and the 'Preece' side of my family is from oldbury.

Saturday, 23 June 2007 10:53:10

Name: Fiona Email -


I am also from the Preece clan and we are from the Black Country Area - Stourbridge, Halesowen, Quarry Bank etc so I would imagine that we are somehow related because of how close we are.

If you would like to contact me my email is fionapreece


Monday, 11 June 2007 15:17:28

Name: jonathan preece Email -


Tuesday, 5 June 2007 13:28:33

Name: Laura May Dore Email -

Thought I would google my name and came across this page for Laura May Dore. I have been a Dore for 8 years now. My husband, Simon, and his family came to Australia from England in the 70's. His fathers name is Sidney Francis Dore. Does any one know more about this?

Laura May Dore

Monday, 28 May 2007 3:36:39

Name: Janelle Ann Preece Email -

Hi from Janelle Ann Preece of Clarencetown/Dungog,New South Wales, Australia. Born in Maitland NSW 1971. Any of my relatives are welcome to email me, thanks Janelle

Sunday, 27 May 2007 11:55:21

Name: Karen Preece Email -


I was trying to find my sis in law's website when came across this site. Married into Preece's. Mainly from West Midlands, but our fam spread all round country now. Any history from Brian Sidney Preece would be welcome.


Thursday, 24 May 2007 5:56:04

Name: Danielle Preece

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hi wonder if you are any thing to do eith me my name is danielle preece. im in lewis girls school i live in cefn hengoed in the week and im up my nans on the week ends plese reply thanks from danioelle preece thank you.

Wednesday, 23 May 2007 13:42:54

Name: Abi PREECE

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Hello my name is Abigail PREECE and iam hopeping that some of you may be able to help me i have no contact with my paternal side of my family and hence forth very little knowledge of any of my relatives

heres what i do know.....

my fathers name is KEITH PREECE

he had a brother called RODNEY PREECE

and a sister called CLAIRE who married ALBERT , they had two sons called GARY and MICHAEL

There mother , my grandmother was called DOROTHY PREECE

They all lived when i was a child in LIVERPOOL

which i still do not sure if they do

if anyone has any information please contact me

many thanks


Monday, 21 May 2007 1:43:51

Name: roy

Tony barron son of derek barron children warren and callum (twins) and amy 22.8.1991

Friday, 18 May 2007 14:21:23

Name: lauren

hi. how old is danielle preece? and has she got an email address or msn?

Friday, 18 May 2007 14:07:11

Name: Leanne

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I can't belive there are so many Preece's out there!!! I came across all this while looking up my surname on the web, was thinking of trying to trace my family tree. Im from Frome a town in somerset, England i have lived here since i was born in 1980. My dad is Ian born in mells a village near frome in 1959, and my grandfather was Geoffery Ivan Preece, who married Joyce Cavill. There are links with Preece's in wales one being a Thomas Preece in the 19 th century.

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

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