A History of Preston

in Hertfordshire

News stories

September 2017

22 May 1869 - Frederick Day (40) lived with family at Preston Hill Farm Cottages in 1871.

Frederick Day of Preston charged with stealing iron traps for poaching

Body of child found in a pool by Preston men

1 May 1869 - John Jenkins (21) and Amos Fairey (son of Samuel and Elizabeth, (16) near neighbours at Preston Green in 1871.

20 March 1869 - Mr Brown was the former owner of The Red Lion. Frank (21), Alfred (17) and Benjamin (15) were his sons and settled in Preston after their marriages.

The ‘Brown Boys’ accused of trespass

More Fairey trouble!

Watch theft from Thomas Currell

20 March 1869 - Alfred (21) and William (11) Fairey were the sons of Samuel and Elizabeth of Back Lane, Preston.

31 August 1867 - Re: Thomas Currell at Gosmore, my great grandfather.

Killing at The Bull, Gosmore by former Preston man


July 1867 - William Winch (33) was born at Preston and was living at Preston Green in 1861. Christopher Chalkley (23) was born at Ippollitts and was a servant  living at Hitchin Hill in 1861. Elizabeth Fossey (63) was living at at Preston in 1841 and would have known Winch’s family. Winch was a poaching companion of my great grandfather, Thomas Currell. They say that birds of a feather flock together.



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