William Preston, son of Adam and Isabel (Braithwaite) Preston, baptized 23 January 1590/1 Giggleswick, Yorkshire County, England, died 1647 probably New Haven, Ct. He married 1st in England 11 October 1613 Cheshum, Bucks Co., to Elizabeth Sale, baptized 8 June 1590, buried 22 February 1633/4. Shortly before coming to America he married 2nd to Mary Seabrook, daughter of Robert Seabrook, born about 1600/1, and died after 1680. Mary married 2nd to Thomas Kimberly and moved from New Haven to Stratford, Ct.
Children: of 1st wife Elizabeth
William bp 5 Oct 1614 Chesham, bur. 4 June 1633 Chesham
John b. abt 1617, bur. 18 Nov 1623 Chesham
Edward bp 14 Nov 1619 Chesham, d. 1699, res. of New Haven and Boston, m. Margaret Hurst, "wife of Edward". Ch: William, Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth, Abigail, Samuel.
Daniel bp 3 Mar 1621 Chesham, d. 10 Nov 1707 Dorchester, Ma., m. Mary.
Elizabeth bp 18 Jan 1623 Chesham, d. 29 Aug 1693 aged 68 at New Haven, m. Joseph Alsop.
Sarah bp 18 July 1626 Chesham, m. William Meeker.
Mary bp 13 Dec 1629 Chesham, m. Peter Mallory
John bp 4 Mar 1632 Chesham, res. Mass.
Children: of 2nd wife Mary
Jehiel bp 14 June 1640 New Haven, d. 1684, m. 1st Sarah Fairchild, d. of Thomas and (Seabrook) Fairchild. Ch: Samuel, Joseph. He m. 2nd Temperance Nichols, d. of Isaac and Margery Nichols. Ch: Mary. She m. 2nd Samuel Hubbell 17 Apr 1688.
Hackaliah bp 9 Apr 1643 New Haven, d. 20 Nov 1692, m. 20 Apr 1676 Stratford to Emma Fairchild, d. of Thomas and (Seabrook) Fairchild. ELIASAPH m. Elizabeth Beach