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Re: PRESNELL of Tasmania - origins?
« Reply #27 on: Friday 10 April 15 08:40 BST (UK) »
I don't think I've ever come across anything to say that Sarah Presnell's husband was ever in the colony.

Her death notice in the "Mercury" newspaper said, "that she arrived in the colony with  members of her family......(didn't actually mention a husband and as she was 85 or so, you would have thought a husband of around the same age would have got a mention??). 

All the article mentions is that she was the 'mother of William Presnell of Argyle Street, leaving a numerous family both in this colony and in England to mourn her loss. etc.etc.

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Re: PRESNELL of Tasmania - origins?
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 14 April 16 03:15 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Just to clarify what I have found re William:
He was not born Chelmsford Kent. Chelmsford is in Essex.
On his shipping record it had Hadlow Kent as his birth place.
William listed 4 parishes that he was from when arrested so obviously not the most reliable person.
As for travelling around so far afield, William's partner in crime was Simon Moulds from Hereford over near the Welsh borders.
The Essex Presnells seem to have immigrated to USA.
The Kent family has William and Margaret as parents.
I don't think the Piddinghoe family are counted out yet. :)


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Re: PRESNELL of Tasmania - origins?
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 14 April 16 04:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Sangil,

 ;D  Welcome to RootsChat   ;D


On his shipping record it had Hadlow Kent as his birth place.


I don't recall seeing this before, which record was it?


I don't think the Piddinghoe family are counted out yet. :)


In what way do you think the Piddinghoe family are related to the Tasmanian PRESNELLs?

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Re: PRESNELL of Tasmania - origins?
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 14 April 16 04:59 BST (UK) »
Hi Debra,

It was on a document on a family tree sent to me. I don't think I can  count the Sussex family out because Sarah and James married in 1765 and their first child according to my records was born Sarah in 1767. William could have been born in 1765/66 and not recorded.

These are just my thoughts. I have a friend in UK chasing this for me.

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Re: PRESNELL of Tasmania - origins?
« Reply #31 on: Saturday 02 March 19 21:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi, a bit further information regarding the Piddinghoe Sussex Presnells/Prisnolls. 

Sarah Presnell nee Tooth was buried at Piddinghoe on the 25/7/1817 aged 73yrs.  James Presnell was buried 13/3/1817 aged 79 yrs, also in Piddinghoe.

William's mother, Sarah Presnell was alive and well at that time.  Sarah didn't leave England for Tasmania until a few years after that date, arriving in 1822.

The marriage of Sarah Tooth & James Presnel (lab) was the 26/5/1765 at Piddinghoe, Sussex.  Another interesting note is that James Presnel was also listed as being James Russsell.

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