John PRESTON 
- Born: Abt 1776
- Marriage (1): Mary SHALLIS  on 30 Jun 1812 in St Mary St Marylebone Rd, London
John is recorded in 1841 UK Census as being an Agricultural Labourer.
Preston One Name Study - Roy Preston 12 Eastgate Whitworth nr Rochdale Lancashire. OL1 28UB.
Sydney researcher of William Preston 1800 - 1840 ;
WILLIAM DAVIES, theft : simple grand larceny.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18310407-56
Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny
Punishment Type: transportation
(Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
Name search for: WILLIAM DAVIES
Crime Location: Hayes
752. WILLIAM DAVIES was indicted for stealing,
See original - on the 28th of March, 30 plants, value 2l., and two flowerpots, value 6d. , the goods of the Honourable Juliana Curzon .
JOHN PRESTON . I am a labourer to the Honourable Juliana Curzon , at Hayes. I had known the prisoner before, at Hayes. On Saturday, the 26th of March, I saw these plants safe in the Honourable Miss Curzon's greenhouse, and I missed them on the Monday; I saw them again at Southall - the prisoner was there in custody.
WILLIAM FAIR . I am an officer. I took the prisoner at a public-house in Hayes, on Tuesday, the 29th of March; I had information that some plants had been left at Southall - I went there and saw Dennis Conner , who told me the prisoner had left these nine plants there; these are all that have been found.
DENNIS CONNER . I live at Southall, and am a gardener. On the Monday morning the prisoner brought these plants to me, a little before four o'clock; I was not up, but he called, and I came down to him - I had gone to the window first, and he said he had a parcel for me, and was to have 1s. for leaving it; I asked what it was - he said he brought it from Mr. Wye; I said I did not know such a person, and desired him not to bring them at such a time, as I had no doubt they were stolen, and the sooner he was off my premises the better - he went away, and I went to a Magistrate and told him of it - he told me to detain the plants, and if the prisoner came again for the 1s. to detain him.
Prisoner's Defence. I overtook a waggoner just before I got to Southall; he asked if I knew where Mr. Conner lived - I said I did, and he told me to leave these plants with him, and I was to have 1s. for it; I went, and Conner told me to come again at day-light - I did not go again till I was taken.
JOHN PRESTON . I can swear to these plants, as the property of the prosecutrix; they had been in pots, and were torn out - here is a myrtle and a lemon tree, and some others, which are valuable plants.
GUILTY . Aged 37. - Transported for Seven Years .
1841 Census England of Woodend Green Hayes HO107 655 10 shows a Thomas aged 25 Ag Lab born MDX wife Harriot aged 30 not born MDX. Also in 1851 Census
1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, High Rd Hayes Elthorne Mdx. John is recorded as aged 65 Ag Lab born MDX, aged 65 living with wife Mary aged 60 and son Daniel 19.
John married Mary SHALLIS  [MRIN: 10924] on 30 Jun 1812 in St Mary St Marylebone Rd, London.