A History of Preston

in Hertfordshire

This section is devoted to the families who lived in Preston.


I would like to include photographs, anecdotes and family trees of Preston people. If you have any information, I would be grateful if you would consider sending it to me, using the contact page.


The following are the families (in alphabetical order) which are currently featured on this site and their links:



Site contents

Preston Green 1913c

Site map

Home page

Preston People



Hinde, Robert


Swain (later family)

Stephen Swain

Emily Soldene: opera star

Emily and Preston

(Early) Swain saga

(Early) Swain tree

Notes re: Swain tree

Charles Swain (bn 1818)

Seebohms of PoyndersEnd

Norah Gribble and Mrs Leslie Seebohm

Preston soldiers of WW I

Nina Freebody: Preston Historian

Samuel Hall

Chalkley Whitbread - bankrupt Preston  farmer

Simon and Rebecca Stevens

The Scott family of Church Road

Miss Rose Barker (Preston schoolmistress)

Armigel Pryor (of ‘The Cottage)

William (Bill) and Rose Stanley

Dick Middleditch

The Wallers - builders of Preston

Mr and Mrs DJW Dawson

Leonard and Eileen Newell

Re: Sam Soto 1969-72

Wills of Preston folk 1640 -1839

People of Preston 1929 - 1950 Arthur Cook, Stagenhoe

Wray  (Link to members of this family)

Currell(Link to members of this family)

Fairey (Link to members of this family)