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Preston, Williamlocked

  • H. R. Tedder
  • , revised by Jeffrey Makala


Preston, William (1742–1818), printer and writer, was born on 28 July 1742 in Edinburgh, the second son of William Preston (d. 1751), writer to the signet, and Helena, née Cumming, of Edinburgh. He was educated in Edinburgh, first privately and then at the high school, and left the ...

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