Press

Origin of the surname
Press is probably an occupational surname derived from "Priest". Spelling variations include: Preost, Priest, Prest, Preist, Prestt, Press, Prust and many more. Other surnames derived from this source include Priestly, Presley and similar variations.

First found in Hertfordshire, where Aelfsige Preost was recorded in 963.

Australia
Daniel Press was born in Wiveliscombe (Somerset, England) in about 1790, son of John Press and Hannah. He was 37 years old when he married Ethelinda Walmouth and they produced nine children during the next twenty years, all born at Wiveliscombe.

When Daniel was 59 years old he decided to emigrate to Australia with his wife and nine children ranging in age from 3 to 21 years old. They arrived at Sydney aboard the Una on 22 November 1849.

A few months later, the family arrived in the Bathurst area where a tenth child, Thomas, was born at Gorman's Hill on 7 October 1850. The Press family members settled on farms in the Rockley, Triangle Flat and Burraga areas. Daniel died on 6 May 1868 and both he and his wife are buried in the old cemetery in Orange, NSW.

Press ancestors
Our Press ancestors include:

Press clan

Our Press clan descends from Daniel Press (1790-).
Daniel Press's descendants
Daniel Press
(__/__/1790 - b 24/05/1880)
Ethelinda Staid
(__/__/1809 - c __/__/1827 - 24/05/1880)
Thomas Press
(a __/__/1827 - a 24/05/1880)
Sarah Press
(c __/__/1828 - )
William Press
(c __/__/1829 - )
Francis Press
(c __/__/1831 - )
Ethelinda Press
(c __/__/1835 - )
David Press
(c __/__/1837 - 31/08/1918)
Susannah Baker
(c __/__/1848 - 02/05/1866 - 14/10/1907)
Mary Jane Press
(24/10/1867 - 05/03/1951)
James Kessey
(18/06/1858 - 22/04/1890 - 14/08/1944)
(?) Kessey
Mary Grace Kessey
(__/__/1891 - 14/10/1941)
Garnet Martin
(c __/__/1890 - 12/11/1913)
James Ivan Martin
Thomas Oswald Martin
Una Bye
Garnet Sydney Martin
Una Hayman
Jack Martin
Alice Sydney Martin
Athol Rice
James Harold Kessey
(__/__/1893 - )
Eva (?)
Fabian Kessey
Moya Kessey
Terrence Kessey
Beatrice S Kessey
(__/__/1895 - 06/03/1951)
Harold Martin
(c __/__/1890 - 23/06/1914 - 20/05/1967)
Betty Martin
Charles Robinson
Elvy Martin
Joe Quinn
Phyllis Martin
Dick Henry
( - 15/08/1961)
Harold Martin
William Grady
Patrick Grady
Peggy (?)
Joyce Grady
Chris Keldoulis
Joan Grady
Leo Galvin
Philomena E Kessey
(__/__/1898 - )
Leonard Hay
Peter Hay
Doris Hay
Ken Hay
Joseph Aloysius Kessey
(__/__/1899 - )
Dorothy (?)
Joseph Kessey
Christine Kessey
Robin Kessey
Joy Kessey
Beryl Kessey
Patricia Kessey
John Horace P Kessey
(__/__/1902 - )
Cynthia Collins
James Noel Kessey
Audrey (?)
Horace Kessey
(c __/__/1926 - 14/01/2015)
Halvar Roy Kessey
(01/04/1905 - 11/12/1981)
Ena Ruby Murphy
(06/09/1908 - 29/10/1928 - 16/10/1995)
James Anthony Kessey
(31/03/1930 - 28/08/2014)
Claire Bye
(c __/__/1932 - c __/__/1953 - c __/__/1971)
Jane Langridge
(09/08/1945 - c __/__/1970 - 15/06/2013)
Halvene Therese Kessey
(06/02/1934 - 06/10/2005)
Reginald Bruce Fleming
(07/09/1929 - 01/03/1955 - 15/08/2016)
Carmel Rae Kessey
John Henry Hull
Penny Patricia Kessey
Clarence Conry
Halvar Lawrence Dugan
Alice Mary Bowen Williams
Hilton David Kessey
(__/__/1909 - )
Josephine Veronica Shannon
(c __/__/1916 - c __/__/1936 - c __/__/1990)
Son1 Press
(c __/__/1868 - b 14/10/1907)
Agnes E Press
(c __/__/1869 - a 31/08/1918)
Daughter1 Press
(c __/__/1870 - b 14/10/1907)
Susan Press
(c __/__/1871 - a 31/08/1918)
Daughter2 Press
(c __/__/1873 - b 14/10/1907)
Joseph Press
(c __/__/1875 - a 14/10/1907)
David Press
(c __/__/1878 - a 14/10/1907)
Henrietta Press
(c __/__/1880 - a 31/08/1918)
Sarah Blanche Press
(c __/__/1882 - a 31/08/1918)
Daniel Press
(c __/__/1838 - )
Joseph Press
(c __/__/1841 - )
Mary Jane Press
(c __/__/1843 - )
Henry Press
(c __/__/1846 - )
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