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Press family


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.

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

The Press clan is descended from John Press (died before 1849).

  • Legend:
  • Subject
  • Daughter
  • Son
  • Spouse
John Press
(d. Bef 1849)
(d. Bef 1849)
Daniel Press
(b. 1790, d. Bef 1880)
Ethelinda Staid
(b. 1809, d. 1880)
Thomas Press
(b. Aft 1827, d. Aft 1880)
Sarah Press
(b. Abt 1828)
William Press
(b. Abt 1829)
Francis Press
(b. Abt 1831)
Ethelinda Press
(b. Abt 1835)
David Press
(b. Abt 1837, d. 1918)
Susannah Baker
(b. Abt 1848, d. 1907)
Mary J. Press
(b. 1867, d. 1951)
James Kessey
(b. 1858, d. 1944)
Mary G. Kessey
(b. 1891, d. 1941)
Garnet Martin
(b. Abt 1890)
James H. ("Harold") Kessey
(b. 1893, d. 1957)
Eva T. Hade
(d. 1966)
Terrence Kessey
(b. 1923, d. 2001)
Elizabeth V. Peate
(b. 1925, d. 2001)
Michael P. Kessey
(b. 1954, d. 1955)
Moya Kessey
(b. 1924)
Fabian Kessey
(b. 1928)
Beatrice S. ("Beat") Kessey
(b. 1895, d. 1951)
Harold Martin
(b. Abt 1890, d. 1967)
Dick Henry
(d. 1961)
Joseph A. ("Joe") Kessey
(b. 1899, d. 1970)
Joy V. Kessey
(b. 1929)
John H. Kessey
(b. 1902, d. 1974)
Cynthia V. Collins
(b. 1906, d. 2001)
Madeline R. Kessey
(b. Abt 2005)
Horace M. Kessey
(b. 1928, d. 2015)
Judy Kessey
(b. 1954)
Halvar R. Kessey
(b. 1905, d. 1981)
Ena R. Murphy
(b. 1908, d. 1995)
Jane Langridge
(b. 1945, d. 2013)
Nita C. Bye
(b. 1932, d. 1974)
Dimity Unknown
(b. Abt 1960)
Halvene T. Kessey
(b. 1934, d. 2005)
Reginald B. Fleming
(b. 1929, d. 2016)
Carmel R. Kessey
(b. 1939, d. 2019)
John H. Hull
(b. 1936)
Luke J. Hull
(b. 1987, d. 1989)
Alice Hull
(b. 2012)
Mark Hull
(b. 1962)
(b. ca. 1962)
Jennie Hull
(b. 1970)
Emma J. Hull
(b. 1993)
Mia McMillan
(b. 2014)
David Roberts
(b. 1975)
April Roberts
(b. 2001)
Kate Roberts
(b. 2003)
Halvar L. Dugan
(b. Abt 1930)
Alice M. Williams
(b. Abt 1927)
Kevin Dugan
(b. Abt 1951)
Tony Dugan
(b. Abt 1953)
Hilton D. Kessey
(b. 1909, d. 1977)
Josephine V. Shannon
(b. Abt 1916, d. 1983)
Son1 Press
(b. Abt 1868, d. Bef 1907)
Agnes E. Press
(b. Abt 1869, d. Aft 1918)
Daughter1 Press
(b. Abt 1870, d. Bef 1907)
Susan Press
(b. Abt 1871, d. Aft 1918)
Daughter2 Press
(b. Abt 1873, d. Bef 1907)
Joseph Press
(b. Abt 1875, d. Aft 1907)
David Press
(b. Abt 1878, d. Aft 1907)
Henrietta Press
(b. Abt 1880, d. Aft 1918)
Sarah B. Press
(b. Abt 1882, d. Aft 1918)
Daniel Press
(b. Abt 1838)
Joseph Press
(b. Abt 1841)
Mary J. Press
(b. Abt 1843)
Henry Press
(b. Abt 1846)
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  • Daughter
  • Son
  • Spouse