Christopher PRESWICK Christopher was born in 1786 and his baptism took place in 1786 in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
Christopher's father was John Bennet PRESWICK and his mother was Mary WILKINSON. His maternal grandparents were Henry WILKINSON and Elizabeth BUTLER. He had three brothers and two sisters, named Henry, John, Edmund, Mary and Eliza. He was the second oldest of the six children. He died at the age of 27 in 1813.
- Birth Notes
- source: Dave King (the Whitby Group) July 20, 2003
- Death Notes
- 17.8.1813 - The Hull Packet and Original Weekly Commercial, Literary and General Advertiser:
20.8.1813 - The Morning Chronicle:
21.8.1813 - The Ipswich Journal:
On wednesday last, Mr Christopher Preswick of Whitby, a Gentleman whose excellent qualities eminently endeared him to a numerous circle of friends and acquaintance. He lost his life in the humane attempt to rescue from drowning a person whom he observed borne away by a current formed by the outset of the tide round a bank, into which he had been inadvertently drawn in the exercise of bathing. In the effort used by both parties on this occasion, Mr P. was borne off his feet into the current, and both unfortunately perished before assistance could reach them. The name of the other unfortunate sufferer was Paul Stott, of Kirby, late of Whitby, brazier. -- The loss of an individual of the humane and enterprising spirit of Mr Preswick, will be severely felt and deeply regretted at Whitby, the place of his nativity and residence.
> John Brignell, Whitby, Whitesmith & John Pattison,
> late of Lanchester co. Durham, now of Whitby,
> merchant, acting executors, legatees named in the
> last will and testament of Christopher Preswick late
> of Whitby, merchant decd, in trust for John Bennet
> John Bennet Preswick, Whitby, gentleman
> Nathaniel Campion, Christopher Richardson & Thomas
> Holt all of Whitby, merchants & co partners
> .... lately erected messuage..... now used as a sail
> cloth manufactory near a street called South Gate or
> South Street and on the E side adjoining a parcel of
> ground called Alms House Close, on the lands
> formerly of Nicholas Ventriss but now or late of
> Nicholas Robinson on the South and on the lands late
> of Richard Hutton but now of William Frank on the N.
> .... late in the occupation of the said Christopher
> Preswick deceased but now of the said NC, CR &