Born in Painswick, Gloucestershire, Preston is known to have been in Penzance from 1861. By August 1864, aged 27, he was living in Madron, where in the same year he married Harriet Snell Body. He was living in Alverton Street in 1891 and working as a full-time photographer. All of his 8 known children were born either in Penzance or in the adjacent parish of Madron.
See GIBSON FAMILY for further detail.
works and access
Penlee House Gallery & Museum (photographic collection)
2011: 'The Marvellous Everyday', Penlee House, Penzance
Family information files, Morrab Library
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall (See Section 4: 'Photography' pp305-309)
J Rice (2011) Curator's selection: 'The Marvellous Everyday' Exh Cat