I think this is probably a different line, but I have information on the Prests from Yorkshire England who I'm descended from. There was an Edward Prest, residnig in Settle, Yorkshire, around 1760 to 1770. He married Margaret Stevenson and they had 9 children. I'm working from a geneology done by a John Bottomly Prest of Staten Island, NY in 1948.This may not be relevant, but saw your message and wanted share the info. that I haveif you think there's a connection -e-mail me and I'll pass on all the details I have.