Prestbury lies about two miles north-east of the centre of Cheltenham. It was originally a separate village but now forms a continuation of the built-up area of the town.
By 1830 our 3xgreat grandfather, William, was living in Prestbury. Our 2xgreat grandfather, Joseph, was born there but had moved to Cheltenham itself by the early 1860s. However a number of his siblings remained in Prestbury and we believe that the Pitmans living there during the twentieth century were all distant cousins of ours.