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Moses PARSONS 1739? to 1805

Currently, the oldest known PARSONS ancestor is Moses who was buried at HORSINGTON Somerset in 1805 aged 66. There is no trace in the Parish Registers of a Moses Parsons born around this date. Within the Wincanton Area of Somerset and just over the County border, in Dorset, are a number of Parsons Families. It is supposed by a number of people that the Horsington line is connected to that of KINGTON MAGNA Dorset, a few miles to the East, but so far I have been unable to substantiate this, although it is looking more likely than not. Others have connected him to the Moses Parsons from STALBRIDGE in Dorset, but that can be rejected as the Stalbridge Moses and his wife were still baptising children after the Horsington Moses and wife Betty were baptising their children.

This is an ongoing project and listed below are my findings as at 20th April 2016.

Proven corrections and additions would be very welcome, as would general comment, (or contact from other family members). Please address to our special email address: famhistfrome@yahoo.co.uk

NOTES: WEDT is WE Daniel’s Transcript of the Horsington Parish Registers, details extracted by me from the Somerset County Library Service Copy.

GRO References are mostly unverified and certificates generally NOT obtained. Details extracted from GRO Fiche, FreeBMD, Ancestry, BritishOrigins or FindMyPast.

Use of data on this site is strictly for personal research and at users risk.

No commercial use of this data is permitted.

Further information about people and parishes around the Horsington area can be found on Roger Shirley’s site: http://www.westcountrygenealogy.com/ses/

James P Parsons 20th April 2016

Descendants of Moses Parsons

Descendants of Moses Parsons

Generation No. 1

1. MOSES2 PARSONS (PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1739, and died 1805 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married BETTY (?ELIZABETH) HOBS 5 July 1772 in HORSINGTON Somerset. She was born Abt. 1751 in ABBAS COMBE Somerset, and died 1833 in HORSINGTON Somerset – Is this she? Elizabeth – age 82 – (WEDT of Horsington PRs).

More About MOSES PARSONS:

Burial: 27 July 1805, HORSINGTON Somerset – Age 66

Burial Data: Taken from Fiche of PR’s at Somerset Records Office 280405

More About BETTY (?ELIZABETH) HOBS:

Burial: 1833, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About MOSES PARSONS and BETTY HOBS:

Marriage: 5 July 1772, HORSINGTON Somerset

Children of MOSES PARSONS and BETTY HOBS are:

2. i. LYDIA3 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1773, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 30 September 1861, STOWELL unsubstantiated.

3. ii. MOSES PARSONS, b. Abt. 1774, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 30 September 1847, Is this he? – WINCANTON Regn Dist.

4. iii. MESHACH PARSONS, b. Abt. 1776, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 30 June 1864, WINCANTON Regn Dist.

iv. THOMAS PARSONS, b. Abt. February 1778, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Abt. March 1779, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About THOMAS PARSONS:Baptism: 22 February 1778, HORSINGTON SomersetBurial: 18 March 1779, HORSINGTON SomersetDates: Taken from WE Daniel’s Transcript of PR’s + Verified from fiche at SRO

v. MARIA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1783, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About MARIA PARSONS:Baptism: 10 June 1783, HORSINGTON Somerset

5. vi. THOMAS PARSONS, b. Abt. 1783, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 1851, WINCANTON Regn Dist – assumed.

Generation No. 2

2. LYDIA3 PARSONS (MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1773 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 30 September 1861 in STOWELL unsubstantiated. She married WILLIAM WILKINS LONGMAN 9 January 1797 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He was born Abt. 1762 in HORSINGTON Somerset unsubstantiated, and died 1842 in STOWELL unsubstantiated.

More About LYDIA PARSONS:

1841 census: Age 65

1851 census: Age 78 – Widow – Retired Dairywoman – STOWELL Somerset – [Beavingtons TS]

1861 CENSUS: Age 86 – Retired from business – Cottage STOWELL

Baptism: 18 February 1773, Is this she ? LETTY – HORSINGTON Somerset PR’s

Death Regn: 1861, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 323 Sep Qtr

More About WILLIAM WILKINS LONGMAN:

1841 census: William – Age 75 – Dairyman – STOWELL Somerset

Death Regn: 2 deaths registered in WINCANTON Regn Dist between 1841 and 1851 on FreeBMD as at 290706

More About WILLIAM LONGMAN and LYDIA PARSONS:

M Data: 9 January 1797, [email from fridaydonna]

Marriage: 9 January 1797, HORSINGTON Somerset

Children of LYDIA PARSONS and WILLIAM LONGMAN are:

i. ANN4 LONGMAN.

ii. ELIZABETH LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1797, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ELIZABETH LONGMAN:Baptism: 3 December 1797, HORSINGTON Somerset

6. iii. MOSES LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1800, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 30 September 1883, WAREHAM Regn Dist – age 82.

iv. THOMAS LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1807, NORTH CHERITON Somerset; d. Bef. April 1880, WINCANTON Regn Dist – Age 72.

More About THOMAS LONGMAN:1841 census: Age 30 – at home1851 census: Age 42 – Retired Farmer – STOWELL Somerset – with mother [Beavingtons TS]1861 CENSUS: Age 53 -Single – No business – living with mother in STOWELL1871 CENSUS: Age 62 – Annuitant – Village STOWELL SomersetDeath Regn: 1880, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 380 Mar Qtr

3. MOSES3 PARSONS (MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1774 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 30 September 1847 in Is this he? – WINCANTON Regn Dist. He married MARTHA EDWARDS. She was born Abt. 1781 in NORTH CHERITON Somerset, and died Bef. 31 December 1857 in Is this she? – WINCANTON Regn Dist.

More About MOSES PARSONS:

1841 census: Is this he? – Age 65 – Farmer – ABBAS & TEMPLE COOMBE Somerset – [if this is he Wife Martha age 60]

1851 census: No trace 140706

Baptism: 6 June 1774, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About MARTHA EDWARDS:

1841 census: Age 60

1851 census: Age 70 – Head of Farm – Landed Proprietor – Coombe Street TEMPLECOMBE Somerset

1861 CENSUS: No trace 140706

More About MOSES PARSONS and MARTHA EDWARDS:

Banns: 1800, 16,23,30 November – HORSINGTON Somerset

Banns 2: 1800, She of NORTH CHERITON Somerset

Child of MOSES PARSONS and MARTHA EDWARDS is:

i. SILAS4 PARSONS.

More About SILAS PARSONS:FACT: 1835, Emigrated to TASMANIA – email from Leeanne Spinks – 31st July 2009

4. MESHACH3 PARSONS (MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1776 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 30 June 1864 in WINCANTON Regn Dist. He married MARY PARSONS 29 December 1827 in HORSINGTON Somerset, daughter of WILLIAM PARSONS and JANE. She was born 18 May 1806 in CHARLTON MUSGROVE Somerset, and died Bef. 31 December 1871 in WINCANTON Regn Dist.

More About MESHACH PARSONS:

1841 census: Age 60 – Farmer – Hatherleigh Farm MAPERTON Somerset

1851 census: Age 74 – Farmer of 70 acres employing 1 man – Hatherleigh MAPERTON Somerset

1861 CENSUS: Age 84 – Farmer 16 acres – Bayford Hill BAYFORD HAMLET Stoke Trister

Baptism: 4 April 1776, HORSINGTON Somerset

Death Regn: 1864, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 383 Jun Qtr

More About MARY PARSONS:

1841 census: Age 35

1851 census: Age 44

1861 CENSUS: Age 54

1871 CENSUS: Age 64 – Retired Farmers Widow – South Marsh CHARLTON MUSGROVE Somerset

Baptism: 1 June 1806, St Stephen CHARLTON MUSGROVE Somerset

Death Regn: 1871, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 377 Dec Qtr

More About MESHACH PARSONS and MARY PARSONS:

M Data: She Mary Parsons IGI extracted

Marriage: 29 December 1827, HORSINGTON Somerset

Children of MESHACH PARSONS and MARY PARSONS are:

7. i. KETURAH ANN4 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1831, MAPERTON Somerset; d. 1924, CASTLE CARY Somerset.

ii. JANE PARSONS, b. Abt. 1834, MAPERTON Somerset.

More About JANE PARSONS:1841 census: Age 61851 census: Age 161861 CENSUS: Age 26 – at home

8. iii. LYDIA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1836, MAPERTON Somerset.

iv. ELIZA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1837, MAPERTON Somerset; d. Bef. 1861, WINCANTON Regn Dist – assumed.

More About ELIZA PARSONS:1841 census: Age 41851 census: Age 131861 CENSUS: no trace 170706Death Data: WINCANTON Regn Dist – 3 Eliza Parsons recorded between 1851 + 1861

5. THOMAS3 PARSONS (MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1783 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 1851 in WINCANTON Regn Dist – assumed. He married ANN HAZARD 30 December 1805 in HORSINGTON Somerset, daughter of JOHN HAZARD and MARY PERRAM. She was born 19 February 1787 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 1871 in WINCANTON Regn Dist – assumed.

More About THOMAS PARSONS:

1813: 16 May 1813, Labourer

1815: 7 May 1815, Labourer

1841 census: Age 60 – Labourer – South Cheriton HORSINGTON Somerset

1849: 24 February, Labourer

1863: 13 September, Deceased

Death Data: WINCANTON Regn Dist – 3 Thomas Parsons recorded between 1841 + 1851

More About ANN HAZARD:

1841 census: Age 50

1851 census: Age 66 – wid – Pauper – Cabbage Lane SOUTH CHERITON HORSINGTON Somerset – with daur Anna & son in law James Holley

1861 CENSUS: Age 76 – Widow – Pauper – 45 Cheriton Street SOUTH CHERITON HORSINGTON Somerset – with son MESHACK and family (shown on census as Grandmother)

Baptism: 25 March 1787, HORSINGTON Somerset

Death Data: WINCANTON Regn Dist – Ann Parsons death recorded Mar Qtr 1864

More About THOMAS PARSONS and ANN HAZARD:

Marriage: 30 December 1805, HORSINGTON Somerset

Children of THOMAS PARSONS and ANN HAZARD are:

i. CHARLES4 PARSONS, b. 12 May 1806, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 28 October 1812, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About CHARLES PARSONS:Baptism: 25 May 1806, HORSINGTON SomersetBurial: 28 October 1812, HORSINGTON Somerset

9. ii. BETSEY PARSONS, b. 5 January 1808, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. January 1855, WINCANTON Regn Dist.

10. iii. JOHN PARSONS, b. 1 March 1810, HORSINGTON Somerset.

11. iv. CHARLES PARSONS, b. Abt. 1813, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. April 1884, WINCANTON Reg Dist – age 70.

12. v. MARY PARSONS, b. Abt. 1815, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 1882, unsubstantiated.

13. vi. WILLIAM PARSONS, b. Abt. 1817, HORSINGTON Somerset.

14. vii. MESHACH PARSONS, b. Abt. 1820, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. October 1879, WINCANTON Reg Dist – Age 60.

viii. THOMAS PARSONS, b. Abt. 1823, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About THOMAS PARSONS:1841 census: Age 15Baptism: 15 June 1823, HORSINGTON Somerset

15. ix. ANNA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1826, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 31 December 1894, WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 69.

16. x. GEORGE PARSONS, b. Abt. 1828, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. July 1881, WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 52.

Generation No. 3

6. MOSES4 LONGMAN (LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1800 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 30 September 1883 in WAREHAM Regn Dist – age 82. He married ANN PARSONS April 1822 in STOWELL Somerset. She was born Abt. 1798 in NORTH CHERITON Somerset, and died in MORETON Dorsetshire [email from fridaydonna].

More About MOSES LONGMAN:

1841 census: Age 40 – Farmer – Blackrow Farm LYDLINCH Dorsetshire

1851 census: Age 50 – Farmer of 350 acres employ 6 labours – OWERMOIGNE (Next to Rectory)

1861 CENSUS: Age 60 – Farmer 500 Acres Employs 5 Men 4 Boys – Farm House CHALDON HERRING Dorsetshire

1871 CENSUS: Age 70 – Fossill Farm CHALDON HERRING Dorsetshire Employs 7 Men 3 Boys

1881 census: Age 80 – Retired Farmer – Living Winfrith Newburgh

Baptism: 5 April 1801, HORSINGTON Somerset

Death Regn: 1883, WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 161 Sep Qtr

More About ANN PARSONS:

1841 census: Age 40

1851 census: Age 53 – visitor – Housekeeper – Belhuish EAST STOKE Dorsetshire – household of William Longman – Farmer

1861 CENSUS: Age 62 – says born CHERITON Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Age 73 – says born SOUTH CHERITON Somerset

1881 census: Age 82 – says born CHERITON Somerset

Death Data: Age 87

Death Regn: 1885, WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 242 Mar Qtr

More About MOSES LONGMAN and ANN PARSONS:

M Data: Shown on westcountrygenealogy.com under STOWELL Marriages

M Data 2: She Anne Parsons

Marriage: April 1822, STOWELL Somerset

Children of MOSES LONGMAN and ANN PARSONS are:

i. ANN M5 LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1822, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 31 March 1897, WAREHAM Regn Dist – age 73.

More About ANN M LONGMAN:1841 census: Age 151851 census: Age 28 – Unmarried – at home1861 CENSUS: Age 38 – Unmarried – Daughter Living at Farm House CHALDON HERRING Dorsetshire1871 CENSUS: Age 48 – Unmarried – Daughter Living at Fossil Farm CHALDON HERRING Dorsetshire1881 census: Age 55 – Unmarried – Daughter Living WINFRITH Dorset1891 Census: Age 65 – Unmarried – Sister Living at Cheriton House WINFRITH NEWBURGH DorsetDeath Regn: 1897, WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 224 Mar QyrDeath Regn Data: Ann Maria Longman

ii. THOMAS LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1824, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About THOMAS LONGMAN:1841 census: Age 151851 census: Age 26 ?1861 CENSUS: Age 36 – Farmers Son – at home1871 CENSUS: Age 46 – Farmers Son – at home – Fossil Farm House CHALDON HERRING – [NB Next door to Thomas Bascombe & Family at Tadnole Mill]

17. iii. WILLIAM LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1827, HORSINGTON Somerset.

18. iv. JOHN LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1828, TEMPLECOMBE Somerset; d. 26 January 1906, Camp Lake SALEM WI [email from fridaydonna].

19. v. SELINA LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1832, LYDLINCH Dorsetshire.

20. vi. SOPHIA JANE LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1834, LYDLINCH Dorsetshire.

21. vii. HENRY PARSONS LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1836, LYDLINCH Dorsetshire.

viii. SAMUEL LONGMAN, b. Bef. 30 September 1839, STURMINSTER Regn Dist; d. Bef. 31 March 1840, STURMINSTER Regn Dist.

ix. WALTER J LONGMAN, b. Abt. March 1841, LYDLINCH Dorsetshire.

More About WALTER J LONGMAN:1841 census: Age 3 months1851 census: Age 101861 CENSUS: Farmers Son age 20 at CHALDON HERRING Dorsetshire1871 CENSUS: Farmers Son age 30 at Fossill Farm CHALDON HERRING Dorsetshire1881 census: Corn Merchant1891 Census: Unmarried Retired Farmer Living Cheriton House Winfrith Newburgh1901 CENSUS: AS AT SEPT 2004 – No Trace

7. KETURAH ANN4 PARSONS (MESHACH3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1831 in MAPERTON Somerset, and died 1924 in CASTLE CARY Somerset. She married EDWARD SMITH Bef. 31 March 1854 in NORTH CHERITON Somerset, son of JOSEPH SMITH and EMMA MATTHEWS. He was born Abt. 1828 in SOUTH CHERITON Somersetshire, and died 1884 in SOUTH BREWHAM Somerset.

More About KETURAH ANN PARSONS:

1841 census: Catura – Age 10

1851 census: Age 19

1861 CENSUS: Age 29

1871 CENSUS: Age 39 – Farmers Wife

1881 census: Age 49

1891 Census: Age 59 – Wid – Farmer – Haven Farm House SOUTH BREWHAM Somerset

Death Data: 18 September 2006, From Gordon & Elena Davenport website

More About EDWARD SMITH:

1841 census: Age 11

1851 census: Age 22 – Farmers Son – at home

1861 CENSUS: Age 32 – Farmer of 60 ac employ 1 man & 1 boy – Hatherly Farm MAPERTON Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Age 42 – Farmer of 67 ac employ 2 men – Hatherly Farm MAPERTON Somerset – says born HORSINGTON Somerset

1881 census: Age 52 [looks a bit like 59] – Farmer of 110 acres emply 1 man – Heaven Farm SOUTH BREWHAM Somersetshire

Death Data: 18 September 2006, From Gordon & Elena Davenport website

More About EDWARD SMITH and KETURAH PARSONS:

M Data: 18 September 2006, From Gordon & Elena Davenport website

M Regn: 1854, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 823 Mar Qtr [FreeBMD/Ancestry]

Marriage: Bef. 31 March 1854, NORTH CHERITON Somerset

Children of KETURAH PARSONS and EDWARD SMITH are:

i. ALFRED EDWARD5 SMITH, b. Abt. 1855, MAPERTON Somersetshire.

More About ALFRED EDWARD SMITH:1861 CENSUS: Age 51871 CENSUS: Age 15 – Farmers son – at home1881 census: Age 26 – Farmers son – at home1891 Census: 18 September 2006, No trace

22. ii. ADA KATE SMITH, b. Abt. 1857, MAPERTON Somersetshire.

iii. ELIZA SMITH, b. Abt. October 1860, MAPERTON Somersetshire; m. WILLIAM PARSONS, 1882, BREWHAM Somerset; b. Abt. 1849, SANDFORD ORCAS Somerset.

More About ELIZA SMITH:1861 CENSUS: Age 5 months1871 CENSUS: Age 11 – Scholar1881 census: Age 201891 Census: 18 September 2006, No traceMore About WILLIAM PARSONS:1851 census: Age 11861 CENSUS: Age 11 – Scholar1871 CENSUS: Age 21 – Farmers son – at home1881 census: Age 31 – Farmer 358 a empl 6 men 2 boys – Cards Farm SOUTH BREWHAM SomersetData: 18 September 2006, From Gordon & Elena Davenport websiteMore About WILLIAM PARSONS and ELIZA SMITH:M Data: 18 September 2006, From Gordon & Elena Davenport websiteMarriage: 1882, BREWHAM Somerset

iv. JOSEPH EDWARD SMITH, b. Abt. 1861, MAPERTON Somersetshire; m. SARAH JANE LINHAM; b. Abt. 1862, WEST PENNARD Somersetshire.

More About JOSEPH EDWARD SMITH:1871 CENSUS: Age 10 – Scholar1881 census: 29 March 2009, No trace1891 Census: Age 29 – Farmer – Cannwood Farm SOUTH BREWHAM Somersetshire1901 CENSUS: Age 39 – Farmer – Employer Cann Wood Farm NORTH BREWHAM SomersetBirth Regn: 1862, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 586 Mar QtrMore About SARAH JANE LINHAM:1871 CENSUS: Age 7 – Scholar1881 census: Age 18 – adopted daur – Domestic work – Turnpike Road WEST PENNARD Somersetshire – household of Henry + Mary King – Market Gardner1891 Census: Age 281901 CENSUS: Jane – Age 38

v. FRANK SMITH, b. Abt. 1862, MAPERTON Somersetshire.

More About FRANK SMITH:1871 CENSUS: Age 9 – Scholar1881 census: Age 18 – Farmers son – at home

vi. EDWARD SMITH, b. Abt. 1866, MAPERTON Somersetshire.

More About EDWARD SMITH:1871 CENSUS: Age 41881 census: Age 121891 Census: Age 23 – Farmers Son – at home

vii. MARY JANE SMITH, b. Abt. 1869, MAPERTON Somersetshire.

More About MARY JANE SMITH:1871 CENSUS: Age 11891 Census: Age 20 – Farmers Daughter – at home

viii. FLORA E SMITH, b. Abt. 1871, MAPERTON Somersetshire.

More About FLORA E SMITH:1881 census: Age 9

ix. ELIZABETH JANE SMITH, b. Abt. 1874, BREWHAM Somersetshire.

More About ELIZABETH JANE SMITH:1881 census: Age 61891 Census: Age 16 – Farmers Daughter – at home

x. ANNIE SMITH, b. Abt. 1864, MAPERTON Somersetshire; m. GEORGE DOWN, Bef. 30 September 1887, WINCANTON Regn Dist; b. Abt. 1854, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ANNIE SMITH:1871 CENSUS: Age 7 – Scholar1881 census: Age 16 – visitor – Farmers Daur – Caggypole Farm BUCKHORN WESTON Somersetshire – [with sister Ada + family]1891 Census: Age 26More About GEORGE DOWN:1861 CENSUS: Age 7 – Farmers son1871 CENSUS: Age 16 – Farmers son1881 census: Age 26 – Dairyman – Peak Farm Dairy WARNFORD Hampshire [married but wife elsewhere]More About GEORGE DOWN and ANNIE SMITH:M Regn: 1887, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 673 Sep QtrMarriage: Bef. 30 September 1887, WINCANTON Regn Dist

8. LYDIA4 PARSONS (MESHACH3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1836 in MAPERTON Somerset. She married PERMAN.

More About LYDIA PARSONS:

1841 census: Age 5

1851 census: Age 14

Child of LYDIA PARSONS and PERMAN is:

i. FRED5 PERMAN.

9. BETSEY4 PARSONS (THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 5 January 1808 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. January 1855 in WINCANTON Regn Dist. She married GEORGE HANNAM 24 February 1829 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He was born Abt. 1805 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 31 December 1883 in KEYNSHAM Regn Dist – age 80.

More About BETSEY PARSONS:

1841 census: Elizabeth – Age 30

1851 census: Elizabeth – Age 43 – Ag Lab – HORSINGTON Somerset – Beavingtons Transcription

Baptism: 17 January 1808, HORSINGTON Somerset – IGI + WEDT

More About GEORGE HANNAM:

1841 census: Age 35 – Labourer – South Cheriton HORSINGTON Somerset

1851 census: Age 45 – Ag Lab – HORSINGTON Somerset – Beavingtons Transcription

1861 CENSUS: Age 52 – Carter Farmers – BURNETT Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Age 63 – Wid – Agricultural Laborer – BURNETT Somerset – says born SOUTH CHERITON Somerset

1881 census: Age 76 – wid – Pauper – General Labourer – Keynsham Union Workhouse KEYNSHAM Somerset

Death Regn: 1883, KEYNSHAM Regn Dist 5c 438 Dec Qtr

More About GEORGE HANNAM and BETSEY PARSONS:

M Data: She Elizabeth Parsons

Marriage: 24 February 1829, HORSINGTON Somerset

Children of BETSEY PARSONS and GEORGE HANNAM are:

23. i. ROBERT5 HANNAM, b. Abt. 1829, HORSINGTON Somerset.

ii. ANN HANNAM, b. Abt. 1831, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ANN HANNAM:1841 census: Age 10Baptism: 11 September 1831, HORSINGTON Somerset

24. iii. JOHN HANNAM, b. Abt. 1832, HORSINGTON Somerset.

iv. WILLIAM HANNAM, b. Abt. 1834, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About WILLIAM HANNAM:1841 census: Age 61851 census: Age 16 – Ag Lab – HORSINGTON Somerset – Beavingtons TranscriptionBaptism: 28 December 1834, HORSINGTON Somerset

v. MARY HANNAM, b. Abt. 1839, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About MARY HANNAM:1841 census: Age 21851 census: Age 12 – HORSINGTON Somerset – Beavingtons Transcription

vi. JAMES HANNAM, b. Abt. 1840, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About JAMES HANNAM:1841 census: Age 11851 census: Age 10 – HORSINGTON Somerset – Beavingtons Transcription1861 CENSUS: James Hannum – Age 21 – Farm Servant – BURNETT Somerset – household of John Hannum [sic] – Age 28 – Farm Labourer

vii. THOMAS HANNAM, b. Abt. 1844, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About THOMAS HANNAM:1851 census: Beavingtons Transcription – Age 7 – HORSINGTON Somerset1861 CENSUS: Thomas Hannum – Age 16 – Farm Servant – BURNETT Somerset – household of John Hannum [sic] – Age 28 – Farm Labourer

viii. HESTER HANNAM, b. Abt. 1845, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About HESTER HANNAM:1851 census: Age 5 – HORSINGTON Somerset – Beavingtons Transcription1861 CENSUS: Age 15 – Servant Domestic – at home

10. JOHN4 PARSONS (THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 1 March 1810 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married LYDIA TOMSON 24 April 1832 in HORSINGTON Somerset, daughter of WILLIAM TOMSON and MARY. She was born Abt. 1812 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died 1862 in TWERTON Bath Somerset – age 50.

More About JOHN PARSONS:

1832: 25 December, Labourer

1841 census: Age 30 – Labourer – South Cheriton HORSINGTON Somerset

1851 census: Age 41- Ag Lab – Cabbage Lane SOUTH CHERITON HORSINGTON Somerset – Beavingtons Transcription

1861 CENSUS: Age 45 – Labourer – Shemes Buildings TWERTON Bath – born SOUTH CHERITON

Baptism: 18 March 1810, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About LYDIA TOMSON:

1841 census: Age 25

1851 census: Age 38

1861 CENSUS: Age 50

Baptism: 3 January 1813, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About JOHN PARSONS and LYDIA TOMSON:

Marriage: 24 April 1832, HORSINGTON Somerset

Children of JOHN PARSONS and LYDIA TOMSON are:

i. ANNA5 PARSONS, b. 1832, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 1837, HORSINGTON Somerset – Age 4 years 9 months – WEDT TS OF PR’s.

More About ANNA PARSONS:1837: 1 June, WEDT shows Hannah PERSONS aged 4 Years 9 MonthsBaptism: 25 December 1832, HORSINGTON SomersetBurial: 1 June 1837, HORSINGTON Somerset

ii. MARY PARSONS, b. Abt. 1834, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About MARY PARSONS:1841 census: Age 61851 census: Mary Ann – Age 16Baptism: 11 January 1835, HORSINGTON Somerset – WEDT of HORSINGTON Somerset PR’s – Mother Olivia ?VIA

iii. FANNY PARSONS, b. Abt. 1836, Somerset.

More About FANNY PARSONS:1841 census: Age 4

25. iv. WILLIAM PARSONS, b. Abt. 1838, HORSINGTON Somerset.

v. ROBERT PARSONS, b. Abt. 1843, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ROBERT PARSONS:1851 census: Age 7 – Scholar1861 CENSUS: Age 20 – Labourer – at home

vi. ANNA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1846, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ANNA PARSONS:1851 census: Age 4 – Scholar1861 CENSUS: Age 15

vii. EMMA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1849, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About EMMA PARSONS:1851 census: Age 11861 CENSUS: Emily – Age 13 – Cloth Worker

viii. ELLEN PARSONS, b. Abt. 1855, SOUTH CHERITON Somerset.

More About ELLEN PARSONS:1861 CENSUS: Age 5 – Scholar

11. CHARLES4 PARSONS (THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1813 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. April 1884 in WINCANTON Reg Dist – age 70. He married RACHEL COOMBS 15 July 1833 in HORSINGTON Somerset. She was born Abt. 1814 in NORTH CHERITON Somerset, and died Bef. April 1874 in WINCANTON Reg Dist – age 58.

More About CHARLES PARSONS:

1833: 25 December, Labourer

1835: 25 December, Labourer

1841 census: Age 25 – Ag Lab – SOUTH CHERITON HORSINGTON Somerset

1851 census: Age 38 – Ag Lab – HORSINGTON Somerset – Beavingtons Transcription

1861 CENSUS: Age 47 – Ag Lab – 26 Cheriton Street SOUTH CHERITON HORSINGTON Somerset – born SOUTH CHERITON

1863: 6 January, Labourer [per GC Hoddinott email]

1871 CENSUS: Age 58 – Ag Lab – Main Street HORSINGTON Somerset

1881 census: Age 68 – Widower – Farm Labourer – Cabbage Lane SOUTH CHERITON

Baptism: 16 May 1813, HORSINGTON Somerset

Death Regn: 1884, WINCANTON Reg Dist 5c 345 Mar Qtr

More About RACHEL COOMBS:

1841 census: Age 25

1851 census: Age 36 – Beavingtons Transcription

1861 CENSUS: Age 45

1871 CENSUS: Age 56

Death Regn: 1874, WINCANTON Reg Dist 5c 387 Mar Qtr

More About CHARLES PARSONS and RACHEL COOMBS:

Marriage: 15 July 1833, HORSINGTON Somerset

Children of CHARLES PARSONS and RACHEL COOMBS are:

i. ANN5 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1833, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ANN PARSONS:1841 census: Age 7Baptism: 25 December 1833, HORSINGTON Somerset

ii. SARAH PARSONS, b. 1835, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About SARAH PARSONS:1841 census: Age 51851 census: Age 16 – House Servant – South Cheriton Farm HORSINGTON Somerset – Household of Edward GALPIN – BailiffBaptism: 25 December 1835, HORSINGTON Somerset

iii. ELIZABETH PARSONS, b. Abt. 1837, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ELIZABETH PARSONS:1841 census: Age 31851 census: Age 13 – Servant – HORSINGTON Somerset – household of William MOGER – Cooper

iv. EDMUND PARSONS, b. Abt. 1839, Somersetshire.

More About EDMUND PARSONS:1841 census: Age 11851 census: NO TRACE – 200405

26. v. EDWIN PARSONS, b. Abt. 1840, HORSINGTON Somerset.

27. vi. LOUISA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1842, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. January 1897, WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 53.

28. vii. ELLEN PARSONS, b. Abt. 1845, HORSINGTON Somerset.

12. MARY4 PARSONS (THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1815 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died 1882 in unsubstantiated. She married JONATHAN COOMBS 1832 in unsubstantiated NORTH CHERITON Somerset, son of SAMUEL COOMBS and SELINA. He was born Abt. 1811 in NORTH CHERITON Somerset, and died 1880 in unsubstantiated.

More About MARY PARSONS:

1861 CENSUS: Age 46 – Household work

Baptism: 7 May 1815, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About JONATHAN COOMBS:

1861 CENSUS: Age 49 – Ag Lab – Gatehouse Cottage NORTH CHERITON Somerset

More About JONATHAN COOMBS and MARY PARSONS:

Marriage: 1832, unsubstantiated NORTH CHERITON Somerset

Children of MARY PARSONS and JONATHAN COOMBS are:

29. i. CAROLINE5 COOMBS, b. Abt. 1833, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 1916, unsubstantiated corston.

ii. MARY COOMBS, b. 1836.

iii. MARY ANN COOMBS, b. 1838.

30. iv. JANE COOMBS, b. 1839, NORTH CHERITON Somerset.

v. WILLIAM COOMBS, b. Abt. 1841, NORTH CHERITON Somerset.

More About WILLIAM COOMBS:1861 CENSUS: Age 19 – Ag Lab – at home

vi. ANN COOMBS, b. 1846.

31. vii. JAMES COOMBS, b. Abt. 1848, NORTH CHERITON Somerset; d. 1934, unsubstantiated north cheriton.

viii. GEORGE COOMBS, b. Abt. 1853, NORTH CHERITON Somerset.

More About GEORGE COOMBS:1861 CENSUS: Age 7 – Scholar

13. WILLIAM4 PARSONS (THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1817 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married (1) ANN HILLARD Bef. 30 September 1837 in WINCANTON Regn Dist. She was born Abt. 1815 in Somerset. He married (2) MARY NORMAN 1845 in SHERBORNE Regn Dist. She was born Abt. 1813 in CORTON DENHAM Somerset.

More About WILLIAM PARSONS:

1841 census: Age 25 – Labourer – South Cheriton HORSINGTON Somerset

1851 census: Age 33 – Ag Lab – 2 South Cheriton Street HORSINGTON Somerset

1861 CENSUS: Age 43 – Farmer (18 acres employs 1 man) – High Road HORSINGTON Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Age 53 – Farmer of 30 a employ 2 lab – Folly House HORSINGTON Somerset [Grandson Jesse Age 2 also in household]

Baptism: 28 December 1817, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About ANN HILLARD:

1841 census: Age 25

More About WILLIAM PARSONS and ANN HILLARD:

M Regn: 1837, WINCANTON Regn Dist 10 669 Sep Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 September 1837, WINCANTON Regn Dist

More About MARY NORMAN:

1851 census: Age 37 – School Mistress 12 Scholars

1861 CENSUS: Age 50

1871 CENSUS: Age 58

1881 census: Age 70 – wid – Hull Farm HORSINGTON Somerset – Mother – with James & Family

More About WILLIAM PARSONS and MARY NORMAN:

Marriage: 1845, SHERBORNE Regn Dist

Child of WILLIAM PARSONS and ANN HILLARD is:

i. JOHN5 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1838, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About JOHN PARSONS:1841 census: Age 21851 census: Age 12 – Ag Lab – At home1861 CENSUS: Age 22 – Ag Lab – at home

Child of WILLIAM PARSONS and MARY NORMAN is:

32. ii. JAMES5 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1846, HORSINGTON Somerset.

14. MESHACH4 PARSONS (THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1820 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. October 1879 in WINCANTON Reg Dist – Age 60. He married (1) ELIZABETH HILLIER Bef. January 1839 in STURMINSTER Regn Dist, daughter of MARK HILLIER and HARRIET GULLIFORD. She was born Abt. 1818 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 1871. He married (2) JANE HILLIER Aft. October 1865, daughter of MARK HILLIER and HARRIET GULLIFORD. She was born Abt. 1831 in SHERBORNE Dorsetshire, and died 1918 in WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 86.

More About MESHACH PARSONS:

1841 census: Age 20 – Ag Lab – South Cheriton HORSINGTON Somerset

1851 census: Age 31 – Cabbage Lane SOUTH CHERITON HORSINGTON Somerset

1861 CENSUS: Age 42 – Ag Lab – 45 Cheriton Street SOUTH CHERITON HORSINGTON Somerset – born SOUTH CHERITON

1871 CENSUS: Age 51 – Road Contractor – Main Street HORSINGTON Somerset

Baptism: 5 March 1820, HORSINGTON Somerset

Death Regn: 1879, Is this he? – WINCANTON Reg Dist 5c 279 Sep Qtr

More About ELIZABETH HILLIER:

1841 census: Age 20

1851 census: Age 33

1861 CENSUS: Age 44 – born SOUTH CHERITON

More About MESHACH PARSONS and ELIZABETH HILLIER:

M Data: 1838, STURMINSTER Regn Dist – 8 180G – Dec Qtr

Marriage: Bef. January 1839, STURMINSTER Regn Dist

More About JANE HILLIER:

1841 census: Age 10

1851 census: Is this she? – Jane Hellier – Age 18 – Servant – Brunswick Place BURNHAM Somerset – [Beavingtons ts] – says born HORSINGTON Somerset

1861 CENSUS: Age 32 – says born CHARLTON HORETHORNE Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Age 40 – Glover

1881 census: Age 49 – widow – Glover – Matthews Yard WINCANTON Somerset

1891 Census: Age 59 – Widow – Charwoman – South Street WINCANTON Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 69 – widow – Caretaker of Board School – Flingers Lane High Street WINCANTON Somerset

1911 Census: Age 79 – Widow – O.A. Pensioner – Flingers Lane WINCANTON Somerset – [Enumerator completed the Census Form – Jane made her mark X and no Birthplace is recorded]

More About MESHACH PARSONS and JANE HILLIER:

Marriage: Aft. October 1865

Children of MESHACH PARSONS and ELIZABETH HILLIER are:

33. i. MARK5 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1839, SOUTH CHERITON Somerset.

ii. HARRIET PARSONS, b. Abt. October 1840, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About HARRIET PARSONS:1841 census: HARROT – 8 months1851 census: Age 10

34. iii. THOMAS PARSONS, b. Abt. 1842, HORSINGTON Somerset.

35. iv. GEORGE PARSONS, b. Abt. 1844, HORSINGTON Somerset.

v. LUKE PARSONS, b. Abt. 1847, HORSINGTON Somerset; m. HANNAH HURDEN, Bef. 31 December 1881, FROME Regn Dist; b. Abt. 1843, BOURTON Dorsetshire.

More About LUKE PARSONS:1851 census: Age 31861 CENSUS: Age 12 – Ag Lab – at home1871 CENSUS: Age 22 – Ag Lab – at home1881 census: Is this he? Age 31 – Labourer’s Carter – 13 Wallbridge FROME Somerset – Boarder – household of Henry Millard – Railway Porter – says born HORNINGSHAM Wiltshire1891 Census: Age 44 – Carter at Flour Mill – 6 Crockerton Street LONGBRIDGE DEVERILL Wiltshire1901 CENSUS: Age 54 – Laborer (General) – 88 Winchester Street SALISBURY WiltshireMore About HANNAH HURDEN:1871 CENSUS: Age 27 – Domestic Servant – Mill Street WINCANTON Somerset – household of Samuel Sly – Retired Wine Merchant1881 census: Age 38 – General Servant – Mill Street WINCANTON Somerset – household of Samuel Sly – Retired Tradesman1891 Census: Age 441901 CENSUS: Age 60More About LUKE PARSONS and HANNAH HURDEN:M Regn: 1881, FROME Regn Dist 5c 862 Dec QtrMarriage: Bef. 31 December 1881, FROME Regn Dist

36. vi. JANE PARSONS, b. Abt. 1851, SOUTH CHERITON Somerset.

vii. LOUIS ANNA PARSONS, b. 1854, SOUTH CHERITON.

More About LOUISANNA PARSONS:1861 CENSUS: Age 7 – Scholar

viii. EMILY PARSONS, b. 1858, SOUTH CHERITON.

More About EMILY PARSONS:1861 CENSUS: EMILA – Age 3

ix. MARY ANN PARSONS, b. Abt. 1859, SOUTH CHERITON.

More About MARY ANN PARSONS:1861 CENSUS: Age 11871 CENSUS: Mary – Age 12 – Scholar – says born HORSINGTON Somerset

37. x. MESHACH PARSONS, b. Bef. October 1861, SOUTH CHERITON Somerset; d. Bef. 31 March 1907, BEDWELTY Regn Dist – Age 42 [sic].

xi. ALFRED PARSONS, b. Abt. 1865, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ALFRED PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 5 – Scholar1881 census: Is this he? Alfred J – Age 16 – Farm Serv – Ansford Park Farm ANSFORD Somerset – says born SOUTH CHERITON Somerset [Ancestry shows Census as ALMSFORD Somerset]

Children of MESHACH PARSONS and JANE HILLIER are:

xii. ANNIE5 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1867, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ANNIE PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 3

38. xiii. LUCY ELIZABETH PARSONS, b. Bef. April 1870, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 1901.

39. xiv. ERNEST PARSONS, b. Abt. 1874, HORSINGTON Somerset.

xv. EDITH PARSONS, b. Abt. 1876, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About EDITH PARSONS:1881 census: Age 4 – Scholar1891 Census: Age 14 – General Servant – at home – says born SOUTH CHERITON Somerset1901 CENSUS: No trace

15. ANNA4 PARSONS (THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1826 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 31 December 1894 in WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 69. She married (1) JAMES HOLLEY 14 August 1845 in HORSINGTON Somerset, son of JOHN HOLLY and ANN HALLET. He was born Abt. 1826 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 30 September 1867 in WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 41. She married (2) WILLIAM MASON Bef. April 1873 in WINCANTON Regn Dist. He was born Abt. 1823 in CASTLE CARY Somerset.

More About ANNA PARSONS:

1841 census: Ann – Age 15

1851 census: Age 25

1861 CENSUS: Age 36 – Charwoman

1871 CENSUS: Age 45 – Widow – Washerwoman – Brickyard Marsh Lane HORSINGTON Somerset

1881 census: Age 55

1891 Census: Age 65

Baptism: 5 February 1826, HORSINGTON Somerset

Death Regn: 1894, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 276 Dec Qtr

More About JAMES HOLLEY:

1841 census: Age 15

1851 census: Age 24 – Ag Lab – Cabbage Lane SOUTH CHERITON HORSINGTON Somerset

1861 CENSUS: Age 35 – Brickmaker – Lower Horsington HORSINGTON Somerset

Baptism: 25 June 1826, HORSINGTON Somerset

Death Regn: WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 310 Sep Qtr

More About JAMES HOLLEY and ANNA PARSONS:

Marriage: 14 August 1845, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About WILLIAM MASON:

1851 census: Age 26 – Agricultural Labourer – Brick House HORSINGTON Somerset

1861 CENSUS: Age 37 – Ag Lab Carter – Horsington Street HORSINGTON Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Age 46 – Ag Lab – HORSINGTON Somerset – says born GALHAMPTON Somerset

1881 census: Age 57 – Labourer (Carter)

More About WILLIAM MASON and ANNA PARSONS:

M Data: 1873, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 736 Mar Qtr – she Anna Holley [freebmd] – widow

Marriage: Bef. April 1873, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Children of ANNA PARSONS and JAMES HOLLEY are:

40. i. LUCY5 HOLLEY, b. 15 April 1847, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 23 December 1928, EVERCREECH Somerset.

ii. CHARLOTTE HOLLEY, b. 30 June 1849, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 31 March 1856, WINCANTON Regn Dist [Is this she?].

More About CHARLOTTE HOLLEY:1851 census: Age 11861 CENSUS: not with familyDeath Regn: 1856, If this is she – WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 356 Mar Qtr

41. iii. JOHN HOLLEY, b. 11 November 1852, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Aft. 1915.

iv. EMMA HOLLEY, b. 27 May 1856, SOUTH CHERITON.

More About EMMA HOLLEY:1861 CENSUS: Age 5 – Scholar1871 CENSUS: Age 13

v. HARRY HOLLEY, b. 23 February 1862, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. EGYPT.

More About HARRY HOLLEY:1871 CENSUS: Age 8

16. GEORGE4 PARSONS (THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1828 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. July 1881 in WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 52. He married (1) BETSY HALLETT 24 February 1849 in Baptist Chapel WINCANTON Somerset, daughter of GEORGEHALLETT and JUDITH DAVIS. She was born Abt. 1830 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. October 1858 in ?HORSINGTON Somerset (WINCANTON Regn Dist Sep Qtr 1858). He married (2) MARY ANN CROSS 13 September 1863 in Baptist Chapel WINCANTON Somerset, daughter of JOHN CROSS and MARIA MAIDMENT. She was born Abt. 1825 in STOKE TRISTER Somerset, and died Bef. July 1903 in WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 77.

More About GEORGE PARSONS:

1841 census: Age 10

1849: 24 February, Full Age – Labourer – HORSINGTON Somerset

1851 census: Age 22 – Ag Lab – NORTH CHERITON Somerset

1861 CENSUS: Age 31 – Pauper – Widower – Labourer – WINCANTON Union Workhouse

1863: 13 September, Age 36 – Widower – Labourer – HORSINGTON Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Age 40 – Ag Lab – WINCANTON COMMON

1881 census: Age 52 – Ag Lab – Bayford Hill WINCANTON

1884: 7 February, Described as Labourer on M Cert of Henry

Baptism: 14 September 1828, HORSINGTON Somerset

Death Regn: 1881, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 340 Jun Qtr

More About BETSY HALLETT:

1841 census: Age 10

1849: 24 February, Minor – Spinster – NORTH CHERITON

1851 census: Beavingtons Transcription – Age 20 – NORTHCHERITON

Baptism: 1 August 1830, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About GEORGE PARSONS and BETSY HALLETT:

Marriage: 24 February 1849, Baptist Chapel WINCANTON Somerset

Marriage NOTE: WINCANTON Regn Dist 10 815 Mar Qtr

Witnesses: George Wadman (Mark of) Julia Hallett

More About MARY ANN CROSS:

1851 census: Age 24 – unmarried – WINCANTON WORKHOUSE

1861 CENSUS: Age 35 – General Work – Pauper – Union Workhouse WINCANTON Somerset

1863: 13 September, Age 38 – Spinster – Servant – HORSINGTON Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Maryanne – Age 42 – Labourers wife

1881 census: Mary – Age 56 – Charwoman

1891 Census: Age 66 – Charwoman – Widow – Waterside WINCANTON

1901 CENSUS: Age 76 – Widow – Domestic – Mill Street WINCANTON Somerset

Baptism: 10 September 1826, STOKE TRISTER Somerset – Entry no 121 – John a Carpenter

Death Regn: 1903, Is this she? – WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 268 Jun Qtr

More About GEORGE PARSONS and MARY CROSS:

Marriage: 13 September 1863, Baptist Chapel WINCANTON Somerset

Witnesses: (mark of) Jonathan Coombs (mark of) Lucy Holly

Children of GEORGE PARSONS and BETSY HALLETT are:

i. WILLIAM5 PARSONS, b. Abt. September 1850, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 30 September 1898, Is this he? – WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 47.

More About WILLIAM PARSONS:1851 census: Age 7 Months1861 CENSUS: Age 10 – Pauper- Workhouse1871 CENSUS: Age 20 – Ag Lab – At home1881 census: William DARSONS – Is this he? – Age 29 – Lodger – Ag Lab – HORSINGTON Somerset – Home of Jane KINGSBURY & Family1891 Census: Age 37 – General Labour – Waterside WINCANTON with step motherDeath Regn: 1898, If this is he – WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 275 Sep Qtr

42. ii. JUDITH MARY PARSONS, b. Abt. 1853, HORSINGTON Somerset.

iii. ARKLESS EDWARD PARSONS, b. Abt. 1856, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ARKLESS EDWARD PARSONS:1861 CENSUS: Archelaus – Age 6 – Pauper – Workhouse WINCANTON Somerset1871 CENSUS: Arcuhlass ? – Age 13 – Ag lab – at home1881 census: Arthur? – Age 25 – Ag Lab – At Home1891 Census: Archelaus – Age 33 – General Labourer – Waterside WINCANTON with step mother1901 CENSUS: Arcklius – Age 44 – General Labourer at Tin ??? – born SOUTH CHERITON – living Mill Street WINCANTON with Step mother [although census says SON]1911 Census: Age 54 – Labourer on Farm – Worker – Kingswell Cottage CHARLTON MUSGROVE Somerset – Brother – with Harriett & Charles Williams – says born SOUTH CHERITON Somerset

43. iv. HARRIETT PARSONS, b. Bef. April 1858, HORSINGTON Somerset.

Children of GEORGE PARSONS and MARY CROSS are:

44. v. HENRY5 PARSONS, b. Bef. April 1863, HORSINGTON Somerset Or STOWELL Somerset; d. Bef. 30 April 1934, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset – age 71.

vi. ANNA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1866, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ANNA PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 5

vii. EMMA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1867, STOWELL Somerset.

More About EMMA PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 31881 census: Age 14 – Scholar1891 Census: Is this she? – says born OSSINGTON Somerset – Age 23 – Domestic Servant – 3 Poultry NOTTINGHAM – household of Emma BARBON? Ladies Outfitter1901 CENSUS: no trace at 230405

viii. ANN PARSONS, b. Abt. June 1870, WINCANTON Somerset.

More About ANN PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 9 Months1881 census: Age 12 – Scholar1891 Census: Age 20 – Dressmaker – Waterside WINCANTON1901 CENSUS: Age 29 – Single – Dressmaker – Own Account – at home with mother

Generation No. 4

17. WILLIAM5 LONGMAN (MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1827 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married (1) ANN HOUNSELL 21 May 1851 in Holy Rood BUCKLAND NEWTON Dorset, daughter of MARWOOD HOUNSELL and MARY //. She was born Abt. 1828 in MELBURY BUBB Dorsetshire, and died Bef. 31 March 1872 in WAREHAM Regn Dist – Age 44. He married (2) ELIZABETH ELEANOR JOHNSON Bef. 30 September 1898 in ISLINGTON Regn Dist, daughter of THOMAS JOHNSON. She was born Abt. 1855 in ST PANCRAS London.

More About WILLIAM LONGMAN:

1841 census: Age 14

1851 census: Age 24 – Farmer of 360 Acres employing 5 Labourers – Belhuish EAST STOKE Dorsetshire

1861 CENSUS: Age 33 – Farmer 400 acres ?7 men and 6 boys – Belhewish Farm EAST STOKE Dorsetshire

1871 CENSUS: Age 43 – Farmer of 400 acres 7 Men & 4 Boys – Bellhuish EAST STOKE Dorsetshire

1881 census: Age 54 – Farmer 400 acres 9 men and 1 boy – Belhuish EAST STOKE Dorsetshire [says married]

1891 Census: Age 64 – widower – Farmer – Belhuish Ho WEST LULWORTH Dorsetshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 74 – Son in law – Retired Farmer – 30 St Thomas Road ISLINGTON London – living with Father in Law Thomas Johnson

Fact 1: some data on this individual [email from fridaydonna]

More About ANN HOUNSELL:

1841 census: Age 13 – with mother

1861 CENSUS: Age 32

1871 CENSUS: Age 42

Baptism: 30 March 1828, MELBURY BUBB Dorset

Death Regn: 1872, WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 212 Mar Qtr

More About WILLIAM LONGMAN and ANN HOUNSELL:

M Regn: 1851, DORCHESTER Regn Dist 8 91 Jun Qtr

Marriage: 21 May 1851, Holy Rood BUCKLAND NEWTON Dorset

More About ELIZABETH ELEANOR JOHNSON:

1901 CENSUS: Age 45

More About WILLIAM LONGMAN and ELIZABETH JOHNSON:

M Regn: 1898, ISLINGTON Regn Dist 1b 589 Sep Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 September 1898, ISLINGTON Regn Dist

Children of WILLIAM LONGMAN and ANN HOUNSELL are:

45. i. ANNIE K6 LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1851, EAST STOKE Dorsetshire.

ii. FLORA A LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1853, EAST STOKE Dorsetshire.

More About FLORA A LONGMAN:1861 CENSUS: Age 7

iii. SELENA L LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1855, EAST STOKE Dorsetshire.

More About SELENA L LONGMAN:1861 CENSUS: Age 51871 CENSUS: Age 16?1881 census: Age 25 – unmarried – at home

iv. CLARA LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1857, EAST STOKE Dorsetshire.

More About CLARA LONGMAN:1861 CENSUS: Age 31871 CENSUS: Age 13

46. v. BESSIE E LONGMAN, b. Abt. September 1860, EAST STOKE Dorsetshire; d. Bef. 31 December 1918, SOUTHAMPTON Regn Dist – age 59.

47. vi. WILLIAM H LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1863, EAST STOKE Dorsetshire.

18. JOHN5 LONGMAN (MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1828 in TEMPLECOMBE Somerset, and died 26 January 1906 in Camp Lake SALEM WI [email from fridaydonna]. He married ANN BASCOMBE, daughter of JOHN BASCOMBE. She was born Abt. 1831 in TADNOLE MILL CHALDON HERRING, and died 20 December 1897 in Camp Lake SALEM WI [email from fridaydonna].

More About JOHN LONGMAN:

1841 census: Age 13

1851 census: Age 22

Baptism: 27 February 1829, TEMPLECOMBE [email from fridaydonna]

More About ANN BASCOMBE:

1831: 27 January, Birth date – [email from fridaydonna]

1841 census: Age 10

1851 census: Is this she? – Age 20 – General Serv – Long Ash Farm House MILTON ABBAS Dorset – household of John Rogers – Farmer – says born OWERMOIGNE Dorset

Children of JOHN LONGMAN and ANN BASCOMBE are:

i. WALTER6 LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1854, [email from fridaydonna].

ii. EDWIN LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1856, [email from fridaydonna].

iii. FOSTER LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1859, [email from fridaydonna]; m. AUGUSTA MILLER; b. Abt. 1863, [email from fridaydonna].

48. iv. SOPHIA JEANETTE LONGMAN, b. 25 July 1862, WILMOT WI [email from fridaydonna]; d. 31 August 1942, [email from fridaydonna].

v. IDA LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1864; m. LOU FELTER; b. Abt. 1860, [email from fridaydonna].

vi. DANIEL LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1867; m. BELLE DRURY; b. Abt. 1871, [email from fridaydonna].

vii. LUCY LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1871, [email from fridaydonna]; m. MORTIMER NEFF; b. Abt. 1867, [email from fridaydonna].

viii. ETTA LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1873, [email from fridaydonna]; m. JAMES BARNSTABLE; b. Abt. 1869, [email from fridaydonna].

ix. ANNA LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1877, [email from fridaydonna]; m. WILLIAM BARNSTABLE; b. Abt. 1873, [email from fridaydonna].

19. SELINA5 LONGMAN (MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1832 in LYDLINCH Dorsetshire. She married JOHN MORGAN BEST Bef. 30 June 1854 in WEYMOUTH Regn Dist, son of THOMAS BEST and ANN. He was born Abt. 1818 in DEWLISH Dorsetshire, and died Bef. 31 December 1894 in WAREHAM Regn Dist – age 76.

More About SELINA LONGMAN:

1841 census: Selenia – Age 9

1851 census: Age 18

1861 CENSUS: Age 28 – Farmers Wife

1871 CENSUS: Age 38 – Farmers Wife

1881 census: Age 47

1891 Census: Age 57 – Living on own means – 95 Crane Street SALISBURY ST THOMAS Wiltshire – mother in law – with Walter & Emily Woodrow

1901 CENSUS: Age 68 – wid – [No Occupation Shown] – The Lodge Manor Road Milford SALISBURY ST EDMUNDS Wiltshire – M in Law – with Emily and Walter Woodrow

More About JOHN MORGAN BEST:

1841 census: Age 20

1851 census: Age 32 – Farmer 342 Acres Employing 12 Laborers – OWERMOIGNE Dorsetshire

1861 CENSUS: Age 42 – Farmer 432 Acres Employing 12 Men & 4 Boys – Farm House OWERMOIGNE Dorsetshire

1871 CENSUS: Age 50 – Farmer 560 Acres Employing 11 Men & 3 Boys – Beech Farm House WARMWELL Dorsetshire

1881 census: Age 60 – Farmer of 650 Acres Employing 12 Men & 3 Boys – Beech WARMWELL Dorsetshire

1891 Census: Age 72 – Farmer – Beech Farmhouse WARMWELL Dorset

Death Regn: 1894, WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 173 Dec Qtr

More About JOHN BEST and SELINA LONGMAN:

M Regn: 1854, WEYMOUTH Regn Dist 5a 621 Jun Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 June 1854, WEYMOUTH Regn Dist

Children of SELINA LONGMAN and JOHN BEST are:

i. AGNES J6 BEST, b. Abt. 1856, OWERMOIGNE Dorsetshire.

More About AGNES J BEST:1861 CENSUS: Age 41871 CENSUS: Age 14 – Scholar – Boarder – South Street AXMINSTER Dorsetshire [?] [School – Principal Mrs Webber]1881 census: Age 24 – at home1891 Census: Age 34 – at home

49. ii. FREDERICK JOHN BEST, b. Abt. 1858, OWERMOIGNE Dorsetshire; d. Bef. 1901.

50. iii. EMILY BEST, b. Abt. 1860, OWERMOIGNE Dorsetshire.

iv. LOUISA M BEST, b. Abt. 1861, OWERMOIGNE Dorsetshire.

More About LOUISA M BEST:1871 CENSUS: Laura – Age 8 – Scholar1881 census: Age 17

v. FANNY BEST, b. Abt. 1864, WARMWELL Dorsetshire.

More About FANNY BEST:1871 CENSUS: Age 6 – Scholar1891 Census: Selina F – Age 25 – at home1901 CENSUS: Is this she? – Selina F Best – Age 35 – [No Occupation Shown] – The Lodge Manor Road Milford SALISBURY ST EDMUNDS Wiltshire – S in Law – with Emily and Walter Woodrow

vi. LAURA BEST, b. Abt. 1866, WARMWELL Dorsetshire.

More About LAURA BEST:1871 CENSUS: Age 41881 census: Age 13 – Scholar

vii. ALICE E BEST, b. Abt. 1869, WARMWELL Dorsetshire.

More About ALICE E BEST:1871 CENSUS: Age 11881 census: Age 11 – Scholar1891 Census: Age 21 – Living on own means – 95 Crane Street SALISBURY ST THOMAS Wiltshire – sister in law – with Walter & Emily Woodrow

20. SOPHIA JANE5 LONGMAN (MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1834 in LYDLINCH Dorsetshire. She married THOMAS BASCOMBE Bef. 31 December 1875 in WEYMOUTH Regn Dist, son of JAMES BASCOMBE and MARY BALL?. He was born Abt. 1844 in CHALDON HERRING Dorsetshire, and died Bef. 30 June 1894 in WIMBORNE Regn Dist – Age 49.

More About SOPHIA JANE LONGMAN:

1841 census: Age 7

1851 census: Age 16

1861 CENSUS: Age 26 daughter

1871 CENSUS: Age 32 daughter

1881 census: Age 40 Wife

1891 Census: Sophia J – Age 52

1901 CENSUS: Sophia J – Age 61 – widow

More About THOMAS BASCOMBE:

1851 census: Age 6

1861 CENSUS: Age 16 – Miller – at home

1871 CENSUS: Age 26 – Miller & Farmer employing 8 men 1 woman and 2 boys Tadnole Mills CHALDON HERRING Dorsetshire

1881 census: Age 36 – Miller & Farmer of 170 Acres land Employing 8 Men – Tadnole Mill CHALDON HERRING

1891 Census: Age 46 – Farmer – Didlington CHALBURY Dorsetshire

Death Regn: 1894, WIMBORNE Regn Dist 5a 154 Jun Qtr

More About THOMAS BASCOMBE and SOPHIA LONGMAN:

M Regn: 1875, WEYMOUTH Regn Dist 5a 653 Dec Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 31 December 1875, WEYMOUTH Regn Dist

Children of SOPHIA LONGMAN and THOMAS BASCOMBE are:

51. i. THOMAS DOUGLAS6 BASCOMBE, b. Abt. March 1877, CHALDON Dorsetshire; d. 1966, CANADA – age 89.

ii. ANNE MAUD MARY BASCOMBE, b. 1879, CHALDON Dorsetshire.

More About ANNE MAUD MARY BASCOMBE:1881 census: Age 11891 Census: Annie M M – Age 11 – Scholar1901 CENSUS: Age 21 – at home

21. HENRY PARSONS5 LONGMAN (MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1836 in LYDLINCH Dorsetshire. He married ELIZA SPICER Bef. 31 December 1865 in WAREHAM Regn Dist, daughter of SPICER and ANN. She was born Abt. 1842 in CORSLEY Wiltshire.

More About HENRY PARSONS LONGMAN:

1841 census: Age 4

1851 census: Age 14

1861 CENSUS: Age 24 – Son – Living at Farm House CHALDON HERRING Dorsetshire

1871 CENSUS: Age 39 – Farmer of 450 Acres Employed 5 Men 4 Boys – Hurst Farm House MORETON Dorsetshire

1881 census: Age 43 – Farmer 187 Acres employing 3 men – Moorhayes Farm CHARLTON MUSGROVE Somerset

1891 Census: Age 53 – Coal Merchant – North Street WILTON Wiltshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 64 – Shopkeeper – 55 St Ann Street SALISBURY Wiltshire

1911 Census: Age 74 – SALISBURY Wiltshire

More About ELIZA SPICER:

1861 CENSUS: Age 18 – at home

1871 CENSUS: Age 28

1881 census: Age 38

1891 Census: Age 47

1901 CENSUS: Age 58 – Shopkeeper

1911 Census: Age 68

More About HENRY LONGMAN and ELIZA SPICER:

M Regn: 1865, WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 637 Dec Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 31 December 1865, WAREHAM Regn Dist

Children of HENRY LONGMAN and ELIZA SPICER are:

52. i. HENRY A6 LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1866, Hurst MORETON Dorsetshire.

ii. ALICE J LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1867, OWERMOIGNE Dorsetshire.

More About ALICE J LONGMAN:1881 census: Age 13 – Domestic Servant – at home

iii. ERNEST J LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1868, Hurst MORETON Dorsetshire.

More About ERNEST J LONGMAN:1871 CENSUS: Age 21881 census: Age 121891 Census: Age 22 – Mechanic – at home

iv. REGINALD A LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1880, MORETON Dorsetshire.

More About REGINALD A LONGMAN:1881 census: Age 11891 Census: Age 11 – Scholar – says born CHALDON Dorsetshire

22. ADA KATE5 SMITH (KETURAH ANN4 PARSONS, MESHACH3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1857 in MAPERTON Somersetshire. She married JOB DOWN, son of JOHN DOWN and PRISCILLA HOLE. He was born Abt. 1844 in BRATTON SEYMOUR Somersetshire.

More About ADA KATE SMITH:

1861 CENSUS: Age 3

1871 CENSUS: Age 13 – Farmers daur

1881 census: Age 23

1891 Census: Age 32

1901 CENSUS: Age 44 – says born NORTH CHERITON Somersetshire

More About JOB DOWN:

1851 census: Age 6 – Says born HORSINGTON Somerset

1861 CENSUS: Age 16 – Farmers son – at home – says born HORSINGTON Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Age 26 – Farmers son – at home

1881 census: Age 36 – Farmer 98 acres one man – Caggypole Farm BUCKHORN WESTON Somerset

1891 Census: Age 46 – Farmer – Caggypole Farm BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 56 – Dairy Farmer – Caggeypole Farm BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire

Children of ADA SMITH and JOB DOWN are:

i. FLORA K6 DOWN, b. Abt. February 1881, BUCKHORN WESTON Somersetshire.

More About FLORA K DOWN:1881 census: Age 1 month1891 Census: Age 10 – says BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire1901 CENSUS: Age 20 – says BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire

ii. ETHELIND N DOWN, b. Abt. 1884, BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire.

More About ETHELIND N DOWN:1891 Census: Age 6 – Scholar1901 CENSUS: Age 15

iii. ALBERT L DOWN, b. Abt. 1887, BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire.

More About ALBERT L DOWN:1891 Census: Age 31901 CENSUS: Leonard – Age 13

iv. STANLEY J DOWN, b. Abt. 1889, BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire.

More About STANLEY J DOWN:1891 Census: Age 11901 CENSUS: Age 12

23. ROBERT5 HANNAM (BETSEY4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1829 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married RUTH HILLIER Bef. 30 June 1854 in WINCANTON Regn Dist, daughter of MARK HILLIER and HARRIET GULLIFORD. She was born Abt. 1833 in SHERBORNE Dorsetshire, and died Bef. 12 April 1868 in KEYNSHAM Regn Dist – age 32.

More About ROBERT HANNAM:

1841 census: Age 12

1851 census: Age 22 – Ag Lab – HORSINGTON Somerset – Beavingtons Transcription

1861 CENSUS: Age 32 – Agl Labourer – BURNETT Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Age 42 – Agricultural Labourer – BURNETT Somerset – says born NORTH CHERITON Somerset

Baptism: 7 June 1829, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About RUTH HILLIER:

1841 census: Age 5

1851 census: Age 17

1861 CENSUS: Age 28 – says born HORSINGTON Somerset

Burial: 12 April 1868, St Michael BURNETT Somerset

Death Regn: 1868, KEYNSHAM Regn Dist 5c 431 Jun Qtr

More About ROBERT HANNAM and RUTH HILLIER:

M Regn: 1854, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 973 Jun Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 June 1854, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Children of ROBERT HANNAM and RUTH HILLIER are:

i. ELIZABETH MARY6 HANNAM, b. Abt. 1854, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ELIZABETH MARY HANNAM:1861 CENSUS: Age 6 – Scholar1871 CENSUS: Age 15 – says born NORTH CHERITON Somerset

ii. WILLIAM HANNAM, b. Bef. 30 November 1857, BURNETT Somerset.

More About WILLIAM HANNAM:1861 CENSUS: Age 31871 CENSUS: William Mark – Age 13 – Agricultural Labourer – at homeBaptism: 30 November 1857, St Michael BURNETT SomersetBaptism data: From BURNETT transcript on KEYNSHAM Yahoo GroupBaptism data 2: William MarkBirth Regn: 1857, KEYNSHAM Regn Dist 5c 695 Dec QtrBirth Regn Data: William Mark

iii. SAMUEL HANNAM, b. Bef. 1 September 1861, BURNETT Somerset.

More About SAMUEL HANNAM:1871 CENSUS: Age 9 – Agricultural Labourer – at homeBaptism: 1 September 1861, St Michael BURNETT SomersetBaptism data: From BURNETT transcript on KEYNSHAM Yahoo GroupBirth Regn: 1861, KEYNSHAM Regn Dist 5c 740 Sep Qtr

iv. GEORGE ROBERT HANNAM, b. Bef. 7 August 1864, BURNETT Somerset.

More About GEORGE ROBERT HANNAM:1871 CENSUS: Age 6 – ScholarBaptism: 7 August 1864, St Michael BURNETT SomersetBaptism data: From BURNETT transcript on KEYNSHAM Yahoo GroupBirth Regn: 1864, KEYNSHAM Regn Dist 5c 739 Sep Qtr

v. CHARLES EDWIN HANNAM, b. Bef. 16 September 1867, BURNETT Somerset.

More About CHARLES EDWIN HANNAM:1871 CENSUS: Age 3 – ScholarBaptism: 16 September 1867, St Michael BURNETT SomersetBaptism data: From BURNETT transcript on KEYNSHAM Yahoo GroupBaptism data 2: Charles EdwardBirth Regn: KEYNSHAM Regn Dist 5c 710 Sep Qtr

24. JOHN5 HANNAM (BETSEY4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1832 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married ELIZA BUTTON Bef. 30 June 1857 in KEYNSHAM Regn Dist. She was born Abt. 1828 in NORTH CHERITON Somerset.

More About JOHN HANNAM:

1841 census: Age 8

1851 census: Age 18 – Ag Lab – HORSINGTON Somerset – Beavingtons Transcription

1861 CENSUS: Age 28 – Farm Labourer – BURNETT Somerset

Baptism: 26 May 1833, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About JOHN HANNAM and ELIZA BUTTON:

M Regn: 1857, KEYNSHAM Regn Dist 5c 1249 Jun Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 June 1857, KEYNSHAM Regn Dist

Children of JOHN HANNAM and ELIZA BUTTON are:

i. ELIZABETH6 HANNAM, b. Abt. 1857, KELSTON Somerset.

More About ELIZABETH HANNAM:1861 CENSUS: Age 3 – Scholar

ii. HENRY HANNAM, b. Abt. April 1860, BURNETT Somerset.

More About HENRY HANNAM:1861 CENSUS: Age 11 months

25. WILLIAM5 PARSONS (JOHN4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1838 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married ELIZABETH OSBORNE, daughter of JOHN OSBORNE and ANN. She was born Abt. 1839 in BURNETT Somerset.

More About WILLIAM PARSONS:

1841 census: Age 2

1851 census: Age 13 – Errand Boy

1861 CENSUS: Age 23 – Labourer – BURNETT Bath – with in laws

1871 CENSUS: Age 33 – Engine Fitters Labour – 21 Bedford Street

1881 census: Age 42 – Factory Engine Driver – 3 Kingston Place BRISTOL

1891 Census: Age 53 – Engine Driver at Soap Works – 22 Raglan Road HORFIELD Bristol

1901 CENSUS: Age 63 – Stationary Engine Driver – 24 Upper Barton Hill Road BRISTOL

More About ELIZABETH OSBORNE:

1841 census: Age 2

1851 census: Age 11

1861 CENSUS: Age 21 – Dressmaker

1871 CENSUS: Age 31

1881 census: Age 41

1891 Census: Age 52

1901 CENSUS: Age 60

Baptism: 6 May 1839, St Michael BURNETT Somerset

Baptism data: From BURNETT transcript on KEYNSHAM Yahoo Group

Children of WILLIAM PARSONS and ELIZABETH OSBORNE are:

i. WILLIAM6 PARSONS, b. Abt. July 1860, SOUTH CHERITON Somerset.

More About WILLIAM PARSONS:1861 CENSUS: Age 8 Months1871 CENSUS: Age 10 – Scholar1881 census: Age 20 – Factory Engine Driver – at home

ii. ELIZA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1862, BURNETT.

More About ELIZA PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 8 – Scholar1881 census: Age 19 – General Servant – Clyde Villa 7 Kingsley Road WESTBURY ON TRYM Bristol – household of William Hewitt (Commercial Traveller)1891 Census: Age 29 – Dressmaker – at home1901 CENSUS: Age 39 – Dressmaker – Own Account – at homeBaptism: 26 January 1862, St Michael BURNETT SomersetBaptism data: From BURNETT transcript on KEYNSHAM Yahoo Group

iii. ROSINA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1868, BRISTOL.

More About ROSINA PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 21881 census: Rosina A – Age 12 – Scholar

iv. EDWIN J PARSONS, b. Abt. 1873, BRISTOL.

More About EDWIN J PARSONS:1881 census: Age 7 – Scholar1891 Census: Age 17 – Grocer’s Assistant1901 CENSUS: Edward John – Age 27 – Motor Man – at home

v. ERNEST D PARSONS, b. Abt. 1878, BRISTOL; m. JESSIE GOLDING FILL, Bef. 30 June 1899, BRISTOL Regn Dist; b. Abt. 1873, THORNBURY Gloucestershire.

More About ERNEST D PARSONS:1881 census: Age 21891 Census: Age 12 – Scholar1901 CENSUS: Age 22 – Railway Engine Stoker – separate household – 24 Upper Barton Hill Road BRISTOLMore About JESSIE GOLDING FILL:1901 CENSUS: Age 27More About ERNEST PARSONS and JESSIE FILL:M Regn: 1899, BRISTOL Regn Dist 6a 191 Jun QtrMarriage: Bef. 30 June 1899, BRISTOL Regn Dist

26. EDWIN5 PARSONS (CHARLES4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1840 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married LOUISA HODDINOTT 6 January 1863 in HINTON ST MARY Dorset [per GC Hoddinott email], daughter of CHARLES HODDINOTT and ELIZABETH HATCHER. She was born Abt. 1843 in HINTON ST MARY Dorset.

More About EDWIN PARSONS:

1851 census: Age 10 – Beavingtons Transcription

1861 CENSUS: Age 20 – Ag Lab – at home – born SOUTH CHERITON

1871 CENSUS: Age 30 – Quarry Man – Turnpike Road HORSINGTON Somerset

1881 census: Age 40 – Farm Labourer – SOUTH CHERITON

1891 Census: Edward – Age 49 – Ag Lab – South Cheriton St HORSINGTON Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 60 – Flagman on L+SWR – Boarder with son Thomas – No 4 Portland St SOUTHAMPTON – All Saints ED40 P25

More About LOUISA HODDINOTT:

1851 census: Age 8 – Scholar

1861 CENSUS: Age 17 – Under House Maid – Horsington House HORSINGTON Somerset – Residence of Thomas M DODINGTON – Rector of STOWELL

1871 CENSUS: Age 28 – Glover

1881 census: Age 38

1891 Census: Age 47

1901 CENSUS: Age 56 – SOUTH CHERITON

Baptism: 22 January 1843, HINTON ST MARY Dorsetshire [per GC Hoddinott email]

More About EDWIN PARSONS and LOUISA HODDINOTT:

M Data: He age 22 Bachelor/Labourer made his mark – she age 20 Spinster Signed botp [per GC Hoddinott email]

Marriage: 6 January 1863, HINTON ST MARY Dorset [per GC Hoddinott email]

Witnesses: John HODDINOTT & Louisa Parsons – both signed

Children of EDWIN PARSONS and LOUISA HODDINOTT are:

i. ELIZABETH6 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1862, HINTON ST MARY Dorsetshire.

More About ELIZABETH PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 8 – Scholar – (Also appears on HINTON ST MARY at Charles HODDINOTT’s household as VISITOR)

ii. JOHN PARSONS, b. Abt. 1864, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About JOHN PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 6 – Scholar1881 census: Age 16 – Farm Labourer – b SOUTH CHERITON

53. iii. JAMES PARSONS, b. Abt. 1866, HORSINGTON Somerset.

54. iv. HENRY PARSONS, b. Abt. 1869, HORSINGTON Somerset.

v. JULIA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1872, SOUTH CHERITON.

More About JULIA PARSONS:1881 census: Age 8 – Scholar1891 Census: Age 18 – General Domestic – 217 Old Christchurch Road CHRISTCHURCH Dorsetshire – Household of Millard Hodges – Butcher1901 CENSUS: Julia A – Age 28 – single – General Servant (Domestic) – 109 Alma Road St Mary SOUTHAMPTON

55. vi. THOMAS PARSONS, b. Abt. 1875, SOUTH CHERITON Somerset.

vii. CHARLES PARSONS, b. Abt. 1876, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About CHARLES PARSONS:1881 census: Age 4 – Scholar – b SOUTH CHERITON1891 Census: Age 14 – Bakers Assistant

viii. ROSA JANE PARSONS, b. Abt. 1878, SOUTH CHERITON.

More About ROSA JANE PARSONS:1881 census: Age 2

56. ix. AGNES KATE PARSONS, b. 26 January 1883, HORSINGTON Somerset.

27. LOUISA5 PARSONS (CHARLES4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1842 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. January 1897 in WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 53. She married ROBERT EVELEIGH Bef. July 1868 in WINCANTON Regn Dist, son of JOSEPH EVELEIGH and ANN WILLIAMS. He was born Abt. 1842 in SYMONDSBURY Dorsetshire, and died Bef. July 1903 in WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 60.

More About LOUISA PARSONS:

1851 census: Age 8 – Scholar – Beavingtons Transcription

1861 CENSUS: Age 18 – Dressmaker – at home – born SOUTH CHERITON

1871 CENSUS: Age 27 – Dressmaker

1881 census: Age 37 – Tayloress

1891 Census: LOUSIA – Age 47 – Tailoress

Death Regn: 1896, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 289 Dec Qtr [freebmd]

More About ROBERT EVELEIGH:

1851 census: Age 8 – Ag Lab – at home

1861 CENSUS: Age 18 – Carter – at home

1871 CENSUS: Robert WM – Age 28 – Ag Lab – HORSINGTON Somerset

1881 census: Age 38 – Ag Lab – HORSINGTON Somerset

1891 Census: Age 48 – Railway Labourer – Horsington St HORSINGTON Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 58 – Road Contractor ? – HENSTRIDGE – born BRIDPORT Dorsetshire

Death Regn: 1903, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 264 – Jun Qtr

More About ROBERT EVELEIGH and LOUISA PARSONS:

M Data: 1868, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 799 Jun Qtr – he Robert Williams EVELEIGH (freebmd)

Marriage: Bef. July 1868, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Child of LOUISA PARSONS and ROBERT EVELEIGH is:

i. FLORA W6 EVELEIGH, b. Abt. 1879, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About FLORA W EVELEIGH:1881 census: Age 11891 Census: Age 10 – Scholar1901 CENSUS: Age 21

28. ELLEN5 PARSONS (CHARLES4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1845 in HORSINGTON Somerset. She married (2) FREDERICK BARNES Bef. April 1894 in WINCANTON Regn Dist. He was born Abt. 1835 in MARNHULL Dorsetshire, and died Bef. 1901.

More About ELLEN PARSONS:

1851 census: Age 5 – Scholar

1861 CENSUS: Age 16 – born SOUTH CHERITON

1871 CENSUS: Age 25 – Glover – at home

1881 census: Age 33 – Leather Glover – at home

1891 Census: Age 41 – Farm Labourer – HORSINGTON Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 54 – Wid – Letter Carrier – Close Lane No 5 HORSINGTON Somerset

1911 Census: Age 66 – wid – Married 1 year – 8 children – all living [deleted] – [No Occupation Shown] – Broadmoor Lane HORSINGTON Templecombe Somerset – grandson – Walter Parsons – Age 15 – born BOURNEMOUTH Hampshire also in household

More About FREDERICK BARNES:

1861 CENSUS: Age 26 – Ag Lab – Cottage STOWELL Somerset – wife not at home

1871 CENSUS: Age 36 – Ag Lab – Village STOWELL Somerset

1881 census: Age 45 – Cowman – Cottage STOWELL Somerset

1891 Census: Age 56 – Widower – Farm Labourer – Broadnose Lane HORSINGTON Somerset

More About FREDERICK BARNES and ELLEN PARSONS:

M Data: 1894, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 641 Mar Qtr

Marriage: Bef. April 1894, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Children of ELLEN PARSONS are:

i. WALTER J6 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1867, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About WALTER J PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 31881 census: Age 13 – Farm Labourer1891 Census: no trace 2505051911 Census: Age 43 – Farm Labourer Worker – at home

57. ii. DAISY PARSONS, b. Bef. 30 September 1872, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 31 March 1955, KINGSCLERE Regn Dist – age 82.

iii. SIDNEY H PARSONS, b. Abt. 1884, HORSINGTON Somerset; m. BEATRICE HELEN MARY WHITE, 22 February 1915, MILBORNE PORT Somerset.

More About SIDNEY H PARSONS:1891 Census: Age 6 – Scholar1901 CENSUS: Age 16 – Agricultural Labourer – at home1911 Census: Sydney – Age 26 – Farm Labourer Worker – at home1916: Age 32 – Manor Lodge HORSINGTON SomersetMore About BEATRICE HELEN MARY WHITE:Name data: Name as shown on husband’s enlistment, although marriage particulars on same page indicate Evelyn in place of HelenMore About SIDNEY PARSONS and BEATRICE WHITE:M Regn: 1915, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 653 Mar QtrMarriage: 22 February 1915, MILBORNE PORT Somerset

29. CAROLINE5 COOMBS (MARY4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1833 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died 1916 in unsubstantiated corston. She married FREDERICK GALLOP 1853 in unsubstantiated NORTH CHERITON Somerset, son of JOHN GALLOP and HARRIET. He was born Abt. 1831 in STURMINSTER MARSHALL Dorsetshire, and died 1914 in unsubstantiated corston.

More About CAROLINE COOMBS:

1861 CENSUS: Age 28 – born CHERITON Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Age 38 – Laundress – born NORTH CHERITON Somerset

Baptism: 26 May 1833, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About FREDERICK GALLOP:

1861 CENSUS: Age 29 – Shepherd – MAPERTON Dorsetshire

1871 CENSUS: Age 39 – Ag Lab Shepherd – MAPERTON Dorsetshire – born CHILD OKEFORD

More About FREDERICK GALLOP and CAROLINE COOMBS:

Marriage: 1853, unsubstantiated NORTH CHERITON Somerset

Children of CAROLINE COOMBS and FREDERICK GALLOP are:

58. i. KATE6 GALLOP, b. Abt. 1862, MAPERTON Dorsetshire.

ii. MARY JANE GALLOP, b. Abt. 1866, MAPERTON Dorsetshire.

More About MARY JANE GALLOP:1871 CENSUS: Age 4 – Scholar

iii. SARAH ANN GALLOP, b. Abt. 1868, MAPERTON Dorsetshire.

More About SARAH ANN GALLOP:1871 CENSUS: Age 2

59. iv. ETHEL GALLOP, b. 1875.

30. JANE5 COOMBS (MARY4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 1839 in NORTH CHERITON Somerset. She married THOMAS LUFFMAN 1859 in unsubstantiated.

More About JANE COOMBS:

1871 CENSUS: Age 30 – Visitor – mar – Laundress – MAPERTON Dorsetshire – household of Frederick GALLOP + Family

More About THOMAS LUFFMAN and JANE COOMBS:

Marriage: 1859, unsubstantiated

Child of JANE COOMBS and THOMAS LUFFMAN is:

i. HERBERT6 LUFFMAN, b. Abt. 1868, TREDEGAR S. Wales.

More About HERBERT LUFFMAN:1871 CENSUS: Age 2

31. JAMES5 COOMBS (MARY4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1848 in NORTH CHERITON Somerset, and died 1934 in unsubstantiated north cheriton. He married LAVINIA FOOT 1869 in unsubstantiated, daughter of JAMES FOOT and SUSANNAH FOOT. She was born 1842 in NORTH CHERITON Somerset, and died 1915 in unsubstantiated.

More About JAMES COOMBS:

1861 CENSUS: Age 12 – Ag Lab

1871 CENSUS: Age 22 – Ag Lab – Pickfords Cottages NORTH CHERITON

1881 census: Age 33 – Ag Lab – Cheriton Street NORTH CHERITON

1891 Census: Age 44 – Labourer – NORTH CHERITON

1901 CENSUS: Age 50 – Ag Lab – Cottage Village Street NORTH CHERITON

More About LAVINIA FOOT:

1851 census: Levina – Age 9 – Scholar

1861 CENSUS: Age 19 – Glover Leather – at home

1871 CENSUS: Age 29

1881 census: Age 38 – Dressmaker

1891 Census: Age 48 – Dressmaker

1901 CENSUS: Age 55

More About JAMES COOMBS and LAVINIA FOOT:

Marriage: 1869, unsubstantiated

Children of JAMES COOMBS and LAVINIA FOOT are:

i. ADA6 COOMBES, b. 1871, NORTH CHERITON Somerset; d. 1922, unsubstantiated north cheriton.

More About ADA COOMBES:1871 CENSUS: ADA Emily – Age 5 weeks1881 census: Age 10 – Scholar1891 Census: Emily A – Age 20 – School Teacher

ii. CAROLINE COOMBS, b. 1878, HOLTON.

More About CAROLINE COOMBS:1881 census: Age 31891: Age 13 – General Servant – Holt Farm – HOLTON1901 CENSUS: Age 23 – at home

32. JAMES5 PARSONS (WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1846 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married (1) UNKNOWN. He married (2) SARAH. She was born Abt. 1848 in CERNE Dorset.

More About JAMES PARSONS:

1851 census: Age 4

1861 CENSUS: Age 13 – Ag Lab – at home

1871 CENSUS: Age 23 – widr – Farmers son – at home – says born WINCANTON Somerset

1881 census: Age 33 – Farmer of 100 acres employing a labourer – Hull Farm HORSINGTON Somerset

1891 Census: Age 40 – Farmer – Hull Farm South Cheriton HORSINGTON Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 50 – Farmer – Hull Farm HORSINGTON Somerset

More About SARAH:

1881 census: Age 32

1891 Census: Age 40 – says born DOVER Kent

1901 CENSUS: Age 49 – says born WAREHAM Dorset

Child of JAMES PARSONS and UNKNOWN is:

i. JESSE6 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1868, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About JESSE PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 21881 census: Age 12

Children of JAMES PARSONS and SARAH are:

ii. EDITH6 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1875, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About EDITH PARSONS:1881 census: Age 51891 Census: Age 16

iii. ETHEL PARSONS, b. Abt. 1876, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ETHEL PARSONS:1881 census: Age 41891 Census: Age 15

iv. ELLA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1881, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ELLA PARSONS:1891 Census: Age 91901 CENSUS: Age 18

v. CLARA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1883, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About CLARA PARSONS:1891 Census: Age 71901 CENSUS: Age 16

33. MARK5 PARSONS (MESHACH4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1839 in SOUTH CHERITON Somerset. He married (1) EMILY FRIZZEL, daughter of JAMES FRISEL and ANN. She was born Abt. 1840 in MAPPOWDER Dorsetshire, and died Bef. 1891. He married (2) ELLENLUFFMAN Bef. 30 September 1892 in WINCANTON Regn Dist, daughter of ANN LUFFMAN. She was born 1843 in CHARLTON HORETHORNE Somerset.

Notes for MARK PARSONS:

Foreword

It is a privilege that I value highly to be asked to write a foreword to the biographical sketch of my friend, Mark Parsons. Such a life as his claims a permanent record as will be given to it by the following pages.

And this for several reasons. To begin with, the story of such a life shows what can be accomplished by high character, although it works under the greatest disadvantages; especially what can be achieved when high character is accompanied with genial radiance, as is the case with Mark. Moreover, the conditions under which he has lived are fast changing. It is as well that the memory of them should be preserved in the vivid narrative he has supplied. Above all, Mark Parsons has been enabled to give a striking illustration of the meaning of Methodism, and what it has done for the Christian life of the English people. The story of his spiritual awakening, of the fellowship into which he was at once welcomed, and of the way in which he was enabled to become a preacher of the gospel which has made him what he is, sums up what Methodism has been, and what it was made for, ever since the days of John Wesley. Mark Parsons is a typical Methodist in the joyfulness of his faith, the generous trustfulness of his spirit, and the breadth of his sympathies. Whatever may be the case in the future, hitherto only Methodism could have been God’s instrument in moulding Mark Parsons and finding full scope for his gifts. Furthermore the link which Mark Parsons has set up between Methodism on the one hand and the general life of the village on the other is also typical. No wonder that he is to be found, as the Rector says, in the parish church on special occasions. No wonder also that he has been a respected member of the Parish Council, and that he has taken such a useful part in the public activities of his neighbourhood. All these things are the notes of Methodism at its best. The story told by the Rector about the relations between master and man, and how they consulted for the welfare of the village is indeed honourable to both. Happy the man who wins such confidence! Happy the master who accords it.

The life of England would be both healthier and happier if such relations between employer and employed were more common. The future of the various English Churches is at present uncertain, but all the best minds and hearts are turning towards unity with intense desire that has hitherto been unknown. Yet closer union must mean mutual enrichment of spiritual life, not general impoverishment. The life and services of Mark Parsons shows how essential it is that the forces and institutions which, under God, have been the making of him, should be maintained in full vigour, and should play their part throughout the generations to come in forming the faith and character of the English people.

J. Scott Lidgett.

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“Mark”

It was on a radiant summers morning that I first met him, even now I can see the stooping figure turn the bend in the drive, pausing once to assure us that the rambler roses, then in full glory, would give yet another blooming later on. Mark’s messages were always full of hope. As he entered the house some one called attention to the spattered mud on his coat tails, but that did not trouble him- “It only shows I’ve been driving” was his ready response; for indeed the days were over when his appointments would be reached by long tramps across fields or on the highway, and the kind services of a neighbour and his trap were now most welcome. On this particular day the air was sultry, and the parched flowers drooped under the sun’s scorching ray’s; down the valley dreamed the heat-mist, and the sky was wonderfully blue; It’s Heaven below! Murmured Mark. During the midday meal which followed, a sleepy wasp droned through the widow, and not long after settled up his sleeve, stinging him on his wrist. Some one applied the blue-bag, much to the detriment of clean white cuffs, and when the excitement had subside, Mark looked up with a twinkle in his eyes and said, I didn’t enjoy a kiss from him.

Many were the quaint stories he told us during the afternoon; how one Sunday night, when returning from an appointment, he fell in with some gypsies, who took him into their camp and gave him supper; afterwards two of the men volunteered to go with him to the cross roads. They took their dogs with them, “And of course” added Mark, there’s no knowing what they might have done with those dogs coming back! but it was none of my business, and I thought it best to keep my eyes shut. His way of telling a story is inimitable, and you feel no point is ever missed by him.

The sun was setting when he left, and the dying rays lit up his face with their glory. Mark had filled the day with the sunshine of his humour and the music of his life, yet there were tears in my eyes as he vanished into the gathering shadows.

I am not really competent to write of his past life, and there is no need, as he tells everything in his manuscript with such a winning confidence.

His years have been spent strenuously, and yet simply, with none of the fevered rush after success which marks our age; his was always the calm and peace born of the knowledge that he did his best in his own sphere. He has had adventures of varied natures, thrilling interviews, and exciting encounters; but through it all he keeps his earnest faith and one aim- to do all to the glory of the one he serves. We have the testimonies of those led into a higher life by his words, but who can number those whom he may have helped and strengthened, those whom he has comforted under disappointment, and those whose joys have been doubly bright because of his smile? Whatever branch of work may come his way he always shoulders it whole-heartedly. [1] The way in which he has always helped the Temperance Society in the district is an instance of this. The Temperance Hall was built in 1887, and he was at that time the Vice-President. He was elected President again in 1906, when Mr. Corp died, and he has held that office ever since. The Secretary of the Society says he has always been ready and willing to help with their fortnightly meetings. Mr. Corp’s widow (who was at one time nurse at the squires house) also says how willing he ever was to help with the neighbouring Congregational and Baptist Churches, and this practical expression of fellowship has always characterized Mark. In 1909 he was elected a member of the Parish Council, and has never missed a meeting for he takes a keen interest in all matters concerning the welfare of the parish, and his name was in especial prominence with regard to the proper keeping of the cemetery. Many stories are told of his humorous sayings. Mrs. Creed (who has known him for twenty years) tells how when once preaching on Abraham’s servant seeking a wife, he said, “There is much talk to-day of wedding presents, but when I was married no one gave me a present, not even a mouse-trap!. Mr. Flower, of Stalbridge, also contributes the following two stories. When a local preacher at Cheriton had pleased Mark, he met him on leaving the pulpit with- “We have been fed on the finest of wheat to-day.” And once when speaking in a small town against the vanities and frivolities of to-day, he all at once said how sorry he was to see the steward’s daughter wore “a jeweller’s shop” round her neck. His character is one of the most beautiful which I have met.

He is exceedingly kind and generous and, besides having so many natural talents, his firm faith and loyalty of heart make him an ideal Christian. Mark would never desert a friend who needed help; Mark would never lead a soul astray across the wilderness of sin; his hand would always point Godward, and none who asked for guidance from him would be refused. His earnest seriousness is quaintly lit by his humour, but his great charm is a beautiful, absolute simplicity. It is a dark night. The great branches of the trees toss together with wild music, to which the wind keeps up a steady undertone. Fear of the unknown stretches out ghastly fingers over the land, while the storm-clouds sweep across the sky; but far away, high up among the lowering clouds, one star shines a golden scintillating point of light which lifts the weariness from the heart of the night. And such has been the influence of the life of Mark.

Lorna Keeling Collard.

[1] This is confirmed by Mr. Thring, who adds that Mark was a Senior Steward of the Friendly Society.—Ed.

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“The story of my life”

I was born at South Cheriton, a small hamlet on the parish of Horsington, on the twenty-fifth of April 1837, and was the eldest child of Meschach and Elizabeth Parsons. Until I was eight years old my life was that of an ordinary child. I was baptized in the Parish Church at Horsington and joined their Sunday School when I was six years old; but in 1845 a Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School was opened at Cheriton so I joined that; there I learnt to read. The same year I began regular work at Hull Farm, South Cheriton for 1s.6d. a week. I was there for eight years, and then I went to Ringclose Farm, Horsington Marsh, for one and a half years at 4s.6d.

Cheriton House was my next place, where I stayed five years at 5s. till I was over twenty. Those were hard times, and more than once have seen a fellow boy-worker frighten away the half-mad dog, that he might steal the animal’s dinner. I used to drive out Mrs. Bewsey and fill up my time in the garden and on the farm; I also drove the family to Templecombe Congregational Church every Sunday, but after two years I rejoined the Methodists. At last my master gave up his farm to his son, Mr. John Bewsey, and I afterwards worked for him at his other farm in Yenston. Every night I used to bring the milk from this farm to Cheriton. On one occasion the rector stopped me and said, “Why do you not touch your cap to me?” I answered that if I broke the brim of my hat he would not give me a new one. About three months later he met me again and said “My lad, don’t you know that I am your shepherd?” I said no, that I did not know that he was. “Oh! Yes” he replied, I am the rector and the rector is the shepherd of his people”. I answered, If that is so, you have not been round to see if I had any complaint.” When I reached home I told my mother about the conversation, and it quite upset her.

In the summer I began mowing and reaping, and draining with my father in the winter. The first summer I mowed I was about eighteen years old, and went to Fisherton-Delamore, in Wiltshire. I was there over six weeks with my uncle and cousin, and we slept in a barn with

Six Irish “taskers,” whose kindness I have never forgotten.

It was very wet on three days of the sixth week, and reaping was impossible; so my uncle went down to the village inn at Wheyley. There he met the Champion Cudgel player of Wiltshire, who challenged him to fight for £5, and this my uncle accepted. My cousin and I were not there, but the master for whom we worked came and told us what was happening, so we went down with him. The two opponents were just mounting the stage as we reached the place; the game began, and at the seventh round, my uncle was the winner. Our master told us it would not be safe for us to stay there, because the people would be so jealous of any one who beat their champion, so he got us all three away quietly. We started off from Wheyley and when we reached Chicklett Bottom we called at the inn. I told the landlord all about it, and he hid us in a loft, and locked the door, putting the key in a hole in the wall where we could reach it from inside. We had not been there more than half an hour when the searchers arrived. My uncle and cousin were asleep, but I was awake and heard them talking down below. After discussing our most likely whereabouts, they came to the conclusion that we must have taken another road, so they turned and went back. I kept awake, and soon as it was daylight I woke my companions, and told them what I had heard. We left at once and passed onto Hindon, where we stopped and had breakfast. We still did not feel quite safe, and travelled on to Mere, and here had a good two hours rest, then made our way to Wincanton and home.

The spring before this incident I was with my father throwing timber at Wilkanthroop Corner, when the first train ran on the London and South Western Railway, from London to Exeter. We could see it come out of Buckhorn Weston tunnel from the field in which we were working.

Between the reaping and draining time, in the Autumn, I worked in the Market Gardens at South Cheriton. Then I began to be dissatisfied with myself, I felt a longing for something the world could not give me. On October 30 1844, Mr. Silas Dyke preached at Cheriton on “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found; call ye upon Him while he is near.” (Isa. !v. 6). Then and there in the middle of the sermon I came down from the gallery, went up to the penitent rail, and gave all for Christ. I received the conscious pardon of all the past, and the peace of God which passeth all understanding.

Six other boys came out at the same time. I at once joined the Wesleyan Church at Cheriton, and it was not long before I had the chance to testify. Captain Bailward’s grandfather, at one time, had me out with him marking timber, and he wanted me to tell him what conversion meant, because he had heard of my decision. I told what it had meant for me, and when I had finished, he said, “If that is conversion, I have never known it; and there are others in higher circles of religious life, Mark, who could not have explained it like that.

Two years after my conversion I had a note from the superintendent minister (Rev. Alexander Puddicombe) that I was recommended to be placed on “trial” at the lay preachers meeting, Christmas, 1846. I was two years on trial, taking services all over the circuit (and I always walked), witnessing conversion here and there. At the end of the two years I passed my examination in company with two others,

(E. Trowbridge of Holwell and J. Hannam of Sherborne). I was very closely examined on the doctrines of our Church, on the Methodist Second Catechism, and Wesley’s notes. I preached my trial sermon before the minister and three local preachers (G. Strickland, G. Hewlett, and J. Barrett).

On Sunday night (before I passed my examination) I was returning home, after taking the service at Poyntington. I reached Milborne Wick and passed three navvies lying down apparently asleep; they were most likely some of those who had been making the double line on the railway. Just as I passed they began to move and mutter to one another, I had not gone far before I found they were chasing me. I at once thought of my watch, so I took my penknife and made a hole in the lining of my trousers and slipped the watch down the leg. They kept gaining for about half a mile, but after that I seemed able to run faster, and they gave up the chase at Stowell Cross roads.

Just after this I was at Rimpton, taking a service, I walked from Cheriton, and it was pouring with rain, while the wind was terrible. I got drenched, and several times took off the half Wellington boots I wore at the time and emptied the water out of them. My mother was so anxious that she came to meet me. I was alone on this journey, but as a rule my dear friend, Samuel Smith, was my companion on the way, if he was appointed at some place near. Many journeys did we take together, and hard ones sometimes. Once we had an accident, for when we reached Caundle Marsh the horse fell, breaking the shafts of the trap. I was thrown into a high thorn hedge, and when I looked Mr. Smith was under the horse.

I pulled him out, and after cutting the harness we hired a man to take the horse back, we left the trap by the roadside. Then we walked on to take the services. We thought we would be able to get a friend to take us home, but failed; so we had to walk all the way home.

Another time Mr. Smith was at Rimpton and I was at Marston when the snow was on the ground. We reached there safely, but coming back we lost our bearings, instead of turning to Milborn Port Down, we followed the Bristol road and found ourselves quite out of our course.

Another dear friend of mine was a Mr. F. Fish, who came to live a few miles away, just as I passed my examination. Our names came on the plan together, and we were never apart till he died. As we lived so near one another, we made an agreement that we would never ask a supply for one another unless there was a serious reason for the request, and that if ever the request was made we would neither refuse the other. We kept this promise to the end. One other agreement we made, if ever a Methodist Church was built in Wincanton, Fish and I would give a Bible and Hymn-book. One day, sometime after his death, and after the new Church at Wincanton was started, I was walking in the little back garden of my house. It was a beautiful summer’s day, the air was so peaceful and calm, all at once I heard a voice. At first I thought it was some one on the roof seeing to the gutters, but no one was there. Then it came again, as clear as anything, “Remember your promise Mark” and I knew it was Fish speaking to me. This was on a Friday, and the next day I wrapped up some food and bought a bottle of ginger beer, hiding them in the pig sty. When Sunday morning came I found these things and set off to walk to Wincanton. As I walked up the street I saw the minister come out of the chapel, together with the stewards, I stopped him at once and told him that I intended to give the Bible and Hymn book to the new place of worship.

Before the chapel was built at South Cheriton the services were held at Pavlings House, Mutton Hill, the residence of John Pitman. In the summer of 1844 they held an open air service in his orchard; Mr. Smith was the preacher, and though I was quite young, I remember carrying our Bible up from my fathers house. While the chapel was being built, the Rev. Alex. Puddicombe preached on the ground wall.

After the new church was opened, for years Mr. Jesse Dodimead from Corton Denham was appointed once every quarter; he always began the afternoon service with the Hymn,”Father of me and all mankind”.

His daughter nearly always came with him. She now lives quite near to me (Mrs. H. Collard) Henstridge and whenever I am in that village I know there is a home which will welcome me.

In the summer following my examination I went to Wiltshire, a place near Tisbury, harvesting. While I was there the Methodists got to hear of me, and asked me to take a service in that church, but I declined, offering instead to take one in the open air. It was held in the quarries, and I was rather troubled because when I went harvesting I never took my best clothes with me; but though they said they would find me a suit for the service I said I would rather take it in my smock frock. I suppose the novelty of it brought the people, for about three hundred came together in those quarries, and the singing was so hearty. I shall never forget that service, with all those people singing with feeling “Jesu Lover of my Soul” I preached on the Prodigal Son.

Just after my examination I was appointed to Holwell, where I met my first wife (Emily Frizzell). In her I found one of the greatest helps that any man could have. Not long afterwards I was seized with typhoid fever, and for three weeks I lay unconscious. The doctor gave up all hopes of my recovery, but in the meantime the Rev. W. Nicholson came over to Cheriton for the quarterly renewal of tickets, and in the meeting he remarked that this was too valuable a life for them to lose, and he called on them to pray that I might be restored. While they were praying the fever took a turn for the better, and I gradually recovered my strength. I was practically quite well when my mother took the fever. She was only ill about a week, she died on June-4-1865. I was married at Sherborne Wesleyan Church, by the Rev. E.Fison.

The following Autumn I went to work at Latiford House, where I stayed over fifteen years. My duties were to take charge of the cows, pigs, poultry, dogs and ferrets. One Sunday afternoon the young gentlemen came to me for the ferrets to go ratting. As I always kept them locked up, I refused; then the boys went to their father to complain, but he only said it was no more than he had expected of me.

On February-16-1867, my first child was born, a daughter; I had seven children in all, three sons and four daughters. Three are living now, one at Highbridge, one at Street, and one in my own village, who has written all this down at my dictation.

During the fifteen years at my last place I lived at North Cheriton; all at once the village day school closed and I did not know what to do with my children.

I wrote to the Educational Authorities in London, with the result that a few days later a man came from London who put a notice on the church door, saying the parish must open the school within a fortnight, or the Government themselves would open one. About this time a branch of the Labour Union was formed at Horsington, but I did not join it for six month. And as soon as I joined I was made president of the branch. I held this office till the Union was dissolved.

Just before I left Mr. Dendy’s service I lost my eldest son. I was appointed to go to Blackford on the Sunday, and when the doctor told me he could not live I felt so upset that I wandered for two hours in a large field between Maperton and Blackford. I thought “How can God be good to take my boy?” I prayed and prayed, till at last the Voice said, “What thou knowest not now, thou shalt know hereafter” and I was comforted.

My father was a road contractor, so when I left Mr. Dendy I worked on the road. At harvest time I again visited Wiltshire, to Monkton Deverill, near Warminster. While there I went to the parish church as there was no chapel. The clergyman was very evangelical, and he must have known what I was, for he invited me to conduct a service on his lawn. Again I was without any Sunday clothes, so I took it in my frock. People from all the adjoining Deverills came and we had a large congregation. I took my text from Acts v.42; “And daily in the temple, and in every house they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” I stood on the wall to preach while the people filled the lawn and the village green beyond.

When I returned I helped my father make the new road at Horsington, and then the squire at Horsington Manor, Mr. T.H.M.Bailward asked me to come and look after the game for him, as he was out of a keeper.

When he got another keeper I “trapped” on the estate for three years, then I worked regularly in his gardens. Though Mr. Bailward was blind, he superintended the garden himself. At the end of seven years he kept a head gardener (Mark Puffett of Wincanton) who was a brother local preacher; but Mr.Bailward still watered and pruned the fruit trees with me. For thirty years, once or twice a week, we rolled the lawns together for him to have exercise. He would never roll them with anyone else. I understood draining well so when he was having the estate drained I used to go round with him, though this often brought me into trouble with the drainers and farmers. We also went over all the farms once a year to see that everything was in order.

On these rounds we used to talk of many things which must have been interesting, to say the least of it, as he was a Churchman, I a Nonconformist; he a Conservative and I a Liberal. Sometimes we had very amusing talks, but he always gave every one the liberty of his own opinions, so much so that when the Liberal candidate came to Horsington for a meeting, the chairman failing, the candidate asked Mr. Bailward to take the chair. He refused as he intended going there on purpose to ask him a number of important questions, but Mr. Bailward sugested that I should take the chair, which I did. I was one of the delegates for the East Somerset Liberal Association. In 1886, as I knew the Temperance Society wanted a piece of land on which to build a hall I told Mr. Bailward about it and asked if he could help. He suggested that the Mission Hall would do, with a few alterations, and a small landlord’s rent, but I told him we would rather have some land for our own hall. He said, “I see, you want a house of your own Mark.” Finally I suggested a piece of odd garden, which he did not know belonged to him till I proved it. He gave it to us, and that is land on which the hall now stands. He gave us the deeds free of charge, and five pounds when the hall was opened. He presided at each anniversary meeting and always subscribed. I was now living at Horsington.

On January- 2- 1891, my greatest sorrow befell me, for my wife was taken from me by the cruel hand of death. Words cannot express what I felt, she was a most devoted wife and mother, and I have never felt any sorrow so much. Over a hundred friends were present at her funeral to pay their last tribute, and two funeral sermons were preached

She was sadly missed, as she was always ready to welcome my brother local preachers and ministers to our home. In 1879 I was appointed class-leader and superintendent of the Sunday School; these duties, with the preaching, Temperance work, and my daily labour, were almost too much for me, but I was enabled to fulfil them.

At the time when the Rev. C.H.Cheetham was in the circuit a convention was held at Yeovil for the upper part of the Exeter District. I attended, and there were papers read on various subjects, all parts of Methodist work. I spoke on class-leading, preaching, and the Sunday school, and after the meeting the Chairman of the District, as well as our own ministers, came up and congratulated me.

I joined the Horsington Provident and Friendly Society when it first formed, and am still on the committee. When it was started there were only twenty-eight members, now we have about ninety. In September, 1892, I married my present wife. I never had an illness after I had typhoid fever, till December 1907, when I had to go into hospital at Templecombe. The doctor thought an operation would be necessary, but he found it was not after all. I was there three weeks; which included Christmas, and it was one of the happiest times of my life. All the nurses were so kind, and Lady Guest visited us several times. Our minister, Mr Cheetham, spoke of the influence he felt directly he entered the ward; also our good rector visited a number of times, and it was a pleasure to talk with him. The Matron said that my list of visitors quite beat the record. When I left hospital I stayed at home for a week and then returned to my usual work. Just before my illness I lost another true friend, my masters butler, T.Vile. For thirty years we had been close friends; every Sunday morning we made it a point to have a talk about better things, and his death meant a great sorrow in my life.

Our superintendent minister (Rev.R.Maynard) presented me with silver Local Preacher’s Medal in May 1909, with the inscription “Valiant for the truth.” How unworthy I felt when he gave it to me.

Then my dear respected master died. My duties had endeared me to him for thirty-five years, and life did not seem the same without him. I missed the log walks and talks I had with him. I remember how one morning we went out together, and by and by he sat down to rest. “Read something to me, Mark,” he asked, but I only had a newspaper in my pocket, and was rather timid of the long words; but he would have me read it, and between us we got through. Then he asked, “Who taught you to read Mark?” I told him how all the education I ever received had been from the Methodist Sunday school, and he thought it a splendid thing. I am still working at the Manor for my late master’s eldest son, Captain J. Bailward, for whom I receive great kindness. The gardener and caretaker are also very kind to me. Now I am growing old, I have had visions of the Heavenly City, and when I think that that will be my future Home, it is almost too much for me. You know I am a bit of a visionary.

Just one word as to the way in which I make my sermons, and then I will finish. I always read some of the God’s Words every day, and then a text will seem to specially strike me, and I think to myself- “I must preach from that some day.” I go to bed and sleep with the thought still running in my mind. When I wake up all the chief outline of a sermon is before me, mapped out quite clearly. I take these ideas and work them up and fill them out,–like a farmer who buys cows and then fattens them. Most of my sermons have been made in this way.

For nearly two years, my hearing had been failing me, getting worse and worse till I was almost deaf; but I hardly realized it till one day in April. The gardener asked me if I had heard the cuckoo yet, and I said no; so he took me to a little cops where he had heard it. “There, Mark” he said, “Can’t you hear it now/” I listened hard, and I might have heard just the sheer of a sound, but I was not sure. All at once it came over me that it was the beginning of the end, I should never hear the cuckoo again.

More About MARK PARSONS:

1841 census: Age 2 – with Hillier grandparents

1851 census: Age 11 – Ag Lab

1861 CENSUS: Age 21 – Single – Ag Lab – WILKINTHROOP HORSINGTON Somerset

1871 CENSUS: Age 31 – Ag Labourer – Cheriton Street NORTH CHERITON Somerset

1881 census: Age 40 – Wesleyan Local Preacher – HORSINGTON Somerset

1891 Census: Age 50 – Widower – Gardener Domestic Serv – Horsington St HORSINGTON Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 60 – Married – Garden Labourer (Domestic) – No 16 Main Street HORSINGTON Somerset

More About EMILY FRIZZEL:

1841 census: Age 1

1851 census: Age 9 – Scholar

1861 CENSUS: Age 21 – Glover – at home

1871 CENSUS: Age 30

1881 census: Age 39

More About ELLEN LUFFMAN:

1881 census: Age 37 – Glover

1891 Census: Age 48 – Widow – Glove Maker – Sherborne Road CHARLTON HORETHORNE Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 57

More About MARK PARSONS and ELLEN LUFFMAN:

M Regn: 1892, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 735 Sep Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 September 1892, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Children of MARK PARSONS and EMILY FRIZZEL are:

60. i. ANNA6 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1866, NORTH CHERITON Somerset.

ii. ELIZABETH E PARSONS, b. Abt. 1868, NORTH CHERITON Somerset.

More About ELIZABETH E PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 21881 census: Age 12

iii. JAMES PARSONS, b. Abt. April 1870, NORTH CHERITON Somerset; d. Bef. July 1872, WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 2.

More About JAMES PARSONS:1871 CENSUS: Age 11 MonthsDeath Regn: 1872, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 363 Jun Qtr

iv. SARAH PARSONS, b. 1871, NORTH CHERITON Somerset.

More About SARAH PARSONS:1881 census: Age 9 – Scholar

v. WILLIAM PARSONS, b. 1874, NORTH CHERITON Somerset.

More About WILLIAM PARSONS:1881 census: Age 6 – Scholar1891 Census: Age 16 – Gardener Domestic Serv – at home

vi. ELI PARSONS, b. Abt. January 1881, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ELI PARSONS:1881 census: Age 3 months1901 CENSUS: Wales

34. THOMAS5 PARSONS (MESHACH4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1842 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married ANN REED Bef. October 1871 in BRIDGWATER Regn Dist. She was born Abt. 1841 in WESTONZOYLAND Somerset.

More About THOMAS PARSONS:

1851 census: Age 8

1861 CENSUS: Age 18 – Ag Lab – at home

1871 CENSUS: Is this he? – Age 28 – Horse Driver – Lodger – No 1 Albion Terrace HIGHBRIDGE Somerset – says born HIGHBRIDGE Somerset

1881 census: Age 38 – Railway Porter – Church Street HIGHBRIDGE Somerset

1891 Census: Age 48 – Railway Porter – HUNTSPILL Somerset

More About ANN REED:

1881 census: Age 39

1891 Census: Age 49

More About THOMAS PARSONS and ANN REED:

M Data: 1871, BRIDGWATER Regn Dist 5c 596 Sep Qtr [Freebmd/Ancestry]

Marriage: Bef. October 1871, BRIDGWATER Regn Dist

Children of THOMAS PARSONS and ANN REED are:

61. i. FREDERICK6 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1872, HIGHBRIDGE Somerset.

ii. FLORENCE PARSONS, b. Abt. 1877, HIGHBRIDGE Somerset.

More About FLORENCE PARSONS:1881 census: Age 31891 Census: Age 13 – Scholar – says born BURNHAM Somerset

iii. OLIVER PARSONS, b. Abt. 1879, HIGHBRIDGE Somerset.

More About OLIVER PARSONS:1881 census: Age 11891 Census: Age 11 – Scholar – says born BURNHAM Somerset

iv. ROSE A PARSONS, b. Abt. December 1880, HIGHBRIDGE Somerset.

More About ROSE A PARSONS:1881 census: Age 3 months1891 Census: Age 10 – Scholar – says born BURNHAM Somerset

v. HENRY T PARSONS, b. Abt. 1883, BURNHAM Somerset.

More About HENRY T PARSONS:1891 Census: Age 8 – Scholar

35. GEORGE5 PARSONS (MESHACH4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1844 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married ELIZABETH SARGENT June 1867 in HORSINGTON Somerset. She was born Abt. 1840 in HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About GEORGE PARSONS:

1851 census: Age 6

1861 CENSUS: Age 16 – Ag Lab – at home

1891 Census: Age 46 – Ag Lab – Cabbage Lane

1901 CENSUS: Age 57 – Gen Lab – Living SOUTH CHERITON Somerset

More About ELIZABETH SARGENT:

1891 Census: Age 61 – Born SHERBORNE Dorsetshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 60

More About GEORGE PARSONS and ELIZABETH SARGENT:

Marriage: June 1867, HORSINGTON Somerset

Children of GEORGE PARSONS and ELIZABETH SARGENT are:

i. HENRY6 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1868.

ii. SIDNEY PARSONS, b. Abt. 1886, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About SIDNEY PARSONS:1891 Census: Age 4 – Grandson1901 CENSUS: Age 14 – Son – Worker on Farm

36. JANE5 PARSONS (MESHACH4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1851 in SOUTH CHERITON Somerset. She married JOHN MUNDAY Bef. 30 June 1881 in WARMINSTER Regn Dist, son of JOHN MUNDAY and HESTER SCAMMELL. He was born Abt. 1848 in WARMINSTER Wiltshire.

More About JANE PARSONS:

1861 CENSUS: Age 9 – Scholar

1871 CENSUS: Age 19 – General Servant – WHEATHILL Somerset – household of William Mitchell – Farmer

1881 census: Age 29 – General Serv – 6 Market Place WARMINSTER Wiltshire – household of Edward C Manley – Stationer

1891 Census: Age 39

1901 CENSUS: Age 50

More About JOHN MUNDAY:

1851 census: Age 2

1861 CENSUS: Age 12 – Labr (Thatcher’s) – at home

1871 CENSUS: Age 23 – Ag Lab – at home

1881 census: Age 33 – Shop Porter – at home

1891 Census: Age 42 – Assistant in China Warehouse – 4 Ash Walk WARMINSTER Wiltshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 52 – Broker’s Assistant (Furnishers) – 4 Ash Walk WARMINSTER Wiltshire

Birth Regn: 1848, WARMINSTER Regn Dist 8 430 Sep Qtr

More About JOHN MUNDAY and JANE PARSONS:

M Regn: 1881, WARMINSTER Regn Dist 5a 235 Jun Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 June 1881, WARMINSTER Regn Dist

Children of JANE PARSONS and JOHN MUNDAY are:

i. WILLIAM JOHN6 MUNDAY, b. Abt. 1881, WARMINSTER Wiltshire.

More About WILLIAM JOHN MUNDAY:1891 Census: Age 91901 CENSUS: Age 21 – Grocers Assistant – 27 Market Street POOLE Dorset – household of Martha Brown – General GrocerBirth Regn: 1882, WARMINSTER Regn Dist 5a 146 Mar Qtr

ii. ARTHUR J MUNDAY, b. Abt. 1883, WARMINSTER Wiltshire.

More About ARTHUR J MUNDAY:1891 Census: Age 71901 CENSUS: Age 17 – Printer – Compositor – at homeBirth Regn: 1883, WARMINSTER Regn Dist 5a 141 Sep QtrBirth Regn Data: Arthur James

iii. ALBERT H MUNDAY, b. Abt. 1887, WARMINSTER Wiltshire.

More About ALBERT H MUNDAY:1891 Census: Age 31901 CENSUS: Age 13Birth Regn: 1888, WARMINSTER Regn Dist 5a 151 Mar QtrBirth Regn Data: Albert Henry

iv. HERBERT T MUNDAY, b. Abt. 1889, WARMINSTER Wiltshire.

More About HERBERT T MUNDAY:1891 Census: Age 11901 CENSUS: Age 11Birth Regn: 1889, WARMINSTER Regn Dist 5a 157 Dec QtrBirth Regn Data: Herbert Tom

37. MESHACH5 PARSONS (MESHACH4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Bef. October 1861 in SOUTH CHERITON Somerset, and died Bef. 31 March 1907 in BEDWELTY Regn Dist – Age 42 [sic]. He married MARY JANE THOMPSON 1880 in WINCANTON Regn Dist. She was born Abt. 1858 in STOKE TRISTER Somerset.

More About MESHACH PARSONS:

1871 CENSUS: Age 10 – Scholar

1881 census: Age 20 – Ag Lab – HORSINGTON Somerset

1891 Census: Age 28 – Labourer Underground – 60 Whitworth Terrace Bedwelty TREDEGAR

1901 CENSUS: Age 38 – Haulier Under ground – 60 Whitworth Terrace TREDEGAR – born OSINGTON (sic)

Death Regn: 1907, BeDWELTY Regn Dist 11a 108 Mar Qtr

More About MARY JANE THOMPSON:

1881 census: Jane – Age 22

1891 Census: Age 30

1901 CENSUS: Mary J – Age 41

1911 Census: Age 54 – Wid – 3 children – all living – 55 Whitworth Terrace TREDEGAR Monmouthshire

More About MESHACH PARSONS and MARY THOMPSON:

Marriage: 1880, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Children of MESHACH PARSONS and MARY THOMPSON are:

i. ELLEN ELIZABETH6 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1885, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ELLEN ELIZABETH PARSONS:1891 Census: Age 5 – Scholar1901 CENSUS: Helen – Age 14Birth Regn: 1885, Is this she? – Ellen – WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 478 Mar Qtr

ii. S CHARLES PARSONS, b. Abt. 1887, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About S CHARLES PARSONS:1891 Census: Age 31901 CENSUS: Charles – Age 131911 Census: Samuel Charles – Age 22 – Collier Hewer – Worker – at home

62. iii. ELI PARSONS, b. Abt. 1893, TREDEGAR Monmouthshire; d. Bef. 31 December 1968, BEDWELTY Regn Dist – Age 75.

38. LUCY ELIZABETH5 PARSONS (MESHACH4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Bef. April 1870 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 1901. She married ALFRED THICK Bef. October 1889 in WINCANTON Regn Dist. He was born Abt. 1867 in BOWERCHALK Wiltshire.

More About LUCY ELIZABETH PARSONS:

1871 CENSUS: Age 1

1881 census: Age 11 – Scholar

1891 Census: Age 21

Birth Regn: 1870, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 543 Mar Qtr [Freebmd/Ancestry TS]

More About ALFRED THICK:

1891 Census: Age 23 – Gardener – Thornford Lane WINCANTON Somerset

More About ALFRED THICK and LUCY PARSONS:

M Regn: 1889, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 719 Sep Qtr [FreeBMD/Ancestry]

Marriage: Bef. October 1889, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Child of LUCY PARSONS and ALFRED THICK is:

i. ALFRED6 THICK, b. Abt. 1889, WINCANTON Somerset.

More About ALFRED THICK:1891 Census: Age 1

39. ERNEST5 PARSONS (MESHACH4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1874 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married ELLEN PITMAN Bef. October 1896 in WINCANTON Regn Dist. She was born Abt. 1874 in WINCANTON Somerset.

More About ERNEST PARSONS:

1881 census: Age 6 – Scholar

1891 Census: Age 16 – Coachsmiths Apprentice – at home – says born SOUTH CHERITON Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 26 – Blacksmith – 13 Archer Street OSMASTON Derbyshire – says born SOUTH CHERITON Somerset

1911 Census: Age 36 – Industrial Assurance Agent – Worker – Station Road GILLINGHAM Dorset

More About ELLEN PITMAN:

1881 census: 1 December 2009, No trace

1891 Census: 1 December 2009, No trace

1901 CENSUS: Age 26

1911 Census: Age 36 – Married 15 years – 5 children – all living

FACT: 20 October 2005, Entry number 6200 on this tree

More About ERNEST PARSONS and ELLEN PITMAN:

M Regn: 1896, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 743 Sep Qtr [FreeBMD/Ancestry]

Marriage: Bef. October 1896, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Children of ERNEST PARSONS and ELLEN PITMAN are:

i. ALFRED E6 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1896, WOLVERHAMPTON Staffordshire.

More About ALFRED E PARSONS:1901 CENSUS: Age 41911 Census: Age 14 – Printers Apprentice – at home

ii. FLORENCE A PARSONS, b. Abt. September 1900, DERBY Derbyshire.

More About FLORENCE A PARSONS:1901 CENSUS: Age 6 months1911 Census: Age 10 – School

iii. DOROTHY M PARSONS, b. Abt. 1905, WINCANTON Somerset.

More About DOROTHY M PARSONS:1911 Census: Age 5 – School

iv. FREDERICK J PARSONS, b. Abt. 1907, WINCANTON Somerset.

More About FREDERICK J PARSONS:1911 Census: Age 3

v. ALBERT S PARSONS, b. Abt. 1908, WINCANTON Somerset.

More About ALBERT S PARSONS:1911 Census: Age 2

40. LUCY5 HOLLEY (ANNA4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 15 April 1847 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died 23 December 1928 in EVERCREECH Somerset. She married SAMUEL COLLIS 2 May 1866 in HORSINGTON Somerset, son of JOHN COLLIS and ELIZABETHDUBBEN. He was born 4 December 1846 in HERMITAGE Dorsetshire, and died 6 August 1896 in BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire.

More About LUCY HOLLEY:

1851 census: Age 3

1861 CENSUS: Age 14

1871 CENSUS: Age 23 – wife

1881 census: May – Age 35

1891 Census: Age 45 – Washerwoman

1901 CENSUS: Age 57 – Laundress – own account – Common BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire

More About SAMUEL COLLIS:

1851 census: Age 4 – Scholar

1861 CENSUS: Age 14 – Ag Lab – at home

1871 CENSUS: Age 24 – Ag Lab – Brickyard Marsh Lane HORSINGTON Somerset

1881 census: Age 35 – Farm Labourer – Horsington Marsh HORSINGTON Somerset – born CHETNOLE Dorsetshire

1891 Census: Age 45 – Labourer – NORTH CHERITON Somerset

1917: BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire

Baptism: 20 December 1846, HERMITAGE Dorset

More About SAMUEL COLLIS and LUCY HOLLEY:

M Data: WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 845 Jun Qtr 1866 – Lucy Holly

Marriage: 2 May 1866, HORSINGTON Somerset

Children of LUCY HOLLEY and SAMUEL COLLIS are:

63. i. ARTHUR6 COLLIS, b. 18 June 1866, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 29 April 1941.

64. ii. MARY COLLIS, b. 13 February 1868, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 3 April 1957.

iii. JAMES COLLIS, b. Abt. October 1869, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 21 March 1942, CHARLTON HORETHORNE Somerset; m. KATE ASHLEY, 29 April 1914, CHARLTON HORETHORNE Somerset; b. Abt. 1884, CHARLTON HORETHORNE Somerset.

More About JAMES COLLIS:1871 CENSUS: Age 11881 census: Age 11 – Scholar1888: 4 July, Enlisted Dorset Regiment1890: 8 May, Transferred to 1st Bn Dorset Regiment1891 Census: no trace 0106051893: 27 September, INDIA1897: Tirah Expedition – 1897 to 1898 – Awarded India Medal1906: 9 December, Returned to UK1909: 3 July, Discharged on completion of 21 years1911 Census: Age 41 – Labourer (Army Pensioner) – Rural District Council Road Contractor – Worker – North Road CHARLTON HORETHORNE Somerset – Boarder – household of Jane Ashley and family1914: 8 September, Age 44 years 11 months – Labourer – Enlisted at DORCHESTER Dorset in the Dorset Regiment having previously served for 21 years in that RegimentMore About KATE ASHLEY:1911 Census: Age 26 – Leather Glover – at homeMore About JAMES COLLIS and KATE ASHLEY:Marriage: 29 April 1914, CHARLTON HORETHORNE Somerset

iv. WILLIAM JOHN COLLIS, b. 14 October 1871, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About WILLIAM JOHN COLLIS:1881 census: Age 9 – Scholar1891 Census: no trace 010605

65. v. EMMA BESSIE COLLIS, b. Bef. July 1874, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 13 January 1919, CARDSTON ALBERTA CANADA.

66. vi. CHARLOTTE ANN COLLIS, b. 6 January 1876, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 4 March 1917.

vii. SAMUEL GEORGE COLLIS, b. 30 March 1877, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. August 1937, Yenton Hill Temple Coombe.

More About SAMUEL GEORGE COLLIS:1881 census: Age 41891 Census: George – Age 151901 CENSUS: George – Age 24 – Agricultural Labourer – at home with widowed mother

viii. SIDNEY HERBERT COLLIS, b. 26 December 1878, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 21 March 1917, MELCOMBE REGIS Dorsetshire ? – age 39.

More About SIDNEY HERBERT COLLIS:1881 census: Sydney H – Age 21891 Census: Sidney – Age 13Army data: 29 January 2008, From CWGC SiteArmy No.: 15498Army Rank: PrivateArmy Regt: 3rd Bn Dorsetshire RegimentBurial: Aft. 21 March 1917, MELCOMBE REGIS Cemetery Dorsetshire

ix. ALICE COLLIS, b. 4 April 1881, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 3 March 1930; m. ROBERT BUGG.

More About ALICE COLLIS:1891 Census: Age 10 – Scholar1901 CENSUS: Age 21 – Dairy Maid – at home

x. ELIZABETH GERTRUDE COLLIS, b. 30 November 1882, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 8 May 1955, LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA USA; m. ERNEST MARTIN, 9 October 1907, MARSH COURT ?; b. 12 September 1883, GREAT BEDWYN Wiltshire; d. 3 October 1916, FRANCE – CWGC Site states CANADIAN.

More About ELIZABETH GERTRUDE COLLIS:1891 Census: GERTRUDE – Age 8 – ScholarMore About ERNEST MARTIN and ELIZABETH COLLIS:Marriage: 9 October 1907, MARSH COURT ?

xi. HENRY COLLIS, b. 3 December 1884, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. April 1885, WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 0.

More About HENRY COLLIS:Death Regn: 1885, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 377 Mar Qtr

xii. REGINALD EDWIN COLLIS, b. 11 August 1888, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. July 1889, WINCANTON Regn Dist – age 0.

More About REGINALD EDWIN COLLIS:Death Regn: 1889, Reginald – WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 296 Jun Qtr

xiii. PERCY COLLIS, b. Abt. August 1890, NORTH CHERITON Somerset; m. AMELIA DUNFORD, Bef. 30 June 1919, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist.

More About PERCY COLLIS:1891 Census: Age 7 MONTHS1901 CENSUS: Age 10More About PERCY COLLIS and AMELIA DUNFORD:M Regn: 1919, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 1087 Jun QtrMarriage: Bef. 30 June 1919, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist

xiv. ERNEST COLLIS, b. 20 December 1892, BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire; d. 21 September 1911.

More About ERNEST COLLIS:1901 CENSUS: Age 8

41. JOHN5 HOLLEY (ANNA4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 11 November 1852 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Aft. 1915. He married ELLEN BARNES Bef. 31 December 1877 in WINCANTON Regn Dist, daughter of JOHN BARNES and EMILY FRAMPTON. She was born Abt. 1856 in MARNHULL Dorsetshire, and died Aft. 1915.

More About JOHN HOLLEY:

1861 CENSUS: Age 8 – Scholar

1871 CENSUS: Is this he? – Age 19 – Private – 50th Queens Own Regiment of Infantry ALDERSHOT Hampshire – says born WINCANTON Somerset

1881 census: Age 27 – Farm Labourer – Horsington Marsh HORSINGTON Somerset

1891 Census: Age 38 – Farm Labourer – Brodmore? Lane HORSINGTON Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 48 – Agricultural Labourer – No 4 Close Lane HORSINGTON Somerset

More About ELLEN BARNES:

1861 CENSUS: Ellen M – Age 3

1871 CENSUS: Ella – Age 13 – Scholar

1881 census: Age 22

1891 Census: Age 34

1901 CENSUS: Age 41

More About JOHN HOLLEY and ELLEN BARNES:

M Regn: 1877, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 867 Dec Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 31 December 1877, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Children of JOHN HOLLEY and ELLEN BARNES are:

i. HERBERT6 HOLLEY, b. Bef. 31 March 1878, STOWELL Somerset.

More About HERBERT HOLLEY:1881 census: Sydney – Age 41891 Census: Age 13 – Farm Labourer1901 CENSUS: Age 23 – Agricultural Labourer – at home – says born HORSINGTON SomersetBirth Regn: 1878, Sydney Herbert Holly – WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 470 Mar Qtr

ii. ROSA KATE HOLLEY, b. Bef. 31 March 1879, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ROSA KATE HOLLEY:1881 census: Kate – Age 31891 Census: Rose – Age 12 – Scholar1901 CENSUS: Kate – age 22 – General Servant Domestic – TOLLER PORCORUM Dorsetshire – household of David Clarke – Clergyman (Church of England)Birth Regn: 1879, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 482 Mar Qtr

iii. WALTER HOLLEY, b. Abt. 1879, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About WALTER HOLLEY:1881 census: Age 21891 Census: Age 11 – Scholar1901 CENSUS: Age 21 – Agricultural Labourer – at home

iv. ELSIE HOLLEY, b. Abt. November 1880, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. Bef. 30 June 1882, WINCANTON Regn Dist age 1.

More About ELSIE HOLLEY:1881 census: Age 4 monthsDeath Regn: 1882, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 317 Jun Qtr

v. HARRY HOLLEY, b. Abt. 1881, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About HARRY HOLLEY:1891 Census: Age 10 – Scholar

vi. FLORENCE HOLLEY, b. Abt. 1882, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About FLORENCE HOLLEY:1891 Census: Age 8 – Scholar

vii. FANNY HOLLEY, b. Abt. 1884, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About FANNY HOLLEY:1891 Census: Age 6 – Scholar

viii. ELSIE HOLLEY, b. Abt. 1885, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About ELSIE HOLLEY:1891 Census: Age 5 – Scholar

ix. JOHN HOLLEY, b. Abt. 1886, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About JOHN HOLLEY:1891 Census: Age 6 – Scholar1901 CENSUS: Age 14 – Donkey Boy – at home

x. ROBERT HOLLEY, b. Abt. 1888, HORSINGTON Somerset; d. 3 August 1916, KIA.

More About ROBERT HOLLEY:1901 CENSUS: Age 12Army: Private 5448 2nd/4th (City of Bristol) Bn Gloucestershire Regt attached 9th (Service) Bn Devonshire Regt (20th Infantry Bde 7th Division) [from Brian Dyer’s Somerset War Memorials CD]Burial: Aft. 3 August 1916, AILLY-SUR-SOMME Communal Cemetery SOMME France

xi. FREDERICK HOLLEY, b. Abt. August 1890, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About FREDERICK HOLLEY:1891 Census: Age 7 Months1901 CENSUS: Age 11

xii. FRANCES HOLLEY, b. Abt. 1891, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About FRANCES HOLLEY:1901 CENSUS: Age 9

xiii. FRANK HOLLEY, b. 12 December 1893, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About FRANK HOLLEY:1901 CENSUS: Age 8Army: 4th Bn Gloster Regt 1915 – 1919Army data: 4th Reserve Bn Gloucestershire Regt – Regtl Number 201875 – Records on Ancestry show a second Regtl Number of 5447 – also described as having Flat Feet and weal ankles caused by marchingArmy data 2: Under Regtl Number 5447 described as a Ploughman on enlistment, originally for RGA but later Gloucestershire RegtArmy Service 1: From 22/11/1915 to 14/1/1919

xiv. CHARLES HOLLEY, b. Abt. 1894, HORSINGTON Somerset.

More About CHARLES HOLLEY:1901 CENSUS: Age 6

42. JUDITH MARY5 PARSONS (GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1853 in HORSINGTON Somerset. She married (2) JOHN FOYLE Bef. 31 December 1906 in WINCANTON Regn Dist. He was born Abt. 1862 in KINGTON MAGNA Somerset.

More About JUDITH MARY PARSONS:

1861 CENSUS: Age 8 – Pauper – Workhouse WINCANTON

1871 CENSUS: Age 16 – General servant

1881 census: Age 26 – Domestic Servant – Inmate – WINCANTON WORKHOUSE – b SOUTH CHERITON

1891 Census: Age 36 – Single – Sister – MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset living with Henry Parsons

1901 CENSUS: Age 40 – Single – Cook Domestic – St Albans Heathcote Road BOURNEMOUTH – household of Rev George MASSEY?

1911 Census: Age 54 – married 4 years

Baptism: 22 June 1853, HORSINGTON Somerset

More About JOHN FOYLE:

1901 CENSUS: Age 39 – Road Labourer – Cross Row WINCANTON Somerset

1911 Census: Age 48 – says married 4 years – 4 children – 3 living [these would be from previous marriage] – Labourer Bricklayers – Building – 21 Whitehall WINCANTON Somerset

More About JOHN FOYLE and JUDITH PARSONS:

M Regn: 1906, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 870 Dec Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 31 December 1906, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Child of JUDITH MARY PARSONS is:

i. ALICE MAUD MARY6 PARSONS, b. Bef. October 1879, WINCANTON Somerset.

More About ALICE MAUD MARY PARSONS:1881 census: Age 11891 Census: Age 11 – Scholar – Waterside WINCANTON with Mary Ann Parsons – Step Grandmother1901 CENSUS: Is this she? – Alice – Age 20 – Waitress – Grand Hotel BOURNEMOUTH Dorset1911 Census: Is this she? – Alice – Age 29 – Hotel Reception Clerk – Worker – Royal Hotel George Street PLYMOUTH Devon

43. HARRIETT5 PARSONS (GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Bef. April 1858 in HORSINGTON Somerset. She married (2) WILLIAM CHARLES WILLIAMS Bef. July 1900 in WINCANTON Regn Dist. He was born Abt. 1850 in BAYFORD Wincanton Somerset.

More About HARRIETT PARSONS:

1861 CENSUS: Age 4 – Pauper – Workhouse

1871 CENSUS: Age 13 – Scholar

1881 census: Age 23 – Domestic Servant – Inmate – WINCANTON WORKHOUSE

1885: 23 June 1885, Servant – Wincanton Workhouse

1891 Census: Age 33 – Domestic Servant – Inmate = WINCANTON WORKHOUSE – born South CHERITON Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 42 – says born NORTH CHERITON Somerset

1911 Census: Age 53 – Married 11 years – no children – says born SOUTH CHERITON Somerset

Birth Regn: 1858, WINCANTON Reg Dist 5c 565 Mar Qtr

More About WILLIAM CHARLES WILLIAMS:

1881 census: William C – Age 38 – Ag Lab Carter – Carters Plot CHARLTON MUSGROVE Somerset – says born STOKE TRISTER Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 50 – Carter on Farm – Carters Plot Gooselands Farm CHARLTON MUSGROVE Somerset

1911 Census: Charles – Age 67 – Carter on Farm – Worker – Kingswell Cottage CHARLTON MUSGROVE Somerset

More About WILLIAM WILLIAMS and HARRIETT PARSONS:

M Regn: 1900, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 825 Jun Qtr

Marriage: Bef. July 1900, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Children of HARRIETT PARSONS are:

i. MABLE LILLY6 PARSONS, b. 1880, WINCANTON.

More About MABLE LILLY PARSONS:1881 census: Age 11891 Census: Age 11 – Scholar – Waterside WINCANTON with Mary Ann Parsons – Step Grandmother1901 CENSUS: Age 21 – General Servant (Domestic) – 2 The Arcade BOURNEMOUTH

67. ii. STEPHEN GREY PARSONS, b. 23 June 1885, Union Workhouse WINCANTON Somerset; d. 22 March 1918, Somme FRANCE.

iii. WINIFRED BLANCHE PARSONS, b. Bef. July 1890, WINCANTON Somerset.

More About WINIFRED BLANCHE PARSONS:1891 Census: Age 1 – Infant – Inmate – WINCANTON WORKHOUSE1901 CENSUS: Age 11

44. HENRY5 PARSONS (GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Bef. April 1863 in HORSINGTON Somerset Or STOWELL Somerset, and died Bef. 30 April 1934 in MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset – age 71. He married ELLEN SQUIRES 7 February 1884 in LAMYATT Somerset, daughter of ALFRED SQUIRES and HESTER HILLARD. She was born Abt. 1865 in LAMYATT Somerset, and died Bef. 17 January 1925 in MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset – age 60.

More About HENRY PARSONS:

1871 CENSUS: Age 8 – Scholar – says born HORSINGTON Somerset

1881 census: Age 19 – Ag Lab – At Home – says born HORSINGTON Somerset

1884: 7 February, Full Age – Labourer – LAMYATT Saomerset

1891 Census: Age 28 – Ag Lab – MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 41 – Carter on Farm – MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset – born STOWELL

1911 Census: Age 47 – General Farm Labourer – Worker – MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset – says born STOWELL Somerset

Burial: 30 April 1934, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset

Death Regn: 1934, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 437 Jun Qtr

More About ELLEN SQUIRES:

1871 CENSUS: Age 5 – Scholar

1881 census: Age 15 – Dressmaker

1884: 7 February, Full Age – Spinster – LAMYATT Somerset

1891 Census: Age 26

1901 CENSUS: Age 38 – Charwoman

1911 Census: Age 45 – Married 27 years – 9 children – 7 living

Baptism: 29 July 1865, LAMYATT Somerset

Burial: 17 January 1925, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset

Death Regn: 1925, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 540 Mar Qtr

More About HENRY PARSONS and ELLEN SQUIRES:

M Regn: 1884, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 761 Mar Qtr

Marriage: 7 February 1884, LAMYATT Somerset

Witnesses: Joseph Squires Emma Parsons

Children of HENRY PARSONS and ELLEN SQUIRES are:

i. ANNIE HESTER6 PARSONS, b. Bef. 19 February 1885, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist; d. Bef. April 1885, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist – age 0.

More About ANNIE HESTER PARSONS:Baptism: 19 February 1885, St James MILTON CLEVEDON SomersetBirth Regn: 1885, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 530 Mar QtrDeath Regn: 1885, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 413 Mar Qtr

68. ii. SARAH MAUD PARSONS, b. 23 May 1886, LAMYATT Somerset; d. 1969, WELLS Regn Dist – age 84.

iii. BESSIE PARSONS, b. 11 August 1889, LAMYATT Somerset.

More About BESSIE PARSONS:1891 Census: Age 21901 CENSUS: Age 11Birth Regn: 1889, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 493 Sep Qtr

69. iv. ALFRED GEORGE PARSONS, b. 19 February 1891, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset; d. 8 June 1962, WELLS HOSPITAL Somerset – age 71.

v. EMMA MARGARET E PARSONS, b. Aft. March 1893, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset; m. UNKNOWN.

More About EMMA MARGARET E PARSONS:1901 CENSUS: Ethel – Age 81911 Census: Is this she? – Ethel – Age 18 – Domestic Servant – Gas House Farm WARMINSTER Wiltshire – household of Edward Langley – Farmer – says born BRUTON SomersetBirth Regn: 1893, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 478 Jun Qtr

vi. JAMES PARSONS, b. Abt. 1894, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset; m. NANCY BOON.

More About JAMES PARSONS:1901 CENSUS: Age 61911 Census: Age 16 – General Farm Labourer – Worker – at homeBirth Regn: 1894, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 433 Dec QtrBurial: June 1960, Is this he? BURNHAM ON SEA Somerset

vii. MILDRED EVELINE PARSONS, b. Abt. 1895, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset; m. METFORD G GIBLETT, Bef. 30 June 1920, AXBRIDGE Regn Dist; b. Abt. 1896, EAST BOWER Somerset.

More About MILDRED EVELINE PARSONS:1901 CENSUS: Age 51911 Census: Mildred Evelyn – Age 15 – General Servant (Domestic) – West Hill HEYTESBURY Wiltshire – household of Thomas Batt – FarmerMore About METFORD G GIBLETT:1901 CENSUS: Age 4More About METFORD GIBLETT and MILDRED PARSONS:M Regn: 1920, AXBRIDGE Regn Dist 5c 1289 Jun QtrMarriage: Bef. 30 June 1920, AXBRIDGE Regn Dist

viii. JOSEPH SQUIRES PARSONS, b. Bef. 1 January 1898, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset; d. Bef. 31 December 1978, TAUNTON Regn Dist; m. LOUISE TYLEY, Bef. 30 June 1924, CARDIFF Regn Dist.

Notes for JOSEPH SQUIRES PARSONS:MOVED TO BURNHAM ON SEAMore About JOSEPH SQUIRES PARSONS:1901 CENSUS: Joseph – Age 31911 Census: Joseph – Age 13 – Farm Labourer – Worker – at homeArmy: 17032 8th Bn Somerset LI – 1915 to 1917 – invalided outArmy data: 3 war medalsBirth Regn: 1897, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 421 Dec QtrDeath Regn: 1978, TAUNTON DEANE Regn Dist 23 1264 Dec QtrDeath Regn Data: says born 3 Sep 1898 – I believe this should be 1897More About JOSEPH PARSONS and LOUISE TYLEY:M Data: She Louisa TyleyM Regn: 1924, CARDIFF Regn Dist 11a 628 Jun QtrMarriage: Bef. 30 June 1924, CARDIFF Regn Dist

ix. UN-NAMED SON PARSONS, b. 21 August 1899, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset; d. Bef. 23 August 1899, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset.

More About UN-NAMED SON PARSONS:Birth Regn: 1899, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 418 Sep QtrBirth Regn Data: MaleBurial: 23 August 1899, St James MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset – age 2 days [NBI2]Death Regn: 1899, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 297 Sep QtrDeath Regn Data: Male

Generation No. 5

45. ANNIE K6 LONGMAN (WILLIAM5, MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1851 in EAST STOKE Dorsetshire. She married WILLIAM LEGG, son of JOSEPH LEGG and ANN. He was born Abt. 1844 in ALMER Dorsetshire, and died Bef. 1891.

More About ANNIE K LONGMAN:

1861 CENSUS: Age 9

1871 CENSUS: A Katie – Age 19 – Governess – Farm House MINTERNE MAGNA Dorset – household of Philip Foote – Farmer

1881 census: Anny K Legg- Wife – Age 29

1891 Census: Amy – Widow – Age 39 – Music Teacher – 4 Oxford Terrace MELCOMBE REGIS Dorset

More About WILLIAM LEGG:

1851 census: Age 6 – Farmers Son

1861 CENSUS: 2 April 2006, no trace

1871 CENSUS: Is this he? – Age 27 – Commercial Traveller – 8 Turton Street WEYMOUTH Dorset – lodger – says born BLANDFORD Dorset

1881 census: Age 36 – Representative of Chemical Manufacturer – Rumbridge ELING Hampshire

Baptism: 22 October 1844, ALMER Dorsetshire

Children of ANNIE LONGMAN and WILLIAM LEGG are:

70. i. WILLIAM L7 LEGG, b. Abt. 1875, WEYMOUTH Dorsetshire.

ii. WALTER H LEGG, b. Abt. 1876, WEYMOUTH Dorsetshire.

More About WALTER H LEGG:1881 census: Age 4 – Scholar1891 Census: Age 14 – Page Boy – Pembroke Hotel HOLDENHURST Hampshire

iii. ETHEL K LEGG, b. Abt. 1878, TOTTON Hampshire.

More About ETHEL K LEGG:1881 census: Age 21891 Census: Age 12

iv. GORDON H LEGG, b. Abt. 1887, TOTTON Hampshire.

More About GORDON H LEGG:1891 Census: Age 3

46. BESSIE E6 LONGMAN (WILLIAM5, MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. September 1860 in EAST STOKE Dorsetshire, and died Bef. 31 December 1918 in SOUTHAMPTON Regn Dist – age 59. She married JAMES BASCOMBE Bef. 31 March 1897 in ISLINGTON Regn Dist, son of JAMES BASCOMBE and MARY BALL?. He was born Abt. 1849 in CHALDON HERRING Dorsetshire, and died Bef. 31 March 1911 in WAREHAM Regn Dist – Age 61.

More About BESSIE E LONGMAN:

1861 CENSUS: Age 6 months

1871 CENSUS: Age 10 – Scholar

1881 census: Age 20 – Farmers Daur – Rumbridge ELING Hampshire with Brother in Law LEGG & Family

1891 Census: Age 30 – unmarried – at home

1901 CENSUS: Age 40

1911 Census: Age 51 – wid – Farmer (Mixed Farm) – Employer – Tyneham Corfe Castle WAREHAM Dorset

1916: 14 August, 5 Belvedere Terrace WEYMOUTH Dorset

Death Regn: 1918, SOUTHAMPTON Regn Dist 2c 61 Dec Qtr

More About JAMES BASCOMBE:

1851 census: Age 1 – born TADNOLE Dorset

1861 CENSUS: Age 11 – Scholar

1871 CENSUS: Age 21 – brother – Miller – Tadnole Mills CHALDON HERRING Dorsetshire – with Thomas

1881 census: Age 31 – Miller – unmarried – living Tadnole Mill CHALDON HERRING – with brothers

1891 Census: James Barcomb on Ancestry Transcript – Age 38 – Retired Miller – Stoneygate Cottages WINFRITH NEWBURGH Dorset

1901 CENSUS: Age 50 – Farmer – Battington Farm TYNEHAM Dorset

Baptism: 4 July 1849, AFFPUDDLE Dorsetshire [http://www.dorset-opc.com/Affpuddle/AffpuddleBaps2.htm]

Death Regn: 1911, WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 191 Mar Qtr

More About JAMES BASCOMBE and BESSIE LONGMAN:

M Data: She Bessie Eliza

M Regn: 1897, ISLINGTON Regn Dist 1b 340 Mar Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 31 March 1897, ISLINGTON Regn Dist

Children of BESSIE LONGMAN and JAMES BASCOMBE are:

i. REGINALD7 BASCOMBE, b. 30 August 1898, TYNEHAM Dorset; d. 20 October 1918.

More About REGINALD BASCOMBE:1901 CENSUS: Age 21911 Census: Reginald James Bascombe – Age 12 – School boy1916: 14 August, Age 17 Years 11 Months – Clerk – 192 Brixton Hill LONDON SWArmy data: CWGC Site shows Regt as London Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles)Army Enlistment: 14 August 1916, LAMBETH LondonArmy No.: 535078Army Rank: PrivateArmy Regt: 15th Bn London RegtArmy Service 1: See Notes and ScrapbookBirth Regn: 1898, WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 289 Sep Qtr – Reginald JamesBurial: Aft. 20 October 1918, Hollybrook Cemetery SOUTHAMPTON Hampshire – Plot No B 5 158

ii. DOROTHY E BASCOMBE, b. Abt. July 1900, TYNEHAM Dorsetshire; m. HARRY E ATKINSON, Bef. 31 December 1919, WINCHESTER Regn Dist.

More About DOROTHY E BASCOMBE:1901 CENSUS: Age 8 Months1911 Census: Dorothy Eleanor Bascombe – Age 10 – School Girl1924: 6 February, 84 Roach Road SHEFFIELD YorkshireBirth Regn: 1900, Is this she? – WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 27 Sep Qtr – Dorothy EleanorMore About HARRY ATKINSON and DOROTHY BASCOMBE:M Regn: 1919, WINCHESTER Regn Dist 2c 331 Dec QtrMarriage: Bef. 31 December 1919, WINCHESTER Regn Dist

47. WILLIAM H6 LONGMAN (WILLIAM5, MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1863 in EAST STOKE Dorsetshire. He married (1) GEORGINA HOUSE Bef. 30 September 1893 in WAREHAM Regn Dist, daughter of GEORGE HOUSE and SARAH KELLAWAY. She was born Bef. 31 March 1862 in HILTON Dorsetshire, and died Bef. 31 March 1901 in WAREHAM Regn Dist – age 39. He married (2) LILY MABEL BUSH Bef. 31 March 1902 in WEYMOUTH Regn Dist, daughter of WILLIAM BUSH and SELINA PRATTEN. She was born Abt. January 1871 in RADSTOCK Somerset.

More About WILLIAM H LONGMAN:

1871 CENSUS: Age 7 – scholar

1881 census: Age 17 – Farmer’s son – at home

1891 Census: Age 27 – Farmer’s son – at home – born EAST STOKE Dorsetshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 37 – wid – Farmers – East ???? Farm House WINFRITH Dorset – says born WEST LULWORTH Dorset

1911 Census: Age 48 – Agent (Various) – Agricultural Implements &c – Tyneham Corfe Castle WAREHAM Dorset – [brother – with sister Bessie]

More About GEORGINA HOUSE:

1871 CENSUS: Age 9 – Scholar

1881 census: Age 19

1891 Census: Age 29

Baptism: 25 May 1862, HILTON Dorsetshire

Death Regn: 1901, WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 206 Mar Qtr

More About WILLIAM LONGMAN and GEORGINA HOUSE:

M Regn: 1893, WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 557 Sep Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 September 1893, WAREHAM Regn Dist

More About LILY MABEL BUSH:

1871 CENSUS: Lily M – Age 2 months

1881 census: Lilly Mable – Age 10 – Scholar

1891 Census: Lily – Age 21 – Pupil Teacher – at home

1901 CENSUS: Lillie – Age 30 – Governess – Serpentine Road LONGFLEET Dorset – household of Ernest Jones – says born BATH Somerset

1911 Census: Lillian Mable – Age 39 – Married 9 years – 2 children both living – [not censused at home]

More About WILLIAM LONGMAN and LILY BUSH:

M Regn: 1902, WEYMOUTH Regn Dist 5a 494 Mar Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 31 March 1902, WEYMOUTH Regn Dist

Children of WILLIAM LONGMAN and GEORGINA HOUSE are:

i. RAYMOND J H7 LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1894, WINFRITH Dorset.

More About RAYMOND JH LONGMAN:1901 CENSUS: Age 6

ii. WINIFRED N LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1895, WINFRITH Dorset.

More About WINIFRED N LONGMAN:1901 CENSUS: Age 5

48. SOPHIA JEANETTE6 LONGMAN (JOHN5, MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 25 July 1862 in WILMOT WI [email from fridaydonna], and died 31 August 1942 in [email from fridaydonna]. She married WALTER JOHN RUNYARD 22 May 1879 in SALEM Kenosha County [email from fridaydonna], son of JOHN RUNYARD and MARY PHILIPS. He was born 28 July 1856 in [email from fridaydonna], and died 23 February 1936 in [email from fridaydonna].

More About WALTER RUNYARD and SOPHIA LONGMAN:

Marriage: 22 May 1879, SALEM Kenosha County [email from fridaydonna]

Children of SOPHIA LONGMAN and WALTER RUNYARD are:

i. ALICE7 RUNYARD, b. Abt. 1879, WILMOT Kenosha WI [email from fridaydonna]; d. 11 May 1879, [email from fridaydonna].

ii. ADA RUNYARD, b. 22 June 1881, WILMOT Kenosha WI [email from fridaydonna]; d. 17 May 1964, [email from fridaydonna].

iii. MABEL RUBY RUNYARD, b. 12 January 1884, WILMOT Kenosha WI [email from fridaydonna]; d. 29 December 1928, [email from fridaydonna].

iv. EDNA L RUNYARD, b. 14 June 1887, WILMOT Kenosha WI [email from fridaydonna]; d. 26 September 1964, [email from fridaydonna]; m. JAMES CRAGG, 6 May 1909, [email from fridaydonna].

More About JAMES CRAGG and EDNA RUNYARD:Marriage: 6 May 1909, [email from fridaydonna]

v. LORA BLANCHE RUNYARD, b. 27 July 1890, WILMOT Kenosha WI [email from fridaydonna]; d. 1970, [email from fridaydonna]; m. PAUL BRINKMAN, 22 September 1917, [email from fridaydonna].

More About PAUL BRINKMAN and LORA RUNYARD:Marriage: 22 September 1917, [email from fridaydonna]

vi. HOWARD S RUNYARD, b. 1 August 1893, WILMOT Kenosha WI [email from fridaydonna]; d. 15 January 1960, [email from fridaydonna].

49. FREDERICK JOHN6 BEST (SELINA5 LONGMAN, MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1858 in OWERMOIGNE Dorsetshire, and died Bef. 1901. He married LUCY BARNARD FAWCETT Bef. 31 December 1883 in ALDERBURY Regn Dist, daughter of WILLIAMFAWCETT and MARY KEYNES. She was born Abt. 1859 in SALISBURY Wiltshire.

More About FREDERICK JOHN BEST:

1861 CENSUS: Age 2

1871 CENSUS: Age 12 – Scholar

1881 census: Age 22 – Farmer – at home

1891 Census: Age 32 – Farmer – West Farm House OWERMOIGNE Dorset

More About LUCY BARNARD FAWCETT:

1861 CENSUS: Age 1 – says born EAST HARNHAM Wiltshire

1871 CENSUS: Age 11 – Scholar – Winchester Street SALISBURY ST EDMUND Wiltshire – niece – household of John Knight and family – [sister, widowed Ann Keynes also in household] – says born EAST HARNHAM Wiltshire

1891 Census: Age 31

1901 CENSUS: Age 41 – wid – Living on Own Means – 70 St Ann Street SALISBURY ST MARTIN Wiltshire – says born HARNHAM Wiltshire

More About FREDERICK BEST and LUCY FAWCETT:

M Regn: 1883, ALDERBURY Regn Dist 5a 395 Dec Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 31 December 1883, ALDERBURY Regn Dist

Children of FREDERICK BEST and LUCY FAWCETT are:

i. RONALD F7 BEST, b. Abt. 1885, OWERMOIGNE Dorset; d. 1962, BEXHILL Kent; m. DOROTHY EMILY HAMILTON, 1913, ADDISCOMBE Surrey.

More About RONALD F BEST:1901 CENSUS: Donald – Age 15FACT: 12 November 2008, Email from Penny Luker – Ronald Fawcett BestMore About DOROTHY EMILY HAMILTON:FACT: 12 November 2008, Details in email from Penny LukerMore About RONALD BEST and DOROTHY HAMILTON:M Data: 12 November 2008, Email from Penny LukerMarriage: 1913, ADDISCOMBE Surrey

ii. OLIVER JOHN BEST, b. Abt. 18 July 1888; d. 24 July 1888.

More About OLIVER JOHN BEST:FACT: 12 November 2008, Details for this individual in email from Penny Luker

iii. ALEC O BEST, b. 15 February 1890, OWERMOIGNE Dorset; d. 16 April 1980, ORPINGTON Kent; m. MAY GLADYS HARDING, 24 June 1914, PENGE Kent; b. 1 July 1890, SYDENHAM Kent; d. 2 March 1984, Nursing Home BROMLEY Kent.

More About ALEC O BEST:1901 CENSUS: Age 11Cremation: BECKENHAM KentFACT: 12 November 2008, Email from Penny Luker – Alec Oliver BestMore About MAY GLADYS HARDING:Cremation: BECKENHAM KentFACT: 12 November 2008, Details for this individual in email from Penny LukerMore About ALEC BEST and MAY HARDING:M Data: 12 November 2008, Email from Penny LukerMarriage: 24 June 1914, PENGE Kent

50. EMILY6 BEST (SELINA5 LONGMAN, MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1860 in OWERMOIGNE Dorsetshire. She married WALTER WOODROW. He was born Abt. 1860 in SALISBURY Wiltshire.

More About EMILY BEST:

1871 CENSUS: Age 10 – Scholar

1881 census: Age 19

1891 Census: Age 29

1901 CENSUS: Age 39

More About WALTER WOODROW:

1891 Census: Walter F – Age 31 – Corn Dealer – 95 Crane Street SALISBURY ST THOMAS Wiltshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 40 – Corn Merchant – The Lodge Manor Road Milford SALISBURY ST EDMUNDS Wiltshire

Children of EMILY BEST and WALTER WOODROW are:

i. WALTER H7 WOODROW, b. Abt. 1888, SALISBURY Wiltshire.

More About WALTER H WOODROW:1891 Census: Age 2

ii. EMILY D WOODROW, b. Abt. September 1890, SALISBURY Wiltshire.

More About EMILY D WOODROW:1891 Census: Emily H – 6 months1901 CENSUS: Age 10

iii. MURIEL WOODROW, b. Abt. 1892, SALISBURY Wiltshire.

More About MURIEL WOODROW:1901 CENSUS: Age 8

iv. CHARLES WOODROW, b. Abt. 1893, SALISBURY Wiltshire.

More About CHARLES WOODROW:1901 CENSUS: Age 7

51. THOMAS DOUGLAS6 BASCOMBE (SOPHIA JANE5 LONGMAN, MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. March 1877 in CHALDON Dorsetshire, and died 1966 in CANADA – age 89. He married HENRIETTA KATHLEEN MIDDLETON Abt. 1917. She was born Abt. 1881, and died 1970 in CANADA – age 89.

Notes for THOMAS DOUGLAS BASCOMBE:

What happened to him after 1891?

More About THOMAS DOUGLAS BASCOMBE:

1881 census: Age 4

1891 Census: Age 14 – Pupil – Heathfield House Constitution Hill PARKSTONE Dorsetshire

Birth Regn: 1877, WAREHAM Regn Dist 5a 319 – Mar Qtr

More About THOMAS BASCOMBE and HENRIETTA MIDDLETON:

Marriage: Abt. 1917

Children of THOMAS BASCOMBE and HENRIETTA MIDDLETON are:

i. SON7 BASCOMBE, b. Bef. 1919.

ii. BROTHER BASCOMBE, b. August 1920.

52. HENRY A6 LONGMAN (HENRY PARSONS5, MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1866 in Hurst MORETON Dorsetshire. He married BESSIE LAWS Bef. 30 September 1892 in WEYMOUTH Regn Dist, daughter of JOHN LAWS and SARAH CUTLER. She was born Abt. 1866 in WAREHAM Dorsetshire.

More About HENRY A LONGMAN:

1871 CENSUS: Arthur H – Age 4

1881 census: Age 14 – Scholar

1901 CENSUS: Age 34 – Railway Passenger Guard – 7 Hawthorne Street KNOWLE Bristol Gloucestershire

1911 Census: Henry Arthur – Age 45 – SALISBURY Wiltshire

More About BESSIE LAWS:

1881 census: Age 14 – Scholar

1891 Census: Age 24 – Draper – Jubilee Terrace BROADWAY Weymouth Dorsetshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 33

1911 Census: Age 45

More About HENRY LONGMAN and BESSIE LAWS:

M Data: He Harry Arthur Longman

M Regn: 1892, WEYMOUTH Regn Dist 5a 555 Sep Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 September 1892, WEYMOUTH Regn Dist

Child of HENRY LONGMAN and BESSIE LAWS is:

i. HERBERT A7 LONGMAN, b. Abt. 1894, WILTON Wiltshire.

More About HERBERT A LONGMAN:1901 CENSUS: Age 61911 Census: Herbert Arthur – Age 16

53. JAMES6 PARSONS (EDWIN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1866 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married ALICE MARY LANGDOWN Bef. January 1886 in CHRISTCHURCH Regn Dist, daughter of CAROLINE COBB. She was born Abt. 1865 in BERE REGIS Dorsetshire.

More About JAMES PARSONS:

1871 CENSUS: Age 4

1881 census: Age 14 – Farm Labourer – b SOUTH CHERITON

1891 Census: Age 24 – Grocers Porter – Cranmer Road WINTON Hampshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 34 – Green Grocer own account – 38 Wycliffe Road WINTON Hampshire – says born SOUTH CHERITON Somerset

More About ALICE MARY LANGDOWN:

1871 CENSUS: Alice – Age 6 – Scholar

1881 census: Alice – Age 16 – General Servant – 2 Ekowe Villa Holdenhurst BOURNEMOUTH Hampshire – household of Edward John THOMPSON – Gas & Water Fitter Master

1891 Census: Age 25

1901 CENSUS: Age 35 – Laundry Worker

More About JAMES PARSONS and ALICE LANGDOWN:

Marriage: Bef. January 1886, CHRISTCHURCH Regn Dist

Reg Data: CHRISTCHURCH Regn Dist 2b 1170

Children of JAMES PARSONS and ALICE LANGDOWN are:

i. FLORENCE7 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1885, BERE REGIS.

More About FLORENCE PARSONS:1891 Census: Age 51901 CENSUS: Age 15 – Laundry Worker – at homeBirth Regn: 1886, Is this she? – WAREHAM Regn Dist Jun Qtr 1886 5a 307 – Forence Mary Parsons

ii. GEORGE PARSONS, b. Abt. 1888, WINTON Hampshire.

More About GEORGE PARSONS:1891 Census: Age 21901 CENSUS: Georgie – Age 12 – Scholar

54. HENRY6 PARSONS (EDWIN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1869 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He married LOUISA JANE PHILLIPS Bef. 30 September 1890 in CHRISTCHURCH Regn Dist. She was born Abt. 1866 in BERE REGIS Dorsetshire.

More About HENRY PARSONS:

1871 CENSUS: Age 1

1881 census: Age 11 – Scholar – b SOUTH CHERITON

1891 Census: Age 23 – Police Constable – 11 Melbourne Terrace Woodley Road St Mary Extra SOUTHAMPTON – b SOUTH CHERITON

1901 CENSUS: Age 31 – Police Constable – 66 Middle Street St Mary’s SOUTHAMPTON

More About LOUISA JANE PHILLIPS:

1891 Census: Jane – Age 24

1901 CENSUS: Age 34

More About HENRY PARSONS and LOUISA PHILLIPS:

M Regn: 1890, CHRISTCHURCH Regn Dist 2b 1103 Sep Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 September 1890, CHRISTCHURCH Regn Dist

Children of HENRY PARSONS and LOUISA PHILLIPS are:

i. FRANCES7 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1891, WOOLSTON Southampton.

More About FRANCES PARSONS:1901 CENSUS: Age 9

ii. ROSA M PARSONS, b. Abt. 1893, SOUTHAMPTON.

More About ROSA M PARSONS:1901 CENSUS: Age 7

iii. DUDLEY H PARSONS, b. Abt. 1896, SOUTHAMPTON.

More About DUDLEY H PARSONS:1901 CENSUS: Age 4

55. THOMAS6 PARSONS (EDWIN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1875 in SOUTH CHERITON Somerset. He married ELIZA MARTIN Bef. 30 September 1897 in SALISBURY Regn Dist. She was born Abt. 1875 in SALISBURY Wiltshire.

More About THOMAS PARSONS:

1881 census: Age 6 – Scholar

1891 Census: Age 16 – Porter (Fishmonger) – living with brother James – Cranmer Road WINTON Hampshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 26 – Police Constable – No 4 Portland Street SOUTHAMPTON – All Saints ED 40 P25

More About ELIZA MARTIN:

1901 CENSUS: Age 25

More About THOMAS PARSONS and ELIZA MARTIN:

M Regn: 1897, SALISBURY Regn Dist 5a 321 Sep Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 September 1897, SALISBURY Regn Dist

Child of THOMAS PARSONS and ELIZA MARTIN is:

i. ELIZA A7 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1898, SOUTHAMPTON Hampshire.

More About ELIZA A PARSONS:1901 CENSUS: Age 2 ?yrs or 27 months?

56. AGNES KATE6 PARSONS (EDWIN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 26 January 1883 in HORSINGTON Somerset. She married (2) WALTER JOHN SHARLEY 25 November 1914 in HORSINGTON Somerset. He was born Abt. 1875.

More About AGNES KATE PARSONS:

1891 Census: Age 8 – AGNES – Scholar

1901 CENSUS: Agnes – Age 18 – with Mother – SOUTH CHERITON Somerset

More About WALTER JOHN SHARLEY:

Baptism: 28 November 1875, HORSINGTON Somerset

Baptism data: Found on http://www.shirleyassociation.com:80/OldShirleySite/somerset__county__england.htm

FACT: 3 September 2005, Name supplied by Christine Thomas in email

More About WALTER SHARLEY and AGNES PARSONS:

M Data: Found on http://www.shirleyassociation.com:80/OldShirleySite/somerset__county__england.htm

M Data 2: Says she of SOUTH CHERITON Somerset

Marriage: 25 November 1914, HORSINGTON Somerset

Child of AGNES KATE PARSONS is:

i. ALBERT STANLEY7 PARSONS.

Children of AGNES PARSONS and WALTER SHARLEY are:

ii. IVY7 SHARLEY, b. Abt. 1915.

More About IVY SHARLEY:Baptism: 17 October 1915, HORSINGTON SomersetBaptism data: Found on http://www.shirleyassociation.com:80/OldShirleySite/somerset__county__england.htm

iii. ROSA SHARLEY.

57. DAISY6 PARSONS (ELLEN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Bef. 30 September 1872 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died Bef. 31 March 1955 in KINGSCLERE Regn Dist – age 82. She married (2) DAMPIER. She married (3) JAMES W FOX 1943 in KINGSCLERE Regn Dist. He was born Abt. 1860 in DORCHESTER Dorset, and died Bef. 30 June 1947 in KINGSCLERE Regn Dist – age 88.

More About DAISY PARSONS:

1881 census: Age 8 – Scholar

1891 Census: Daisy Martha – Age 18 – Domestic Servant – 2 Peverill PT ? SWANAGE Dorsetshire – Household of Joseph Parsons – Builder

1911 Census: Daisy Dampier – Age 27 – wid – House Keeper – Horsington EAST OAKLEY Hampshire – household of James Fox – Builder

Birth Regn: 1872, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 495 Sep Qtr

Birth Regn Data: Daisy Martha M Parsons

Death Regn: 1955, KINGSCLERE Regn Dist 6b 432 Mar Qtr

More About JAMES W FOX:

1911 Census: Age 50 – wid – Builder – Worker – Horsington EAST OAKLEY Hampshire [Catherine Prideaux – age 13 – niece – born BOURNEMOUTH Hampshire – also in household]

Death Regn: 1947, KINGSCLERE Regn Dist 6b 282 Jun Qtr

More About JAMES FOX and DAISY PARSONS:

Marriage: 1943, KINGSCLERE Regn Dist

Child of DAISY PARSONS is:

i. WALTER W P7 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1895, BOURNEMOUTH Hampshire.

More About WALTER WP PARSONS:1901 CENSUS: Age 5 – Grandson – with Ellen

Child of DAISY PARSONS and DAMPIER is:

ii. REGINALD7 DAMPIER, b. Abt. 1897, BOURNEMOUTH Hampshire.

More About REGINALD DAMPIER:1911 Census: Age 13 – School

58. KATE6 GALLOP (CAROLINE5 COOMBS, MARY4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1862 in MAPERTON Dorsetshire. She married WILLIAM HAYES Bef. 30 June 1880 in KEYNSHAM Regn Dist, son of ALEXANDER HAYES and SOPHIA SWEETING. He was born 1859 in NORTH CURRY Somerset, and died 1936.

More About KATE GALLOP:

1871 CENSUS: Age 8 – Scholar

1881 census: Age 19

1891 Census: Age 28

1901 CENSUS: Age 38 – says born WINCANTON Somerset

More About WILLIAM HAYES:

1881 census: Age 22 – Carter Ag Lab – BURNETT Somerset

1891 Census: Age 31 – Groom & Gardener – Burnett Road BURNETT Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 41 – Groom not domestic – Glebe Cottage Arlington BARNSTAPLE Devon – says born TAUNTON Somerset

More About WILLIAM HAYES and KATE GALLOP:

M Regn: 1880, KEYNSHAM Regn Dist 5c 1049 Jun Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 June 1880, KEYNSHAM Regn Dist

Children of KATE GALLOP and WILLIAM HAYES are:

i. CAROLINA ROSINA7 HAYES, b. Abt. 1881, KEYNSHAM Regn Dist; d. 1887, KEYNSHAM Regn Dist – Age 5.

ii. SARAH HAYES, b. Abt. 1884, BURNETT Somerset.

More About SARAH HAYES:1891 Census: Age 61901 CENSUS: Sarah L – Age 16 – Housemaid (Domestic) The Rectory ARLINGTON Devon – household of Theodore D L Sprye – Clergyman (Ch of England)Birth Regn: Sarah Louisa

iii. FREDERICK HAYES, b. Abt. 1885, BURNETT Somerset.

More About FREDERICK HAYES:1891 Census: Age 51901 CENSUS: Fred – Age 15 – Market Gardeners Labourer – Grandson – 1 The Gardens CORSTON Somerset – with Frederick and Caroline GallopBirth Regn: Frederick William

iv. ARTHUR HAYES, b. Abt. 1887, BURNETT Somerset.

More About ARTHUR HAYES:1891 Census: Age 31901 CENSUS: George – Age 13 – Groom not Domestic – at home – says born KEYNSHAM SomersetBirth Regn: Arthur George

v. ERNEST HAYES, b. Abt. 1889, BURNETT Somerset.

More About ERNEST HAYES:1891 Census: Age 11901 CENSUS: Age 11 – says born KEYNSHAM SomersetBirth Regn: Ernest John

vi. HENRY JAMES HAYES, b. Abt. 1891, KEYNSHAM Somerset.

More About HENRY JAMES HAYES:1901 CENSUS: Henry – Age 9

vii. CARRIE HAYES, b. Abt. 1897, ARLINGTON Devon.

More About CARRIE HAYES:1901 CENSUS: Age 3

59. ETHEL6 GALLOP (CAROLINE5 COOMBS, MARY4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 1875. She married CHARLES BROWN.

Children of ETHEL GALLOP and CHARLES BROWN are:

i. KITTY7 BROWN, m. GEORGE COOMBS.

ii. FLORENCE BROWN, m. WILLIAM BURNETT.

60. ANNA6 PARSONS (MARK5, MESHACH4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1866 in NORTH CHERITON Somerset. She married EDWIN WILLIAM LOCKYER, son of GEORGE LOCKYER and MARY RUSSELL. He was born Abt. February 1871 in WALTON Somerset.

More About ANNA PARSONS:

1871 CENSUS: Age 4 – Scholar

1881 census: Annie – Age 14

1891 Census: Annie – Age 24

1901 CENSUS: Age 34

More About EDWIN WILLIAM LOCKYER:

1871 CENSUS: Edward W – Age 1 month

1881 census: Edward – Age 10 – Scholar

1891 Census: Age 20 – Shoe Finisher – 3 Northover GLASTONBURY Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 30 – Finisher at Boot & Shoe Factory – 33 Main Street WALTON Somerset

Children of ANNA PARSONS and EDWIN LOCKYER are:

i. AUSTIN7 LOCKYER, b. Abt. 1891, GLASTONBURY Somerset.

More About AUSTIN LOCKYER:1901 CENSUS: Age 9

ii. MABEL LOCKYER, b. Abt. 1892, GLASTONBURY Somerset.

More About MABEL LOCKYER:1901 CENSUS: Age 8

iii. VIDA LOCKYER, b. Abt. February 1901, WALTON Somerset.

More About VIDA LOCKYER:1901 CENSUS: Age 1 month

61. FREDERICK6 PARSONS (THOMAS5, MESHACH4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1872 in HIGHBRIDGE Somerset. He married ELIZABETH INDER Bef. 30 September 1895 in AXBRIDGE Regn Dist, daughter of JASPER INDER and SUSAN RUSSELL. She was born Abt. 1870 in EAST LAMBROOK Somerset.

More About FREDERICK PARSONS:

1881 census: Age 8 – Scholar – visitor – No 4 WESTONZOYLAND Somerset – household of Fredereck Reed

1891 Census: Age 18 – Engine Cleaner – at home – says born BURNHAM Somerset

1901 CENSUS: Age 27 – Railway Engine Stoker – The Clyce HIGHBRIDGE Somerset

1911 Census: Age 38 – Railway Engine Stoker – Railway Company – Worker – 3 Clyse HIGHBRIDGE Somerset

More About ELIZABETH INDER:

1871 CENSUS: Age 1

1881 census: Age 11 – says born KINGSBURY Somerset [KINGSBURY EPISCOPI]

1901 CENSUS: Age 30

1911 Census: Age 41 – Married 15 – 5 children – all living – says born KINGSBURY EPISCOPI Somerset

More About FREDERICK PARSONS and ELIZABETH INDER:

M Data: She Elizabeth Inver on GRO Index

M Regn: 1895, AXBRIDGE Regn Dist 5c 894 Sep Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 September 1895, AXBRIDGE Regn Dist

Children of FREDERICK PARSONS and ELIZABETH INDER are:

i. ARTHUR H7 PARSONS, b. Abt. 1896, BRIDGWATER Somerset.

More About ARTHUR H PARSONS:1911 Census: Arthur Henry – Age 14 – Telegraph Messenger – Government – Worker – at homeFACT: 4 August 2006, Entry no 9000 on this tree

ii. JASPER WALTER PARSONS, b. Abt. 1897, HIGHBRIDGE Somerset.

More About JASPER WALTER PARSONS:1911 Census: Age 13 – School

iii. FLORENCE LOUISA PARSONS, b. Abt. 1901, HIGHBRIDGE Somerset.

More About FLORENCE LOUISA PARSONS:1911 Census: Age 10 – School

iv. ROSINA ANN PARSONS, b. Abt. 1902, HIGHBRIDGE Somerset.

More About ROSINA ANN PARSONS:1911 Census: Age 8 – School

v. OLIVE MAY PARSONS, b. Abt. December 1910, HIGHBRIDGE Somerset.

More About OLIVE MAY PARSONS:1911 Census: Age 3 months

62. ELI6 PARSONS (MESHACH5, MESHACH4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1893 in TREDEGAR Monmouthshire, and died Bef. 31 December 1968 in BEDWELTY Regn Dist – Age 75. He married MIRIAM MANTLE Bef. 30 June 1922 in BEDWELTY Regn Dist, daughter of AMOS MANTLE and CATHERINE. She was born Bef. 30 September 1901 in PONTYGWAITH Monmouthshire, and died 1970 in BEDWELTY Regn Dist – Age 69.

More About ELI PARSONS:

1901 CENSUS: Age 7

1911 Census: Eli George – Age 17 – Collier Hewer – Worker – at home

Death Regn: 1968, BEDWELTY Regn Dist 8c 227/s Dec Qtr

Military service: Is this he? – Eli G Parsons – Monmouthshire Regt – Pte 3221 and 227967 – Medal Roll Cards – Victory and War Medals

More About MIRIAM MANTLE:

1911 Census: Age 9 – School

More About ELI PARSONS and MIRIAM MANTLE:

M Regn: 1922, BEDWELTY Regn Dist 11a 179 Jun Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 June 1922, BEDWELTY Regn Dist

Child of ELI PARSONS and MIRIAM MANTLE is:

i. MURIEL F7 PARSONS, b. 1923, BEDWELTY Regn Dist.

63. ARTHUR6 COLLIS (LUCY5 HOLLEY, ANNA4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 18 June 1866 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died 29 April 1941. He married ANNA CHAMBERLAIN 14 February 1887, daughter of ELIAS CHAMBERLAIN and ELEANOR ACOURT. She was born Abt. 1866 in NORTH CADBURY Somerset.

More About ARTHUR COLLIS:

1871 CENSUS: Age 4

1881 census: Age 15 – Farm Labourer – at home

1891 Census: Age 24 – Cowman – Cottage Woodlands MERE Wiltshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 34 – Cattleman on farm – Lower Bupton Bushton CLYFFE PYPARD Wiltshire

More About ANNA CHAMBERLAIN:

1871 CENSUS: Age 4

1891 Census: Annie – Age 24

1901 CENSUS: Age 34 – Dairywoman on farm

More About ARTHUR COLLIS and ANNA CHAMBERLAIN:

Marriage: 14 February 1887

Children of ARTHUR COLLIS and ANNA CHAMBERLAIN are:

i. ETHEL7 COLLIS, b. 1888, CHARNAGE Mere Wiltshire.

More About ETHEL COLLIS:1891 Census: Age 3 – born MERE Wiltshire1901 CENSUS: Ethel E – Age 13 – Dairy helper on farm

ii. MABEL COLLIS, b. 1889, STANDERWICK Somerset.

More About MABEL COLLIS:1891 Census: Age 1 – born FROME Somerset1901 CENSUS: Mabel L – Age 11

iii. MINNIE COLLIS, b. Abt. September 1890, CHARNAGE Mere Wiltshire.

More About MINNIE COLLIS:1891 Census: Age 6 months – born MERE1901 CENSUS: MINNIE C A – Age 10

iv. LAURA M COLLIS, b. Abt. 1891, CHARNAGE Mere Wiltshire.

More About LAURA M COLLIS:1901 CENSUS: Age 9

v. ELLA K COLLIS, b. Abt. 1894, WYLYE Wiltshire.

More About ELLA K COLLIS:1901 CENSUS: Age 6

vi. FLORENCE A COLLIS, b. Abt. 1896, WYLYE Wiltshire.

More About FLORENCE A COLLIS:1901 CENSUS: Age 4

vii. ALBERT E COLLIS, b. Abt. 1898, HEYTESBURY Wiltshire.

More About ALBERT E COLLIS:1901 CENSUS: Age 2

64. MARY6 COLLIS (LUCY5 HOLLEY, ANNA4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 13 February 1868 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died 3 April 1957. She married JOHN COX Bef. January 1886 in WINCANTON Regn Dist, son of FANNY COX. He was born Abt. 1864 in CHARLTON MUSGROVE Somerset.

More About MARY COLLIS:

1871 CENSUS: Age 3

1881 census: Age 13 – Scholar

1891 Census: Age 23

1901 CENSUS: Age 32

More About JOHN COX:

1871 CENSUS: Age 7 – Scholar – CHARLTON MUSGROVE Somerset – [recorded as son of James & Fanny Cox – grand-parents]

1881 census: Age 17 – Labourer (Agr) – at home with mother and step father

1891 Census: Age 25 – Agricultural Labourer – Shave Hill BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 35 – Agricultural Labourer – Marsh WINCANTON Somerset

Baptism: 31 July 1864, St Stephen CHARLTON MUSGROVE Somerset

More About JOHN COX and MARY COLLIS:

M Data: 1885, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 807 Dec Qtr

Marriage: Bef. January 1886, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Children of MARY COLLIS and JOHN COX are:

i. EDITH ANNIE7 COX, b. Abt. 1886, BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire.

More About EDITH ANNIE COX:1891 Census: Age 4

ii. HARRY COX, b. Abt. 1888, BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire.

More About HARRY COX:1891 Census: Age 21901 CENSUS: Age 12

iii. FLORENCE ALICE COX, b. Abt. August 1890, BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire.

More About FLORENCE ALICE COX:1891 Census: Age 7 months

iv. MARY B COX, b. Abt. 1894, BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire.

More About MARY B COX:1901 CENSUS: Age 6

65. EMMA BESSIE6 COLLIS (LUCY5 HOLLEY, ANNA4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Bef. July 1874 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died 13 January 1919 in CARDSTON ALBERTA CANADA. She married GEORGE BARRY Bef. October 1891 in WINCANTON Regn Dist. He was born Abt. 1861 in CASTLE CARY Somerset.

More About EMMA BESSIE COLLIS:

1881 census: Age 8 – Scholar

1891 Census: Age 18 – at home

1901 CENSUS: Age 28

Birth Regn: 1874, Emma BESSY – WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 505 Jun Qtr

More About GEORGE BARRY:

1871 CENSUS: Is this he? – Age 7 – Scholar – Towns End CASTLE CARY Somerset – at home

1881 census: Is this he? – Age 18 – Farm Labourer – 8 Towns End CASTLE CARY Somerset – at home

1891 Census: no trace 010605

1901 CENSUS: Age 39 – General Labourer – 4 Frome Terrace Stapleton BRISTOL Gloucestershire

More About GEORGE BARRY and EMMA COLLIS:

M Data: 1891, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 673 Sep Qtr – She Emma Bessie Collis – he George Charles Barry

Marriage: Bef. October 1891, WINCANTON Regn Dist

Child of EMMA COLLIS and GEORGE BARRY is:

i. DOROTHY7 BARRY, b. Abt. 1895, WINCANTON Somerset.

More About DOROTHY BARRY:1901 CENSUS: Age 5

66. CHARLOTTE ANN6 COLLIS (LUCY5 HOLLEY, ANNA4 PARSONS, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 6 January 1876 in HORSINGTON Somerset, and died 4 March 1917. She married GEORGE STREET Bef. January 1896 in SHAFTESBURY Regn Dist. He was born Abt. 1873 in GILLINGHAM Dorsetshire.

More About CHARLOTTE ANN COLLIS:

1881 census: Age 5 – Scholar

1891 Census: Age 15 – grand daur – Domestic Servant – Marsh Road HORSINGTON Somerset – with William + Anna MASON

1901 CENSUS: Charlotte A – Age 24

More About GEORGE STREET:

1891 Census: Age 19 – Agricultural Labourer – Lodger – Common BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire – with Charles GODDARD & Family

1901 CENSUS: Age 27 – Agricultural Labourer – Marsh WINCANTON Somerset

More About GEORGE STREET and CHARLOTTE COLLIS:

M Data: 1895, SHAFTESBURY Regn Dist 5a 472 Dec Qtr

Marriage: Bef. January 1896, SHAFTESBURY Regn Dist

Children of CHARLOTTE COLLIS and GEORGE STREET are:

i. HENRY J7 STREET, b. Abt. 1894, BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire.

More About HENRY J STREET:1901 CENSUS: Age 7

ii. WILLIAM J STREET, b. Abt. 1895, BUCKHORN WESTON Dorsetshire.

More About WILLIAM J STREET:1901 CENSUS: Age 5

iii. EDITH A STREET, b. Abt. 1897, WINCANTON Somerset.

More About EDITH A STREET:1901 CENSUS: Age 3

iv. ROSALIE STREET, b. Abt. October 1900, WINCANTON Somerset.

More About ROSALIE STREET:1901 CENSUS: Age 5 mo

67. STEPHEN GREY6 PARSONS (HARRIETT5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 23 June 1885 in Union Workhouse WINCANTON Somerset, and died 22 March 1918 in Somme FRANCE. He married ALICE CARRIE DAY 8 April 1911 in WINCANTON Somerset.

More About STEPHEN GREY PARSONS:

1891 Census: Age 5 – Scholar – Waterside WINCANTON with Mary Ann Parsons

1901 CENSUS: Age 15 – Printer & Compositor – Mill Street WINCANTON Somerset – with Grandmother Parsons

1911 Census: Age 25 – Printer’s Compositor – Worker – 2 Primrose Villas High Street WINCANTON Somerset

Army data: Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)

Birth Regn: 1885, WINCANTON Regn Dist 5c 440 Sep Qtr

More About STEPHEN PARSONS and ALICE DAY:

Marriage: 8 April 1911, WINCANTON Somerset

Child of STEPHEN PARSONS and ALICE DAY is:

i. MARGARET VERA7 PARSONS, b. 15 June 1912.

68. SARAH MAUD6 PARSONS (HENRY5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 23 May 1886 in LAMYATT Somerset, and died 1969 in WELLS Regn Dist – age 84. She married SYDNEY DUNN Bef. 31 March 1906 in WARMINSTER Regn Dist. He was born Abt. 1879 in ST MARY CHURCH Devon.

More About SARAH MAUD PARSONS:

1891 Census: Maud – Age 4

1901 CENSUS: Age 14 – General Domestic Servant – Spurs Farm LAMYATT Somerset

1911 Census: Maud – Age 31 – Married 5 years – 4 children of whom 3 living

Death Regn Data: DOB Shown as 8 April 1885

More About SYDNEY DUNN:

1911 Census: Age 31 – Cowman on Farm – DOWNHEAD Somerset

More About SYDNEY DUNN and SARAH PARSONS:

M Data: She Maud Parsons

M Regn: 1906, WARMINSTER Regn Dist 5a 209 Mar Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 31 March 1906, WARMINSTER Regn Dist

Children of SARAH PARSONS and SYDNEY DUNN are:

i. BERTHA MATILDA7 DUNN, b. 6 June 1906, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist; d. Bef. 31 October 1999, SEDGEMOOR Regn Dist – age 93; m. EDWARD J PATCH, Bef. 31 December 1931, AXBRIDGE Regn Dist; b. 21 May 1910, BRIDGWATER Regn Dist; d. 1995, SEDGEMOOR Regn Dist – age 85.

More About BERTHA MATILDA DUNN:1911 Census: Age 4 – grand daughter – with Henry & Ellen ParsonsBirth Date: From GRO Death IndexBirth Regn: 1906, SHEPTON MALLET Regn DistDeath Regn: 1999, SEDGEMOOR Regn Dist 7231 181More About EDWARD PATCH and BERTHA DUNN:M Regn: 1931, AXBRIDGE Regn Dist 5c 1093 Dec QtrMarriage: Bef. 31 December 1931, AXBRIDGE Regn Dist

ii. SYDNEY ARTHUR H DUNN, b. Bef. 30 September 1907, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist; d. Bef. 31 March 1911, YEOVIL Regn Dist – age 3.

More About SYDNEY ARTHUR H DUNN:Death Regn: 1911, YEOVIL Regn Dist 5c 295 Mar QtrDeath Regn Data: Sidney A H

iii. HENRY DUNN, b. Bef. 31 December 1908, BATCOMBE Somerset.

More About HENRY DUNN:1911 Census: Age 2Birth Regn: 1908, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist

iv. ALFRED DUNN, b. Bef. 30 June 1910, YEOVIL Somerset.

More About ALFRED DUNN:1911 Census: Age 1Birth Regn: 1910, YEOVIL Regn Dist Jun Qtr

v. ELSIE DUNN, b. Aft. 1911.

Notes for ELSIE DUNN:WORKED AT SHOWERINGS (SHEPTON)

69. ALFRED GEORGE6 PARSONS (HENRY5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 19 February 1891 in MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset, and died 8 June 1962 in WELLS HOSPITAL Somerset – age 71. He married ELSIE ROSE MATILDA PRINCE 22 September 1917 in St James Church MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset, daughter of FRANK PRINCE and EMILY BALL. She was born 31 December 1890 in DOWNHEAD Somerset, and died 16 November 1972 in District Hospital SHEPTON MALLET Somerset.

More About ALFRED GEORGE PARSONS:

1891 Census: Age 1 month

1901 CENSUS: Age 10

1911 Census: Age 19 – General Farm Labourer – Worker – at home

1922: 19 April 1922, Farm Carter – MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset

1946: 22 April, Farm Labourer

1962: 8 June, Retired Farm Labourer – 1 Ganesfield DOULTING (DCert shows GAYSFIELD)

Birth Regn: 1891, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 487 Mar Qtr

Death Regn: 1962, WELLS Regn Dist 7c 250 Jun Qtr

Medical Information: Certified by MA MATIN MBBS Registered by MZ KHAN occupier Mendip Hospital WELLS

More About ELSIE ROSE MATILDA PRINCE:

1891 Census: Age 3 months

1901 CENSUS: Age 10

1911 Census: Age 20 – General [Servant] (Domestic) – 46 Catherine Street FROME Somerset – household of Edwin Harding – Shopkeeper (Draper)

1972: 16 November, Widow of Alfred George Parsons – Farm Worker – 1 Ganesfield DOULTING

Baptism: 14 June 1891, DOWNHEAD Somerset

Birth Regn: 1891, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 478 Mar Qtr

Death Regn: 1972, WELLS Regn Dist 7c 1443 Dec Qtr

Medical Information: Certified by AG BLANDFORD MB Registered by KL Graves daughter

More About ALFRED PARSONS and ELSIE PRINCE:

M Regn: 1917, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 721 Sep Qtr

Marriage: 22 September 1917, St James Church MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset

Children of ALFRED PARSONS and ELSIE PRINCE are:

71. i. DAISY MAY7 PRINCE, b. 22 May 1916, FROME Somerset; d. January 2000, SHEPTON MALLET HOSPITAL Somerset; Adopted child.

ii. OLIVE MILDRED PARSONS, b. 27 July 1918, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist; d. 27 June 1989, Norah Fry Hospital SHEPTON MALLET Somerset – age 70.

Death Regn: June 1989, MENDIP Regn Dist Somerset 23 1094

72. iii. DORIS MARY PARSONS, b. 23 October 1919, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist; d. Bef. 30 September 1969, WEYMOUTH Dorset.

iv. VIOLET MARGARET PARSONS, b. 3 March 1921, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset; d. 26 November 1971, Shepton Mallet District Hospital SHEPTON MALLET Somerset – age 50.

More About VIOLET MARGARET PARSONS:Birth Regn: 1921, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 668 Mar QtrDeath Data: From D. Cert – Usual Address – Norah Fry Hospital SHEPTON MALLET SomersetDeath Regn: 1971, WELLS Regn Dist 7c 1370 Dec Qtr

73. v. FREDERICK ERNEST PRINCE PARSONS, b. 19 April 1922, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset; d. 13 September 1986, 30 Keyford FROME Somerset.

74. vi. KATHLEEN LINDA M PARSONS, b. 27 September 1924, MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset; d. 30 October 2003, RUH Bath.

75. vii. PHILIP GORDON PARSONS, b. 4 June 1928; d. 12 January 1978, MENDIP Regn Dist.

Generation No. 6

70. WILLIAM L7 LEGG (ANNIE K6 LONGMAN, WILLIAM5, MOSES4, LYDIA3 PARSONS, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born Abt. 1875 in WEYMOUTH Dorsetshire. He married SARAH J PARSONS Aft. 1891, daughter of HANNAH PARSONS. She was born Abt. 1870 in CORSCOMBE Dorsetshire.

More About WILLIAM L LEGG:

1881 census: Age 5 – Scholar

1891 Census: Age 15 – Clerk – Patient – Weymouth Royal Hospital MELCOMBE REGIS Dorsetshire

1901 CENSUS: Age 26 – Wine Merchants Cellarman – 4 Cobourg Place MELCOMBE REGIS

More About SARAH J PARSONS:

1891 Census: Age 21 – married – residing with parents – no trace of husband 120505

1901 CENSUS: Age 30 – Dressmaker – employer – at home

More About WILLIAM LEGG and SARAH PARSONS:

Marriage: Aft. 1891

Children of WILLIAM LEGG and SARAH PARSONS are:

i. CECIL W L8 LEGG, b. Abt. 1898, WEYMOUTH Dorsetshire.

More About CECIL WL LEGG:1901 CENSUS: Age 2

ii. GWENDOLEN A LEGG, b. March 1901, WEYMOUTH Dorsetshire.

More About GWENDOLEN A LEGG:1901 CENSUS: Age – under 1 month

71. DAISY MAY7 PRINCE (ALFRED GEORGE6 PARSONS, HENRY5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 22 May 1916 in FROME Somerset, and died January 2000 in SHEPTON MALLET HOSPITAL Somerset. She married PERCIVAL T BALL Bef. 30 September 1936 in WELLS Regn Dist, son of ERNEST BALL and ROSA LAMBERT. He was born 19 March 1915, and died 4 January 1985 in MENDIP Regn Dist – age 69.

More About DAISY MAY PRINCE:

Birth Regn: 1916, FROME Regn Dist 5c 642 Jun Qtr

Death Regn: 2000, MENDIP Regn Dist

More About PERCIVAL T BALL:

Birth Date: 18 April 2008, GRO Death Index shows 11 March 1915

Birth Regn: 1915, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 656 Jun Qtr

Death Data: Percival Trevor Ball – from GRO Death Index

More About PERCIVAL BALL and DAISY PRINCE:

M Data: Daisy married as Parsons

M Regn: 1936, WELLS Regn Dist 5c 1017 Sep Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 September 1936, WELLS Regn Dist

Children of DAISY PRINCE and PERCIVAL BALL are:

i. JOHN ANTHONY8 BALL, b. 6 February 1937, WELLS Regn Dist; d. 23 December 1937.

More About JOHN ANTHONY BALL:Birth Regn: 1937, WELLS Regn Dist 5c 439 Mar Qtr

76. ii. WENDY PEARL BALL, b. 9 October 1938, WELLS Regn Dist; d. 14 March 1963, FROME Regn Dist – Age 24.

72. DORIS MARY7 PARSONS (ALFRED GEORGE6, HENRY5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 23 October 1919 in SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist, and died Bef. 30 September 1969 in WEYMOUTH Dorset. She married KENNETH STEPHENSON Bef. 30 June 1942 in WELLS Regn Dist. He was born 30 August 1916 in HUDDERSFIELD Yorkshire, and died 10 December 1987 in WEYMOUTH Dorset – age 71.

More About DORIS MARY PARSONS:

Birth Data: From GRO Death Regn Index – previously thought to be 3/10/1919

Birth Data 2: Ancestry Tree shows 19/10/1919

Birth Regn: 1919, SHEPTON MALLET Regn Dist 5c 653 Dec Qtr

Death Data: Ancestry Tree shows 11/7/1969 – age 49

Death Regn: 1969, WEYMOUTH Regn Dist 7c 429 Sep Qtr

More About KENNETH STEPHENSON:

Birth Date: From GRO Death Index

Burial: Aft. 10 December 1987, WEYMOUTH Dorset

Death Data: 18 April 2008, From Grand daughter Carol in email and verified on GRO Index

More About KENNETH STEPHENSON and DORIS PARSONS:

M Regn: 1942, WELLS Regn Dist 5c 1372 Jun Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 June 1942, WELLS Regn Dist

73. FREDERICK ERNEST PRINCE7 PARSONS (ALFRED GEORGE6, HENRY5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 19 April 1922 in MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset, and died 13 September 1986 in 30 Keyford FROME Somerset. He married MARGARET RUBY LUCAS 22 April 1946 in St Laurence Church AFFPUDDLE Dorsetshire, daughter of WILLIAM LUCAS and LILLIAN TOMS. She was born 20 October 1923 in Chapel Cottage BRIANTSPUDDLE Dorsetshire, and died 10 December 2004 in Royal United Hospital BATH Somerset.

More About FREDERICK ERNEST PRINCE PARSONS:

1931 Census: Age 8

1946: 22 April, Age 24 – Tractor Driver – CRANMORE

1947: 3 April 1947, Agricultural Tractor Driver – 39 Blatchbridge Nr FROME Somerset

1951 Census: Age 28 – 39 Blatchbridge FROME Somerset

1961 Census: Age 38 – 30 Keyford FROME Somerset

1971: 10 April, Motor Lorry Driver – 30 Keyford FROME Somerset

1971 Census: Age 48 – Motor Lorry Driver – 30 Keyford FROME Somerset

1981 Census: Age 58

Burial: September 1986, St Laurence Church AFFPUDDLE Dorsetshire (Ashes)

More About MARGARET RUBY LUCAS:

1931 Census: Age 7

1946: 22 April, Age 23 – Spinster – Confectionery Trade – AFFPUDDLE

Burial: 18 December 2004, St Laurence Church AFFPUDDLE Dorsetshire (Ashes)

Cremation: 15 December 2004, West Wiltshire Crematorium SEMINGTON

Medical Information: DIABETIC

More About FREDERICK PARSONS and MARGARET LUCAS:

M Regn: 1946, POOLE Regn Dist 5a 787 Jun Qtr [GRO Index image]

Marriage: 22 April 1946, St Laurence Church AFFPUDDLE Dorsetshire

Witnesses: WH Lucas C Lucas

Children of FREDERICK PARSONS and MARGARET LUCAS are:

78. i. JAMES PRINCE8 PARSONS, b. 3 April 1947, 39 Blatchbridge Selwood R.D. FROME Somerset.

iii. PATRICIA RUBY JUNE PARSONS, b. 31 March 1955, FROME Victoria Hospital; d. 22 October 2006, FROME Victoria Hospital – age 51;

80. iv. CHRISTOPHER ERNEST PARSONS, b. 20 November 1957, Victoria Hospital FROME Somerset.

74. KATHLEEN LINDA M7 PARSONS (ALFRED GEORGE6, HENRY5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 27 September 1924 in MILTON CLEVEDON Somerset, and died 30 October 2003 in RUH Bath. She married CHARLES THOMAS GRAVES. He was born 28 April 1915 in CHESTERFIELD Derbyshire, and died 14 January 1987.

More About KATHLEEN LINDA M PARSONS:

1972: 16 November, 37 Longfield MELLS

Children of KATHLEEN PARSONS and CHARLES GRAVES are:

81. i. DERICK JOHN8 GRAVES, b. 2 April 1947.

75. PHILIP GORDON7 PARSONS (ALFRED GEORGE6, HENRY5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 4 June 1928, and died 12 January 1978 in MENDIP Regn Dist.

More About PHILIP GORDON PARSONS:

Death Regn: 1978, MENDIP Regn Dist 23 1305 Mar Qtr

Generation No. 7

76. WENDY PEARL8 BALL (DAISY MAY7 PRINCE, ALFRED GEORGE6 PARSONS, HENRY5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 9 October 1938 in WELLS Regn Dist, and died 14 March 1963 in FROME Regn Dist – Age 24. She married BRIAN WHITMARSH Bef. 30 September 1961 in WELLS Regn Dist, son of WHITMARSH. He died January 1999.

More About WENDY PEARL BALL:

Birth Regn: 1938, WELLS Regn Dist 5c 421 Dec Qtr

Burial: 1963, East Hill Cemetery FROME Somerset

Death Regn: 1963, FROME Regn Dist 7c 239

More About BRIAN WHITMARSH and WENDY BALL:

M Regn: 1961, WELLS Regn Dist 7c 709 Sep Qtr

Marriage: Bef. 30 September 1961, WELLS Regn Dist

Child of WENDY BALL and BRIAN WHITMARSH is:

78. JAMES PRINCE8 PARSONS (FREDERICK ERNEST PRINCE7, ALFRED GEORGE6, HENRY5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 3 April 1947 in 39 Blatchbridge Selwood R.D. FROME Somerset. He married GINA EVA WRIGHT 10 April 1971 in Rook Lane Congregational Sunday School FROME Somerset, daughter of ARTHUR WRIGHT and EVA SEAL. She was born 21 March 1947 in Braeside Maternity Home CHARD Somerset.

More About JAMES PRINCE PARSONS:

1964: 9 November, Depot CRMP

1965: April, 11 Sig Regt

1966 Unit 2: March, Depot CRMP

1966 Unit 3: 4 July, RAPC Worthy Down

1966 Unit 4: October, 3 R Anglian (Tidworth & Aden)

1967: 3 R Anglian (Aden & Tidworth)

1968: Kenya Feb/Mar

1969 Unit 1: March, 3 R Anglian (Aldershot)

1969 Unit 2: June, 3 Div HQ & Sig Regt Bulford

1971: August, Cyprus

1972: June, CPO Hong Kong

1973: 18 May 1973, HKLF Regn Cert for Richard James shows 24006365 Sergeant RAPC CPO Hong Kong

1973 Occ 1: 13 April 1973, Sergeant Army HM Forces (RAPC) – C7 Tempo Court Braemar Hill Road HONG KONG

1974 Occ 2: April, Self – Employed Insurance Salesman

1974 Occ 3: 8 July, Snr Wages Clerk ARC Southern – Stoneleigh House

1976: 9 December 1976, Payroll Manager – 9 Stourton View FROME Somerset

1989: 1 November, Self Employed Payroll Manager – PPP Services

1993: 14 October, 12 Park Hill Drive FROME Somerset

Army Enlistment: 16 October 1964, Corps of Royal Military Police

Army Service Reg: 16 Oct 1964 to 2 Apr 1974

Army Service TA: 1974 to 1993 (6 Bn LI – CVHQ RAPC – 1 Wessex Regt)

Baptism: 1947, St Laurence Church AFFPUDDLE Dorsetshire

Birth Regn: 1947, FROME Regn Dist 7c 258 Jun Qtr

M Data: 10 April 1971, Age 23? – 24006365 Corporal Royal Army Pay Corps – 30 Keyford FROME Somerset

More About GINA EVA WRIGHT:

1971: 10 April, Age 23? – Spinster – Clerk Typist – 5 Singers Knoll FROME Somerset

1976: 9 December, Wife – 9 Stourton View FROME Somerset

Baptism: 6 September 1947, St Mary’s ASHILL Somerset – Entry no 103

More About JAMES PARSONS and GINA WRIGHT:

M Regn: 1971, FROME Regn Dist 7c 1062 Jun Qtr

Marriage: 10 April 1971, Rook Lane Congregational Sunday School FROME Somerset

Witnesses: AI Wright FE Parsons

80. CHRISTOPHER ERNEST8 PARSONS (FREDERICK ERNEST PRINCE7, ALFRED GEORGE6, HENRY5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 20 November 1957 in Victoria Hospital FROME Somerset. Died 9th October 2010

81. DERICK JOHN8 GRAVES (KATHLEEN LINDA M7 PARSONS, ALFRED GEORGE6, HENRY5, GEORGE4, THOMAS3, MOSES2, PARSONS1) was born 2 April 1947. Died ??

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gn: 1947, FROME Regn Dist 7c 258 Jun Qtr

M Data: 10 April 1971, Age 23? – 24006365 Corporal Royal Army Pay Corps – 30 Keyford FROME Somerset

More About GINA EVA WRIGHT:

1971: 10 April, Age 23? – Spinster – Clerk Typist – 5 Singers Knoll FROME Somerset

1976: 9 December, Wife – 9 Stourton View FROME Somerset

Baptism: 6 September 1947, St Mary’s ASHILL Somerset – Entry no 103

More About JAMES PARSONS and GINA WRIGHT:

M Regn: 1971, FROME Regn Dist 7c 1062 Jun Qtr

Marriage: 10 April 1971, Rook Lane Congregational Sunday School FROME Somerset

Witnesses: AI Wright FE Parsons

80. CHRISTOPHER ERNEST8 PARSONS (FREDERICK ERNEST PRINCE7, ALFRED G<>