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George Tonks Parsons

George Tonks Parsons

Male 1864 - 1945  (80 years)


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  • Name George Tonks Parsons  [1
    Born 17 Jun 1864  Upton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Name George Tonks 
    Baptism 5 Dec 1864  Saint Botolph's, Sibson, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence at marriage Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage 21 (Bachelor) 
    Occupation 1881 
    Farm Servant The Mythe (see Notes) 
    Residence 1886  Coleshill Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1886  [6
    Gardener 
    Residence 1891  Long Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No 95 
    Residence 1892  Long Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1892  [7
    Shopkeeper 
    Residence Between 1901 and 1911  42, Victoria Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation Between 1901 and 1911  42, Victoria Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Manufacturing Confectioner 
    Residence Between 1939 and 1945  Trysull Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No 160 
    Buried May 1945  Saint Philip's Churchyard, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 3 May 1945  Finchfield, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Probate 26 Jul 1945  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Notes 
    • Birth Certificate and Marriage Certificate Omits Father's Name
      Second Name of Tonks almost certainly is his father's Surname as his sisters birth certificates named George Tonks as their father (i.e. Clara and Alice Tonks who died in Ratcliffe Culey in the 1950's). Also his mother Jane Parsons married George Tonks 4 years after he was born.

      In 1881 census age 16 he was listed as George Tonks, an indoor farm servant to John Henry Farmer of the Mythe.

      When George James Parsons was born he was living at Coleshill Street Atherstone.

      In the 1891 Census he was living at 92 Long Street Atherstone, Next to Swan and Two Necks Yard and Pub. This premise was listed as a shop in the 1851 Census Ann Payne viz 49 U Grocer and Confectioner born Atherstone.
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      1891 Census Long Street Atherstone RG12 - 2443 Folio 41
      George Tonks Parsons Head 26 Gardener b. Upton LEI
      Mary Parsons Wife 27 b. Ratcliffe Culey
      George J Parsons 4 b. Atherstone
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      Although his confectionery business was advertised as established in 1886 he was listed as a Gardener in the 1891 census at Atherstone.

      George Tonks Parsons was listed as Shopkeeper of Long Street Atherstone in Kelly's 1892 Warwickshire Directory.

      The first mention of him in Wolverhampton; STS is in Kelly's 1896 Directory
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      1901 Census 42 Victoria Street Wolverhampton
      RG13 - 2673 page 30
      George Tonks Parsons Head 36 Manufacturing Confectioner (own Account) b. Leicester Upton
      Mary Parsons Wife 37 Confectioner's Assistant (worker) b. Leicester Ratcliffe Culey
      George J Parsons Son 14 b. Warwick Atherstone
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      Kelly's 1896 and 1904 Directories :-
      George Parsons Confectioner 42 Victoria Street Wolverhampton; STS and Market Hall

      Kelly's 1908 and 1912 Directories :-
      George Parsons Confectioner 42 Victoria Street and Market Hall
      George James Parsons Confectioner 29 Stafford Street

      Kelly's 1916 Directory
      GH Parsons Confectioners 41 Princess Street
      George James Parsons Manufacturing Confectioner 29 Stafford Street
      George Parsons Confectioner 42 Victoria Street
      George James Parsons Manufacturing Confectioner 62 Worcester Street

      Kelly's 1924 Directory
      GH Parsons Confectioners 41 Princess Street
      George Parsons Confectioner 42 Victoria Street
      George James Parsons Manufacturing Confectioner 62 Worcester Street

      By 1930 the family also had a manufacturing outlet in Piper's Row

      In 1937 George Harold Parsons had a Confectioners Shop in High Street Dudley; WOR

      Shortly after the outbreak of war in 1939 sugar was rationed for commercial use and all the shops closed.
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      1911 Census 42 Victoria Street Wolverhampton (4 Rooms )
      Married 26 years 1 Child none dead
      George Tonks Parsons Head 47 Manufacturing Confectioner (Sugar Boiler) b. Upton Leicestershire
      Mary Parsons Wife 48 Assisting in Business b. Ratcliffe Culey Leicestershire
      George James Parsons Son 25 Manufacturing Confectioner (Sugar Boiler) b. Atherstone
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    Person ID I5208  bolstridge
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 

    Father George Tonks,   b. 29 Jul 1837, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1914, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane Parsons,   b. 12 Aug 1842, Upton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1903, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Mar 1868  Saint Mary's, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bolstridge,   b. 13 Jan 1863, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1960, Windmill Lane, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    GRO Index Jun 1885 
    Atherstone 6d - 528 
    Married 30 Jun 1885  Independent Chapel, North Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Witness James Bolstridge 
    Witness Emma Parsons 
    Minister Thomas Chapman Masters 
    Children 
    +1. George James Parsons,   b. 12 May 1886, Coleshill Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1956, Windmill Lane, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jun 1864 - Upton, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 5 Dec 1864 - Saint Botolph's, Sibson, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence at marriage - - Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jun 1885 - Independent Chapel, North Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1886 - Coleshill Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - George James Parsons - 12 May 1886 - Coleshill Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - No 95 - 1891 - Long Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1892 - Long Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1901 and 1911 - 42, Victoria Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturing Confectioner - Between 1901 and 1911 - 42, Victoria Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - May 1945 - Saint Philip's Churchyard, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 May 1945 - Finchfield, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 26 Jul 1945 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    George Tonks Parsons

  • Sources 
    1. [S324] Marriage Certificate Parsons George James/ Margaret Parsons, Local Registrar, ( Original;).
      George James Parsons 25 Bach Confectioner of 42 Victoria St. W'ton son George Tonks Confectioner

    2. [S117] Birth Certificate Parsons George Tonks, General Records Office, ( Certified copy GRO;), Sept Qtr Market Bosworth 7a 63., Market Bosworth on 5 July 1864.
      17 June 1864 Upton George Tonks son Jane Parsons registered by Jane Parsons X t

    3. [S450] Parish Registers LEI, Sibson Baptisms 1860 - 1939, ( Original register;), 2747/1., Dec 5 1874.
      George Tonks Son Jane Parsons Servant

    4. [S751] 1939 England and Wales Register, Ancestry.com, ( Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2018;), DOB confirmed.

    5. [S450] Parish Registers LEI, Sibson Baptisms 1860 - 1939, ( Original register;), 2747/1., 5 Dec 1864.
      George Tonks son Jane Parsons of Upton Servant

      Entered in wrong year Note in margin "ommitted before"

    6. [S116] Birth Certificate Parsons George James, General Records Office, ( Certified copy GRO;), June Qtr 6d 458 Atherstone.

    7. [S189] Directory - Kelly's, Kelly, ( Facimiles on Open Shelves;), Open Shelves.
      Atherstone; WAR 1882, George Tonks Parsons Shop Keeper Long Street

    8. [S42] 1901 UK Census, Public Records Office, ( PRO Find My Past and Ancestry.co.uk;), RG 13., RG13/2673 Folio 154b.
      George Tonks Parsons 36 Manufacturing Confectioner (baker) own account born Upton LEI
      Mary Parsons 37 Confectioner's assistant worker at home b Ratcliffe Culey LEI
      George Parsons 14 born Atherstone; WAR

    9. [S368] Monumental Inscriptions St. Philips Churchyard Wolverhampton, Martyn Parsons, ( Site Survey;).

    10. [S608] Personal Knowledge, Martyn Parsons.

    11. [S756] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995, Ancestry.com, ( Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), George Tonks Parsons of 160 Trysull Road Wolverrhampton who died 3 May 1945.
      Probate to Mary Parsons Widow and Georgew James Parsons Engineers Quality Inspector Effects £2099 3s 10d

    12. [S327] Marriage Certificate Parsons George Tonks - Mary Bolstridge, General Records Office, ( Certified copy GRO;), June Qtr Market Bosworth 6d 528., 13 June 1885.
      George Tonks Parsons 21 Bach Gardener Atherstone =
      Mary Bolstridge 21 Spin of Nuneaton dau James Lbr