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Joseph Parsons

Male 1852 - 1926  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Joseph Parsons  [1
    Born Aug 1852  Upton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 22 Aug 1852  Saint Botolph's, Sibson, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GRO Birth Index Sep 1852 
    Market Bosworth 7a - 69 
    Residence at marriage Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage Full Age (Bachelor) 
    Residence 1871  Hawkins Lane, Horninglow, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1871 
    Railway Porter 
    Residence 1881  The Rectory, Hoby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Between 1881 and 1890  Hoby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Between 1881 and 1911 
    Gardener 
    Office Between 1881 and 1926  Holy Trinity, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sexton and Verger 
    Residence 1891  Gardener's Cottage, The Elms, Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Cobden Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No 8 
    Residence 1911  School Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No 27 
    GRO Death Index Jun 1926 
    Loughborough 7a - 152 
    Died Jun 1926  Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 8 Jun 1926  Loughborough Cemetery, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1871 Census Hawkins Lane Burton Upon Trent
      RG10 - 2907
      William Gilbert Head 37 Railway Porter b. Stretton Baskerville, WAR
      Mary Gilbert Wife 41 Charwoman b. Holewell Northampton
      Joseph Parsons Lodger Railway Porter 18 b. Upton Leicestershire
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      In 1881 the Rector of Hoby was also the Rector of Rotherby and the Rectory at Rotherby was leased to Lady Sarah Wilson. Joseph lived in the Gardeners cottage at Hoby Rectory and no doubt his duties included the gardens at Rotherby rectory a short walk across the fields. Maria was a ladies maid at Rotherby Hall and this is no doubt how they met.

      1881 Census Hoby
      Joseph PARSONSU28 MUpton, Leicester, England
      Rel:Serv
      Occ:Gardener
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      1891 Census Gardener's House The Elms, Leicester Road, Loughborough
      RG 12 - 2515 Folio 4
      Joseph Parsons Head 38 Gardener b. Upton
      Maria Parsons Wife 33 b. Melton Mowbray
      Frederick C Parsons Son 7 b. Hoby
      William H Parsons Son 6 b. Hoby
      Margaret Parsons Dau 4 b. Hoby
      Mary E Parsons Dau 1 b. Hoby
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      In the 1891 census Joseph Parsons was the gardener at The Elms, Leicester Road, Loughborough the home of E.H. Warner the owner of a substantial hosiery business who provided land in Moor Lane to build a new church for this area of Loughborough. Christ Church was consecrated in 1878 and Derrick Hewitt in his book " The Life And Times of Holy Trinity " writes :-

      " The role of verger at Holy Trinity for the 122 years of its existence remained for virtually all of the time within the hands of two families. This is indicative of the faithfulness which is so much a feature of Holy Trinity life and service. .................................................
      In 1900 the office of Verger passed to the Parsons family with whom it was to remain for well over 50 years. The first member of that family to hold office was Mr J. W. Parsons who lived at 8 Cobden Street before moving to what was to become the family home of 29 School Street in 1906. He was succeeded in 1926, after 27 years service, by his son William Henry Parsons and he was to hold the office until his death in 1951. "
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      1901 Census RG13 - 2977 Folio 70 Page 5, 8 Cobden Street
      Joseph Parsons 48 Gardener b. Upton
      Maria " 43 b. Melton Mowbray
      Frederick c " 17 Bricklayer's Apprentice b. Hoby
      William H " 16 Messenger b. Hoby
      Margaret " 13 b. Hoby
      John B " 5 b. Loughborough
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      19 11 Census
      27 School Street Loughborough
      5 Rooms
      Married 28 Years 5 children 4 still alive
      Joseph Parsons Head 58 Gardener b. Upton
      Maria Parsons Wife 53 b. Melton Mowbray
      Frederick Charles Parsons son 27 single Auxilary Postman b. Hoby
      William Henry Parsons son 25 Single Postman b. Hoby
      Margaret Parsons dau 23 Single Tailoress b. Hoby
      John Barfield Parsons son 15 b. Loughborough
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    Person ID I5236  bolstridge
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 

    Father Joseph Parsons,   b. Apr 1819, Upton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1893, Upton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Barfield,   b. Oct 1815, Upton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1888, Upton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 11 Oct 1838  Saint Botolph's, Sibson, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Huddlestone,   b. 17 Sep 1857, Ann Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1935, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1882  Saint Mary the Virgin, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Witness Ann Stead 
    Witness Ann Huddlestone 
    Minister John Collisdon Vicar 
    GRO Index Dec 1882 
    Melton Mowbray 7a - 585 
    Notes 


    • Note : - Ann Stead was Maria's Mother's Step Sister
    Children 
    +1. Frederick Charles Parsons,   b. 12 Aug 1883, Hoby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. William Henry Parsons,   b. 1885, Hoby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1950, General Hospital, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
    +3. Margaret Parsons,   b. 27 Apr 1887, Hoby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1945, Windmill Lane, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Emma Parsons,   b. 1890, Hoby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1893, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [natural]
    +5. John Barfield Parsons,   b. 6 Feb 1896, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970, Luton, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Aug 1852 - Upton, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 22 Aug 1852 - Saint Botolph's, Sibson, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence at marriage - - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Hawkins Lane, Horninglow, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - The Rectory, Hoby, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1881 and 1890 - Hoby, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice - Sexton and Verger - Between 1881 and 1926 - Holy Trinity, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Nov 1882 - Saint Mary the Virgin, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Frederick Charles Parsons - 12 Aug 1883 - Hoby, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Henry Parsons - 1885 - Hoby, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Margaret Parsons - 27 Apr 1887 - Hoby, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Emma Parsons - 1890 - Hoby, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Gardener's Cottage, The Elms, Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John Barfield Parsons - 6 Feb 1896 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - No 8 - 1901 - Cobden Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - No 27 - 1911 - School Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jun 1926 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Jun 1926 - Loughborough Cemetery, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S120] Birth Certificate Parsons Margaret, General Records Office, ( Certified copy GRO;), June qtr 7a 313 Melton Mowbray.
      Margaret dau Joseph Parsons Gardener

    2. [S328] Marriage Certificate Parsons Joseph - Maria Huddlestone, General Records Office, ( Certified copy GRO;), Dec Qtr Melton Mowbray 7a 585.
      Shows Fulll Age

    3. [S37] 1891 Census Leicestershire, Transcribed by Martyn Parsons, ( Selected extracts;), RG 12.
      Shows 38 on 1891 Census

    4. [S22] 1861 Census Leicestershire, Public Records Office, ( Archive CD Books;), RG 9.
      Shows 8 1861 Census fam 2

    5. [S449] Parish Registers LEI, Sibson Baptisms 1813 - 1860, ( Original register;), DE 373/8., 22 Aug 1852.
      Joseph son Joseph and Mary Parsons of Upton

    6. [S145] Cemetery Records LEI, Loughborough, Pat White, ( L&RFHS Transcription;), 150F - 154F., Volume 5 1916 - 1929.
      Joseph Parsons, 19062, 71 Years, Sexton and Verger, 27 School Street, 8th June 1926

    7. [S328] Marriage Certificate Parsons Joseph - Maria Huddlestone, General Records Office, ( Certified copy GRO;), Dec Qtr Melton Mowbray 7a 585., Nov 6 1882.
      Joseph Parsons full bach Gardener of Melton Mowbray son Joseph Parsons lbr =
      Maria Huddlestone Full Servant of Melton Mowbray dau William Huddlestone Lbr