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William Henry Parsons

Male 1885 - 1950  (65 years)


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  • Name William Henry Parsons 
    Born 1885  Hoby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Bill Parsons 
    Occupation 1901 
    Messenger 
    Occupation 1911  Post Office, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Postman 
    Residence 1915  School Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No 20 
    Miltary Service 1915 
    Royal Garrison Artillery 
    Service Number 1915 
    83815 
    Occupation 1942  [2
    Post Master 
    Residence 1950  Pinfold Passage, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No 8 
    Died 27 Mar 1950  General Hospital, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Probate 26 May 1950  Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Granted to Ellen Jane Parsons (£915 19s 2d) 
    Notes 
    • From Derrick Hewitt's " The Life and Times of Holy Trinity Church Loughborough " <1997>

      " Billy Parsons was a very talented man, being a skilled wood carver, and the many examples of his skill, love and devotion to the church were to be seen amongst the artefacts in Holy Trinity. He was also able to play the organ and was capable of deputising in the absence of the regular organist.
      Among the artefacts that were the products of his skills were the Altar rails, given by Miss Odham. which were dedicated on January 25th 1931. (The original altar rails were donated to the new Church of the Good Shepherd when it was consecrated in 1938.)
      A carved font cover given by the Girls' Brigade was consecrated on June 9th 1935 (This was given to St Mary's Roman Catholic Church when Holy Trinity was closed in 1995)
      A Bishop's Chair, given by Mr Cook in memory of his wife, consecrated by Bishop G. Vernon Smith in July 1946, now resides in All Saints Church.
      An earlier Bishop's Chair also caned by Mr Parsons in memory of his own father and consecrated by Bishop Willis in 1927 now resides in the Church of England School in William Street.
      The volume and quality of this work indicated the time and commitment that Mr Parsons (Billy) had for Holy Trinity. He also did work for other churches including Emmanuel Loughborough (hymn boards) St Savours Leicester (Eagle Lectern) as well as churches in Wolverhampton.
      During his period of office Holy Trinity had some of its most successful days and this imposed a considerable work load on the clergy of the time and upon Mr Parsons. A study of the Easter communicant figures indicated the way in which Holy Trinity thrived in those days.
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      Away from the church Billy Parsons gave a lifetime of service to the Post Office serving from 1898 --1943 and being awarded the Service Medal. Also on 12th Dec 1913 he featured in the local press by stopping a runaway horse and dray as it galloped from Church Gate into the Market Place.
      After his death in 1951 the caretaking and vergering tradition was carried on by his family mainly by his wife and son George. This arrangement continued until 1958 when the tasks became too much for Mrs Parsons..-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.The connection of the Parsons family with Holy Trinity and indeed with the United Parish of All Saints with Holy Trinity. has not been lost, being maintained by Miss Nellie Parsons, the daughter of Mr W. H. Parsons. who continues to worship at All Saints with Holy Trinity.
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    Person ID I5297  bolstridge
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 

    Father Joseph Parsons,   b. Aug 1852, Upton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1926, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Nov 1882  Saint Mary the Virgin, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen J Powell,   b. 1883, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Aug 1911  Holy Trinity, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Joseph W Parsons,   b. 15 Oct 1912, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1941, Kench Hill, Ternterden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)  [natural]
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1885 - Hoby, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Postman - 1911 - Post Office, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Aug 1911 - Holy Trinity, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Joseph W Parsons - 15 Oct 1912 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - No 20 - 1915 - School Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - No 8 - 1950 - Pinfold Passage, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Mar 1950 - General Hospital, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Granted to Ellen Jane Parsons (£915 19s 2d) - 26 May 1950 - Leicester, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S37] 1891 Census Leicestershire, Transcribed by Martyn Parsons, ( Selected extracts;), RG 12.
      Gardeners House The Elms Leicester Road Loughborough Parish of Holy Trinity
      William Parsons son Scholar aged 6

    2. [S618] Retirement of William Parsons, Loughborough Echo, ( Cutting found in Album;).

    3. [S627] See Notes.

    4. [S52] An Unrequested GRO Index, General Records Office, ( On Line at : www.findmypast.com;).