Showing posts with label Barnstaple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barnstaple. Show all posts

Thursday, 15 July 2021

William Parsons and Mary Ann Stone

Barnstaple railway station
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Roger Cornfoot - geograph.org.uk/p/4256317

Mary Ann Stone, fourth daughter of Frederick James Stone and Loveday Jane Land, married William Parsons (b. 4 Jul 1882), son of John Parsons and Emma Burrows, at St Peter’s ChurchUplowman, on 19 Apr 1906, just weeks before her elder sister, Bessie Ann married there. Witnesses were the bride's father, Frederick James Stone and James Parsons, the groom's elder brother.

John Parsons was a carpenter in Bampton, where William was baptised on 30 Jul 1882 and, in 1891, lived at the Turnpike Gate Home, North Hayne, Bampton. William's father, John, died in 1894 and his brother James moved back home to support their widowed mother and grandmother. In 1901, William Parsons was employed as a Stockman on farm at Mill Head, Bampton, but by the time of his marriage in 1906, he'd become a Railway Platelayer, residing in Landkey.

William and Mary Ann had two children: 
  1. William James Parsons born Q4 1906
  2. Olive Mary Parsons born Q1 1908
In 1911, William Parsons (28) Railway Platelayer, Mary Ann (24), William James (4) and Olive Mary (3) were living at 2 Abyssinia Terrace, Barnstaple.

Unable to locate any of them on the 1939 census, I haven't [yet] been able to identify William's death. There is a record of a death of a Mary Parsons of roughly the right age, in Barnstaple, in 1966, but neither is this confirmed.

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