Parker Family Lines
Minnie Elizabeth PARKER was born in Putney, London England on 27 Oct 1900, daughter of James Cornish PARKER & Annie MARTIN
|William PARKER b. about 1790|
|William Lizard PARKER b. 1822|
|James Cornish PARKER b. 1861|
|/||Elizabeth HARVEY b. 1827||<|
|Minnie Elizabeth PARKER b. 1900|
|James MARTIN b. abt 1811|
|\||Charles MARTIN b. 1843||<|
|/||Ann PRICE b. abt 1811, d/o Samuel & Ann|
|Ann MARTIN b. 1865|
|Elizabeth BAIGEN, b. 1843,||/|
James Cornish PARKER was born 27 Oct 1861 in Teignmouth, Devon, son of William Lizard PARKER & Elizabeth HARVEY. James died in 1918 in London England.
Annie MARTIN was born about 1865 in Old Windsor, Berkshire, d/o Charles MARTIN & Elizabeth BAIGEN. She died of ovarian cancer on 29 Dec 1906 at 2 Cambalt Rd in Putney
James & Annie were married 27 Aug 1887 in Kensington, London. Their first child, Florence was born shortly thereafter in Clewer, Berkshire. In the 1891 census, James, Annie & Florence were living in London where James was a police constable.
1901 census, St. Marys parish, Putney, 15 Spencer Rd.
Florence L. PARKER married Walter Alfred JELLY in 1912 in Wandsworth London. Florence & Walter had two children, Frederick H. in 1914 and Ethel A. in 1916, both born in Brentford London England.
Gladys Mary PARKER married Arthur Charles BOATWRIGHT in 1911 in London. There were 2 Boatwright daughters, Eileen E.A. born in 1915 and Hilda J. born in 1922. Eileen married Leslie H. McCOAN in 1938. Hilda married Donald W. Russell in Surrey England in 1942.
There was a son, also called James Cornish PARKER who was born in 1890 but died in infancy
The youngest child was Hilda who was born in 1903.
William Lizard PARKER was born about 1822 in South Pool Devon, s/o William PARKER & Eleanor LIZARD who were married 2 Nov 1819 in Berry Pomeroy, Devon. William died 28 Aug 1876 at Tapley Cottage in West Teignmouth. His death reg gives his occupation as a hackney carriage proprietor. In the 1861 census he as a cab owner.
Elizabeth HARVEY was born about 1827 in Chagford Devon, d/o Humphrey HARVEY & Betty ELLIS who were married in Chagford in 1818. Elizabeth HARVEY's sister Emma was born in 1838 and her birth registration is June 1838 Okehampton 10 164 - Emma HARVEY, born 20 April 1838 at Chagford, d/o Humphrey HARVEY, yeoman, & Betty ELLIS. Elizabeth was still alive at the time of the 1881 census.
Family of William Lizard PARKER & Elizabeth HARVEY:
1. William PARKER, b. about 1854 in Teignmouth. Married Lizzie [maiden name unknown] before 1878. In 1881, 1891 & 1901 they are living on Station Rd in Teignmouth where William is a carriage proprietor. William & Lizzie had at least 7 children, all born in Teignmouth between 1878 and 1896 - in order, Ellen Maud, Maggie, Harry, John, Fred, Tom, & Walter.
2. Edward PARKER, b. about 1857 in Teignmouth. In the 1881 census Edward is in Dartford Kent as a grocer's shopman. He is with Alfred & Mary Penney. On 4 Aug 1884 in Dartford, he married Elizabeth Jane PENNEY, d/o Alfred Thomas Penney, grocer. Witnesses at the marriage were Alfred Thomas Penney & Mary Ellen Parker.
In the 1901 census, Edward is still in Dartford where he is now a grocer & Director of Public Company. The family is at Miskin Road, Ashleigh.
Edward, head, m, 43, b. Devon Teignmouth
Elizabeth J., m, 37, born Kent, Dartford
Florence, dau, 14, born Kent, Dartford
Winnifred E., dau, 12, born Kent, Dartford [Winifred Elizabeth, March 1889, Dartford 2a 491]
Mabel E., dau, 9, born Kent Dartford [Mabel Ethel PARKER, June 1892, Dartford 2a 494]
Edward A.P., son, 7, born Kent Dartford [Edward Alfred P. PARKER, March 1894 Dartford 2a, 513]
Hilda, dau, 4, b. Kent Dartford [Sept 1896, Dartford 2a, 501]
3. Mary Ellen PARKER, b. about 1860 in Teignmouth
4. James Cornish PARKER, see above
5. Charles Henry PARKER, born about 1863 in Teignmouth
6. Thomas Harvey PARKER, born about 1867 in Teignmouth. He married Henrietta POOK on 13 June 1891 in Newton Abbot, Devon. In 1891 Thomas was a postal clerk in Bournemouth (res Teighton Ville - Stewart Road). Henrietta was a resident of Bishop Steignton in 1891, and d/o John POOK, postmaster.
7. George PARKER, born about 1869 in Teignmouth
8. John Harvey PARKER, born 29 Dec 1871 at Tapsley Cottage, West Teignmouth. In the 1891 census he was a draper's assistant in St. Mary Arches, Exeter England
Charles MARTIN was born 5 April 1843 at Well End, Great Marlow Buckinghamshire, s/o James MARTIN & Ann PRICE. He married Elizabeth BAIGEN in 1863. Charles died in 1891 and Elizabeth died after 1901. Elizabeth was d/o George BAIGEN (b. 1811 in Alton Hampshire - d. 1873 near Eton) and Lucy GREENER (b. abt 1813 in Old Windsor - d. 1903)
Family of Charles MARTIN & Elizabeth BAIGEN:
1. Ann MARTIN - married James Cornish PARKER, see above
2. Lucy MARTIN, b. abt 1867, disabled. She was living with her widowed mother at 299 St. Leonards St. in Old Windsor in the 1911 census.
3. Charles MARTIN, b. abt 1869 in Old Windsor. 1871 & 1881 censuses - at home. 1891 census - policeman
4. George Henry MARTIN, b. abt 1873 in Old Windsor, married Minnie HUGHES on 15 July 1899 in Clewer. Minnie was a resident of St. James Plymouth at the time, and d/o John Hughes, farmer. George & Minnie had a son, George MARTIN, b. in 1900 in Clewer. According to the 1911 census Minnie was born in Halifax Canada. Also in the 1911 census, George & Minnie had two children: George MARTIN age 10 and Kathleen MARTIN age 8. George Sr. was head gardener, Gardens Castlemead Windsor (Berkshire)
5. William Thomas MARTIN, b. abt 1877 in Old Windsor. In 1897 he married Emily Clara CUSS who was born in North Cerny Glos. abt 1876, d/o James & Emma. William & Emily had at least 3 children - Lillian, Rose and Charles Francis MARTIN. In 1901 the family was in Clewer where William was a laundry man. In the 1911 census Rose was living with her grandmother & Aunt Lucy in Windsor. I haven't looked for the rest of the family in the 1911 census.
6. John Arthur MARTIN, b. abt 1879 in Old Windsor
Humphrey HARVEY -
In the 1841 census, Chagford (Corringdon), Humphrey is 45, born in Devon (ages are rounded off in this census)
If one searched the LDS IGI for Humphrey Harveys born in Devon around 1790-1805, there are 2:
1. Humphrey Hervey christened 5 Jan 1794 in Chagford, s/o William & Elizabeth
2. Humphrey Harvey christened 21 Sept 1802 in Moretonhampstead, s/o William
This second Humphrey is probably the one found in Bridford Devon in the 1841 census (age given as 35 in 1841, see below)
There were quite a few Humphrey HARVEYs christened in Chagford. This is a list of them:
In the 1841 census of Chagford there was also a Humphrey HARVEY (age 70) & his wife Elizabeth (age 65), both born in Devon
There was also a Humphrey HARVEY who married Elizabeth LEWIS 15 Feb 1820 in Chagford Devon
Bridford, Devon Census 1841
Venn?, Parish of Bridford
Daniel HARVEY, farmer, 40
Mary HARVEY, 35
Humphrey HARVEY, 35,
William HARVEY, 7
Elizabeth HARVEY 5
Susan HARVEY, 3
Daniel HARVEY, 1
Mary HARVEY, 80,
George STANBURY, 20,
This same family appears in the 1851 census in Bridford (at Laployd Barton) as:
Daniel HARVEY, 53, farmer of 300 acres employing 6, born in Moreton Hampstead
Mary HARVEY, 50, wife, born in Moreton Hampstead
William HARVEY, son, 16, born in Bridford
Elizabeth HARVEY, daughter, 14, born in Bridford
Susan HARVEY, daughter, 12, born in Bridford
Daniel HARVEY, son, 10, born in Bridford
Mary HARVEY, daughter, 8, born in Bridford
Ann HARVEY, daughter, 6, born in Bridford
Humphrey HARVEY, brother, 48, farm servant, born in Moreton Hampstead
Humphrey HARVEY born 1802 in Moretonhampstead is still alive in 1881! ...... this time living as uncle in the household of Elizabeth WREYFORD, widow age 71, born in Moretonhamstead (in 1881 census, at Wooston Farm in Moretonhampstead). Elizabeth has 4 sons & 1 daughter living with her: William 44, Daniel 40, George 34, Edwin 35, and Isabella 30. All children are unmarried and all were born in Moretonhampstead.
If one checks for HARVEY births in Moreton Hampstead, there are MANY!! (LDS film C051511).
Daniel HARVEY, born 1839 in Moretonhampstead is a blacksmith in York (65 Fowler St., Brightside Bierlow, York) in the 1881 census. His wife's name is Jane and she was born in Enfield Middlesex about 1841. They have 5 children living with them - Daniel age 18 born in Manchester & working as a printer; Albert 16, Annie 11, Harry 9, and Willie 6 (the young 4 all born in Sheffield).
In the 1881 census, William HARVEY, born 1834 in Moretonhampstead is a butcher at 5 Mount St., Stoke Damerel, Devon, with his wife Mary J., age 3 & born in Devonport, Devon. There are 5 children with them (all born in Devonport): Richard 7, Bessie 5, William H.D. 5, Kate 2, & George T. age 8 months.
Jumping to the 1891 census (FreeCen): Daniel & William HARVEY, brothers in the 1851 census, are living together at Laployd Barton Farm in Bridford. Both are unmarried. Daniel is 47 and William is 56. With them are nephews, Thomas & John POLLARD. Thomas, age 19, was born in Bridford; John age 17, was born in Chagford. Also in the household are 3 servant, Alice HEXT 30 & Samuel AGGETT 17 both born in Moretonhampstead and Alice COX, age 14, born in Ide
Not much is known about them (by me anyhow!)
In 1881 there is a Thomas Edwin LIZARD who is age 52 and born in Berry Pomeroy. He is a farmer, 162 Acres Employing Three Labourers (at Coome House, Coome Fishacres, Ipplepen, Devon). His wife's name is Julia and she is age 31 and born in St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Their oldest child is Maysie, born in Berry Pomeroy and she is 7. The other two children, Rose Mabel 4, and Frederick George 1, were born in Ippleden, Devon.
- This same Thomas Edwin was also at Berry farm in Berry Pomeroy in the 1861 census - Thomas was age 30, farming 300 acres with a son Lawrence age 1 and a daughter (no name given) age 1 month. Thomas's wife in 1861 was Mary, age 29, and born in Slapton. Also with Thomas in 1861 was a widowed Mary LIZARD, age 71, fund holder, born in Allington Devon.
- The next household to Thomas in 1861 was a John MARTIN, a 63 yr old widower. A visitor in that household was Mary Paige LIZARD, age 12, born Plymouth Devon
- Thomas Edwin LIZARD died in 1882 at the age of 53 yrs. [reg June 1882, Newton A., 5b pg 87]
- Frederick George LIZARD died in 1884 at age 4 [reg - June 1884 Kingsbridge 5b 139]
- Mary Paige LIZARD married 1873 [reg Dec 1873 Totnes 5b 337] to Robert Henry CUTMORE. In the 1881 census they are at Brownstone, Brixham Devon England as:
- Robert Henry CUTMORE, head, 36, b. Deptford Devon, farmer with 276 acres, employing 3 laborers & 1 boy
- Mary Paige CUTMORE, wife, 32, b. Plymouth
- Robert Henry CUTMORE, son, 7, b. Sherford Devon
- Arthur, son, 2, b. Sherford
- William Herbert, son, 6, b. Sherford
- Elizabeth Emily, dau, 3 months, b. Brixham Devon [could be Edith Emily]
- Mary Ann REAP, visitor, 64, b. Berry Pomeroy
- George GILLARD, servany, 16, b. Stokenham Devon
- Mary & Robert CUTMORE also had a son Ernest Walter CUTMORE, b. 24 Oct 1883. On 5 May 1915 at Calgary, Ernest signed his WW1 CEF papers, where he gives nok as Robert CUTMORE of Cates Cabin - Peterborough England. Single, carpenter
Interestingly enough, there is a Bertha LIZARD, age 6 & born in Berry Pomeroy living on Vict. Road in Peter Port, Guernsey, as grand-daughter to Rhoda SPARROW, widow, age 67 born in Devon. Her son Frederick SPARROW, born Guernsey, age 28, painter, is also with them.
These are the only Lizards in the 1881 census with a Berry Pomeroy connection.
Bertha LIZARD is also in the 1891 census, as step-daughter, age 16, in the household of Henry Daniel ADKINS and his wife Julia. Henry is a dentist, age 37 and born in Yealmpton? in Devon. Julia is 38 and born in St. Peter Port Guernesy (& appears to be wife of Thomas LIZARD in the 1881 census). In this census Bertha is born in Ippleden. Rose Mabel LIZARD is also with them, age 14. This family is living on Fore St., in Kingsbridge in Devon.
Thomas Edwin LIZARD was christened in Berry Pomeroy on 8 Feb 1829, s/o Laurence LIZARD & Mary (LDS film C050291)
Thomas Edwin LIZARD marriage registered Mar 1858 Totnes 5b pg 273, possibly to Mary TUCKER
Thomas LIZARD marriage registered March 1879 Kingsbridge 5b pg 309
Thomas Edwin LIZARD died age 53, June quarter of 1882, Newton A. 5b pg 87
Other children of Laurence/Lawrence & Mary on the same film: (possibly Mary PAIGE)
There was a Lawrence Bovey LIZARD chr in Berry Pomeroy on 6 June 1786, s/o William & Eleanor. He was a brother to Eleanor LIZARD who married William PARKER. I have no evidence yet that the Lawrences are one and the same
Caroline LIZARD & Nicholas PAIGE, 1881 census, Pennys Cottage, Little Hempston Devon as: Caroline PAIGE, widow, age 54, b. Berry Pomeroy
Parker Family History
By Jean Parker (Crandall) Brenner.
This letter to RHC is dated 29 December 1952.
This letter is drawing to a close once I have
answered one more question, one Peter asked about his
grandmother's father. He died when Mother was twelve, her mother
having died before she was six. There is a
forlorn little picture of Mother with her brother and one of her
sisters taken just before her mother died. It is doubtful if she
knows where he is buried or perhaps it is just something painful
she does not care to remember. I don't want to
say that my informants are unreliable but I do get different
stories from Mother, Eileen and Bobbie. When the children became
orphans, the two youngest, Mother and Hilda, were sent to live
with their paternal aunt in Kent. She was married but childless,
the famous Aunt Nellie. Eileen tells me Auntie
Bid, her mother, was sent into service at thirteen, and there is
resentment of this and the fact that their paternal uncles'
children went to private schools the girls to Breeden where
Princess Anne went. I think Mother will
corroborate all but Auntie Bid going into service. When I
questioned her about this, she said "Nonsense" and
quickly turned to another topic Her mother was
a Martin whose mother took in washing for the troops at Windsor
castle, although this is sometimes dressed up to the point where
she did fine sewing and fine laundering. Either our grandfather
was a black sheep to start with or his marriage made him one in
the eyes of the family, but certainly his contact with the family
was limited, except for one brother who had married a Halifax
girl by the name of Minnie while he was stationed there. I think
his name was George. Eileen has memories of visiting this pair
when they lived near Tynemouth where our grandfather was born and
where Eileen has found people who remember various member's of
the family, most of whom sound humble to me.
She also remembers visiting her grandmother's family in Windsor
and is sure that an extremely wealthy Martin is a relative but
hesitates to make the connection. When I seized on the little
picture Mother had of herself with her siblings, as mentioned
above, I asked her if she had any more. She told me she had
thrown them out because she "didn't think anyone would be
interested". I don't believe that Mother's
memories are generally happy and that what she chooses to tell us
is only what she can bear to remember and the rest she wants to
forget. The story Hilda is long and again, I am
not sure of my informants, but I will tell you about her when I