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Title: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: gaithers on Thursday 06 February 14 14:17 GMT (UK)
Hello! I am looking for any information anyone can give me on Joseph Parke born 1886 in county Leitrim and died in 1933 in Toronto, also his wife Augusta Hewitt Parke , born in county Armagh 1892 and died in Toronto 1972. Is Parke a common name in county Leitrim? There is a Parke castle in county Leitrim...any connection?
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: aghadowey on Thursday 06 February 14 14:50 GMT (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat  :)

Does his marriage or death certificate list parents or at least his father? Do you know what religion he was? his occupation? It's usually best, and necessary to get all possible details from Canadian records before looking for Irish records.

One possibility here in 1901- www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Cavan/Belturbet/Butler_s_Street/1061848
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: dathai on Thursday 06 February 14 17:01 GMT (UK)
possible birth for Joseph Parke in Bawnboy district which covers parts of Leitrim.
Civil cert
Joseph Parke
Bawnboy
April June 1885
vol 3 page 44.
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: dathai on Thursday 06 February 14 18:56 GMT (UK)
There is also a birth in Armagh for Annie Augusta Hewitt
Civil birth
Jan March 1893
Armagh
vol 1 page 57
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: dathai on Thursday 06 February 14 19:43 GMT (UK)
1901 census of 33 Mulladry Co Armagh shows
Augusta Hewitt age 8 with parents and siblings ,religion Friends (Quakers)
Most likely marriage for parents
William Hewitt and Eleanora Boyd
Lurgan ,Jan March 1879
vol 1 page 814

parents at same address in 1911 ,William Hewitt age 63 no sign of Augusta age 18?

1911 Census of 77.2 Knockmore, Antrim
Augusta A Hewitt age 24 ,Housekeeper born Armagh,religion Quaker.
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: dathai on Friday 07 February 14 19:18 GMT (UK)
After doing a historical search on Family Search i found this marriage in Toronto,Ontario,Canada two dates given 7th and 11th Aug 1915
Joseph Parke son of Malcolm Park and Maria Parke nee Parke to
Augusta Hewitt dtr of William Hewitt and Eleanora Boyd.

Josephs parents married 15 March 1866 in Oughtaragh, Ballinamore, Leitrim.
Malcolm Parke son of William Parke to Maria Parke dtr of Francis Parke.
Some of their children born before 1881 after this the mothers maiden name is not shown so there could be a few more after 1881
William 1867
John    1869
Mary Anne 1871
Francis  1873
Elizabeth 1874
Margaret 1879.

The P R O N I Wills Calendar shows a will index in 1926 for William Hewitt died Dec 1925 of Mulladry and left his estate to W James Rountree and Wilson Stanley ,both these men can be found in Mulladry on the 1911 Census as Williams neighbours. related ? as we do not have access to the North of Ireland death index after 1922 i dont know how old this William was when he died,the William Hewitt father of Augusta would have been approx 78 yrs old at this time.
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: dathai on Friday 07 February 14 19:35 GMT (UK)
Also found on Canada passenger lists
August Hewitt ,Female ,born Ireland, immigration March 1913,Halifax ,Nova Scotia.Ship ''Scandanavian''.
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: dathai on Friday 07 February 14 20:27 GMT (UK)
Also found on Canada Passenger lists
Joseph Park
Sep 1907 ,Quebec City,Quebec
Male age 22 born Ireland
Ship ''Virginian

United States border crossings from Canada to U S A
Joseph Parke April 1909 to Fort Huron ,Michigan.
Born Ballinamore,Ireland.
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: dathai on Saturday 08 February 14 12:19 GMT (UK)
All possibles for Joseph Parke's parents
1901 Census of 3 Drumlonan ,Garadice ,Leitrim.
Malcom (sic)Parke age 77 widower C O I
Eliza 23 dtr
Francis 22 son
Sarah 19 dtr
Malcm (sic) age 12 son

Death
Maria Parke age 54
July Sep 1899 Bawnboy
vol 3 page 22

Death
Malcolm Parke age 82
Oct Dec 1902 Bawnboy
Vol 3 page 26.

ages given at death very rarely accurate.
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: aghadowey on Saturday 08 February 14 13:44 GMT (UK)
The P R O N I Wills Calendar shows a will index in 1926 for William Hewitt died Dec 1925 of Mulladry and left his estate to W James Rountree and Wilson Stanley ,both these men can be found in Mulladry on the 1911 Census as Williams neighbours. related ? as we do not have access to the North of Ireland death index after 1922 i dont know how old this William was when he died,the William Hewitt father of Augusta would have been approx 78 yrs old at this time.

William Hewitt did not 'leave his estate' to William James Rountree & Wilson Stanley- they were likely executors of the estate, applied for and were granted probate to sort out his estate.
"Hewitt William of Mulladry county Armagh farmer died 28 December 1925 Probate Belfast 26 October to Wilson Stanley and William James Rountree farmers. Effects 63."
PRONI, Belfast will have the paperwork, including Will, in their archives.
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: dathai on Saturday 08 February 14 14:03 GMT (UK)
Sorry dont understand the terminoligy of the wording of these wills,however your response has clarified my wondering why no Hewitt's were mentioned.
Thank you Aghadowey.
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: dathai on Saturday 08 February 14 17:37 GMT (UK)
Brothers ?
Reason for Joseph going to Michigan in 1909 ?

marriage on 19 Aprill 1900 in Detroit,Wayne,Michigan.
John Parke age 27 born Ireland son of Malcolm and Maria Parke to
Emma Snider age 25 born Canada dtr of Charles Snider and Helen Hermiston.

Marriage on 11 April 1900 in Detroit,Wayne,Michigan.
William Parke age 29 born Ireland son of Malcolm and Maria Parke to
Christine McIvor age 25 born Canada dtr of John McIvor mother unknown.

Malcolm Parkes
Immigration
April 1910
Quebec City,Quebec
male born Ireland est 1890
Ship ''Sicilian''

Malcolm Parke
arrival date 1910 Michigan
age 21 born 1889 Ballinamore,Leitrim.

Calendar of wills Ireland
Admistration with the will of Malcolm Parke 6th April 1910 late of Drumlonan granted to Francis Parke,farmer, 226pds 1s 6d .date of death conflicts with civil register 1902 will says 4th Oct 1903.
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: hallmark on Thursday 16 October 14 14:35 BST (UK)
3 g/stones here...

http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/leitrim-ballinamore-coi/index.html
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: hallmark on Thursday 16 October 14 14:37 BST (UK)
http://search.freefind.com/find.html?si=13812782&pid=r&n=0&_charset_=UTF-8&bcd=%C3%B7&query=Park&s=leitrimstones
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: violetismycolor on Thursday 09 April 15 05:21 BST (UK)
My husband is descended from Elizabeth Ann Parke of Ballinamore.  She is most likely related to your Joseph Parke.  Eliza's parents were William Parke and Elizabeth Taylor Parke of Ballinamore.  My question is:  how are they related?  Eliza married Robert Charles Colhoun on 8 Feb 1872 and they moved immediately to Canada...Fenelon Falls, Ontario. 

What, if anything, do you know about the Parkes?
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: conahy calling on Thursday 09 April 15 15:04 BST (UK)
"Is Parke a common Name in Co Leitrim?"

See following link, gives its distribution based on Griffiths Valuation.
 Enter surname in box and click "Go"

http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: hallmark on Thursday 09 April 15 15:29 BST (UK)
Yes...popular enough
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: emmadh on Saturday 06 February 16 18:07 GMT (UK)
Hi there,

If you're related to Agusta Hewitt, then we are distant relatives. My grandad was William Brooke Hewitt, who was the son of James Hewitt (Agusta Hewitt's brother). I don't have much more information that you already have. Agusta and James had a brother who died when he was 2, that's pretty much all I know.

If you find anything more, please let me know!

Moderator comment Images of RootsIreland data replaced with transcriptions of records

James Hewitt age 2 son of William Hewitt of Muladry buried 16 Feb 1882 in Armagh - religion SOciety of Friends

William Hewitt, farmer of St Saviours Mulladrey m Elleanor Boyd of Termoyra 14 Mar 1879 parish of Shankill, Armargh
 Fathers James Hewitt and Thomas Boyd, both farmers

James William Hewitt bachelor age 28 of 100 Thomas St Portadown, Armagh m Martha Sarah Church age 27 spinster of Ballyworkan Portadown 6 Sep 1910, Methodist Church Portadown
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: Parkes on Thursday 14 April 16 00:52 BST (UK)
I live in Ireland and have lots of information on the Parke Family. My Grandmother, Margaret Emily Parke, was a sister of Joseph Parke (born 18th Apr 1885 died 28th Oct 1933 ) who married Augusta Hewitt from Portadown, County Armagh (born 2nd Dec 1892 died 13th Dec 1972). Joseph was born in Drumlonan, Ballinamore, County Leitrim, Ireland. Margaret Emily married my Grandfather John Ryan from Cavan. There are still Parke ancestors living in Ontario and Michigan. I have spoken to Keith Parke (grandson of Joseph's brother Malcolm) and Maureen Savage (granddaughter of his sister Alice). I would love to hear more from you. I have enclosed a copy of the marriage certificate. I am the Kevin Ryan on the pdf file attached.
Title: Re: Joseph Parke and Augusta Parke...
Post by: emmadh on Thursday 12 May 16 22:08 BST (UK)
Thanks for replying, that's really interesting. I had a notion (can't find the document) that Augusta came back to Northern Ireland and died there. Do you happen to know if this is correct and maybe further why she returned?