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Sir Henry PARKES
« on: Friday 19 September 08 17:30 BST (UK) »
There is a family story about my ancestor Job Parkes (born Smethwick 1809, died Liverpool 1847) being related to Sir Henry Parkes who was born in Canley, Warwickshire in 1815, migrated to Australia in 1839, and became Premier of New South Wales.

I am just starting some research into Sir Henry's English connections and would be grateful for input from anyone who has any information. I know that his parents were Thomas Parkes and Martha (nee Faulconbridge), and that Martha died in 1842.

After Sir Henry's death in 1896 his daughter Annie published a book of his early letters home entitled "An Emigrant's Home Letters" - if anyone has access to a copy could they please let me know if there are any pointers there to siblings or cousins. I understand that most of the letters were to his sister Sarah.
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Re: Sir Henry Parkes
« Reply #1 on: Friday 19 September 08 18:09 BST (UK) »


Hi Shaun !

I found this ... but I can't get to the newspapers !!  ::)

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-173265609.html

Looks like there maybe some interesting reading !

Annie  :)
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Re: Sir Henry Parkes
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 September 08 18:21 BST (UK) »
Hi Annie,

Yes I was just reading about Moat House Cottage here: http://www.rootschat.com/links/04c7/
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« Reply #3 on: Friday 19 September 08 18:30 BST (UK) »


Talking of houses .. I thought this was interesting !!!

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It was my privilege on Sunday to attend, with the Premier, a gathering in the foothills of the Blue Mountains to commemorate the centenary of the death of Sir Henry Parkes. It was held at Faulconbridge. Indeed, Faulconbridge was the maiden name of the mother of Henry Parkes. The suburb owes its name and indeed its early existence to Sir Henry Parkes, whose travel to Faulconbridge basically established what we now know as one of the growing centres of the Blue Mountains

http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LA19960430031
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 19 September 08 18:36 BST (UK) »


This is interesting too !!  :D :D he talks a bit about his younger days !!

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=990DEED61031E033A2575BC0A96E9C94659ED7CF
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« Reply #5 on: Friday 19 September 08 20:03 BST (UK) »
That is most interesting - thanks Annie!
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Re: Sir Henry Parkes
« Reply #6 on: Friday 19 September 08 20:23 BST (UK) »
The book I was interested in is out of copyright and downloadable !
http://www.archive.org/details/emigrantshomelet00park

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 19 September 08 20:31 BST (UK) »
Sir Henry Parkes' grave is on the Blue Mountains in New South Wales about an hour's drive out of Sydney and one of the places there is named Faulconbridge.... maybe that is where the grave is located...

The Blue Mnts Library would have a pic of it if you emailed them and asked.

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Re: Sir Henry Parkes
« Reply #8 on: Friday 19 September 08 22:28 BST (UK) »
A search for Sir Henry Parkes at
http://ndpbeta.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home
brings up over 1200 Family notices containing Henry or Parkes.  They'd take a bit of wading through.  :-\


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Steeles, Burton, Garrod (Norfolk), Clarke, Tomblin (Rutland)
Bauer (London, France), Blades, Parker (Surrey)
Edwards, Coles, Smith, Nunley, Craddock, York, & Linnell (Northants) )
Ehmcke, Deimel, Appelkamp (Germany)
Watts (Somerset, Wiltshire) Selway, Churchill, & Chappell (Somerset)
Redwood (Devon, Essex) Button, Archer, Leach (Cambridgeshire)

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