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Re: Sir Henry Parkes
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 21 September 08 21:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks Annie.

Clarinda Sarah was Henry's "little blue-eyed ocean child" born on the emigrant ship Stratfieldsaye.

The editor of that book is Allan William Martin. I am currently trying to source a copy of his 1980 work "Henry Parkes: a biography". 
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« Reply #19 on: Monday 22 September 08 01:47 BST (UK) »

You have to join the library in Australia Shaun !!  :-\ :-\ apparently a couple of libraries have it available !!

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2922777?lookfor=&offset=&max=12

At least you have the ISBN number !!

ISBN    0522841740
Cooper : Muels : Howarth : Every : Price : King

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« Reply #20 on: Monday 22 September 08 09:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks Annie. I've now found a copy of that biography in a bookshop in Australia at a good price. The P&P will cost twice as much as the book, but the only copy that I can find on sale in the UK is twice as much again.
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« Reply #21 on: Monday 22 September 08 15:12 BST (UK) »


So which one did you order ??  ::) ::) ::)

Is there no chance of ordering it through the library ??
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« Reply #22 on: Monday 22 September 08 15:31 BST (UK) »
Morning Annie. It's A W Martin's biography "Henry Parkes" from 1980. I could have gone up to the British Library and looked at their copy...but this way I get to read it at home and keep it if I want to!

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« Reply #23 on: Monday 22 September 08 17:14 BST (UK) »
I found another Henry Parkes biography online ! This is Lyne's from 1897
http://openlibrary.org/details/lifeofsirhenrypa00lyneiala
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« Reply #24 on: Thursday 23 October 08 18:34 BST (UK) »
Hi Shaun,

Just come across your page and I'm also looking for the family history of Sir Henry Parkes.

My mother in law was born Parkes in 1917 and I have managed to trace her family back to 1800 to her great great grandfather Samuel Parkes born in B'ham in abt 1809.  Do you know if Sir H.P. had any brothers?  My mother in law is definitely related, but we are not sure now which direction to take.

Can you help?


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« Reply #25 on: Friday 24 October 08 09:07 BST (UK) »
Hi BN and welcome to Rootschat.

Sir Henry had brothers Thomas, George and James (not sure about the John mentioned earlier in the thread), all born in the Coventry area.

His father was Thomas Parkes, born Stoneleigh in 1773, son of Edward Parkes.

I see that your Samuel was born Birmingham 1809 - our Job Parkes was from Birmingham and we think he was baptised in Smethwick Old Church in 1809, the son of Joseph and Hannah Parkes.

We are looking for evidence of cousin relationships. Can you post some more information on Samuel - names of male children would be good. Job's male children were Thomas, John, William and Albert Job.

I am also trying to figure out if there is a connection between Job Parkes and a James Parkes born 1804 in Wolverhampton whose daughter Sophia's marriage in Liverpool in 1863 was witnessed by William Parkes and Jane Williams. Job's son William married a Jane Williams in Liverpool in 1864.

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Re: Sir Henry Parkes
« Reply #26 on: Friday 24 October 08 19:03 BST (UK) »
Hi Shaun,

Re: Samuel Parkes.   So far I have found that in 1861/62 he was married to Emma and lived at no 13 Graham St, Birmingham.  Occupation - a baker.  The children listed were:  Margrethe age 29, Ellen age 18 and Gustavus, age 9.  Gustavus is our connection, he was mother in laws great grandfather. 

I am wondering if Edward and Sarah Parkes (Thomas parents) had any other sons?  I think I will head in that direction now.  If I find anything that will help you I will let you know.  Isn't this fun, but o'h so timeconsuming! 

Thank you for your help.