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Missing grandfather
« on: Wednesday 12 August 09 19:57 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help me trace my grandfather's records? William George Sydney Parsons was born in 1894 in Plymouth. He married his 2nd cousin, Amy Parsons, in Plymouth. On his marriage certificate he called himself George and lied about his age (Amy was 11 years older). He became sub-postmaster of a post office in Plymouth but was sent to Exeter prison in 1932 for embezzling PO funds. He was released on 17.6.1933 and disappeared - my father and grandmother never saw him again. I have his birth and marriage certificates and have studied his prison and post office records. I cannot find his death as I don't know a) where he was, b) what age was given at his death c) what name was given. He had a sister, Lilian, who married Henry Burrows, a dentist in Plymouth. My father received treatment from him as a boy. I have tried to trace the Burrows family in case their descendants might know something but I have been unsuccessful. He also had sisters Ethel and Alice and a brother Charles but I haven't managed to trace them either.

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Re: Missing grandfather
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 12 August 09 20:59 BST (UK) »
Hi

These I think are your G/fathers siblings

 

      Ethel Rosina Parsons  1889
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       Alice Maud M Parsons 1891
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     George (William) Sydney Parsons born 12 FEB 1894
     in 25 Chedworth Road, Plymouth, Devon, England
married  Amy Elizabeth Parsons
Had a son

Alan George Parsons
    1920 1999
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 Charles Cecil Parsons 1896
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  Lilian May Parsons
          1901
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   Edna M Parsons 1911
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Will keep looking for clues to death record for you

regards Judi





Gaskell, Ormskirk, Upholland, Pemberton, Lancashire
Screeton/Screaton, Nottingham
Lomax Suffolk, Lancashire
Ghilks, Mansfield
Jones, Wales
Banham, Norwich
Rothwell, Lancashire
Tinks, Suffolk
Shepherd, Lancashire

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Re: Missing grandfather
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 12 August 09 21:17 BST (UK) »
This could be the 1901 his family


Robert E Parsons     32
Alice P Parsons    31
Alice M M Parsons    9
Geo C W Parsons    7
Charles C Parsons    5
Sarah Squires    58

Piece: 2092; Folio: 78; Page: 1
Gaskell, Ormskirk, Upholland, Pemberton, Lancashire
Screeton/Screaton, Nottingham
Lomax Suffolk, Lancashire
Ghilks, Mansfield
Jones, Wales
Banham, Norwich
Rothwell, Lancashire
Tinks, Suffolk
Shepherd, Lancashire

UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk


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Re: Missing grandfather
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 August 09 20:03 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that. I forgot to say that I have looked at all censuses so I have that information. It's how to proceed from 1933 (my last concrete fact) that I don't know.

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Re: Missing grandfather
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 17:28 BST (UK) »
Hi I do believe I have some information about Henry Burrows. He was a dentist in the Royal Navy before retiring, I knew him in passing when I was very young as he used to visit my grandmother in Hooe (Plymouth) on a regular basis. I have a photograph of him and more information about him and his family if you wish to contact me.

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Re: Missing grandfather
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 September 21 03:48 BST (UK) »
This is a very old thread. The people mentioned appear in family trees on Ancestry:

William George Sydney Parsons:
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/48335461/person/28207432525/facts

Henry Burrows:
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/48335461/person/28208364949/facts
Eva family in Devon and Cornwall.
Bowdidge family in Devon and Dorset.