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Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« on: Thursday 10 May 18 06:57 BST (UK) »
Hi, I am about to admit defeat in finding the deaths of my 2x great grandies Robert Hale Parsons (DOB 1843 Norfolk) and Martha Eliza Parsons (nee Belsey DOB 1846 Hougham near Dover). I last have them in Hougham in the 1881 census. I can't find either in the 1891 census. I've tried by tracking through the younger children to no avail. I would appreciate another set of eyes looking for them in the records and any tips you may  have in unravelling the mystery. TIA. :)
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Re: Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 May 18 07:40 BST (UK) »
There is a marriage for Emma Parsons in Dover 1890. Maybe their daughter.

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Re: Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 May 18 08:04 BST (UK) »
Emma Parsons marriage:

12th August 1890

William Ellis,26,farrier. Father:Edwin Ellis,glass cutter, deceased. Address: 2 Cliff Court
Emma Parsons,20. Father:Robert Parsons, boilermaker. Address: 2 Cliff Court, Limekiln Street?

Witnesses:William Fletcher and Anne Taylor.


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Re: Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 May 18 11:17 BST (UK) »
Emma Parsons marriage:

12th August 1890

William Ellis,26,farrier. Father:Edwin Ellis,glass cutter, deceased. Address: 2 Cliff Court
Emma Parsons,20. Father:Robert Parsons, boilermaker. Address: 2 Cliff Court, Limekiln Street?

Witnesses:William Fletcher and Anne Taylor.

Can't seem to find this couple in 1891 or 1901.

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Re: Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 May 18 00:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks for this info. Yes they did have a daughter Emma and I also have this marriage. I do question if it is the right marriage as Robert was a blacksmith not a boilermaker but perhaps that's what blacksmiths also did!! Interestingly, I can't find most of the children in 1891 apart from my great grandmother who was married and a contender for their youngest. The search goes on!
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Re: Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« Reply #5 on: Friday 11 May 18 00:20 BST (UK) »
Where was your great grandmother in 1891?

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Re: Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« Reply #6 on: Friday 11 May 18 03:08 BST (UK) »
My great grandmother was in Chatham although most of her siblings stayed around Dover apart from the youngest who I may have found in 1891 in the Medway workhouse. Assuming I have it right, I have no idea how she got there but developed a theory that Robert and Martha had headed towards London (one of their sons had been born in Blackfriars many years before)! This led me to believe that maybe I had found Robert's death in Islington. Purchased the death certificate and it was definitely not him.
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Re: Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« Reply #7 on: Friday 11 May 18 03:22 BST (UK) »
Have you got a tree on Ancestry for Lucretia Caroline Parsons? It mentions Robert and Martha.

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Re: Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« Reply #8 on: Friday 11 May 18 03:48 BST (UK) »
No Lucretia Caroline in this family as far as I am aware. Must look at the tree!
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