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William Parry 1771-1855, Solicitor, possibly born Ruabon, Denbighshire
« on: Friday 09 August 19 12:01 BST (UK) »
I'm having difficulty locating a baptism record for William Parry, born around 1771 in Ruabon, Denbighshire. He was a solicitor, formerly of the Inner Temple in the City of London, who died in Hereford in 1855.

He married Penelope Woollam in 1816 at St Clement Danes, Westminster. Penelope was the daughter of Charles Woollam who was involved in the silk throwing industry in St Albans.

They had two daughters: Penelope Parry born 1818 who married William Peete Musgrave, rector of Eaton Bishop in Herefordshire, and Ellen Parry born 1821 who married Edward Burges, a Gloucestershire solicitor.

At the time of the 1841 census William Parry and his daughter were staying with his brother-in-law John Woollam in St Albans. In the 1851 census, William Parry, now aged 80, and his wife Penelope are shown living at Broad Street, Hereford. His place of birth is shown as Rubon (presumably Ruabon near Wrexham), Denbighshire.

William Parry's will is brief and he simply left everything to his wife Penelope. I suspect Penelope died shortly after William as the will also contains a short annex added a year after probate was granted in February 1855 which transfers items of his estate across to his two daughters. I've not yet found Penelope's death or burial record.

Any assistance finding William Parry's baptism record would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: William Parry 1771-1855, Solicitor, possibly born Ruabon, Denbighshire
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 August 19 12:14 BST (UK) »
He was formerly of the firm of Milne and Parry, solicitors, per the Manchester Courier of 24 February 1855.
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Re: William Parry 1771-1855, Solicitor, possibly born Ruabon, Denbighshire
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 August 19 12:30 BST (UK) »
Hi
Possible baptism Ruabon
William Parry s of John and Elizabeth 25 Jan 1769 of Dinsutte? Isaf at Ruabon

But there are quite a lot of Parrys in the area.

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Re: William Parry 1771-1855, Solicitor, possibly born Ruabon, Denbighshire
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 August 19 13:04 BST (UK) »
As you will see from the Genuki page for Ruabon the spelling should possibly read Dinhinlle Isaf.
https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/DEN/Ruabon

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Re: William Parry 1771-1855, Solicitor, possibly born Ruabon, Denbighshire
« Reply #4 on: Friday 09 August 19 13:05 BST (UK) »
Hi
Possible baptism Ruabon
William Parry s of John and Elizabeth 25 Jan 1769 of Dinsutte? Isaf at Ruabon

But there are quite a lot of Parrys in the area.

Ciderdrinker

It will be Dinhinlle Isaf at the SE corner of the parish. Some of my Parrys lived there

See:

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Ruabon,_Wrexham,_Wales_Genealogy


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Sorry William - we locals have done this before  ;D ;D
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Re: William Parry 1771-1855, Solicitor, possibly born Ruabon, Denbighshire
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 11 August 19 09:43 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for all the replies.....it gives me something to work on.

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Re: William Parry 1771-1855, Solicitor, possibly born Ruabon, Denbighshire
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 11 August 19 09:51 BST (UK) »
When was the Will written...............(and when wife was alive)......

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Re: William Parry 1771-1855, Solicitor, possibly born Ruabon, Denbighshire
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 11 August 19 10:13 BST (UK) »
In addition the the baptism found by ciderdrinker (Reply #2), there is this possible baptism in nearby Overton, Flintshire:

12 January 1772, William son of William and Elizabeth.

Does the marriage record give any information that might be of use?

Also, if your dates are correct (b. circa 1771 and married 1816), he would have been 45 at marriage. Maybe this was a second marriage.

Lots of questions!


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Re: William Parry 1771-1855, Solicitor, possibly born Ruabon, Denbighshire
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 11 August 19 11:27 BST (UK) »
Yes, that's a good point since he was 12 years older than his wife Penelope.  By the way, Penelope Woollam was born in Wrexham or thereabouts according to the 1951 census return.

If there was another marriage then I don't think this led to any children as I would have expected any offspring from a first marriage to be mentioned in his will.  He left everything to Penelope in the first instance,  but an annex to the will explains his estate was transferred across to the two daughters he had with Penelope.

The marriage transcript just gives basic date and place details unfortunately.

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