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Help to find g/g/g/grandfather
« on: Wednesday 21 August 19 02:57 BST (UK) »
Hello all Iím trying to find g/g/g/grandfatherís birth and marriage, I believe they married in Bristol England in 1820, William Parsons I think his wife was Anne Jones and the only child that I can find to them is my g/g/grandfather John Parsons, according to his death certificate he was born abt. 1822 in Bristol England and died in 1895, he spent 10 years in Bristol, 8 years In Tasmania and remaining years in Victoria. Could anyone help to what happened to William and Ann Parsons, did they have any other children or any information at all, will be muchly appreciated

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Re: Help to find g/g/g/grandfather
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 03:24 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome  :D

Can you tell us what it actually says on his death cert about time in the colonies?

Debra  :)

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Re: Help to find g/g/g/grandfather
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 03:36 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat.
I have looked at marriages for William Parsons in Bristol and found 2 with an Ann - Ann Vicarey  7/8/1815 and Ann Jones   7/12/1820.
There are also 7 baptisms for Bristol for 1819-1829 for William and Ann Parsons but it could be either couple.
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Re: Help to find g/g/g/grandfather
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 03:45 BST (UK) »
I assume you have John's death notice?

"PARSONS - On the 9th July, at Dover-road Williamstown, John Parsons, dearly beloved husband of Agnes Parsons, aged 74. A colonist of 55 years."
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203611766

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Modified to add:
Also info about his will
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145921736


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Re: Help to find g/g/g/grandfather
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 04:00 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat.
I have looked at marriages for William Parsons in Bristol and found 2 with an Ann - Ann Vicarey  7/8/1815 and Ann Jones   7/12/1820.
There are also 7 baptisms for Bristol for 1819-1829 for William and Ann Parsons but it could be either couple.
Jackie

The Vic BDM online index has the 1895 death that maddys52 has posted the newspaper cutting on -

 Jno PARSONS, mother as Ann JONES and father as Wm (PARSONS).  #11502.  :D

https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/research-and-family-history/search-your-family-history

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Re: Help to find g/g/g/grandfather
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 04:54 BST (UK) »
Yes, I was just looking at that record and wondering too.  :)

1844 : Hiring of probation class holders : John Parsons, Egyptian , 2nd class
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36235796

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Re: Help to find g/g/g/grandfather
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 05:54 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much for all replies, on Johns death certificate it states he was born at Bristol England, 8yrs in Tasmania and 55 yrs in Victoria, also states he was married at Windsor Victoria to an Agnes Smith his second wife in 1880, nil children to that marriage. His first wife was Elizabeth Hines, who died 1873 in Victoria, they had 8 children. Was John convicted and transported to Tasmania or migrated with his parents, but cannot find anything on William or Ann. Once again thank you to everyone for all your help.

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Re: Help to find g/g/g/grandfather
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 15:24 BST (UK) »
The Bristol Mercury dated 12/1/1839 records (Bristol Quarter Sessions in a section Sentences Deferred):
John Parsons, Geo Cooper and John Cavil for stealing iron from Messrs Daniel & Co and Wm Dyer for feloniously receiving the same

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Marriage:
St James Bristol
7th December 1820
William Parsons
Ann Jones


Possible baptisms:

St James Bristol:
20th Jan 1822
John Jones Parsons
Parents William & Ann

St Phillip & St Jacob's Bristol
3rd June 1827
Harriet Parsons
Parents William and Ann

Possibly Ann Parsons living in the parish of St Phillip & St Jacob's in the 1841
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7M8-RV5