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Re: Leach/Parker/Parkin Family - A Mistress?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 18 April 21 12:07 BST (UK) »
Well I have found a baptism for a Walter Parkin born 4 June 1861 and baptised 10 August 1871 at Sheffield, St. Jude, Moorfields

Parents are Frederick and Mary and Fred's occupation is given as Buffer.  This is the same/similar occupation as shown in the 1871 census that I mentioned earlier.  The 1871 states German Silver Buffer.

Registration district   Sheffield
Archive reference   RG10
Piece number   4679
Folio   156
Page   35

Looks like William and Walter were baptised the same day.  William's birth date given as 16 December 1866.

In theory that means that births would be registered in June/September quarters 1861 for Walter and December quarter 1866/March quarter 1867.

It is possible that their births were not registered as it wasn't compulsory to do so then.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Leach/Parker/Parkin Family - A Mistress?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 18 April 21 12:31 BST (UK) »
Last question before I stop for lunch.  When, where and under what surname did William die? 
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Leach/Parker/Parkin Family - A Mistress?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 18 April 21 13:43 BST (UK) »
Last question before I stop for lunch.  When, where and under what surname did William die?

(If my reply takes ages to post, itís because it needs to be approved by a moderator.) The circumstances of Williamís death are unknown, but he was buried on February 23 1938 in Crookes Cemetery in Sheffield. His grave number is 539 and heís in Section F. You can look on http://sheffieldindexers.com/ in their burial records section for more info. He died under the surname Parker (according the the burial record), and Iíve found a corresponding entry on the Death index also under Parker - Volume 9c Page 445, first quarter of 1938.

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Re: Leach/Parker/Parkin Family - A Mistress?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 18 April 21 14:22 BST (UK) »
Have you actually obtained that death certificate to make absolutely sure that it is your William?  You didn't tell me if he married Louisa.

When did his wife Annie die?  Was she also registered as Parker or Parkin?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire


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Re: Leach/Parker/Parkin Family - A Mistress?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 18 April 21 14:29 BST (UK) »
You can ignore my question re Louisa marrying William.  I see they married in 1937, the year before he died.

Marriages Dec 1937

LEACH    Louisa    Parkin    Sheffield    9c   1371   
Parkin    William    Leach    Sheffield    9c   1371
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Leach/Parker/Parkin Family - A Mistress?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 18 April 21 14:33 BST (UK) »
Have you actually obtained that death certificate to make absolutely sure that it is your William?  You didn't tell me if he married Louisa.

When did his wife Annie die?  Was she also registered as Parker or Parkin?

No I havenít obtained a death certificate, however, he is buried in the same grave as Annie May Leach which I find to be too much of a coincidence. I am therefore pretty certain that it is my William.

Not sure about Annie, as I havenít been able to find anything concrete at this stage. It seems that they moved around a lot and there are a lot of Annie Parkers / Parkins that died in the period 1911 - 1937. Iím not sure how to narrow down which one she might be.

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Re: Leach/Parker/Parkin Family - A Mistress?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 18 April 21 14:42 BST (UK) »
You may wish to consider getting the death certificate for William just to make sure that he is your William.  Cost £7 as a pdf from the GRO

PARKER, WILLIAM       73 
GRO Reference: 1938  M Quarter in SHEFFIELD  Volume 09C  Page 445
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Leach/Parker/Parkin Family - A Mistress?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 18 April 21 14:44 BST (UK) »
I have been looking at baptism records on the Sheffield Indexers website and Iíve found this:

PARKER, Annie May (of 51 Bloor St, born ~).
     Baptised November 28, 1920, by ~ at St Saviour, Whitehouse Rd.
     Parents name(s) are Louisa & William (Boiler Filer).
     Note: Adult
     Godparents: ~ :Page No 14 :Reg No ~

51 Bloor Street is the same address where William Parker/Parkin died. Annie May would have been 13 years old when baptised (although she is noted as an adult). Her parents are listed as Louisa and William.

It will be great when the 1921 census comes out to determine what this household was like. Iím still quite confused as to the relationship of all these family members.

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Re: Leach/Parker/Parkin Family - A Mistress?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 18 April 21 14:45 BST (UK) »
You may wish to consider getting the death certificate for William just to make sure that he is your William.  Cost £7 as a pdf from the GRO

PARKER, WILLIAM       73 
GRO Reference: 1938  M Quarter in SHEFFIELD  Volume 09C  Page 445

I probably will at some point, just to make sure Iím not barking up the wrong tree.