Parsons [160118]

3 October 1808: Notice by John Wilkinson [signs] justice of the peace, to the Overseers of the Poor of Capesthorn, Cheshire, to pay £1 13s to John Parsons, one of the Overseers of the Poor of Congleton, in reimbursement of moneys paid by order of Jonathan Broadhurst esquire, justice of the peace for the borough of Congleton, to the family of John Martin (now serving in the Cheshire Militia) for 22 weeks allowance @ 1s 6d per week. Settled 29 October 1808: John Parsons [signs]


May 1835: Directory of Alfreton, with the hamlet of Swanwick, the chapelry of Riddings, Shirland with Higham and Neighbourhoods. Butchers: Richard Parsons, Riddings. Frame Smiths: Freer and Parsons, Alfreton


25 March 1880: County court judgment against Joseph Parsons, The Wharf, Creek Road, Deptford, contractor


25 March 1880: Bill of sale by James Norman, 55 College Street, Bristol, coachtrimmer, and Robert Parsons, 23 College Street, Bristol, cabinetmaker and grocer, in favour of John C. George; and a bill of sale by James Dunn Parsons, 142 Brompton Road, Brompton, agent and picture restorer, in favour of William Smith


18 August 1880: Bridgwater. Dr Parsons, medical officer of health for the rural and urban authorities, reports to a meeting of the Rural Sanitary Authority;

Exeter: ‘It will be in the memory of most of our readers that at the last quarter sessions at Bideford, about a month since, a man named John Pope, of Newton Tracey, near Barnstaple, was charged before the recorder, Mr J. C. Murch, with having stolen four bullocks the property of Mr T. Trewin, Pillhead, Bideford. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment. Immediately after sentence was passed, the Recorder was applied to by the county police to be allowed to take Pope to Torrington to prefer a charge of horse stealing against him. The Recorder would not entertain this application, alleging that immediately a prisoner was sentenced or acquitted he had no further jurisdiction in the matter. The Governor of the Devon County Constabulary was telegraphed to at Exeter, asking permission to remove the prisoner to Torrington, but a negative reply was received. Since that time, however, an order under the Habeas Corpus Act has been applied for, under which the convict Pope was removed. The magistrates present were Mr J. G. Johnson (chairman), the Hon. Mark Rolle, and Mr J. C. Moore Steevens. Pope was charged with stealing a pony on January 22nd, from the Barton, Dowland, the property of Mrs Jane Turner. Mr H. K. Thorne, jun., who appeared to prosecute, said no suspicion fell on the prisoner until the investigation with reference to the charge on which he had been already convicted. William Parsons, farrier, of Wellington, stated that about the 24th January he received a telegram from the prisoner, asking him to come to the Castle hotel, Taunton, where he had a pony for sale. Witness proceeded there, and prisoner showed him the pony in the hotel stable. The pony now in the hands of the police he believed to be the same. Prisoner reserved his defence, and was committed to take his trial at the forthcoming sessions at Exeter.


15 June 1894: Local Yachting News, East Coast. Amongst the yachts which have been fitting out recemtly at Wivenhoe are Pilgrim, belonging to Mr Van Raalte; Harelda, 79-ton yawl, Mr Benskin; Firefly, s.s., Mr G. Pratt; Iris; and Shearwater, Mr Barton. A great many yachts have left the place for Harwich Regatta. Messrs Madder & Co., of Wivenhoe, are still busy, and have in hand orders for sails for Patience, belonging to Mr Hasluck, and Xanthe, owned by Mr Channell, Q.C.; also twelve suits for various yachts, viz., two being for Mr Parsons, of Athlone, Ireland, three for Messrs Forrestt and Son, of Wivenhoe, one for Mr Mollett, of Brundall, one suit for Halogen, belonging to Mr H. H. Cousins, of Oxford; one for the noted yacht Challenge, belonging to Mr Walter Stuart; one for Mr Vogen, of Surbiton; one for a boat building for Mr H. C. Smith of Oxford; another for one building by the Thames Yacht Co., for Mr Gould; a suit also for the una boat Rhona belonging to Mr Penraven, of Ipswich. Condor, 157 tons, yawl, has left Mr J. A. Houston’s yard at Rowhedge and gone to Wivenhoe, where she is fitting out. Dotterel is undergoing repairs at Mr Houston’s yard, and will proceed to Wivenhoe to fit out, Gipsy, belonging to Mr A. G. Mumford, of Colchester, was launched from Mr Houston’s yard on Thursday, and has left for Harwich – East Anglian Times.


8 June 1903: Death, at Laurel Cottage, Marston Magna, Sarah Jane Parsons, widow of U. T. C. Parsons, aged 52


29 January 1904: Greenhouses, vineries, conservatories, forcing houses, frames and lights, heating apparatus – G. Parsons, 217 Oxford Road, Reading


September 1909: Subscriptions for the Sunday School Treat: Collected by Mrs Parsons – Mrs Williams 6d, Mrs Blakeman 6d, Mrs Beckenham 3d, Mrs Dowdeswell 2d, Mrs Stuker 2d, Mrs Bubb 3d, Mrs Wood 4d. Total 2/2


November 1923: News of Old Girls: Gladys Parsons (1920) went to Palestine last spring, and is having a most enjoyable time there. She expects to return to England in a few months


1 April 1931: Urban council elections: Ashby-de-la-Zouch: Holywell: candidates: C. H. Parsons, R. Dickinson, J. J. Staley, L. M. A. Darlow, L. Marshall, G. E. Ridgway.


January 1932: candidate for membership of the Cyclists’ Touring Club: E. Parsons, 36 Wolton Drive, Boythorpe, Chesterfield


November 1946: Report in The Northamptonshire Farmers’ Journal of the Executive Committee of  the Northamptonshire branch of the National Farmers’ Union, naming these officers and members: Mr C. E. North (County Chairman), Major J. C. Grant-Ives, C.C. (Vice-Chairman), Mr Vincent Everard (National Delegate), Mr C. E. Wright (County Secretary), Mr Turner (president of the N.F.U.), Mr H. R. Overman, Mr E. J. Barnwell, Mr E. A. Turney, Mr A. R. Heygate, Mr H. Minors, Mr B. L. Higgs, Mr D. E. Hutchinson, Mr J. T. Jones, Mr R. H. Parsons, Mr H. T. F. Weston, Mr G. J. Thompson, Mr H. L. Parker, Mr G. Hone, Mr H. M. Wilson (the newly-appointed Flax Growers’ representative), and Mr S. K. Spokes.


15 April 1953: County court judgments against Mrs Parsons, 24 Eastbourne Road, Stratford; and against Mr T. C. Parsons, Nantymere Farm, Oldcastle, Longtown Road, Herefordshire; and against Mr P. Parsons, 52 Codsall Road, Cradley Heath, constructional engineer


25 April 1979: Steve Parsons, footballer, Wimbledon F.C.: ‘Steve Parsons came from amateur football last season. Has a tremendous shot in either foot and needs very careful watching.’


c1990: Alan Parsons