Who was Jessie Parker

+6 votes

Could someone please assist me in finding the correct data for Jessie May Parker.

I have her wedding certificate. She was married to my great grandfather - Robert Lever.

A 1911 Census places her in Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom, and names my grandfather as her son as well as my great-grandfather as her husband. Her mother, Georgina Parker, was also in residence.

The problem I am facing is finding further heritage for her.

I can find no history for her mother. And as such am at a dead end. 

WikiTree profile: Jessie Lever
in Genealogy Help by Tarn Alcock G2G1 (1.3k points)

Jessie Parker

 in the England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980

England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980 No Image
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Name: Jessie Parker
Christening Age: 0
Birth Date: 11 Dec 1882
Christening Date: 16 Dec 1882
Christening Place: Clitheroe, Lancashire, England
Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Map:
Father: James Parker
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Parker
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Jessie Parker

 in the 1891 England Census

Name: Jessie Parker
Gender: Female
Age: 8
Relationship: Daughter
Birth Year: 1883
Father: James Parker
Mother: Elizabeth A Parker
Birth Place: Clitheroe, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Clitheroe
Residence Place: Clitheroe, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England
Sub registration district: Clitheroe
ED, Institution or Vessel: 11
Piece: 3387
Folio: 152
Household Members:
Name Age
James Parker 46
Elizabeth A Parker 38
Mary M Parker 17
Samuel Parker 14
Mable L Parker 12
Jessie Parker 8
Lillian Parker 6
Jessie's mother was Georgina - born about 1849-1850 Scotland, so I don't think those are the same Jessie
I have not found 1911 Census showing your Grandfather,And Great Grandfather,What were there names and date birth.

Also because she shows born in Liverpool,they could have easily taken her

too Chorley too be Baptised.Could have taken Train or Trolley.

5 Answers

+5 votes
Well, from the 1939 register Jessie was born 11th May 1885 and living at 17 Francis Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. So this should narrow down her birth registration.

Also her mother Georgina was born Scotland, and I can find a Georgina Parke b. Scotland with 5 year old daughter Jessie in 1891 at Bootle, Lancashire - but Jessie was recorded as being born Liverpool (Lancashire) ( not Birkenhead, Cheshire)

But I'm not seeing a birth registration for her.

What was her father's name & occupation on the marriage certificate?
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (171k points)
In 1901 Georgina Parker, a widowed servant aged 51 born Scotland, was living with the Beck family at 82 Paddington, Edge Hill, Lancashire, but that doesn't help find Jessie's birth.
+4 votes
1891 Census name miss spelled as Georgina Parke,1849 Scotland listed as

wife but no husbands name.Daughter, Jessie ,born in Liverpool.Not

Birkenhead Lancashire.
by Wayne Morgan G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
1891 shows Georgina as wife not widow. So her husband must have been alive at that time. Shows Jessie as eleven years old.
Birkenhead is right across the river/estuary from Liverpool, so easy to get mixed up between the two places.

The original image of the 1891 census shows Jessie as aged 5..
Michelle is right, I live in the neighbouring town to Birkenhead, I can see a wonderful View of Liverpool from my window. (Well not right now as I'm in Sardinia, however point is the locations are often mixed up). A number of things with my name attribute my residence as Liverpool rather than Wirral, formally part of Cheshire.
+4 votes
Hi tarn,

I'm on holiday at the moment but living in Wallasey (town next to Birkenhead) on The Wirral and having worked In Liverpool and Chorley and having family from surrounding areas I would be happy to try and help you source your profile? I'm not back until next week so anything I can do will be fairly limited until then.
by Lizzie Griffiths G2G6 Pilot (130k points)
+3 votes
1881 Census,Walter Parker and wife Georgiana,living with father in law

Henry and wife Anna.cannot read Henry last name,Oddly Henry born in

Gibralter.Anna in Scotland,Georgiana also Scotland
by Wayne Morgan G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+3 votes
Walter Winter Parker, married Georgina McKay, Dec 25 1880

Romford,Essex  England.He died she later married,Frederick Augustus


Nov 8 1902.Church of England marriage.
by Wayne Morgan G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

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