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Frederick Parkes (1808 - 1854)

Frederick Parkes
Born in St James Westminster,London, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 15 Jun 1834 in St Andrew The Less, Barnwell Cambridgeshire UKmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010 | Last significant change: 2 Jul 2021
13:18: Linda Davison edited the Status Indicators for Frederick Parkes (1808-1854). (No middle name, added language.) [Thank Linda for this]
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Biography

Frederick Parkes was born 16th August 1808 in Westminster, London to parents Joseph Parkes and his wife Elizabeth [believed to be nee Nichols], and was baptised in St James’s Church Westminster on 14th September 1808. His father was the Master of the York Coffee House situated at 45 & 46 St James’s Street, almost at the junction of Piccadilly and St James’s Street. Until about 1830 Coffee Houses were considered to be centres of ‘intellectual discussions’ where politicians, artists, writers, scientists and businessmen met to read newspapers and public notices and converse on topics of interest as well as conduct business transaction. Frederick had an older brother Thomas George – born 1806, and a sister Charlotte Ann born 1810 – who I believe died soon after birth, as did their mother Elizabeth.

Frederick’s father, Joseph Parkes was running the Coffee House in conjunction with his aunt, Esther Parkes, the wife of his deceased uncle Thomas Parkes who had died in 1800 and left Joseph Parkes the sum of £500 on reaching the age of 21, which would have been in 1809. Thomas George Parkes and Frederick Parkes, the children of Joseph were left £500 and £100 respectively by their aunt Esther Parkes when she died in 1823, to be paid on attaining the age of 21- which would have been in 1829 for Frederick.

In 1834 Frederick married Mary Ann Butler at Barnwell near Cambridge. In 1837 Fred applied to join the British Civil Service as an Excise Officer. The original documents relating to this event are preserved at Kew [PRO Cust, 116. 28], and from them we know that Fred was then aged 29, had been born in St James Westminster, was married with two children, supported the present Government, had been ‘bred a clerk’, understood the first four rules of vulgar and decimal arithmetic, and after a six week training course was qualified to become an Excise Officer, stationed at Oxford.

In 1838 Fred was posted to Newtown in Wales, then in 1843 he received a promotion and was posted to Rhayder, also in Wales. The next year, in 1844 he was again promoted as ‘head of the board’ and transferred to Birmingham where the family remained until 1850 when another promotion took then to Worcester.

From census records it was established that Frederick and Mary Ann had 6 children. Harriet Jemima was born in 1835 in Cambridge, Louisa Susannah in 1837 also in Cambridge, Amelia in 1839 and Eliza Butler in 1842 in Wales, a second child named Amelia in 1846 and Frederick Charles in 1847 both born in Birmingham. However only three survived into adult hood, the eldest daughter Harriet who married David Murdoch [who died in Sydney in 1879], the second daughter Louisa who married Lewis Sharp in 1858 , and the son Frederick who came to Australia. The daughter Eliza Butler Parkes died aged 15, four years after her father died.

Frederick Parkes, Excise Officer died of liver disease in 1854 in Worcester, leaving all his possessions, valued at £200 to his wife Mary Ann.

NOTE: All biographical information courtesy of Margaret Parkes.

DEAT 1 DEAT 2 DATE 26 MAR 1854 2 PLAC Worcester UK 1 DEAT 2 DATE MAR 1854 2 PLAC Hereford And Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom 2 SOUR @S21911@ 3 DATA 4 TEXT Online publication - FreeBMD. England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1983 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.Original data - General Register Office. England and Wales Ci 5 CONC vil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office, � Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, t 5 CONC ransfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Database Copyright � 1998-2003 Graham Hart, Ben Laurie, C. Did not import 1.

NOTE 1 NOTE @NI0791@ Did not import NOTE.


Biography

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.

Name

Frederick /PARKES/[1][2][3][4][5]
Fredk /Parker/[6]
Frederic /Parkes/[7]

Found multiple versions of NAME. Using Frederick /PARKES/.

Birth

1808
St James, Westminster, London[8][9]
1809
London, England[10]
16 AUG 1808[11]

Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using 1808

Death

MAR 1854
Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom[12]

Will

1854
Worcester, Worcs[13]

Occupation

1854
prev cook [1834]/Revenue Officer[14]
1841
Exise officer[15]

Residence

1841
Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire[16]
1854
St Clement St, St Clements, Worcester[17]
1851
Worcester St Clement, Worcestershire, England[18]
England[19]
1841
Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire, Wales[20]
1881
Age: 63; Relation: Wife; Condition as to marriage: Married/Shenfield, Essex, England[21]

Baptism

14 SEP 1808
St James, Piccadilly, Middlesex, England[22][23]


15 JUN 1834
St Andrew The Less, Barnwell, Cambs[24][25][26]

Witnesses: John Darnell and Jimimar [sic] Butler

Sources

  • Source: S109 Title: death certificate in Wainwright family summary file (scanned)
  • Source: S137 Title: 1841 census
  • Source: S17 Title: 1841 census for Wales
  • Source: S31 Title: IGI indiv record
  • Source: S494 Author: FreeBMD Title: England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Contro; Repository: #R2
  • Repository: R2 Name: Ancestry.co.uk Address: http://www.Ancestry.co.uk E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S502 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1851 England Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851. Data imaged from the National A; Repository: #R3
  • Repository: R3 Name: iOS Application Address: http://www.iOS Application E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S527 Author: Ancestry.com Title: England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008; Repository: #R5 NOTEGenealogical Society of Utah, British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition, Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002
  • Repository: R5 Name: www.ancestry.co.uk Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S533 Author: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: 1881 England Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. 1881 British Isles Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the l; Repository: #R2
  • Source: S542 Author: Ancestry.com Title: London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1812. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives. Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation Libraries; Repository: #R2
  • Source: S543 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1841 Wales Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1841. Data imaged from the National A; Repository: #R2
  • Source: S544 Author: Ancestry.com Title: Pallot's Marriage Index for England: 1780 - 1837 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.Original data - The original paper slip index, from which this database was created, is owned by The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, England.Original data: T; Repository: #R2
  • Source: S63 Title: Copy from Margaret Parkes in file
  • Source: S91 Title: David and Harriet's marriage certificate

Notes

N365Margaret Hobbs/Parkes (GC) provides details of family: The Fred Parkes who married Mary Ann Butler in 1834 was born in 1808 at St James London the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Parkes. They had 6 children Harriet b 1835 Louisa born 1837 who died 1851, Amelia born 1839 who died 1845, Eliza Butler born 1842, died 1857, Amelia born 1846 died 1846 and Fred C born 1847 died 1903 in Australia. Fred the excise office born 1808 joined the excise office in 1837 andwas posted to Oxford. In 1838 he was posted to Newtown (Penygloddfa) in Wales. In 1843 he was posted to Rhayader Wales, in 1844 to Birmingham as the head of the board, and in 1850 he was posted to Worcester where he died in 1854. All this information came from records at Kew. I found them in the 1841 census in South St in Penygloddfa Wales. Frederick Parkes age 33 or 35 [JMP 33] excise officer, not born in Wales,Mary Ann age 26, Harriot age 6, Louisa age 4, Amelia age 2 with 2 servants. [ Llanllwchaiarn, nr Newtown, Montgomeryshire] Llanllwchaiarn is a village on the outskirts of Newtown in Powys, Wales. In 1851 the family is in Worcester, St Clements (HO 107 2042) Clements Street. Fred Parkes head, married age 42 Inland revenue officer born St James London, Mary Ann wife age 35 born Fen Ditton Cambridgeshire, Eliza age 8 at school born Newtown, Fred age 3 at home born Birmingham I do not know for sure that all the children died, except for Eliza Butler who died in 1857, as I did get her death cetificate. It is possible that Harriet at age 16 in 1851 was not living at home. Frederick Parkes was an Excise Officer with the British Government. These are transcripts of letters and notes found at the Public Records Office at Kew UK. [PRO KEW. Cust. 116. 28] 12 September 1837 Fred. Parkes Sir J C Mortlock The Hon. commissioners of Excise London E W Dent 15/19/10 To the Honourable Commissioners and Governors of her Majesty's Revenue of Excise Malt [?]. These are to certify that Frederick Parkes born at London in the Parish of St James Westminster is a likely man to make a good officer he is healthy and active and not encumbered with debts is a married man with a wife and two children aged twenty nine years of a respectable character and well affected to the present Government he hath been bred a clerk and proposeth for his securities the Rev Dr Barnes Master of St Peter's College Cambridge and James Boning College servant of Frunshington St Cambridge and humbly desires tobe instructed by Robert William Russell Officer of Cambridge 3 rd Division Cambridge District and Cambridge Collection . Christopher Toohy Supervisor. I Frederick Parkes do voluntarily make oath that neither Inot any person for me to my knowledge or belief have or hath directlyor indirectly given or promised to give any fee, gratuity or reward to any person or persons whatsoever for attaining or endeavouring to attain for me an order of instructions or any employment in the Revenueof Excises sworn this day 11th September 1837. [signed] Frederick Parkes. before me Edw. Foster Nuyer. May it please your Honors. I have examined the above mentioned Frederick Parkes and find him well qualified in every respect according to the above written certificate he understands the first four rules of vulgar and decimal arithmetic he hath taken the oath of office and allegiance and the said certificate and the above oath are in his own handwriting. I am Your Honors Most obedient humble servant Christopher Toohy Supervisor. Cambridge 17th Sept 1837. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PRO KEW Cust 116 28 The Honourable Commissioner of Excise London No 249 28th Oct 1837 Fred. Parkes Sir J CMortlock Oxford. entered 30th Oct 1837 WR. ?? to Cambridge 31/10 & Oxford 15/19/10 May it please Your Honor These are to certify that Frederick Parkes born at Westminster in the County of Middlesex in London Collection aged 29 years is instructed pursuant to your Honors order bearing date September 13th 1837 and is qualified for surveying Common Brewers, Malsters, Tallow Malters, Scapers, Paper makers, Vinergar makers, Brandy, Wine, Tea and Tobacco Dealers he can ..... Excise and Malt, Gauges by Pen and Rule hath taken gauges and stocked for six weeks in Cambridge Division and duly entered his surveys in Books prepared by him for that Purpose from which he has made true Vouchers and Abstracts he is provided with proper Instruments & Instructions and in every respect well qualified for the Employment of an Officer of Excise We are Hon. Sirs Your Honors Cambridge}Dutiful Servants 28th Oct 1837 }Christopher Toohy Robert William Russell Officer P.S. the Directors of the General letter of October 14 1740 have likewise been duly complied with. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PRO KEW Cust 47 627. [12/10/1827 - 18/12/1837] Monday 30th October 1837 Page 49. that Frederick Parkes, Expectant instructed in Cambridge Collection on Sir John C Mortlock's Recommendation, Certificate dated the 28th instant, be an expectant in Oxford Collection. refd to the Board. PRO KEW Cust 47 630. Wednesday 18th April 1838 That Frederick Parkes expectant in Oxford Collection be supernumerary. PRO KEW Cust 47 633[24/11/1838 - 2/2/1839] Page 44. Fred Parkes is witness to a disciplinary action in Newtown Wales. Saturday 8th Dec 1838. PRO KEW Cust 47 649 Wednesday 29/3/1843 That Thomas Davies Officer of Rhayader 2nd Ride, Wales Moole Collection succeeds Edwards. That Frederick Parkes Officer of Newtown 1st Ride, same Collection succeeds Davies. PRO KEW Cust 47 656. Saturday 7/9/1844. That Philip Maine Officer of Birmingham 20th Division Lickfield Collection, succeeds Roberts at his own request. That Frederick Parkes Officerof Rhayader 2nd Ride Wales, Moole Collection whose qualifications forpromotion have been examined and approved succeed Maine on the Head of the Board. PRO KEW Cust 47 682. Friday 10th May 1850 That FrederickParkes Officer of Birmingham 20th division, Lichfield Collection, be Officer of Worcester, 1st Division, Worcester Collection. PRO KEW Cust47 697. Tuesday 20th April 1854 Frederick Parkes Officer of Worcester1st Division Worcester Collection, being dead, ordered that Thomas Reid, Officer of Coventry 3rd Ride Coventry Collection whose qualifications for promotion have been examined and approved, succeed him. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PROB 10/7063 RC/8024 and PROB 11 2197 Frederick Parkes Clement Street Worcester Mary Ann Parkes same place PC 3 895ne. Sept 1854. IR 27 310 698 PROB 12 283 Will 33 Worc. Frederick Parkes Sept 1854. The Last Will and Testement of Mr Frederick Parkes Inland Revenue Officer Worcester. oooooOOOOOOOOooooo John Davies Commissioner. Frederick Parkes. This is the last Will and Testament of me Fredeick Parkes of Clement Street at the parish of Saint Clements In the County of Worcester Excise Officer made this thirteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty four as follows. I give devise andbequeath all messages lands, tenements and hereitaments and all my household furniture, ready money securities for money, money secured by Life assurance Goods and chattels and my other my real and Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my dear wife Maryann Parkes her heirs and executors administrators and assign to and for her and their own absolute use and benefit according to the nature and quality thereof respectively subject only to payment of any just debtsfuneral and testamentory expenses and I appoint my said wife executrix of this my will and hereby revoke all other wills In witness whereof I Have hereunder set my hand and seal the day and year above. Signed sealed published and acknowledged by the said Frederick Parkes as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses this thirteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four. Richard Sanderson Inland Revenue Officer Worcester, William Clarke Inland Revenue Officer Worcester. Provedat London 30th September 1854, before the judge by the oath of Mary Ann Parkes widow the relict the sole Executrix to whom Adams [?] was granted having been first sworn by ..........dult to Administrator. P Fenton200 Pounds. Late of Clement Street Worcester in the County of Worcester. Inland Revenue Officer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1841 Census South Street Penygloddfa Wales. Newtown. Born in the county Frederich Parkes 33 or 35 Excise officerno Mary Parkes26no Harriet6no Louisa4no Amelia2yes Elizabeth Humphries14Female servantyes Margaret Meloy 26Ireland ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1851 Census Worcester [HO 107 2042] St Clements Parish Clement Street Fred ParkesHead M 42Inland Rev Off.St James London. Mary Ann ParkeswifeM35Fen Ditton Cambridge Eliza Parkesdaug8at schoolNewtown Montgomery Fred Parkesson3at homeBirminghamWarwick ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Frederick Parkes Born16/8/1808 baptised 14/9/1808 St James London Married15/6/1834 Barnwell Cambridge to Mary Ann Butler. Witness JohnDarnell and Jemima Butler [sister] Joined the Excise Office1837 age 29 married with 2 children Posted toOxford1837 Posted to Newtown Wales1838 Posted to Rhayder Wales1843 Posted to Birmingham1844on the Head of the Board Posted to Worcester1850Died1854of liver disease and dropsy. Frederick and Mary Ann had 6 children, however only one survived into adulthood, the son Frederick whocame to Australia. Margaret Hobbs/Parkes (GC) provides details of family: The Fred Parkes who married Mary Ann Butler in 1834 was born in 1808 at St James London the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Parkes. They had 6 children Harriet b 1835 who died I THINK in 1841, Louisa born 1837 who died 1851, Amelia born 1839 who died 1845, Eliza Butler born 1842, died 1857, Amelia born 1846 died 1846 and Fred C born 1847 died 1903 in Australia. Fred the excise office born 1808 joined the excise office in 1837 andwas posted to Oxford. In 1838 he was posted to Newtown (Penygloddfa) in Wales. In 1843 he was posted to Rhayader Wales, in 1844 to Birmingham as the head of the board, and in 1850 he was posted to Worcester where he died in 1854. All this information came from records at Kew. I found them in the 1841 census in South St in Penygloddfa Wales. Frederick Parkes age 33 or 35 [JMP 33] excise officer, not born in Wales,Mary Ann age 26, Harriot age 6, Louisa age 4, Amelia age 2 with 2 servants. [ Llanllwchaiarn, nr Newtown, Montgomeryshire] In 1851 the family is in Worcester, St Clements (HO 107 2042) Clements Street. Fred Parkes head, married age 42 Inland revenue officer born St James London, Mary Ann wife age 35 born Fen Ditton Cambridgeshire, Eliza age 8 at school born Newtown, Fred age 3 at home born Birmingham. [Can't find entry Feb-07] I do not know for sure that all the children died, except for Eliza Butler who died in 1857, as I did get her death cetificate. It is possible that Harriet at age 16 in 1851 was not living at home.
1881: 68, lawyer, living with Amry Ann and son Walter (32) in Shenfield Essex
  1. Source: #S494 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Frederick Parkes Object: @M120@
  2. Source: #S542 Data: Text: Baptism date: 14 Sep 1808 CONT Baptism place: St James, Piccadilly, Middlesex, England Object: @M156@
  3. Source: #S544 Data: Text: Marriage date: 1834 CONT Marriage place: Cambridge Object: @M157@
  4. Source: #S543 Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1808 CONT Birth place: CONT Residence date: 1841 CONT Residence place: Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire, Wales Object: @M158@
  5. Source: #S533 Page: Class: RG11; Piece: 1757; Folio: 30; Page: 26; GSU roll: 1341423 Object: @M429@
  6. Source: #S502 Page: Database online. Class: HO107; Piece: 2042; Folio: 122; Page: 13; GSU roll: 87450-87451. Data: Text: Record for Fredk Parker Object: @M119@
  7. Source: #S527 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Frederic Parkes
  8. Source: #S543 Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1808 CONT Birth place: CONT Residence date: 1841 CONT Residence place: Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire, Wales Object: @M158@
  9. Source: #S533 Page: Class: RG11; Piece: 1757; Folio: 30; Page: 26; GSU roll: 1341423 Object: @M429@
  10. Source: #S502 Page: Database online. Class: HO107; Piece: 2042; Folio: 122; Page: 13; GSU roll: 87450-87451. Data: Text: Record for Fredk Parker Object: @M119@
  11. Source: #S527 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Frederic Parkes
  12. Source: #S494 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Frederick Parkes Object: @M120@
  13. Source: #S63
  14. Source: #S91
  15. Source: #S137
  16. Source: #S17
  17. Source: #S109
  18. Source: #S502 Page: Database online. Class: HO107; Piece: 2042; Folio: 122; Page: 13; GSU roll: 87450-87451. Data: Text: Record for Fredk Parker Object: @M119@
  19. Source: #S527 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Frederic Parkes
  20. Source: #S543 Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1808 CONT Birth place: CONT Residence date: 1841 CONT Residence place: Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire, Wales Object: @M158@
  21. Source: #S533 Page: Class: RG11; Piece: 1757; Folio: 30; Page: 26; GSU roll: 1341423 Object: @M429@
  22. Source: #S527 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Frederic Parkes
  23. Source: #S542 Data: Text: Baptism date: 14 Sep 1808 CONT Baptism place: St James, Piccadilly, Middlesex, England Object: @M156@
  24. Source: #S31
  25. Source: #S544 Data: Text: Marriage date: 1834 CONT Marriage place: Cambridge Object: @M157@
  26. Source: #S544 Data: Text: Marriage date: 1834 CONT Marriage place: Cambridge Object: @M157@

Acknowledgments

Thank you to John Patrick for creating WikiTree profile Parkes-280 through the import of JMP-Ancestry_2013-03-04.ged on Mar 4, 2013.

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