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Joseph Parkes (1788 - aft. 1841)

Joseph Parkes
Born in Stoke Bardolph, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 9 Mar 1805 in All Saints Fulham, Londonmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 28 Feb 1821 in St James, Westminster, Londonmap
Descendants descendants
Died after after age 52 in London, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Joseph Parkes was born in 1788 in Stoke Bardolph in the Parish of Gedling in Nottinghamshire, the fourth of nine children of William Parkes and Ann Clayton. Joseph was only 12, when his uncle, Thomas Parkes, died in 1800, but he was left £500 that he would receive when he reached the age of 21. His brother Thomas Parkes received a similar large legacy although he was even younger. Their uncle, who was childless, owned the York Coffee-House in St James' Street, Westminster. The two boys went to London to live with their aunt and uncle, learn the business and have a more secure future.[1]

It appears that Joseph was 17 when he married Elizabeth Nickells in 1805 and she was 22. They were living in London in 1806 when their first son, Thomas George Parkes, was born. They had two more children, Frederick in 1808 and Charlotte in 1810. Both Charlotte and her mother Elizabeth may have died in 1810. In May 1813 in a nearby parish a Joseph Parkes, a "bachelor", and Elizabeth Durandeau were married. In 1817 Joseph Parkes was born to Joseph and Elizabeth Parkes and died 10 days later. In February 1821 Joseph, a widower, married Cecilia White at St James Westminster. They had 5 children: William D'Arcy, Joseph, Henry Richard, Emma Else, and Agnes Teresa.[2]


  1. “Joseph Parkes – Coffee-House Master,” by Margaret Parkes of Australia, with the help of research by Steve Bennett, Professional Genealogist, London, provided to John Patrick in 2009.
  2. “Joseph Parkes – Coffee-House Master,” by Margaret Parkes of Australia, with the help of research by Steve Bennett, Professional Genealogist, London, provided to John Patrick in 2009.
  • Gedling, Nottinghamshire, England; BTs; 1743 - 1808; Film Number: 503495 Class: HO107; Piece: 1061; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Lambeth; County: Surrey; Enumeration District: 13; Folio: 34; Page: 16; Line: 20; GSU roll: 474655




26 MAY 1788


St James, England
Age: 50/Lambeth, Surrey, England
St Margaret, England

28 FEB 1821
St James, Westminster, London
09 MAR 1805
Fulham All Saints, England
Electoral roll 1818 for parish of St James: 46 St James' Street; Coffee house kpr
Electoral roll 1839 for westminster St Margaret: Great George Street
There is a death of Joseph William Henry PARKES in Kensington Q1 1842

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Parker-19468 and Parkes-46 do not represent the same person because: The profiles are for two different men.
posted by Kay (Johnson) Wilson
Parker-12341 and Parkes-46 do not represent the same person because: Parker-12341 died soon after birth and hence can have married and had children's Parkes-46 did!
posted by Mark MacDonald
Parks-1318 and Parkes-288 appear to represent the same person because: I Removed Parks-1318 as a spouse of Parkes-288, more likely a merger candidate
posted by Bob Tonsmeire

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