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George Robert Parkin KCMG (1846 - 1922)

Sir George Robert Parkin KCMG
Born in Parkindale, Elgin, Albert, New Brunswickmap
Husband of — married 9 Jul 1878 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in London, England, United Kingdommap
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Sir George Robert Parkin KCMG was a Canadian educator, imperialist, and author.

Born at Parkindale, New Brunswick, a community founded by his father and uncle, George was the youngest of 13 children. His mother gave him a love for literature and learning. He attended Normal School in Saint John in 1862, then taught briefly in Bouctouche and Campobello Island. In 1864 he attended the University of New Brunswick.

From 1867 to 1871, George taught at the Bathurst Grammar School. From 1872 to 1889, he was the headmaster of the Fredericton Collegiate School, where the poets Charles Roberts, Bliss Carman, and Francis Sherman came under his influence. He attended the University of Oxford in 1873–1874. From 1895 to 1902, he was the headmaster of Upper Canada College. He was the organizing secretary of the Rhodes Trust (1902–1922) and the Toronto Round Table Group (1910–1922).

On July 9, 1878, George married Annie Connell Fisher, a former student. Annie’s grandfather was Peter Fisher, New Brunswick’s first historian. They had six daughters (two died in infancy) and one son.

George Parkin was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1898 and Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in the 1920 New Year Honours for his work with the Rhodes Trust.


  • Imperial Federation, The Problem of National Unity (1892)
  • Round the Empire; For the Use of Schools (1892)
  • The Great Dominion: Studies of Canada (1895)
  • Edward Thring, Headmaster of Uppingham School: Life, Diary and Letters (1898)
  • Sir John A. Macdonald (1908)
  • The Rhodes Scholarships (1912)

George Robert Parkin. Prefix: Sir. Given Name: George Robert. Surname: Parkin. A Given name was found in addition to a first name in the NAME tag.

Born 8 FEB 1846. Salisbury, , New Brunswick, Canada. [1][2][3][4][5]

Died 25 JUN 1922. London, , , England. [6][7][8][9]


AMTID 200104881607:1030:113089246.

Census: 1851 Moncton Parish, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. [10]

Residence BET 1895 AND 1902. Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. [11] Goring-on-Thames, , , England. [12]

Buried ? Cemetery, Goring-on-Thames, , , England. [13]

Occupation: educationist. [14]

Marriage 9 JUL 1878. [15][16][17][18] Event: Alt marriage. 1879[19][20]


  1. Source: #S196 1922-1930, p.654
  2. Source: #S183 Vol. 76 - sheet with Annie Fisher and family information
  3. Source: #S183 v.76 p.25230-32
  4. Source: #S184 Certainty: 2 Vol. 47 - Birth Certificate registered 18 Feb 1927 by Annie C Parkin
  5. Source: #S232
  6. Source: #S196 1922-1930, p.654
  7. Source: #S183 Vol. 76 - sheet with Annie Fisher and family information
  8. Source: #S183 v.76 p.25230-32
  9. Source: #S232
  10. Source: #S59 V.I, Moncton Parish, p.57 (p.43 in Census) Certainty: 2
  11. Source: #S196 1922-1930, p.654
  12. Source: #S196 1922-1930, p.654
  13. Source: #S196 1922-1930, p.654
  14. Source: #S196 1922-1930, p.654
  15. Source: #S196 1922-1930, p.654
  16. Source: #S183 Vol. 76 - sheet with Annie Fisher and family information
  17. Source: #S183 v.76 p.25230-32
  18. Source: #S1328 p.37 Certainty: 2
  19. Source: #S183 Vol. 76 Chart of descendants of Michael and Maria Fisher
  20. Source: #S232
  • Wikipedia contributors, "George Robert Parkin," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed March 25, 2016).
  • Terry Cook, “PARKIN, Sir GEORGE ROBERT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 15, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed August 17, 2015, [1]
  • Source: S183 MG 30 D 44 George R Parkins Papers (National Archives of Canada; Ottawa, ON)
  • Source: S184 MG 30 D 59 Mrs W L Grant (Marjorie Parkin) papers
  • Source: S196 Dictionary of National Biography (4th Suppl) Repository: #R133
  • Repository: R133 Ottawa Public Library Ottawa, ON
  • Source: S232 Fisher Family Tree, being descendants of Michael and Maria Fisher primarily through grandson Peter Fisher Note: created by Fisher family of Sackville, NB
  • Source: S59 Wayne Gillcash, editor, 1851 Census for Westmorland Co, NB transcript edited by Wayne Gillcash originals at National Archives on Reels C-996, 997, 998 (difficult to read) (personal copy) Repository: #R132
  • Repository: R132 personal library

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