A Confusion of Parrotts, Part 2

The parents of Emily Etta PARROTT have this minimal presence on the FamilySearch Shared Tree – but it is something I can build on over the next few days.

Making George Woodward Parrott the fruit of a union that had not yet formed is puzzling.

But I can make mistakes too and I must own up to tentatively marrying Emily’s brother Tom to one Annie SMITH, in Caistor in 1879. It was only the discovery of him at Thonock Hall in 1881 that has saved my blushes. He was an usher, servant to Elizabeth, Lady BACON. Also “living in” at the Hall was Minnie HIDER, a kitchen maid born in Belgravia, London. I had seen their names linked earlier in Free BMD Marriages. They married in St George’s Hanover Square in 1885. Their first two children were born in London but the family then moved back to the Parrott heartland. The births of their next eight children were registered in Gainsborough.

Minnie has a FamilySearch ID [LK4R-W1M] but her husband-to-be is otherwise engaged, so to speak.

The Tom Parrott tied up with Susannah GRAVES has a Hemswell baptism source attached and two census sources giving his birthplace in Donington on Bain, over twenty miles away. I must somehow free Hemswell Tom from this illicit marriage and give Donington Tom his real parents.

PARRATT, TOM, Mother’s Maiden Surname: POTTS. GRO Reference: 1858 S Quarter in LOUTH Volume 07A Page 501.

As for the third Tom who married Annie Smith… I think I’ll let him go. I have more than enough to do.

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