A few days ago I messaged a contributor to the FamilySearch Shared Tree,and with David’s help the problematic PARROTT families have been reconciled.
Tom Parrott of Hemswell has had his marriage to Susannah GRAVES annulled and he is now happily married to Minnie HIDER. On the 1911 census form he stated that ten children had been born in the previous 25 years, of whom three had died.
The sudden emptiness in Susannah’s life was instantly filled by marriage to Tom PARRATT (sic) of Donington on Bain. I think David has already added to their family.
Because of the distant connection to Filey, through Emily Etta, I did a bit more work today on her father George, finding the marriage of his parents in Northorpe, a few miles from Hemswell. George’s mother was 38 years old when she married and may have had a daughter with much younger Thomas Parrott before they tied the knot. I haven’t put Mary on the Shared Tree because I couldn’t find sources for her birth or baptism.
George and Elizabeth VICKERS have possible duplicate IDs linked to the baptism sof a daughter Elizabeth (MJB9-8QF) on 18 May 1859. Brother Tom was baptised on the same day, and firstborn sibling Sarah Elizabeth in May two years earlier. Alas, I haven’t been able to find a birth source for Elizabeth – and Sarah Elizabeth reaching adulthood and marrying puts a questionmark over Elizabeth and Tom being twins. I haven’t found little Elizabeth in census or death records either, so have not made the merge. Perhaps a descendant will find these Parrotts and offer a solution to this small mystery.
I took George Woodward Parrott from the other couple called George and Elizabeth but made up the loss by contributing other children and sources. Neither parent has ancestors on the Shared Tree, and only two grandchildren so far from their four girls and five boys. There’s plenty of work there for others to do!
Mark of Man 65 · Whitby Abbey
The line in the toes is yellow green in males and bluish green in females.
I have put Emily Etta Parrott’s headstone on the Shared Tree but Tom, the eldest of her four brothers, is still absent. It may take a few more days to extricate him from the marriage to another man’s wife.
I only had to create IDs for Emily and George William. The wee boy was a few months old when he died, leaving the way clear for George Woodward. Placing George the Second with another family seemed to be a FamilySearch “system error” so I didn’t think I would upset anyone by bringing him back home.
The forebears of Hemswell and Upton cum Kexby Parrots have not yet shown themselves but if you check out Emily’s youngest brother, John Edward, you can follow the many branches of his wife Thirza’s family. Her father’s line only goes back to 1683 but there are plenty of good marriages that will introduce you to “the Conquerors”, and their ancestors who ruled swathes of Europe in the Dark Ages.
Sky 25 · Filey Bay
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.
Stone 25 · Gravestone
Reviewing my current list of “Stone People” this morning, I noticed that Emily Etta PARROTT was in need of a FamilySearch Tree ID.
This memory of her probably brings a smile to most people who notice the stone by the west wall of the churchyard.
Born in Upton, Lincolnshire, she was with Mary Elizabeth in Filey when the census was taken in 1901. They offered lodging to visitors at 4 Rutland Street.
That year, Emily was 27 and Mary 32. Some of Mary’s forebears were established in Filey before the end of the 16th century and it would be interesting to know how she formed such a strong bond with the daughter of an agricultural labourer from the other side of the Humber. The two women appear to have lived together to the end of their days, Mary departing first aged 91 and Emily following about fifteen months later.
About three years ago I found Emily’s parents on the Shared Tree, their record associated with the christening of their first child in 1856. Looking today for a more substantial pairing I happened upon Emily’s older brother George Woodward Parrott. Five years separate them, and both were born in Upton – but although they should have the same biological mother, George has been placed with Elizabeth nee DOWLE.
This Elizabeth’s husband George died in 1911; “just Elizabeth”, mother of Sarah Elizabeth and Emily Etta, buried her George in 1885. The GRO Births Index shows her maiden surname.
PARROTT, Sarah Elizabeth, Mother’s Maiden Surname: VICKERS. GRO Reference: 1857 J Quarter in GAINSBOROUGH Volume 07A Page 629.
PARROTT, George Woodward, Mother’s Maiden Surname: VICKERS. GRO Reference: 1868 S Quarter in GAINSBOROUGH Volume 07A Page 713.
PARROTT, Emily Etty (sic), Mother’s Maiden Surname: VICKERS. GRO Reference: 1873 D Quarter in GAINSBURGH (sic) Volume 07A Page 722.
The confusion doesn’t end here. The eldest brother of Sarah, George and Emily – Tom – is correctly pinned on the Shared Tree with his christening source but he has been married to the wrong woman and misplaced geographically in 1881 and 1891.
This will take some sorting out. I hope to offer my “workings” in Confusion Part 2 tomorrow.
PARROTT, Tom, Mother’s Maiden Surname: VICKERS. GRO Reference: 1859 J Quarter in GAINSBOROUGH Volume 07A Page 627.