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Minnie Elizabeth PARKER was born in Putney, London England on 27 Oct 1900, daughter of James Cornish PARKER & Annie MARTIN


      William PARKER b. about 1790
    William Lizard PARKER b. 1822  
Eleanor LIZARD <
  Eleanor BOVEY
  James Cornish PARKER b. 1861    
    \ Humphrey HARVEY
  / Elizabeth HARVEY b. 1827 <
      Betty ELLIS
Minnie Elizabeth PARKER b. 1900      
      James MARTIN b. abt 1811
  \ Charles MARTIN b. 1843 <
    / Ann PRICE b. abt 1811, d/o Samuel & Ann
  Ann MARTIN b. 1865    
  Arthur GREENER
Lucy GREENER, b. abt 1813 <
    Elizabeth BAIGEN, b. 1843, /
George BAIGEN <


James Cornish PARKER was born 27 Oct 1861 in Teignmouth, Devon, son of William Lizard PARKER & Elizabeth HARVEY. James died in 1918 in London England.

Annie MARTIN was born about 1865 in Old Windsor, Berkshire, d/o Charles MARTIN & Elizabeth BAIGEN. She died of ovarian cancer on 29 Dec 1906 at 2 Cambalt Rd in Putney

James & Annie were married 27 Aug 1887 in Kensington, London. Their first child, Florence was born shortly thereafter in Clewer, Berkshire. In the 1891 census, James, Annie & Florence were living in London where James was a police constable.

1901 census, St. Marys parish, Putney, 15 Spencer Rd.

Florence L. PARKER married Walter Alfred JELLY in 1912 in Wandsworth London.  Florence & Walter had two children, Frederick H. in 1914 and Ethel A. in 1916, both born in Brentford London England.

Gladys Mary PARKER married Arthur Charles BOATWRIGHT in 1911 in London.  There were 2 Boatwright daughters, Eileen E.A. born in 1915 and Hilda J. born in 1922.  Eileen married Leslie H. McCOAN in 1938.  Hilda married Donald W. Russell in Surrey England in 1942.

There was a son, also called James Cornish PARKER who was born in 1890 but died in infancy

The youngest child was Hilda who was born in 1903.



William Lizard PARKER was born about 1822 in South Pool Devon, s/o William PARKER & Eleanor LIZARD who were married 2 Nov 1819 in Berry Pomeroy, Devon.  William died 28 Aug 1876 at Tapley Cottage in West Teignmouth. His death reg gives his occupation as a hackney carriage proprietor.  In the 1861 census he as a cab owner.

Elizabeth HARVEY was born about 1827 in Chagford Devon, d/o Humphrey HARVEY & Betty ELLIS who were married in Chagford in 1818. Elizabeth HARVEY's sister Emma was born in 1838 and her birth registration is June 1838 Okehampton 10 164 - Emma HARVEY, born 20 April 1838 at Chagford, d/o Humphrey HARVEY, yeoman, & Betty ELLIS.  Elizabeth was still alive at the time of the 1881 census.

Family of William Lizard PARKER & Elizabeth HARVEY:

1. William PARKER, b. about 1854 in Teignmouth.  Married Lizzie [maiden name unknown] before 1878.  In 1881, 1891 & 1901  they are living on Station Rd in Teignmouth where William is a carriage proprietor.  William & Lizzie had at least 7 children, all born in Teignmouth between 1878 and 1896 - in order, Ellen Maud, Maggie, Harry, John, Fred, Tom, & Walter.

2. Edward PARKER, b. about 1857 in Teignmouth.  In the 1881 census Edward is in Dartford Kent as a grocer's shopman.  He is with Alfred & Mary Penney.  On 4 Aug 1884 in Dartford, he married Elizabeth Jane PENNEY, d/o Alfred Thomas Penney, grocer.   Witnesses at the marriage were Alfred Thomas Penney & Mary Ellen Parker.

In the 1901 census, Edward is still in Dartford where he is now a grocer & Director of Public Company.  The family is at Miskin Road, Ashleigh.


3. Mary Ellen PARKER, b. about 1860 in Teignmouth

4. James Cornish PARKER, see above

5. Charles Henry PARKER, born about 1863 in Teignmouth

6. Thomas Harvey PARKER, born about 1867 in Teignmouth.  He married Henrietta POOK on 13 June 1891 in Newton Abbot, Devon.  In 1891 Thomas was a postal clerk in Bournemouth (res Teighton Ville - Stewart Road).  Henrietta was a resident of Bishop Steignton in 1891, and d/o John POOK, postmaster.

7. George PARKER, born about 1869 in Teignmouth

8. John Harvey PARKER, born 29 Dec 1871 at Tapsley Cottage, West Teignmouth.  In the 1891 census he was a draper's assistant in St. Mary Arches, Exeter England



Charles MARTIN was born 5 April 1843 at Well End, Great Marlow Buckinghamshire, s/o James MARTIN & Ann PRICE.  He married Elizabeth BAIGEN in 1863.  Charles died in 1891 and Elizabeth died after 1901.  Elizabeth was d/o George BAIGEN (b. 1811 in Alton Hampshire - d. 1873 near Eton) and Lucy GREENER (b. abt 1813 in Old Windsor - d. 1903)

Family of Charles MARTIN & Elizabeth BAIGEN:

1. Ann MARTIN - married James Cornish PARKER, see above

2. Lucy MARTIN, b. abt 1867, disabled.  She was living with her widowed mother at 299 St. Leonards St. in Old Windsor in the 1911 census.

3. Charles MARTIN, b. abt 1869 in Old Windsor.  1871 & 1881 censuses - at home.  1891 census - policeman

4. George Henry MARTIN, b. abt 1873 in Old Windsor, married Minnie HUGHES on 15 July 1899 in Clewer.  Minnie was a resident of St. James Plymouth at the time, and d/o John Hughes, farmer.  George & Minnie had a son, George MARTIN, b. in 1900 in Clewer.  According to the 1911 census Minnie was born in Halifax Canada.  Also in the 1911 census, George & Minnie had two children: George MARTIN age 10 and Kathleen MARTIN age 8.  George Sr. was head gardener, Gardens Castlemead Windsor (Berkshire)

5. William Thomas MARTIN, b. abt 1877 in Old Windsor.  In 1897 he married Emily Clara CUSS who was born in North Cerny Glos. abt 1876, d/o James & Emma.  William & Emily had at least 3 children - Lillian, Rose and Charles Francis MARTIN.  In 1901 the family was in Clewer where William was a laundry man.  In the 1911 census Rose was living with her grandmother & Aunt Lucy in Windsor.  I haven't looked for the rest of the family in the 1911 census.

6. John Arthur MARTIN, b. abt 1879 in Old Windsor


Humphrey HARVEY -

In the 1841 census, Chagford (Corringdon), Humphrey is 45, born in Devon (ages are rounded off in this census)

If one searched the LDS IGI for Humphrey Harveys born in Devon around 1790-1805, there are 2:

1. Humphrey Hervey christened 5 Jan 1794 in Chagford, s/o William & Elizabeth

2. Humphrey Harvey christened 21 Sept 1802 in Moretonhampstead, s/o William

This second Humphrey is probably the one found in Bridford Devon in the 1841 census (age given as 35 in 1841, see below)


There were quite a few Humphrey HARVEYs christened in Chagford. This is a list of them:

  1. 29 Jan 1711, s/o Humphrey & Elizabeth
  2. 16 Sept 1746, s/o Richard & Mary
  3. 25 Aug 1753, s/o Benjamin & Thomasin
  4. 16 March 1777, s/o John & Mary
  5. 31 May 1784, s/o Richard & Susanna
  6. 5 Jan 1794, s/o William & Elizabeth (same as above)
  7. 16 Sept 1820, s/o Humphrey & Betty (son of #6)

In the 1841 census of Chagford there was also a Humphrey HARVEY (age 70) & his wife Elizabeth (age 65), both born in Devon

There was also a Humphrey HARVEY who married Elizabeth LEWIS 15 Feb 1820 in Chagford Devon

Bridford, Devon Census 1841

Venn?, Parish of Bridford

Daniel HARVEY, farmer, 40

Mary HARVEY, 35

Humphrey HARVEY, 35,

William HARVEY, 7

Elizabeth HARVEY 5

Susan HARVEY, 3

Daniel HARVEY, 1

Mary HARVEY, 80,

George STANBURY, 20,


This same family appears in the 1851 census in Bridford (at Laployd Barton) as:

Daniel HARVEY, 53, farmer of 300 acres employing 6, born in Moreton Hampstead

Mary HARVEY, 50, wife, born in Moreton Hampstead

William HARVEY, son, 16, born in Bridford

Elizabeth HARVEY, daughter, 14, born in Bridford

Susan HARVEY, daughter, 12, born in Bridford

Daniel HARVEY, son, 10, born in Bridford

Mary HARVEY, daughter, 8, born in Bridford

Ann HARVEY, daughter, 6, born in Bridford

Humphrey HARVEY, brother, 48, farm servant, born in Moreton Hampstead


Humphrey HARVEY born 1802 in Moretonhampstead is still alive in 1881! ...... this time living as uncle in the household of Elizabeth WREYFORD, widow age 71, born in Moretonhamstead (in 1881 census, at Wooston Farm in Moretonhampstead). Elizabeth has 4 sons & 1 daughter living with her: William 44, Daniel 40, George 34, Edwin 35, and Isabella 30. All children are unmarried and all were born in Moretonhampstead.


If one checks for HARVEY births in Moreton Hampstead, there are MANY!! (LDS film C051511).


1881 census

Daniel HARVEY, born 1839 in Moretonhampstead is a blacksmith in York (65 Fowler St., Brightside Bierlow, York) in the 1881 census. His wife's name is Jane and she was born in Enfield Middlesex about 1841. They have 5 children living with them - Daniel age 18 born in Manchester & working as a printer; Albert 16, Annie 11, Harry 9, and Willie 6 (the young 4 all born in Sheffield).

In the 1881 census, William HARVEY, born 1834 in Moretonhampstead is a butcher at 5 Mount St., Stoke Damerel, Devon, with his wife Mary J., age 3 & born in Devonport, Devon. There are 5 children with them (all born in Devonport): Richard 7, Bessie 5, William H.D. 5, Kate 2, & George T. age 8 months.


Jumping to the 1891 census (FreeCen): Daniel & William HARVEY, brothers in the 1851 census, are living together at Laployd Barton Farm in Bridford. Both are unmarried. Daniel is 47 and William is 56. With them are nephews, Thomas & John POLLARD. Thomas, age 19, was born in Bridford; John age 17, was born in Chagford. Also in the household are 3 servant, Alice HEXT 30 & Samuel AGGETT 17 both born in Moretonhampstead and Alice COX, age 14, born in Ide



Not much is known about them (by me anyhow!)



In 1881 there is a Thomas Edwin LIZARD who is age 52 and born in Berry Pomeroy. He is a farmer, 162 Acres Employing Three Labourers (at Coome House, Coome Fishacres, Ipplepen, Devon). His wife's name is Julia and she is age 31 and born in St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Their oldest child is Maysie, born in Berry Pomeroy and she is 7. The other two children, Rose Mabel 4, and Frederick George 1, were born in Ippleden, Devon.


Interestingly enough, there is a Bertha LIZARD, age 6 & born in Berry Pomeroy living on Vict. Road in Peter Port, Guernsey, as grand-daughter to Rhoda SPARROW, widow, age 67 born in Devon. Her son Frederick SPARROW, born Guernsey, age 28, painter, is also with them.

These are the only Lizards in the 1881 census with a Berry Pomeroy connection.


Bertha LIZARD is also in the 1891 census, as step-daughter, age 16, in the household of Henry Daniel ADKINS and his wife Julia. Henry is a dentist, age 37 and born in Yealmpton? in Devon. Julia is 38 and born in St. Peter Port Guernesy (& appears to be wife of Thomas LIZARD in the 1881 census). In this census Bertha is born in Ippleden. Rose Mabel LIZARD is also with them, age 14. This family is living on Fore St., in Kingsbridge in Devon.



Thomas Edwin LIZARD was christened in Berry Pomeroy on 8 Feb 1829, s/o Laurence LIZARD & Mary (LDS film C050291)

Thomas Edwin LIZARD marriage registered Mar 1858 Totnes 5b pg 273, possibly to Mary TUCKER

Thomas LIZARD marriage registered March 1879 Kingsbridge 5b pg 309

Thomas Edwin LIZARD died age 53, June quarter of 1882, Newton A. 5b pg 87

Other children of Laurence/Lawrence & Mary on the same film: (possibly Mary PAIGE)

  1. Edmund Lawrence, 23 July 1820  [Edmund Lawrence LIZARD, marriage reg June 1850 Totnes 9 pg 573, to Emma BURTON].  This line goes to Australia. 
  2. Caroline, 10 Jan 1827 [Caroline LIZARD, marriage reg March 1859, Totnes 5b pg 275 to Nicholas Merefield PAIGE]
  3. William, 11 June 1818
  4. Betsy, 30 Sept 1824
  5. Harriet, 11 July 1822 [Harriet LIZARD, marriage reg Dec 1848 Totnes 9 pg 605]
  6. Mary Ann (born) 13 Nov 1816

There was a Lawrence Bovey LIZARD chr in Berry Pomeroy on 6 June 1786, s/o William & Eleanor. He was a brother to Eleanor LIZARD who married William PARKER. I have no evidence yet that the Lawrences are one and the same

Caroline LIZARD & Nicholas PAIGE, 1881 census, Pennys Cottage, Little Hempston Devon as:  Caroline PAIGE, widow, age 54, b. Berry Pomeroy


Parker Family History

By Jean Parker (Crandall) Brenner.

This letter to RHC is dated 29 December 1952.

This letter is drawing to a close once I have answered one more question, one Peter asked about his grandmother's father. He died when Mother was twelve, her mother having died before she was six.    There is a forlorn little picture of Mother with her brother and one of her sisters taken just before her mother died. It is doubtful if she knows where he is buried or perhaps it is just something painful she does not care to remember.    I don't want to say that my informants are unreliable but I do get different stories from Mother, Eileen and Bobbie. When the children became orphans, the two youngest, Mother and Hilda, were sent to live with their paternal aunt in Kent. She was married but childless, the famous Aunt Nellie.    Eileen tells me Auntie Bid, her mother, was sent into service at thirteen, and there is resentment of this and the fact that their paternal uncles' children went to private schools the girls to Breeden where Princess Anne went.    I think Mother will corroborate all but Auntie Bid going into service. When I questioned her about this, she said "Nonsense" and quickly turned to another topic    Her mother was a Martin whose mother took in washing for the troops at Windsor castle, although this is sometimes dressed up to the point where she did fine sewing and fine laundering. Either our grandfather was a black sheep to start with or his marriage made him one in the eyes of the family, but certainly his contact with the family was limited, except for one brother who had married a Halifax girl by the name of Minnie while he was stationed there. I think his name was George. Eileen has memories of visiting this pair when they lived near Tynemouth where our grandfather was born and where Eileen has found people who remember various member's of the family, most of whom sound humble to me.    She also remembers visiting her grandmother's family in Windsor and is sure that an extremely wealthy Martin is a relative but hesitates to make the connection. When I seized on the little picture Mother had of herself with her siblings, as mentioned above, I asked her if she had any more. She told me she had thrown them out because she "didn't think anyone would be interested".    I don't believe that Mother's memories are generally happy and that what she chooses to tell us is only what she can bear to remember and the rest she wants to forget.    The story Hilda is long and again, I am not sure of my informants, but I will tell you about her when I see you.