Book of PARSONS

1. John PARSONS  was born in 1821 in Tibberton, Gloucestershire, England. He died on Thursday, the 27th April 1865 in Queensland, Australia. He was buried in the Ipswich Cemetery, Ipswich, Queensland. He may have been the son of a William and Lucy PARSONS who was christened on the 25th December at Newent, Gloucestershire, England. He married  Ann THOMAS  in June 1842 in Hereford, Herefordshire, England. Ann was born about 1823 in St Peters in  Hereford. She was possibly the daughter of John THOMASShe died on the 14th November 1905 in Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland. She was buried on the 15th November 1905 on a hillside in Toowong Cemetery, Toowong in Portion 5 Section 80 Grave 10. The informant on her death certificate was Susannah REID of Doggett Street, Fortitude Valley.

     John and Ann arrived per the "Ariadne" with their 5 children five children. The captain was Captain G. Barnes and there was 275 souls equivalent to 238 adults on board comprising Males- 120 Under 14- 36 and Females- 87 Under 14- 32. There is a Audio reading of an except from the shipboard diary of Maria STELEY aboard the "Ariadne" passage to Queensland in 1863-64 and detainment at North Stradbroke Island. 

    John was a farmer. His time in Queensland was short only 14 months.

    John and Ann's children were:

    1.1. Eliza PARSONS  was born about 1843 in St Martins, Hereford. She died before 1905. 

    1.2. John PARSONS  was born on the 6th April 1846. He died on the 29th April 1935. Came out to Australia on the "Persia" as a 14 year old to be with an uncle he had never met. He wrote letters to the editor of the "Farmers Gazette' under the psuedonym of "Hereford". He was employed bridge building and road making for the Esk Shire Council. John married  Sarah EMBREY  on the 11th December 1871 in St Pauls Church of England, Ipswich, Queensland. Sarah was born on the 15th March 1853 in Fassifern, Queensland. She was christened on the 30th June 1853. She died on the 1st May 1919 in Ottaba, Queensland. She was buried on the 2nd May 1919 in Esk Cemetery, Esk. 

        John and Sarah's children were:

        1.2.1. Alfred PARSONS  was born on the 4 November 1872 in Queensland. He died on the 30th January 1899 in Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich, Queensland. He was buried  on 31st January 1899 in Esk Cemetery, Esk. 

        1.2.2. Mary PARSONS  was born on the 12th September 1873 in Queensland. She died on the 14th September 1873 in Queensland. 

        1.2.3. John PARSONS  was born on the 24th July 1874 in Queensland. He died on the 25th Julyl 1874 in Queensland. 

        1.2.4. Annie Maria PARSONS  was born on the 28th April 1875 in Queensland. She died on the 15th May 1875 in Queensland.

        1.2.5. Annie Elizabeth PARSONS  was born on the 25th August 1878 in Queensland. She died on the 18th August 1919 in Esk. She was buried on the 19th August 1919 in Esk Cemetery, Esk.  Her birthdate has also been recorded as the 18th September 1879.

        1.2.6. Alice Maud PARSONS  was born on the  21st October 1882. She died in 1958. 

        1.2.7. Albert James PARSONS  was born on the 5th January 1886 in Queensland. He died on the 19th March 1891 in Queensland. He was buried  on the 20th March 1891 in Esk Cemetery, Esk. 

        1.2.8. Ethel May PARSONS  was born on the 4th September 1891. She died on the 6th December 1955. 

        1.2.9. Cecil John PARSONS  was born on the 10th October 1893 in Ottaba, Queensland. He died on the 4th October 1917 in Belgium. He took part in the battle of Bullecourt. He was Private 5813 in the 9th Battalion.He is commemorated at Ypes (Menin Gate) Memorial to the missing Belgium Panel No 17. He joined his brother in the 42nd Regiment.

Then John married (2) Elizabeth Ann JOHNSON  in 1923 in Ipswich. Elizabeth was born in Warwickshire, England. 

    1.3. Charles PARSONS  was born in 1848 in Hereford, Herefordshire. He died on the 12th September 1895 at Banana Station, Queensland. He was buried on the 13th September 1895 in Banana Cemetery, Banana. Charles married Fanny TAYLOR  on the 26th February 1884 in Esk. Fanny was born  on the 16th August 1859 in Colinton, Queensland to John TAYLOR and Mary PRUTTON. She died on the 16th August 1956. She was buried on the 17th August 1956 in Esk Cemetery, Esk. 

        Charles and Fanny children were:

            1.3.1. Edwin Charles PARSONS  was born on the 24th January 1885 in Queenslandt. He died before 1988. Edwin married  Martha THOMAS  on 13th April 1910 in St Agnes Church of England, Esk. Martha was born in 1889 in Banana, Queensland. 

            1.3.2. James Henry PARSONS  was born on the 1st September 1886 in Queensland. He died in 1915. He was buried11  on the 14th August 1915 in Esk Cemetery, Esk. 


    1 .4. Mary Ann PARSONS  was born in 1850 in Hereford. She died on the 24th April 1876 in Queensland. Mary married  George HILL  on the 24th December 1872 in Queensland. George was born in 1840. He died on the 10th September 1915 in Esk, Queensland. He was buried on the 10th September 1915 in Esk Cemetery, Esk. They had no children.

    1.5. Susannah PARSONS  was born in 1853 in Hereford. She died in 1920 in Queensland.  Susannah married  John McEwen REID  on the 16th September 1875 in Queensland. John died in August 1929. He was buried on the 12th August 1929. She was buried on the 29th March 1920 in Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, Queensland in Portion 18 Section 33 Grave 7.

        John and Susannah's children were:

        1.5.1. John REID  was born  on the 25th July 1876 in Queensland. He died in 1938 in Queensland. 

        1.5.2. Thomas Mun REID  was born  on the 17th April 1878 in Queensland. He died in 1890 in Queensland. He was buried on the 27th May 1890 in Toowong Cemetery, Toowong in Portion 18 Section 33 Grave 7.

        1.5.3. Hugh McFarlane REID  was born  on the 8th May 1880 in Queensland. 

        1.5.4. Elizabeth REID  was born on the 8th January 1883. 

        1.5.5. Charles Edwin REID  was born  on the 9th May 1885 in Queensland. Charles married Annie Norah MCERLANE  on the 5th March 1910 in Queensland. 

        1.5.6. Eveline REID  was born on the 16th March 1887. 

        1.5.7. William REID  was born on the 9th June 1889 in Queensland. He died in 1937 in Queensland. He was buried on the 17th November 1937 in Toowong Cemetery, Toowong in Portion 18 Section 175 Grave 18.

        1.5.8. George REID  was born on the 9th March 1893 in Queensland. 

        1.5.9. Agnes REID  was born on the 28th August 1894 in Georgetown, Queensland. She died on the 30th December 1953 in Mackay, Queensland. Agnes married  William (Bill) MADDEN  on the 6th December 1910 in Springsure, Queensland. William was born  on the 18th October 1888 in Springsure, Queensland. He died on the 14th June 1949 in Baralaba, Queensland. 

    1.6. William PARSONS  was born in 1854 in St Martins, Hereford. He died before 1905 possibly September Quarter 1863.

    1.7. Caroline PARSONS  was born in 1858 in Hereford, Herefordshire. Caroline married Henry THORPE. Henry was born in 1858. He died in 1938 was buried on the 25th May 1938 in Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, Queensland. Caroline died in 1950 and was buried on the 1st April 1950 in Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, Queensland.  

        Henry and Caroline's children were:

        1.7.1. Harriett THORPE  was born in 1879 in Queensland. She died in 1916 and was buried on the 26th August 1916 in Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, Queensland. 

        1.7.2. Elizabeth Ann THORPE  was born in 1881 in Queensland. She died in 1882 in Queensland.

        1.7.3. Gertrude THORPE  was born in 1885 in Queensland. She died in 1909 and was buried on the 26th September 1909 in Toowong Cemetery, Toowong. 

        1.7.4. Elsie THORPE  was born in 1887 in Queensland. 

        1.7.5. Robert Henry THORPE  was born in 1890 in Queensland. 

        1.7.6. William Charles Galloway THORPE  was born on the 18th September 1896 in Brisbane, Queensland. He died on the 13th June 1918 in France. 

     1.8. Harriet PARSONS was born in 1860 in St Peters, Hereford, Herefordshire. Harriet married George TAYLOR  on the 29th October 1879 in Biarra Hall, Biarra, Queensland. George was born on the 22nd January 1857 in Taromeo, Queensland. He built Eskdale Homestead Singlehandly. He died on the 12th May 1926 in Biarra, Queensland. He was buried on the 13th May 1926 in Esk Cemetery, Esk, Queensland. She died on the 7th December 1941 in Esk, Queensland. She was buried  on the 7th December 1941 in Esk Cemetery, Esk, Queensland. 

        George and Harriet's children were:

        1.8.1. Charles TAYLOR  was born on the 3rd March 1881 in Queensland. He died  on the 11th September 1891 in Esk, Queensland. He was buried  on the 14th September 1891 in Esk Cemetery, Esk, Queensland. 

        1.8.2. William Henry TAYLOR  was born on the 21st July 1884 in Queensland. He died on the 16th April 1886 in Esk, Queensland. He was buried on the 16th April 1886 in Esk Cemetery, Esk, Queensland. 

        1.8.3. Edwin Walter TAYLOR  was born on the 15th December 1885 in Eskdale, Queensland. He died on the 31st July 1948 in Brisbane, Queensland. 

        1.8.4. Lillie Maria TAYLOR  was born on the 10th February 1888 in Queensland. She died on the 26th December 1938 in Esk, Queensland. She was buried on the 26th December 1938 in Esk, Queensland. 

        1.8.5. Ernest TAYLOR  was born in April 1890 in Eskdale, Queensland. He was a member of the 31st  Aust. Infantry Battalion. He died on the 22nd July 1918 in France. He was buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, France. 

        1.8.6. Harriet May TAYLOR  was born on the 7th May 1894. She died on the 5th September 1959. 
         
   1.9. Ann PARSONS  was born on Monday, the 17th October 1864 in Brassall, West Ipswich Queensland. She died on Thursday the 6th June 1867 in Ipswich. She was buried on the 7th June 1867 in Ipswich Cemetery, Ipswich. 



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