Parsons families in South-East Somerset and North Dorset Parish Registers


Introduction

Richard Parsons lived in Kington Magna in Dorset in the middle of the 17th century.

Many of Richard’s descendants lived and farmed in this area on the borders of Somerset, Dorset & Wiltshire roughly bounded by the towns of Wincanton, Gillingham, Sherborne and Yeovil. They included: Charles Parsons, who farmed in Marston Magna until he died in 1846; Charles’ disinherited son Edward Parsons; Edward’s son John Parsons, who moved to Southampton with his Uncle and Aunt, William and Elizabeth Sly, and then became a publican; and John’s son Sydney Parsons, who emigrated to Brisbane in Australia but then returned to Southampton after a few years where he and his wife died young leaving their orphaned children to be brought up in foster care. One of those children was Frank Parsons, Mike Parsons’ father, who became a naval officer and served during World War II.

Mike Parsons, while tracing his descent from Richard Parsons, transcribed the information below from copies of parish registers held at the Somerset and Dorset County Records Offices, and has published it here in the hope that it may be of some use to other people who are researching their ancestors in this area.

All dates are "New Style", i.e. the year is always considered to start on January 1st and dates prior to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752 have been adjusted accordingly.


Kington Magna Baptisms 1676 to 1800

1676 December (day illegible). Dorothy, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

1677 (month and day illegible). Robert, son of Robert and Alice Parsons, was baptised.

8th April 1678. Moses, son of Richard and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

15th September 1678. William, son of Robert and Alice Parsons, was buried.

25th January 1680. Sarah, daughter of Robert and Alice Parsons, was baptised.

1681 (month and day illegible). Edward, son of Richard and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

1681 (month and day illegible). Francis, son of Francis and Susanna Parsons, was baptised.

4th October 1685. Martha, daughter of Francis and Susanna Parsons, was baptised.

13th March 1687. Phillip, son of Edward and Anne Parsons, was baptised.

18th February 1688. Elizabeth, daughter of Francis and Susanna Parsons, was baptised.

7th April 1689. Robert, son of Francis Parsons, was baptised.

24th September 1689. Mary, daughter of Edward and Anne Parsons, was baptised.

26th June 1692. Susanna, daughter of Francis and Susanna Parsons, was baptised.

September 1692 (day illegible). Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Martha Parsons, bas baptised.

August 1694 (day illegible). Edward, son of Edward and Anne Parsons, was baptised.

November 1695 (day illegible). Richard, son of Richard and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

8th March 1696. Elizabeth, daughter of Francis and Susanna Parsons, was baptised.

14th March 1697. Bernard, son of Edward and Anne Parsons, was baptised.

28th December 1697. Martha, daughter of Richard and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

20th November 1698. Anne, daughter of Edward and Anne Parsons, was baptised.

1st April 1700. John son of Richard and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

15th February 1701. Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

8th August 1703. Sarah, daughter of Robert and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

20th October 1703. Judith, daughter of Moses and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

February 1704 (day illegible). Jane, daughter of Richard and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

3rd April 1704. William, son of Edward and Anne Parsons, was baptised.

24th June 1705. Joan, daughter of Robert and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

September 1705 (day illegible). Margaret, daughter of John and Joan Parsons, was baptised.

February 1706 (day illegible). Robert, son of John and Jane Parsons, was baptised.

14th January 1707. Moses and William, sons of Moses and Mary Parsons, were baptised.

18th January 1707. Jane, daughter of John and Margaret Parsons, was baptised.

16th February 1707. Dorothy, daughter of Richard and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

August 1707 (day illegible). Ann, daughter of Robert and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

December 1707 (day illegible). Moses and Mary, son and daughter of Moses Parsons, were baptised.

February 1708 (day illegible). Edward, son of Edward and Joyce Parsons, was baptised.

March 1708 (day illegible). Susanna Parsons, daughter of Richard and Martha, was baptised.

June 1709 (day illegible). Phyllis, daughter of Moses and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

September 1709 (day illegible). John, son of John and Joan Parsons, was baptised.

20th April 1712. Susanna, daughter of Robert and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

10th June 1712. Thomas, son of Edward and Ann Parsons, was baptised.

March 1714 (day illegible). Philip, son of John and Ruth Parsons, was baptised.

23rd June 1714. Mary, daughter of Richard and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

18th November 1714. Moses, son of Moses and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

2nd October 1718. John, son of Richard and Ann Parsons, was baptised.

3rd November 1722. Richard, son of Richard and Ann Parsons, was baptised.

31st July 1730. Henry, son of Henry and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

9th June 1732. John, son of John and Jean Parsons, was baptised.

6th October 1732. James, son of Henry and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

27th April 1733. Edward, son of Edward and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

20th January 1735. Joyce, daughter of Henry and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

17th March 1735. John, son of Edward and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

21st April 1735. Christian, daughter of Thomas and Christian Parsons, was baptised.

10th September 1736. Thomas, son of Thomas and Christian Parsons, was baptised.

27th November 1737. Thomas, son of Edward and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

27th March 1738. Thomas, son of Henry and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

25th March 1740. (name illegible), son of Edward and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

April 1741 (day illegible). Moses, son of Moses and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

January 1742 (day illegible). James, son of Moses and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

April 1743 (day illegible). (Moses or Meshach), son of Henry and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

December 1743 (day illegible). John, son of John and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

October 1744 (day illegible). Mary, daughter of Moses and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

1744 (month and day illegible). John, son of Edward and Eleanor Parsons, was baptised.

29th January 1745. William and Elizabeth, son and daughter of Henry and Sarah Parsons, were baptised.

16th October 1746. Anne, daughter of John and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

13th November 1746. Mary, daughter of Philip and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

January 1747 (day illegible). John, son of Moses and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

8th May 1747. Anne, daughter of Henry and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

21st July 1748. Ruth, daughter of Moses and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

2nd February 1749. Philip, son of Henry and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

6th November 1749. Betty, daughter of Philip and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

13th October 1751. William, son of Moses and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

January 1753 (day illegible). Philip, son of Philip and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

10th June 1753. Mary, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

15th June 1755. Sarah, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

26thMarch 1756. William, son of John and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

February 1757 (day illegible). William, son of Richard and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

10thJuly 1759. Grace, daughter of John and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

27th February 1760. James, son of Richard and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

27th February 1760. James, son of Henry amd Jane Parsons, was baptised.

24th August 1760. Thomas, son of Henry and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

13th January 1761. Hannah, daughter of John and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

5th September 1762. Sarah, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

26th December 1762. Dinah, daughter of John and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

12th February 1764. James, son of Thomas and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

8th July 1764. James, son of John and Elzabeth Parsons, was baptised.

18th March 1770. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

9th December 1770. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

6th September 1772. John, son of Thomas and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

22nd August 1774. Philip, son of Henry and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

4th May 1775. George, son of Thomas and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

10th August 1777. Jane, daughter of Philip and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

31st May 1778. George, son of Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

19th December 1779. James, son of Philip and Mary Parsons, was baptised.

25th December 1780. Alice, daughter of Betty Parsons, was baptised.

21st September 1781. Susannah, daughter of Robert and Sarah Parsons, was baptised.

20th September 1782. James, son of Dinah Parsons, was baptised.

16th March 1783. Mary, daughter of Philip and Anne Parsons, was baptised.

15th June 1788. Elizabeth, daughter of James and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

20th July 1788. Betty, daughter of Dinah Parsons, was baptised.

25th December 1789. Mary, daughter of James and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

April 1791 (day illegible). Philip, son of Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

17th July 1791. John, son of Dinah Parsons, was baptised.

16th November 1792. Thomas, son of James and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

12th June 1796. Thomas, son of James and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

29th October 1797. John, son of James and Martha Parsons, was baptised.

20th July 1800. George, son of George and Grace Parsons, was baptised.

14th December 1800. Christian, daughter of James and Martha Parsons, was bapised.


Kington Magna Marriages 1670 to 1803

7th April, 1673. Robert Parsons married Alice Webber.

18th September 1681. Francis Parsons married Susanna Jones.

13th April 1686. Edward Parsons married Anne Blandford.

17th June 1690. Moses Parsons married Dorothy Lane.

February 1699 (day illegible). John Chettle married Margaret Parsons.

27th May 1700. Richard Parsons married Jane (surname illegible).

1700 (month and day illegible). John Parsons married Ruth (surname illegible).

April 1702 (day illegible). Richard Parsons married Miriam Ridout.

11th April 1703. Bernard Blandford married Margaret Parsons.

17th April 1704. Robert (surname illegible) married Jane Parsons.

16th April 1724. John Blackmore married Martha Parsons.

16th March 1729. Henry Parsons married Sarah (surname illegible).

28th December 1730. Richard Lanning married Phyllis Parsons.

February 1732 (day illegible). William Raymond married Margaret Parsons.

21st November 1732. Thomas Parsons married Christian Burden.

April 1743 (day illegible). John Parsons married Elizabeth Hayward.

July 1743 (day illegible). (name illegible) Parsons married Mary Forward.

6th March 1752. Henry Parsons married Elizabeth Lanning.

17th April 1758. Henry Parsons widower married Jane Chaffey spinster in the presence of John Green and John Toogood.

2nd October 1763. Thomas Parsons married Mary (name illegible) in the presence of Jane Parsons and John Toogood.

1st April 1777. Philip Parsons and Mary (name illegible) were married.

18th November 1777. John Blackmore yeoman and Mary Parsons were married.

24th August 1778. William Gross of the Parish of Weston Buckhorn and Martha Parsons of this Parish were married.

25th June 1781. William Babstock and Hannah Parsons were married in the presence of John Cox and James Parsons.

30th June 1781. Robert Parsons of this Parish and Sarah Barnes of the Parish of Templecombe in the County of Somerset were married.

13th December 1781. Edward Goodwin of the Parish of East Stower and Martha Parsons of this Parish were married in the presence of William Parsons and Paul Mitchell.

22nd June 1785. John Parsons and Anne Parsons of this Parish were married in the presence of Philip Parsons.

18th September 1787. James Parsons and Martha (name almost illegible, possibly Foot) were married.

29th December 1788. Stephen Hibbard of the Paris of West Stower and Mary Parsons of this Parish were married in the presence of James Godwin.

9th February 1795. William Parsons and Elizabeth Herridge were married in the presence of James Hunt.

18th April 1797. Thomas (name illegible) and Anne Parsons were married in the presence of Philip Parsons.

4th October 1798. Robert Hayter and Anne Parsons were married.

26th October 1801. Philip Parsons and Jane Raymond were married in the presence of William Raymond.

August 1803 (day illegible). Thomas Parsons and Jane Barker (or Barber) were married.


Kington Magna Marriage Banns 1759 to 1790

June 1759. Thomas Parsons widower of this Parish and (name illegible) Chessman widow of the Parish of Stalbridge.

May 1769. John Parsons of this Parish and Mary (name illegible) of the Parish of West Stower.

February and March 1774. William Parsons of this Parish and Mary West of the Parish of Stower.

February and March 1777. Philip Parsons and Mary (name illegible).

June and July 1787. James Parsons and Martha (name illegible, possibly Foot).

December 1788. Stephen Hibbard of West Stower and Mary Parsons of this Parish.


Kington Magna Burials 1670 to 1860

16th October 1670. Margaret, wife of John Parsons, was buried.

10th January 1671. William, son of Robt and Amy Parsons, was buried.

29th January 1671. Joan Parsons, was buried.

17th December 1674. John Parsons was buried.

24th December 1674. Dorothy, daughter of Rich and Eliz Parsons, was buried.

19th December 1680. Joseph Lane was buried.

4th July 1686. Robert Parsons was buried.

11th September 1687. Francis, son of Francis and Susanna Parsons, was buried.

18th February 1688. Elizabeth, daughter of Francis and Susanna Parsons, was buried.

11th September 1692. John, son of Edward and Anne Parsons, was buried.

18th September 1692. Sarah, daughter of Edward and Anne Parsons, was buried.

29th November 1692. Dorothy Parsons, widow, was buried.

21st March 1693. Amy Parsons, widow, was buried.

21st September 1693. Alice Lane, widow, was buried.

7th August 1695. Margaret, daughter of Richard and Martha Parsons, was buried.

24th October 1695. Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Martha Parsons, was buried.

16th May 1697. Bernard, son of Edward Parsons, was buried.

11th July 1697. Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Parsons, was buried.

1st January 1699. Anne, daughter of Edward and Anne Parsons, was buried.

25th February 1700. William Lane was buried.

15th August 1700. Gertrude Parsons was buried.

27th November 1701. Jane, wife of Richard Parsons, was buried.

March 1704 (day illegible). Francis Parsons was buried.

July 1705 (day illegible). Robert Parsons was buried.

May 1706 (day illegible). Robert Parsons was buried.

January 1707 (day illegible). William Parsons was buried.

February 1707 (day illegible). Moses Parsons was buried.

21st December 1707. Moses Parsons was buried.

24th December 1707. Mary Parsons was buried.

6th June 1708. Jane Parsons was buried.

February 1709 (day illegible). Robert Lane was buried.

20th January 1711. Elizabeth Parsons was buried.

23rd August 1713. Richard Parsons was buried.

14th June 1715. John Parsons was buried.

14th November 1715. Philip Parsons was buried.

20th June 1716. William Parsons was buried.

14th July 1717. Dorothy Parsons was buried.

3rd November 1722. Richard, son of Richard and Ann Parsons, was buried.

28th February 1725. Moses Parsons was buried.

4th September 1728. Susanna Parsons was buried.

29th October 1729. Martha Parsons was buried.

4th February 1730. Robert Parsons was buried.

26th June 1732. Richard Parsons was buried.

11th September 1732. Ann Parsons, widow, was buried.

19th October 1732. James Parsons was buried.

10th August 1734. Susanna Parsons was buried.

17th July 1736. Moses Parsons was buried.

22nd August 1736. Edward Parsons was buried.

4th December 1737. Thomas Parsons was buried.

26th March 1738. Mary Parsons was buried.

22nd April 1739. Mary Parsons was buried.

16th January 1740. Robert Parsons was buried.

Mar 1740 (day illegible). John Parsons was buried.

17th September 1741. John Parsons was buried.

5th October 1743. Martha Parsons was buried.

23rd October 1743. Sarah Parsons was buried.

13th October 1745. Ruth Parsons was buried.

January 25th 1747. John Parsons was buried.

12th April 1747. Elizabeth Parsons was buried.

27th September 1748. Sarah Parsons was buried.

17th December 1748. Edward Parsons was buried.

15th October 1749. Jane Parsons was buried.

16th March 1750. Edward Parsons was buried.

12th April 1750. Sarah Parsons was buried.

16th February 1752. Elizabeth Parsons was buried.

29th May 1752. James Parsons was buried.

17th January 1754. Philip Parsons was buried.

25th January 1754. Joan Parsons was buried.

June 1755 (day illegible). Elizabeth Parsons was buried.

6th February 1756. John Parsons was buried.

25th June 1758. Thomas Parsons was buried.

November 1758 (day illegible). Christian Parsons was buried.

4th November 1759. Sarah Parsons was buried.

30th June 1763. Betty Parsons was buried.

6th January 1768. Ann Parsons was buried.

29th May 1769. Thomas Parsons was buried.

28th January 1770. John Parsons was buried.

27th October 1772. Susannah Parsons was buried.

28th February 1773. Meshach Parsons was buried.

27th February 1773. Susannah Parsons was buried.

7th October 1774. Meshach Parsons was buried.

30th October 1774. Jane Parsons was buried.

20th January 1779. Thomas Parsons was buried.

16th November 1779. James Parsons was buried.

5th February 1780. John Parsons was buried.

16th September 1780. Henry Parsons was buried.

20th December 1780. Mary Parsons was buried.

12th March 1782. Christian Parsons was buried.

16th June 1782. Jane Parsons was buried.

19th June 1782. William Parsons was buried.

12th March 1783. Philip Parsons was buried.

19th December 1784. Betty Parsons was buried - Poor.

12th August 1785. Mary Parsons was buried - Poor.

19th November 1786. Elizabeth Parsons was buried.

November 1786 (day illegible). (name almost illegible, possibly Joan or John) Parsons was buried.

December 1786 (day illegible). Edward Parsons was buried.

February 1788 (day illegible). (name illegible) Parsons was buried.

26th November 1788. Philip Parsons was buried.

15th March 1789. Moses Parsons was buried.

24th March 1793. Robert Parsons was buried.

12th January 1798. Mary Parsons was buried.

10th March 1799. Martha Parsons was buried.

17th February 1837. William Parsons, age 85, was buried.

12th April 1842. Mary Parsons, age 90, was buried.

11th October 1860. Uriah Parsons, age 64, was buried.


West Stower Marriages 1758 to 1785

6th November 1758. Luke Grey labourer and Mary Parsons were married.

3rd June 1759. John Burden widower and Elizabeth Parsons were married.

18th May 1769. James Parsons and Hester Burden were married.

23rd May 1769. John Parsons of the Parish of Kington Magna and Mary Rice of the Parish of West Stower were married.

12th May 1774. Robert Parsons labourer and Rebecca Grey widow were married in the presence of John Grey and James Greg.

8th April 1780. James Parsons and Susannah Hann were married in the presence of Robert Grey and Stephen Peters.

December 1785 (day illegible). James Campion of the Parish of Kington Magna and Sarah Parsons of this Parish were married.


Marston Magna Baptisms 1814 to 1866

4th September 1814. George, son of George and Sarah Parsons. Labourer.

20th October 1816. John, son of John and Rachel Willis.

27th October 1823. William, son of Charles and Ann Parsons. Yeoman.

21st February 1826. Elizabeth, daughter of Charles and Ann Parsons. Yeoman.

27th March 1836. Jane, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Parsons. Yeoman.

9th September 1832. Elizabeth, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Edward's occupation: Labourer.

9th September 1832. Jane, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Edward's occupation: Labourer.

26th March 1835. Isaac, son of Edward and Elizabeth Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Edward's occupation: Yeoman.

27th March 1836. Jane, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Edward's occupation: Yeoman.

10th January 1844. Mary, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Edward's occupation: Labourer. Received into the congregation 9th November 1845.

9th November 1845. John Taylor, son of Edward and Elizabeth Parsons.

8th July 1849. Henry, son of Edward and Elizabeth Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna, Edward's occupation: Labourer.

24th September 1851. Martha Ann, daughter of Charles and Harriet Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Charles'? occupation: Yeoman. Received into the congregation 3rd August 1853.

30th October 1852. Martha, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Edward's occupation: Labourer.

3rd August 1853. Archibald Theodore Charles, son of Charles and Harriet Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Charles? occupation: Yeoman.

6th April 1855. Harriet Sarah, daughter of Charles and Harriet Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Charles'? occupation: Yeoman.

10th March 1857. Julia Elizabeth, daughter of Charles and Harriet Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Charles'? occupation: Yeoman.

12th April 1859. Louise Eliza, daughter of Charles and Harriet Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Charles'? occupation: Yeoman.

8th September 1860. Charles, son of Charles and Harriet Parsons. Abode: Marston Magna. Charles'? occupation: Yeoman.

9th June 1862. Isaac William, son of Isaac and Jane Parsons. Labourer. nb. Entry marked "Privately".

3rd November 1862. Jane, daughter of Charles and Harriet Parsons. Yeoman.

28th November 1864. Samuel Charles, son of Charles and Harriet Parsons. Yeoman.

27th April 1866. Elizabeth, daughter of Charles and Harriet Parsons. Yeoman.


Marston Magna Marriages 1799 to 1831

27th May 1799. George Parsons, bachelor of this Parish, married Sarah Shepherd, spinster of this Parish, by Banns

20th January 1808. Ambrose Mitchell, widower, married Joan Parsons, widow, both of this parish

15th February 1831. Edward Parsons of this parish, bachelor and Elizabeth Taylor of this parish. Married by banns in the presence of Sarah Taylor and Joseph (illegible ? looks like "Aquincy").


Marston Magna Burials 1783 to 1906

30th May 1783. Andrew Parsons.

29th December 1832. Jane Parsons aged 5 months.

26th August 1840. Sarah Parsons aged 17 months.

21st April 1842. William Parsons aged 17 years.

4th September 1846. Charles Parsons aged 59 years.

27th December 1858. Ann Parsons aged 75 years. Abode: Yalton, Somerset.

23rd May 1862. Henry Parsons aged 14 years.

3rd July 1879. Harriet Sarah Parsons. 24 years.

23rd December 1891. Charles Parsons aged 80 years.

14th July 1893. Archibald Theodore Charles Parsons aged 40 years. Abode: West Camel.

30th December 1893. Edward Parsons aged 84 years.

15th January 1896. Richard Parsons aged 82 years. Abode: Babcary.

10th November 1896. Hilda Bessie Louisa Parsons aged 5 years.

12th June 1902. Sarah Jane Parsons aged 52 years.

10th October 1907. Elizabeth Parsons aged 75 years.


Maperton Marriages 1790 to 1812

24th December 1807. Charles Parsons of the parish of Holton, bachelor and Ann Jukes of this parish, spinster were married in this church by licence on the 24th day of December in the presence of John Weston Peters and Elizabeth Jukes.


Holton Marriages 1790 to 1812

31st March 1796. William Parsons and Elizabeth Mitchell of this parish were married by licence in the presence of William Parsons and Elizabeth Mitchell.

21st May 1798. William Parsons of the parish of Bruton and Sophie Ames of this parish were married.


Holton Baptisms 1789 to 1812

27th April 1789. Ruth, daughter of William and Mary Parsons was baptised. Buried May 13th.

20th August 1791. Isaac, son of William and Mary Parsons was baptised.

7th July 1792. Mary, daughter of William and Mary Parsons was baptised.

7th January 1793. Henry, son of William and Mary Parsons was baptised. Buried April 23rd.

24th April 1794. Henry, son of William and Mary Parsons was baptised. Buried December 16th.

25th September 1795. Uriah, son of William and Mary Parsons was baptised.

25th September 1795. Mary, daughter of William and Elizabeth Parsons was baptised.

27th January 1797. Henry, son of William and Sophia Parsons was baptised.

20th May 1797. Henry, son of William and Mary Parsons was baptised.

16th November 1800. Dinah, daughter of William and Sophia Parsons was baptised.

15th July 1802. Robert and John Parsons, the sons of Moses and Naomi Parsons.

5th December 1802. Mary Ann Parsons, daughter of Wm and Sophia Parsons.

20th February 1805. Charles Parsons, illegitimate son of Hannah (illegible, looks like "Hepdictek") was baptised.

9th September 1807. Sarah, daughter of William and Sophie Parsons was born, baptised 27th September.

16th June 1812. Elizabeth, daughter of William and Sophie Parsons was born, baptised 4th August.


Holton Burials 1789 to 1812

7th July 1792. Mary, daughter of William and Mary Parsons.

20th March 1804. Charles Parsons.


Wincanton Baptisms 1630 to 1700

19th September 1636. Richardus son of Richardus Parsons. (21st September in Bishop’s Transcripts.)

28th December 1643. Gertude daughter of Richard and Dorothy Parsons.

23rd June 1667. Ffrancis son of Ffrancis and Joan Parsons.

9th April 1668. Mary daughter of Richard and An Parsons.

3rd March 1669. Robert son of Thomas and Joan Parsons.

24th March 1670. John son of Ffancis and Joan Parsons.

23rd June 1670. Thomasin daughter of Richard and An Parsons.

28th September 1672. Richard son of Ffrancis and Joan Parsons.

27th March 1676. Henry son of Ffrancis and Joan Parsons.

2nd August 1677. Samuel son of Thomas and Joan Parsons.

3rd August 1696. Mary daughter of John and Mary Parsons.

26th January 1697. Jane daughter of William and Jane Parsons.

August 1697. Mary dtr of Ffrancis and Elizabeth Parsons.

20th January 1698. John son of John and Mary Parsons.


Wincanton Baptisms 1790 to 1812

18th March 1791. Elizabeth, daughter of William and Ann Parsons.

10th September 1792. Ann, daughter of William and Ann Parsons.

26th January 1794. James, son of William and Ann Parsons.

31st August 1799. James Ball, son of Thomas and Sarah Parsons.

7th July 1800. Phillip Butt, son of Jane Parsons, Base Born.

23rd March 1800. Sarah, daughter of James and Elizabeth Parsons.

4th October 1801. George, son of Robert and Elizabeth Parsons.

20th November 1802. Elizabeth, daughter of James and Elizabeth Parsons.

31st May 1803. William ?, son of William and Martha Parsons.

19th May 1805. Mary, daughter of James and Elizabeth Parsons.

26th August 1805. Ann, daughter of Francis and Mary Parsons.

27th December 1805. John, son of William and Martha Parsons.

2nd March 1807. James, son of James and Elizabeth Parsons.

22nd March 1807. Mary and Sarah, daughters of Robert and Elizabeth Parsons.

16th October 1808. Thomas, son of William and Martha Parsons.

23rd January 1809. Edward Dukes, son of Charles and Ann Parsons.

30th March 1810. Jenny, daughter of James and Hannah Parsons.

27th October 1810. Hannah, daughter of Francis and Ann Parsons.

October 1811. Elizabeth, daughter of William and Martha Parsons.

29th November 1811. Ann, daughter of Meshach and Sarah Parsons.

31st May 1812. Sally, daughter of James and Hannah Parsons.

26th December 1812. William, son of Francis and Ann Parsons.


Wincanton Burials 1650 to 1700

31st April 1651. Bemis(?) the wife of John Parsones.

4th May 1676. Joan wife of Ffrancis Parsons.

1st January 1681. Dorothy wife of Richard Parsons.


Wincanton Burials 1790 to 1812

1st January 1774. Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Margaret Parsons.

21st April 1776. Mary Parsons, spinster.

14th April 1773. Sarah, daughter of William and Mary Parsons.

11th July 1773. Thomas Parsons.

4th September 1773. John, son of Thomas and Hannah Parsons.

25th April 1777. Mary, wife of John Parsons.

16th September 1777. Mary, daughter of Joanna Parsons.

9th January 1780. Thomas, son of Mary Parsons.

23rd April 1782. Hannah Parsons.

25th August 1789. Benjamin. Son of Richard and Hannah Parsons.

17th April 1791. Mathew, son of Sarah Parsons.

9th August 1792. Harry Parsons.

4th September 1793. Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Parsons.

4th February 1794. Edith Parsons.

30th March 1797. Mary, wife of John Parsons.

15th August 1797. William Parsons.

1st April 1799. Mary, wife of Robert Parsons.

9th March 1804. Elizabeth, wife of James Parsons.


Wincanton Marriages 1660 to 1710

22nd May 1665. Richard Parsons and Ann Over.

17th November 1708. Richard Parsons and Elizabeth Wallis.


Wincanton Marriages 1790 to 1812

May 1760. Ann Parsons married Edward Coombs.

8th September 1760. John Parsons of this Parish married Mary Terry of Maperton.

15th December 1760. John Parsons of this Parish married Joanna Read of this Parish.

13th July 1761. Roger Parsons of this Parish married Hannah Dowding of this Parish.

15th July 1761. John Norman of this Parish married Sarah Parsons of this Parish.

15th August 1762. Joseph Parsons of this Parish married Edith Hockey of this Parish.

26th August 1766. William Parsons of this Parish married Mary Parsons of this Parish. Francis Parsons was present.

28th August 1775. William Parsons of this Parish married Judith Bisling of this Parish.


North Cheriton Baptisms 1790 to 1812

17th July 1796. Charles, son of Moses and Naomi Parsons.

29th August 1796. Mary, daughter of William and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

15th September 1796. Mary and Naomi and Ann, daughters of Moses and Elizabeth Parsons were baptised.

8th January 1798. Ann, daughter of William and Elizabeth Parsons.

29th December 1798. Charles, son of William and Elizabeth Parsons.

27th December 1799. Charles, son of William and Elizabeth Parsons, was baptised.

25th January 1802. Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Elisabeth Jukes.

5th May 1805. Charles, son of Moses and Naomi Parsons.

31st May 1807. Silas, son of Moses and Naomi Parsons.


North Cheriton Marriages 1790 to 1812

7th July 1795. Moses Parsons of this Parish Bachelor and Naomi Jeanes Spinster were married in this Church by Banns on this 7th day of July in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety five in the presence of John Hansford and Franny Collins.

6th January 1801. Moses Parsons of the Parish of Honington Bachelor and Martha Edwards of this Parish Spinster were married in this Church by Banns this 6th day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and one in the presence of Mary Williams and Maria Butt.


Horsington Baptisms 1700 to 1812

24th July 1713. Stephen, son of William Parsons.

11th January 1728. James, son of Robert Parsons.

6th January 1732. Sam, son of Robert Parsons.

11th March 1732. name illegible, daughter of Solomon Parsons.

4th September 1734. Susana, daughter of Jeremiah Parsons.

9th April 1735. William, son of George Parsons.

30th January 1736. Mary, daughter of Jerome Parsons.

20th May 1737. Mary, daughter of Jeremiah Parsons.

24th May 1752. John, son of John Parsons.

15th December 1754. Hester, daughter of John Parsons.

29th June 1760. Sarah, base child of Ann Parsons.

3rd March 1765. George, son of Charles Parsons.

22nd October 1769. William, son of Sam and Ruth Parsons.

1st April 1770. James, son of Thomas and Ann Parsons.

18th February 1773. Lilly, daughter of Moses Parsons.

26th March 1773. Samuell (sic), son of Sam and Ruth Parsons.

17th February 1775. William, son of William Parsons.

17th March 1776. Betty, daughter of Samuel Parsons.

4th April 1776. Meshach, son of Moses Parsons.

6th January 1779. Mary, daughter of James Parsons.

15th August 1779. Martha, daughter of William Parsons.

11th June 1781. James, son of James Parsons.

27th December 1782. Mary, daughter of William Parsons.

14th January 1783. William, son of William Parsons.

2nd February 1783. Thomas, son of Moses Parsons.

10th June 1783. Maria, daughter of Moses Parsons.

14th February 1784. George, son of William and Mary Parsons.

11th April 1784. Susannah, daughter of James and Susannah Parsons.

6th February 1785. William, son of John and Mary Parsons.

22nd May 1785. Charles, son of James and Mary Parsons, born May 17th.

September 1786. William, son of James and Susannah Parsons, born 2nd June.

4th November 1787. John, son of James and Mary Parsons.

4th February 1789. John Parsons, of age.

20th June 1790. Elizabeth, daughter of James and Mary Parsons (pauper).

13th October 1793. Thomas, son of James and Mary Parsons.

4th August 1798. Hester, daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah Parsons.

9th March 1799. George, son of James and Mary Parsons.

17th November 1799. Nathaniel, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Parsons.

25th January 1800. Charles, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Parsons.

6th June 1802. Fanny, daughter of John and Elizabeth Parsons.

25th January 1800. Charles, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Parsons.

25th May 1806. Charles (name almost illegible), son of Thomas and Ann Parsons, born 12th May.

17th September 1806. Samuel, son of Robert and Mary Parsons, born 13th July.

11th October 1807. Ann, daughter of Robert and Mary Parsons, born 12th September.

17thJanuary 1808. Betty, daughter of Thomas and Ann Parsons, born 6th January.

8thMay 1808. Uriah, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Parsons, born 25th April.

27th November 1808. John, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Parsons, born 23rd April.

12th March 1809. John, son of William and Mary Parsons, an adult, was born 1783.

18th March 1810. John, son of Thomas and Ann Parsons, born 1st March.

13th May 1810. Ann, daughter of John and Mary Parsons, born 15th April.

20th January 1811. John, illegimate son of Mary Parsons, born 14th June.

27th January 1811. Thomas (name almost illegible), son of John and Ann Parsons, born 3rd January.

23rd June 1811. John, son of Robert and Mary Parsons, born 27th April.


Horsington Burials 1700 to 1812

22nd February 1699. Solomon, son of George Parsons.

23rd September 1729. George Parsons.

17th November 1734. Susanna, daughter of Jeremiah Parsons.

24th May 1734. William, son of George Parsons.

5th October 1735. name illegible, daughter of Solomon Parsons.

29th May 1736. Mary, daughter of Jeremiah Parsons.

8th April 1740. Jane, wife of Jeremiah Parsons.

15th August 1742. Benjamin, son of Jeremiah Parsons.

9th November 1742. Mary, daughter of William Parsons.

April 1743. Dynah, daughter of Solomon Parsons.

27th April 1744. Sarah, wife of Solomon Parsons.

4th September 1756. Elizabeth Parsons.

18th July 1758. George Parsons.

25th September 1758. Ann Parsons.

28th May 1761. illegible, son of John Parsons.

4th May 1764. Solomon Parsons.

23rd October 1768. John, son of John Parsons.

20th November 1768. Sarah, daughter of John Parsons.

17th February 1769. Susannah Parsons.

18th March 1779. Thomas, son of Moses Parsons.

1st March 1782. Elizabeth Parsons.

5th May 1782. Robert Parsons.

June 1786. Samuel Parsons.

1st October 1796. Mary, daughter of James and Mary Parsons.

19th January 1798. James Parsons.

5th March 1799. Rebecca Parsons.

22nd November 1799. Nathaniel, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Parsons.

6th April 1800. Ruth Parsons.

4th April 1802. Samuel, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Parsons.

7th June 1803. John, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Parsons aged twelve days.

27th January 1805. George Parsons, aged 8 months.

8th August 1805. name illegible Parsons, aged 66, of this parish.

1st November 1807. Ann Parsons, an infant.

15th May 1808. Uriah Parsons, infant.

24th August 1808. Jane Parsons, aged 65, of this parish.

23rd November 1808. Mary Parsons, aged 68.

26th February 1809. Ann Parsons, aged six.

24th July 1810. William Parsons, aged 22.

31st August 1810. Ann Parsons, an infant.


Horsington Marriages 1700 to 1812

14th May 1762. James Parsons and Susanna Longman, both of Horsington, married by Banns.

6th February 1767. Samuel Parsons and Ruth Rudgely, both of this parish, married by Banns.

20th January 1768. James Martin and Martha Parsons, both of Horsington, married by Banns.

26th February 1770. Thomas Parsons and Ann Collins, both of this parish, married by Banns.

15th April 1771. James Chislett and Mary Parsons.

5th July 1772. Moses Parsons and Betty Hobbs of Abbas Combe, married by licence.

20th December 1781. James Parsons and Mary Hackar, both of this parish.

20th June 1784. Richard Reed and Mary Parsons, both of this parish.

1784. George Parsons and Elizabeth Hockey, both of this parish.

7th February 1785. Robert Hockey and Sarah Parsons, both of this parish.

9th January 1795. William Longman and Lydia Parsons, both of this parish, married by Banns in the presence of Thomas Lush and Mary Parsons.

20th September 1795. Thomas Lush of the parish of Milbourne Post and Mary Parsons of Horsington.

4th June 1797. Jeremiah Parsons and Sarah Lovell married by Banns.

November 1800. Moses Parsons and Martha Edwards of North Cheriton married by Banns.

1800. Richard Shepherd and Sarah Parsons of this parish married in the presence of Thomas Parsons and James Dyke.



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