Guernsey Butchers : Parsons

Origin

There were a number of butchers with the surname Parsons in Guernsey in the 19th century. The first group are all Guernsey-born descendents of Job PARSONS (from Somerset) and Louisa BOUTCHER (the sister of James Church Boutcher, another butcher). In the early 1870s they emigrated to Strathroy, Canada, where their two youngest children, Arthur and Ernestina, were born, but they had returned to Guernsey by the time of the 1881 census. Their son, Joseph remained there, settling in Sarnia, Ontario; and daughter Louisa married a butcher, James LONEY, and they emigrated to Canda for good in 1883, settling in Toronto.

The second group are four apparently unrelated Parsons in the 1851 Census, all working as butchers, all born in England - one of them born in Dorchester, Dorset. However, there is no record of any of them getting a stall at the market until 1861. It may be a coincidence, but given their ages, they could be father and three sons who have split up when their mother died.

Families

Group 1

Job PARSONS ( 1805 - ? ) married Louisa BOUTCHER ( 1807 - ? )

Group 2

George PARSONS ( 1823 - ? ) married Eliza

(All those in bold were butchers)

Earliest Mention in Guernsey

Group 1

Group 2

Stallholdings

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Group 2

Residence

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Group 2

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