Friday, 21 January 2011

William Ernest Parker

William Ernest Parker is the son of John Parker and Maria Heath Vlieland .
He was Bap.12 September 1867 Norwich Norfolk England.

he married Annie Isobel GRIEVE
bd. 8 Sep 1867, St. Johns, Newfoundland
dd. 2 May 1941, Crowborough, Sussex, Age: 73
We find them in the Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royals
Annie Isabel Grieve, b. 8 Sept. 1867 ; m. 4 Oct. 1899, Rev. William Ernest Parker, Missionary, East Africa ; and has issue Id. Id. Bruce Vlieland Parker, b. 28 Sept. 1901.
In the 1891 census .
PARKER Annie Maria Govnss S F 24 Governess(Em'ee) Overseas - British - Malta
PARKER William Ernest Willand Visitr S M 28 Schoolmaster Norfolk - Norwich
They live then Silver Street, Vicarage Barnstaple -Devon

William has kept up the family tradition and also becomes a clergyman (like his uncle Jerome Nicholas )of travel and he travelled as a missionary to Africa.
Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow, Volume 9 shows him as "Master Middle Class School Barnstable elected as an ordinary Member of the Geological Society at the Societys Rooms 207 Bath Street 12/12/1889"
and in the book Signal on the mountain: the Gospel in Africa's uplands before the First World War by Elisabeth Knox) shows him:
"3/0/1896 to East Africa Mombasa, 13/8/1900 to Fenland (return to Mombasa 10/2/1902) to England and withdrew 1905" (in other words just after their second child Henrietta was born.
So he and his wife Annie had three children .

In the 1911 census, age 43 he and wife Annie are at 3 Wellington Square Cheltenham Gloucs with 3 children and servant.
The childrens names are Bruce Vlieland Parker,
Henrietta Vlieland Parker bd. 8 Jan 1905, Greenock West
dd. 8 Dec 1957, Age: 52
and Robert Vlieland Parker.20 Mar 1909, Hardingham, Norfolk
dd. 5 Aug 1990, Age: 81 who married Stella Dye and they have two children.
Michael Howard PARKER
Patricia PARKER

The children of William and Annie have been born in Southend on Sea Essex in 1901, Nambord German East Africa in 1905 and Hardingham Norfolk in 1909
the parents of Annie Isobel Grieve are
Robert GRIEVE bd. 11 Jun 1835, Greenock West
dd. 22 Apr 1898, Age: 62
Henrietta Elizabeth POOLE
bd. 15 Oct 1842
dd. 25 Oct 1881, Age: 39
There is a story about their family bible in which they recorded their family 
They had 14 children
Mary Elizabeth GRIEVE
Ellen Hunter GRIEVE
Lilias Henrietta Sarah GRIEVE
Andrew Richardson GRIEVE
Annie Isobel GRIEVE
Isabel Crawley GRIEVE
Robertha Poole GRIEVE
James Henry GRIEVE
Florence Amy GRIEVE
Hilda Charlotte GRIEVE
Edward Leonard GRIEVE
Robert George GRIEVE
Henrietta Margaret GRIEVE
And to complete the story Robert Grieve bd. 11 Jun 1835, Greenock West is the son of
James Johnston GRIEVE retired merchant and Mary Jane RICHARDSON

The story of the family bible 

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