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Joseph Warren PARKER
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Harriett Edmonds PARKER


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James Adamson BEST

Harriett Edmonds PARKER

  • Born: 1810, Exmouth, Devon, England
  • Baptised: 11 Nov 1810, Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, England
  • Marriage: James Adamson BEST on 17 Jan 1832 in Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, England 1
  • Died: 9 Jun 1889, Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth, Devon, England aged 79
  • Buried: 13 Jun 1889, Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, England

bullet  General Notes:

There is a Removal Order under the Poor Laws returning the family from St Mary Major parish in Exeter to Exmouth (Littleham), Devon dated 5 March 1816 - it affected Joseph Parker (Cooper), Harriet his wife, Joseph (6), Harriet (5), John (4), Argentrum (3) and an infant aged 6 months, their children. The infant would be the first Mary Ann. Dated 6 March 1816 is a suspension of the order owing to the illness of Harriet and on 16 June 1816 there is the final order removing them to Littleham. I have a copy of the original documents
DRO Ref ref. 2932 A/PO 103/2/36 - date: 1816

Baptism at Littleham 1810
Nov 11th Harriet Edmond dau of Joseph & Harriet Parker

Parish register entry for marriage
Parish of Littleham cum Exmouth in the County of Devon in the year 1832
Page 26, entry 76
James Adamson Best of this parish and Harriott Edmunds Parker of this parish
were married in this Church by Banns with consent of - this seventeenth day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty two by me Joseph Gattey
This marriage was solemnized between us -
James Adamson Best
Harriott Edmunds Parker's mark X
in the presence of
Joseph Warren Parker (father or brother?)
John Greensmith

Death registered Jun 1889 St Thomas 5b p 26 (aged 78). Died at George Street, Exmouth (so living with son). The informant was son, Samuel John Best

Burial in the Parish of Littleham cum Exmouth in the County of Devon in the year 1889
Page 126, entry 1002
Harriet Best, Withycombe, June 13, 78

Apprenticeship Indenture at DRO
item: Harriott Edmonds (Assigned to John Sweetland - 1820)Parker apprenticed to Mary Howard, widow - ref. 2932 A/PO 105/4/64 - date: 1819
I have a copy of these documents as well

1841 census
HO107/207/2 F8 P11 (continued on F9 P12)
Fore Street, Exmouth (Littleham), Devon
Joseph Parker, 50, Cooper
Elizabeth do, 15, F.S.
Mary do, 10, F.S.
Henry do, 15, Ap
Samuel do, 10,
Elizabeth Venton, 70, Ind
James Best, 30, Tailor
Harriet Best, 25,
Sarah do, 8,
William do, 6,
George do, 5,
William Parker, 30, Pauper

1851 census
Head: BEST, James
NameRelationshipMarAge SexOccupation Birthplace
James BESTHeadM40MTailor MasterExmouth-Dev
Harriet BESTWifeM39FLacemakerExmouth-Dev
Sarah A. BESTDaurU19FLacemakerWithycombe R-Dev
William BESTSonU17MTailor AppExmouth-Dev
George BESTSon-15MTailor AppExmouth-Dev
Harriet BESTDaur-4F---Exmouth-Dev
Joseph PARKERFatLW69MCooperBudleigh-Dev
Samuel PARKERBroLU22MTailor JournExmouth-Dev
Address:Fore Street, St Thomas
Census Place:Littleham In St Thomas St Thomas, Devonshire
PRO Reference:HO/107/1865Folio:207Page:20FHL Film:0221013

1861 census
Fore Street, Exmouth (Littleham), Devon
RG9/1382 F19 P14
Henry Parker, Head, Wid, 36, Painter, Devon Exmouth
Henry Parker, Son, , 10, , Devon Exmouth
Mary J Parker, Daur, , 9, , Devon Exmouth
George Parker, Son, , 7, , Devon Exmouth
Joseph Parker, Lodger, Wid, 80, Cooper, Devon East Budleigh
James Best, Head, M, 50, Tailor, Devon Exmouth
Harriet Best, Wife, M, 50, , Devon Exmouth
Harriet Best, Daur, Un, 14, Honiton Lace Maker, Devon Exmouth
John Best, Son, , 10, , Devon Exmouth
George Best, Son, Mar, 24, Tailor, Devon Exmouth

1871 census
RG10/2047 F87 P12
Fore Street, Exmouth (Littleham), Devon
James Best, Head, Mar, 60, Tailor, Devon Exmouth
Harriet do, Wife, Mar, 60, , Devon Exmouth
John do, Son, Unm, 19, Tailor, Devon Exmouth
James Perriam, Grandson, , 2, , Devon Exmouth
William Shute, Boarder, Unm, 20, Shoe Maker, Devon Exeter

1881 census
Dwelling:Fore St
Census Place:Littleham, Devon, England
Source:FHL Film 1341516 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2138 Folio 103 Page 24
Harriett BESTW70 FExmouth, Devon, England
Occ:Pauper Tailors Widow
Elizabeth GOODINGU21 FColaton, Devon, England
Occ:Honiton Lacemaker

Is Gooding related to Alfred Best's wife Ada Gooding?
There is also a marriage of Elizabeth Gooding BEST Dec 1884 St Thomas 5b 84
Births Dec 1861
GOODING Elizabeth St Thomas 5b [35]3

see baptism record for correction
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Christening: 11 NOV 1810 Littleham By Exmouth, Devon, England



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Source Information:
Batch Number: 2260427
Sheet: 46
Source Call No.: 1553513 Type: Film


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Occupation: Lacemaker, 1851, Exmouth, Devon, England.

• Occupation: Pauper Tailor's Widow, 1881, Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, England.


Harriett married James Adamson BEST, son of Frederick BEST and Ann BAKER, on 17 Jan 1832 in Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, England.1 (James Adamson BEST was born in 1810 in Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, England, baptised on 16 Dec 1810 in Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, England, died on 7 Jul 1880 in Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, England and was buried on 11 Jul 1880 in Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, England.)



1 Parish Registers, entry 76, page 26 at Littleham, Exmouth.

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