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11. John PARRIS. Born 1840 in Stansted & died 1886 in Lambeth, age 46. Occupation: Ordinary seaman in the Royal Navy & variously described as a Navy pensioner (on his children’s birth certificates), a rigger in a naval dockyard & a greengrocer (in the census). In 1867, when John was age about 27, he married Ellen BLAKE in Sheppey, Kent. Ellen was born about 1850 in Jersey, Channel Islands & died 1880 in Sheppey, age about 30.

They had the following children:


(1) John [19]. (2) Ellen Catherine, born 1869 in Sheerness. (3) Ada Elizabeth, born 1870 in Sheerness. (4) Catherine, born 1874 in Chatham. (5) Flora, born about 1878 in Strood.

In 1880, when John was age 40, he married Elizabeth Julia SULLIVAN in Sheppey. Elizabeth Julia was born about 1856 in Upnor. It is not known when she died.

They had the following children:


(1) Ernest John [20]. (2) Reginald, born 16/8/1884 in Peckham. (3) Victor, born 1910 in Portsmouth & died 1996, age about 86.
(4) Alfred, born 1912 & died 1989, age about 77.


After John’s death in 1886, Elizabeth married Cyrus TIPPER in 1891, in Portsea.

Parris of Wrotham, Kent

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