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12. William PARRIS [Parents]. Baptized 3/5/1829 in Halling, William died quarter ending March 1889 in Strood, age about 59. Occupation: Chalk Digger. On 20/5/1850 when William was 21, he married Mary LUCHFORD, daughter of William & Mary LUCHFORD, in Halling. Mary was baptized 15/7/1832 in Snodland & died quarter ending June 1914, age 81.

They had the following children:

(1) William. (2) Thomas P. (3) James. (4) Richard John. (5) Henry. (6) Alfred George. (7) Frances Elizabeth, born 11/9/1865 in Upper Halling, Frances Elizabeth died 8/1/1931, age 65, & was buried 24/1/1931 in Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington. On 27/11/1885 Frances married James Robert JOHNSON in Maidstone. (8) Frederick Charles, born 1868 in Halling. (9) Mary, born  about 1870. (10) Albert, born about 1873. (11) Edward.

13. John Alfred PARRIS [Parents]. Baptized 27/6/1831 in Halling, it is not known when John died but he was known to be alive in 1919 & would have died in Illinois, USA where he emigrated in 1858. On 30/7/1849 when John Alfred was 18, he married Eliza HARRIS, daughter of John HARRIS & Eliza HEATH, in Halling. Born in 1832 in Halling, Eliza died 1911 in Sandwich, DeKalb Co, Illinois, age 78. At the time of his marriage (1849) John Parris is stated to be "under-age". If his age given in the 1851 census age is accurate, he would have been 15 or 16. Witnesses were Edward Beadle & Eliza Beadle.

They had the following children:

(1) John Alfred. (2) Mark. (3) Henry J. (4) William. (5) Amos Theodore. (6) Albert Ernest. (7) Celia, born about 1864 in Illinois. On 22/5/1895 Celia married Charles BURK in Ottawa, La Salle County, Illinois. (8) Melvin. (9) Ella, born 1868 in Illinois & died 1959, age 91. (10) Ralph, born about 1869 in Illinois.

Parris of Wrotham, Kent

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