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William C. Parkinson

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William Coulson Parkinson

1841 born in St Luke's Middx, son of William Parkinson and his wife Hannah Parkinson

1862 Established a gas meter manufactory in the City of London[1] - W. C. Parkinson, presumably when he reached his majority.

1871 William C Parkinson 29, Gas meter manufacturer, employing 130 men, lived in Islington with Emily F Parkinson 27, William W Parkinson 3, Louis C Parkinson 1, Emmeline L Parkinson 5, Florence M Parkinson 4[2]

1881 William C. Parkinson 39, Gas Meter Manufacturer lived in Islington, with Emily F. Parkinson 37, Emmeline L. Parkinson 15, Bernard R. Parkinson 8, Paul G. Parkinson 1[3]

1901 William C Parkinson 59, retired gas meter manufacturer, lived in Hornsey with Paul G Parkinson 21, mechanical draughtsman, Edith M Seymour 19, Arthur D Parkinson 8, Elic Edward Parkinson 6, Oscar James Parkinson 4, Norman Parkinson 2[4]

1911 William Coulson Parkenson 69, gas engineer, lived in Edmonton with Rosa Parkenson 56, Alan Moffat Parkenson 27[5]

1912 Died in Hornsey, Middx; his business address was still Cottage Lane, City Road[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jan. 12, 1932
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1901 census
  5. 1911 census
  6. Scottish probate index