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William Parham

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William Parham (c1833-1901) of W. Parham

c1833 Born in born Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, the son of William Parham, a farmer, and his wife Mary. Brother of Edmund Parham

1861 Living at the Farm House, Sutton Veny, Wilts: William Parham (age 65 born Sutton Veny), Farmer 1,260 acres employing 28 men and 13 boys. Widower. With his seven children; James Newlson Parham (age 27 born Sutton Veny); Clementine Parham (age 25 born Sutton Veny); Sarah Parham (age 19 born Sutton Veny); Emily Parham (age 18 born Sutton Veny); Edmund Parham (age 15 born Sutton Veny); and George Parham (age 11 born Sutton Veny). Also his son (Visitor) William Parham (age 28 born Sutton Veny), Ironmonger.[1]

1863 Married at Farringdon to Maria Theresa Maskelyne

1871 Living at 11 Northgate Street, Bath: William Parham (age 38 born Sutton Veny, Wiltshire), Ironmonger and Manufacturer employing 18 men and 12 boys. With his wife Maria Theresa Parham (age 27 born Farringdon) and their five children; William Maskelyne Parham (age 5 born Bath); Arthur Parham (age 4 born Bath); Thomas Nane M. Parham (age 1 born Bath); Beatrice Parham (age 6 born Bath); and Katherine M Parham (age 1 Month born Bath). Three servants.[2]

1901 October 2nd. Died.


1901 Obituary[3]

...the death of Mr. William Parham, which occurred on Wednesday at his residence, Cleveland House, Sydney Gardens. Mr. Parham's health had been failing for the last three years...

The deceased gentleman, who completed his 69th year nine days before his death, was a native of Sutton Veny, near Warminster, but came to Bath early life, and for many years carried business in Northgate-street. then established the foundry in Westmoreland-road, of which he was the proprietor till the time of his death.....

Mr. Parham married Miss Maskelyne, of Farringdon, Berks,...leaves six sons...



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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 03 October 1901