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Name: Mary Parker

Burial Number: 0555

Gender: Female

Occupation: Dairywoman

Distinction: Dairywoman

Born: 00/00/1843

Died: 21/02/1908

Buried: 25/02/1908


Mary Parker nee Woolven 1843 – 1908

Dairywoman, Mary Parker, managed the dairy in Rowlands Road, Worthing with her husband Laban. One of their three sons, Thomas, took over the dairy on their retirement in 1904.


Mary Woolven was born in Tarring, Worthing, Sussex, in 1843 to William Woolven, a labourer and his wife Elizabeth. She was the oldest of a family of five children. Elizabeth was born in 1845, Thomas in 1847, George in 1848 and Henry in 1851.

Mary married Laban Parker, an agricultural worker, on 9th October 1866 in Broadwater.

In 1871, Mary and Laban, lived in 8 Heene Lane, Worthing, with their sons, William and Alan. Thomas G Parker was born in 1874 and by 1891, Mary was a dairy worker and Laban a dairyman living at 23 New Street, Worthing.

Laban died on 15 March, 1907 at 85 Rowlands Road, Worthing. Laban was buried in Heene Cemetery on 19th March 1907. Mary died a year later at 85 Rowlands Road, Worthing on 21st February 1908. She was also buried at Heene on 25 February, 1908.

Probate was granted to William Parker, her son, of £135 1s 8d.


Researcher: Pat Brownbill

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Mary Parker

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 2 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): models.loft.maybe

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Laban Parker who passed away March 15th 1907 aged 62 years "Peace, perfect peace" Also of Mary wife of the above who died Feb 21st 1908 aged 65 years "At rest"

Further Information


Name: Mary Parker

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1843

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Woolven

Marriage Date: 09/10/1866

Spouse First Name: Laban

Spouse Second Name: Robert

Spouse Last Name: Parker

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/02/1908

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 85

Address line 3: Rowlands Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £135 1 s 8 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 23 New Street, Worthing, Laban Parker (56) dairy manager and his wife Mary Parker (58)


Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.