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Name: Walter Parsons

Burial Number: 1323

Gender: Male

Occupation: Coppersmith; Domestic Coachman

Born: 21/08/1866

Died: 06/01/1928

Buried: 10/01/1928


Walter George Parson was born in Jersey, Channel Islands to William Parsons from Winchester Hants and Ann Elizabeth LeDain of Jersey, Channel Islands. He was the first born of 5 children to William and Ann. Walter 1866, Emily 1868, Ada 1871, Frederick 1875 and Annie 1877. After Walter was born the family moved to Worthing and all the four siblings are born in Worthing. Walter follows his fathers trade of a Coppersmith, but by 1891 is working as a groom/ coachman and lodging with a family whose occupation is a Carter (Driver of Horse drawn vehicles) Walter marries this year to Alice Ann Bright of Puckeridge, Hertfordshire. They live in Worthing and have four children. Lilian May 1892, Mabel Ledam 1894, Reginal George 1895 and Gladys Evelyn was last born in 1900. The family move to Belsize Road and Walter continues to work as a Domestic Coachman.
In 1907 at the age of 7 Daughter Gladys Evelyn Parson dies in Worthing and is buried in Heene Cemetery. The family continue to live in Belsize Road.
By 1928 Walter and his wife are living at 136 Tarring Road, Worthing and he dies at home aged 62.

Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 12 Plot: 26

Exact Location (what3words): evenly.jokes.pirate

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of GLADYS EVELYN PARSONS died 14th June 1907 also her father WALTER GEORGE PARSONS DIED 6th Jan 1928 "At Rest"

Further Information


Name: Walter George Parsons

Gender: Male

Born: 21/08/1866

Town: Unknown

County: Jersey

Country: Unknown


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 04/10/1891

Spouse First Name: Alice

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Bright

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 06/01/1928

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 136

Address line 3: Tarring Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette Wednesday 11 January PARSONS – On 6th January at 136 Tarring Road, Walter George, Dearly beloved husband of Alice Ann Parsons aged 62 Years

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


The family were living at 7 Newlands Road. Walter’s Father, William 32, was a Coppersmith Mother Ann 28, Walter was 5, Emily 3. There was a lodger living in the house with the family


The family now living at Ham Lane in Worthing. Father William is still a Coppersmith and Walter aged 14 is working as a Coppersmith Apprentice. Mother Ann 37, Emily 13, Frederick 5, Annie 4, Ada is under 1 Month old


Walter 25 is living at 7 Western Cottages Broadwater, working as a Groom/Coachman. Walter is lodging with the Baker Family and the head of the house is a Carter which is a driver of a horse drawn vehicle.


Living at 1 Belsize stables, Belsize Road, Worthing. Father Walter is 35 is a Domestic Coachman. Mother Alice is 36, Sister Lilian 8, Sister Mabel 6, Brother Reginald 5, and Gladys is 1 years old


1 Belsize stable, Belsize Road, Worthing. Father Walter 44 a domestic chauffeur, Mother Alice 46, Reginald 17 occupation, Motor Engineer


Highlitten, Goring by Sea, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age in years Birth place Occupation Employer
Walter George Parsons
Male 1866 54 St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Chauffer Private Mr Harrison Farmer
Alice Ann Parsons
Female 1865 56 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England Home Duties
Reginald George Parsons
Male 1895 25 Worthing, Sussex, England Chauffer Mrs Marstlen Private
Lillian May Parsons
Female 1892 28 Worthing, Sussex, England Own Account
Lewis Batchelor Turnell
Male 1919 2 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Miscellaneous Information

In 1911 Daughter Lilian is living with a family as a Domestic and the family Nurse, she marries in Worthing in 1916 to Charles Samuel Turrell who dies the following year at France and Flanders. Reginald his son ran successful garages at Swandean cottages and at The Central Hotel Garage in Worthing.

Reginald was married twice to Mabel M Goff in 1927 and started a family. Mabel died 25 Feb 1933 and left her £286 3d to Reginald. She is buried in Durrington Cemetery. There was a piece written in the Worthing Gazette 8 March on her funeral, and a thankyou in the local papers from Reginald for all of the letters of sympathy and floral tributes.

Reginald was then married to Ada P Bloye in 1934. In 1927 Reginald was fined £3000 damages for causing the death of a Steeplechase Jockey. The money was paid to Michael Tighe’s wife and five children. The motor car accident happened when the Jockey was on his way to a race and he was killed in a collision with Reginald and four others. Reginald has been in the papers many times on motoring offences of speed. Reginald dies in Worthing in 1983 aged 88