PARSONS OF WITHIEL

 

The will of John Parson or Parsons of Withiel, dated 1691, mentions “my Cousin Thomas Courtney the Sonne of my Brother in Law John Courtney” as well as some other children of the said John Courtney including another John who was made executor and residuary legatee.[1] An indenture of 1692 refers to the will of John Parsons, late of Withiel. It identifies “John Courtney the younger of the parish of St Austell in the County of Cornewall yeoman” as the executor of the will, John Courtney “beeing also Nephew and heyre of the Said John Parsons”.[2]

 

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PARSONS

 

1          JOHN PARSONS.

 

Children of John Parsons:

i               JOHN PARSONS, bap 28 Jul 1568, Withiel, Cornwall;[3] m 12 Jan 1597/98, Withiel, DOROTHY PEARSE.[4]

ii              THOMSIN PARSONS, bap 1 Nov 1573, Withiel.[5]

2              iii             THOMAS PARSONS (1579-1645).

 

2          THOMAS PARSONS was baptised on 28 March 1579 at Withiel[6] and buried on 28 March 1645 at Withiel.[7]

 

Children of Thomas Parsons:

i               RICHARD PARSONS, bap 18 Feb 1610/11, Withiel.[8]

ii              HONOR PARSONS, bap 9 Apr 1613, Withiel.[9]

iii            JOHN PARSONS, bap 12 Sep 1615, Withiel, bur 20 Dec 1616, Withiel.[10]

iv            JOHN PARSONS of Withiel, yeoman, bur 27 Mar 1692, Withiel.[11]

v              ELIZABETH PARSONS, bap 18 Feb 1623/24, Withiel;[12] m 24 Oct 1648, Withiel, WILLIAM LANGDON.[13]

vi             THOMAS PARSONS, bap 19 Aug 1627, Withiel.[14]

vii           REBECCA PARSONS, bap 1633/34, Withiel,[15] bur 2 Mar 1682/83, St. Austell;[16] m JOHN COURTENAY (see here).



[1] Kresen Kernow, AP/P/1854. The testator’s surname is spelt Parson in the will but “Passons” in the accompanying inventory. Spellings variants in the Withiel parish registers include Person, Parson and Parsons.

[2] Kresen Kernow, GR/424.

[3] Withiel parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org).

[4] Withiel bishop’s transcripts (online at www.familysearch.org).

[5] Withiel parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org).

[6] Withiel parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org). The baptism is under the heading for 1578 but the sequence of entries suggests it was 1579.

[7] Withiel parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org).

[8] Withiel parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org). The entry indicates that Richard was illegitimate but does not name the mother.

[9] Withiel parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org).

[10] Withiel parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org).

[11] Withiel parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org).

[12] Withiel parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org).

[13] Withiel parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org).

[14] Withiel parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org).

[15] Withiel parish registers (available online at http://www.familysearch.org); Cornwall OPC Database (https://www.cornwall-opc-database.org). The exact date is unclear in the register.

[16] St. Austell parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org).