SIR HENRY WATSON PARKER 1825 – 1894

Henry Watson Parker is Charlotte Purssell’s father in law. She was born in 1869, and married Wilfred Parker in 1898.

This is his obituary from The Tablet

Saturday, 09 Jun 1894, (pg 904)

SIR HENRY WATSON PARKER died suddenly at his residence, 10 Rosslyn-hill, Hampstead, on Thursday week [May 31st]. Sir Henry was the son of the late John Goodhand Parker, of Kingston-upon-Hull and York. He was born in 1825, and married in 1852 Marian, daughter of James Rorauer, of the Commissariat Department of the Treasury. He was admitted a solicitor in 1853, and was head of the firm of Parker, Garrett, and Parker, of St. Michael’s Rectory, Cornhill, E.C. He was on the Royal Commission on Loss of Life at Sea, 1884 to 1887. He was vice-president of the Incorporated Law Society in 1885-86 and president in 1886-87. He was knighted in 1887. He leaves a widow and numerous family.

The funeral took place on Tuesday. The courtage consisted of an open car, followed by six mourning carriages and a number of private carriages, including those of Sir Thomas Paine and Sir Donald and Lady Macfarlane. The chief portion of the service was at St. Dominic’s Priory Church, Haverstockhill, where there was a very large congregation at the Solemn Requiem Mass. Amongs those present were Lady Parker, her sons and daughters, Mr. W. E. Williamson, the Secretary of the Incorporated Law Society, and Mr. Bucknill, the Under-Secretary. The interment took place at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Kensal-green, the Rev. Father Pius Cavanaugh officiating. R.I.P. —

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