Parsons family

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whiffler
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Re: Parsons family

Postby whiffler » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:09 pm

Might Rosemount be the other house ?

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Re: Parsons family

Postby Antony81 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:48 am

Many kind thanks for the information, extremely useful. I am positive that I have heard of Rosemount, so will need to check on old newspaper cuttings to see if I can find it.

I am lucky that I have inherited a family photo album dating from the 1890s up until the 1920s, but unlucky that nobody is named and no locations are named. So a case of trying to identify locations and people.

I also have a photo in the album of the Alexandra Hotel, which I believe was in Hastings? I believe that some of the Parson families interests included hotels.

The family was also married into the Hickman family of Hole Farm in Hastings, but I am not sure if the photos show Hole Farm?
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Re: Parsons family

Postby Antony81 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:51 am

These are interesting photos, but unfortunately little clue as to where they are. However, I have wondered if they might represent some sort of party for staff at F.J. Parsons?
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Re: Parsons family

Postby jimbreeds » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:20 pm

More very interesting photos! If only we knew more. The only thing I know about Hole Farm is the modern estate and Hole Farm Close where my cousin lives! I've seen a similar photo of the hotel before but I think it was soldiers on the balcony during WW1.
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Re: Parsons family

Postby jimbreeds » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:25 pm

These are the Hickmans in 1923 including Hole Farm.
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There's a Mrs. Parker shown for the hotel.
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Re: Parsons family

Postby ColinL » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:00 am

The Alexandra Hotel is on the Hastings seafront just past the pier going towards St Leonard's and is now converted into flats, having closed perhaps in the 1980-90s

It was amongst the places that issued lists of guests who would be staying there and they were published in the local press
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Re: Parsons family

Postby whiffler » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:24 am

jimbreeds wrote:These are the Hickmans in 1923 including Hole Farm.
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There's a Mrs. Parker shown for the hotel.


Aha !. It was off St Helen's Rd which explains why I couldn't reconcile the photos with any map of Hole Farm, Westfield Lane.

No time to explore maps for a day or two.

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Re: Parsons family

Postby Antony81 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:41 pm

Many kind thanks for the added information.

I am wondering if the house might be Hole Farm?

I have found an article about a sale in 1945 which would suggest that it was a fairly large residence. The old couple would fit in as John George Hickman (1839-1916) and his wife Emily Wildish (1841-1915). One of their daughters, Julia Hickman (1877-1867) had marred Joseph Parsons (1875-1937) of Cumberland House in 1900.
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Re: Parsons family

Postby trevormonk » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:03 pm

If you are researching the Parsons family did you know that they came from Beckley ?
In 1841 James Parsons was living in Horseshoe Lane, Beckley.

Frederick Joseph was the son of Joseph.
Joseph was the son of Frederick J.
Frederick J was the son of Isaac.
Isaac was the son of James and Mary and born in Beckley in 1820


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