JANE PARKER (Of Paulerspury) LETTERS TO WILLIAM PARKER

Jane Parker married Joseph Buckingham the Independent Minister of the Independent Reformed Chapel in Paulerspury

see also Elizabeth Goodman letter to William Parker

see also Mary Parker letter to William Parker

If you can help with identifying Mary Stimson/Timpson or know anything else about Jane Parker then please email me at :-

clarkealanj@myway.com

The above letter was sent to William Parker at 46 Thorpe Street, Birmingham by Jane Parker from Paulerspury.

A transcript of the letter is copied below :-

Paulerspury Oct 1827

 

My dear brother,

I was at Moreton when the door came & it seemed to give satisfaction but they began to think you forgoton it. I think my Uncle wonít have it put up this season now  I stayed at Moreton for a fortnight & four days & I came to Willerbury By the Coach & it was such a miserable wet afternoon I thought I should not of been able to of got home that day but I ventured through the rain I told them how you got drenched with rain & they seemed quite astonished for they knew nothing of it being shut in there parlour.  We heard from Jno  ÖJseÖ.Capion Warron which I suppose you have also I suppose you have not wrote to Miss Grimsdick yet I daresay you done thinking of that by the time Miss G & I went to see Mrs Pittam together and stayed five days Mr EG  [Edward Grimsdick?] was there we had a dance & spent a very pleasant visit we were sent for & brought home.

 

We heard of Betsy & they were all well, they keeping Marring at Pury let times be how they will Wilkins at Cuttle Mill was married to one of the Tomsons of Towcester yesterday & a hopeful bargin she got to all appearance I began this letter a month back to send by Varney but he as not been yet Betsy Grimsdick was married a week last Munday to Mr Hamerous [Amos] of Silverstone  I suppose we neat not expect you this Christmas but if it convenient we shall be happy to see you

If its not to much trouble to you we will thank you to send a pair of Common nutcrackers & a pair of little round handles to a dressing table draw such as thous on that table in our parlour. I daresay you have plenty of them bye you If you could get a picture about the size of that map picture or a little larger it donít matter what it is I thought you could get it and send it by ned for that old map is worn out if you think there is any hazard of it coming donít send it only I thought you might see something prity & not dear in such a place as that Birmingham I now donít send a fine flowering one \mother says only one about the size of that map or a little larger

 

I suppose you donít want any nuts this winter as you being a nut merchant I should think you made a reserve of some for yourself  Mothers leg is rather better than it was so that she can go about all they day  You will think this miserable scribble remember me to all friends at Birmingham  Father and Mother desires their kind love to you and accept the same from your affectionate Sister

Jane Parker 

Notes

there was an Edward Grimsdick on the History of Paulerspury website.

Uncle was Henry Smithson of Radclive then Maids Moreton lodge (where he died).

Mother and Father were Mary and Daniel Parker Grocers of paulerspury

Betsey was Elizabeth Parker married to John Goodman

Jane Parker is notable for marrying Revd. Joseph Buckingham, Minister at Paulerspury Independent Reformed Chapel, where she is commerated by a plaque on the chapel wall.

The letter was sent to me by Fran Gibbs thanks to Jane Wood.

Paulerspury 7th April 1834

 

 

My dear brother.

     We received your kind letter on the fourth of last month after a long silence

but it given us much satisfaction to hear that yourself and family were all well which

is a great blessing which too few of us are thankful for

           I am glad to hear that your boy can walk and I hope by this they little girl can

has you informed me that there is a nother near at hand I wished your family did not

come on quite so fast and I daresay your wife does but she will the sooner a done

perhaps

      I am glad that you have done with the publick house business and I hope you

will be enabled to support your family without it you did not say how far you weare

from the town nor whither you were highrented

 

p.2

I have the pleasure to inform you that Mothers health is no worse than when i wrote last

but is still lame she cant get any strength in her legs and i am a fraid she never will

now God only knows and him a lone that can restore it you knew what Mothers intention

was to leave business this lady day but her spirits were not equel to the undertaking

so we are keeping it on til michealmas if all is well and Master Watts has taken the

land for this half year Mr Goodman was hear two months back and it was a greed on

then shopkeeping keeps getting worse with

xxx

   I have not heard from Morton but I expect shortly and you mentioned a bout

coming up if Mother wished you but I think you had better wait a little time and see

wheather you are oblige to go to Morton next month or not

 

p.3

if we should have any word I will let you know We have not heard from Stimson

lately I am going to write to her to day when we did she was very unwell

Betsey was quite comfortable when her Husband was hear I have not heard since

Thomas lepper has commenced the Publick business

               I suppose Eliza can talk if she cant walk

           Remember me to Mr and mrs Ingall and family and I hope they are

well I think it will be a long time before I see Birmingham if I should live

I hope to hear from you shortly and if it Should be necessary for me to let you

Know anything respecting what I said Before I wont neglect

            So I conclude with Mother kind love to your wife and family

and believe me your affectionate Sister

Jane Parker

 

 

 

p.4

Mrs Tarry informed me that you are all well and the little girl can walk herself and

she says that you talk of coming up but as that time is so near I think you had better

stay til you hear from Morton

 

 

                    Address

 

 

When you come please to bring some fardings with you I had concluded this letter before

I heard from you Mrs T says that you live in a pleasant situation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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