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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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