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William Parry 1771-1855, Solicitor In the City of Hereford

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William Parry 1771-1855, Solicitor In the City of Hereford

Posted: 1565348341000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Parry, Woollam, Musgrave, Burges
I'm having difficulty locating a baptism record for William Parry, born around 1771 in Ruabon, Denbighshire. He was a solicitor, formerly of the Inner Temple in the City of London, who died in Hereford in 1855.

He married Penelope Woollam in 1816 at St Clement Danes, Westminster. Penelope was the daughter of Charles Woollam who was involved in the silk throwing industry in St Albans.

They had two daughters: Penelope Parry born 1818 who married William Peete Musgrave, rector of Eaton Bishop in Herefordshire, and Ellen Parry born 1821 who married Edward Burges, a Gloucestershire solicitor.

At the time of the 1841 census William Parry and his daughter were staying with his brother-in-law John Woollam in St Albans. In the 1851 census, William Parry, now aged 80, and his wife Penelope are shown living at Broad Street, Hereford. His place of birth is shown as Rubon (presumably Ruabon near Wrexham), Denbighshire.

William Parry's will is brief and he simply left everything to his wife Penelope. I suspect Penelope died shortly after William as the will also contains a short annex added a year after probate was granted in February 1855 which transfers items of his estate across to his two daughters. I've not yet found Penelope's death or burial record.

Any assistance finding William Parry's baptism record would be greatly appreciated.


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