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James Parmiter (1776-1854)

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Baptised 3 Nov 1776 • Wyke Regis, Dorset, England1Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue 10Anon., “Wyke Regis Baptisms 1731 to 1790”, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, n.d., ...continue
Married 22 Feb 1802 • Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, England2Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue
Buried 5 Mar 1854 • Chaldon Herring, Dorset, England3Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, ...continue


Biography
 
James was the son of Philip Parmiter (-1817) and Rebecca Woodsford (1741-1832). He was baptised on 3 November 1776 in Wyke Regis and was probably born around the same time within the parish.4Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue 5Anon., “Wyke Regis Baptisms 1731 to 1790”, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, n.d., ...continue 6Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, ...continue
 
By 1780 his father, Philip, had moved the family to St Andrews Farm on the Lulworth Estate. The contemporary owner of the estate was renowned philanthropist Thomas Bartholomew Weld (1750-1810).7Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Return of Philip Parmiter, ...continue
 
James was working the family farm when, on 22 February 1802, he married Sarah Mullett (1743-1831) within her parish of Lytchett Matravers and possibly in the church of St Mary the Virgin.8Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue They married by licence and they signed their names. They had at least eight known children:9Other children probably exist as there are significant gaps in the baptism records.

  1. Rebecca Parmiter (1803-1887)
  2. James Parmiter (1805-1858)
  3. George Mullet Parmiter (1807-1877)
  4. John Parmiter (c.1812-1883)
  5. Susannah Parmiter Smith (1813-1872)
  6. Thomas Parmiter (1815-1900)
  7. Philip Parmiter (1817-1909)
  8. Elizabeth Parmiter Barfoot (1819-1904)

They may have spent the first couple of years on the family farm (their first child, Rebecca, was baptised at West Lulworth and James signed the land tax assessment for the parish of East Stoke in 1802) before moving to Toller Porcorum by 1805. 11Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Return of Philip Parmiter, ...continue 12Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue 13Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Return of James Parmiter, 1805, ...continue James’ uncle, James Woodsford (1735-1812), was a bachelor and this move may have been succession planning. James would go on to inherit the Woodsford holdings on the death of his uncle in 1812.14Church of England, “Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858”, Will of James ...continue 15Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Return of James Parmiter, 12 ...continue 16Church of England, “Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858”, Will of Edward ...continue
 
In 1819 James moved his family to Chaldon Herring. He leased property from the Lulworth Estate (Thomas Weld was his landowner) and he was assessed and paid £15 tax on property. He was also the assessor.17Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Return of James Parmiter, 25 ...continue It is unclear why he would move his family from land that he owned to land that he leased. The occupier the previous year was a John Caines who may have been married to his sister Mary.18This relationship is currently being researched and this entry will be revised with evidence. A comparison of the maps of 1841 with that of today place this residence as Vicarage Farm.19”Dorset, England, Tithe Apportion and Maps, 1835-1850”, James Parmiter, 1841, Chaldon ...continue
 
James cast his vote for the winning Tory candidate, Anthony Ashley Cooper, in the September 1831 election. He voted as a landowner in Toller Porcorum while living in Chaldon Herring.20”UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893”, James Parmiter, 1831, Toller Porcorum, ...continue 21’Dorset’, in “The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832”, ...continue
 
James remained in Chaldon Herring until his death.22”Post Office Directory of Dorsetshire and Wiltshire”, James Parmiter, 1849, East Chaldon, ...continue He was recorded on the 1841 census with his wife, Sarah, and sons, Thomas and Philip.23”1841 England Census”, digital image, James Parmiter, East Chaldon, Dorset, England; Class: ...continue The 1851 census page has been badly damaged and is very difficult to read. James is living with a younger James Parmiter and this is probably his grandson James Parmiter (1837-) who was named in James’ will to inherit the property at Toller Porcorum. James’ children, Rebecca and George, were living in an adjacent property.24”1851 England Census”, digital image, Household of James Parmiter, Chaldon Herring, ...continue 25Church of England, ‘England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, ...continue 26Andrew Otway, “Transcription of the Will of James Parmiter 1854”, Ancestry.com, 25 ...continue
 
James died in March 1854 in Chaldon Herring aged 77. His obituary drew attention to his ‘indefatigable exertions’ and his pride in hard work. He was a respected ‘old school’ farmer who ‘wore the smock frock’ and he was the ‘oldest tenant on the Lulworth Manor’.27Anon., ‘Monday’s Post: Death of a Fine Old Farmer’, Hereford Journal (Hereford, ...continue James was buried on 5 March 1854 at in the parish of Chaldon Herring and possibly in the grounds of St Nicholas.28Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, ...continue
 
James’s estate underwent probate on 12 April 1854. The will was proved by his daughter, Rebecca, and his son-in-law, John Barfoot (1813-1865). He was meticulous in dividing his assets and left specific instructions regarding the absence of legacies to children who had already received assistance while he was alive. His first-born son, James, was paid £1200 to discourage further claims on his estate. His grandson (James’ son), James Parmiter (1837-), was named the estate heir with provision for Rebecca’s ‘own use and benefit’ for her lifetime. Unfortunately, and despite these provisions, this was not to be. For reasons as yet unexplained the estate had been sold off by 1861 with Rebecca living in Herefordshire and James having yet to be located.29Church of England, ‘England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, ...continue 30Andrew Otway, “Transcription of the Will of James Parmiter 1854”, Ancestry.com, 25 ...continue
 
To be continued…31This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.


External links
 
James Parmiter at FamilySearch32The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘James Parmiter’, FamilySearch, n.d., ...continue
James Parmiter’s biography by Beryl Wilson published on Ancestry33Beryl Wilson, “James Parmiter”, Ancestry.com, 24 February 2017 , ...continue


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1, 4. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Baptism of James Parmiter, 3 November 1776, Wyke Regis, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/WYK: RE 2/1, p. not recorded, no. 16, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2243/, accessed 8 May 2020.
2, 8. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Marriage of James Parmiter and Sarah Mullett, 22 February 1802, Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry.com; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference Number: PE/LMA: RE 3/2, p. 12, no. 47, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2243/, accessed 20 April 2018.
3, 6, 28. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial of James Parmiter, 5 March 1854, Chaldon Herring, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference number: PE/CHH: RE 4/1, p. 26, no. 206, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2242, accessed 1 September 2017.
5, 10. Anon., “Wyke Regis Baptisms 1731 to 1790”, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, n.d., https://www.opcdorset.org/WykeRegisFiles/WykeRegisBaps1731-1790.htm, accessed 24 June 2020.
7. Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Return of Philip Parmiter, 1780, East Stoke, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorset, England; Call Number: Qde(L)62/1-47; Years: 1780-1832, p. not recorded, line 1,https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2166, accessed 1 July 2020.
9. Other children probably exist as there are significant gaps in the baptism records.
11. Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Return of Philip Parmiter, 1802, East Stoke, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorset, England; Call Number: Qde(L)62/1-47, Year range: 1780-1832, p. not recorded, lines 1-2,https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2166, accessed 30 June 2020.
12. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Baptism of Rebecca Parmiter, 15 February 1803, West Lulworth, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry.com; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/WLU: RE 1/2, p. not recorded, lines: 15-16, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2243/, accessed 22 October 2017.
13. Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Return of James Parmiter, 1805, Toller Porcorum, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorset, England; Call Number: Qde (L) 54/1-28, Years: 1811-1832, p. not recorded, lines 20-22,https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2166, accessed 30 June 2020.
14. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858”, Will of James Woodsford, 25 September 1812, Toller Porcorum, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Ad/Dt/W/1812; Event Record Number: 47, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2119, accessed 31 August 2017.
15. Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Return of James Parmiter, 12 September 1814, Toller Porcorum, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorset, England; Call Number: Qde (L) 54/1-28; Years: 1811-1832, p. not recorded, lines 18-22,https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2166, accessed 6 May 2020.
16. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858”, Will of Edward Woodsford, 9 April 1776, Probate Court, Dorset Archdeaconry; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference Number: Ad/Dt/W/1776, Event Record Number 63, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2119, accessed 31 August 2017.
17. Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Return of James Parmiter, 25 April 1820, Chaldon East, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorset, England; Call Number: Qde(L)62/1-47; Years: 1780-1832, p. not recorded, line 1,https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2166, accessed 30 June 2020.
18. This relationship is currently being researched and this entry will be revised with evidence.
19. ”Dorset, England, Tithe Apportion and Maps, 1835-1850”, James Parmiter, 1841, Chaldon Herring, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; lot numbers: 1-4, 9-11, 25-26, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2386, accessed 29 June 2020.
20. ”UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893”, James Parmiter, 1831, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester Division, England; digital image, Ancestry; London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library, London, England; p. 55, line 2, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/2410/, accessed 28 June 2020.
21. ’Dorset’, in “The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832”, ed. D.R. Fisher, 2009, pp. 33-37, The History of Parliament,
https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1820-1832/constituencies/dorset, accessed 30 June 2020.
22. ”Post Office Directory of Dorsetshire and Wiltshire”, James Parmiter, 1849, East Chaldon, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; London, W. Kelly and Co., p. 2657, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/1547/, accessed 6 May 2020.
23. ”1841 England Census”, digital image, James Parmiter, East Chaldon, Dorset, England; Class: 107, Piece: 278, Folio: 3, Page: 1, GSU: 241336, Line: 1; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8978/, accessed 31 August 2017.
24. ”1851 England Census”, digital image, Household of James Parmiter, Chaldon Herring, Dorset, England; Class: HO107, Piece: 1856, Folio: 694, Page: 1, GSU roll: 221003, Lines: illegible; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8860/, accessed 1 September 2017.
25, 29. Church of England, ‘England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858’, Will of James Parmiter, 31 January 1854, Prerogative Court of Canterbury; digital image, Ancestry; The National Archives, Kew, England; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 2190, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/5111/, accessed 6 May 2020.
26, 30. Andrew Otway, “Transcription of the Will of James Parmiter 1854”, Ancestry.com, 25 October 2014, https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/tree/4660905/storyx/0fc07398-2e58-47fb-982a-ca5897ff8e73, accessed 28 June 2020.
27. Anon., ‘Monday’s Post: Death of a Fine Old Farmer’, Hereford Journal (Hereford, England), 15 March 1854, p. 2, c. 2, https://link-gale-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/apps/doc/GW3222167191/BNCN?u=slnsw_public&sid=BNCN&xid=3d87e7f7, accessed 30 May 2020.
31. This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.
32. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘James Parmiter’, FamilySearch, n.d., updated 28 June 2020, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LTG6-F43, accessed 28 June 2020.
33. Beryl Wilson, “James Parmiter”, Ancestry.com, 24 February 2017 , https://www.ancestry.com.au/mediaui-viewer/tree/7295415/person/110073620976/media/ecf7f965-b9bc-4e40-a55c-d4b57ec30faa?_phsrc=qbr518&_phstart=successSource, accessed 20 January 2018.