Nathaniel PARSONS junior (1848–1921)
His first wife Mrs Louisa PARSONS, née Hyatt (1847–1903)
His second wife Mrs Elizabeth PARSONS, née Willcox (1856–1943)
St Giles section: Row 53, Grave P29
[Front, not shown]: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / LOUISA
WIFE OF NATHANIEL PARSONS / WHO DIED APRIL 20TH 1903 / IN HER 56TH YEAR
[Back, above]: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / NATHANIEL PARSONS / WHO FELL ASLEEP NOV 18TH 1921, AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZABETH PARSONS / WHO FELL ASLEEP APRIL 9TH 1943 AGED 87 YEARS
Nathaniel Parsons junior was born at 15 Longwall Street in 1848 and baptised at St Peter-in-the East Church on 1 January 1849. He was the elder son of Nathaniel Parsons senior, a servant at New College, and his wife Maria Harris, who were married at St Mary-the-Virgin Church in Oxford on 20 September 1844.
For more about his parents, see their separate grave.
At the time of the 1851 Nathaniel (12) was living with his parents and his older brother George (15) at 15 Longwall Street. They then moved to Magpie Lane, and to Gloucester Green, where his father died in 1866.
By 1871 Nathaniel (22) was living in Tom Quad, Christ Church as the servant of Richard Jelf (72), the former Principal of King’s College, London and a Canon of Christ Church, and his wife Emmeline, Countess Slippenbach (69).
By 1881 Nathaniel (32) lived in the President’s Lodgings at St John’s College, and was butler to James Bellamy. He remained a servant of St John’s College until his retirement.
With his first wife, Louisa
Louisa Hyatt was born in Cherington, Warwickshire in 1847 and baptised there on 14 November. She was the daughter of the carpenter Joseph Hyatt and Mary Beavington, who were married in 1842.
At the time of the 1851 census Louisa (3) was living at a cottage in Cherington with her father Joseph (34), who was now described as a timber dealer, her mother Mary (28), and her younger sister Lucy Ann (1).
In 1861 Louisa (13) was with her parents and younger sister in Mill Lane, Whichford, Warwickshire, and her father was a timber merchant employing four men.
At the time of the 1871 census Louisa was one of the twelve servants of the Dean of Rochester and was still a housemaid there in 1881, just prior to her marriage, when she was aged 33.
In the second quarter of 1881 in the Medway district, Nathaniel Parsons married Louisa Hyatt. He brought her back to Oxford, and at the time of the 1891 census he was a college servant, living with Louisa at 1 Alfred Street with a servant of their own; the situation was the same in 1901. They had no children.
Nathaniel Parsons junior’s first wife Louisa died in 1903:
† Mrs Louisa Parsons née Hyatt died at 3 Walton Crescent at the age of 55 on 20 April 1903 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 25 April (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
With his second wife, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Willcox was born in Holcombe, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset in 1856, the daughter of Joseph Willcox and his wife Eliza.
In 1881 Elizabeth (22) was the housemaid of a wine merchant and his family at 25 Priory Road, Hampstead.
At the time of the 1891 and 1901 censuses Elizabeth was an upper housemaid in the President’s House at St John’s College.
On 24 April 1905 at Cowley St John Church, Nathaniel Parsons junior, described as a college servant of St Paul's, married his second wife Elizabeth Willcox of 11 Iffley Road, the daughter of the labourer William Willcox. They had no children.
At the time of the 1911 census Nathaniel (62) was a servant at St John’s College, living at 3 Walton Crescent with Elizabeth (55).
He was described as a retired college servant when he died at that address in 1921:
† Nathaniel Parsons junior died at 3 Walton Crescent at the age of 73 on 18 November 1921 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 22 November (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
His effects came to £1,234 1s. 8d., and his wife Elizabeth was his executor.
Mrs Elizabeth Parsons was still living at 3 Walton Crescent at the time of her death in hospital in 1943:
† Mrs Elizabeth Parsons née Willcox died at the Cowley Road Hospital (205a Cowley Road) at the age of 87 on 9 April 1943 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 14 April (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
Her effects came to £5,371 2s. 3d., and her bank manager was her executor.