Tuesday, 1 November 2016

William Parker (1783 - 1837) A Merchant in Sheffield's General Cemetery

This photograph is of William Parker's magnificent monument in Sheffield's General Cemetery - William was one of the first burials in the cemetery in 1837,

and this is the actual entry in the burial book - it is the fourth row on the page

The problem I am having at the moment is finding any information about William. This is the content of the record

Grave: T vault 8
William PARKER Merchant, Springfield, Sheffield age: 53, buried: 13 Feb 1837

Lily Parker SMITH Daughter of Joseph Smith,Merchant , Endcliffe Crescent age: 27, buried: 2 Apr 1880

Catherine SMITH Widow, Tapton Mount age: 80, buried: 27 Oct 1892

burial no: 42
grave no: T vault 8
death date: 04 Feb 1837 
burial date: 13 Feb 1837
name: William Parker
sex: male age: 53
cause of death: Apoplexy
description: Merchant
birthplace: Sheffield
residence: Springfield, Sheffield
parents: Thomas & Mary Parker, Table-knife Manufacturer
informant: Catherine Parker
minister: W.T. Kidd 

The death date is a transcription error - it should read 11th February 1837. And that is about it with regard to information and so any additional material would be welcome

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