Jemima Parker1

(circa April 1788 - 15 April 1861)
MotherSarah Parker (T2b4a)2 (say 1767 - )
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Jemima Parker was born cir. Apr 1788 Saffron Walden, ESS, ENG.2,3 She was baptized on 6 Apr 1788 St Mary the Virgin, Saffron Walden, ESS, ENG; entry for 1788 reads "April 6th Jemima Daur of Sarah Parker baseborn."2 Some sources show Jemima as born cir. 1790 Westminster, MDX, ENG, this date agreeing with the age she gave whem emigrating in 1853 and with the age & place she gave in the 1851 census.4,5
     Jemima Parker married William Clinton, son of James? Clinton and Mary Catherine? UnknownSurname (m. Clinton), on 30 Dec 1810 St Alphage, London Wall, City of London, LND, ENG, Entry shows William CLINTON and Jemima PARKER were both of this parish (St Alphage London Wall). Both signed, wit: James HUZELL and Ann CAMPBELL -London Wall believed to be near St Giles (a marr. is recorded between James HAZELL and Ann CAMPBELL Nov 1813 at St Alphage.)6,7,8,9
     Jemima Clinton died on 15 Apr 1861 Hawthorne, Dist of Boroondara, VIC, AUS; cert. 380 reads: Jemima Clinton, female 71 of asthma from disease of the heart, 1 year, last seen April 14th by John de la Robtly?. Father William Tyrell farmer, mother's name unknown. Informant James Clinton, son, Hawthorne. Buried April 18 1861, Melbourne General Cemetery. Born Saffron Waldron, Essex, 8 years in Victoria. Married London to William Clinton, (age at marr. not known). Issue: Sarah, dead, William, dead, Henry dead, James 43, Emma 33, Harry (27?), seven (?) other children, all dead and ages and names not known.10 She was buried General Cem. (310-S #130), Melbourne, VIC, AUS, CLINTON: Jemima bur 17 Apr 1861, Henry (son) bur 25 May 1876, Jane (dtr-in-law nee Thomson) bur. 8 Nov 1880 and John S(amuel aka Samuel John grd son) bur 17 Dec 1859.
Headstone commemorates: James d 27 Jan 1885 (buried at 310-W #154 with his son William H and dtr in law Emily); John Samuel; Jemima d 15 Apr 1861; Henry d 23 May 1876; Margaret Thompson, d 16 Jan 1877; Jane d 6 Nov 1880.7,11,12
     The two jemima Parkers.

In light of DNA matches between a descendant of Jemima married to Wiilliam Cinton to descendants of three children of a Sarah Parker who married a James Tyrrell in Saffron Walden in 1793 Jemima's previoulsy believed information has been reviewed and new information found.

Instead of being born 1793 Braintree, Essex to William Parker and Charlotte Parkerson my Jemima is rather more likely to be the Jemima born 1788 Saffron Walden to Sarah Parker.
Where Sarah MAY be the one who later married James Tyrrell in 1793.
I'd love to prove this!
If there are there any direct female line descendants of this latter Sarah Tyrrell nee Parker around willing to be offered a mitochondrial DNA test, I'd love to hear from you - my treat.
If you turned out to eb haplogroup T2b4a (ie a match to me) I'd even throw in an autosomal test to see what that revealed.

Jemima's death cert. says she was born Saffron Walden.
Census data (1841 and 1851) state she was born Middlesex.
All imply about 1790.
For some as yet unknown reason the indexed 1788 baptism on FamilySearch shows three places: Saffron Walden, Virley, and Victoria Docks, all Essex.
Victoria Docks appears to be rather near a boundry between Essex and Middlesex.

I found a 1788 baptism in Saffron Walden which definitely fits the birthplace on her death cert. and is marginally closer to the about 1790 her age in the 1851 census and her age at emigration provide than the 1793 in Braintree.13,14,2

Migration

     Jemima Clinton left from Plymouth, England 2 May 1853 on the 'Roxburgh Castle' to Port Phillip arriving Melbourne in Jul 1853 as a 3rd class cabin passenger, with son Henry (miner aged 22). On same voyage were daughter Emma (Austin, wife aged 25) and son-in-law William Austin (miner aged 24.)5

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     In 1814 William and Jemima Clinton were living White St, St Giles Cripplegate, City of London, LND, ENG, (address given on baptism records for son William.)15 By 1830 they were living 1 Queens Sq, Brokers Row, City of London, LND, ENG.16
     Jemima Parker appeared on the census of 1841 31 Rose St, St Martins in the Field, Westminster, MDX, ENG, as CLINTON: Jemima 50 laundress; Francis 25 seaman; Frederick 15 ap; Henry 12 ap; All born county (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)17
     The census of 1851 showed Jemima, with her son Henry, 31 Rose St, Dist of Long acre, St Martin in the Fields, MDX, ENG, enumerated as CLINTON: Jemima, 61 widow; Son Henry 20, orris (?) weaver's apprentice, both b Westminster, MDX.4

All the other info

     Jemima Clinton 50 yr old in the 1841 census and Francis Clinton 25 yr old in the same household were possibly related ?mother/son?18

External links

     Click here to see Jemima's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.19
     Jemima Parker belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.

Family

William Clinton (say Apr 1776 - bet. 1830 - 1841)
Children
  • Sarah Clinton20 (Nov 1811 - bef. 1861)
  • William Clinton (bet. 1812 - 1814 - bef. 1861)
  • Henry Clinton21,22,23 (Dec 1815 - bef. 1830)
  • James Clinton21,24,23 (Oct 1817 - Jan 1885)
  • Mary Ann Clinton21,25,23 (Feb 1820 - bef. 1861)
  • Frederick Clinton (Feb 1824 - bet. 1841 - 1861)
  • Emma Parker Clinton+1,26 (Mar 1827 - Jun 1894)
  • Henry Clinton27,28 (May 1830 - May 1876)
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Maternal ancestors of Lorna
Maternal timeline
PARKER
Last Edited18 Jan 2020

Citations

  1. Certificate, Emma CLINTON (12) & John GIBSON (13) marriage of 31 Dec 1855 Ref #3632 From Inspection p/copy held by L. McIntosh 1993.
  2. Parish Registers: Essex, England (published), Bap. 6 Apr 1788 Jemima baseborn d/o Sarah PARKER St Mary the Virgin, D/P 192/1/5 (image 72 of 154), copy d/loaded Jan 2020.
  3. Jemima CLINTON nee PARKER, DC CLINTON, Jemima, 1861, VIC AUS, P/copy of certified copy dated Jun 1986, rcvd from Joan Ewers, Jan 1994, scanned Mar 2006.
  4. 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, St Martin in the Fields, MDX ED 3 HO107/1482 Folio 54 Page 18 Schedule 87, copy d/loaded Nov 2005.
  5. Letter, Frances RADFORD to Lorna Henderson, Passenger Schedule for the "Roxburgh Castle", 2 May 1853, rcvd Feb 1994.
  6. Letter, Frances RADFORD (3996) to Lorna Henderson, Marr. 30 Dec 1810 William CLINTON & Jemima PARKER, St Alphage, London Wall, from descendants as researched by Frances R, chart rcvd Jan 1995.
  7. Jemima CLINTON nee PARKER, DC CLINTON, Jemima, 1861, VIC AUS, P/copy of certified copy dated Jun 1986, rcvd from Joan Ewers, Jan 1994, (annotated with comment, in what looks like Frances RADFORD's writing, that the informant had Jemima's maiden name wrong, should be PARKER not TYRELL, with mother as Charlotte PARKER nee TYRELL).
  8. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 30 Dec 1810 William CLINTON & Jemima PARKER, St Alphage London Wall, City of London, #32 Pg 10, from Guildhall, St Alphage London Wall, Register of marriages 1807 - 1812 and banns 1807 - 1815, 1807 - 1815, P69/ALP/A/01/Ms 5747/2, extracted Sep 2009.
  9. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Banns Nov 1813 James HAZELL & Ann CAMPBELL, from Guildhall, St Alphage London Wall, Register of marriages 1807 - 1812 and banns 1807 - 1815, 1807 - 1815, P69/ALP/A/01/Ms 5747/2, extracted from image Jun 2014.
  10. Jemima CLINTON nee PARKER, DC CLINTON, Jemima, 1861, VIC AUS, P/copy of certified copy dated Jun 1986, rcvd from Joan Ewers, Jan 1994, scanned Mar 2006, (annotated with comment, in what looks like Frances RADFORD's writing, that the informant had Jemima's maiden name wrong, should be PARKER not TYRELL, with mother as Charlotte PARKER nee TYRELL).
  11. CEM: CLINTON burials Melbourne, VIC, Rcvd from Frances RADFORD, Jan 1994.
  12. Letter, Frances RADFORD to Lorna Henderson, CLINTON headstone, Melbourne Cem, photo & explanation rcvd Feb 1994.
  13. DNA matches/info ex Ancestry.com online at http://dna.ancestry.com, DNA Matches between AMR descendant of Jemima Clinton nee Parker (b. 1788 Saffron Walden) to descendants of three lines of descendants of Sarah Parker married to James Tyrrell (1793 Saffron Walden): via son William (7cMs to a Half 5C3R); daughters Elizabeth (34cMs to a Half 4C1R) and Mary Ann (8cMs to a Half 5C), Jan 2020.
  14. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Jan 2020.
  15. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Bap. 17 Aug 1814 William s/o William (currier) & Jemima CLINTON , at St Giles, Cripplegate, City of London of , from Guildhall, St Giles Cripplegate, Register of baptisms, 1813 - 1817, P69/GIS/A/01/Ms 6423/1, extracted Sep 2009.
  16. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 25 May 1830 Bap. 13 Jun 1830 Henry s/o William (currier) & Jemima CLINTON , at St Stephens, Colemant St, City of London of 1 Queens Sq, Brokers Row, from Guildhall, St Stephen Coleman Street, Register of baptisms, 1813 - 1839, P69/STE1/A/01/Ms 4454/2, extracted Sep 2009.
  17. 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Civil Par. St Martins i n the Fields, Hundred Westminster, Sub Dist Long Acre, MDX HO107/740 Bk 6 ED 13 Pg 1, hsehold of Jemima CLINTON, extracted Sep 2009.
  18. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Sep 2009.
  19. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Parker-6115, uploaded Oct 2011.
  20. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 1811 Bap. 1812, Sarah to Willm & Jemima CLINTON, batch C025779, St Giles Cripplegate, London, ENG, rechecked Feb 2007.
  21. Frances Radford, "CLINTONPARKER F'Tree", Received from Joan EWERS, 1/94, Rcvd Jan 1995.
  22. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 1815 Bap. 1820, Henry to Wm & Jemima CLINTON, batch C096981, Kings Weight House Fish Street Hill-Independent, London, ENG, rechecked Feb 2007.
  23. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 28 May 1820 (Fish Street Hill, Kings Weigh House, Independent): Mary Ann (born 22 Feb 1820 St Luke's), Henry (born 13 Dec 1815, St Giles Cripplegate), James (born13 Oct 1817 St Giles Cripplegate) Children of Wm & Jemima CLINTON, archives ref: TNA/RG/4/4394, copy d/loaded Aug 2016.
  24. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 1817 Bap. 1820, James to Wm & Jemima CLINTON, batch C096981, Kings Weight House Fish Street Hill-Independent, London, ENG, rechecked Feb 2007.
  25. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 1820 Bap. 1820, Mary Ann to Wm & Jemima CLINTON, batch C096981, Kings Weight House Fish Street Hill-Independent, London, ENG, rechecked Feb 2007.
  26. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 3 Mar 1827 Bap. 13 Jun 1830 Emma d/o William (currier) & Jemima CLINTON , at St Stephens, Colemant St, City of London of 1 Queens Sq, Brokers Row, from Guildhall, St Stephen Coleman Street, Register of baptisms, 1813 - 1839, P69/STE1/A/01/Ms 4454/2, extracted Sep 2009.
  27. Letter, Frances RADFORD (3996) to Lorna Henderson, rcvd Mar 1994.
  28. BDM: VIC, AUS, Dth 1876 Henry CLINTON s/o William CLINTON & Jemima m.s. Not Known, Melbourne #6496 (6449 on index), copy d/loaded Feb 2007.

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