Headstone for Charles and Elizabeth Parsonson, Sudbury Cemetery

Charles Parsonson, who died on August 15th 1888, at the age of 92, came from a famous Sudbury family of basket makers. Generations of his  family had lived in Sudbury for over 200 years and many of them had become freemen. On August 22nd, 1888, The Suffolk and Essex Free Press reported that:  ‘He had been engaged in making and repairing baskets up to within two months of his decease, and could read the newspaper without glasses; he had never required the attendance of a doctor for seventy years and his death was caused by natural decay arising from old age. He was the father of eight children, twenty five grandchildren and thirty four great grandchildren. He was a good Christian man, and died a religious death’.

Admissions to the Freedom of the Borough of Sudbury in the 19th century

The Pack family

Pack, James, son of Daniel, coal porter, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough only, by birth

Pack, John, weaver, son of Daniel, blacksmith, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough only, by birth

Pack, William, of London, coach wheelwright, son of David, admitted October 3rd, 1812, borough only, by birth

The Parish family

Parish, Edward, of Green Street, Bethnal Green Road, London, rule maker, son of William Parish, silkweaver, dec’d, admitted August 3rd, 1892

Parish, Robert, silkweaver, son of William dec’d, shoemaker, admitted August 7th, 1857

Parish, William, cordwainer, son of Joseph, admitted June 18th, 1818, borough and commons, by birth

Parish, William, of Delhi Terrace, silkweaver, son of William, dec’d, cordwainer, admitted August 5th, 1859

The Parsonson family

Parsonson, Charles, yeoman, son of George, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, Charles, basket maker, admitted July 29th, 1837, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, Charles, basket maker, of Halstead, son of Thomas, basket maker, admitted August 4th, 1882

Parsonson, Charles, brewer, of Newton Road, Chilton, son of Stephen, cow keeper, admitted August 1st, 1884

Parsonson, George, senior, basket maker, admitted July 9th, 1778, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, George, basketmaker, admitted June 7th, 1790, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, George, basket maker, son of George, (dec’d), basket maker, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, George, of Ballingdon, basket maker, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough only, by servitude to Thomas and William Parsonson

Parsonson, George, of Ballingdon, basket maker, son of George, admitted July 29th, 1839

Parsonson, George, porter, of Newton Road, Chilton, son of Stephen, cow keeper, admitted May 2nd, 1884

Parsonson, George William, basket maker, son of Charles, admitted May 2nd, 1856

Parsonson, Henry, senior, weaver, admitted February 28th, 1772

Parsonson, Henry, tailor, admitted July 9th, 1778, borough and commons, by birth

Parsonson, Henry, senior, baker, admitted July 9th, 1778, borough and commons, by birth

Parsonson, Henry, basket maker of 19 Friars Street, son of Thomas, basket maker, admitted August 4th, 1882

Parsonson, James, exciseman, admitted February 28th, 1772, (sworn May 28th)

Parsonson, James, cordwainer, admitted December 22nd, 1778, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, James, of Oundle, Northampton, admitted May 13th, 1779, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, James, basket maker, admitted July 29th, 1837, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, James Henry, basket maker, of Clare, son of James, basket maker, admitted August 3rd, 1883

Parsonson, James, basket maker, son of Richard, admitted May 16th, 1848

Parsonson, James, mat weaver, of Acton Green, son of James, (dec’d), basket maker, admitted August 3rd, 1883

Parsonson, John, son of Thomas, cordwainer, admitted June 18th, 1818, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, Joseph, basket maker, of 19 Friars Street, son of Thomas, basket maker, admitted August 5th, 1887

Parsonson, Richard, basket maker, son of Thomas, basket maker, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, Richard, of Ballingdon, son of George, admitted July 28th, 1841

Parsonson, Richard Woodlow, carver and gilder, son of John, brazier, admitted May 29th, 1843

Parsonson, Robert, cordwainer, admitted February 28th, 1772

Parsonson, Robert, of Melford, gentleman, admitted September 7th, 1778, borough and commons, by birth

Parsonson, Robert, cordwainer, admitted June 19th, 1790, borough and commons, by birth

Parsonson, Robert, cordwainer, son of Robert, (dec’d), admitted July 30th, 1833, borough and commons, by birth

Parsonson, Samuel, of Ipswich, broker, admitted September 4th, 1780, borough and commons, by birth

Parsonson, Stephen, basket maker, son of Charles, admitted May 2nd, 1856

Parsonson, Stephen Arthur, of Chilton, basket maker, son of Stephen, basket maker, admitted August 5th, 1881

Parsonson, Thomas, senior, shoemaker, admitted February 28th, 1772, (sworn March 16th)

Parsonson, Thomas, junior, shoemaker, admitted February 28th, 1772

Parsonson, Thomas, hatter and hosier, son of Robert, admitted September 30th, 1777

Parsonson, Thomas, junior, basketmaker, admitted July 9th, 1778, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, Thomas, junior, shoemaker, admitted July 10th, 1778, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, Thomas, junior, tailor, admitted April 5th, 1790, borough and commons, by birth

Parsonson, Thomas, the younger, of Oxford Street, London, basket maker, son of Thomas, basket maker, admitted June 7th, 1805, borough only, by servitude to father

Parsonson, Thomas, of Ballingdon, basket maker, admitted July 29th, 1837, borough only, by birth

Parsonson, Thomas, basket maker, son of Charles, admitted May 2nd, 1856

Parsonson, Thomas, jun., of Friars Street, basket maker, son of Thomas, basket maker, admitted August 4th, 1871

Parsonson, William, hatter, admitted April 5th, 1790, borough and commons, by birth

Parsonson, William, basket maker, admitted October 2nd, 1812, borough only, by servitude to Thomas Parsonson

Parsonson, William, labourer, admitted July 25th, 1836, borough only, by birth, (carver and gilder, son of John, brazier) William died in April 1901 in the Union House, Sudbury, aged 86 years.

Parsonson, William, ostler, son of Richard, admitted July 30th, 1842

Parsonson, William, of 19 Friars Street, tailor, son of Thomas Parsonson, basket maker, admitted August 6th, 1880

The Parsson family

Parsson, John, tailor, admitted June 1st, 1832, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

Parsson, Nehemiah Rogers, innkeeper, admitted April 28th, 1828, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Pemberton family

Pemberton, Joseph, tailor, admitted September 2nd, 1816, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

Pemberton, Joseph, tailor, apprenticed to Joseph Pemberton, the elder, admitted September 3rd, 1827, borough only, by servitude

The Pettitt family

Pettitt, William, victualler, admitted February 17th, 1822, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Pirt family

Pirt, William, baker, admitted May 23rd, 1805, borough and commons, by purchase

The Platten family

Platten, Corder, of Dedham, schoolmaster, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

The Pochin family

Pochin, William, The Reverend William, Clerk, admitted October 11th, 1813, borough and commons, by purchase, 15 guineas

The Polley family

Polley, Adam, victualler, admitted September 2nd, 1805, borough and commons, by purchase

The Polly family

Polly, John, victualler, admitted January 4th, 1827, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Ponder family

Ponder, Henry, manufacturer, son of Henry, dec’d, admitted July 30th, 1833, borough and commons, by birth

The Potter family

Potter, Golding, singleman, son of Golding, victualler, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough only, by birth

Potter, Isaac, bricklayer, son of John, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough only, by birth

Potter, James, woolcomber, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough only, by birth

Potter, James, shoemaker, son of Samuel, admitted July 30th, 1842

Potter, Jeremiah, the younger, a Private in the West Essex Militia, admitted October 27th, 1806, borough only, by birth

Potter, John, weaver, son of Jeremiah, woolcomber, dec’d, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough only, by birth,

Potter, John, labourer, son of Samuel, admitted April 28th, 1831, borough and commons, by birth

Potter, John, of Wigan End, railway porter, son of John, of Friars Street, silkweaver, admitted May 6th, 1859

Potter, John Ramsgate, singleman, son of Golding, victualler, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough only, by birth

Potter, Samuel, woolcomber, son of John, woolcomber, admitted October 2nd, 1812, borough only, by birth

Potter, Walter, of London, cooper, son of Golding, admitted October 3rd, 1812, borough only, by birth

The Pratt family

Pratt, Thomas, stonemason, apprentice to Thomas Russell, admitted June 18th, 1818, borough only, by servitude

The Prestney family

Prestney, John, the younger, cooper, apprentice to Samuel Sargeant, admitted July 29th, 1839

The Prike family

Prike, Joseph, of Fort Cumberland near Portsmouth in the Invalid Corp, admitted July 3rd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Prike, Joseph, woolcomber, son of George, admitted October 3rd, 1812, borough only, by birth