My Grandmother always said “Uncle Joe had a shop and he went to Canada, but they didn’t like it so they came back” – It is not much to go on, but I did establish who Uncle Joe was and just where he slotted in to the family history.
My Grandmother’s Aunt was Eliza Elstone, born in 1862 in Bramshott Hampshire to James Elstone and his wife Mary Denyer. In 1887 Eliza married Joseph Parslow in Kingston Upon Thames and together they raised a family of four children.
- Lilian Sophie born 1890 in Ontario Canada
- Emma Mary born 1893 in Ontario Canada
- Richard Henry born 1895 in Ontario Canada and died 1897 in Kingston Surrey
- Dorothy Edith born 1898 in Kingston Upon Thames Surrey
The Census reveals that Joseph was originally from Waltham Abbey in Essex where he had been born in 1863. At some point the Parslow’s moved to Kingston as there is a well known population of the family there. Kingston is a Royal Borough and sits on the Thames and is technically in Surrey, and was originally in part of Greater London.
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