Richard Neave Parris

???? - 1829


  1. Mortgagee of Cane Garden estate on Nevis: his wife Fanny Henrietta died on Nevis in 1817 aged 32, "leaving an afflicted husband and four fine boys", when the Gentleman's Magazine gave the husband as late of Roath Villa, Cardiff.

  2. Richard Neave Parris became a Cornet by purchase in the 2nd Regiment of Dragoon Guards, 30/06/1801. He was of St John's parish, Glamorgan, when he married Fanny Henrietta Hollier with the consent of her father Henry Hollier in Roath, Glamorgan, 26/04/1804. An infant Fanny Henrietta was buried in Roath 01/12/1805. Their sons George Henry, Richard Hollier, Henry James and James Henry were baptised in Roath in 1807, 1808, 1811 and 1813. They were living in Roath Villa for the baptism of their son James Henry Parris in 1813.

  3. R. N. Parris of Longcross Esquire was granted a Game Certificate in Glamorgan in 1808.

  4. A Richard Neave Parris was admitted freeman of Cardiff in 1810 when he was given as of Longcross House (which was close to Roath Villa); and Richard Neave Parris was given as colonel 3rd Dragoon Guards of Roath Court, Glamorgan and Nevis in the announcement of his granddaughter Fanny Hollier Parris' wedding in 1895 (it is striking that the grand-daughter married at least a century after her grandfather's birth).

  5. Miniature portraits for Fanny Henrietta Parris and Richard Neave Parris (he in military uniform) were listed for sale in November 2011 at Clevedon Salerooms, Bristol, along with a leather bound handwritten recipe book, "Receipts selected by Henry Hollier for the use of his dear daughter Fanny Henrietta Hollier. Cathays, in the County of Glamorgan 1786" and other items. The sale catalogue includes more information on Henry Hollier.

  6. Apparently the son of Edward Parris, "late of Nevis" and "deeply in debt". After the death of his first wife he remarried and had two more children probably after returning to Nevis in the early 1820s. "He had become destitute to the point where the four children by his first wife were 'entirely dependent' on their maternal grandparents. The two children he had with his second wife were worse off still. The [Nevis] Legislature allowed him N£40 immediately plus £100 a year [from 1825]. Four years later Parris petitioned the Legislature for N£100 assistance to reach England in the brig Brislington, to be with his friends. The motion was proposed by Mr Webbe and seconded by Charles Pinney. Parris died shortly afterwards. His funeral expenses of N£32 were paid by the Council to Samuel Pemberton." No records of birth, or death, or will, have been found for him.


  1. Vere Langford Oliver, More Monumental Inscriptions, citing also GM 646.

  2. London Gazette Issue 15380 p. 718;, Glamorganshire Marriages and Banns [database online]; Glamorgan parish records transcribed at [accessed 21/01/2019];, Glamorganshire Baptisms [database online].

  3. The Cambrian 01/10/1808 via [accessed 02/01/2019].

  4. [accessed 02/01/2019]; Wells Journal Somerset, England, 21/11/1895.

  5. See sale catalogue for download, [accessed 02/01/2019].

  6. Christine Eickelmann, chapter 7 pp. 906-907 fn 679 sourced to CO 186/12 (11 August 1825), CO 186/13 (11 APril, 26 June and 2 July 1829); also LB 60: also RHL, MSS W. Ind. S.24(b) (12 June 1829). See [accessed 21/01/2019].

We are grateful to Dylan Foster Evans for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

[1] Fanny Henrietta Hollier [2] name unknown
With [1] Fanny Maria (1805-1805), George Henry (1807-), Richard Hollier (1808-), Henry James (1811-), James Henry (1813-)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Relationships (1)

Son → Father
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Addresses (1)

Roath Villa, Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales, Wales
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The house was advertised as for let late the residence of Richard Nieve [sic] Parris