Rev. William Woodley Parson

???? - 18th Sep 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


Clergyman, awarded part of the compensation with George Webbe Parson (q.v.) for the Parson's estate on Montserrat under a will dating from 1771, and an unsuccessful claimant, with George Webbe Parson, on an estate in St Kitts. In both cases, John Frederick Pinney was the mortgagee.

  1. Adm. pens. at CHRIST'S, Jan. 30, 1792. S. of Edward. B. at Little Parndon, Essex. School, Walthamstow. Matric. Lent, 1792; B.A. 1796. Ord. deacon (Norwich) May 22, 1796; priest, Sept. 25, 1796. R. of Brandon with Wangford, Suffolk, 1796-38. Died Sept. 18, 1838, ‘after a long and severe illness.’ (Peile, II. 333; Clerical Guide; G. Mag., 1838, II. 665, ‘William’ only.)

  2. BA Cantab, Rector of Brandon since 1796. Died 1838; will of Rev. William Woodley Parson Clerk of Brandon Suffolk proved 12/02/1839. In his will he left his unspecified real estate to his brother George Webbe Parson, his goods and chattels at Brandon to his eldest sister Frances Mary Parson, and to his sisters equally the claims arising from his mother's settlement, except for £10 p.a. to his housekeeper for life 'with this proviso that the estate in St Christophe makes it.'


T71/888 Montserrat No. 116 gives 'Rev. William Woodley and Geo. W. Parson'. Given as 'Rev. William Woodley' in the Parliamentary Papers for Montserrat No. 116. T71/879 St Kitts No. 751 shows 'Rev. William Woodley Parson of Brandon Suffolk and George Webbe Parson' as mortgagees-in-possession in that claim, and is correct.

  1., Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online].

  2. CCEd [database online] Person ID 124354; PROB 11/1907/124;, Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Rev. Wm. Woodley
Cambridge (Christ's) [1792-1796 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£2,451 10s 9d
£2,185 1s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (Mortgagee-in-possession)

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
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Relationships (4)

Grandson → Grandfather
Notes →
Rev. William Woodley Parson b. c. 1774 could theoretically be the son rather than grandson of Edward Parson (d. 1780) of Little Parndon but (a) the heir of Edward Parson (d. 1780) was also named...
Notes →
The will of William Woodley Parson identifies George Webbe Parson as his...
Son → Father
Brother → Sister

Addresses (1)

Brandon, Thetford, Suffolk, East Anglia, England