David Bernard Parnther

1810 - 29th Aug 1893

Claimant or beneficiary


Jamaican-born episcopal clergyman, based in England and Canada.

  1. Very likely the Daniel Bernard Parnther, son of John Parnther and his wife Frances Ann Bernard, born in 1810 and baptised in 1811 in St James, Jamaica.

  2. Bavid Bernard Parnther, theological student, arrived recently from England to occupy a station, under the auspices of the London Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, in the county of Megantic [Quebec, 1840]. In Montreal, Ontario, in 1844.

  3. In 1851 David B. Parnther, age 40, curate at St John's Holloway, born Jamaica, was living at 40 North Tavistock Terrace, Islington, with his Jamaican-born wife Ann, age 39, Canadian-born adopted daughter Annie Osborn, age 8, a servant and a visitor named Charles Gauthey. Not identified in the 1861 census; Ann Parnther, missionary's wife, their daughter Annie and a female servant were living at 43 Andover Road, Islington.

  4. Listed at City Line, St John, New Brunswick, in 1876. Rev. David Bernard Parnther, male, married, white, age 85 years, born Jamaica, died 29/08/1893 at Sydney, New Brunswick, buried at the Rural cemetery, St John, 31/08/1893. The Rev. David Bernard of St John's New Brunswick Canada clerk died 29 August 1893. Administration (with will) (limited) London 7 March to Charles Wallwyn Radcliffe Cooke esquire Effects £1200 19s 7d.


  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. British Magazine, and Monthly Register of Religious and Ecclesiastical Information... Vol. 18 p. 599 (1840); Ancestry.com, Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s [database online].

  3. 1851 census online.

  4. Ancestry.com, Canada, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906 [database online]; Familysearch.org, New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1903.

Further Information

Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£20 11s 5d

Relationships (8)

Nephew → Aunt
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Grandson → Grandfather
Grandson → Grandmother
Son → Father
Nephew → Aunt
Son → Mother

Addresses (4)

St John, New Brunswick, Canada
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Megantic, Quebec, Canada
40 North Tavistock Terrace, Islington, London, Middlesex, London, England