George Parker

10th Aug 1806 - 3rd Sep 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


George Parker of Fairlie in Ayrshire. Partner in Sandbach Tinne until his retirement in 1836. The will of Charles Stewart Parker the elder (q.v.) proved in 1828 includes a son George, but makes no reference to a mercantile involvement in Sandbach Tinne.

  1. George Parker married Ann Traill (1812-1873), the eldest child of Thomas Stuart Trail, professor of medical jurisprudence in the University of Edinburgh and his wife Christian Robertson. Christian was also the mother of Andrew Watson, Peter Miller Watson and Henry Robertson Watson (all q.v.) with her first husband James Watson who had died in 1808.

  2. George Parker was a partner with Charles Stewart Parker and Eneas Sage Kennedy in firms of C.S. Parker, Kennedy & Co. Liverpool and Kennedy, Parker & Co. Hamilton Ontario, from which C.S.Parker withdrew in 1844. George Parker died at New York 03/09/1860 leaving a widow Anne of Hamilton and under £3000 in effects in England.

  3. The births of the children of George Parker show his residences between 1837 and 1854: George (1837, Genoa, Italy), Emily (1838, Liverpool), Ada (Fairlie House, Ayrshire, 1839), Edward (Fairlie House, 1842), Evelyn Margaret (London, 1844), Ida Rosalie (Canada, 1854).

  4. There is a photograph of Ann Parker and three of her children, Emily, Ada and George at Fairlie House, probably around 1850, and another photo of the house itself. According to the same website, George and his family moved to America in 1854.

  5. Ann Parker, age 60, widow of George Parker, merchant, died at Fairlie, Largs, 10/01/1873. On her death certificate, her parents were given as Thomas Stewart Traill, M.D. and Christian Traill, formerly Watson, maiden surname Robertson.


  1. The genealogies of the families of Douglas of Mulderg and Robertson of Kindeace (Dingwall, A.M. Ross & Co., 1895), pp. 23-24, available via Open Library at [accessed 18/10/2013].

  2. London Gazette, Issue 20320, 27/02/1844, p. 670; National Probate Calendar 1862.

  3. The genealogies of the families of Douglas of Mulderg and Robertson of Kindeace p. 24.

  4. and [accessed 18/10/2013].

  5. General Registry Office for Scotland Deaths 1873 602 003.

For the correspondence of George Parker and his family see: National Library of Scotland GB233/MS.19329-19336, Papers of Thomas Stuart Traill; Liverpool Record Office, 920 PAR/22 Parker Family Papers.

We are grateful to David Alston for his assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Ann Traill
George (1837-1857), Emily (1838-1857), Ada (1839-1863), Charles Edward (1842-1864), Evelyn Margaret (1844-1856), Ida Rosalie (1854-1854)

Associated Claims (9)

£391 8s 2d
£12,375 9s 3d
£4,121 7s 10d
£2,419 1s 9d
£20,752 14s 3d
£14,231 0s 7d
£15,482 14s 8d
£13,011 2s 9d
£8,552 4s 11d

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Other partner
Sandbach Tinne
West India merchant  

Imperial (1)

Canada: Ontario 
notes →
Kennedy, Parker & Co. of Hamilton, Ontario, "importers and wholesale dealers in English, French and American staple and fancy dry goods, &c., &c., King...
sources →
Hamilton Canada Directory (1851) transcribed at <a...

Relationships (6)

Son → Father

Addresses (6)

Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England
London, Middlesex, London, England
Genoa, Italy
New York, New York, USA - United States of America
Fairlie House, Fairlie, Ayrshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland