1841 Census

In 1841, we see John Parkinson living with the Rev. John Calvert (*):

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
CALVERT Rev. J. 75 Clerk
CALVERT Elizabeth 55
PARKINSON John 25 Independent Not Yks
CRADOCK Jane 20 F.Servant

John Parkinson was the Rev. John's great-nephew. Baptised John Wright Parkinson at Auckland St. Andrew, Co. Durham, on 11th October 1813, he was the son of John Parkinson and Dorothy Calvert, Dorothy being the daughter of Rev. John's sister Grace, by Roger Calvert.

1851 Census

Edward Parkinson is living with his mother, Grace Warriner (nee Parkinson) in 1851:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
WARRINER William Head 25 Coal Miner Redmire
WARRINER Grace Wife 26 Darlington
PARKINSON Edward Son 5 Scholar Redmire
WARRINER Elizabeth Daughter 2 Redmire
WARRINER Mary Daughter 1 Redmire
WARRINER John Calvert Son 1m Redmire
STOCKDALE Maria Servant 11 House Servant Redmire

Grace was the daughter of John Parkinson and Dorothy Calvert. Edward was baptized in Wensley, 3 August 1845, several years before William and Grace's marriage. The father is not listed on the baptism record.

There are two Parkinsons living with the Rev. John Calvert:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
CALVERT John Head (Unmarried) 88 Curate of Bolton-c-Redmire Redmire
PARKINSON Dorothy niece (Married) 66 Housekeeper Richmond
STOREY Mary Servant 18 House Servant Redmire
PARKINSON Alfred g-nephew 8 Scholar Ravensworth

Dorothy is the Rev. John's niece, the mother of the John Parkinson seen in the 1841 census. Dorothy was baptized 28 January 1782 in Richmond, the daughter of Roger and Grace Calvert. She married John Parkinson 8 December 1812 at Auckland St. Andrew, County Durham. They had four known children:
  1. John Wright: baptized 11 October 1813, Auckland
  2. William Calvert: baptized 5 June 1815, Auckland
  3. Mary: born 1819, Darlington
  4. Grace: born 1824, Darlington

1861 Census

Dorothy is still living in the village in 1861, following the Rev. John's death in 1856. Here she is living with James Stringer-Calvert, who would be Dorothy's first cousin, once removed:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
RAW Ellen Head, Widow 70 Redmire
CALVERT James S. Son in law, Married 27 Lead Miner Redmire
CALVERT Ann S. Daughter, Married 28 Redmire
CALVERT David R.S. Grandson 3 Redmire
DAVINSON Grace Sister, Unmarried 53 Redmire
PARKINSON Dorothy Lodger, Widow 79 Landed Proprietor Richmond

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