Sir Woodbine Parish KCH

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Woodbine Parish, KCH

Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in East Sussex, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Woodbine Parish and Eliza Parish
Husband of Amelia Martha Jane Parish and Louisa Parish
Father of Francis Parish; Emily Fanny Hubbard; Venerable William Douglas Parish, Archdeacon of Sussex; Admiral John Edward Parish; George Leonard Parish and 5 others
Brother of Henry Headley Parish

Occupation: British diplomat, traveller and scientist.
Managed by: Private User
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About Sir Woodbine Parish KCH

Woodbine Parish

From Wikipedia

Sir Woodbine Parish KCH (14 September 1796, London — 16 August 1882, St. Leonards, Sussex)

British diplomat, traveller and scientist.

Educated at Eton College, he took up his first diplomatic post in 1814, and was involved in events immediately following the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. In 1815 he went with the expedition that restored the Kingdom of Naples to the House of Bourbon after the defeat of Joachim Murat, then returned to Paris as a secretary with Lord Castlereagh's embassy that drafted the 1815 Treaty of Paris. He served as chargé d'affaires at Buenos Aires from 1825 to 1832. In this capacity, he signed the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation with Argentina on February 2, 1825, accompanying also official recognition by Great Britain of Argentine independence.

With Joseph Barclay Pentland, Parish surveyed a large part of the Bolivian Andes between 1826 and 1827.

He served as Chief Commissioner at Naples from 1840 to 1845. Parish combined his diplomatic work with scientific research, particularly geology and paleontology. In 1839 he published Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de la Plata, an account of the geology of the Buenos Aires and Río de la Plata region and his findings of mammalian fossils, presenting Megatherium bones which were assembled and exhibited in the Natural History Museum, London. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, Geological Society and Royal Geographical Society, serving as vice-president of the latter. He corresponded with Charles Darwin.

Free BMDIndex Marriages June Quarter 1844 (Sir) Woodbine Parish and Louisa Ann Parish West Ham Registration District Volume 12 page 417

1861 Census Quarry House, St. Leonards, East Sussex

  • Woodbine Parish Head Mar 66 Retired Knight Commander Gent Physician born Middlesex, London
  • Louisa Parish Wife mar 45 born Essex, Westham
  • Niva Parish Daur 15 Scholar born Naples, British Subject
  • George Parish son 14 Scholar born Florence, British Subject
  • Charles Parish son 12 Scholar born Sussex, Brighton
  • Blanche Parish daur 9 Scholar born Middlesex, London
  • Arthur Parish son 6 Scholar born Sussex St. Leonards on Sea
  • Emily Hubbard niece 12 Scholar born Essex, Stondon
  • Horace N Hubbard nephew 10 Scholar born Middlesex, London
  • 7 servants

Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 561; Folio: 199; Page: 53; GSU roll: 542662.

1871 Census Quarry House, St. Leonards, East Sussex

  • Sir Woodbine Parish Head Mar 75 Retired Consul General born Middlesex, London
  • Louisa Parish Wife mar 66 born Egerton, Kent
  • Blanche Parish daur un-mar 19 born Middlesex, London
  • Charlotte E Williams Visitor unmar 44 Governess born Somerset Bath
  • Kay-Shuttleworth visitor un-mar 26 Member of Parliament/Gent born Middlesex, London
  • 5 servants

Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 1033; Folio: 95; Page: 65; GSU roll: 827477.

1881 Census Quarry House, St. Leonards, East Sussex

  • Sir Woodbine Parish Head Mar 84 Retired Consul General born London
  • Louisa Parish Wife mar 56 born Egerton, Kent
  • Ellen Hubbard Sister-in-law Un-mar 64 born Egerton, Kent

1 vistor and 8 servants

Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 1029; Folio: 96; Page: 53; GSU roll: 1341244.

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Sir Woodbine Parish KCH's Timeline

September 14, 1796
London, England
September 28, 1796
London, Middlesex, England UK
May 17, 1819
Age 22
June 3, 1822
Age 25
May 9, 1824
Age 27
December 10, 1825
Age 29
January 2, 1827
Age 30
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
December 16, 1833
Age 37
May 7, 1844
Age 47
May 30, 1845
Age 48
Naples, Italy