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Sir Woodbine Parish, KCH

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

Son of Woodbine Parish and Eliza Parish
Husband of Amelia Martha Jane Parish and Louisa Ann (Dame) Parish
Father of Emily Fanny Hubbard; Charles Woodbyne Parish; Niva Parish; George Parish; Blanche Marion Kay-Shuttleworth and 2 others
Brother of Henry Headley Parish

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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, 1776
London, England
September 28, 1796
Age 20
London, England
May 17, 1819
Age 42
January 2, 1827
Age 50
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
May 7, 1844
Age 67
Age 69
Naples, Italy
Age 70
Firenze, Toscana, Italia
Age 72
Brighton, Sussex, England
Age 75
London, Middlesex, England
Age 78
East Sussex, England