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Frederick William SPARKES


  • Born: Mar 1861, Pevensey, Sussex, England 2 3
  • Married: 1883, Newton Abbot District, Devon, England 1
  • Buried: 1 Sep 1913, Chudleigh, Devon, England 4

   Research Notes:

In 1881, Mary Ann Maygrow (20) of Bexhill Sussex, was working as a housemaid for Murda Macdonald (commission agent) in 4 Belaise Park, St. John Hampstead, London. Mary Ann's elder sister Minnie was there as well.

In 1891, Mary A. Sparkes (30) of Bexhill Sussex and husband Frederick W. Sparkes (31) of Chudleigh Devon, bookmaker, were living in 8 Church St., Paignton, Devon. Present were children Winnifred M. (7) of Torquay Devon, scholar, Elsie A. (5) of Paignton, scholar, and Victor B. (3m) of Paignton. Visiting were [Mary Ann's nieces] Ethel Magrow (15) of Paignton, school teacher, and Ethel M. Jackman (6) of Torquay, scholar

In 1901, Mary Sparks (40), birthplace not known, and husband Frederick Sparks (41) of Chudleigh Devon, boot salesman, were living in 11 Market St., Tormaham with Torquay, Devon. Present were children: Winifred (17) of Chudleigh, dressmaker, and born in Torquay: Elsie (15), Bernard (4), Ronald (2), Lionel (1)

In 1911, Mary Ann Sparkes (50) of Bexhill Sussex (mother of 8 children, 2 deceased) and husband of 28 years Frederick William Sparkes (51) of Chudleigh Devon, were living in Merly, Chudleigh, Devon. Present were children (born in Torquay): Elsie Amy (25), postal clerk, Bernard (14), gardener, Ronald (12), scholar, Leslie Ewart (7), scholar, Vernon Trevor (7) scholar. Also present were Elizabeth Shapley (72) of Chudleigh, widow, Walter Henry Shapley (31) of Chudleigh, grocer's assistant


Mary Ann Sparkes of Chudleigh died aged 52 years (burial record).

   Marriage Information:

Mary married Frederick William SPARKES, son of John George SPARKES and Mary Anne, in 1883 in Newton Abbot District, Devon, England 1. (Frederick William SPARKES was born on 4 Jan 1860 in Chudleigh, Devon, England 5, christened on 18 Nov 1894 in St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, England 5 and died in 1926 in Newton Abbot District, Devon, England 6.)


1 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, 2nd Quarter, vol. 5b, p. 247.

2 Compiler, Aged 1 month at the 1861 UK Census.

3 England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, Eastbourne district, 2nd Quarter, vol. 2b, p. 47.

4 Chudleigh Parish Registers, Burials, p. 2, no. 14.

5 Torquay St Marychurch Parish Registers, Births & Baptisms, p. 110, no. 878.

6 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, 4th Quarter, vol. 5b, p. 190.

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