Charles Alfred Parsons

M, #15660, b. 3 Jun 1845, d. 28 Jun 1932
Birth*3 Jun 1845 Swanage, Dorset, England.1 
Marriage*8 Sep 1874 Spouse: Fanny Walker. Poplar, London, England, Sep Q [Poplar] 1c 1136.2,3
(Migrant) Migration/Travel12 Feb 1913 Sailing with Fanny Parsons Jack Denny to London, England. Ship "Geelong" sailing from Melbourne
Age 67 - no occ - as Capt Charles A Parsons.4 
Widower19 Apr 1926Charles Alfred Parsons became a widower upon the death of his wife Fanny Walker.1 
Death*28 Jun 1932 Croydon, VIC, Australia, #D5259 (age 87) [par William PARSONS & Mary GOBLE].1 
Death-Notice*29 Jun 1932 PARSONS.—On the 28th June, at Croydon, Charles Alfred Parsons, born at Swanage, Dorset, 3rd June 1845, youngest of six sons, all sailors of the late Captain William Parsons, R.N., late of Parkstone, Dorset.
PARSONS.—On the 28th June, at Croydon C. A. Parsons, loved father of A F Denny of 314 Auburn road. and grandfather of Ruth and John.
PARSONS.—The friends of the late CAPTAIN CHARLES ALFRED PARSONS are invited to follow his remains to the Box Hill Cemetery.
A service will be conducted by the Rev Roscoe Wilson at St John's Church Camberwell THIS DAY (Wednesday, 29th June) commencing at 3.15 pm.
LE PINE & SON Funeral Directors, head office, phone J1441.5 


Fanny Walker b. Jun 1844, d. 19 Apr 1926
Child 1.Annie Forster Parsons+ b. 13 May 1875, d. 21 Jul 1932


  • 13 Jul 1932: OBITUARY. CAPT. C. A. PARSONS. Captain Charles Alfred Parsons, who died recently at Melbourne, was well known in shipping circles. He first went to sea in 1861, and was an officer in the old Sobraon. Later he joined the Union Steamship Company, and after having been for many years chief officer of the Rotomahana, he had command of one of the company's ships In New Zealand. He was, subsequently harbour master at Lakes Entrance and at Geelong, and later superintendent of mercantile marine at Melbourne. He was the son of a captain in the Royal Navy; his five brothers were all sailors, and his grandson is a lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy.6


  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Marriage Bonds and Allegations. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives. Surrey Marriage Bonds and Allegations records held by the London Metropolitan Archives, London, England.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK Incoming Passenger Lists.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Jun 1932, p1.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW), 13 Jul 1932, p9.
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