Presented by the
Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site
to assist you in researching your Family History

Click on the graphic below to return to the NGB Home Page
Newfoundland's Grand Banks

To contribute to this site, see above menu item "About".

How to report a possible transcription error

These transcriptions may contain human errors.
As always, confirm these, as you would any other source material.


Misc. Letter's



Writer’s remarks in brackets. Items known to be true, i.e. passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation will be marked with an * as well.

James Taylor PARSONS, b. 1877, (*Carbonear, NFLD), married Bertha DAVIS, b. 1878, (*NFLD) in Massachusetts, USA. Exact date of marriage not known at this time. It is unclear as to whether or not they knew each other in Newfoundland. They had 4 children: Livinia, b. 1901: William Davis, b. April 7, 1903; Raymond Nicholas, b. February 7, 1903; and James Taylor Parsons, Jr. (living - my wife’s father), b. May 14, 1913. All 4 were born in Chelsea, Ma. (Suffolk Co.)

James Taylor Parsons, d. 1957 in Revere, Ma., Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Ma. Bertha, d. February 13,1948 in Revere, Ma. and shares the same grave site along with their son, William Davis, d. March 23, 1977 & daughter-in-law, Margaret Linton Watt Parsons, b. January 16, 1916, Winthrop, Ma., d. June 28, 1999, Revere, Ma.

When Margaret died, some letters were passed on to her daughter, Carol Louise Parsons McKay. As of this writing, there were some 200 letters. Some were written during WWII. Many of the letters were from relatives of Margaret’s mother in England. Some were from Vancouver, B.C. And several were from Newfoundland.

These letters from Newfoundland, I will endeavor to transcribe as accurately as possible. Some are barely legible, having been written in pencil. Others were written in ink and have become smeared. Some letters are missing a page or two, but I felt it important that they also be included. Some are missing a date, but research has gotten me to an approximate time.

Those who have questions or comments, please email me and I will try to respond.


Contributed by James R. McKay

Recent Updates Contact Us

Search through the whole site
Hosted by
Chebucto Community Net

Your Community, Online!
JavaScript DHTML Menu Powered by Milonic
Newfoundland's Grand Banks is a non-profit endeavor.
No part of this project may be reproduced in any form for any purpose other than personal use.

© Newfoundland's Grand Banks (1999-2019)