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Fitzgerald Ancestry... 

David's ancestors

James Fitzgerald 1805-1883
4th great-grandfather

Emily Fitzgerald 1832-1891
Daughter of James Fitzgerald

Gerald Francis Goodwin 1858-1925
Son of Emily Fitzgerald

Muriel E I Goodwin 1888-1953
Daughter of Gerald Francis Goodwin

Daphne Emily Edith Millard 1919-2009
Daughter of Muriel E I Goodwin

Barry Douglas Parker 1940-
Son of Daphne Emily Edith Millard

David Barry Parker
You are the son of Barry Douglas Parker

James Fitzgerald was born on 26 December 1805 in Limerick, Limerick, the son of Richard. He was married three times and had six sons and six daughters. He died on 15 March 1883 in Balmain, New South Wales, having lived a long life of 77 years, and was buried in Leichhardt, New South Wales.

James FITZGERALD (c1805-1883) of Hobart TAS, and of Sydney NSW? He arrived in Hobart in 1833 with the 21st Regiment of Foot as a Hospital Sergeant and left the regiment in 1838 to continue working at the Hobart General Hospital until the 1850s. He then went to NSW, was coroner at Berrima 1859-1863 and gaoler at Yass 1863-1880. He died in 1883 at Balmain, Sydney.

He was married three times to Elizabeth MOORE (d 1837), Eleanor SCOTT (d1846) and Elizabeth Fawcett GRACE (d 1883). It seems only one child remained in Tasmania, George Parker FITZGERALD. George founded the Hobart department store Fitzgerald's, which I believe only closed its doors a few years ago.

George Parker Fitzgerald (1843-1917), merchant and politician, was born on 13 February 1843 in Hobart Town, son of James FitzGerald (Fitzgerald), a superintendent in the Hobart General Hospital, and his wife Eleanor, née Scott.

He was educated at the Hutchins School, and gained experience in Hobart counting houses and shipping offices. At 19 he moved to Sydney and entered Farmer & Co., drapers. His progress was rapid and at 31 he became a junior partner. In Sydney on 28 November 1863 he married Mary Love; they had ten children. After her death on 3 May 1881 he returned to Hobart where he established an agency for Robert Gray & Co., wholesale merchants. On 5 August 1882 at St John's Anglican Church, New Town, he married Emma Caroline Gwatkin Lovett; they had three children. He passed away in 1917 and buried privately at Cornelian Bay cemetery.

He was featured in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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