Parkin, Thomas (1845 -1932)
Probably the stamp of Thomas Parkin of Fairseat, The Tarns, St Cuthbert, Cumberland and High Wickham, near Hastings, who was born 3 February 1845, the son of The Reverend John Parkin, Vicar of Halton in Sussex, and Emelia Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Sharpe. He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he matriculated in 1864 and took his B.A. in 1868 and M.A. in 1871. He was admitted to the Inner Temple 21 November 1870 and called to the bar 26 January 1874. He served with the Third battalion of the Border Regiment (Royal Cumberland Militia), was a Justice of the Peace for Sussex, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, of the Historical Society, and of the Linnean Society. The arms on the bookplate are Argent between two flaunches sable each charged with two billets or, an eagle displayed charged on the breast with a cross patty fitchy or.