Lucy Ethel Wilby, nee Baker, stands behind her grandparents Thomas and Mary Parkins. Thomas Parkins was born in England in 1844; Mary Milson was born in Lincolnshire, England in 1840. They married in England on 18th of August 1865, their daughter Mary Ann was born c1866 in Goukeby, Lincolnshire, England. Thomas emigrated to Manawatu c1876 to Wellington on October 24 1877 on the ship Wairoa, with Mary following. Thomas and Mary bought section 532, Block 7 Kairanga, this land was used to hold and butcher stock for his shop. Thomas traded as Parkins and Attfield in The Square as a butchery from 1900-1903. Mary's brother Robert Milson lived next door to the Parkins, Robert's daughter Annie married Joseph Linklater. Thomas and Mary moved off the farm in 1910 to live in Lombard Street, Palmerston North, selling the farm in 1912. Thomas died in September of 1915 and Mary died in August of 1930.