Origin, Meaning, Family History and Parker Coat of Arms and Family Crest
Medieval Park with Animals
Meaning, Origin, Etymology
The surname of Parker originates from the country of France, and is an occupational surname. This surname, derived from the French words “parchier” or “parquier” which can be translated to mean “park keeper,” and is used to describe someone who was officially in charge of the hunting parks of a wealthy landowner, or of a king. This surname was said to have been introduced to England following the Norman Invasion of 1066, and appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as one of the few entries where people have a recorded surname. The first recorded spelling of the surname of Parker was found in the country of England. One person by the name of Anschetil Parker was named in the Doomsday Book of 1086, which encompassed a survey of the citizens of England during that time. This document was ordered, decreed, and written under the reign of King William I, who was known as, and commonly referred to throughout history as “The Conqueror,” or “William the Conqueror.” King William I ruled from the year 1066 to the year 1087. Other mentions of the surname of Parker throughout the country of England include Adam le Parker, who was mentioned in the Hundred Rolls of the County of Norfolk in the year of 1273. Those who carry the surname of Parker can be found in the areas of Dorset, Norfolk, Somerset, Lincoln, Northumberland, Derby, Lancashire, Essex, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, and in and around the city of London in large concentrations. The first recorded spelling of the surname of Parker in the country of Scotland was found in the county of Perthshire. One person by the name of William le Parker, who lived in Kilmon, was named in the year 1296. Throughout the 1600’s, many European citizens were no longer satisfied with the state of affairs in their home countries. Poor living conditions, the lack of land, overcrowding, the spread of disease, and religious persecution were among the reasons that these European citizens no longer enjoyed the lands of their birth. Thus, many European citizens began to migrate to the United States of America, which at that time was referred to as The New World, or The Colonies. This large movement of people was referred to as The European Migration. The United States was the best destination for these citizens because of the promises of available land, fair and righteous governments, better living conditions, and freedom of religion. The first people to migrate to the United States of America who bore the surname of Parker were Nicholas Parker, his wife Ann Parker, their daughter Mary Parker, and their son Nicholas Parker, who settled in the city of Roxbury, Massachusetts in the year of 1633. Captain George Parker landed in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1635. In the 1800’s, people began to migrate to New Zealand and Australia. The first person to bear the surname of Parker in Australia was one Henry Parker, who was a convict from Middlesex, England, who was transported to New South Wales, Australia aboard the ship named the Almorah, in the year 1817. Samuel Parker arrived in Wellington, New Zealand in the year 1840.
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Henry Watson Parker
Early Marriage Records for Parker
James Parker married Elizabeth Long May 23, 1643 in Charlestown, Massachusetts
Abraham Parker married Rose Whitlock November 18, 1644 in Woburn, Massachusetts
Rebecca Parker married John Clark October 16, 1650 in Saybrook, Connecticut
William Parker married Mary Turner November 13, 1651 in Scituate, Massachusetts
Joanna Parker married Arthur Mason May 5, 1655 in Boston, Massachusetts
Samuell Paker married Sarah Homan February 9, 1657 in Dedham, Massachusetts
John Parker married Mary Fairefield August 20, 1660 in Boston, Massachusetts
Ricus Parker married Petronella Goslinge October 12, 1543 in Audley, Stafford, England
Alyce Parker married John Dorset September 21, 1543 in Walsham, Suffolk, England
Issibell Parker married Richarde Emmonson November 30, 1544 in Claypole, Lincoln, England
Jone Parker married Roger Mason October 5, 1544 in Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England
John Parker married Catherine Ravling January 16, 1546 in Adlborough Near York, York, England
Alise Parker married Thomas Peche October 1, 1547 in Norton, Suffok, England
Edward Parker married Joane Channce October 28, 1550 in St. Mary’s, Kiddeminster, Worcester, England
Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Parker ranks 849th in popularity worldwide as of the 2014 Census and approximately 630,386 people carry the Parker surname worldwide. The name ranks particularly high in the following six states: Texas, California, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and New York. It ranks highest in the following countries: United States (426,935), England (95,763), Australia (31,306), Canada (23,214), South Africa (13,122), and New Zealand (5,294).
Early Bearers of Surname
John Parcar, Dorset, 1273. Hundred Rolls.
Adam le Parker, Norfolk,1273. Hundred Rolls.
Peter le Parker, Yorkshire,1273. Hundred Rolls.
Martin le Parkar, Somerset, 1 Edward III: Kirby’s Quest.
Hamo le Parkere. Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem.
Robert le Parkere. Calendarium Rotulorum Originalium.
Hugh Parker and Alice Bateman, widow: Marriage Lic. (London). 1570
William le Parker, person of Kilmon, Perthshire, rendered homage, 1296
Gilcrist Parker was park-keeper at Cardross in 1329
Matheus Parker, juror on inquest, 1325
Andrew Perkeire, burgess of Dunde in 1368
Duncan Parkare was burgess of Dundee, 1429
Andrew Parcar witnessed a charter by Andrew de Ogilvy of Inchmartin, 1444
Roger le Parker 1313 (Parliamentary Writs)
Norman le Parcar or Forester, who held from Queen Matilda in 1083
History, Genealogy & Ancestry
PARKER OP CUERDEH.
Parker, Robert Townley, Esq. of Cuerden Hall, and of Astley, co. Lancaster, M.P. for Preston 1837 to 1857, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1817, b. 27 Aug. 1793 ; m. 21 Dec. 1816, Harriet, youngest dau. of Thomas Brooke, Esq. of Church Minshull, CO. Chester, 2nd son of Sir Richard Brooke, Bart, of Norton Priory, by Margaret, youngest dau. Of Sir Robert Cunliffe, Bart., and has had issue, 1) Thomas Townley, Charnock Hall, Chorley, co. Lancaster, J.P. and D.L., b. 5 May, l822; m. 20 Aug. 1846, Katherine Margaret, 3rd dau. of the late Rev. Thomas Blackburne, Rector of Prestwich, 2nd sou of John Blackburn, Esq. of Hale, co. Lancaster. 2) Robert Townley, 6. 20 Dec. 1823, late Capt. in the army, served in the 53rd regt. at the battles of Ahwal and Sohraon; m. 18 Feb. 1S50, Judith Caroline Augusta, 3rd dau. and co-heiress of Jones Panton, Esq. of Plas Gwyn, CO. Anglesey, by Mary Elizabeth his wife, dau. and co heiress of John Griffith Lewis, Esq. of Llanddyfinn, and has, 1 Peter Brooke, b. 6 Dec. 1851, d. 4 Dec. 1863; 2 Banastre, b. 30 Aug. 1854; 3 Gerard Townley, b. 12 Sept. 1858; 1 Ida Mary. 3) Henry Townley, b. 31 March, 1827. 4) Arthur Townley (Rev.), M.A., Hon. Canon of Manchester, Rural Dean, and Hector of Bailey, co. Lancaster, b. 4 Feb. 1830; m. 17 June, 1858, Catherine Susan, 3rd surviving dau. of the late John Wilson, Esq. of Barton-under-Needwood. co. Stafford. 5) Frederick Townley, b. 6 Feb. 1832 : m. 9 Nov. 1854, Louisa Elizabeth Katharine, eldest dau. of William Hunter Little, Esq. of Llanvair Grange, co. Monmouth, and has issue, Clara Europa. 6) Harriet Susan, m. 25 Jan. 1843, Thomas William Tatton, Esq. of Wythenshawe, co. Chester, d. 20 Feb. 1873. 7) Emily Anne, d. unm. 26 June, 1860. 8) Louisa Lucy, m. 2 March, 1848, Phillips Buchanan, Esq., eldest son of the Kev. Alexander Buchanan, M.A., of Hales Hall, co. Stafford.
Lineage~ Adam de Preston conveyed, in the reign of King John, and again in that of Henry III., the lands which he held in Extwistle to the monks of St. Mary’, of Kirkestall. In 13 Richard II., John de Bardesay, Abbot of the Monastery of the Blessed Mary of Kirkestall, conveyed those lands to William de Parker, who, temp. Henry IV., is styled de Monk Hall, in Extwistle; he had four sons, of whom the eldest, Lawrence Parker, of the same place, had a son and heir, John Parker, of the same place, d. 14 Sept. 23 Henry VII. He had a son and heir, John Parker, of the same place, b. 1431; m. Isabella, widow of Thomas Butler, and one of the daus. of John Biockholes, Esq., and d. 15C5. His son and heir, Robert Parker, purchased, 36 Henry VIII., by license of the King, from William Romsden, of Longley, the manor of Brierclyffe and Extwistle. He m. Joan, dau. of Simon Haydock, of Hesandforth, by Joan his wife, dau. of Giles, son of Geoffry Stanfield, and dying v. p. 1560, left a son and heir, John Parker. Esq. of Extwistle, m. Margaret, dau. Of Lawrence Townley, of Burnside, co. Lancaster, and dying 1634, was s. by his eldest son, John Parker, Esq. of Extwistle, b. 1578; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Cuthbert Holdsworth, Esq. of Sowerby, co. York, by whom he had, with other issue, Robert, b. 1604; m. Mary, eldest dau. and coheir of Nicholas Scarborough, Esq., and dying v. p. 1636, left, John, successor to his grandfather. John Parker, Esq. served the office of Sheriff of co. Lancaster in 1653, and was s. at his decease, 1655, by his grandson, John Parker, Esq. of Extwistle, 7)i. Jane, dau. of Henry Foster, Esq. co. Southampton, and relict of Col. Francis Malham, a Cavalier officer, by whom he had issue, Robert, his successor. Mary, m. 1st, Benjamin Waddingtoil, Esq. of Ellerton Gledow, to. York: and 2ndly, Richard Assheton, Esq. 2nd son of Sir Ralph Assheton, of Middleton, co. Lancaster, Elizabeth, m. Thomas Lister, Esq. of Arnoldsbiggin, co.York, ancestor by her of Lord Ribblesdalc. Jane, m. Edward Parker, Esq. of Browsholme, co. York. The only son, Robert Parker, Esq. of Extwistle, High Sheriff of co. Lancaster, 1710, m. Elizabeth, dau. And co-heir of Christopher Banastre, Esq. of Bank, co. Lancaster, by whom he had a very numerous family. He d. 1718, leaving a son and successor, Banastre Parker, Esq. who in 1719 transferred the family seat from Extwistle to Cuerden Hall, to which he had succeeded in right of his mother. He m. Anne, dau. and co heiress of William Clayton, Esq. of Fulwood, M.P. for Liverpool, and was s. at his decease, 1738, by his eldest son, Robert Parker, Esq. b. 1727; m. Anne, only dau. and sole heiress of Thomas Townley, Esq. of Royle, co. Lancaster, by whom he left issue, Banastbe, his successor. Thomas Townley, who inherited from his brother. Anne, m.. Richard (Crosse) Legh, Esq. of Shaw Hall, co. Lancaster, and of Adlington, co. Chester. Mr. Parker d. 1779, and was s. by his elder son, Banastre Parker, Esq., m. Anne, dau. of William Hulton, Esq. of Hulton Park, co. Lancaster, but dying d.s.p. 1783, was s. by his brother, Thomas Townley Parker, Esq., m. 10 Oct. 1787, Susannah, only dau. and sole heiress of Peter Broke, Esq. of Astley, CO. Lancaster, representative of the ancient family of Chabnock of Charnock, by whom (who m. 2ndly, Sir Henry Philip Hoghton, Bart., and d. 2 Dec. 1852) he had issue, Robert Townley, now of Cuerden. Susanna, m.. 16 Aug. 1811, Francis Richard Price, Esq. of Bryn-y-Pys, co. Flint, and d. 8 Sept. 1813. Anne, m. 4 May, 1811, John Baskervyle Glegg, Esq. of Withington, co. Chester. Mr. Parker, High Sheriff co. Lancaster 1793, d. 8 Jan. 1794. Arms—Gu., a chevron between three leopards’ heads or, in the mouth of each an arrow fessways arg. Crest—A buck trippant ppr., transpierced through the body with an arrow paleway point downwards arg.
Seats—Cuerden Hall, Preston; and Astley Hall, Chorley.
Thomas Lister Parker of Browsholme
PARKER OF BROWSHOLME.
Parker, Thomas Goulburne, Esq., M.A., of Browsholme and Newton, co. York, and Alkincoates, CO. Lancaster, J. P. and D.L. West Riding co. York, J. P. CO. Lancaster, Hon. Lieut.-Col. 5th Royal Lancashire-e Militia, b. 4 Aug. 1818 ; m. 28 Nov. 1845, Mary Ann, eldest dau. and co-heir of John Francis Carr, Esq. of Carr Lodge, Horbury, co. York, by Mary his wife, only child and heiress of William Robinson, Esq. of Hemingbrough, and has had issue, 1) Edward, b. 10 Sept. 1846. 2) John William Robinson, b. 6 Oct. 1857. 3) Thomas Goulburne, b. 27 Dec. 1859. 4) Ellen. 5) Mary Barbara Beatrix. 6) Alice Isabel. 7) Margaret Anne. 8) Harriet Maria, deceased.
Lineage~ Edmund Parker, younger son of Parker of Horrockford, anno 19 Henry VIII., m. Jennet, dau. and heir of Redmaine, by Elizabeth his wife, dau. and heir of Robert Parker, of Browsholme, in the forest of Bolland, co. York, and had (with two daus.) a son and successor, Robert Parker, Esq. of Browsholme, living 1591, who m. Elizabeth, dau. Of Edmund Chadderton, of Nuthurst, father of William Chadderton, Lord Bishop of Lincoln, and had issue, 1) Edmund, drowned at Cambridge, unm. ; 2) Thomas, his heir; 3) Roger, D.D., Precentor and Dean of Lincoln, d. 29 Aug. 1629, aged 71 ; William, of Blisland and Wallingon. Co. Cornwall, D.D., Archdeacon of Cornwall, living 1620, from whom descended, in the female line, John Ansiis, Garter King of Arms. The eldest surviving son, Thomas Parker, Esq. of Browsholme, bow-bearer of the forest of Bolland, Duchy of Lancaster, m. Bridget, dau. And co-heir of James Tempest, of Rayne, in Craven, son of Leonard, 3rd son of Roger Tempest, of Broughton, and had by her (who d. 1610), with numerous other children,* a son and successor, Edward Parker, Esq. of Browsholme, b. Aug. 1602, m. 28 Jan. 1629, Mary, dau. of Richard Sunderland, Esq. of High Sunderland, co. York, by Mary his wife, 6th dau. of Sir Richard Saltonstall, Kt., Lord Mayor of London, and had by her (who d. 16 Jan. 1673) five sons and one dau. Edward Parker d. 1667, and was s. by his son, Thomas Parker, Esq. of Browsholme, bapt. 1 May, 1631; m. Margaret, 5th dau. Of Radcliffe Ashton, Esq. of Cuerdale, CO. Lancaster, brother of Sir Ralph Ashton, Bart, of Whalley, and had issue, 1) Edward, of Browsholme, J.P., great-grandfather of John Parker. Esq. of Browsholme, bow-bearer of the forest of Bolland, M.P. for Clitheroe, m. 1778, Beatrix dau. of Thomas Lister. Esq. of Gisburue Park, and had at his decease, 1797, eight sons, viz., 1 Thomas Lister, his heir, d. unm. 2 March, 1858. 2 Edward, b. 3 Nov. 1780 ; m. 1813, Isabella, dau. of the Rcv. J. Strode, of Hatfield, Herts, and d. 17 Dec. 1828 leaving issue one dau., Isabella, d. unm. 2 Aug. 1844. 3 John Fleming (Rev.), M.A., h. 1782; to. Catherine dau. of Thomas, Lord Ribblesdale; and d. 26 Nov 1862, having had issue, Thomas Lister, d. s. p. 1 Aug 1852; John, d. s. p. 18 April, 1845: Catherine, d. 10 Dec 1841 ; and Frederick, d. 7 Dec. 1841. 4 Charles Robert, b. 1783; d.s.p. Of the daus., I. Jenet, ,m. Aug. 1613, to Richard Carrier, of Wirksworlb sometime Fellow of St. John Coll. Cambridge, and had : son, Robert Carrier, whose dau., Jenet Cabrieb, to. Sir Thomas Parker, Earl of Macclesfield II Elizabeth, m. James Carrier, of Helpston, for her husband, and had a dau., Bridget, m. to William Parker Esq., and was mother of George Parler, Esq. of far, Hill, CO. Stafford. 6 Henry, b. 1784; in. May, 1803, Anne, dau. of John Maclean, Esq. ot Galway, and Uatl issue one son; father and son deceased. 6 William, 6. 1785 ; Vicar of Skipwith; d.s.p. 24 Sept. 1818. 7 Septimus, b. 1788; d. 1792. 8 Octavius, b. and d. 1790. The eldest son, Thomas Lister Parker. Esq. of Browsholme, bow-bearer of the forest of Bollaiul, b. 27 Sept. 1779, sold, 1820, to his cousin, Thomas Parker, Esq. of Alkincoats, the mansion and estate ol Browsholmc. 2) Robert. Thomas Parker, whose will bears date 7 July, 1695, was s. At his decease by his eldest son, Edward. His 2nd son, Robert Parker, Esq., 6. 1662, purchased the estate of Alkincoats. He m. a dau. of Miles Whitaker, of Symonstone, and bad three sons, Thomas, Robert, and Edward. Mr. Parker d. 10 Nov. 1714, and was s. by his eldest son, Thomas Parker, Esq. of Alkincoats, J. P., who m. Alice, widow of John Lonsdale, Esq. of High Ryley, and only child and heiress of John Blakey, Esq. of Lanehead, the last descendant of the Blakets of Blakty. By this lady he left at his decease a son and successor, Robert Parker, Esq. of Alkincoats, who m. his cousin, Elizabeth, only dau. of John Parker, Esq. of Browsholme, co. York, and had issue, Thomas, his heir. Robert, d. unm. 1805. John Toulson, m. 19 July, 1804, Esther Arthur, dnu. of John Arthur Worsop, Esq. of Howden, co. York, and had issue. The eldest son, Thomas Parker, Esq. of Alkincoats, J. P. and D.L., m. 4 May, 1778, Betty, only child and heiress of Edward Parker, Esq. of Newton Hall, by Elizabeth his wife, dau. and heiress of John Goulbourne, Esq. of Manchester, and by her, who d. b Nov. 1808, had issue, Thomas, his heir. Toward, of Alkincoats and Xewton Hall, s. his brother. Thomas. Robert, Lieut. 76th refft., d. unm. 2 Sept. 1809. John, b. 29 March, 1791 ; m. 29 Nov. 1821, Miss Ann Edmondson, of Coates Hall, co. York, and d. 4 Jan. 1830, leaving issue by her (who d. 2 Sept. 1851), 1 Thomas, of the Heaning, near Newton in Rowland, co. York, h. 9 Nov. 1826; 2 Richard, d. unm. 14 Feb. 1856; and 1 Elizabeth, m. 30 Dec. 1856, Rixon Ellingthorpe, Esq. of Shorrock Hey, near Blackburn, co. Lancaster. Elizabeth, m. Capt. John Alherton, and d. 14 Feb. 1842. Ellen, d. 19 Dec. 1802. Mr. Parker d. 27 April, 1819, and was s. by his son, Thomas Parker, Esq. of Alkincoats and Newton Hall, formerly Capt. in the Royal Horse Guards Blue, J.P. and D.L., who purchased, 1820, from his cousin, Thomas Lister Parker, Esq., the estate of Browsholme. He m. Mary, dau. Of William Molyneux, Esq. of Liverpool, but d. without issue, 22 April, 1832, and was s. by his brother, Edward Parker, Esq. of Alkincoats, J. P. and D.L., 6. Tuly, 1766; m. 4 July, 1816, Ellen, only child of Ambrose William Barcroft, Esq. of Noyna, co. Lancaster, the direct heir of thc Barcrofts of Barcroft, and by her (who d. 10 July, 1866) had issue, 1. Ambrose Barcourt, Capt. 64th rcgt., b. 13 April, 1817, J.P. and D.L., d. unm. 5 Jan. 1850. 2. Thomas Golburne, now of Browsholme. 3. Edward, M.A., Incumbent of Widdinton, co. York (.s to Newton Hall with his brother. Robert John), b. 14 Nov. 1821; m. Catherine, dau. of James Neville, Esq. of Beardwood, CO. Lancaster, and has issue, 1 Charles Edward Neville, b. 12 Dec. 1852. 2 Robert James Neville, b. 2o May, 1854. 3 Reginald Barcroft, b. 9 Oct. 1855. 4 Arthur Henry, b. 8 Feb. 1862. 5 Francis Ambrose, b. 22 Nov. 1863. 6 Ernest Neville, b. 26 Nov. 1868. I Sybil Catherine. 2 Phoebe Ellen. 3 Everilda. IV. Robert John, of Selby, co. York, b. 13 Jan. 1823. V. William Barcroft, d. 1 Dec. 1830. VI. James William, d. 18 Sept. 1832. VII. Septimus Barcroft, d. 12 July, 1836. I. Elizabeth Agatha. II. Ellen Barcroft, m. Duncan Campbell, Esq., Lieut.-Col. unattached, late Major 90th Light Infantry. She d. 11 Nov. 1865, having had issue. III. Barbara Phoebe, m. Nicholas England, of Southfield House, CO. Lancaster, and has issue. IV. Mary Martha, d. 20 Deo. 1833. He d. 22 May, 1865. Arms—Vert., a chevron between three stags’ heads, cabossed or. Crest—A stag trippant ppr. Motto—Non fluctu flatu movetur. Seats— Alkincoats, Colne, co. Lancaster; and BrowsHolme Hall, Clitheroe.
PARKER OF CLOPTON HALL.
Parker, Windsor, Esq. of Clopton Hall, Suffolk. M.P. for West Suffolk sinco 1859 ; J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1854, and Major West Suffolk Militia, served at the siege and capture of Bhurtpore, 1825-26, was Aide -de -Camp and Interpreter to Field-Marshal Viscount Combermere, and Major of Brigade to the troops in Malwa and Lucknow, 1829-36, b. 1802 ; m. 1830, Elizabeth Mary, dau. of Gen. Alexander Duncan, and has, with other issue, Duncan, b. 1834; m. 1877, Margaret Fanny, dau. of the late Henry Le Hemp Cocksedge, Esq. of Drinkstone House. Suffolk. Major Parker is eldest son of the late William Parker, Esq. of Ilardwieke, co. Gloucester, by Anne his wife, dau. of William Windsor, Esq. Seat—Clopton Hall, Rattlesden, near Stowmarket, Suffolk.
PARKER OF HANTHORPE HOUSE.
Parker, William, Esq. of Hanthorpe House, co. Lincoln, J.P. aud D.L., High Sheriff 1864, b. 2 Oct. 1791 ; m. 13 March, 1817, Ann, dau. of John Bullivant, Esq. of London, and has issue, I. William, of Cawthorpe House, near Bourne, J.P. and D.L., Major R. S. Lincoln Militia, b. 24 March, 1824; m. 13 June, 1855, Augusta Millet Harriot, 2nd dau. of the late Lieut.-Col. C. W. Short, Coldstream Guards, and has issue. II. Charles John Bullivant, of The Abbey Parks, Great Hall and Beaconsfield, co. Lincoln, J. P., Major R. S. Lincoln Militia, b. 3 Sept. 1828; m. 17 Oct. 1860, Martha, only dau. of John Hardy, Esq. J.P., of Stone Bridge House, Grantham. I. Ann, m. 28 Feb. 1844, Marcus Synnot, Esq. II. Mary, m. 11 Oct. 1849, Rev. Arthur Denne Hilton. III. Sarah. This gentleman, son of William Thorpe, Esq. of London, s. 12 July, 1831, his cousin, George Parker, Esq., D.L., late of Edenhain, co. Lincoln, and assumed in consequence, by royal license, the name of Parker. He had one sister, Frances Thorpe. Arms—Per fess gu. and arg. a pale counterchanged, a chevron erminois between three leopards’ face or. Crest— Between two oak branches ppr. a leopard’s face or, over which a mallet of six points, Motto—Auctor pretiosa facit. Seat—Hanthorpe House, Morton, near Bourn, co. Lincoln.
PARKER OF WHITEWAY.
Parker, Harriet, of Whiteway, Devon, widow of the late Montagu Edmund Parker, Esq., s. her son 1 July, 1858.
Lineage~Montagu Edward Parker, Esq., 2nd son of John Parker, Esq. of North Molton, by Catherine his wife, dau. of John, Earl Poulett, and brother of John, 1st Lord Boringdon, father of John, 1st Earl of Morley was of Whiteway, Devon. He m. 1775, Charity, dau. Of Admiral Paul Ourry; and dying Jan. 1813, was s. By his son, Montaou Edmund Parker, Esq. of Whiteway, m. 1806, Harriet, dau. of John Newcombe, Esq. of Starcross, and had issue, Montague Edmund, his heir. John, late of Whiteway, b. 1847. Harriet Soph; ;, m. 1st, William Coroton, Esq. of Pentillio Castle, Cornwall; and •2ndly, 1812, Edmund, 2nd Earl of Morley, who d. 1864. Mr. Parker d. March, 1830, and was s. by his elder son, Montago Edmund Parker, Esq. of Whiteway, M.P. for South Devon, b. 22 Jan. 1807; d. s. p. 1 July, 1858, and was s. by his mother, the present Mrs. Harriet Parker, of Whiteway. Arms—Sa., a stag’s head cabossed between two flanches arg. Crest—An arm erect vested az. cuffed arg. the hand holding the attire of a stag ppr. Motto—Fideli certa merces. Seat—Whiteway, Chudleigh, Devon.
PARKER OF WOODHAM MORTIMER.
Parker, John Oxley, Esq. of Woodham Mortimer, Essex, B.A. Oriel Coll. Oxford, J.P. and D.L., b. 1812 ; m. 1847, Louisa, dau. of Richard Uurant, Esq. of Sharpham, Devon, and High Canons, Herts, and has issue, I. Christopher William, b. 1853, educated at Winchester and Oriel Coll., B.A. 1875, J.P. lor Essex. II. Oxley Durant, b. 1855. III. Charles Alfred, b. 1858. 1. Maria Louisa. ii. Emily Frances. iii. Elizabeth Alice. iv. Eva Caroline. Mr. Parker is only son of the late Christopher Comyns Parker, Esq. of Woodham Mortimer (who d. 1813), by his first wife, Emma Elizabeth, dau. Of Edward Gepp, Esq. of Chelmsford, Essex, and grandson of John Oxley Parker, Esq. (who d. 1826), by Sarah his wife, dau. of Christopher Griffinhoofe, M.D., of Chelmsford. Seat—Woodham Mortimer, Maldon, Essex.
PARKER OF SWANNINGTON HALL.
Parker, John Robert Theophilus Hastings, Esq. of Swannington Hall, Norfolk, J.P. and late
Capt. in the West Norfolk Militia, b. 1823; m. 1858, Elizabeth Rachel Rosalie Dorothea, only child of the late Major Randall, of Swannington Hall, by Rachel his wife, dau. of the Rev. Christopher Harvey, D.D., of Kyle, co. Wexford. The manor of Swannington has descended to Mrs. Parker in a direct line from the Bladwells, Lords of the Manors of Morton and Swannington 1549, temp. Edward VI. Mr. Hastings Parker is eldest son of Henry Parker, Esq., Capt. R.N., by the Lady Frances Theophila Anne his wife, eldest dau. of Hans Francis, 11th Earl of Huntingdon ; and grandson of John Robert Parker, Esq. of Green Park, Youghal, CO. Cork, by Catherine Uniacke his wife, of Kermincham Hall, co. Chester. Mr. Parker claims to be representative of the ancient baronies of Morley and Monteagle (in abeyance) as descended from a brother of the last Lord Morley, who passed over to Ireland about the middle of the 17th century. Seat—Swannington Hall, Norwich.
PARKER OF CASTLE LOUGH.
Parker, Anthony, Esq. of Castle Lough, co. Tipperary, High Sheriff co. Tipperary 1876, h. 21 Dec. 1844; m. 18 July, 1867, Anna Christiana, dau. of John D. Hutchinson, Esq. of Timoney Park, co. Tipperary, and by her (who d. 18 Oct. 1871) has had issue, 1. Standish Grady John, &. 9 Jan. 1870. I. Anna Christina, h. 20 -May, 18G8; d. VI Aug. 1871. II. Elizabeth Margaret, b. 21 May, 1871.
Lineage.—The founder of this family, which claims descent from the Parkers of North Molton, Devon, ancestors of the Earl of Morley, settled in Ireland, but at what date is now uncertain. John Parker, of Duukipp, co. Limerick, whose will is dated 1698, was father of John Parker (will dated 1726), m. Alice, dau. of the Rev. Anthony lrby, D.D., and had a son, Anthony Parker, Esq., who s. to the Tipperary and Limerick properties, and was High .Sheriff for the latter co. 1740. He m. Miss Amy Massy, and left a son, Anthony Parker, Esq. of Castle Lough, High Sheriff co. Limerick 1761, and of co. Limerick 1768. He m. 1761, Anne, dau. of Standish Grady, Esq. of Elton, sister to Mary Theresa, Countess of Hehester, and d. 1800, having had issue by her (who d. 1825), Anthony, his heir. Standish Grady, s. his brother. William, of Ballyvally, co. Clare, barrister-at-Law, m. Anne, dau. of William Wilson, Esq. of Calicrcoiilish, co. Limerick, and d.s.p. Henry Thomas, 3th Lancers, d. s. P. Mary, d. Unm. Amy, m. 1793, George Finch, Esq. of Kilcolman. Anne. Eliza. Theresa. Catherine. The eldest son, Anthony Parker, Esq. of Castle Lough, J.P. and D.L., d. unm. 1837, and was s. by his brother. The Rev. Standish Grady Parker, of Castle Lough, m. 1841, Margaret, dau. of the Rev. Robert Gabbett, D.D., of Castle Lake, co. Clare, by whom he had issue two sons, Anthony, now of Castle Lough. Robert Gabbett, of Ballyvally, co. Clare, b. 14 July, 1846; m. 30 July, 1868, Louisa, 2nd dau. Of John Whitty, Esq. of Cotham Lodge, Clifton, .son of the Venerable John Whitty, Archdeacon of Kilfenora, and has issue, Anthony John, b. 24 March, 1874. Robert Gabbett, b. 4 Dec. 1875. • Louisa Margaret. Amy Christina. The Rev. S. G. Parker d. 1847. Arms—Sa., a ‘stag’s head, cabossed between two flaunches arg. in the centre chief point a mullet or. Crest—A stag salient ppr. charged with a mullet as in the arms. Motto—Fideli certa merces. Seat—Castle Lough, Killaloe.
PARKER OF WARWICK HALL.
Parker, Thomas Holme, Esq. of Warwick Hall, Cumberland, Lord of the Manor of Warwick, J. P., D.L., High Sheriff 1873, Capt. Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry Cavalry, b. 15 March, 1842; m. 28 July, 1864, Amy Mary, dau. of Rev. James Butler, D.C.L. Oxon, of Burnley, co. Lancaster, and has had issue, I. Percy Thomas Holme, b. 4 May, 1805; d. 1873. II. Blaurice Holme, b. 25 March ; d. Aug. 1806. III. Cyril Robert Holme, b. 7 Nov. 1869. I. Agnes Amy Mary.
Lineage.—The manor of Warwick was given shortly after the Conquest, to Odard, Lord of Corby, and his descendants continued to inherit, by the name of De Warwick or Warwick, until 1778. The manor afterwards passed to the Parker family. Thomas Parker, Esq. of Warwick Hall, High Sheriff Cumberland 1828, made great improvements in the estate am seat of Warwick Hall, described in Lyson’s History and Antiquities of Cumberland as “An elegant structure of re freestone; the grounds arc elegantly disposed, and the river Eden, which flows through them, has its banks neatly laid out.” Christopher Parker, Esq. of Warwick Hall, m. 2 Oct 1806, Mary, dau. of John Chadwick, Esq. (d. 15 Jan. 1814) and d. 28 Feb. 1838, leaving a son, Robert Holme Parker, Esq. of Warwick Hall, m. 12 Feb. 1840, Elizabeth, dau. of John Richardson, Esq. of Nunwick Hall, Cumberland, by whom (who d. 27 June, I858) he had issue John Richardson, b. 24, d. 26 March, 1841. Thomas Holme, his heir. Annie. Mr. Parker d. 12 May, 1847, and was s. by his only survivor son, the present Lord of the Manor. Arms—Az., two bars gemeos arg. between three buck: heads erased or, all between two flaunches of the last. Crest- A cubit arm vested vert cuffed arg. holding in the hand the attire of a stag and a bow and arrows saltire wise all ppr. Motto Virtutis alimentum honos. Seat— Warwick Hall, near Carlisle.
The County Families of the United Kingdom Or, Royal Manual of the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of Great Britain and Ireland
PARKER, SIR WILLIAM, BART., of Melford Hall, Suffolk (cr. 1681). Second son of the late Vice-Admiral Hyde-Parker, C.B. (who d. 1854), by Caroline, dau. of Sir Frederick Morton Eden, Bart. ; b. 1826; s. his cousin as 9th Bart. 1856; m. 1855 Sophia Mary, dau. of Nathaniel Clarke Bar nardiston, Esq., of The Ryes, co. Suffolk. Is a Magistrate for Suffolk, Lord of the Manor of Melford, late a Capt. in the Army.—Melford Hall, Long Melford; Talton House, Shipston-on-Stour; Junior United Service Club, s.w. Heir, his son Hyde, b. 1861.
PARKER, SIR HENRY, BART., of Harburn, Warwickshire (cr. 1797.) Fourth but eldest surviving son of the late Vice-Admiral Sir William George Parker, Bart. (who d. 1818), by Elizabeth, dau. of James Charles Still, Esq., of East Knoyle, Wilts; b. 1822; s. his nephew as 5th Bart. 1866; m. 18— Miss Hector, of Toronto, Canada. Is an officer in the Bengal Army. Heir Pres., his brother Melville, b. 1824.
PARKER, SIR WILLIAM RUDOLPH BART., of Shenstone, Staffordshire (cr.1844). Eldest son of the late Admiral Sir William Parker, Bart., by Frances Anne, youngest dau. of the late Sir Theophilus Biddulph, Bart.; b. 1825; s. as 2nd Bart. 1866; m. 1855 Jane Constance, only dau. of Sir Theophilus Biddulph, Bart. Educated at Rugby; is a Dep.- Lieut. for co. Stafford; late Lieut. Scots Fusilier Guards. —Shenstone Lodge, Lichfield; United Service Club, s.w. IIeir Pres., his brother George, Capt. R.N. ; b. 1827; m. 1857 Annie Elizabeth, dau. of the late William Mackworth Praed, Esq., of Delamore, Devon, and has issue.
PARKER, SIR HENRY WATSON, KNT. (cr.1858). Son of the late Thomas Watson Parker, Esq., of Lee, Kent; b. 1808; n. 1843 Mary, dau. of John McWithers, Esq., of Camden Park, New South Wales. Is a Member of the Executive Council of New South Wales, and late Colonial Secretary there.—Sydney.
PARKER, CHARLES STUART, ESQ., of Aigburth, Lancashire. Eldest son of the late Charles Stuart Parker, Esq., mor chant, of Liverpool, by Anne, eldest dau. of Samuel Sandbach, Esq., of Woodlands, near Liverpool, and Hafodunos, co. Denbigh ; and grandson of C. S. Parker, Esq., of Fairlie, co. Ayr; b. 1829. Educated at Eton and University Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1852, M.A. 1855); is Fellow of University Coll.; one of the Special Commissioners for Public Schools, and Major Oxford University Volunteers; has been several times Public Examiner at Oxford; was Private Secretary at the Colonial Office 1864–6; elected M.P. for co. Perth 1868.-Aigburth, Liverpool; Athenaeum and Oxford and Cambridge Clubs, s.w. ; 37, Chapel Street, s.w.
PARKER, CHRISTOPHER, ESQ., , of Skirwith, Cumberland. Eldest son of the late Rev. Christopher Parker, of Skirwith (formerly Rector of Ormside, Westmoreland). by Sarah, 2nd dau. of Elward Railton, Esq., of Unthank, Cumberland; b. 1843; s. 1866. Educated at Harrow; is Lord of the Manors of Skirwith Abbey, Culgaith, Patron of Skirwith, and Lieut. Royal Cumberland Militia-Skirwith Abbey, Penrith; British Service Club, s.w. Heir Pres., his brother William, b. 1850, PARKER, CORNELIUS, Lincolnshire. Son of the late C. Parker, Esq.; b. 18–. Is a Magistrate for co. Lincoln: descended from a common ancestor with the Parkers of Hawthorne.—South, Lincoln.
PARKER, THE REV. EDWIN JAMES, B.D., of Brunchetts, Berks. Fourth son of the late Rev. Thomas Parker, M.A., by Susanna Frances, dau. of Henry Wintle, Esq., of Gloucester; b. 1796; m. , 853 Anna Rosetta, 4th dau. of the late William Thovts, Esq., of Sulhamstead, Berks, and widow of Major-General Sir H. Watson, C.B. Educated at Pembroke Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1814, M.A. 1817, B.D. 1837); appointed Vicar of Waltham St. Lawrence 1834.—Brunchetts, Waltham St. Lawrence, Ireading.
PARKER, CAPT. GEORGE, of Delamore, Devon. Second son of Admiral Sir William Parker, Bart., G.C.B., of Shenstone Lodge (whom see); b. 1827; m. 1857 Anne Elizabeth, only child of the late William Mackworth Praed, Esq., of Delamore, and of Bitton House, Teignmouth, and has, with other surviving issue, * William Frederic, b. 1860. Mr. Parker is a Capt. R.N.—Delamore, Ivybridge; United Service Club, s.w.
PARKER, HENRY HARDING, ESQ., of Bellevue, co. Cork. Eldest son of the late Nicholas Skottowe Parker, Esq., of Bellevue, by Dorcas Bousfield, dau. of the late George Staveley, Esq.; b. 1824; s. 1863; m. 1860 Anna Lucia, dau. of the late Henry Bennett, Esq. Is descended from a common ancestor with the Earl of Morley.-Bellevue and Glenbrook, Passage West, co. Cork. PARKER, HENRY YARBOROUGH, ESQ., of Street thorpe, Yorkshire. Second son of the late George Parker, Esq., by Diana Elizabeth, dau. of George Cooke, Esq. (afterwards George Cooke-Yarborough), of Street Thorpe; b. 1814; s. 1854; m. 1842 Maria Margaret, only dau. of the late Rev. Orfeur Wm. Kilvington, and has, with other issue, * Yarborough Francis Henry, b. 1844. For an account of this family, see Hunter’s ‘History of Doncaster.”—Street Thorne, Doncaster.
PARKER, the Right Hon. John, of Darrington, Yorkshire. Eldest son of the late Hugh Parker, Esq., J.P., of Tick hill, co. York (who d. 1861), by Mary, dau. of Samuel Walker, Esq., of Masbrough, co. York; b. 1799; m. 1853 Charlotte Eliza, dau. of George Vernon, Esq., of Clontarf Castle, co. Dublin. Educated at Repton and Brasenose Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1820, M.A. 1823); called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn 1824, and went the Northern Circuit; is a Magistrate for the W. Riding of Yorkshire; was formerly a Lord of the Treasury 1836–41. Secretary to the Admiralty May–Sept. 1841, and 1849–52, and Secretary to the Treasury 1846–9; M.P. for Sheffield 1832–52.-Darrington Hall, Pontefract; Brooks’s and Aſhenaeum Clubs, s.w.
PARKER, JOHN BARTHOLOMEW, ESQ., of Little Cawthorpe, Lincolnshire. Eldest son of the late Lysimachus Parker, Esq., of Little Cawthorpe, by Sarah, eldest dau. of John Green, Esq., of Dowsby Hall; b. 1824; s. 1860; m. 1862 Catherine Georgiana, dau. of Frederick Henry Alexander Forth, Esq., late Capt. 21st Fusiliers, and has issue, a daughter. Mr. Parker, who was educated at Harrow and Queen’s Coll., Oxford, is Lord of the Manor of Little Cawthorpe, and was formerly Major Royal Bucks Hussars.-Little Cawthorpe Manor, Louth.
PARKER, JOHN OXLEY, ESQ., of Woodham Mortimer, Essex. Only son of the late Christopher Comyns Parker, Esq., of Woodham-Mortimer, by Emma Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Gepp, Esq., of Chelmsford; b. 1812; 8, 1843; an. 1847 Louisa, dau. of Richard Durant, Esq., of Sharpham, Devon, and High Canons, Herts, and has with other surviving issue, * Christopher William, b. 1853. Mr. Parker, who was educated at Eton and Oriel Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1833), is a J.P. and D.L. for Essex, and a Banker at Chelmsford.—Woodham-Mortimer Place, Maldon : Oxford and Cambridge Club, sw.
PARKER, JOHN ROBERT THEOPHILUS HASTINGS, ESQ. of Swannington Hall, Norfolk. Eldest son of Capt. Henry Parker, R.N., of Green Park, Youghal, co. Cork, by Lady Frances Theophila Anne, dau. of Hans Francis, 11th Earl of Huntingdon ; b. 1823; m. 1858 Elizabeth Rachel Rosalie Dorothea, only child and heir of the late Major Charles Randall, of the 1st Dragoon Guards, and of Swannington Manor, by Rachel, dau. of the Rev. Christopher Harvey, D.D., of Temple Hill, co. Wexford. Mr. Hastings Parker, who was educated at the Charterhouse and Trinity Coll., Dublin, is a Magistrate for Norfolk, and Capt. W. Norfolk Militia. The ancient Manor of Swannington has descended to Mrs. Hastings Parker in direct line from the Bladwells, who held it in 1547 (temp. Edward VI.)—Swannington Hall, Norwich.
PARKER, MRS., of Whiteway, Devonshire. Harriet, dau. of the late John Newcombe, Esq., of Star cross, Devon, by Harriet, dau. of Jonathan Pleydell, Esq., of co. Cavan, Ireland: m. 1806 Montague Edmund Parker, Esq., of Whiteway, by whom (who d. 1831) she has surviving issue an only child, Harriet Sophia, m. 1st 1834 William Coryton, Esq., of Pen tillie, Cornwall; 2nd 1842 Edmund, 2nd Earl of Morley (who d. 1864).-Whiteway, Chudleigh.
PARKER, MRS., of Edge Hall, Cheshire. Frances Rosamond, younger dau. of the late Thomas Crewe Dod, Esq., of Edge Hall (who d. 1827) by Anne, 4th dau. of Ralph Sneyd, Esq., of Keele, co. Stafford; s. her sister 1867; m. 1823 the Rev. Pelly Parker, Rec tor of Houghton, Notts, who d. 1865, leaving issue, * Frances Lucy, m. 1850 the Rev. Charles Wolley (only son of the Rev. John Wolley, of Beeston, Notts), M.A. of King’s Coll., Cambridge, Assistant-Master at Eton Coll., who has * taken the additional name of Dod, and has issue, * a son, b. 1868. The ancient British family of Dod formerly possessed large estates, of which it was in part deprived by William the Conqueror.—Edge Hall, Malpas.
PARKER, ROBERT TOWS, ESQ., of Cuerden, Lancashire. Only son of the late Thomas Townley Parker, Esq., of Cuerden, by Susanna, only dau. and heir of Peter Brooke, Esq., of Astley Hall, co. Lancaster; b. 1793; s. 1794; m. 1816 Harriet, youngest dau. of Thomas Brooke, Esq., and has, with other issue, * Thomas Townley, of Charnock Hall. Chorley, a J.P. and D.L. forco. Lancaster; b. 1822; m. 1846 Katherine Margaret, dau. of the late Rev. T. Blackburne, Rector of Prestwich. Mr. Parker, who was educated at Eton and Ch. Ch., Oxford, is a J.P. and D.L. for co. Lancaster (High Sheriff 1817), and Patron of 1 living; he was M.P. for Preston 1837–57; Guild Mayor of Preston in 1862. —Cuerden Hall, Preston.
PARKER, THOMAS GOULBOURNE, ESQ, of Alkincoats, Lancashire, and Browsholme, Yorkshire. Eldest son of the late Edward Parker, Esq., J.P. and D.L., of Alkimcoats, by Ellen, only child of Ambrose W. Barcroft, Esq.; b. 1818; m. 1845 Mary Ante, dau. and co-heiress of John Francis Carr, Esq., of Carr Lodge, Horbury, co. York, and has, with other issue, * A son, b. 1846. Mr. Parker, who was educated at Trinity Coll., Cambridge (B.A. 1841, M.A. 1844), is a Magistrate for co. Lancaster, and a J.P. and D.L. for the W. Riding of Yorkshire. — Alkincoats, Colne, Lancashire; Browns holine Hall, Clitheroe.
PARKER, WILLIAM, ESQ., of Hanthorpe, Lincolnshire. Son of the late William Thorpe, Esq., of London; b. 1791; s. his cousin, George Parker, Esq., D.L., of Edenham, co. Lincoln, 1831; m. 1817 Anne, dau. of John Bullivant, Esq., and has, with other issue, * William, educated at Eton and B.A. of Exeter Coll., Oxford, a J.P. and D.L. for co. Lincoln, and Major R. S. Lincoln Militia; b. 1824; m. 1855 Augusta Millet Harriot, 2nd dau. of the late Lieut.-Col. C. W. Short, of the Coldstream Guards, and has issue. Mr. Parker, who is a J.P. and D.L. for co. Lincoln (High Sheriff 1864), assumed his present name by Royal licence in 1831.-Hanthorpe House, Bourne.
PARKER, WILLIAM, ESQ., of Ware Park, Herts. Second son of the late William Parker, Esq., of Hardwicke Court, co. Gloucester, and Clopton Hall, Suffolk, by Anne, dau. of William Windsor, Esq.; b. 1803; m. 1842 Sarah, 2nd dau. of the late John Jackson, Esq., King’s Proctor at Malta, and has, with other issue, * John Harry Eyres, Lieut. R.N.; b. 1845. Mr. Parker, who was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn 1846, is a Magistrate for Middlesex and Herts (High Sheriff 1848); a Chairman of Quarter Sessions, and Lord of the Manor of Bengeo, Herts, and was formerly Capt. South Herts Yeomanry Cavalry.—Ware Park, Herts; Carlton Club, s.w.
Descendants of Nathanha, Pirripuri and Winnie
The Parker family are descended from the brothers, Ginger (b. Abt 1908) , Horace (b. 1910), Jonah, (b. 1918) Herbert (b. 1921), and Wobby Parker (b. 1924). Herbert had six children between 1942 and 1959, Horace had fourteen children and Wobby had eleven. Horace states: ‘My mother was a full blood, she was known as Whitehead her Aboriginal name was Payung and my fathers name was George Parker, Mandu [b.1875] . My father’s father name was Pirripuri [b.1850] . My father’s mother was Thanpanha [b.1860] . My mother’s mother was Thuranha an d my mother’s father was Nathanha. O’Connor describes Horace’s mother, Whitehead, as ‘a northern Pandjima woman’ (O’Connor 1991:26 ). Alan Dench recorded the names of the Parker brothers ’ father and grandfather in a statement by a Banyjima leader translated from the Banyjima language: All of these Marntiyarrangara of this name – my grandfather, Herbert Parker’s grandfather, the father belong to them, my father, my uncle [Jurlu – layi, jurlu – rla marntiyarrangara nyiya yini, Wirrilimarra , Pirtupiri , Marntun ha , Pilypangkanpangu , Pirtanganpangu ], In this hill, on the top of the Hamersley Range, they were the boss of what’s left behind, us little fellas [ Nyiyangka marntaka pirturula Karijinila pantiku maatha ngajupantharriku kupijarriku ]. The statement infers that ‘Pirtupiri’ (Pirripiri) was a contemporary of Wirrilimarra who was born in about 1860, and the two families held the same rights to country in the Hamersley Ranges (Karijini). Horace’s brother , Wobby Parker , stated: ‘Father to Whitehead was buried at Stonehut (Joombunna). He was Banyjima. He belonged to Cowra through Mulga Downs. In acknowledging a different father to his brothers, Wobby added: ‘I’m not really a Parker. I’m a Coffin. Wobby’s son explained that the distinction is important in ceremonies as it gives their branch of the Parker family authority as representatives of a separate lineage. According to this interpretation of the genealogies, the apical ancestor of Wobby’s children would be Winnie, the Banyjima woman who was the mother of Sam Coffin [b. abt 1893] .
Early American Immigration and New World Settlers
Parker Settlers in United States in the 17th, 18th & 19th Century
Nicholas Parker, his wife Ann, their daughter Mary and son Nicholas, who settled in Roxbury Massachusetts in 1633
Captain George Parker who settled in Boston in 1635
William Parker (1618-1686), who arrived at the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635 aboard the ship Matthew, one of the founders of Hartford
Charles Parker, aged 18, who arrived in St Christopher in 1635
John Parker, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
Anne Parker, who landed in Virginia in 1701
Hellena Parker, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
Hannah Parker, who landed in Virginia in 1717
Alexander Parker, who landed in Virginia in 1730
Andrew Parker, who landed in America in 1798
Hugh Parker, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
Ezra Parker, who arrived in Maryland in 1811
Catherine Parker, who landed in New Jersey in 1811
James Parker, who landed in Texas in 1830
Dickinson Parker, who landed in Texas in 1835
Parker Settlers in Canada in the 18th & 19th Century
Mrs. Ann Parker U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783
Mr. Benjamin Parker U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783
Ms. Elizabeth Parker U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783
Mr. Ephraim Parker U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783
Mr. John Parker U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783
John Parker, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig “Ugoni” from Belfast, Ireland
John Parker, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship “Salus” in 1833
Mary Parker, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship “Salus” in 1833
Sarah Parker, aged 18, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship “Salus” in 1833
Charlotte Parker, aged 24, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship “Salus” in 1833
Parker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Henry Parker, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the “Almorah” on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
Henry Parker, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the “Asia” on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
John Parker, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the “Asia” on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia
Edward Parker, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the “Asia” on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen’s Land, Australia
William Parker, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the “Asia” on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen’s Land, Australia
Parker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Samuel Parker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Aurora” in 1840
William Parker, aged 23, a blacksmith, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Aurora” in 1840
William Parker, aged 32, a brickmaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “London” in 1840
Harriett Parker, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “London” in 1840
Thomas Parker, aged 28, a farm labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship “Gertrude” in 1841
Fideli certa merees. To the faithful there is certain reward.
Non fluctu nec flatu movetur. He is not moved by either wave or wind.
Quis prohibeat sperare meliora? Who can forbid to hope better things?
Veritas vincit. Truth conquers.
Virtutis alimentum honos. Honour is the food of valour.
PARKER, John, of Fallowes Hall, co. Chester, s. of Robert, of Astle and Prestbury, CO. Chester, 11 April 1702, Vol. V, fol. 78 ; Stowe MS. 714, fol. 95″ ; Add. MS. 14,831, fol. 194.
PARKER„ Baron [10 Mar. 1716, Thomas Parker, Lord Chancellor]. Supporters,  Vol. VI, fol. 234 [afterwards Viscount Parker and Earl of Macclesfield, 15 Nov. 1721].
PARKER„ Peter (Capt.. R.N., 1747), of St. Margaret’s, Westminster, 1772, Vol. XII, fol. 182. (Berry.)
PARKER TO NEWDIGATE, Francis, of Derby, 10 June 1773, Vol. XII, fol. 249. Parker, John, of Grevstones aud Woodthorpe, eo. York, and Norton, co. Derby, 10 Nov. 1775,’Vol. XIII, fol. 137.
PARKER„ John, Baron ]5oringdon , of co. Devon. Supporters,  Vol. XV, fol. 305.
PARKER„ Isaac, late Field, of Moorhouse Hill, par. of Heskett, co. Cumberland, 13 Nov. 1790, ‘V’ol. XVI I, fol. 266. (Genealogist, IV, pp. 288-9.) (Berry’s Suppl.)
PARKER TO GRIFFIN, Mary, wife of William [Parker] (late Whitwell), D.D., of St. James’, Westminster, Roy. Lie, 3 June 1797 [.«ef next name].
PARKER„ to Griffin, . . . ., of Ouudle, co. Northampton [? Mrs. Parker, of last entry],  Vol. XIX, fol. 432. Escutcheon of pretence, fol. 436. [Co-heir to moiety of the Barony of] Howard de Walden.
PARKER„ to Newdegate, …. (minor), of co. Middx. and Warw.,  Vol. XXIV, fol. 465.
PARKER„ to Manwaring , of London and co. Middx.,  Vol. XXV, fol. 133.
PARKER, late Thorpe, . . . ., of Hauthorpe House, Morton, co. Liuc,  Vol. XXXVIII, fol. 267.
PARKER, of Extwisle and Cnerdon, co. Lane.,  Vol. XL, fol. 393.
PARKER TO TOWNLEY-PARKER, of Extwisle and Cuerdon, co. Lane.,  Vol. LX, fol. 352.
PARKER, John, Capt., R.N., of Eythorne, eo. Kent,  Vol. XLVI, fol. 123.
PARKER„ . . . ., of Evthorne, co. Kent. Crest (to other descendants),  Vol. XLVL foL 124.
PARKER„ . . . ., of Lewisham, co. Kent, , Vol. LII, fol. 359.
PARKER-JERVIS, of CO. Staff., 2nd s. of Viscount St. Vincent,  Vol. LIV, fol. 140.
PARKER, .Sir William, Bart. [? 24 June 1797], Rear-Adm. of the Red,  Vol. XX, fol. 102.
PARKER, Thomas, of Warwick Hall, co. Cumberland, and Cliristopher, of Petterel. Green, co. Cumberland,  Vol. XXXIII, fois. 387 and 389.
PARKER (LATE LITTLE), Henry Clarence, of co. Lane, Wilts., and Isle of Wight. Quarterly Arms and two Crests, 1879, Vol. LX, ful. 216. (Berry’s Suppl.)
PARKER, Sir Harry Smith, K.C.B. , (of London), Consul at Shanghai,  Vol. LV, fol. 112.
PARKER„ Sir Henry, of Sydney, N. S. Wales. Supporters, 1881, Vol. LXI, fol. 249. [? does this refer to the G.C.M.G. of Sir Harry Smith Parkes, 30 Nov. 1881. Sir Henry, of Sydney, was K.C.M.G. 31 May 1877, and G.C.M.G. 28 Jan. 1888.]
PARKER, Thomas, of the Willows (Walsham), Suff., Austin Parker of Stanton, and to George and Richard their brethren, erm., on a chief vert 3 bucks’ heads cabossed or, 18 Feb. 1609-10, by Segar, Gart. Add. MS. 12,225, fo. 89 ; H. 24, Heralds’ College; Guil. 161 ; Harl. MSS. 1085, fo. 25”, and 6140, fo. 39”.
PARKER„ . . . ., of Margate, Isle of Thanet, . . . ., by Borough. Harl. MSS. 1105, fo. 55, and 1441, fo. 59 ; Add. MS. 26,702, fo. 88” ; Guil. 307.
PARKER, Henry, Fryth Hall, Essex, gent., grant 4 or 21 Feb. 1537-8, by Barker. Q’s Coll. Oxf. MS. 38, fo. 37 ; Harl. MS. 1470, fo. 113, copy of grant, Brit. Mas. ; Harl. MS. 5846, fo. 86’^ ; Misc. Gen. et Her., 3 S., vol. i., p. 97 ; Gnil. 344 ; Grants I., 9 ; Harl. MS. 5887, fo. 2.
PARKER„ John, of Ratton, Sussex, Esq., arras confirmed and crest granted 20 June, 2 and 3 Philip and Mary, 1556, by Sir G. Dethick, Gart. Q’s Coll. Oxf. j\lS. 39, fo. 68, copy of grant ; Harl. MS. 1359, fo. 67** ; Add. MS. 32,659, fo. 141.
PARKER„ John, of Lambeth (1 s. of Matthew, Archbp. of Canterbury), crest and different coat assigned (from 1559, coat, the archbishop’s) 28 May 1572, and by another patent to his brother Mathew, by Cooke, Clar. (MS. Ashrn. 844, fo. 7, copy of grant, Bodleian Lib., alteration of arms and gift of new crest to John and Mathew). Her. and Geneah, i., p. 82 ; Mi.sc. Gen. et Her., N. S., i., 408 ; Guil. 307.
PARKER„ John, of London, s. of Roger, . . . ., bv Cooke, Clar. Stowe MS. 670, fo. 47.
PARKER„ John, Sibertswold, Kent, grant 6 May 1588, by Cooke. Harl. MSS. 1359, fo. 104**, 1422, fo. 89’’, and 1470, fo. 106; Guil. 248; Stowe MS. 670, fo. 24, 38, different crests, and Add. MSS. 14,297, fo. 22, 36, and 4966, fo. 85.
PARKER,, Matthew, Archbp. of Canterbury, arms 28 Nov. 1559, by Sir G. Dethick, Gart. i\IS. Ashm. 834, fo. 8, copy of grant, Bodleian Lib. Harl. MSS. 1359, fo. 78’*, and 1441, fo. 62 ; Q’s Coll. Oxf. MS. 145, fo. 3 ; Her. and Geneah, i., 81 ; Guil. 307 ; Grants 1., 55.
PARKER„ Nicholas, of Finglesham, Kent, s. of William, of the same, out of Norfolk, Patent 10 Sept, or Dec. 1608, by Segar. Add. MS. 12,225, fo. 89 ; Harl. MS. 6140, fo. 36^
PARKER„ Thomas, of Gloucester, . . . ., temp. H. VIII., …. Add. MS. 26,702, fo. 51^
PARKER„ Thomas, sons of Thomas, s. of Thomas, of Yorksh., brothers ;
PARKER,, William and confirmed 20 April 1563, by Flower. i\IS. Ashm. 834, fo. 5,
PARKER„ Martyn, J copy of grant, Bodleian Lib. ; Guil. 396.
PARKER„ William alias Malverne, Lord Abbot of Gloucester, 1515, with crest, …. Add. MS. 26,702, fo. 59
PARKER„ ’William, of London, . . . ., 1591, by Cooke. . Harl. MSS. 1359, fo. 103*’, and 1422, fo. 89^
PARKER„ William, of London, draper, s. of Philip, of St. Wem, Cornwall, 10 April 1661, by Walker, Gart. Her. Coll. 39.
Alison Parker (1991-2015)
Alison Parker (1991-2015) who was a reporter for the CBS affiliate called WDBJ-TV who was killed on camera, during an on air interview with her cameraman by a former employee of the company
Branford Parker, American director and writer, known for We the Roses (2016) and The Opera Game (2017)
Eugene Parker (1956-2016), American NFL sports agent of Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith and many others, ranked 45 in the Sports Illustrated list of the top 101 most influential minorities in sports
Everett Carlton Parker (1913-2015), American media activist and ordained minister of the United Church of Christ
Jeffrey Lee Parker (1964-2017), American professional ice hockey right winger for the Buffalo Sabres
Jimmy Dale “Red” Parker (1931-2016), American head football coach at Arkansas A&M (1961-1965)
Lizette Parker (1972-2016) who was a politician and social worker from America, and who served as the Mayor of Teaneck, New Jersey from the year 2014 to the year 2016
Mary Evelyn Dickerson Parker (1920-2015) who was a politician from America, and who served as the Louisiana State Treasurer from the year 1968 to the year 1987
Naomi Parker Fraley (1921-2018), American war worker and waitress from Tulsa, Oklahoma, believed to be the model for the iconic “We Can Do It!” poster in 1943 in which she was called “Rosie the Riveter”
Royal Parker (1929-2016), stage name of Royal Pollokoff, an American television personality
Jeffrey Lee Parker (1964-2017)
American Revolution Veterans
There were over 3,900 men that served in the American Revolution with the name of Parker. Below you will find just a few of these men.
Aaron Parker, Massachusetts, Rank of Captain
Benjamin Parker, Virginia, Rank of Private
Charles Parker, Pennsylvania, Rank of 1st Lieutenant
David Parker, Virginia, Rank of Sergeant
Ebenezer Parker, New York, Rank of Private
Giles Parker, Massachusetts, Rank of Private
Isaac Parker, Connecticut, Rank of Private
Jeremiah Parker, Vermont, Rank of Soldier
Matthew Parker, Virginia, Rank of Private
Richard Parker, Virginia, Rank of Captain
Robert Parker, New Hampshire, Rank of Private, Sergeant and Corporal
Thomas Parker, South Carolina, Rank of Private
Warren Parker, Virginia, Rank of Sergeant
Wm Parker, Rhode Island, Rank of Sergeant
Civil War Veterans
There were over 9.500 men that served in the Civil War with the name of Parker. Below you will find just a few of these men.
Addison Parker, 116th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Ben Parker, 23rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry, Confederate, Texas
Caleb Parker, 2nd Regiment, District of Columbia Infantry, Union, District of Columbia
David Parker, 58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Ebenezer Parker, 8th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry, Confederate, Louisiana
Foster Parker, 30th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
General Parker, 50th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Hardy Parker, 5th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry, Confederate, Georgia
Israel Parker, Hatch’s Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Union, Minnesota
Jack Parker, 33rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
King Parker, 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Lawton Parker, 8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Moses Parker, 46th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Nathan Parker, 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Confederate, Missouri
Oliver Parker, 7th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry, Union, West Virginia
Payton Parker, 15th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Quiley Parker, 36th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Reden Parker, 13th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate, Mississippi
Sampson Parker, 1st Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Union, Indiana
Thomas Parker, 19th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Uriah Parker, 9th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, Confederate, Arkansas
Victor Parker, 14th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry, Union, Union Regular Army
Wallace Parker, 51st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Young Parker, 44th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate, Mississippi
Zara Parker, 22nd Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Union, Michigan