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Thomas Parke

Male - 1709


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas Parke was born in in of Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut (son of Robert Parke and Martha Chaplin); died on 30 Jul 1709 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1619

    Notes:

    McArthur-Barnes Ancestral Lines and Clifford L. Stott's article "The Chaplin Family of Co. Suffolk" (citation details below) both state that he was baptized at Hitcham, Suffolk on 13 Feb 1615, but Randy A. West ("Alice Freeman", etc., citation details below) points out that the same child is recorded in that parish register as being buried 25 Feb 1616.

    Thomas Parke = Dorothy Thompson
    Robert Parke = Mary Rose
    Margaret Parke = Benjamin Rockwell
    Margaret Rockwell = Josiah Blodgett, Jr.
    Hannah Blodgett = David Burroughs
    Tyler Burroughs = Anna Pratt
    Abner Tyler Burroughs = Mary Rice
    George Tyler Burroughs = Mary Evaline Zieger
    Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)

    (Thus, ERB is a seventh cousin twice removed to TSW.)

    Thomas married Dorothy Tompson before 28 Oct 1644 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Dorothy (daughter of John Tompson and Alice Freeman) was born before 5 Jul 1624; died after 9 Aug 1709. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Alice Parke was born in in near Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died on 24 Nov 1729 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
    2. Robert Parke
    3. Dorothy Parke was born on 6 Mar 1652 in New London, New London, Connecticut; died after 5 Sep 1707.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Robert Parke was born before 3 Jun 1580 (son of Robert Parke and Alice Chaplin); died on 4 Feb 1665 in Mystic, New London, Connecticut; was buried on 7 Feb 1665 in Mystic, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 3 Jun 1580, Poslingford, Suffolk, England

    Notes:

    From McArthur-Barnes Ancestral Lines (citation details below):

    He sailed with some members of his family with the Winthrop Fleet, 29 Mar. 1630, from Cowes, Isle of Wight, supposedly on the flagship, Arbella. He was a man of means, and is thought to be the Robert Parke who wrote to John Winthrop 17 Feb. 1629/30 from Easterkale, co. Lincoln, proposing to go to New England [Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., 5th Series, 1:194]. Savage [Gen. Dict. 3:347] states that he returned to England the same year, carrying an order by Governor Winthrop to his son John in England to pay money, "which is in my possession and may be the earliest bill of exchange drafted on our side of the water."

    His son William, who came over later in 1630, settled in Roxbury, Mass., where he became one of the most prominent citizens, and his daughter Ann seems to have been with William at Roxbury, where she married in 1640 and died the following year. We do not know just when Robert returned to New England, but on 9 Apr. 1640 Mr. Parke was made freeman at Wethersfield, Conn., as Robert Parke served on a jury 2 July 1640 and represented that town as Deputy to the Connecticut General Court, Aug. 1642 [Col. Rec. of Conn., 1:46, 55, 73]. His son Thomas was with him at Wethersfield, and they remained together at New London and Stonington.

    We do not know when Robert Parke lost his first wife, the mother of his children. On 30 May 1644, the House of Deputies of Massachusetts Bay passed the following act: "The peticon of Robert Parke is graunted by ye whole Courte, and hath libtye to pceed in marriage wth Alice Tompson wthout farthr publishe" [Shurtleff's Records of Massachusetts Bay, 3:3]. She was a widow of gentry family who had come to Roxbury, Mass., with daughters. The marriage accordingly took place. [...]

    About 1650 Robert Parke and his son Thomas removed to Pequot, now New London, Conn. On 20 May 1652 Mr. Parkes was a Deputy for New London [Col. Rec. of Conn., 1:231]. In New London land records we find that Alice Parke witnessed a deed, 2 June 1652; Richard Blinman, pastor, conveyed to "my brother in law Thomas Parkes," 21 Mar. 1653/4; and Thomas Parke of "Misticke neere Pequot" conveyed 9 Oct. 1656 to his father, Robert Parke, Gentleman [2:9; 3:64,41]. About 1655 the family had moved to Mystic or Southerton, later included in Stonington, Conn. The family continued to own land in New London as numerous deeds attest.

    Robert married Martha Chaplin on 9 Feb 1602 in Semer, Suffolk, England. Martha (daughter of William Chaplin and Agnes Holborough) was born before 4 Feb 1585 in Semer, Suffolk, England; died before 1643. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Martha Chaplin was born before 4 Feb 1585 in Semer, Suffolk, England (daughter of William Chaplin and Agnes Holborough); died before 1643.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Feb 1584, Semer, Suffolk, England
    • Baptised: 4 Feb 1585, Semer, Suffolk, England

    Children:
    1. 1. Thomas Parke was born in in of Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 30 Jul 1709 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Robert Parke was born about 1554 in of Gestingthorpe, Essex, England (son of William Parke); died between 12 Feb 1593 and 17 Mar 1593 in Acton, Suffolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 12 Feb 1593 and 3 Apr 1593

    Robert married Alice Chaplin on 27 Sep 1579 in All Saints, Sudbury, Suffolk, England. Alice (daughter of William Chaplin) was born after 1554; died after Mar 1593. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Alice Chaplin was born after 1554 (daughter of William Chaplin); died after Mar 1593.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1558

    Children:
    1. 2. Robert Parke was born before 3 Jun 1580; died on 4 Feb 1665 in Mystic, New London, Connecticut; was buried on 7 Feb 1665 in Mystic, New London, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  William Chaplin was born about 1556 (son of William Chaplin); died before 15 Oct 1629 in Semer, Suffolk, England; was buried on 15 Oct 1629 in Semer, Suffolk, England.

    William married Agnes Holborough. Agnes died before 26 Sep 1602 in Semer, Suffolk, England; was buried on 26 Sep 1602 in Semer, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Agnes Holborough died before 26 Sep 1602 in Semer, Suffolk, England; was buried on 26 Sep 1602 in Semer, Suffolk, England.
    Children:
    1. 3. Martha Chaplin was born before 4 Feb 1585 in Semer, Suffolk, England; died before 1643.
    2. Dorothy Chaplin was born before 10 Jun 1596; died in 1660 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut.
    3. Robert Chaplin was born in 1602; died in 1644.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Parke was born in in of Whight House, Gestingthorpe, Essex, England.

    Notes:

    In 1531/2 he paid a fine for 8 acres of land, late his father's in Gestingthorpe.

    Children:
    1. 4. Robert Parke was born about 1554 in of Gestingthorpe, Essex, England; died between 12 Feb 1593 and 17 Mar 1593 in Acton, Suffolk, England.

  2. 10.  William Chaplin was born about 1525 in of Tarnes Farm, Long Melford, Suffolk, England; died between 15 Nov 1575 and 25 Jan 1578 in Long Melford, Suffolk, England.
    Children:
    1. 5. Alice Chaplin was born after 1554; died after Mar 1593.
    2. 6. William Chaplin was born about 1556; died before 15 Oct 1629 in Semer, Suffolk, England; was buried on 15 Oct 1629 in Semer, Suffolk, England.