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Robert Parke

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Robert Parke (son of Thomas Parke and Dorothy Tompson).

    Robert married Rachel Leffingwell on 24 Nov 1681. Rachel (daughter of Lt. Thomas Leffingwell and Mary) was born on 17 Mar 1648. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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]


  2. 3.  Dorothy Tompson was born before 5 Jul 1624 (daughter of John Tompson and Alice Freeman); died after 9 Aug 1709.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 5 Jul 1624, Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England
    • Alternate death: Aft 5 Sep 1707
    • Alternate death: Aft 1709

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


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  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. 2. Thomas Parke was born in in of Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 30 Jul 1709 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  John Tompson was born about 1585 in of Maidford, Northamptonshire, England; died between 7 Nov 1626 and 14 Nov 1626 in London, England; was buried on 14 Nov 1626 in St. Dunstan in the West, London, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England
    • Alternate birth: Between 1580 and 1590, of Little Preston, Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England
    • Alternate death: 6 Nov 1626, London, England

    Notes:

    The 1669 visitation of Oxford states that his father was a Richard Tompson.

    Early records call him "yeoman"; later, he is referred to as "of Clifford's Inn" (one of the Inns of Chancery associated with the Inner Temple, itself one of the Inns of Court) and "gentleman."

    Several earlier researchers give his death date as 6 Nov 1626, the date of his will, which is the death date given in his IPM. However, he added a codicil to his will on 7 Nov. His IPM was taken almost two years after his death, which may have contributed to the error.

    John married Alice Freeman in 1613. Alice (daughter of Henry Freeman and Margaret Edwards) was born about 1595; died after 24 Dec 1658 in New London, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Alice Freeman was born about 1595 (daughter of Henry Freeman and Margaret Edwards); died after 24 Dec 1658 in New London, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 24 Dec 1658, Stonington, New London, Connecticut

    Notes:

    One of TNH's four proven "gateway ancestors". Also one of TSW's seven, one of JTS's eleven; one of TWK's twelve; and the sole "gateway ancestor" yet discovered for FW and FF.

    "Alice and at least two of her daughters emigrated to New England. She was living in Roxbury, Massachusetts, by 2 April 1640, when a complaint was drawn up against 'Alice Tompson widdow.'" [Randy A. West, citation details below.]

    Descendants of Alice Freeman of particular interest to anyone liable to be looking at the ancestry of people named Nielsen Hayden include Edgar Rice Burroughs, L. Frank Baum, and Thomas Pynchon. Other notable descendants include Katherine Hepburn, Julia Child, Fannie Farmer, Louisa May Alcott, Grace Slick, Louis Auchincloss, Dorothea Dix, George B. McClellan, Cyrus McCormick, Charles Dana Gibson, Clarence Almon Torrey, Kingman Brewster Jr., Nelson, David, and Winthrop Rockefeller, Archibald MacLeish, Warren G. Harding, Humphrey Bogart, Harriet Monroe, Admiral George Dewey, Spencer W. Kimball, Martha Graham, Laura Ingalls Wilder, George F. Kennan, Robert Lansing, Brewster Kahle, James Taylor, Boris Johnson, Tammy Duckworth, and Seth Low. More on Alice Freeman's progeny here.

    To the best of our knowledge, Alice Freeman is the only seventeenth-century immigrant to New England proven to be both descended from an English monarch and an ancestor of the current British royal family. (Corrections welcome.) Thus:

    Aethelred II "Unraed", King of England (~968-1016) = Aelfgifu (~970-~1002)
    Aelfgifu = Uchtred, Earl of Northumbria (~970-1016)
    Ealdgyth of Northumbria = Maldred (~1009-1045)
    Gospatric of Dunbar, Earl of Northumbria (~1044-~1074)
    Gospatric of Dunbar, Earl of Lothian (d. 1138)
    Juliana of Dunbar = Ralph de Merlay (d. 1160)
    Roger de Merlay (d. 1188) = Alice de Stuteville (d. 1219)
    Agnes de Merlay = Richard Gobion (d. 1230)
    Hugh Gobion (d. 1275) = Matilda (d. ~1271)
    Joan Gobion (d. >1312) = John de Morteyn (d. 1296)
    John de Morteyn (d. 1346) = Joan de Rothwell
    Lucy de Morteyn (d. ~1361) = John Giffard (1301-1369)
    Thomas Giffard (~1345-1394) = Elizabeth de Missenden (d. 1367)
    Roger Giffard (~1367-1409) = Isabel Stretley
    Thomas Giffard (1408-1469) = Eleanor Vaux
    John Giffard (~1431-~1506) = Agnes Wynslow
    Thomas Giffard (d. 1511) = Jane Langston (d. 1535)
    Amy Giffard (d.~1488) = Richard Samwell (d. 1519)
    Susanna Samwell (~1511-~1586) = Peter Edwards (~1490-~1550)
    Edward Edwards (~1537-~1592) = Ursula Coles (d. 1606)
    Margaret Edwards (1565-~1637) = Henry Freeman (~1564-1606)
    Alice Freeman (~1595-1658) = John Tompson (d. 1626)
    Dorothy Thompson (1624->1709) = Thomas Parke (1615-1709)
    Dorothy Parke (d. >1707) = Joseph Morgan (1646-1704)
    Margaret Morgan (b. 1686) = Ebenezer Hibbard (1682-1732)
    Keziah Hibbard (b. 1722) = Caleb Bishop (1717-1785)
    Lucy Bishop (1747-1783) = Benejah Strong (1740-1809)
    Dr. Joseph Strong (1770-1812) = Rebecca Young (1779-1862)
    Eleanor Strong (1805-1863) = John Wood (1785-1848)
    Ellen Wood (1831-1877) = Franklin H. Work (1819-1911)
    Frances Ellen Work (1857-1947) = James Boothby Burke Roche (1851-1920)
    Edmund Maurice Burke Roche (1885-1955) = Ruth Sylvia Gill (1908-1993)
    Frances Ruth Burke Roche (1936-2004) = Edward John Spencer (1924-1992)
    Diana Frances Spencer (1961-1997) = Charles, Prince of Wales (1948- )
    William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge (1982- )

    In addition, Alice Freeman's descent to General McClellan:

    John Tompson (d. 1626) = Alice Freeman (1595-1658)
    Dorothy Thompson (1624->1709) = Thomas Parke (1615-1709)
    Martha Parke (b. 1646) = Isaac Wheeler
    Martha Wheeler (d. 1745) = John Williams (d. 1702)
    Eunice Williams (1702-1772) = Joseph Gallup (1695-1760)
    Lucy Gallup = James Eldredge
    Eunice Eldredge = James McClellan
    Dr. George McClellan (1796-1847) = Elizabeth Sophia Brinton (1800-1889)
    George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885)

    And to Warren G. Harding:

    Alice Freeman (~1595->1658) = John Tompson (d. 1626)
    Dorothy Tompson (1624-1709) = Thomas Parke (1619-1709)
    Dorothy Parke (d. >1707) = Joseph Morgan (1646-1704)
    Rev. Joseph Morgan (1671->1738) = Sarah Emmons (~1678->1706)
    Dorothy Morgan (1697->1747) = Henry Van Kirk (1700-~1776)
    Henry Van Kirk (1740-1798)
    William Van Kirk (1763-1826) = Deborah Watters
    Charity Malvina Van Kirk (~1803-1878) = Isaac Haines Dickerson (~1802-1867)
    Phoebe Elizabeth Dickerson (1843-1910) = George Tyron Harding (1844-1928)
    Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923)

    Children:
    1. Mary Tompson was born before 14 Nov 1619; died on 4 Aug 1693 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    2. Bridget Thompson was born before 10 Sep 1622 in Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England; died in Aug 1643 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Aug 1643 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    3. 3. Dorothy Tompson was born before 5 Jul 1624; died after 9 Aug 1709.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  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. 9.  Alice Chaplin was born after 1554 (daughter of William Chaplin); died after Mar 1593.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1558

    Children:
    1. 4. 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. 10.  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. 11.  Agnes Holborough died before 26 Sep 1602 in Semer, Suffolk, England; was buried on 26 Sep 1602 in Semer, Suffolk, England.
    Children:
    1. 5. 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.

  5. 14.  Henry Freeman was born in 1560 in of Cranford St. John, Northamptonshire, England (son of Thomas Freeman); died on 5 Aug 1606 in Cranford St. John, Northamptonshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1564

    Henry married Margaret Edwards on 10 Feb 1589 in St. Sepulchre, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. Margaret (daughter of Edward Edwards and Ursula Coles) was born before 25 Sep 1565 in Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, England; died after 23 Aug 1637. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Margaret Edwards was born before 25 Sep 1565 in Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, England (daughter of Edward Edwards and Ursula Coles); died after 23 Aug 1637.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 25 Sep 1565, Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, England

    Notes:

    "By her father's will of 25 Dec. 1591, Margaret Freeman received 'one hoop-ring of gold worth by estimation thirty pounds.' This family was armorial." [Mary Lovering Holman, citation details below]

    Children:
    1. 7. Alice Freeman was born about 1595; died after 24 Dec 1658 in New London, New London, Connecticut.