"Dr. of Phyzicke" who "Went into Virginy"
Dr. Richard Parker 1630 - ca 1681
& Mary [Perkins] |
of Browsholme Co Cornwall England
& Charles City Co VA
& Henrico Co VA
This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!
based on the work of Waunita Powell of Paris Ill
This is the Dr. Richard Parker who was the son of James [1590 -
1672] & Katterren Buller Parker [1600 - 1686] of Browsholme, County
Richard Parker was Christened 29 Nov 1630 in Warlegon, Cornwall, Eng.
His brother Rowland Parker on 1 Sept 1673 wrote in an account of the family
"Richard ye 9th, Dr. of Phyzicke went to Virginy, married a Londoner
and had issue six children, Liveth upon S'nt James River in ye Uplands of
Virginy & hath been High Sherife of ye s'd County."
"Richard ye 9th, Dr. of Phyzicke went to Virginy"
Richard Parker was listed as a head right for Capt Francis
Morgan in 1652 for 510 ac in Glocester Co VA [Morgan had previously pat. in
Charles City Co.
22 June 1656 in Charles City Co - William Fisher indentured himself
to Richard Parker, Cheurgeon, for two years ten months to learn the
profession of Dr. Richard Parker.
In 1656 in Charles City Co, Dr. Richard Parker was given order by the
court to perfect the cure of the leg of John Matthews that he had treated
for two years.
"Married a Londoner" Nicholas Perkins and his second wife
Mary had their son Nicholas Perkins Jr Christened 11 Oct 1649 at Stepney St,
Dunsten in London.
Nicholas Perkins patented 3 Aug 1650 in Bermuda Hundred - claiming 4 head
rights: Mary Perkins, Wm Owen, and Richard Hughes
31 July 1656 - a marriage agreement. Charles City Co VA Rec pg 62.
This present writing witnesseth that I Richard Parker, do freely give
consent to and with Mary Perkins that she shall make unto herself all the
estate which her late dec'd husband left her by his will . .both here and in
England, and further I do enjoyne myself to bring her children up to the
learning to the true intent and meaning hereof. I, the said Richard Parker,
hereunto set my hand, dated this last day of July 1656. Signed Rich'd
Parker. Test: Richard Delabere. Rec- 5 Sept 1656.
First Sept 1656 Westover Court, Charles City Co pf 67 - Probate of
the last will and testament of Nicholas Perkins, dec this day proved
in court is granted to Richard Parker, who md. the relict of the said
"Hath been Sheriff of sd County"
3 April 1660 [p232 Charles City Rec.]
Depostition: I, Richard Parker age 31, or about, exaed. & sworn saith
that having brought the warrent from
Capt. Edward Hill for contempt of Wm. Hunt to appear before him, the Dept'
del'vd the said warrent to said Hunt in presence of Thomas Davis and
another man, and sd. Hunt instead of - - - etc.
"Liveth upon Saint James River"
29 Oct 1669 Henrico Co VA Pat Bk 6 pg 279 - [Cavaliers & Pioneers]
Mr. Richard Parker L.P. 350 acs NS
James River on Head of Four Mile Cr. beginning at Harradox Path . . .
"Uplands of Virginia"
Henrico Parish Bk. In 1755 the third precinct comprised "all
between Chickamony Swamp & Upland Dist." This is the
area of Dr. Richard Parker & where Richard 2nd purchased land from John
Woodson and area of Nicholas Perkins 2nd.
Children of Dr Richard Parker and wife Mary:
1. Richard Parker ca 1659/60 -
1726/7 Henrico Co VA
married Elizabeth ?Ballard d 7 Jan 1716/7 [prob.
dau of John Ballard]
a. Ann Parker
James Daniel [inv 21 May 1734 Goochland]
b. Elizabeth Parker
Wm Atkinson at St John Parish
c. Mary Parker
Lewis Jenkins of St James Parish Henrico Co VA
Parker ca 1700 - 1782 Halifax Co VA
Judith ?Watson dau of Benj.
married 2nd Myra ? no issue
2. Thomas Parker 1666 - aft 1709
married Mary the widow of Thos. Wells
?3. William Parker
married Lucy Turner dau of Abel
?4. Mary Parker d by 1686
married John Cannon [he
married 2nd Ester Pledge]
?5. Katherine Parker
married John Crissey
married 2nd 1697/8 Francis Pierce
?6. Susan Parker
married Thomas Holmes
??married 2nd Robert Smith
". . . the most interesting part of my work is how I was lucky
enough to fulfil all
Dr. Richard Parker's bro. Rowland stated about him.
Richard Parker was a Dr. of Phyzicke
Went to Virginy
married a Londoner
Had six children (hope I have all six)
Liveth upon the St. James River
in ye uplands of Virginy,
and Hath been High Sherife of ye s'd county.
It was this that proved Dr Richard Parker was of Charles City Co. and
Henrico Co., Va. and not either of the others, Richard of Nans. Co, and
Richard of Surry Co.
Waunita Powell -Paris Illinois
Richard Parker of Cumberland Co VA - Surveyor and Planter
1700 - 1782
| his parents
| her parents
& Henrico Co VA
& Cumberland Co VA
Children of Richard Parker and Judith:
1. William Parker 1723/5 - 1755/6 Cumberland Co VA
married ca 1748 [Sarah] Drucilla
Colquitt will 1806 Halifax Co VA
2. Richard Parker d 1797 Halifax Co VA
married Francis Wooldridge dau of Thomas
3. Elizabeth "Betty" Finch
[?Henry Finch WP 1774 Halifax Co VA]
4. Benejh Parker [maybe named for Judith's father]
5. Mary Parker [no record of marriage]
6. Judith Hubbard.
Parker 1630 - ca 1681
| his parents
| her parents
of Browsholme Co Cornwall England
in Yorkshire, England, near the border of Lancastershire
"Parkers of Browsholme, Yorkshire, England"
from the Virginia
Magazine of History and Biography Vol 5, p 442
The following extract from an old common-place book
now at Browsholme [pronounced Broosem] the old home of the Parker family in
Yorkshire, may interest some of that name.
Septemb'r ye 1st, 1673, Will Parker, Arch Deacon of
Cornwall & Justice of Peace of ye same County, was second brother of Tho:
Parker of Browsholme, Esqr'r, who went from Browsh: into Cornwall about ye
yeare 1580, whoe he married it is not knowne, but her Christen name was
Joane, and was a mighty thrifty provident woman. and ye said Will: had two
sonnes, James and Will: and his house is called Traugoe in ye parish of
Wartegin, in Cornwall, about 16 miles of Launston, ye size towne of ye said
county: James, his older sonne, was married to Katterren, eldest daughter of
Sir Richard Buller, of Shillingham, in ye said sounty, her porcon was £2500,
ye said Buller beinge a man of £7000 p.
annum; Will ye younger brother, Parson of Stoacke in Cornwall, ye parsonage
beinge worth £300 p an and who was never
James Parker and Katterren Buller had 21 children:
1. Katteren Parker, ye eldest, died younge
2. Allice Parker
married Mr. Smith, a Lawyer of Linneowe in S'nt
had two daughters
3. Will: Parker
married daughter of Maior Syks and had in porcon £2500
15 children viz: Will: and Robt, the rest are
daughters, and is yet a child bearing woman, ye said Will: doth live in
Tregrite in St. Maybias parrish in ye said county, being 7 miles from Treugoe,
his father's home; there hath been sutes betwixt his father and him which
hath empared the estate.
4. Katterren Parker - died about 7 yrs of age
5. Robt. Parker was a prentice in London and died within halfe a yeare yt he
came from his prenteship.
6. James Parker - Captain of a foote Company - died about 35 years of age
7. Cordelia Parker -
married to Mr. Father, parson of Stoacks in
Cornwall - had issue three children
8. Anthony Parker - died young
9. Rich'd Parker - Dr. of Phyzicke, went into
Virginy, married a Londoner & had issue 6 children. Liveth upon S't
James River in ye Uplands of Virginy & hath been High Sherife of ye s'd
10. Mary Parker
married Mr. Lower, of Biefindte in ye
parriah of Wartegin in s'd county.
11. Francis Parker was prentice in London to Mr. Threvenhir, a Lininge
Draper in Cheapside: served about four years of his time & then went
into Portingall. Soe came back and is at present a Corporal to Colonel
Sulker in ye Duke of York's Regiment of foote and is Clarke of ye said
Company [added in a later hand] afterwards his legs shott of upon w'ch he
12. Jane Parker - a maid and lives w'th her father at Traugoe.
13. George Parker - prentice to a wollings draper at Huntinton 12 miles of
Exeter, went from there into Virginy.
14. Eliz. Parker - died about 14 yeares of age
15. Jo. Parker - Master of Arts at Oxfor'd and Minister of Milo in Cornwall;
married ye widdow of Justice Trevenhir and had issue by her one sone.
16. Joan Parker -
married Mr. Nicholls, Minister of
Larrick in Cornwall; had issue two dau.
17. still born
18. died unchristened
19. died unchristened
20. Rowland Parker is a Corporall in Prince Ruperd's Regiment of Dragonnes;
Sir Jo. Tabot is Leiuetenant Colonell, James Walker his Captain, now
quartered at Hull, who gave this information at Browsholme, 1673, Sep. ye
21. Katterren married to one Mr. Bray, a Shopkeeper in London at ye Signe of
ye Cap in hand at ye back syde of S'nt Clemans, and hath issue one daughter.
Since removed to ye Maypole in ye Strand.
The Arms of the Parkers of
"Unmoved by either wave or wind"
"Keepers of the deer in the Royal Forest of Bowland"