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View Tree for Thomas ParkeThomas Parke (b. Bef. 13 Feb 1614/15, d. 30 Jul 1709)

Thomas Parke (son of Robert Parke and Martha Chaplin) was born Bef. 13 Feb 1614/15 in Suffolk Co., Hitcham, England, and died 30 Jul 1709 in Preston, CT765, 766, 767, 768. He married Dorothy Thompson on Bef. 1646 in Wethersfield, CT769, 770, daughter of John Thompson and Alice Freeman.

 Includes NotesNotes for Thomas Parke:
According to Holbrook's Land Records Thomas of New London was charged a minister's rate of 5 shillings on 6 Oct 1668. He married Dorothy Thompson around 1646.

Subject: PARKS-D Digest V99 #162
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 02:24:15 -0800 (PST)

Re: Reseaching Thomas Parke, b. 1615, Suffolk, England
Sun, 12 Dec 1999 11:19:55 -0500


I am reseaching Thomas Parke, also. I have that he was b. Feb. 13, 1615 in
Hitcham, Suffolk England and d. July 30, 1709 in Presston, Conn. m. Dorthy
Thompson Oct. 20, 1644 in Wetherefield, conn.

I have only 4 Children listed as follows:

Martha: b. 1646. d. Feb. 14, 1717. M Isaac Wheeler, Jan. 4, 1672 in
Norwich, Conn.
Thomas: b. April 18, 1648. d. 1746. m. Mary Allyn
Captain John: b. 1649. d. March 21, 1718 M. (1) Mary Treat in 1684, (2)
Elizabeth Miller
October 5, 1694.

NOTE: for Mary Treat: Mary was the wife of the late Rev.
Salmon Treat.

Nathaniel: b. Mar. 6, 1652. d. Apr. 7, 1718, m. Sarah Greer, Feb. 28, 1677

My husband is also a descendant of Thomas Parke; His line, in reverse goes
like this, I hope this is right, if anyone out there can see where there
are mistakes I would appreciate knowing them.
Here is my husband's line starting from his grandfather and back:

Charles Henry Parks son of William Henry Parks & Whilhema Mikel, he is the
son of
James Parks and Susan Holmes, he is the son of
Cyrenius Parks and Elizabeth Carscallen, he is the son of
James parks and Sarah Newcombe, he is the son of
Joseph parke and Mary Smith, he is the son of
Nathaniel Parke and Sarah Greer, he is the son of
Thomas Parke and Dorthy Thompson

I also have further information dating back to 1369 from the LDS.

Would like to hear from anyone with more information on this line of Parke
and willing to give what information I have.


Re: Reseaching Thomas Parke, b. 1615, Suffolk, England
Sun, 12 Dec 1999 13:07:48 -0500
"arnold weirmeir"
Toni's Thomas Parke
Sun, 12 Dec 1999 12:03:31 -0800
"Gordon C Ralls, Jr"


This seems like a good time to reiterate some URL's that provide
information about the Park/e/s Society. Anyone researching the surname
Park/e/s is welcome, but the Society was originally formed to delineate
those related to Robert Parke, b 1580, Preston, ENG and in whose honor
the name of Preston, CT was derived. As has been well defined, the
Thomas Parke under discussion was one of his sons.

Membership in the Society, among other things, can be of *great* help to
those researching descendants of Robert Parke.

Other possible Park/e/s help sites:

I will be happy to answer any other questions.

Good luck,

Gordon Ralls PS # 500
Online monitor

Thomas Parke
Sat, 11 Dec 1999 08:38:31 -0800
Dan & Dee Yeager

I have this from "The Hamlin Family" Book

THOMAS PARKE,2 b. England, come with his father to America; m.
Dorothy Thompson;
was of Wethersfield, Ct., 1648; removed to Stonington, then to New
London, 1649; Preston, 1686;
first deacon of the church there, 1698. He d. July 30, 1709.

The following is from the book "The Bromley Genealogy"
Thomas Parke, born in England in 1622, came with his father and lived in
Wethersfield and Preston, Conn., of which town he was one of the incorporators
in 1686, and gave the name to the town from his birthplace, in Preston,
England. He was a deacon in the Rev. Treat's church. He married, in 1645,
Dorothy Thompson, daughter of John and Alice Thompson, of Preston, England. He
died in Preston, Conn., July 30, 1709, and his will was probated in Sept.,

His children were:
Martha, born in Wethersfield, 1646; died Feb. 14, 1717; married,
Jan. 16, 1667-8, Isaac Wheeler; born 1646; died June 5, 1712.
Thomas, born in Wethersfield, April 18, 1648; died 1697-8; married

Mary Allyn, daughter of Robert, of New London.
Robert, born in New London; married, Nov. 24, 1681, Rachel
Leffingwell, daughter of Thomas and Mary Bushnell.
Dorothy, born in New London March 16, 1652; married, in April,
1670, Joseph Morgan.
Nathaniel, died 1718; married Sarah Geer, daughter of George and
Sarah (Allyn) Geer.
William, married, Dec. 3, 1684, Hannah Frink, born 1661, daughter
of John, of Stonington, and Grace (Stevens) Frink.

Toni, I don't see a James listed in the above. I descend from Thomas Parke.
My line, in reverse goes like this (and I hope to heck I have it right)

Cynthia Jane Parks married Edmund W. Hubbard, She was the daughter of:
Robert Parks and Lucy Brookins, he the son of
Ellijah Parks, Jr and Hannah Hotchkiss, he the son of
Elijah Parks, Sr. and Anna Smith, he the son of
Simeon Parks and Anne Button, he the son of
Eleazer Parks and Eliphel Button, he the son of
Thomas Parks and Mary Allyn, he the son of
Thomas Parke and Dorothy Thompson

Cynthia Jane Parks was my gg-grandmother. Her family was from Rutland Co.,
Vermont. I think it was Elijah Parks, Sr. who came from Connecticut. Would have
to look at records to make sure. Been a long time.

Dee Yeager
Re: Thomas Parke
Sat, 11 Dec 1999 13:29:04 -0500
"arnold weirmeir"

It would appear that "The Hamlin Family" book is incomplete. The following
list is derived mostly from articles which appeared in the "Parke Society
Newsletter" and sources are well documented. Your list does have some dates
that my list does not. My line derives from Nathaniel, son of Thomas and I
have not been too concerned with the other lines.
Arnold Weirmeir, UE
Descendants of Thomas Parke

1 Thomas Parke b: 13 Feb 1614/15 in Hitcham, Suffolk, England d: 30 Jul
1709 in Preston, Conn. Baptism: 13 Feb 1614/15 Baptized at Hicham, co.
Suffolk Burial: 1709 Avery Cemetery, Preston, New London, CT
.. +Dorothy Thompson b: 05 Jul 1624 in Preston Capes, Northampton, England
m: 20 Oct 1644 in Weathersfield d: 30 Jul 1709 in Preston, Massachusetts
Baptism: 05 Jul 1624 baptized Preston Capes
......... 2 Martha Parke b: 1646 d: 1717
............. +Isaac Wheeler b: Bet. 1631 & 1653 m: Bet. 1661 & 1671
......... 2 Thomas Parke b: 18 Apr 1648 d: 1699
............. +Mary Allyn b: Abt. 1648 m: 04 Jan 1671/72 Baptism: 19 Nov
1648 Salem, Mass.
......... 2 Nathaniel Parke b: 1650 in New London, Conn. d 1: Jan
1717/18 in Groton, Conn. d 2: 07 Apr 1718 in Preston, New London,
Connecticut Baptism: 20 May 1683 First Church of New London
............. +Sarah Geer b 1: 27 Feb 1659/60 in New London, Conn. b 2: 27
Feb 1658/59 in New London, Conn m: 28 Feb 1676/77 in Groton, Conn. d: Aft.
1718 Baptism: 20 May 1683 First Church of New London
......... 2 Robert Parke b: 1651 d: 1707
............. +Mary Rose b: Unknown
......... *2nd Wife of Robert Parke:
............. +Rachel Leffingwell b: Bet. 1653 & 1665 m: Bet. 1669 & 1681
......... 2 Dorothy Parke b: 1652 d: 1704
............. +Joseph Morgan b: Bet. 1638 & 1659 m: Bet. 1668 & 1677
......... 2 William Parke b: 1654 d: Deceased
............. +Hannah Frink b: Unknown
......... 2 John Parke b: Abt. 1656 d: 1716
............. +Mary Witter b: Bet. 1658 & 1661 m: Bet. 1674 & 1686
......... 2 Alice Parke b: Abt. 1658 d: 1729
............. +Greenfield Larrabee b: Unknown m: Mar 1672/73
......... 2 Richard Parke b: Abt. 1664 d: Bef. 1707

Land Records 1648-1707 Jay Mack Holbrook ISL 974.6 H724c
New England Marriages Prior to 1700

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Shibley"
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: [PARKS] RE: Parke Society

> The Robert Parke who married Martha Chaplin & then Alice Thompson.
> Here are
> Betsy Parks m. Jacob B. Shibley
> David Parke m. Sally Woodworth
> Smith Parke m. Mary Davis
> Joseph Parke m. Mary Smith
> Nathaniel Parke m. Sarah Geer
> Thomas Parke m. Dorothy Thompson
> Robert Parke m. Martha Chaplin
> Jim Shibley

More About Thomas Parke:
Burial: Preston, CT Avery Cemetery.
Occupation 1: Deacon , Served in early Colonial Wars.771, 772
Occupation 2: First Deacon of First Church of Christ of Preston.773, 774
Occupation 3: Tax Collector for New London, 1681.775, 776, 777

More About Thomas Parke and Dorothy Thompson:
Marriage: Bef. 1646, Wethersfield, CT.778, 779

 Includes NotesMarriage Notes for Thomas Parke and Dorothy Thompson:
20 Aug 1640

Children of Thomas Parke and Dorothy Thompson are:
  1. +Nathaniel Parke, b. 1651, Litchfield Co., New London, CT, d. 1718, Preston, CT.
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