Robert Parker Son of George Parker of Southampton England
Robert Parker, son of George Parker of Southampton England and Abigail Barlowe, was born in Southampton, England before 13 December 1621.
He married Jane Baxter on 3 July 1650 in West Sussex, England1. Jane was born in West Sussex, England 16 May 1631 (Beachamp).
On 5 October 1649 in Accomack/Northampton a certificate was granted to Ralph Barlowe for 850 acres of "Noswattck Creek" due per rights among whom was Robert Parker2. He moved to West Sussex, England in 1658.
Robert made a will on 13 November 1671. It was probated 4 August 16733. Edwards states: "At the time of his death his home was in Bosham, Sussex England. His will, Sussex England, 18 November 1671-4 April 1673, gave to his wife and Jane Parker rent land in Bosham, her third part of free land in Medhurst, and in Southampton during her life and also of profits from land in Virginia. Her made bequests to sons George and John and to daughters Margaret and Constance. If any of my daughters are willing to renounce their legacies in England and go to Virginia, that daughter shall have for her profits due to me, with Plantation, housing, and stocks, to her and her heirs forever with Patent in the hands of Mr. John West at Onancock . . . in Accomack, the plantation on Anduer River. He also made small gifts to his apprentice and to each of his servants and willed 'to eight poor men eight pence apiece in Parish of Bosham. My grandfather John Parker did give 3s 4d to St. Laurence in Southampton ever out of demise in tenure of Mr. Peter Clark where he and my father both lye buryed, to be further continued as it hath been before.'"
The entry in Bosham Parish Register Vol. I reads: "Robert Parker sonn of George, baptised ye 13th of December 1621 att St Laurence Church in Southampton. Jane Baxter borne att Meadhurst (West Sussex) ye 16th of maye 1631 married to Robt Parker the 3 daye of Jully 1650 & happening to be of the Kings partie (Civil War) was forsed to
fflie, that yeere went into Virginia in regard of the warr & lived thear 8 yeeres with his wife, returned 1658. Abagall Parker was borne the 3d Jully 1651. George Parker the eldest sonn Borne the 10th of Aprill 1653. Margarett Parker Born the 26th of September 1655. Ann Parker Born 19th of September 1657. John Parker Born the 27th of September 1660. Joane Parker ye 10th of March 1664 but lived not above a
weeke. Constance Parker born the 26th of Novemb 1665. Robertt Parker born the 25 of Septmbr 1670 and died in Jan following. Abigall Parker maried to John Martin the 2 of Maye 1671. George Parker sonne of ye above said Robt Parker was Married
to Joan Green of West Ashling the 27th of September 1676, Joan the daughter of the above said George Parker & Joan his wife was baptised the 24 of July 1677, Ann the daughter of George Parker & Joan his wife was baptised the 15 day of August 1678. George sonn of George Parker & Joan his wife was baptised the 23 day of October 1681. George Parker another sonn of George Parker & Joan his wife was baptised the fourth day of Augostt 1685
and was Baptized att St Peters the Great Als the Subdenry with in the Cittie of Chichester and is there also Registered."
Robert Parker and Jane Baxter had the following children:
2 i. Abigal Parker was born in Accomack Co., VA on 3 July 1651 (Beachamp). She married John Martin b on 2 May 1671 in West Sussex, England. (Beachamp). John was born in West Sussex, England circa 1646.
+ 3 ii. George Parker was born on 10 April 1653.
+ 4 iii. Margaret Parker was born 26 September 1655.
5 iv. Ann Parker was born in West Sussex, England on 10 September 1657 (Beachamp). NOTE: Although The birth of the first four children of Robert and Jane were in the Bosham, West Sussex Parish Register Volume I, they could have been born in Accomack.
6 v. John Parker was born in West Sussex, England on 27 September 1660 (Beachamp).
7 vi. Joane Parker was born in West Sussex, England on 10 March 1664 (Beachamp). Joane died circa 17 March 1664 (Beachamp).
8 vii. Constance Parker was born in West Sussex, England on 26 November 1665 (Beachamp).
9 viii. Robert Parker was born in West Sussex, England on 25 September 1670 (Beachamp). Robert died in January 1671. (Beachamp).
3. George Parker (Robert) was born in Accomack Co., VA on 10 April 1653 (Beachamp). He married Joan Green on 27 September 1676 (Beachamp). Joan was born circa 1658.
George Parker and Joan Green had the following children:
10 i. Joan Parker was born before 24 July 1677. On 24 July 1677 she was baptized in England (Beachamp).
11 ii. Ann Parker was born before 15 August 1678. On 15 August 1678 she was baptized (Beachamp).
12 iii. George Parker was born before 23 October 1681. George died before 4 August 1685. On 23 October 1681 he was baptized (Beachamp).
13 iv. George Parker was born before 4 August 1685. On 4 August 1685 he was baptized. (Beachamp). The record states: "George Parker another sonn of George Parker & Joan his wife was baptised the fourth day of August 1685 at St. Peter's the Great Als the Subdenry within the Cittie of Chichester and is there also registered." (Beachamp).
4. Margaret Parker (Robert) was born in Accomack Co., VA in September 1655 (Beachamp). She married Thomas Hall circa 1670. Thomas was born circa 1645. Margaret married second, as his second wife, John Shepherd in Accomack County, VA, before 16854. Margaret was born circa 1650. He bought property in Accomack County, VA, In 16935. Whitelaw states: "........ [Obedience Andrews] sold the whole 500 acres to John Shepherd" (A26). In 1707 John Shepherd, of Northampton, gave 500 acres to his son, Morris in Accomack County, VA (Whitelaw, p. 664). He made a will in Accomack County, VA, on 10 February 1708/9. It was probated6 . An abstract of his will reads: "To son Morris Shepeard. To grandson John Shepheard (under 21). Daughter Ann. To grandson Jacob Johnson plantation known as "Forked Neck" containing 200 acres in Northampton County and for want of issue to granddaughter Abigail Wattson. To granddaughter Elizabeth Wattson land at the head of Anduey. Daughter Elizabeth Shepeard alias Andrews. Daughter Jane Smith. Grandson Robert Andrews. Daughter Ann Simpkins resid. legatee and Extrx. Witt: Francis Wainhouse, Richard Kellam, William Nicholson, Luke Laylor."
Margaret Parker and Thomas Hall had the following children:
14 i. John Hall was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 16717.
15 ii. Jane Hall was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1674.
16 iii. Thomas Hall was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1677.
Margaret Parker and John Shepard had the following children:
17 v. Morris Sheppard was born circa 1685. Morris died before 4 February 1728/9 in Accomack County, VA (Nottingham, p. 86). He married Edmund Memoria Scarburgh circa 1706. Edmund was born circa 1690. Edmund was the daughter of Edmund Scarburgh and Elizabeth, Mrs. Edmund became the mother of John Shepherd of Morris circa 1707. Edmund became the mother of Americus Sheppard of Morris circa 1726. In Morris Sheppard of John's will on 6 July 1727 in Accomack County, VA, Edmund Memoria was named as an heir (Nottingham, p. 86). An abstract of the will of Morris Shepard reads: "To wife Edmond Mermora 1/2 my land during her widowhood, then to revert to my son John Shepherd. To son John plantation where I now live on the South side of Nadua Creek also 1/2 the mill belonging to me and Robert Andrews also my part of the sloop. Wife and son John extrs. Witt: William Fletcher, Brenden Fletcher, Daniel Rogers." In 1707 John gave 500 acres to his son, Morris in Accomack County, VA (Whitelaw p. 664). In John Shepherd's will on 10 February 1708/9 in Accomack County, VA, Morris was named as an heir (Nottingham, p. 43). In John Hall's (his half brother) will on 23 June 1725 in Accomack County, VA, Morris was named as an heir (Nottingham, p. 76). An abstract of his will reads: "To the poor of Accomack County L25 to be disposed of at the discretion of the Churchwardens. To brother Maurice Shephard clothing and to his son John my part of the schooner which I have with Maurice Shephard and Robert Andrews. To Abbigale Bailey, wife of Richard Bailey L15. To Sarah Laler daughter of Luke Laoer dec'd L15 To Naomy Rodgers L10 and to Thomas Hall and Mickal Hall L10 each. To Hancock Nickless my 'Scrutore' I give my plantation to the first son born of Mathew Vanegrught, called and known as Obiddiah Vandegrught, and for want of heirs to my heirs at common law, not excluding John Shephard. Balance of estate to be divided between the first born son of Rebecca Pratt, she is now wife of Wilcock Johnson, called and known by the name of John, and Obiddiah Vanegrught son of Mathew Vandegrught when they arrive at 18 years of age. Hancock Nickless Extr. Witt: Daniel Rowles, Major Rowles Thomas Sadler."
1. ____, Beachamp and Related Families, (North Hants, England: DeBrett Ancestral Research, .n.d.) Reference is "Written on a spare page in Bosham, West Sussex, Parish Register: Vol. I", hereafter referred to above as Beachamp.
2. Nugent, Nell Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. One, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (Baltimore 1983:185).
3. Edwards, Lucy Ames. Ames Mears and Allied Lines The Ancestors of Samuel William Ames and Sarah Anne Edmunds Mears of Accomack County, Virginia. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, 1967 p 135.
4. Ibid. p.94.
5. Whitelaw, Ralph T., Virginia's Eastern Shore, p. 664, hereafter referred to above as Whitelaw.
6. Nottingham, Stratton, Wills & Administrations, p. 43, hereafter referred to above as Nottingham.
7. Mihalyka, Jean & Houston William R. M., Colonial Residents, p 46.
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