Robert Parke, Sir

Male 1580 - 1664  (83 years)


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  • Name Robert Parke  [1, 2
    Suffix Sir 
    Born 3 Jun 1580  Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1630  Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 4 Feb 1664  [2
    • Age: 84
    Death 4 Feb 1665  Mystic River, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I16953  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Family Martha Chaplin,   b. 4 Feb 1583, Semer, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1640, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Parke,   b. 13 Feb 1615, Hitcham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1709, Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F5505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jun 1580 - Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1630 - Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Sir Robert Parke sailed from Cowes, Isle of Wight on the ship Arabella, 20 Mar 1630 and arrived in Boston Ma 17 Jun 1630. He lived first in Weathersfield Ct. and moved to New London, Ct. about 1655. He later moved to Mystic, Ct. where he spent the rest of his life. He is buried in Whitehall Cemetery. Robert Parke was close friend and secretary of Governor Winthrop of Massachusetts. Robert Park sailed from Cowes, Isle of Wight with the Winthrop Fleet in the Ship Arabella. They landed at Salem, MA on June 12, 1630 and at Boston June 17, 1630, with 76 passengers. He settled with his son Thomas in Wethersfield, CT in 1640 and was Deputy to the General Court in 1641-2. He removed to Pequot, now New London, in 1649 where he resided six years, and his new barn was used as the first house of worship in the new town; the call to service was by the beat of the drum. He finally settled in Mystic, Stonington, as he was one of the men appointed by the General Court of Massachusets to an official position, in the organization of the town of Southertown in 1658. His will was probated in March, 1665, and son Deacon William Park of Roxbury, Mass. was his executor. He served in early Colonial wars. Parke was a personal friend of John Winthrop, to whom he addressed a letter..in February 1629-30. A photocopy of the letter is preserved in the Winthrop Collection at Harvard University's library. The Ship List of the Arabella includes Robert, Martha, Thomas, and three unnamed Parkes. However this is not the original list, and other sources indicate Martha died in England.

  • Sources 
    1. [S224] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Thomas Parke

    2. [S72] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Volume: 235.
      Record for Robert Parke