Edward Parrish, Sr. (c.1600 - 1679) MP

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Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Anne Arundel,, Maryland
Occupation: Planter
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About Edward Parrish, Sr.

IMMIGRANT, 1635

SURVEYOR-GENERAL OF THE PROVINCE UNDER LORD BALTIMORE

Edward immigrated to Elizabeth City, Virginia on the ship "Hopewell" in 1635. He purchased 200 acres in Elizabeth City Co., VA on 31 May 1648.

WARNING: The parent shown here is speculative. Some show he immigrated abt 1640.

FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY: PARRISH, Joseph, physician, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 2, 1779; son of Isaac and Sarah (Mitchell) Parrish; grandson of John and Elizabeth (Roberts) Parrish, and of Abraham and Sarah (Robins) Mitchell, and fifth in descent from Capt. Edward Parrish (1600-1679) of Yorkshire, England, who immigrated to Maryland about 1640, and was surveyor-general of the province under Lord Baltimore, whose colonists he is said to have brought to Maryland in the ship he commanded. He was converted to the Quaker faith by George Fox in 1672.

"To the best of my knowledge, my family's accounts maintained through the years state that our earliest known Parrish ancestor is Edward Parrish, born in Yorkshire around 1600. I am descended from him by way of his son Edward, who was born around 1640 in what would become Anne Arundel County, Maryland, according to information provided me by an author of a book consisting mainly of a compilation of some of grandfather Maxfield's correspondence. I have read of a Thomas Parrish born around 1580 who might be Edward's father." --Stephen Parrish

Sources: 1) Erin Spiceland Database, 12 Dec 2004 http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED &db=espiceland&id=I532 2) Parrish Family files of Stephen Parrish, spcpa2_AT_charter.net, 22 Jul 2008 3) The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IIV

Sources: 1.Media: Website Title: Genealogy of Fast, Shriver, Burns, Scott, McKibben, including descendants of Revolutionary War Hero Christian Fast Author: Larry Overmire Publication: RootsWeb World Connect Project, © 2000-2009 Date: 15 Dec 2009

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Capt. Edward Parrish, Sr. (Immigrant)'s Timeline

1600
1600
Yorkshire, England
1630
1630
Age 30
Yorkshire, England
1632
1632
Age 32
Baltimore, Ann Arundel Co., MD
1640
1640
Age 40
England or Virginia, USA
1648
1648
Age 48
Baltimore, Maryland
1679
April, 1679
Age 79
Anne Arundel,, Maryland
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Settled In, Elizabeth City, Virginia
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Settled In, Elizabeth City, Va