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William Parker

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Great Hallingbury, Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Parker, 3rd Baron Morley; Elizabeth Parker and Lady Elizabeth Stanley
Husband of Lady Elizabeth Tresham and Elizabeth Morley Parker
Father of William Thomas Parker; Elizabeth Jennings; Hon. Catharine Parker; William Parker; Charles Parker and 2 others
Brother of Giles Parker

Occupation: 11th Baron Morley, 4th Baron Monteagle
Managed by: stanley w. duke, jr.
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About William Parker

William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle was born in 1575 and died on the 1st of July 1622 at Great Hallingbury, Essex, where he was buried.

Parents: eldest son of Edward Parker, 12th Baron Morley (died 1618), and of Elizabeth Stanley, daughter and heiress of William Stanley, 3rd Baron Monteagle (died 1581). (1)

By his marriage with Elizabeth Tresham he had, besides daughters, three sons, the eldest of whom, Henry, (died 1655) succeeded him as 14th Baron Morley and 5th Baron Monteagle. These baronies fell into abeyance when Henry's son Thomas died in about 1686. His daughter Catherine Parker married John Savage, 2nd Earl Rivers.

Gunpowder Plot of 1605

On 26 October 1605, while sitting at supper at Hoxton, he received a letter warning of the gunpowder plot, perhaps written by Sir Francis Tresham. After having caused it to be read aloud by Ward, a gentleman in his service and an intimate friend of Robert Wintour, one of the chief conspirators, he took it to Whitehall and showed it to Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and other ministers. It is believed by some historians (such as Lady Antonia Fraser), however, that he authored the letter himself in order to win acclaim and favour with the King.

Family

Married:

  1. Elizabeth Tresham b: ABT 1580 in Rushton, Dorsetshire, England

Children

  1. Henry Parker Sir Lord Morley b: ABT 1602 in Newby, Yorkshire, England
  2. William Parker b: ABT 1604 in Newby, Yorkshire, England
  3. Elizabeth J. Parker b: ABT 1606 in Newby, Yorkshire, England
  4. Charles Parker b: ABT 1608 in Newby, Yorkshire, England
  5. Catherine Parker b: ABT 1610 in Newby, Yorkshire, England
  6. Frances Parker b: ABT 1612 in Newby, Yorkshire, England

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Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IX, page 117. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 128.
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William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle's Timeline

1575
1575
England
1597
1597
Age 22
Great Hallingbury, Essex, England
1604
1604
Age 29
Waddington, Yorkshire, , England
1607
1607
Age 32
1608
1608
Age 33
Newby, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1612
1612
Age 37
Newby, North Yorkshire, UK
1622
July 1, 1622
Age 47
Great Hallingbury, Essex, England
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