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Richard Parke (Parks)

Also Known As: "Parks;Parke;Parkes;"
Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, USA
Death: October 14, 1678 (51)
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts,
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Parks
Father of Richard Parks, III

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Immediate Family

About Richard Parke

Not the son of Richard Park, of Cambridge Village


in England prob. before 1628. 1635 came to America. Lived in Sherborn, Cambridge, Corcord, and Weston.

There appears to be genetic evidence that this Richard was NOT the son of Richard, "The position of the Parke Society regarding a "son" Richard: (proven through the Parke Society's paternal DNA project) "The Karl Eaton Parks volumes represent a lineage which descends from Richard’s 'son' Richard to a third generation Richard, generally known as Lt. Richard Parks, and DNA testing has confirmed the suspicions that these two Richards were NOT connected to the immigrant Richard [arr. 1635]. Lt. Richard Parks does NOT match Richard [arr. 1635] genetically." -Ken Parks, President of the Parke Society and manager of the Parke Society's paternal DNA project, July 2014

As the paternal DNA project of the Parke Society has proven that this other Richard had no familial relationship with Richard Park who arrived aboard the 'Defence' in 1635, PLEASE do not link a "son" Richard to this memorial. Thank you."

This aligns with Richard Park Sr's will which refers to his "only son Thomas."

This Richard should be disconnected from Richard Park of Cambridge Village.

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Richard Parke's Timeline

November 3, 1626
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, USA
October 1667
Age 40
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
October 14, 1678
Age 51
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts,
July 5, 1921
Age 51
April 12, 1922
Age 51
November 7, 1931
Age 51
March 23, 1932
Age 51
March 24, 1943
Age 51
July 29, 1969
Age 51