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Robert Parke

Also Known As: "parks/parkes/parker/"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Ballyredmond, Carlow, Ireland
Death: 1738 (76-84)
St Pauls, Kent, Maryland, USA (Quaker, don't know why buried at St Paul's Church. Maybe it was the only graveyard)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Parke and Dorothy Parke
Husband of Margery Medowe Parke
Father of Eleanor Jones; Robert Parke; William Parke; Thomas Parke; Martha Parke and 2 others

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Immediate Family

About Robert Parke, of Maryland

Robert Parke or Park was born betw 1658/1662 in Ballyredmond, Carlow, Ireland; died 1738 in PA.

Parents: Robert Parke born in 1636 in Carlow, Ireland. (cite1)(note2) and unknown.


  1. abt 1683 in Ballinclash, Wickrow, Ireland to Margaret or Margery, who parents are not known. She was born 1664 in Ballinclash, Wickrow, Ireland.

7 children of Margaret /Margery and Robert Parke:

  1. Elinor (Eleanor) birth: 1684 Jan 21 [1 Mo. 2 1684] Ballyredmond [Ballyredman], County Carlow, Ireland d New Garden, Chester, Pa burial New Garden, Chester Co., Pa (twin?)
  2. Martha birth: 1686 Dec 3 [12 Mo. 3 1686] Ballyredmond, County Carlow, Ireland
  3. Robert birth: 1688 Aug 13 [8 Mo. 13 1688] Ballyredmond, Carlow, Ireland
  4. William birth: 1690 Oct 11 [10 Mo. 11 1690] Ballyredmond, Carlow, Ireland
  5. Thomas birth: [11 Mo. 1694] Ballyredmond, Carlow, Ireland
  6. Sarah birth: 1698 Jul 25 Ballyredmond, Carlow, Ireland
  7. Elizabeth birth: 1699 Apr 22 Ballyredmond, Carlow, Ireland


  • Religion, Quaker
  • Document 1208 - Carlow Mtg, Ireland
  • Family of Robert and Mary Parke, as identified in Register of Births and Burials at Carlow Meeting, Ireland: Elinor Parke, born 2 Jan 1684 at Ballyredmond, County Carlow, married James Lindley; Martha Parke, born 3 Dec 1686; Robert Parke, born 13 Aug 1688; William Parke, born 11 Oct 1690; Thomas Parke, born 20 Nov 1694; Sarah Parke, born 25 July 1698 at Rarush; Elizabeth Parke born 22 Apr 1699.
  • Residence 1497, 1707 - Co Carlow, Ireland
  • Robert Parke [maybe this one] was a witness to the will of Robert Lackey of Ballykealy, County Carlow, dated 28 June 1707. There is a copy in Latin of the grant of administration by Narcissus Marsh?, Archbishop of Armagh, to Robert Park of Rathrush, County Catherlogh (old name for Carlow), of goods of Robert Lackey, late of Ballykealy, County Catherlogh, deceased, for Mary Lackey the widow and relict and James Lackey the son of said testator, the executors, dated 1 Dec 1707.
  • Property 1208, 16 Jul 1723 - Co Carlow, Ireland
  • Deed from Thomas Parke to Stephen Deane, refers to lease of April 1705, between John Kaige of Rathlyon, gentleman, and Robert Parke of Rathrush, and the said Thomas Parke concerning the land in Coolesnagsa, Co Carlow. For the lives of Thomas Burdett, Mrs Anne Weldon, wife to Walter Weldon, and Mr Thomas Weldon, second son to Walter Weldon, and the longest lived of them. For sum of 100 pounds title transferred to Stephen Deane (Deed 36-515-23884, Registry in Henrietta Street, Dublin).


  1. Robert and his wife Marjery are assumed to have been English.
  2. Brother of of Thomas Parke (1660-1738). see (fn1)



  1. History for Lindley and Associated Families
  2. Myers, Albert C. Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750: With Their Early History in Ireland. Swarthmore, Pa: The author, 1902.
  3. Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.
  4. FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19


  • FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19
  • 32. "Unnamed Lindley GEDCOM,", 9/27/1998.
  • 1208. Ernestine Parke Moss, Thomas Parke and Rebecca Hooper of Chester County Pennsylvania (1982), p4 (Lindley)
  • 1497 Ernestine Parke Moss, Thomas Parke and Rebecca Hooper of Chester County Pennsylvania (1982), p3. (Lindley)
  • 1208 Ernestine Parke Moss, Thomas Parke and Rebecca Hooper of Chester County Pennsylvania (1982), p4. (Lindley)


  1. [brother?] Thomas Parke (1660-1738), father of Robert Parke, was a farmer and owned several tracts of land in Ballilean, Ballaghmore, and Coolisnacktah, County Carlow. On May 21, 1724, with all of his family, excepting two married daughters, he took passage at Dublin, on the ship Sizargh, or Whitehaven, Jeremiah Cowman, master, and after a rough passage of three months, on August 21st arrived in Delaware Bay. Thomas leased a property from an Irish Friend, Mary Head, near Chester, as a temporary home, but on December 2, purchased 500 acres from another Irish Friend, Thomas Lindley, in the Great Valley of Chester County, on the west side of what is now Downingtown, where he removed and lived the remainder of his life. His son Robert was a clerk at Chester, and for some years acted as Recorder of Deeds. Robert died unmarried. (Source is discussion of Parke family in "History of Chester County", p673. Also a sketch of the Parke family, by James Pemberton Parke, of Philadelphia, in the "Chester County Journal", issued at Downingtown, Feb 8, 1868). (Lindley History)

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Robert Parke, of Maryland's Timeline

Ballyredmond, Carlow, Ireland
January 21, 1684
Age 26
Ballyredman, Kilconner, Carlow, Ireland
December 3, 1686
Age 28
Ballyredmond, Carlow, Ireland
August 13, 1688
Age 30
Ballyredmond, Carlow, Ireland
October 11, 1690
Age 32
Ballyredmond, Carlow, , Ireland
November 20, 1694
Age 36
Carlow, Ireland
July 25, 1698
Age 40
Ballredmond, Carlow, Ireland
April 22, 1699
Age 41
Ballyredmond, Carlow, Ireland
Age 80
Kent, Maryland, USA