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Samuel Parke, Sr.

Also Known As: "parker/"
Birthplace: Bildestone, Suffolk, England (United Kingdom)
Death: March 22, 1709 (87)
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Parke, Jr. and Martha Parke
Husband of Unknown first wife Parke and Hannah Parke
Father of William Parke, Sr.; Joseph Parke; William Parke, Sr.; Elizabeth Bennett; Robert Parke and 6 others
Brother of Martha Parke; Robert Parke, III; Deacon William Parke; John Parke; Jane Parke and 7 others

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About Samuel Parke, Sr.

Samuel Parke1,2,3

  • M, b. 20 June 1621
  • Father*: Robert Parke4 b. 3 Jun 1580, d. 4 Feb 1664/65
  • Mother*: Martha Chaplin b. 4 Feb 1583

Samuel was born in England and did not come with his father and brothers, but came later, probably about the time of his father's death in 1665; as it was one of the conditions of Robert Parke's will that his son Samuel should settle upon some land that he willed to him, within a certain time. He was a farmer in Stonington between the years 1672 and 1685. He is mentioned as living in Stonington in 1684, by his brother William, of Roxbury, in his will made that year.


  • 16 SamueP, b about 1672.
  • 17 Martha^, b June 5, 1674.
  • 18 Robert^ b May 8, 1676.
  • 19 William^, b July n, 1678.
  • 20 Thomas^, b April 11, 1^80. ii Joseph^, b Jan. 7, 1682.
  • Eiizabeth^m John Bennett, 1687


Samuel Parke was baptized on 20 June 1621 at Bildeston, co. Suffolk, England.5,6

He married first before 1670 a wife (name unknown).7

Samuel Parke married second at Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, circa 5 February 1698/99 Hannah.2,8,9

Genealogy of the Park Families of Connecticut (1906) lists Samuel with a son Thomas, b. 11 Apr 1680, and a son Joseph, b. 7 Jan 1682. Descendants are then followed for Thomas, although no wife is mentioned. The Stonington Vital Records, as per The Riker Compilation, list for Samuel, a son Thomas, b. 11 Apr 1680, and then another Thomas, b. 7 Jan 1682, but died 30 Oct 1682. Until further info is uncovered it is assumed that the second Thomas (1682) is Samuel's son Joseph.
Family 1: a wife (name unknown) b. bt 1640 - 1650, d. c 25 Feb 1698

  1. Elizabeth Parke b. 1670, d. 1751
  2. Samuel Parke+ b. c 1672
  3. Martha Parke b. 5 Jun 1674
  4. Robert Parke+ b. 6 May 1676, d. 12 May 1752
  5. William Parke+ b. 11 Jul 1678, d. 18 Feb 1749/50
  6. Thomas Parke+ b. 11 Apr 1680
  7. Joseph Parke b. 7 Jan 1682, d. 30 Oct 1682

Family 2: Hannah b. b 1650


  1. [S157] Richard Anson Wheeler, History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, from its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900, with A Genealogical Register of Stonington Families (New London, Conn.: Press of the Day Publishing Co., 1900), p.527-528.. Hereinafter cited as History of Stonington, Connecticut. Https://
  2. [S139] David Livingstone Parke, Robert Parke 1580-1665: Immigrant from England in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet (Wyomissing, Penn.: David Livingstone Parke, 1994). Hereinafter cited as Robert Parke 1580-1665.
  3. [S165] Frank Sylvester Parks, Genealogy of the Parke Families of Connecticut (Washington, D.C.: S. F. Parks, 1906), page 32, no. 4. Hereinafter cited as Parke of Conn.. Https://
  4. [S157] Richard Anson Wheeler, History of Stonington, Connecticut, page 527.
  5. [S2600] Clifford L. Stott, "The Chaplin Family of Co. Suffolk", The American Genealogist Vol. 82 (2007): 82:260. Hereinafter cited as "Chaplin, TAG 82 (2007)."
  6. [S5069] Frank Sylvester Parks, Supplement to the Parke Families of Connecticut (Washington, D. C.: F. S. Parks, 1934), Supplement to page 28, Children of Robert Parke. Hereinafter cited as Parke Families Supplement.
  7. [S2562] Manassah Minor, The Diary of Manassah Minor, Stonington, Conn., 1696-1720 (n.p.: Frank Denison Minor and Miss Hannah Minor, 1915), page 27. "febrewary 98, 25: Samvel Parks his wife was beryed & Elisha brvmly was beried & John Culvrs brote his cattell". Hereinafter cited as The Diary of Manassah Minor.
  8. [S157] Richard Anson Wheeler, History of Stonington, Connecticut, page 528.
  9. [S2562] Manassah Minor, The Diary of Manassah Minor, page 33. "febrewary 1698-9, 5: a earth qvake & Samuell parks publisht to widow pedy."
  10. [S2637] Donald Lines Jacobus, "New London (Conn.) Probate Records", The American Genealogist Vols. 9-21, 29 (1933-1944): 14:16. File no. 3963. To eldest son William Parke (sole executor) all houses and lands in Mistick on boath Sides the Riuer (170 acres); to son Samuel Parke, £50 in case he shall first come and demand the same in Roxbury, Mass., within 7 years next; to son Thomas Parke or any of his children at choice of my executor, one third of my estate in lands or good pay. Signed Robertt Parke. Witnesses: James Morgan, Senr., James Morgan, Junr., Hannah Morgan. Hereinafter cited as "New London (Conn.) Probate Records, TAG 9-14 (1933-1942)."
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Samuel Parke, Sr.'s Timeline

June 20, 1621
Bildestone, Suffolk, England (United Kingdom)
June 20, 1621
Bildestone, Suffolk, England
June 20, 1621
Bildestone, Suffolk, England
June 20, 1621
Bilderstone, England
Stonington (New London) Connecticut
Stonington (New London) Connecticut
October 28, 1672
Stonington, New London County, CT, United States
May 6, 1676
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
July 11, 1678
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States