Thomas PARKE

Male 1615 - 1709  (94 years)


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  • Name Thomas PARKE  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • Thomas Parke, was born in Preston, England' came to America with his father in 1630, and removed with him to Wethersfield in 1639. There he married Dorothy Thompson, and there at least to of his children were born. About 1650 he removed to the Pequot Plantation, (New London) Conn., where he became a Deacon in the Church of which the Rev. Richard Blinman, (his brother-in-law, they having married sisters) was pastor. He resided in Pequot for about six years and then moved to Southertown, (Now Stonington,) where he became a Selectmen.

      After residing in Mystic, within the bounds of Stonington for a number of years, he removed with his sonThomas Jr., to lands belonging to them in the northern part of New London, where in 1680 they were reckoned as inhabitants. In 1681 he was Collector of Taxes for New London. In October, 1686, he was one of the petitioners to the Legislature for the incorporation of the the town of Preston. The petition was also signed by three of his sons,Thomas Jr., Nathaniel and John. In 1698, he, together with his sons Robert and John and nine others, organized the First Church of Christ, of Preston, and he became its first Deacon.

      He died July 30, 1709, after a long and well spent life. He must have been about ninety years of age, although the exact date of his birth has not been discovered. His will, dated Sept. 5, 1707, and recorded in new London, provided for his wife,Dorothy' for children John, nathaniel, William, Martha, Dorothy and Alice; for grandson Samuel, son of Thomas; and grandson James, son of Robert.

      He married Dorothy Thompson, daughter of John and Alice Thompson, of Preston, England. [1]
    Born 13 Feb 1614/5  Bures or Hitham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jul 1709  Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Person ID I43290  Main Tree
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2021 

    Father Sir Robert PARKE,   b. 03 Jun 1580, Poslingford Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1664/5, Mystic, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Martha CHAPLYN,   b. 04 Feb 1583/4, Semer, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1630, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years) 
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    Married 1601  [3
    Family ID F02140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy TOMPSON,   b. 5 Jul 1624, Preston, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1709, Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1644  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Martha PARKE,   b. 27 Oct 1646, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1716/7, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Thomas PARKE,   b. 18 Apr 1648, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1699  (Age 50 years)  [Birth]
     3. Robert PARKE,   b. 1651,   d. 1707  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
     4. Nathaniel PARKE,   d. 1718  [Birth]
    +5. Dorothy PARKE,   b. 06 Mar 1652, New London, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1704, Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Birth]
    +6. William PARKE,   c. 1654  [Birth]
     7. Capt. John PARKE,   b. 10 Sep 1656, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1716/7, Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
     8. Alice PARKE  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F02138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S10792] Genealogy of the PARKE Families of Connecticut, Frank Sylvester Parks.

    2. [S03077] RootsWeb: World Connect - Chesebro' Genealogy @ RootsWeb by Larry Chesebro'.

    3. [S03445] The Family Forest Descendants of Sir Robert Parke, Bruce Harrison, (Name: Name: Millisecond Publishing Co., Inc.;;).

    4. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connectict, Richard Anson Wheeler.

    5. [S12597] The American Genealogist 2015 Vol. 87 January/April.