The PARKER Family of Scituate
WILLIAM PARKER (d. 1684) of Scituate
William Parker died between 1 Jul 1684, when he signed his will, and 3 Oct
1684, when it was proved. [Ref] He
married first Mary Rawlins. [Ref]
Mary was the daughter of Thomas Rawlins. [Ref]
She died in 1651. [Ref] He married
second Mary Turner on 13 Nov 1651 in Scituate.
William was in Scituate by 1 Feb 1638, when he took the oath of allegiance
there. [Ref] He was a freeman by 1
Dec 1640. [Ref]
In his will, William mentioned his son Joseph; his daughter Patience Randall;
his grandchild Stephen Totman; his wife Mary; six of his children: Miles, Nathaniel,
Lydia, Mary and Judith. [Ref]
Children of William Parker and Mary Rawlins:
- Mary Parker was born on 1 Jan 1639. [Ref]
She was baptised on 16 May 1647. [Ref]
She died shortly before 10 Apr 1666 by mistakenly eating a poisonous root.
[Ref] She married Thomas Thotman
near 7 Mar 1664/5. [Ref]
Thomas paid a £5 fine for fornication with his wife prior to their marriage.
- William Parker was born in Dec 1643. [Ref]
He was baptised on 16 May 1647. [Ref]
He died before 12 Dec 1681. [Ref]
- Martha Parker was born about 1646. [Ref]
She was baptised on 13 Jun 1647. [Ref]
She probably died young. [Ref]
- Patience Parker was born in Feb 1648. [Ref]
She was baptised on 6 May 1649. [Ref]
She died on 23 Feb 1711/2 in Rochester. [Ref]
She married William Randall about 1676. [Ref]
William was the son of William Randall [Ref]
and Elizabeth Carver. [Ref]
Children of William Parker and Mary Turner:
- Lydia Parker was born on 9 May 1653. [Ref]
She was baptised on 13 Apr 1656. [Ref]
She died on 7 Sep 1719 in Scituate. [Ref]
She married Theophilus Wetherell on 9 Nov 1675. [Ref]
Thophilus was the son of Rev. William Wetherell. [Ref]
He was born about 1650 and died between 2 and 6 Jan 1702. [Ref]
- Miles Parker was born on 25 Jun 1655. [Ref]
He was baptised on 6 Apr 1656. [Ref]
He was living on 6 Oct 1708. [Ref]
- Joseph Parker was born on 4 Oct 1658. [Ref]
He died on 24 Mar 1723. [Ref] He
married Mary Whitcomb about 1682/3.
- Nathaniel Parker was born on 8 Mar 1661/2. [Ref]
He died in 1690 on the Canada Expedition. [Ref]
- Judith Parker was born about 1664. [Ref]
She died, unmarried, before 19 Jun 1705. [Ref]
- Mary Parker was born about 1667. She
died on 30 Nov 1729. She married James Whitcomb.
- William Parker was born on 15 May 1675. [Ref]
He probably died between 1742 and 1746. [Ref]
He married Rachel Clark on 2 Mar 1696/7. [Ref]
Rachel was the daughter of Thomas and Martha Clark. [Ref]
Parents: William Parker and Mary
Mary Parker was born about 1667. She died on 30 Nov 1729, age 63. [Ref]
She married James Whitcomb on 22 Nov 1694.
Mary Parker signed a 20 May 1694 deed, calling herself "Mary Parker, otherwise
Whitcomb" and referring to her deceased father William and her brother
Barclay, Mrs. John E., "William Parker of Scituate," The American
Genealogist 41, 1965, 102-108.
Hayward, Elijah, "Plymouth Colony Records," New England Historical
and Genealogical Register 9, 1855, 313-318.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Online Database: NewEnglandAncestors.org,
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007.
W. H. W., "Early Marriages and Births in Scituate, Mass. Prior to 1700,"
New England Historical and Genealogical Register 18, 1864, 285-287.; 19, 1865,