Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameCapt. James PARKER 54,314
Birth Dateabt 1617
Birth PlaceGreat Burstead, Essex, England
Will Date25 May 1700
Death Datebef 12 Jul 1700
Death PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Will Prov. Date17 Aug 1700
Inventory Date12 Jul 1700
Immigr Dateby 1640
FlagsImmigrant, King Philip’s War (1675-76), King William’s War (1689-98)
FatherJohn PARKER (~1587->1630)
MotherAnn/Anna _____ (->1630)
Misc. Notes
According to Shattuck’s Memorials,312 “Capt. JAMES PARKER owned a fifty acre right in Groton, and resided there from its first settlement until his death in 1701. He was a distinguished and extraordinary man, and a leader in municipal, military, ecclesiastical, and other affairs of the town. A copy of his will and a notice of his life, which we furnished Mr. Butler, are published in his History of Groton, (pp., 281, 421.) He m. 1, in Woburn, May 23, 1643, Elizabeth Long. He m. 2, Eunice _____. He had ten children by his first, and one by his second wife, the last b. when the father was over 80 years of age!

Congdon314 provides several pages of detail on James Parker’s life, along with a transcription of his will. According to Richardson,315 “James Parker resided successively at Woburn, Chelmsford, and Groton, Mass. He was selectman of Groton in most of the years between 1662 and 1699; town clerk there 1678-1679; town treasurer 1697; representative to the General Court for Groton, 1683 and 1693; deacon of the Groton church and captain of the military company in Groton during King Philip’s War.”
Bapt Date14 Nov 1621
Bapt PlaceSt. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Immigr Date1635
Immigr Place“Defence” from London
FatherRobert LONG (~1590-1664)
MotherSarah TAYLOR (1595-)
Marr Date23 May 164354
Marr PlaceWoburn, Massachusetts
ChildrenElizabeth (1645->1712)
 Hannah (Anna) (1647-1728)
 John (1649-)
 James (-1694)
 Joshua (1658-)
 Zachariah (1659-)
Birth Date10 Oct 1655
Birth PlaceWoburn, Massachusetts
Death Dateaft 1706
Marr Datesay 1695
ChildrenEunice (Sarah?) (1697-)
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