Re: Parker Family in Maine
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Howard D. Blair
John or Thomas Parker
Early 20th century Mayflower scholar Charles Banks identifies this man as having
been a Mayflower crew member. This is based on a 1750 Superior Court deposition
of John Phillips. Phillips stated that when he was twelve, his father told him "that
Sagadahock had the name of Parkers Island given to it from one Thomas Parker who
as said John Phillips was Informed was Mate of the first ship that came from England
with the Plymouth People and was uncle to my father John Phillips and father to
Thomas Parker who then lived on Parkers Island." Thomas Parker's father was John
Parker, and so according to Banks, must have been a mate on the Mayflower.