There are papers of the Parker family that start with James Parker who was a businessman in Virginia before the Revolutionary War. There are references to the Traill family in the correspondence and papers, along with Rainey, Robertson, and Sandbach families.They lived in Liverpool.I wonder if you have traced that family back, Elsie?I have a dim memory that you might have traced them to an Orkney family?
The names Rainey and Robertson are found particularly with the Aberdeen Traills.A Thomas Traill married Janet Rainey andthey had son Robert Traill chr 7 Feb 1579/80 at St. Nicholas, Aberdeen.He is most likely the Robert who married Janet Robertson, seen as having da Isobelle chr 1 Sept 1611 at St. Nicholas, Aberdeen.So I wonder if this Robert Traill may have had other male children not recorded, or recorded in records not yet added to IGI, and be the source of the Liverpool Traills later.
Also is he the connection to the Robert Traill and William Parker who owned a sloop and disappeared off the Carolinas?Plus the other Parker connections in MD, like Katherine Parker in 1712, also a Parker and Buxton marriage.In my posting awhile back #1201 “Family connections as clues” I included:
Richard Bennett Sr. and Mary Ann Longworth's daughter Elizabeth Bennett married Col Charles Scarborough. He "Was a Member of the House of Burgesses of Virginia; Justice; Commander-in-Chief of Accomac County, VA 1688-1691. Married Katharine WEST, daughter of Anthony WEST, who was in Virginia in 1622.He Died 1703." He also may have married her sister Ann West according to one record. Then he married Elizabeth Bennett. Their daughter Ann Scarborough married Maj George Parker. George's sister Mary married Francis Buxton and had a son George Buxton, father of John. The Parkers had a home plantation in Calvert Co. and a place in Baltimore Co. called Parker's Chance. As George Traill has pointed out, the later Robert Trail and William Parker sloop venture might be with this Parker family. It may be that William had a son named William and he would be the right age for the story.
George posted September 2004: "Let's not forget about the wildcard Robert Trail of Philadelphia who was lost at sea in 1730's. ... This relation has to be considered from the record of David Trail dated 1712. On this record receiving payments from Henry Guttereg along with David and appearing next to his name is Katherine Parker. Katherine was the daughter of George Parker. She was also the sister in law of Frances Buxton and aunt of George Buxton who was father of John Buxton. Katherine had a brother named William Parker as well. Robert Trail of Philadelphia co owned his sloop with a William Parker. Yes this is a common name but it was a smaller world and Philadelphia was a boom town in those days with many of the sons of the ancient plantation owners of Delaware and Maryland seeking fortune at Philadelphia."