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Roger Parke I (b. June 25, 1648, d. 1737)Roger Parke I (son of Allan Parke and Elizabeth)3050, 3051 was born June 25, 1648 in Richmond, Cartmel, Lancashire Co, England3052, 3053, and died 1737 in Hunterdon Co, NJ3054, 3055.He married Ann Patison on April 10, 1676 in Holme, Northumberland Co, England3056, 3057, daughter of John Patison and Margaret.
Notes for Roger Parke I:
Dr. Roger Parke, was baptized at Cartmel Priory Church (pictured, founded 1188) on 25 June 1648, along with brothers, George, Thomas, James and sister, Ann. Dr. Roger Parke, Sr. - b. 1648 in Hexham, (Cumberland Co.)England d. 1731 in Hunterdon Co., NJ; m. Anne Pattison b.1658 in Northumberland Co., England (sister, Mary, b.1660), daughter of John and Margaret Pattison of Allendaile on 10 April 1676 (Quaker Records)at Taylorbourne, Allendaile, Northumberland, England
No passenger list has ever been found for a Roger Parke or for the Patisons, who also made the voyage to Crosswicks, Burlingon Co., New Jersey in 1682. However, it is possible that they arrived on the ship "Greyhound" which went aground in the Delaware River in the fall of 1682, and was reported to have carried over 350 passengers
They lived in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey where they reared the children. Sons, Andrew and John, migrated a bit to the West and first settled in that part of Penn. claimed by Conn.Both were later to come to Hampshire Co., in Va. as did Roger 4th, Ann, and Abigail and their husbands. Already there was their uncle, George Parke, and his wife Elizabeth.
Various church records have been checked in Cumberland and Lancashire counties, England, and after ruling out several Rogers, the one that seems to indicate that Roger Parke of Hopewell, New Jersey, was the Roger christened June 25, 1648, as the son of Allen and Elizabeth Parke of Cartmel, Lancashire Co., England. Children of Allen Parke named in the Will of 1667 were: Roger, christened June 25, 1648: Thomas, christened Feb. 5, 1657, George, christened March 12, 1654 and James, May 8, 1664. Ann was not named in Allen's Will, but church parish records show her christened Jan. 13, 1661 as daughter of Allen Parke.
By 1735, the Roger Parke family (Roger Sr., Jr., John Sr., Jr., Andrew and Joseph) were given "Eviction Notices" to vacate the land that they had been living on for over 48 years. Thirty thousand acres of land was sold in 1665 to Dr. Daniel Coxe, of England. However, his son Colonel Daniel Cox who was the governor of West Jersey from 1687 to about 1690 began to make changes. After the death of Dr. Coxe, the Coxe heirs began to claim the 30,000 acres. The land around Hopewill had been sold for about fifty cents an acre. Many settlers began to buy and settle there.. one being Roger Parke, his daughter Ann and his son John. However, when the Coxe heirs began to claim the land, fifty settlers in the area decided to sue for the rights to their land and appose Coxe heirs but they were overruled by twelve Quaker jurors. Most of the Parkes soon left the area, except for Roger Parke, Jr., and several of his children.
Church records found in Richmond, Furness (Cartmel) show the death of Thomas Parke, June 7, 1682. Exec. Brother George Parke of Carmel. George Parke died Sept. 30, 1718.
The next confirmation on Roger Parke's arrival in America is found in the "Letter of Removal", given to him before he left Enland for West Jersey. The date on the Certificate was June 11, 1682, which indicated that he probably left England on the next available ship. His deed was dated 24th or 25th of May, 1682, so he had purchased the 200 acres from Edward Bylinge, while still in England.
Another record was found in the "Account Book of William Penn, Quaker," in 1685, indicating that he had paid Roger Parke, 9 pounds ...shillings, to "cure" a negro. Source: PA. Mag. of History & Biography, Vol. 35, 1911, p. 201. This seems to substantiate why he was called "doctor". A road to Trenton was named "Rogers Road" because Roger was said to have traveled it so much. He possibly had many friends and perhaps relatives still around the Trenton area where he had lived before.
From the book Hardy County History to 1990:
Thomas V. PARK came from France to England during the Normandy invasion
of England and was given land on the border of Scotland. His descendants
later migrated to Essex, England. And, then, Roger PARK and son, Dr. Roger
PARK, came to what is now Trenton, New Jersey, on the Delaware River, in 1681.
Roger PARK Sr.'s first wife died in England and he remarried and settled
in Rye, New York. Dr. Roger PARK Jr. 's descendants, George, John and Roger,
came to Frederick County, Virginia (now Hampshire County, West Virginia) and
took up residence on the Cacapon River on a Fairfax land grant in 1745.
More About Roger Parke I:
Immigration: 16823058, 3059
More About Roger Parke I and Ann Patison:
Marriage: April 10, 1676, Holme, Northumberland Co, England.3060, 3061
Marriage license: recorded in the Holme Monthly Meetings, Book 355, page 268 and filed in the Cumbria Records Office.3062, 3063
Children of Roger Parke I and Ann Patison are:
- +John Parke I, b. Abt. 1677, Hexham, Northumberland Co, England3064, 3065, d. Abt. 1757, Hunterdon Co, NJ3066, 3067.