Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Daniel Parke

Male 1669 - 1710  (41 years)


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  • Name Daniel Parke  [1
    Born 1669  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Dec 1710  Antigua, Leeward Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025302  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 

    Father Daniel Parke,   d. 16 Sep 1679, London, England - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rebecca Evelyn,   d. 2 Jan 1671/72, Long Ditton, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1655  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Cottington Ludwell,   b. Abt 1670, Williamsburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1708, Queens Creek Plantation near Williamsburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 1686  Williamsburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lucy Parke,   b. Abt 1686, Queens Creek Plantation near Williamsburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1716, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     2. Frances Parke,   b. Abt 1687, Queens Creek Plantation near Williamsburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1714/15, Williamsburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F15643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 164: DANIEL PARKE of London, Esquire. Will 11 August 1677; proved 16 September 1679. To my son Daniel Parke all my Plantations and Negroes in Virginia, and to the heirs male; failing heirs male, to the heirs at law, providing they take the name of Parke; failing his issue, to my eldest daughter and her heirs, they also to take the name of Parke. To my daughter Evelring Parke 1500 of lawful money of England when she is 18 or day of marriage. To my daughter Rebekah Parke 1500 when 18 or married. To my daughter Jane Parke 1500 when 18 or married. If any die, to the survivors of them. All money re
      maining in England and coming from the sale of Tobacco and
      profits of Shipping to be put into the Chamber of London for
      my said daughters' benefit. To my friends Col. Edward Carter, Mr. Michaiah Perry, Mr. Thomas Lane, James Bray, Esq., and Mr. Robert Cobb, 5 apiece to buy them rings with. All the rest of my estate in Virginia and England to my son and sole executor, Daniel Parke. Executors in trust for England: Coll. Edward Carter, Michaiah Perry, and Thomas Lane. Executors in trust for Virginia: James Bray and Robert Cobb. Witnesses: Rowland Place, junior, Samuel Pettit, John White, servant to Hen: Faucon, scrivener. [Sometime of London Esquire, but now in Virginia in the parts beyond the sea deceased."-Probate act book.]
      King, 120.
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      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 335
      DANIEL PARKE Esq'r Captain Generall and Cheefe Governor of all the Leeward Islands. Will 29 January 1709-10; proved 15 May 1711. All estate in these Islands both Lands Houses Negroes Debts etc. to Thomas Long Esq'r and Mr. Caesar Rodney for use of Mrs. Lucy Chester being the Daughter of Mrs. Katherine Chester tho she is not yet Christened. And if her Mother thinks fit to call her after any other name I still bequeath all my estate in the four Islands of my Government to her. If she die before 21 then to her Mother Mrs. Katherine Chester to remain in hands of friends Collonell Thomas Long and Mr. Caesar Rodney and after her decease to my Godson Julius Caesar Parke, but if said youngest Daughter of said Mrs. Katherine Chester lives to Marry and have Childred (sic) then to her Eldest son and Heirs Made provided he calls himself by name of Parke and said youngest daughter of Mrs. Katherine Chester to alter her name and call herself Parke and use my Coat of Armes etc. which is that of my Family of the County of Essex, but if she refuse to godson Julius Caesar Parke then to heirs of my Daughter Frances Custis then of my Daughter Mrs. Lucy Bird always to call themselves Parke etc. To daughter Francis Custis all estate in Virginia and England, then to Daughter Lucy Bird, then to youngest daughter of Mrs. Katherine Chester, then Julius Caesar Parke, and in case of failure of heirs to poor of Whitchurch in Hampshire. Daughter Frances Custis to pay out of estate in Hampshire and Virginia. To Daughter Lucy Bird 1000, to godson Julius Caesar 50 yearly for life, to each of my sisters and their children 50 for rings, to executors in England 20 each. Executors in Leeward Islands Tho : Long Esq. Mr. Caesar Rodney and Major Samuell Byam. Executors for England and Virginia Macajah
      Perry Esq'r Mr. Tho : Lane and Mr. Richard Perry of London
      Merchant. Sealed in St. Johns in Antigua. Witnesses: H.
      Pember, John Bermingham, Will'm Martin. Codicil 7 Decem
      ber 1710 Appoint in Room of Collonel Long deceased Mr. Abraham Redwood one of Executors. Antigua 20 December 1710.
      Before Honourable 'Walter Hamilton Esq. Lieutenant General!
      and Commander in Cheife ouer all her Majesties Leeward Car
      ribee Islands in America. Oath of Herbert Pember of said
      Island Esq'r and William Martin of Town of St. Johns Vintner Recorded 22 December um vera Copea. Thos. Kerby Secr'y
      15 May 1711. Oath of Michael Ayon of Island of Antigua
      Esq'r that he bath been Provost Marshall of said Island and
      other Carribee Island and well acquainted with Daniel Parke
      Esq'r deceased late Captain Generall before his death in De
      cember last and saw last will in hands of Mr. Caesar Rodney of
      said Island Merchant one of Executors and is acquainted with
      Thomas Kerby Sec'y at said Island of Antigua etc. Proved in
      Prerogative Court of Canterbury by Micajah Perry Esq. and
      Richard Perry two of executors.
      Young, 112.
      [Daniel Parke, Jr. (1692), only son of Colonel Daniel Parke, who was also a member of the Council, was born in 1669. He was probably educated in England, but was back in Virginia soon after reaching manhood, and, in 1692, was appointed a member of the King's Council. He was an intimate friend and favorite of Governor Andros, who, besides making him a Councillor, gave him the places of collector and naval officer of Lower James River, escheator for the district between the York and James, and colonel of militia.

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      ... Col. Daniel Parke married Jane, daughter of Philip Ludwell, of "Richneck" and "Greenspring," James City county, Virginia, and left two daughters: Frances, who married Col. John Custis, of "Arlington:' Northampton county, and Lucy, who married Col. William Byrd, of "Westover," Charles City county. On December 18, 1716, Col. Byrd wrote from London to Col. Custis, announcing the death of his wife, Mrs. Lucy Byrd, from smallpox, "the very same cruel distemper that destroyed her sister," adding, "Gracious God what pains did she take to make a voyage hither to seek a grave. No stranger ever met with more respect in a strange country than she had done here, from many persons of distinction, who all pronounced her an honor to Virginia. Also how proud I was of her and how severely I am punished for it."

      Authorities: Perry's Colonial Church; Calendar of Virginia State Papers, I; Sainsbury's Abstracts; Campbell's History of Virginia; Anderson's Colonial Church; Memoir of G. W. P. Custis, by Mrs. R. E. L., prefixed to Custis' Recollections of Washington; Dictionary of National Biography; Coxe's Life of Marlborough; Murray's Letters and Dispatches of Marlborough; Meade's Old Churches and Families of Virginia.]
      From Vol. XX, No. 4 (Oct. 1912), p. 372.

  • Sources 
    1. [S814050] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine.