PARR FAMILY

I. KENDAL LINE

John PARR (Sir Knight)

Died: AFT 1350

Married: Maud LEYBURNE (dau. of Sir Richard Leyburne)

Children:

1. William PARR (Sir Knight)


William PARR (Sir Knight)

Died: 4 Oct 1405, Kendal Castle, Westmoreland

Father: John PARR (Sir Knight)

Mother: Maud LEYBURNE

Married: Elizabeth ROS 1383

Children:

1. John PARR of Kendal


John PARR of Kendal

Born: ABT 1383

Died: 1409

Father: William PARR (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth ROS

Married: Agnes CROPHULL (dau. and heir of Sir Thomas Crophull and relict of Walter Devereux)

Children:

1. Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)


Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1411

Died: 1464

Notes: Attainted at Coventry, 38 Henry VI.

Father: John PARR of Kendal

Mother: Agnes CROPHULL

Married: Alice TUNSTALL (dau. of Sir Thomas Tunstall of Thurland Castle and Eleanor Fitzhugh)

Children:

1. William PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

2. Mabel PARR (B. Dacre of the North)

3. Agnes PARR

4. John PARR (Sir Sheriff of Westmoreland)

5. Thomas PARR

6. Margaret PARR

7. Anne PARR

8. Elizabeth PARR

9. Eleanor PARR


Mabel PARR (B. Dacre of the North)

Born: ABT 1441, Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England

Died: 14 Nov 1508

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice TUNSTALL

Married: Humphrey DACRE (1░ B. Dacre of the North)

Children:

1. Thomas DACRE (2║ B. Gillesland/ 1║ B. Greystoke)

2. Elizabeth DACRE

3. Catherine DACRE (B. Fitzhugh)

4. Christopher DACRE (Sir Sheriff of Cumberland)

5. Phillip DACRE (Sir)

6. Anne DACRE


Agnes PARR

Born: ABT 1443, Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Died: ABT 1490

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice TUNSTALL

Married: Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

Children:

1. Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir Knight)

2. Joan STRICKLAND

3. Anne STRICKLAND

4. Elizabeth STRICKLAND (Nun)

5. Gervase STRICKLAND (b. ABT 1469 - d. AFT 1516)

6. Thomas STRICKLAND (b. ABT 1467 - d. 10 May 1516)


John PARR (Sir Sheriff of Westmoreland)

Notes: Sir John is noticed by Burn, Hist. Westm. vol. i. p. 43. In Nichols's Leicestershire is an elaborate pedigree of his descendants, which embraces two branches--one settled in Derbyshire, and the other in Leicestershire, of whom was the late Rev. Samuel Parr, LL.D. See Nichols's Leicestershire, vol. iv. p. 725 ; and Burke's Landed Gentry, p. 779.

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice TUNSTALL

Married: Dau. YONGE (dau. of Sir John Yonge, Lord Mayor of London)


Thomas PARR

Died: 1472, slain at Barnet Field

Buried: Greyfriar┤s Church, London

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice TUNSTALL


Margaret PARR

Born: ABT 1440

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice TUNSTALL

Married: Thomas RADCLIFFE of Derwentwater (Sir)

Children:

1. John RADCLIFFE of Derwentwater (Sir)

2. Richard RADCLIFFE (Sir Knight)

3. Edward RADCLIFFE

4. Nicholas RADCLIFFE

5. Christopher RADCLIFFE

6. Rowland RADCLIFFE

7. Ellen RADCLIFFE

8. Thomasine RADCLIFFE

9. Alice RADCLIFFE

10. Thomas RADCLIFFE

11. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE

12. Margaret RADCLIFFE


Anne PARR

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice TUNSTALL

Married: William HARRINGTON of Cartmell

Children:

1. Eleonor HARRINGTON


Elizabeth PARR

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice TUNSTALL

Married: Christopher MORESBY of Moresby (Sir)

Children:

1. Anne MORESBY (m. James Pickering)


Eleanor PARR

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice TUNSTALL

Married: Henry AGARD (Sir)


William PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1439, Kendal Castle, Westmoreland, England

Died: shortly BEF 26 Feb 1483/4

Notes: Knight of the Garter. High in favour with Edward IV. Sheriff of Cumberland 1473, Member of Parliament for Westmoreland 6 and 12 Edward IV. Fought as a Yorkist on the side of the Nevilles at Banbury.

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice TUNSTALL

Married 1: Joan TRUSBET

Married 2: Elizabeth FITZHUGH (B. Vaux of Harrowden)

Children:

1. Anne PARR

2. Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir)

3. William PARR (1░. B. Parr of Horton)

4. John PARR (Esq.)


Anne PARR

Born: ABT 1476, Kendal Castle, Westmoreland, England

Died: 4 Nov 1513

Father: William PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth FITZHUGH (B. Vaux of Harrowden)

Married: Thomas CHENEY of Irthlingborough (Sir)

Children:

1. Elizabeth CHENEY (B. Vaux of Harrowden)


John PARR (Esq.)

Died: 8 Sep 1508, in d.s.p.

Buried: Irthlinghborough

Father: William PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth FITZHUGH (B. Vaux of Harrowden)

Married: Constance De VERE 15 Sep 1499


Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir)

Born: ABT 1483

Died: Nov 1517

Buried: Blackfriars Church, London

Notes: Master of the Guards and Comptroller to Henry VIII. Sheriff of Northampton 1509, and of Lincoln 1510. Sir Thomas was found to have held messuages, lands, woods, and rents in Parr, Wigan, and Sutton, with the manor of Thurnham. Maud Green was a ward of the crown before she married Sir Thomas Parr. She was at court as a lady of the privy chamber to Catalina of Aragon. She was actively involved in arranging marriages for her two oldest children, and saw to it that all three were well educated. Lady Parr was buried with her husband in Blackfriars, London, where they had a house.

Father: William PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth FITZHUGH (B. Vaux of Harrowden)

Married: Maud GREEN (b. ABT 1492 - d. 1 Dec 1531) (dau. of Sir Thomas Green of Green's Norton and Joan Fogge) 1508

Children:

1. Catherine PARR (Queen of England)

2. William PARR (1░ M. Northampton)

3. Anne PARR (C. Pembroke)


Anne PARR (C. Pembroke)

Born: 1514

Died: 20 Feb 1551/2

Buried: 28 Feb 1551, St. Paul Cathedral, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir)

Mother: Maud GREEN

Married: William HERBERT (1░ E. Pembroke)

Children:

1. Henry HERBERT (2║ E. Pembroke)

2. Edward HERBERT (Sir)

3. Anne HERBERT


William PARR (1░ M. Northampton)

Born: ABT 1513

Acceded: 16 Feb 1546

Died: 28 Oct 1571, Warwick, England

Buried: Collegiate Church, Warwick, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir)

Mother: Maud GREEN

Married 1: Anne (Claire) BOURCHIER (16░ B. Bourchier) 9 Feb 1526, London – DIVORCED 1551

Married 2: Elizabeth BROOKE (M. Northampton) Jan 1547/48, England

Married 3: Helen SNAKENBORG (M. Northampton) (b. ABT 1549 - d. 1 Apr 1635) (dau. of Wolfangus Snakenborg) (m.2 Sir Thomas Gorges)(See her Biography)


Catherine PARR (Queen of England)

Born: ABT 1508/12/20, probably Blackfriars, London, England

Died: 30 Aug/5 Sep 1548, Childbirth

Buried: St Mary's Church, Sudeley Castle

Notes: See her Page.

Father: Thomas PARR of Kendal (Sir)

Mother: Maud GREEN

Married 1: Edward BOROUGH (Sir) ABT 1526, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England

Married 2: John NEVILLE (3░ B. Latimer) 1533, London, Middlesex, England

Married 3: HENRY VIII TUDOR (King of England) 1543, Hampton Court chapel

Married 4: Thomas SEYMOUR (1░ B. Seymour of Sudeley) 4 Apr 1547

Children:

1. Mary SEYMOUR


II. HORTON LINE

William PARR (1░ B. Parr of Horton)

Acceded: 23 Dec 1543

Died: 10 Sep 1546

Buried: Horton

Notes: Sheriff of Northamptonshire. Esquire to the Body to Henry VII & Henry VIII. He was the uncle of Catherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII of England. As such, he was chamberlain to her Majesty. He was made a peer of the realm on 23 Dec 1543.

Father: William PARR of Kendal (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth FITZHUGH (B. Vaux of Harrowden)

Married: Mary (Alice) SALISBURY (d. 10 Jul 1555 - Bur. Horton) (dau. and co- heir of Sir William Salisbury)

Children:

1. Maud PARR

2. Anne PARR

3. Elizabeth PARR

4. Mary PARR


Maud PARR

Born: ABT 1507

Died: 1558/9

Notes: married Sir Ralph Lane of Orlingbury in 1523, although they did not live together as man and wife until 1527. In 1543, by then a widow, she entered the service of her cousin, Queen Catherine Parr. She shared evangelical religious views with several other of the Queen’s ladies and was at one point in danger of arrest. Maud Lane survived Henry VIII’s reign and retired to the country until her death in 1558 or 1559. She is not, therefore, the Lady Lane who gave Queen Elizabeth a New Year’s gift in 1561/2. That was probably Maud’s daughter-in-law, Catherine Copley (d. Mar 1563), wife of her son Robert. Her second son, Ralph Lane, is remembered for his career under Elizabeth, when he took part in the voyages to the New World and was for a time governor of Virginia, later served with Drake and finally became a leading official in Ireland. Lane was in his twenties, and perhaps still a member of the Middle Temple, when he was returned for Higham Ferrers to Mary's last Parliament. He was its first Member, for the borough had been given its single seat in Parliament by a charter of Mar 1556, and the choice of so young and untried a man is somewhat surprising. Lane's principal attraction is likely to have been his domicile in London, which would spare the borough the ‘charges and costs’ provided for in the charter, but there would have been no lack of similarly inexpensive candidates. As a duchy of Lancaster borough Higham Ferrers might have been expected to return a duchy nominee. Lane had no known connexion with the successive chancellors at this time, Sir Robert Rochester and Sir Edward Waldegrave, but he was related by marriage to the chief duchy official on the spot, the steward and receiver Sir Robert Tyrwhitt, and his other relatives the Throckmortons were not without standing there: John Throckmorton had been bailiff from 1535 until 1554, and since 1553 Sir Nicholas Throckmorton had held the reversion of the stewardship. It was with Sir Nicholas Throckmorton that Lane's elder brother Robert had been a knight of the shire in the Parliament of March 1553, and although Throckmorton was under a cloud in 1558 his local influence was still strong. It was to these and his other impressive connexions as a grandson of the 1st Baron Parr and cousin of a Queen and a marquess that Lane probably owed his election in 1558 and in 1563. He died in Oct 1603 and was buried in St. Patrick's, Dublin.

Father: William PARR (1░ B. Parr of Horton)

Mother: Mary (Alice) SALISBURY

Married: Ralph LANE of Orlingbury (Sir) (b. 1509 - d. 1540) 1523

Children:

1. Laetitia LANE (m. Sir Peter Wentworth, Knight)

2. Robert LANE (Sir Knight) (b. 7 Jan 1527, Hogshaw, Bucks. and Horton, Northants. - d. ABT 1588) (m.1 Catherine Copley - m.2 Mary Heneage)

3. Ralph LANE (b. 1532 - d. 1603)

4. William LANE

5. Frances LANE

6. Mary LANE

7. Jane LANE

8. Dorothy LANE

9. Catherine LANE


Anne PARR

Born: ABT 1490

Father: William PARR (1░ B. Parr of Horton)

Mother: Mary (Alice) SALISBURY

Married: Thomas TRESHAM (Sir)

Children:

1. George TRESHAM

2. William TRESHAM

3. Isabel TRESHAM

4. Mary TRESHAM

5. John TRESHAM of Rushton


Elizabeth PARR

Father: William PARR (1░ B. Parr of Horton)

Mother: Mary (Alice) SALISBURY

Married: Nicholas WOODHALL (Sir)


Mary PARR

Father: William PARR (1░ B. Parr of Horton)

Mother: Mary (Alice) SALISBURY

Married 1: John DIGBY of Ketilby (Sir)

Married 2: Henry BROOKE (Sir)


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