William Parke

1784 - 1863

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of William Parke of the Thickets and Hermitage estates in St Ann, Jamaica (q.v.). His mother was Eleanor, daughter of Samuel Baldwin Crosse of Jamaica.

He was awarded compensation for Hermitage estate as remainderman under the will of his father William Parke (compensation shared with his mother Eleanor Baldwin Parke), for Thickets estate as owner-in-fee, for Knutsford estate as trustee (it is not clear for whom), for Pedro River estate as executor of his brother-in-law John Frederick Nembhard and for another estate in St Ann as trustee of Mary Rose.

  1. "William the son of William Parke and his wife Eleanor was born on the 25th of May last and baptised on the 16th of April 1785."

  2. "Margaret daughter of William Parke and Margaret his wife was born 1818 and privately baptized on the 25th May in the said year and received into the Church by the Revd U.G. Rose Curate and received into the Church on the 14th October 1819. William son of the same Parents was born on the 19th Septr 1819 and publicly baptized by the Revd. U.G. Rose Curate on the 14th Octr 1819."

  3. Will with a codicil of William Parke of The Thickets Jamaica who died 03/04/1863 proved 04/07/1863 by William Parke and Charles Parke, both of Lincolns Inn, the sons, effects under £12,000.

  4. His son, also called William Parke, is in the 1851 census at 11 Eaton Terrace, London, age 31, Solicitor, born Jamaica, with his wife Emma age 26. A memorial inscription to him at Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, reads, "Sacred to the memory of William Parke, Esqr, born 19 Septr 1819 died at Cannes in France 8 Febry 1864 eldest son of William Parke of the Thickets in Jamaica Esqr also deceased".


T71/857 St Ann claim nos. 23, 24, 25, 94 and 731.

  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880, St Ann, Baptisms, marriage, burials 1768-1839, Vol. 1, image 19 of 233.

  2. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880, St Ann, Baptisms, marriage, burials 1768-1839, Vol. 1, image 160 of 233.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1863.

  4. 1851 census online. Vere Langord Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell Hughes and Clarke, 1914) Vol. 4 p. 179.

Further Information

Margaret (1818-), William (1819-1864), Charles
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (5)

£3,581 0s 9d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£418 11s 7d
£404 1s 6d
£1,195 2s 6d
Awardee (Trustee)
£552 12s 1d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (6)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Executor

It appears clear from the codicil to the will of Henry James Tucker that his executor was William Parke the son of 'William Parke senior' of St Ann.

1834 [EA] - → Trustee
1828 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Trustee
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee

Relationships (8)

Brother → Sister
Son → Mother
Brother → Sister
Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Other relatives
Notes →
Probably brothers-in-law from 1836 when William Bromley Rose married Eleanor Nembhard nee Parke, the sister of William Parke (the identification of William B. Rose is not...
Notes →
William Parke was also the executor of Henry James Tucker, under a codicil of 1817 under which Tucker replaced the deceased William Parke...