Henry Parker of Vere

???? - 1787


Biography

  1. Henry Parker contributed £28 to the University of Pennsylvania following Dr John Morgan's fundraising tour of the West Indies in 1772-1773.

  2. Inherited Chesterfield estate in Vere and one moiety of Kemp Savanna estate from George Booth (who died in 1769). He was either the son-in-law or the uncle or the uncle by marriage husband of George Booth - as Booth's will leaves a legacy to his niece Milborah [sic] Maxwell, mother of Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell, and Henry Parker's will leaves a legacy to his nephews Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell.

  3. His son Thomas John Parker (q.v.) was baptised 09/07/1759 in Jamaica.


Sources

  1. William Smith, Joseph Hopkinson, and Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Minute Books, Volume 2, 1768-1779 p. 74, entry for 13/12/1773. Note amounts are in Jamaican currency.

  2. Will of George Booth: PROB 11/951/204 (there is a transcript of this will available at http://www.antonymaitland.com/maitwils.htm [accessed 02/12/2013]). Will of Henry Parker: PROB 11/1159/230.

  3. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].


Further Information

Spouse
Isabella
Children
Thomas John (1759-1823)
Will

PROB 11/1159/230.

Will of Henry Parker Esquire of Vere in Middlesex, Jamaica.

Dated 03/03/1787.

To pay all debts and funeral expenses.

To wife Isabella Parker an annuity of £600 pa plus all my plate, jewels, household linen, furniture and provision of household, also my carriage horses and carriages and the saddles, bridles, harness and furniture belonging to the same.

To my executors an annuity of £200 pa for my kinsman Robert Elrington until he reaches the age of 23. "And my will is that he be then placed at the University of Edinburgh to study surgery and that he be afterwards placed at one of the publick hospitals in London until he shall arrive at the age of twenty three... and in case the said Robert Elrington... shall return to the Island of Jamaica then it is my will and request to my said son Thomas John Parker that the said Robert Elrington may be employed in his said profession on my Estates in this Island and that he be permitted to reside on Hill Side Estate."

To Louis Stanford "a free Mulatto Boy whom I intend shortly to carry with me to Great Britain" an annuity of £50 pa tuntil he reaches the age of 21 - to be applied by my executors for his maintenance and education. Stanford "to be bound out apprentice to a merchant when of proper age" and that if he should afterwards return to Jamaica "then I request to my son that he be employed on my said estates".

All the residue to "my dear son" Thomas John Parker and his lawful heirs; otherwise to my nephews Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell and their heirs with the payment of £2000 to their sister my niece Isabella Parker Maxwell.

Thomas John Parker to be my sole executor.

Proved in London 29/11/1787.

Occupation
Planter

Associated Estates (1)

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
1769 [SY] - 1787 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Benefactor
University of Pennsylvania...... 
notes →
William Smith, Joseph Hopkinson, and Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Minute Books, Volume 2, 1768-1779 p. 74, entry for 13/12/1773. Note amounts are in...

Relationships (6)

Other relatives
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Henry Parker was either son-in-law or nephew or nephew by...
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