Sir Peter Parker 1st bart.

1721 - 1811


Naval officer who died according to his entry in the ODNB owning 'the house and estate of Bassingbourne Manor, Takeley, Essex, and a plantation in Antigua.' The plantation was Clare Hall (formerly Skerretts and Nugents): it appears that Peter Parker had advanced £6000 out of the £18,000 purchase price when the estate was sold by Oliver Nugent to Robert Skerrett c.1765, and in 1776 Peter Parker moved to foreclose and took possession of the estate. His grandsons Sir Christopher Parker 5th bart. (1792-1869) and Sir Peter Parker 2nd bart. (1785-1814) also both have entries in the ODNB as naval officers.

  1. In the will of Sir Peter Parker Admiral and Commander in Chief of HM's Navy of Basingbourne Hall he left his interest under the mortgage deed in trust with other property to fund monetary legacies to his grandchildren.


Jamieson, Alan G. 2008 "Parker, Sir Peter, first baronet (1721–1811), naval officer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 15 Nov. 2018.

  1. PROB 11/1528/392

Further Information

Margaret Nugent

Associated Estates (2)

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
1765 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Holder of a mortgage for £6000 which he had apparently advanced when the estate was sold to Robert Skerrett by Oliver Nugent c. 1765

1776 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession

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Addresses (1)

Bassingbourn Hall, Takeley, Stansted, Essex, South-east England, England