Richard Parker of Nansemond Co VA & Chowan Co NC

Sally’s 8-great Grandparents: 3X’s (mabe 4X’s)

Richard Parker I ca 1620 – ca 1680 | his parents
of Nansemond County, Virginia
and Chowan County, North Carolina


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Richard Parker is son of William Parker of Dumplin Creek
Richard Parker arrived in America prior to 22 Dec 1643 when John Carter used him as a head right for his patent.

Could his wife have been a daughter of Francis Maulden? asks Waunita Powell in her research. Could son Thomas be named for Thomas of Dumplin Creek and Chuckatuck? . . .but this should only be used as a suggestion for further research, since there appears to be some connection between Richard Parker and Dumplin Island residents Francis Maulden and Thomas Parker.

Children of Richard Parker and wife: from deeds.
1. Thomas Parker (Eldest) ca 1649 – ca 1704
a. William Parker est 1683 – 1751 Chowan Co
married Ann ?
i. James Parker
ii. William Parker
iii. John Parker
iv. Benjamin Parker
v. Mary Parker (Fryer)
vi. Judith Parker (Duke)
vii. Ann Parker (French)
viii. Thomas Parker

2. Richard Parker (Middle) ca 1650 – ?

3. Francis Parker (Youngest) d. Parker’s Creek, Nansemond Co., VA.
Resided in that portion of Nansemond Co., VA which later became part of NC.
Granted land in the 1681 transfer of the land of Richard PARKER to his sons.
On Apr. 16, 1683, twenty acres in Upper Parrish of Nansemond Co., VA near Hood’s Neck was granted to Francis Parker, being previously granted “to his father, Richard Parker.”
In the 1704 Quit Rent Roll of Nansemond Co., VA, he is listed as having paid tax on 170 acres.
Son of Francis Parker: Francis, Jr. (on 1704 Quit Rent Roll).
a. Francis Parker

1643 Dec 22 John Carter received 300 acs. using Richard Parker as a headright.

1647 June 17 Lawrence Peeters patented 300 acs using Richard Parker as a headright.

1654 To all ye whereas ye now know that I the said Richard Bennett Esq. do give and grant unto Mr Richard Parker four hundred acs of land situate on or being on the Southern Branch of Nansemund River bef. at a marked white Oak and to running for breadth East North East two hundred poles to a marked Gum butting on the land of Wm. Wright and again for the length and again the length South South East three hundred and twenty poles to a marked tree and again for breath west South West four hundred poles to a marked gum and for a length N. N. W. 320 poles joyning to his own land to the first mentioned marked tree. The said land being due unto sd Richard Parker by and for trans. 8 persons into this colony to have and to hold yeilding and paying which payment is to be made. Dated 5th Oct 1654.

1662 18 Mar. Regrant of Oct 1654. Sir William Berkley, Knt, Gov. to Richard Parker ….butting on the lands of Lewis Wright.

Virginia State Land Office, Patent Book 7 1679-1689, pages 93-94

[By a series of boundary changes, portions of the described land was successively in Nansemond Co., VA, Chowan Co., NC in 1728, Hertford Co., NC in 1759 and Gates Co., NC in 1779. In terms of a modern map, the land was located on the western edge of the Great Dismal Swamp, near the present town of Corapeake, Gates Co., NC.]

1681 Apr 23. To all people, etc. whereas, etc…. Now know ye that I, the said Sr. Henry Chisheley, Kt., his Majesties Deputy Governor, do give and grant unto Thomas, Richard and Frances Parker, the three sons of Richard Parker, dec’d. one thousand four hundred and twenty acres of land on the marsh adjoining, lying and being in the southern branch of Nansemond,beginning at a red oak standing on a point to the northward of Cranny Creek mouth and opposite to a small island calledCranny Isle and at Crain’s ehancing, thence running down by the main branch side according to the several curvings and windings of the said branch ’till it comes to a great decayed white oak standing a little above the creek’s mouth which is calledParker’s Creek; thence south east crossing over the said creek twice and extending three hundred and twenty poles to John Small his own white oak, thence south west one hundred and eighty four poles to a small white oak being the beginning head of the Crosse Swampe Pattent and runs the due courses of the said Pattent First east north east two hundred poles to a small Gum, thence south south east three hundred and twenty poles to a small Ash by a Gum in a great reedy pocoson or inland swamp thence west south west two hundred poles to a small Gum thence north north west one hundred and sixty four poles to a marked Gum standing by a branch being in the head line of Hood neck pattent thence south west by west one hundred and forty six poles to a white oak standing by and towards the head of Cranny Creek. Thence down by or nigh the said creek side to the mouth thereof and thence as the southern branch runs down to the first mentioned red oak including the said quantity three hundred acres as hereof being formerly granted to William Hatfield by the two pattents, the one for two hundred the other for one hundred acres dated the 24th August 1638 and four hundred and sixty acre of the said land formerly granted unto Randall Crews by pattent dated the 9th September 1648 all which by deeds and surrendered became the propper right of Richard Parker, Senr., dec’d. and four hundred acres more of the said land was formerly granted to the said Richard Parker, Senr. by pattent the 18th March 1662, and one hundred acres more being greatest marsh also formerly granted to Richard Parker and of the now Pattentees, by pattent dated the 24th. February 1675/6, all which by the said pattents and their father’s will being now the right and in possession of the said Thomas, Richard and Francis Parker the one hundred sixty acres residue, being over plus lands and march found to be contained within the said bounds and due by me for the transportation of four persons, etc.

To have and to hold, etc. To be held, etc., yeilding, etc. priviledge dated the 23rd day of April Anno Domini 1681.
Ann Crosdell George Dobson William Hendly Thomas Northern

The two other Richard Parkers of VA often confused with this man

Richard Parker of Surry Dr. Richard Parker of Williamsburg


Sally’s 7-great Grandparents: 3X’s (mabe 4X’s)

Richard Parker II ca 1650 -ca ? | his parents
& Miss Pender
of Nansemond County, Virginia
and Chowan County, North Carolina


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


  1. about 1653/4, probably in Nansemond Co., VA; d. after 1714, Nansemond Co., VA.

Children of Richard Parker II
1. Richard Parker III ca 1670 – ca 1750
? married a Miss Swann

Virginia State Land Office, Patent Book 7 1679-1689, pages 93-94

[By a series of boundary changes, portions of the described land was successively in Nansemond Co., VA, Chowan Co., NC in 1728, Hertford Co., NC in 1759 and Gates Co., NC in 1779. In terms of a modern map, the land was located on the western edge of the Great Dismal Swamp, near the present town of Corapeake, Gates Co., NC.]

To all people, etc. whereas, etc…. Now know ye that I, the said Sr. Henry Chisheley, Kt., his Majesties Deputy Governor, do give and grant unto Thomas, Richard and Frances Parker, the three sons of Richard Parker, dec’d. one thousand four hundred and twenty acres of land on the marsh adjoining, lying and being in the southern branch of Nansemond, beginning at a red oak standing on a point to the northward of Cranny Creek mouth and opposite to a small island called Cranny Isle and at Crain’s ehancing, thence running down by the main branch side according to the several curvings and windings of the said branch ’till it comes to a great decayed white oak standing a little above the creek’s mouth which is called Parker’s Creek; thence south east crossing over the said creek twice and extending three hundred and twenty poles to John Small his own white oak, thence south west one hundred and eighty four poles to a small white oak being the beginning head of the Crosse Swampe Pattent and runs the due courses of the said Pattent First east north east two hundred poles to a small Gum, thence south south east three hundred and twenty poles to a small Ash by a Gum in a great reedy pocoson or inland swamp
thence west south west two hundred poles to a small Gum thence north north west one hundred and sixty four poles to a marked Gum standing by a branch being in the head line of Hood neck pattent thence south west by west one hundred and forty six poles to a white oak standing by and towards the head of Cranny Creek. Thence down by or nigh the said creek side to the mouth thereof and thence as the southern branch runs down to the first mentioned red oak including the said quantity three hundred acres as hereof being formerly granted to William Hatfield by the two pattents, the one for two hundred the other for one hundred acres dated the 24th August 1638 and four hundred and sixty acre of the said land formerly granted unto Randall Crews by pattent dated the 9th September 1648 all which by deeds and surrendered became the propper right of Richard Parker, Senr., dec’d. and four hundred acres more of the said land was formerly granted to the said Richard Parker, Senr. by pattent the 18th March 1662, and one hundred acres more being greatest marsh also formerly granted to Richard Parker and of the now Pattentees, by pattent dated the 24th. February 1675/6, all which by the said pattents and their father’s will being now the right and in possession of the said Thomas, Richard and Francis Parker the one hundred sixty acres residue, being over plus lands and march found to be contained within the said
bounds and due by me for the transportation of four persons, etc.

To have and to hold, etc. To be held, etc., yielding, etc. priviledge dated the 23rd day of April Anno Domini 1681.
Ann Crosdell George Dobson William Hendly Thomas Northern

e-mail from Tao Blake
Check : Ray’s Index To Hathaway’s Register References – summaries

Hubbard John sold land to William Parker in 1735
Hubbard, Thomas of Chowan d. 1771 mentions Abraham Norfleet

Pender Gabriel and William Bird Pender are called nephews in the will of Helen
Hubbard nee Pendr in 1842 (Bertie Co.)
Pender, Riddick was the son of Stephen Pender who died (1813)
Pender, Solomon with Samuel Ray was executors of Alexander Ray in Bertie co in
1769 brothers are John, Elisha, William and Stephen Pender

Swann, Samuel held the General Court in Perquimans in 1700 as Secretary of State
and attorney for Col William Randolph of Henrico Co. Va 1701, got lands
from Edward Moseley on Indian Town Creek 1716 m Ann (Lillington) Walker’s
sister
Swann Thomas d by 1735 administrated by Thomas Hunter and wife and left his will
in 1733 in Pasquotank Co.

Our interest centers on Richard Parker III and —– Pender and your version is with Swann of which we know little currently though I think the above are best picks for us to explore.

Ray’s Index and digest To Hathaway’s by Worth S. Ray Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc Balto Md 1979 ISBN 0-8063-0479-0

8 thoughts on “Richard Parker of Nansemond Co VA & Chowan Co NC”

    1. Wayne,

      I’ve taken a peek at your Parker Y-DNA page on rootsweb, and I notice that you place the Dr. Richard Parker (b. ca. 1630) as being born to the William Parker who was already in the Jamestown list of 1623/1624, correct?

      This seems to be different than other researchers who place the Dr. as being born in Cornwall and emigrating to VA.

      I think this is the major divergence point for the Dr. Richard Parker of Nanesemond differing family trees.

      1. Surely, you read what I had to say on these Parkers. It is on several different pages.
        Lots of the published genealogies have mixed-up the three Richard Parkers that lived at the same time in Virginia.
        No, Dr. Richard Parker, came from England already a Doctor. the son of James [1590 – 1672] & Katterren Buller Parker [1600 – 1686] of Browsholme, County Cornwall, England.
        He settled in Williamsburg.
        My friend and fellow genealogist, Wanita Powell now dec., was a descendant of this doctor spent years of separating these three men.
        I repeat this was not Richard of Nansemond or Richard of Surrey

      2. I think you are misunderstanding my research as I have been trying to explain and prove to all the Parker researcher that there are three different Richard Parker in early VA all living at the same time.
        http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=parker%5F2017&id=I16149
        NOTE: THE RICHARD Parker of FG #7 IS NOT REPEAT NOT Dr. RICHARD PARKER !!!!!!!!!!
        http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=parker%5F2017&id=I07487

        Wayne N. Parker researcher for P239 of FG#7 and moderator for Parker Heritage
        http://parkerheritage.ning.com/

        1.
        Y-DNA (FG#7) Parker.
         
         

        Child of Y-DNA (FG#7) Parker is:
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        2
          i.
        William Parker was born ABT 1604 in England, and died 1654 in Nansemond Co., VA.

        Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

        2.
        William Parker (Y-DNA (FG#7) Parker1) was born ABT 1604 in England, and died 1654 in Nansemond Co., VA. He married ? ABT 1625 in VA.
         
         

        Children of William Parker and ? are:
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        3
          i.
        Richard Parker I was born ABT 1625 in Nansemond Co., VA, and died BEF 23 APR 1681 in Nansemond Co., VA.
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        4
          ii.
        ? Female Parker was born ABT 1627.
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        5
          iii.
        P83 Parker.
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        6
          iv.
        P91 P110 P216 P303 Parker.
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        7
          v.
        P92 Parker.
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        8
          vi.
        P113 P200 Parker.
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        9
          vii.
        P140 Parker.
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        10
          viii.
        P175 Parker.
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        11
          ix.
        P184 Parker.
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        12
          x.
        P185 P453 and Kit #398418 Parker.
         
        13
          xi.
        P198 Parker.
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        14
          xii.
        P220 Parker.
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        15
          xiii.
        P412 Parker P257.
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        16
          xiv.
        P280 P435 Parker.
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        17
          xv.
        P316 317 Parker.
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        18
          xvi.
        P353 Parker.
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        19
          xvii.
        P371 Parker.
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        20
          xviii.
        P386 Parker.
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        21
          xix.
        P401 P402 P422 Parker.
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        22
          xx.
        DNA match 2014 Parker.
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        23
          xxi.
        P448 Parker.
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        24
          xxii.
        P241 Parker.
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        25
          xxiii.
        P11 Parker.
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        26
          xxiv.
        P120 Parker.
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        27
          xxv.
        P183 Parker.
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        28
          xxvi.
        P Y-DNA Parker.
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        29
          xxvii.
        12-20-2016 y-DNA Parker.
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          xxviii.
        2017 DNA Parker.
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        31
          xxix.
        P449 Parker.

        Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

        3.
        Richard Parker I (William Parker2, Y-DNA (FG#7) Parker1) was born ABT 1625 in Nansemond Co., VA, and died BEF 23 APR 1681 in Nansemond Co., VA. He married ?.
         
         

        Children of Richard Parker I and ? are:
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          i.
        Richard Parker II was born ABT 1645 in Nansemond Co., VA, and died BET 1698 AND 1704 in Nansemond Co., VA.
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          ii.
        Thomas Parker was born ABT 1648 in Nansemond Co., VA, and died in Nansemond Co., VA.
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          iii.
        Francis Parker was born ABT 1652 in Nansemond Co., VA, and died 26 MAR 1725 in Nansemond Co., VA.

        1. No — Richard Parker of Nansemond Co was not the Dr. Richard Parker of Williamsburg or was he the Richard Parker of Surrey. We agree.

  1. Hello Sally,

    My name is Mary Jo Perkins and I have visited your wonderful website on and off, for about 10 years, now, communicating with you several times back in the “early years.”
    You will probably laugh as I must tell you that I have changed my genealogy chart more times than I can remember, now, due to the changing opinions on the original immigrant. I’ve been going by Fouts’ book for a few years, recently, but now, it seems, that Richard of Trangoe, England may be placed at the top of my chart, once again, with William and his son, also a Richard, out the door (due to DNA.) It’s a good thing I like to do this stuff or I’d certainly be OVER IT ALL! (smile)
    So, would you mind contacting me, completely at your own convenience (Lord knows I’m no longer in a hurry) with your choice as the original Parker of our Clan.

    Blessings to you,

    Mary Jo

    1. Hi Sally,

      Can you please tell me if Richard Parker is now assumed to be the immigrant for family group 7? And if so, is it the businessman, Richard Parker, from Trangoe, England, b. 1604? or is it the gentleman Richard Parker, b. 1624.

      Thanks for your help and blessings to you.

      1. Hi, Mary Jo – Found your comments..I’m a little fuzzy on just what you mean.
        What is your line, backwards in time?
        I don’t know very much about the Parker DNA.
        What is the best site to find more on the 7 group and the other groups?

        The Richard of Treugoe would be this man. The Dr., who lived in Williamsburg.
        http://sallysfamilyplace.com/dr-richard-parker-mary-perkins/

        He is a separate person from Richard of Nansemond Co.or the Richard in Surry Co.
        Though they were all there at the same time.

        Please e-mail me back.

        Sally

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