Mary Parker

Female1 January 1574–1634

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Parker was born on 1 January 1574, in North Molton, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edmund Parker, was 33 and her mother, Dorothy Smythe, was 18. She married Sir George Drake in 1589. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1634, in Withycombe Raleigh with Exmouth All Saints, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Sir George Drake
Mary Parker
Marriage: 1589
Katherine Drake
Mathew Drake
Gertrude Drake
Edmond Drake
Thomas Drake
Richard Drake

Sources (1)

  • Jane Parker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English parker ‘park-keeper’ (Old French parquier, parchier), an officer employed to look after deer and other game in a hunting park (see Park 1). This surname is also very common among African Americans. It has also been recorded since medieval times in Ireland.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish names.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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