Mary Parker

1574–1634 (Age 60)
North Molton, Devon, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Parker was born in 1574, in North Molton, Devon, England, her father, Edmund Parker, was 32 and her mother, Dorothy Smith, was 37. She married George Drake in 1589. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1634, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children




    Katherine Drake



    Gertrude Drake



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World Events (4)

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 11

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Age 13

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 26

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

Parruc, a park, and ere, an agent , meaning a keeper of a park

Sources (1)

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

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