When Edward Parry was born on 13 March 1758, in Newmarket, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Parry, was 22 and his mother, Dorothy Roberts, was 18. He married Mary Pyers on 21 September 1783, in Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters.
Welsh: Anglicized form of the patronymic ap Harry ‘son of Harry’ (see Harry , Harris ). The name is widespread in both England and Wales.