Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker: Minister of the Twenty-Eighth Congregational Society, Boston - Vol. 1

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LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THEODORE PARKER.

CHAPTER I.

Ancestors and Family.-- Thomas Parker, of Browsholme, 1609.--Emigrates, 1635.-- Jonathan, 1680.--Hananiah, at Port Royal, 1710.--Benj. Stearns and Hannah Seger, 1754.--Capt. John Parker, April 19, 1775.--John Parker and Hannah Stearns.--Theodore Parker, Aug. 24, 1810.

IT is surprising to find how many farmers of Eastern Massachusetts can still trace their lineage directly back to ship-board, whence their ancestors descended to possess the new soil. These sturdy men draw a straight furrow across two hundred years, but the waters of the bay obliterate it, and its course can be seldom resumed beyond. Of the English annals of the Parker family, only a few disconnected scraps exist. Names and places are confused, and many Parker families are scattered over the kingdom.* As nearly as can be now determined, our branch of the Parkers came from the parish of Browsholme, in the county of York, and this family appears respectable and flourishing early in the sixteenth century. A coat of arms, profusely blazoning leopards' heads, stars, and a stag pierced by an arrow for a crest,

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The name is as old as the word Parcarius, park-keeper or shepherd; Parcus meant a picketed enclosure for domestic animals, and also a preserve for game Parcarius and De Parco are mentioned in Doomsday Book. They are found in "Liber Feudorum," and one Samuel Parker is noted in the reigns of Henry III. and Edward I. A James le Parker turns up in Norwich in 1261; the "Taxatio Ecclesiastica" yields the name, and we find the following in mediæval Latinity of 1205: "Johannes le Parkertenet dimid. hidam terrae, per servantiam custodiende Parcum Domini Regis et Riesam forinsicum et valet hoc annum dimidiam marcam": John the Parker holds half a hide of land for the service (sergeantry) of keeping the King's park and pasture-ground, and receives this year half a mark. Fifty acres, 6s. 8d. per annum for folding the royal sheep and driving them to pasture.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface. v
  • Contents of Vol. I xi
  • Illustrations to Vol. I. xiii
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 17
  • Chapter III 27
  • Chapter IV 49
  • Chapter V 89
  • Chapter VI 130
  • Chapter VII 160
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