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  • ID: I8313
  • Name: Thomas PARKER 1st Earl of Macclesfield; Lord Chancellor 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 10 JAN 2016
  • Birth: 23 JUL 1667
  • Note: Baptised on 8 August 1667 at Leek. 2
  • Event: Title 10 MAR 1716
  • Note: Created Baron Parkerl of Macclesfield by George I. Created Viscount Parker of Ewelme, co. Oxford, and Earl of Macclesfield, 15 November 1721. 2
  • Death: 28 APR 1732
  • Note:
    Buried at Shirburn Castle, Oxfordshire.
    From The Gentleman's Magazine obituary report:
    'Thomas Parker Earl of Macclesfield, in the 66th year of his age, after about 8 days stoppage of urine. In 1710 he was made Ld Chief Justice of the Queens bench; created Baron of Macclesfield Viscount Parker of Ewelm by the late King George. In 1718 appointed Ld High Chancellor of Great Britain, which he enjoyed about six years, till his memorable trial for selling places in Chancellery, for which he was fined 30,000l. He was a person of great abilities a sincere friend and a fond husband, a kind parent and a good master. A constant member of the Church of England and attended its service both in publick and private. When he apprehended the approach of death, he took his farewell of all his friends and servants, seriously and unmoved.'
    2 3

    Father: Thomas PARKER of Leek, co. Stafford
    Mother: Anne VENABLES b: ABT 1637

    Marriage 1 Janet CARRIER
    • Married: 23 APR 1691
    • Note: They were second cousins. Janet was previously married in May 1687, then aged 21, to Francis Bythell. 1 2
    1. Has Children Elizabeth PARKER
    2. Has Children George PARKER 2nd Earl of Macclesfield; Viscount Parker b: ABT 1697

    1. Title: Visitation
      Abbrev: Visitation
      Page: The Visitation of England and Wales
      Ed. Frederick Arthur Crisp
      Vol.7, Heathcote of Hursley, co. Hants
    2. Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed
      Abbrev: Complete Peerage
      Author: G.E. Cokayne with Vicary Gibbs
      Publication: St Catherine Press Ltd, London, 1910 and later
      Page: Macclesfield, Vol.8 pp.332-34
    3. Title: The Gentleman's Magazine
      Abbrev: Gentleman's Magazine
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