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  • ID: I1325
  • Name: William Tollemache PARKE
  • Given Name: William Tollemache
  • Surname: Parke 1 2 3
  • _TEXT: YES 4 5
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1790 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England
  • Death: 1 Feb 1851 in Capetown, South Africa
  • Burial: St. Pauls Cemetery, Rondebosch, Cape
  • Baptism: 19 Jul 1790 Saffron Walden
  • Event: Death
  • Note: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA- CAPE-TOWN/2011-06/1309155479
  • Event: NOTE
  • Note:
    The Hotel continued after his death:
    Tuesday 11 April 1854
    DIED at Parke's Hotel on Friday 7th April after a long an d painful illness, Leah, only daughter of J.M. SOLOMON Esq , late of Adelaide, South Australia, aged 2 years and 10 mo nths.
  • Occupation:
  • Note:
    on his daughter Mary Bushe PARKE's baptismal record, he i s recorded as an innkeeper of India House.
    India House, 17 Rotherhithe Street, Rotherhithe, Surrey. A t 6 Rotherhithe Street in 1869 & earlier. In 1841 it is a t 394 Rotherhithe Street.
  • _UID: 29F48255AF70444498524E47EC052BA3D946
  • Change Date: 27 Jul 2015 at 08:40



    Father: William Joseph PARKE b: 27 Nov 1742 in Stoke By Nayland
    Mother: Elizabeth TOLLEMACHE b: 1756 in Of New Place (Formerly Gyppeswick Hall) Ipswich

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth BUSH b: 11 Dec 1790 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England
    • Married: 29 Jan 1813 in Parish Of Saffron Waldon, Essex, England 6
    • Change Date: 22 Mar 2016
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Talmache PARKE b: 1813 in Saffron Walden, Essex c: 20 Sep 1813 in Saffron Walden, Essex
    2. Has Children Anne Buncher PARKE b: 3 Oct 1815 in possibly India House, London c: 1822 in St Mary, Rotherhithe, London, England
    3. Has Children Sarah Shrieve PARKE b: 19 Jan 1818 in Saffron Walden or London c: 16 Aug 1822 in St Mary, Rotherhithe, London, England
    4. Has No Children Joseph Talmagh PARKE b: 12 Dec 1819 in Rotherhithe St., India House (probably), London, England c: 1822 in St. Mary's Rotherhithe, London
    5. Has Children Mary Bush PARKE b: 31 May 1822 in either Essex or Rotherhithe St., India House (probably), London, England c: 16 Aug 1822 in St Mary, Rotherhithe, London, England
    6. Has Children Eliza Lake (Legge) PARKE b: 4 Mar1824 in Rotherhithe Wall, London c: 28 Mar 1824 in St. Mary's Rotherhithe, London
    7. Has Children Lydia Hurst Tolmags PARKE b: 10 Dec 1827 in Probably Wapping, London, England c: 1828 in St John's Wapping, London, England
    8. Has No Children William Bush PARKE b: 10 Apr 1832 c: 9 May 1832 in St. John Wapping, London

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Title: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Quality: 3
      Text: In the Saffron Walden baptisms, he is listed as a carpenter.
    2. Abbrev: 2007 Oct 23 email from Edward Walthew
      Title: 2007 Oct 23 email from Edward Walthew
      Quality: 3
      Text: It is interesting that:
      Samuel Parke is listed as a Brandy and wine merchant
      William Parke establishes a hotel in cape town
      William Kidson is listed as a Wine merchant as well as a fa rmer in thecape
      Elizabeth Parke married John Pilcher who appears to have be en runninga pub in Stepney.
    3. Abbrev: Heather McAllister email
      Title: Heather McAllister email
      Quality: 3
      Text: From Heather MacAllister, I learn that he and his wife beca me the owners of Parkes Hotel which eventually became the f amous Grand Hotel in Cape Town
      PARKE
      William Parke was the son of Joseph Parke, born 27.11.174 2 Stoke byNayland, and died 3.9.1821 Saffron Walden. Reg . Parish Churches; andof his wife Elizabeth daughter of Joh n Talmash of New Place (formerlyGyppeswick Hall) Ipswich , who died 19.5.1777 aged 66.
      Reg. Parish Church Stoke by Nayland.
      The name Talmash is spelt variously Talmasb, Talmasch, Toll emache. Thefamily has a tag:
      "Before the Normans to England came Bentley was my seat an d Talmash myname."
      William Parke and his wife had, besides Mary Bush who marri ed CaptainJames Sedgwick, five other daughters: Elizabet h - John Tyars, whosedescendants live in the Union.
      Anne Buncher - Captain Henry Wilson of the Mercantile Marin e.
      Sarah Shrive - Captain Dare of the Honbi. East India Compan y. As faras I know there are no descendants in the Union. T heir daughtermarried Sir Thomas Jackson, Baronet, General M anager of the Hong Kongand Shanghai Bank.
      Eliza Lake - Captain William Walker Ball of the Honbl. Eas t IndiaCompany. A pleasant account of her and of Captain Ba ll may be read inthe Memoirs and Reminiscences of Sir Joh n Kotze. Many of theirdescendants remain in the Union. Tw o of their daughters marriedoverseas: Anne Elizabeth to Maj or Archibald Arbuthnot son of SirWilliam Arbuthnot, Bt., an d of his wife Gertrude Sophia daughter ofViscount Gough. An d Emily Lydia to Charles Francis Henry Spencer,grandson o f Viscount Churchill Francis Almeric SPENCER ]. . Lydia Hur st - John Philipson Stowe(uncle of the first baronet, who a lso married a Capetonian, FlorenceHenchman). They have des cendants in the Union. William Parke andElizabeth also ha d an only son, Joseph. He ran away, it was surmisedto sea , and was not again heard of.
      When William Parke brought his family back to the Cape afte r thedisaster at Grahamstown he had intended to take ship f or England, hissmall capital having been expended. He was , however, persuaded tostay, and in order to make a livelih ood he and his wife took in payingguests. This venture deve loped into their launching forth into thehotel trade, and t hey opened Parke's Hotel at the corner of StrandStreet. Thi s hotel became known in course of time as the Grand Hotel,w hich still exists.
      An amusing story is told of William Parke, amusing at thi s longdistance of time, but it gives some idea of the terro r that prevailedin Grahamstown. His daughters were handsom e young women, or rathergirls, and it was brought to his ea rs that the Kaffir Chief thenbesieging the town had made i t known that he would have his choiceamong them when he go t into the town. William Parke ordered his sixdaughters t o accompany him to the powder magazine where he made themkn eel down in a row and swear to accompany him there again t o be blownup with the magazine should the Kaffirs succeed i n entering the town.Fortunately this histrionic effort prov ed to be unnecessary.
    4. Abbrev: 2009 Feb 16 conversation with Pamela Dare
      Title: 2009 Feb 16 conversation with Pamela Dare
      Note:
      We met in Puerto Vallarta.
      Quality: 3
      Text: The DARE family have a slightly different version of the st ory of the PARKE family under siege than the one from Heath er McAllister - but the core of it is the same. The fathe r feared for the safety of his daughters and would rather s ee them dead than abused at the hands of assailants. The D ARE family version is that a gun was given to the eldest da ughter and should they be overrun, that she was to shoot he r sisters and then herself rather than be at the (less tha n mercy) of their assailants. At the time, they were on th e other side of the river from the relative safety of the w hite settlement, possibly outside Elizabethville. Willia m PARKE was injured while escaping and went down to Capetow n and bought property outside Capetown.
    5. Abbrev: Heather McAllister email
      Title: Heather McAllister email
      Quality: 3
      Text: William Parke and his wife had, besides Mary Bush who marri ed CaptainJames Sedgwick, five other daughters: Elizabet h - John Tyars, whosedescendants live in the Union. Ann e Buncher - Captain Henry Wilsonof the Mercantile Marine . Sarah Shrive - Captain Dare of the Honbl.East India Com pany. As far as I know there are no descendants in theUnion . Their daughter married Sir Thomas Jackson, Baronet, Gener alManager of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. Eliza Lak e - CaptainWilliam Walker Ball of the Honbl. East India Com pany. A pleasantaccount of her and of Captain Ball may be r ead in the Memoirs andReminiscences of Sir John Kotze. Man y of their descendants remain inthe Union. Two of their dau ghters married overseas: Anne Elizabeth toMajor Archibald A rbuthnot son of Sir William Arbuthnot, Bt., and ofhis wif e Gertrude Sophia daughter of Viscount Gough. And Emily Lyd iato Charles Francis Henry Spencer, grandson of Viscount Ch urchill.Lydia Hurst - John Philipson Stowe (uncle of the fi rst baronet, whoalso married a Capetonian, Florence Henchm an). They have descendantsin the Union. William Parke and E lizabeth also had an only son,Joseph. He ran away, it was s urmised to sea, and was not again heardof. When Willia m Parke brought his family back to the Cape after thedisast er at Grahamstown he had intended to take ship for England , hissmall capital having been expended. He was, however, p ersuaded tostay, and in order to make a livelihood he and h is wife took in payingguests. This venture developed into t heir launching forth into thehotel trade, and they opened P arke's Hotel at the corner of StrandStreet. This hotel beca me known in course of time as the Grand Hotel,which still e xists.
      An amusing story is told of William Parke, amusing at thi s longdistance of time, but it gives some idea of the terro r that prevailedin Grahamstown. His daughters were handsom e young women, or rathergirls, and it was brought to his ea rs that the Kaffir Chief thenbesieging the town had made i t known that he would have his choiceamong them when he go t into the town. William Parke ordered his sixdaughters t o accompany him to the powder magazine where he made themkn eel down in a row and swear to accompany him there again t o be blownup with the magazine should the Kaffirs succeed i n entering the town.Fortunately this histrionic effort prov ed to be unnecessary.
    6. Abbrev: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Title: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Text: [Parish Church Saffron Walden Extracts from Register]
      1813 Jan 29 William Parke bachelor of the parish & Elizabet h Bushspinster of the parish.
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