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  • ID: I20265
  • Name: William 1st Baron PARR , of Horton, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1480 in Kendal Castle, Westmorland, England
  • Death: BEF 13 DEC 1547 in Horton, Northamptonshire, England (dspm) 1 2
  • Note:
    William Parr, d. before 13 Dec 1547, Baron Parr of Horton, co. Northampton (uncle to Queen Katherine Parr), Sheriff of Northamptonshire; m. before 1511 Mary Salisbury, d. 10 July 1555, daughter of William Salisbury of Horton and Elizabeth Wylde. [Ancestral Roots]



    WILLIAM PARR, 2nd son of Sir William PARR, K.G. (who died shortly before 26 February 1483/4) (b), by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth (c), 2nd daughter of Henry (FITZHUGH), LORD FITZHUGH. He was an Esquire of the Body to King Henry VII, and, 9 October 1510 to March 1511/2, to King Henry VIII, to whom he became a Knight of the Body;) Keeper of the great and little parks of Brigstock, 30 December 1505 and 18 November 1506; Steward of the King's lands in co. Pembroke, 28 August 1509. As one of the King's Spears he took part in the French wars from 1512, was knighted at Tournai 25 September 1513, and was present at the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520. He was Sheriff of co. Northampton, 1517-18, 1522, 1533-34, and 1537-38; served in Scotland under the Earl of Surrey and Lord Dacre in 1523; Keeper of Rockingham Castle, 17 June 1523 to 25 May 1544; Chamberlain to the King's son Henry, Duke of Richmond, and member of his Council of the North from 1525, M.P. for co. Northampton, 1529-36. He took a prominent part in the suppression of the Lincolnshire rebellion in 1536. He was created, 23 December 1543, BARON PARR OF HORTON, co. Northampton, being then Chamberlain to his niece Katharine Parr, the 6th and last Queen Consort of Henry VIII. He was one of the Queen's Council of Regency during the King's absence in 1544; Keeper of Rockingham Park, 4 November 1546 till his death.

    He married, before 1511, Mary, daughter and coheir of William SALISBURY, of Horton, by Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Thomas WYLDE, of Bromham, Beds, whereby he acquired the estate of Horton. He died s.p.m., about November (before 13 December) 1547, and was buried at Horton, when his peerage became extinet. M.I. His widow died 10 July 1555, and was buried at Horton. M.L. [Complete Peerage X:309-11, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    (b) His 1st wife, Joan, widow of Thomas Colt, d. Aug 1473 (lands in Cumberland, Berks, Essex, etc.), when her son and heir was John Colt, then aged 9.

    (c) She afterwards m. Sir Nicholas Vaux, of Harrowden, co. Northampton, who was created in 1523, Lord Vaux of Harrowden. She d. before 29 Jan 1507/8.

    Father: William PARR , of Kendal, KG, MP, Sir b: ABT 1434 in Kendal Castle, Westmorland, England
    Mother: Elizabeth FITZHUGH b: ABT 1455 in Ravensworth, Richmond, Yorkshire North Riding, England

    Marriage 1 Mary SALISBURY , Heiress of Horton b: ABT 1484 in Horton, Northamptonshire, England
    • Married: BEF SEP 1511 1 3
    1. Has Children Maud (Magdalene) PARR b: ABT 1512 in Horton, Northamptonshire, England

    1. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 78-38
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: X:309-11
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: X:311 (a)
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