Thomas Parr, Esq.

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Thomas Parr, Esq., son of Bryan Parr and Elizabeth Shakerley, was born about 1516, being age 12 at this father's death.1 He died after 15 September 1558, when he made his will.2 In his will, he requested burial at Prescot, Lancashire, England.2

Thomas married (1) Ellen Gerard, daughter of Thomas Gerard, when she was age 11, and the marriage was likely never consumated;1 he married (2) Margaret Leyland, daughter of Sir William Leyland, Knt. and Anne Singleton, before 1540.2,1

Thomas left a will dated 15 September 1558, naming:
wife Margaret;
children Bryan, Henre, Thomas, Margaret, Jane, Katheryn, Grace, Elysabeth;
sister Anne;
debts of Thomas Eccleston;
executors wife Margaret, cousin William Holland, Gent., brother-in-law Thomas Leyland, Esq;
witnesses Henry Eccleston, William Parr, Edward Ley, Bryan Martin.3

Family 1

Ellen Gerard d. bef. 1540

Family 2

Margaret Leyland
  • Jane Parr+2 d. bt 24 Oct 1579 - 8 Mar 1580/81
  • Bryan Parr2
  • Henry Parr2
  • Thomas Parr2
  • Margaret Parr2
  • Anne Parr2
  • Katherine Parr2
  • Grace Parr2
  • Elizabeth Parr2
  • William Parr1 b. abt. 1540
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  1. [S2441] Edward Baines and James Croston, editor, The History of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster, Five vols., "A New, Revised, and Enlarged Edition", (London, England: John Heywood, 1893), ped chart following 5:18, further cited as Baines, History of Lancaster.
  2. [S2347] George John Piccope, editor, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories, From the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester, Volume III [1596–1639], O.S. 54 ([Manchester,] England: The Chetham Society, 1861), 118, further cited as Piccope, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills III.
  3. [S2347] Piccope, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills III, 118-120 (no date of probate).