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Macclesfield, Earl of (GB, 1721)

 

Creation: let. pat. 15 Nov 1721

 

Family name: Parker

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Arms:

Gules a Chevron between three Leopards' Faces Or

Crest:

A Leopard's Head erased at the neck affrontée Or ducally gorged Gules

Supporters:

On either side a Leopard reguardant proper ducally gorged Gules

Motto:

Sapere Aude (Dare to be wise)

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Thomas [Parker], 1st Baron Parker later 1st Earl of Macclesfield, PC

son of Thomas Parker, of Leek, co. Stafford, an attorney, by his wife Anne Venables, dau. and cohrss. of Robert Venables, of Nuneham, co. Chester

born

23 Jul 1667

mar.

23 Apr 1691 his second cousin Janet Carrier (d. 23 Aug 1733; bur. at Shirburn, co. Oxford), dau. and cohrss. of Robert Carrier, of Wirksworth, co. Derby (by his wife Elizabeth .....), son of Richard Carrier, of Wirksworth, co. Derby, by his wife Janet Parker, dau. of Thomas Parker, of Browsholme-in-Bolland, co. York

children

1. Hon George Parker, later 2nd Earl of Macclesfield

1. Lady Elizabeth Parker (d. 21 Feb 1746/7; bur. at Hursley, co. Hampshire), mar. 7 Apr 1720 Sir William Heathcote, 1st Bt., of Hursley, co. Hampshire, and had issue

died

28 Apr 1732 (bur. at Shirburn, co. Oxford)

created

10 Mar 1716 Baron Parker, of Macclesfield in the County of Chester

15 Nov 1721 Viscount Parker, of Ewelme in the County of Oxford, and Earl of Macclesfield, with a special remainder failing male heirs of his body to his only daughter Elizabeth, wife of William Heathcote, of Hursley, co. Hampshire, and to the heirs male of her body

suc. by

son

note

student, Inner Temple 1683/4; barrister 1691; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Derby 1705-10; Serjeant-at-Law and Queen's Serjeant 1705; knighted 1705; took part in the impeachment of Dr Sacheverell; Privy Councillor 1710; Lord Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench 1710-18; FRS 1711/2; a Lord Justice (Regent) of the Realm 1714, 1719, 1720 and 1723; Lord Chancellor of Great Britain 1718-24/5; Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire 1719; resigned as Lord Chancellor 1724/5 and shortly afterwards was impeached for corruption, found guilty and fined £30,000

 

George [Parker], 2nd Earl of Macclesfield

born

c. 1697

mar. (1)

18 Sep 1722 Mary Lane (d. 4 Jun 1753; bur. at Shirburn, co. Oxford), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Ralph Lane, a Turkey merchant, of Woodbury, co. Cambridge, by his wife Elizabeth Blackwell, sister and eventual hrss. of Jonathan Blackwell, of Northall, co. Hertford

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Parker, later 3rd Earl of Macclesfield

2. Lt Gen Hon George Lane Parker (b. 4 Sep 1724; dsp. 6 Sep 1791), mar. 1782 Jane Dormer (widow of Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer, of Rousham; d. 29 Jul 1802), dau. and cohrss. of Charles Adelmare Caesar

mar. (2)

20 Dec 1757 Dorothy Nesbitt (dsp. 14 Jul 1779)

died

17 Mar 1764 (bur. at Shirburn, co. Oxford)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

a Teller of the Exchequer 1719-64; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Wallingford 1722-27; FRS 1722; President, The Royal Society 1752-64; a pall bearer at the funeral of Frederick, Prince of Wales 1751; took a great part in drawing up the Act "for regulating the commencement of the year", i.e. for the adoption of the "New Style" in 1751; FSA 1752; Vice-President, the Foundling Hospital; High Steward of Henley-on-Thames

 

Thomas [Parker], 3rd Earl of Macclesfield

born

12 Oct 1723

mar.

12 Dec 1749 his cousin Mary Heathcote (b. 29 Dec 1726; d. 20 May 1812; bur. at Shirburn, co. Oxford), 1st dau. of Sir William Heathcote, 1st Bt., of Hursley, co. Hampshire, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Parker, only dau. of Thomas [Parker], 1st Earl of Macclesfield

children

1. Hon George Parker, later 4th Earl of Macclesfield

2. Hon Thomas Parker, later 5th Earl of Macclesfield

1. Lady Elizabeth Parker (d. 10 Jun 1829), mar. 16 Nov 1773 John Fane MP, of Wormsley, co. Oxford (d. 8 Feb 1824), 1st son and hr. of Henry Fane, of Wormsley, co. Oxford, Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis 1757-77, by his third wife Charlotte Luther, sister and cohrss. of John Luther, of Myles's, co. Essex, and had issue

died

9 Feb 1795 (bur. at Shirburn, co. Oxford)

suc. by

son

note

FRS 1747; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Newcastle-under-Lyme 1747-54, for Oxfordshire 1754-61 and for Rochester 1761-64; High Steward of Henley-on-Thames

 

George [Parker], 4th Earl of Macclesfield, PC

born

24 Feb 1755

mar.

25 May 1780 Mary Frances Drake, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen Consort 1811-18 (b. 1761; d. 1 Jan 1823; bur. at Shirburn, co. Oxford), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Rev Thomas Drake DD, Rector of Amersham, co. Buckingham, by his wife Elizabeth Whittington, dau. of Isaac Whittington, of Orford, co. Suffolk

only surviving child

1. Lady Maria Parker (b. 23 Jan 1781; dsp. 11 Feb 1861), mar. 13 Nov 1802 Thomas [Hamilton], 9th Earl of Haddington

died

s.p.m.s. 20 Mar 1842 (bur. at Shirburn, co. Oxford)

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Woodstock 1777-84 and for Minehead 1790-95; a Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales 1780-89; Privy Councillor 1791; Comptroller of the Household 1791-97; High Steward of Henley-on-Thames; a Lord of the Bedchamber to the King 1797-1804; Capt of the Yeomen of the Guard 1804-30; President of the Board of Trade 1816-18; Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire 1817-42; Councillor to the Queen Consort 1818; FRS 1818

 

Thomas [Parker], 5th Earl of Macclesfield

born

9 Jun 1763

mar. (1)

16 Mar 1796 ..... Edwards (b. 1779; dspm. 9 Apr 1803), 1st dau. of Lewis Edwards, of Talgarth, co. Merioneth

children by first wife

1. Lady Amelia Parker (d. 5 Feb 1881), mar. Mar 1817 William Montgomery, of Grey Abbey, co. Down (d. 3 May 1831), and had issue

2. Lady Matilda Anne Parker (d. 25 May 1888), mar. 26 May 1825 Arthur Hill Montgomery, of Tyrella, co. Down (d. 15 Jan 1867), and had issue

3. Lady Ellen Katherine Parker (d. 23 Sep 1844), mar. 3 Nov 1829 as his second wife her first cousin once removed Lt Col John William Fane MP, of Wormsley, co. Oxford (d. 19 Nov 1875), 1st son and hr. of John Fane MP, of Wormsley, co. Oxford (by his wife Elizabeth Stone, dau. of William Lowndes Stone, of Brightwell Park), 1st son and hr. of John Fane MP, of Wormsley, co. Oxford, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Parker, only dau. of Thomas[Parker], 3rd Earl of Macclesfield, and had issue

4. Lady Louisa Parker (d. 14 Apr 1871)

mar. (2)

19 Mar 1807 Eliza Breton-Wolstenholme (d. 1 Jan 1862), yst. dau. of William Breton-Wolstenholme, of Holly Hill, co. Sussex

children by second wife

1. Hon Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme Parker, later 6th Earl of Macclesfield

5. Lady Laura Cecilia Parker (b. 1809; d. 26 Jan 1883), mar. 3 May 1836 Hugh Seymour [Kerr later McDonnell], 4th Earl of Antrim, and had issue

6. Lady Lavinia Agnes Parker (d. 24 Nov 1893), mar. 19 Jul 1836 Hon John Thomas Dutton, of Hinton House, Alresford, co. Hampshire, High Sheriff of Hampshire 1866 (b. 23 Aug 1810; d. 22 Jun 1884), 2nd son of John [Dutton], 2nd Baron Sherborne, by his wife Hon Mary Bilson-Legge, only dau. and hrss. of Henry Stawel [Bilson-Legge], 2nd Baron Stawel, and had issue

died

31 Mar 1850

suc. by

son by second wife

note

an officer in the Coldstream Guards 1780-82; Sheriff of Oxfordshire 1808-09; High Steward of Henley-on-Thames 1842

 

Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme [Parker], 6th Earl of Macclesfield

born

17 Mar 1811

mar. (1)

11 Jul 1839 Henrietta Turner (d. 19 Nov 1839), yst. dau. of Edmund Turner, of Stoke Rochford, co. Lincoln, by his second wife Dorothea Tucker, dau. of Lt Col ..... Tucker

mar. (2)

25 Aug 1842 Lady Mary Frances Grosvenor, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales 1863-96 and an Extra Lady of the Bedchamber 1896-1912 (b. 2 Dec 1821; d. 2 Jan 1912; bur. at Shirburn, co. Oxford), 2nd dau. of Richard [Grosvenor], 2nd Marquess of Westminster, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower, 2nd dau. of George Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Duke of Sutherland

children by second wife

1. Lieut Hon George Augustus Parker, styled Viscount Parker (b. 19 Oct 1843; dvp. 24 Sep 1895), mar. (1) 14 Mar 1878 Edith Richardson (widow of Thomas Rumbold Richardson, of Somerset, co. Derry;  dsp. 4 Apr 1895), 1st dau. of Frederick Paul Harford, of Down Place, Windsor, co. Berkshire, by his wife Louisa Eliza Bourke Halifax, 2nd dau. of Rev R Fitzwilliam Halifax, and (2) 6 Jan 1887 Caroline Agnes Loveden (mar. (2) 28 Apr 1897 Maj Llewellyn Washington Matthews;  d. 7 Jan 1919; bur. at Shirburn, co. Oxford), sister of Sir Pryse Pryse, 1st Bt., and dau. of Pryse Pryse later Loveden, of Gogerddan, co. Glamorgan, by his wife Margaretta Jane Rice, 2nd dau. of Maj Walter Rice, of Llwynybrain, co. Carmarthen, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Hon George Loveden William Henry Parker, later 7th Earl of Macclesfield

2. Hon Cecil Thomas Parker, of The Grove, Corsham, co. Wiltshire (b. 27 Mar 1845; d. 12 Jun 1931), mar. 24 May 1870 Rosamond Hester Harriet Longley (d. 4 Apr 1936), 4th dau. of Rt Hon & Most Rev Charles Thomas Longley DD, Archbishop of Canterbury 1862-68, by his wife Hon Caroline Sophia Parnell, 1st dau, of Henry Brooke [Parnell], 1st Baron Congleton, and had issue

3. Rev Hon Algernon Robert Parker, Rector of Bix, Henley-on-Thames, co. Oxford 1877-97, and of St Oswald, Malpas, co. Chester 1897-1904, Rural Dean of Malpas 1904-17 (b. 17 Nov 1849; d. 20 May 1940), mar. 26 Apr 1877 Emma Jane Anne Kenyon (d. 17 May 1933), only dau. of Hon Edward Kenyon, of Maesfen, Malpas, co. Chester (by his first wife Caroline Susan Catherine Beresford, 3rd dau. of Rt Hon Gen Lord George Thomas Beresford GCH (by his wife Harriet Schutz, dau. of John Bacon Schutz, of Gillingham Hall, Beccles, co. Suffolk), 3rd son of George de la Poer [Beresford], 1st Marquess of Waterford), 2nd son of George [Kenyon], 2nd Baron Kenyon, and had issue

4. Hon Francis Parker, of Bagley Wood, Oxford, Member of Parliament for Henley 1886-95 (b. 15 Aug 1851; d. 22 Oct 1931), mar. 16 Feb 1882 Henrietta Gaskell (d. 5 Sep 1940), 3rd dau. of Henry Lomax Gaskell, of Kiddington Hall, co. Oxford, by his wife Alice Cunliffe Brooks, dau. of Samuel Cunliffe Brooks, of Whalley Range, Withington, co. Lancaster, and had issue

5. Hon Sidney Parker (b. 3 Oct 1852; d. 21 May 1897)

6. Hon Reginald Parker, of 35 Beaufort Gardens, London (b. 14 Jul 1854; d. 23 Mar 1942), mar. 17 Oct 1876 Katherine Mary Ames (d. 20 Nov 1939), 3rd dau. of Henry Metcalfe Ames, of Linden, co. Northumberland, by his wife Elizabeth Sarah Cadogan, only dau. of Maj Hodgson Cadogan, of Brinkburn Priory, co. Northumberland, and had issue

7. Hon Hugh Lupus Parker (b. 2 Oct 1855; dvp. 11 Mar 1859)

8. Hon Edmund William Parker, of 51 South Street, Park Lane, London, High Sheriff of Warwickshire 1919 (b. 2 Mar 1857; d. 27 Mar 1943), mar. 11 Jul 1883 Fanny Emma Baldwin (d. 18 Apr 1942), dau. of Capt William Baldwin, of Dunedin, and had issue

9. Rev Hon Archibald Parker, Rector of Web, co. Shropshire (b. 4 Apr 1859; d. 9 Jan 1931), mar. 8 Jan 1890 Hon Maud Frances Bateman-Hanbury (d. 23 Feb 1932), 1st dau. of William Bateman [Bateman-Hanbury], 2nd Baron Bateman, by his wife Agnes Burrell Kerrison, 3rd dau. of Gen Sir Edward Kerrison, 3rd Bt. GCH KCB, of Brome Hall, Eye, co. Suffolk, and had issue

10. Hon Henry Parker, Sub-Librarian of the House of Lords (b. 14 Dec 1860; d. 26 Jun 1952), mar. 11 Oct 1916 Henrietta Judith Baker (d. 8 Oct 1946), dau. of Rev Robert Lowbridge Baker, of Ramsden House, co. Oxford, and had issue

11. Hon Alexander Edward Parker OBE, of Norton Curlieu, co. Warwick (b. 1 Jul 1864; d. 2 Sep 1958), mar. 30 Dec 1896 Winifred Florence Worthington (d. 30 Sep 1958), 2nd dau. of Albert Octavius Worthington, of Maple Hayes, co Stafford, by his wife Sarah Elizabeth Etty, only dau. of John Etty, of Malton, co. York, and had issue

1. Lady Elizabeth Amelia Parker (d. 26 Jan 1916)

2. Lady Adelaide Helen Parker (d. 14 Jul 1941), mar. 22 Apr 1875 Hon William Frederick Dawnay (b. 14 Oct 1851; d. 29 Sep 1904), 6th son of William Henry [Dawnay], 7th Viscount Downe, by his wife Mary Isabel Bagot, 4th dau. of Rt Rev Hon Richard Bagot DD, Bishop of Bath and Wells (by his wife Lady Harriet Villiers, dau. of George Busey [Villiers], 4th Earl of Jersey), 3rd son of William [Bagot], 1st Baron Bagot, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Alice Parker (d. 11 Jan 1930), mar. 21 Jul 1896 Rt Rev Charles Fane de Salis, Bishop Suffragan of Taunton (b. 19 Mar 1860; d. 24 Jan 1942), 4th son of Rev Henry Jerome Augustine Fane de Salis, of Portnall Park, co. Surrey, Rector of Fringford, Bicester, co. Oxford, by his wife Grace Elizabeth Henley, 3rd dau. of Rt Hon Joseph Warner Henley MP, of Waterperry, co. Oxford, and had issue

4. Lady Evelyn Florence Parker (d. 16 Mar 1957)

died

24 Jul 1896 (bur. at Shirburn, co. Oxford)

suc. by

grandson

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Oxfordshire 1837-41; High Steward of Henley-on-Thames 1850

 

George Loveden William Henry [Parker], 7th Earl of Macclesfield

born

24 May 1888

mar.

9 Jun 1909 Lilian Joanna Vere Boyle (d. 9 Apr 1974), only dau. of Capt Charles John Boyle by his wife Lilian Kennedy Pochin, only dau. of Charles Norman Pochin, of Barkby Hall, co. Leicester

children

1. Hon George Roger Alexander Thomas Parker, later 8th Earl of Macclesfield

2. P/O Hon William Richard Christopher Boyle Parker RAFVR (b. 25 Dec 1917; dvp. and sp. Dec 1941), mar. 19 Apr 1941 Lavender Amy Glyn (b. 5 Feb 1922; mar. (2) 12 Sep 1947 Michael Fulwar Horne; d. 3 Nov 1964), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Arthur St Leger Glyn (by his wife Amy Frances Hohler, dau. of Frederick Scott Hohler, of Lowndes Square, London), 1st son and hr. of Capt Hon Sidney Carr Glyn MP (by his wife Fanny Marescaux, yst. dau. of Adolphe Marescaux, of St Omer, France), 7th son of George Carr [Glyn], 1st Baron Wolverton

3. Hon Jocelyn George Dudley Parker, of Pyrton Field Farm, Watlington, co. Oxford (b. 23 Apr 1920; d. 28 Feb 2009), mar. 20 Nov 1948 Daphne Irene Whitaker (b. 29 Jul 1919), 2nd dau. of Maj George Cecil Whitaker, of Britwell House, Watlington, co. Oxford, by his wife Margaret Emma Maitland OBE, dau. of Arthur Maitland, of Shudy Camps, co. Cambridge, and had issue

died

20 Sep 1975

suc. by

son

note

Chairman, Oxfordshire County Council 1937-75; Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire 1954-63

 

George Roger Alexander Thomas [Parker], 8th Earl of Macclesfield

born

6 May 1914

mar.

18 Jun 1938 Hon Valerie Mansfield (d. Jun 1995), only dau. of Ralph Sheldon [Mansfield], 4th Baron Sandhurst, by his wife Morley Victoria Upcher, only child of Edward Berners Upcher, of Kirby Cane, Sheringham, co. Norfolk

children

1. Hon Richard Timothy George Mansfield Parker, later 9th Earl of Macclesfield

2. Hon (Jonathan) David Geoffrey Parker, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Macclesfield, of Model Farm, Shirburn, co. Oxford (b. 2 Jan 1945), mar. 7 Dec 1968 Lynne Valerie Butler, 2nd dau. of George William Butler, of Middle Barton, co. Oxford, and has issue:

1a. Timothy George Parker (b. 23 Aug 1969)

1a. Elizabeth Anne Parker (b. 1971)

2a. Jessica Parker (b. 1977)

died

7 Dec 1992

suc. by

son

 

Richard Timothy George Mansfield [Parker], 9th Earl of Macclesfield

born

31 May 1943

mar. (1)

11 Aug 1967 (div. 1985) (Tatiana) Cleone Anne Wheaton-Smith, only dau. of Maj Craig Wheaton-Smith, of Wenham, Massachusetts, USA, by his wife Princess Tatiana Wiasemsky, dau. of Prince George Wiasemsky

children by first wife

1. Lady Tanya Susan Parker (b. 27 Aug 1971)

2. Lady Katherine Anne Parker (b. 19 Jun 1973)

3. Lady Marion Jane Parker (b. 19 Jun 1973)

mar. (2)

1986 Sandra Hope Mead (former wife of .... Mead), dau. of Silvio Fiore, of Florida, USA

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Macclesfield is Hon David Geoffrey Parker, second son of the 8th Earl of Macclesfield and brother of the present Earl.

 

Last updated 7 Apr 2008

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Titles:

9th Earl of Macclesfield

(Great Britain, let. pat. 15 Nov 1721)

9th Viscount Parker, of Ewelme in the County of Oxford

(Great Britain, let. pat. 15 Nov 1721)

9th Baron Parker, of Macclesfield in the County of Chester

(Great Britain, let. pat. 10 Mar 1716)

 

Address:

Shirburn Castle, Watlington, Oxfordshire OX9 5DL

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