Benjamin Parker - Butcher of Earby

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Benjamin Parker - Butcher of Earby

Post by Awgie » 01 Jul 2019, 13:48

Searching for any info on Benjamin Parker who was a butcher of Earby

I cannot find a baptism for him but he married Bridget Atkinson at Marton In Craven on 02 Jan 1709.
Both of them are listed as being of the parish

Baptismal entries for their children:-

Elizabeth Parker:-
Daughter of Benjamin Parker
Baptism: 29 Nov 1709 St Peter, Burnley, Lancashire,
Abode: Burnley
Register: Baptisms 1653 - 1727, Page 68, Entry 10
Source: LDS Film 1517690
Burial: 15 Dec 1715 Thornton in Craven
Daughter of Benjamin Parker of Birk Hall, Earby (butcher)

Bridget Parker:-
Daughter of Benjamin Parker of Earby (butcher)
Baptism: 01 Feb 1710 Thornton in Craven
Marriage: 02 May 1741 Thornton in Craven
Spouse: Thomas Riddiough
Burial: 06 May 1789 Thornton in Craven
Burial: 24 Jun 1719 Thornton in Craven
Daughter of Benjamin Parker of Earby (butcher)

William Parker:-
Son of Benjamin Parker of Earby (butcher)
Baptism: 26 Dec 1718 Thornton in Craven
Burial: 04 Jan 1741 Thornton in Craven

Marfield Papers
27th June 1718: Joseph Cowgill entered into a contract with Benjamin Parker a butcher, Bridget his wife and Margaret Atkinson (possibly Bridget''s mother) who resided at Birch Hall, to purchase this small estate which included eight cottages for the sum of £114.

Is the Benjamin Parker listed in the Northowram Register a relative?

Northowram Register
Pages 133-134
1682, Dec.31, a Sabbath day. Meeting at the house of Benjn. Parker of Thornton, Butcher, where besides the family were Thomas Higson of Kelbrooke, Hatter, Joseph Higson of Easeby Linnen Webster, John Parker of Acronley in Lancashire, Rich. Boothman of Salterforth, husbandman, William Ellis of Broughton, husbandman, all of them reputed Quakers, silently sitting in ye house, not a speaker amongst them.
Joseph Higson confessed before Justice Assheton that he was present, but would not tell who else was there neither would he subscribe to his confession.
Benjn. Parker confessed there was a meeting at his house but who were there and what it was about would not confess and would not sign the confession respecting himself. (page 133)

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Re: Benjamin Parker - Butcher of Earby

Post by Wendyf » 01 Jul 2019, 21:17

Welcome to the site Awgie. I don't think I can add anything to the information you already have. The Benjamin in the Northowram Register would be quite old when he married and had children if he had his own house in 1682, perhaps more likely to be the father.

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Re: Benjamin Parker - Butcher of Earby

Post by Stanley » 02 Jul 2019, 02:10

I have bumped the Parker Index File. No mention of Benjamin, butcher.
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