Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Edward Packer

Male Abt 1625 - 1661  (~ 33 years)


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  • Name Edward Packer 
    Born Abt 1625  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 20 Aug 1658 and 19 Nov 1661  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I012944  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 

    Father Maryland Parker 
    Family ID F06515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Packer,   b. Abt 1629, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1695/96, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Bef 1645  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Packer,   b. Abt 1645, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1669/70, St. Inigoes Manor, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     2. Samuel Packer,   b. Abt 1647, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1670, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     3. Elizabeth Packer,   b. Abt 1649,   d. Bef Sep 1680, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     4. Philip Packer,   b. Abt 1651, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1670, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F06513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Packer/Paker/Parker, Edward [Sr.] - m. Elizabeth ______.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber A, pp. 166 and 192.

      Edward and Elizabeth had 4 children: Edward [Jr.], Samuel, Philip and Elizabeth.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, pp. 40, 43, and 50-1 (brother "Edward" should read brother "Philip"), and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 3, pp. 320-1.

      There are no estate records for Edward [Sr.]; he died in Charles Co. between Aug. 20, 1658 and Nov. 19, 1661.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records Liber A, pp. 16-17 (last record when Edward [Sr.] is still living) and p. 166 (first record where widow Elizabeth appears.)

      After Edward [Sr.] died his widow Elizabeth m. Nicholas Young.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, pp. 40, 43, and 50-1, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 3, pp. 319 and 326.

      Elizabeth and Nicholas are not known to have had any children. Nicholas Young d. testate Jan. 29, 1669/70 (probate date) in St. Maryís Co., Md., leaving all his estate, both real and personal, to wife Elizabeth.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, p. 50.

      Elizabeth d. testate Jan. 21, 1695/6 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, p. 100.

      Son Edward Parker [Jr.] did not marry and d. testate Jan. 29, 1669/70 (probate date) in St. Maryís Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, pp. 40 and 50-1, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 3, pp. 320-1.

      So far as is known, sons Samuel and Philip Parker d. not live to adulthood as neither is found after being mentioned in the will of their brother Edward [Jr.] and they were under age at that time.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, pp. 50-1.

      Daughter Elizabeth is shown below.
      Elizabeth Parker/Packer - There is no direct proof but circumstantial evidence indicates that Elizabeth Parker/Packer, the only daughter of Edward Parker/Packer [Sr.] and his wife Elizabeth, m. James Tyre of Charles Co., and that they were the parents of son Bowles Tyre who was b. in Charles Co. no later that 1678. Bowles Tyre was the eldest son of James Tyre and is called "grandson" in the Oct. 1695 will of Mrs. Elizabeth Parker/Packer Young.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, p. 100, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 20, p. 31.

      Mrs. Elizabeth Parker/Packer Tyre was deceased by Sep. 1680 for by that date James Tyre had m. his 2nd wife Rebecca _____ and they were already the parents of James Tyre [Jr.]
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, p. 123, and Vol. 2, p. 16.

      The missing link in this proposed chain of events is that no record has been found of the young Elizabeth between Jan. 3, 1669/70, when she is mentioned in her brother Edward Parker [Jr.ís] will, and Sep. 1680, by which date she was deceased. Dr. Lois G. Carr in her "Menís Career Files" estimates that Elizabeth m. James Tyre [Sr.] ca. 1675, which seems reasonable. Papenfuseís "Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature" suggests a less likely but possible scenario, namely, that Mrs. Elizabeth Parker/Packer Young had a dau. Rebecca Young by her 2nd husband Nicholas Young, and that Rebecca was the only wife of James Tyre [Sr.] James Tyre [Sr.] d. by Sep. 11, 1686 in Charles Co., Md. Sources: (1) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 13, p. 406, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 9, p. 300.

      After James died, his widow Rebecca m. Robert Yates.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 25 May 1658, Page 1
      Samuel Tilman and Henry Parnell by atty. Edward Paker, demands warrant against Arthur Turner; debt value 1500# of tobacco

      Samuel Tilman and Henry Parnell by atty. Edward Paker demands warrant against Arthur Turner in action of case; 2000# of tobacco; subpoena Edward Bowles

      Henry Lilley demands warrant against Edward Paker in action of case
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 19 Jun 1658, Page 10
      Thomas Man by atty. Edward Paker, Gent., demands warrant against Samuel Parker action of debt value 420# tobacco
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 20 Aug 1658, Page 16
      Mr. Thomas Lomax, Plt.; Mr. Edward Paker, Def.; for satisfaction of bargain for teaching defendant's son his book for a year; defendant proving the bargain made void through plaintiffs negligence and not default of defendant;
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 23 Nov 1658, Page 31-32-33
      Present: Governor Josias Fendall, Esq., job Chandler, Esq.,
      Commissioners: Mr. John Hatch, Mr. James Linsey, Mr. Edward Parkes
      William Empson, Plt.; William Robisson, Def.; regarding dispute over building a dwelling house of 25 feet long, 20 feet wide with a shed of 10 feet long at the end of the house; mentions Thomas Baker, Lionel Britton, John Norman, Thomas Jackson

      Robisson ordered to build said house and make good 2 cows unto the plaintiff; when house is built plaintiff to Pay defendant 500# of tobacco; defendant to pay costs of suit

      Richard Trew; William Robisson, Def.; regarding a boat which Robisson and Edward Parker bought of goodman William Smoote; Trew and Smoote being partners at the time; referral granted; depositions given: William Empson, age ca 28 years, 3 years ago heard William Robisson and Edward Parker say they were going to Smoot's to get a boat they bought of him Samuel Parker, age ca 24 years, swore about 3 years ago at his bachelor brother's house Robisson and Edward Parker came in a boat with they said they had bought of Smoot

      William Robisson, Plt.; William Empson, Def ; case for 600# of tobacco by bill; defendant to build dwelling house for 25 x 20 feet by Aug 1655; several bills produced in dispute over who owes who what and payment of tobacco for several items including a bedstead, smoothing iron, butter, looking glass, etc.; defendant ordered to pay 500# of tobacco
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 28 Jan 1662, Page 184
      Mr. Robert Sly, Plt.; Mr. Francis Pope, Def.; Edward Parkes, atty., for Sly executor to the estate of Joseph Lenton
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 28 Jan 1662, Page 185
      Estate of Joseph Lenton indebted unto Mr. Edward Paker 312# of tobacco and cask by assignment from Abraham Rowse; proved by bill from Rowse; court orders payment by Francis Pope
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 4 Mar 1662, Page 192
      John Nevill, admn. atty. of Henry Lilly acknowledged judgment for 350# due from Henry Lilly to Edward Paker, dec'd; ordered payment to Mr. Henry Addames, atty. for the widow Paker

      Richard Watson acknowledged judgment for 340# of tobacco unto Edward Paker, dec'd, payment ordered unto Mr. Henry Addams, atty. for the widow Paker

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      Stayne, John, 17th Apr., 1680; 3rd May, 1680.
      To John Hance and Sarah, his wife, Bazill Warring, George and William Parker, George Abett, and Francis Cotten, personalty.
      Ex. Chas. Hartford, of Bristol, Eng.
      Test: Jno. Boreman, Mary Barnes. 2, 112.

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      Chancery Court Proceedings, 1676
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