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arrived Boston Jun 17 1630 on the Arabella
In 1698, Thomas, together with his sons Robert and John and others, he organized the First Church of Christ of Preston and became its first deacon. The Rev. Richard Blinman, his brother-in-law, was pastor of this church. Reference: History of Stonington, pg. 527-528; Ancient Weathersfield.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Stott, Clifford L. The Chaplin Family of Co. Suffolk: Ancestors of the Plumb and Parke Families of Connecticut. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Oct 2007), 82:260.
"Thomas Parke, bp. Hitcham, co. Suffolk, 13 Feb. 1616[/6?], d. Preston, New London Co., Conn., 30 July 1709; …"
- ↑ 1. Robert Park, in Wheeler, Richard Anson. History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, from its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900 (1900): With a Genealogical Register of Stonington Families. (New London, Conn.: Press of the Day Publishing Company, 1900), 527-28.
"Thomas Park owned lands in Stonington (which he purchased of his brother-in-law. Rev. Richard Blinman), situated on the east bank of Mystic river, between the old Post road on the north, the White Hall land on the south and the stone house farm on the east. He disposed of his land and removed to Preston, Conn., in 1680; was the first deacon of Rev. Mr. Treat's church, organized in that town in 1698; m. Dorothy Thompson …. He served in the early Colonial wars, and d. July 30, 1709."
1:105 Thomas Parke June his deed from Thomas Parke Senr of the Town of Preston ... my Deare and well beloved son Thomas Parke Juner is Deceased and dyed intestine and had not obtained any Lagall convaighance of these Lands and improvements which my sayd son held in his Life time ... 24 Aug 1693 ... 150A where my Daughter in Law relict of Tho Parke Junr Now Liveth bounded as land of John Parks ... Thomas Averie ... Joseph ... Daniell Brester ... 50A bounded on Joseph Morgan ... 24 Aug 1693. Signed: Thomas Parke, Dorothy Parke. Witesses: John Stanton, Jonathan Tracy. Preston 22 Jan 1701/2. Thomas Parke Senor appeard and ack. Recorded: 30 Jan 1701/2.
1:259 Deed of gift baring Date 24 Aug 1693 ... Thomas Parke senior of the towne of Preston ... love and affection which I bare unto my son Robart Parke ... tract of land this present deed of gift being part of that land which I formerly purchased of Capt. James Avery of New London & it is in estamation 50 Acres ... at the River ... above Goodman Morgans ... Signed: Thomas Parke, Dorithy Parke. Witesses: John Stanton, Jonathan Tracy. Ack: 11 Jan 1695 before me Benjaman Brewstar. Entered: 24 Feb 1696.
Deed of Gift baring date 24 Aug 1693 ... Thomas Parke senir of Preston ... for love and greatfaction which I bare unto my loveing & deutyfull son William Parke of the same town ... part of the land which I formerly purchased of Edward Stallian of New London ... 50 Aces ... joining Robart Parkes ... excepting 9 Acres which I ye sd Thomas Parke do reserve ye use and improvement and benifite ... during the term of my naturall Life and during the term of the naturall Life of Dorithy my wife & att the expiration thereof the sd nine acres to returne and properly to belong to my son William Parke ... Signed: Thomas Parke, Dorithy Parke. Witnesses: John Stanton, Jonathan Tracy. Ack: 11 Jan 1695. Recorded: 23 May 1706.
3:6 [copy] Preston Deed of gift baring Date 24 Aug 1693 ... Thomas Parke Seniour of ye town of Preston ... Love and Great affection which I bare unto my Loveing and Dutifull sons Robert Parke and William Parke ... tract of meadow to be equally devided between them ... meadow which I purchased of Joseph Morgan and is in estimation four acres ... north side of Sider Swamp ... Signed: Thomas Parke, Dorothy Parke. Witnesses: John Stanton, Jonathan Tracy. Ack: 11 Jan 1695 before me Benjamin Bruster. Entered: 22 Mar 1721/2.