Saturday, July 30, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of William Elmer, son of Sarah Peak (Elmer), daughter of Lemuel Peake, son of Jonathan Peake, son of Hannah Leavens (Peake), daughter of Hannah Wood (Leavens), daughter of Mary Parmenter (Wood), daughter of Bridget (Parminter).]

John and Bridget Parmenter
John - born about 1588, probably at Little Yeldham, Essex, England; died June 1, 1671, Roxbury, Massachusetts. Son of William PARMENTER and Margery. John, a tailor by trade, arrived with his family in New England from Great Yarmouth in 1639. He became freeman May 13, 1640 and served as a deacon and selectman of Sudbury, Massachusetts. By 1654, John PARMENTER was authorized by the town of Sudbury "to keep a house of common entertainment and that the court shall be moved on his behalf to grant a license to him" (Colonial Tavernkeepers, Vol. 5, edited by Harriet Stryker-Rodda, 1982, page 19). His will, dated March 25, 1671 and proved July 25, 1671, names his second wife, son-in-law John WOOD, grandson John PARMENTER, and cousins CHEEVERS and John STIBBINS. John married second August 9, 1660 at Roxbury, Massachusetts, Annis BAYFORD (died March 15, 1682/3, Roxbury, Massachusetts; buried there March 17, 1682/3), widow of William CHANDLER and John DANE. John and Bridget were married about 1609, probably at Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England.

Bridget - born probably at Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England; died August 6, 1660, Sudbury, Massachusetts. She was probably the sister of Elizabeth, wife of Henry LOKER. Bridget and Elizabeth may have been daughters of William PERRY or of John SIMPSON, who both had daughters with their names baptized at Bures St. Mary between 1585 and 1593.

Children of John and Bridget Parmenter
Mary - born about 1610, probably at Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England; died August 17, 1690, Marlborough, Massachusetts. Married John WOODS.

John - born about 1611, probably at Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England; died April 12, 1666, Sudbury, Massachusetts. Married about 1638 in England to Amy. Son: John married Anna CUTLER.
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