PARKER, Charles (c.1663-1730), of Burghberry Manor, Peterborough, Northants.
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Family and Education
b. c.1663, 2nd s. of Samuel Parker of Paxton, Northants. by Mary, da. of Thomas Armstead of Obthorpe, Lincs. m. bef. 1698, Katharine Wilson, 1s. 1da. suc. maternal uncle, Thomas Armstead to part of Thurlby estate in Lincs. 1672.
Sheriff, Northants. 1726-7.
Parker, who held property in Peterborough on a lease from the bishop,1 was returned for the city as a Tory, voting against the Government on the septennial bill in 1716, but absenting himself from later divisions, at the cost of being twice committed to the charge of the serjeant at arms for defaulting on calls of the House.2 Defeated in 1722, he could not stand in 1727, when he was sheriff, using his office to send the election precept to a Tory bailiff, who returned a Tory, Sir Edward O’Brien, instead of the Whig, Sidney Wortley, who had polled more votes. At a by-election next year he was reported to have declared his intention of standing3 but he did not do so. He died in 1730.