PARKER, John (?1754-97), of Browsholme, Yorks. nr. Clitheroe.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1780 - Apr. 1782

Family and Education

b. ?1754, o.s. of Edward Parker of Browsholme by Barbara, da. and coh. of Sir William Fleming, 2nd Bt., of Rydal, Westmld.  educ. Eton 1766; Christ’s, Camb. 1771-4.  m. 14 Nov. 1778, Beatrix, da. of Thomas Lister of Gisburn Park, Yorks., 8s.

Offices Held


In 1780 Parker was brought in for Clitheroe when his brother-in-law, Thomas Lister, by a trick succeeded in depriving the Curzons of their seat. Parker voted with the Opposition in all the important divisions of February and March 1782, but apparently never spoke in the House. He vacated his seat in April 1782 to enable Lister to return John Lee, newly appointed solicitor-general.

Parker died 25 May 1797, aged 42.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: I. R. Christie