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George PARKHURST [scrapbook] was born about 1495 in of Guilford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He died 1 about 27 Apr 1545 in Sussex, England, United Kingdom. George married George PARKHURST Mrs.

GEORGE PARKHURST of Guildford, Surrey, is first found on record on the first page of the Guildford Borough records on 3 April 1514, apparently receiving a license to sell in the local market. Later that year he was chosen as a Hallwarden. This office had the responsibility of the actual fabric of the Guild Hall as well as the collection of sums due to the Guild Merchant for Admissions, and so on. Two men usually served together. A century later, they were Borough Treasurers in general. The office of Hallwarden dates back at least to 1361. The medieval Guildhall is now gone, the present building on the site in High Street having been built in the 17th century. On 6 October 1515, George Parkhurst was named Bailiff.

On 18 January 1517/18, he was again sworn in as a Hallwarden. He is on the first list of Approved Men on 3 October 1519. Approved men were associates of the Mayor, entry being restricted to those who had served as Bailiff. There are many more entries in the Borough records for his appointment as Hallwarden and he was on the list of Approved Men year after year for the rest of his life.

On 15 January 1514/15, he and Henry Cowper were sworn in as Flesh and Fish Tasters.

In 1522, George Parkhurst was elected Mayor and Coroner of Guildford, being sworn in 6 October. He was reelected Mayor in 1529 and 1533. In 1533 he was one of two men elected a warden of the scole house (school house).

In a list of harnes appoynted within the Towne of Guldeford in 1539, the third entry is: George Parkehurst the Elder A harnes with...a Byll in his owne handes. This meant that he was a member of the local militia with a suit of armor and a weapon, the bill being a form of pike used by the English militia then, harness being an archaic word for a suit of armor.

On 27 April 1545, fines were levied against William Hamonde senior (2d.), Thomas Stoughton (4d.), George Parkhurst (6d.) and several others for permit[ting] their taverns in the High Street to be inclosed to the common nuisance. A year later he was fined 4 pence for the same offence. This may well be one of the old taverns mentioned in Colonial Homes (Vol. 9, pp. 40-4 1) as still standing on High Street.

George Parkhurst probably died between 27 April 1545. and 2 May 1546 as he is mentioned in the Guildford Borough records on the earlier date, but is not on the tax list of the latter date. Christopher Parkhurst is called son and Heir of George Parkhurst in 1550 in a Surrey Feet of Fines.

The earliest mention so far found of the name Parkhurst is of a place of that name in the parish of Abinger Hammer county Surrey, on a record of 1464. Parkhurst is about 9.. miles SEE of Guildford. It was from this wooded park, so named, that the family took its name. By the early 1500's Parkhursts were living in Shere, Guildford, Shalford and nearby. All were certainly closely related, the same given names being repeatedly used.

Ref.: Guildford Borough records, edited by Enid M. Dance, pub. by The Surrey Record Society, 1958, Vol. XXIV' Surrey Feet of Fines; Colonial Homes, Vol. 9; N.E.H.G.S.- 68; Dictionary of National Biography; Encyclopedia Heraldica, by William Berry, London, 1828-40;. Research of John Pluninaer 286

George PARKHURST Mrs was born about 1497 in of Guilford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. George married George PARKHURST.

They had the following children.

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John PARKHURST was born 1 about 1511 in Guilford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 2 Feb 1574 in Guilford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

JOHN, b 1510-1512; m Margaret, dau. of Thomas & Margaret (Fraunceys) Garneys of Kenton, Suffolk. At an early age he entered Magdalen .1 College School at Oxford, and subsequently joined Merton College, ~ where he was admitted to a fellowship in 1529 after graduating B.A. (24 July 1528). He was a good classical scholar and was adept in the composition of Latin epigrams. He took holy orders in 1532, and 4 proceeded M.A. 19 Feb. 1532/3. While he was acting as tutor at Merton, John Jewel, afterwards Bishop of Salisbury, was his pupil; he deeply interested himself in Jewel's progress, and they remained through life the most intimate of friends (Strype,Annals, II. i. 149-50). A thoroughgoing supporter of the Reformation, Parkhurst imbued Jewel with his rigidly protestant opinions. When, in 1543, Henry VIII and Queen Catherine Parr visited Oxford, Parkhurst wrote Latin verses in their honor and became chaplain to the queen. He was already chaplain to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and to his wife Katherine, and his friends included Miles Coverdale and John Aylmer. Soon afterwards, he was appointed Rector of Pimperne, Dorset, and in 1549 was presented by Thomas, Lord Seymour, to the rich living at Cleeve Episcopi, Gloucestershire. Jewel and other Oxford scholars often visited him there, and he rarely sent them back to Oxford without gifts of money. When Jewel gave humanity lectures at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Parkhurst went over to hear him, and declared in a Latin epigram that he was metamorphosed from a tutor to a pupil. On the accession of Queen Mary, he left the country and settled at Zurich, where he was hospitably received by Rudolph . Gaulter and other Calvanistic divines. Returning on the accession of ~ Elizabeth, he was robbed on the journey. which he made alone, of all of his moneyand of the fair copyof his epigrams. On 13 April 1560, he was elected Bishop of Norwich, and was consecrated and installed in September following. He was created D.D. at Oxford in 1566. The see of Norwich was thoroughly disorganised at the time of Parkhurst's appointment; many of the livings were without incumbants. Parkhurst did not prove himself equal to the situation. His Calvanistic leanings led him to encourage nonconformist practices; he declined to stay prophesying in his diocese, and, although he drew up a careful report of its condition in 1563, and prosecuted papists with some vigour, he took no steps to remedy the disorders with which the diocese abounded. He was hospitable, genial and extravagant in private life. In 1572, shortly before his death, he lost much money by the dishonesty of a servant, who had converted to his own use the tenths due to the exchequer from the diocese. In order that he might be able to refund the amount, Parkhurst moved from the bishop's palace, which he had elaborately repaired, to a small house at Ludham. To prevent the recurrence of such frauds as those which had crippled his resources, Parkhurst introduced a bill into parliament which was accepted by the government. Parkhurst published in the year before his death a collection of Latin epigrams which he had composed in his youth, and which were prepared for publication, as the preface states, at Zurich in 1558 (cf. Strype, Annals, II.i. 344 sq.). They have been unjustly described as matching Martial in obscenity. Though a few of them deal with topics which bishops usually deem unfitting to notice, the majority are eulogies or epitaphs on friends, and offend only by their tameness. Verses by Thomas Wilson, Alexander Nowell, Bartholomew Traheron, Lawrence Humphrey, and others, are prefixed. The title of the volume runs: Ioannis Parkhursti Ludicra siue Epigrammata Juu'enilia, Londini apud Johannem Dayum Typographum. 1573. A few are translated in Timothy Kendall's Flowrc~ of Epigrammes, 1577. Parkhurst is commonly credited with another volume, Epigrammata Seria, London, 1560, of which no copy is known. The theory of its existence se•3ms to rest on a confused interpretation of the preface to the extant book of epigrams which is dated 1558. He contributed to the collection of Epigrammata in mortem duorum fratrum Suffolcensium Caroli et Henrici Brandon , London, 1552, and to John Sheepreeve's Summa. . .Novi Testamenti disticis ducentis sexaginta cornprehensa, Strasburg, 1558. The translation of the Apocrypha in the bible of 1572 is also ascribed to him (Strype, Parker, ii. 222). Bale dedicated to him, in a eulogistic address, his Reliques of Rome in 1563. Some of his papers dealing with the regulation of his diocese are in the Cambridge University Library (E.e. ii. 34).

He died on 2 Feb. 1574/5, aged 63, and was buried in the nave of his cathedral on the south side, between the eighth and ninth pillars. A monument marks the spot. Elegies by Rudolph Gaulter and his son were published at Zurich in 1576, in a rare tract which was dedicated to Edwin Sandys, Bishop of London (Brit. Mus.). The title r~msJnD. Ioannis Parhhvrsti Episcopi Nordouicertsis in Angli.a digni.ssimi obitum Epicedia Rodolphi Gualteri 7Ygurini~ Patris et Fuji. Excvdebat Christoph. Frosch. Anno MD.LXXVI . No children. On 24 Sept. 1559, he was granted these arms: Argent, a cross ermines between 4 bucks trippant proper, on a chief argent~ 3 crescents gule. These were his paternal arms varied by the addition of the chief and crescents. An abstract of his will follows. 1 February 1573/4 - the will of John Parkhurst, Bishop of Norwich... to Marton College in Oxford where I was a Fellow the less Maudlin cupwith the cover having a naked man in the top as it were Hercules and a bat in his right hand and a man's head in the left... to the town of Guildford where I was born a great bowl of silver and gilt with a man's head in the bottom being polled and having a long beard with the cover having at the top snaked man with a spear in his left hand and a shield in his right.., to the library of the same town most of my Latin books... all my English books to my two brothers Christopher Parkhurst and Nicholas Parkhurst to the student Stove in the city of Zurich a standing cup of silver and gilt called the great Maudlin Cup with three liberty heads about it having holes through them and a cover to that with a naked woman in the top as it were Pallas with a siverdo in the right hand and a rod in the left hand... to Mr. Rodolphe Gualter, a preacher there, another high Maudlin cup with the brim bowed inward and the cover to the same for him and his son Rodolphe... also my best coverlet made at Norwich by the Strangers... to the Mayor of Norwich my great salt... to Guildford my common salt and my basin and ewer... to the five hospitalsi Norwich 20s.,.. to Mr. Peregrine Bertie as a token of my love to him and all his stock a standing piece with the figure of a woman hid in it and the cover thereof which hath on the top a man harnessed having a helmet on his head, a spear in the left hand and the shield broken from the right... I will that a new shield be made and joined to it with my arms graved in the same... to Mr. Thomas Roberts my steward the gilded cup which he used to drink, one white silver cup, one bowl of silver and gilt with a man's head in the bottom, having a monster's upperbend and a great helmet with three or four faces on it... my sister Helene to have a summer gown, a winter gown and two peticoats ready made to her back and then delivered to her with cloth for smocks kerchiefs sufficient.., to my youngest sister Elizabeth 40s. ... to my sisters Agnes and Alice each of them a new Soverign bowed for a token only, for I here say they be wealthy enough... I give to my brother Christopher Parkhurst one goblet of silver and gilt and to my brother Nicholas Parkhurst a goblet of silver and gilt... to my foresaid two brothers all my gowns, cassocks, clothes, doublets and all my other apparel... to my brother Beckingham one of the little bowls of silver and gilt.., to my cousin Margaret Crampton a cup of silver and gilt and to Richard Crampton her husband one of the little bowls.., to Walter Baispole of Higham, potter, a bowL., also a silver cup... to Dr. Walker the preacher a salt of silver and gilt..to Dr. Gardner the preacher one of the little bowls of silver and gilt and a silver cup.. to Mr. Bird of Norwich a goblet of Silver.., to Robert Phillips my servant one of my little bowls,., to Robert Woodcock's wife two spoons having on the top J and P... to Dorothie Crabbe for her great pains taken with my wife in sickness £6.13.4. ...to little Margarett. being fatherless and motherless a good featherbed, a bolster and two pillows of feathers, a good coverlet, two blankets, a quilt, three pairs of good sheets and £20 in money to paid on the day of her marriage.., to every of my servants a whole year's reckonings... to the poor of Guildford £5... to the poor men's box in Ludham £3.13.4.. at Horinge £3, at Saint Martin's in Norwich £3... residue to executors desiring them to be mindful of Christopher Parkhurst son to my brother Christopher. John Parkhurst son to my brother Nicholas being my godson and others of my brother's children whom I would have fain brought up in learning that they may be profitable members in Christ's church hereafter... also consideration of John Chalhurst, And I ordain William Blen'haisett, Esquire, Walter Baispole, Henry Bird, and Robert Phillips to be my executors,,Overseers to be Dr. Maister my chancelor, Mr. Thomas Roberts of late my steward, Richard Crampton, Notarie, Thomas Hopkins, D. Gardner, Houghe Spendloue, .John More, preacher, and Robert Phillips, and to each 26s.Sd, for their pains.

1 February 1574/5 - Codicil... Debts owing unto me by George Thimel-thorp my bailiff farmer tenant, and any others, to be divided into four parts... one part to my two brothers Christopher and Nicholas, second part to students of Oxford, Cambridge and Zurich, third part to my servants, the poor of Norwich, Guildford, Ludham and other villages about Ludham. The fourth part to William Blen'haisett. Esquire, Walter Baispole and Robert Phillips. Witnesses: William Maister, Thomas Broke, ,John Moore, Christopher Parkhurst, Richard Crampton, Richard - -Hill, George Parker, John Holand. Proved at London 4 March 1475/6. (Reference: P.C.C. 10 Daughtry)
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George PARKHURST [scrapbook] was born 1 about 1514 in Guilford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 16 Sep 1550 in St Mary's, Guildford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

GEORGE, perhaps b about 1514. He is first mentioned in a list of harnes appoynted within the Towne of Guldeford in 1539 as George Parkehurst the yonger. Wife Agnes & an unnamed child mentioned in his will of 6 Aug. 1540, pr. 25 Sept. 1540; he asked to be buried in the porch of the parish church of the Trinity in Guildford. John P. buried at St. Mary's 16 Sept. 1550 was perhaps the unnamed son. George P. buy. 9 June 1541 at St. Mary's was perhaps a posthumous son born a few days earlier.
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Helen PARKHURST 1.

HELEN, m 1, Nicholas Babbs (Bab, Babh, Babbe, etc.) who was buried 4 Oct. 1550 at St. Mary's in Guildford; m 2, 18 April 1551, Thoma Beckingham. Nicholas Babbs is first heard of in 1539 when he appea on the list of Harnes appoynted within the towne of Guldeford' Constable in 1541, Flesh & Fish Taster in 1542, along with another man, 1544 on the jury, 1545 on the list of approved men indicating he had been a Bailiff, same year named as an Affeerer (an official who assesses fines and fees not already standardly fixed), 1545 Bailiff
again, and same year listed as a fishmonger for the whole of Lent for whichprivilege he was assessed 6d. His burial record says he had been Mayor of Guildford. The family attended the church of Saint Mary, Guildford's oldest church, still standing on Quarry St.; 6 ch. by - abbs 2 Richard, Henry, Margaret, Helen, Nicholas, Edward (posthumous) 1550 - Nicholas Babbs bought from Henry Alby, gentleman, and Elizabeth his wife and Christopher Parkhurst, son & heir of George Parkhurst, a messuage, 42 acres of land and 3 acres of pasture in Guildford, Stoke next Gui]dford and Merrowe; consideration £40. (Surrey Feet of Fines, No. 620)
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Agnes PARKHURST 1.

AGNES, mentioned in the will of her uncle, the bishop
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Alice PARKHURST 1.

ALICE, mentioned in the will of her uncle, the bishop
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Elizabeth PARKHURST 1.

ELIZABETH, youngest sister; prob. m Henry AIby, gentleman, who was named in the Feet of Fines, No. 620, above
  M vii Christopher PARKHURST was born about 1522. He died on 10 Aug 1595.
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Nicholas PARKHURST was buried 1 on 4 Apr 1598 in Flowton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

NICHOLAS, first mentioned in two feet of Fines:
1557 - John Austen and Nicholas Parkhurst bought from John A Stret, a barn, 20 acres of land, 6 acres of pasture and a 6 acre heath and furze in Wonershe; consideration £40.(Surrey Feet of Fines, No. 904)

1556 - Nicholas Parkhurst and John Austen bought from Robert Atlee and Margery his wife, a messuage, a garden, a barn, an orchard, 20 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, 5 acres of wood and 2g. in rent in Effyngham, consideration £40.(Surrey Feet of Fines, No. 835)

He was probably the clerk of Flowton, Suffolk, who was buried there 4 April 1598; wife was apparently Margaret who was buried there 24 March 1596/7; 9 ch. b at Guildford: Ann 1547/8, Elizabeth 1549, 4.gnes 1550, Elizabeth 1553/4, Alice-bur. 1565/6, Joan 1560, Joan 1562/3 (oossiblv this is the burial rec. of the earlier Joan), John 1565

William GODBOLD was born about 1482 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. William married Mrs William GODBOLD in England, United Kingdom.

of Fressingfield

Mrs William GODBOLD was born about 1486 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. William married William GODBOLD in England, United Kingdom.

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They had the following children.

  M i Robert GODBOLD was born about 1510. He was buried on 29 Jan 1569/1570.

Roger ARNOLD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born in 1442 in Llanthony, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He died in 1502. Roger married Joan GAMAGE.

---ROGER ARNOLD(17) was b. 1380 at Llanthony, Monmouthshire, Wales. He md. Joan Gammage abt 1427. She dau. of Sir Thomas Gammage, Knight, Lord of Coytey. Roger Arnold was made heir of the estate of Sir Thomas. The Castle at Llys-Tal-y-Bont in Glamorganshire passed to Roger from his mother, who had inherited it from her father Madoc ap Einon ap Thomas Rhun. Issue of Roger and Joan (Gammage) Arnold is: i. THOMAS ARNOLD, b. at Llanthony, Monmouthshire, Wales. (others unknown)

This branch of the ancient Arnold family of New England, England and Wales, traces, according to a pedigree recorded in the College of Arms, to Ynir, King of Gwentland, who reigned in Wales about the middle of the twelfth century.  Ynir was the second son of Cadwalader, King of the Britons, and from this source sprang Roger Arnold of the twelfth generation, the first to adopt the surname Arnold.  From Roger in direct descent came Thomas and William Arnold, who came to New England, and were the progenitors of the distinguished Arnold family of Rhode Island.

Joan GAMAGE [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born in 1444 in Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. She died in 1509. Joan married Roger ARNOLD.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas ARNOLD Esquire was born in 1468. He died about 1550.

Sir Richard WARNSTEAD Knight 1, 2.

He had the following children.

  F i Agnes WARNSTEAD was born in 1470. She died in 1550.

Joseph LINES was born about 1773 in Long Ditton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Joseph married Elizabeth POULTER on 10 Sep 1798 in Long Ditton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth POULTER [Parents] was born 1 on 6 Feb 1778 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 2 on 22 Feb 1778 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married Joseph LINES on 10 Sep 1798 in Long Ditton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.


George MOWRY was born about 1550 in England, United Kingdom. George married Elizabeth ROGERS on 18 May 1573.

Elizabeth ROGERS was born about 1550 in England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married George MOWRY on 18 May 1573.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas MOWRY was born on 26 Mar 1578.

John SCUDDER was born in 1539 in of Darenth, Kent, England, United Kingdom. John married LOWERS.

LOWERS was born in 1541 in of Darenth, Kent, England, United Kingdom. LOWERS married John SCUDDER.

They had the following children.

  M i William SCUDDER was born in 1565.

James BUTLER was born about 1799 in of Redbourn, Herts, England, United Kingdom. James married Elizabeth.

Elizabeth was born about 1803 in of Redbourn, Herts, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married James BUTLER.

They had the following children.

  F i Hannah BUTLER was born on 11 Mar 1825. She died on 7 Mar 1866.

Stephen LOTT [Parents] was born on 21 Oct 1735 in of Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 27 Dec 1817. Stephen married Antie LOTT on 8 Jan 1759 in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, United States.

Antie LOTT. Antie married Stephen LOTT on 8 Jan 1759 in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, United States.


Joseph CLIFIN was born about 1733 in of East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Joseph married Jane HUISH on 18 Oct 1748 in Long Ditton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

Jane HUISH was born about 1733 in of East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Jane married Joseph CLIFIN on 18 Oct 1748 in Long Ditton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Jane CLIFIN Cliffen was christened on 12 Sep 1759. She was buried on 28 Jul 1818.

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