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  • Name Parker, Henry 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I1844  York
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2014 

    Family ID F693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Parker,_4th_Baron_Monteagle

      Later life and death[edit]
      In 1609, William Parker invested in the second Virginia Company and became a member of the council. He had shares in the East India and North West Companies as well.[3] Parker used his influence to protect his brother-in-law, Thomas Habington, from the possible consequence of death, after harbouring the forbidden priests at Hindlip. Although Habington was condemned, his wife's pleas to her brother secured his reprieve.[3] Despite revealing the Gunpowder Plot, Parker seems to have pertained some connections to the Catholic community. His eldest son of six children, Henry Lord Morley, was also a known catholic[3] and in 1609, he was suspected of sheltering students from St. Omer's seminary.[1][5] Monteagle gave permission for his oldest daughter Frances Parker to become a nun, although not willing, at first, to grant her request. He eventually surrendered to his physically handicapped daughter's appeal "in respect that she was crooked, and therefore not fit for the world."[3]

      By his marriage with Elizabeth Tresham, he had six children: three sons, three daughters.[1] The eldest son, Henry, succeeded him as 14th Baron Morley and 5th Baron Monteagle. These baronies fell into abeyance when Henry's son Thomas died in about 1686.[6] His oldest daughter, Frances, was a nun; the second, Catherine, married John Savage, 2nd Earl Rivers; and the youngest, Elizabeth, married Edward Cranfield, and was the mother of Edward Cranfield.[citation needed]

      Parker was summoned to parliament as Baron Morley and Baron Monteagle in 1618 after the death of his father. He died on 1 July 1622 in Great Hallingbury, Essex and was reported to have received the last rites of the Roman church before his passing.[1]