PARKER Anne[1, 2]

Female Abt 1576 - 1658  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name PARKER Anne 
    Born Abt 1575/6  Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    • (Based on age at death 82 years.)
    Gender Female 
    Will 18 Mar 1655/6  Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    • ("Copy of the Will of Anne (Parker) Noyes
      Widow of Rev. William Noyes, of Cholderton, Eng.
      In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
      In the name of GOD, amen. I Anne Noyes of Cholderton, in the County Wilts, widdow, the eighteenth day of March in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fiftie & five being in perfect health and memorie (thanks bee to Almighty God) and taking to remembrance the uncertaine estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call doe make and ordayne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say - Imprimis I give and bequeath to James Noyes and Nicholas Noyes, my two sonnes now in New England twelve pence a piece and to such children as they have liveing twelve pence a piece - Item I give and bequeath to my sonne in law Thomas Kent of Upper Wallop twelve pence Item I give and bequeath to his wife five shillings and to their children twelve pence a piece. Item I give and bequeath unto Robert Read of East Cholderton in County of Southton Gent all the rest and residue of my goods and chattels moveable and immoveable utensils and implements of household stuffe whatsoever And lastly I make and ordayne the s'd Robert Read Gent full whole and sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament In witness whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seale the day and yeere above written.
      Anne Noyes her marke sealed and delivered in presence of us John Tisdale T. Tisdale." Her will is at Somerset House, London (P.C.C., 130 Wooten).)
    Died 7 Mar 1657/8  Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Ae. 82 y. "Mrs. Anne Noyes, widow and Relict of Mr. William Noyes, sometime rector of Choldrington" as recorded in the Cholderton parish register. [New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 20:66])
    Buried 7 Mar 1657/8  Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12
    • (buried in Cholderton churchyard aged 82.)
    Will (proved) 20 Apr 1658  [7, 8, 10
    • (Noyes Pedigree says 27 Apr 1658.)
    _UID 125E0D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000E49C 
    Notes 
    • Rev. Cotton Mather, pastor of the North Church in Boston, wrote to Rev. Nicholas Noyes of Salem requesting more information on Rev. Thomas Parker of Newbury. Rev. Noyes was a grandson of Rev. William Noyes of Cholderton, by Rev. James Noyes.  Rev. Nicholas Noyes replied to Rev. Mather with the following information: "Mr. James Noyes was born, 1608, at Cholderton in Wiltshire, of godly and worthy parents. His father [Rev. William] was minister of that same town, a very learned man, the school master of Mr. Thomas Parker. His [James] mother was sister to the learned Mr. Robert Parker, and he [James] had much of his education and tutorage under Mr. Thomas Parker." This contemporary reference by a grandson would seem to support the contention that the mother of James and Nicholas was indeed Anne Parker as opposed to Ann Stephens.
       
      Savage also notes that "This son [Thomas Parker] served a short time at the altar in Newbury, Eng. and came in the Mary and John, May 1634, with his nephew, Rev. James Noyes, ...." This reference to Rev. James Noyes as the nephew of Thomas Parker also is supportive of the Anne Parker theory.
       
      "Ould Newbury" by John J. Currier, published in Boston by Damrell and Upham in 1896, says "Rev. William Noyes married Ann Stephens, daughter of Nicholas Stephens, Esq. of Burdop Manor, in Wiltshire, England. Again, there is no reference saying that Ann Stephens was the mother of the younger children including James and Nicholas, only that their father, William, had married Ann Stephens, thus establishing a familial connection with the Rev. Thomas Parker who married Ann Stephens' sister Dorothy.
       
      It is curious that Anne named only the youngest Noyes children, James and Nicholas who were then in New England in her will, while eldest child Ephraim named only his brother John and the children of deceased brother Nathan. Widows had much more latitude in choosing legatees than their husbands did, yet it is unusual that Anne bothered to make token bequests to children in New England while ignoring children relatively nearby. This “division of interests” suggests that Anne may have been mother of the youngest children and that William had an earlier wife who was mother of the older boys and an unnamed girl who were born ca. 1596-1604. Despite Walter Goodwin Davis' "The Ancestry of Abel Lunt" (Portland, Me., 1963), pp.71-78 willingness to accept multiple wives for Rev. William, no other evidence supports this interpretation.

      "Massachusetts & Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis", Vol III p 54 states "His [William Noyes] certain wife was Anne Parker whom he married before 1608."
       
      Although Anne Parker was of a suitable age to have been mother to all the known children, Ann Stephens, could possibly have been the first wife as suggested in a newspaper clipping attached to one of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society lending library Noyes Genealogy books. The newspaper clipping update speaks only to updated "proof" that Ann Stephens was wife to William NOYES as opposed to specifically saying she was mother to James and Nicholas. Neither is there source material included in the newspaper article. According to "Genealogical Record of Some of the Noyes Descendants of James, Nicholas and Peter Noyes" (Volume 1, Descendants of Nicholas Noyes) collected and compiled by Col. Henry E. Noyes, U.S.A. and Miss Harriette E. Noyes - Members of NEHGS - Boston 1904, Miss Harriette E. Noyes was aware that Ann Stephens was thought by some to be the wife of Rev. William Noyes, as she makes reference to it on Page 45 of Vol. I. At the time of publication, it was their opinion that this information was erroneous. However, further investigation subsequent to the printing of the book, proved that information to have been correct. The correction was published in 1906 as follows:
       
      Noyes. R.W. N., Oct. 22, 1906. The "Additional Corrections and Additions," page 3, of Wheeler's "History of Stonington, Conn." has the following: "Miss Harriettte E. Noyes of New Hampshire says: 'From recent investigations in England the name of Rev. William Noyes's wife was proven to be Anne Stephens, daughter of Nicholas Stephens of Burdrop Manor, and sister of Dorothy Stephens, mother of Rev. Thomas Parker.'" M. G. F.
       
       
      Based on this evidence, it is probable that Rev. William Noyes was first married to Ann Stevens, by whom he had Ephraim, Nathan, John and an unnamed female child. He then married Anne Parker by whom he had James, another unnamed female child and Nicholas.

      She was buried at Choulderton 7 Mar 1657, aged eighty-two years (Parish Register).
    Person ID I991  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2019 

    Father Rev. PARKER Robert,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother BURGE-COLLINS Mary Eydith,   b. Abt 1555, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 9 Sep 1569  , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Family ID F591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. NOYES William,   b. Abt 1568, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1616/7, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 1608  [3, 8, 14
    • (The date 1595 may be based on the notion that Anne Parker was the mother to all of William's children.)
    Children 
     1. Rev. NOYES James,   b. 22 Oct 1608, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1656, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. NOYES,   b. Abt 1611, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Deacon NOYES Nicholas,   b. Abt 1616, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1701, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1575/6 - Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 18 Mar 1655/6 - Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Mar 1657/8 - Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Mar 1657/8 - Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S325] Book-Mass. & Maine Families, 3:55-56.

    2. [S1127] Book-Ould Newbury, p.165.

    3. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.44.

    4. [S23] Register-4 Gen Noyes English Ancestry, p.116.

    5. [S205] Publication-Genealogical & Personal Memoirs, p.532.

    6. [S69] Book-Noyes-Descendants of Rev. Wm. Noyes, p.7.

    7. [S393] Book-Noyes-Gilman Ancestry, p.8.

    8. [S48] CD-NEHG Register - Noyes Pedigree, p.35.

    9. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.45.

    10. [S47] CD-NEHG Register, Vol. 41, Jan 1887, p. 64.

    11. [S325] Book-Mass. & Maine Families, 3:54.

    12. [S1578] Periodical-NY Gen. & Biog. Record, XX No. 2 p.66 "Records of the family of Noyes".

    13. [S7186] Internet-Database-ancestry.com-Lancashire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, Lancashire: Chipping - Parish Register, 1559-1694.

    14. [S393] Book-Noyes-Gilman Ancestry, p.5.