Thursday, November 26, 2015

Question from Michael - Descendants of Matthew Parker

Your website is full of rich information and has already helped me with my research, but I wonder if you can help me a little more

I'm tracing my family tree and have managed to reach back to the early 18th century. My uncle also traced the tree around 20 years ago, thanks to multiple changes of computer, he's lost all the information.

He does however remember that we're direct descendants of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury.

I've mapped out his family tree using resources available online, mostly Life and Acts of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury by John Strype, but noticed that only 2 generations later only 1 potential male heir remained, Richard Parker (b. 20/05/1577)

Richard was the youngest son of Sir John Parker (1548-1617) and Matthew's grandson. I know he received a BA from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 1597 and an MA in 1600. I don't know if he ever married or had children.

The only other option is Joseph Parker, who is listed as Matthew's son here (, but doesn't appear in other records.

I wonder if you have any information about Matthew's descendants that could point me in the right direction? I'd be very grateful for any assistance you can give.

Thank you very much,
Michael Parker

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Submission form temporarily down

My webhost changed ownership last week and in turn it broke a few things on the site including the submission form for the Q&A blog. I've had to fix it before so I think I know what to do and therefore I should have it back up sometime today. I'll update this post when it is fixed.

Update: The form should be working now

Monday, November 09, 2015

10 years of Q&A

Perhaps I'm overly attached to noting anniversaries, but hopefully I can be forgiven for this one since it involves a zero. Yes, today is the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Q&A blog! I know I say it a fair amount (but probably never enough), but a huge thank you to all the wonderful people who help answer questions here since I don't have the knowledge, experience, or time to address all of them with the thoroughness I'd like to. And, of course, thanks to the people who have submitted some really interesting questions over the years.

Here's to many years more!