'Parr01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Parr of Kendal, Parre of Parre (Parr)

BE1883 describes the arms of this family as "Arg. two bars, az., a border engrailed, sa". That indicates that there was no known connection with the Paris/Parris or Pares families.
Sir John de Parre of Parre (a c1350)
m. Matilda de Leyburne (dau of Sir Richard de Leyburne)
1. Sir William de Parre (d 04.10.1405)
  m. (1383) Elizabeth de Ros (dau of John de Ros of Kendal Castle)
  A. John Parre of Parre and Kendal (d 1409)
  m. Agnes Crophull (dau of Sir Thomas Crophull)
  i. Sir Thomas Parr of Kendal (d 1464)
  m. Alice Tunstall (dau of Sir Thomas Tunstall of Thurland Castle)
a. Sir William Parr of Kendal (d before 1512)
  m. Elizabeth FitzHugh (dau of Henry FitzHugh, 6th Lord)
  (1) Sir Thomas Parr of Parr and Kendal (d 12.11.1517)
  m. Maud Green (d 01.12.1531, dau of Sir Thomas Greene of Greene Norton)
  (A) William Parr, Earl of Essex, Marquess of Northampton (d 28.10.1571)
  m1. (09.02.1526, div 1551) Anne Bourchier (dau of Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex)
(i)+ issue (illegitimated)
  m2. (01.1547-8) Elizabeth Brooke (b 1526, d 1565, dau of George Brook, 4th Lord Cobham)
  m3. (05.1571) Helen Suavenburgh (d 02.04.1635, dau of Ulf Henriksson Snakeburg or Suavenburgh of Sweden by Agneta, dau of Knut Lillie, m2. Sir Thomas Gorges of Langford)
(B) Katherine Parr (d 05.09.1548)
  m1. Sir Edward Borough (dvpsp)
  m2. (1533, sps) Sir John Nevill, 3rd Lord Latymer (b 17.11.1493, d 02.03.1542-3)
  m3. (12.07.1543) Henry Tudor, King Henry VIII of England (b 28.06.1491, d 28.01.1547)
  m4. (03.03.1546-7) Thomas Seymour, Lord of Sudeley (dsp 10.03.1548-9, Lord High Admiral)
  (C) Anne Parr (d 20.02.1551-2)
  m. (before 1534) Sir William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (d 17.03.1569-70)
  (2) Sir William Parr, Lord of Horton (d 10.09.1546)
  m. Mary Salisbury (dau of John Salisbury of Horton by Elizabeth, dau of Thomas Wylde of Bromham)
  (A) Maud Parr
  m. Sir Ralph Lane 'of Horton'
(B) Anne Parr
  m1. Sir John Digby of Ketilby
  m2. Sir Henry Brooke
  (C) Elizabeth Parr
  m. Sir Nicholas Woodhall
  (D) Mary Parr
  m. Sir Thomas Tresham of Rushton
  (3) John Parr (dsp 1504)
  m. Constance Vere (dau of Sir Henry Vere of Addington)
  (4) Anne Parr (a 11.1513)
  m. Sir Thomas Cheney or Cheyney of Irthlingborough (d 13.01.1513/4)
b. Sir John Parr, Sheriff of Westmoreland (a 1462) had issue in Derbyshire
  m. dau of Sir John Yonge, Lord Mayor of London
  c. Thomas Parr (d Barnet 1472)
  d. Margaret Parr
  m. Sir Thomas Radclyffe of Derwentwater
  e. Anne Parr
  m. William Harrington of Cartmell
  f. Elizabeth Parr
  m. Sir Christopher Moresby of Moresby
  g. Agnes Parr
  m. Sir Thomas Strickland of Sizergh (b c1440, d 1494)
  h. Maud Parr
  m. Sir Humphrey Dacre, 1st Lord of Gillesland (d 1509)
  i. Eleanor Parr
  m. Sir Henry Agard

Main source(s): BE1883 ('Parr of Kendal, Essex and Northampton'), 'TUDOR'
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