Eliza Peters Washington Parker (née Pallmer)

1777 - 1858

Claimant or beneficiary


Sister of the MP Charles Nicholas Pallmer (q.v.) and widow of Thomas John Parker (who died c. 1823 and whose first wife was Rachael Stevens). The Thomas John Parker (q.v.) who appears as her co-claimant was presumably her son and the man of the same name of Albany Terrace who was buried aged 37 on 18/02/1843 at Holy Trinity Marylebone Road. The Jane Peters Parker (q.v.) under whose will they claimed as heirs for 20 of the enslaved people has not to date been definitively identified: she was possibly the woman dying in Britain in 1804, and the daughter of Eliza Peters Washington Parker and Thomas John Parker senior. Jane Peters Pallmer was the mother of Eliza Peters Washington Parker and Charles Nicholas Pallmer.

  1. At  Boulogne sur mer, Eliza Peters Washington, relict of the late Thomas John Parker, Esq., formerly of the Royal Crescent Bath [Somerset], aged 81, deeply lamented, July 1858.

  2. She appears in the Old Bailey sessions in 1824 as a widow of Portland Place in a case of the theft of a silver teapot worth 4s for which Henry John Walls was sentenced to death.  'Mrs Parker' is shown at 36 Portland Place and 23 Royal Crescent Bath in 1824.  By 1830 she was living at 6 Albany Terrace Regents Park, where her brother's will places her in 1837 and where she appears, as E. Parker, age 80, in the census of 1841. Will of Thomas John Parker of Portland Place proved 07/05/1823.

  3. Marriage of Thomas John Parker widower and Eliza Peters Washington Pallmer St Marylebone 24/10/1796.

  4. Her daughter Isabella (d. 1830) married the Jamaican slave-owner John Bourke Ricketts (q.v.).

  5. Will of Eliza Peters Washington Parker, of Albany Terrace and late of Boulogne who died 04/07/1858 at Boulogne proved 31/08/1858 by oath of William Ricketts Parker of Manor House Bexley, [the son and] one of the executors, effects under £1000.

  6. Estate of Eliza Peters Washington Palmer under the care and direction of the Hon George Crawford Ricketts Esq of the parish of St Catherine as her guardian. Account filed by said George Crawford Ricketts for the period 01/01/1794 to 31/12/1794. Estates of Eliza and Susannah Palmer filed together. Crops not differentiated by estate. Accounts Produce filed for 1784: jobbing, rents, hire of enslaved people.


Identified in a transcription of the will of Charles Nicholas Pallmer (dated 26/01/1837 although he did not die until 1848) as of Albany Terrace Regents Park, Family Deeds http://www.familydeeds.org/SY71001.php [accessed 27/04/2011]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  1. Times 09/07/1858 p. 1.

  2. Old Bailey Sessions t18241028-56; Boyle's Directory, 1824; Findmypast.co.uk, Westminster Rate Books 1634-1900 [database online]; PROB 11/1671.

  3. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]

  4. John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank, but uninvested with heritable honours (4 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1835-1838), vol. 1, pp. 22-24, 'Ricketts of Combe'.

  5. National Probate Calendar 1858.

  6. Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 p. 57.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Eliza Peters W. Parker Palmer
Thomas John Parker
Isabella, Thomas John; William Ricketts

Associated Claims (4)

£347 13s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£2,475 1s 0d
£637 13s 7d
£3,989 3s 6d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Sister → Brother
Mother → Son
Wife → Husband
Daughter-in-law → Father-in-law
Mother → Daughter

Addresses (3)

Boulogne, France
6 Albany Terrace, Regent's Park, London, Middlesex, London, England
Portland Place, London, Middlesex, London, England