Richard Ragg Parker the elder

26th Sep 1764 - 5th Oct 1821


  1. Richard Ragg Parker, son of William and Mary Parker, was born 26/09/1764 and baptised in St Cahterine, Jamaca, 19/12/1765. He married Mary McPherson 06/01/1808 in Trinity Church Parish, New York; their marriage announcement in the Providence Gazette gave him as Lieutenant Colonel in service of His Britannic Majesty, and her as Mrs Mary McPherson, suggesting she had been previously widowed.

  2. There is or was a monument to Richard Ragg Parker 'of Spanish Town Jamaica' in the burial ground of St Andrew's Church, Clifton, Bristol, showing his death 05/10/1821 aged 57 [the church was destroyed in World War II].


  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online];, Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899: vol. 15: Newspapers: Marriages, Deaths [database online].

  2. Caribbeana Vol. II, 'Monumental Inscriptions in England pertaining to Jamaica'; [accessed 03/05/2019].

We are grateful to Ruth Hecht for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

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Associated Estates (2)

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1817 [EA] - 1821 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner

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