My husband John, who was born in Kirkbymoorside, is the gtgtgrandson of Jack PARKER, the Sinnington huntsman. We believe that Jack's grandfather Thomas PARKER, was born in 1742 in Edmondbyers, Durham, but have been unable to verify that fact and wonder if any one out there has any info.
I have also recently discovered that 2 sons of Thomas PARKER and Jane FOXTON, emigrated to New Zealand. Thomas b 1838, and Joseph b 1840, in Kirkdale came to NZ in 1860. Thomas never married and returned to England where he died in 1905 but Joseph married and had a family. I have quite a lot of info about them in NZ if anyone is interested.