William Parr, 1st Baron Parr of Horton

William Parr, 1st Baron Parr Of Horton

William Parr, 1st Baron Parr of Horton

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William Parr, 1st Baron Parr of Horton (c. 1483 – 10 September 1546Burke, John. A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, extinct, dormant, and in abeyance. Page 411) was the son of William Parr, 1st Baron Parr of Kendal and his wife Elizabeth Fitzhugh, Baroness Vaux of Harrowden.


William Parr was a military man who fought in France, where he was knighted by King Henry VIII at Tournai Cathedral, and Scotland. Parr seemed to be uncomfortable in court circles and insecure in securing relationships. None the less he accompanied the King at the 'Field of the Cloth of Gold' in France. Like his brother, Sir Thomas Parr, William flourished under Sir Nicholas Vaux.Porter, Linda. Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr, the Last Wife of Henry VIII. Macmillan, 2010.

William was also a family man. After the death of his brother, Thomas, William's sister-in-law Maud, widowed at age 25, called upon him to help in financial matters and to manage her estates in North England while she was busy in the south securing a future for her three children. William had been named one of the executors of his brother's will. Along with Cuthbert Tunstall, a distant kinsman of the Parr's, they provided...
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