Robert Parker, Baron Parker of Waddington

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Robert John Parker, Baron Parker of Waddington in the County of Yorkshire PC (25 February 1857 – 12 July 1918) was a British judge and barrister.

The son of the Reverend Richard Parker was born at Claxby Rectory, Alford. He was educated at Eton College, as a pupil of Oscar Browning, and at King's College, Cambridge.[1] Parker was called to the Bar in 1883. From 1903 to 1906, he was junior counsel to the Treasury, becoming a bencher afterwards.

He was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1913 and on appointment he became a Law life peer as Baron Parker of Waddington, of Waddington in the County of Yorkshire. He died in Haslemere, Surrey at the age of sixty-one.

One of his sons, Hubert Parker, Baron Parker of Waddington was Lord Chief Justice of England from 1958–1971.

The ancient Parker family seat is Browsholme Hall in the Forest of Bowland. Traditionally, the Parkers have served as Bowbearers to the Lords of Bowland.


  1. ^ "Parker, Robert John (PRKR876RJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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