Thomas Parker, 6th Earl of Macclesfield

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"A coachman". The 6th Earl of Macclesfield caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, October 1881
Arms of Parker, Earls of Macclesfield: Gules, a chevron between three leopard's faces or[1]

Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme Parker, 6th Earl of Macclesfield (17 March 1811 – 24 July 1896) was a British peer. Before inheriting the earldom, he sat in the House of Commons as Conservative Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire from 1837 until 1841.

He married Lady Mary Frances Grosvenor (1821–1912), daughter of Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster and sister of Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster. He died at the age of 85. The younger son of Thomas Parker, 6th Earl, and his wife Mary Frances Grosvenor, was Hon. Cecil Thomas Parker, who married Rosamond Esther Harriet Longley, daughter of Charles Thomas Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury.[2] Hon. Cecil Parker was the brother-in-law of Major Edward Levett of Rowsley, Derbyshire, whose first wife was Caroline Georgina Longley, also a daughter of Archbishop Longley.[3] When Edward Levett died in Pau, France, in December 1899, he named his former brother-in-law Parker as his executor. His great-great grandson is Andrew Parker Bowles[4]


  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.723
  2. ^ The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal, Marquis of Ruvigny, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994 p. 287
  3. ^ Levett's second wife at his death was Susan Alice Arkwright, a descendant of Sir Richard Arkwright.
  4. ^ Visitation of England and Wales, Joseph Jackson Howard, Frederick Arthur Crisp, Vol. 8, Privately Printed, 1900


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Weyland
Lord Norreys
George Harcourt
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
With: Lord Norreys
George Harcourt
Succeeded by
Joseph Warner Henley
Lord Norreys
George Harcourt
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Parker
Earl of Macclesfield
Succeeded by
George Parker