"From Viking Roots & English Nobility to Pioneer Travels and Achievements in forging the New America. This page shows my family line, including my 8th Great Grandfather, Dr. Roger Parke, son of Allen (b. 15 Dec 1606)and Elizabeth Parke of Cartmel Parish, Lancashire Co., England, my 9th Great Grandparents. Roger's Grandparents (my 10th Great Grandparents) were Sir John Parke (b. 1575) and wife, Jane. John and Jane had several children between 1593-1616. Their grandson, Dr. Roger Parke, was baptized at Cartmel Priory Church on 25 June 1648, along with brothers, George, Thomas, James and sister, Ann. Dr. Roger Parke, Sr.- b.1648 in Hexham, (Cumberland Co.)England d. 1731 in Hunterdon Co., NJ; m. Anne Pattison b.1658 in Northumberland Co., England (sister,Mary, b.1660), daughter of John and Margaret Pattison of Allendaile on 10 April 1676 (Quaker Records)at Taylorbourne, Allendaile,Northumberland, England (possible second marriage);d. 1731 Hopewell Township, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Some of Roger and Ann's descendants, including their son, John Parke I, migrated from Hopewell,NJ to Frederick Co., VA which later became Hampshire Co., VA and then Hampshire Co., WV. near Capon Bridge. John Parke I. b.1674 in Northumberland Co., England, christened on 28 Feb 1703 in St.Mary?s (STM) Church , Burlington Co., NJ; d. 1757 in Hampshire Co.,WV; m. Sarah Smith Hopewell Township, NJ in 1699, b. 28 Nov 1675 in Farsley, West Riding,Yorkshire, England, d. 1759 in Hopewell Township, Hunterdon Co., NJ daughter of Pioneer Andrew Smith I(b.1640 in Farsley, d. 1703, Hopewell Township, Mercer Co., NJ) m.(1) Sarah Foster, mother of Sarah and (2) Olive Pitt b. 1650, daughter of George Pitt (b.1607 in Grimethorpe, Yorkshire, England) and Olive Walker (b. 1630 in Yorkshire, England). Some continued further south into Rowan Co., NC, using the Great Wagon Road of Pennsylvania.