Born: 23 July 1791, Preston, Lancashire, England
Entered: 07 September 1810, Hodder, Lancashire, England - Angliae Province (ANG)
Ordained: December 1819, Dublin
Final Vows: 02 February 1833
Died: 03 September 1836, Chorley, Lancashire, England - Angliae Province (ANG)
Rector of the Stonyhurst College community at the time of death
◆ George Oliver Towards Illustrating the Biography of the Scotch, English and Irish Members SJ
PARKER, RICHARD, born at Preston, 23 July 1791, arrived at Stonyhurst in October 1894, entered the Society in 1810, ordained priest in December 1819, and 6 October the ensuing year became the Missionary at Wardour. Here his prudence, his uniform piety, charity, zeal and urbanity of manners endeared him to all. To the deep regret of his flock and his noble patrons, obedience summoned him away from Wardour to Stonyhurst College, 12 June 1832, to fill the office of its Rector. Fr Parker was admitted to the rank of Professed Father 2 February 1833. For the last year ofm his life his patience was tried by a complication of maladies that defied all the power and skill of Physicians, and he died most piously at the house of his dear friend Mr Harrison of Chorley, whose unremitting attentions to the last exceed all praise. The precious remains of this worthy Father were honourably conveyed to Stonyhurst for interment.