- Stephen Saunders Webb
Parke, Daniel (1669?–07 December 1710), Virginia planter and imperial governor, was born at Queen’s Creek, York County, Virginia, the son of Daniel Parke and Rebecca Evelyn Knipe, planters. The infant survived the voyage to England in 1670 and, with his mother and three older sisters, settled at Long Ditton, Surrey, the Evelyn family demesne. There Daniel’s mother died in 1672. His father returned to Virginia to become one of the colony’s agents to buy out its English proprietors and to secure a royal charter. The elder Parke eventually became a member of the royal council of Virginia, treasurer, and secretary of the dominion. He died in 1679, leaving his son one of the oldest and most valuable estates in Virginia....