IN EARLIER TIMES, WE FIND SIR THOMAS PARR (1483) OF

    WESTMORLAND, ENGLAND, MARRIED TO LADY MAUD GREEN (1485).
   ABOUT 1512 AT KENDAL CASTLE, WESTMORLAND, ENGLAND, DAUGHTER
   CATHERINE WAS BORN.  SHE GREW TO BE TALL, VIVACIOUS AND          
   WITTY WITH A KINDLY AND SENSIBLE NATURE. SHE MARRIED SIR
   EDWARD BURGH ABOUT 1527.  HE DIED IN 1543 IN LONDON.  PRIOR
   TO HIS DEATH,  KING HENRY VIII CALLED HIM TO LONDON TO
   EXPLAIN HIMSELF.  EVENTUALLY, HE WAS CLEARED OF ANY
   COMPLICITY, BUT HIS HEALTH WAS BROKEN.  CATHERINE BEGAN       
   SPENDING MORE TIME IN LONDON NURSING HER HUSBAND.  AFTER
   HIS DEATH, SHE BEGAN A RELATIONSHIP WITH THOMAS SEYMOUR,
   THE BROTHER OF THE LATE QUEEN JANE SEYMOUR, BUT KING
   HENRY V111 TOOK A LIKING TO HER AND SHE WAS OBLIGED TO
   ACCEPT HIS PROPOSAL INSTEAD. SHE MARRIED (HER #3) HENRY
   VIII, KING OF ENGLAND, ON 12 JUL 1543 AT HAMPTON COURT
   PALACE. SHE WAS THE FIRST ENGLISH QUEEN CONSORT.  AS
   QUEEN, CATHERINE WAS PARTIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR RECON-                                                      
    CILING HENRY WITH HIS DAUGHTERS FROM HIS FIRST TWO
   MARRIAGES, WHO WOULD LATER BECOME MARY I OF ENGLAND
   AND ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND.  SHE ALSO DEVELOPED A GOOD
   RELATIONSHIP WITH PRINCE EDWARD.  WHEN SHE BECAME QUEEN,
   HER UNCLE BARON PARR OF HORTON BECAME HER CHAMBERLAIN.
   FOR THREE MONTHS, FROM JULY TO SEPTEMBER 1544, CATHERINE
   WAS APPOINTED QUEEN BY HENRY AS HE WENT ON HIS LAST
   UNSUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN IN FRANCE. THANKS TO HER UNCLE
   HAVING BEEN APPOINTED AS MEMBER OF HER REGENCY COUNCIL,
   AND TO THE SYMPATHIES OF FELLOW APPOINTED COUNCILLORS
   THOMAS CRAMMER AND THE EARL OF HEREFORD, CATHERINE
   OBTAINED EFFECTIVE CONTROL AND WAS ABLE TO RULE AS SHE
   SAW FIT. SHE HANDLED PROVISIONS, FINANCES AND MUSTERS
   FOR HENRY’S FRENCH CAMPAIGN, SIGNED FIVE ROYAL
   PROCLAMATIONS, AND MAINTAINED CONSTANT CONTACT WITH HER
   LIEUTENANT IN THE NORTHERN MARSHES, THE EARL OF SHREWSBURY, OVER THE COMPLEX           AND UNSTABLE SITUATION WITH SCOTLAND. 

   IT IS THOUGHT THAT HER ACTIONS AS REGENT,
   TOGETHER WITH HER STRENGTH OF CHARACTER AND NOTED
   DIGNITY, AND LATER RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS GREATLY
   INFLUENCED HER STEPDAUGHTER,ELIZABETH I.  HER RELIGIOUS
   VIEWS WERE COMPLEX, AND THE ISSUE IS CLOUDED BY THE
   LACK OF EVIDENCE.  SINCE SHE WAS BORN BEFORE THE
   PROTESTANT REFORMATION, SHE MUST HAVE BEEN CATHOLIC.
   SHE LATER BECAME SYMPATHETIC AND INTERESTED IN THE
   ‘NEW FAITH’. SHE WAS REFORMIST ENOUGH TO BE VIEWED
   WITH SUSPICION BY BOTH CATHOLIC AND ANTI-PROTESTANT
   OFFICIALS SUCH AS BISHOP STEPHEN GARDONER AND CHANCELLOR THOMAS WRIOTHESLEY,         1st EARL OF SOUTHAMPTON WHO TRIED TO
   TURN THE KING AGAINST HER IN 1546.   AN ARREST WARRANT WAS
   DRAWN UP FOR HER BUT SHE MANAGED TO RECONCILE WITH THE KING AFTER VOWING THAT         SHE HAD ONLY ARGUED ABOUT RELIGION WITH HIM TO TAKE HIS MIND OFF THE SUFFERING             CAUSED BY HIS ULCEROUS LEG.  HENRY DIED ON 28 JAN 1547.  FOLLOWING HENRY’S DEATH,           CATHERINE WAS ABLE TO MARRY HER OLD LOVE, THOMAS SEYMOUR, NOW BARON SEYMOUR         OF SUDLEY AND LORD HIGH ADMIRAL, HER NUMBER 4.  HAVING NO CHILDREN FROM HER FIRST
   THREE MARRIAGES, SHE BECAME PREGNANT FOR THE FIRST TIME,
   IN HER THIRTIES.  SHE DIED IN CHILDBIRTH AT SUDLEY CASTLE.
   GLOUCHESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND AND WAS BURIED THERE.  IN LATER
   YEARS THE CHAPEL WAS REBUILT BY SIR JOHN SCOTT AND A PROPER ALTAR-TOMB WAS                   ERECTED FOR QUEEN CATHERINE.  SOME
   OF CATHERINE PARR’S WRITINGS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE
   WOMEN WRITERS PROJECT:  CHILDREN

   HER ONLY CHILD, A DAUGHTER, MARY SEYMOUR, BORN  AUG 30,
   1548 DID NOT SURVIVE LONG AFTER HER MOTHER’S PASSING.
 
      All of the above was recorded in ANCESTRY.COM CATHERINE
   QUEEN OF ENGLAND PARR.

 

   WE FOLLOW THE PARR FAMILY TO PHILLIP PARR (1682) IN ESSEX, VIRGINIA.  HE MARRIED JUDITH ALLAMAN (1695-1753),   THEIR DAUGHTER MARY PARR WAS MARRIED TO CHARLES BREEDLOVE.  CHARLES'S FATHER WAS JAMES BREEDLOVE, THE EARLIEST BREEDLOVE, 1655-1739 IN ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA, NO RECORD OF WHERE FROM.  CHARLES AND MARY HAD A SON, NATHAN BREEDLOVE (1716-1788).   ANOTHER BRANCH OF THE BREEDLOVE FAMILY IS THE POUND FAMILY WHICH IS IN THE NEXT SECTION.