William Parr, 1st Baron of Horton

William Parr, 1st Baron Parr of Horton (c. 1480 - 10 September 1547) was Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1518 and 1522 and Chamberlain to his niece Catherine Parr. He was also Esquire to the Body to Henry VII and Henry VIII.

He married Mary (the daughter and co-heir of Sir William Salisbury) - they had four daughters.

He was the son of Sir William Parr of Kendal and his wife Elizabeth Fitzhugh, Baroness Vaux of Harrowden.

He was made a peer of the realm on 23 December 1543.

Parr was knighted on Christmas Day 1513. He is buried at Horton where the family estate was.


*Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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