Noted events in his life were:
1. Appearance in Document, 1713, Ballintrane, County Carlow, Ireland. 1540 "My friend Thomas Park of Ballintrane" is referred to in the will of William Cooper, quaker, of Ballintrane, County Carlow, dated 9 Dec 1713.
2. Property, 2 Mar 1719/20, Ballylean, County Carlow, Ireland. 1539 2 Mar 1720 - Deed from Thomas Parke of Ballylean, Co Carlow, farmer, to Nathaniel Evans of Ballywilliam, Co Carlow, gentleman. Refers to William Robinson granting lands of Ballylean to Thomas Parke on 1 May 1703 for the lives of Robert Park, Mary Park, and Susanna Park, children of said Thomas Parke with a clause for renewals upon the death of any of the said lives. 350 pounds paid to Parke by Evans. (Deed 28-376-17951 or 7951, Registry in Henrietta Street, Dublin).
3. Property. 1539 Deed from Thomas Parke to Stephen Deane, mentions deed of 1703, acreage 198 acres profitable land, 29 acres unprofitable land at Ballylean, yearly rent of 35 pounds (Deed 35-435-23137, Registry in Henrietta Street, Dublin).
4. Property, 16 Jul 1723, Coolesnagsa, County Carlow, Ireland. 1539 16 Jul 1723 - Deed from Thomas Parke to Stephen Deane, refers to lease of April 1705, between John Kaige of Rathlyon, gentleman, and Robert Parke of Rathrush, and the said Thomas Parke concerning the land in Coolesnagsa, Co Carlow. For the lives of Thomas Burdett, Mrs Anne Weldon, wife to Walter Weldon, and Mr Thomas Weldon, second son to Walter Weldon, and the longest lived of them. For sum of 100 pounds title transferred to Stephen Deane (Deed 36-515-23884, Registry in Henrietta Street, Dublin).
5. Residence, 15 Feb 1723/24, Carlow Mtg, Ireland. 2317 Received 11 Mo 25 1724-5, dated 2 Mo 15 1724 from Carlow Meeting, County Carlow, Ireland. (records of Chester Monthly Meeting)
6. Residence, 25 Nov 1724, Chester Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 2317 Received 11 Mo 25 1724-5, dated 2 Mo 15 1724 from Carlow Meeting, County Carlow, Ireland. (records of Chester Monthly Meeting)
7. Appearance in Document, 29 Apr 1731, Birmingham Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1543 Thomas Parke was a witness at the wedding of Jonathan Parke and Deborah Taylor.
8. Appearance in Document, 25 Feb 1732/33, East Caln Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1542 Thomas Parke is a witness at the wedding of John Jackson and Elizabeth Parke.
9. Story. 2318 Thomas Parke (1660-1738), father of Robert Parke, was a farmer and owned several tracts of land in Ballilean, Ballaghmore, and Coolisnacktah, County Carlow. On May 21, 1724, with all of his family, excepting two married daughters, he took passage at Dublin, on the ship Sizargh, or Whitehaven, Jeremiah Cowman, master, and after a rough passage of three months, on August 21st arrived in Delaware Bay. Thomas leased a property from an Irish Friend, Mary Head, near Chester, as a temporary home, but on December 2, purchased 500 acres from another Irish Friend, Thomas Lindley, in the Great Valley of Chester County, on the west side of what is now Downingtown, where he removed and lived the remainder of his life. His son Robert was a clerk at Chester, and for some years acted as Recorder of Deeds. Robert died unmarried. (Source is discussion of Parke family in "History of Chester County", p673. Also a sketch of the Parke family, by James Pemberton Parke, of Philadelphia, in the "Chester County Journal", issued at Downingtown, Feb 8, 1868).
10. Story. 2319 Thomas Parke of Ballean contra Ballylean, County Cavan, born about 1660, was married, 10 Mo 21 1692, at New Garden Mtg, County Carlow, to Rebecca Warr or Ward, of Ballyredmond. She was born about 1672. Thomas Parke was a farmer in Ireland, and in 1720 owned some land in Ballilean, Ballaghmore and Coolisnacktah. In May, 1723, he sold his stock of cattle and prepared to leave Ireland. On May 21, 1724, with all his family except Mary and Susanna, he took passage at Dublin. He was an elder of Caln Meeting and well esteemed by Friends.
11. Property: Pennsylvania Colony. 2320 Of the 500 acres that Thomas Parke owned in Pennsylvania, he gave by will to his son, Abel, 100 acres; to his son Robert, 124 acres, and to his son Thomas, 275 acres, reserving a maintenance for himself and his wife during life.
12. Occupation: Farmer.
13. Religion: Quaker.
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. Marriage Notice, 21 Oct 1692, County Carlow, Ireland. 1540 Rebecca Warr or Ward of Ballyredmond married Thomas Parke of Ballylean at Newgarden 21 Oct 1692 (Marriage Register of the Carlow Meeting in Ireland).
2. Marriage Notice, 21 Oct 1692, County Carlow, Ireland. 1540 Thomas Parke took Rebecca Warde to wife 21st Oct 1692 (Register of Births and Burials at Carlow Meeting, Ireland).