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Philip Packer I was born 7 June 1618 in Groombridge, Kent, England to John Packer (1572-1649) and Philippa Mills (1590-1665) and died 24 December 1686 Groombridge, Kent, England of unspecified causes.

Biography

Philip Packer was a British barrister and architect. He was a courtier to Charles II, and friend to Christopher Wren.

He was educated at University College, Oxford where he matriculated in 1635. He then took up law at the Middle Temple and was called to the bar as a barrister in 1647.

He rebuilt Groombridge Place with Wren's help in 1662. On 21 May 1669, he met with Samuel Pepys. He was an Original Fellow of the Royal Society.

Family of Philip Packer

His parents were John Packer, Clerk of the Privy Seal (12 Nov 1572 - 15 Feb 1649), and Philippi Mills.

Marriage to Isabella Berkeley

He married Isabella Berkeley in 1653 in Groombridge, Kent; they had seven children:

  1. Robert Packer (1653-1670) - (died aged 16)
  2. John Philip Packer Esq. of Groombridge (1655 Groombridge - 16 December 1697)
  3. Catherine Packer (1655 Groombridge, Kent, England - 30 Nov 1722 Finedon, Northampton, England)
  4. Isabella Packer (1660-1736)
  5. Elizabeth Packer (1661-1722)
  6. Katherine Packer (1661-1714)
  7. Temperance Packer (1663-1729)

Marriage to Sarah Isgar

He married Sarah Isgar on 20 December 1666. Prior to their marriage, Philip and Sarah had three children in Ireland where Philip owned extensive properties:

  1. Philip Packer II (1656-1739), who emigrated to New Jersey.
  2. James Packer (1657-1690) - (3 March 1657 - 12 Jul 1690) at the Battle of the Boyne, Ireland.
  3. William Packer (1662-1690) - (died 1690 in Battle of Boyne).



Children



Offspring of Philip Packer I and Isabella Berkeley (1631-1664)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert Packer (1654-)
John Philip Packer (1655-1697)
Catherine Packer (1655-1722)
Isabella Packer
Elizabeth Packer
Katherine Packer
Temperance Packer



Offspring of Philip Packer I and Sarah Isgar (1626-1677)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Philip Packer (1656-1739) 1656 London, Middlesex County, England 1739 Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey Hannah Sessions (1665-1689)
James Packer (1659-1690)
William Packer (1662-1690)










Siblings

#g1: Offspring of John Packer (1572-1649) and Philippa Mills (1590-1665)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert Packer (1614-1681) , ,
Elizabeth Packer (1616-1635) , ,
George Packer (1617-1640) , ,
Philip Packer (1618-1686) 7 June 1618, Groombridge, Kent, England 24 December 1686, Groombridge, Kent, England Isabella Berkeley (1631-1664) + Sarah Isgar (1626-1677)
Frances Packer (1619-1633) , ,
Katherine Packer (1622-1689) , ,
John Packer (1624-1707) , ,
William Packer (1626-1655) , ,



Famous Descendants

  • Boyd K Packer (1924-) - President of Quorum of 12 Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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