John Parker (Privy Council)
John Parker was an English
English people
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 and barrister
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. He was born in Tickhill
Tickhill is a small, wealthy town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England, on the border with Nottinghamshire. It has a population of 5,301.-Geography:...

, South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
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 and educated at Repton
Repton School
Repton School, founded in 1557, is a co-educational English independent school for both day and boarding pupils, in the British public school tradition, located in the village of Repton, in Derbyshire, in the Midlands area of England...

 and Brasenose College, Oxford
Brasenose College, Oxford
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. He was instrumental in the enfranchisement of Sheffield
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely...

, petitioning Parliament in 1817 and 1822, and creating a pamphlet stating the case for Sheffield in 1830. When the Sheffield constituency
Sheffield (UK Parliament constituency)
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 was finally created as a Parliamentary borough
Parliamentary borough
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 in 1832 he was elected alongside James Silk Buckingham
James Silk Buckingham
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 as its first MPs
Member of Parliament
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. He served as MP for Sheffield until 1852, becoming Lord of the Treasury
Lord of the Treasury
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 (1839–1840), First Secretary of the Admiralty
First Secretary of the Admiralty
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, joint Secretary to the Treasury
Secretary to the Treasury
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 (1846–1849), and a Member of the Privy council
Privy Council of the United Kingdom
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He died at 71 Onslow Square
Onslow Square
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, London
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, on 5 September 1881, and was buried at Healaugh, near Tadcaster
Tadcaster is a market town and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. Lying on the Great North Road approximately east of Leeds and west of York. It is the last town on the River Wharfe before it joins the River Ouse about downstream...

, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
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, on 9 September, having married, on 8 February 1853, Eliza Charlotte, second daughter of George Vernon of Clontarf Castle
Clontarf Castle
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, Dublin, Ireland
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