He held minor diplomatic office. The Stanley family is an English family with many notable members, including the Earls of Derby and the Barons Audley who descended from the early holders of Audley, Staffordshire. Francis Tresham sent lord monteagle the letter because he didn't want him to get hurt. Two years later he succeeded his father as Baron Tyrawley. The Peerage of the United Kingdom comprises most peerages created in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the Acts of Union in 1801, when it replaced the Peerage of Great Britain. Thy fact, in brass or marble writ the same) He died on 1 July 1622 at Great Hallingbury in Essex and was reported to have received the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church before his death.. Baron Monteagle of Brandon, in the County of Kerry, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. , On 26 October 1605, while sitting at supper at his house in Hoxton, London, he received a letter warning of the Gunpowder Plot. "Parker, William, Thirteenth Baron Morley and Fifth or First Baron Monteagle (1574/5-1622)." However, both titles became extinct on the second Baron Tyrawley's death in 1773 without legitimate sons. MONTEAGLE, WILLIAM PARKER, 4th Baron, and 11th Baron Morley (1575–1622), was the eldest son of Edward Parker, 10th Baron Morley (d. 1618), and of Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of William Stanley, 3rd Baron Monteagle (d. 1581). Thanks to James’s quick-thinking, or, more likely, thanks to Salisbury’s, the great Gunpowder Plot was averted the night before it was meant to be carried out, as Guy Fawkes was accosted in a cellar under the parliament by some barrels of gunpowder, matches in his pocket. And, while other Catholic lords struggled to retain their prestige, Monteagle’s career flourished. Had it been a conspirator, such as Francis Tresham, the writer would also have intended to end the plot before it began; Parker had been too clear in his politics to assume he would remain quiet about the plot. But perhaps this is churlish to point out given the lives he saved – and whoever said public benefit had to conflict with private gain? On the death of his father he was entitled to sit in the House of Lords by virtue of the subsidiary title Baron Mounteagle, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The letter itself can be found on the UK National Archives. Parker even went as far as writing a letter to his new king with a promise to follow the state religion. He was succeeded by his uncle, the fourth Baron. But, saver of my country, THEE alone. Mary was the wife of Thomas Stanley, 2nd Baron Monteagle, by whom she had six children. In any event it caused enough suspicion that on the night of 4 November the undercroft beneath the House of Lords was searched by guards, where Guy Fawkes was found in possession of matches and gunpowder was found hidden under coal. It would be nice if one day people no longer wanted to settle theological questions by detonating bombs in public buildings. As John has observed….bombs, beheadings..”.plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”. The former creation became extinct in 1916 while the 1800 creation is extant and held by the Marquess of Sligo since 1916. :154, After deciphering the letter, Parker rushed to Whitehall and showed it to Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, who then showed it to the King. What Gunpowder Plot Was. Stephen Edmund Spring Rice, eldest son of the first Baron. William's father was a recusant, but appears to have been in favour at court; he was one of the noblemen who tried Mary, Queen of Scots. The letter was anonymous, but supposedly from one of the gunpowder plotters, and started as so: My lord, out of the love I beare to some of youere frends, I have a care of youre preservacion, therefore I would aduyse you as you tender your life to devise some excuse to shift youer attendance at this parliament, for God and man hath concurred to punishe the wickedness of this tyme. His sister married Thomas Habington, also a Roman Catholic. In 1604 Robert Catesby, a devout Catholic with a magnetic personality, recruited friends and rebels to meet and discuss his plot to blow up the House of Lords in an attempt to reestablish Catholicism in England. Nicely put.There is if course still the possibility that Monteagle really was just being altruistic, and Jonson just being very complimentary…. Cecil was a loyal servant of James. Westport House in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, is a well known Irish tourist attraction that is owned by the Hughes family, who own a number of businesses in the west of Ireland. Lord Monteagle broke the seal and then handed the letter back to the servant… Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Vol. All that gushing praise, even by the standards of the time, even in a world of patronage and respect for social betters – wasn’t it actually suspiciously over the top? William Parker = Lord Monteagle was the Brother- in - Law to Francis Tresham .