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Families covered: Parris (Paris) of Little Linton, Parris (Paris) of Pudding Norton
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This family's name seems to be spelled either Paris, Parris, Parys or Parrys. Visitation identifies the arms of the family as "Gules, three unicorns' heads couped or". That indicates that there was no known connection with the Parr/Parre or Pares families.
John Parris of Littell Linton, Cambridgeshire
m. ?? Huntingdon (dau of Thomas Huntingdon of Hempsted) probably wife of John, possibly mother of ...
1. Sir Philip Parris of Little Linton (b 1492, d 04.03.1558)
  Visitation does not name Sir Phillip's wives. Thanks to a contributor (CV, 07.10.13) for drawing our attention to an archived page, from (the discontinued?) www.lintonhistory.org.uk, which names Philip's wives and gives his dates which imply that his children were from his 1st wife:
m1. Margaret Bowes (bur 12.1551, dau of _ Bowes of London) ## see here ##
  A. William Parris (dvpsp?)
  m. Elizabeth Conningsby (m2. Sir William Cavendish)
  B. Phillip Parris of Little Linton
  i. Ferdinando Parris of Little Linton the first mentioned by Visitation (Norfolk)
m. Frances Moore (dau of Thomas Moore of Haddon)
  a. Phillip Parris of Little Linton & Poding Norton in Norfolk (d 20.09.1615, 2nd son)
  m. Magdalen Walgrave (dau of Charles Walgrave (Waldegrave) of Stanninghall)
  (1) Charles Parris of Little Linton (a 1619)
  Visitation (Cambridgeshire) ends with this generation. This was probably the Charles who married ...
  m. Mary Yate (dau of Sir Edward Yate, 1st Bart of Buckland)
  (2) John Parris or Paris of Pudding Norton (d before 06.09.1667)
  m. Anne Cockett (d 1705, dau of Thomas Cockett of Woolverton, m2. Sir Joseph Colston of Pudding Norton)
  (A) Philip Paris (dsp before 13.05.1673)
  (B) Magdalen Paris
  m. Thomas Ravenscroft of Pudding Norton
(i) John Ravescroft (d unm 09.10.1697)
  (3) Frances Parris or Paris shown by the below-mentioned site on Nuns as married to ...
  m. Nicholas Daniels of Bulmer
  (4) Eleanor/Ellen Parris or Paris shown by the below-mentioned site on Nuns as married to ...
  m. (after 1633) Edward Atslow of Downham (b c1604)
  (5) Elizabeth Parris sprobably the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. Francis Everard of Linsted (a 1664)
  (6)+ other issue - Phillip, Jeronymy, Dorothy, Anne (b c1606, d 27.11.1646, nun as 'Christina'), Margaret, Mary
Information on Anne comes from the web site 'Who were the Nuns?' (see here, thanks to a contributor (CV, 07.10.13) for bringing it to our attention). It was probably one of the other daughters who married as follows:
  daughter probably of this generation
  m. Sir William Andrews, 1st Bart of Denton (a 1641)
  b. Audrey (Etheldreda) Parris
  m. William Mannoke of Stoke
c.+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), Elizabeth
  ii. Audrey Parris possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Croft (b 1520)
  C. Mary Parris probably of this generation
  m. Edmond Audley of Pagrave
  D. Elizabeth Parris (d before 04.07.1595) probably of this generation
  m. (1547) Sir Thomas Lovell of East Harling (d 23.03.1567)
  The above-mentioned LintonHistory site identifies Philip's 2nd wife as Agnes Spryng, widow, and suggests that Thomas Spryng, who was associated with Lavenham, was her father. It appears that she was in fact ...
  m2. Anne (Agnes) Eden (d 1557, dau of Thomas Eden of Lavenham, widow of Robert Spring of Lavenham)
2. Joan Parris
  m1. Thomas Cotton of Conington (d c1518)
  m2. Thomas Lynne or Lyme of Bassingborne

Main source(s): Visitation (Cambridgeshire, 1575+1619, 'Parris') with a little support/input from Visitation (Norfolk, 1613, 'Parris'), Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, 'Paris') and as reported above
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