Thomas Gambier Parry 1838–1888
Thomas Gambier Parry, born on 22 Feb. 1816, was the only child of Richard Parry and Mary, daughter of Samuel Gambier and niece of James, lord Gambier. His father and his grandfather, Thomas Parry of Banstead, Surrey, were directors of the East India Company.Parry was educated at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge, becoming B.A. in 1837, and M.A. in 1848. On leaving the university he purchased the Highnam estate, near Gloucester in 1838 the estate of Highnam, near Gloucester, where he resided for the remainder of his life.He raised Highnam from a small hamlet to an important parish with a beautiful church, built and endowed by himself.