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CLARK William

Male Abt 1580 - 1647  (~ 67 years)Deceased


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  • Name  CLARK William  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born  Abt 1580  Thriploe, Cambridge, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  1633  Ipswich, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    East Yarmouth, England 
    • He said aboard the "Mary and John". He was one of the first to plant at Agawam (later known as Ipswich), and in 1634, had land assigned to him.
    Moved  1637  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts 
    Occupation  1637  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    vintner (wine maker) 
    Occupation  1641 to 1647  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    inn keeper 
    • He was granted a license to entertain cattle and passengers in 1641.
    Will 
    • It mentions his wife, Katherine, and asks that his younger children (four minors), be sent to England and cared for by his sisters.
    Died  1647  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Age  ~ 67 years 
    Person ID  I4615  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 

    Father  CLARKE John,   b. Jan 1555, Stevenage, , Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  ? Anne,   b. Abt 1559, London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1579  Near Thriploe, Cambridge, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3663  Group Sheet

    Family 1  BEVILL Catarina,   b. Abt 1570,   d. 1622, Glatton, , Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: ~ 52 years 
    Married  Abt 1611  Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. CLARK William,   b. Abt 1608, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1682/83, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: ~ 75 years
     2. CLARK Thomas,   b. 1618, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1693, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 75 years
     3. CLARK Sarah,   b. 1620, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1698, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 78 years
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F1634  Group Sheet

    Family 2  QUICKE Elizabeth,   b. 1600, London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1681, London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 81 years 
    Married  1622  London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. CLARK Sarah,   b. 1620, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1698, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 78 years
     2. CLARK Bethiah,   c. 1638, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. CLARK Susanna,   b. 1642, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. CLARK Deborah,   c. 1645, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F3056  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1580 - Thriploe, Cambridge, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1611 - Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1622 - London, , Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - East Yarmouth, England - 1633 - Ipswich, , Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts - 1637 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - vintner (wine maker) - 1637 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - inn keeper - 1641 to 1647 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1647 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "In 1701 a William Bryant bought an eight-acre house lot with a house and barn from Joshua Davis of Boston. This land came from the estate of Joshua's grandfather, George Davis, an original settler of Reading, through the will of George's widow, Sarah (Clark) (Davis) Rist. Five years later William bought an adjoining house lot from his brother-in-law, William Arnold. This land had come from his "father William Arnold" and originally "from grandfather Clark". This grandfather Clark was Thomas Cloark, another original settler of Reading. These transactions were used as part of the proof that Sarah and Thomas Clark were brother and sister and children of William Clark of Salem (Frances Davis McTeer and Frederick C. Warner, "The Children of Mr. William Clarke of Salem, MA," from The American Genealogist, 39 [1963]: 100)." -- this passage excerpted from the New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. CXXXVII, 1983, p. 247 found in the Ontario Public Library, Ontario, NY.

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      [Please note that I have taken the liberty to correct some of the typographical errors in the following text, but only in words that are obviously misspelled. Other, more unfamiliar words have been left in their original condition. - NJB]

      from: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/2806/d1741.htm:

      THIRTEENTH GENERATION

      4274. William CLARKE died in 1647 in Salem, Essex, MA, USA.

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      THE CHILDREN 0F MR. WILLIAM CLARKE OF SALEM, MA

      by Frances Davis McTeer, A. M. , of Detroit, Michigan and Frederick C. Warner, F.S., of North Amherst, MA

      Mr. William Clarke was an innkeeper, proprietor in 1645 of "The Ship's Tavern" in Salem, MA; he is frequently mentioned in the Town Records, a property owner, a man of means, and an officer in the town's military company [Henry F. Waters, The Gedney and Clark Families of Salem, 1880, 5-11; Sidney Perley, History of Salem, 192_, 2:183j.

      In the summer of 1647 Clarke died rather suddenly, perhaps a victim of the peculiar epidemical sickness which afflicted the colony in June of that year [Winthrop's Journal, 2:326. On 12:3m: 1647 Clarke was paid 2 .14.06 from the Salem Town rate presumably to compensate his expense, with Capt. Hawthorne and Mr. Corwin, in curinge for Goody Lamberte and her "dyett" [Salem T. R. 1:151]. But on 6: 5m: 1647 Corp. William Hawthorne, Mr. Georg Corwin and the widow Katherine Clark, all of Salem, were appointed administrators of the estate of William Clark, late of Salem deceased [Essex Co. Prob .Rec.1:65-67]. The estate was inventoried at 586.02.O2, ixcluding a 200 acre farm near Cedar Pond designated hereafter as the Clarke Farm, two dwelling houses, part ownership of two barkes and a shallop, 1500 lbs of tobacco, cart of three hogsheads of sugar, 40 lbs of ginger, as well as other foodstuffs arc extensive furnishings belonging to the tavern [Perley, 2:183-4; Essex Co. Qtly. Ct. Rec. 1:119].

      Evidently these commercial assets were speedily re- leased to the widow, for on 9: 5m: 1647, the very date of the inventory, Mrs. Clark of Salem was licensed to keep the ordinary at Salem, she to provide a "fit man yt is godlie to manage the business [ibid. 1:123]. There is no record of the disposition of the Clarke real estate although there is every evidence, as we shall see later, that the fan, was given to the widow for the benefit of her minor children. On 11 Nov. 1647 on Mrs. Katherine Clarke's petition, the General Court ordered the distribution of the part of her husband's estate "as doth remain in specie" she to have 150, the four younger children 110 with 40 out for schooling, the rest to be paid to the four at age 21 or at marriage "ye eldest son to have 28 and the other three 14 each, ye eldest sonne by his former wife 20, ye other 10, she yt is married 5" [MA Bay Col. Rec. 2:203]. The Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex Co., MA [1:32] for a court held at Salem on 30:10m: 1647, after reciting the same distribution to the widow and for the younger children's education, concludes "The elder son to have a double pchon and his eldest son by his former wife to have 20, the other 10 and shee that was married in his lifetime 5.

      These records of inventory and distribution are the whole account of William Clarke's estate settlement. Ills children are never mentioned by name. There are no probate papers, no guardianship records, and no way of knowing what happened to the assets of the estate other than the Farm and the cash on hand. The terms of the distribution are somewhat unusual in that the double pchon mentioned in the Essex County record was allowed to the eldest son of the second wife . However, this distribution dealt only with certain cash assets; all the heirs were allotted definite specified sums, with the double share applying only to the 70 remaining after the education of the minor children; and none of the amounts named was anyway near even one share of the inventoried estate.

      Aside from these two records the children of the Salem innkeeper have received but scant genealogical attention and that with a rather negative conclusion. In his account of "The Prince Family" [TAG, supra, 14:83-36], G. Andrews Moriarty lists William Clarke's four daughters by the second marriage and mentions the existence of three older children living at the time of their father's death "but of whom there is no further trace in the records." The purpose of the present article is two fold: I) to justify by probability the following identification of the three older children of Mr. William Clarke; and 2) to present some new interpretations of the data regarding the children by his second wife.

      He was married to Katherine.

      4275. Katherine . Children were:

      i. William CLARKE was born about 1608 in Lynn, Essex, MA, USA. ii. Thomas CLARKE was born about 1618 in Reading, Middlesex, MA, USA. 2137 iii. Sarah CLARKE.


      from: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/2806/d1741.htm:

      [Please note that I have taken the liberty to correct some of t he typographical errors in the following text, but only in words that a re obviously misspelled. Other, more unfamiliar words have been left in t heir original condition. - NJB]

      4274. William CLARKE died in 1647 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

      THE CHILDREN 0F MR. WILLIAM CLAR KE OF SALEM, MASS.

      by Frances Davis McTee r, A. M. , of Detroit, Michigan
      and Frederick C. Warner, F.S., of Nor th Amherst, Mass.

      Mr. William Clarke was an innkeeper, proprietor in 1645 of "The Ship's Tavern" in Salem, Mass.; he is frequently mentioned in the Town Records, a property owner, a man of means, and an officer in the town's military company [Henry F. Waters, The Gedney and Clark Families of Salem, 1880, 5-11; S idney Perley, History of Salem, 192_, 2:183j].

      In the summer of 1647 Clarke died rather suddenly, perhaps a victim of t he peculiar epidemical sickness which afflicted the colony in June of th at year [Winthrop's Journal, 2:326]. On 12:3m: 1647 Clarke was paid 2 .14 .06 from the Salem Town rate presumably to compensate his expense, with Ca pt. Hawthorne and Mr. Corwin, in curinge for Goody Lamberte and her "dyet t" [Salem T. R. 1:151]. But on 6: 5m: 1647 Corp. William Hawthorne, Mr. Ge org Corwin and the widow Katherine Clark, all of Salem, were appointed adm inistrators of the estate of William Clark, late of Salem deceased [Ess ex Co. Prob .Rec.1:65-67]. The estate was inventoried at 586.02.O2, ixclud ing a 200 acre farm near Cedar Pond designated hereafter as the Clarke Farm, two dwelling houses, part ownership of two barkes and a shallop, 1500 lbs of tobacco, cart of three hogsheads of sugar, 40 lbs of ginger, as well as other foodstuffs arc extensive furnishings belonging to the tavern [Perley, 2:183-4; Essex Co. Qtly. Ct. Rec. 1:119].

      Evidently these commercial assets were speedily released to the widow, for on 9: 5m: 1647, the very date of the inventory, Mrs. Clark of Salem was licensed to keep the ordinary at Salem, she to provide a "fit man yt is godlie to manage the business [ibid. 1:123]. There is no record of the disposition of the Clarke real estate although there is every evidence, as we shall see later, that the fan, was given to the widow for the benefit of her minor children. On 11 Nov. 1647 on Mrs. Katherine Clarke's petition, the General Court ordered the distribution of the part of her husband's estate "as doth remain in specie" she to have 150, the four younger children 110 with 40 out for schooling, the rest to be paid to the four at age 21 or at marriage "ye eldest son to have 28 and the other three 14 each, ye eldest sonne by his former wife 20, ye other 10, she yt is married 5" [Mass. Bay Col. Rec. 2:203]. The Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex Co., Mass. [1:32] for a court held at Salem on 30:10m: 1647, after reciting the same distribution to the widow and for the younger children's education, concludes "The elders on to have a double pchon and his eldest son by his former wife to have 2 0, the other 10 and shee that was married in his lifetime 5.

      These records of inventory and distribution are the whole account of Will iam Clarke's estate settlement. His children are never mentioned by name. There are no probate papers, no guardianship records, and no way of knowing what happened to the assets of the estate other than the Farm and the cash on hand. The terms of the distribution are somewhat unusual in th at the 'double pchon' mentioned in the Essex County record was allowed to the eldest son of the second wife. However, this distribution dealt only with certain cash assets; all the heirs were allotted definite specified sums, with the double share applying only to the 70 remaining after the education of the minor children; and none of the amounts named was anyway near even one share of the inventoried estate.

      Aside from these two records the children of the Salem innkeeper have rec eived but scant genealogical attention and that with a rather negative conclusion. In his account of "The Prince Family" [TAG, supra,14:83-36 ], G. Andrews Moriarty lists William Clarke's four daughters by the second marriage and mentions the existence of three older children living at the time of their father's death "but of whom there is no further trace in the records." The purpose of the present article is two fold: I) to justify by probability the following identification of the three older children of Mr. William Clarke; and 2) to present some new interpretations of the data regarding the children by his second wife.

      He was married to Katherine.

      4275. Katherine . Children were:

      i. William CLARKE was born about 1608 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.
      ii. Thomas CLARKE was born about 1618 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.
      2137 iii. Sarah CLARKE.

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      From "Bassett-Preston Ancestors - A History of the Ancestors in America of " by Belle Preston, The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, Conn. 1930. Call # CS71 B36 1930. Found in the NEHGS Library, Boston, June 2003:

      pp. 64-65:
      CLARK

      10. William1 Clark came from East Yarmouth, Eng., 1633, in the 'Mary and John,' and was one of the first to plant at Agawam (later Ipswich), Apr. 1633, and had land assigned to him, 1634. Removed, 1637, to Salem, where he was a vintner. He was granted a license, 1641, to entertain cattle and passengers. He had married in England, his first wife. He married, second, Katherine ___, who after his death was licensed by the Gener al Court to keep an inn and sell wine, if she provide a fit man for the business. He died 1647, in Salem. His will mentions his wife Katherine, and asks that his younger children - four minors - be sent to England to be cared for by his sisters.

      Children:

      William, b. Eng., was overseer of his sister Sarah's estate in 1667 .

      + Sarah, b. Eng., d. 1698, m. a 1647 George Davis, he d. 1667, ( 2) a. 1671, Nicholas Risse.


      Second wife's:

      Bethiah, bapt. 1638, Salem.

      Susannah, b. 1642, Salem.

      Deborah, bapt. 1645, Salem.

      See Rist
      Sarah (Clark) Davis m. Nichol as Risse.
      Joseph Rist m. Phoebe Richard son.
      Phoebe (Rist) Draper m. Samuel Pre ntice.
      James Prentice m. Sarah (Draper) Wh iting.
      Nahum Prentice m. Nancy Whipp le.
      Caroline Prentice m. Elam Ro gers.
      Elvira Rogers m. Charles R. Bas sett.
      Edward M. Bassett m. Annie R. Prest on.

      References: Pope's Pioneers of Mass., 1900.

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      "In 1701 a William Bryant bought an eight-acre house lot with a house and barn from Joshua Davis of Boston. This land came from the estate of Joshua's grandfather, George Davis, an original settler of Reading, through the will of George's widow, Sarah (Clark) (Davis) Rist. Five years later William bought an adjoining house lot from his brother-in-law, Willi am Arnold. This land had come from his "father William Arnold" and originally "from grandfather Clark". This grandfather Clark was Thomas Clark, another original settler of Reading. These transactions were used as part of the proof that Sarah and Thomas Clark were brother and sister and children of William Clark of Salem (Frances Davis McTeer and Frederick C. Warner, "The Children of Mr. William Clarke of Salem, Mass.," from The American Genealogist, 39 [1963]: 100)."

      -- above passage excerpted from the New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. CXXXVII, 1983, p. 247 found in the Ontario Public Library, Ontario, NY.

  • Sources 
    1. [S121] The American Genealogist Magazine.

    2. [S121] The American Genealogist Magazine, Vol 39, p. 100 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S186] Bassett-Preston Ancestors - A History of the Ancestors in America of..., Belle Preston, (The Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Co., New Haven, Conn. 1930), 64, 235 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S117] Bassett-Preston Ancestors, Belle Preston, (New Haven, CT: The Tuttle Morehouse & Taylor Co, 1930.), 64. (Reliability: 3), 29 Jun 2010.

    5. [S121] The American Genealogist Magazine, Vol 39, p. 100 (Reliability: 3).
      died in summer of 1647 - suddenly, perhaps from the peculiar "epidemical sickness" which afflicted the colony in June 1647.