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Joseph Clarke

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Joseph Clarke
Born in Westhorpe, Suffolk, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Of Westhorpe, Suffolk, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Newport, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Died in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USAmap
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Biography

Joseph was born in 1618. Joseph Clarke ... He passed away in 1694. [1]

Name

Joseph Clarke[2]

Name

Joseph /Clarke/[3] [4][5]

Birth

09 DEC 1618
Westhorpe, Suffolk Co., England[6][7]

Christening

16 DEC 1618
., Westhorpe, Suffolk, England[8]

Death

01 JUN 1694
Newport, Newport Co., RI[9]

Death

01 JUN 1694
., Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island[10]

Marriage

1642[11]

Event

Biography
JOSEPH4 CLARKE (Thomas3, John2, John1). He was born 9 December 1618 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, and baptized 16 December 1618 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. He died 1 June 1694 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. Residence: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.
Joseph Clarke evidently came to Boston with his older brothers, Thomas and John, but he is not mentioned in any records of that town. He may have come in the capacity of a servant to his brother John, as was later noted in a recording of his lands in Newport, Rhode Island. His brother, Dr. John Clarke, was disarmed with others as associates of Anne Hutchinson at Boston on 20 November 1637. John and Thomas left the Massachusetts Bay Colony with the Coddington party and were signers of the Aquidneck agreement on 7 March 1638. Joseph Clarke first appears on the record when he was admitted an inhabitant of the Island of Aquidneck (at Portsmouth) on 24 January 1638/9, and again on 21 February 1638/9. However, he soon left Portsmouth for Newport, newly founded by his brother, John Clarke, and others dissatisfied with the government of Portsmouth. He was admitted an inhabitant and made a freeman of Newport at a General Quarter Court held there on 17 December 1639. He was present in the General Court of Election held at Newport on 12 March 1640, and was listed on the court roll of freemen on 16 March 1641. He served on the grand jury at a Quarter Sessions Court at Portsmouth on 1 December 1641. He is said to have been one of the original members of the First Baptist Church of Newport in 1644, and was certainly a member in full communion in 1648.
Sometime between March 1643 and 15 March 1644, Joseph Clark of Nuport had his lands in Newport, consisting of fifty acres, recorded. His lands lay in several parcels, one of thirty acres "lying beyond the mill bounded on the North by the hie way to Sachuis on the East by Stony River on the South by Robert Fields land," another parcel of 2.5 acres between Mr. John Clark's farm and Thomas Clark's cow pasture, a home lot of 3.5 acres lying next to Mr. [John] Clark's swamp at the lot's end, a "cowes hay" or pasture at the southwest corner of the harbor, another "cowes hay" on the east side of Stony River, and one acre of upland bounded by "the Creeke & Thomas Clarks marsh, a way for the bringing forth of hay & bringing thruw cattle to John Peckams marsh & Thomas Clarks marsh excepted." These lands, amounting to 40 acres, were bought by Joseph Clark for an unknown sum as evidenced by the treasurer's receipt produced by him at the recording of the land. (An order issued by the town on 5 June 1639, divided all meadow lands within Newport at a rate of 20 "Cowes meat" to 300 acres of upland, so Joseph can be expected to have given at least two or three cows for his land.) However, Joseph Clarke had an additional
ten ac[re]s more granted unto him by vertue of a certaine donation given by the sd Towne to certaine Servants the sd Joseph being serv[an]t to mr John Clark w[hi]ch Tenn ac[re]s is layd forth in and w[i]th the first p[ar]cell of thirtie all w[hi]ch amounting to the No of Fifthe ac[re]s more or less is fully Impropriated to the sd Joseph Clark his heirs or Assignes for ever.
On 25 December 1644, Joseph Clarke deeded five acres of meadow lying on the soutwest side of the harbor in Newport to Robert Stanton of Newport. His land is also mentioned in the record of highways laid out by William Dyre, Nicholas Easton, and Mr. John Clarke dated 15 February 1654. One highway was laid out "from the Mill to Joseph Clarkes...towards the great Comons, and by the side of mr John Clarkes Joseph and Thomas Clarkes lands &c being on the east side thereof went the hie way...to mr Eastons Farme...downe to Stony River...and soe came into the Comons at the Rocks..." On March 10, 1656/7, Joseph Clarke was granted a 1/54th share of the purchase of Conanicut (later, Jamestown) and Dutch Islands, and he also signed on behalf of his brother, it being ordered "that Joseph Clarke shall subscribe hereto in the behalf of his Brother Mr. John Clarke in England." Joseph Clarke, of Newport, was also appointed to the perpetual council that would govern the affairs of Conanicut at the time of the purchase.
In 16 May 1648, he was made a member of the General Court of Trials to represent the town of Newport, and served on both the grand and petit juries at Warwick on 30 June 1657. His name appears on a list of the freeman of the Colony, of Newport, in 1655. From 1655 on, he is referred to in the records of the Colony as "Mr. Joseph Clarke,"and was a commissioner for Newport at the Court of Commissioners held at Portsmouth on 28 June 1655, at Newport on 19 May 1657, at Portsmouth again on 10 March 1657/8, at Providence on 17 May 1659, and once more at Portsmouth on 23 August 1659. He was made an Assistant (which appears to have been the same as commissioner) for Newport at the General Court of Election held at Warwick on 18 May 1658, and served in this capacity at a General Court of Trials held at Newport in June 1658, at a meeting of the General Counsel held at Warwick on 14 October 1658, at another General Court of Trials held at Warwick on 16 October 1658, at the General Court of Election held at Providence on 17 May 1659, at a General Court of Trials held at Newport on 3 March 1659/60, and at a meeting of the Governor, Deputy Governor, and Assistants held at Newport on 25 November 1663. On 4 July 1657, at a General Court held at Warwick, Mr. Joseph Clarke and three others were authorized to write a letter to Mr. John Clarke in England to request further judgment of the authorities in England in the charges of treason brought against William Harris by Roger Williams. He was also chosen to form a committee with five others at a General Court of Commissioners held at Portsmouth on 23 August 1659, to write a letter of thanks to Mr. John Clarke, to review letters sent to the colony regarding disputes with the "United Colonies, Massachusetts, or Plymouth," and to insturct Mr. Clarke to take such matters before Parliament accordingly. The task of opening letters and informing Mr. Clarke, as well as providing Clarke with a commission from the Colony, was reauthorized to Mr. Joseph Clarke, althouhg he was not an Assistant at the time, and the others at a General Assembly held at Warwick on 18 October 1660.
On 1 November 1661, Tobias Saunders, Robert Burdick, and Joseph Clarke were arrested for taking possession of lands of Southertown, in the Pequot Country, under a warrant issued by the commissioners of the General Court of Massachusetts dated 25 October 1661 to the constable of Southertown, Walter Palmer. However, Clarke "upon extraordinary occasion was, by the Commissioners [of Southertown] and constable, set at liberty." Southertown was the name given by Connecticut to the area called Misquamicutt (later Westerly) by the Rhode Islanders who were settling there. Saunders and Burdick were taken to Boston, where from testimony they gave on 14 November 1661, it is learned that the Court of Rhode Island had allowed them to purchase lands of the Indians there, and Burdick had "built a small house there, upon the lott layed out to him." "Joseph Clark of Road Island, who was also apprehended in the company of the two former persons, being all three in company, was released by the Constable upon a very urgent occasion." Clarke was the only one identified as of "Road Island," which indicates that he was a resident of the island of Road Island (Newport or Portsmouth), and was not residing in Westerly.
Joseph Clarke's name appears as one of the "purchasers and free inhabitants of our island, called Rhode-Island, and the rest of the colonie of Providence Plantations" in the charter granted to Rhode Island by Charles II, King of Great Britain, on 8 July 1663, and by order of this charter he was appointed an assistant to the General Assembly at Newport on 1 March 1663/4. He served in this position again at meetings of the General Assembly held at Newport on 4 May 1664, in October 1664, on 23 February 1664/5, and 3 May 1665. He was not re-elected to that position at the last meeting.
He appears to have had a son, whose name is not known, who was killed in 1662 in unknown circumstances. At a General Court of Trials held at Newport on 8 March 1663/4,
Upon accation of some debate in this Court Concearning the Death of a young neger sarvant to Mr. benidict arnold now govenor in the yeare 1661 soe Called and alsoe Concearning the Death of a son of Mr Joseph Clarke now assistant in the yeare 1662 the Court declares themselves fully satisfied in the proceedings taken by the towne of newport and the officers therof to the Enquiers after the Death of the parsones aforesd and that the proceeding aforesayd weare fully availeable sufficiente and unquestonable as to the Clearing of all parsones from all maner of guilt Relating to the Death of the parsones aforesd.
He appears to have lived in Newport for the rest of his life. Some histories say he removed to Westerly, but a detailed study of the Rhode Island Colony Records shows that it was his son, Joseph, who was made a freeman of Westerly in 1668, and appears there in 1669, 1671, and 1679. Joseph Clarke was appointed on 13 or 14 May 1667, to a committee by the town of Newport to collect 155 pounds for the defense of that town and outfitting the prison. He took leave of grand jury duty in 1669: at a Court of Trials held at Newport, 10 May 1669, Mr. Joseph Clarke, who had been selected by the town of Newport to serve on the grand jury, had not appeared for his term, but considering "how much hee hath ben Imployed formerly and that in this Court his son Joseph was prevayled with to Saply the place of a grand Jury man. The Court doe Remitt the aforesd Mr Joseph Clarkes fine for not appearing." Mr. Joseph Clarke was a Deputy for Newport at meetings of the General Assembly held at Newport on 6 May 1668, 28 October 1668, 27 October 1669, 13 October 1670, 26 October 1670, 25 September 1671, 5 March 1671/2, and 2 April 1672.
He was very active in the efforts of Rhode Island to thwart the designs of Massachusetts and Connecticut to take the lands of the Narragansett region. On 20 Mar 1664/5, Joseph Clarke was among fourteen men chosen at Pettasquamscutt to exercise the powers of Justices of the Peace or Magistrates for the Naragansett Country, or the King's Province, by order of the King's Commissioners. On 2 May 1677, Mr. Joseph Clarke was elected and engaged as an Assistant at a General Assembly and Election held at Newport and was appointed to a Court of Justices of the Peace to be held in the Narragansett (or King's) Province on the 15th of May for the speedy and peaceful settling of the inhabitants of that region. He was an Assistant at the General Court of Trials held at Newport on 7 May 1677, and shortly thereafter took the acknowledgement of Thomas and Liddia Burge of Newport on a sale of land in Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony, to Thomas Ward of Newport on 27 June 1677, in the capacity of an Assistant. He was an Assistant at the General Court of Trials held at Newport on 24 October 1677, 6 May 1678, 23 October 1678, 17 May 1679, and 22 October 1679, and at General Assemblies held at Newport on 30 April 1678, 1 May 1678, 25 March 1679, 6 May 1679, 17 September 1679 (at Westerly), and 4 May 1680. On 9 July 1679, he was among four men, including the Governor and Deputy Governor, who supplied 18 pounds, 8 shillings in partial payment to Mr. Arnold of 60 pounds the later paid to Capt. Randall Howldon and Capt. John Greene of Warwick on behalf of the Colony. On 23 June 1681, these four petitioned the General Assembly for repayment of the moneys they paid, which was granted.
A "mr. Clarke" mentioned as holding 17 acres at Stony River in Newport on behalf of John Alcock, deceased, for the son of the latter in an inventory dated 8 August 1677, may have been Joseph Clarke, as he held land near Stony River (see above). In 1680, Joseph Clarke of Newport was taxed £1 13s 3d. Mr. Joseph Clarke, "my loving friend," was made an overseer of the estate of Rev. Obadiah Holmes in the will of the latter, dated 9 April 1681. On 25 September 1685, Joseph Clarke, of Newport, and his wife, Margaret, sold a 1/54th part of Conanicut Island, consisting of 89 acres, and a 1/54th part of Dutch Island (which lies to the west of Conanicut, or Jamestown) to Francis Brinley of Newport for £100. This is the last official record of Joseph Clarke. He may have been mentioned with other early church members in a letter from Rev. Samuel Hubbard to John Thornton of Providence, dated 19 December 1686.
Joseph Clarke left no will that has been found. In the will of Dr. John Clarke, dated 20 April 1676, Joseph Clarke is said to have had two wives, his son John being by the first. The will of Thomas Clarke, dated 28 July 1674, mentions Margaret, wife of his brother Joseph Clarke. An addendum to the will of Thomas Clarke names the children of Joseph Clarke that were alive on 19 December 1674: Joseph Clarke, John Clarke, William Clarke, Susannah (surname struck-out), Mary (surname struck-out), Joshua Clarke, Sarah Clarke, Thomas Clarke, Kary (Carew) Clarke, and Elizabeth Clarke. Joseph Clarke may have had more children who died young, before 1674, or were born after 1674, although the latter is unlikely. His death is recorded in the family Bible held by the descendants of his son, John.
Sources:
J. O. Austin, "The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island." New York, 1887 [1982], pp. 47, 107, 188.
J. R. Bartlett, "Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, in New England." Providence, 1856-1862 (Reprinted New York, 1968), vol. 1, pp. 67, 90-91, 95, 100, 111, 209, 301, 316, 354, 364, 366, 386, 408, 419, 421, 433, 455-456, 511; vol. 2, pp. 3, 6, 8, 13, 28, 37-40, 61, 90, 93-94, 96, 197, 222, 236, 287, 350, 354, 411, 431, 434, 565, 592; vol. 3, pp. 3, 5, 28, 30, 48, 68, 83, 85, 101-102.
L. P. Bates, "Saunders-Peckham," NEHGR, Vol. 63 (1909), p. 198.
H. M. Chapin, "Documentary History of Rhode Island." Providence, 1919, vol. 2, pp. 79-80, 92-93, 94-95, 117, 119-120, 132.
E. P. Clark, "Family of Dr. John Clarke," Genealogies of Rhode Island Families From Rhode Island Periodicals, Vol. I. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1983, pp. 197-200.
E. S. Gaustad, "Baptist Piety: The Last Will & Testimony of Obadiah Holmes." Christian University Press, 1978, will reproduced at http://www.genweb.net/~samcasey/obadiah.html.
G. A. Moriarty, "Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich," NEHGR, Vol. 75 (1921), pp. 273-301.
G. A. Morrison, "The 'Clarke' Families of Rhode Island." Evening Post Printing House, New York, 1902, pp. 23-24.
"Records of the Island of Rhode Island, 1638-1644." Rhode Island Archives, Providence (original mss., and FHL Film #0954960), pp. 65-66.
"Rhode Island Colonial Records, Proceedings of the General Assembly." FHL Film #0947963, vol. 1, part 1, pp. 17, 30.
"Rhode Island Court Records: Records of the Court of Trials of the Colony of Providence Plantations." Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 1920, vol. 1 (1647-1662), pp. 27, 39, 46, 55, 59; vol. 2 (1662-1670), pp. 23, 28-31, 75-79.
"Rhode Island Land Evidences, 1648-1696." Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, pp. 54-56, 56-57, 123.
J. J. Smith, "Civil and Military List of Rhode Island, 1647-1800." Providence, 1900, pp. 1, 4, 9.
"Town of Jamestown, Land Evidence, Vol. 1 (1680-1739)." Typed transcript, FHL Film #0946901, pp. 6-10, 56-57 (69-70 in original records).
He married first ------, about 1641 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. Residence: Newport, Rhode Island.
Tobias Saunders of Westerly in his will, dated 9 August 1688, mentions his "cousin Joseph Clarke," probably the son of Joseph Clarke. Joseph Clarke Jr. was a neighbor and associate of Tobias, who bade Clarke and John Maxson Sr. assist his widow as administratrix. As "cousin" was often used to denote a nephew, this would mean that Joseph Clarke's first wife was sister to Tobias Saunders. However, Joseph Clarke Jr. was also a true cousin to Mary (Peckham) Saunders, Tobias's wife and daughter of John and Mary (Clarke) Peckham, and Saunders may have been referring to him in that sense.
Sources:
J. O. Austin, "The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island." New York, 1887 [1982], p. 173.
L. P. Bates, "Saunders-Peckham," NEHGR, Vol. 63 (1909), p. 198.
Joseph Clarke married second MARGARET ------, about 1656 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. She died in 1694 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. Residence: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.
Margaret Clarke, wife of Joseph Clarke, was mentioned in the will of her brother-in-law, Thomas Clarke, dated 28 July 1674, and Joseph Clarke is said to have had two wives in the will of his other brother, John Clarke, dated 20 April 1676. Therefore, Margaret must have been his second wife. On 25 September 1685, Joseph Clarke, of Newport, and his wife, Margaret, sold a 1/54th part of Conanicut Island, consisting of 89 acres, and a 1/54th part of Dutch Island to Francis Brinley of Newport for £100. Several secondary sources list her as Margaret Turner, but there is no known evidence to support this contention.
Sources:
J. O. Austin, "The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island." New York, 1887 [1982], p. 47.
G. A. Morrison, "The 'Clarke' Families of Rhode Island." Evening Post Printing House, New York, 1902.
"Rhode Island Land Evidences, 1648-1696." Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, pp. 56-57.
"Town of Jamestown, Land Evidence, Vol. 1 (1680-1739)." FHL Film #0946901, pp. 69-70.
They had the following children:
i. ------5 CLARKE (Son). Born about 1657 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. Died in 1662 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.
ii. JOSHUA5 CLARKE. Born about 1660 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. Married Alice Phillips.
iii. SARAH5 CLARKE. Born 29 January 1663/4 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. Married Thomas Reynolds.
iv. THOMAS5 CLARKE. Born about 1666 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. Married Elizabeth ------.
v. CAREW5 CLARKE. Born about 1668 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. Married Anne Dyer.
vi. ELIZABETH5 CLARKE. Born about 1670 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.[12]
Event:
Type: Marriage 2
Date: ABT 1656
Note: His second wife was Margaret -?-, who died in 1694 in Newport, Newport, RI. They had six children. For details on the children, see the biographical section.[13]
Event:
Type: Ancestry
Note: The paternal ancestry of Dr. John Clarke and his three brothers who likewise settled in Newport is revealed by the records contained in the family Bible which Dr. Clarke brought from England. This Bible, a copy of the Geneva version of 1608, has been handed down in the line descended from John Clarke, son of the immigrant Joseph Clarke, and nephew of Dr. John Clarke. The earliest entries in it, twenty in number, were made by Thomas Clarke of Westhorpe, co. Suffolk, the father of Dr. John Clarke; the next two entries were probably made by one of Thomas Clarke's children; and the next three entries appear to have been made by Joseph Clarke, youngest son of Thomas, who was the only one of the four brothers who came to New England who left descendants in this country. Two more entries record the deaths of Joseph Clarke and his son John, and the remaining entries relate to members of the family of later generations.
A few extracts from these Bible records were published in the "Magazine of New England History", vol. 1, pages 202 et seq. (October, 1891), and all the records were printed verbatim in "The 'Clarke' Families of Rhode Island," by the late George Austin Morrison, Jr., published in New York in 1902. From the Bible records and from entries found in the parish registers of Westhorpe, co. Suffolk, Mr. Morrison ws able to trace the paternal ancestry of Dr. John Clarke and his brothers back to John Clarke, their great-grandfather.
FROM THE CLARKE FAMILY BIBLE
(Entries made by Thomas Clarke)
John Clarke, my grandfather, was buried 3: March: 1559
John Clarke, my father was baptised 11: February 1541
Tomas Clarke, my unkle, was baptised 4: January: 1543
Katherine Kooke, dafter of John Kooke was baptised the 12: of february: 33 year Henry 8: ano dni 1541. My mother:
Katherine Kooke, my mother, was buried the :30 of march: 1598
John Clarke, my father, was buried the :7 April 1598.
John Clarke, my brother, born St. Mark's day, baptd 1: May: 1569
Thomas Clark, sone of John Clarke, born all saints day, baptised 3: of November, ano dni 1570
Carewe Clarke, sone of John Clarke: baptised: 17: August: 1572: in the :14 year of the rayne of Quene Elizabeth
Xsofor Clarke baptised the 6: of December ano dmi: 1574:
Jhon Clarke: baptised: 17 of March ano dmi : 1577:
Margret Clarke: baptised the 8: June : 1579:
Mery Clarke baptised the 21: September: 1581:
Margret Clarke, Dafter of Thomas Clarke was born the first of february: baptised 19 february 1600: Sunday nyght
Carewe Clarke: my sone: was born the third of february: 1602: being thursday: about fayer daylight: baptised the 17: february. Collops Thursday: 3 day the new moon: singe in pesces
Thomas Clarke sone of T : Clarke: baptd the 31: st March: 1605
Merie Clarke: baptised: the 17 July 1607
John Clarke baptised the 8 October 1609
William Clarke my son baptised the 11 of february 1611
Joseph Clarke baptised the 16 december 1618: borne 9
(in another handwriting)
Thomas Clarke, the father of these children departed this life the 29 of July 1627.
Rose Keridge, his wife dyed the 19 of September, in the year of our Lord 1627.
(Entries made apparently by Joseph Clarke)
1 of the 10 month 1674 Thomas Clarke: sonn of Thomas Clarke of Wastrup departed this life in nuport on rodiland
20 of the 2 mo 1676 my brother John Clarke in the night departed this life in his owne house in nuport on rodiland
Datre Clarke, wife of my Brother Carew Clarke living in ruffum in the conte of Suffolk she departed this life the 13 of the L 5 moneth **** in the yeerer 1658
(Later Entries)
Mr. Joseph Clarke Deceased the first day of June in the yera of our Lord one thousand six hundred nintie four.
John Clarke, the son of Joseph Clarke deceased the 11 day of April in the year of our Lord 1704.
(Addtional entries are recorded in Morrison's book and are not included here.)[14]
Event:
Type: Lived at
Date: 1638
Note: He was admitted as an inhabitant of Portsmouth, RI.[15]
Event:
Type: CivilServ
Date: 1648
Place: Newport, Newport, RI
Note: He was a member of the General Court of Tryall.[16]
Event:
Type: Freeman
Date: 1655
Place: Newport, Newport, RI
Note: His name was on the list of Freeman of Newport.[17]
Event:
Type: Land sold
Date: 25 SEP 1685
Place: Westerly, Washington Co., RI
Note: He and his wife Margaret sold Francis Brinley 1/154 part of Conanicut Island (89 acres) and 1/154 part of Dutch Island.[18]
Event:
Type: Biography
Note: JOSEPH, Newport
1639, youngest br. of John of the same, one of the found. of the Bapt.
ch. there, was an Assist. 1658, liv. most of his latter yrs. at Westerly,
had Joseph, b. 2 Apr. 1643; and d. 1 June 1694, aged 75. His w. was
Margaret, wh. d. 1694, but her surname is not heard. In the will
of his br. Thomas, we find his other ch. liv. 1674, were John, William,
Joshua, Thomas, Susanna, Mary, Sarah, Carew, or Carey, and Elizabeth[19]
Event:
Type: Lived at
Date: 1639
Note: He was admitted as an inhabitant of Newport, RI.[20]
Event:
Type: Elected Of
Date: 1655
Place: Newport, Newport, RI
Note: He was elected commissioner.[21]
Event:
Type: Elected Of
Date: 1657
Place: Newport, Newport, RI
Note: He was elected commissioner.[22]
Event:
Type: Elected Of
Date: 1658
Place: Newport, Newport, RI
Note: He was elected commissioner.[23]
Event:
Type: Freeman
Date: 1668
Place: Westerly, Washington Co., RI
Note: He was admitted as a freeman in Westerly, RI.[24]
Event:
Type: CivilServ
Date: 1677
Place: Westerly, Washington Co., RI
Note: He was on a court of Justices of the Peace that atteneed to a matter of injurious and illegal actions of some (residents) of the Connecticut Colony.[25]
Event:
Type: CivilServ
Date: 1690
Place: Westerly, Washington Co., RI
Note: He was empowered with others to proportion taxes to respective towns.[26]
Event:
Type: Biography
Note: Joseph(4) (Th3; Jno2; Jno1); b. 1618, Dec. 9; d. 1694, Jun. 1; m(1) 1642+- ?---?; m(2) Margaret (d. 1694)
Bedfordshire, Eng., Newport, Westerly, R.I.
1638 - Newport. Admitted inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck.
1640 - He was present at General Court of elections
1641 - March 17; Freeman
1644 - He was one of the original members of First Baptist Church
1648 - Member of General Court of Trials.
1655 - Freeman.
1655/57/58/59 - Commissioner
1658/63/64/65/78/9 - Assistant
1663, July 8 - His name appears in charter granted Rhode Island by Charles II.
1668 - Westerly; Freeman
1668-69-70-71-72-90 - Deputy.
1669, May 18 - His name was in a list of inhabitants.
1677 - He was a member of Court of Justices of the Peace, to attend to the matter of injurious and illegal acting of some of Connecticut Colony.
1679 - He and thirty-two others, of Westerly, gave oath of allegiance.
1680 - Newport. Taxed L1. 13s. 3d.
1685, Sep. 25 - He and wife Margaret, sold Francis Brinley, of Newport, 1-154 part of Conaicut Island (89 acres) and 1-154 part of Dutch Island. (He gave his residence as of Newport, at this time.
1690 - He, with others, was empowered to proportion taxes to respective towns.
He is said to have died at Westerly, though many of his later years appear to have been spent at Newport.
Morgan Edwards states in his History of the Baptists, that Rev. Weilliam Peckham married --- Clarke, niece of Rev. John Clarke. She must have been a daughter of Joseph, as John Clarke's other brothers had no children.
The names of Joseph Clarke's children are learned by the following memorandum, which is appended to the record of will of his brother, Thomas Clarke. "The names of the children of JOseph Clarke, of the town of Newport, that are living this 19th day of December, 1674. Joseph Clarke, Wiliam Clarke, Mary Clarke, Sarah Clarke, John Clarke, Susanna Clarke, Joshua Clarke, Thomas Clarke, Cary Clarke, Elizabeth Clarke." The surnames of Mary and Susanna are crossed out, as if they had already married at date of the entry.
See: American Genealogist - v. 19, p. 131; v. 24, p. 69; v. 26, p. 54[27]


Religion

Religion: He was one of the ten male members in full communion at the First Baptist Church, Newport, RI
1648
Newport, Newport, RI[28]

Baptism

16 DEC 1618
Westhorpe, Suffolk Co., England[29]

Marriage

Husband: Joseph1 Clarke
Wife: Margaret Turner
Child: Joseph Clarke
Child: John Clarke
Child: William Clarke
Child: Susannah Clarke
Child: Mary Clarke
Marriage:
Date: BEF 1641[30]
Husband: Joseph1 Clarke
Marriage:
Date: ABT 1651
Place: Newport, Newport Co., RI
Note: Tobias Saunders in his will speaks of his cousin (i.e. nephew) Joseph Clark. This Joseph(2) Clark was the son of Joseph(1) Clark by his first wife whose name is unknown. Since Joseph(2) Clark was a nephew of Tobial Saunders, his mother must have been a sister of this same Tobias, and it is possible that through this connection the origina and family of one more of the earliest of Rhode Island settlers may be discovered.[31][32]
Husband: Thomas Clarke
Wife: Rose Kerrich
Child: Margaret Clarke
Child: Carew Clarke
Child: Thomas Clarke
Child: Mary Clarke
Child: Margaret Clarke
Child: John Clarke
Child: William Clarke
Child: Joseph1 Clarke
Marriage:
Date: 13 MAY 1600
Place: Saxsted, Suffolk Co., England[33]

Ancestral File Number

Ancestral File Number: 8NR4-G0

Sources

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  • Repository: R53 Name: ProQuest Databases Address: http://www.proquest.com Note: Online subscription images of books taken from UMI microfiche.
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  1. Entered by Homer Hopper, Oct 7, 2012
  2. Ancestry.com OneWorldTree, The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;
  3. Data: Baltz-Clark Family Tree
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Thank you to Merilee Burton, Chris Chapman, J X, Kim Baltz, Tammy Perry, Merryann Palmer, Homer Hopper



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  • WikiTree profile Clarke-914 created through the import of Towne-Weeden.ged on May 29, 2011 by J X. See the Changes page for the details of edits by J and others.
  1. Entered by Homer Hopper, Oct 7, 2012
  2. Ancestry.com OneWorldTree, The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;
  3. Data: Baltz-Clark Family Tree
  4. Source: #S32 Data: Text: 21 APR 1999
  5. Source: #S3 Data: Text: Date of Import: Jun 3, 2003
  6. Source: #S629
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  8. Source: #S3 Data: Text: Date of Import: Jun 3, 2003
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  15. Source: #S630 Page: pg. 63.
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