Thomas Clarke

Thomas Clarke

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Thomas Clarke aka Clark
Born in Westhorpe, Suffolk, Englandmap
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died in Newport, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
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Biography

Thomas Clarke was born sometime before his baptism on 31 Mar 1605 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England[1][2][3]

He married his wife Jane around 1628-33 in England. [4] They emigrated to New England, and arrived at Rhode Island in 1638.[5] [6] They had no children.[7]

Thomas was instrumental in the founding of Portsmouth, RI, and later Newport. He was a signatory of the Portsmouth Compact. This was the first document in history that severed both political and religious ties with mother England, and is viewed by some historians as marking the beginning of the Revolution. It has also been called "the first instrument for governing as a true democracy".[8]

Jane died sometime after 1663. Thomas passed away at his brothers home on December 2, 1674 at Newport.[9]

Sources

  1. Source: #S54 Page: Moriarty, G. Andrews, Jr.; "Genealogical Research in England - Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich"; vol. 75, pg. 279; 1921.
  2. "Peckham Genealogy: the English ancestors and American descendants of John Peckham of Newport, Rhode Island 1630", Records in the Bible of John Clarke, p. 209, entry reads: Thomas Clarke sone of T: Clarke: baptd the : 31 :st March, 1605 (d. 1674, Oct. 2.)
  3. Ibid, Extracts from the Parish Register of Westhorpe, Suffix, England p. 212, entry reads: 1605 Thomas, the sonne of Thomas Clarke, baptised XXXI March
  4. Torrey, "New England Marriages Prior to 1700", Clark, Thomas (1605-1674) & Jane __?__ (-1663+); ca 1628/33?, no issue; Newport.
  5. Source: #S54 Page: Moriarty, G. Andrews, Jr.; "Genealogical Research in England - Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich"; vol. 75, pg. 279; 1921.
  6. Source: #S-2075680314 Data: Text: Arrival date: 1620-1650 Arrival place: Newport, Rhode Island Page: Place: Newport, Rhode Island; Year: 1620-1650; Page Number: .
  7. Torrey
  8. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rinewpor/compact.html Portsmouth Compact at RootsWeb
  9. Source: #S54 Page: Moriarty, G. Andrews, Jr.; "Genealogical Research in England - Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich"; vol. 75, pg. 279; 1921.
  • Source: S54 Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register
  • Source: S32 Author: Ralph B. Montgomery Title: GEDCOM File : a17574.ged
  • Source: S-2075680314 Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Gale Research Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2009.







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Portsmouth Compact, March 7, 1638
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Portsmouth Compact Memorial Plaque
Portsmouth Compact Memorial Plaque

Portsmouth, Rhode Island map 1936 Comments: 0. WikiTree Popularity: 1.


 


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Collaboration

On July 7, 2014 Vic Watt wrote:

This profile is a mixture of two and perhaps three different Thomas Clarks. I cleaned up the profile and put the vitals in order, but someone needs to tease the different people apart.


On January 20, 2014 Merry Ann Palmer wrote:

I have edited the biography, but see no proof of marriage to ANY of the supposed wives. Jacques - could you give a reference/source for Susanna Ring? Then we have Alice and Jane. Unfortunately, my documentation focuses on his parents (Thomas & Rose), and does not have much on this Thomas other than his birth/baptism.


On January 19, 2014 Jacques Pictet wrote:

Husband of Susanna Ring — married 1634 in Plymouth MA




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