This person migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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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".
Jane died sometime after 1663. Thomas passed away at his brothers home on December 2, 1674 at Newport.
- Torrey, Clarence Almon. Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1985)
- Clark, Thomas (1605-1674) & Jane __?__ (-1663+); ca 1628/33?, no issue; Newport.
- NEHGR:The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA) 148 vols., 1847-1994;
- Moriarty, G. Andrews, Jr.; "Genealogical Research in England - Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich"; vol. 75, pg. 279; 1921.
- Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, (Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2009)
- Arrival date: 1620-1650 Arrival place: Newport, Rhode Island Place: Newport, Rhode Island; Year: 1620-1650
- U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Yates Publishing: The Generations Network, Inc. (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).
- Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.
- Austin, John O. The Journal of William Jefferay, Gentleman (E. L. Freeman & Sons, 1899) Page 139: "1674. Dec. 2, Wednesday. Mr. Thomas Clarke died here. He leaves his estate to the children of his brother Joseph."
- SOURCE: The Great Migration Begins, Vol 1, pages 375 - 380.
- ↑ NEHGR
- ↑ "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.)
- ↑ Ibid, Extracts from the Parish Register of Westhorpe, Suffix, England p. 212, entry reads: 1605 Thomas, the sonne of Thomas Clarke, baptised XXXI March
- ↑ Torrey
- ↑ NEHGR
- ↑ Filby
- ↑ Torrey
- ↑ Portsmouth Compact at RootsWeb
- ↑ NEGHR
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