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William Clarke (1634 - 1720)

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William Clarke
Born in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married in Plymouth, Plymouth Colonymap
Husband of — married in Saybrook, British Americamap
Husband of — married in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Americamap
Father of
Died in Massachusettsmap
4 February 2016
19:12: Jim Moore posted a message on the page for William Clarke. [Thank Jim for this]
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Biography

William Clarke was born about 1634. On July 7, 1668, he was mentioned in a court record as having sold his right to certain land in Cape Cod. In 1684, William Clarke of Plymouth was granted a lease for bass fishing at Cape Cod for 30 pounds per annum.

William married (1) Sarah Wolcott in Plymouth on March 1, 1659/60 [1] and had two children. Sarah and a baby were killed in 1676 during King Philip’s War. He married (2) Hannah Griswold on March 7, 1677/8, in Saybrook, Connecticut [2] [3] [4] [5] and had four children. He married (3) Abiah Wilder on August 3, 1692, in Plymouth [6] [7] [8] and had one child. William Clarke, the subject of this profile. died before March 28, 1720.

  1. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, 3 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), p 377; digital images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org/ : accessed 26 January 2016; "WILLIAM... m. (1) Plymouth 1 March 1659[/60] Sarah Wolcott [PCR 8:22; PVR 662]".
  2. "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850: Plymouth V1," database index with images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (AmericanAncestors.org: viewed 23 January 2016), vol 1, p 85, [p. 126], "Mr. William Clark married Hannah Griswell 7 March 1677"; citing transcription of Lee D van Antwerp (compiler) and Ruth Wilder Sherman (editor), "Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850," Picton Press, Camden, Maine, 1993.
  3. "Connecticut Vital Records to 1870," online database with images of transcription, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (AmericanAncestors.org: accessed 30 January 2016), vol Saybrook, p 55, "GRISWOLD...Hannah, m. Will Clark, Mar. 7, 1677"; citing original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
  4. "Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700," transcription, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (http://americanancestors.org: accessed 30 January 2016), vol 1, p 330, "CLARK, William (1636-) & 2/wf Hannah GRISWELL/GRISWOLD (1658-1687/8); 7 Mar 1677, 1677/8; Saybrook/Plymouth {Newell Anc. 87; McCormick-Hamilton 514; NYGBR 47:198; Waterman (1939) 668; Sibley's Harv. Grad. 5:261; MD 1:206, 13:203, 15:214; Saybrook CT VR 36"; citing Clarence Almon Terry, "New England Marriages Prior to 1700," CD-ROM, NEHGS, Boston, 2001.
  5. Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, p 377, "WILLIAM ... m. (2) Saybrook 7 March 1677/8 Hannah Griswold [SayVR (also recorded Plymouth VR PVR 85)]".
  6. "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850: Plymouth V1," database index with images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (AmericanAncestors.org: viewed 23 January 2016), V1, Book 1, p 85," [p 126], Mr. William Clark married Mrs. Abiah Wilder 3 Aug. 1692"; citing transcription of Lee D van Antwerp (compiler) and Ruth Wilder Sherman (editor), "Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850," Picton Press, Camden, Maine, 1993.
  7. "Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700," transcription, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (http://americanancestors.org: accessed 24 January 2016), vol 1, p 331, CLARK, William & 3/wf Abia WILDER (-1725, ae 69); 3 Aug 1692; Plymouth {MD 1:200; 13:203; Booth (1923) 75; Clark (,5) 17; Thompson (,2) 15; Holman Ms: Cobb 9}; citing Clarence Almon Terry, "New England Marriages Prior to 1700," CD-ROM, NEHGS, Boston, 2001.
  8. Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, p 377, "WILLIAM ... (3) Plymouth 3 August 1692 Abiah Wilder [PVR 85]."

Sources

  • Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633. 3 vols. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. Digital images. New England Historic Genealogical Society. American Ancestors. http://www.americanancestors.org/ : 2016.
  • Freeman, Frederick : "The History of Cape Cod: Annals of Thirteen Towns of Barnstable County", W. H. Piper & Co., Boston, MA, (1858), Vol. I, pp. 262, 308; available at [1].
  • Freeman, Frederick : "The History of Cape Cod: Annals of Thirteen Towns of Barnstable County", W. H. Piper & Co., Boston, MA (1869).
  • "Connecticut Vital Records to 1870." Online database with images of transcription. New England Historic Genealogical Society. American Ancestors. AmericanAncestors.org: 2016.
  • "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850: Plymouth V1." Database index with images. New England Historic Genealogical Society. American Ancestors. AmericanAncestors.org: 2016.
  • "Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts Containing Historical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families", Anonymous, J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago, IL (1912). Vol. III available at [2].
  • "Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700." Transcription. New England Historic Genealogical Society. American Ancestors. http://americanancestors.org: 2016.

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile UNKNOWN-153529 created by Angela Westover through the import of Westoversallover.GED on April 18, 2012.
  • Clark-7925 merged into Clarke-78, Biography and Sources integrated, by Loretta (Lynn) Layman, September 28, 2015.


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Collaboration

On February 5, 2016 at 00:13GMT Jim Moore wrote:

I worked with the profile manager of the other William Clark and reached agreement that Abiah Wilder is properly the spouse of this William Clark. I have added her, added some details for all three marriages, and added sources for those details.

On September 2, 2014 at 05:49GMT Robin Craig wrote:

Clark-3171 and Clarke-78 appear to represent the same person because: This is an arborist request. Research on this family is extensive, and we would like to get all of the children merged, and add sources to them. Please look over each merge, and consider this - http://www.americanancestors.org/pilgrim-families-thomas-clark/

If you have any questions, suggestions, additions or other comments, please write to me directly and I will do everything I can to help. Thank you so much for your contributions to the WikiTree! ~Robin

On September 2, 2014 at 05:48GMT Robin Craig wrote:

Clark-3172 and Clarke-78 appear to represent the same person because: This is an arborist request. Research on this family is extensive, and we would like to get all of the children merged, and add sources to them. Please look over each merge, and consider this - http://www.americanancestors.org/pilgrim-families-thomas-clark/

If you have any questions, suggestions, additions or other comments, please write to me directly and I will do everything I can to help. Thank you so much for your contributions to the WikiTree! ~Robin

On September 2, 2014 at 05:47GMT Robin Craig wrote:

Clark-3168 and Clarke-78 appear to represent the same person because: This is an arborist request. Research on this family is extensive, and we would like to get all of the children merged, and add sources to them. Please look over each merge, and consider this - http://www.americanancestors.org/pilgrim-families-thomas-clark/

If you have any questions, suggestions, additions or other comments, please write to me directly and I will do everything I can to help. Thank you so much for your contributions to the WikiTree! ~Robin

On September 2, 2014 at 05:44GMT Robin Craig wrote:

Clark-3168 and Clark-15195 appear to represent the same person because: This is an arborist request. Research on this family is extensive, and we would like to get all of the children merged, and add sources to them. Please look over each merge, and consider this - http://www.americanancestors.org/pilgrim-families-thomas-clark/

If you have any questions, suggestions, additions or other comments, please write to me directly and I will do everything I can to help. Thank you so much for your contributions to the WikiTree! ~Robin



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