Did Johana/Johanna Gould, born in Ipswich in 1681, marry Peter Clarkson, born in York, Virginia in 1677? There are presently two profiles for her: Johana Gould and Johanna Gould Clarkson, which need to be either merged or separated, with different parents.
We need some help to find documentation to either confirm or refute this marriage.
There are apparently a number of Trees out there which say she did marry him in New Kent, Virginia, in 1698. They don’t, however, seem to have any documentation for this (except, perhaps, other Trees).
Those Trees then proceed to state that Johana/Johanna, the wife of Peter Clarkson, died on 3 Feb 1712. The documentation for this may be the source of the idea that Peter’s wife was named Johanna, although it can’t be the source of the idea that she was a Gould from Massachusetts.
Peter Clarkson died in New Kent, Virginia on 30 Dec 1711, according to ‘’The Parish Register of New Saint Peter’s, New Kent County, Va., from 1680-1787’’, p. 57. Immediately above that entry is one which reads: "Johanna wife of Peter Clark Departed this Life February ye 3d, 1711." The entry above the one for Johanna is for "Frances Daughter of David Clarkton." It is therefore very tempting (and possibly quite correctly so) to read "Johanna wife of Peter Clark" as a clerical error for "Johanna Wife of Peter Clarkson." There is, however, a "George Clarke" reported on that same page as having died on 8 Apr 1720, and there are Clarks (and Clarkes) among the vital records elsewhere in this volume. Either the same clerical error was made multiple times, or there were actually Clarks, as well as Clarksons, in the parish at that time. So, the Johanna Clark who died on 3 Feb 1711/2, was not necessarily Peter Clarkson’s wife.
We do know that Johana (or Johanna or Joanna or Joana) Gould was born in Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony on 19 Nov 1681. Her parents were Henry Gould, Jr., and Sarah Warr (usually interpreted as Ward). For this much, we have the ‘’Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849’’, p. 166.
There seems to be no evidence of Johana/Johanna’s marriage in Massachusetts. Nor does there seem to be evidence that she died in Massachusetts.
So, did Peter Clarkson marry a Johanna Gould? Was she from Massachusetts? Was she Johana Gould of Ipswich?
Update, 12 Jul 2018: Gould-3643 was mistakenly merged into Gould-309, resulting in a single profile for what are possibly two women: the wife of Peter Clarkson of Virginia and the daughter of Henry Gould of Ipswich.
Added, 9 Sep 2018: I have hesitated to do anything further with these profiles, since the obvious solution seems to be to detach Peter Clarkson of Virginia from Johanna Gould of Ipswich and to give him a wife named Unknown Unknown, since no one has come up with documentation for her given name (or proof that the Johanna, wife of Peter Clark, who died in 1711 or 1712, was actually Johanna, wife of Peter Clarkson).