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Ezra Clapp (1640 - 1717)

Ezra Clapp
Born in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1667 (to 12 Oct 1682) in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 22 May 1684 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 76 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
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Ezra Clapp was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Clapp and Prudence Clapp. Ezra married (1) Abigail Pond in 1667 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. They had 7 children.

  1. Mary Clapp 1667-1707
  2. Abigail Clapp 1670-1767
  3. Edward Clapp 1672-1690
  4. Ezra Clapp 1673-1691
  5. Elizabeth Clapp1677-1716
  6. Judith Clapp 1679-1729
  7. Sarah Clapp 1680-1733

Ezra married (2) Experience Houghton in 1684 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. They had 7 children.

  1. William Clapp 1685-Unknown
  2. Jane Clapp 1685-1743
  3. Ezra Clapp 1690-1756
  4. Nehemiah Clapp 1695-1743
  5. Susanna Clapp1697-1776
  6. Ebenezer Clapp 1697-1730
  7. Hester Clapp 1699-Unknown

Edward Clapp owned land in Milton which at his decease descended to his eldest son, Ezra...Ezra Clapp removed to Milton as early as 1667 and married Abigail Pond of this town. He lived in the Pond house which was next to the house of Rev. Peter Thacher...About 1712 he erected a corn-mill on the Neponset at Mattapan. [1]

Ezra passed away on 23 Jan 1717 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Ezra's place of burial is unknown, but he does have a memorial with links to family members.[2]

Source Citations:


  1. Teele, Albert Kendall, (1823-1901) ed. "The History of Milton, Mass., 1640-1887" pub. 1887; pg. 560. E-book available in the public domain at:
  2. Ezra Clapp memorial at Find A Grave.
  • Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-1691
  • Massachusetts Town and Vital Records
  • New England, the Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins
  • North America Family Histories 1500-2000
  • The History of Milton, Massachusetts
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register
  • US New England Marriages Prior to 1700
  • American Genealogical Biographical Index
  • American Marriages Before 1699
  • History of the Town of Dorchester, Massachusetts


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