||William Clark migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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There was another Lt. William Clarke, who has been researched and treated at length, with wives named Sarah.
WILLIAM, born in probably England around 1610? and died July 22, 1681 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT. He married KATHEREN BUNCE Abt 1640.
According to Savage, William Clark came from England as servant of John Crow in Hartford; later removed to Haddam. (According to Court Appearance record Clarke was ordered to be a temporary servant to Crow and fined 40s for drinking. Corporal punishment was avoided based on his promise to avoid such occasions.1)
(Reportedly temporary) servant of John Crow, the town granted him half of of John Pearce's allotment in 1642. He was probably born in England in 1610, immigrated to Massachusetts in the 1630's, and settled in Hartford, Connecticut. A group of early settlers of Hartford later removed to the area of Northampton, Massachusetts. Later some of these families removed to Haddam, Connecticut. William Clark is said to have died in July, 1690 and buried at Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Massachusetts.
NOTE: Not the son of Thomas Clarke & Rose Kerrich/Kerridge of Westhorpe.
From Probate Records, Volume IV, 1677 To 1687, Page 61-2.
Clarke, William sen., Haddam. Died 22 July, 1681. Invt. £412-18-00. Taken 19 August, 1681, by George Gates, Wm. X Ventrus, Simon Smith, John Spencer, Selectmen. Will dated 30 June, 1681.
I William Clarke of Haddam do make this my last Will & Testament: I give to my wife £4 a year during her natural life. I also give unto her the use of my Dwelling house & the little Orchard, half the Garden so long as she live a Widow. Moreover I give unto my wife a Cow, which my son Thomas shall winter for her during his Mother's life. Also I give unto her half my Household Stuff, & that in her half she be suited with a Bed & Bedding & such things as are most suitable for her, which she shall dispose of at her death to which she please of her Children. I Will unto my son William £25 out of my Estate, which shall be in my Land as it is prised in the Inventory. I do Will unto my son John £20 worth of my Land. I do give by Will unto my son Joseph, nothwithstanding anything I have formerly given him, £15 worth of Land, and 1 1/2 acre of the Boggs in the lower Division in the upper Meadow besides the 15. I give by Will unto my daughter Welles & to my daughter Fennoe & to my daughter Spencer 8 to each of them, and to my daughter Hannah £10. All these to be paid out of my Estate as prised with the Inventory. I give unto my son-in-law Daniel Hubbard 5 Shillings, & to my gr. Child Daniel Hubbard I do give 40 acres of Land in my second Division at Machamodus, and a 50 Freehold or Right in the Undivided Lands there as it is laid out to 50 Estate. And it is my Will that he be learned to read & to write. And I declare him to the dispose of my wife so long as she liveth, and then to the dispose of my son Thomas; & in Case my son Hubbard make trouble about him he shall satisfy for his bringing up. At the age of 21 years he shall be free. I give to my son Thomas my Lott I bought of Joseph Arnold in the Home Field, and all my whole Meadow Lott, and my Cow Meadow Lott, and the 6 acres on which my Dewlling house standeth, & the Ort Yards and Houses, at his Mother's decease, or Marriage after my death. My Will also is that my sons William, John, & Joseph have their portions in the Land that are not given away particularly and expressly to Thomas in my Will, and that they agree, by casting Lotts, which allotment shall belong to each of them, not exceeding the value above given to them. I do make my son Thomas Clarke sole Executor.
Witness: Nicholas Noyes, WILLIAM X CLARKE George Gates.
Court Record, Page 44-3 September, 1681: Will & Inventory exhibited by Thomas Clarke, Executor. Approved.
Children of William Clark and Katheren Bunce are:
Support for parentage, date and place of birth
Christenings/Birth Record (Lists William Clerke and Margaret as parents)
Supporting births, location and death information.
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On 4 Apr 2019 at 17:16 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 4 Apr 2019 at 16:16 GMT Leigh Anne (Johnson) Dear wrote:
On 1 Jun 2017 at 01:04 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:
On 2 Dec 2016 at 06:19 GMT M (Bartelt) B wrote:
On 19 Nov 2016 at 06:20 GMT M (Bartelt) B wrote:
On 4 Sep 2014 at 12:09 GMT Bryan McCullagh wrote:
I am removing Clark-1040 and Kerrich-88 as parents. We can add them back if further information warrants.
On 3 Sep 2014 at 14:47 GMT Brian McCullough wrote:
On 3 Sep 2014 at 00:29 GMT Bryan McCullagh wrote:
Also, the Rose Kerrich Clark in this profile was not married to the Thomas Clark in this profile.
I suggest we remove Rose Kerrich Clarke as the mother, unless reliable sourcing can show otherwise.