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James Clark (bef. 1605 - 1674)

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James Clark
Born before in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1652 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 14 Oct 2019 | Created 27 Aug 2013
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Contemporary James Clarks

James Clark of Boston and Roxbury - died 1674; m. Elinor
James Clark of New Haven - died after 1682. Had a son James Clarke (c1641 New Haven-c1713 Stratford)
James Clarke of Plymouth - (c.1636-b. 1731) m. Abigail Lothrop
James Clark son of William Clark and Mary Weston (1602-1648) died in England; spouse of Sarah Harvey

James Clark of Boston and Roxbury

James Clark of Boston and/or Roxbury. He attended church in Roxbury and lived at Muddy river. His wife was Elinor (who in the church record was miscalled Elizabeth.) He d. 18 Dec. 1674.[1]

Children: Last name at Birth in the records CLARKE
Baptized in Roxbury:[1][2]

  1. Elizabeth. Savage lists the baptisms of Elizabeth and Mary as 18 Jan 1646, but the printed town records say 8 Jan 1645. The intermediate "copies" available at also say the 8th.[1][2]
  2. Mary, who were bapt. 8 Jan. 1645/6[2]
  3. Martha, bapt. 25 Apr. 1648;[1][2][3]
  4. Hannah, bapt. 23 Dec. 1649;[1][2]
  5. James, bapt. 11 Apr. 1652;[1][2]
  6. Samuel, bapt. 9 Apr. 1654;[1][2][4]
  7. John, bapt. 23 Mar. 1655/6;[1][2]
  8. Abigail, bapt. 21 Mar. 1658; [1][2]
  9. Mercy, bapt. 2 Sept. 1660;[1][2]
  10. Aaron, bpt. 1 Mar. 1662/3;[1][2]
  11. one d. that married Walter Morse.[1]
  12. Sarah bapt. 14 Oct 1666[2]

James Clark died of bleeding of the lungs, 18 : 10 m : 1674. (18 Dec. 1674), in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts[5]

Research notes

Entry from Torrey NE Marriages: CLARK, James (-1674) & Elizabeth/?Eleanor [WRIGHT] (1621-); by 1646?; Boston/Roxbury {Gary 37; Crafts 46; Sv. 1:394; Reg. 31:307-8, 99:241; Woodstock 5:266; Davis: Anc. of Joseph Neal 100}

Great Migration Directory Sources:

  • BTR 1:50 (Boston Town Records)
  • ReTR 1:2 ?
  • Waters 1256 - 57 (clue) Henry FitzGilbert Waters, "Genealogical Gleanings in England"
  • Early Rehoboth 3:129 Richard LeBaron Bowen, "Early Rehoboth: Documented Historical Studies of Families and Events in this Plymouth Colony Township"
  • Joseph Neal Anc 100 Walter Goodwin Davis, "The Ancestry of Joseph Neal
  • TAG 67:38 The American Genealogist (NEHGS)


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692. Vol. I-IV. Boston, MA, USA: 1860-1862.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Vital Records of Roxbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Volume I—Births. Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1925 p 74
  3. Brainerd, Lawrence, 1874-1925. Gary Genealogy: The Descendants of Arthur Gary of Roxbury, Massachusetts, With an Account of the Posterity of Stephen Gary of Charlestown, Massachusetts, And Also of a South Carolina Family of This Name. Boston, Mass: [T.R. Marvin & son, printers], 1918.Page 37
  4. Crafts, James M., and William F. Crafts. The Crafts Family: A Genealogical and Biographical History of the Descendants of Griffin and Alice Craft, of Roxbury, Mass. 1630-1890. (Northampton, Mass: Gazette Print. Co, 1893). Page 46.
  5. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850: Roxbury - V2, Page(s): 490


  • WikiTree profile Clarke-1343 created through the import of BDM7-7-11.ged on Jul 8, 2011 by Brian McCullough.

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On 13 Oct 2019 at 18:59 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:


I added some sources from Great Migration Directory that may aid you in your search for the birth date.

On 13 Oct 2019 at 16:07 GMT M Cole wrote:

Wondering if the birth date estimate is a little early for James and wife Elinor. Born in 1605 with children baptized in the 1660's doesn't quite work. I looked at the death record for James and no age was mentioned.

On 24 Mar 2019 at 14:31 GMT Richard Bump wrote:

Walter Morse is actually Walter Mory of Milton, Massachusetts. Additionally there is a ten day difference between Julian date and Gregorian dates during this period. If the date is a julian date then add ten days.

On 17 Aug 2016 at 01:59 GMT Skye Sonczalla wrote:

Clark-13777 and Clarke-1343 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate profile

On 17 Nov 2015 at 14:19 GMT Carole Boomer wrote:

Clarke-1343 and Clark-18529 appear to represent the same person because: appear to be the same peson

Rejected matches › James Clark (abt.1608-abt.1689)

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