We know she was married to William Chatterton by July 1661, so say 1660-15=1645 or 1660-21=1639.
She had her last child in 1680 (b. 1640 would make her 40 in 1680.). *Her husband William was 21 by 1646, when he had an assigned seat at the meeting house so born before 1625. Since she was obviously younger than 30 in 1655, we have to conclude he was much older than she was.
There are no surviving vital records in New Haven before 1649 and she was not baptized until she was an adult.
James Clark in a tax list estimated to have been written in 1641 has 4 persons in his household implying 2 children. So she was born before 1641.
In 1655, Mary Clark was in the court records.. "that John Knight corrupted her and she has to much complied with him. She was living with Goodman Judson and wife at this time. At about the same time, she had "unclean carriages" with Jonathan Coventry and Thomas Tuttle. She was whipped for her "sinful folly."
6 Jan 1645 has no basis in known fact. She was born earlier.
Mary Clark married William Chatterton by 19 July 1661, when the birth of their daughter Sarah was recorded. In a document dated 8 Mar 1688/9, James and Samuel Clark administrators for the estate of James Clarke Sr, give William Chatterton “our brother” the power to act in behalf of his son, Samuel Chatterton, as an heir of James Clarke.
Mary Chatterton, an adult was baptized 8 Apr 1688 at the First New Haven Congregational Society. Mary Chatterton Sr. was admitted to the church in June of the same year.
After Wm's death, she lived some years in New Haven, c. 1717 went to live with Mary Hotchkiss in Wallingford and d. there 3 Feb 1722.
Mary Chatterton, widow, died 3 Feb 1722 in Wallingord, Connecticut.
Sarah, b. in New Haven, July 19, 1661 ; m. Samuel Benton of Hartford.
↑ 3.003.013.023.033.043.053.063.073.083.093.10 Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932. pp 292, 293, 408
↑ 4.04.1 Boardman, William F. J., The Ancestry of William Francis Joseph Boardman (Hartford, 1906) p. 174
↑ Boardman cites: [New Haven Land Records I : 448]
↑ Connecticut Church Records Index: New Haven First Congregational Church 1639-1937. Vol. A-I. Hartford: Connecticut State Library, 1947.
↑ Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 "Wallingford" (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. p. 57
Source: S105 Title: The ancestry of William Francis Joseph Boardman, Hartford, Connecticut Author: Boardman, William Francis Joseph Publication: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard company Page: p 175 Data: Text: 99. The wife of William Chatterton was MARY CLARK, daughter of James Clarke (No. 198), whom he married about 1660. After the death of her husband she lived some years in New Haven, but about 1717 went to live with her daughter, Mary Hotchkiss, in Wallingford, and died there February 3, 1722. In a document dated March 8, 1688-9, James and Samuel Clark, administrators of the estate of James Clarke, Senior, give William Chatterton, whom they term " our brother," power to act in behalf of his son, Samuel Chatterton, as an heir of James Clarke. [New Haven Land Records, I: 448.] Children of William and Maby Chatteeton. I. Sarah, b. in New Haven, July 19, 1661 ; m. Samuel Benton of Hartford. II. Hannah, b. Aug. 4, 1663 ; d. Nov. 4, 1663. III. Mercy (No. 49). IV. Mary, b. Dec. 12, 1666 ; d. young. V. John, b. Feb. 21, 1668 ; m. Apr. 30, 1690, Mary Clements, and had Mary, Esther, Sarah, and Lydia. VI. Samuel, b. June 10, 1671 ; m. , and had Samuel, Sarah, Elizabeth, William, Joseph, Wait, John, Sarah and Samuel. VII. Mary, b. Nov. 29, 1673; m. in 1694, John Hotchkiss of Wallingford (Cheshire). VIII. Joseph, b. June 1, 1676; d. before Feb. 1, 1699. IX. Susanna, b. Sept. 17, 1678 ; m. Joshua Hotchkiss of New Haven. X. Hannah, b. Jan. 23, 1680; d. before Feb. 1, 1699.