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Francis Clark Sr. (1684 - bef. 1770)

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Francis Clark Sr.
Born in Hanover Parish, Richmond, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married after 20 Jan 1705 in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Louisa, Virginiamap
Profile last modified 12 Sep 2019 | Created 5 Jul 2011 | Last significant change: 12 Sep 2019
09:27: A Pendleton edited the data for Francis Clark Sr. (1684-bef.1770). [Thank A for this]
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Francis was a Friend (Quaker)

Known Brothers

His only known and documented brothers were Christopher Clark and Edward. All others are being detached until sufficient documantation can prove otherwise.

Historian John Boddie[1] draws together records of the Clark family and that of the Moorman family with which it was closely associated over time in piecing together the origins of Francis Clark. Boddie believes the brothers Christopher, Edward and Francis Clark are the son of Edward Clark (who also had brothers Christopher and Francis) who married Ann Allison (also seen Allinson, Alanson) at Christ Church, Middlesex County 13 Apr 1681.[2] This senario is highly unlikely. No birth records for the brothers have been found in the parish register, but there are records for Edward and Ann's other children, suggesting that they were not his parents.

Francis the elder, the subject of this profile, had his will proved 8 Jan 1770, Louisa County, Virginia Colony in which are named sons Joseph, Thomas, Isaac, Francis, Christopher, and John and thee daughters.

Jay Worrall, Jr in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy[3] writes that by 1700, Quaker Clarks were found living north of the James River and were members of Black Creek Friends Meeting of New Kent County. Brothers Christopher, Edward and and Francis Clark are found here. Brothers Christopher (who practiced law and farmed) and Francis moved their households from New Kent to South Anna in the early 1720s. They settled on Fork Creek about five miles south and west of present day Cuckoo, Louisa County. Francis led in founding the Quaker worship here which eventually became Fork Creek Friends Meeting.[4] By 1722, Francis and Cordelia had four boys: Francis, Jr., John, Benjamin, and Thomas.[3] Francis and Cordelia lived out their lives at Fork Creek while in 1742 Christopher and his family moved on to the 13,762 acre tract in what was soon to become Albemarle County.


Sometime before 8 Jan 1770, the date his will proved, in Louisa County, Virginia Colony in which are named sons Joseph, Thomas, Isaac, Francis, Christopher, and John and thee daughters.


Francis Clark married Cordelia Langford 12 Dec 1704.[5]

In 1704 both Francis and Cordelia were members of the New Kent Preparatory Meeting in Henrico County. [6]


Child: Susannah Clark
Child: Tabitha Clark
Child: John Clark
Child: Elizabeth Clark
Child: Thomas Clark
Child: Sallie Clark
Child: Frances Clark
Child: Benjamin Clark
Child: Sarah Clark
Child: Mary Clark
Child: Francis Clark
Child: Christopher Clark


  1. Boddie, John Bennett, Historical Southern Families, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1978, Vol XXII, pp 196-200
  2. The parish register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Va., from 1653 to 1812, W E Jones, Richmond, 1897 pg 19
  3. 3.0 3.1 Worrall, Jay, Jr., The Albemarle Quakers, 1742-1754, Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol 22 No 3, pp 22-25. [1] Subscription needed
  4. Hinshaw, William Wade. Marshall, Thomas Worth, comp. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Volume IV. Washington, D.C.: n.p. 234, pg 283
  5. Haverford College; Haverford, Pennsylvania; The Record Book, 1699-1757; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: 1116/203. Henrico Monthly Meeting Minutes
  6. Hinshaw, William Wade. Marshall, Thomas Worth, comp. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Volume IV. Washington, D.C.: n.p. 163 subscription needed


  • WikiTree profile Clark-4400 created through the import of Clayton Burton_2009-10-26.ged on Jul 4, 2011 by Clayton Burton.

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On 31 Aug 2019 at 17:34 GMT Alexander Clark wrote:

I descend directly from Militia Capt, Lawyer and Judge, Christopher Clark and his wife Penelope. {BTW , I believe that Christopher was born around 1678 due to later public works assignments that would have required him to be older than being born in 1681.} Anyway, Clark records are full of interactions with Francis Clark. I am hoping some of Francis's direct male descendant have done the Family Tree Y-DNA test to at least 67 markers, so we can prove a blood relationship between Christopher and Francis..... Alex Clark

On 18 Sep 2016 at 19:56 GMT Philip Smith wrote:

Clark-16092 and Clark-4400 appear to represent the same person because: Please review these potential duplicates.

Thank you.

Francis is 19 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 13 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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