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John Clark (1641 - 1695)

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John Clark
Born in Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Husband of — married 1672 (to 2 Nov 1681) in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married 12 Dec 1684 (to 1695) in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Newton, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 22 Dec 2018 | Created 27 Jan 2012
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Biography

In the Descendants of Hugh Clark it is written that: JOHN CLARK 1st married ABIGAIL , who died Jan. 2, 1682. He married 2nd time Dec. 18, 1684, ELIZABETH NORMAN, of Boston. He received from his father, Hugh Clark, in 1681, sixty-seven aeres of land in Newton, then called New Cambridge, and moved thither from Roxbury the same year. This land was situated in Newton Centre, near the present site of the Baptist Theological Seminary, and his house was near Lyman St. His nearest neighbor was Joseph Bartlett. Adjoining their two estates there was a piece of land which was claimed by Bartlett, although Hugh Clark asserted that he had bought it of Thomas Woolson, a statement which has since been verified. As early as 1673 Bartlett attempted to build a house upon this land, but it was pulled down before completion, by Clark. One of the witnesses afterward testified that Clark said at this time, "yi he wd pull downe houses as faste as ye af™1 Bartlett cd putt them up." For this offence he was sued by Bartlett, and compelled to pay damages to the extent of £1, 14s., his father being surety for its payment. About 1688 he built at the Upper Falls a saw-mill, being the first to erect a mill on Charles river, within the limits of Newton. His homestead was afterward conveyed by his widow to her brother, William Norman, of Boston. He died in Newton, 1695. His will was proved March 25, 1695.[1]

Sources

  1. Records of the Descendants of Hugh Clark of Watertown, Mass. 1640-1866; John Clark; Printed for the author; 1866; Digital Image, Google Books. Pages 18-20
  • WikiTree profile Clark-7318 created through the import of connell Family Tree.ged on Jan 27, 2012 by Patrick Connell. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Patrick and others.
  • "New England Marriages to 1700 Vital Records, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, Volume 1, Page 322", Clark, John (1641-1695) & Abigail ____; by 1672; Roxbury.
  • "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC9M-WVQ : 5 November 2017), John Clark and Eliz'Th Mareen Norman, 18 Dec 1684; citing Marriage, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 745,868.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 21 December 2018), memorial page for John Clark (13 Oct 1641–6 Jan 1695), Find A Grave: Memorial #36255088, citing East Parish Burying Ground, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Diana L. Brace (contributor 46885260) .
  • "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC97-99W : 5 November 2017), John Clark, 06 Jan 1695; citing Death, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 745,868.


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