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Faith Clarke came from Ipswich, England on the "Francis" in April 1634. She is listed (as "Faith Clearke") among those passengers not taking the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy at the Custom House at Ipswich, due to being under age. Her age is indicated as 15 years in the record. She is listed in the group with John Pease which has made some question if she was Thurston's daughter. However, her relationship to Thurston is confirmed by this court document:
Less than a year after her arrival at Plymouth, she married Edward Doty 6 JAN 1634. In his "History of Plymouth Plantation" completed in 1650, Governor William Bradford refers to her as Edward Doty's second wife. The colony records contain no indications that Edward was married earlier and no clues to the identity of his first wife.
She and her husband had nine children, the youngest born less than two years prior to his death in 1655.
On 14 March 1665/6? she married John Phillips, a widower, and moved to Marshfield where she lived until her death 21 Feb (Dec?) 1675 at about 56 years of age.
Faith's will was proved 8 Jun 1676. When she married second to John Phillips there was a pre-nuptial agreement to ensure her right to care for her children and her property. In her will she stated Faith Phillips the wife of John Phillips, of Marshfield, though weak in body she bequeathed to "my daughter Mary 9 pounds in my son John's hands, to my daughter Elizabeth 6 pounds, to my daughter Mary 3 pounds due by bill of sale, to my daughter Desire 6 pounds, due by my bill of sale and a warming pan. On 4 Nov 1676 letters of administration were granted to her son-in-law, John Rouse, Jr. of Marshfield, husband of her daughter Elizabeth ... in behalf of himself his wife and sisters: viz Desire [torn] and Mary Doten.
Faith Clarke was born about 1619, and died 21 Dec 1675 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. She left a will dated 12 Dec 1675 (MD 3:87-9). She married 6 Jan 1634. (MD 13:83 and Bank's Planters, pp 121-4)
"FAITH, DAUGHTER OF FAITH AND THURSTON CLARKE OF IPSWICK CO. SUFFOLK ENGLAND, CAME IN SHIP ‘FRANCIS’ AT AGE 15 WITH HER FATHER IN 1634; MARRIED EDWARD DOTY OF THE ‘MAYFLOWER’ ON 6 JAN 1634/35; MOTHER OF 9 CHILDREN, ALL BORN AT HIGH CLIFFE IN PLYMOUTH. AFTER EDWARD'S DEATH 23 AUG 1655 IN PLYMOUTH, SHE REMAINED IN HER HOME AT HIGH CLIFFE UNTIL 14 MAR 1666/67, WHEN SHE MARRIED SECOND AT PLYMOUTH JOHN PHILLIPS OF MARSHFIELD AS HIS THIRD WIFE. FAITH DIED 21 DEC 1675 IN THIS CEMETERY (WINSLOW BURYING GROUND). TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF FAITH CLARKE DOTY PHILLIPS. THIS MONUMENT DEDICATED 6 MAY 1989 BY THE PILGRIM EDWARD DOTY SOCIETY."
It is recorded on her headstone that Faith was 15 when she came to America in 1634, which means she had to have been born in 1618/1619.
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