Walter Clarke

Walter Clarke (1640 - 1714)

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Gov. Walter Clarke
Born in Newport, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married Feb 1667 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 6 Mar 1683 in Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Newport, Rhode Island Colonymap
Profile last modified 23 Nov 2019 | Created 22 Sep 2010
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The Birth (based on marriage date less 18 years) Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.
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This Biography is from "THIS OLD MONMOUTH OF OURS."1.

WALTER CLARKE, of Rhode Island, Monmouth Patentee, 1640-1714, was a son of Governor Jeremy Clarke. He was very active in forwarding the settlement of Monmouth, and did all in his power to make the enterprise a success. He did not himself come here, nor did any of his family, so far as the writer knows.

Walter Clarke was born in Newport, an early Quaker settler. Clarke served as deputy to the Rhode Island General Assembly and served as Deputy Governor and Governor many times between 1676 and his death in 1714.


Walter Clarke


1640 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA


6 MAR 1683 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA


23 MAY 1714 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Magna Carta Descendant

Walter Clarke is a descendant of the Magna Carta surety Saher De Quincy:
Walter Clarke son of
Jeremiah Clarke aka Clerke son of
William Clerke son of
James Clerke son of
George Clarke ada Clerke son of
Elizabeth (Ferrers) Clark daughter of
Henry Ferrers son of
Thomas Ferrers son of
William Ferrers son of
Henry de Ferrers son of
William de Ferrers son of
Henry de Ferrers son of
William de Ferrers son of
William de Ferrers son of
Margaret De Quincy daughter of
Roger De Quincy son of
Saher De Quincy

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  • "THIS OLD MONMOUTH OF OURS." By William Horner, Originally published by Moreau Brothers of Freehold, NJ 1932, Reprinted in 1974.
  • Austin, John O. The Journal of William Jefferay, Gentleman (E. L. Freeman & Sons, 1899) Page 75
  • OneWorldTree (The Generations Network, Inc.; Provo, UT, USA;
  • Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004)
  • Austin, John Osborne. The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island (1887 ) Page 44
  • Faris, David. Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists (Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996), Page 65.
  • Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 Vol. 07: Friends and Ministers: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths p 94 Walter Clarke , Dec. Gov. aged 77 years, Newport May 23, 1714 Clifton Graveyard.
  • Walter Clarke on Find A Grave: Memorial #12221476 Retrieved 13:55, 17 November 2017 (EST).
  • WikiTree profile Clark-3659 created through the import of McDonald Family Tree_Wiki_2011-05-28.ged on May 29, 2011 by HB McDonald. See the Changes page for the details of edits by HB and others.

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Clark-3659 and Clarke-179 appear to represent the same person because: same name (different spellings), same wife,
posted by Sue Hall
Clark-20979 and Clarke-179 appear to represent the same person because: 2 sources have been added to Clark-20979 which use the Clarke name and 1640 birthdate. Most the other information on these two match - their parents, siblings. It would be nice to be able to have them represented as one entity. Thank you so much.
posted by Ellenore Thompson
Clarke-4448 and Clarke-179 appear to represent the same person because: I see no reason why these two Walter Clarke's cannot be merged. They appear to be the very same person. Same infor. Use Clarke-179 as finished profile. Thx
posted by MG Pitts

Walter is 12 degrees from Katie Goodwin, 12 degrees from Wilbur Scoville and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.