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Joane (Clarke) Stone (abt. 1596 - bef. 1654)

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Joane "Joan" Stone formerly Clarke aka Clark
Born about in Great Bromley, Essex, Englandmap
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Wife of — married 5 Aug 1616 (to before 1654) in Great Bromley, Essex, Englandmap
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Died before in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified 31 Jul 2019 | Created 15 May 2013
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Joane (Clarke) Stone migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Joane was the first wife of Simon Stone.[1] She was born about 1596 and is said to be a daughter of William Clarke, but her origins are not confirmed at this time.[2]

Children of Simon and Joane:[1][2]

  1. David, bpt. 10 June 1617 Great Bromley;[3]
  2. Frances, bpt. 20 Jan 1619 Great Bromley; mar 1) by about 1645 to Henry Green, 2) by 1649 to John Horne;
  3. Mary, bpt. 1 Oct 1620[3], d by 1632;
  4. Ann, b c. 1624, not named in father's will, no further record;
  5. Simon, b c. 1631; mar by about 1636 to Mary Whipple, daughter of John Whipple;
  6. Mary, b c. 1632; poss mar c. 1661 to Nathaniel Stearns;
  7. John, b c. March 1635 (5 wks when enrolled); mar Sarah Bass, daughter of Samuel Bass;
  8. Elizabeth, b 5 Apr 1639 Watertown, no further record.

Joane was aged 38 when she arrived in New England with her husband and children aboard the "Increase" which departed from England in April of 1635.


1596 in Great Bromley, England


21 May 1569 in Great Bromley, Essex, England


Old Burying Place in Watertown, Massachusetts


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Simon Stone" Featured name Great Migration 1634-1635, (Vol VI, R-S, Page 553) (Online database accessed 12 January 2016. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bartlett, Joseph Gardner. Simon Stone genealogy: ancestry and descendants of Deacon Simon Stone Watertown, Mass., 1320-1926. (Boston: Stone Family Association, 1926) at, pages 50-.
  3. 3.0 3.1 New England Historical Genealogical Register spring 2019 p. 189subscribers$

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On 13 Jan 2016 at 00:56 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Removed Gregory Stone as a husband of Joane (correct husband is Simon-193 - please see that profile)


On 13 Apr 2015 at 23:05 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Clark-11764 and Clarke-3072 appear to represent the same person because: Similar name, same husband and same daughter

On 7 Apr 2015 at 10:25 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Clark-489 and Clarke-3072 appear to represent the same person because: Similar name, same husband, same dates

Joane is 17 degrees from Cari Starosta, 17 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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