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Mary (Clarke) Chapman (1661 - 1711)

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Mary Chapman formerly Clarke aka Gould
Born in Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1681 in Rhode Islandmap
Wife of — married after 1694 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Profile last modified 7 Mar 2019 | Created 23 Dec 2013
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Mary Clarke, Quaker, was born in 1661 in Newport, Rhode Island to Walter Clarke and Content Greenman Clarke.

Mary married twice: first, in 1681, to Daniel Gould, son of Daniel Gould and Wait Coggeshall Gould; and second, after Daniel's death in 1694, she became the third wife of Ralph Chapman, the son of Ralph Chapman and Lydia Wells.[1]

Daniel Gould and Mary Clarke Gould had children, all born in Newport - Mary Gould (born 1681), Jeremiah Gould (born 1683), Daniel Gould (born 1686), and Thomas Gould (born 1693).

Ralph Chapman and Mary Clarke Gould Chapman had a son called Walter - he was mentioned in Ralph Chapman's 1704 will: ".. for the support of my said wife Mary Chapman and the child I had by her, my said wife, called Walter Chapman.."

Mary Chapman died 10 August 1711 at the home of her father, Walter Clarke, per Quaker records. She was buried in the Clifton Burying Ground, Newport. In her will, proved 3 September 1711, mentioned the children of her late husband Ralph Chapman (Isaac Chapman, Abigail Prince, Mary Chapman, Catherine Chapman, and Walter Chapman); grandchildren Sarah, Mary, Catherine, and Elizabeth Gold/Gould, daughters of my son Jeremiah Gold/Gould; grandchild Elizabeth Hix, daughter of her daughter, Mary Hix, deceased; two sons Jeremiah and Daniel Gold/Gould; and brother Nathaniel Sheffield.


  1. Robert Charles Anderson, “The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635”, Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011, Vol II C-F, pages 53 - 55. (Ralph Chapman).
  • Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 for Mary Clarke, Vol. 07: Friends and Ministers: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, Clarke Births, Mary of Walter and Content, Newport, March 10, 1661, page 51.
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Chapman, Ralph, page 145.
  • Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899, Vol. 07: Friends and Ministers: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, GOULD Births, page 59.
  • Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 Vol. 07: Friends and Ministers: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths p 94 Mary daughter of Walter Clarke, wife of Ralph Chapman, 1711, aged 51 years.
  • Tilley, Edith May, "Abstracts of the Early Town Records of Newport, Rhode Island," The Grafton Magazine of History and Genealogy, Volume 2, page 218.
  • Gravestone Search. Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission. accessed 12 November 2015. Death Date: 10 Aug 1711.Burial Place: Rhode Island, USA. Cemetery: CLIFTON BURIAL GROUND, Cemetery Number: NT014.


Thank you to Ann Carmel for creating Clarke-3861 on 22 Dec 13.

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