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William Clarke (bef. 1611)

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William Clarke aka Clark
Born before in Westhorpe, Suffolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Clarke-47 created 14 Apr 2010 | Last modified
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Note to PM's and other interested parties: This William Clarke is often confused with many other William Clarkes of the same period. This William Clarke is believed to have remained in England. As yet, his wife, children, and death have not been sourced. Please provide reliable sourcing when updating this information.



William was born Feb 11, 1611/2 and baptized Feb 16, 1611/12 in Westhorpe, England.[1][2][3]

He was the only member of the family who remained in England.[4]

Moriarty places his death as 15 March 1682,[5] but this may be confused with a different William Clarke.


  • Moriarty, G. Andrews, Jr.; "Genealogical Research in England - Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich"; vol. 75, pg. 279-80; 1921
  • Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register Abbreviation: NEHGR Publication: Boston, MA
  • Source: S629 Title: Clarke Genealogy - Bonevich Website, Second Location: Abbreviation: Bonevich Website Author: Bonevich, Jeffrey D.
  • Source: Rhode Island Historical Magazine ; Author: RI Historical Society; Publication: Newport, RI


  1. "Peckham Genealogy: the English ancestors and American descendants of John Peckham of Newport, Rhode Island 1630", Records in the Bible of John Clarke, p. 210, entry reads: William Clarke : my sone : batpised the: 11: of february : 1611
  2. Ibid, p. 212, Extracts from the Parish Register of Westhorpe, Suffix, England entry reads: 1611 William Clarke baptised February 16.
  3. Source: #S54 Page: Moriarty, G. Andrews, Jr.; "Genealogical Research in England - Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich"; vol. 75, pg. 279-80; 1921.
  4. Moriarty, G. Andrews, Jr.; "Genealogical Research in England - Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich"; vol. 75, pg. 280; 1921.
  5. Ibid


  • Thank you to Sandy Harris for creating WikiTree profile Clarke-2676 through the import of Clark Goudy Odenbaugh Price Family Tree_2013-02-04.ged on Feb 4, 2013.
  • WikiTree profile Clarke-1529 created through the import of EBENSTEIN-GRANGER.GED on Aug 19, 2011 by Merryann Palmer.
  • Thank you to Jonathan Capps for creating Clarke-3738 on 18 Nov 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Jonathan and others.
  • WikiTree profile Clarke-1785 created through the import of Winn.ged on Dec 20, 2011 by Elizabeth S.
  • Thank you to Tammy Perry for creating WikiTree profile Clarke-3681 through the import of Tammy Perry Family Tree.ged on Nov 3, 2013.
  • Import of Ella Lamoreaux.ged on 28 April 2011.
  • Thank you to Merilee Burton for creating WikiTree profile Clark-15202 through the import of burton[1].ged_2013-12-25.ged on Dec 26, 2013.

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On 29 May 2017 at 17:23 GMT Cindy (Upton) Triplett wrote:

Please help, my cousin sent me information that shows William Clark (son of Thomas Clark & Rose Kerrich) as parents of Elizabeth Clark - I have entered a William Clark (Clark-34967) who will need to be merged with either this William Clarke (Clarke-47), or Clark-1039

On 3 Sep 2014 at 13:19 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

The biographical information and the profile information are in conflict. Are we dealing with 2 different William Clarke's?

On 2 Sep 2014 at 23:25 GMT Bryan McCullagh wrote:

Removing Katherine Bunce (Bunce-27) as wife. She was married to a different William Clarke.

On 20 Jan 2014 at 02:23 GMT Merry Ann (Ebenstein) Palmer wrote:

Note that he was baptised 11 Feb 1611, according to notes from his father's Bible published in Genealogies of RI Families in 1983.

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