John Clarke was born about 1557 (probably at Walkern or Benington, Hertfordshire), because his record in Alumni Cantabrigienses, page 342, says that he was 16 years old when he was admitted in May 1573. It also states the he may have been admitted to Gray's Inn in 1577 (and there was a John Clarke admitted to Gray's Inn on 19 June 1577).
John Clarke of Wymondley, Hertfordshire, and his wife Edith appear in a 1596 Feet of Fines record. Source: The Herts Genealogist and Antiquary, Volume 3, page 225. At St. Peter's Church in Benington, in the nave on the east wall, to the north of the chancel arch, are two brasses, with inscriptions to William Clarke, 1591, and his son John Clarke, 1604. Source: The Victoria history of the county of Hertford (page 76 ?).
John's will was written in November 1603 and probated on 26 June 1604 (wife Edith named as executrix and brother George named as overseer). The will mentions a son William and daughters Anne, Edith and Elizabeth. All these children were under the age of 16. NOTE: The maiden name Cole for his wife Edith has not yet been confirmed with a reliable source (but it appears as Cole on many online trees).
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