Location: CT; MA; RI; NH; ME; VT; England; Wales; USA
Surnames/tags: Clarke Clearke Clark
This is a Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Clark, Clarke, Clearke, etc., and its variants, who are original immigrants to this country around the 1630's to the geographical area known as New England. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.
To separate out the various men named Clark, Clarke, Clearke or similarly phonetically named ancestors who came early to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, aka current New England, in or around the great migration from 1620 - 1640's and their descendants.
Identify the immigrants named Clark/e and correctly place his descendants within the proper family, identify realistic birth, marriage and death dates and make sure the details correlate with the matching geographical areas.
HEAD OF LINE PROFILES
- Daniel Clark Sr. of Windsor - Born c1623 - Died c1710.
- Deacon George Clark of Milford - Born c1613 - Died 18 Jun 1690.
- Farmer George Clark of Milford - Born 22 Mar 1611 - Died Aug 1690.
- James Clark Sr. of New Haven - Born c1608 - Died c1689.
- John Clark Sr. of Farmington - Born c1637 - Died 22 Nov 1712.
- John Clark Sr. of Hartford, Saybrook & Milford - Born c1590 - Died Feb 1674.
- John Clark Sr. of Wethersfield & New Haven - Born c1610 - died pre-13 May 1648.
- Joseph Clark of Dorchester, MA & Windsor, CT - b c1611 - died 1641
- Nicholas Clark of Cambridge, MA & Hartford, CT - Born c 1613 - Died 2 Jul 1680
- William Clark of Hartford & Haddam - Born c1610 - Died 22 Jul 1681.
- Arthur Clark of Hampton, Salem and Boston - Born c 1620 Died bef 31 Oct 1665.
- Edmund Clark of Gloucester - Born c1605 - Died 26 Feb 1665/6.
- Edward Clark Sr. of Haverhill - Born c1622 - Died 13 Feb 1681.
- Hugh Clark of Watertown & Roxbury - Born c1613 - Died 20 Jul 1693.
- Dr. John Clark of Boston - Born c 1598 - Died bef 23 Nov 1664.
- John Clark Sr. of Beverly & Rochester - Born c1656 - Died c1727.
- Joseph Clark of Dedham & Medfield - Born 1613 - Died c 6 Jan 1684 .
- Joseph Clark of Braintree - Born c 1650 died 8 Nov 1708
- Nicholas Clark of Cambridge, MA & Hartford, CT - Born c 1613 - Died 2 Jul 1680.
- Thomas Clark Sr. of Plymouth & Boston - Born 8 Mar 1599 - Died 24 Mar 1697.
- Thomas Clark of Ispwich Born c1613 - Died 9 Jan 1689/90. "Tanner". Husband of Sarah.
- Thomas Clark of Ipswich Born c1614 - Died before 30 Jun 1691. "Carpenter." Husband of Grace. Believed to be brother of Edward Clark Sr. of Haverhill
- William Clark Sr. of Northampton - Born c1609 - Died 18 Jul 1690.
- Jeremy Clark - Born bef 1605 - Died 11 Jan 1652 Newport, Rhode Island
- Rev. Dr. John Clarke - Born 8 Oct 1609 - Died 20 Apr 1676. No living descendants from this line of Clarke. For reference only.
- Joseph Clarke - Born 9 Dec 1618 - Died 1 Jun 1694.
- Thomas Clarke - Born 31 Mar 1605 - Died 2 Dec 1674. No living descendants from this line of Clarke. For reference only.
The Clark/Clarke YDNA Project at FTDNA is helping to support connections to the HEAD OF LINE profiles. If you believe you are a male descendant of an unbroken, male Clark/Clarke line of men, and you want additional data to confirm your descent from a HEAD OF LINE profile, or find out which Clark/Clarke line you descent from, in addition to atDNA, you should also consider YDNA testing. YDNA matches with several men that claim to descend from can help narrow the Clark/Clarke family and geographical area that the family came from hundreds and/or thousands of years ago. It is not the end all be all proof, but it can help separate out the different Clark/Clarke lines which is our intent with the Clark Name Study.
Chestnut Group - R 61 - Haplogroup R1b --> R-M269 --> R-P312 --> R-BY19173 - This group of YDNA & Big Y test takers includes four men who have identified two "HEAD OF LINE" immigrant ancestor Clark/Clarke's in the same Connecticut geographical area. The project grouped the tests together in the DNA project's Chestnut family tree because they share similar DNA markers that help to define paternal lineages. These men, along with the immigrant ancestor, most likely share a common grandparent within the past 15 generations to thousands of years ago. The exact connections between the two HEAD OF LINE men connection below are unknown, although it seems they immigrated about the same time to the same geographical area.
As the original focus of this page is the "head of line" Clark families who migrated to New England during the great migration, about 1620-1640's, if you would like to create your own Clark Name Study focusing on different geographical areas like Virginia or the Jamestown Colony, or a different time period other than the great migration, see the link below for information and create a link to this page.