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Elinor (Wright) Clarke (abt. 1621 - aft. 1701)

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Elinor (Eleanor) Clarke formerly Wright
Born about in Stepney, Middlesex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1652 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 2 Feb 2020 | Created 21 Oct 2010 | Last significant change: 2 Feb 2020
16:03: Bob Keniston Jr. edited the Death Place for Elinor (Wright) Clarke (abt.1621-aft.1701). (Remove USA - too early) [Thank Bob for this]
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Elinor Wright Clarke was likely born in Stepney, Middlesex, England the daughter of Richard Wright and his first wife Margaret. Abigail is likely her only full sibling.

With her father Captain Richard Wright came to New England with the Winthrop fleet in 1630. 29 December 1701 Elen Clark, aged about four score years, testified that she was about 9-10 when she came over with her father, Richard Wright, who was in Col. Humphrey's employ. [Swansea Register, Suffolk Co. Court Files, original papers No. 5, 400; WA GRC, 1957,(vol. 9 Historical Gleanings) p. 248]

She became the wife of James Clarke of Boston about 1744, likely in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, They were the parents of

Mary Sarah m. Morey
Aaron m. Sarah Lange
Mercy m. Barstow

She died after 19 December 1701 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.


  • ANDERSON, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.In the Richard Wright bio it says " i ELINOR/ELIZABETH, b. about 1621 (deposed 29 December 1701 "fourscore years or thereabouts" [Early Rehoboth 3:126-27, citing SJC Case #5400]"
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1945.) Vol 99, Page 241.


  • WikiTree profile Wright-3403 created through the import of BDM7-7-11.ged on Jul 8, 2011 by Brian McCullough. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Brian and others.

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Eleanor is 12 degrees from Frederick Douglass, 14 degrees from Margaret Summitt and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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