John Clark, #6 on the “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory”

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Published: 04 Dec 2014
Updated: 15 Sep 2016

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Surname variation: Clarke

PLEASE NOTE: There are several Clarke lines in Massachusetts mid-17th-century, and there are quite a few records of Clarke men and their families including another John Clarke, so it is important to try and untangle them. 🙂

First Generation in the New World

1. JOHN¹ CLARKE, was born in Scotland on 10 Aug 1628 and died at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts on 18 Dec 1685. He married, first, at Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts by 1661, SARAH (_____), possibly a step-daughter of Francis Perry. He married, second, at Lynn on 13 July 1681, SUSANNAH (STORY/STOREY).

Biographical Notes:
From: Bill Clark – “There are two Ipswich Quarterly Reports that link John Clark to both a Sarah (likely step-daughter of Francis Perry whom John Clark lived with at the Iron Works), and a Susanna. Also, I can not find a source to support John Clark dying in “Hampton, York County, Maine (Piscataqua Region) in 1680”. According [to] the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (and other sources), John Clark likely moved to Exeter, NH after Wenham, MA where he probably died*.”

“Another family connection is that is appears likely that John’s daughter Sarah husband Clement Moody, was the son of Ingraham Moody, #25. This would mean that two of John Clark’s children married other children of other POWs.”~ Bill

Children of John and Sarah (_____) Clarke:
2. i.    JONATHAN² CLARK, b. c1661; m. MARY MAGOON, (a SPOW daughter.)
2. ii.   ELISHA² CLARK, b. 12 April 1665
2. iii.  MARTHA CLARK, b. 28 March 1667
2. iv.  SARAH CLARK, b. 14 Feb 1668/9; m., IGRAHAM “CLEMENT” MOODY, (a SPOW son.)
2. v.   SOLOMON CLARK, b. 19 Feb 1672
2. vi.  ICHABOD CLARK, b. 25 Dec 1674
2. vii. MARY CLARK, b. 18 June 1678

Second Generation

2. i.    JONATHAN² CLARK, b. at Lynn in c1661. He married at Dover, New Hampshire on 6 Sep. 1686, MARY MAGOON, (a SPOW daughter.)

2. ii.   ELISHA² CLARK, b. 12 April 1665
2. iii.  MARTHA CLARK, b. 28 March 1667
2. iv.  SARAH CLARK, b. 14 Feb 1668/9; m. CLEMENT MOODY.
2. v.   SOLOMON CLARK, b. 19 Feb 1672
2. vi.  ICHABOD CLARK, b. 25 Dec 1674
2. vii. MARY CLARK, b. 18 June 1678

Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

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SOURCES AND NOTES:
Timothy Clark will be our DNA donater.
Here is his line from John Clark the prisoner to himself.
He is my 2nd cousin. We share great grandpatents.
~ Diane Nibeck-Smith

1. John Clark, b. August 10, 1628 Scotland Dunbar POW
2. Elisha Clark, b. April 12, 1665 m. Sarah Taylor (daughter of John/James Taylor-Dunbar POW)
3 Josiah Clark, b. February 20, 1703/04 Dover Point, Strafford, New Hampshire, m. Patience Blackstone
4 Elisha Clark, b. 1732 Kittery, Maine m. Patience Weston
5. Elisha Clark, b August 26, 1765, Bristol, Maine, m. Abigail West
6. Isaac Hall Clark, b. October 26, 1797, Dermariscotta. Maine m. Lydia Scammon
7. John Tylor Clark b. April 29, 1841, Franklin, Hancock County, Maine, m. (Nellie) Helen Rebecca Woodworth
8. Claude Leslie Clark b. November 7, 1869, Franklin, Hancock County, Maine, m. Effie Vivian Jewett
9. Clyde Rexford Clark b. September 29, 1895, Franklin, Hancock County, Maine, m.Harriett Harriman
10. Leslie A. Clark, b. April 29, 1925, Hancock County, Maine, m. Sylvia C. Nickerson
11. Timothy Clark,
Bill Clark shared: “According to my genealogy research, John Clark had a son and a daughter that married children of other Scottish POW:
JONATHAN CLARK was born in 1661. He married Mary MAGOON, daughter of Henry MAGOON and Elizabeth LISSON on 06 Sep 1686 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. She was born on 09 Aug 1666 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.
SARAH CLARK was born on 14 Dec 1668 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts. She died in 1711 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She married Ingram “Clement” MOODY, son of Ingraham MOODY about 1701 in USA. He was born in 1661 in Essex, Massachusetts.”

DEATH RECORD: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). Page 456 Lynn Deaths. “John, Dec. 18, 1685.

MARRIAGE RECORD: Jonathan Clarke married to Mary Magoon, 6th Sep 1686 in New Hampshire by Justice Wadleigh. From Early Records of New Hampshire Families, page 117. SEE:  The New England Historical & Genealogical Register and Antiquarian Journal, Volume 7 by S.G. Drake, 1853 – New England at Google Books (Free eBook)

Timeline:
1657: Donation to SCS 6 Jan
1661: Administrator of Anderson estate: “Samuel Harte trained John Clarke as a blacksmith.”  “Anderson died at Saugus in 1661 and the administrators of his estate were two other Scots, blacksmith John Clarke and Allester Grime, both Dunbar captives.
From: Social and Economic Networks in Early Massachusetts: Atlantic Connections By Marsha L. Hamilton, page 44 and 112.
1677:
Rowley, Massachusetts

FROM: Massachusetts: Miscellaneous Censuses Substitutes, 1630–1788, 1840, 1890 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. From records supplied by Ancestry.com): John CLARKE, Original Volume S1a, Original Line No. 691896, 1673, Massachusetts, United States, Freeman 7 May – Massachusetts Bay Colony Record

FROM: Massachusetts: Miscellaneous Censuses Substitutes, 1630–1788, 1840, 1890 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. From records supplied by Ancestry.com): John CLARKE, Original Page 48, Original Volume S1a, Original Line No. 691975, 1677 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, Record

GENI; Mini Biography, [Made a don. to SCS 6 Jan 1657.]

Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700 (6)

Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

10 Responses to John Clark, #6 on the “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory”

  1. Kenneth Alton Clark says:

    He was my 11th great grandfather. I am a direct descendant.

  2. Bill Clark says:

    Hi Teresa,

    I am a descendant of John Clark as well, and would like to be included as a researcher. Also thanks for all the work you’ve on him and all the other POWs!

    Thanks!

  3. Bill Clark says:

    Teresa,

    There are two Ipswich Quarterly Reports that link John Clark to both a Sarah (likely step-daughter of Francis Perry whom John Clark lived with at the Iron Works), and a Susanna. Is it possible for me to post these images from the IQR?

    Also, I can not find a source to support John Clark dying in “Hampton, York County, Maine (Piscataqua Region) in 1680”. According the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (and other sources), John Clark likely moved to Exeter, NH after Wenham, MA where he probably died.

  4. Diane says:

    I am from John Clark also through his son Elisha. Great knowing there is on going research.

  5. Cindy Hinton says:

    Hi, I’m Cindy Hinton and I’m a George Gray descendant. I believe his ship was the Unity according to old family tree research.

  6. Barbara Baker says:

    Hi,
    I have images of birth records handwritten by an Exeter Town Clerk in 1905 of John Clark’s children Solomon, Ichabod and Mary born in Exeter, NH. I could post these, but I am not sure how to upload the images here.
    Barbara Baker

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