Person:Augustine Clement (1)

Augustine Clement
b.est 1603
m. 3 Jul 1628
  1. Elizabeth Clement1633/4 - Bef 1684
  2. Samuel Clement1635 - bef 1679
  3. Joanna Clementbef 1638 - 1638
  4. John Clement1639 -
Facts and Events
Name Augustine Clement
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1603
Marriage 3 Jul 1628 Wokingham, Berkshire, Englandto Elizabeth Unknown
Immigration[1] 1635 On the James
Residence[1] 1652 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[1] Painter
Death[1] 1 Oct 1674 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Augustine was a painter apprenticed to Jonathan Miller about 1613 or 1614 and then to Edward Newman of Eton from 1621-1625. [3] "Astinge Clement" was paid for painting the windwo of St Lawrence, Reading church in 1629 [4]

Augustine settled first at Dorchester, where he was was granted two acres on 18 Feb 1635/6 and admitted to the Church prior to his freemanship on 25 May 1636.[5] They moved to Boston about 1652, and later returned to Dorchester in 1668, when Augustine resumed Dorchester local offices.

His will, dated 31 Jan 1671 and proved 31 Oct 1674, names his son Samuel, wife Elizabeth, daughter Elizabeth Sumner, her children Hannah, William, Sarah, Experience, Elinor, Deliverance & Clement. [6]

The James of London (1635)
At least two ships called the James sailed in 1635 from England to New England. The passenger list for this one refers to the "James of London." It lists only the men and boys, but indicates that wives and children accompanied them.
Sailed: 26 Apr 1635 from London, England under Master William Cooper
Arrived: 3 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts.

53 men plus families
(men without descendants listed on the category page).
Maurice Anglis - Thomas Antram - Edmund Balter (servant John Smale) - Nicholas Batt - Thomas Browne - Thos Carpenter - Augustine Clement - Thomas Colman - Zacheus Coutris - Thomas Duryes - John Emery - Anthony Emery - John Euered Alias Webb - Robert Field - John Greene - Edmund Hawes - Peter Higdon - Nicholas Holte - Maudit Ingles - John Knight - Ris Knight - Anthony Morse - William Morse - John Musselwhite - John Parker - John Pithouse - William Paddey - John Pike - Sampson Salter - Michael Shafflin - Thomas Smith - George Smythe - Anthony Thetcher - Josuah Verren - Phillip Varren - Richard Walker - Hercules Woodman

Resources: Passenger List - Winthrop Society - Great Migration Newsletter

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Augustine Clement sketch, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), II:101-104.

    ORIGIN: Reading, Berkshire
    MIGRATION: 1635 on the James of Southampton
    FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester
    REMOVES: Boston, Dorchester by 1668
    OCCUPATION: Painter
    BIRTH: By about 1603 based on date of marriage.
    DEATH: Dorchester 1 Oct 1674 (from inventory)

  2.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:407.

    AUSTIN or AUGUSTINE, Dorchester, a painter, came from Southampton in the James of London, Apr. 1635, but may have been on this side of the water in 1632; yet greater is the prob. that he went home in 1636, and came again in May 1637, by the Mary Ann of Yarmouth, tho. against either conject. strong suggest. arise. by w. Elizabeth he had Elizabeth prob. b. in Eng. certain. the eldest ch.; Samuel, b. 29 Sept. 1635; Joanna, 19 Nov.1638, d. soon; John, 21 Oct. 1639, wh. prob. d. young; and was freem. 25 May 1636, rem. to Boston 1652, but after some yrs. went back to D. there d. 1 Oct. 1674. He had good est. and in his will of 30 Jan. 1672 ment. w. Elizabeth s. Samuel, and d. Elizabeth w. of the sec. William Sumner, with her seven ch.

  3. Great Migration, supra, citing Old-Time New England 58:62, 64.
  4. Great Migration, supra, citing Old-Time New England 58:64]]
  5. Great Migration, supra, citing DTR 15, MBCR 1:372
  6. Great Migration, supra, citing SPR 6:62-63