Person:Jeremy Clarke (1)

Hon. Jeremiah Clarke
m. 10 Feb 1598/1599
  1. Hon. Jeremiah Clarke1605 - 1652
m. Abt 1637
  1. Walter ClarkeAbt 1637 - 1714
  2. Mary ClarkeAbt 1641 - 1711
  3. Jeremiah Clarke1643 - 1728/9
  4. Latham Clarke1645 - Bef 1719
  5. Weston Clarke1648 -
  6. James Clarke1649 - 1736
  7. Sarah Clarke1651 - 1706
Facts and Events
Name Hon. Jeremiah Clarke
Alt Name Jeremy Clarke
Gender Male
Christening[1] 1 Dec 1605 East Farleigh, Kent, England
Marriage Abt 1637 probably England
to Frances Latham
Death[1] Jan 1652 Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Reference Number? Q6181232?

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Jeremy Clarke (also known as Jeremiah Clarke) (1605–1652) was an early colonial settler and President of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Born into a prominent family in England, he was a merchant who came to New England with his wife, Frances, and four stepchildren, settling first at Portsmouth in 1638, but the following year joining William Coddington and others in establishing the town of Newport. Here he held a variety of civic positions until 1648 when Coddington's election as President of the colony was disputed, and Clarke was chosen to serve in that office instead. He was the father of Walter Clarke, another colonial governor of Rhode Island, and also had family connections with several other future governors of the colony.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Jeremy Clarke (governor), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Inhabitant of Aquidneck 1638.
Founders of Newport, Rhode Island
Newport was founded in 1639. Its eight founders and first officers left Portsmouth, Rhode Island after a political fallout with Anne Hutchinson and her followers. As part of the agreement, William Coddington and his followers took control of the southern side of the island. They were soon joined by Nicholas Easton, who had recently been expelled from Massachusetts for holding heretical beliefs. The settlement soon grew to be the largest of the four original towns of Rhode Island. Many of the first colonists in Newport quickly became Baptists, and in 1640 the second Baptist congregation in Rhode Island was formed under the leadership of John Clarke. Portsmouth and Newport later united with Providence and Warwick in 1654 as the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Original Founders: Nicholas Easton - William Coddington - John Clarke - John Coggeshall - William Brenton - Jeremy Clark - Thomas Hazard - Henry Bull

Current Location: Newport County, Rhode Island   Parent Towns: Portsmouth   Daughter Towns: