Person:John Clark (304)

m. Bef 1641
  1. John Clark1641 - 1694/95
  2. Uriah Clark1644 - 1721
  3. Elizabeth Clarke1647/48 -
m. Bef 1672
  1. John Clark1672 - 1730
  2. Richard Clark1673 -
  3. Abigail Clark1674 -
  4. Margaret Clark1680 -
  • HJohn Clark1641 - 1694/95
  • W.  Elizabeth Norman (add)
m. 18 Dec 1684
  1. William Clark1686 -
  2. Ann Clark1688 -
  3. Martha Clark1689/90 -
  4. Esther Clark1691/92 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][3] John Clark
Gender Male
Birth[1][4] 13 Oct 1641 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Bef 1672 Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.
to Abigail _____
Marriage 18 Dec 1684 Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Norman (add)
Will[3] 3 Jan 1694/95
Death[2] 6 Jan 1694/95 Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 25 Mar 1695 Will proved.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bond, Henry, M.D. Family Memorials. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (1855): To Which Is Appended the Early History of the Town. With Illustrations, Maps and Notes. (Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown, and Company, 1855)

    John Clarke of Roxbury, later New Cambridge (Newton), will proved 25 Mar 1695, "probable" that m. (1) --- who was mother of son John, m. (2) 1680 Lydia Buckminster, m. (3) 1684 Elizabeth Norman.
    [See Clark for a more likely description. The three wives proposed by Bond would require virtually no time elapsed between marriages to work:
    -Margaret, d/o first wife Abigail, is bp. 4 Apr 1680, and the marriage to Lydia is 16 Nov 1680. (Clark actually says Abigail d. 2 Jan 1682, which would flatly rule out the marriage to Lydia, but haven't found the basis for that date yet.)
    -John & Lydia Clark have a son John born either 1683 or 1684, when this John already had a son John (only one son John mentioned in father's will); the John b. 1683 would not be old enough to marry in 1697 when this John's son is said to have married.
    -Lydia and her two children John and Elizabeth are baptized in Roxbury 3 Aug 1684, and John marries in Newton to Elizabeth Norman 16 Dec 1684 who is the mother of the son William named in his will.
    So it seems nearly impossible that this John had a second wife Lydia. Lydia probably married John Clark, b. 1656, s/o James Clark, not the John of this page.]

  2. Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905)

    Cleark, John [dup. Clark], [died] Jan. 6, 1694-5.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Clark, John. Records of the descendants of Hugh Clark, of Watertown, Mass. 1640-1866. (Boston: J. Clark, 1866)
    pp. 18-20.

    John Clark, s/o Hugh, b. 13 Oct 1641, d. Newton 1695, m. (1) Abigail, m. (2) 18 Dec 1684 Elizabeth Norman. Will of "John Clark of newtowne", dated 3 Jan 1694/95, proved 25 Mar 1695, mentions "my small children untill the youngest of them shall com to the aige of fourteen", "deer and Luving wife" [not named], "my tew sons John and william", "my daughters". Wife and sons named executors.

  4. Historical Society of Watertown (Massachusetts). Watertown Records. (Watertown, Mass.: Press of Fred Barker, 1894-1939)

    [11] 1641 Additional names from the Middlesex Clerk of Courts Records.
    John the son of Hugh & Elisabeth Clarke borne 13 (8).
    [Note: In old-styles dates, the eighth month is October. More info may be found here.]