Person:Joseph Clark (83)

Joseph Clark abt 1611
  • HJoseph Clark1611 - 1641
m. by about 1636
  1. Mary Clarkabout 1638 -
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Clark
Alt Name[3] Joseph Clarke
Gender Male
Birth[1] by abt 1611
Marriage by about 1636 to
Will[3] 1 Dec 1640 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Alt Death[1] 1641 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death[3] 19 Apr 1641 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 Joseph Clark, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    ORIGIN: Unknown. MIGRATION 1634. FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester, removes Windsor 1635.
    BIRTH: By about 1611 based on estimated date of marriage of 1636
    DEATH: 1641 Windsor [Grant 79]

    Also notes that no proof has been offered for Savage's assertion that Joseph is the brother of early Windsor settler Daniel Clarke and that a note published by Clarence Almon Torrey in 1928 [NYGBR 59:214-15] demonstrates that his wife's name was not Frances.

  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), Vol. 1:398, Questionable quality.

    Clark, ... JOSEPH Windsor, br. of Daniel of the same, perhaps had been of Cambridge, and freem. 4 Mar. 1635, was early at W. and d. 1641, leav. Joseph, and Mary, wh. m. 26 Nov. 1656, John Strong.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Joseph Clarke, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06), v 1 p 5.

    Clarke, Joseph, Windsor. Died 19 April, 1641. (W. R.) Invt. £44-00-00. Taken by Henry Clarke and William Gaylord. Will dated 1st December, 1640.
    I, Joseph Clarke, of Windsor, being somewhat weake but of prfect memory, doe make and ordayne this my last Will & Testament:
    First, I bequeath my Soule to God, waiting for his Salvation through ye alone merit of Jesus Christ, and my Body to Christian Buriall at ye discretion of my Executors. And as for my worldly Goods, I thus dispose of ym: I bequeath my Estate in Lands and Goods to my two Children in ye Discretion of mine Executors, ye wch office I desire ye Church by ye ministers & ye Deacons & Oversight of ye Elders to vndertake; and my desire is yt my House and Lott should be Let and Farmed at Rent for 10 or 12 years & ye Rent yearly to goe towards ye maintenance of ye Children so long; and if yt will not suffice ym maintenance, & ye Church see it meete, my desire is yt my Lott joyning to ye Great River above sequestered Meadow bee go to for supply if need require ; and ye sd. 10 or 11 years my desire is yt my 2 Children be sett forth in some Godly family for 6 or 7 years or more, in ye Churches Wisdome, and duringe ye sd. terme my desire is yt ye Rent of my House and Land bee resarved by ye deacons for to make portion for my daughter, to be paid unto her at ye age of 21 years ; at wch time also my desire is my house and Land bee delivered to my Sonne, to whome (in case it bee not otherwise in ye meantime
    disposed of by ye Church) I bequeath it forever ; provided yt in case of sickness or any other disaster, my desire is yt ye Church doe dispose of my Estate otherwise as in yt discretions may best Conduce to ye Comfort of my Children. -- Joseph Clarke.
    Witness : John Warham, Ephraim Huit, John Witchfield, Wm Hosford, William Gaylord.

Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield

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