Arthur Clark

Arthur CLARK (1620 – 1665) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line.

We have more unrelated Clark families in our tree than any other surname.  In addition to Arthur CLARK, our Clark family founders are: John CLARK (Plymouth) (1575 – 1623),  John CLARK (Hingham) (1560 – 1615),  and Lt. William CLARKE (Northampton) (1610 – 1690).

Arthur Clark Coat of Arms

Arthur Clark was born about 1620 in England. He married Sarah THAYER 1643 in Yarmouth Settlement, Plymouth Colony. Arthur died 31 OCT 1665 in Boston Settlement, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Sarah Thayer was born about 1620 in Thornbury Glouchestershire, England. Her parents were Edwared THAYER (1577 – 1627) and Catherine EDDYE (1574 – 1627). Sarah died 31 Oct 1665 in Boston, Middlesex, Mass.

Children of Arthur and Sarah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Sarah CLARK 1 Aug 1639  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Joseph BENJAMIN
7 Dec 1668 Yarmouth, Mass.
aft. 1716 as she was still living in New London, New London, Connecticut when her son John died
or
21 Jun 1738
Dorchester,Mass
2. Samuel Clark 1 Nov 1646
Salem, Mass
 Rachel Nichols 1675
Concord, Middlesex, Mass.
30 Jan 1670
Concord, Mass

Arthur was one of the earliest settlers in Hampton, New Hampshire and was admitted freeman in April 13, 1640.  He moved from Hampton to Salem where he was admitted to the church 17 Oct 1641. Then he moved to Boston and was received in the church from the church at Hampton 2 Dec 1643.

30 Jun 1640 – He was granted a house lot in Hampton on what is now the Perry estate.

His trade is given as carpenter.

“List of Freemen: by the Reverend Lucas R. Paige from the “NEHGS Register” 3:187; The New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; April, 1849 (Per SCGS)

1642c: Arthur Clark of Hampton and Salem, Massachusetts, removed to Boston with his wife, Sarah and two children, Sara and Samuel.
“Abstracts of the Earliest Wills on Record and on the Files of the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts” by W. L. Trask from the “NEHGS Register” 30:203; The New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; April, 1876 (Per SCGS)

1645, Arthur Clarke was granted lots 8 and 9 “to the marsh”.
“The Memorial History of Boston; including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630-1880” by Justin Winsor; 2:37; Osgood, publisher; 1881 (974.402 B65WI ACPL)

1665, October 31: Arthur Clark died.
“Abstracts of the Earliest Wills on Record and on the Files of the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts” by W. L. Trask from the “NEHGS Register” 61:233; The New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; July, 1862 (Per SCGS)

* Inventory of the Estate taken by Thomas Matson. The galley pots prised b Mr. Jonathan Endicott and Mr. David Stone. Amount of the inventory, £71-19-06.

“Abstracts of the Earliest Wills on Record and on the Files of the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts” by W. L. Trask from the “NEHGS Register” 61:233; The New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; July, 1862 (Per SCGS)

Sarah Thayer’s Family

Sarah’s father Edward THAYER was born 26 Oct 1577 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England.   He married in 1597 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England to Catherine EDDYE. Edward died 5 Nov 1627 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England.

Sarah’s mother Catherine Eddye was born 1574 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England. Her father was James EDDYS (1558 – 1576). Catherine died 5 Nov 1627 in Thornbury, Glouchestershire, England.

Sarah’s grandfather John THAYER was born 1531 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England. His parents were John THAYER (1503 – 1561) and Constance HOLDBROOK. Mary Dixon Roberts in 1557 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England.John died 12 Oct 1584 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England.

Sarah’s grandmother Mary Dixon Roberts was born 1535 in Thornbury, Devon, England, Her parents were [__?__] ROBERTS (1505 – 1590) and Elizabeth FREMINGHAM (1502 – 1587). Mary died 20 Apr 1611 in Thornbury, Devon, England.

Sarah Thayer’s sister Cicely Sissilla Thayer was born 1 May 1600 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England. She married 11 Jun 1618 in Thornbury, Gloucester, England to James Davis. Cicely died 28 May 1673 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

James Davis was born in 1590 in Marlbourough, Wiltshire, England James died 29 Jan 1677 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

Children

1. Sarah CLARK (See Joseph BENJAMIN‘s page)

2. Samuel Clark

Samuel’s wife Rachel Nichols was born Jul 1654 in Charlestown, Middlesex, Mass. Her parents were William Nichols and Rachel [__?__]. Rachel died 19 Oct 1722 in Concord, Middlesex, Mass.

Sources:

Arthur Clark Bio

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wrandall&id=I4083

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=28050870&st=1

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