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Nathaniel Clark
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Birth: 1643
Death: Jan. 31, 1717

Son of Thomas Clark and Susanna Ring. Husband of Dorothy Lettice, married 1681 and divorced 04 June 1686.

There was a ruling in the church in 1685, Dorothy had done something wrong, and confessed to it, the church was satisfied. The church then went to Nathaniel, "The Elder then speaking a few serious words to Nath: Clarke as a child of the church, he brake forth into a wicked passion & spake vile words, intimating, as if the church would cleare the guilty & condemne the innocent, abusing also Pauls words to the mariners, as if it were better & nearer to salvation to be out of such a church then in it etc which 1 carriage & words of his were highly offensive, & soe declared by the Pastour to be, but at the present it was thought meete not further to proceed thereupon."

The following information from:
Records of the Descendants of
Thomas Clark
Compiled by, Rev. William W. Johnson
Published 1884

NATHANIEL CLARKE, of Plymouth, born 1643.
He was educated in the law office of
Secretary Morton, and was known as
Counsellor Clarke. He was appointed Secretary
of the colony by Sir E. Andros, in 1686, and
shared in the unpopularity of that officer,
so much that when Sir Edmund was sent to
England a prisoner, Nathaniel Clarke was sent
with him. He soon however, returned to
Plymouth, a favorite with the Court of
England, and continued the practice of the
law. His house was on the main street, the
same afterwards occupied by Judge Thomas.
Andros made him a grant of Clark's Island,
which the people refused to confirm, and he
failed of securing the property.
He married Dorothy Lettice Gray, widow of
Edward Gray, a rich merchant of Plymouth,
but they did not live together comfortably,
and after much scandal she left him. He died
without issue, Jan. 31, 1717, and was buried
on Burial Hill, where his gravestone may yet
be seen. She died in 1728, aged 80. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Clark (1599 - 1697)
 
 Spouse:
  Dorothy Lettice Gray (1633 - 1726)
 
 Siblings:
  William Clark (1634 - ____)*
  Andrew Clarke (1635 - 1706)*
  James Clark (1636 - ____)*
  John Clark (1637 - 1719)*
  Susannah Clarke Lothrop (1642 - 1697)*
  Nathaniel Clark (1643 - 1717)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Here lies ye body of
NATHANIEL CLARK Esqr
decd Janry 31st 1717
In the 74th year
of his age.

Epitaphs from Burial Hill
by Bradford Kingman
Published 1892
Epitaph #37
 
Burial:
Burial Hill
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: K16
 
Maintained by: Sandra Lennox
Originally Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Mar 30, 2010
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Nathaniel Clark
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Nathaniel Clark
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