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Capt Roger Clap
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1609
Salcombe Regis
East Devon District
Devon, England
Death: Feb. 2, 1690
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Last name spelled either Clapp or Clap

Member of Ancient and Honorable Artilley Company of Boston

The Great Migration Begins: Sketches
Roger came on the ship Mary and John which arrived at Nantasket, Massachusetts on May 30 1630. His future wife Joanna Ford and family was on the same ship. He was one of the first settlers at Dorchester,in 1630. He was admitted into the church fellowship at the first beginning in Dorchester in the Year 1630. He was a Proprietor of Dorchester. A Freeman May 14 1634,and Selectman 1637, which he held 14 times. He took command of the Fort in Aug 1665 and was appointed Captain of the Castle (the island fortifications to protect Boston). He continued in that office for 21 years. He later moved to Boston in 1686. Roger married Joanna Ford on November 06, 1633 in Dorchester, Massachusetts
He was the father of fourteen children:
Samuel, William, Elizabeth, Experience (born Aug 23, 1640), Waitstill,Preserved, Experience (born Dec 1645), Hopestill, Wait, Thanks, Desire, Thomas, Unite and Supply Clapp (bio by: Mad) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Joanna Ford Clap (1617 - 1695)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Clapp (1634 - 1708)*
  Elizabeth Clapp Holmes (1638 - 1711)*
  Preserved Clapp (1643 - 1720)*
  Hopestill Clap (1647 - 1719)*
  Wait Clap Simpson (1648 - 1717)*
  Desire Clapp (1652 - 1717)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
HERE LYEH BURIED
Y'BODY OF CAPt
ROGER CLAP
AGED 82 YEARS
DECEASED Ye 2 OF
FEBRUARY 1690
 
Burial:
Kings Chapel Burying Ground
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Susan Panetta
Record added: Feb 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7140840
Capt Roger Clap
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Capt Roger Clap
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Capt Roger Clap
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