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John Clark
Birth: Mar. 26, 1575
Thriplow
Cambridgeshire, England
Death: 1623
Jamestown
James City County
Virginia, USA

John Clark was born to William Clarke & Margaret Walker Clark was were both born in Hertfordshire England both about 1553.

His grandfather was Sir Thomas Clarke, Knighted, who was born about 1527 in Hertfordshire England.

John married Mary Morton, February 18, 1597/98 in Stepney, Middlesex, England

John Clark was the Master's Mate and pilot of the "Mayflower", and accompanied the Pilgrims on many of the exploring parties, piloting the shallop. Clark's Island in Duxbury Bay is named after him, because he miraculously brought the shallop ashore during a strong storm on one of these expeditions. John was given two shares in the Virginia Company for his service. He sailed to Virginia on 10 April 1623 in Daniel Gookin's ship, the "Providence", and died shortly after he arrived.

Pictured in the First Encounter Monument, it reads:

First Encounter
ON THIS SPOT
HOSTILE INDIANS
HAD THEIR
FIRST ENCOUNTER
DECEMBER 8, 1620
old style
WITH
MYLES STANDISH JOHN CARVER
WILLIAM BRADFORD JOHN TILLEY
EDWARD WINSLOW JOHN HOWLAND
EDWARD TILLEY RICHARD WARREN
STEPHEN HOPKINS EDWARD DOTEY
JOHN ALLERTON THOMAS ENGLISH
MASTER MATE CLARK MASTER
GUNNER COPIN AND THREE SAILORS
OF THE MAYFLOWER COMPANY

PROVINCETOWN TERCENTENARY
1620 COMMISSION 1920
John F Paramino Sculp. 1922 Boston, Ma.

The First Encounter Monument is located at the end of Samoset Road at First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod Bay.

A second First Encounter Plaque was erected at First Encounter Beach in 2001. It reads as follows:


NEAR THIS SITE
THE NAUSET TRIBE
OF THE
WAMPANOAG NATION
SEEKING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
AND THEIR CULTURE
HAD THEIR
FIRST ENCOUNTER
8 DECEMBER 1620
WITH
MYLES STANDISH, JOHN CARVER,
WILLIAM BRADFORD,
EDWARD WINSLOW, JOHN TILLEY,
EDWARD TILLEY,
JOHN HOWLAND, RICHARD WARREN,
STEPHEN HOPKINS,
EDWARD DOTEY, JOHN ALLERTON,
THOMAS ENGLISH,
MASTER MATE CLARK,
MASTER GUNNER COPIN
AND THREE SAILORS
OF THE MAYFLOWER COMPANY.

THIS TABLET IS PLACED IN 2001 BY THE SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS
IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Clarke (1553 - 1624)
 
 Children:
  Edward Clark (1602 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Jamestown, Virginia
 
Created by: Joni Clark-Nelson
Record added: Apr 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51239756
John Clark
Added by: David Reese
 
John Clark
Added by: Joni Clark-Nelson
 
 
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John Clark the navigator also known as John Clark the PILOT. Was also captured by the Spanish on the old Virginia coast near Point Comfort around the year 1611. he had sailed there on the ship Bona Nova and was making a coastal survey when they caught hi...(Read more)
- Alexander Clark
 Added: Apr. 13, 2015
I am a descendant. My GG grandfather was William "Wigg" Clark/Clarke b. 1829 in MS, d. 1899, in Scott Co., MS. Wigg Clark was the son of David Clark b. 1802 in KY, d. Leake Co., MS. David was son of Wm. Clark b. 1770 in Caroline, VA; Wm. Clark was son ...(Read more)
- Dorthy Kilgore Casten
 Added: Feb. 26, 2015

- Sara TM
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
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