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Rev Joseph Clarke, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1618
Westhorpe
Mid Suffolk District
Suffolk, England
Death: Jun. 1, 1694
Rhode Island, USA

Swamp Yankee from Mystic, A Family, A Region and It's Roots, By James H Allyn, Copyright 1980, Page 50-51:
CLARKE. Joseph Clarke [11] was one of the four brothers who came to Portsmouth in 1638, and the only one to leave children. He and his wife Margaret had ten, six of them boys. While his older brother John was spending thirteen years in London getting a charter for Rhode Island, Joseph became the spiritual leader of the community, and one of the founders of the Seventh-Day Baptist Church in Newport. Later he was the first pastor of the church in Hopkinton, later Westerly. For seven year she was Governor's Assistant from Newport, and for two more years from Westerly. He was also Deputy for several years, dying in office at the age of seventy-two.
*******************************The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (For the year 1860-Volume XIV) Early Settlers of Westerly, RI, J.D. Champlin, Jr., NEHGR, Vol 14, January 1860, Page 25
Joseph Clark .- There were four brothers of the name Clark, John,Thomas, Joseph and Carew, by tradition, of Bedfordshire, England. Dr.John Clark was born Oct. 8, 1609, and died April 20, 1676. He was thrice married, but left no issue; was several times Deputy Governor, and for along time Colony Agent in London.
Of his brothers, Joseph Sen. sen., of Newport, m. Margaret ____, (who died in 1694), and had Joseph, (of Westerly) b. Feb 11, 1642; John, who d. 1704; William, Susanna; Mary, who married Tobias Saunders; Joshua;Sarah, b. Jan. 29, 1663, m. Thomas Reynolds Oct 11, 1683; Thomas, Katy,and Elizabeth.
Of the above children, Joseph, sen., of Westerly, m. Bethia, dau. of Samuel Howard, of Newport, Nov. 16, 1664. and had Judith, b. Oct. 12,1667; Joseph, April 4, 1670; Samuel, Dec 29, 1672; John, Aug. 25, 1675;Bethia, April 11, 1678; Mary, Dec 27, 1680; Susanna, Aug. 31, 1683;Thomas, March 17, 1686; William, April 21, 1688.
Of these, Judith m. Jan. 19, 1687, John Maxson, jr.; Joseph, jr., m.1st, Dorothy, dau of John Maxson, sen., Jan 5, 1692, and had Freegift, b.July 4, 1694
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CHILDREN:
i. Joseph Clarke, b.11-Feb-1642 Newport, Town of Newport, Newport Co., RI. c: 30-Sep-1643 Washington, Westerly, RI., d.????.
ii. Sarah Clarke, b.29-Jan-1663 Westerly, Washington, RI., d.????.
iii. Joshua Clarke, b.1660 Westerly, Town of Westerly, Washington Co., RI., d.????.
iv. Carewe Clarke, b.Abt 1665 Westerly, Washington, RI., d.????.
v. John Clarke, b.1645 Westerly, Town of Westerly, Washington Co., RI., d.????.
vi. William Clarke, b.30-Sep-1643 Westerly, Town of Westerly, Washington Co., RI., d.????.
vii. Joshua Clarke, b.1649 Westerly, Washington, RI., d.????.
viii. Thomas Clarke, b.17-Mar-1656 Westerly, Washington, RI., d.????.
ix. Mary Clarke, b.1645 Westerly, Town of Westerly, Washington Co., RI., d.????.
x. Carew Clarke, b.Abt 1668 of Newport, Newport, RI., d.????.
xi. Susanna Clarke, b.1653 Westerly, Washington, RI., d.????.
xii. Elizabeth Clarke, b.1667 Westerly, Washington, RI., d.????. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Clarke (1570 - 1627)
  Rose Kerridge Clarke (1572 - 1627)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Turner Clarke (1621 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph Clarke (1642 - 1726)*
  John Clarke (1645 - 1704)*
  Carew Clarke (1668 - 1759)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Clarke (1600 - 1608)*
  Margaret Clarke Wyeth (1608 - 1646)*
  John Clarke (1609 - 1676)*
  Joseph Clarke (1618 - 1694)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: J Geoghan
Record added: Jul 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54609439
Rev Joseph Clarke, Sr
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To our 8th great grandfather
- Alfred Clark family
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