PARKER CLARKE, Sr; Dr., Sr. b.22 Jul 1718, Newbury, Massachusetts-d.19 Sep 1798, age 80, The Old Burying Ground-1634 (Old North Churchyard), Ipswich, Massachusetts.
In 1880, supposedly the tomb of Col. John Wainwright, which extends underground beneath the blank slab (D-23), was opened and an Arthur Dow examined it. He found the following information on coffin lids: C.W. 1731 (Christiana Wainwright); S.W. AE.37, 1773 (Samuel Wainwright); V.W. 1773; P.C. AE.80, 1798 (Dr. Parker Clark, husband of Elisabeth Wainwright); M.W. 44-D, A.R 1763 (Mary Wainwright). Dr. Parker Clark died from numb palsy.