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George Clarke

Birth
England
Death
1644 (aged 27–28)
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
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ALL of the material below comes from the best website on his wife, Alice Martin Clarke Bishop;
alicemartinbishop.com and is their property.

If you wish to learn more about George Clarke's wife, Alice Martin, who killed her daughter Martha Clarke (Richard Bishop step-father) on 22 Jul 1648, and was hung for it, that is pretty much the ONLY site you should go to, or at least put at the top of the list. It's well-researched and documented unlike murperpedia and more. Please give credit where credit is due if any of the following is used in your tree. This material will be edited later as time permits.

Also, please note for his wife Alice Martin. She was definitely NOT a passenger on the Mayflower (supposed child of Christopher Martin and wife). That was wishful thinking by someone and the Mayflower Society does not recognize her, even as a possibility. It is much more likely she arrived in the Colony as a bonded servant.

Chronology for George Clarke/Clark from alicemartinbishop.com:

Ca. 1616 George Clarke is born. Birth date estimated from his listing on the 1643 List of Men Able to Bear Arms and his colonial land holdings.

Ca. 1632 Alice Martin arrives to a New England settlement as an indentured servant (hypothesized).

Ca. 1635 George Clarke arrives in Plymouth Colony, possibly via Barbados.

1637 George Clarke brings Edward Dotey to court over land disputes. Dotey was a Mayflower passenger, coming over as a servant. He was frequently brought before the court for criminal and civil matters including a Jan 1638 assault of George Clarke. [Plymouth Records]

1637-1639 George Clarke purchases a home and two adjoining acreages to establish an 18 acre farm [in Plymouth].

1639 JAN Alice Martin marries George Clarke [in Plymouth town]

Ca. 1641 Abigail Clarke born [in Plymouth town]

1642 George Clarke pays Edward Dotey in corn to settle a claim [Plymouth records]

1643 AUG Richard Bishop and George Clarke on List of Men Able to Bear Arms for the specific town of Plymouth.

1644 Martha Clarke born [in Plymouth town]

1644 George Clarke dies [most likely in Plymouth and buried in Plymouth where he had his home and land]
ALL of the material below comes from the best website on his wife, Alice Martin Clarke Bishop;
alicemartinbishop.com and is their property.

If you wish to learn more about George Clarke's wife, Alice Martin, who killed her daughter Martha Clarke (Richard Bishop step-father) on 22 Jul 1648, and was hung for it, that is pretty much the ONLY site you should go to, or at least put at the top of the list. It's well-researched and documented unlike murperpedia and more. Please give credit where credit is due if any of the following is used in your tree. This material will be edited later as time permits.

Also, please note for his wife Alice Martin. She was definitely NOT a passenger on the Mayflower (supposed child of Christopher Martin and wife). That was wishful thinking by someone and the Mayflower Society does not recognize her, even as a possibility. It is much more likely she arrived in the Colony as a bonded servant.

Chronology for George Clarke/Clark from alicemartinbishop.com:

Ca. 1616 George Clarke is born. Birth date estimated from his listing on the 1643 List of Men Able to Bear Arms and his colonial land holdings.

Ca. 1632 Alice Martin arrives to a New England settlement as an indentured servant (hypothesized).

Ca. 1635 George Clarke arrives in Plymouth Colony, possibly via Barbados.

1637 George Clarke brings Edward Dotey to court over land disputes. Dotey was a Mayflower passenger, coming over as a servant. He was frequently brought before the court for criminal and civil matters including a Jan 1638 assault of George Clarke. [Plymouth Records]

1637-1639 George Clarke purchases a home and two adjoining acreages to establish an 18 acre farm [in Plymouth].

1639 JAN Alice Martin marries George Clarke [in Plymouth town]

Ca. 1641 Abigail Clarke born [in Plymouth town]

1642 George Clarke pays Edward Dotey in corn to settle a claim [Plymouth records]

1643 AUG Richard Bishop and George Clarke on List of Men Able to Bear Arms for the specific town of Plymouth.

1644 Martha Clarke born [in Plymouth town]

1644 George Clarke dies [most likely in Plymouth and buried in Plymouth where he had his home and land]

Gravesite Details

Grave marker no longer exists. It's possible he was buried in one of the other Plymouth Colony burial grounds but Burial Hill seems most likely.



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