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Christopher Clark

  • Birth 1681 Somerton, Suffolk City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 28 May 1754 Louisa, Louisa County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Body lost or destroyed
  • Memorial ID 48213567

By wife Penelope Johnson, he had seven children born between 1710-1722. He was a Captain in the militia, a lawyer, and a merchant. He is mentioned in the will of his law partner, Nicholas Meriwether, who calls him "Captain". He was justice of the peace in Louisa County in 1742. He is stated to have joined the Quakers in "1742 or 1749". In 1749, he was appointed an "overseer" of a meeting of Quakers near Sugarloaf Mountain in Albemarle County. His will was written 14 Aug 1741, in which he gave to his son Bolling, "my trooping arms and my great Bible, and all my law books".

Abstract of Christopher's Will, b. 1681 and d. 1754
1658-1758 Charles Co MD Familes "The first 100 years": Wills, Court, Church, Land, Inventories & Accounts"
written 14 Aug 1741
proved 28 May 1754 Louisa Co VA
In the name of God, Amen, I Christopher Clar, being .... do make this my last will and testament as followeth:
First, I give my son Edward one gun and all my wearing clothes, and all things else that he ever was possessed of that ever were mine.
2ndly, I give my loving daughter agnes Johnson one negro wench ... and wahtever else she has or ever had in possession that ... mine.
3rdly, I give my loving daughter Rachell Moorman four hundred acres ... in Hanover County, near Captain Dorsey, and one negro ... and all things else that she has had in her possession that ever was mine.
4thly, I give my loving daughter Sarah Lynch 1 negro boy &c.
5thly, I give my loving son Micajah Clark five hundred acres of ... Hanover County, the same whereon I now live, &c. 6thly, I give to myloving son Bowling Clark four hundred acres ... in Hanover County ... joining the land of Mr. Thomas Carr ... ten young negroes.. my trooping arms, my great Bible and all my law books.
I give my loving daughter Elizabeth Anghony four hundred acres in Goochland County &c.
I lend to my wife penelope Clark all the rest of my estate ...&c.
...set my hand and fixed my seal this the fourteenth day of Aug. 1744.
Christopher Clark

Bio by: Joni Clark-Nelson

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