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John Clark

  • Birth 26 Mar 1575 Greater London, England
  • Death Apr 1623 Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Jamestown, Virginia
  • Memorial ID 51239756

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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  • Created by: Joni Clark-Nelson
  • Added: 17 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51239756
  • David Reese
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Clark (26 Mar 1575–Apr 1623), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51239756, ; Maintained by Joni Clark-Nelson (contributor 20488109) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Jamestown, Virginia.