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John Edward Clarke

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Southwark,St. Olive Parish,Surrey,England
Death: Died in Jamestown, James, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Clark and Margaret Clark
Husband of Anne Russell; Mary Clarke and Sybil Clarke
Father of Thomas Clark, of Plymouth; William Clark; Edward Clark, Ancient Planter of Virginia; Thomas Edward Clark; George Clarke and 5 others
Brother of Matthew Clarke; Thomas Clarke; Thomas Clark; Agnes Clarke; Susan Clarke and 2 others

Occupation: Tradesman
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About John Edward Clarke

MASTER'S MATE: John Clark John Clark was perhaps the John Clark baptized on 26 March 1575 in Rotherhithe, Surrey, England. He first went to Jamestown, Virginia in March 1610 as a ship's pilot. There, at Point Comfort, he was captured by the Spanish in June 1611. He was taken captive to Havana, Cuba, where he was interrogated, and then sent to Seville, Spain, and then on to Madrid in 1613. He was held as a prisoner until he was exchanged for a Spanish prisoner held by the English in 1616. He immediately went back to his occupation as a ship's pilot, and took a shipment of cattle to Jamestown, Virginia in 1619 under some-time pirate Thomas Jones. In 1620, he was hired to be the master's mate and pilot of the Mayflower, on its intended voyage to Northern Virginia. While the Pilgrims were exploring Cape Cod and Plymouth Harbor, the shallop was caught in a storm and Clark brought them safely ashore at an Island, which is to this day known as Clark's Island. After returning, John Clark decided to settle in Virginia himself. He went to Jamestown in 1623 on the ship Providence, with the intention of settling there, but died not too long after his arrival.

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-------------------- John Clarke John was born on March 26th, 1575 and his baptism took place on March 26th, 1575 in Rotherhithe, Surrey, England. John's father was William Clarke and his mother was Margaret Walker. His paternal grandfather was Thomas Clarke; his maternal grandfather was Nicholas Walker. He was an only child. He died at the age of 48 in 1623 in Virginia. General Notes John was the Master's Mate and pilot of the "Mayflower", (The May-flower and her log, July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621) 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.

Children Thomas CLARKE Edward CLARKE b: Abt 1602 in of, Stepney, Middlesex, England

-------------------- John Clark was perhaps the John Clark baptized on 26 March 1575 in Rotherhithe, Surrey, England. He first went to Jamestown, Virginia in March 1610 as a ship's pilot. There, at Point Comfort, he was captured by the Spanish in June 1611. He was taken captive to Havana, Cuba, where he was interrogated, and then sent to Seville, Spain, and then on to Madrid in 1613. He was held as a prisoner until he was exchanged for a Spanish prisoner held by the English in 1616. He immediately went back to his occupation as a ship's pilot, and took a shipment of cattle to Jamestown, Virginia in 1619 under some-time pirate Thomas Jones. In 1620, he was hired to be the master's mate and pilot of the Mayflower, on its intended voyage to Northern Virginia. While the Pilgrims were exploring Cape Cod and Plymouth Harbor, the shallop was caught in a storm and Clark brought them safely ashore at an Island, which is to this day known as Clark's Island. After returning, John Clark decided to settle in Virginia himself. He went to Jamestown in 1623 on the ship Providence, with the intention of settling there, but died not too long after his arrival.

The Pilot, John Clark 1573-1624 had a number of children, Susannah, Edward, Katherine, Thomas. These were his heirs, in both Virginia and Plymouth. John Clark's son, Edward Clark, 1585-1630 remained in England, and Edward was the father of Michael Clark 1610-1678. Michael Clark is well documented in Barbados, and re-settled in Virginia after arriving in the formative year of 1670 into Charleston, South Carolina. Michael was the father of Micajah 1629-1699 who was born in Barbados and moved to South Carolina and then into Henrico County, Virginia. Micajah was the father of Edward Clark 1662-1736 the founder of the Clark's Mountain Clan.

This Micajah was also the father of Captain Christopher Clark, founder of another prominent frontier family. Edward Clark, Christopher Clark's brother, was the associate (probable kinfolk) of Richard Taliafero, and as an overseer developed land in the new County of Orange, Virginia in 1736 at Clark's Mountain. Some of these Clarks were surveyors, marking the James River and Greenbrier River valleys for the first time.

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John Clark, of Jamestown's Timeline

1573
March 26, 1573
Southwark,St. Olive Parish,Surrey,England
1598
February 18, 1598
Age 24
Stepney, Middlesex, England
1599
March 8, 1599
Age 25
Middlesex, England
1601
1601
Age 27
1603
1603
Age 29
1603
Age 29
Thriploe, Cambridgeshire, England
1605
1605
Age 31
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1607
1607
Age 33
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1610
April 18, 1610
Age 37
Rotherhithe, Surrey, England
1623
1623
Age 49
Jamestown, James, Virginia, USA