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John Clarke

Birthplace: James River, Buckingham, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Albemarle, North Carolina, United States
Cause of death: Complications of boating accident
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Clarke
Father of Mary Alston and John Clark ll

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About John Clarke

John Clark appears to have come to Carolina from VA about 1683/84, about the same time as Thomas Clark of Yeopim was first reported in Carolina. John Clark married Mary PALIN, daughter of Thomas Palin of Pasquotank about 1685. They had a daughter, Mary, before John Clark died from complications growing out of a boating accident in the Pasquotank River in 1689. His will, written in May 1689,mentions his wife and daughter and implies that his wife was pregnant at the time of his death. The will mentions property transfer arrangements should his wife prove to be with child and give birth to a son.


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John Clarke's Timeline

March 3, 1655
James River, Buckingham, Virginia, United States
October 25, 1670
Age 15
Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA
Age 19
Bedfordshire, England
Age 30
Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
May 1689
Age 34
Albemarle, North Carolina, United States
Age 33
Pasquotank, NC, USA