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John Clarke, of Finningham & Westhorpe

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Finningham, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
Place of Burial: Finningham, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Clarke, of Finningham and Margaret Clarke, of Finningham
Husband of Katherine Clarke
Father of Rowland Clark, of Banham; John Clarke; Thomas Clarke, of Westhorpe; Carew Clarke; Christopher Clarke and 3 others
Brother of Agnes Rand; Ellen Humphrey; Joan Clarke; Thomas Clarke, of Finningham and Margaret Clarke

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About John Clarke, of Finningham & Westhorpe

John Clarke

  • Birth: Finningham, Suffolk Co., England
  • Death: Apr 1598 - Finningham, Suffolk Co., England
  • Parents: John Clarke, Margaret
  • Wife: Katherine Cooke
  • Children:
    • Thomas Clarke,
    • John Clarke,
    • Carew Clarke,
    • Christopher Clarke,
    • Joan Clarke,
    • Margaret Clarke,
    • Mary Clarke
  • John Clarke of Finningham and Westhorpe, Co. Suffolk,
    • baptized 11 Feb. 1541/2,
    • was buried at Finningham 7 or 8 Apr (7 according to Bible record; 8 according to transcrips of the Finningham registers.) 1598.
    • He married at Westhorpe, 12 Oct. 1567, Katherine Cook,
      • baptized at Westhorpe 12 Feb. 1540/1,
      • buried at Finningham 30 Mar. 1598,
      • daughter of John and Alice (Carter)
  • He was baptized 11 February 1541/1542 in Finningham, Suffolk, England.1541/2[1][2]
  • He was buried 8 April 1598 in Finningham, Suffolk, England.
    • [Or was his FATHER the one buried that date? See will below.]
  • Alternative death (needs checking): 1610-03-23 Blundeston, Suffolk, England
  • John Clarke inherited lands in Westhorpe, Finningham, and Gislingham, co. Suffolk, from his father in the will of the latter, dated 26 February 1558/9.
    • He probably gave up some of the lands in Finningham and Gislingham to his brother, Thomas Clarke (see below).
    • John Clarke was taxed 7s. 8d. in lands valued at £5 in Finningham in the subsidy of 1565/6, and was taxed 2s. 8d. in lands worth 20s. at Finningham and 13s. 8d. in lands worth £5 at Westhorpe in 1575/6.
    • In both subsidies, his mother, Margaret Clarke, widow, was also taxed in lands in Westhorpe.
    • John Clarke "the younger," a customary tenant of the manor of Finningham, is mentioned in a suit brought against Richard Mulliner by Nicholas Raynberd on 20 February 1587/8, as having surrendered lands of Thomas Cooke to the Lady of the Manor for the use of Raynberd on or about 1 September 1587.
    • He may have been the John Clarke who, along with Christopher Clarke, was taxed 16d. in lands valued at £4 in Finningham in the subsidy of 1596/7, and who was taxed in a second subsidy that year 8d. in lands worth 40s. in Finningham. However, this may have been his son.
  • He appears to have resided in both parishes, and principally in Westhorpe after the death of his father-in-law, John Cook alias Carew of Westhorpe, which occurred after 1565/6 and probably before 1576.
    • In the subsidy of 1565/6 he was taxed with his mother, Margaret, in Finningham.
  • He married in Westhorpe, Suffolk Co., England[3]

Sources

  • 1. G. A. Morrison, "The 'Clarke' Families of Rhode Island." Evening Post Printing House, New York, 1902, p. 13.
  • 2. G. A. Moriarty, Jr. "Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich," NEHGR, Vol. 75 (1921), pp. 273-301.

Footnotes

  • 1.↑ G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. "Genealogical Research in England - Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich"; NEHGR, vol. 75 (1921):279
  • 2.↑ John Osborne Austin, One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, Self published, Providence, RI, 1893, pg. 63.
  • 3.↑ Jeffrey D. Bonevich, Clarke Genealogy - Bonevich Website

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Sources:

  • Babcock and Allied Families, by Louis E. De Forest, page 38.
    • The information has been copied from the family bible, in which Thomas Clarke made the entries concerning his parents and grandparents. The bible was brought to Rhode Island by his son John and the entries continued by another son, Joseph.
      • Some records of the Clarke family of Wasthrup/Westhrope, Co. Suffolk, ENG, from the family bible (a copy of the Geneva version of 1608) brought to this country by Dr. John Clarke, and presented in Reg: Oct 1921 and Ref. 9, augmented.
  • The Rhode Island Historical Magazine, Vol. VII, 1886-1887, Newport, RI, The Newport Publishing Co., v2, p197
  • The American Genealogist, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, Apr 1948, p. 72 citing Reg. 75:279.
  • Little Compton Families pub. by Little Compton Historical Society from Records compiled by Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, 1967.
  • Genealogy of One Branch of the Peckham Family of Newport and Westerly RI, and Its Allied Families, 1957, by William P. & John E. Bentley.
  • 160 Allied Families by John Austin, 1892.
  • The Clarke Genealogy of Rhode Island by George Austin Morrison, 1902.
    • Sent to me by Mrs. Isabel T. Coburn, HC 62, Box 146, New Harbor ME 04554
    • Researching this line is Nancyann Norman at nancn@exis.net
  • Ancestry of George P. Clarke of Newport, R.I., by G. Andrews Moriarty;
  • Colonial Families of the United States of America, Vol 4;
  • Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, Vol. 1, page 197;
  • C.M. Babcock;
  • Bible records;
  • NEHGR, v75, p279;
  • A Witter Family History.

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  • De Forest:
    • John Clarke, of Westhorpe,
    • born in 1541,
    • baptized 11 Feb, 1541, and
    • buried 7 April 1598.
    • Married Catherine Cooke, daughter of John Cooke.
  • C.M. Babcock:
    • John Clarke of Finningham and Westhorpe,
    • married 12 Oct. 1567 Katherine Cooke,
      • daughter of John and Alice (Carter) Cooke.
  • RI Families: (Bible records written by Thomas Clarke).
    • "John Clarke, my father, was baptised 11 February, 1541" and
    • "John Clarke, my father, was buried the 7 April, 1598."
  • 160 Families:
    • John Clarke, born February 1541,
    • baptized 11 Feb. 1541,
    • died April 1598,
    • buried 7 April 1598.
  • NEHGR:
    • John Clarke of Finningham and Westhorpe, Suffolk,
    • baptized 11 Feb. 1541/2.
    • Buried at Finningham 7 or 8 April 1598
      • (7th, Bible record; 8th, Finningham registers transcripts).
    • Married at Westhorpe, 12 Oct. 1567, Katherine Cooke.
    • He appears to have lived in both parishes. In the subsidy of 1565-6 he was taxed with his mother, Margaret, in Finnnington.
  • Witter Family:
    • John Clarke, baptized 11 Feb. 1541/2, Finningham, Suffolk.
    • Buried 7 April 1598, Finningham.
    • Married Catherine Cooke (Katherine Kooke), 12 Oct. 1567, Westhorpe, Suffolk. "Of Finningham, Suffolk...; taxed at Finningham 1565/6."

Children

  • 1. John CLARKE b: 26 APR 1569 c: 1 MAY 1569
  • 2. Thomas CLARKE b: 1 NOV 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England c: 3 NOV 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
  • 3. Carew CLARKE b: APR 1572 c: 17 AUG 1572 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
  • 4. Pasor CLARKE b: NOV 1574 c: 6 DEC 1574 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
  • 5. Joan CLARKE
  • 6. Margaret CLARKE
  • 7. Mary CLARKE
  • 8. John CLARKE b: MAR 1577

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John CLARKE

  • He was born on 11 Feb 1540/41 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
  • He was christened on 11 Feb 1541/42 in Finningham, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
  • He died on 7 Apr 1598 in Finningham, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
  • He was buried on 7 Apr 1598. He was baptized on 28 Nov 1615.

ref: "England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume IV"by William Richard Cutter

  • John (2) Clarke, son of John (1) Clarke, was born in February, 1541, as was also his wife, Catherine, daughter of John Cook, and both died in the same year, 1598.
  • They had children: John, died young; Thomas, mentioned below; Pastor, born 1574; John, 1577; Margaret, 1579; and Mary, 1581.

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JOHN2 CLARKE (John1).

  • He was baptized 11 February 1541/1542 in Finningham, Suffolk, England.
  • He was buried 8 April 1598 in Finningham, Suffolk, England.
  • Residence: Finningham and Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
  • He married KATHERINE COOKE on 12 October 1567 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
    • daughter of John Cooke alias Carewe and Alice Carter.
    • She was baptized 12 February 1540/1541 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
    • She was buried 30 March 1598 in Finningham, Suffolk, England.
    • Residence: Finningham and Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.

They had the following children:

  • i. JOHN3 CLARKE.
    • Born 25 April 1569 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
    • Baptized 1 May 1569 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
    • Possibly died after 1597.
    • John Clarke was taxed, along with Christopher Clarke, 16d. in lands valued at £4 at Finningham in the subsidy of 1596/7, and was taxed in a second subsidy that year 8d. in lands worth 40s. at Finningham.
  • ii. THOMAS3 CLARKE.
    • Born 1 November 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
    • Baptized 3 November 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
    • Married Rose Kerrich.
  • iii. CAREW3 CLARKE.
    • Baptized 17 August 1572 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
    • Died after 1597.
    • Carewe Clarke was taxed 8d. in goods valued at 40s. at Finningham, and 8d. in lands worth 40s. at Finningham in the two subsidies of 1596/7.
  • iv. CHRISTOPHER3 CLARKE.
    • Baptized 6 December 1574 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
    • Died after 1597.
    • Christopher Clarke was taxed, along with his father or brother, John Clarke, 16d. in lands valued at £4 at Finningham in the subsidy of 1596/7, and was taxed in a second subsidy that year 8d. in lands worth 40s. at Finningham.
  • v. JOAN3 CLARKE.
    • Baptized 17 March 1577/1578 in Finningham, Suffolk, England.
  • vi. MARGARET3 CLARKE.
    • Baptized 8 June 1579 in Finningham, Suffolk, England.
  • vii. MARY3 CLARKE.
    • Baptized 21 September 1581 in Finningham, Suffolk, England.

Sources:

  • G. A. Moriarty, "Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich," NEHGR, Vol. 75 (1921), pp. 273-301.
  • G. A. Morrison, "The 'Clarke' Families of Rhode Island." Evening Post Printing House, New York, 1902, p. 13.
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John Clarke

  • Birth:  Feb. 11, 1541 Finningham, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England
  • Death: Apr. 7, 1598 Finningham, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England
  • John Clarke, of Finningham and Westhorpe, Suffolk, England,
  • was born in Finningham in February, 1541-2 and
  • baptised there on the 11th.
  • He was the son of John and Margaret Clarke.
  • He married Katherine Cooke at Westhorpe on October 12, 1567.
  • They had seven children, the first four baptised at Westhorpe and the last three at Finningham, where they must have moved around 1576.
  • John Clarke inherited lands in Westhorpe, Finningham, and Gislingham, county Suffolk, from his father.
    • He probably gave some of the lands in Finningham and Gislingham to his brother, Thomas Clarke.
  • John apparently lived in both Finningham and Westhorpe, but principally in Westhorpe after the death of Katherine's father.
  • John was taxed in Finningham in 1566, and in both Finningham and Westhorpe in 1576.
  • John died in Finningham on April 7, 1598 and
  • was buried in the churchyard if St Bartholemew's Church in Finningham on April 8.

NEHGR 75:279; "The 'Clarke' Families of Rhode Island." by G. A. Morrison Bio provided by Ken Smith. Thanks Ken.

  • Family links: 
    •  Parents:
      •  John Clarke (1509 - ____)
      •  Margaret Clarke (1514 - ____) 
    •  Spouse:  Katheryn Cook Clarke (1541 - 1598)* 
    •  Children:  Thomas Clarke (1570 - 1627)* 
  • Burial: St Bartholemew Church Finningham, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England
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2. JOHN2 CLARKE (John1) of Westhorpe,

  • son of (1) John1 and Margaret (_____) CLARKE,
  • was born on 11 Feb. 1541[2],
  • was christened on 11 Feb. 1541[7],
  • died on 4 April 1598 in Finningham and
  • was buried in April 1598[2] in Finningham[2].
  • He married in Westhorpe[2], on 12 Oct. 1567[2], (LG-4) KATHERINE COOK ALIAS CAREW,
    • daughter of (LG-3) John and Alice (CARTER) COOK ALIAS CAREW, who was christened on 12 Feb. 1540/1[3] in Westhorpe[3], died on 27 March 1598 in Finningham, and was buried on 30 March 1598[2] in Finningham[2]. [2, 7]

  • Child:
    • + 3 i. THOMAS3 CLARKE,
      •  b. on 1 Nov. 1570[2] in Westhorpe[2];
      •  d. on 29 July 1627[2] in Westhorpe[2];
      •  'm. on 13 May 1600 in Westhorpe (XJ-6) ROSE KERRICH,
        •  b. in Saxsted, Suffolk[4] on 13 April 1572[4],
        •  d. in Westhorpe on 19 Sept. 1627,
        •  daughter of (XJ-5) William and Margery (_____) KERRICH.

Sources:

  • 1. G. Andrews Moriarty, "Genealogical Research in England", Reprinted in "English Origins of New England Families, Series 1, Volume 1", 653.
  • 2. Ibid., 654.
  • 3. Ibid., 654, 664.
  • 4. Ibid., 676.
  • 7. Stephen Farnum Peckham, Peckham Genealogy: the English Ancestors and American Descendants of John Peckham of Newport, Rhode Island, 1630 (New York: National Historical Co., 1922), 209; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
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John Clarke, of Finningham & Westhorpe's Timeline

1541
February 11, 1541
Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
February 11, 1541
Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
1542
February 11, 1542
Age 1
Finningham, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
February 11, 1542
Age 1
Westhorpe,Suffolk,England
February 11, 1542
Age 1
1563
August 15, 1563
Age 22
Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England
1567
October 12, 1567
Age 26
Stowmarket, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
1568
1568
Age 26
Suffolk, England
1569
April 25, 1569
Age 28
Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
1570
November 1, 1570
Age 29
Westhorpe, Suffolk, England