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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 Thomas Clarke; Carew Clarke; Jonathon Clarke; Rowland Clark; Margaret Clarke and 9 others
Brother of Thomas Clarke IV

Occupation: Bapt. 11 Feb 1542
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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: The Clarke Families of Rhode Island by George Austin Morrison;

Colonial Families of the United States of America, Vol 4; Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, Vol. 1, page 197; Babcock and Allied Families by Louis E. De Forest; Ancestry of George P. Clarke of Newport, R.I., by G. Andrews Moriarty; C.M. Babcock; RI Families, v2, p197, Bible records; 160 Allied Families; NEHGR, v75, p279; A Witter Family History.

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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Sources: The Clarke Families of Rhode Island by George Austin Morrison;

Colonial Families of the United States of America, Vol 4; Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, Vol. 1, page 197; Babcock and Allied Families by Louis E. De Forest; Ancestry of George P. Clarke of Newport, R.I., by G. Andrews Moriarty; C.M. Babcock; RI Families, v2, p197, Bible records; 160 Allied Families; NEHGR, v75, p279; A Witter Family History.

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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John Clarke (John1), baptized 11 Feb 1541/1542 in Finningham, Suffolk, Eng. He was buried 8 Apr 1598 in Finningham, Suffolk, Eng. Res: Finningham & Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. John Clarke inherited lands in Westhorpe, Finningham, & Gislingham, Co Suffolk, from father in will of latter, dated 26 Feb 1558/9. He prob gave up some of lands in Finningham & Gislingham to bro, Thos Clarke (see below). John Clarke was taxed 7s. 8d. in lands valued at £5 in Finningham in subsidy of 1565/6, & was taxed 2s. 8d. in lands worth 20s. at Finningham & 13s. 8d. in lands worth £5 at Westhorpe in 1575/6. In both subsidies, mother, Margaret Clarke, widow, was also taxed in lands in Westhorpe. John Clarke "the younger," customary tenant of manor of Finningham, is mentioned in suit brought against Richard Mulliner by Nicholas Raynberd 20 Feb 1587/8, as having surrendered lands of Thos Cooke to Lady of Manor for use of Raynberd c1 Sep 1587. He may have been John Clarke who, along w/Christopher Clarke, was taxed 16d. in lands valued at £4 in Finningham in subsidy of 1596/7, & who was taxed in 2nd subsidy that yr 8d. in lands worth 40s. in Finningham. However, this may have been his son.

Sources:

G A Moriarty, "Clarke-Cooke (alias Carewe)-Kerrich" NEHGR, Vol 75 (1921), p 273-301

G A Morrison, "'Clarke' Families of RI" Evening Post Printing House, NY, 1902, p 13

He m KATHERINE COOKE, dtr of John Cooke alias Carewe & Alice Carter, 12 Oct 1567 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. She was baptized 12 Feb 1540/1541 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. She was buried 30 Mar 1598 in Finningham, Suffolk, Eng. Res: Finningham & Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. They had following children:

i. John Clarke, b 25 Apr 1569 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. Baptized 1 May 1569 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. Possibly d aft 1597. John Clarke was taxed, along w/Christopher Clarke, 16d. in lands valued at £4 at Finningham in subsidy of 1596/7, & was taxed in 2nd subsidy that yr 8d. in lands worth 40s. at Finningham

ii. Thomas Clarke, b 1 Nov 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. Baptized 3 Nov 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, m Rose Kerrich

iii. Carew Clarke, Baptized 17 Aug 1572 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, d aft 1597. Carewe Clarke was taxed 8d. in goods valued at 40s. at Finningham, & 8d. in lands worth 40s. at Finningham in 2 subsidies of 1596/7

iv. Christopher Clarke, Baptized 6 Dec 1574 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, d aft 1597. Christopher Clarke was taxed, along w/father or bro, John Clarke, 16d. in lands valued at £4 at Finningham in subsidy of 1596/7, & 2nd subsidy that yr 8d. in lands worth 40s. at Finningham

v. Joan Clarke, Baptized 17 Mar 1577/1578 in Finningham, Suffolk, Eng

vi. Margaret Clarke, Baptized 8 Jun 1579 in Finningham, Suffolk, Eng

vii. Mary Clarke, Baptized 21 Sep 1581 in Finningham, Suffolk, Eng

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Residence: Westhrope, England

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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. 

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.

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.

He married KATHERINE COOKE, daughter of John Cooke alias Carewe and Alice Carter, 12 October 1567 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. 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:

 8 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. 

+ 9 ii. THOMAS3 CLARKE. Born 1 November 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Baptized 3 November 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Married Rose Kerrich.

 10 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. 
 11 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. 
 12 v.   JOAN3 CLARKE. Baptized 17 March 1577/1578 in Finningham, Suffolk, England.  
 13 vi.   MARGARET3 CLARKE. Baptized 8 June 1579 in Finningham, Suffolk, England. 
 14 vii.   MARY3 CLARKE. Baptized 21 September 1581 in Finningham, Suffolk, England. 
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