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Michael Clark, of Barbados

Birthplace: Isle of Wight, England
Death: Died in Christ Church, West Indies, Barbados
Place of Burial: Christ Church, Barbados, West Indies
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Clark, Ancient Planter of Virginia and Dianna Clarke
Husband of Rebecca Clark and Margaret Farrar
Father of Michael Clark; Edward Clark; Micajah Clark; Francis Clark; Roger CLARK and 3 others
Brother of Richard Clark; Christopher Clark; Nicholas Clarke; Nathaniel Clark; Francis CLARKE and 2 others

Managed by: Richard Alan Reed
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About Michael Clark, of Barbados

Michael Clark was born Abt. 1625 in England; died October 05, 1678 in Barbadoes, West Indies.

Death listed at Christ Church Parish, Barbadoes Islands, B.W.I. (British West Indies).

Parents: Edward Clarke b. abt 1590 in Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England and Diana Haywood b: ABT 1590 in Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England


  1. EF 1642 in England to Rebecca Margaret Yarrett, born Abt. 1629 in England; died Aft. 1681 in Virginia.


  1. Micajah m. Sallie Ann Moorman
  2. Francis
  3. Edward
  4. Roger
  5. William
  6. Thomas
  7. Christopher


  • Hotten's LISTS OF EMIGRANTS TO AMERICA: "In the spring of 1669, Zachariah Moorman, his sons, Thomas and Charles, daughter Sallie Ann (wife of Micajah Clark), Michael and Margaret Clark with their sons, Micajah, Francis, Edward, Roger, William, Thomas and Christopher, and David Terrell, embarked at Southhampton, England, in the ship Glasgow, and sailed to Barbados, West Indies."
  • Michael left Southhampton, England in 1669 for Barbados on the "Glasgow"- the same voyage that carried the Zacharia Moorman family across the Atlantic. With Micajah were his wife Margaret and their six sons: Micajah, Francis, Edward, Roger, William and Thomas. The Clarks stayed in Barbados initially, while the Moormans went on to South Carolina. However at least some of the sons went to Virginia and may well have influenced the Moorman decision to leave South Carolina and migrate north to Virginia. Micajah married Zacharia's daughter Sarah Moorman so communication between the two families likely continued after their common voyage. Michael also had a son Christopher who became a strong figure in Virginia colonial history.



  1. Brøderbund Software, Inc., ANTHONY FAMILY, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3733, (Release date: January 12, 1997), "CD-ROM.", (2) Multiple Names to both Mike & Barb, info from Home Page of Robert Allen Battle, e-mail battle@iname.com, 1/1998, "Electronic."),
  2. Excerpts from Anthony Roots and Branches, compiled by Nancy Vashti Anthony Jacob. Printed by Business Services - Shreveport, Louisiana
  3. Polly Ryan - Journey in Virginia.

Born in England, probably 1620's or 30's, inherited his father's land in Virginia, but apparently never resided there. In the spring of 1669 he and his family with the Moorman family sailed to Barbados where he was a landowner in Christ Church Parish.

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Michael Clark, of Barbados's Timeline

Isle of Wight, England
Age 13
England, United Kingdom
Age 21
Hanover, Virginia, United States
Age 26
<, Hanover, VA>
Age 27
Isle of Wight
Age 28
<, Hanover, VA>
Age 30
<, Hanover, VA>
Age 32
<, Hanover, VA>
Age 34
Hanover, VA
October 5, 1678
Age 49
Christ Church, West Indies, Barbados