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Thomas Clarke

Nicknames: "Thomas Clarke of London"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Finningham, Sufffolk, England
Death: Died in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Clarke, of Finningham & Westhorpe and Katherine Clarke
Husband of Katherine Clarke and Rose Clarke (Kerrich)
Father of Anne Clarke; Margaret Clarke; Carew Clarke; Thomas Clarke, VI; Mary Peckham and 6 others
Brother of Carew Clarke; Jonathon Clarke; Rowland Clark; Margaret Clarke; Christopher Clarke and 7 others
Half brother of Margaret Clarke

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About Thomas Clarke

Thomas Clarke (1570-1627) spent his whole life at Westhorpe, England. Westrhorpe was a small town near Bury-St-Edmunds and Thomas Clarke was one of the largest landowners at Westhorpe. He married Rose Kerrich (1572-1627) and they had 7 children. He kept records in a family Bible that was continued by sons John and Joseph. After the death of their parents, it appears that the children immigrated to the New World and settled in Rhode Island. Son John Clarke (1609-1676) was a founder of and the first pastor of The First Baptist Church of Newport in 1644. Daughter Marie Clarke (1607-1647) likely worshipped there with her husband, John Peckham (1595-1680s), who was also a founder of the church..

After the parents' deaths, it is likely that daughter Marie Clarke (1607-1647) became part of her brother John's family and went to the New World with him in about 1634.  They were first at Boston, MA and then settled in Newport, RI.  .

Sources: Thomas Clarke's (1570-1627) family Bible that was continued by sons John Clarke (1609-1676) and Joseph Clarke (1618-1694) after they immigrated and settled in Rhode Island. This record is in Babcock and Allied Families L. E. by DeForest, 1928.

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Thomas Clarke b 1 Nov 1570, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d 29 Jul 1627, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.

Father of Thomas Clarke was John Clarke b bef 11 Feb 1541/42, of Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d bef 7 Apr 1598, prob Finningham, Suffolk, England who md Katherine Cooke 12 Oct 1567, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, daughter of John Cooke/Carewe and Alice Carter.

Thomas Clarke md Rose Kerrich 13 May 1600, Saxsted, Suffolk, England, daughter of William Kerridge and Margery.

Children of Thomas Clarke and Rose Kerrich were:

   * Margaret Clarke b 1 Feb 1600/01, d young.
   * Carew Clarke b 3 Feb 1602/03, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d aft 13 Jun 1679, Newport, Newport, RI; md Dorothy Drury 10 Nov 1629, Suffolk, England.
   * Thomas Clarke b bef 31 Mar 1605, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d 2 Dec 1674, Newport, Newport, RI; md Jane.
   * Mary Clarke b 17 Jul 1607, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d 1647/48, Newport, Newport, RI; md John Peckham 20 May 1638, Newport, Newport, RI.
   * Margaret Clarke b bef 12 Oct 1608, Suffolk, England, d 1694; md Nicholas Wyeth abt 1630, Saxsted, Suffolk, England.
   * Dr. John Clarke b bef 8 Oct 1609, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d 20 Apr 1676, Newport, Newport, RI; md [1] Elizabeth Harris, [2] Jane Fletcher 1 Feb 1671, [3] Sarah (widow Davis).
   * William Clarke b bef 11 Feb 1611/12, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
   * Joseph Clarke b 9 Dec 1618.

http://www.geneajourney.com/clarkej.html

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Babcock and Allied Families, by 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, EN, 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.

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.

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almon Torrey Hartford Times Queries, a. 2 Mar 1957; 22 Feb 1947.

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.

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almond Torrey.

The Clarke Genealogy 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

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, Vol. 2; Virkus; 160 Allied Families;

NEHGR, v75, p279; Witter Family History by Edwin D. Witter Jr.

De Forest: Thomas Clarke, born on All Saints' Day, 1 Nov. 1570; baptized two days later. When he died on 29 July 1627, he was called "of Wastrup." He was buried 30 July 1627. He married Rose Herrige, who died 19 Sept. 1627.

C.M. Babcock: Thomas Clarke, born 1 Nov. 1570; married 13 May 1600, Rose Kerrich (or Herrige), daughter of William and Margery Kerrich of Saxsted. Five of their seven children came to America about 1637.

RI Families: "Thomas Clarke, sone of John Clarke, borne All Saynts day, baptised the 3 November, ano dom. 1570." (Vol. 1, page 197. Bible records. This entry written by Thomas himself.) "Thomas Clarke ye father of thes childringe, departed this life the 29 of July, 1627." (Page 198, written in a different hand, which also recorded the death of Thomas' wife Rose on 19 Sept. 1627.)

NEHGR: Thomas Clarke, of Westhorpe, Suffolk, born 1 Nov. 1570 and baptized 3 Nov. 1570. Died 29 July 1627 and was buried at Westhorpe 30 July 1627. He married at Saxsted, Suffolk, 13 May 1600, Rose Kerrich.

Virkus: Thomas Clarke (1570-1627), married Rose Keridge, who died 1627.

160 Families: Thomas Clarke, Bedfordshire, England, born 1 Nov. 1570 (All Saints Day), baptized 3 Nov. 1570, died 29 July 1627. He was called of "Wastrup" when he died. "He entered dates of baptisms and burials of his grandfather, father and mother, etc. (down to his own children) in his bible; and the record was continued by his son Joseph, the bible having been brought to Rhode Island by one of Thomas' children when he came to America." Under the date of 3 Feb. 1602, he records the birth of his eldest son: "Carew Clarke my son the 3d Feb. 1602, being Thursday, about fair day light; baptized the 17th Feb., Wallop's Thursday, 3d day of the new moon 1602." Perhaps his daughter Mary was identical with the Mary Clarke who was the first wife of John Peckham.

Witter Family: Thomas Clarke, born 1 Nov. 1570, baptized 3 Nov, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Died 19 Sept. 1627, at Westhorpe and buried there. Married Rose Kerrich/Keridge 13 May 1600 at Saxsted, Suffolk. "Was of Bedfordshire, of Wastrup' when died. Of his 7 children that matured, all emigrated: Carewe, Thomas, Mary, William, Joseph, Margaret, and Dr. John..." [Death date is probably a transcription error, since 19 Sept. 1627 is the day of his wife's death.]

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Babcock and Allied Families, by 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, EN, 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.

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.

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almon Torrey Hartford Times Queries, a. 2 Mar 1957; 22 Feb 1947.

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.

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almond Torrey.

The Clarke Genealogy 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

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, Vol. 2; Virkus; 160 Allied Families;

NEHGR, v75, p279; Witter Family History by Edwin D. Witter Jr.

De Forest: Thomas Clarke, born on All Saints' Day, 1 Nov. 1570; baptized two days later. When he died on 29 July 1627, he was called "of Wastrup." He was buried 30 July 1627. He married Rose Herrige, who died 19 Sept. 1627.

C.M. Babcock: Thomas Clarke, born 1 Nov. 1570; married 13 May 1600, Rose Kerrich (or Herrige), daughter of William and Margery Kerrich of Saxsted. Five of their seven children came to America about 1637.

RI Families: "Thomas Clarke, sone of John Clarke, borne All Saynts day, baptised the 3 November, ano dom. 1570." (Vol. 1, page 197. Bible records. This entry written by Thomas himself.) "Thomas Clarke ye father of thes childringe, departed this life the 29 of July, 1627." (Page 198, written in a different hand, which also recorded the death of Thomas' wife Rose on 19 Sept. 1627.)

NEHGR: Thomas Clarke, of Westhorpe, Suffolk, born 1 Nov. 1570 and baptized 3 Nov. 1570. Died 29 July 1627 and was buried at Westhorpe 30 July 1627. He married at Saxsted, Suffolk, 13 May 1600, Rose Kerrich.

Virkus: Thomas Clarke (1570-1627), married Rose Keridge, who died 1627.

160 Families: Thomas Clarke, Bedfordshire, England, born 1 Nov. 1570 (All Saints Day), baptized 3 Nov. 1570, died 29 July 1627. He was called of "Wastrup" when he died. "He entered dates of baptisms and burials of his grandfather, father and mother, etc. (down to his own children) in his bible; and the record was continued by his son Joseph, the bible having been brought to Rhode Island by one of Thomas' children when he came to America." Under the date of 3 Feb. 1602, he records the birth of his eldest son: "Carew Clarke my son the 3d Feb. 1602, being Thursday, about fair day light; baptized the 17th Feb., Wallop's Thursday, 3d day of the new moon 1602." Perhaps his daughter Mary was identical with the Mary Clarke who was the first wife of John Peckham.

Witter Family: Thomas Clarke, born 1 Nov. 1570, baptized 3 Nov, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Died 19 Sept. 1627, at Westhorpe and buried there. Married Rose Kerrich/Keridge 13 May 1600 at Saxsted, Suffolk. "Was of Bedfordshire, of Wastrup' when died. Of his 7 children that matured, all emigrated: Carewe, Thomas, Mary, William, Joseph, Margaret, and Dr. John..." [Death date is probably a transcription error, since 19 Sept. 1627 is the day of his wife's death.]

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Babcock and Allied Families, by 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, EN, 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.

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.

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almon Torrey Hartford Times Queries, a. 2 Mar 1957; 22 Feb 1947.

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.

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almond Torrey.

The Clarke Genealogy 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

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, Vol. 2; Virkus; 160 Allied Families;

NEHGR, v75, p279; Witter Family History by Edwin D. Witter Jr.

De Forest: Thomas Clarke, born on All Saints' Day, 1 Nov. 1570; baptized two days later. When he died on 29 July 1627, he was called "of Wastrup." He was buried 30 July 1627. He married Rose Herrige, who died 19 Sept. 1627.

C.M. Babcock: Thomas Clarke, born 1 Nov. 1570; married 13 May 1600, Rose Kerrich (or Herrige), daughter of William and Margery Kerrich of Saxsted. Five of their seven children came to America about 1637.

RI Families: "Thomas Clarke, sone of John Clarke, borne All Saynts day, baptised the 3 November, ano dom. 1570." (Vol. 1, page 197. Bible records. This entry written by Thomas himself.) "Thomas Clarke ye father of thes childringe, departed this life the 29 of July, 1627." (Page 198, written in a different hand, which also recorded the death of Thomas' wife Rose on 19 Sept. 1627.)

NEHGR: Thomas Clarke, of Westhorpe, Suffolk, born 1 Nov. 1570 and baptized 3 Nov. 1570. Died 29 July 1627 and was buried at Westhorpe 30 July 1627. He married at Saxsted, Suffolk, 13 May 1600, Rose Kerrich.

Virkus: Thomas Clarke (1570-1627), married Rose Keridge, who died 1627.

160 Families: Thomas Clarke, Bedfordshire, England, born 1 Nov. 1570 (All Saints Day), baptized 3 Nov. 1570, died 29 July 1627. He was called of "Wastrup" when he died. "He entered dates of baptisms and burials of his grandfather, father and mother, etc. (down to his own children) in his bible; and the record was continued by his son Joseph, the bible having been brought to Rhode Island by one of Thomas' children when he came to America." Under the date of 3 Feb. 1602, he records the birth of his eldest son: "Carew Clarke my son the 3d Feb. 1602, being Thursday, about fair day light; baptized the 17th Feb., Wallop's Thursday, 3d day of the new moon 1602." Perhaps his daughter Mary was identical with the Mary Clarke who was the first wife of John Peckham.

Witter Family: Thomas Clarke, born 1 Nov. 1570, baptized 3 Nov, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Died 19 Sept. 1627, at Westhorpe and buried there. Married Rose Kerrich/Keridge 13 May 1600 at Saxsted, Suffolk. "Was of Bedfordshire, of Wastrup' when died. Of his 7 children that matured, all emigrated: Carewe, Thomas, Mary, William, Joseph, Margaret, and Dr. John..." [Death date is probably a transcription error, since 19 Sept. 1627 is the day of his wife's death.]

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Residence: Westhrope, England

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Thomas Clarke (John2, John1), b 1 Nov 1570 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, & chr 3 Nov 1570 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. He d 29 Jul 1627 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, & bur 30 Jul 1627 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. Res: Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. Thos Clarke may have taken father's lands in Westhorpe as he seems to have resided at that place when children born, while bros John, Carew & Christopher took father's lands in Finningham as seen in 2 subsidies levied at Finningham in 1596/7.

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 13-14

He m ROSE KERRICH, dtr of Wm Kerrich & Margery---, 13 May 1600 Saxsted, Suffolk, Eng. She chr 13 Apr 1572 Saxsted, Suffolk, Eng. She d 19 Sep 1627 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, & bur 20 Sep 1627 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. Res: Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. They had following children:

i. Margaret Clarke, b 1 Feb 1600/1601 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. Chr 19 Feb 1600/1601 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, d bef 1608 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng

ii. Carew Clarke, b 3 Feb 1602/1603 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. Chr 17 Feb 1602/1603 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. m Dorothy------

iii. Thomas Clarke, chr 31 Mar 1605 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, m Jane------

iv. Mary Clarke, chr 26 Jul 1607 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, m John Peckham

v. Margaret Clarke, chr 12 Oct 1608 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, m Nicholas Wyeth

vi. John Clarke, chr 8 Oct 1609 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, m1 Elizabeth Harris

vii. William Clarke, chr 16 Feb 1611/1612 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng. Prob remained in Eng, or may d young, does not appear to have emigrated to Am w/sibs

viii. Joseph Clarke, b 9 Dec 1618 Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng m1------

From geneajourney.com:

Thomas Clarke b 1 Nov 1570, Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, d 29 Jul 1627, Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, m Rose Kerrich 13 May 1600, Saxsted, Suffolk, Eng, dtr of Wm Kerridge & Margery.

Children of Thos Clarke & Rose Kerrich:

Margaret b 1 Feb 1600/01, d young

Carew b 3 Feb 1602/03, Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, d aft 13 Jun 1679, Newport, Newport, RI; m Dorothy Drury 10 Nov 1629, Suffolk, Eng

Thos b bef 31 Mar 1605, Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, d 2 Dec 1674, Newport, Newport, RI; m Jane

Mary b 17 Jul 1607, Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, d 1647/48, Newport, Newport, RI; m John Peckham 20 May 1638, Newport, Newport, RI

Margaret b bef 12 Oct 1608, Suffolk, Eng, d 1694; m Nicholas Wyeth c1630, Saxsted, Suffolk, Eng

Dr John b bef 8 Oct 1609, Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng, d 20 Apr 1676, Newport, Newport, RI; m1 Elizabeth Harris, m2 Jane Fletcher 1 Feb 1671, m3 Sarah (wid Davis)

William b bef 11 Feb 1611/12, Westhorpe, Suffolk, Eng

Joseph b 9 Dec 1618

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Thomas CLARKE was born on 1 Nov 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.1 He was christened in Nov 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. He died on 29 Jul 1627 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. He was buried on 30 Jul 1627 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. ref "England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume IV"by William Richard Cutter.

Thomas Clarke, son of John (2) and Catherine (Cook) Clarke, was born in August, 1570, and married Rose Kerige. Record of the following of their children is found: Margaret, born 1600; Carew, 1602; William, 1611; and Joseph, mentioned below. Both

the parents died in 1627. It is known that three of their sons, Thomas, John and Joseph, came to this country (U.S) in 1637, landing at Boston, and that others of the name, related to these,came at the same time. The three above named settled at Newport the

next year. There the first two died, in 1674 and 1676, respectively, leavingno male descendants.

ref "Ancestors of George Walker Bush, 43rd President of the UnitedStates" Prepared by:

Most Rev. Lowell A. Barker, Ph.D.,S.T.D.,Ll.D.

"Ancestors of Justin Tanner KNULL"

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Thomas Clarke, son of John and Catherine (Cook) Clarke, was born in Aug. 1570 and married Rose Kerige. Record of the following of their children is found: Margaret, born 1600; Carew, 1602; William, 1611; and Joseph. Both parents died in 1627.

It is known that three of their sons, Thomas, John and Joseph came to this country in 1637 landing at Boston and that others of the name related to these came at the same time. The three above settled at Newport the next year. There, the first two died, in 1674 and 1676, respectively, leaving no male descendants.

Source: New England Families Genealogical and Memorial; Third Series, Vol IV, Pg 2243, Author; William Richard Cutter. -------------------- Thomas Clarke b 1 Nov 1570, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d 29 Jul 1627, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.

Father of Thomas Clarke was John Clarke b bef 11 Feb 1541/42, of Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d bef 7 Apr 1598, prob Finningham, Suffolk, England who md Katherine Cooke 12 Oct 1567, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, daughter of John Cooke/Carewe and Alice Carter.

Thomas Clarke md Rose Kerrich 13 May 1600, Saxsted, Suffolk, England, daughter of William Kerridge and Margery.

Children of Thomas Clarke and Rose Kerrich were:

  • Margaret Clarke b 1 Feb 1600/01, d young.
  • Carew Clarke b 3 Feb 1602/03, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d aft 13 Jun 1679, Newport, Newport, RI; md Dorothy Drury 10 Nov 1629, Suffolk, England.
  • Thomas Clarke b bef 31 Mar 1605, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d 2 Dec 1674, Newport, Newport, RI; md Jane.
  • Mary Clarke b 17 Jul 1607, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d 1647/48, Newport, Newport, RI; md John Peckham 20 May 1638, Newport, Newport, RI.
  • Margaret Clarke b bef 12 Oct 1608, Suffolk, England, d 1694; md Nicholas Wyeth abt 1630, Saxsted, Suffolk, England.
  • Dr. John Clarke b bef 8 Oct 1609, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, d 20 Apr 1676, Newport, Newport, RI; md [1] Elizabeth Harris, [2] Jane Fletcher 1 Feb 1671, [3] Sarah (widow Davis).
  • William Clarke b bef 11 Feb 1611/12, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
  • Joseph Clarke b 9 Dec 1618.

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Thomas CLARKE was born 1 Nov 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England and was christened 3 Nov 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. He died 29 Jul 1627 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England and was buried 30 Jul 1627 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Thomas married Rose KERIDGE on 13 May 1600 in Saxsted, Suffolk, England.

Thomas was christened 3 Nov 1570. [Parents].

Bab cock and Allied Families, by 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, EN, 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. 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. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almon Torrey Hartford Times Queries, a. 2 Mar 1957; 22 Feb 1947. 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. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almond Torrey. The Clarke Genealogy 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.

 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, Vol. 2; Virkus; 160 Allied Families; NEHGR, v75, p279; Witter Family History by Edwin D. Witter Jr..

 De Forest: Thomas Clarke, born on All Saints' Day, 1 Nov. 1570; baptized two days later. When he died on 29 July 1627, he was called "of Wastrup." He was buried 30 July 1627. He married Rose Herrige, who died 19 Sept. 1627.
 C.M. Babcock: Thomas Clarke, born 1 Nov. 1570; married 13 May 1600, Rose Kerrich (or Herrige), daughter of William and Margery Kerrich of Saxsted. Five of their seven children came to America about 1637.
 RI Families: "Thomas Clarke, sone of John Clarke, borne All Saynts day, baptised the 3 November, ano dom. 1570." (Vol. 1, page 197. Bible records. This entry written by Thomas himself.) "Thomas Clarke ye father of thes childringe, departed this life the 29 of July, 1627." (Page 198, written in a different hand, which also recorded the death of Thomas' wife Rose on 19 Sept. 1627.)
 NEHGR: Thomas Clarke, of Westhorpe, Suffolk, born 1 Nov. 1570 and baptized 3 Nov. 1570. Died 29 July 1627 and was buried at Westhorpe 30 July 1627. He married at Saxsted, Suffolk, 13 May 1600, Rose Kerrich. 
  Virkus: Thomas Clarke (1570-1627), married Rose Keridge, who died 1627.
 160 Families: Thomas Clarke, Bedfordshire, England, born 1 Nov. 1570 (All Saints Day), baptized 3 Nov. 1570, died 29 July 1627. He was called of "Wastrup" when he died. "He entered dates of baptisms and burials of his grandfather, father and mother, etc. (down to his own children) in his bible; and the record was continued by his son Joseph, the bible having been brought to Rhode Island by one of Thomas' children when he came to America." Under the date of 3 Feb. 1602, he records the birth of his eldest son: "Carew Clarke my son the 3d Feb. 1602, being Thursday, about fair day light; baptized the 17th Feb., Wallop's Thursday, 3d day of the new moon 1602." Perhaps his daughter Mary was identical with the Mary Clarke who was the first wife of John Peckham.
 Witter Family: Thomas Clarke, born 1 Nov. 1570, baptized 3 Nov, Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Died 19 Sept. 1627, at Westhorpe and buried there. Married Rose Kerrich/Keridge 13 May 1600 at Saxsted, Suffolk. "Was of Bedfordshire, `of Wastrup' when died. Of his 7 children that matured, all emigrated: Carewe, Thomas, Mary, William, Joseph, Margaret, and Dr. John..." [Death date is probably a transcription error, since 19 Sept. 1627 is the day of his wife's death.]

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THOMAS3 CLARKE (John2, John1). He was born 1 November 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, and baptized 3 November 1570 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. He died 29 July 1627 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, and was buried 30 July 1627 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Residence: Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.

Thomas Clarke may have taken his father's lands in Westhorpe as he seems to have resided at that place when his children were born, while his brothers John, Carew and Christopher took their father's lands in Finningham as is seen in the two subsidies levied at Finningham in 1596/7. 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, pp. 13-14.

He married ROSE KERRICH, daughter of William Kerrich and Margery ------, 13 May 1600 in Saxsted, Suffolk, England. She was baptized 13 April 1572 in Saxsted, Suffolk, England. She died 19 September 1627 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, and was buried 20 September 1627 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Residence: Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.

They had the following children:

 19 i.   MARGARET4 CLARKE. Born 1 February 1600/1601 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Baptized 19 February 1600/1601 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Died before 1608 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.  

+ 20 ii. CAREW4 CLARKE. Born 3 February 1602/1603 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Baptized 17 February 1602/1603 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Married Dorothy ------. + 21 iii. THOMAS4 CLARKE. Baptized 31 March 1605 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Married Jane ------. + 22 iv. MARY4 CLARKE. Baptized 26 July 1607 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Married John Peckham. + 23 v. MARGARET4 CLARKE. Baptized 12 October 1608 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Married Nicholas Wyeth. + 24 vi. JOHN4 CLARKE. Baptized 8 October 1609 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Married(1) Elizabeth Harris.

 25 vii.   WILLIAM 4 CLARKE. Baptized 16 February 1611/1612 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. He probably remained in England, or may have died young, as he does not appear to have emigrated to America with his siblings. 

+ 26 viii. JOSEPH4 CLARKE. Born 9 December 1618 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England. Married (1) ------.

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Thomas Clarke's Timeline

1543
January 4, 1543
Finningham, Sufffolk, England
January 4, 1543
Finningham,Suffolk,England
1569
May 1, 1569
Age 26
West Thorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
1570
November 3, 1570
Age 27
England
November 3, 1570
Age 27
Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
November 3, 1570
Age 27
.,Westhorpe,Suffolk,England
November 3, 1570
Age 27
Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
November 3, 1570
Age 27
Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
November 3, 1570
Age 27
Westhorpe, Suffolk, England
November 3, 1570
Age 27
Westhorpe, Suffolk, England