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Walter Clarke

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Newport, Newport Colony, (Present Rhode Island)
Death: Died in Newport, Newport County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Place of Burial: Cliftton Burying Ground, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Jeremiah Clarke and Frances Vaughn
Husband of Content Clarke (Greenman); Hannah Clark and Sarah Clarke
Father of Mary Chapman; Benjamin Clark; Walter Clarke; FNU Clarke; Jeremiah Clarke and 6 others
Brother of Jeremiah Clarke, Sr.; Nancy Williams; Mary Stanton; Latham Clarke; Weston Clarke and 5 others
Half brother of Barbara Barker; William Dungan; Frances Latham Holden; Elizabeth Dungan; Mary Dungan and 2 others

Occupation: Governor of Newport, Governor, Gov. of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
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About Walter Clarke

From findagrave.com:

Birth: 1640

Death: May 22 1714

Gov RI 1676-1677, 1686 & 1696-1698.

Burial: Clifton Burying Grd, Newport, Newport Co, RI, USA --------------------

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Governor Walter Clark was the son of Jeremiah Clark and Frances Latham. He was born 1638, Rhode Island and died May 23, 1714. He married Hannah Scott: b. 1642; on Feb 1667 and died July 24, 1681. Gov. Walter Clarke born 1638, married (1) Content Greenman, (2) Hannah Scott, (3)

Encyclopedia, Electronic: Clarke, Walter Clarke, Walter, c.1638–1714, colonial governor of Rhode Island, b. Newport, R.I. He was deputy governor (1679–86, 1700–1714) and was three times Governor (1676–77, 1686, 1696–98) of Rhode Island. He is chiefly remembered for his refusal to surrender the Rhode Island charter upon the demand of Sir Edmund Andros.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2005, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

Parents:Jeremiah Clark, Governor of Rhode Island and Frances Latham


[Answer] by Lee Squire Frances Latham wife of Jeremiah Clark was the daughter of Lewis Latham of England. Lewis was Sergeant Falconer to King Charles I of England. He died 15 May 1655, Elstow, Bedfordshire, England. Source... Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John Osborne Austin, originally pub 1887, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., copyright 1969, p.44. Source#2 One Hundred And Sixty Allied Families by John Osborne Austin, originally published 1893, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1982, pp161-164

Walter Clarke, U.S. History, Biographies Related Category: U.S. History, Biographies

Walter Clarke c.1638–1714, colonial Governor of Rhode Island, b. Newport, R.I. He was deputy governor (1679–86, 1700–1714) and was three times governor (1676–77, 1686, 1696–98) of Rhode Island. He is chiefly remembered for his refusal to surrender the Rhode Island charter upon the demand of Sir Edmund Andros. 

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia Copyright © 2003, Columbia University Press.

Gov. Walter Clarke  (1639-1714) of RI........Son of Jeremiah Clarke and Frances Latham.

(The agreement below is between the son of Jeremiah Clarke, Walter, and Frances Latham Vahan (wife of Jeremiah Clarke and upon his death, Rev. William Vaughn.) Rhode Island Land Evidences, Vol. 1, (1921), R. I. Historical Society, P. 43 and 44. Agreement between Walter Clarke and Mrs. Frances Vahan, dated January 18th 1656.

"Articles of Agreement between Walter Clarke, of Newport, and his mother Mrs. Frances Vahan, agreed upon also by the guardians of Walter Clarke ( his brother-in-law), Mr. Barker and Captain Cranston. Walter Clarke hath settled upon him the dwellinge house wherein Mrs. Francis Vahan now lives with the yards Garden, and Orchard and the grass plat which lyeth next to the sea before the house, and the Barns with the little barne Field, any great Barne Field, and the ground commonly called the Meddowes buttinge upon Mr. Easton's ground, Mr. Brenton's ground lately bought of Goodman Champlin. Goodman Clinton's Land and Mr. Arnolds; and sixty acres lyinge by Marmaduke Ward's land; which houseing and Woods is declared to be the Inheritance of Walter Clarke, the halfe of the house commonly called the Stronge Walter house, wherein Good­man Moone now lives with the Land-thereto belonginge is to be sold by Mrs. Francis Vahan to pay debts; the Land called the farme buttinge upon Mrs. Cog­geshall's Farme, and Goodman Bulls with the swamp buttinge upon Goodman Bulls, and Marmaduke Ward's meddows, is to remaine with the said Mrs. Francis Vahan for she and the rest of the children which she had by her husband Captn. Jeremiah Clarke. The houseinge which Captn Cranstons now lives in with the Land is to be Captn Cranstons. The Land which Mr. Arnold bought of Captn Clarke is to be confirmed by Deed from Eighteenth of January, 1656.

Walter Clarke .
Signed by Francis Vahan                        John Cranston, Gardian.
              James Barker, Gardian             Walter Clarke

September 13, 1665, John Coggeshall, of Newport, in possession of lands in Newport-Bounded E. & S. by the sea. W. & S. W. by William Coddington, N. W. & N. William Reape. No. Northerly Hugh Mossier, William & Frances Vahan and Mr. William Brenton. Also land bought by Captain Jeremy Clarke and William Vahan and Frances his wife that was formerly the wife of Jeremiah Clarke 120 acres (not verbatim). (Rhode Island Land Evidence Vol. 1, p. 90)

Obviously, land that had been Jeremiah Clarke's that was inherited by his wife and then to belong to his children. William Vaughan and Jeremiah Clark were friends; so his wife, after he died, married his friend.

"Portsmouth, June 26, 1655, 1 present William Vaughan, of Newport, for that Contrary to the law of the this colony, hath taken Mrs.. Clarke as his wife." (In Roger Williams' hand writing, R. I. Hist. Society, 1920, page 13.)

Source: "First Families" Jeremiah Clarke (1605-1652) of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Frances Latham wife of Jeremiah Clark was the daughter of Lewis Latham of England. Lewis was Sergeant Falconer to King Charles I of England. He died 15 May 1655, Elstow, Bedfordshire, England. Source... Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John Osborne Austin, originally pub 1887, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., copyright 1969, p.44. Source#2 One Hundred And Sixty Allied Families by John Osborne Austin, originally published 1893, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1982, pp161-164 "Ancestry of Jeremy Clarke of Rhode Island and Dungan Genealogy", compiled by Alfred Rudulph Justice; printed by Franklin Printing Company, Philadelphia; dated 1922. Gov. Walter Clarke(1639-1714) of Rhode Island; son of Jeremiah Clarke America's First Families Colonial American Ancestors Source Files Update 1 A-J

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Walter Clark, Governor of Rhode Island's Timeline

1640
1640
Newport, Newport Colony, (Present Rhode Island)
1660
1660
Age 20
Newport Co., RI
1660
Age 20
1661
1661
Age 21
1663
1663
Age 23
1663
Age 23
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1664
1664
Age 24
1666
February 1666
Age 26
Aquidneck Island (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1667
October 31, 1667
Age 27
Newport, Aquidneck Island (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1671
August 1, 1671
Age 31
Newport Co., RI