William Clark (c.1605 - 1647) MP

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Birthplace: Thriploe, Cambridge, England
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Occupation: innkeeper
Managed by: Rod A. Aanerud
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About William Clark

William Clark was an innkeeper, proprietor in 1645 of “The Ship’s Tavern” in Salem, MA. He is frequently mentioned in the Town Records as a property owner, a man of means and an officer in the town’s military company. (The Gedney and Clark Families of Salem, 1880, 5-11, Sidney Perley: History of Salem, 192_,2:183).In the summer of 1647, Clark died rather suddenly, perhaps a victim of the peculiar epidemic that afflicted the colony in June of that year. The estate was inventoried at 586.02.02, excluding a 200-acre farm near Cedar pond (designated as “the Clarke Farm”), two dwelling houses, part ownership of two barkes and a shallop, 1500 lbs. of tobacco, cart of three hogsheads of sugar, 40 lbs.of ginger, as well as other foodstuff and extensive furnishings belonging to the tavern. (Perley,2:83-4: Essex Co. Qtly. Ct. Rec. 1:119). His widow, Katherine, was licensed to keep the tavern as long as she provided a “fit man yt is godlie to manage the business.

Notes

In his account of "The Prince Family" [TAG, supra, 14:83-36], G. Andrews Moriarty lists William Clarke's four daugters by the second marriage and mentions the existence of three older children living at the time of their father's death "but of whom there is no further trace in the records." The purpose of the present article is two fold: I) to justify by probability the following identifIcation of the three older children of Mr. William Clarke; and 2) to present some new interpretations of the data regarding the children by his second wife.

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William 'the Innkeeper' Clark of Salem's Timeline

1605
1605
Thriploe, Cambridge, England
1622
1622
Age 17
London, Greater London, UK
1629
1629
Age 24
London, Middlesex, England
1638
1638
Age 33
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1643
November 1, 1643
Age 38
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
1643
Age 38
1647
1647
Age 42
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
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