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Jane? Clapp (unknown)

Birthplace: Dorchester, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Immediate Family:

Wife of Dea. Thomas Clapp
Mother of Elizabeth King; Prudence Stetson and Eleazer Clapp

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About Jane? Clapp

From "Clapp, of Scituate 91"

It is probable that Thomas Clapp was married three times, the names of the first two wives being unknown. His third wife was Abigail (Wright), widow of Robert Sharp of Muddy River. Sharp died in 1655. After Clapp s death she married Capt. William Holbrook of Scituate. When Clapp's son Eleazer died in 1676 the papers dealing with the probate of his estate indicate that his only heirs by intestacy were his brothers Thomas and -Samuel. As. brothers and sisters of the half-blood did.. not in- -bent under the common law we can therefore say with certainty that Thomas, Samuel and Eleazer Clapp were sons of one mother, their father's first wife. The two children of the third wife, Abigail, are duly recorded in the vital records of Scituate. This leaves three children, Increase, Prudence and Elizabeth, all mentioned in their father's will, who are with strong probability to be assigned to an unknown second wife [perhaps her name was Jane]


The 2nd wife of Dea. Thomas Clapp of Scituate. Her name is also seen as Abigail. No evidence of a maiden name of Martin.


  •   M ii Increase CLAPP was baptized 14 May 1640 and died 13 Sep 1716.
  •   F iv Elizabeth CLAPP was born 1647 and died 18 Mar 1698.
  •   F vi Prudence CLAPP 1, 2, 3 was born 1654 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts. She died after 19 Apr 1684.



  1. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before 1692 (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-62.), 1:391, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.274 S264.
  2. Sumner, Edith Bartlett, Descendants of Thomas Farr of Harpswell, Maine (Los Angeles: American Offset Printers, 1959.), p. 57, Family History Library, 929.273 F24s.
  3. Smith, Dean Crawford, The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996.), 4:132, Family History Library, 929.273 K329sm.
  4. Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.), p. 153, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 T694.
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Jane? Clapp's Timeline

Dorchester, Dorset, England
Age 30
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Age 32
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Age 35
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
January 1655
Age 38
Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)