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Joseph Clark, of Medfield

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Banham, Norfolk, England, Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Medfield, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: Medfield, Suffolk County (now Norfolk County), Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Clarke of Westgate and Mary Clarke
Husband of Alice Clarke
Father of Joseph Clark, Jr.; Benjamin Clark; Ephraim Clark; Daniel Clark; Mary Boyden and 4 others
Brother of Rowland Clarke, of Banham & Dedham; Rebecca Wheelock; Elizabeth Barbour; Priscilla Colburn; Thomas Clarke and 1 other

Occupation: farmer
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About Joseph Clark, of Medfield

Joseph Clarke was the son of Thomas Clarke

Joseph Clarke was the son of Thomas Clarke of Westgate and Mary Canne.He was brother of Roland Clarke not his son. This was proven in 1998. Please see:

Christopher Gleason Clark, THE ENGLISH ANCESTRY OF JOSEPH CLARK (1613-1683) OF DEDHAM AND MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS in NEHGR vol 152 p 3-23

NGSQ Robert Charles Anderson, "Clark, Hunting, and Wheelock Families of Dedham, Massachusetts: Some English Clues," National Genealogical Society Quarterly [hereinafter NC.SQ], 74 [1986]: 3-6.

Joseph Clark had one wife Alice Fenn

Joseph Clark had one wife Alice Fenn. See:

Christopher Gleason Clark, THE ENGLISH ANCESTRY OF JOSEPH CLARK (1613-1683) OF DEDHAM AND MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS in NEHGR vol 152 p 3-23

NGSQ Robert Charles Anderson, "Clark, Hunting, and Wheelock Families of Dedham, Massachusetts: Some English Clues," National Genealogical Society Quarterly [hereinafter NC.SQ], 74 [1986]: 3-6.

Previous biographies stating his wife was Alice Pepper were disproved in 1998.

Some information below this point is very outdated and incorrect

Full given name might be Joseph Hobart.

Date and place of birth have also been (erroneously?) reported to be before April 11, 1613 at Banham, Norfolk, England.

Date of death has also been (erroneously?) reported to be January 6, 1683.


   ↑ Clark, Christopher Gleason, "The English Ancestry of Joseph Clark (1613-1683) of Dedham and Medfield, Massachusetts" v. 152 [Jan 1998] : 3-23, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), (at 152:14). 

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Joseph Clark, was one of the earliest settlers at Dedham and one of the original thirteen founders of Medfield. He was an inhabitant of that part of Dedham that was set off as Medfield in 1650. Will dated "24(4)1682" 24 Jun 1682, he d. 6 Jan 1683-4, mentions wife Alice; sons Nathaniel, Joseph, Benjamin, Ephraim and John; daughter Rebecca wife of John Richardson; son-in-law John Adams; grandchild John Bowers.

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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11927103 Birth: Apr. 11, 1613 Banham Norfolk, England Death: Jan. 6, 1684 Medfield Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA

Son of Thomas Clark and Mary (Canne) Clark of Banham, Co.Norfolk, England.

NOTE: Joseph's father died in 1638 in Banham, Co.Norfolk. It is possible that his mother Mary was the Mary Clarke who was admitted to the church at Dedham,MA on Mar 1,1642, and she may be the same who was buried there on May 22,1642 or 1643. However, that may refer to Mary (Hobart) Clarke, wife of a Rowland Clark (Rowland has been mentioned in the past as a possible brother of Joseph, but this is probably not the case, as Joseph's brother Rowland who died in 1638 had no known wife. Of note is that there is no widow Clarke mentioned in the Banham assessments of 1641.)

Brother of Rebecca Clarke Wheelock.

He married Alice Fenn on April 15,1640 at Banham, Co.Norfolk, England before coming to New England. NOTE: He did not marry Alice Pepper. (NEHGR, 1998, 152:18ff)

Children: Joseph Clark Jr, Benjamin Clark, Ephraim Clark, Daniel Clark, Mary Clark Boyden, Sarah Clark Bowers Smith, John Clark, Nathaniel Clark, and Rebecca Clark Richardson Hill.


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Spouse:
 Alice Fenn Clark (1619 - 1711)

Children:
 Joseph Clark (1642 - 1702)*
 Benjamin Clark (1643 - 1724)*
 Ephraim Clark (1646 - 1699)*
 Sarah Clark Bowers Smith (1651 - 1704)*
 Rebecca Clarke Richardson (1660 - 1739)*
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Burial: Vine Lake Cemetery Medfield Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA Plot: No stone exists for him.


Son of Thomas Clark and Mary (Canne) Clark of Banham, Co.Norfolk, England.

NOTE: Joseph's father died in 1638 in Banham, Co.Norfolk. It is possible that his mother Mary was the Mary Clarke who was admitted to the church at Dedham,MA on Mar 1,1642, and she may be the same who was buried there on May 22,1642 or 1643. However, that may refer to Mary (Hobart) Clarke, wife of a Rowland Clark (Rowland has been mentioned in the past as a possible brother of Joseph, but this is probably not the case, as Joseph's brother Rowland who died in 1638 had no known wife. Of note is that there is no widow Clarke mentioned in the Banham assessments of 1641.

Brother of Rebecca Clarke Wheelock.

He married Alice Fenn on April 15,1640 at Banham, Co.Norfolk, England before coming to New England. NOTE: He did not marry Alice Pepper. (NEHGR, 1998, 152:18ff)

Children: Joseph Clark Jr, Benjamin Clark, Ephraim Clark, Daniel Clark, Mary Clark Boyden, Sarah Clark Bowers Smith, John Clark, Nathaniel Clark, and Rebecca Clark Richardson Hill.

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Joseph Clark, of Medfield's Timeline

1597
1597
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1613
April 11, 1613
Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
1642
July 27, 1642
Age 29
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1644
February 9, 1644
Age 30
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1646
February 4, 1646
Age 32
Dedham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachuseetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1647
September 29, 1647
Age 34
Medfield, Norfolk, MA
1649
March 12, 1649
Age 35
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
1650
February 20, 1650
Age 36
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts