About Nicholas Clark
Nicholas Clarke, Cambridge, 1632, arrived at Boston in the "Lion," September 16, 1632; was one of the earliest settlers of Hartford. Lieutenant Colonel John Talcott states in his memorandum-book that his father's house was the first built in Hartford, "and was done by Nicholas Clark, the first winter any Englishmen [b]ought or built in Hartford, which was the year 1635." An original proprietor, his home-lot in 1639 was bounded on the North East by the road to the Soldier's Field, and on the South West by the road to the Neck. He served in the Pequot War; died July 2, 1680.
i. Thomas, Hartford; freeman, 1658; died 1695. Inventory £456. 15. 9.
ii. A daughter, married Alexander Douglass, of Hartford;
iii. A daughter, married Leister, of New London.
SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 235. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books