Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Robert Clarke

Male 1673 -


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  • Name Robert Clarke 
    Born 1673  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I002163  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2017 

    Father John Clarke,   b. 1642, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1686/87, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Anne {Unproven} Dent,   b. Bef 1647, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1711, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1665  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


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      Robert Clarke bc 1674 (son of John Clarke and Ann_______) m Elizabeth Mattingly bc 1682. She died 1732.

      The above described land was, however, not in St. Mary's Co MD, but in Charles Co MD, that part which became Prince George's Co:

      24 Feb 1699/1700 (Prince George's MD) , Vol. A, p. 237) Deed. John CLARKE, Robert CLARKE, Benjamin CLARKE, and Francis CLARKE of Charles and St. Mary's Co.s, planters to William HERBERT of Charles Co. Price 8650 lbs. Tobacco. Property: 100 Acre tract called "Clarkes Purchase" in Prince George's on the North side of the Main fresh of Mattawoman on St. Thomases Creek, commonly known as Notting; Adjoining land of Robert CLARKE. Signatures John CLARKE, Robert CLARKE, Benjamin CLARKE, and Francis CLARKE.

      wit.: Phillip HOSSKINS, James KEECH, Bridgett TANDELL(Bridgett FINDELL).

      ackn'd: John CLARKE and wife Elizabeth, Robert CLARKE, Benjamin CLARKE and wife Judith, and Francis CLARKE, 24 February 1699. Recorded: (date unspecified) (Transcribed by Combs-Clark Researcher Jerry Clark)
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Deed, 24 February 1699
      From: JOHN CLARKE, ROBT. CLARK, BENJ. CLARKE, and FRANCIS CLARK of Charles and St. Mary's Co.s, planters.
      To: WILLIAM HERBERT of Charles Co.
      Price: 8650 lbs. tobacco
      Property: A 100 acre tract called "Clarkes Purchase"
      in P. G. County, on the north side of the main fresh of Mattawoman on St. Thomases Creek, commonly known as Notting; adjoining land of ROBT. CLARKE.
      Signatures: JOHN CLARKE, ROBERT CLARKE, BENJAMIN CLARKE, and FFRANCIS CLARKE.
      Wit.: PHILLIP HOSSKINS, JAMES KEECH, BRIDGETT TAN-DELL [BRIDGETT FENDELL].
      Ackn'd: JOHN CLARK and wife ELIZABETH, ROBERT CLARK, BENJAMIN CLARK and wife JUDITH, and FRANCIS CLARK, 24 February 1699.
      Recorded: (date unspecified), Vol. A, p. 237
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Deed, 24 February 1699
      From: JOHN CLARK, ROBT. CLARKE, BENJAMIN CLARK, and FFRANCIS CLARK of Charles and St. Mary's County, planters.
      To: JOHN COURTS (also spelled COATS, COARTS), of Charles County, gent.
      Price: 8250 lbs. tobacco
      Property: All the tract called "Crouches Guift" in P. G. County, on the north side of the main fresh on the head of Mattawoman or St. Thomases Creek commonly known by the name of Notting, bounding on land of JOHN CLARKE; 500 acres.
      Signatures: JOHN CLARKE, ROBT. CLARKE, BENJ'N CLARK, FFRANCIS CLARK.
      Wit.: PHILL. HOSKINS, JAMES KEECH, and BRIDGETT FFENDALL (her mark).
      Ackn'd: JOHN CLARKE and wife ELIZABETH, ROBERT CLARKE, BENJAMIN CLARKE and wife JUDITH, and FFRANCIS CLARKE, 27 February 1699.
      Recorded: 14 November 1700, Vol. A, p. 293-A
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      Elisabeth Clarke 16.653 SM 30.9.5 Jun 7 1732 Nov 7 1732
      Appraisers: Richard Cooper, Thomas Shirclef.
      Creditors; Richard Millard, Jonathon Spencer.
      Next of kin: Mary Olney, Robert Clarke.
      Administrator/Executor: James Clarke.
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      Elisabeth Clarke 13.7 A SM 30.9.5 12.18.6 Mar 6 1734
      Received from: John Carbary.
      Payments to: Jonathon Spancer, John Haw, Capt. John Hicks, Lenord Clarke.
      Legal representatives: Robert Clarke, James Clarke, John Clarke, Mary
      Clarke, Winifred Clarke, Henaretta Clarke.
      Administrator: James Clarke.
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      Thomas Harrison 19.34 A CH 3.14.0 Jan 4 1698
      Payments to: Robert Clarke, Maj. William Dent, William Sergeant, Edward Millstead.
      Administrator: Francis Harrison.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Land Commission. From Lord Baltimore To Messrs John Hawkins Sr, John Hawkins Jr, John Lowe Sr, and John Lowe Jr of PG, Gentlemen, Greeting. Whereas John Hanson of Charles County, Gentleman, seized of a parcel of land in PG called Clarksons Purchase, did, on the 4th Tuesday of last Nov, prefer his petition in writing to PG County Court held at Upper Marlborough Town, before Peter Dent, Gent, and his associates for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of sd parcel of land, know that we have given you (not being anyway related to the petitioner or any contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine all witnesses which shall be nominated to you by the afd petitioner or other person concerned, touching their knowledge of the bounds of the land afd or the bounds of any other lands whereon and whereto the afd land depends or relates, and therefore we command you to call before you, on a day you specify, on the land afd, all witnesses. Signed Dec 26, 1739 - A Contee, Cl Cur. Feb 9, 1739/40. Messrs John Hawkins Sr, John Lowe Sr, John Hawkins Jr, John Lowe Jr, qualified themselves to execute the Commission before - Tho Owen.

      On last Mar 18, we repaired to the sd tract of land, being at the mouth of Clast Cr, and took the following depositions:

      Thomas Stonestreet, age about 57, says that about 18 years ago, this deponent was at the afd place with Colo Addison & several others and the sd Addison declared the beginning tree of Clarkson Purchase stood within a few yards of the sd place where now stands a locust post but something near the water.

      On last Jul 16, we again repaired to the sd tract of land at a bounded white oak near Mr. Digges' Road that leads to Broad Cr near Clast Cr. We took the following depositions:

      Robert Clark, age about 50 declares that 30 years ago, Capt. Geo: Athey came to the afd bounded white oak with this deponent and told him it was the 2nd bound tree of Clarksons Purchase. A true return. Signed Nov 24, 1740 - John Hawkins, Jno Hawkins Jr.
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