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

Henry Clarke

Male 1631 - 1679  (48 years)


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  • Name Henry Clarke 
    Born 1631 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1678/79  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028719  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Family ID F42020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan MNU Gower,   d. 3 May 1683, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1662  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Clarke,   b. Bef 1660, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1700, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)
     2. Elizabeth Clarke,   b. Abt 1662, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Jul 1694, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. Anne Clarke,   b. Abt 1663, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1707, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     4. John Clarke,   b. 13 Feb 1666/67, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahanock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Apr 1692, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 25 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      CLARK, HENRY, 18 April, 1678; 28 January, 1678/9.
      To son John my bay mare with what increase she shall have after my decease.
      To son-in-law Francis Gore {sic Gower} one man servant which shall then have his full time to serve in this country to be bought with part of my estate by my Executrix and delivered to him.
      To daughter Elizabeth wife of Argell Jacobus and the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten 200 acres of land next adjoining to the land of Mr William Fauntleroy at the South West part of that devident of Land where I now live and for want of such issue to my son John and his heires and all my other Lands and hereditaments whatsoever provided that Joane my wife shall enjoy the housing and plantation I now dwell on during her natural life. All the rest of my Estate not before bequeathed I give to my said loving wife Joane whom I make Executrix of this my will.
      Wit. JOHN SAMPSON, JOHN TAVERNER,
      STANLEY GOWER, aged 19 years. Page 108.
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      NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY ORDERS 1652-1657; pg 125
      Northumberland County Court 13th of April 1657
      - Upon RICHARD SPANNs Peticon, a Probat of the Will of JONOTHAN STEPPEN, deced , is granted him. It appeareing by the Oathes of HENRY CLARKE & FRANCIS ROBERTS, and execucon thereof is comitted unto the sd, RICH: SPANN
      - HENRY CLARKE aged 22 yeares or thereabouts sworne & examd: sayth that about a day or two before JONOTHAN STEPPEN died, hee did give & bequeath unto RICHARD SPANN all his Estate within the Colony of Virginia, excepting a Bed which hee did give unto RALPH KEY, a sowe & a sowe shoate to GRACE PEIRCY, RICHARD SPANNs Maide, and that if any goods came out of England from the sd. STEPPENs Father to him; the sd. SPANN should be accomptable to his sd. Father for the same; And further this Depont, sayeth not
      HE: CLARKE
      13th April 1657. Jurat in Cur
      ===
      NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY ORDERS 1652-1657; pg 125
      Northumberland County Court 13th of April 1657
      - FRANCIS ROBERTS aged 21 yeares or thereabouts sworne & examined sayeth the very same verbatim with the Depont. HENRY CLARKE, and further sayth that JONOTHAN STEPPIN did appoint RICHARD SPANN to pay all his engagemts. in the Country
      the marke of FRANCIS ROBERTS
      13th April 1657 Jurat in Cur
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      NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY ORDERS 1652-1657; pg 125
      Northumberland County Court 13th of April 1657
      - Upon the Peticon of ANNE CLARE, ye Widdow & Relict of RICH: CLARE, It is ordered that a Commission of Administracon shall be granted unto her, of her deced, Husbands Estate, shee putting in an Inventory & security to the Cort: for the same
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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692
      8 March, 1682 ; CLARKE, JOAN,* 3 May, 1683.
      To my two daughters Anne Gower and Elizabeth Jacobus all my wearing apparel to be equally divided between them.
      To Stanley Gower the son of Francis and Anne Gower one cow with all her increase forever to be delivered to the said Stanley the next Spring shall be Twelve month after my decease.
      To Elizabeth Jacobus daughter of Angell Jacobus and Elizabeth that feather bed I generally used to lye upon with the bolster Rugg and two feather pillows. Also to the said daughter of Angell Jacobus one cow with all her increase for ever to be delivered the next Spring shall be twelve month after my decease.
      To son John Clarke all my other estate (except what is above specified) as household stuff and all other Hereditamt and all other personall Estate as slaves cattle hoggs and a horse called Button And everything else I do possess with whether debts or otherways only what I above give to my daughters and their children excepted. It is my will that my son John remove nothing from the Plantation I now live on till he comes to the age of one and twenty. I also give to my son John a Certain Tract of Land that belongeth to me of seven hundred ninety and two and one halfe acres that lyeth up-wards upon Rappah River and nigh unto one William Sargent to him my said son and his heirs forever but if my said son should die without issue then the said tract of land to be divided between the heirs of the bodies of my two daughters Anne Gower and Elizabeth Jacobus.
      Appoints her son John Clarke her sole Executor.
      To Francis Gower son of Francis and Anne Gower one cow to be delivered the next Spring Come twelve month after my decease the weh Cow I give with its increase for Ever. This Cow is to be excepted from those Cattle I give my son John as well as the other two I gave my Grandchildren Stanley Gower and Elizabeth Jacobus. I desire my trusty and welbeloved ffriend Coil John Stone of Rappa County to guide and direct and counsel my son John Clarke till he Comes to ye age of one and twenty.
      Wit. ISAAC WRIGHT, EDMUND NORTHER, aged 30 years or thereabouts, THOMAS HART, WILLIAM WARD, aged 28 years or thereabouts.`
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      BAILEY, Joseph. Will. 12 May 1672. Rec. 27 March 1674.
      Sons John, Joseph; Wife Hannah. Extrs. Jos. Ball and Wm. Therriott. Wits. Henry Clarke and Thom. Thompson. W.B. 5, p. 7
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 49
      TO ALL TO WHOME these pntes shall come I Sr. WILLIAM BERKELEY Knt. Govr. & Capt Genrll of Virginia send greeting in our Ld. God everlasting. Whereas by Instruccons from the Kings most Except. Maty directed to mee & the Councell of State his Maty was graciously pleased to Authorize mee the sd Govr. &Councell to grant Pattents & to assign such proporcons of land to all Adventurers & Plantrs. have been usual' heretofore in the like case either for Adventurers of money or Transportacon of people into this Colony according to a Chartr. of Orders, from the late Treas. & Company and that the same proporcon of fifty acres of land bee granted or assigned for every pson transported hither since Midsummer 1625 and that the same Course bee continued to all Adventurers & Plantrs. until it shall bee otherwise determined by his Maty NOW KNOW YEE that I the sd WM, BERKELEY Ent. &c. with the consent of the Councell of State accordingly give & grant unto Capt, JOHN HULL fourteen hundred acres of land scituate lyeing and being in the County of Rappa. on the North side of the RAPPA. RIVER Eleven hundred acres of which was formerly granted to ( ) by Patt. bearing date Octobr, the 12th 1660 and by the sd ( ) given unto the sd Capt. JOHN HULL (a portion of this entry is washed out) to a lyne of marked trees of Coll. FANTLEROYs Orphans & along the sd Lyne Southerly 400 poles to a Swamp & along the sd Swamp which Swamp divides this land from the land of GEORGE BRYERs Orphans to the place where it first Begunne the land being due unto the sd Capt. JNO. HULL by & for the transportacon of Twenty eight psons whose names are in the records menconed underneath the sd Patts. the former of which was dated Octor. the 12th Ano. 1665 And the latter Octor. the 12th 1666 Tn Have & To Hold &c, To bee Held &c., yeilding & payeing &c, Provided &c dated the 23d day of Septbr. Anno 1668
      WM. BERKELEY
      KNOW ALL MEN by these plates that wee JOHN HULL & ELIZABETH Wife of the sd JOHN HULL for the valueable consid of Five thousand pounds Tob: to mee in hand paid by HENRY CLARKE of the County of Rappa. Plantr. have bargained sold & assigned unto the sd HENRY CLARI:E all & singular the lands menconed in the Pattent wthin menconed & every pte & pcell thereof & all the privilidges thereunto belonging & all our Right tytle & interest belonging to the same To Have & To Hold the sd Land wthin menconed to the
      sd HENRY CLARKE his heirs forever. As Witnesse our hands & seales this 3th Janry 1665.
      in the pnce of us WILLIAM t SHROWBY JOHN HULL
      SETH SARGEANT ELIZA. HULL
      Recognitr. 3d Febr. 1668
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pntes that I ELIZABETH HULL doe constitute & appoynt THO: FRESHWATER my true & Lawful! Atturney to acknoweldge all my right & tytle of a pcell of land Cont. Fourteen hundred acres unto HENRY CLARKE & his heirs for ever. As Witnesse my hand & seale this 5th day Janry 1668,
      Testis SETH SARGEANT ELIZA. HULL
      WILL SHROWBY
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 4, Part II - 1670-1672; Antient Press: page 190-191
      TO ALL WHOME &c, Now Know Yee &c, that I the sd Sr. WILLIAM BERKEIIY Knt. &c. with the consent of the Councell of State accordingly give & graunt unto THO: PELLS foyer hundred acres of land scituate lying & being in Rappa. County on the South side of GIBSON CREEKE beginning att a corner white Oate belonging to Mr. THO: BULLEN [Button] & Mr. GEORGE MORRIS & running thence by their line of marked trees South two hund: & sixty poles thence East two hundred forty & six poles thence North two hundred forty po. thence West two hundred forty & six poles to the place first begunn at the said land being parte of a Dividend of land containing two thousand acres graunted unto ROBT. BEVERLEY by Pattent bearing date the twentieth day of April 1670 as by the said Pattent will more plainly appeare & by him assigned over unto the said THO: PELLS To Have and Hold &c. and to be held &c. yealding & paying &c. pvided &c dated the 22d day of Aprill 1670.
      WILLIAM BERKELEY
      KNOWS ALL MEN by these pnts that I THO: PELLS of the County of Rappa. Planter doe by these pnts assigns over all my right title & interest of the within menconed Pattent being forge hundred acres of land scituate & being in the same Coty: aforesaid unto HENRY CLARKE his heirs warranting the said land from any pson or psons wtsoeyer claimeing any right title or to any pie or pcell thereof by from or under me my heires or assignes Rattifying & confirmeing ye same these psent-, wit my hand & seale this 4th day of January 1670 signum
      Test JOHN DEANE THO: PELLS
      THO: JONES
      Recognitr. in Cur Rappa 4th die Janry Ano Dom 1670
      ===
      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 4, Part II - 1670-1672; Antient Press: page 208-209
      TO ALL TO WHOME &c, Now Know Yee &c, that I the sd Sr. WM. BERKELEY Knt &c. doe wth the consent of the Coun cell of State accordingly give & graunt unto THO: PELL fowre hundred acres of land scittuate lyeing & being in Rappa. County & on the South side of GILSONS CREEKE beginning au a corner white Oake Belonging to Mr. THO: BULLEN & Mr. GEO. MORRIS & running thence by their line of nuked trees South 260 po: thence East 246 poles thence North 260 poles thence West 246 po to ye place first. begun att the sd land being part of a Dividt. of land containing 2000 acres graunted unto ROBT. BEVERLEY by Pattent beareing date ye 20th Arill 1670 as by the sd Pattent will more plainely appeare & by him assigned over unto the sd THO: PELL To Have & To Hold &c, to be held &c., yeilding & paying &c, pvided &c, dated the 22d day of Aprill 1670
      WILLIAM BERKELEY
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I THOMAS PELL of the County of Rappa. Planter doe by these prsents assigne over all my right & title & interest of this within menconed Pattent being lower hundred acres of land scituate & being in the same County afforesd unto HENRY CLARKE his heirs or assignes warranting the sd Land from any pson or psons wtsoever claimeing any right title to any part or pcell thereof from under me my heirs Ratifying & confirmeing these prsents wth my hand & seale this 4th of Janry 1670
      Wittnesses JOHN DEANE signum THO PELL
      THO. JONES
      Reconitr. in Cur Rappa 4th die Janry 1670
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I HENRY CLARKE of the County of Rappa- & Pish of Farneham Planter for a full & real/ consideration to me in hand pd the Receipt whereof I doe heereby acknowledge my selfe to be fully contented & Sattisfied have sould and made over unto COLL. THOMAS GOODRICH his heires all my right Title & Interest of the within menconed Pattent of fower hundred acres of land &I the sd CLARKE doe bind myselfe my heires to warrant & deffend the prmeises from mee my heires unto the sd GOODRICH his heirs for Ever. In Confirmacon of these prsents writtin.g I hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 2d day of March 1670/71
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      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 126-127
      KNOW ALL MEN that I HENRY CLERKE of the County of Rappa. and JANE my Wife doe fur us our heirs acknowledge to have sold and made over from us our heirs all our right and interest of Two hundred acres of land being part of a greater quantity of Fourteene hundred acres of land granted to the said CLERK being dated the thirtieth of October 1669 to RICHARD LAWSON his heirs and assigns forever bounding as followeth Beginning at a Gum and so runing by a line of marked trees to the No. halfe E. line and thence to a white Oake corner tree of the said land to the place where it first began at a Gum the same to use and enjoy to his and their sole and proper use and behoofe & hereby warranting the quiet and peaceable possession thereof to him the said LAWSON his heirs and assigns forever without hindrance of us our heirs or any other persons under us claiming or pretending any lawfull claim to the above- said land or any part and this our Deed wee do for and in consideration of Three thousand pounds of Tobacco in cask to us in hand already paid the Receipt wee doe acknowledge and ourselves fully satisfied and paid and do further bind ourselves to acknowledge this our Deed in our County Court of Rappa, there to be inrolled either by ourselves or by our known lawfull Attorney he the said LAWSON his heirs &c paying and discharging all rents and services due to our Sovereign Lord the King In Witness whereof wee have hereunto sett our hands and seals this first day of September 1673
      in presence of us FRANCIS SETTLE, HENRY CLERKS
      WILLIAM SLAUGHTER JOANE CLERKE
      Recognitr in Cu Com Rappa 3 die 7bris 1673
      HENRY CLERKE of the County of Rappa. doe make and appoint Mr. WILLIAM SLAUGHTER our true and lawful! attorney for us and in our names to acknowledge a certain tract of land containing Four hundred acres sould to Capt. THOMAS BEALE and likewise two hundred acres of ( ) Mr. RICHARD LAWSON and what our attorney shall act or do thereby rattifie and allow of as ample and fully as if we were personally present Witness our hands and seals this 2 of September 1673
      Test RICHARD CORKETT, HENRY CLARKE
      JOHN CHASE JOANE CLARKE
      Reocrdatr x5 die 7bris 1673
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part I - 1672-1674; Antient Press: page 170-171
      KNOW ALL MEN that I RICHARD LAWSON do assigne over all my right and interest of this within Bill of Sale from me my heirs and Admrs unto THOMAS GOOSE and BRIDGET EALES Wife of WILLIAM EALES and to their heirs or assigns forever with warranty from any persons whatsoever that shall lay any claim or interest from by or under me and I the said RICHARD LAWSON doe by these presents acknowledge to have received full satisfaction by Bills received In Witness I the said RICHARD LAWSON have set my hand and seale this 26th day of November 1673
      in presence of us ROBERT MAJOR, RICHARD LAWSON
      HENRY CLERKE, JOANE CLERKE
      Recognit in Cu Com Rappa 4 die ffebry 1673/4
      KNOW ALL MEN that I RICHARD LAWSON doe appoint my loving Friend HENRY CLERKE my true and lawfull Attorney for me and in my name to acknowledge a certain Bill of Sale by me unto THOMAS GOOSE and BRIDGET EALE at the next Court held for the County of Rappa and what my said Attorney shall doe in the premises I doe ratifie and confirm to be every way good and lawfull as if I were personally present as Witness my hand & seale this 26th day of Novembr. 1673
      in presence of us JOANE CLARKE, RICHARD LAWSON
      JOHN CHASE
      ===
      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 245
      The Depostion of HENRY CLARKE aged Forty Three years or thereabouts sworn and Examined saith that ye Deponent being with Mr. THOMAS WILLIAMSON deceased did hear the said WILLIAMSON say yt. if it please God he should die he did give his whole Estate to his Sonne JAS. DAY and further saith that Mr. JOHN RUSSELL did upon his Deposition given in the Worshipful! Court declare the same and further saith not
      HENRY CLARKE
      Recognitr in Cu Com 4 7bris 1674
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part II - 1674-1676; Antient Press: pg 274
      May Court 1675. KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee HENRY CLARKE and GEORGE JONES of the Parish of Sitting Bourne and County of Rappa have for a valuable consideration in hand reced of ELIAS WILSON sold unto the said ELIAS WILSON his heirs and assigns forever three hundred acres of land to adjoyne the land of the said ELIAS WILSON scituate in the Freshes of Rappa County and Parrish aforesaid in the woods being part of a Divident of land lately conveyed by us the said HENRY CLARKE and GEORGE JONES together wth all privilidges and appurtenances thereto belonging to have and enioye the aforesaid three hundred of land above demised unto the said ELIAS WILSON his heirs and assigns forever with out the molestation or deniale of us our heirs or any other person claiming by him or under from or under us our heirs or assigns and I the said GEORGE JONES doe hereby constitute my abovesaid loving Friend HENRY CLARKE to make acknowledgement of this Instrument of Writing at the next County Court in my behalfe In Witness whereof wee have hereunto set our hands and seals this 9th day of April 1675
      in presence of us WILLIAM LOYD HENRY CLARKE
      THOMAS BLISSED GEORGE JONES
      Recognitr in Cu Com Rappa 5 die May 1675
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 160
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I HENRY CLARK of ye County of Rappa: doe freely give unto SARAH FONNTING, Daughter of CHARETY WEBSTER, & her heires forever ye wthin named Cow but if ye sd SARAH shall die before she hath any heires then ye wthin named Cow & her increase to THOMAS WEBSTER, Eldest Sonne to HENRY WEBSTER, with warranty from any that shall lay Clayme thereunto from by or under me as Witness my hand & Seale ye 22 Ffebry. 1677/8
      HENRY CLARK
      Recordatr xx5 die Martii 1678
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 187
      March the 6th 1677/8. Then received of HENRY CLARK five hunred pounds of tobacco and cask it being his halfe which I paid CAPT. MOSELEY for the Survay of Thirteene hundred & odd acres of land which said Thirteene hundd, acres belongs to me the said CLARK, and in full of all other Debts due & demands from the beginning of the world to this day as witness my hand the day and yeare abovesaid
      GEORGE JONES
      The moyetie or halfe part of the land above mentioned I doe by these prsents freely acknowledge to be the right of the heires of the above mentioned Mr. HENRY CLARK Witness my hand and Seale this 5th day of Septr: 1678
      Test THO: BEALE JUNIOR, GEORGE JONES
      JA: GAYLARD
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae 6th die Septr. 1678

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