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

John Clarke

Male Bef 1661 - Aft 1726  (> 67 years)

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  • Name John Clarke 
    Birth Bef 1661  Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 1726  St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I89726  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Family Lydia MNU Clarke,   b. Bef 1665   d. Aft 1681, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 18 years) 
     1. Female Clarke   d. Aft 1726, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F42906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; [John Frederick Dorman]: Page 181
      I RICHARD COLEMAN of the County of Essex in St. Marys Parish do give unto my Father in Law JOHN CLARKE two hundred acres of Land during his naturall life quietly and peacably to enjoy the same it being part of the tract of land which the pattent speciefieth which was pattened in my Father's name the Pattent speciefieth 1200 acres and the said John Clarke is to have the said 200 acres where he shall make choice of as witness my hand this 8th day of June 1726
      In Presence of JOHN SCOTT, Rich Coleman
      At Court held for Essex County the 21st day of June 1726
      This Deed of Land indented was admitted to record
      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 340-341
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN people to whome these presents shall come I JOHN ROLT of the Parish of Sitinghourne in the County of Rappa: send Greeting. Know yee that I said JOHN ROLT for the love and affection that I doe beare unto JOHN CLARK of the Pish of KINGSTON in the County of GLOCESTER and unto LIDIAH his Wife and for the great kindness which the said JOHN CLARK and LIDIA have aforded me in divers and sundrey entertainments at the house of the said JOHN CLARK and for divers other good and sufficient causes me thereunto mooving, I the said JOHN ROLT being in perfect memory have given and doe fully and absolutely give unto the said JOHN CLARK and LIDIA his Wife one full hundred acres of land whereupon I the said JOHN ROLT doe now live being in the Pish of Sittingburne aforesaid and the said hundred acres to be survayed and measured at that end of my said Divident of lands where it joyneth unto the land of RICHARD CAREY the beginning of said hundred acres to be at a marked Hickory tree at the mouth of LAMBS CREEK To have and to hold the said land to the use and behoofe of said JOHN CLARK and LIDIA his Wife their heires and assignes forever In Witness whereof I the said JOHN ROLT have set my hand & seale this thir-tieth day of December in the yeare One thousand Six hundred Eighty and one
      Sealed and delivered in the
      prsence of us GEORGE LASCAILLE, JOHN ROLT
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 2 die Martii 1681
      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 375
      JOHN CLARKE desires the marke of his Cattle to be recorded. Flowre deleuis on the left eare and a crop and hole and under keele in the right eare
      Record Teste WM. COLSTON, Cl Cur
      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 129-130
      TO ALL &c. I FRANCIS LORD HOWARD Barron of Effingham his Majesties Lieut. Governor Genll, of Virginia &c. Whereas &c. Now know yee yt. I sd FRANCIS LORD HOWARD &c. accordingly give unto Mr. JOSEPH GOODRICH, WILLIAM BALL and JOHN PRICE of Rappa County Six hundred Twenty nine acres of land in ye sd County and bounded Begining at a stooping white Oake corner tree belonging to the sd GOODRICH runing North along ye sd line to a corner white Oake now made by THOMAS HARPERs line on the head of a mossey branch, thence West to another corner white Oake, thence South by West along HARPERs line to a corner stooping white Oake of the sd HARPERs being a scrubby tree at ye head of a deep Vally, thence West along another of ye sd HARPERs lines to Collo HILL. line to a small black Oake corner tree now made, thence West South along Colo. HILLs line to a small black Oake in ye said line, thence South East to a corner white Oake being a scrubby tree by the INDIAN PATH side thence South to West on a levell neare a branch, thence East South East to ye edge of a Hill over a great branch to a corner red Oake now made thence East by North along an old continued line supposed to belong to JOSEPH JONES to a white Oake corner to Mr. JOSEPH GOODRICH. his northwesterly line, thence alongĀ° ye said line North to a great corner white Oake by WILSONS PATH thence North East to the begining place. the said land being due &c. To have and to hold &c. to be held of our Sovereigne Lord the King &c. yeilding and paying &c. Provided &c. Given under my hand and Seale of the Colony this 21st of October 1684
      Recordr. NICHO: SPENCER
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee WILLIAM BALL and JOHN PRICE of Rappa: County do assigne and make over all our right of the within mentioned Patent forever unto JOHN CLARKE of County aforesd. his heirs or assigns from ye day of ye date hereof forever as witness our hands the Eleventh day of October 1689
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 2 die Aprilis 1690
      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 285
      JOHN POWELL aged 27 years or thereabouts sworn saith that when JOHN CLARKE Overseer of Mr. JOS: GOODRICH, they parted, ye Cattle & one Cow & yearling was turn'd by to use of JOHN CLARKE not being praised with the rest of the Stock, & further saith not
      Sworn to in Essex County Court JOHN POWELL
      May ye 20th 1694
      Vere Recordatr: Test FRA: MERIWETHER, CI
      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 285
      The Deposition of JOHN JONES aged thirty one years or thereabout being examined & sworn saith that yor: Deponant was at the House of Mr. JOSEPH GUTTERIDGE when they devided and appraised ye Cattle of ye sd GUTTERIDGE & JNO: CLARKE, yor: Deponant being one of the appraisers, saw one Cow & Calfe turned out which properly belong'd to ye sd CLARKE & was not appraised; And yor: Deponant further saith not Sworn to in Essex County Court
      May the 10th: 1694 JOHN JONES
      Test FRA. MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 158-160
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I WILLIAM THORNBURY being very weake of body but of perfect mind & memory (thanks be to God) do make & ordaine this my last Will & Testamt., in manner & forme following;
      Imprimis my Soule to my Redeemer at the last day and to my personal Estate, I give all & singular my Estate immediately after the hour of my death unto my Christian Negro, Elizabeth, to remaine & be in her custody untill the youngest Childe shall arrive to ye age of Thirty four years, And in case that any of them shall dye before that time then the proportion shall be equally divided amongst the Survivours and at ye expiracon of ye sd Terme (if they think fit) they shall call for their equall parts or portions of what goods any waies appertaines to me as Cattell, Horses, Mares, Hogs, Household goods made up or unmade in the Chests, also beding feather beds flock beds & all & singular whatsoever belongs to me, Vizt,,
      one fifth part to my Christian Negro, Elizabeth, as Mother almost to them all,
      another fifth part to her Daughter, Sarah,
      another fifth part to her Son, William (my God Son),
      and to her Irish Girle, Katherine,
      another fifth part of all & singular my Estate referring the last fifth part wch: makes up ye whole of my Estate for the Motherless Girle, Ann,
      and further I give them ye produce & benefit of all their Labours of every thing sown or planted with Liberty to buy or seel for their occasions (excepting) one fourth part of their Crop of Tobacco yearly to my Exrs. in trust hereafter named to be paid to them yearly dureing their natural lives and successively after my decease vizt. deputeing ye forenamed Elizabeth, Exex. of this my last Will & Testamt., and for the further strengthening of this my said Last Will & Testamt., do adjoyne my Brother in Law, Mr. SAML. PERRY, and my trusty friend, JNO: CLARKE as Exrs. in Trust of this my last Will and Testamt., which last two named are to receive the forenamed part of their cropp of Tobacco as is before expressed as a Vassallage dureing the natural lives of the sd. Exrs. in Trust & continued as a vassallage unto my well beloved friend, JOHN CLARKE, aforesd., and to his Children and his Childrens Children of ye second Generation, And at ye expiration of the sd Vassellage then they and theirs shall be free & at their own disposeing, that this is my last Will & Testamt. revokeing all other Will or Wills whatsoever heretofore by me ade; I have hereunto set my hand & fixed my seale this fifth day of November One thousand six hundred & ninety seven
      Sealed & signed in the presence of
      Proved by the oathes of the witnesses hereto in Essex County Court ye 23d. day of 9ber: 1697

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