Clark(e) of Cambridgeshire, England, Barbados, and Virginia
William Clarke b 1553, Stevenage, Herefordshire, England. He md Margaret Walker 22 Jan 1570/71. She was b abt 1554, of Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire, England.
Child of William Clarke and Margaret Walker was:

John Clarke [a] b bef 24 Feb 1571/72, Thriploe, Cambridgeshire, England, d sh aft 10 Apr 1623, Virginia. He md [1] poss. Joan Inman, and [2] Sibyl Farrar 18 Apr 1610, Rotherhithe, Surrey, England.
Child of John Clarke and ?Joan Inman? was:

Edward Clarke [b] b aft 1592, prob Thriploe, Cambridgeshire, England, d bef Apr 1666, Thriploe, Cambrigeshire, England. The identity of his wife is undetermined.
Child of Edward Clarke was:

Michael Clarke [c] b abt 1624, England, d 5 Aug 1678, Christ Church Parish, Barbados. He md Margaret abt 1645. She was b abt 1626.
Child of Michael Clarke and Margaret was:

Micajah Clarke [d] b abt 1650, England, d 1706, prob Nansemond, VA. He md Sallie Ann Moorman abt 1668, England, daughter of Zachariah Moorman and Mary Ann Candler.
Child of Micajah Clarke and Sallie Ann Moorman was:

Capt. Christopher Clark [e] b abt 1681, prob New Kent, VA, d 28 May 1754, Louisa, VA. He md Penelope Johnson abt 1709, daughter of Edward Johnson. She was b 14 Aug 1684, New Kent, VA, d 14 Aug 1760, New Kent, VA.
Children of Christopher Clark and Penelope Johnson were:

  • Edward Clark b abt 1710.
  • Agnes Clark b abt 1712
  • Rachel Clark b Jun 1714.
  • Sarah Clark b abt 1716; md [1] Maj. Charles Lynch, [2] John Ward 17 Dec 1766.
  • Micajah Clark b 16 Sep 1718, St. Paul's Parish, New Kent, VA, d Albemarle, VA; md Judith Adams 1736.
  • Bolling Clark b abt 1720 md Winifred Buford.
  • Elizabeth Clark b abt 1722; md Joseph Anthony 27 Apr 1741.

Rachel Clark b Jun 1714, New Kent Co., VA, d 10 Jul 1792, Bedford, VA. She [1] Thomas Moorman 12 Jan 1729/30, Hanover, VA, son of Charles Moorman and Elizabeth Reynolds, and [2] William Ballard 25 Aug 1768.

a. A ship navigator (or "pilot"), he made several voyages to Jamestown, Virginia, as early as 1609. On about 21 Jun 1611, just three months after arriving in Virginia from London, he was taken captive by the Spanish, at Point Comfort, whereupon he was taken to Havana and interrogated, and then on to Seville and then Madrid, where he remained a prisoner until 26 Jan 1616, when he was released in a prisoner exchange. After returning to England, he piloted the Falcon in 1619, under command of Captain Thomas Jones, a some-time pirate, to Virginia. After returning to England again, he was then hired as Master's Mate on the Mayflower, setting sail in Aug 1620, carrying the Pilgrims on their historical voyage to Plymouth. He returned to England in the spring of 1621. In early 1622, "for his good service in many voyages to Virginia", the Virginia Company bestowed upon him two shares of land there. He again sailed again to Virginia on 10 Apr 1623, aboard the Providence, but died shortly after his arrival. He married twice, first to possibly Joan Inman, by whom he had three (possibly four) sons and a daughter, one son being Edward.

b. He was listed as an ancient planter of Virginia, 1614-16, and again in Feb 1623. In 1624, he was awarded 200 acres by the Virginia Company, as a result of his late father's service. While the identity of his wife is not known, he evidently returned to England, resettling at his birthplace of Thriploe in Cambridgeshire, where he died before Apr 1666.

c. Born in England, probably in the 1620s or 30s, he inherited his father's Virginia lands, although he apparently never resided there. In the spring of 1669, he and his family sailed from England, with the Moorman family, to Barbados, where he was a landholder in Christ Church parish. He died there 5 Aug 1678.

d. Born in England, he accompanied his parents and in-laws to Barbados in 1669, but by the following year he had arrived in South Carolina, before finally settling in Nansemond, Virginia, where he died bef 1704.

e. By wife Penelope Johnson, he had seven children born between 1710-1722. He was a Captain in the militia, a lawyer, and a merchant. He is mentioned in the will of his law partner, Nicholas Meriwether, who calls him "Captain". He was justice of the peace in Louisa County in 1742. He is stated to have joined the Quakers in "1742 or 1749". In 1749, he was appointed an "overseer" of a meeting of Quakers near Sugarloaf Mountain in Albemarle County. His will was written 14 Aug 1741, in which he gave to his son Bolling, "my trooping arms and my great Bible, and all my law books".

GL: Colonial Virginia Source Records, Marriages of Virginia Residents, Vol I, Part I, pp 64, Vol I, Part II, p 89, Volume II, Part IV, p 168; Genealogies of Virginia Families I, Anthony-Cooper, p 12; Dr. Bernard Schaaf; Colonial Virginia Connections.
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