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WILLIAM DUNGAN (son of THOMAS DUNGAN, of Lincoln's Inn and MARY UNKNOWN) was born Bet. 1606 - 1607 in Celbridge, Kildare, Ireland/Celbridge, Ireland, and died September 18, 1636 in St Martin's in the Field, Westminster, London, England. He married FRANCIS LATHAM on Bet. August 27, 1626 - 1629 in St Martin' Field, Westminister, London, Mdlsx, England, daughter of LEWIS LATHAM and ELIZABETH (Winifred?).

 Includes NotesNotes for WILLIAM DUNGAN:
Information on the Dungan/Latham Genealogy in the following books: Ancestry of Jeremy Clark of Rhode Island and Dungha Genealogy compiled by: Alfred Rudolph Justice and Printed in 1922 (2) A Historic Strain of Blood in America, Frances Latham-Mother of Govenors.

The will of William Dunghen, dated Sept. 13, 1636, and registered in the P: C. (103 Pile). (The original will is missing, hence the writer was unable to confirm the peculiar spelling of the name Dungan.)

" In the name of God amen, I, William Dunghen, of the parish of St. Martins 'the Fields, in the County of Middlesex, Perfumer, being sick of body, but of g and perfect memory and understanding (thanks be given to Almighty God therefore doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament, in manner and forme following, That is to saye, First and principally, I commit my sole unto the hands Almighty God, my Maker, Saviour and Redeemer, through whose mercies and merj , I hope to be saved and to enjoy everlasting life in his heavenly kingdome. My body I commit to earth from whence it came to be buried at the discretion of my lovi wife and executrix, here under named. And for my wordly goods wherewith G hath endowed me (my just debts being first paid and funeral expenses discharged I give and bequeath to each of my children, viz: Barbara Dunghen, William Dunghe Frances Dunghen and Thomas Dunghen, three score and ten pounds apiece, to paid unto them when they shall attaine to their full ages, or daye of marriage. if it happen, any of my said children shall dye before they come of age or happen marry, then my will and meaning is, that the part or porcion of him or her, or the soe dyeing, shall revert and come to the survivor or survivors of my said childre to be equally divided part and portion alike between them. Any my further and meaneing is, that my said wife shall dureing her widdowhood, have the governi of my said children's porcions, then my true intent and meaning is, that my said ' shall give good security to my overseers hereunder named, for the true and sure pa ment of the said legacies bequeathed to my said children as aforesaid according to m true intent and meaneing herein expressed. Item: All other my estate, whatsoever be it, in goods, chattels, leases, ready money, plate, or other my substance what ever, I bequeath to my loveing wife Frances Dunghen, whome I make full and executrix.

William Dunghen.

His widow Frances Dungan was assessed and paid taxes, as appears from t " Book of Poor Rates," p. 25, of St. Martins-in-the-Fields (exact date not given b between April 29, 1636, and April 16, 163'7)."Covent Garden-Widdow Dunga IX S. IXd."

From the " Book of Arrears of Rates," p. 33, collected by John Mandrake and Jo Johnson; Widdowe Dungan II S.

She also paid an assessment of XIII S. in 1637,by reason of the "Longe contyuance of the plague" levied by the Church wardens, for the relief and maintenance the poor. Her residence is given as Covent Garden, East side of Bedford Sir Lewis Dive, half brother of the Earl of Bristol, also paid the assessment; he was living on Henrietta St., south side. .

About one year after the death of William Dungan, his widow, Frances, married Jeremy Clarke, Gentleman, son of William Clarke, Gentleman, by his wife M Weston and nephew of Richard Weston, Earl of Portland and Lord Treasurer England, and through the Clarke lineage, a descendant of King Edward I, who ancestry is given at length elsewhere in this volume. (See also New England Historic Genealogical Register, January and April, 1920).

Rhode Island Land Evidences, Vol. 1, (1921), R. I. Historical Society, P. 43 and

Agreement between Walter Clarke and Mrs. Frances Vahan, dated January 18th 1656.

Articles of Agreement between Walter Clarke, of Newport, and his mother Mrs. Frances Vahan, agreed upon also by the guardians of------------Walter Clarke ( his brother-in-law) Mr. Barker and Captain Cranston. Walter Clarke hath settled upon him the dwellinge house wherein Mrs. Francis Vahan now lives with the yards Garden…..
and Orchard and the grass plat which lyeth next to the sea before the house, and the Barns with the little barne Field, any great Barne Field, and the ground commonly called the Meddowes buttinge upon Mr. Easton's ground, Mr. Brenton's ground lately bought of Goodman Champlin. Goodman Clinton's Land and Mr. Arnolds; and sixty acres lyinge by Marmaduke Ward's land; which houseing and Woods is declared to be the Inheritance of Walter Clarke, the halfe of the house commonly called the Stronge Walter house, wherein Good­man Moone now lives with the Land-thereto belonginge is to be sold by Mrs. Francis Vahan to pay debts; the Land called the farme buttinge upon Mrs. Cog­geshall's Farme, and Goodman Bulls with the swamp buttinge upon Goodman Bulls, and Marmaduke Ward's meddows, is to remaine with the said Mrs. Francis Vahan for she and the rest of the children which she had by her husband Captn. Jeremiah Clarke. The houseinge which Captn Cranstons now lives in with the Land is to be Captn Cranstons. The Land which Mr. Arnold bought of Captn Clarke is to be confirmed by Deed from Eighteenth of January, 1656.

Walter Clarke .

Signed by Francis Vahan John Cranston, Gardian.

James Barker, Gardian Walter Clarke

September 13, 1665, John Coggeshall, of Newport, in possession of lands in Newport-Bounded E. & S. by the sea. W. & S. W. by William Coddington, N. W. & N. William Reape. No. Northerly Hugh Mossier, William & Frances Vahan and Mr. William Brenton. Also land bought by Captain Jeremy Clarke and William Vahan and Frances his wife that was formerly the wife of Jeremiah Clarke 120 acres-(not verbatim).

(Rhode Island Land Evidence Vol. 1, p. 90)

"Portsmouth, June 26, 1655, 1 present William Vaughan, of Newport, for that Contrary to the law of the this colony, hath taken Mrs.. Clarke as his wife." (In Roger Williams' hand writing, R. I. Hist. Society, 1920, page 13.)

Frances Latham (Dungan-Clarke) Vaughan died in September, 1677, as is mentioned in James Barker's narrative, and was buried in the Common Burial Ground at Newport, where a gravestone in an excellent state of preservation marks her grave.

"Here Lyeth ye Body of.

Mrs. Francis Vaughan

Alius Clarke ye Mother

Of ye Only Children of

Capn. Jeremiah Clarke

She dyed ye 1 week in

September 1677 in ye 67th

Year of her Age."

William Dungan, Gentleman, and Frances Latham had issue 4 children:

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Thomas DUNGAN was born in London on Feb. 13, 1634 to William DUNGAN and Frances Weston (Latham). William was a perfumer and he and Frances were the parents of two boys and two girls with Thomas the last born.

William DUNGAN was a perfumer and the family resided in St. Martin's in the Fields. He never came to America though his descendants are numerous here.

William DUNGAN died in 1636 and his wife Frances married Jeremiah CLARKE. Thomas came to Rhode Island with his mother and step-father before 1638, and were some of the first settlers
of Newport.
Captain Peter Drake a soldier of fortune left a journal of his adventures which was published, and an extract from same is given in (50) under Drake of Drakesworth as follows:

"I was born Oct. 12, 1671: my father's name was George. He was the eldest son of William Drake, of Drakesworth, and married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Patrick Stanley, Esq., Marlestown in County Louth.............................
"My father had sometime before this with his family, settled in the County of Kildare, having taken some lands from William Lord Dungan, (to whom he had the honor of being related) at Kildrought, where he built a handsome seat. Here he continued until the Revolution, when his affairs took a new turn. Sometime before, or about the beginning of the troubles, Lord Dungan was created Earl of Limerick and if I remember rightly, constituted Governor of that City; thither his lordship repaired, taking my father with him, whom he soon after promoted. .............In June 1690. he came to visit his (Drake's father) family and settle his affairs, but the loss of the Battle of the Boyne (which happened July 1 following) obliged him with all expedition to move off with his family for LImerick, staying but one day after the battle, to inter Lord Dungan, only son of the Earl of Limerick, who was that day killed by a canon bill {sp} and brought to Castletown, the Earl his father's seat. This melancholy affair being at an end, the next day we set forward on our journey. Arriving at LImerick. we found all hands employed inrepairing the old and throwing up new works for the defense of the place, which was soon after besieged, the particulars of which are so well know already, that it would be needless to descend to minute relation."

About 1600: St. Martin in the fields, Westminister, London, England.
Date born 2: 1607, Celbridge, Kildare County, Ireland.
Burial 1: September 20, 1636, St Martin's in the Field, Westminster, London, England.466
Burial 2: September 20, 1636, Buried according to the Church Warden's account..
Christening: June 15, 1628, St Martin'Field, Westminster, London, England.466
Died 2: Age at death 36.
Occupation: Perfumer/Merchant.
Probate: October 05, 1686, England.
Residence: St Martin's in the Fields, London.
Will: September 13, 1636, London, Middlesex County, England.

Marriage: Bet. August 27, 1626 - 1629, St Martin' Field, Westminister, London, Mdlsx, England.

  1. +FRANCES DUNGAN, b. November 12, 1632, St. Martin in the fields, Westminister, London, England467, d. August 23, 1692, Warwick, Kent, Providence, Rhode Island467.
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