Joseph Clarke (b. December 09, 1618, d. June 01, 1694)
Joseph Clarke (son of ThomasClarke, Sr and Rose Kerige) was born December 09, 1618 in Westhrop, Suffolk county, England72, and died June 01, 1694 in Westerly, Washington county, Rhode Island72. He married Margaret Turner on Abt. 1642 in Rhode Island72.
Notes for Joseph Clarke: [seymour7a.FTW] History of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantatio ns: Biographical NY: The American Historical Society, Inc. 1920 Page #166 Joseph Clark, son of Thomas and Rose (Kerige) Clark, was born in England, Dec ember 9, 1618, and baptized at Westhorpe, December 16th, following. He came t o New England in 1637, in company with his brothers, Dr. John and Thomas Clar k. After a brief residence in Boston, he settled in Newport, R. I., in 1638, and in the same year was admitted an inhabitant of the Island of Aquidneck. In 1640 he was present at the General Court of Elections, and in 1641 became a freeman. In 1644 he was one of the original members of the First Baptist Church. In 1648 he was a member of the General Court of Trials. In 1655-57- 58-59 he filled the important office of commissioner. He was assistant in 16 58-63-64-65-78-79. The name of Joseph Clark appears in the charter granted R hode Island by Charles II. under date of July 8, 1663. He was deputy to the Rhode Island General Assembly from 1668 to 1672, and again in 1690, represe nting the town of Westerly. In 1668 he was a freeman in Westerly, and in May , 1669, his name appears on a list of the inhabitants. In 1677 he was a memb er of the Court of Justices of the Peace, chosen to attend to the matter of i njurious and illegal actions on the part of the Conanicut Colony. In 1680 he was again a resident of Newport, where the greater part of his old age was s pent; he is said to have died at Westerly, on June 1, 1694. He married for t he first time in 1642; his second wife, Margaret, died in 1694. An exerp fro m 'History of the Clark Family' by A. A. Clark-1925. Joseph, brother of Rev. J ohn Clark, one of the immigrants, was born in England in 1618. He left Engla nd in 1644. He was one of the original members of the Baptist Church at Newp ort, of which his brother, John, was Pastor. He was mentioned by name in the Charter granted by King Charles to Rhode Island Colony.
More About Joseph Clarke and Margaret Turner: Marriage: Abt. 1642, Rhode Island.72
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