Sunday, November 27, 2016

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 Clark-Clarke

This is the ONLY post that encompasses just one single surname.
Arthur settled at Hampton, N.H. pre-1640, when he became a freeman at Salem, Mass.. He then went to Boston in 1643.
Benjamin was a freeman at Medfield, Mass. in 1682.
Carew was born at Bedfordshire, England in 1603 before coming to Newport, R.I. in 1638. He left no issue.
Christopher was a mariner at Boston in 1646.
Daniel is on record at Ipswich, Mass. in 1634. He is then found at Topsfield, Mass. by 1661.
Daniel, son of Joseph, was born at England in 1622 and settled with his Uncle Ephraim Hunt at Windsor, Conn. in 1639.
Edmund is at Gloucester, Mass. by 1650.
A depiction of the Great Swamp Fight, of which the Clark family was part of. More found at
Edward was a carpenter at Haverhill, Mass. in 1646, then at Kennebunk, Maine in 1652; later at Wells, Maine.
Ephraim was a freeman at Medfield, Mass. in 1673.
George was a carpenter and a builder who came from Surrey or Kent, England in 1637. He settled at Milford, Conn. in 1639.
George was a husbandman at Milford, Conn. in 1639.
Henry is found at Windsor, Conn. in 1640 before removing to Hadley, Mass.
Hugh was born in England in 1613. He was at Watertown, Mass. in 1640; removed to Roxbury, Mass. in 1657.
James was one of the first settlers in New Haven, Conn. in 1637. He went to Stratford, Conn. pre-1669.
James was at Boston pre-1646.
Jeremiah, born in England, is found at Portsmouth, R.I. in 1640.
John is a freeman found at Cambridge, Mass. in 1632. He then removed to Hartford, Conn. in 1636, then to Farmington, Conn. in 1645 and finally to Saybrook, Conn..
John was born in 1612 at England and came from Ipswich, Suffolk, England in 1634 to New England, He is first found at New Haven, Conn. in 1639 and later went to N.H..
John was an author and physician, the son of Thomas of Bedfordshire and brother of Carew, and came to Boston in 1637. He removed the next year to Newport, R.I. and left no issue.
John was a physician and freeman at Newbury, Mass. in 1639 before going to Boston in 1649.
John was married at Springfield, Mass. in 1647.
John was at Saybrook, Conn in 1640, having come from Wethersfield, Conn.and Milford, Conn..
John was a carpenter at New London, Conn. before going to Norwich, Conn. in 1656.
Jonas was a shipmaster who was born in England in 1619/20. He is found at Cambridge, Mass. in 1642.
Joseph is at Cambridge as a freeman in 1635,later going to Windsor, Conn..
Joseph was born at Suffolk, England and settled at Dorchester pre-1650. He is also found at Dedham, Mass. where he is a freeman in 1653.
Joseph was the youngest brother of Dr. John and came to N.E. in 1637. He located at Boston in 1638 before removing to Newport, R.I..
Malachi is found at Ipswich, Mass. in 1648.
Matthew was a mariner at Boston in 1656 and went to Marblehead by 1661.
Nathaniel was born in England in 1638 before going to Newbury in 1668.
A description of the Clark family crest. More found at
Nicholas arrived at Boston in 1632 and went to Hartford, Conn. in 1635. Percy, or Percival, was a freeman at Boston in 1675.
Richard was an early settler at Rowley, Mass. in 1642.
Robert is found at Lynn, Mass. around the year 1636 and then at Sandwich, Mass. later.
Robert is a freeman found at Stratford, Conn. in 1669.
Samuel was at Wethersfield, then Stamford and Milford, Conn. by 1669, before removing to Hempstead, L.I..
Thaddeus is married at Falmouth, Maine by 1663.
Thomas was a carpenter and born in England in 1599. He is first found at Plymouth in 1623 and at Harwich, Mass. by 1670.
Thomas was the elder brother of Dr. John and is found at Newport, R.I. in 1638.
Thomas was a merchant at Dorchester, Mass. in 1636 and at Boston in 1653.
Thomas is a freeman and blacksmith at Boston in 1641.
Thomas is found to be living at Lynn, Mass. in 1640 before removing to Reading, Mass. pre-1693, when he died there.
Thomas was a merchant at Dorchester pre-1644.
Tristram, or Thurston, was born at England in 1594 and came from Ipswich, Suffolk, England to Plymouth in 1634.
William is a freeman at Ipswich in 1630.

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William is a freeman at Watertown in 1631, removing to Woburn, Mass. before 1646.
Lieut. William was born at Plymouth, Dorsetshire, England in 1609. He came to new England in 1630 and settled at Dorchester sometime previous to 1635. He then went to Northampton, Mass. in 1659.
William was a freeman at Salem in 1630, where he kept a hotel in 1634.
William was a servant to John Crow and is found at Hartford, Conn. in 1639. He is one of the first settlers of Haddam, Conn. in 1662.
William died at Yarmouth, Mass. in 1668.
William is at Boston in 1659.
William was a resident of Boston in 1661.
William was married at Saybrook in 1678.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 Cheseborough-Clapham

Cheseborough or Chesseborough

William, born in 1594 near Boston, Lincolnshire, England, he came to Boston, Mass. in 1630 and then went to Braintree. He is then found at Rehoboth by 1643 and by 1650, William is listed as one of the founders of Stonington, Conn..


Chesholme or Chisholm

Thomas is at Cambridge by 1636; leaving no issue.



Philip is found at Dover, N.H. in 1642.



Leonard was the son of Balby, of Leicester, England and was at Watertown, Mass. in 1635, before removing to Wethersfield, Conn. in 1636.

Samuel was a navigator and was born about 1625 in England. He was at Boston in 1663 and went to New London, Conn. the same year.

Samuel is a merchant at Boston in 1676.


James was at Taunton in 1643, Salem in 1650 and Huntington in 1664.

William, brother of preceding, was at Marblehead, Mass. in 1648.


Richard was at Roxbury in 1678.

Thomas was at Dover, N.H. in 1671.


Francis came from Suffolk, England in 1637 and was a freeman at Dedham in 1640.

Henry was a physician and brother of the preceding. He was the son of Stephen, grandson of Thomas of Wymondham, England and came from Ringsford, England to become a proprietor of Salem in 1630. He then went to Dedham, Mass. shortly after.


Child or Childs

Alwin was a merchant of Boston in 1673.

Benjamin, son of Benjamin, was at Roxbury, Mass. in 1630 and went to Boston after.

Ephraim came from Nayland, Suffolk, England and was a freeman at Watertown, Mass. in 1631.

Jeremiah was living at Swanzey, Mass. by 1669.

John was at Watertown pre-1664.

Richard, brother of preceding, was at Watertown and then Barnstable, Mass. previous to 1663.

Richard was married at Marshfield, Mass. in 1665.

Robert, physician, came from Northfleet, Kent, England and was at Watertown before being granted land at Lancaster, Mass.. He never married.

Samuel came to Plymouth early and was killed by Indians during King Phillip's war in 1675.

William, brother of Ephraim, was born about 1600 at England and is found to have been a freeman at Watertown in 1634.

Chillingworth or Chillingsworth

Thomas was at Lynn, Mass pre-1637, where he is found at Sandwich, Mass. By 1648, he had removed to Marshfield, Mass..


John was married at Lynn, Mass. in 1667.

Walsingham came from Kent, England to Marblehead, Mass. by 1647.


James was a Mayflower passenger and was at Plymouth in 1620. He left no issue.

Chinn or Chine

George was at Salem, Mass. in 1638 and then to Marblehead by 1648.


John, son of Thomas, of Dorchester, Dorsetshire, Engand, was born in 1613. He was at Plymouth sometime previous to 1650, where he is found at Yarmouth, Mass..


Edmund was a brickmaker who was born in England in 1615. He was a resident of New Haven, Conn. in 1639, where he died in 1648.


Thomas came to New England sometime previous to 1653.


John was the son of Robert of Cranbrook, Kent, England and was baptized in 1594. He was at New Haven, Conn. in 1639 and was also one of the first settlers of Guilford, Conn..

Thomas was a linen weaver who came from Kent County, England, where he was born in 1585. He was at Scituate, Mass. in 1635.

William, brother of John, settled at New Haven in 1639 and afterwards at Guilford, Conn..


John was born in England in 1624 and came from Sudbury, Suffolk, England. He is at Ipswich, Mass. in 1648.


Christopher was a mariner from Devonshire, England and is found at New London, Conn. by 1667.

Jeffrey was a brother of the preceding and was also at New London in 1667.

Richard was at Boston pre-1685.


Thomas was born at Crewkerne, Somerset, England in 1609. He was at Boston before 1630, then went to Dorchester, then Salem by 1636. Lastly found at Beverly, Mass..


Thomas was at Charlestown in 1634 and then went to Hingham, Mass. the next year.


Cornelius was married at Groton, Mass. in 1670.

Garrett, or Jared, was born in 1611 and is found at Watertown, Mass. in 1637.

John was at Dover, N.H. in 1662 and at Salisbury, Mass. by 1666.

Richard was a carpenter and came with Winthrop's Fleet to Weymouth, Mass.. He removed to Plymouth in 1633, then to Charlestown by 1653, HIngham in 1657 and lastly to Sandwich in 1664.

Richard was an original porprietor at Hartford in 1637 before removing to Hadley, Mass. in 1660.


Jermiah was married at Wethersfield, Mass. in 1638.

John was born around 1620 in England and is found at Plymouth in 1643.


Humphrey was at Kittery, Maine in 1677.

Josiah is married at Wethersfield in 1667.


Lionel was a schoolmaster at Ipswich, Mass. in 1639.


Robert was a freeman at Wenham, Mass. in 1661.

Clap or Clapp

Ambrose came to Dorchester, Mass. in 1636.

Edward came to New England by 1633 and is found to have been a freeman by 1636.

Increase was married at Barnstable in 1675.

Nicholas, brother of Ambrose and son of Richard Clap of Dorchester, England, was born in 1612. He is found at Dorchester, Mass. in 1636.

Robert came from Littenham, Devonshire, England to Dorchester, Mass. in 1660 and is found at Boston in 1687.

Capt. Roger, son of William and brother of Edward, was born at Salcombe Regis in 1609. He is found at Dorchester in 1630 and then at Weymouth in 1638. He is found at Scituate a year or two later.


Arthur was at New Hampshire pre-1676.

Peter was at Fairfield, Conn. in 1670 and is at Norwalk, Conn. in 1672.