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Edward Clark

Male 1679 - 1746  (66 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Edward Clark was born on 11 Nov 1679 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of Benjamin Clark and Dorcas Morse); died on 3 Jul 1746 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Edward married Hannah Adams on 9 Jun 1703. Hannah (daughter of Henry Adams and Prudence Frary) was born on 14 Oct 1685; died on 27 Oct 1775 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Clark was born on 16 Oct 1721; died on 7 Jun 1759; was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Benjamin Clark was born on 9 Feb 1644 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of Joseph Clarke and Alice Fenn); died on 1 Dec 1724 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Benjamin married Dorcas Morse on 19 Nov 1665 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Dorcas (daughter of Joseph Morse and Hannah Phillips) was born on 24 Aug 1645 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 14 Jul 1725 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Dorcas Morse was born on 24 Aug 1645 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Joseph Morse and Hannah Phillips); died on 14 Jul 1725 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 1. Edward Clark was born on 11 Nov 1679 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 3 Jul 1746 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joseph Clarke was born before 11 Apr 1613 (son of Thomas Clarke and Mary Canne); died on 6 Jan 1684 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 11 Apr 1613, Banham, Norfolk, England

    Notes:

    Not the Joseph Clark who was in Dorchester by 22 Nov 1634.

    Joseph married Alice Fenn on 15 Apr 1640 in Banham, Norfolk, England. Alice was born about 1619; died on 17 Mar 1711 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Alice Fenn was born about 1619; died on 17 Mar 1711 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. Benjamin Clark was born on 9 Feb 1644 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 1 Dec 1724 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Joseph Morse was born before 2 May 1613 (son of Samuel Morse and Elizabeth Jasper); died before 20 Jun 1654 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 2 May 1613, Redgrave, Suffolk, England

    Joseph married Hannah Phillips on 1 Sep 1638 in Dedham, Essex, England. Hannah died on 3 Oct 1676 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Hannah Phillips died on 3 Oct 1676 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 3 Oct 1676, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Winifred Lovering Holman (citation details below) said "She may have been related to Rev. John Phillips of Dedham (1637-1641), apparently no one has ever delved into her ancestry; it seems doubtful to me if she was related to Rev. George Phillips of Watertown as has been printed." Hannah Phillips is not listed in The Great Migration Begins (volume 3, pp. 1446-50) among the children of George Phillips.

    Children:
    1. 3. Dorcas Morse was born on 24 Aug 1645 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 14 Jul 1725 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thomas Clarke was born before 7 Mar 1568 (son of Rowland Clarke and Margaret Micklewood); died before 10 May 1638; was buried on 10 May 1638 in Banham, Norfolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 7 Mar 1568, Banham, Norfolk, England

    Thomas married Mary Canne on 17 Oct 1602 in Banham, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Mary Canne

    Notes:

    She may have been the Mary baptized in 1580 in Old Buckenham whose baptismal entry is marked "damaged," probably the daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Plowman alias Canne of the parishes of Old Buckenham and Banham.

    She may have been the widow Mary Clarke who died at Dedham in 1642.

    Children:
    1. Rebecca Clarke was born before 26 Aug 1610; died on 1 Jan 1681 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    2. 4. Joseph Clarke was born before 11 Apr 1613; died on 6 Jan 1684 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    3. Elizabeth Clarke was born before 23 Jul 1620; died on 22 Dec 1683 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  Samuel Morse was born before 12 Jun 1576 (son of Rev. Thomas Morse and Margaret King); died on 5 Dec 1654 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 12 Jun 1576, Boxted, Essex, England

    Notes:

    With his wife, he migrated to New England in 1635.

    Probably, but not absolutely proven as, a son of the Rev. Thomas Morse of Boxted, Essex; Hinderclay, Suffolk; and Foxearth, Essex.

    Samuel Morse and Elizabeth Jasper are the most recent common ancestors of BAM and TWK. They are also ancestors of presidents William Howard Taft and Calvin Coolidge, and (probably, assuming that Nathaniel Butler, husband of Sarah Herrick, was a son of Benjamin Butler, 1727-1800, and Susanna Whiting, 1734-1775) also of the two Bush presidents.

    Robert Charles Anderson, in The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, p. 174:

    In 1929 G. Andrews Moriarty published an extensive collection of extracts from probate records and parish registers for the surname Morse in Suffolk and Essex and on that basis constructed a pedigree of the family in those counties [NEHGR 83:70-84, 278-94]. He discussed three Samuel Morses who might have been the immigrant, and concluded that the New England man was the son of the Rev. Thomas Morse of Boxted, Essex, Hinderclay, Suffolk, and Foxearth, Essex [NEHGR 83:286-89]. (This same identification had been made in 1865 by Abner Morse [NEHGR 19:264-66].)

    In 1948, in the course of examining John Morse of Boston, Robert H. Montgomery analyzed Moriarty's arguments and concluded that Moriarty had not proved his case [TAG 24:147-56, at 148-49]. Less than a year later Moriarty defended his position vigorously [TAG 25:54-56]. We have accepted Moriarty's identification as the most likely solution, with the caveat that additional evidence would be welcome.

    Samuel married Elizabeth Jasper on 29 Jun 1602 in Redgrave, Suffolk, England. Elizabeth (daughter of Lancelot Jasper and Rose) was born before 30 Jan 1580; died on 20 Jun 1655 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Elizabeth Jasper was born before 30 Jan 1580 (daughter of Lancelot Jasper and Rose); died on 20 Jun 1655 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 30 Jan 1580, Redgrave, Suffolk, England

    Children:
    1. Elisabeth Morse was born before 6 Mar 1606; died on 2 Oct 1643 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. John Morse was born before 28 Feb 1608.
    3. Daniel Morse was born about 1610; died on 5 Jun 1688 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Farm Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    4. 6. Joseph Morse was born before 2 May 1613; died before 20 Jun 1654 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.