Benjamin Clarke

Benjamin Clarke

Male 1644 - 1724  (80 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Clarke  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    Born 09 Feb 1644  Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 18, 19, 20
    Gender Male 
    Event 1 18 Mar 1721  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Will and Testament sealed 
    Died 01 Dec 1724  Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
    • Age: 80
    Buried Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 10, 13, 20, 21, 22
    Person ID I30  Clark-Hart
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 

    Father Joseph Clark,   b. 11 Apr 1613, Banham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1684, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Alice Fenn Pepper,   b. 25 Mar 1623, St Mary Aldermary, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1710/11, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1640  Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorcas Morse,   b. 24 Jun 1645, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1725, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1665  Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 19, 21, 25
    Children 
     1. Ebenezer DY Clark,   b. 12 May 1682, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1683, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. Edward Clark,   b. 11 Nov 1679, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1746, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Rebecca DY Clark,   b. 20 Jul 1684, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1687, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [natural]
     4. Jonathan Clark,   b. Nov 1690, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1690, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
     5. Seth Clark,   b. 01 May 1687, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1756, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     6. Captain Timothy Clark,   b. 05 May 1677, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1725, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     7. Benjamin Clark,   b. 20 Nov 1668, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1688, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)  [natural]
     8. Hannah Clark,   b. 22 Oct 1666, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1757, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     9. Theophilus Clark, I,   b. 1665, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1737, Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     10. Timothy DY Clark,   b. 19 Dec 1674, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1676  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     11. Tabitha Clark,   b. 10 Dec 1672, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Feb 1644 - Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Nov 1665 - Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent 1 - Last Will and Testament sealed - 18 Mar 1721 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Dec 1724 - Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Peak House of Benjamin Clark
    Peak House of Benjamin Clark
    Medfield, Massachusetts

    Headstones
    Benjamin Clark Headstone
    Benjamin Clark Headstone
    Find A Grave

    Histories
    Family information on Benjamin Clark and Dorcas Morse
    Family information on Benjamin Clark and Dorcas Morse
    Family information on Benjamin Clark and Dorcas Morse
    Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Clark son of Joseph Clark
    Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Clark son of Joseph Clark
    Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Clark (From History of the Cutler Family)
    History of the Cutler Family of Medfield
    History of the Cutler Family of Medfield
    Wikipedia Article on Peak House
    Wikipedia Article on Peak House
    Built originally by Benjamin Clark
    Peak House of Benjamin Clark
    Peak House of Benjamin Clark
    Medfield Historical Society page about Benjamin Cark and Peak House
    History of NY - William Richard Cutter
    History of NY - William Richard Cutter
    Shows descendants of Joseph Clark of Dedham through Northern NY
    History of the Town of Medfield Mass
    History of the Town of Medfield Mass
    William S Tilden

  • Notes 
    • From notes at Findagrave site:

      Benjamin Clarke, second child of Joseph Clarke (1), was born in Dedham, Massachusetts, February 9, 1644. He married; 1665, Dorcas Morse. He had a grant of land in Medfield, "near the way as you go to Nantasket." His house was on Main street, opposite Pound street. The original well is said to be still in use. His house was burned by the Indians in 1676, and he built again on the same spot. What is known as the Peak House in Medfield is an addition subsequently made to his second house in or about 1762. After the old part decayed and was torn down, the present structure was moved to its present location. Its unique shape has attracted
      much attention and is even believed to be one of the houses left from the burning in King Philip's war.

      Benjamin Clarke was a very prominent citizen. He was for seventeen years selectman of the town and two years deputy to the general court. He died in 1724 and his widow in 1725.

  • Sources 
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      Record for Benjamin Clarke

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      Record for Benjamin Clarke

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      Record for BENJAMIN CLARK *

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      Record for Hannah Mason

    7. [S42] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Hanna Clarke

    8. [S42] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Benjamin Clark

    9. [S42] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Tabitha Clarke

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      Record for Timothy Clark

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      Record for Timothy Clarke

    12. [S42] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Edward Clarke

    13. [S23] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Edward Clark

    14. [S42] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Ebenezer Clark

    15. [S42] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Rebecka Clark

    16. [S42] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Rebecah Clark

    17. [S42] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Seath Clark

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      Record for Benjamin Clark

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      Record for BENJAMIN CLARK

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      Record for Benjamin Clark

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      Record for Joseph Clarke

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      Record for Joseph Clark

    25. [S35] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Source number: 1586.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: KC1.
      Record for Benjamin Clark