Some Early Watertown Clark Settlers

(I will organize these at some point)

Watertown Cemetery Records

" Here Lyes the Body of Mr. Benjamin CLARK, Who Dec'd Jan'ry ye 7th 1730 in ye 35 Year of His Age

" Uriah CLARK, Son of Mr. Uriah & Mrs. Ruth CLARK; Died May ye 7th 1747 in his 9th Month

" Here lyes Buried ye Body of Mr. Richard CLARK; Who departed this Life November ye 6th, 1760 in ye 70th Year of His Age

~ Hark from the Tombs a doleful ƒound, ~ My Ears attend the Cyr; ~ ye living men come view the ground, ~ Where you muƒt ƒhortly lie. ~ Princes this clay muƒt be your bed, ~ in spite ofall your Towers; ~ the tall the wise the Reverend head, ~ muƒt lie as low as ours. ~

" Here Lyes ye Bocy of Mrs. Mary CLARK, Wife to Mr. Richard CLARK; Who Dec'd Augu'st 19th 1728 in ye 39th Year of Her Age

" Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Sarah CLARK, Wife to Mr. Richard CLARK; Who Died Feb'ry 8th 1734, in ye 43rd Year of his Age. Benoni their Son Died Oct'r 31st, 1736. Aged 2 Years 9 Mo.

" Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Richard CLARK, who died Feb'ry 24th 1809, Aged 77 Years.

~ Consoling thought (tho' we the loss deplore) ~ He feels the iron hand of pain no more ~ He's gone to feast on pleasures well refin'd ~ And joys as lasting as the deathless mind. ~

" Here Lyes ye Body of Mrs. Elizabeth CLARK, Wife of Mr. Richard CLARK; wdtL May 8th 1777, in ye 42d Year of Her Age

" Richard CLARK, Son of Mr. Richard & Mrs. Mary CLARK; Dec'd April ye 29th 1723 : Aged 4 Years, 2 Mo & 26 Days

" Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Uriah CLARK, Aged 77 Years : 1 Mo & 21 : Day's, Dec'd July : 26 1721

~ Blessed are ye Dead that Die in ye Lord. ~

" Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Thomas CLARK; Aged about 40 Years; Dec'd Feb'ry 1st, 1719.

Revolutionary Soldiers

Widow Ann Clark 6 0 pounds shillings

Thos. Clark 821

Rich'd Clark 626

1st Parish Church

" Miss Sarah G. Clarke - member not sure of date!


Watertown Records Books 1, 2 and 3 published 1894

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At a Meeting att Mr Northcrosses the 16 day u month 1648. ordered that Deacon Child and Brother Bairsto shall goe and spake with Mr Eire to knowe of him what the reason is that he lay claime to that parcell of medow towards Sudbury : and to tell him what the towne intend to doe : vnles he can shew Reason to the contrary ordered that John Firmans heires haue a Just Rite to a Farme as other Townesmen haue due to John witherell 1£ 01* 6d for one wolse : & 7 foxes and 3 days worke The Towne granted to Richard Sawtell those trees that ly in the bottome by Willyam Clarkes ; vpon Condition he make a suf ficient foot Bridge theare

p39

book 6* : 2d and then the Towne is Cleere with him (24 : 8 : 1654) I hugh Mason Receiued of John Larance Clarke  (note: this may well be John Larance "clerk") in all 2 : 17 : 6 : I haue with it procured a leading ftase for the Companys vse 2^ : and payd to Sarint Brite 2s 6 towards his Losse when he was Clark of the band also I paid to John perse Dromer 3 : 6 inall 2^ : 6s Due in my hands to the Com pany o : 11 : 6

Index to Persons.p151

Thomas  Clarke 119

William Clarke 17

p9 Lands, Grants and Possessions.

ri4i [The holders either as grants or possessions of the lots upon this page, which is missing from the volume of records, are supplied from the inven tories of grants and possessions. Where two names are given the first held by grant Eds.]

#38 iohn Tomson, W. Clarke Two Acres.

p12 Lott : 1 or Division. [No . of the lot.]

William Clark  Fifty eight acre Lot # 49

[First Inventory of Grants and Possessions Original index to first inventory]*

[20 Page} 68 William Clarke. R

p53 Lands, Grants and Possessions. [95](68)

William Clarke. 1. Two Acres of upland bounded the Northeast with Richard Sawtle the Southwest with Richard Holden the Northwest with the highway & the Southeast with Simon Stone. 2. An Homestall of Five Acres bounded the South with the highway the North with Edmond White the East with Busbies lane & the Weft with the Swampe. 3. A Farme of Fisty eight Acres of vpland in the 1 Division. 4. Two Acres of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 38 Lott. 5. Twenty five Acres of vpland being a great Divident in the 4 Division & the 22 Lott.

Richard Sawtle. 1. An Homestall of Five Acres more or les bounded the East with Busbies lane the South with the highway the West with William Clarke & the North with Nicholas Busby & Edmond White. 2. One Acres of Plowland in the hither Plaine & the 36 Lott. 3. One Acre of Meddow in the remote Meddowes & the 107 Lott. 4. Twenty five Acres of vpland in the 4 Division & the 8 Lott, being a great Divident. 5. A Farme of Sixty seven Acres of vpland in the 9 Division. 6. Seven Acres & halfe of vpland beyond the further Plaine & the 61 Lott.

Henry Kemball iun. 1. An Homestall of Three Acres bounded the North the highway the South with the Meetinghouse land the East with Richard Holden & the West with William Knop iun 2. Three Acres of vpland bounded the North with the high way the South with Simon Stone the East with William Clarke & the West with John Gosse.Lands, Grants and Possessions. 65 3. Two Acres of Meddow bounded the East & North with Thomas Boyden the Weft with John Biscoe & the South with Nathaniel Bowman. 4. Fisty Acres of vpland bein a great Divident in the 4 Divi sion & the 28 Lott.

Richard Browne. 1. An Homestall of Twelve Acres by estimation bounded the North w,h Richard Beers & John Prescott the East w,h John. Smith the West w* William Knop & the South w,h William Barsham granted to him 2. Three Acres of Meddow by estimation bounded the South w,h William Barsham & the North w* his owne granted to him.3. Nine Acres of Plowland in the further Plaine by estimation bounded the South w* the river the North w,h the highway the East w* John Stowers & the West w* Winifred Woolcott granted to him. 4. Nine Acres of remote Meddow bounded w,h the farmeland & the seventy two lott granted to him. 5. Twelve Acres of remote Meddow by estimation lying next the turne of the river granted to him. 6. Fisteen Acres of vpland by estimat1on vpon the meeting house Common three Acres of it adioyning to his homestall the other twelve adioyning to the meeting house land & bounded w,h the highway granted to him. 7. Twelve Acres of vpland by estimation bounded the North w™ George Munnings the South w,h John Grout the East w,h the highway & the West w,h William Jennison granted to him. 8. Nine Acres of vpland by estimation in the town plott bounded the East w,h William Clarke the West w,h Joseph Bemis the South w* Nathan Fiske & the North w* the highway granted to him.Lands, Grants and Possessions. 73 9. Seven Acres of vpland by estimation bounded the East w,h Abram Browne the West w* William Bridges the North w* Roger Willington & the South with Banklane granted to him. 10. Two Acres & halfe of Marsh by estimation bounded the South w* the river the North w,h Henry Cuttris the East w,h John Smith & the West w* Jeremiah Norcrosse granted to him. in the second Divifion & the twenty foure lott granted to him. 12. Three Acres of Marsh by estimation bounded the South w* the river the East w* Abram Browne the West w,h William Bridges & the North w,h Simon Stone granted to him.

 

Richard Sawtle. fa An Homestall of Five Acres by estimation bounded the East w,h the dristway the West w,h William Clarke the North wth Nicholas Busby & Edmond White & the South w,h the highway granted to him. 2. One Acre of plowland in the hither Plaine by estimation bounded the East wth Henry Bright the West w,h Francis Smith the North & South wth the highway granted to him. 3. One Acre of remote meddow by estimation being the Hun dred & seventh lott granted to him. 4. Twenty five Acres of Vpland by estimation in the fourth Division & the Eight lott, being a great Divident granted to him.5. Seven Acres & halse of vpland by estimation beyond the further Plaine & the Sixty one lott granted to him. 6. One Acre of meddow by estimation at Beverbrooke bounded the South wth the brooke & the North w,h Common land granted to him.

 

Lands, Grants and Possessions. 137

William Clarke. 1. An Homestall of Five Acres by estimation bounded the South the highway the North wth Edmond White the East w,h Busbies lane & the West w,h the Swampe in his Possession. 2. Two Acres of upland by estimation bounded the Northeast wth Richard Sawtle the Southwest wth Richard Holden the North west wth the highway & the Southeast w,h Simon Stone in his Possession. 3. Two Acres of remote Meddow by estimation & the thirty eight lott in his Possession. 4. Twenty five Acres of vpland by estimation being a great Divident in the fourth Division & the twenty two lott in his Possession.

146 Watertown Records.

 Henry Kemball iun. 1. An Homestall of Three Acres by estimation bounded the North w,h the highway the South w,h the Meeting house land the East wth Richard Holden & the West wth William Knop iun. in his Possession. 2. Three Acres of vpland by estimation bounded the North w,h the highway the South w,h Simon Stone the East w,h William Clarke & the West wth John Gosse in his Possess1on. 3. Two Acres of Meddow by estimation bounded the East & North w,h Thomas Boyden the West wth John Biscoe & the South w,h Nathaneel Bowman in his Possess1on. 4. Fifty Acres of upland by estimation being a great Divident in the fourth Division & the Twenty eight lott in his Possession.

176 Watertown Records.

[Ill] To Joseph Mason Proprietors Clerk. You are hereby ordered to post Up Notifications at some publick places in Water- town in the words following. The Proprietors of ye Common and Undivided Lands in Watertawn Are hereby defired to meet at the Publick Meeting house in the East Precinct in sd Town on Munday the Tenth of February Next at one of ye Clock asternoon for ye Ends following. 1. To know the mind of the Proprietors whether they will sell y' piece of Common Land Lying South of Doctor Clarks Dwelling house in sd Town.

Watertown Jan* 16: 1734. The Proprietors of ye Common and Undivided Land in Water- town are hereby Defired to meet at y"5 Publick Meeting house in ye Easterly Precinct in sd Town on Munday the 10,h Day of Febv next at one of ye Clock afternoon for ye Ends following viz,. 1. To know ye mind of the Proprietors whether they will sell that piece of Common Land Lying south of Docter Clark,s Dwell ing house in sd Town.

Watertown Janr Joseph Mason, Prop' Clerk, the 17: 1734. [113] At a meeting of the Proprietors of the Common and undivided Land in Watertown on the 1o,h Day of Feb? 1734/5 regularly Assembled for ye Ends set forth in the Notification. 1 . Voted and chose Joseph Mason Esqr Moderator. 2. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of ye Proprietors to sell that piece of Common Land Lying south of Doctor Clarks Dwelling house in Watertown. And ye Vote past in ye "Nega tive.

Lands, Grants, and Possessions. Index to Inventories.*

Clarke, William p 53, p 13

192 Lands, Grants, Possessions, and Proprietors, Book.

Clark, Doctor 176. 177

Clark William, 9, 12, 53, 64, 7

8 Watertown Records.

[1640 Additional names found upon Middlesex Co. Clerk of Courts Records.

[9]  [1640] Mary the daughter of William & Margery Clarke borne 10 (10)

[11] 1641 John the son of Hugh & Elisabeth Clarke borne 13 (8)

[15] 1644. Elisabeth the daughter of William & Margery Clarke borne 26 (9)

 [12] 1642.  Uriah Clark sonn of Hugh and Elizabath Clark borne the: 5d 4™

[17] 1645. Hanna Clark of willyam and mergrett Clark Borne the 13 Day 12m

[21] 1647 Elizabeth Clark Daughter of Hugh and Elizabath Clark borne the 31 11

70. Births, Marriages, and Deaths.

Clark, Clarke.

" Elizabeth 9, 10, 11, 13

 " Hannah 12

" Hugh 9,11,13

', John 9, 10

" Mary 8

 " Margery 8,10

" Mergret 12

" Uriah 11

" William 8,10,12


 

Watertown Third Book

 

Town Proceedings Index to Persons

Benjamin Clark 307, voted and chosen for Surveyors

              329, Chosen for Tythingmen

John Clark 316, [344] Provinceof the Massachusetts Bay, Generall Courts ORder} Whereas the great and Genll Court in their present S by their order of hte 19th of Nov. Dictated a Comitee to go toWatertown Vizt Isaac Winslow, John Cushing, & Samll Thazter of the COuncil; John Clark, Wm. Dudly, John Chandler & Wm Throop of the House of Reps: and to consider hte most proper bound line between ye east and and west precincts of ye sd town & whether it be fitt and reasonable yt either or borh ye meeting houses there be removed & to what place & in what time & x.

Uriah Clark 69

85.  Uriah Clark appointed to gather in the maintenance for the ministry & pay it in Quarterly for the Ends aforementioned,

90. 9 Jan. 1694/5 Uriah Clark "Collector" given the sum of 14/00/2

123 at general town meeting 20th 1698/9 selectmen: Uriah Clerk

127  selectmen 4 Oct. 1699 empower Uriah Clark & Caleb CHurch to warm Mr. Wm.. Shattuck Sr to run his property line properly

128. Mr. Uriah Clark made return to the selectmen about property line dispute & c

130.  at a meeting of the selectmen the 11th of March 1699/1700 the selectmen did nominate and Impower Uriah Clark in the towns behalf to appoint time and place of meeting for the persons appointed by the town in the matter of acontrovercy between the twon and wm shattuck etc.

131.  At a general town meeting 25 Marcy 1700: At the above sd meeting there was chosen to oder the prudential affairs of th twon for the year Insueing: for selectment: Uriah Clark

135 Return of this order and your doings their on to the selectmen on wedensday next at the dwelling house of mr Uriah Clark in sd town.

136.  To Joseoh Livermore Constable of water town greeting: Sir: you are hear by orderd by the selecttmen forwith to warn Deliverance Taylor alies graves if if she may be found with in your prescinct forwith to depart out of water town : or give good security to the selectment that she be not Chargeable to sd town and make reutrn of this order iwth your Doings thereon to the selectmen on wedensday next which will be : 19 of feb : instant at the dwelling hosue of mr. Uriah Clark, Sr. " hear of you may not fail by order of the selectmen february : 13 : 170/1: Bemja. Gearfield town Clerk

THe Constables Return is as followeith: feb : 19 : 1700 : 1 " I have executed this oder according to the tenner their of: Joseph Livermore Constable of water town.

 

 

 

Births Marriages and Deaths

Clark

Abigail 70  Jason Rice & Abigail Clerk both of Sudbury married 31 May  1722 by Jonas Bond JP

Anna 48, Daniel Billings of Concord & Anna Clark of Watertown married by Jonas Bond, JP 24 April 1712

Benjamin 19, Benjamin Clarke son of Uriah  & Mary Clark born 6 Nov. 1696

97 Benjamin Clark  son to Nathaniel & Mary Clark born Oct. 22, 1731

John 96 John Clark of Newton  & Hannah Cuttin of Watertown were married by rev Warham Wms, min of gospel

Lydia 104Aug. 16th 1735 Agustus Hale of Boston & Lydia Clark of Watertown were married by rev Seth Storer pastor of ch in watertown

Martha 18, 18 Susanna Clark dau of of Uriah  & Martha Clark born 13 Nov. 1701

Mary 19, , Samuel Clark son of Uriah & Mary Clark born 15 July 1700

59, JOhn Kimbok & Mary Clerake both of Watertown married by Mr, Samuel Angier minister of hte Gosple in said Town 14 June 1717

84, Nathaniel Clark  son of Nathaniel  & Mary Clark born 10 Oct. 1727

97 Benjamin Clark  son to Nathaniel & Mary Clark born Oct. 22, 1731

Miriam 59 don't see this record

Nathaniel 19, Nathaniel Clarke son of Uriah  & Mary Clark born 20 June 1698

84, Nathaniel Clark  son of Nathaniel  & Mary Clark born 10 Oct. 1727

97 Benjamin Clark  son to Nathaniel & Mary Clark born Oct. 22, 1731

Peter 19, Peter Clarke son fo of Uriah  & Mary Clark born 12 March 1693

Samuel 19, Samuel Clark son of Uriah & Mary CLark born 15 July 1700

107 Dec. 2nd 1736 Mr. Samuell Clark and Mary Corbit both of Watertown were jioined in marriage  by the rev. Seth Storer pastor of a church in Watertown

Susanna 18 Susanna Clark dau of of Uriah  & Martha Clark born 13 Nov. 1701 Clark

Uriah 11,

18, Susanna Clark dau of of Uriah  & Martha Clark born 13 Nov. 1701

19 , Samuel Clark son of Uriah & Mary Clark born 15 July 1700

 

 

Appendix: Plan and register of buirals in the arlington street burying ground

"REGISTER" Alphabetical List

Clark

86 Benjamin 1730

193 Benoni 1736

227 Elizabeth 1777

172 Mary 1728

225 Richard 1723

192  "            1760

97     "           1809

193 Sarah   1734

85  Thomas 1720

84  Uriah   1721

178 Uriah Jr.  1747

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