ID: I560561667

Name: Sabbath CLARK, Sex: M, Birth: 1587 in Stafford, England, Death: 30 Mar 1663 in Tarvin Parish, Oxford, England

Note: e-mail of 8 Jun 1997 from Jean, Joseph's father is proven to be Sabbath Clark of Staffordshire and Hockenhull. Sabbath was born in 1587. This line from Sabbath on down can be found on file with the College of Arms in London. Sabbath's father is thought to be Joseph (probably John) of Burton on Trent who was baptised on 8/31/1539. Sabbath Clark was the Vicar of Tarvin and had five known sons, John, Samuel, Josias, Nathaniel and Daniel and one known daughter Elizabeth. These have been proven to be Sabbath's children as they were mentioned is his will or there are other supporting documents. For example Josias & Nathaniel both graduated from Cambridge became preachers and died before their Father. e-mail of 13 Jun 1997 from Jean, Sabbath's will dated 2/24/1663

After Elizabeth Overton Clark died, Sabbath married second Jane Cropley who d in 1671

"Clark-Clarke Families ...": '... a recent correspondent has cited the 1623 baptism at Tarvin co Chester, of Daniel, son of the Rev Sabbath Clark and grandson of Joseph Clark Jr. and of the Rev Valentine Overton. His older brothers were Samuel and Josias. The Rev. Josias Clark of Boston, Mass is identified by "Colonial Clergy" as son of the Rev. Sabaoth Clark. The link is obvious.'


Earl C. Tourgee Date: December 11, 2000

Seeking reliable publication on parents of Sabbath Clark/Clarke, of Hockenhull, Vicar of Tarvin, Co. Chester,Eng.,instituted 14 Sep 1621. Sabbath m. Elizabeth Overton, b. 1592, co. Warick, Eng, dau of Rev Valentine Overton, Rector of Bedworth, co. Warwick, Eng.Earl at


  1. 1. Bunny Felgate,
  2. 2. Patricia Majewski,
  3. 3. Aaron,
  4. 4.FAMILY ARCHIVES CD: Genealogies of Connecticut Families, Vol. I, pg 418.
  5. 5. Tim Janzen,

Father: Joseph John2 CLARK b: 31 Aug 1539 in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England

Mother: Isabella TURNER b: in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England

Marriage 1 Elizabeth OVERTON b: 1592 in Bedworth, Warwick, England


  1. John CLARK b: 1614 in Chelmsford, England
  2. Samuel CLARK b: 1619 in Plymouth, Devonshire, England . ID: I560562455.  Birth: 1619 in Plymouth, Devonshire, England Death: 1690 in New Haven, CT.  Father: Sabbath CLARK b: 1587 in Stafford, England; Mother: Elizabeth OVERTON b: 1592 in Bedworth, Warwick, England.  Marriage 1 Hannah FORDHAM b: in Flamstead, Co Herts, England; Married: in Stamford, CT.  According to the Directory of the Ancestral Heads of N.E. Families 1620-1700, Holmes, Baltimore 1964, SAMUEL CLARK was at Wethersfield, Conn., removed to Stamford, Conn.; at Mil-ford, Conn., 1669, thence he removed to Hempstead, L. I.  If this is correct, Joseph Clark would have been ~16 in 1669, so he presumably moved with him, but he could easily have wound up in Braintree.  Children:
    1. Daniel CLARK b: 1655
    2. William CLARK b: 1645 in Stamford, Fairfield Co, CT.  Named a son Nathan. 
    3. Samuel CLARK b: 1646 in Stamford, CT
    4. Joseph CLARK b: 1650 in Stamford, CT.  Is this Joseph Clark estimated as born <1657 who died in Braintree in 1708?  ID: I560562460 Name: Joseph CLARK, Sex: M, Birth: 1650 in Stamford, CT.  Father: Samuel CLARK b: 1619 in Plymouth, Devonshire, England.  Mother: Hannah FORDHAM b: in Flamstead, Co Herts, England.  I punched John Francis, the father of Damaris, Joseph's wife, into Connecticut and a John Francis came up b. 1631 in Wethersfield, the same town that Samuel Clark came into as one of the first settlers. According to what I have read there was no record of how or when John Francis came into Braintree.
  3. Josias CLARK b: 1621 in Tarvin Parish, Oxford, England
  4. Daniel CLARK b: 5 Sep 1622 in Tarvin Parish, Cheshire, England
  5. Nathaniel CLARK
  6. Elizabeth CLARK

 Note: Hist of Ancient Wethersfield," Names of First Settlers of Wethersfield: Clarke, Samuel, Palmer, William, Reynolds, John



  1. 1. "Bedford, Westchester Co, New York Historical Records" 1976
  2. 2. "The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut" Frederick Mather
  3. 3. "New York Genealogical Register" Vol 105
  4. 4. "Directory of Anc Heads of New England Families: Holmes
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  6. 6. WFT Vol 3 #4119, 4122
  7. 7. "History of Ancient Wethersfield"
  8. 8. "The Early Settlement of Stamford, Connecticut 1641-1700" Jeanne Majdalany
  9. 9. " The History and Genealogy of Samuel Clark, Sr" Edgar W Clark 1892
  10. 10. Colin Clark, CLARK_J@BLS.GOV

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