Nathaniel CLARKE (RIN: 2218), son of Thomas CLARKE and , was born 1642 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth SOMERBY 23 November 1663 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 25 August 1690 in Aboard The Ship "Six Friends" at sea. Elizabeth SOMERBY (RIN: 2219), daughter of Henry SOMERBY and Judith GREENLEAF , was born 01 November 1646 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. She died 15 MAR 1715/16 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.


Children of Nathaniel CLARKE and Elizabeth SOMERBY are:
1. Henry CLARKE (RIN: 2216), b. 05 July 1673 See Henry CLARKE & Elizabeth GREENLEAF OR Henry CLARKE & Mary PIERCE

Other Marriages/Unions for Elizabeth SOMERBY:
See John HALE & Elizabeth SOMERBY


Notes for Nathaniel CLARKE:

The parentage of Nathaniel Clarke is not known for certain. He is
listed as the son of Thomas Clarke of Ipswich, MA, but there are
three Thomas Clarkes of Ipswich who could be his father. The
most likely candidate is Sgt. Thomas Clarke, Sr, place and date of
birth unknown; died in Ipswich 9 January 1689/90; married to Mary
-----, who died in Ipswich in 1689/90 about 27 weeks after her
husband's death. This Thomas was an Ipswich proprietor in 1634,
and a freeman on 2 June 1641. He and his sons carried on the
tanyard at the foot of Summer Street for some sixty years. He was
one of those who surveyed the land up the Merrimac River to
whom the General Court voted payment on 6 June 1639. He, with
son Thomas and others, signed the protest against the treatment of
the King's Commissioners in Boston in 1666.

Nathaniel's first land deed of record in Newbury was in 1664. In
1670, he was chosen to lay out the road to the ferry in Amesbury.
He was one of a committee of leading men of the town to divide
the common lands among the freeholders, and forty-five acres
were apportioned to him. He was usually addressed "Honorable"
by his contemporaries. He was appointed naval officer for the
ports of Newbury and Salisbury by the General Court in 1684. In
1685, he was an Ensign in Capt. Daniel Pierce's company at
Rowley. He made out his will on 21 August 1690 in Newbury just a
few days before he died at sea on the expedition to Quebec.

Nathaniel and his wife Elizabeth (Somerby) Clarke had eleven
children, all born in Newbury, MA:

Nathaniel, b. 5 Dec. 1664; d. 6 June 1665.
Nathaniel (again), b. 13 March 1666; d. on the Canada
expedition in Oct. 1690, just a few months after his father
died; m. Elizabeth Toppan, daughter of Dr. Peter Toppan.
Thomas, b. 9 Feb. 1668; d. 25 April 1722; m. (1) Sarah
Noyes, daughter of Col. Thomas and Martha (Pierce) Noyes;
m. (2) 17 Oct. 1705, Lydia Moody, daughter of Samuel and
Mary (Cutting) Mood
John, b. 24 June 1670; m. Elizabeth Woodbridge, daughter of
Rev. Benjamin Woodbridg
Henry, b. 5 July 1673; m. (1) Elizabeth Greenleaf; m. (2)
Mary Pierc
Daniel, b. 16 Dec. 167
Sarah, b. 12 Jan. 1678; m. Nicholas Gilman, son of John
Gilman of Exeter, N
Josiah, b. 7 May 1682; m. Sarah Woodwell.
Elizabeth, b. 15 May 1684; m. (1) Dr. Robert Hale; m. (2)
John Gilma
Judith, b. Jan. 1687; m. (1) Israel How; m. (2) Thomas
Jenkin
Mary, b. 25 March 1689; died young.


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