Susannah Clark

Brief Life History of Susannah

When Susannah Clark was born in 1658, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, James Clarke, was 56 and her mother, Sarah Harvey, was 50. She died on 14 January 1693, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

James Clarke
1602–1674
Sarah Harvey
1608–1689
Mercy Anne Clerke
1635–
James Clark II
1641–1712
Anne Clarke
1636–
William Clarke
1638–
Samuel Clark
1643–1696
Mary Clark
1645–1713
Anna Clarke
1647–
Ebenezer Benjamin Clark
1651–1721
Susannah Clark
1658–1693

Sources (2)

  • James Clark & Harvey in Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89QT-R2H?cc=2060211&wc=WWF8-NSP%3A352085901%2C352877601
  • James Clarke in "The ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth"

World Events (2)

1666

New Haven County was created on 10 May 1666, and was named for an English port town called Newhaven, London, England

1667

created the town on October 10, 1667.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.

Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .

Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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