Lothrop Clark

3 May 1751–
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Lothrop

When Lothrop Clark was born on 3 May 1751, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, James Clark Jr., was 28 and his mother, Hannah Swift, was 23. He married Mary Rider on 17 April 1772, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Lothrop Clark
1751–
Mary Rider
1754–1804
Marriage: 17 April 1772
Mary Clark
1775–1819
Lothrop Clark
1778–1805
Betsey Clark
1781–1811
Hannah Clark
1784–
Sarah Clark
1787–
Eloner Clark
1790–
Benjamin Clark Sr.
1792–1878
Steven Clarke
1797–1863

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 April 1772
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lothrop Clark in entry for Benjamin Clark, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Lothrop Clark in entry for Betsey Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lothrop Clark in entry for Lothrop Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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