When Anne Rogers Clark was born in 1725, in Caroline, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Clark III, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Wilson, was 25. She married John Field Sr. on 6 June 1738, in Fairfax, Culpeper, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 1 daughter. She died in March 1804, in Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 79.
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 .
The will of Jonathan Clark 1734 Department of Archives, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia No. 21036. Miscellaneous Papers, File No. 13 H-20 In the name of God Amen the ninth day of Apri …