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Governor Walter CLARKE

Male 1640 - 1714  (74 years)


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  • Name Walter CLARKE 
    Prefix Governor 
    Born 1640  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Walter Clarke 
    _AMTID 110112970940:1030:113090087 
    _UID F49374CB2881476E9440B7DDF32E572226B4 
    Died 23 May 1714  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I51389  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2012 

    Father Governor Jeremiah CLARKE,   b. 1 Dec 1605, East Farleigh, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1652, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Frances LATHAM,   b. 15 Feb 1609, Kempston, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1677, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F21063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Content GREENMAN,   d. 1666 
    Married 1660 
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F21056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah SCOTT,   d. 1681 
    Married 1667 
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F21058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Freeborn WILLIAMS,   b. 4 Oct 1635,   d. 10 Jan 1710  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1683  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F17674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Sarah PRIOR,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F21060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1640 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Mar 1683 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 May 1714 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • An early Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and the first native-born governor of the colony. The son of colonial President Jeremy Clarke, he was a Quaker like his father. While in his late 20's, he was elected as a Deputy from Newport, and in 1673 was elected to his first of three consecutive terms as Assistant. During King Philip's War he was elected to his first term as Governor of the colony. He served for one year in this role, dealing with the devastation of the war, and with the predatory demands of neighboring colonies on Rhode Island territory during the aftermath of the war.