- Source: Family Data Collection - A Study into Ancestry of the Medfield Partridge
BIOGRAPHY: Theophilus-3 (Benjamin-2, Joseph-1) Clark, born in Medfield in 1670, married Rache l Partridge around 1694.
By 1702, he was settled on the Wheelock Lot No. 1 in both the Old and New Grants.
His dwelling stood at the northeast corner of the present intersection of Village and Schoo l Streets in Medway, and his lands extended westerly as far as the present Peach Street, an d to the east as far as the present Walker Street.
He owned 110 acres in all.
His wife Rachel died in 1717, and he married second, in 1718, Elizabeth (Underwood) Cutler, w idow of Nathaniel Cutler of Reading, who brought three sons with him to Medway.
Theophilus built and ran the "Bent Sawmill" a little south of his dwelling across the Mendo n road.
He served as Selectman in 1714 and 1722, and was on the town committees involved in buildin g the meeting house in the Old Grant on Bare Hill (opposite the head of Pleasant Street in wh at is now Millis), and securing a minister.
The first "warning out of town" took place in 1733 at Theophilus Clark's house, when Constabl e Edward Clark warned a Mary Burrit, possibly a servant, to depart from Medway.
Theophilus was called "Lieutenant" in the town records.
The original layout of Candlewood Island Road, now Oakland Street, ran easterly of his dwelli ng.
About 1733, he removed to Ashford, Connecticut, where he died in 1737. The year he died, he d eeded his 110 acres in Medway to Jacob Parker and Thomas Corbin who later sold off the land i n parcels to Medway residents.
A part of this land, including the dwelling and mill, were bought by his nephew and namesak e Theophilus Clark in 1737