Lieut. Theophilus  CLARK

Lieut. Theophilus CLARK

Male 1670 - 1737  (67 years)

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  • Name Theophilus CLARK 
    Title Lieut. 
    Born 25 Sep 1670  Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 07 Oct 1737  Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00271  Schuler
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2009 

    Father Benjamin CLARK,   b. 09 Feb 1643, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1724, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Dorcas MORSE,   b. Abt 1645, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1725, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1665  Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rachel PARTRIDGE,   b. 12 Jul 1669, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1717  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1691  Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth UNDERWOOD,   b. 08 May 1679, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1757, Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1718  Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Source:
      Massachusetts Town Marriage Records
    Children 
     1. Esther CLARK,   b. 01 Jan 1719, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Theophilus CLARK,   b. 19 Apr 1722, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1760, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     3. Benjamin CLARK,   b. 17 Mar 1724, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F00155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1670 - Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1691 - Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Feb 1718 - Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 07 Oct 1737 - Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 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