'Clarke07'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Clarke of Drayton, Clarke of Welton

                               
Baker identifies the arms of this family as "Argent, on a bend Gules between three Torteuxes as many swans Argent".
Thomas Clarke of Welton & Drayton (a 1641)
1. Thomas Clarke of Welton & Drayton (bpt 06.11.1599, d 1662)
  m. (1621) Agnes Slough (dau of Alice Slough)
  A. William Clarke of CDrayton (d by 1704, 3rd son) had issue
  m1. (27.04.1654) Elizabeth Lane (d 1655, dau of Thomas Lane of Dodford)
  m2. (1655) Elizabeth Clarke
  B. Robert Clarke of Welton (a 1685) had issue
  m. Mary
  C. Joan Clarke
  m. Thomas Clerke of Willoughby
  D. Elizabeth Clarke
  m. Richard Warner of Chacomb
  E. Mary Clarke (a 1661)
  m. John Water of London?
  F. Anne Clarke (bpt 04.11.1632, a 1685)
  m. John Clarke of London & Drayton @@ just below
G.+ other issue - John (d 1685, Captain, had issue), Richard (d 1685, had issue), Joseph (d by 1685, had issue), Job, Samuel of Thrupp Grounds (a 1685), Thomas (d unm)
2. John Clarke (a 1661) possibly father of ...
  A. John Clarke of London & Drayton, Sheriff of London & Middlesex (b c1673, d 04.02.1704)
  m1. Anne Clarke (a 1685) @@ just above
  i. John Clarke of Drayton (bpt 07.09.1694, d 04.06.1731)
  m. (1727) Eleanor Bromwich (b c1700, d 03.09.1772, dau of Edmund Bromwich of Daventry)
  a. John Clarke of Drayton (b 1728-9, d 04.07.1753)
  b. Shuckburgh Clarke (b c1722, d 09.02.1735-6)
  c. Eleanor Clarke (b 1725-6, dsp 13.08.1763)
m. (11.1760) W. Wentworth, alias Creswell, of Lillingston Lovell (d 1783)
  ii. Joseph Clarke of Welton Place, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (bpt 12.10.1697, d unm 29.04.1773)
  iii. Richard Clarke of Norfoft in Guilsborough, later of Welton (b c1700, d 06.12.1774)
m1. (06.02.1723-4) Frances Gardiner (d 20.07.1728. dau/heir of John Gardiner of Guilsborough)
  a. John Clarke (bpt 19.06.1727, bur 31.05.1729)
  b. Frances Clarke (bpt 31.08.1725, bur 02.09.1786)
  m. (29.08.1751, sp) Clarke Adams of East Haddon (d 26.06.1776, m1. Elizabeth Tayler)
  m2. Elizabeth Ashley (bpt 07.10.1718, dsp 12.05.1779, dau/heir of Isaac Ashley of Welton)
  iv. William Clarke (bpt 30.10.1698, d unm)
  v. Anne Clarke (bpt 12.11.1696, bur 02.01.1736-7?)
  m. (10.02.1717-8) Simon Adams (bur 10.1731, vicar of Welton)
  vi. Mary Clarke (bur 28.05.1733)
  m. (1712) Williams Adams of Welton (bpt 26.08.1690, bur 07.06.1774)
  One of their grandsons purchased Welton Manor from Richard Clarke (just above) and changed his name to Clarke.
  m2. Elizabeth (b c1643, d 31.10.1823)
3.+ other issue - Thomas, Elizabeth, Anne, Dorothy, Joan

Main source(s): 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 1, 1830, 'Clarke and Plomer-Clarke of Welton', p460)
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