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CLARKE, Joshua

Male - 1781


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  • Name CLARKE, Joshua 
    Born Queen Anne's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1759  Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1768  Queen Anne's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1775  Tuckahoe Hundred, Caroline County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Jan 1781  Caroline County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
      Volume 426, Page 223

      CLARKE (CLARK), JOSHUA (?-1781)

      BORN probably in Queen Anne's County; a minor in 1747; only son.

      NATIVE: at least second generation.

      RESIDED: in Queen Anne's County; Talbot County, 1759; Queen Anne's County (later became part of Caroline County), 1768; Tuckahoe Hundred, Caroline County, 1775.

      FAMILY BACKGROUND.
      FATHER: Joshua Clarke (?-by 1741), of Queen Anne's County, planter.

      STEPFATHERS John Baynard (?-1747), of Queen Anne's County,
      a planter and Quaker; Henry Feddeman (?-1764),
      of Queen Anne's County, planter.

      MOTHER
      Elizabeth.

      HALF BROTHERS Philip Feddeman;Henry Feddeman.

      STEPBROTHER Thomas Baynard (?-1753), of Talbot County, planter.

      SISTERS:
      Hannah, who married first, her stepbrother Thomas Baynard (?-1753), and second, Henry Thompson;

      Rachel, who married (first name unknown) Dudley;
      Rebecca; and

      Lydia (?-by 1781), who married Henry Costin (?-by 1777).

      STEPSISTERS:
      Margaret Baynard (?-by 1777), who married
      first, John Casson (?-ca. 1761), of Dorchester County, and second, in 1762 Matthew Driver (1740-1798);

      Rachel Baynard.

      NIECES
      Elizabeth Baynard (1748-1809), who married second, Phile-
      mon Dowries (ca. 1741-ca. 1796);

      Margaret Baynard (1752-by 1788), who married Henry Downes
      (ca. 1748-1816).

      MARRIED by 1764 Anne (?-by 1794), daughter of Edward Oldham (1709-1773)and wife Ann Wright (?-by 1754); stepdaughter of Ann Goldsborough (1732-?); granddaughter of
      John Oldham (?-1729); stepgranddaughter of Nicholas Goldsborough (ca. 1689-1766); niece of Hannah Oldham (1702-1759), who married James Edge (ca. 1710-1757), Thomas Wright (?-ca.1784), and Mary Anne Wright (?-1747), who married William Hopper (1707-1772); stepniece of Thomas Goldsborough (ca. 1728-1793). Anne subsequently married by 1785 Robert Williams.

      Her sisters were
      Hannah (?-1828), who married Nicholas Martin (1743-ca. 1808);

      Elizabeth (?-by 1776), who married William Hopper (by 1747-1806); and

      Mary (?-by 1772).

      Her first cousins were William Hopper (by 1747-1806);
      Mary Ann Hopper (1742-by 1792), who married second, James Bordley (?-ca. 1793);

      and Samuel Turbutt Wright (1749-1810).

      ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: by 1759 Anne and her sister Elizabeth were living with their aunt Hannah Oldham Edge from whom they inherited the lands of their uncle James Edge (ca. 1710-1757).

      CHILDREN.
      SONS:
      Joshua, who married in 1791 Ann, daughter of William Coursey, of Queen Anne's County, and wife Ann;

      Edward Oldham (?-ca. 1808), who probably never married; and

      Phillip (?-ca. 1809), who never married.

      DAUGHTERS:
      Ann;
      Elizabeth;
      Mary; and
      Margaret.

      PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

      AFFILIATION: Anglican.

      SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1759; Esq., 1769.

      OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant.

      PUBLIC CAREER.

      LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Conventions, Caroline County, 3rd,
      1774, 4th, 1775, 5th, 1775, 6th-8th, 1775-1776
      (did not attend the 7th and 8th Conventions).

      LOCAL OFFICES:
      justice, Queen Anne's County, 1768-1773,
      Caroline County, 1774^1777, 1778
      (commissioned, but did not qualify), 1793-at least
      1800;
      churchwarden and vestryman, Tuckahoe
      Chapel, St. John's Parish, Queen Anne's County
      (later became part of Caroline County), 1769;

      Committee of Correspondence, Queen Anne's
      County, 1774;

      justice, Orphans' Court, Caroline County, commissioned 1777.

      WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
      LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 3,986 acres in Queen Anne's, Talbot, and Dorchester counties, plus 2 lots, probably in Talbot County (918 acres from his father;

      2,999 acres, plus 2 lots through his marriage, at least 2,000 acres of which were given to his wife in 1759 by her aunt, Hannah Edge, widow of James Edge;
      2 acres by purchase).

      SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST
      ELECTION AND DEATH:

      purchased 32 acres in Talbot County, 1775;

      purchased 345 acres in Queen Anne's County, part of the estate of his brother-in-law Henry Costin, which Clarke was authorized to sell by virtue of a court decree, 1777;

      sold 81 acres of his wife's lands in Caroline County, 1780.
      WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between January and
      February 1781 in Caroline County.

      PERSONAL PROPERTY:
      TEV, 2,253.14.4 current money (including 31 slaves and books);
      FB, 1,436.8.5.
      LAND: 4,280 acres in Caroline, Talbot, and Queen
      Anne's counties.
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    Link to Google MapsBorn - - Queen Anne's County, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1759 - Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1768 - Queen Anne's County, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
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