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Susanna Clarke

Father: Stephen Clarke (CHR 27 Feb 1565/1566 - ____)
Mother: Elizabeth (____ - ____)

Family 1: John Whipple (1596 - 30 Jun 1669)
  1. +Susanna Whipple (1 Jul 1622 - 10 Aug 1692)
  2.  John Whipple (1 Jan 1623/1624 - 4 Aug 1624)
  3. +John Whipple (21 Dec 1625 - 10 Aug 1683)
  4.  Elizabeth Whipple (1 Nov 1627 - 15 Dec 1648)
  5.  Matthew Whipple (7 Oct 1628 - 12 Oct 1634)
  6.  William Whipple (Oct 1631 - 4 Jun 1641)
  7.  Anne Whipple (2 Jun 1633 - 4 May 1634)
  8. +Mary Whipple (20 Feb 1634/1635 - 25 Jun 1720)
  9.  Judith Whipple (Aug 1636 - 27 Jun 1637)
  10.  Matthew Whipple (17 Feb 1637/1638 - 30 Mar 1638)
  11. +Sarah Whipple (3 Nov 1641 - 23 Jul 1681)

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|--Susanna Clarke 
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Notes

!SOURCE: William Wyman Fiske. "Clarke and Stacy Origins of Three Immigrants to Ipswich, Massachusetts: Simon and Elizabeth (Clarke) Stacy and Her Sister, Susanna (Clarke) Whipple." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 160 (January 2006): 17-29.

!SOURCE: Email from Blaine Whipple to Allan Lewis (copied to Weldon Whipple), 6 Mar 2006. Blaine writes:

The wife of John Whipple of Ipswich, Mass. has been found. She is Susanna Clarke. She and John Whipple were married 28 August 1621 at St. Andrew by the Wardrobe, London.

The research was done by Dr. William Wyman Fiske of Cape Cod, Mass. The January issue of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Vol. 160, No. 637) published Dr. Fiske's article "Clarke and Stacy Origins of Three Immigrants to Ipswich, Massachusetts: Simon and Elizabeth (Clarke) Stacy and Her Sister Susanna (Clarke) Whipple.

Susanna is one of 5 children born to Stephen and Elizabeth (____) Clarke. They were all baptized at Theydon Gannon, Essex. Susanna's baptism took place 11 Jan. 1595/6.

!SOURCE: Blaine Whipple, History and Genealogy of "Elder" John Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts (Victoria, B.C.: Trafford, 2004), p. G4. "Susanna was born in England abt 1600 and died after 13 Jul 1661 in Ipswich at approximately 61 years of age. Her maiden name may have been Stacy of Clark (Clerke). ... Ipswich historian Joseph B. Felt gives her name as Sarah and cites 14 June 1658 as her date of death."

!DEATH: Variant dates: 14 Jun 1658 and Aug 1658. Blaine Whipple gives 1661 as her death date (28 Jan 1998); on 25 Mar 1998, he gives date as "after 7/13/1661."

!NAME: Some sources give name as Sarah Hawkins. See One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families / John Osborne Austin. -- Salem, Mass, 1893 ; reprint ed. Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co, 1977, p. 262. Email from Cory Panshin (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Web Site on 15 Oct 1997 gives her name as Sarah Hawkins.

!NAME: Her favored name seems to be Susanna Stacy or Clark. See A Partial List of the Descendants of Matthew Whipple, the Elder, of Bocking, Essex County, England (High Point, North Carolina, Oct. 1965, p. 8. Microfiche at BYU Library, Provo, UT). Blaine Whipple gives her name as "Susanna (maybe Stacy or Clark)" in email to Weldon Whipple, 28 Jan 1998.

!SOURCE: Mabel Young Sanborn, "The Ancestry of Brigham Young," The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine (1931), vol. 22, p. 17. Gives name Sarah.

!SOURCE: Email from Blaine Whipple to Allan Lewis, 16 Jun 2004. Blaine writes:

John Whipple's first marriage is not listed in St. Mary's parish register. Some genealogists have identified his wife as Sarah Hawkins, others as Susannah Stacy or Clark. It seems more plausible to this author that it was Susannah Stacy or Clark.

Hawkins has been proposed by those who claim that the Whipple brothers married Hawkins sisters. Sarah and Anne Hawkins were married in Bocking in1622: Anne to Matthew Whipple on May 7 and Sarah to William Coppin on September 26. Their brother, John Hawkins, Jr,. by will dated September 3, 1633 (proved October 18) made a bequeath to "my sister Whipple." Hawkins' used names and identifying terms throughout the will: wife Sara, children John, Robert, Sara, Margaret, Mary, Judith, mother Mary, brother Francis, sisters (by married name) Kent, Edes, Archer and Whipple, and brother-in-law John Kent. To be consistent, if he had two sisters who married Whipple men, he would have distinguished be-tween them.

That John married Susannah Stacy is suggested by Elizabeth Stace's (Stacy) 1670 nuncupative will made in Ipswich, Mass., her daughter Ann Stacy's will in 1681-82, and a letter written by John Whipple's daughter Sarah in 1681 to her husband Joseph Goodhue.

Elizabeth married Simon Stacy, Sr. a clothier from Bocking November 6, 1620. Her maiden name was Clerke which may have evolved into Clark. The Stacy's immigrated at the same time as Matthew and John Whipple and Simon was granted "six acres of planting ground beyond the swamps next to John Whipple" in 1638. Elizabeth's verbal will, proved 29 March 1670, was expressed by her to her children Simon, Sarah, and Ann. In that will, She referred to her cousin John Whipple [Jr.]. Ann Stacy names her brother Simon Jr. and sister Sarah in her will dated February 13, 1681-2 and appointed "my cuzen John Whipple [Jr.] senior executor". Whipple later presented the inventory of the estate to the court.5 In anticipation of death (she died a week later), Sarah Whipple wrote a letter to her husband deacon Joseph Goodhue on July 14, 1681 suggesting her husband give their 2-year-old son John to "her cuzen Simon Stacy" to raise after her death.

At that time, in addition to meaning the children of your aunt or uncle, cuzen was used to claim kinship or a relationship, hence the conclusion that Elder John Whipple's wife was either a sister of Simon Stacy or his wife Elizabeth Clerke (Clark). Other Whipple-Stacy relationships are suggested by the fact that seven of the 12 persons named as heirs to Simon Stacy Jr.'s estate sold their rights to Col. Francis Wainwright of Ipswich, husband of "cuzen John Whipple's" daughter Sarah. Also, Matthew, Jonathan, and James Whipple, grandsons of Matthew Whipple, were in possession of land in 1709 that had belonged to Thomas Stacy, son of Simon Stacy, Sr.

!SOURCE: Blaine Whipple, 15 Generations of Whipples: Descendants of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Abt 1590-1647: An American Story (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 2007), 2:G8. "Ipswich historian Joseph B. Felt gives her name as Sarah and cites 14 Jun 1658 as her date of death."

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