Friday, April 9, 2010

Bond 2440 Clerk-Steed

2440. Sir John Clerk & 2441. Elizabeth Steed [England, VA]

~1590, John born in co. Kent, England, heir & s/o 4880. William Clerk & 4881. Anna Cartwright.
~1590, Elizabeth born in Harrietsham, co. Kent, England, d/o 4882. William Steede & 4883. Cicely Culpeper.
John “of Forde” in Wrotham.
6/1/1608, marriage settlement of John and Elizabeth. (S) Visitation of 1619, “Steede”.
1611, “Sir John Clerk of Forde, Knight”, granted administration of his father’s estate.
8/22/1644, John died.
(S) Visitation of Kent in 1619, P3. (S) Stede Hill, Goodall, 1949.

Children of John and Elizabeth:

i. Sir William Clerke, born 1609 in England.
1/7/1636, William married Mary Culpeper, d/o Sir Thomas & Elizabeth Cheney.
6/9/1644, Sir William Clerke of Ford in Wrotham, “at the age of 36 was killed with his friend Sir W. Boteler in the skirmish at Cropredy Bridge 29 June 1644, exclaiming as he fell “Look to Sir William Boteler, for I see he is wounded.” [He also died.]
Children:
John Clerk Esq., born ?.
Mary Clerke, born ?.
She married Richard Hulse [his 2nd wife].
Cecilia Clerk, born ?.
She married Sir Edwin Stede, s/o William, s/o 4882.

ii. Cecilia Clerke, born ~1611 in England.

iii. John Clarke ( 1220), born 1613 in England.
1619 Visitation: “Johannes aetatis 5 annorum et amplius”. Translation: John is 5 years old and more.

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