Robert Clements1,2,3,4,5

M, #403, b. 14 December 1595, d. 29 September 1658
  • Baptism*: 14 December 1595; Cosby, Leicester, England6
  • Marriage*: before 1615; Principal=Lydia (?)6
  • Residence*: 1617; Huncote (near Cosby), Narborough parish, Leicester, England7
  • Residence: 1624; Ansley, Warwick, England7
  • Residence: 1634; Broughton, England7
  • Residence: 1638; Witherly, England7
  • Immigration*: 1642; Possibly on his own boat. Probably with Tristram Coffin.8
  • Residence: 1642; Penntucket (later renamed Haverhill), Essex Co., Massachusetts9
  • Marriage*: before 1657; Principal=Judith (?)10
  • Death*: 29 September 1658; Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts11
  • Note*: On 15 Nov 1642 the land for the town of Haverhill was purchased by Indian deed by John Ward, Robert Clements, Tristram Coffin, Hugh Sheratt, William White and Thomas Davis.12
  • Note: Notes:
    Built early grist mill.
    Nov 1645 made freeman.
    1645 made a "commissioner to end causes" in Haverhill, equivalent to Justice of the Peace.
    1647-1654 Deputy to the General Court.
    1648-1654 Associate Judge for the County of Norfolk.
    1649 Commissioner to lay out county roads.
    Twice licensed to sell wine.
    Managed English properties from New England.

    See Greely article and Clement book for biographies.13,2
  • Note: Robert Clements' son Job Clements preceded him to New England, being in Ipswich in 1640, and in the same year being among the twelve original settlers at Haverhill, and was there when his father first arrived. Traveled back to England and later returned to Haverhill.14
  • Note: Will of Robert Clements of Haverhill dated 6 Sept 1658, proved 11 Oct 1658, makes bequests to his wife, unnamed, and to sons Job, Robert, John, Abraham and Dannell, and to the executors his sons [-in-law] Moses Pengrow & Abraham Morrill & John Osgood. Inventory £494.14.02, includes grist-mill & homestead. Essex Co. Probate Files, Case #5604.1
  • Note: Robert Clements' will specified that, after her death, the house and lot and associated lands given to his wife Judith, be divided between his children's children. A division of this property, was made by Job Clements and the executors on 8 Oct 1669, and affirmed by different parties in 1684, 1672 and 1685. The heirs were Job Clement's two children, John Osgood's two children, Moses Pengry's six children, and Abraham Morrill's five children.15
  • Note: Regarding the English ancestry of Robert Clements, see the articles by Henry Wyckoff Belknap and Adolphus Washington Greeley.3,2
Last Edited: 30 Sep 2015

Family 1:

Lydia (?)

Children:

Job Clements16 b. 1615, d. 4 Sep 1682
Lydia Clements16 b. c 1618, d. 16 Jan 1675/76
John Clements16 b. 22 Oct 1620, d. c 1659
Abraham Clements16 b. c 1622
Daniel Clements16 b. c 1624
Sarah Clements+ 16 b. c 1626, d. Aug 1694
Robert Clements16 b. c 1634, d. 1714
Mary Clements16 b. 1637, d. 27 Oct 1710

Family 2:

Judith (?) d. 1669

Citations

  1. [S41] Essex County, MA, Probate File Papers, 1631-1881. original documents. Image database on AmericanAncestors.org., Case #5604, Robert Clement, 1658.
  2. [S131] "Robert Clements of Haverhill and Some of his Descendants", by Adolphus Washington Greeley, Essex Institute Historical Collection, vol 47 (Oct 1911): 317-42. [Viewed via FamilySearch.org catalog]
  3. [S132] "The English Ancestry of the Clements Family of Haverhill, Massachusetts", by Henry Wyckoff Belknap, Essex Institute Historical Collection, Vol. 53 (July 1917):250-4. [Viewed via FamilySearch.org catalog]
  4. [S133] Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England, First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Percival Wood Clement, edited by Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, publ in two volumes, 1927, Phila. Press of Patterson and White Co. [Viewed via FamilySearch catalog]
  5. [S134] "Mark Twain's Clemens Ancestry", by Raymond Martin Bell, The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Volume 35 (May 1985):1-25 [ Viewed on Google books].
  6. [S133] Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England, First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Percival Wood Clement, edited by Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, publ in two volumes, 1927, Phila. Press of Patterson and White Co. [Viewed via FamilySearch catalog], 1:13.
  7. [S133] Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England, First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Percival Wood Clement, edited by Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, publ in two volumes, 1927, Phila. Press of Patterson and White Co. [Viewed via FamilySearch catalog], 1:13-16.
  8. [S133] Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England, First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Percival Wood Clement, edited by Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, publ in two volumes, 1927, Phila. Press of Patterson and White Co. [Viewed via FamilySearch catalog], 1:20-21.
  9. [S133] Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England, First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Percival Wood Clement, edited by Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, publ in two volumes, 1927, Phila. Press of Patterson and White Co. [Viewed via FamilySearch catalog], 1:21.
  10. [S133] Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England, First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Percival Wood Clement, edited by Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, publ in two volumes, 1927, Phila. Press of Patterson and White Co. [Viewed via FamilySearch catalog], 1:13; d. 1:25, 1:27.
  11. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Haverhill - V2, deaths, p. 375.
  12. [S133] Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England, First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Percival Wood Clement, edited by Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, publ in two volumes, 1927, Phila. Press of Patterson and White Co. [Viewed via FamilySearch catalog], 1:21-22.
  13. [S133] Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England, First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Percival Wood Clement, edited by Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, publ in two volumes, 1927, Phila. Press of Patterson and White Co. [Viewed via FamilySearch catalog], p. 1:23-25.
  14. [S133] Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England, First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Percival Wood Clement, edited by Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, publ in two volumes, 1927, Phila. Press of Patterson and White Co. [Viewed via FamilySearch catalog], 1:32.
  15. [S133] Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England, First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Percival Wood Clement, edited by Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, publ in two volumes, 1927, Phila. Press of Patterson and White Co. [Viewed via FamilySearch catalog], 1:26. Website www.jeaniesgenealogy.com/2012/01/robert-clement-of-haverhill.html and others cite "Norfolk Deeds, vol 3, p. 341", presumably from NEHGS library catalog.
  16. [S133] Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England, First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Percival Wood Clement, edited by Mary Lovering Holman and Caroline Clement Brown, publ in two volumes, 1927, Phila. Press of Patterson and White Co. [Viewed via FamilySearch catalog], 1:30.