Benjamin Clarke

M, #1179, d. between 15 October 1689 and 10 December 1689
Last Edited: 25 Mar 2012


Ann Phipps


Benjamin Clarke+ b. 13 May 1670, d. bt 15 Mar 1742/43 - 28 May 1747


  • Name Variation: Benjamin Clark
  • Note: "Benjamin Clark one of the earliest settlers had come from London with his father Benjamin Clark who was a stationer in London. They settled in Perth Amboy where Benjamin Senr had a stationery store and it is said 'good books and materials could always be found there".2
  • Immigration*: before 1689; New Jersey
  • Note*: "1689 Oct 15. Clarke, Benjamin, of Amboy, merchant; will of. Son Benjamin heir of real and personal estate. Benjamin Griffith executor. Witnesses - Jo', and Margaret Carrington. Proved December 10, 1689. Middlesex Wills"
    Inventory 10 Sept 1690 £


  1. [S237] John M. Whitall, the story of his life; written for the grandchildren; by his daughter, H. W. S. by Hannah Whitall Smith. publ. Philadelphia, printed for the family, 1879. (Available on, p. 8.
  2. [S425] Society of Friends, Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington Co., N.J. Filmed at Swarthmore. FHL microfilm 16,513., "History of Stony Brook", Item 5 - Removals & Miscellaneous Papers 1684 - 1829.
  3. [S101] Documents relating to the colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary history of the state of New Jersey. aka New Jersey Archives., 23:94 & 93.