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It was hard not to be curious about a Jonathan Clarke, a Quaker, who in 1802 was admonished for "striking his wife" and eventually disowned. Later a Jonathan Clarke was a Quaker minister. Was this the same man? There is a second group of Quakers: Freeman Clark and his son Jonathan Clark among others. Are they all connected? And there are other Clarks as well. This research creates a few Clark family groupings in the Quinte area. Thanks to Carm Foster, Lorna Laughton, Ted Dinniwell, Gerry Dobson, Gord Thompson and Janet Kellough for their valued interest and assistance. Information is welcomed from other researchers.
© Randy Saylor, Dec 2016
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This research started with trying to connect Jonathan Clark, who in 1802 is reported in the Quaker minutes to have "abused" his wife, with Thomas Clark and others in the Quaker minutes.
Carm Foster very quickly was able to find Lorna Laughton a descendant of the above Jonathan and also to connect with Ted Dinniwell who is a descendant of a different branch of Clark Quakers that were all under the West Lake Monthly meeting. Lorna and Ted's work was extremely helpful in making sense of what was in the record.
Sections 2 and 3 below focus on the Quaker families that we have come to know a fair bit about. Section 4 presents information on Loyalists who settled in Adolphustown and are quite separate from the Quaker families. And section 5 brings to light a 1792 petition for a group of Vermonters who indicated their interest to settle in Haldimand Township.
Clark or Clarke is a common name and there are many settlers of that name spread across Upper Canada. This web page identifies a few Clark groupings in the Quinte area that might help researchers find connections. More information is always welcome.
A few words are necessary about the Quaker books that are filled with detail.
First is the Register (section 7) which was begun by the orthodox Quakers for the West Lake meeting in 1824 just before the separation in 1828. Quakers split into two groups; the orthodox who were able to keep the meeting house in Bloomfield and the Hicksite followers who had to build a new meeting house and burial ground in Bloomfield. This separation occurred throughout North America.
Second are the minute books of monthly meetings. Haldimand, Ameliasburgh and Adolphustown were subordinate Preparative meetings to West Lake in Bloomfield at the time of the separation. West Lake was the home of the superior Monthly Meeting and Preparative meetings sent representatives to these meetings each month to conduct business. These records provide an amazing amount of detail. In section 8, Clark references in the various Quaker minute books are presented for easier reading. Links to the transcriptions are provided and readers are encouraged to examine the whole book for each meeting.
Quakers are also called Friends, an abbreviation of their formal name: The Society of Friends. For further information visit the web site of the active Canadian Friends Historical Association, CFHA. There is a great deal of information there and they would appreciate your support with a membership.
|2. QUAKERS: JONATHAN CLARK (1775-1856) AND SARAH CONKLIN ( 1781-1844)
This Jonathan Clark was born in Rhode Island and moved with his parents to Dutchess County, NY and he and his wife came to Upper Canada about 1798. He first settled in Adolphustown, then within a year probably moved to Hallowell as a tenant before buying a farm in Ameliasburg in 1807. Jonathan and Sarah were Quakers and he was instrumental in establishing the Ameliasburgh Meeting in 1814. In 1822 they bought a farm at the western edge of Bloomfield, Hallowell Township, and settled there. Jonathan was twice appointed to be a Quaker minister and disowned 4 times, the last in 1838. He was a miller and started the mill on his lot in Bloomfield. After Sarah died he married a second time to Mehitable, surname unknown. He died in 1856 from a horse and wagon accident having had two daughters and five sons: Susannah, Ruth, William, Philip, Allen, Jacob and Timothy.
Who are the parents of Jonathan Clark?
The well known book The Settlers of Beekman Patent by Frank Doherty, describes a Jonathan Clark, born 27 Nov 1775 who married Sarah Conklin on 1 Jan 1797 [First Presbyterian Ch of Pleasant Valley]. His parents were Jonathan Clark b. 1737 in RI and Susannah Allen and they came to Beekman around 1780. Jonathan was their sixth child and he had siblings, Lydia, Gideon, Philip, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Ruth, Allen and William. The siblings stayed in the USA. [V3, p 469-471]
The 1851 census for Hallowell, Prince Edward County shows Jonathan Clark, gentleman, age 75 as being born in Rhode Island. This all fits very well.
The above family matches the Jonathan in a Nine Partners minute book entry of 11mo, 1779. "At this meeting was accepted a cartificate of removal for Jonathan Clark and his wife Susannah and children Viz. Lydia, Philip, Elizabeth, Jonathan & Ruth. From the monthly meeting at Coackset [Acoaxet in Westport, MA] where he came from to reside for a time."
The will of Jonathan Clark senior, of Lagrange, NY was dated 1 April 1831 and probated 30 July 1832. It reads,"I Jonathan Clark of the town of Lagrange, Dutchess County, ... last will and testament ...bequeath to the children of my son Philip deceased, as follows: Jonathan P Clark $30, William Clark $330, David Clark $330, Elizabeth Frost $200, Abigail Clark $200 ... I bequeath to the children of my daughter Ruth Moore as follows: Stephen Moore Junr, Alfred Moore, Anna Maria Congden, Philip Moore, Elizabeth Thorn, William Moore, Contend? W Moore each $10 and to Susan C Moore, Lydia Moore, Ruth Moore $20 and to Jonathan C Moore $25. ... I bequeath to the grandchildren of my daughter Lydia Carpenter deceased viz the children of Leno Carpenter as follows: David Carpenter, Sarah Ann Carpenter, Richard Carpenter, Phebe Carpenter each $20. ... I bequeath to my son Allen Clark $1000 ... bequeath to my daughter Ruth Moore $1600 ... including the note against Seburn Dorland more than 6 years standing ... the note against my son Jonathan Clark Junr shall not be collected and that my executors cancel it or deliver it to him & that he shall receive nothing further from my estate he having received his full share ... appoint son in law Stephen Moore, grandson William Clark and esteemed friend Henry Brost? to be executors ... "
Source: NY Probate Records 1629-1971, Dutchess County, Wills, Vol I-J, 1831-1837, 202, image 136 at Familysearch.org, thanks to Ted Dinniwell for finding this will.
The sibling Lydia married a Zeno Carpenter in 1786. They are named in an index to Creek MM in Dutchess Co., page 15." This matches the information by Doherty and the will.
Note the repeated use of forenames in the two generations which speaks loudly of a connection. The will does not state that the son Jonathan lives in Upper Canada. However it is concluded that this Jonathan Clark of Hallowell is the son of Jonathan Clark of Lagrange NY whose will is above and names his son Jonathan.
What is the first reference to Jonathan in Upper Canada?
The Adolphustown Census has survived for the years 1794 to 1822. The Clark entries for these years are shown below. Note that a Jonathan Clark with wife and a daughter was listed in 1799. This most likely is this family including their daughter Susannah. At this very early date there was no other Jonathan Clark in the vicinity.
The next reference was on 27 8mo 1800 in the Adolphustown Minute book where "an acknowledgment from Jonathan Clark" is mentioned. Acknowledgments were written apologies for past transgressions and asked for acceptance to return to being a Quaker in good standing. A committee was always appointed to meet with the person and make a recommendation. The contents of this acknowledgment were not described. After months of short reports, finally on 5mo 1801, Jonathan's acknowledgment was accepted.
During this period, on 1mo 1801, "The Preparative meeting informed this that the monthly meeting in Ninepartners had informed that meeting that Allen Clark had Deviated from plainness been concerned in making a horse race and attended a training and they requesting our care therein therefore John Dorland, Philip Dorland and Jacob Cronk are appointed." This means that the Preparative meeting informed Adolphustown Monthly Meeting that it had heard from Nine partners Meeting in Dutchess County, NY, that Allen Clark had deviated from the Quaker discipline. It suggests that Allen was in Upper Canada with his brother Jonathan. Attempts to meet with Allen continue till 5mo 1801 then cease suggesting he returned to NY. This is the only record of Allen in Upper Canada.
Jonathan strikes his wife.
In the Adolphustown minutes of 5 mo 1802 it was recorded, "Said meeting also inform that Jonathan Clark had given way to Passion so far as to misuse and abuse his wife which they refer to this meetings consideration." A committee was struck and visits made and on 9mo 1802 his acknowledgment was accepted.
Then a year later, on 9mo 1803, the minutes tell a damning story. "The friends appointed to inform Jonathan Clark of this meetings concusition to disown him Report the appointment answered and produced a few lines for that purpose ? follows which being read in are approved and signed whereby he stands disowned. .... Whereas Jonathan Clark a member of this meeting has so far given way to passion as to use unbecoming words and strike his wife and the repeated labour of this meeting to bring him to sence of his error not having the desired affect Therefore We do Testafy against his said misconduct and disown him to be any longer a member with us untill by amendment of life he shall make satisfaction to this meeting Which that he may be favored to do is our Desire."
Sarah Clark was accepted as a member on 2mo 1805. Over a year later Jonathan Clark submits an acknowledgment and after a number of visits he was accepted six months later. Jonathan was not mentioned in the minutes again till 1813. This is a remarkable story. Quaker women were held as equals to men and abusing your wife was not accepted. Quakers were ahead of their time in so many ways.
1807 Jonathan and Sarah in Ameliasburgh.
In 1807 Jonathan Clark "of Hallowell" buys lot 11, First Concession Lake Side which was in Ameliasburg at the time and became Hillier Township in 1824. They buy it from Philip Dorland, a fellow Quaker. The farm was just west of Wellington village - see the map below. The fact that Jonathan is said to be of Hallowell suggests he was living in Hallowell and perhaps renting a farm somewhere from 1799 till 1807. In 1820, Jonathan buys a further 61 acres of lot 11 and he is said to be from the Township of Ameliasburg. Also in 1820, Jonathan sells the North half of the lot to Henry McDonald. In 1832, Jonathan sells the South half of the lot to his son in law, Jonathan I Bowerman. This matches with the advertisement in Dec 1831 to sell his farm and mill. See below.
This sequence of events for the lot is from the Hillier Abstract book [AO, GSU 198162]. Sarah's name is not mentioned in any of the land records. It appears justified to conclude that lot 11 in Ameliasburgh/Hillier was the principle residence of Jonathan and Sarah Clark after 1807 until they purchase lot 7 near Bloomfield in 1822. Perhaps after 1822 Jonathan had his daughter Susannah and son in law Jonathan Bowerman (who were married about 1820) take over the farm in Hillier and eventually buy him out in 1832.
Below is an image of that part of Hillier that includes lot 11 taken from the 1878 Belden Atlas, pages 40 and 41,
There is a court case in 1807 where Mary Cole, wife of Daniel Cole, "was barred of her dower of lot number 15 of the first concession of Hallowell. Sold to Jonathon Clark." An investigation of the land records of Hallowell and Hillier for a lot 15 in the first concessions shows no sale from Cole to Jonathan Clark. Perhaps Jonathan flipped this right to sell the lot to someone else.
Ted Dinniwell located a book On the Edge of History, Dorland's Creek and the Mills, by E.D. Taylor Ashton, 1996. In it Ashton relates that "Jonathan Clark, a Quaker friend of the Dorlands, moved to lot 25, [Con 3 Lake Side, Hillier Township] in 1812 and sold the lot 6 years later. It is possible that Jonathan Clark worked at building the mill as he moved on to Bloomfield in 1818 and built the Clark Mills."  This lot was in Hillier and next to a mill site on lot 24. Jonathan bought it from James Latham and sold it to James Palmer. There is no evidence to support the idea that Jonathan was involved in the mill on lot 24 other than Jonathan became a miller and in this case owned the adjacent lot. Jonathan bought his land in Bloomfield in 1822, not 1818 as Ashton states. Also it is hard to know if Jonathan lived on lot 25 or lot 11 in what was Ameliasburg at the time. Below it will be shown that Quaker meetings started at Benjamin Garrett's home in 1814 and Garrett bought lot 13 in 1813. Interestingly lot 13 was also a mill site - see the map above. The Quaker meetings then were held at Jonathan Clark's home which was probably two lots east at lot 11. Based on this thinking, it is concluded that Jonathan and his family lived on lot 11.
Establishing a Quaker meeting in Ameliasburg
In the women's Adolphustown book, on 3mo 1814, Jonathan and Sarah have their three children; Susannah, Timothy and Philip, accepted as members. In the next month, 4mo 1814, Jonathan requests a meeting be established "at or near Benjamin Garrets" and a committee is formed to consider the matter. Then on 12mo 1815 we have this entry. "The time expired the meeting was allowd friends at Benjamin Garrets and a Committee report they have attended it and saw nothing but that it was orderly held and also that think best it be moved to house belonging to Jonathan Clarke and the mens meeting informs they unite with them therein." When coupled with the fact that Sarah Clark is very active in the minutes and no other Clarks are named, it is concluded that Jonathan and Sarah are the same couple as described above.
This meeting held at Garret's and later at Jonathan Clark's became the Ameliasburgh Preparative Meeting in Wellington located a few miles west of Bloomfield and was recognized by Adolphustown in 1817. Arthur Dorland in his book A History of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada, 1927, page 86, relates the development of this meeting and mentions the meeting being held at Jonathan Clark's in the early days. He states that Ameliasburg Prep was later called Hillier Prep. This makes sense because Hillier Township was created in 1824 from the part of Ameliasburg Township west of Wellington. On 11mo 1816, in a West Lake Prep book, Jonathan is named on a committee with others to superintend the school.
Moving to Bloomfield, Hallowell Township
In 1822, Jonathan Clark "of Ameliasburg" purchased lot 7, 2 Concession Military Tract, Hallowell. This lot later is just west of the main part of Bloomfield. Jonathan bought the lot from Jonathan Bowerman the second for £1050. The fact that he is said to be from Ameliasburg supports the idea that he was living on the farm that he bought in 1807. In 1824, that part of Ameliasburg became Hillier Township. In 1832, Jonathan Clark sold the south half of lot 11 in Hillier to his son in law, Jonathan I Bowerman. He had already sold the north half in 1820 to Henry McDonald. Therefore by 1832 Jonathan had given up his interest in the Hillier lot.
Jonathan Clark appointed Minister, later disowned
In the women's Adolphustown minute book, 5mo 1817, Jonathan is made a minister. On 8mo 1824 he "is released from the station of minister." The same event is more elaborately noted on 7mo 1824 in a West Lake Hicksite book, "The Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders held 11th of 7th Month 1824 informed this Meeting that the Labours of Jonathan Clark as a Minister are become useless, and after consideration therein, this Meeting is united that he is disquallifyed for that station" and further, "Came to this from [West] Lake Preparative a complaint against Jonathan Clark which is as follows, Jonathon Clark having so far Deviated from that which would have perseaved him as to partake of Spiritous liquors to excess, and using profane language in his family." He was disowned the following month.
Sarah Clark remains active during this period. In a West Lake Preparative minute book Sarah is on many committees from 1809 to 1816 and not again till 1822. A Sarah Clark appears frequently in the Ameliasburgh Prep Women minutes from 1817 to 1819 on various committees and eight times is appointed to attend the Monthly meeting at West Lake. It is concluded that this is the same woman. On 11mo 1821 a complaint against their daughter Susan Bowerman "formerly Clark" is recorded with no details in following meetings.
The 1828 Quaker Separation
In 1828 the Quaker society separates into two. One called the Hicksites who follow the thinking of Elias Hicks and the second called Orthodox. The Orthodox end up with the West Lake meeting house and burial ground. The Hicksites build a new meeting house in Bloomfield and establish a new burial ground. It is a difficult split.
1830 acknowledgment accepted - again
In the West Lake minutes that ended up in the Hicksite hands, Sarah Clark is disowned on 4mo 1830. This means that she remained Orthodox. In the West Lake book that remained in Orthodox hands, on 3mo 1830, Jonathan Clark sends an acknowledgment "condemning his outgoings and deviations." Jonathan is accepted back in 6mo 1830.
Two Jonathan Clarks
On the very next line in this Orthodox minute book is this entry. "Jonathan Clarke, now disowned, was a former trustee of the Haldimand Meeting and a committee is formed to secure the title and deed of Haldimand Meeting house and ground. Freeman Clarke is named as a successor trustee." How do we make sense of this?
The next section details the Freeman Clark family of Haldimand Township near Grafton, Ontario. The Jonathan Clark named above and "now disowned" is the son of Freeman Clark since he became Hicksite. His father, Freeman Clark remains Orthodox and takes over his son's roll as Trustee. There are two men named Jonathan Clark; one from "Hallowell" and b. 1775 who becomes Orthodox and one from Haldimand Township b. 1802 who becomes Hicksite.
There is a small potentially confusing entry in the Haldimand Preparative book that was in Hicksite hands. For several months in a row from 2mo to 12mo 1831, the meeting each month was harassed by Orthodox supporters and the names of the harassers are recorded in the minutes for each month. On 6mo 1831, "Jonathan Clark of Hallowell" is named as one of the harassers. The other Jonathan Clark named frequently in these minutes is the son of Freeman who was Hicksite. In 1831 Jonathan Clark of Hallowell was back in good standing and decided on this one occasion to go 50 miles to Grafton to disturb the meeting with some others from the West Lake Orthodox meeting.
Appointed Minister again
The West Lake Orthodox minutes next mentions Jonathan when he is once again, made a minister on 6mo 1833. "The committee appoints to hear and consider objections if any to Johnathan Clark and Thos Robinson being acknowledged ministers inform they have paid attention thereto and do not find any thing but they may be acknowledged such after deliberation the meeting appears united in their being acknowledged having the unity of the women. The clerk directed to furnish the preparative meeting of ministers and Elders with a coppy of this minute."
Disowned for the last time
In this same West Lake Orthodox minute book Jonathan Clark shows up again on 1mo 1838 to attend the Half Yearly Meeting. This would have to be the Jonathan Clark of Hallowell because the Jonathan Clark of Haldimand died in 1835. But then Jonathan's old ways surface again. On 7mo 1838, of the same book, it is recorded that, "Three of the Committee appointed to labour with Jonathan Clark report further attention and find that part of the complaint Just that relates to abuse of 3 friends in word and disunity with another friend and that he does not appear disposed to make friends satisfaction after weightily considering the matter the meeting unites in the conclusion to disown him." No mention of Jonathan Clark has been found in the minute books after this time.
Jonathan Clark and the "Clark Mills"
In the Settler's Dream, researched by Tom Cruickshank and edited by John Stokes, 1984, it is stated with regards to Bloomfield, "the presence of no less than four mills - Clark's, White's (later Noxon's), Bull's and Bowerman's - all of which harnessed water power from the creeks that feed West Lake." ... "The four mills were located among the farmhouses fronting the Danforth Road (Hwy #33) ..." The book has an early postcard photo of Clark's Mill stating that after the sale in 1847 the mill has remained in the Cooper family until the present day. Thanks to Janet Kellough for finding this reference.
Recall that in 1822, Jonathan Clark bought the whole 200 acres of lot 7 shown on the Belden 1878 map below. Note the mill pond and the symbol "SM" standing for saw mill at the head of the mill pond. Note that across the road on Noxon's property there is a smaller mill pond and the symbol for grist and saw mill. Also, another grist mill is at the end of the mill pond south of the town. Indeed, Bloomfield was a mill town. Google maps of Bloomfield show that the mill pond on lot 7 still exists.
Direct evidence of Jonathan's involvement with mills are these 1831 and 1834 advertisements, below, in the Hallowell Free Press to sell his farm and mill. We know that Jonathan Clark kept the south half family farm of lot 11 in Hillier until 1832 and but probably spent most of his energy being a miller in Bloomfield and lived there. Note that he used the plural "mills" for sale so he owned more than one mill.
Clearly Jonathan was a miller though described as a yeoman in the deeds. Mills powered by dammed streams were seasonal and perhaps being a yeoman was the most important job. What is in question is when he started his own mill. Perhaps it is true that he helped build the mill on lot 24 in Ameliasburg and perhaps even helped Garrett start a mill on lot 13. Maybe when he purchased lot 7 in Hallowell in 1822 the mill was already developed to some degree. Maybe he rented the site before purchasing the lot. More information from other researchers is welcome.
Jonathan sells the south 98 acres of lot 7 to his son William G Clark in 1839 but reserves "the privilege of gravel on said land to re fence the mill house and water works for the benefit of the said Jonathan Clark." This tells us that by 1839 he was still in possession of his mill on lot 7. Then in 1844 he sold his mill and pond, comprising 2 acres of lot 7, to his son Philip Clark for £375. A year later, Philip sells the mill and pond, again 2 acres, to Austin Cuvillier and his two sons of Montreal for £1000. This was paid in cash, a debt note returned by Philip and merchandise and Philip is listed as a merchant. Philip got to keep the mill profits till 1848. [See transcriptions of the deeds below.]
William G Clark sells 48 acres of his holdings on lot 7 to Obidiah Cooper in 1847 and this is shown on the 1878 map above. This does not involve the mill.
Jonathan and Sarah Clark's family
Lorna Laughton has identified this Jonathan Clark by matching the information in the West Lake Register below with the headstone of the same couple buried in the old part of the Wellington Cemetery. The Register has the following:
Clark Jonathan, Hallowell, Disowned, killed by wagon and horse ran again[st] him, 10th mo 12th 1856
Clark Sarah his wife, " , Deceased, 1844
Clark Jacob C, " , Insane Toronto Asalum Deceased
Clark Phillip, " , Deceased 28th of 12th mo 1871
Jonathan's will in 1856 names his second wife as Mehitable. His first wife, Sarah died in 1844 so he probably married Mehitable not long after. No record of the marriage has yet been found. She is also named as his wife in the 1851 census.
The cemetery transcription shows Jonathan Clarke, buried in the Wellington Cemetery, old part, "died 12 Oct 1856, aged 80 yrs 10 mo 15 days", giving a birth date of 27 Nov 1775. His wife Sarah is buried next to Jonathan, "Sarah Clark (wife of Jonathan Clark) died 04/11/1844 (April 11, 1844) aged 62 years 11 months 12 days" giving a birth date of 30 April 1781. They are buried in the old section of Wellington Cemetery row 19 stone 16a and b, grave 1.
Source: Wellington Cemetery, OGS Transcription, Noreen Smith and Hugh Heal, 1997
Their children are:
The Quaker Register has this entry: "Clark Jonathan, Hallowell, Disowned killed by wagon and horse ran again[st] him, 10th mo 12th 1856." Jonathan writes his will on 1 Sept 1856. It is very possible that the will was written after wagon accident occurred and the injuries appeared serious. He died 6 weeks later. Below is his informative will. It is interesting to read one of his wishes, "It is my wish that my body be be laid in Thomas Stinson's burying ground with a large ornamented stone engraved on it Jonathan Clark Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ Died etc." He is not buried in Stinson's Cemetery, instead in Wellington, the old part, perhaps that was the Quaker burial ground. This needs to be investigated. Jonathan was a disowned Quaker after 1837 but there are other examples of non Quaker members being buried in Quaker grounds. In fact, disowned Quakers could attend religious meetings but could not partake in the monthly meetings and the business of the Society. Some of Jonathan's children may have continued as Quakers into the 1850's.
Land Records for Jonathan Clark
Quarter Sessions at Adolphustown, 27th January 1807, Mary Cole, wife of Daniel Cole, was barred of her dower of lot number 15 of the first concession of Hallowell. Sold to Jonathon Clark.
Source: Minutes of the Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the Mecklenburg District, Vol 1, p. 146. Linda Corupe. Thanks to Ted Dinniwell for passing this on.
1807 Ameliasburg, later Hillier
19 Nov 1807, bargain and sale from Philip Dorland, Adolphustown to Jonathan Clark, Hallowell for £105 sells lot 11 Con 1 Lake Side, Ameliasburg, 200 acres. Witnesses Daniel B Dorland and Philip Dorland Junr. Registered 6 Jan 1819. [Note: This lot became part of Hillier in 1824.]
Source: Prince Edward County Deeds, Copybooks, Book F, deed 584, AO, GS 5194
1820 Ameliasburg, later Hillier
8 Mar 1820, bargain and sale from Thomas McCartney and Mary his wife to Jonathan Clark, both of the township of Ameliasburg, for £50 sells lot 11 Con 1 Lake Side, Ameliasburg, 61 acres. Witnesses Samuel Hewe? and Philip Clark. Registered 7 Mar 1822.
Source: Prince Edward County Deeds, Copybooks, Book H, deed 757, AO, GS 5195
1822 Hallowell - lot 7
20 May 1822, Jonathan Bowerman the second, of the township of Hallowell sells to Jonathan Clark, of the township of Ameliasburg, yeomen for £1050 ...200 acres, lot 7, second concession of Military Tract, Hallowell, ... witnessed by Thomas M Brown and Jonathan Bowerman ... registered 11 Nov 1823
Source: Prince Edward County Deeds, Copybooks, Bk I, #880, AO, GS 5195
Township Papers - lot 7
There are no records pertaining to lot 7 in the Township Papers
Source: Township Papers, LAC, RG1-58, film at AO, MS 658, reel 178
1839 Hallowell - lot 7
1 April 1839, Jonathan Clark of Hallowell sells to William G Clark of Hallowell, yeoman, for £600, 98 acres of Lot 7 ... 2 con military tract ... to the waters edge of a certain creek running through the said lot ... also reserving the privilege of gravel on said land to re fence the mill house and water works for the benefit of the said Jonathan Clark ... witnessed by Samuel Pettingill, innkeeper and John T Wilson, inn keeper both of Hallowell ... registered 1 Apr 1839
Source: Prince Edward County Deeds, Copybooks, Bk U, #3215, AO, GS 5199
1840 Clergy Reserves
March 1837, Jonathan Clark of Hallowell prays to buy lot 65, 2 Con, Green Point, Sophiasburgh, a Clergy Reserve. Was leased to Henry Gerow, rents not paid. Recommended to be sold to the petitioner.
[This is the Jonathan Clark and his son Philip - see below.]
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 120, C20/178, C-1729, starts at image 1038
15 Jun 1840, Jonathan Clark, is granted Clergy Reserve, lot 65, con 2, West of Green Point, 194 acres, Sophiasburg
28 July 1840, Philip Clark, is granted Clergy Reserve, west half lot 70, con 2 West of Green Point, 75 acres, Sophiasburg
Source: Crown Lands, C111-3, Vol 1, Clergy Reserve sales, AO, MS 693, reel 190
1844 Hallowell - lot 7
21 Jun 1844, Jonathan Clark of Hillier, gentleman, sells to Philip Clark of Hallowell, yeoman, for £375 2 acres, part of lot 7, 2 con Military Tract, Hallowell, starting at the road then northerly ... to the high water mark on the easterly side of the mill pond and the natural creek ... then westerly ... with all the interest right title and claim of Jonathan Clark to the mill buildings and privileges therein lying and being, with all the woods, ways, water and watercourses thereto belonging ... witnessed by William Rorke and George Rorke of Picton ... registered 21 Aug 1844
Source: Prince Edward County Deeds, Copybooks, Bk X, #4174, AO, GS 5200
1845 Hallowell - lot 7
7 Oct 1845, Philip Clark of Hallowell, merchant, sells to Austin Cuvillier the elder, Austin Cuvillier the younger and John Cuvillier all of the City of Montreal ... said merchants trading and carrying on in business under the name and firm of Cuvillier and Sons for £1000, a part of which that is to say £296/5/11 is hereby acknowledged to have been paid ... and before the sealing and delivery of the presents in sundry articles of merchandize for which Philip Clark has given to Cuvillier and Sons his promisary notes bearing the date July 3 now last past, and for the residue of the £1000 are to advance and furnish to Philip Clark other goods and merchandize as he may require and order from time to time to the amount of £403/14/1 and being the residue of the said sum ... 2 acres, part of lot 7, 2 con Military Tract, Hallowell, ... high water mark of the mill pond south along the easterly side of the mill pond and the natural creek to the road. Together with the flouring mill and the gearing and machinery thereof and the bolts, bins and all other appurtenance thereunto belonging and the privilege of the stream of water by which the said mill is driven ... Philip Clark shall remain in possession of premises till 1 July 1848 and to take and receive to his own use the rents, dues and profits thereof ... witnessed by David B Stevenson, David L Fairfield both of Picton Esquires and Charles Bockers? of Montreal, Esquire
Source: Prince Edward County Deeds, Copybooks, Bk X, #4487, AO, GS 5200
1847 Hallowell - Lot 7
10 Dec 1847, William G Clark of Hallowell yeoman sells to Obidiah Cooper, Hallowell, yeoman for £600, 48 acres, south east part of lot 7 in the second concession military tract, ... witnessed by Thomas Donnelly and Caleb J Williams of Hallowell, gentlemen ... registered 10 Dec 1847
Source: Prince Edward County Deeds, Copybooks, Bk A, #33, AO, GS 5153
1850 Will of Henry McDonald
17 Oct 1850, Last will of Henry McDonald, Hillier. Registered 9 Apr 1858. Bequeath to my wife Hannah Macdonald the homestead north halves lots 10, 11 and 12, 1 con [Lake Side]. To my youngest two children Alan and Philip McDonald the aforesaid homestead, 120 acres, equally divided upon decease of Hannah ... proceeds to my sons William, Nathaniel and George, Sarah Clark, Charlotte Cunningham and Hannah Osterhout to be equally divided ... appoint brother James McDonald of town of Picton Esq, Philip Stevenson of Wellington and wife Hannah ... witnessed James McDonald and Benjamin Philips
Source: PEC Deeds, Hillier Tp, Vol B, 777, AO, GS 5164
|3. QUAKERS: FREEMAN CLARK, 1773- 1835 and LYDIA FERRIS, 1777 - 1871
Ted Dinniwell writes that "Freeman Clark was born 30 Jan 1773, probably a son of William Clarke and Jemima Clark (Clerk). William and Jemima Clerk and family Freeman, Martha, Arnold, Jeremiah, Urania, John, Ruth, Presson and Mary moved from Oblong Monthly Meeting, Dutchess County, NY to Saratoga Monthly Meeting 1-12-1795. There were no births registered for Clark children in the Oblong Register 1757 - 1783. Freeman died in Haldimand Twp, Northumberland County, Upper Canada on 22 Apr 1835."
Lydia Ferris was born 5 Mar 1777 and died Oct 1870. Freeman and Lydia Clark lived in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland County. He was a blacksmith. They were Quakers. The Haldimand Preparative Meeting was formed in 1827 meeting at the home of Freeman and Lydia Clark. A meeting house and burial ground was established on a piece of their farm. They had 10 children.
Lydia's surname, Ferris, comes from an on line genealogy and has not been confirmed by contemporary records. See the 1997 posting titled Clarke, Herbert Stanley on Genuki L archives.
Freeman and Lydia Clark can be traced to the Quaker meetings in NY State. Freeman was disowned in the 3rd month of 1805 for not paying his debts and "absconding." He absconded to Upper Canada!
In the Quaker separation of 1828 two of their sons became Hicksite and took control of the Haldimand Meeting. Freeman and his wife Lydia and most of their children remained Orthodox Quakers.
Who are the parents of Freeman Clark?
Quaker minutes from NY State record this family with their children including a son named Freeman.
The record that links this above family is this will of Benedict A[rnold] Clark. Benedict's siblings are the same as named above. The children listed for Freeman Clark are the same as the children for Freeman Clark in Haldimand Township including Polena's husband. Sibling Martha married Stephen West. It has not been confirmed, but it is assumed that Benedict Arnold is in fact the Arnold in the above Quaker record. It is concluded that Freeman Clark of Haldimand is the son of William and Jemima Clark of Saratoga Co., NY.
Clark Cemetery, Saratoga Co., NY
There are 3 burials from the above.
Jemima Clark, Consort of William Clark, b. 1755, died 23 12mo 1843, age 88 y
Benedict A Clark, Husb of Sussanh Clark, b. 1800, died 15 9mo 1850, age 50 y
Susannah Clark, wife of Benedict A Clark, b. 1790, died 5 7mo 1858, age 68 y
Source: Clark Cemetery, Providence, N side of Clark Rd, 1/4 mile east of Antioch Rd. On line Saratoga Genweb
Freeman and Lydia Clark in NY
In 1789 Freeman is living with his parents in Dutchess County, NY. In 1794 and 1795 the family are mentioned again in the NY Quaker minutes. In 1796, Freeman is disowned, possibly for marrying out but no reason is given. In 1801 Freeman is reinstated to membership and Lydia requests membership indicating she was not a Quaker before marriage. This supports the idea that the disownment in 1796 was for marrying out. Then in 1805, Freeman is disowned for not paying his debts.
First reference to Freeman in Upper Canada.
We are very lucky that the annual census data from 1803 has survived for Newcastle District, [Newcastle District Census, AO, MS16, reels 4 and 5, Hamilton and Haldimand Townships]. See these transcriptions for Hamilton Tp and Haldimand Tp.
Freeman Clark shows up as a single male in Hamilton Township in 1805. We can speculate that he came to Canada to escape his debts and problems. The Quaker minutes state that he "absconded." The next year Freeman brings his family to Canada as he has "1 male, 1 female, 3 males under 16, 1 female under 16" living at his residence. He lives in Hamilton Township till 1808.
Then in 4mo 1808 Freeman Clark purchases Lot 29, Con A, broken Front in Haldimand Township, just east of Hamilton Tp. This lot is a little west of Grafton on the south side of Hwy 2. See the map below.
The Haldimand Township census is very complete and an excellent transcription exists till 1825. The film has been examined for the years after 1825. Note that a John Clark is in Haldimand from 1806 onward and would appear to not be related to Freeman Clark. Freeman is in the census each year with his growing family. Freeman Sr stays on lot 29 north part, Con A till 1833. He dies in 1835.
In 1830, Freeman Sr buys lot 31, a clergy reserve lot, from the government.
Freeman and Lydia join West Lake Quakers
Lydia had not been disowned back in New York in 1805 with her husband, so on 11mo 1818 her request for her membership to be transferred to West Lake is recorded. An Adolphustown minute book states, "Providence Preparative Meeting inform that Lydia Clark had removed with her husband into the verge of West Lake Monthly Meeting in cannada [sic] and requests a certificate for herself and two sons namely Jonathan and Freeman." So Lydia is now a member but she is not mentioned in any of the West Lake minutes until 11mo 1826when she is appointed as an overseer. This implies that she had some prior attendance. Lydia and her husband live in Haldimand Township which is a considerable distance from Bloomfield, Prince edward County, where the West Lake Meeting was centered.
Lydia's husband Freeman was still disowned from his NY meeting. He surfaces first in a West Lake book on 6mo 1827 requesting a meeting in Haldimand stating, "The committee to the care of the Meeting at Haldimand reports as follows. We of the committee to the care of the Meeting at Freeman Clark's have attended thereto and did not discover but that it is orderly held and them friends have requested for a Meeting for Worship and a preparative to be held at or near Freeman Clarks the Meeting for worship to be held on first? day and the Preparative Meeting to held on fourth day Preceeding Monthly Meeting week." A Quaker meeting developed in Haldimand and the meetings were first held at Freeman Clark's house and probably under his leadership. Given that Lydia requested membership in 1818 it is possible that a small gathering of like minded Quakers met at Freeman and Lydia's home some years before 1827.
Freeman feels he better get officially reinstated as a Quaker and on 3mo 1828, "an acknowledgment was read in this Mtg from Freeman Clark and the tenor of it this Meeting is satisfyed with as he resides within the limits of that Meeting the Clerk is directed to forward a coppy of this Minute and requests friends of that Meeting to take the necessary care in his case and inform him of the result. Signed by direction of the Galway Monthly Meeting [New York State] held 6th of 9th Month 1827. Freeman was accepted as a member at Haldimand but under West Lake the next month.
Sons Freeman Jr, Jonathan and Thomas become active quakers
Freeman and Lydia are in the Register as members at Haldimand Mtg. They have sons Freeman Jr, Jonathan and Thomas who are all very active in the Quaker community. They lived near Grafton in Haldimand Township which is 50 miles from Bloomfield where the West Lake meeting was held. West Lake was the monthly meeting and Haldimand Preparative meeting was subordinate to West Lake. This meant that as ministers and overseers, as this family was, they had to travel once a month to the Monthly Meeting in Bloomfield. The obituary for Jonathan in 1835 states that he made this trip; rarely missing a meeting.
The 1828 Quaker Separation
In 1828 the Quaker community experienced a painful separation into either Orthodox or Hicksite Quakers. West Lake was the site of the superior meeting and it disowned all those who became Hicksite declaring the West Lake meeting house and burial ground in Bloomfield to be Orthodox. The Hicksite Quakers at West Lake built a new meeting house and burial ground in Bloomfield and held the Hicksite Monthly Meetings there. There are two sets of West Lake Minutes for 1828. The Hicksite minutes actually start in 1824 and thus they somehow managed to secure the original minute book. The Orthodox book starts in 1828.
The Hicksite book states on 11mo 1828 that "a Complaint against Freeman Clark which is as follows. we have to inform against Freeman Clark for so far deviating from the good order of Society as to interupt our Meeting for Discipline Contrary to order and for bein instrumental in spreading an evil report about a member of our Society which appears not to be true." Freeman is disowned 1mo 1829 and his wife Lydia is disowned for separating on 10mo 1830.
Haldimand Prep Meeting was declared a Hicksite meeting with sons Freeman Clark Jr and Jonathan Clark taking the lead. Their parents, Lydia and Freeman Sr, stayed Orthodox and Freeman's name continues in the Orthodox minutes in a prominent role. Their other children also remain Orthodox.
The Haldimand Prep minutes tell a painful story. Starting in 2mo 1831 and continuing every month till 12mo, a ruckus is described at each meeting. For example in 6mo, "This meeting being Convened under very trying circumstances on account of those coming among us that have separated from the society of friends and others some of which have been disowned therefor and for other immoral conduct namely Freeman Clark Judah Bowerman Thomas Clark Hyram Betts James Purdy Joseph Beadan? [Beulan?] John Haight Isaac Barton George Kelly John Clark Richard Clark Jonathan Clark of Hallowell and Thomas Simpson they persisting in staying after closing the shutters and being requested to withdraw thereby trespassing on the rights and privileges of our solem meetings after consideration this meeting is united in proceding with the business."
Those family members who are orthodox and trying to affect the meeting over these months are: father Freeman Clark, sons Thomas Clark, Richard Clark, Ira Clark, son in law George Kelley. Then there is "Jonathan Clark of Hallowell" who was in good standing at West Lake at that time and subject of section 2 above.
The Haldimand Meeting is Hicksite
The Haldimand Meeting is effectively in control of the two Hicksite sons of Freeman Clark Sr; Jonathan Clark and his brother Freeman Clark Jr. Of course, they disown their father, and brothers Thomas, Richard, Ira and sister Mary.
On the flip side, the West Lake Orthodox minutes disown in a reverse manner. On 8mo 1828, Freeman Clark Sr is made Trustee of the property to replace his son Jonathan who was the former Trustee and has separated. In 9mo 1828, the overseers of Haldimand Prep have separated from the Orthodox. Over several months Jonathan and his brother Freeman Clark Jr are disowned and efforts are made to no effect to get them to make an acknowledgment of their ways. They stay Hicksite.
The West Lake Orthodox women's minutes record that on 11mo 1828, Elizabeth Clark and Deborah Clark are disowned for separating. These are the wives of Jonathan and Freeman Jr. In late 1828 their sons Freeman Jr and wife Deborah and Jonathan and wife Elizabeth "joined the separatists" and are disowned.
Jonathan Clark, son of Freeman Clark, is constantly in the Haldimand Hicksite minutes right up to his death by drowning in October 1835. He was a Hicksite minister and had been appointed to attend the 10mo West Lake Hicksite meeting in Bloomfield. He died in a small canoe between Adolphustown and Stone Mills.
Haldimand Meeting House and burial ground
Recall that Freeman Clark purchased the north half of lot 29 on 7 Apr 1808. On 6 March 1828, Freeman Clark of Haldimand, yeoman, sells 1 and 1/4 acres from lot 29 to "Jonathan Clark and Anthony Terrill of the same place, Trustees of West Lake Monthly Meeting of Friends appointed by said Monthly Meeting to secure the title of meeting house lot and burial grounds" for the sum of one shilling. At this price, Freeman Clark Sr is gifting a small piece of his farm to build a meeting house and burial ground. His son Jonathan is one of the trustees. [Northumberland West Deeds, AO, GS 4781, #344, Bk A and #1717, Bk F.]
The location of the meeting house on lot 29 comes from the 1878 Belden atlas. [Illustrated Historical Atlas Northumberland and Durham, Belden, 1878, reprint, page 52.] Below is a close up of Grafton in Haldimand Township showing lot 29 running from Lake Ontario shore north to the main road. The north half of this lot was owned by Freeman Clark Sr and it shows a church on the lot. There is little doubt that this is the meeting house, though by 1878 it was probably no longer a functioning Quaker meeting house.
In 1985, Haldimand Township hired students to work on local history. In the process they heard from some folks about the Quaker Burying Ground on Lot 29. The site was visited and no head stones were visible. One local recalled a stone marker for Mary Hudson last seen in the 1920's. This is from letters in the possession of Ted Dinniwell. In March 2017, Randy Saylor visited the site and no remains of the building were evident. The owners of the property were not home at the time. Read about Quaker burial grounds in Newsletter #33, page 17, of the Canadian Friends Hist Assoc.
Reimbursing Freeman Clark Sr
The Haldimand Preparative Meeting was first established by West Lake in 9mo 1827 to be held "at or near Freeman Clark's." Immediately efforts were made to build a meeting house. At the separation, in the West Lake Orthodox minutes, in 8mo 1828, Freeman Clark [Sr] is named to the committee to be in charge of the property. The next month it is recorded in the minutes that Haldimand has separated! Hardly a year had elapsed since the Haldimand Meeting was established. This Freeman Clark is the father of sons Jonathan and Freeman Jr who have lead the separation. The issue emerges about retrieving some of the expense in building the new meeting house.
The West Lake Orthodox Preparative minutes record about 6 months later, on 3mo 1829, that the committee "have produced Freeman Clark’s receipt for 7 dollars and 20 Cents which receipt is directed to Monthly Meeting Our Quoto of Money for Building Haldimand Meeting house is raised." So the meeting house has been built by that time and has been in the hands of the Hicksites. The West Lake Orthodox monthly meeting minutes record that in 2mo 1835 Freeman, "informed this meeting that he had expended a considerable amount towards building Haldimand Meeting house and desired friends to inspect the subject and see if it would not be right to refund some portion of it to him again." Then in 9mo 1835, £20 is refunded to the Estate of the late Freeman Clark, he having died a few months earlier.
The will of Freeman Clark Sr
Freeman Clark Sr writes his will in 1830 naming his wife and children. Freeman dies in April 1835, six months before his son Jonathan drowns in a canoe accident.
Obituary - Freeman Clark Sr
Clarke, at his residence in Haldimand on Wed the 22nd inst. Mr Freeman Clarke aged 67 years. Mr Clarke was a very respected farmer, a member of the Society of Friends. We believe one of the first settlers in Haldimand.
Source: The Reformer Colony, Apr 28 1835. Text from email from Ted Dinniwell.
Decline of the Haldimand Meeting
The Haldimand Preparative Meeting was laid down by West Lake in 1842 and this action is the last entry in the Haldimand minute book. However the Orthodox West Lake Monthly meeting minutes tell a bit more. On 9mo 1843, "The half years meeting, unites with the monthly meeting In establishing Haldimand Preparative meeting all of the time at that Place." This shows that the Haldimand Meeting was laid down by the Hicksite meeting but had a rebirth in some fashion as an Orthodox meeting. By 2mo 1847 the same minutes state, "A concern arose in this meeting of the Propriety of appointing a com. to visit Haldimand Preparative meeting on act of the low state of that meeting, and resulted in appointing Thomas Clark Arndi Dorland James Haight Esli Terrel and Gilbert Haight, to visit that meeting in unition with a com. of woman friends, and report thereon." Their report is not in the transcribed minutes. In 10mo of the same year the weekday meetings at Haldimand were discontinued. The Haldimand meeting was in decline.
The children of Freeman and Lydia Clark
See the 1997 posting titled Clarke, Herbert Stanley on Genuki L archives.
|4. QUAKER: WILLIAM CLARK of HALLOWELL [1788-?]
From the 1812 petition below we learn that this William Clark was born in Nova Scotia about 1788 and came to Hallowell Township around 1806. He was accepted as a Quaker in 2mo 1810 [see these Adolphustown records] and was acknowledged to be a Quaker in the 1812 affirmation below. In all records he resided in Hallowell. It appears that there is no close connection to Jonathan Clark. In his petition for a lease of a clergy reserve there is an affidavit that he was known by S Washburn, ensign of the Prince Edward Militia. It does not say he served but does state that "he has behaved himself to be a good peaceable subject during the late war." Quakers refused military service and the odd wording suggests he did not serve but perhaps supported in other ways. An adult William Clark remains orthodox in 1828 and this is likely the same man. His wife, children and farm have not been identified.
The West Lake minutes of 1mo 1839 record a William Clark to be disowned for "neglecting the attendance of our religious meetings and complying with military requisitions." This might be the man above. William Clark does not appear on any of the Prince Edward militia rolls transcribed on this site.
[95a] 16 Feb 1812, Hallowell, petitoner William Clark was born in Nova Scotia and is upwards of 24 years old [thus born 1788] and prays for a lease of the reserve lot 56, con 1, Sophiasburgh
[95c] 11 Feb 1811, Hallowell, Ebenezer Washburn, JP certifies that William Clark came from New Brunswick, in Nova Scotia, four or five years ago[thus came c1806], to Hallowell where he has resided ever since, he is a man of considerable family ...
[95d] 28 Dec 1816, York, S. Washburn, Ensign, 1st Regt P E Militia, certifies he was personally acquainted with William Clark during the late war ... he has behaved himself to be a good peaceable subject during the late war ... resides in Hallowell ...
[95e] 31 Dec 1812?, Isaac Gerow of Hallowell being one of the People called Quakers do affirm that William Clark of same township is one of the members of the Society of People called Quakers
 19 Feb 1817, William Clark granted a lease of the clergy reserve to lot 56, Con 1 Sophiasburgh
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 145, C leases 1798-1817/95, C-1740, starts at image 881
5 May 1825 York, William Clark petitions to have the rent reduced on Block E in Hallowell. He took over the lease of Ebenezer Washburn and it was supposed to be 968 acres but it is only 667 acres. Denied.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 107, C14/160, C-1724, starts at image 819
|5. LOYALISTS: WILLIAM AND JOSEPH CLARK
William and Joseph Clark are both loyalists and they settle in Adolphustown. They are named in the loyalists lists and are part of the Associated Loyalists who assembled in New York City in 1783 and came to Canada. They most likely followed Major Peter Vanalstine to Adolphustown.
The reader should have a quick look at the Clark entries in the Adolphustown census data below for each year between 1794 and 1811. William and Joseph are there from day one. Also note that Jonathan Clark is there for only one year in 1799. There is no Jonathan Clark in the loyalist record and none of Joseph or William children of that name petition for a grant. It has already been concluded that this Jonathan is the same man as in section 2 above.
Below are a number of records showing the presence of these two families in Adolphustown. William Clark is a resident of Adolphustown from 1794 to 1822. His wife's forename is Lois as recorded in Langhorn's register. Examine the census data over the years and you will see that they had children in 1794. William of Adolphustown ceases to be in the census after 1811 so perhaps he died though his children in their petitions do not refer to him as the "late" William so perhaps he is still alive in 1831.
William is granted half of lot 17, con 4, Adolphustown. Joseph's grant has not been found. William and Joseph are brothers. This is confirmed in a petition by Joseph, son of William, who petitions for a grant and the warrant is given to His uncle Joseph." See below.
Four of William's children petition successfully for land as children of a loyalist. The petitions are shown below.
So where is Joseph Clark UE living? He is only in the Adolphustown census till 1797 and not shown in the Adolphustown schedule of grants.Possibly he died about 1797 and disappeared from the record.
Hezekiah and Elias Clark settled in Adolphustown in 1799 and are in the Adolphustown census data. They live together with large families on lot 23 con 4 a few lots away from William. They petition together in 1811 and this suggests a strong connection, probably brothers. They do not appear in the loyalist lists. William Clark does support them in their petition also suggesting a connection. It is noted that in 1799 William shows 3 men in his household. Could it be that Hezekiah and Elias are the other two men with William? Hezekiah and Elias show up in the Adolphustown census a couple of years later. This would not be unusual where the men come first to check the area out and then return to fetch their families. They both have large families as mentioned in the petition. There is a very good chance that William, Joseph, Hezekiah and Elias are all brothers.
So what do we conclude?
We know that William Clark and Joseph Clark are brothers. They travel out of New York as Loyalists. Hezekiah and Elias Clark get support from William Clark so they might all be connected. However there is no suggestion that the Quaker Clarks and Loyalists Clarks are related. It is also concluded that the Jonathan Clark who has single entry in the Adolphustown census in 1799 is not part of this group.
Joseph Clark, Adolphustown, Employed on Secret Service, Employed 1776.
William Clark, Adolphustown, Soldier, Associated Loyalists, Land Board Mecklenburg 1790, Provision List Kingston 1786
Source: The centennial of the settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884; the celebrations at Adolphustown, Toronto and Niagara, with an appendix, containing a copy of the U.E. List, preserved in the Crown Lands Department at Toronto, 1885, Rose Pub, page 154
1783, New York City, List of Associated Loyalists going to Canada before departure
Joseph Clarke and William Clarke are named, along with 24 others including Thomas and Philip Dorland.
Source: Return of Loyalists Embarked on board transports for Canada, PRO WO 60 33 Part II, as quoted in Voyage of a Different Kind, Larry Turner, 1984, Mika, pages 111 and 117.
1790 Schedule of Grants
William Clark, 1/2 lot 17, Con 4, Adolphustown, 100 acres (p. 56)
William Clark, lot 14, 2 Con North of the Carrying Place to the East Lake, 200 acres (p. 79)
William Clark, pt lot 3, 1 Con Family Lands Opposite Adolphustown, 150 acres (p. 75)
Lieut Samuel Tuffee, 1/2 lot 23, Con 4, Adolphustown, 79.5 acres [this is the lot that Hezekiah and Elias Clark rented.]
[Joseph Clark not on this list]
Source: Schedule, Mecklenburg District, 1790, AO, V 11, Series A IV, MS 400, reel 7
Joseph, son of William and Lois Clark, Adolphustown, bap. 31 Dec 1787 (p. 44)
Mary, dau of William and Lois Clark, Adolphustown, bap. 26 Jan 1789 (p. 47)
Source: Anglican Register 1787-1814, Rev John Langhorn, transcribed, OGS, 1980
22 Aug 1795
Alexander Clark of the Bay of Quinte, non commissioned officer with Sir John Johnson's Corps has received 550 acres. He is with wife and children. Prays for land for his brother Hugh Clark who arrived from Nova Scotia. Recommends that brother will receive lands on application in person.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 147, C Misc 1795-1844/23, C-1741, image 584
10 Jun 1797, York
Joseph Clark of the Bay of Quinte, was with the Kings Forces in America and was frequently employed in secret service, also that he had a warrant for enlisting men in the Kings Service and took in at different times upwards of 500 men within the lines ... petitioner has every reason to believe he would have obtained a Lieutenant Commission if he had applied for it ... has received 400 acres in Ameliasburgh ... but very remote from any settlers & surrounded by large tracts granted to individuals who are unlikely to improve them. Inadmissible
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 91, C3/187, C-1648, starts at image 510
26 Jan 1807, Adolphustown
Mary Outwater of Adolphustown is the daughter of William Clark of Adolphustown and married to Belyattee Outwater of Adolphustown and prays for 200 acres as DUE
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 392a, O9/6, C-2484, image 1318
17 Mar 1807
Joseph Clark son of William Clark, Adolphustown prays for 200 acres as SUE. granted. Warrant given to his Uncle Joseph Clark.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 96, C8/74, C-1650, image starts at image 520
4 July 1811, Adolphustown
Hezekiah Clark and Elias Clarke came to Upper Canada 12 years ago  settled on land owned by Samuel Tuffir a reduced Lieut from a Corps of Rangers and now claimed by James McMasters (lot 23, Con 4, Adolphustown) and allowed. They have large families, 14 and 8 children and pray to stay on the place. Supported on an affidavit by Burger Huyck and William Clark. Recommended that McMasters "ought to be advised to make easy terms with them."
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 147, C Misc 1795-1844/24, C-1741, image 587
26 Jan 1816, Adolphustown
James Clark is the son of William Clark of Adolphustown, UE Loyalist and he has attained the age of 21 and prays for 200 acres as SUE. Granted
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 98, C10/174, C-1651, image 910
13 Jul 1831, Adolphustown
John Clark of Sophiasburgh is the son of William Clark a UE Loyalist of Adolphustow, prays for 200 acres as SUE. Recommended.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 111, C17/28, C-1726, image 195
30 Dec 1842, Ameliasburgh
Two petitions by brothers Elias Clark of Ameliasburgh and Peter Clark of Murray. Both sons of Joseph Clark, UE of Adolphustown. Pray for grant SUE.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 130, C2/24 and 25, C-1733, starts at image 236
|6. 1792 CLARKS - HALDIMAND TOWNSHIP
Spencer Hazelton was a significant figure in early Upper Canada [See the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.] In 1792 Hazelton petitioned to settle about 340 individuals from Vermont to Haldimand Township, Northumberland County. He was granted the whole township for this purpose. Below are the Clark names on the three pages of signatures, grouped as written. The 1878 Belden Atlas has an historical account for Haldimand Township and relates that some of the earliest settlers were from Vermont. The Vermont surnames in the Atlas are; Ewing, Bradley, Barnum, Doolittle, Clark and Rogers [page viii]. Only Clark and Rogers are surnames on the 1792 petition suggesting that the effort fizzled out.
The Rogers name is interesting. The Atlas states that James G. Rogers settled in Haldimand early. He was a grand son of James Rogers, commander of the Kings Rangers. James Rogers lost his land in Vermont after the revolution and settled in Fredericksburgh in 1784. Also a Vermonter named Timothy Rogers was a Quaker at Ferrisburgh, VT and he settled in Upper Canada. Is there a connection to these extended Rogers families?
So what do we conclude?
It is probable that few of the people who signed the petition actually came to Haldimand. Perhaps they settled elsewhere. There is probably no connection between the Vermonters and Freeman Clarke and his wife Lydia who settled in Haldimand in 1809.
1792 Petition of Abel and Spencer Hazelton and Associates
29 May 1792, Requesting Haldimand Tp for a large number of settlers from Vermont. Granted
|7. WEST LAKE QUAKER REGISTER, 1820 - 1882, O-9-1
Clarke Sarah, member of West Lake
Clarke Phillip, " , Disowned - 1828
Clarke Timothy, " , Disowned - 1828
Clarke Allen, "
Clarke Ruth, " , by Disownment 4 mo: 1827
Clarke William, "
Clarke Jacob, "
[Image 21] [Philip Clark has an acknowledgment accepted in 1837 that is accepted by WL Orthodox.]
Clarke William, member of West Lake
Clarke William Jun'r, " , Born 7 mo 5th 1825
Cuningham Charles, Wm[?] , Born 5 mo 31th 1826
Clarke Sarah Ann, Hi M. or H.M. , 7th mo-9th -1827
[bottom of 21]
"Adult members who retained our principles" [A new list of members who remained Orthodox after 1828.]
Allan Clarke, "
William Clarke, "
"Minors who remain with friends & under their care. Names and ages at the separation. "
William Clarke Jr, [age] 13, disowned 4 mo 1835
Jacob Clarke, 10
William Clarke William, 3
"Haldimand Preparative Meeting at the separation 4 mo 1830"[sic]
Clarke Freeman, Deceased 4 mo 1835
Clarke Lydia, Deceased
Clarke Thomas, Removed to West Lake 1834
Clarke Ira E., By Certificate to Yonge St 5mo 1836
Clarke John R, [age] 15 Deceased
Clarke Richard, 13
Clarke Susanna, 10
[further down the page]
"Haldimand Meeting continued. Minors committed with the separatists"
Jonathon Clarke, Disowned as Seperatist 1829
Elizabeth Clarke, Do Do 1829
Lydia Clarke 6 years
Urania Clarke 4
Freeman Clarke 8
Richard Clarke 2
Freeman Clarke Junr Do Do 1829
Deborah Clarke Do Do 1829
William Clarke 4
Sarah Ann Clarke 2
"West Lake preparative meeting. Minors & others who remain with & are the children of friends."
Jonathan Clarke, by acknowledgment, 1831
[further down the page]
Clarke Thomas, removed from Haldimand 1834 [meaning he moved to West Lake]
"Names, Residence, How disposed of"
Clark Jonathan, Hallowell, Disowned, killed by wagon and horse ran again[st] him, 10th mo 12th 1856
[Note: Lorna Laughton has Jonathan Clarke, buried in the Wellington Cemetery, old part, row 19, stone 16b, grave 1,, died 12 Oct 1856, aged 80 yrs 10 mo 15 days giving a birth date of 12 Nov 1775.]
Clark Sarah his wife, " , Deceased 1844
Clark Jacob C, " , Insane Toronto Asalum Deceased
Clark Phillip, " , Deceased 28th of 12th mo 1871
Clark William, " , Disowned
Cronk Elizabeth, Sophiasburgh, deceased 1849
Cronk Jane, " ,
Clark Thomas, Hallowell, Removed Haldimand
[further down the page]
Clark Lydia, Haldimand
Clark John R, " , Deceased
"Second Alphabet" [A later list of members]
Clark Joseph, Haldimand , Deceased
Clark Jeremiah, "
Clark Ira E., "
Clark Richard H , " , Disowned
Clark Eunice W., "
Clark Mary, "
Card John Jun'r, Camden
Crankite Henrietta, Hallowell ,born 4mo.8th.1839
Cronkhite William Henry, " , B 24th 12mo 1839. Deceased 4th mo 1st 1861 aged 21.years.
Clark Richard, B 19th 2mo 1838 son of John, Haldimand
Clark Sarah Lydia, 5th 2mo 1860, "
[further down the page]
Clark Lovina, by request, deceased 30, 11 mo, 1862
Source: West Lake Register, 1820 - 1882. Register O-9-1. Held at the CYM Quaker Archives in Newmarket. Transcription is on their web site. Possibly also on Ancestry.com. The image numbers are those taken for the archive's transcription as the pages were not numbered. This register commenced in 1820 and upon the separation in 1828 continued in the hands of the Orthodox Quakers. A new list was generated in 1828 and a second one after that. Entries of death or disownment were added later if appropriate.
|8. CLARK SNIPPETS FROM VARIOUS QUAKER MINUTE BOOKS.|
Nine Partners Digest 1769 - 1897
[Removal] To the Monthly Meeting at the Creek … Jonathan Clark has Plased his son Allen as an apprentice in the Verge of your meeting … Certify he is a member of this Meeting … signed by order of the Monthly Meeting held at Nine Partners 18 of 5th. Mo. 1796 … Philip Hoag Clk.
[Removal] To the Monthly meeting of Friends at Nine partners … Sarah Chase Daughter of Joseph[.] A Minor hath gone from us to reside with her Brother Inlaw Philip Clark within the Verge of your meeting … we recommend her to your Christian Care … from the Monthly meeting of friends held at Saratoga the 19 of 6 Mo. 1799 … Joseph Bowne Clerk Mary Otis Clerk for the Day
Nine Partners MM 1779-1783
19 11mo 1779, image 22-21
At this meeting was accepted a cartificate of removal for Jonathan Clark and his wife Susannah and children Viz. Lydia, Philip, Elizabeth, Jonathan & Ruth. From the monthly meeting at Coackset [Acoaxet] where he came from to reside for a time
[Note: This family does not appear to be the one who came to Upper Canada. However the son Jonathan could be the one who shows up in Adolphustown in 1799 with a wife, Sarah, and one daughter, Susannah.]
Nine Partners MM 1790 -1797
20 - 4th mo. 1796, image 157
NP Meeting informs that Jonathan Clark has placed out his son Allen as Apprentice in the verge of Creek Monthly Meeting and desires a few lines on his behalf directed thereto; we therefore appoint Samuel Dorland Junr.,,
Note below mentioned an Allen Clark. Maybe coincidence.... then maybe not....
Note also Jonathan Clark Jr. Who might have been the son of Jonathan Clark and a brother of Allen Clark was disowned for horse racing. See Allen Clark below for the same thing.
Philip Clark and Mary Chase, he from Nine Partners. 1st intention 13 2m 1792; 2nd intention, 12 3mo 1792. 16 4mo 1792 reported accomplished.
[Note: In the 1799 NP record above, a minor, Sarah Chase goes to live with Philip Clark, her brother in law.]
Source: Page 46 of an unknown transcription, Lorna Laughton
Adolphustown Monthly Meeting 1798 - 1813 [O-2-1]
27 - 8th mo. 1800 - pg. 30
An acknowledgment signed by Jonathan Clark
2 - 10th mo. 1800 - pg. 31
No visit made as yet to Jonathan Clark
24 - 12th. Mo. 1800 - pg 33
No visit made as yet to Jonathan Clark
29 - 1st. Mo. 1801 - pg. 40
Allen Clark deviated from plainness attending horse race information from Nine Partners MM.
26 - 2nd Mo. 1801 - pg. 42
Acknowledgement has not been returned to Jonathan Clark
Visit has been made to Allen Clark but needs more labour
19 - 3rd Mo. 1801 - pg. 44
Acknowledgement has not been returned to Jonathan Clark
16 - 4th. Mo. 1801 - pg 45
Jonathan Clark wants to make satisfaction. Returning acknowledgment to Mtg. For further consideration.
Allen Clark has not been contacted as yet
21 - 5th mo. 1801 - pg. 46
Jonathan Clark acknowledgment accepted.
Allen Clark has not been contacted as yet [no further information on Allen Clark]
Nine Partners MM
18 - 3th. Mo. 1802. - pg 66
Nine Partners informed Adolphustown PM that they have accepted Jonathan Clark’s acknowledgment.
20 - 5th mo. 1802 - pg 68
"Said meeting also inform that Jonathan Clark had given way to Passion so far as to misuse and abuse his wife which they refer to this meetings consideration "
17 - 6th mo 1802 - pg 70
Jonathan Clark visited acknowledges his transgression and forwards the acknowledgment to the Mtg.
15 - 7th mo. 1802 - pg. 72
Jonathan Clark visited and shows some satisfaction
11 - 9th mo. 1802 - pg. 76
Jonathan Clark’s acknowledgment accepted
15 - 9th mo. 1803 - pg. 95 and pg. 96
The friends appointed to inform Jonathan Clark of this meetings concusition to disown him Report the appointment answered and produced a few lines for that purpose ? follows which being read in are approved and signed whereby he stands disowned. .... Whereas Jonathan Clark a member of this meeting has so far given way to passion as to use unbecoming words and strike his wife and the repeated labour of this meeting to bring him to sence of his error not having the desired affect Therefore We do Testafy against his said misconduct and disown him to be any longer a member with us untill by amendment of life he shall make satisfaction to this meeting Which that he may be favored to do is our Desire
20 - 2nd 1805 - pg. 153
Sarah Clark - Womens Mtg. Accepting her a member is Men’s meeting concurs. [no further info. On Sarah Clark]
17 - 4th mo 1806 - pg 156
Jonathan Clark acknowledges his misconduct for which he was disowned.
15 - 5th mo. 1806 - pg 158
Jonathan Clark - not enough satisfaction as yet
19 - 6th mo. 1806 - pg 159
Jonathan Clark - committee not ready to report as yet.
17 - 7th 1806 - pg 160
Jonathan Clark - some attention by the committee not ready to report as yet
21 - 8th 1806 - pg 160 and pg. 161
Jonathan Clark - committee not ready to report as yet
Jonathan Clark - further under this meeting his acknowledgment accepted and returned as a member.
18 - 9th mo 1806 - pg 163
Friends appointed to the care of Jonathan Clark’s case not prepared to report as yet.
16 - 10th 1806 - pg. 164
Jonathan Clark informed of the acceptance of his acknowledgment
15 - 2nd mo 1810 - pg 226
Lake preparative forwarded a request from William Clark to become a member [I assume this is Westlake from the committee member’s names]
15 - 3rd mo 1810 - pg 227
William Clark accepted a member
19 - 4th mo. 1810 - pg 229
William Clark informed he has been accepted as a member
21 - 11th mo. 1811 - pg. 251
Stephen Bowerman requests a few lines from this to Yonge St. On account of marriage. William Christy and William Clark to look into his clearness and report.
18 - 3rd. Mo 1813 - pg 273
Jonathan Clark a member of a committee agreeing to continue a meeting at Othaniell Elsworth’s residence for 3 months. Also Jonathan Clark added to a committee in the Benjamin Terry Case.
Adolphustown MM Women 1808-1824, O-2-2
17 3mo 1814 - page 55
The friends appointed to visit Johnathan and Sarah Clark on account of their Children being joined in membership namely Susannah Timothy and Philip report that they have made them a visit to good satisfaction and that they had concurred to receive them we concur with them in acceptance
21 4mo 1814 - page 55
A Request was forwarded to this meeting signed by Johnathan Clark and others to hold a Meeting at or near Benjamin Garrets
21 12mo 1815 - page 73
The time expired the meeting was allowd friends at Benjamin Garrets and a Committee report they have attended it and saw nothing but that it was orderly held and also that think best it be moved to house belonging to Jonathan Clarke
18 7mo 1816 - page 77
The time being expired the meeting was allowd at Jonathan Clark and the Committee report they attended it to Satisfaction and the mens meeting informed they allowd them a meeting 3 months longer
15 5mo 1817 - page 84
The mens meeting informed they ware united with Jonathan Clarks being recomended to the Station of minister which we unite with
19 11mo 1818 - page 99
Read and accepted a Sertifacate of removal on behalf of Lydia Clark from Galway Monthly meeting bearing date of 11 of 6 Month 1818
19 8mo 1824 - page 184
The men Friends inform this meeting that Jonathan Clark is released from the station of minister which this meeting unites with.
Ameliasburgh Preparatory Women's Meeting. 1817 - 1882, O-2-3
14 3mo 1817 to 11 9mo 1819
Sarah Clark, on 8 occasions is appointed at attend the Monthly Meeting.
10 10 1818 - image 11
Susan Clark is appointed to attend the Monthly Meeting
9 11mo 1821 - image 27
Complaint against Susan Bowerman, formerly Clark [no details recorded]
15 3mo 1821 - image 23
Proposal of marriage between Jonathan Clark and Elizabeth Andrus [Transcribed as Andrews but upon checking it is Andrus.]
11 2mo 1825 - image 45
An overseer hands in a request from Deborah Clark [no details recorded, however the West Lake Monthly [Orthodox] Meeting records on 21 4mo 1825 "The woman informed this that they were united in accepting Deborah Clark which this Meeting unites with them therein."]
West Lake Prep Women 1803-1825, H-12-1
From 1809 to 1816 and then again from 1822 to 1824, Sarah Clark is frequently appointed to committees and to attend Monthly Meetings.
18 7mo 1816 - page 77
The time being expired the meeting was allowed at Jonathon Clark and the committee report they attended it to Satisfaction and the mens meeting informed they allowd them a meeting 3 months longer
West Lake Prep 1815-1825, O-9-3
12 11mo 1816 - page 9
The Subject of schools Coming weightily before this meeting – do unite in appointing a Committee to Superintend a School agreeable to the preceading direction who are – Jonathon Clark – [among others]
14 2mo 1828 - page 114
A complaint against Phillip Clarke for going out Plainness in dress attending a marriage acc. by a priest and suffering himself to be joined in Marriage by a priest to one not a member which is directed to the Monthly Meeting.
12 3mo 1829 - page 121
Stephen Blount and P. E Leavens are app to raise the sum of 6 dollars to complete our proportion of money for Haldemad Meeting house pay it to Freemen Clarke and produce his receipt to next Meeting.
9 4mo 1829 - pages 121/2
Stephen Blount and Peter E. Leavens report they have attended to their appointment and have produced Freeman Clark’s receipt for 7 dollars and 20 Cents which receipt is directed to Monthly Meeting Our Quoto of Money for Building Haldimand Meeting house is raised. The Treasurer has produced Freeman Clarkes receipt for 7 Pounds for Building Haldimand Meeting House which is also directed to the Monthly Meeting.
West Lake Monthly Mtg 1828 - 1837 [Orthodox, O-10-1]
22 8mo 1828 - page 2
Freeman Clark remains with the Orthodox Quakers and is appointed to the committee to "have the charge and care of all the property belonging to this meeting."
19 9mo 1828 - page 3
The overseers of Haldimand Mtg have separated [and become Hicksite]. Freeman Clarke is appointed as an overseer at Haldimand.
20 11mo 1828 - page 7
Haldimand preparative reports that Jonathan Clark has separated and following Elias Hicks
18 12mo 1828 - page 10
Committee recommends disowning Jonathan Clark
19 2mo 1829 - page 17 and 19
Women's meeting "disowns Elizabeth and Jonathan Deborah Clark." [Deborah is the with of Freeman Clark Jr and maybe Elizabeth is the wife of Jonathan Clark.]
William Clarke and Thomas Clarke appointed to committees so they have remained Orthodox.
19 3mo 1829 - page 21
Jonathan Clarke disowned
21 5mo 1829 - page 36
Mary E Clark disowned
18 6mo 1829 - page 38
Freeman Clark Jr has become Hicksite
16 7mo 1829 - page 40
Committee recommends to disown Freeman Clark Jr
Freeman Clarke [Sr] appointed to attend Half Yearly Meeting and on a committee to report back on all those that have separated.
17 9mo 1829 - page 42
Freeman Clarke Jr disowned
18 3mo 1830 - page 50 and 51
Jonathan Clarke sends an acknowledgment "condemning his outgoings and deviations."
Jonathan Clarke, now disowned, was a former trustee of the Haldimand Meeting and a committee is formed to "secure the title and deed of Haldimand Meeting house and ground." Freeman Clarke is named as a successor trustee
17 6mo 1830 - page 56
Committee recommends accepting Jonathan Clarke's acknowledgment
16 9mo 1830 - page 63
Jonathan Clarke reinstated as a trustee to secure title deeds of meeting house lots and burying grounds
18 11mo 1830 - page 68
Came to this from Haldimand Preparative Meeting an acknowlegment Signd Thomas Clark wishing friends to pass by his offencees in Marrying one not a Member
16 12mo 1830 - page 70
Came to this Meeting from Haldimand preparitive Meeting an acknowledgment Signd Ira Clark condemning his Marrying contrary to the Order of Friends
17 2mo 1831- page 72 and 73
Both Ira Clark and Thomas Clark are recommended to continue in membership
6mo 1833 - page 104
The committee appoints to hear and consider objections if any to Johnathan Clark and Thos Robinson being acknowledged ministers inform they have paid attention thereto and do not find any thing but they may be acknowledged such after deliberation the meeting appears united in their being acknowledged
16 6mo 1839 - page 77
Also are United with the Womens Meeting in Accepting the Acknowledgement of Mary E Kelly formerly
[Mary is a daughter of Freeman and Lydia Clarke.]
19 1mo 1832 - page 85
Jonathan Clarke appointed to attend Half Yearly Mtg.
19 4mo 1832 - page 87
Thomas Clark appointed an overseer of Haldimand Mtg
Freeman Clark of Haldimand appointed overseer of the poor
20 6mo 1833 - page 104
Johnathan Clark is acknowledged as a minister
16 1mo 1834 - page 117
John Clark informed this meeting that he desired a certificate directed to Young Street Monthly Meeting informing of his right of membership & freedom from marriage. Gilbert Dorland & Arnoldi Dorland are appointed to inquire into his freedom of such engagements to draft a certificate and report to next meeting
20 2mo 1834 - page 119
John Clarks request approved
18 12mo 1834 - page 136
Came to this from West Lake preparative a complaint against Wm G Clark for going out of plainness in dress & manners, also for keeping improper company with and seducing a young woman to the violation of her chastity so that it appears by her legal she had a child by him, [request denied page 139]
19 2mo 1835 - page 141
Freeman Clark informed this meeting that he had expended a considerable amount towards building Haldimand Meeting house and desired friends to inspect the subject and see if it would not be right to refund some portion of it to him again.
17 9mo 1835 - page 149
Twenty pounds to be refunded to the Estate of the late Freeman Clark.
17 11mo 1835 - page 152
Thomas Clark appointed an overseer
21 4mo 1836 - page 160
Ira Clark requesting this meetings certificate to Young Street Monthly Meeting [approved page 162]
19 1mo 1837 - page 174
Thomas Clark appointed to attend half yearly meeting
15 6mo 1837 - page 181
Not having received the minutes from Haldimand preparative meeting for some time past this meeting unites in appointing the following friends in conjunction with a committee of Women friends to investigate the state of said Meeting and report at our next meeting /viz/ Moses White Stephen Blunt Haviland Hubbs John Cronkhite Vincent Bowerman and Thomas Clark.
7 8mo 1837 - page 185
Came to this from West lake Preparative meeting a complaint against Wm Clark for neglecting the attendance of our meetings and deviating from that Plainness of speech which becomes our religious sosiety and using deception in a matter of settlement whereby a neighbor has suffered loss and for refusing to make him satisfaction for the same
2 12mo 1837 - page 192
Came to this from
18 1mo 1838 - page 196 and 197
Wm Clark's acknowledgment accepted
Philip Clark's acknowledgment accepted
Jonathan Clark and Thos Clark are appointed to attend the ensuing half Years Meeting
16 5mo 1838 - page 199
Came to this from West Lake preparative meeting a complaint against Jonathan Clark for abusing the character of three friends both by word and writing also for a breach of unity with another friend which remains unsettled and for refusing to make satisfaction for the same
19 7mo 1838 - page 205
Three of the Committee appointed to labour with Jonathan Clark report further attention and find that part of the complaint Just that relates to abuse of 3 friends in word and disunity with another friend and that he does not appear disposed to make friends satisfaction after weightily considering the matter the meeting unites in the conclusion to disown him
17 1mo 1839 - page 215
Came to this from
21 2mo 1839 - page 218
The Committee to labour with William Clark report the appointment answered and that he did not appear disposed to make satisfaction the meeting concludes to disown him
18 7mo 1839 - page 228
Came to this from Haldimond preparative meeting a complaint against Richard Clark for absenting himself from our meetings for worship and disipline and going out of plainness in speech and apparel
17 10mo 1839 - page 233
Elizabeth Clark received in membership
19 5mo 1840 - page 242
Came to this from
18 6mo 1840 - page 245
Richard Clark is disowned, "he manifested no disposition of appealing."
17 2mo 1842 - page 276
From the multiplicity of business involved on Thomas Clark as superintendent of the Boarding school he is released from the station of overseer by his request
21 7mo 1842 - page 283
Came to this from Haldimand preparative meeting a complaint against Jonathan R Dorland for so far deviating from the good order of our religious Society, as to not only absent himself from our meetings but to marry one not a member of our society and to have his marriage accomplished by a Priest, this meeting appoints John R Clark and Bernard Outwater to make him a visit see if the complaint be just
21 9mo 1843 - page 303
The half years meeting, unites with the monthly meeting In establishing Haldimand Preparative meeting all of the time at that Place, and also unites in Establishing a Preparative meeting at Cold Creek according to their request, and appoints John Cronkite Vincent Bowerman Thomas Clark, Amos Hubbs and James Matigaret? to be a committee in conjunction with the women to attend at the opening of said Preparative meeting
17 12mo 1846 - page 355
John Clark appointed as an overseer
18 2mo 1847 - page 360
A concern arose in this meeting of the Propriety of appointing a com. to visit haldimand preparative meeting on act of the low state of that meeting, and resulted in appointing Thomas Clark Arndi Dorland James Haight Esli Terrel and Gilbert Haight, to visit that meeting in unition with a com. of woman friends, and report thereon
18 3mo 1847 - page 361
This meeting appears united in accepting Jeremiah Lapp into membership a minor an adopted Child and requested for by Thomas Clark
21 10 mo 1847 - page 372
This meeting appears united in allowing haldimond preparative meeting to discontinue their week day meeting except when the queries ae answered having the unity of the womans meeting therein
20 7mo 1848 - page 384
Thomas Clark appointed to attend half yearly mtg
West Lake Monthly Mtg 1824 - 1837 [Hicksite, H-11-3]
17 6mo 1824 - page 14
Also from Ameliasburgh preparative an acknowlegment from Freeman Clark Junior, for going out in Marriage, contrary to the ordering friends
15 7mo 1824 - page 18 and 19
The Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders held 11th of 7th Month 1824 informed this Meeting that the Labours of Jonathan Clark as a Minister are become useless, and after consideration therein, this Meeting is united that he is disquallifyed for that station
Came to this from [West] Lake Preparative a complaint against Jonathon Clark which is as follows, Jonathon Clark having so far Deviated from that which would have preseaved him as to partake of Spiritous liquors to excess, and using profone language in his family
The committee in the acknowledgment of Freeman Clark Junior reports they have made him a visit to good satisfaction, believe him Sincere in his acknowledgment after consideration therein this Meeting is united in accepting his acknowledgment
19 6?mo 1824 - page 22 and 23
The committee appointed to Labour with Jonathan Clark reports as follows, We your committee appointed in the case of Jonathan Clark, report the appointment is answered, and that we found the complaint Just, which he acknowledged, after a Solid opportunity with him, and some Serious deliberation on his case, we have nothing to report which we think a Sufficient – attonement for the crime alledged against him, after consideration therein. This Meeting is united in a conclusion of disowning him
Freeman Clark's acknowledgment is accepted
18 11mo 1824 - page 27
Johnathan Clark manifested no disposition of appealing his disownment
21 4mo 1825 - page 39
The woman informed this that they were united in accepting Deborah Clark which this Meeting unites with them therein
17 8mo 1826 - page 69
Jonathan Clark appointed as an overseer
16 11mo 1826 - page 77
Mary Clark accepted into membership
18 1mo 1827 - page 81 and 83
Freeman Clark Jr to attend Half Yearly Mtg
Charges for a Box of Books and is payed to William Clark as directed
19 4mo 1827 - page 88
The Womens Meeting informed this that they are united in disowning Ruth Clark
21 6mo 1827 - page 91
The committee to the care of the Meeting at Haldimand reports as follows We of the committee to the care of the Meeting at Freeman Clarks have attended thereto and did not discover but that it is orderly held
20 9 mo 1827 - page 99
Jonathan Clark appointed overseer
17 1mo 1828 - page 112
A Similar Complaint against Timothy Clark for going out of plainness in dress, neglecting the attendance of Meetings and attending a marriage accomplished by a Priest
Also another complaint against Phillip Clark for going out of plainness and attending a Marriage accomplished By a Priest also for Marrying a Person not a member and having the marriage accomplished by a Priest this Meeting appoints Jonathan Clark and Isaac Barton to Labour with him on the account and report to next mg
Came to this Meeting from West Lake Preparative a proposal of Marriage Signed Thomas Clark and Jane Bowerman [married by 17 4mo 1828]
20 3mo 1828 - page 114
Dear friends an acknowledgment was read in this Mtg from Freeman Clark and the tenor of it this Meeting is satisfyed with as he resides within the limits of that Meeting the Clark is directed to forward a coppy of this Minute and requests friends of that Meeting to take the necessary care in his case and inform him of the result Signed by direction of the Galway Monthly Meeting held 6th of 9th Month 1827 John Chase Clerk This Meeting appoint John Cooper William Delong and Anthony Terell to make him a visit on the account and report to next Meeting
17 4mo 1828 - page 116
This Meeting appoints Anthony Terall and Jonathan Clark to take Deeds on behalf of this Meeting whare Cold Creek and Haldermand Meetinghouses are to be built and report to next Meeting
Freeman Clark accepted back into membership.
19 6mo 1828 - page 120
Timothy Clark disowned
20 11mo 1828 - page 128
Came to this Meeting from Haldermond Preparative a Complaint against Freeman Clark which is as follows we have to inform against Freeman Clark for so far deviating from the good order of Society as to inteerupt our Meeting for Discipline Contrary to order and for bein instrumental in spreading an evil report about a member of our Society which appears not to be true
18 12mo 1828 - page 129
The friends in the complaint of Phillip Clark inform they have made him a visit and that he is not in a disposition of mind to make satisfaction, and after consideration therein. This Meeting is united in coming to a conclusion of disowning him
15 1mo 1829 - page 132
The friends in the complaint of Freeman Clark reports as follows we your committee have attended to the appointment of Freeman Clark and he refused to meet us as a committee and also denied the charges of the Complaint and would not meet this accusers and after consideration therein this Meeting is united in coming to a conclusion of disowning him
19 3mo 829 - 137
Whereas Freeman Clark of the Religious Society of friends has so far Deviated the order of discipline as to interrupt our Meetings for discipline and for being instrumental in spreading an Evil report about a Member which appears not to be true Our Labours of love having been extended doth not appear to reclaim we therefore testify against him being any longer a Member
Freeman Clark Jr and Jonathan Clark are appointed to an issue regarding Hiram Betts
14 10mo 1829 - page 152 and 154
Jonathan Clark appointed as an Elder
Jonathon Clark and Samuel Cronk to take care of West Lake Meeting House and Burial ground and other Property Belonging to the Monthly Meeting
17 3mo 1830 - page 159 to 161
Jonathan Clark and others appointed to meet a number of members who separated.
14 4mo 1830 - page 166
This Meeting unites with the womens Meeting in disowning Mary White Hannah Van Clief Sarah Clark Oliver Keeler and Mary Clark
19 5mo 1830 - page 169
Freeman Clark appointed to a committee
20 10mo 1830 - page 176
This meeting is united with the women’s meeting in disowning Lydia Clark & Hannah Brock.
18 1mo 1832 - page 191
Jonathan Clark appointed to attend Half Yearly Mtg
18 7mo 1832 - 197
Jonathan Clark appointed to attend Half Yearly Mtg
19 6mo 1833 - page 212
Jonathan Clark appointed to attend Half Yearly Mtg
15 4mo 1834 - page 222
This Meeting is united in proposing to the Monthly Meeting the consideration of acknowledging Freeman Clark jun. a minister
18 11mo 1835 - page 235
Deborah Clark appointed Elder
17 8mo 1836 - page 257
This Meeting is united in appointing Freeman Clark, a trustee of Haldimand Meeting house and land attached thereto in the place of Jonathan Clark deceased –
19 7mo 1837 - page 276
This Meeting appoints Jonathan Noxon Freeman Clark and Job Bennet to attend the ensuing Half Yearly Meeting
West Lake Women Hicksite 1825-1851, H-11-5
17 2mo 1825 - page 3
21 4mo 1825 - page 4
Ameliasburg preparative Meeting forwarded to this a request signed Deborah Clark signifying her desire of becoming a member amongst us. Accepted.
21 4mo 1825 - page 5
Men friends handed to this meeting a request from the friends of Haldimand to be allowed to hold a meeting at the house of Freeman Clark
18 11mo 1826 - page 27
The friends appointed to propose persons to fill the station of Overseers report the following names for Cold Creek Elizabeth Clapp Dorothy Richmond and Lydia Clark
21 2mo 1828 - page 53
The friends to propose persons to serve as overseers have forwarded the following names for Cold Creek Elizabeth Clapp Charity Terrill for Haldamond Lydia Clark and Hannah Brock
19 2mo 1829 - page 66
The time being expired for which the overseers was appointed this Meeting appoints Ruth Christy Catharine White and Anna Bowerman for West Lake Sarah Barker and Elizabeth Noxon for Green Point Deborah Clark and Elizabeth Clark for Haldeman
19 3mo 1829 - page 67
The Friends appointed to forward names to fill the station of Overseers have produced the following names ... Elizabeth Clark and Deborah Clark for Holderman for one Year
14 4mo 1830 - page 91, 93
20 11mo 1830 - page 101
Came to this Meeting from Halderman Preparitive the following Complaints against Lydia Clark and Hannah Brock who have wholly absented themselves for a considerable time from our Meetings for Worship and Disapline and attached themselves to the Society of those who in fifth Month 1828 Seperated
23 8mo 1831 - page 109
15 1mo 1834 - page 128
18 3mo 1835 - page 135
18 11 mo 1835 - page 141
17 5mo1837 - page 155
20 11mo 1839 - page 176
15 1mo 1840 - page 178
15 1mo 1845 - page 220
18 2mo 1845 - page 222
The friends appointed to forward a Certificate to this meeting for Lydia Clark now Dennis are continued to forward one to our next meeting
17 2mo 1849 - 251
2011mo 1828 - page 4
Haldermond preparative meeting forwarded to this a complaint against Elizabeth Clark for neglecting our meetings and attending those set up in conformity with Elias Hiks
19 2mo 1829 - page 9
Both Elizabeth Clark and Deborah Clark are disowned for becoming Hicksite Quakers
16 4mo 1829 - page 16
Halidmond preparative meeting forwarded to this a complaint against Mary E Clark, for neglecting to use the plain language, and for leaving our society and joining herself with another
21 5mo 1829 - page 27
Mary E. Clark disowned
15 10mo 1829 - page 43
Sarah Clark Martha Roarke Mary Dunham & Lydia Clark are appointed to attend the Half Years Meeting
19 7mo 1832 - page 87 21 4mo 1831 - page 72
21 4mo 1831 - page 72
The Friends appointed to considder of and propose names to this meeting to fil the sation of Overseers the ensuing year have proposed the following for Haldermond Hanngh Brock & Mary Clark
21 11mo 1833 - page 99
The friends appointed to consider of and prepare friends to act as Overseers the ensuing year have named Nancy Bowerman Nancy Haight Elizabeth Levens & Sarah Clark for West Lake Hannah Terril and Elizabeth Outwaters for Coald Creek – Patience Garret & Dorcas Garratt for Ameliasburgh – and Hannah Brock and Lydia Clark for Haldermand
21 4mo 1836 - page 132
A Certificate came from Young Street monthly to this for Eunice Clark which was read and received
19 9mo 1839 - page 182
West Lake preparative forwarded to this meeting a request Signed by Elizabeth Clark desiring to be united in membership with us [She is accepted page 184]
19 3mo 1840 - page 189
Came to this meeting A request Signed Thomas and Elizabeth Clark desiring that their three Children Sarah Jane Charles and Gideon should betaken under the care of friends men friends inform they have accepted them with which we unite
21 11mo 1844 - page 271
The committee appointed to bring forward names of Friends to act as overseers, have produced the following, for Ameliasburgh Dorcas Garratt. Elizth Haight & Rachel Cronkkite for Cold Creek Margaret Terril & Hannah Garratt, for Haldimand Elizth Staples & Eunice
18 10mo 1846 - page 302
Mary Clark having moved from this monthly Meeting and now residing in the compass of Pickering Monthly Meeting
17 2mo 1848 - page 321
The committee appointed to bring forward names of friends to fill the station of overseers for the ensuing year have produced the following viz for Ameliasburgh Elizabeth T Haight and Phebe Cronkhite, Cold Creek, Hannah Terrel, and Hannah Garratt, for Haldimand, Lydia Clark and Elizabeth Staples
Haldimand Preparative Meeting 1827 - 1842, H-2-4
10 10mo 1827 - page 3
"West Lake monthly meeting held the 20th day of the 9th Month 1827 by minute just received from our last half years meeting held at Yonge street the 29th of 8th Month 1827 it appears that meeting is united in establishing a meeting for worship and discipline at or near Freeman Clarks to be called Haldimand Preparative meeting." Jonathan Clark was appointed clerk for one year.
Jonathan Clark and Freeman Clark are frequently named in these minutes to serve on committees. Also named are Ira E Clark and Freeman Clark Junr.
9 2mo 1831 - page 22
"This meeting being convened under various trying Circumstances on account of those coming among us that have separated from the society of friends and others namely, Thomas Smith Freeman Clark Hyram Betts Thomas Clark Ira Clark John Clark Richard Clark Esla Tyrrel and others. They persisting in staying among us after being reasoned with and entreated to quietly withdraw and leave us as usual to in a silent capacity to transact the weighty affairs of society. They not complying with our entreaties this meeting after weightily Considering the subject are united believing that it is best to proceed in regular order with the business of this meeting having the unity of the womens meeting therein.
Other consideration of A clerk claiming the attention of this meeting Jonathan Clark is appointed to that service for one year
Other consideration of some friends to have the care of the Haldimand meeting house belonging to friends claiming attention of this meeting Jonathan Clark and William Delong are appointed to that service for one year
William Delong and Freeman Clark are appointed to attend the monthly meeting and report"
9 3mo 1831
"This meeting being convened under the same trying circumstances as our last to witt those coming among us that have separated from the society of friends and been disowned therefrom and others that never were members viz James Purdy Thomas Clark Hyram Betts Ira Clark John Clark and George Kelly after being repeatedly requested to withdraw and leave us in a select capacity to transact the affairs of society they persisting in staying and disturbing our meeting this meeting is united in believing it right to center down in the quiet and endeavor to transact the affairs of society in as good order as possible"
This issue continues in the minutes for six months and the names of those who are ultimately disowned are: James Purdy, Thomas Clark, Ira Clark, John Clark, Richard Clark, Freeman Clark [Senior, since junior continues on committees], Hyram Betts, Joseph Bealar, Judah Bowerman, John Haight, Isaac Barton, George Kelly, Jonathan Clark of Hallowell, Thomas Simpson, Joseph Leavens. Note that Jonathan Clark and Freeman Clark Jr continue with the Haldimand [Hicksite] meeting.
Jonathan Clark is continuously appointed to attend the monthly meeting in Bloomfield at the new Hicksite Meeting right up till his death in 10mo 1835.
20 4mo 1842
Haldimand Meeting laid down by West Lake MM.
West Lake Register Births and Deaths, 1829-1866, H-11-1
West Lake Marriages and Removals 1829-1892, H-11-2
15 4mo 1840 - page 64
19 4mo 1854 - page 68
14 11mo 1854 - page 68
20 8mo 1856 - page 70
|9. CENSUS FOR ADOLPHUSTOWN TWP, 1794 - 1822
Source: Source: Appendix To The Report Of The Ontario Bureau Of Industries 1897, Warwick Bro's & Rutter, Toronto, 1899, Royal Ontario Museum Library, FC3061.A553, The People of Adolphustown, p 27-50.
Full transcription posted on this web site.
|10. STRAY BITS
1. Further noting in some census info. There was a Samuel Thomas Clarke a pump maker who lived at Wellington Village who indicated the family was Quaker in several of the census. He was b. Abt. 1825. Whether he was actually Orthodox Quaker would remain to be seen as he may have been Hicksite. [From Carm Foster]
2. Mr James Croil in his History of the County of Dundas, (1861) states that "the Mr Jonathan Clarke, (or Clark) - mentioned on page 30 of the First Volume of this Documentary History - taught school at the Bay of Quinte (Fredericksburgh) in 1786. In 1788, he came to Matilda, and taught a Common School there for several years. A few of the neighbours assisted in the erection of a school house for him."
Mr Clark was a native of Perthshire, Scotland.
Source: Documentary History of Education in Upper Canada, 1831 - 1838, page 138
Source: History of the Province of Ontario (Upper Canada), William Canniff, 1872, page 331.
3. 3 Mar 1829, Hallowell, John Clark of Hallowell, served in War 1812 with Glengarry Lt Infantry and in Quebec ... grant him 800 acres
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 108, C15/125, C-1725, starts at image 607
4. Lydia Clark, DUE
26 Jan 1831, Adolphustown, Lydia Clark of Hillier is daughter of Jacob Corbman, late of the township of Ameliasburgh, a UE Loyalist ... prays for 200 acres as DUE. Margaret Chase maketh oath that she saw Lydia sign the petition. Granted.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 113, C18/96, C-1727, starts at image 246
Note: at the West Lake Hicksite meeting of 20 10mo 1830, This is reported, "This meeting is united with the women’s meeting in disowning Lydia Clark & Hannah Brock." Could it be that this is the same Lydia, wife of Freeman Clark, who is now not a Quaker and feels free to petition for her grant?
5. West Lake Orthodox minutes
12mo 1834, Came to this from West Lake preparative a complaint against Wm G Clark for going out of plainness in dress & manners, also for keeping improper company with and seducing a young woman to the violation of her chastity so that it appears by her legal she had a child by him
6. Sarah Clark, DUE
26 May 1843, Sarah Clark, of Haldimand Tp, wife of John Clark, daughter of Wm Simpson late of Cramahe Tp, granted 200 acres, certificate for Scrip 1404, to David Spalding, attny for Claimant, 28 Oct 1843
Note: This Sarah would be the wife of John Clark who lives in Haldimand and is not part of the Freeman Clark family.
Source: Crown Lands, Register Warrants UE, RG C13, Vol 85, p 83, AO. MS 693, reel 106
18 Feb 1843, Haldimand, Petition of Sarah Clark, wife of John Clark, Haldimand. She is the daughter of William Simpson late of Cramahe, UE Loyalist and that she has reached the age of 25 and prays for a grant as DUE. signed Sally Clark [sic]. Asks to direct script to her son James Clark in Whitby, Oshawa post office. Approved.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC web site, V 130, C2/43, C-1733, starts at image 369
7. Prince Edward District Marriages, 1833 - 47, Bill Martin's web site
Robert Morden and Hester Clark, both of Sophiasburgh, 19 Nov 1834.
Witnessed by Samuel Clark, Samuel Goslin.
Samuel Clark and Margaret McGuin, both of Sophiasburgh, 21 Nov 1834.
Witnessed by Robert Morden, Paul Clark.
Adam Short and Rachel Clark, both of Sophiasburgh, 24 Aug 1835.
Witnessed by Richard Jones, M. Pool.
Benjamin Franklin Lazier and Leonora Clark, 14 Sept 1835.
Witnessed by Rufus Sawyer, John A. Lepper.
Charles B. Clark and Lucinda S. German, both of Hillier, 12 Oct 1835.
Witnessed by George German, Sibel Clark.
William Clark, of Hillier, and Nancy Smith, of Sophiasburgh, 18 Jan 1837.
Witnessed by Parmenas Sprague, John S. Young.
William Clark, of Hallowell, and Esther Ann Flagler, of Hillier 14 March 1837.
Witnessed by John Haskins, Robert Clark.
Cory S. Bull and Frances Clark, both of Hallowell, 17 Sept 1837.
Witnessed by Lyman C. Clark, Elizabeth Davis.
James Parks, of Hallowell, and Phebe Clark, of Sophiasburgh, 14 July 1839.
Witnessed by Samuel Munro, Henry Werden.
John I. Clark and Sarah Masten, both of Hillier, 11 June 1839.
Witnessed by Solomon Weeks, Henry Gilbert.
Joseph Clark and Phebe Leavens, both of Hallowell, 23 July 1839.
Witnessed by John Haskins, William Clark.
Ezekiel Clark and Mary Ainsley, both of Hallowell, 1st Aug 1839.
Witnessed by Philander M. Clarke, Isaiah Ainsley.
David Van Alstine and Lucinda Clark, both of Marysburgh, 24 Dec 1839.
Witnessed by Alexander Van Alstine, Andrew Dulmage.
Cornelius Smith and Almira Clark, both of Sophiasburgh, 5 Oct 1840.
Witnessed by Benanuel Sailsbury, Robert Morden.
Henry Redner and Eliza Clark, both of Hillier, 17 October 1841.
Witnessed by Benanuel Salisbury, John Redner.
William Gibson Clark and Sarah Woodrowe, both of Hallowell, 17 March 1843.
Witnessed by Jonathon Clark, John Woodrow.
Reuben P. Clark, of Hillier, and Jemima Williams, of Hallowell,
30 March 1843. Witnessed by Caleb S. Williams, Elizabeth M. Taylor.
Benjamin F. Burlingham and Nancy Clark, both of Hallowell, 15 March 1842.
Witnessed by William Clark, David Burlingham.
Paul Anderson, of Hillier, and Sarah Clark, of Ameliasburgh,
2 May 1842. Witnessed by Hugh Arthur, Joseph Reid.
James Wm. Clark and Susanah Sarah Walt, both of Ameliasburgh, 5 Nov 1844.
Witnessed by Amos Walt, John C. Pennock.
Archibald Blakeley, of Hallowell, and Lydia Clarke, of Sidney,
25 Dec 1844. Witnessed by Joseph Pine, Benjamin Pine.
David Jones and Charlotte Clark, both of Sophiasburgh, 4 Oct 1843.
Witnessed by Robert Norton, Mary Jones.
James Walmsley, of Athol, and Isabel Clark, of Marysburgh, 18 Oct 1843.
Witnessed by Nelson Clark, Hannah Minaker.
Sheldon Dulmage, of Marysburgh, and Maria Clark, of Athol, 19 March 1844.
Witnessed by Nelson Clark, Sarah Clapp.