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Thomas Armor, uncle of Clark orphans, Delaware,1753
Posted by: Daniel Troublefield (ID *****6668) Date: August 11, 2010 at 21:41:36
In Reply to: Re: wife of Hugh BIGHAM, Martha, b. abt 1710 by Jacob Leisle of 906

Hello Jake,

Acording to New Castle County, Delaware, Orphans Court records in 1753, Thomas Armor, uncle of John, George, Thomas & Mary Clark, minor orphans of John Clark, yeoman, deceased, gave his consent for appointment of guardians Alexander Porter, Senr., and Thomas Tobin.

Do you know how this Thomas Armor was uncle to these particular Clark orphans in 1753?

A later Orphans Court record in 1761 mentions another Clark orphan named Henry Clark, aged 15 years old on 19 August 1760, so born in 1745, who was a son of a John Clark, dec'd.

Another record in the same court refers to the appointment of Robert Johnston as guardian of 3 other Clark orphans in 1760: James, Mary, Jane, & David.

But my interest in these records is primarily in the
orphan Henry Clark. He appears to be the same Henry Clark
who married before 1771 in New Castle County, DE, to my 6th great-aunt Ann James.

These court records seem to refer to three different men
named John Clark whose orphans were appointed guardians.

I trying to learn whether Henry Clark fits in with either of the other two groups of four orphans. It appears that his mother (or stepmother) was named Elizabeth, widow of a John Clark, and that she married the second time to Anthony Dushane. Both Dushane and Henry were witnesses to a deed by Henry Clark's guardian Cornelius Kettle in 1765 to Mary Glen (or Glenn), widow of Thomas Glen(n). Dushane later married second this Mary (Kettle) Glenn.

Johnston (Johnson), Kettle, and Dushane lived in Red Lion Hundred in or near the Welsh Tract and near my Alexander Faries family who were of Pencader Hundred.

Thanks for any help.
Dan


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