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.