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Hannah Norris (b. Bef. 1665, d. 1742)Hannah Norris (daughter of Henry Norris and Abigail Stratton)139 was born Bef. 1665, and died 1742.She married Richard Clark, 2, son of Richard Clarke, 1 and Elizabeth (?) Clarke.
Notes for Hannah Norris:
She was married to Richard Clark Jr. (b. 1661; d. 1742), son of Richard Clark Sr. and Elizabeth Clark (d. 1724) of Elizabeth, NJ.
The senior Richard Clark (1613-1697), a shipwright and whale striker, had come from Herefordshire, England, through Barbadoes in 1634/5 to Southampton, Long Island, where he was in 1650. He may very well have traveled with John Norris, our first American ancestor, who also arrived in America in 1635 and had dealings in Barbadoes, and who also ended up in Southampton, or near there.
In 1657 Richard Clark, Sr. served in the Indian War, which was largely fought in MA. He lived in Southold, Long Island, in 1661 through 1678, where Richard Jr. was born. This was also where Robert Norris, was living at about that time. Robert Norris was the brother of Henry Norris, Hannah's father. In about 1678 Richard and Elizabeth Clark took their daughter, Elizabeth, and five sons, Richard, John (d. 14 Dec 1702), Joshua, Samuel (who settled in Westfield), and Ephraim to Elizabeth, NJ. Two additional sons, Benjamin and Thomas, were born after their arrival in NJ. Thomas (1678-1711) married Hannah ----- and had sons Thomas, Abraham, James, and Daniel, according to his will. The son Thomas (1701-1765) was an alderman and magistrate in Elizabeth, NJ, married to Hannah Winans and the widow Elizabeth Radley (d. 1767). Their son, Abraham Clark (1726-1794), was a member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He married Sarah Hatfield (1728-1804).
Hannah Norris had preceded Richard Clark, Jr. into NJ, having gone there as early as 1670 as a young girl. Undoubtedly the Norris and Clark families were close on Long Island since they linked up again in NJ.
Richard Clark Sr. obtained a warrant for 800 acres on 25 Feb 1679/80 "in right of himself his wife his sons Richard, John and his daughter Elizabeth Clarke." This indicates that the three children were over fourteen, able to have their names added to an allotment of land granted to their father for them. In 1678 he had purchased Caleb Carwithy's land at Luke Watson's Point. Richard was admitted as an Associate of Elizabeth in 1695. Richard Clark Sr. had all five of his young sons admitted as Associates of Elizabeth in around 1699-1700.
Richard Clark Sr. left a will dated 1 Apr 1697, in NY, where he may have been taken ill and probably died a few days later.
Richard Clark Jr. (b. 1661; d. 1742), the husband of Hannah Norris, lived in Elizabeth, NJ. They had seven children, according to his will: Hannah, Richard, Abigail, Elizabeth, Henry, John, and Jonathan. Richard's will was written 17 Aug 1742, and proved 17 May 1743. The will was witnessed by James Clark, with inventory bond of Jonathan Clark and made by William Clark.
SOURCE;Norris Families in America(website)Steven D. Norris
Children of Hannah Norris and Richard Clark, 2 are:
- +Richard Clark, 3, b. Abt. 1682, d. 1743.