Jane Clarke (mtDNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of May 6, 2021:

  • Recruiting additional matrilineal (direct female-line) Jane Clarke descendants for full mtDNA testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)


First Generation

The Winter 2021 Mayflower Descendant has published an article on the Cole family. It states Jane's maiden name was Yates, and she was first married to Thomas Clarke. It is likely this article has further information. Given the fact she apparently had children between c1605 - 1625/6, she was likely born abt 1582-1585, likely near Bermondsey, Surrey. She married twice, first to Thomas Clarke[1] and second St. Olave, Bermondsey, Surrey, England 16 May 1611 to William Collier. By her first husband she had at least one daughter and by her second husband she is said to have had thirteen children: Mary (bp 18 Feb 1611/2), Hannah (1613-1625), Rebecca (1614/5), Sarah (1616), John (1616/7-1618), Elizabeth (1618/9), John (1619/20-1625), Catherine (bur. 1621/2), James (1622/3-1624), Martha (1624-1625), William (d. 12 Aug 1625 unm.) and Lydia (1625/6-1625/6).

Second Generation

_____ Clarke was likely born bef 1605, married _____ Walker and they had at least one child: Sarah

Mary Collier was bp. St. Olave, Bermondsey 18 Feb 1611/2 and died Eastham abt. 1644. She married Plymouth 1 Apr 1635 (Gov.) Thomas Prence and they had two children (Duxbury): Jane (1637) and Sarah (c1639).

Rebecca Collier was bp. St. Olave, Bermondsey 10 Jan 1614/5 and died Duxbury 29 Dec 1698. She married Plymouth 15 May 1634 John Cole and they had two children (?Eastham): Rebecca (1654) and Samuel.

Sarah Collier was bp. St. Olave, Bermondsey 30 Apr 1616 and died Duxbury 26 Apr 1691. She married twice, first Plymouth 15 May 1634 Love Brewster and second Duxbury 1 Sep 1656 Richard Parke (no children). By her first husband Sarah had four children: Sarah (1635), Nathaniel (1637), Wrestling (1644) and William (1645).

Elizabeth Collier was bp. St. Olave, Bermondsey 9 Mar 1618/9 and died Duxbury aft Feb 1679. She married Plymouth 2 Nov 1637 Constant Southworth and they had nine children: Mercy (1638), Priscilla (c1642), Edward (1644), Nathaniel (c1646), Alice (1648), Mary (c1654), Elizabeth (c1656) and William (1659).

Third Generation

Sarah Walker was bp. St. Olave, Bermondsey 10 Nov 1622 and died Plymouth 24 Nov 1700. She married Plymouth 19 Nov 1645 Nathaniel Warren and they had twelve children: Richard (1646), Sarah (1649), Hope (1651 unm.), Jane (1652), Elizabeth (1654), Alice (1656), Mercy (1658), Mary (1659), Nathaniel (1661), John (1663), James (1665) and Jabez (c1667).

Jane Prence was born Duxbury 1 Nov 1637 and died Harwich in Jun 1712. She married Eastham 9 Jan 1660/1 Mark Snow and they had eight children: Mary (1661), Nicholas (1663), Elizabeth (1666), Thomas (1668), Sarah (1671), Prence (1674), Elizabeth (1676-1677) and Hannah (1679).

Mary Prence was born abt 1639 and died Eastham aft 1697. She married abt 1661 John Tracy and they had four children: John (c1661), Apphia (c1663), Stephen (c1673) and Susannah (1676).

Rebecca Cole was born Eastham 26 Aug 1654 and died Yarmouth in 1710. She married Robert Nickerson and they had at least: Rebecca (1670).

Sarah Brewster was born 1635 and died Duxbury bef 21 Jan 1679. She married Duxbury aft 4 Apr 1654 Benjamin Bartlett and they had three children (Duxbury): Benjamin (1658), Samuel (c1662) and Rebecca (b1664).

Mercy Southworth was born Duxburrow (now Duxbury) 11 May 1638 and died Eastham 25 Nov 1712. She married Eastham 12 May 1658 Samuel Freeman and they had nine children: Abthya (1659-1660), Samuel (1662), Apphia (1666), Constant (1669), Elizabeth (1671), Alice (c1673), Edward (c1675), Mary (c1675) and Mercy (c1679).

Priscilla Southworth was born Duxburrow (now Duxbury) about 1645 and died Bristol, MA (now in RI) in 1722. She married twice, first Bristol 1 Mar 1689 Samuel Talbot and second Little COmpton 1 May 1708 John Irish (II). By her first husband she had at least two children: Stephen (1693) and Hannah (1698-1717 unm.).

Alice Southworth was born Duxburrow (now Duxbury) about 5 Mar 1648 died Little Compton, MA (now in RI) 5 May 1719. She married Duxbury 26 Dec 1667 Benjamin Church and they had nine children: Catherine (c1670), Thomas (c1674), Constant (son, 1676), Benjamin (1678), Edward (1680), Charles (1682), Elizabeth (1684), Nathaniel (1686-1687), Martha (1688) and Alice.

Mary Southworth was born Duxburrow (now Duxbury) about 1654 and died there after 28 Mar 1719. She married David Alden and they had seven children: Benjamin (c1673), Ruth (c1674), Elizabeth (1675), Priscilla (c1676), Alice (1685) and Samuel (1688).

Elizabeth Southworth was born Duxburrow (now Duxbury) about 1656 and died Bristol, MA (now in RI) about 15 Aug 1709. She married Bristol 12 May 1685 Samuel Gallup and they had five children: Elizabeth (1688), Samuel (1690), Mary (1692), William (1695) and Nathaniel.

Fourth Generation

Sarah Warren was born Plymouth 29 Aug 1649 and died there 9 Jan 1690. She married Sandwich about 1673 John Blackwell and they had seven children: John (1674), Michael (1676), Desire (1678 m Lettice Jenne[y]), Alice (1681 m William Spooner), Jane (1683 m Philip Peckham), Nathaniel (c1684) and Caleb (1686).

Jane Warren was born Plymouth 31 Dec 1652 and died Barnstable 27 Feb 1682/3. She married Barnstable 19 Sep 1672 Benjamin Lombard (Lumbart) and they had three children: Mary (1673 m Ebenezer Burgess), Benjamin (1675) and Hope (1679 m Benjamin Goodspeed)

Elizabeth Warren was born Plymouth 15 Sep 1654 and died Sandwich aft 10 Jan 1689/90. She married about 1682. She married about 1685 William Green. Prior to this marriage she had a son (supposedly by Joseph Doty): Theophilus (1673/4). By her husband (William Green) she had one more child: William (1684).

Alice Warren was born Plymouth 2 Aug 1656 and died Sandwich after 4 Mar 1692. She married Sandwich 23 Dec 1674 Thomas Gibbs and they had eight children: Bethiah (1675 d.y.), Abigail (c1677 m Jirah Swift), Thomas (1678/9), Sarah (c1683 m Isaac Cushman), Warren (c1685), Ebenezer (c1687), Cornelius (c1689) and Jabez (c1691).

Mercy Warren was born Plymouth 20 Feb 1657/8 and died Dartmouth aft 6 Nov 1727. She married Dartmouth 28 Feb 1677/8 Jonathan Delano and they had thirteen children:

Mary Warren

Mary Snow

Sarah Snow

Hannah Snow

Apphia Tracy

Susannah Tracy

Rebecca Nickerson

Rebecca Bartlett

Apphia Freeman m Isaac Pepper

Elizabeth Freeman m Abraham Remick & Joseph Merrick

Alice Freeman m Nathaniel Merrick

Catherine Church m Valentine Troop

Elizabeth Church m Joseph Rosbotham, John Sampson & Samuel Woodbury

Alice Church m Thomas Cornell & Ephraim Thomas

Ruth Alden m Samuel Sprague

Elizabeth Alden m John Seabury

Priscilla Alden m Samuel Chesebrough

Alice Alden m Judah Paddock

Elizabeth Gallup m Samuel Bowerman

Mary Gallup m Joshua Bayley

  1. Jane petitioned the Plymouth court in 1653 "in behalf of her grandchild the wife of the said Nathaniel Warren." Nathaniel married Sarah Walker.

DNA results H13a1a

Previous Y-DNA testing

According to wikitree there is one mtDNA descendant who has taken a mtDNA test and has published his results: Haplogroup H13a1a.


 Jane ______ 
   Elizabeth Collier
     Mary Southworth
       Priscilla Alden
         Mary Chesebrough
           Hannah Hewitt
             Lucinda Wheeler
               Betsey Main
                 Elmira Burrows
                   Arrilla Vannatter
                     Lucy Jennie Burrows
                       Margaret Augusta Clemens
                         mother of tester

References & External Links

Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633), New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA 1995