Clarke, Richard Samuel

Clarke, Richard Samuel, an Episcopal clergyman, was born in 1737, and for nineteen years was minister at New Milford, Conn., from which place he removed to Gagetown, N. B., and was rector there twenty-five years. His last settlement was in St. Stephen, where his ministry continued thirteen years. He died there, Oct., 1824. See Sabine, Loyalists of the Amer. Rev. i, 316. (J.C.S.)

Clarke, Robert, an English Congregational minister, was born at Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, in 1796, of Quaker parents. He united with the Baptists in youth, prepared for the ministry at Bristol College, and in: 1818 became pastor of the Baptist Church at Lechlade. He subsequently preached twelve years at Bridgenorth; eight years at Oswestry, and five years at Kingsbridge, Devonshire. After laboring at Shaldon six years he lived in retirement in the vicinity of Romford, Essex, six or seven years; and finally, in 1863, went to labor in the village of Aveley, where he died, Feb. 14, 1878. Mr. Clarke; was a very excellent preacher, and in the pulpit, as elsewhere, direct and courageous in expressing his convictions. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1879, p. 306.

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