Clarke, William (3)

Clarke, William (3), an Episcopal minister, son of Rev. Peter Clarke, was born in Danvers, Mass., about 1739. He graduated at Harvard College in 1759, went to England and was ordained, then returned to America, and became rector of St. Paul's Church in Dedham, Mass. Here he was successful in his ministry, and lived in peace until the spring of 1777, when he was sentenced to be confined on board a ship. because he refused to acknowledge the independence of the United States. After his release he went to England. In 1786 he resided in Halifax, N.S., and soon afterwards removed to Digby. Subsequently he returned to. the United. States, aid died in Quincy, Mass., in 1815. See Sabine, Loyalists of the Amer. Rev. ii, 315. (J. C. .)

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