Faith Clarke was born circa 1619 in (prob. England) to Thurston Clarke (1590-1661) and Faith Loes (1597-1663) and died 21 December 1675 Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. She married Edward Doty (bef1600-1655) 6 January 1635 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. She married John Phillips (1602-1682) .


1634 Voyage to America


Faith Clarke was a passenger on the English ship Francis, which sailed from Ipswich in 1634, bound for New England. (See passenger #64 on the manifest - age 15. Her father is listed there separately. The ship arrived safe at Massachusetts Bay. She is listed on the roll as "ward of J. Pease", indentured servant?

Father's Story

A sad story about her dad, Thurston. He and Faith (age 15) came to America on the "Francis" in 1634. The ship sailed from Ipswich about the last of April with John Cutting, Master. In 1661, Thurston frozed to death on his way from Plymouth, Massachusetts to Duxbury, Massachusetts in 1661.

SOURCE for ship, the Master, Thurston and Faith: The Planters of the Commonwealth by Charles Edward Banks, Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc, pub 1930.

Marriage and Family

1st Marriage: Edward Doty

Her first marriage was to Mayflower pilgrim Edward Doty (bef1600-1655), his second wife.

2nd Marriage: John Phillips

Her second marriage was to John Phillips (1602-1682), his third wife. He was a early settler honored on the Green Harbor Monument.

Offspring of Edward Doty and Faith Clarke (c1619-1675)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edward Doty (bef1638-aft1688) 1638 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States 1688 Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Sarah Faunce (c1645-1695)
John Doty (c1640-1701) 1640 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 8 May 1701 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Elizabeth Cooke (1648-1692) Elizabeth Cooke (1648-1692) Sarah Jones (1671-)
Thomas Doty (c1641-1678) 1641 Plymouth, Massachusetts December 1678 Plymouth, Massachusetts Mary Churchill (1654-aft1724)
Samuel Doty (c1643-1715) 1643 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1715 Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey Jane Harmon (c1660-aft1716)
Desire Doty (c1645-1731) 1645 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 22 January 1731 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts William Sherman (c1640-1680) Israel Holmes (c1642-1683) William Sherman (c1640-1680) Israel Holmes (c1642-1683) Alexander Standish (1627-1702)
Elizabeth Doty (c1647-1742) 1647 Plymouth, Massachusetts 7 April 1742 Marshfield, Massachusetts John Rouse (1643-1717) John Rouse (1643-1717) William Carver (1659-1760)
Isaac Doty (c1648-aft1727) 8 February 1648 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 7 January 1728 Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York Elizabeth England (?-aft1693)
Joseph Doty (1651-c1732) 30 April 1651 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Plymouth Colony 1732 Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Colony Deborah Ellis (c1652-1711) Deborah Ellis (c1652-1711) Sarah Woodin (1656/7-aft1733)
Mary Doty (c1653-bef1729) 1653 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States 11 December 1715 Samuel Hatch (1653-1735) Samuel Hatch (1653-1735) Eleazer Churchill (1652-1716)



Vital Records

Duxbury Gravestone


Last Will

Calling herself the wife of John Philips of Marshfield, Faith dated her will December 12, 1675 and died on December 21, 1675. The will was sworn June 6 – probably 1676, and named her daughters Mary, Elizabeth, and Desire, and her son John. On November 4, 1676, letters of administration were granted to her son-in-law John Rouse, Jr. of Marshfield, husband of her daughter Elizabeth. She was buried in Winslow Cemetery, Marshfield, Mass. where there is an existent memorial stone for her.



Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Vol. 11. Edward Doty. Plymouth MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996.

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