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Femmitje Clark (Baptized 1681, died 1760.)
Holy Bible in English; London, Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, 1743.
Femmitje Clark was the wife of Alexander Clark who, from 1725 to 1760, lived on the
south side of Wall Street about where the present entrance to the New York Stock
Exchange is located. She was a daughter of Harmanus Van Borsum and Wybrecht
Hendricks, and was baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church in Brooklyn March 20, 1681,
and died September 15, 1760. The Bible has descended in direct line and is now the
property of her great-great-great-great-grandson, Henry Schieffelin Clark of New York City.
Famitie Clark Her Book 1750/51.
A New Years gift for my son John Clark.
John Clark Born September 15, 1749 Died January 5th 1807
Thomas Clark Born March 14 1752 Died March 3rd 1811
My mother Fete. Clark Dyed November 15, 1760.
Scot Lawrence Clark Born September the Sixt 1753 a Quarter Befoar one in the
afternoon. Died about the year 1797
Alexander Clark Born December 6, 1754 Between Ten and Eleaven at night.
December 7, 1756 David Clark Born December 7, 1756 Between three and fore (1) In the
Alexander Clarke married Famitie van Borsum Jany. 13th 1714. Famitie Clark died
November 15. 1760 and was buried from her House opposite the Presbyterian Church in
Wall Street. into the burying Ground of the old Dutch Church in Garden Street agreeable
to her request.
John Clark the Son of Famitie Died 1791/2 and was buried from the House in Wall Street
left him by his mother and interred in the Family Vault of Trinity Church aged 60.
John Clark Junr. Born Sept. 15. 1749. died January 5th 1807
Thomas Clark Born March 14, 1752, died March 3, 1811
Scot Lawrence Clark, Born Sept 6, 1753, died 1797
Alexander Clark. Born Decr. 6, 1754
David Clark Born Decr. 7, 1756 died young.
Monday 1765 January 29 Day the Popel Went over the North River the Hole Day Until
Sunday being all Seven Days,
1771 feby 9 The Wind Got Round at Nord West and Thair Continued almost 14 Days and
before being Verry Modret Weather as Ever Was Known Ise Bing Verry full in North River
This Bible being the Property of my Great Grand Motherwhose name was Famitie of
Euphemia, was presented by her to my Grand Father Anno. Dom. 1750. Upon the Death
of my Grand Father 1792 it came into the possession of my Father, and upon the death
of my mother in the year of our Lord 1810 into my Possession, being the eldest. John
clark, and I bequeath the same to Eldest son William Newton Clark. I bequeath the
same to my eldest son William N. Clark Junr. Wm. N. Clark. Aug. 15th 1866. I bequeath
it to my Son Henry Schieffelin Clark - Wm. N. Clark 2nd.
Taken from the book: The Colonial Dames of the State of New York,Genealogical
Records, Manuscript entries of Births, Deaths, and Marriages,taken from Family Bibles