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James CLARKSON
(1630-Bef 1687)

 

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Agnes COLLEN

James CLARKSON 4040

  • Born: 1630-1640, Carstairs, Co. Lanmark, , Scotland 4040
  • Marriage: Agnes COLLEN about 1662 in Linlithgow, , West Lothian, Scotland 4040
  • Died: Bef 8 Oct 1687, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA 4040

  General Notes:

1"James and Agnes Clarkson were Presbyterians and suffered for their faith. At Hilderston in the parish of Torpichen, 4 miles from Linlithgow, was the seat of Elizabeth Cunyngham, Lady Hilderston, a patroness of the persecuted Presbyterians. Here a conventicle was held on May 8, 1670. Four days later, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Lady Hilderston, James Clerkson, merchant, and others, for attending the conventicle. They were arrested and examined the same day, and each was fined 100 Scots money, and imprisoned in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh until they had paid their fines. On Oct 25th 1683, "James Clerkson, merchant, Agnes Collen, his spouse, and James Clerkson the younger [son]" were denounced for not attending the (Episcopal) church at Linlithgow. A month later, on Nov. 20, James and Agnes were in prison for this offense, and the younger James was a fugitive [aged 17]. The following year, on Oct. 14, 1684, a "List of disorderly persons not observing the ordinances of religion in the parish of Linlihtgow" was published, and it contained the names of Agnes Collen, spouse of James Clerkson, with the notation that she was then a fugitive. James Clerkson, merchant, was finally released from the Tolbooth at Edinburgh on Feb. 17, 1684/85 [Registers of the Privy Council of Scotland, 3rd Series, 3: 168-9; 8: 629, 632; 10: 260]. Under these circumstances, it was quite natural for James1 and Agnes (Collen) Clarkson and their third son James2 to wish to leave Scotland and migrate to America, which they did in the spring of 1685; although the eldest son John2 Clarkson, and perhaps other ch'n, remained in Scotland. 4040

  Noted events in his life were:

He was Presbyterian about 1670 in Linlithgow, , West Lothian, Scotland. 4040

He emigrated in 1685 from Linlithgow, , West Lothian, Scotland. 4040 to Woodbridge, New Jersey.

He owned land on Papiack Neck, bought from Joseph Dennis on 10 Jun 1685 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA. 4040

Inventory: 8 Oct 1687, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA. 4040 Total 193, 4s, 6d

Administration: to James Clarkson (son), 12 Oct 1687, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA. 4040


James married Agnes COLLEN about 1662 in Linlithgow, , West Lothian, Scotland.4040 (Agnes COLLEN was born in 1643 in Linlithgow, , West Lothian, Scotland 4040 and died before 15 Aug 1693 in Linlithgow, , West Lothian, Scotland 4040.)




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