All dates adjusted to a Gregorian (contemporary) calendar
Ca. 1616 George Clarke is born. Birth date estimated from his listing on the 1643 List of Men Able to Bear Arms and his colonial land holdings.
Ca. 1620 Richard Bishop is born.
1620 NOV Mayflower arrives at Cape Cod.
1630s Tens of thousands of English, Scots and Irish immigrate to the Americas as settlers, servants and convict labor.
Ca. 1632 Alice Martin arrives to a New England settlement as an indentured servant (hypothesized).
Ca. 1635 George Clarke arrives in Plymouth Colony, possibly via Barbados.
1637 George Clarke brings Edward Dotey to court over land disputes. Dotey was a Mayflower passenger, coming over as a servant. He was frequently brought before the court for criminal and civil matters including a Jan 1638 assault of George Clarke.
1637-1639 George Clarke purchases a home and two adjoining acreages to establish an 18 acre farm.
1637 NOV – 1638 NOV Richard Bishop serves one year indenture to Love Brewster in newly established Duxbury.
1639 JAN Alice Martin marries George Clarke
1639 Plymouth Colony town of Barnstable established
Ca. 1641 Abigail Clarke born
1642 George Clarke pays Edward Dotey in corn to settle a claim
1643 AUG Richard Bishop and George Clarke on List of Men Able to Bear Arms for the specific town of Plymouth.
1644 Martha Clarke born
1644 George Clarke dies
1644 5 DEC Alice Martin Clarke marries Richard Bishop
1645 Damaris Bishop born
1646 2 MAR Rachel Eaton marries Joseph Ramsden
1648 22 JULY Martha Clarke murdered
1648 4 OCT Alice Martin Bishop executed
1649 MAR Richard Bishop presented to court for stealing a neighbor’s spade
1649 MAY 6 John Churchill ordered to sell the lands and home of George Clarke to support the orphaned Abigail Clarke
1651 OCT Rachel Ramsden faces impropriety charges involving socializing with young men.
1652 4 MAY Court order Joseph Ramsden to move out of the woods and into an actual neighborhood.
1656 Joseph Ramsden ordered to move again or his house will be torn down.
Ca. 1661 Rachel Ramsden dies (as Joseph Ramsden marries for second time).
1662 Richard Bishop awarded “ancient freemen” status and given a land parcel.