Here lies buried ye body ofMr. Thomas ClarkeAged 98.Departed this life March 24, 1697.Thomas Clarke was Mate of the Mayflower according to tradition in the Plymouth and connecting Colonies. History gives his arrival in Plymouth from England in the ship Annie in 1623. He married Susan Ring of Plymouth in 1634. Their children were Andrew, James, William, Susanna, Nathaniel and John, from whom descended a numerous posterity. He married his second wife Mrs. Alice Hallett Nichols of Boston in 1664. He lived for some years in Boston, and also in Harwich of which town he was one of the original proprietors. He died in Plymouth having lived in the reigns of seven British sovereigns, the Commonwealth and the protectorate.This stone is erected to his memoryby his descendants A.D. 1891.