Jamaica, Queens County, Long Island Goshen, Orange County

Jamaica, Queens County, Long Island

Samuel Clowes (1674-1760) was Caroline’s 3x great-grandfather. A counsellor-at-law in England, he arrived New York in 1697. By 1702 he was living in Jamaica, Queens County, where he quickly became County Clerk and Trustee of Highways. He was a surveyor in Jamaica and Hempstead. He was active in the founding of the Episcopal Church in Jamaica, where records show he had two slaves baptized.

Goshen, Orange County

Samuel Clowes (1674-1760) was Caroline’s 3x great-grandfather. A counsellor-at-law in England, he arrived NY in 1697 and by 1702 was in Jamaica, Queens County, where he quickly became County Clerk, Trustee of highways. He was a slaveholder, records show he baptised two of his slaves. Around 1712 he purchased with a partner lands equaling four of the thirteen parts if the Minisink Patent in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and laid out and founded the township of Goshen in 1714.

Hart Hartsease