DateApril 20 1676
Will of John Clarke, written April 20, 1676. Will designated a trust for education and for the poor; this trust, as of 2013, is the oldest charitible trust in the United States (the John Clarke Trust). Document is two pages. First page has a ribbon and a red seal at top center; second page includes a ribbon at top center, Clarke's signature, and a red seal at bottom right.
Credit LineNewport Historical Society Collection
SubjectsJohn Clarke Trust
Related People & OrganizationsClarke, John (subject)