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Brentford Families - Clark

Elizabeth Thormod from Upminster, Essex, noted a link to the Clark family. Later Robyn Gross contacted about the Clark family from Isleworth. Details of Clark research is included below, split into strands:

Isleworth seems to have been a 'hot-bed' for Clarks: in the early 1800s the following couples baptised children at the parish church:

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Stephen Clark of Old Brentford

In the 1861 census a Clark family lived next door to George Rutter, part of Elizabeth Thormod's family line and his wife. As George Rutter's wife Caroline was a Clark, perhaps she was related to the George Clark next door? Census returns provide a few details of this Clark family and support the theory, and a speculative tree is shown below:

Stephen Clark (ca 1796/9): married Dinah (born ca 1795/6 in Old Brentford, d 1872, Brentford); possible marriage on IGI Stephen Clark to Dinah Clement in 1814 at Ealing (which was the parish church for Old Brentford at the time); Stephen was a labourer aged '40' in 1841, living at 'Jupps Rents East' in Old Brentford; Dinah was a charwoman in 1851, living on Back Lane; in 1861 she was possibly a 64 yr old vistor, a hawker, widowed, visiting Sarah Thorne, 57, water cress dealer at St Giles, Finsbury (she gave her birthplace as Brixton, Surrey); she was a hawker in 1871 when she was living with her son George Clark; children, all baptised at Isleworth (IGI) included:

  • Thomas Clark (1816): in 1841 a Thomas Clark, labourer, aged 25 was living at Jupps Rents East, the same road address as his parents; a Mary Clark aged 20 lived with him - his wife?; TC, labourer and wife Mary lived on Back Lane in 1851, no children; in 1871 a TC, hawker was living with wife Mary in Coles Cottages Old Brentford
  • Dinah Clarke (1818): not found in 1841; possible marriage to James Adams in 1843, Brentford RD; he was a cordwainer born Weldon, Bucks, they lived on Back Lane Old Brentford and had three children by 1851: James (10), Mary (5) & Emily (1)
  • William Clark (1820): a William J Clark, hawker born Isleworth, was living in Thomas Place Old Brentford with wife Maryan and two daughters Ann M (20) and Clara (16) in 1871
  • Joseph Clark (1822): presume died in infancy
  • Joseph Clark (1824): possibly died in infancy or left home by 1841; a Joseph aged 10 was living at home in 1841
  • Caroline Clark (1827): at home in 1841; married George Rutter (see Rutter tree for details); she gave her birthplace as Isleworth in the 1861 census and her age as 35; by 1871 she was '49'
  • Mary Ann Clark (1829)
  • Joseph Clark (ca 1830): no baptism found, but a 'Joseph' was living at home in 1841, aged 10
  • Stephen Clark (1831): shoemaker living at home in 1851; not recorded in 1841 - perhaps Stephen was accidentally named Joseph in the 1841 census?; in 1861 he was a married maltster lodging with the Tarrey family in Feltham; he had a daughter Sarah Ann aged 5; in 1871 a SC aged 40, coal heaver, born Brentford was living in Feltham with wife Sarah and son William J aged 2; 10 years later in 1881 he remained in Feltham and was a labourer and carman; coal labourer in 1891, Feltham
  • George Clark (1833); at home in 1841; married Mary (-) who was born in Leeds, Yorkshire; not found for certain in 1851, although a GC, aged 19 born London Middx was a general servant to William Banks publican at the Black Boy & Still in New Brentford; living in Almer (Alma) Place, Old Brentford in 1861, George was a labourer either 'out at' or 'out of' work; in 1871 he was living on Providence Place, Old Brentford and was a gas stoker; his mother Dinah was living with the family in 1871; children included:
    • Sarah Clark (ca 1863/4): born Brentford; not at home in 1871
    • Samuel Stephen Clark (ca 1865/6): born Vine Street Westminster; labourer in 1871
    • George Clark (ca 1867/8): born Vine Street Westminster; labourer in 1871
    • Harriet Hannah Clark (ca 1869/70): born Brentford; not at home in 1871
    • Caroline Clark (ca 1874/5)
  • Sally Clark (1836); 'Sarah' aged 4 at home in 1841 and aged 15 living with her mother in 1851

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James Clark from Hayburn Berkshire

The following James Clark lived at Providence Place, Old Brentford in 1871 next to George Clark (born 1833 see above) but this appears to be a coincidence, no obvious relationship found.

James Clark (ca 1818/9): born Haybourn (Hayburn?) Berkshire; married Maria (-) born ca 1830/1 Isleworth; lived at Providence Place, Old Brentford in 1871 next to George Clark; James was a labourer in (market) gardens; children included

  • William Clark (ca 1859/60): born in Heston

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John Clark of Isleworth

This line includes Robyn Gross's husband's family.

John Clarke: married (1): unknown; married (2) Sarah Rutter (Banns were read at Isleworth but the marriage took place at St Alfege in Greenwich later in 1807); John was a servant when his children were baptised; when his son John died in Australia John senior's occupation was given as coachman; children baptised at Isleworth included:

  • Sarah Clarke (1811)
  • John Clarke (1813 - 1895): married (1) Maria Inwood (1812 - 1847?) at Chiswick in 1832; he was a servant in Tottenham in 1841; a greengrocer, High Street, Tottenham when his first wife Maria died in 1846; by 1851 John was a solicitor's clerk in Tottenham; he emigrated to Australia; children included:
    • Maria Clarke (1833 - 1898+)
    • Samuel Clarke (1835 - deceased by 1898)
    • John Clarke (1837 - deceased by 1898); married Rachel Benjamin 1836 - 1890) in 1857 ; six children
    • Edmund Clarke (1840 - deceased by 1898)
    • Ellen Clarke (1842 - 1888): married William Henderson , no issue
    • Sarah Ann Clarke (1847 - 1871); married William Williams, seven children
    married in 1848 (2) Ann Spencer (1821 - 1873); children included:
    • Emma Elizabeth Clarke (1850 - 1894): married Allan Martin 1867, nine children
    • Marion Clarke (1854 - 1923): one surviving son; married Arthur James Riel 1889 - no issue
    • Edith Clarke (1858 - 1933): married William Alfred Eastgate 1886 (no issue); married George Frederick Wade 1922 (no issue)
    • Spencer Clarke (1863 - 1916): married Elizabeth Osborne 1894, three children; married Mary Ann Osborne (no issue)
  • Mary Ann Clarke (1815)
  • Martha Clarke (1819)

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William Clark of Isleworth

William Clark: born Isleworth; aged '65' in 1841 so born ca 1772/6; married Esther (aged 70 in 1841, not born Middlesex), possibly Esther Davis at Heston in 1801 (IGI); William was an ag. labourer in 1841 and was living at Town Wharf, Isleworth; children baptised at Isleworth (IGI) included:

    Mary Clark (1805): entry on IGI for Isleworth
  • Richard Clark (1807): entry on IGI for Isleworth; in 1881 a 71 year old of this name (but ClarkE) was at the Brentford Union workhouse, Isleworth, a widower, bricklayer, born Ealing (not confident this is same man)
  • William Clark (1812, bap 1814)
  • John Clark (1814): ag labourer at home in 1841; family not found in 1851; 1861: labourer, Town Wharf; children included:
    • William Clark (ca 1842/3): born Finsbury, a labourer living at home in 1861
    • Richard Clark (ca 1846/7): born Brumley (Bromley?), a scholar in 1861
  • Thomas Clark (1819): labourer; married Sarah (also born Isleworth, ca 1820/1); children born in Isleworth included:
    • William Clark (ca 1848/9)
    • Esther Clark (ca 1850/1)
    • Thomas Clark (ca 1853/4)
    • Alfred Clark (late 1860)

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