CLARKE FAMILY HISTORY

 

JOHN CLARKE m. 9 May 1729 at Plungar, Leicestershire, ELIZABETH, bapt 1 Nov 1701 at Plungar, second dau of ANDREW GUY of Plungar and his wife ELIZABETH (nťe WRIGHT) and probably had issue:

 

1.        JOHN , of whom presently.

2.       William, of Belbroughton, Worcestershire, mentioned his cousin Richard Guy of Plungar in his will (d. 18 Nov 1834, aged 73, and was buried at Plungar), executor to his brother John, d.s.p. 1809 (P.C.C. will dated 5 Mar 1809 and proved 16 Jan 1810).

 

JOHN CLARKE, brassfounder, of Bath Row and Paradise Street, Birmingham, Churchwarden of St. Martinís, Birmingham, (described as of Belbroughton on his wedding entry), m. 30 Nov 1756 at Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, AMY, bapt 7 May 1738 at Wootton Wawen, dau of THOMAS TIBBATS (later SANDERS) and his wife ELIZABETH, dau of JOHN SANDERS, of Honiley House, Honiley, Warwickshire, who was admitted to the Middle Temple on 8 Jul 1701. Over the west door of St. John the Baptist, Honiley, there is an inscription: Ad gloriam del Johannes Sanders: Arm: Propriis sumptibus hanc ecclesiam śdificavit anno salutis: MDCCXXIII. John Sanders, who built the church, was Elizabethís grandfather (P.C.C. will dated 10 Nov 1727 and proved 3 Feb 1727/28). There may be a connection with Rev Thomas Clarke, D.D., b. circa 1742, son of Thomas Clarke of the parish of St. Lukeís, London, educ St. Johnís College, Oxford, Rector of Belbroughton, Worcestershire 1786-98, who d. 12 Aug 1798, aged 56. She was buried at St. Martinís, Birmingham on 15 Dec 1770 and he d. 24 Jan 1806 at Bath Row and was buried at St. Martinís, Birmingham on 31 Jan 1806 (P.C.C. will dated 2 Jan 1806 and proved 5 Sep 1806) having had issue:

 

      1.     John, bapt 3 Mar 1758 at Belbroughton, possibly buried at St. Martinís, Birmingham on 9 Sep 1760.

2.     Rev Thomas, B.A., of Leek Wootton, Rector of Honiley, Resident Curate of Leek Wootton, bapt 1 May 1759 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, educ King Edwardís School, Birmingham, matriculated Trinity College, Oxford, aged 16, on 22 May 1775, B.A. 1779, m. 2 Jun 1795 by licence at Haseley, Warwickshire, Ann, bapt 22 Oct 1776 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, dau of Samuel Bellamy. He d. 27 Oct 1815 and she d. 1 Feb 1836, aged 60, and they were both buried at Leek Wootton.

3.     John Sanders, brassfounder, of Moor Street and Bath Row, Birmingham, bapt 5 Aug 1761 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, m. Margaret Ė . She d. 16 Jan 1809 and he d. 13 Feb 1816 and was buried at St. Martinís, Birmingham on 20 Feb 1816 having had issue:

a.     John Hargreaves, cabinet and coach brassfounder, plater, etc., of Moor Street, Birmingham, who lived at Edgbaston, bapt 2 Dec 1789 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, m. Frances Ė and d. 1841 (P.C.C. will dated 20 Feb 1841 and proved 14 Mar 1842).

b.    William, referred to as Ďmy late brother Williamí in J.H. Clarkeís will, b. circa 1794, possibly buried at St. Martinís, Birmingham, aged 41, on 20 May 1835.

c.    Richard Ogle, cabinet and coach brassfounder, plater, etc., of Moor Street, Birmingham, later of Clifford Chambers, near Stratford-on-Avon, bapt 2 Feb 1796 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, d. 13 Apr 1865 at Clifford Chambers. One of his executors was William Sands Cox, surgeon, son of Edward Townsend Cox.

d.     Thomas, of Bath Row, Birmingham, bapt 11 Aug 1803 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, d. unmarried 12 Jun 1825 and was buried at St. Martinís, Birmingham on 16 Jun 1825.

a.     Amy, b. 18 Aug 1788, bapt 1 Oct 1788 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, m. 7 Jun 1810 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, Daniel Clowes and had issue.

b.     Mary, b. 25 Dec 1790, bapt 1 Jan 1791 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, d. unmarried 15 Mar 1838.

4.     ANDREW GUY, brassfounder, of Moor Street, Birmingham, bapt 13 Jan 1767 at St. Martinís,    Birmingham, m. 12 Sep 1793 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, SARAH, dau of EDWARD ARMFIELD and his wife KINBARRA (nťe SWENE. See Armfield Family History. He d. 20 Mar 1807 and was buried at St. Martinís, Birmingham on 25 Mar 1807 and she d. 17 Aug 1821 and was buried at St. Martinís, Birmingham on 23 Aug 1821 (Lichfield will dated 31 Dec 1817 and proved 28 Jan 1822) having had issue:

a.     John Edward, Secretary to the Savings Bank, bapt 4 Feb 1796 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, d.s.p. 23 Sep 1830 at Edgbaston and was buried at St. Martinís, Birmingham on 28 Sep 1830.

b.     Andrew Guy, with the East India Company at Ghazapoor, b. 1 Nov 1804, bapt 17 Jan 1805 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, d.s.p. 14 Oct 1829.

a.     ELIZABETH AMY, b. 29 May 1794, bapt 15 Aug 1794 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, m. 3 Sep 1816 at St. Michael in Bedwardine, Worcester, EDWARD, eldest son of EDWARD ARMFIELD and his wife ANN (nťe PERKINS). She d. 11 Apr 1852 and was buried at St. Paulís, Birmingham having had issue and he m. 2ndly her youngest sister, Mary Ann (see below). See Armfield Family History.

b.     Sarah, of Gravelly Hill, Erdington, Warwickshire, b. 14 Oct 1797, bapt 25 Jan 1798 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, m. 28 Mar 1822 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, Bassett Smith, banker, of Gibbins, Smith & Co., and later manager of Birmingham Town & Country Bank from 1836, b. 18 Dec 1790, bapt 21 Jun 1791 at St. Philipís, Birmingham, son of William Smith, brassfounder. She d. 12 Aug 1850 and he d. 18 Oct 1868 (Will dated 5 May 1863 and proved 26 Nov 1868) having had issue:

1.       Bassett Armfield, Royal Navy officer, later a bank cashier, of Kingsbury Road, Aston, Birmingham, b. 6 Feb 1826, bapt 15 Feb 1826 at Bilston, Staffordshire, bapt 25 Jun 1828 at Walsall, Staffordshire, m. Johanna Martina Claseria Slabber and d. 12 May 1894 in Aston having had issue.

2.       Andrew Guy, civil engineer, of 19 Walbrook, London and 3 Oak Villas, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent, bapt 20 Feb 1839 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, m. 21 Apr 1864 at Canterbury, Zitella Claris and d.s.p. 18 Mar 1912 at Saxted, Suffolk.

3.      John Burrows, bapt 12 Aug 1840 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, buried at St. Philipís, Birmingham on 7 Nov 1840.

1.      arah Jane, bapt 26 Dec 1823 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, m. 11 Jun 1846, Edwin Wignall, chartered accountant, of 298 Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, son of William Henry Wignall and his wife Elizabeth (nťe Sankey) and d. 11 Aug 1875 having had issue.

2.     Emily Clarke, bapt 25 Jun 1828 at Walsall, d. unmarried 4 Sep 1906 and was buried in Paignton Cemetery on 7 Sep 1906.

3.     Mary Ann (Polly), bapt 17 Apr 1832 at Walsall, m. 22 Mar 1860 at Aston juxta Birmingham, Joseph Smith, surgeon, and d. 1919.

4.     Elizabeth Amy (Lizzie), bapt 25 Jul 1833 at Walsall, m. 7 Oct 1851 at Aston juxta Birmingham, William Painter Belliss, chartered accountant, bapt 21 Oct 1829 at St. Philipís, Birmingham, son of John Belliss and his wife Elizabeth (nťe Painter). He was living at 6 West Terrace, Eastbourne, Sussex in 1881 and she d. 4 Mar 1906 and was buried in Paignton Cemetery on 9 Mar 1906.

5.    Helen Matilda, bapt 21 May 1834 at Walsall, d. unmarried 10 Sep 1907 and was buried in Paignton Cemetery.

6.    Kinbarra Swene, b. 28 Oct 1835 at Walsall, m. 1 Nov 1853 at Aston juxta Birmingham, Samuel Lipscomb Seckham, D.L., J.P., son of William Seckham and his wife Harriet (nťe Wickens). See SECKHAM of WHITTINGTON Ė Burkeís Landed Gentry 1937 Edition. She d. 16 May 1900 and he d. 4 Feb 1901 and they were both buried at Christ Church, Lichfield having had issue.

7.    Julia Adelaide (Ada), who was both deaf and dumb, bapt 17 May 1837 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, d. unmarried 4 Mar 1914 and was buried in Paignton Cemetery on 7 Mar 1914.

8.     Maria Octavia, bapt 18 Sep 1843 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, d. 1843.

c.     Kinbarra, bapt 18 Sep 1799 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, d. before 1810.

d.     Mary Ann, b. 22 Apr 1806, bapt 11 May 1808 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, unmarried in 1851 when she was living with her elder sister and brother-in-law, m. circa 1854 as his second wife, EDWARD ARMFIELD (see above. See Armfield Family History. He d. 5 Apr 1858 and she d.s.p. 6 Nov 1888 and was buried at St. Paulís, Birmingham on 9 Nov 1888.

1.     Elizabeth, bapt 27 Sep 1763 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, buried at St. Martinís, Birmingham on 18 Jul 1764.

2.     Elizabeth Amy, bapt 25 May 1765 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, m. 26 Jun 1787 at St. Martinís, Birmingham, Rev Thomas Cox, M.A., Vicar of Leek Wootton, Warwickshire 1782-1824, Rector of Baginton and Haseley, Warwickshire 1791-1824, Domestic Chaplain at Stoneleigh Abbey, bapt 5 Oct 1756 at St. John, Deritend and Bordesley, Warwickshire, son of Rev Thomas Cox of Aston, Birmingham and later of Deritend and his wife Elizabeth (nťe Kendrick). He d. 1824, aged 68 (P.C.C. will dated 1 Nov 1822 and proved 4 May 1824) having had issue:

a.     Rev Thomas, D.D., M.A., of Atherstone-upon-Stour, Warwickshire, Rector of Oxhill, Warwickshire 1824-62, bapt 18 Jun 1788 at Leek Wootton, educ Trinity College, Oxford, d. 10 Jan 1868 at Atherstone-upon-Stour. One of his executors was his nephew William Sands Cox, surgeon, son of Edward Townsend Cox.