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The entries for people & families with the surname Clarke are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Clarke, Mr
[1???-18??] Son of Joseph Clarke.

He inherited the Scout Hall estate.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joseph Clarke

The Scout Hall estate passed to his son

Clarke, C.
[18??-1???]

During the South African Wars, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died about 1900.

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment Memorial

Clarke, Charles
[1???-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Labour Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Clarke, Courtney Kenny
[1803-1873] Of Whitechurch, County Dublin.

Son of John Clarke, gentleman.

He was a landed proprietor [1861]

On 12th September 1832, he married (1) Frances Esther at Halifax Parish Church.


Frances Esther / Fanny was the widow of John Walker
 

Children:

  1. Charlotte M. [b Ireland 1836]

Fanny died at Penzance [14th August 1838].

In 1844, Courtney married (2) Delia Edwards.

Children:

  1. John H. C. [b Halifax 1847]
  2. Frances C. A. [b Halifax 1848]

The family lived at

  • Penzance [1861]
  • Larch Hill, County Dublin

He died At Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin [2nd December 1873] (aged 70) 

Clarke, E.
[1???-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1942-1947]

Clarke, Edward
[1897-1915] Son of Mrs Mary Ann Clarke of 17 Queen Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 6th June 1915 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 8-72 / 218-219], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Clarke, Edwin
[18??-19??] Born in Kidderminster.

He was a newsagent-general shop keeper [1895].

On 1st September 1895, he married Edith Emily Sheffield [1875-1934] in Halifax.


Edith Emily was born in Kidderminster
 

Children:

  1. Walter Clarke
  2. Jessie [b 1903]
  3. Annie [b 1905]
  4. Edith [b 1910]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 197 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1911]
  • Northlea, Holywell Green [1918]

Clarke, Dr G. G.
[18??-19??] Assistant house surgeon at the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1895]. Medical practitioner in Halifax [1895]

Clarke, George
[1809-18??] Born in Sowerby.

He was a comber in Sowerby [1835] / a wool comber [1841] / a rail labourer [1851] / a dyer [1861]

In 1835, he married widow Ann Butterworth [1807-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Ann had 3 children by her first marriage:

  1. Edward [b 1829]
  2. Alice [b 1831]
  3. Thomas [b 1832]

George and Ann had children:

  1. Percival
  2. Robert [b 1837] who was a cotton piecer [1851], a self-acting cotton winder [1861]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1839] who was a cotton piecer [1851, 1861]
  4. Susannah [b 1841] who was a cotton piecer [1851]
  5. Mary Elizabeth [b 1846] who was a cotton piecer [1861]

The family lived at

  • Sowerby Street, Sowerby [1841]
  • 56 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1851]
  • 55 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861]

Clarke, George Thomas
[18??-19??] He married Emma [18??-19??].

Children:

  1. Wilfred

The family lived at 9 Derry Street, Todmorden [1918]

Clarke, H.
[18??-19??] Recorded in The Tradesmen's Advertiser of 1874, where he was a practical watch maker and jeweller at 30 Pellon Lane, Halifax

Clarke, Helen
[18??-19??] Daughter of J. A. Clarke of Hunstanton and Fransham, Norfolk.

She was the second wife of John Henry Whitley

Clarke, Herbert
[1892-1915] Son of Emma & George Thomas Clarke of 8 Der Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st/6th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died 5th June 1915 (aged 23).

He was buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref A 27].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Clarke, Hubert
[18??-1???] Assistant to Rev Francis England Millson at Northgate End Chapel, Halifax [1889-1892]

Clarke, Rev J. A.
[18??-19??] Minister at Thornfield United Free Methodist Church, Greetland [1907]

Clarke, Rev James William
[18??-19??] He was educated at London University before becoming Deacon at Brighouse [1892-1894]. He left to serve at Farnborough

Clarke, Joseph
[17??-18??] Tenant of Scout Hall, Shibden.

In 1805, Elizabeth Ramsden and her son, Robert, conveyed the Scout Hall estate to Joseph for £4,000.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son

The Scout Hall estate passed to his son

Clarke, Joseph
[18??-18??] A china dealer at Todmorden.

On 31st October 1859, he posted a letter to Hull which contained a £5 note and a half-sovereign. He made a note of the number of the banknote.

The letter never arrived and the Bank of England stopped the note. In November, William Frederick Hardy, a clerk at Leeds Post Office, tried to offer the note in payment, and the Bank of England trace it back to Hardy. In the trial at Leeds, the jury found Hardy guilty of stealing the money

Clarke, Joseph
[18??-18??] Son of Mr Clarke.

He inherited the Scout Hall estate.

He was involved in coal-mining in the Shibden area.

In 1864, the business failed. The Stocks family, who had loaned money to Joseph, received Scout Hall and the estate when he was declared bankrupt

Clarke, Leonard
[1899-19??] Son of Joseph Clarke, journeyman jeweller.

He was a woollen spinner of South Lane, Elland.

In 1922, he married Mona Steward Aspinall.


Mona Steward was the daughter of
Moses Aspinall
 

Clarke, Lindsay
[1939-] Novelist and teacher.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1950-1957] and King's College Cambridge.

He married Phoebe Clare, a ceramic artist.

His novel The Chymical Wedding won the Whitbread Fiction Prize [1989]

Clarke, Maria
[17??-1806] Or Rebecca. Daughter of George Clarke of East Barkwith, Lincolnshire.

She married John Prescott.

She was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Clarke, Percival
[1835-1896] Son of George Clarke

Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton piecer [1851] / a warehouseman [1861, 1871, 1881] / a coal agent [1891] / a coal merchant [1896] / a member of the Lily of the Valley Lodge [1896].

In 1868, he married (1) Elizabeth Crowther [1838-1873] from Sowerby, in Halifax.

Elizabeth died in 1873.

In 1874, he married (2) Elizabeth Haley [1846-1???] from Greetland, in Halifax.

Elizabeth was a woollen weaver [1891]

Children:

  1. George Haley [Clark] [b 1875] who was an iron turner [1891], an engine maker's turner [1901]
  2. Bertha Haley [Clark] [b 1877] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a cotton reeler [1901]

The family lived at

  • West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Victoria Square, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 8a Vale Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 5 Vale Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

Percival collapsed and died whilst attending the funeral of a fellow Oddfellow.

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [2nd May 1896]

Clarke, Rev Reginald Gilbert
[1???-19??] MA.

He was Vicar of Christ Church, Pellon [1936-1945] / Vicar of St Peter's Church, Sowerby [1945].

In 1940, he married Unknown.

Clarke, Thomas
[1851-1930] Born in Kings Norton.

He was a brick layer's labourer.

Around 1886, he married Sarah [1853-1934].


Sarah was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.

She worked as a gasser in a silk mill [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Ellen Jane [1884-1955]
  2. James [1888-1892]
  3. Sarah Elizabeth [1891-1961] who was a worker in a cloth mill [1911]
  4. Florence [b 1894] who was a worker in a cloth mill [1911]
  5. Thomas
  6. Mary [1901-1901]

The family lived at 4 Mellor Square [1901-1930].

Thomas may have died around 1830 when he disappears from the electoral rolls

Clarke, Thomas
[1852-19??] Alias John Phillips. A cabinet maker living at 21 Dale Street, Brighouse. A married man.

On 28th January 1880, he was arrested on 3 charges of forging cheques belonging to the Halifax Industrial Society and the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited. Police found cheques together with dies and a machine for stamping cheques at his home. He was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment with hard labour

Clarke, Thomas Henry
[1887-1916] DCM.

Born in Halifax.

Son of Dora Clarke [1856-1???].


Dora came from Liverpool, and was an unmarried charwoman [1891, 1901]

His marriage record [1908] states that he was the son of Harry Holland, packer

 

They lived at

  • 29 Hare Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 38 Hare Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 32 Hare Street, Halifax [1908]

He was a worsted bobbin setter [1901] / a boiler tenter [1908] / a firer stationary boilers [1911] / employed at Brunswick Mills, Halifax.

In 1908, he married Lilian Helm [1886-19??] at St Augustine's Church, Halifax.


Lilian, of 13 Harrow Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Hudson Helm, butcher
 

Children:

  1. Dora [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 8 Leafland Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 2 Dombey Street, Halifax
  • Mires Farm, Rishworth [1916]

During World War I, he joined the Territorials [November 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal, then Sergeant, with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to the Front [April 1915].

He was awarded the DCM [29th November 1915]

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 16th October 1915, on the Yser Canal. He was in charge of a party of bombers holding up a sap head within a few yards of the enemy's line. The end of the sap head was blown in by a trench mortar and he was buried. He was dug out, found to be wounded in the leg and ankles, and was ordered off to the dressing station much against his will. About 15 minutes later, he was found barricading the end of the sap, and assisted to drive off 2 enemy bombing parties, who, in turn, attempted to break through into our lines

He died instantly, after being hit by shrapnel [5th July 1916] (aged 29).

He was buried at Authuile Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref F 23].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street

Clarke, Tom
[1897-1915] Son of Thomas Clarke.

His birth was registered as Thomas Clark but others in the family were registered as Clarke.

He was a silk dresser at Thomas Binns & Company Limited.

He enlisted in the Territorial Force at Brighouse [28th May 1914].

He lived at 4 Mellor Square, Brighouse.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [16th October 1915] (aged 18).

A requiem mass was held at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Brighouse [24th October 1915].

He was buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref I F 19].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Clarke, W. A.
[1???-1???] RIBA, MRTPI.

Chief Architect for Halifax Corporation [1975]

His work included Akroydon Infants' School and Boothtown Junior & Infants' School

Clarke, Walter
[1896-1918] Son of Edwin Clarke.

Born in Halifax [20th March 1896].

He was a member of the Boys' Brigade at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax / a creeler at Crossley's carpet mill [1911] / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 97th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force).

He was killed in action [21st March 1918] (aged 22), the day after his birthday.

He was buried at Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette, France [Grave Ref I F 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [27th April 1918]

Clarke, Wilfred
[1897-1918] Son of George Thomas Clarke.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 25th March 1918 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 5], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Clarke, William
[1841-1889] A stone-mason / well-sinker in Mytholmroyd.

He died – possibly having been murdered – in an incident at the Dog & Partridge, Heptonstall

Clarke, William
[19??-1???] Calderdale Council's chief architect, who designed the Northgate House, Halifax and the new Central Library in 1974

Clarke, Willie
[1???-191?]

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

 

The Clarke family
From 1696, they were tenants of Mary Mitchell at Scout Hall, Shibden.

See Joseph Clarke

Clarke surname
A variant of the surname Clark.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Clarke, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Clarke:


Marriages 1874, 1933, 1944; Death 1898
 



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