Author Topic: 1881 - Francis John Clarke  (Read 1108 times)

Offline rjb1984

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Re: 1881 - Francis John Clarke
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 17 August 17 16:27 BST (UK) »

Funnily enough, I don't have him on any census records with my x2 Great Grandmother! They never married, it appears that she was already married with children.

She was Jessie Lavers. Born 1866 in Plymouth, England. I have found my Great Grandfather and his siblings with Jessie in 1911. Francis John wasn't with them....

I do however have him listed as father for all three children. I don't have access to the 1939 register, otherwise i'd take a look

Back to Francis, in 1911 he was shown as lodging in 'Royal Sailors Rest Home, Fore Street, Devonport'. Interestingly, he's shown as 'single'.

No sign of him in 1901. I have found a Royal Navy service record for him. It shows him serving for six months in 1895. He was 'invalidated' but no reason why...

*Edit - Just seen the two replies... That looks likely. Not easy with a common name like Francis Clarke! *

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