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Offline Jamunjie

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Looking for Robert John Clark
« on: Friday 29 June 07 13:16 BST (UK) »
I am trying to track down the birth records of Robert John Clark who was born in England in 1831, we think.
He was a half-caste Indigenous Australian who lived in Tasmania with his wife Eliza Pritchard(maiden name) and their 12 children.
For him to be born in England, either his mother or father would have to have been Indigenous Australian.
Would also like to track down the names and details of his parents if possible.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jamunjie

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Re: Looking for Robert John Clark
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 30 June 07 04:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Jamungie

Welcome to RC

I see that the family are on Tas Archives Family links.  Do you have the marriage or death certificates, it may say where Robert was born.  Also, it could be on one of the children's birth certificates as well.

Trying to find him in England would be quite difficult as there are a lot of Robert Clark/Clarkes born around that time, so you would really need to know where to start looking.

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Re: Looking for Robert John Clark
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 09 September 08 09:57 BST (UK) »
Hi Jamugie,

I also have Robert John Clark in my family tree via his wife Eliza Pritchard, she is my Great Great Grandfather John Pritchard's older sister. I know he is buried in one of the Southport Cemeteries. Have a photo of the headstone. Interested if you do manage to find Robert Clark's parents

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Re: Looking for Robert John Clark
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 September 08 11:27 BST (UK) »
http://eheritage.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/ has a mention of his headstone, says 'Died in 1898 aged 73yrs'. So already we have some variation in his age...

What was Robert's occupation?
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Re: Looking for Robert John Clark
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 September 08 11:45 BST (UK) »
I see his  marriage in  1860  which says he was 29

but  only 6 children 1873 to 1883  so  the  other were not registered or  perhaps born elsewhere

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Re: Looking for Robert John Clark
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 September 08 12:49 BST (UK) »
Hi Tropicalj,

Robert and Eliza were married on the 31/5/1860, same day as Eliza
s sister Ann Pritchard and Agabus Bowden. Eliza and Robert did have 13 children, some registered under Clerk. Robert is buried with his youngest son Gordon Benjamin Clark who died aged 21 years. Don't know his occupation will have to check his marriage certificate
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Re: Looking for Robert John Clark
« Reply #6 on: Friday 03 May 13 08:45 BST (UK) »
I am trying to track down the birth records of Robert John Clark who was born in England in 1831, we think.
He was a half-caste Indigenous Australian who lived in Tasmania with his wife Eliza Pritchard(maiden name) and their 12 children.
For him to be born in England, either his mother or father would have to have been Indigenous Australian.
Would also like to track down the names and details of his parents if possible.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jamunjie


Hi Jamunjie,
I am also a decendant of Robert John Clark and his wife Eliza Pritchard (they were my ggg grandparents). I was just wondering if you managed to track down who Roberts parents were as I'm having trouble also.
Thanks :)

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Re: Looking for Robert John Clark
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 16 December 18 00:37 GMT (UK) »
G'day there,

After recently going through my family tree, and finding out we are related to Robert John Clark of Southport TAS. Just wondering if you've found out any more about his parents and aboriginality, as this has been said about him in our family.

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Re: Looking for Robert John Clark
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 16 December 18 05:33 GMT (UK) »
Just found this information which might fill in some gaps or create more questions!

https://www.orphanschool.org.au/showorphan.php?orphan_ID=945

Mother noted as Ann WOOLMORE, a widow.  This surname would be from her second marriage. Assuming this is the same lady, her death notice from Trove (The Mercury, Hobart, Mon. 24th March, 1884) states:

'WOOLMORE - On Sunday, 23rd instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, Captain Myers, No 37, Macquarie-street, Ann Woolmore, in the 80th year of her age.'

The following link shows an image of Ann's burial record, confirming age, address and that she was born in England.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9NW-YPKT?i=135&cc=1935075


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