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Help finding father of Thomas Clarke
« on: Sunday 04 March 18 01:17 GMT (UK) »
I'm stuck trying to find the father of Thomas Clarke (needle hardener) of Sambourne Warwickshire.

Born or Christened 1846 - died  11th July 1910  - Married Mary Jane Clarke 2/4/1877 

Found this thread on roots chat about him.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=659763.msg5054168#msg5054168

Possible father maybe a George Clark or Clarke of Parish Coughton. But not sure.  Any advice / info would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Help finding father of Thomas Clarke
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 March 18 01:29 GMT (UK) »
The only Thomas CLARKE around the right time I can see registered at Alcester (which includes Sambourne) is registered Sept qtr 1845 (16/151), mother's maiden name BRADLEY.

Then there is a possible marriage of John CLARKE to Jane BRADLEY reg Dec 1846 at Alcester (16/351)?

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Re: Help finding father of Thomas Clarke
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 March 18 01:46 GMT (UK) »
Was Thomas married previously? There is this 1871 census at Studley

Thomas Clarke        25    Sambourne, Warwickshire  (needle hardener)
Sarah Ann Clarke    24    Studley
George Clarke          2    Studley
John Clarke          1    Redditch, Worcestershire

GBC/1871/3210/0075

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Most likely Sarah Ann FIELD, they married Mar qtr 1868 Birmingham (6d/147)

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Re: Help finding father of Thomas Clarke
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 March 18 01:47 GMT (UK) »
REF: ancestry.com
The image of his marriage certificate at St Phillips Church Birmingham on 2 April 1877 is as follows

Thomas Clarke 31 widower, steel hardener, Bread Street, father George Clarke, labourer
Mary Jane James age 25 widow, Bread Street, father Thomas Boulton, labourer
witnesses  ? Parker, Samuel Parker

So if this is your correct ancestor, he was married once before.   


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Re: Help finding father of Thomas Clarke
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 March 18 02:09 GMT (UK) »
The birth entry found is the correct one.

In 1851 Thomas plus siblings are with their parents in Sambourne, Warwickshire - George bc.1814 Inkberrow, Worcestershire and Mary bc.1816 Kings Heath, Warwickshire - shown on census as Clark.

George Clarke married Mary Bradley 2/11/1835 Coughton, Warwickshire.

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Re: Help finding father of Thomas Clarke
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 March 18 02:18 GMT (UK) »
So possible children to the first marriage:

George        Dec qtr 1868   Alcester (6d/527)   (died Mar qtr 1874 Alcester 6d/439)
John           Mar qtr 1870   Bomsgrove (6c/432)
Mary Ann    Dec qtr 1871  Alcester (6d/552)
Ellen           Dec qtr 1872  Alcester (6d/620)   (died Dec qtr 1872 Alcester 6d/370)
Ellen Louisa  Mar qtr 1875  Bomsgrove (6c/41) (poss died Sept qtr 1876 Alcester 6d/364)
Esther Florence  Jun qtr 1876  Bomsgrove (6c/439)


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Re: Help finding father of Thomas Clarke
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 04 March 18 02:38 GMT (UK) »
The birth entry found is the correct one.

In 1851 Thomas plus siblings are with their parents in Sambourne, Warwickshire - George bc.1814 Inkberrow, Worcestershire and Mary bc.1816 Kings Heath, Warwickshire - shown on census as Clark.

George Clarke married Mary Bradley 2/11/1835 Coughton, Warwickshire.

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That's great Annette, I couln't find Thomas on the 1851 and obviously wasn't looking back far enough for the parents' marriage.  :)

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Re: Help finding father of Thomas Clarke
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 04 March 18 11:29 GMT (UK) »
This is fantastic information, much appreciated.

Things ground to a halt with Thomas a long time ago, my father would have been thrilled to bits to have learnt this new information as I am.     

Thank you all so much for your help.

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Re: Help finding father of Thomas Clarke
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 04 March 18 12:20 GMT (UK) »
GEORGE Clarke christened 3 July 1815, Inkborrow, Worcester
Parents THOS/HANNAH
Siblings christenings Inkberrow;
WILLIAM 17 April 1803
ELIZTH 18 Nov 1804
WINIFRET 26 April 1807
HANNAH 15 Feb 1818
THOS 8 July 1821
(Familysearch.Org)

There is a large gap 1808-1814 where other children may have been born elsewhere.

Possible Marriage;
Thomas CLARK to Hannah FORD, 13 November 1799, Inkberrow, Worcester
(Familysearch.Org)

1841 Census
Inkborrow, Worcs
Edward Wodgbury, 30, Ag Lab
Winnifred Wodgbury, 30****
Thomas CLARKE, 60, Ag Lab*******
George Wodgbury, 11
Charles Wodgbury, 9
Jane Wodgbury, 7
Thomas Wodgbury, 5
William Wodgbury, 3
So looks like Thomas is with his married daug.

Marriage;
26 May 1829, Inkborough, Worcester, Edward WEDGBURY to Winifred CLARK
(Familysearch.Org)

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