Descendants of The Clark Family of Suffolk

Samuel Clark married Sarah Jarmin 28 May 1787 in Glemsford, Suffolk and their son Charles Clark was born there in 1796
Charles married Hannah Richardson who was born 09 Aug 1800 in Whatfield, Suffolk. Her father was Grimsey Richardson and her mother Deborah Cousins. They married on 24 Apr 1831 in Whatfield, Suffolk where she died in 1879 in Whatfield, Suffolk and was buried there on 03 Dec 1879.
Charles and Hannah had three children:

(1) Samuel Clark who was baptised on 29 Jul 1832 at Whatfield, Suffolk. He died before. 1881. He married Catherine Buckledee who was born in Semer and baptised on 13 Mar 1837 Whatfield, Suffolk. Her father was Joseph Buckledee and her mother: Elizabeth Cuthbert. They married on 17 Jul 1858 in Whatfield, Suffolk.
.Their children were:
............................. (a) Alice Jane Clark who was baptised: 12 Jun 1859 Whatfield

............................. (b) Frederick Clark he was baptised: 06 Jan 1861 Whatfield

............................. (c) Sophia Clark baptised: 04 Mar 1862 Whatfield she died: 1862 in Whatfield Burial: 09 Mar 1862 Whatfield

............................. (d) David Clark was baptised: 05 Apr 1863 Whatfield

............................. (e) Charles Jarmin Clark baptised: 20 May 1866 Whatfield

............................. (f) Emily Jane Clark was baptised: 30 May 1869 Whatfield and married William Newman who was born: Abt. 1867. They were married on 09 Sep 1895 in Hichem, Suffolk where William was employed as a Railway servant

(2 ) Sarah Clark was baptised on 26 Jan 1834 Whatfield and her son was Jonathan Lord Clark Born: 1859 in Whatfield Baptised: 08 Aug 1859 Whatfield

(3) Charles Clark was baptised: 12 Jun 1836 at Whatfield where he married on 02 Jun 1857 Maria Green who had been born in 1835 in Hintlesham, Suffolk. They had the following family:

............................. (a) Alfred William Clark Baptised: 11 Apr 1858 Whatfield Burial: 08 Jun 1858 Whatfield

............................. (b) Samuel Jeremiah Clark Baptised: 22 May 1861 Whatfield Burial: 21 Mar 1931 Wharfield. He married Eliza Smith on 8 May 1882 in Whatfield, Suffolk. They had these children:

....................................... (i) Ruth Ethel Clark Baptised: 05 Aug 1883 Whatfield

....................................... (ii) Frederick Horace Clark Baptised: 08 Feb 1885 Whatfield where he was buried 8 Jun 1885 Whatfield

....................................... (iii) Gertrude Eliza Clark Baptised: Jul 1886 Whatfield Burial: 18 Jun 1887 Whatfield

....................................... (iv) Horace Samuel Clark Baptised: 06 Jan 1889 Whatfield; Burial: 26 Feb 1889 Whatfield

....................................... (v) Arthur George Clark Baptised: 16 Jul 1890 Whatfield and his burial: 22 Jul 1890 Whatfield

....................................... (vi) Alfred William Clark Baptised: 05 Jun 1892 Whatfield

....................................... (vii) Clara Lavinia Clark Baptised: 01 Oct 1893 Whatfield; Burial: 26 Feb 1894 Whatfield

....................................... (viii) Kate Mary Clark Baptised: 26 May 1895 Whatfield

....................................... (iv) Edna Grace Clark Born: 16 Feb 1899 in Whatfield Baptised: 14 Apr 1899 Whatfield where she died. Burial: 04 Apr 1900 Whatfield

............................. (c) Emma Clark was baptised: 22 May 1861 Whatfield. She married Mark Freeborn on 27 Nov 1886 in Whatfield, Suffolk

............................. (d) Esther Clark Baptised: 24 May 1863 Whatfield; married Willie David Pepper who was born: Abt. 1863 on 25 Dec 1884 in Whatfield, Suffolk

............................. (e) Sarah Clark Born: Abt. 1864 in Whatfield Married in Whatfield on 24 Dec 1892 to Alfred Polley Born: Abt. 1863

.............................(f) Albert Edward Clark was born: January 12, 1876 in Whatfield, Suffolk and died abt. 1959 in Whatfield, Suffolk where he is buried. He married Florence Jane Cone was 20 when they married on March 13, 1896 in Whatfield Parish Church.

Florence and Albert Clark lived in a brick dwelling which was divided into 2 separate houses and ran the full length along the back of the Congregational Chapel. Downstairs was one large room and a really small scullery (kitchen) with a sink of sandstone. There was no plumbing and the waste water ran into a ditch outside. There was an outside toilet which was serviced by a night cart. There was no bathroom and a tin bath was used.
Upstairs was gained by a winding staircase which entered into the smallest bedroom and the house was very dark. Electric light was installed about 1938 and the cable that it came wound on, was utilised as furniture. Today the building is one building. Albert was caretaker for the chapel and this was entered by a door off their lounge. He worked was as a ploughman on neighbouring farms.


Albert and Florence with the children at Moons Hedge, a Farm in Whatfield. Their four children in the front - Roland, Agnes, Hilda and Charles (unknown the child in the middle)

... 1. Agnes Clark born 1900 at Whatfield and she died 1959 at Ipswich

... 2. Charles Clark born 1901 and died 1958. He married Violet Ruby May and they had a daughter Beryl

... 3. Archibald - son named Spencer Clark

... 4. Hilda Florence Clark was born: 1897 at Whatfield where she was baptised on August 02, 1896 at the Whatfield Parish Church. She died in 1977 in Bildeston, Suffolk.

Roly and Hilda Clark with their son Reg, 1960 ... 5. Roland Stanley Clark was born 23October 1903 in Whatfield, Suffolk and he died on September 26, 1981 in Claydon, Suffolk where he is buried. He was married on 30th June 1930 at Hitcham, Suffolk to Hilda Anne Barton who was born to parents Frederick Barton and Kate Louisa nee Smith. Hilda was baptised on December 6, 1908 in Hictcham, Suffolk and she died 23 April, 1993 at Ipswich Hospital. Her burial took place at Claydon Cemetery. Their family:

Basil and Jean Clark ......... (a) Basil Roland Clark was born at Hitcham, Suffolk and married in Ringshall Free Church, Suffolk to Jean Elizabeth Clark. She was born in Stepney, London, and her parents were Maurice Clark and Elizabeth Attenborough. Basil has been a builder most of his life. He and Jean had a fish and chip shop for eight years before coming to New Zealand with their two sons Stephen and Andrew in 1971. He is now retired and together he and Jean together assist with the building of Churches that cannot afford a builder - the church supplies the materials for the work and the Clarkes do the work. They have worked on the Wainuiamata, Kaikohe and have just completed the Dargaville Baptist Church where newly ordained son Stephen is now minister and Andrew is a builder. Jean and Basil are great grandparents and have two sons, Stephen and Andrew

1. Stephen Roland Clark Born: in Hitchan, Suffolk. He married (1) at Whangarei Valerie Colleen Pattinson Born: in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Their children :
..................... (i) Peter James Clark b. Whangarei married to Julie Maree Reynolds who was born in Waitara, Taranaki to parents Sidney Mervein Reynolds and Pamela Joan Fletcher
..................... (ii) Timothy John Clark Born Whangarei first married Jennifer Brittain. Timothy then remarried at Tikipunga Jody Leanne Sammons who was born in Kawakawa to parents William Barry Sammons and Verna Ruth Doel
..................... (iii) Amanda Elizabeth Clark Born: Whangarei married Joseph
..................... (iv) Shaun William Clark born Ipswich, Suffolk married Emma

*2nd Wife of Stephen Roland Clark is Lynley Doreen Wordsworth, born Whangarei to parents Lawrence Osborne Manniford and Doreen May Kayte Their children are Emily Ruth; Matthew Stephen; Jonothan Paul

2. Andrew Maurice Clark Born: Writtle, Essex married Jacqueline Lee King Born in Whangarei to parents William Ward and Gwendolyn Taylor Their family Melissa May; Adam James; Damien John
............... *2nd Wife of Andrew Maurice Clark is Donna Lyn Castricum Born Otahuhu to parents Fred Seymore and mother Elizabeth Rae. They have three children: Zoe Shannon McCartie; Helena Marie Castricum and Anna Liza Castricum

Back row: Jonathan (Stephen and Lynley's son) Damien, Adam (both Andrew's sons) Andrew, Stephen,Peter holding son Michael (Stephen son and grandson )Timothy (Stephen's son) Front: Matthew (Stephen and Lynley's son), Melissa (Andrew's daughter) Emily (Stephen and Lynley's daughter), Layken (Jody's daughter), Lynley, Julie holding Olivia (Peter's wife and daughter), Jody holding Shaun (Timothy's wife and son) Front: Rhyce and Dylan. (Timothy's sons) (b) Frederick (Fred) Albert Clark Born: Elmsett, Suffolk married Margaret Leeder and they have Three sons, Ian, Kevin and Gary

(c) Reginald (Reg) Douglas Clark Born: 7th September 1937 at Hitcham, Suffolk died 16 January 2002 in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire; married 8 June 1963 to Elizabeth (Betty) McLean who was born 15 April 1939 at Chelmsford, Essex and died 17th July 2002 at Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire. Their daughter
Sarah Ann Clark born London married Derek Thomas James (born Akrotiri, Cyprus) at Richmond, North Yorkshire and they have two daughters Lee Kieran and Rebecca Lyndsay born at Northallerton, Yorkshire.

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