Mary Clark

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Clark was born in 1730, in England, United Kingdom, her father, John Clarke, was 31 and her mother, Susanna Milton, was 28. She married William Branston about 1768, in Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

William Branston
1744–
Mary Clark
1730–
Marriage: about 1768
Sarah Branston
1769–

Sources (5)

  • Mary, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for Sarah Branston, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Mary Clarke, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.

Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .

Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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