James Clarke

1711–8 October 1786
Cotleigh, Devon, England

The Life of James

When James Clarke was born in 1711, his father, Richard Clarke, was 25 and his mother, Mary Warren, was 8. He married Elizabeth Hodge on 16 May 1765, in Cotleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom. He died in West Keal, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, and was buried in West Keal, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

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James Clarke
1711–1786
Elizabeth Hodge
1734–
Marriage: 16 May 1765

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 May 1765
Cotleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 9

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 41

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 43

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Clark .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • James Clarke, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • James Clarke, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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