John Clark

about 1824–21 March 1856 (Age 32)
Lezayre, Isle of Man

The Life of John

When John Clark was born about 1824, in Lezayre, Isle of Man, his father, Peter John Clark, was 46 and his mother, Mary Crellin, was 47. He died on 21 March 1856, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

Peter John Clark
1778–1846
Mary Crellin
1777–1857
John Clark
1803–
John Clark
1824–1856
William Clark
1805–
Jane Clark
1808–
Elizabeth Clark
1812–1890
Catherine Clark
1812–1856
Margaret Clark
1815–
Susan Anna Clark
1818–1895
Maria Elizabeth Clark
1820–1856
Maurice Clark
1820–

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World Events (1)

1825

Age 1

Potato riots caused by imposition of tithes.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

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

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