16 April 1853– Walthamstow, Essex, England, United Kingdom
The Life of John
When John Clark was born on 16 April 1853, in Walthamstow, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Clark, was 34 and his mother, Emma Unwin, was 36. He lived in Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1901.
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1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
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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.