William Clarke Esq.

1535–23 March 1611 (Age 76)
Wrotham, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Clarke Esq. was born in 1535, in Wrotham, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Sir George Forde Clerke, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Joan Wilsforde, was 18. He married Anna Cartwright in 1559, in Wrotham, Kent, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 23 March 1611, in his hometown, at the age of 76, and was buried in Wrotham, Kent, England.

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Family Time Line

William Clarke Esq.
Anna Cartwright
Marriage: 1559
James Clerk
Johnathan John Clark
Anne Clerk
Frances Clark
Catherine Clark
James Clark
Jane Clerk
Mary Clark
Katherine Clerke
Dorothy Clark

Spouse and Children

Wrotham, Kent, England, United Kingdom


    James Clerk


    Johnathan John Clark





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World Events (6)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 14

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 23

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1569 · State Lottery

Age 34

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Clark .

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

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Susan Strode

Willm Cowell Clarke, in the England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 Gender: Male Marriage Date: 19 Nov 1579 Marriage Place: Canterbury, Kent, England Spouse: Susan Strode FHL Film Number: 1751624

Sources (3)

  • William Clearke in entry for Edward Clearke, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Clearke in entry for John Clearke, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Clearke in entry for Thomas Clearke, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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