about 1729– Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
The Life of William
William Clark was born about 1729, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Mary about 1751, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.
MARRIAGE about 1751 Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Female1752– • Female
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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.
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
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.