William Clark

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.

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Family Time Line

William Clark
1729–
Mary
1732–
Marriage: about 1751
Elizabeth Clark
1752–

Spouse and Children

    Male1729–Male

    Mary

    Female1732–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1751
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

    Elizabeth Clark

    Female1752–Female

World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 72

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.
1815

Age 86

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 94

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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