Robert Clark

Male3 June 1703–25 November 1719

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Clark was christened on 3 June 1703, in Lezayre, Isle of Man, his father, James Clark, was 33 and his mother, Isabel Howlden, was 31. He died on 25 November 1719, in his hometown, at the age of 16, and was buried in Lezayre, Isle of Man.

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James Clark
Isabel Howlden
Mary Cleark
James Clark
Robert Clark
William Clark
Isabel Clark

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  • Robt Clark, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Court Records: Robert Cleark will amd 1719
  • Robt Clark, "Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1607-1910"

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"Act of Settlement, the ""Manx Magna Carta""gave security of tenure."

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.

Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .

Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .

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

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