This page is about my maternal Clark subjects - Henry's 1, 2, 3 and 4 - also ending with a William, but in descending order!
11 April 1858 Great Great Henry Edward Clark was baptised in this marble font, created by colleague of Christopher Wren - Grinling Gibbon in1686. They were part of the Restoration team rebuilding London after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Architect Sir Christopher Wren designed this Anglican Church of St. James, Piccadilly.
|The Font of Knowledge - St.James Piccadilly|
His father had been baptised on
17 Jan 1836 at St John of Jerusalem, South Hackney. He also was the first child and son named Henry.
Grocer Henry Clark's father had been christened in the same Church as his son, Henry the West End Tailor on
10 Dec 1815 - Henry, first son of Henry and Rebecca Clark nee Martin, at ST. JAMES PICCADILLY was born in a momentous year.
His father was a returned SOLDIER from the Battle of Waterloo and recorded in the parish register as residing at the "Horse Barracks".
|Fine figure of the noble Horse/Guard|
of the Household Cavalry 2010
Once I went home I discovered the Clark connection .
I can imagine future Clark sons would have been told about Henry Clark the WAR HERO who helped to defeat Napoleon and received a medal. Somewhere in the mists of time the medal is in a mystery location...
With 21st century technology the disconnected descendents can discover their past family obscure histories.
|St. James Horse Barracks, Westminster.|
Little Henry would grow up to be a FOOTMAN(son's christening record). Perhaps he wanted to look as good as his father did in uniform!
His father was christened at the ancient St.Botolph's Aldgate, nr Shoreditch, Islington on
28 Sept 1794.
The Parish register notes the Clark family were
Renters - Nightingale Lane(East Smithfield).
St Anne Limehouse
AND his father was Henry Clark baptised at ST. ANNE'S LIMEHOUSE - 29th June 1766
A Mariner's son -
WILLIAM & ANNE CLARK.
Holiday snap of our Georgian London Summer residence 2009.
Our room is in the renovated attic at the very top of the very narrow flights of servants stairs.