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Benjamin Thomas Clark and Ann Leaford Shuker updated May 2008

Journal by MsMeridy

Benjamin Clark was born on 29th February 1799 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He was Christened on 24th March 1799 at St Peters in Cambridge. His parents were Thomas Benjamin Clark and Elizabeth Eusden Bell.

Ann was born on 19th June 1801 in Cambridgeshire. She was Christened 17th May 1903 at St Giles, Cambridgeshire. Ann's parents were Joseph Shuker and Elizabeth Harvey.

Benjamin and Ann were married on 25th September 1820 in the Holy Sepulchre Church in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

They had 12 children over a period of 25 years.
The children were born from 1820 to 1845.

Their children were:-

Thomas Benjamin Clark born 23/11/1820 at St Peters, Cambridge and Christened 17/12/1820, married Susan Pryor 29/4/1848. Thomas passed away 11/10/1910.

Joseph John Clark born 3/4/1822 at St Giles and Christened 28/4/1822, married Maria Leach on 28/11/1844/ Joseph passed away 6/12/1892.

Elizabeth Clark born 15/6/1824 at St Giles Christened 4/7/1824, married George Handley 25/6/1846. Elizabeth passed away 5/10/1919.

Ann Clark born 15/8/1826 and Christened 15/9/1826, married Joseph Owen Clark 3/11/1846. Ann passed away 10/6/1913.

Frances Clark born 3/4/1828 and Christened 15/4/1828, married James Stratton February 1851. Frances passed away 2nd August 1894 in New York.

Charles Jonas Clark ( my link) was born on 20/9/1829 in Chesterton and Christened 11/10/1829. He married Elizabeth Tolliday on 12/1/1853. He and Elizabeth immigrated to Australia arriving in January 1855 in Victoria. Charles and Elizabeth had one daughter Jane with them when they sailed on the British Empire. Charles passed away 24/9/1894 in Australia.

Martha Clark born 18/1/1832 in Cambridge and married William Howard, she passed away 18/2/1924.

William Bell Clark born 6/8/1834 and married Frances Davies on 9/2/1862. William passed away 21/3/1921.

Benjamin Thomas Clark born 2/2/1836 married Mary Hughes on 16/5/1858. He passed away 28/5/1893 at Bicknell. Wayne, Utah. USA. Buried at the same place.

Susan Clark born 15/6/1838 and died 1/1/1840.

A new baby was born 11 months later in Chesterton, another daughter and she was named Susannah. Her birth date is 16/12/1840 and she was Christened 2/1/1841. Susannah married David Norris King on 1/1/1858, she passed away 29/11/1932.

Caroline Clark was born 28/4/1845 in Chesterton. She married James Briggs on 29/4/1865. Caroline passed away 23/3/1909.

Ann passed away 24th June 1848 at Fulbourn District, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire aged 47.

Benjamin married three more times and had more Clark children.
Details of these marriages in other journals. See Southwell, Larkin, and Butterworth.

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on 2008-02-08 00:24:57

MsMeridy , from Goorambat, Victoria, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2007. is researching the following names: TOLLIDAY, CLARK, MILES and 65 other(s).

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by rorr on 2010-06-24 21:20:51

I have very vague information that Charles Jonas Clark may have had another spouse named Ann Powell. Ms Meridy, do you have any information about that? I would like to know her birth, marriage and any children, death or any other information about her. Charles Jonas Clark is my second great grand uncle.

by MsMeridy on 2010-06-28 20:09:03

Hello, Yes I have on my family tree program that he married Ann Powell in 1892. I must not have gone looking for any children of that marriage. The Marriage Registration Number (MRN) is 3828

My primary interest was in the Tolliday family and as he had married an Elizabth Tolliday I followed that line.

But having said that I did follow his father's marriages through to Salt Lake City in Utah. That was a very interesting story.

I cannot see on the disk I have just checked if Ann and Charles had any children up to 1905.

Bearing in mind that he married Ann in 1892 and his first marriage was in 1853. Thats almost 40 years and umpteen kids later.

I will have a look at some other disks and see what I can find ok.

Thanks for contacting me.
By the way where do you live?



by MsMeridy on 2010-06-28 21:17:33

Ann was born in Cheshire.

I have been checking my disks I wonder if the death record I have found could be this Ann's.

It says an Ann Clark passed away in Geelong aged 83 in 1914. This would have made her birthdate 1831 and at the time of her marriage to Charles Clark she would have been 61.

He was born in 1830 and he died the year they were 1892.

So they would have enjoyed a late age marriage and really if that was the case then they would not have had any children.

Let me know what you think about that..



by MsMeridy on 2010-06-28 21:22:20

I think maybe I have some incorrect dates here. I am not sure where I got my original information from. But in my journal I have written the dates of birth as 1829 for Charles and death date as 1894. Not sure who is right here.

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