David John Clarke | Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Biography:
David John Clarke
19/05/1841 –30/05/1921

Plot 590 David John Clarke (1841-1921)

David was born 19 May 1841 in Berkhamsted and baptised in St Peter’s 29 August. He was the tenth, and penultimate, child of Charles King Clarke, a master baker, and his wife Mary (née Hatchett.) By the time of his birth he had six siblings living and a sister was born three years later.

The family lived in the High Street and in 1851 ten year old David was at school. He was to become a baker like his father and was working with him by the time of the 1861 census.

David married Anne Tandy Hall, the daughter of a farmer, born in Sherington, Bucks in about 1868 and they were to have three daughters: Mary Edith (1869, Berkhamsted), Elizabeth Ada (1871, Berkhamsted) and Ellen Annie (1872, Berkhamsted). In 1871 the family were living with his parents and David was working with his father.

Anne died in late 1877 but does not appear to have been buried in this cemetery.

In 1879 David married again, in Chelsea, to Louisa Throp who had been born in Bow. Their son Thomas Harold was born in February 1881. By then Charles Clarke had died and David was continuing the bakery in the High Street.

Louisa died at home 24 August 1887, again, she does not appear to lie in this cemetery.

On 26 December 1889 David, aged 48, married for the third time to Rose Anna Haywood Greenham, who had been born in Kent. In the 1891 census her occupation is given as “parochial nurse” – perhaps they met when she was nursing Louisa.

The 1901 census reveals that the couple retired to Hawridge in Buckinghamshire.

Rose Anna died in February 1907 in Merton, South London and was buried there.

David died in 1921 aged 80 at the St John's Home, Grand Drive, Merton and was buried here the 3 June with his brother Charles.

Their parents lie in plot 179.

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Plot 590 David John Clarke (1841-1921)

David was born 19 May 1841 in Berkhamsted and baptised in St Peter’s 29 August. He was the tenth, and penultimate, child of Charles King Clarke, a master baker, and his wife Mary (née Hatchett.) By the time of his birth he had six siblings living and a sister was born three years later.

The family lived in the High Street and in 1851 ten year old David was at school. He was to become a baker like his father and was working with him by the time of the 1861 census.

David married Anne Tandy Hall, the daughter of a farmer, born in Sherington, Bucks in about 1868 and they were to have three daughters: Mary Edith (1869, Berkhamsted), Elizabeth Ada (1871, Berkhamsted) and Ellen Annie (1872, Berkhamsted). In 1871 the family were living with his parents and David was working with his father.

Anne died in late 1877 but does not appear to have been buried in this cemetery.

In 1879 David married again, in Chelsea, to Louisa Throp who had been born in Bow. Their son Thomas Harold was born in February 1881. By then Charles Clarke had died and David was continuing the bakery in the High Street.

Louisa died at home 24 August 1887, again, she does not appear to lie in this cemetery.

On 26 December 1889 David, aged 48, married for the third time to Rose Anna Haywood Greenham, who had been born in Kent. In the 1891 census her occupation is given as “parochial nurse” – perhaps they met when she was nursing Louisa.

The 1901 census reveals that the couple retired to Hawridge in Buckinghamshire.

Rose Anna died in February 1907 in Merton, South London and was buried there.

David died in 1921 aged 80 at the St John’s Home, Grand Drive, Merton and was buried here the 3 June with his brother Charles.

Their parents lie in plot 179.

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