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The Clarke Family in Devon

This page lists those members of the Clarke family in East Devon whose origins we are researching. Entries in italics are inferred or uncertain, or have been supplied by other researchers and not personally verified by us. The list does not include children known to have died in infancy. Please contact Chris and Linda Warren if you feel that the family listed here is connected with your own research.

The main Clarke family we are researching lived in the area around Honiton in East Devon. Our direct ancestors lived in the parishes of Farway, Cotleigh and Awliscombe. The earliest confirmed record is the marriage of Edward Clarke and Joan Lee in Farway in 1672. We have found children with these names baptised in Honiton, but we are not sure that they were the same people. Our family tree also includes another Clarke family, almost certainly unrelated, who lived on the other side of Devon. The surname was also spelt Clark in many records.

Some of the names below are linked to a more detailed record in the on-line family tree (people marked with an asterisk do not have a full record). When you click on a link, the linked record will be displayed in a separate window. There you can see the family relationships as we understand them, together with notes on what we have found in parish registers, census returns and other records. All the places named below are in Devon unless otherwise indicated.


Edward Clarke
Baptised 1643/4 (Mar 10) Honiton
Married 1672 (April 24) Farway
  (children listed in table 1 below)
Buried 1702 (Oct 9) Farway


Joan Lee
Baptised 1643/4 (Mar 13) Honiton
Buried 1702/3 (Mar 13) Farway

1. Children of Edward Clarke and Joan Lee

Ann Clarke
Baptised 1673 (Mar 26) Farway
Edward Clarke
Baptised 1676 (Jun 6) Farway
Married 1706 (Nov 2) Farway
  (children listed in table 2 below)
Buried 1748/9 (Feb 27) Farway


Christian Thomas
Baptised 1679 (Nov 30) Farway
Buried 1728 (Jun 25) Farway

2. Children of Edward Clarke and Christian Thomas (see table 1 above)

Catherine Clarke
Baptised 1706 (Nov 9) Farway
Married 1725 (Oct 4) Exeter
Buried 1780 (Jun 2) Farway


Thomas Cox
Edward Clarke
Baptised 1709/10 (Jan 12) Farway
Married 1737/8 (Jan 6) Exeter
  (children listed in table 3 below)
Buried 1790 (Jun 2) Farway


Susanna Wood
Baptised 1707/8 (Jan 1) Offwell
Buried 1754 (May 9) Farway
John Clarke
Baptised 1714/5 (Feb 9) Farway
Buried 1745 (Aug 6) Farway

3a. Children of Edward Clarke and Susanna Wood (see table 2 above)

Edward Clarke*
Baptised 1741 (Mar 30) Offwell
Married 1763 (Jul 4) Powderham

Married 1795 (Apr 9) Farway
Died 1828 (Nov 5) Farway


Sarah Milton
Buried 1793 (May 12) Farway
Elizabeth Hooper
Buried 1826 (Oct 15) Farway
Catherine Clarke
Baptised 1747 (Apr 13) Farway
  (children listed in table 5 below)
Buried 1826 (Feb 26) Farway
Susanna Clarke
Baptised 1749 (Dec 27) Farway
Married 1773 (Mar 29) Farway
Buried 1830 (Jul 11) Farway


William Collins
Buried 1824 (May 23) Farway

3b. Illegitimate Child of Edward Clarke and Mary Carter

John Clarke*
Baptised 1746 (Sep 10) Farway
Married 1763 (Sep 14) Branscombe
  (children listed in table 4 below)
Buried 1789 (Jun 7) Branscombe


Sarah Seller

Buried 1811 (May 26) Cotleigh

4. Children of John Clarke and Sarah Seller (see table 3 above)

William Clarke
Baptised 1763 (Oct 23) Branscombe
Married 1786 (Sep 25) Branscombe
  (several children born in Branscombe)
Buried 1843 (Dec 29) Branscombe


Elizabeth Seller
Baptised 1767 (Jan 6) Branscombe
Buried 1829 (Nov 13) Branscombe
Susannah Clarke
Baptised 1766 (Jun 15) Branscombe
Married 1787 (Jan 18) Cotleigh

Buried 1843 (Sep 3) Cotleigh


William Dymond (or Dimond)
Baptised 1764 (Feb 12) Cotleigh
Buried 1824 (Oct 10) Cotleigh
Mary Clarke
Baptised 1768 (Aug 2) Branscombe
Married 1795 (Mar 22) Northleigh
Buried 1846 (Aug 16) Offwell


James Snell
Buried 1852 (Apr 25) Offwell
Ann/Nanny Clarke
Baptised 1772 (Jun 7) Branscombe
Married 1792 (Apr 10) Branscombe
Buried 1852 (Feb 1) Branscombe


Robert Tidbald Tucker
Buried 1827 (May 3) Branscombe
Sarah Clarke
Baptised 1776 (Apr 7) Branscombe
Married 1802 (Apr 26) Cotleigh

Died 1853 (2nd Qtr) Axminster area


Thomas Dymond (or Dimond)
Baptised 1781 (Feb 25) Cotleigh
Buried 1849 (Feb 7) Cotleigh

5. Illegitimate Children of Catherine Clarke (see table 3 above)

Ann Clarke
Baptised 1770 (Feb 19) Farway
Robert Clarke
Baptised 1773 (Dec 18) Farway
Married 1797 (Apr 30) Cotleigh
  (children listed in table 6 below)
Died 1866 (Sep 4) Awliscombe


Elizabeth Harris
Born about 1767 (place unknown)
Died 1850 (Oct 20) Cotleigh

6. Children of Robert Clarke and Elizabeth Harris (see table 5 above)

Edward Clarke
Baptised 1798 (Feb 25) Cotleigh
Married 1827 (Mar 29) Honiton
  (children listed in table 7 below)
Buried 1892 (Jan 22) Honiton


Mary Ann Darke (or Durk)
Baptised 1805 (Apr 21) Awliscombe
Buried 1890 (Mar 23) Honiton
Sarah Clarke
Baptised 1800 (Jan 5) Cotleigh
Married 1840 (Mar 29) Rockbeare

Buried 1871 (Dec 3) Talaton


John Turl (or Turle)*
Born 1805 (Oct 11) Colyton
Buried 1875 (Aug 21) Talaton
Mary Clarke
Baptised 1802 (Apr 18) Cotleigh
Married 1848 (Oct 19) Awliscombe

Buried 1896 (Dec 3) Awliscombe


John Page*
Baptised 1805 (May 12) Southleigh
Buried 1889 (Apr 28) Awliscombe
William Clarke
Baptised 1804 (Jan 8) Cotleigh
Married 1837 (Apr 23) Awliscombe
  (children listed in table 8 below)
Died 1861 (Sep 6) Awliscombe


Mary Ann Kibbey
Born about 1812 London
Died 1897 (Oct 20) Honiton
Hannah Clarke*
Baptised 1808 (Mar 27) Cotleigh
Died 1882 (Aug 21) Ottery St Mary
Ann Clarke
Baptised 1812 (Aug 9) Cotleigh
Buried 1847 (Oct 31) Cotleigh

7. Children of Edward Clarke and Mary Ann Darke (see table 6 above)

Edward Clarke*
Baptised 1827 (Dec 16) Buckerell
Married 1858 (May 16) Paignton
  (children listed in table 9 below)
Died 1892 (1st Qtr) Paignton


Mary Grace Brimicombe (spelling varies)
Baptised 1832 (Aug 16) St Marychurch
Died 1916 (4th Qtr) Paignton
William Clarke
Baptised 1830 (Apr 11) Farway
Sarah Clarke
Baptised 1832 (Jul 29) Honiton
Mary Clarke*
Baptised 1835 (Nov 22) Honiton
A nurse in Islington, London, at 1901 census
Hannah Clarke*
Baptised 1839 (Jun 25) Honiton
Died 1914 (2nd Qtr) Manchester, Lancs
Elizabeth Clarke*
Baptised 1843 (Jan 29) Honiton
Married 1866 (Apr 29) Westminster, London

Died 1926 (4th Qtr) Battersea, London


Robert Wood
Baptised 1838 (Dec 30) Honiton
Died 1912 (3rd Qtr) Battersea, London
Samuel Clarke*
Baptised 1847 (Feb 19) Honiton
Married 1868 (3rd Qtr) Exeter
  (children born in the Exeter area)
Died 1893 (1st Qtr) Exeter


Elizabeth Ann Brook
Baptised 1846 (Oct 25) Wembworthy
Living in Bristol, Gloucs at 1911 census

8. Children of William Clarke and Mary Ann Kibbey (see table 6 above)

Hannah Clarke
Born 1839 (May 14) Awliscombe
Married 1858 (Jun 22) Buckerell
  (children listed on Warren page)
Died 1917 (Mar 9) Devonport


John Warren
Baptised 1832 (Dec 23) Whitestaunton, Som
Died 1902 (Mar 6) Buckerell
Maria Clarke
Baptised 1841 (May 16) Awliscombe
Married 1875 (4th Qtr) Reading, Berks

Buried 1928 (Feb 23) Beaminster, Dorset


Thomas Samuel Tolman*
Baptised 1849 (May 1) Rockbeare
Buried 1885 (Sep 9) Earley, Berks
Emma Clarke
Baptised 1842 (Nov 13) Awliscombe
Married 1872 (Dec 23) Honiton
  (children listed on Kibbey page)
Died 1928 (2nd Qtr) Plymouth


William Kibbey
Born 1849 (Dec 16) Tiverton
Died 1933 (3rd Qtr) Plymouth
John Clarke
Baptised 1844 (Sep 29) Awliscombe
Married 1878 (Dec 30) Exminster
  (children listed in table 11 below)
Died 1898 (Mar 30) Tiverton


Susan Chilcott*
Baptised 1851 (Jul 27) Washfield
Died 1932 (Jan 18) Tiverton
William Clarke
Baptised 1849 (Sep 2) Awliscombe
Married 1874 (Apr 16) Camberwell, London
  (children listed in table 10 below)
Died 1911 (Nov 19) East Dulwich, London


Jane Western*
Born 1849 (4th Qtr) Tiverton
Died 1888 (2nd Qtr) East Dulwich, London

9. Children of Edward Clarke and Mary Grace Brimicombe (see table 7 above)

William Henry Clarke
Born 1859 (May 6) Paignton
Living in Marldon at 1881 census
Reuben John Clarke
Born 1861 (Mar 18) Paignton
Married 1879 (Nov 20) Brixham
  (several children born in Brixham)
Died 1924 (Oct 6) Brixham


Emily Adelina Wood
Born 1859 (Apr 6) Dartmouth
Buried 1914 (Feb 4) Brixham
Samuel Lewis Clarke
Born 1864 (Feb 18) Paignton
Discharged from Royal Navy in 1892
Sarah Ann Clarke
Born 1865 (Oct 24) Paignton
Married 1892 (Dec 11) Paignton

Died 1954 (Mar 3) Paignton


William Martin Gidley
Born 1863 (Mar 20) Paignton
Died 1949 (1st Qtr) Paignton
Mary Elizabeth Clarke
Born 1867 (Sep 9) Marldon
Married 1891 (Nov 22) Paignton
Died 1949 (3rd Qtr) Brixham


Thomas Bulley
Died 1916 (3rd Qtr) Brixham
Bessie Jane Clarke
Born 1871 (Jan 2) Marldon
Married 1899 (Dec 26) Paignton

Married 1913 (Oct 25) Paignton
Died 1955 (Apr 24) Paignton


John Henry Nicholls
Died 1902 (4th Qtr) Paignton
Henry Charles Mudge
Died 1925 (Aug 27) Paignton
George Harry Clarke
Born 1873 (May 4) Marldon
Died 1890 (Aug 15) English Channel
Albert Edward Clarke
Born 1877 (Dec 2) Marldon
Died 1953 (1st Qtr) Paignton

10. Children of William Clarke and Jane Western (see table 8 above)

Laura Beatrice Clarke*
Born 1874 (Dec 13) East Dulwich, London
Married 1915 (3rd Qtr) Oswestry, Shropshire

Died 1950 (2nd Qtr) Oswestry, Shropshire


James Edwards
Born 1878 (Mar 6) Rednal, Shropshire
Died 1960 (Dec 29) Oswestry, Shropshire
William Clarke*
Born 1877 (May 17) East Dulwich, London
Married 1903 (Jul 8) East Dulwich, London
  (children listed in table 12 below)
Died 1951 (1st Qtr) Wembley, Middlesex


Matilda Harris
Baptised 1875 (Aug 7) Buckland Brewer
Died 1942 (Jul 23) Wembley, Middlesex
Emma Clarke
Born 1878 (4th Qtr) East Dulwich, London
Living in East Dulwich, London at 1901 census
Walter Clarke
Born 1880 (Jul 14) East Dulwich, London
Served in the British Army from 1915 to 1919
John Clarke
Born 1882 (1st Qtr) East Dulwich, London
Killed in action 1916 (Mar 8) Mesopotamia

11. Children of John Clarke and Susan Chilcott (see table 8 above)

Elizabeth Clarke*
Born 1879 (Jun 28) Tiverton
Married 1898 (Oct 23) Tiverton

Died 1958 (2nd Qtr) Tiverton


Charles Sanders
Born 1879 (Jan 19) Tiverton
Died 1945 (3rd Qtr) Tiverton
William Clarke*
Born 1882 (Jun 23) Tiverton
Married 1906 (Dec 16) Tiverton
  (children born in Tiverton)
Died 1968 (Aug 15) Exeter


Mary Ann Smith
Born 1884 (Feb 10) Hanham, Gloucs
Died 1962 (Apr 6) Tiverton
Lily Clarke
Born 1885 (May 22) Tiverton
A nurse in Isleworth, London, at 1911 census
Alice Clarke
Born 1887 (Jul 18) Tiverton
Died 1977 (Feb 5) Tiverton
Emily Clarke*
Born 1889 (Mar 24) Tiverton
Married 1911 (Dec 16) Tiverton

Died 1965 (4th Qtr) Tiverton


Bert(ie) Rowe
Born 1889 (Aug 14) Tiverton
Died 1956 (1st Qtr) Tiverton
John Clarke*
Born 1891 (Nov 6) Tiverton
Married 1921 (3rd Qtr) Tiverton
  (children born in Tiverton)

Married 1964 (2nd Qtr) Tiverton

Died 1977 (Mar 9) Tiverton


Emily Elizabeth Sharland
Born 1899 (May 28) Tiverton
Died 1956 (Aug 31) Tiverton
Doris Alice Tonkin
Born 1911 (Jul 15) Tiverton
Died 1990 (Aug 3) Tiverton
Henry Clarke*
Born 1893 (Aug 26) Tiverton
Married 1928 (Jul 28) Tiverton
  (children born in Tiverton)
Died 1968 (4th Qtr) Tiverton


Ellen Kate Brooks
Born 1894 (Feb 24) Tiverton
Died 1978 (1st Qtr) Tiverton

12. Children of William Clarke and Matilda Harris (see table 10 above)

Doris Matilda Clarke
Born 1904 (Oct 1) Winchester, Hampshire
Married 1930 (2nd Qtr) Hendon, Middlesex

Died 1982 (May 3) Wembley, Middlesex


Victor Digby Perrin
Born 1901 (Aug 10) Mile End, London
Died 1961 (Mar 20) Wembley, Middlesex
William Leslie Clarke
Born 1908 (Jul 26) Malta
Died 1965 (Sep 9) Northwood, Middlesex

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