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Joseph Clarke (abt. 1788 - 1843)

Joseph Clarke
Born about in Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died at about age 55 in Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Joseph Clarke was born in England.

Joseph Clarke was born in Suffolk, England.

Joseph married Sarah Sparkes on 20 July 1813 at Risby, Suffolk.[1]

Joseph was recorded as a Baptist minister in the 1841 census at Hanslope, Buckinghamshire.[2]

They had a son called David(?) and a daughter called Jane Maria.

Joseph died 9 July 1843 aged 56.[3][4]

Research Notes


  • birth year originally uploaded as 1781; changed to match age at death and age (50) on 1841 census source (between 1787 and 1791)


  • Spouse originally uploaded as Sarah Annie Barnes. (spouse Barnes-44 merged with Sparkes-232 in 2018 based on Sparkes marriage 20 July 1813 Risby, Suffolk.)
  • Pallot's marriage index notes Joseph was 'of Great Saxham'
  • Baptism of Jane Maria Clarke in 1822 gives father Joseph's occupation as 'Thatcher'; 1851 census records wife Sarah as a 'minister's widow'
  • Baptism record of Jane Maria also gives two other children baptised 14 June 1820 on same page: - Sarah (born 11 Sep 1817), Dennis Seager (born 8 March 1819)
  • daughter Sarah married Charles Peach:

"At the Baptist Chapel, Hanslope, on Monday last, in the presence of Mr. Norris, the registrar, Mr. Charles Peach, of Roade, to Miss Sarah Clarke, one of the daughters of the Rev. Joseph Clarke, Baptist Minister, of Hanslope. This being the first marriage solemnised in the above chapel, a great number of persons were present to witness the ceremony, which was conducted by the father of the bride." Northampton Mercury, 06 August 1842, p3, c3 via FindMyPast

  • son David seems to be based on the David Clarke boarding with daughter Jane in 1861 census - evidence of relationship needed.


Based on 1841 residence (and 1851 residence of his wife and daughter) death likely occurred/was registered in Newport Bagnell - Hanslope's reg. district[4]

Death Notice in Baptist Reporter: "July 9, Mr. Joseph Clarke, aged 56, pastor of the Baptist church, Hanslope, Bucks." [3]


  1. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ", database, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2020), Joseph Clarke, 1813.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 28 May 2019), Joseph Clarke, Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Death Notice "The Baptist Reporter". 2021. Google Books. page 288
  4. 4.0 4.1 England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Death ( : accessed 9 May 2021), database entry for CLARKE, JOSEPH. (Age at death: 56). GRO Reference: 1843 S Quarter in NEWPORT PAGNEL UNION Volume 06 Page 220.

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