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James Clerke (bef. 1846)

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James Clerke
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Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 12 Oct 1869 in Cork, County Cork, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Profile last modified 26 Feb 2019 | Created 15 Feb 2014
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His son, Thomas's obituary states that his father fought in the American Civil war. "Mr. Clerke's father was called up...Soon after the termination of the Civil War, (the) family removed to Ireland"[1] Note: the American Civil war began 12 Apr 1861 ended in 9 Apr 1865.

Appears on the marriage record for his son James Martyn Clerke as married to Jane Shard [2]

Research Notes

The following may or may not refer to this individual:

There is a James Clerke who died around Oct - Dec 1899 in Cork, Ireland, born 1831 [3]

There is a widowed James Clerke, born around 1822 in County Cork who appears in the 1911 Irish Census in the household of his son Robert[4]

A source giving his involvement in the American Civil War would be useful.


  1. Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954) Thu 23 Sep 1937 Page 2 OBITUARY [1]
  2. Australia Marriages, 1810-1980," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), James Clerke in entry for James Martyn Clerke and Marion Best, 26 Apr 1904; citing Wilmot, District Of Mersey, Tasmania, Australia, reference 24; FHL microfilm 992,689.
  3. Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), DEATHS entry for James Clerke; citing Cork, Oct - Dec 1899, vol. 5, p. 51, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,600.
  4. "Ireland Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 December 2018), James Clerke in entry for Robert Clerke, 1911; citing Cork and Ross Diocese, County Cork, Ireland, Census, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin.

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