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Alexander Clerke (1804 - 1877)

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Alexander Clerke
Born in Skibbereen, County Cork, Irelandmap
Husband of — married 19 Jun 1828 in Abbeystrowry, Skibbereen, County Cork, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australiamap
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Biography

"Alexander Clerke (1804-1877) and his wife Frances Gretrude Sweetnam (1805-1881) who freely immigrated from Southern Ireland to Van Diemen's Land in the late 1820's. "[1] Siblings include Dr Jonathon Clerke, one time Colonial Surgeon in Geelong, Victoria.

He left Ireland in the year 1828, with Mrs Clerke, in a ship (Letitia) which was wrecked[2] Mrs Clerke came on to Van Diemen's land while Alexander returned to Ireland to claim for losses, finally making a safe journey to Van Diemen's land in 1829. He settled at "Mountford" in the Longford area. He became a member of the Tasmanian Parliament, for the district of Ringwood, 1857–1860; 1862–1863; 1872–1874

Possible children [3]:

  • CLERKE JOHN 1834
  • CLARKE ELLEN CAROLINE 1835
  • CLARK THOMAS MORIATY 1837
  • CLARKE ALPHRA FRANCES 1842
  • CLERKE KATE 1846
  • CLERKE CAROLINE HELEN 1847
  • CLERKE APHRA GERTRUDE 1847
  • CLERKE ALEXANDER 1848


Died 20 Mar 1877 in Ulverstone, Tasmania[4]Profession: gentleman.

Sources

  1. A Sense of Duty, The Clerkes, An Anglo Irish Family in Colonial Tasmania by Jeffrey R. Briscoe B.Sc.(Hons) Dip. Ed. June 1996, submitted as part requirement for Master Humanities (Tasmanian History) University of Tasmania
  2. Obituary: Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899) Sat 14 Apr 1877 Page 3 OBITUARY. [1]
  3. Colonial Tasmanian Family Links Detail: CLERKE, ALEXANDER [2] note that the marriage details are incorrect as Alexander and Frances married a few days before they came out to Tasmania in 1828
  4. Death record [3]
  • Wikipedia: Members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, 1856–1861 [4]
  • Wikipedia: Members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, 1872–1877 [5]


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