George Clerke M.P. was born in Northamptonshire, England.
First son of Sir George Clarke, Grocer, of London and Watford by Barbara, daughter of Robert Palmer, Grocer, of London and Hill Warden. Educated at Queens’, Cambridge 1639; L. Inn 1646; travelled abroad. (1st wife) lic. 9 June 1648, Mary (d.1668), daughter of Philip Holman, scrivener, of Warkworth, Northants., two sons: George and Philip who died in infancy and six daughters.; (2nd wife): Sarah, daughter of (Sir) Edward Turnor of Little Parndon, Essex. 
Buried St. Peter and St. Paul Churchyard, Watford