Christening 16 Aug 1587 at St Michael the Archangel, Lonsdale, Lancashire, England, father John Newton Clerke
There is an interesting 25 June 1602 reference in the will of Brian Fairbarne of the Westend of Clint, Knaresborough which mentions "Marmaduke Clerke, my brother". How a Clerke is a Fairbarne is not clear Knaresborough is in Yorkshire so there is no certainty that it is the same Marmaduke Clerke. However he may have been the husband of Fairbane's sister Margarett. The full transcription, with typos, is as follows "to Marmaduke Clerke, my brother, and to my syster Margarett, eyther of them xs.; towardes the building of Hampsthwayte Brigge ij s"
↑ "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKKH-F7RT : 16 December 2015), John Newton Clerke in entry for Marmaducke, 16 Aug 1587; citing Christening, St Michael the Archangel, Lonsdale, Lancashire, England, volume , Lancashire Record Office, Preston; FHL microfilm 1,544,766.
↑ Wills & administrations from the Knaresborough court rolls