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William Clarke (1832-1890)

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c.1832 Born in Sunderland

1851 Possibly this family is the appropriate one: Joseph Clarke 45, pattern maker, Jane Clarke 45, William Clarke 19 (b.Sunderland), engineer, Joseph Clarke 17, Jane Clarke 14, Robert Thomas Clarke 12, Eliza Ann Clarke 5, lived in Bedlington[1]

Worked at Bedlington Iron Co and W. G. Armstrong and Co of Elswick.

1861 Married Margaret Bewick in Newcastle upon Tyne[2]

1864 Established a company with Edward Benning at South Shore, Gateshead, producing winches, which in a few years became Clarke, Watson and Gurney and then Clarke, Chapman and Co

1869 Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

1871 Engineer, employing 200 fitters, 30 smiths, 40 moulders, 20 labourers, lived in Gateshead with Margaret Clarke 34, Jessie B Clarke 7, Kate M Clarke 5, Eliza J Clarke 3[3]

1872 of Clarke, Watson and Gurney, Victoria Works, South Shore, Gateshead.

1881 Engineer, lived in Gateshead with William Clark 49, Margaret Clark 44, Jessie Clark 17, Kate M. Clark 15, Eliza J. Clark 13, William H. Clark 6, Helena M. Clark 5, Edward W. Clark 3[4]

1890 Died in Gateshead[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. BMD
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. BMD
  • Mechanical Engineer Records