David Clarke

David Clarke

Male 1809 - 1870  (~ 60 years)

Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name David Clarke  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Nov 1809  Bagshot, Surrey, England View who/what we know about this place  [3
    Gender Male 
    Emigration Jan 1842  Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place 
    Free Passage to New Zealand 
    CLARK family on the 'Clifford'
    CLARK family on the "Clifford"
    Free Passage to New Zealand
    Free Passage to New Zealand
    Occupation Abt 1850  Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place 
    David was instrumental in the building of the timber church 
    St John's Church, Wakefield, Tasman District, New Zealand
    St John's Church, Wakefield, Tasman District, New Zealand
    Died 08 Jan 1870  Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place  [3
    • Transcriptions from New Zealand newspapers:
      Fatal Accident to an Old Settler. —On Saturday last Mr. David Clark, one of the oldest settlers in this Province, was killed while falling a tree in the Wakefield bush, near the Forest Inn. The tree took an unexpected direction in its descent, and fell upon the unfortunate deceased, crushing him on the spot. Mr. Clark will be remembered as having been an important witness at the Wangapeka Enquiry, before the Hon, Mr. Domett, a short time since.
      Colonist, Volume XIII, Issue 1283, 11 January 1870, Page 2

      Fatal Accident. — We regret to learn that an accident has occurred at Wakefield, whereby Mr. Daniel (sic) Clark, a well known settler, has lost his life. It appears that Mr. Clark with one of his sons was engaged in cutting down a tree which, in falling, took a contrary direction to that which was expected. The unfortunate deceased .seeing that it was coming his way endeavored to escape, but was prevented from doing so by a fence, and one of the branches struck him on the back breaking his spine. Mr. Clark was one of the oldest Nelson settlers, and has for a long period of years resided in the neighborhood of Wakefield, where he was much respected.
      Nelson Evening Mail, Volume V, Issue 8, 10 January 1870, Page 2 “Resident Magistrate’s Court”

      Fatal Accident. — An old and much respected settler named David Clark met with his death at Wakefield, on Saturday morning last. Clark, with one of his sons, were engaged in felling a tree, which in falling took a direction contrary to what was expected and the sufferer vainly endeavoured to get out of its way, but was unable to escape. The tree struck him on his back and broke his spine. Through a misapprehension of the law, the district constable permitted the body to be buried without informing the coroner, and the body we hear will have to be exhumed in order that an inquest may be held upon it.
      Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXIX, Issue 4, 12 January 1870, Page 2
      Nat. Library of New Zealand- Papers Past

    Headstone of David Clarke and his wife Elizabeth Clarke née Hoare
    Headstone of David Clarke and his wife Elizabeth Clarke née Hoare
    Buried Wakefield, Tasman District, Tasman, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place  [3
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    People
    David Clark
    David Clark
    Person ID I122  Main Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2017 

    Parent James Clarke,   b. 1767,   d. 14 Jan 1851, Bagshot, Surrey, England View who/what we know about this place  (Age 84 years) 
    Parent Ann Bachelour,   b. 14 Aug 1768, Windlesham, Surrey, England View who/what we know about this place,   d. 14 Jan 1851, Bagshot, Surrey, England View who/what we know about this place  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1790  St John the Baptist Church, Windlesham, Surrey, England View who/what we know about this place  [1, 5
    Marriage Register
    Marriage Register
    Family ID F148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Elizabeth Hoare,   b. 21 Jun 1812, Windlesham, Surrey, England View who/what we know about this place,   d. 05 Oct 1864, Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1829  St John the Baptist Church, Windlesham, Surrey, England View who/what we know about this place  [1, 4
    Marriage Register
    Marriage Register
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Clark,   b. 08 Nov 1829, England View who/what we know about this place,   d. 02 Mar 1878  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     2. Henry Clark,   b. 1831, England View who/what we know about this place,   d. 1831, England View who/what we know about this place  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     3. Sarah Clark,   b. 1832, England View who/what we know about this place,   d. 1832, England View who/what we know about this place  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Lucy Clark,   b. 18 May 1834, England View who/what we know about this place,   d. 20 Jun 1872  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
     5. Isabella Clark,   b. 17 Oct 1836,   d. 06 Mar 1875, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
     6. Emily Emma Clark,   b. 03 Mar 1839, Windlesham, Surrey, England View who/what we know about this place,   d. 30 Dec 1924, Suffolk St, Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    +7. Ann Clark,   b. Abt Oct 1841, Windlesham, Surrey, England View who/what we know about this place,   d. 19 Apr 1877, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place  (Age ~ 35 years)
     8. Jane Clark,   b. 1844, Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place,   d. 17 Oct 1875, Riwaka, Tasman, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place  (Age 31 years)  [natural]
     9. David Clark,   b. 1847, Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place,   d. 24 Jun 1850, Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place  (Age 3 years)  [natural]
     10. Sarah Clark,   b. 1848, Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place  [natural]
     11. Margaret Ann Clark,   b. 1849, Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place,   d. 1856, Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place  (Age 7 years)  [natural]
     12. James Henry Clark,   b. 16 May 1850, Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place,   d. 21 May 1918, Riwaka, Tasman, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     13. Edward Bernard Clark,   b. 22 Nov 1852, Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand View who/what we know about this place,   d. 15 Oct 1919  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Nov 1809 - Bagshot, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1829 - St John the Baptist Church, Windlesham, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Free Passage to New Zealand - Jan 1842 - Nelson, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - David was instrumental in the building of the timber church - Abt 1850 - Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Jan 1870 - Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wakefield, Tasman District, Tasman, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S63] England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973.

    2. [S7] London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, London Metropolitan Archives, St John the Baptist, Windlesham, Transcript of baptisms, marriages and burials, 1810, DW/T/9070.

    3. [S64] Australia and NZ, Find A Grave Index.

    4. [S15] London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, Saint John The Baptist, Windlesham, Surrey, Transcript of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1829, DW/T/9090.

    5. [S56] Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.


Login - Search

Login / out

Lost Password? | Click to Register

Search Tree (works with partial names)