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From: "Caroline Bradford" <>
Subject: Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 00:26:36 +0100
I wonder whether anyone might be interested in offering an opinion on one of
my own genealogical conundrums?
Here are the basic facts:
In 1863, Louisa CLARK married Thomas Jeremiah WARREN at St Mary's Church
Lambeth. She is of full age, a spinster and her father is said to be Joshua
CLARK, a labourer. Thomas's father is declared to be deceased, so I feel it
reasonable to assume that Louisa's is not.
On 20 October 1841 a girl named Louisa was born at 141 East Street, Lambeth.
The birth was registered on 29 November 1841. The mother is Fanny THEAK,
the father is named on the certificate as Joshua CLARK, a baker.
On 21 November 1841, a marriage took place between Joshua CLARK a baker and
Elizabeth CLARK. The groom's father is John CLARK, a cabinet maker and the
bride's father is Samuel CLARK, a baker. The couple give their address as
Regent Street (a few yards from East Street). At least one (and probably
both) of the witnesses were "professionals" ie churchwardens or whatever.
From 1861 onwards, census records show a Joshua John CLARK, master baker,
his wife Elizabeth and a large number of children (including a son Joshua
Samuel) at various addresses in East London.
There is no sign of Louisa CLARK in the 1851 or 1861 census, despite a
lengthy search of available indexes and the original images for most of
Any chance of a show of hands on the simple question - how many Joshua
CLARKs are we dealing with here?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts