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Grantsville family stories wanted: Butler, Millward, Clark, Quirk

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Re: Thomas Henry Clark Sr.

Posted: 1373996199000
Classification: Query
Dear Mary

I have just seen your 6 year old posting today. As an English genealogist,with over 30 years experience, I can assure you that it was quite common in the 19th century for the incumbent of the parish or the parish clerk to enter the occupation of the father of the child in baptismal records. Thomas Probert was a Clerk in Holy Orders and was entered in the records as Thomas Probert, Clerk. The Thomas Clark who married Sarah Plain and their children have nothing at all to do with the Probert family and should never appear in a Probert or Carwardine family tree. Even more ridiculous is the fact that some so-called researcher has converted him into Thomas Henry Clarke, born at Stanford Bishop, in 1768. At the time of his death in 1849, at Hastings, the British newspapers described him as Thomas Probert, Esq., of Newport, Essex, in his 73rd year. In the 1841 census, he can be found at Newport, where he practised as a solicitor and was accompanied by his 20 year old son Charles Kentish Probert, as an articled clerk. His wife Anne Carwardine, died in 1836, at Great Baddow, Essex.

Kind regards

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