Does anyone remember the Clarks of Houghton?

I AM trying to trace back my family, many of whom originated in the village of Houghton, where I have viewed the many graves belonging to the Clark family. I have some photos of the graves – I think the earliest one was dated 1815 and on this grave were J

I AM trying to trace back my family, many of whom originated in the village of Houghton, where I have viewed the many graves belonging to the Clark family.

I have some photos of the graves - I think the earliest one was dated 1815 and on this grave were John Clark - who I assumed was the head of the family and in there with him were Sarah, James, William and Mary.

The other grave was also a John Clark, October 1871, and in there with him is Hannah, his wife, who died in 1890.

I believe there may also have been a grave with Robert Clark, but they were so old and weather-worn that it was very hard to make out the writing. So there may have been others apart from these.


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My granddad was a William Walter Clark, who was born in Peckham, London, in 1894. So somewhere in between the latter John Clark and him someone must have moved from Houghton to London. I am guessing it was for work. He went on to have six sons, number four being my dad.

Sadly, none of the brothers is now alive, but there are quite a lot of us cousins now spread around the country.

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I hope this information will be useful to anyone who reads it, and I have my fingers crossed that someone will recognise my family and get in touch. Please e-mail jillbradford49@hotmail.com or write to me.

JILL BRADFORD (née Clark)

91 Greenfield Crescent

Brighton BN1 8HL

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