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George Richard Clarke, Snr, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "George"
Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England
Death: March 15, 1843 (51)
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of William Clark and Martha Clark
Husband of Elizabeth Mary King, SM/PROG
Father of Elizabeth Ann Clarke; George William Clarke, Jnr; Mary? Sophia? Clarke and Martha? Lusilia? Clarke

Occupation: Tallow Chandler
Managed by: Jennifer Ann Goldhill
Last Updated:

About George Richard Clarke, Snr, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

George Clark 28, Tallow chandler, together with his wife Elizabeth M Clark and their 2 children were part of Richard Hayhurst's Party of 107 people on the Settler ship, John.

Party originated from Lancashire, England.

Departed Liverpool, 13 January 1820. Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 19 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, May 1820.

Area allocated to the Party : Trappes Valley

Children :

  • Elizabeth M Clark 3
  • George William Clark infant.



Saturday 23 February 1833

Wm. MOORE Jun begs to inform the Public of Cape Town and its vicinity that he has taken the Premises situated in Strand-street between the stores of Mr. George CLARKE, Tallow Chandler, and Mr. Wm. FARMER, Ironmonger, where he intends to commence business as a Bread and Biscuit Baker on the 1st March, and hopes to merit a share of Public Patronage. W.M. begs to state that he has a Spring Cart for the purpose of delivering, on the shortest notice, bread, flour and fancy biscuits to those who may favor him with their commands.


Saturday 1 June 1833

NOTICE Mr. George CLARKE of Strand-street, Tallow Chandler, hereby notifies that in consequence of the heavy losses he has sustained by recent failures, he has with the approbation of the whole of his Creditors placed his Estate in the hands of Messrs. Ewan CHRISTIAN and G.W. SILBERBAUER, to whom and to whose order it is requested that all Debts now due to him be forthwith paid. G. CLARKE at the same time begs to notify that his business of Tallow Chandler will be continued as heretofore, and to solicit a continuance of that patronage from the public with which he has hitherto been favoured. Strand-street, 30th May 1833 George CLARKE


Wednesday 8 November 1837

Notice to Creditrs In the Insolvent Estate of George CLARKE, Shop Keeper, Cape Town. All Persons claiming to be Creditors under this Estate are requested to take notice that, pursuant to an Order of the Supreme Court bearing date the 7th day of November instant, the Undersigned has been appointed Trustee, provisionally, until the Creditors shall make choice of a Trustee or Trustees, pursuant to the terms and provisions of the Ordinance No.64 Thomas KING, Provisional Trustee. In the insolvent Estate of George CLARKE, a Public Sale will be held at the Shop of the above-named Insolvent, situate in Plein-street, on Tuesday morning next, the 14th instant, of the whole of the Effects belonging to the said Estate, consisting of Fat, Candles, Groceries, a large quantity of Moulds, and other valuable materials suitable for Candle-makers upon a large scale; also Household Furniture, Kitchen Utensils, and a variety of other Articles too numerous to mention. Thomas KING, Provisional Trustee.


Saturday 18 June 1836

REMOVAL George CLARKE begs to inform the Public that he has removed from Church-street to No.8 St.George’s-street, corner of Shortmarket-street, next door to the Savings Bank, where, in addition to his usual business, he has laid in a stock of Groceries, including excellent Black and Green Teas of the latest importation from China; Sugar, Coffee &c, which he offers for sale at very moderate prices. Candles for exportation as usual.


Grahamstown Journal 1843 - 1 - January to March Written by Sue Mackay. Posted in The Grahamstown Journal

Thursday 23 March 1843

DIEDat Graham's Town on Wednesday 15th instant Mr. George CLARKE, aged 51 years. Deceased was a native of Lincolnshire and came to this Colony with the British settlers in 1820. For several years he resided in Cape Town, where he carried on an extensive business as a tallow chandler, but from misfortune, chiefly arising from the destruction of his premises by fire, he became greatly reduced in his circumstances, and was compelled to remove to this Frontier, where he had to struggle with many severe family and pecuniary difficulties. During this period of calamity he was greatly assisted and cheered by friends who knew his situation, and he was enabled to rely so implicitly on the promises of God to provide for the Widow and Fatherless as never to murmur, but to repose with entire resignation on the goodness and wisdom of unerring providence. His end was peace; and his loss is deeply lamented by his bereaved family, and all acquainted with him.

  • Name George Richard Clark
  • Gender Male
  • Christening Date 04 Sep 1791
  • Birth Date 07 May 1791
  • Father's Name William Clark
  • Mother's Name Martha
  • "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (
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George Richard Clarke, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

May 7, 1791
London, Middlesex, England
September 4, 1791
Shoreditch, Middlesex, London
May 2, 1816
Age 24
Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK
January 7, 1819
Age 27
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
Age 34
Age 37
March 15, 1843
Age 51
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa