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Robert Clerk

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Westholme, Somerset, England
Death: April 5, 1873 (74)
Immediate Family:

Son of Major Thomas Clerk and Dorothy Clerk
Husband of Henrietta Francis Clerk
Father of Dora Clerk; Thomas Clerk; Robert Clerk; Albert Clerk; Isabella Ellen Clerk and 1 other
Brother of Henry Clerk; Frederick Joseph Clerk; David Malcolm Clerk; Edmund Hugh Clerk and Thomas ((???)) Clerk
Half brother of Eleanor Clerk; Maria Clerk and Edward George Clerk

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About Robert Clerk

"Robert Clerk, of Westholme, Madras C.S., b. 6 Aug., 1798, d. 5 Apl. 1873." Married "Henrietta Frances, dau. of Robert Williams, Esq., bar-at-law, m. 8 Feb., 1843, d. 7 Oct. 1865"

[Source: Royal Lineage book, p 113, ]

NOTE: There is a biography available from on Robert Clerk in Madras. This could be a way to prove his lineage.

PILTON is a parish 3 miles south-west from Shepton 
Mallet and 5 south-cast from Wells, on the turnpike road to 
Glastonbury, in the Mid division of the county... the 
chancel was restored in 1862 at the expense of the lessees of 
the rectorial estate; it has a large stained east window in 
the shape of a star; there are also two stained windows on 
the south »lie of the chancel, one erected by Robert Clerk, esq., of Westholme House, in memory of Elizabeth Frances, his wife, it has three lights; subjects, scenes in the life of Dorcas;...

Source: Google eBook: Kelly's directory of Somersetshire: with the city of Bristol, Kelly & Co., 1883, p. 285


"Clerk, Robert (The Head Master's), son of R. Clerk, Esq., Westholme, Shepton Mallet. Left 1838. Emigrated to Australia..."

[Source: The Harrow School Register, 1800-1911, pg 157],+Robert%22+%2B%22shepton+mallet%22&lr=&ei=MegwSqfaNYHKkATwlZz5Dg





Name:Robert CLERK

Event type:Baptism

Date:03 Sep


Location: Wryadesbury, Bucks.

Parents: Thomas; Dorothy

Notes: Haileybury 1814

Transcribed by: British Library

India Office Records Reference: J/1/29 f.153

[Source: ]



Name:Robert CLERK

Event type:Biography

End year:1873

Biographical notes: Madras CS 1816-44; Boase I c.646

Transcribed by: British Library

India Office Records Reference:

Source name: Boase I c.646

[Source: ]


The County Families of the United Kingdom

CLERK, Robert, Esq. (of Westholme).

Second son of the late Major Thomas Clerk, E.I. Co.'s service, by Dorothy,, dau. of John Taylor, of Abbot Hall, Kendal, Westmoreland ; b. 1798 ; m. 1817 Henrietta Frances, dau. of Robert Williams, Esq. Educated at Halieybury Coll. ; is a Magistrate and Dep. Lieut. for Somerset ; was ...

Source: The county families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal manual of the title, by edward walford, 1920, p. 128

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Family Group Record

Husband Robert Clerk

Wife Henrietta Frances Williams Clerk


1. Dora Clerk Female

Birth: About 1818 Of Westholme, , Somerset, England

Death: 13 FEB 1911

2. Thomas Clerk Male

Birth: 03 MAR 1820 Of Bedford, , Somerset, England

Death: 03 APR 1898

3. Robert Clerk Male

Birth: 02 AUG 1821 Of Westholme, , Somerset, England

Death: 10 MAR 1900

4. Albert Clerk Male

Birth: 22 MAY 1823 Of Westholme, , Somerset, England

Death: 18 DEC 1846

5. Isabella Ellen Clerk Female

Birth: About 1826 Of Westholme, , Somerset, England

Death: 11 AUG 1828

6. Henry Clerk Male

Birth: 20 JUN 1829 Of Westholme, , Somerset, England

Death: 09 JUN 1885

[Source: ]


This person and their pedigree are currently documented from "The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families together with Their Paternal Ancestry" Compiled by Joseph Foster, 1885

[Source: ]


Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland 6th ed. London : Harrison 1879. Vol I. page 322

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Robert Clerk's Timeline

August 6, 1798
Westholme, Somerset, England

Royal Lineage book, p 113

September 3, 1798
Wryadesbury, Berkshire, England

Wryadesbury, Berkshire, England


Record details

Name:Robert CLERK
Event type:Baptism
Date:03 Sep
Location:Wryadesbury, Bucks.
Parents:Thomas; Dorothy
Notes:Haileybury 1814
Transcribed by:British Library
India Office Records Reference:J/1/29 f.153

[Source: ]

NOTE: Wraysbury, traditionally spelt Wyrardisbury, is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. It is located in the very east of the county, in the part that was in Buckinghamshire until 1974.
Source: Wikipedia

Age 17
Madras Civil Service

CLERK, ROBERT. Writer Madras civil service 1816; secretary to Government in
military ... Westholme house, Pilton, Shepton Mallet 3 April 1873 aged 75. ...

Source: Modern English biography: containing many thousand concise memiors of....
by frederic boase
p. 728
google books


December 12, 1818
Age 20
Westholme or Pilton, Somerset, England
March 3, 1820
Age 21
Bedford, Somerset, England
August 2, 1821
Age 22
Westholme, Somerset, England

Birth: 02 AUG 1821 Of Westholme, , Somerset, England
Death: 10 MAR 1900
Father: Robert Clerk
Mother: Henrietta Frances Williams Clerk
[Source: ]

May 22, 1823
Age 24
Westholme, Somerset, England

Source: Royal Lineage book, pg 112

Age 27
Westholme, Somerset, England
June 20, 1829
Age 30
Westholme, Somerset, England