Charles James Clarke senior

???? - 1802


Slave-owner in Jamaica, apparently resident but with a Bristol connections. Son of William Clarke, whom he predeceased (c. 1802), and father of John Tharp Clarke, Edward Hudson Clarke, and Charles James Clarke. Resident slave-owner in Jamaica, dead by 1803. The Charles James Clarke of Jamaica who was married at Bristol at Clifton 01/11/1819 to Jane, daughter of the late Thomas Pierce was presumably this man's son. Another son, Edward Hudson Clarke, was at Blundell's School when his father was given as deceased, Bristol.

  1. The background to the family's transmission of property, including Industry, Enfield and the enslaved people attached to the estates, was set out in an application to allow the sale of 'detached land' by the guardian of Charles James Clarke's children in November 1809. The record shows William Clarke making his will in April 1802 when his son was still alive.


  1. VOTES OF THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF JAMAICA, IN A SESSION Begun October 31, and ended December 14, 1809 (St Jago de Vega, 1810).

Further Information

William (25/05/1792), John Tharpe (1795-), Charles James (1797-), Edward Joseph (1799-), Edward Hudson (1800-)

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1803 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Previous owner
1799 [EA] - 1799 [LA] → Joint owner
1803 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Son → Father