Somers Clarke

???? - 1795


London merchant, mortgagee and then owner of Mangrove Pond and Giddy Hall in Barbados, which he sold in 1792. Buried at Holy Trinity Clapham. The architects George Somers Leigh Clarke (d. 1882) and the latter's nephew Somers Clarke (d. 1926) were lineal descendants.

  1. Will of Somers Clarke gentleman of St Bride [given in the will as St Bridget], City of London [made in 1789] proved 02/03/1795. He left: an annuity of £40 p.a. to his wife Sarah; £10 to his son Christopher Somers Clarke 'and no more', he having 'received a considerable part of my property and more than he deserved'; 1 shilling to his son George Somers Clarke 'for his cruel and wicked behaviour', he also having received property 'before he obtained thereby a fellowship of £90 p.a. besides his curacy which he never deserved'; his son Somers £20 p.a. given that he will 'receive through my assistance a pension of £45 p.a.; and £40 p.a. to his daughter Cecilia and his three youngest sons Samuel, Theophilus and Joseph.


  1. PROB 11/1257/8.

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Married but no further details

Associated Estates (2)

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
- 1792 [EY] → Owner
- 1792 [EY] → Owner