Mary Elizabeth Clarke (née Parkinson)

???? - 1852

Claimant or beneficiary


Mary Elizabeth Clarke (née Parkinson), awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Mt Tirza Pen and Whitehall in Westmoreland Jamaica with her husband, John Altham Graham Clarke (q.v.), as owners-in-fee.

  1.  Mary Elizabeth, John Altham Graham Clarke's wife, was the daughter of Leonard Parkinson, a planter in Jamaica and the owner of Kinnersley Castle in Herefordshire. Mount Tirza and Whitehall were shown against the 'heirs of Matthew Parkinson' in the mid-1820s.

  2. Death of Mary Elizabeth Graham Clarke registered Q4 1852 Wembley Herefordshire.


T71/871 Westmoreland nos. 182, 537 and 538 (in John Altham Graham Clarke's name alone).

  1. John Charlton, Hidden Chains. The Slavery Business and North East England 1600-1865 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne Bridge Publishing, 2008), pp. 119-124, 140-146; Jamaica Almanac 1827. Frocester Estate in Gloucestershire, the seat of John Altham Graham Clarke, is shown variously as part of the estate of John Graham Clarke and as having been purchased by Leonard Parkinson.

  2. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Mary Elizabeth Clarke (
John Altham Graham Clarke
John Altham Graham; Leonard Edmund

Associated Claims (2)

£2,692 15s 1d
£1,187 8s 11d

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
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (6)

Wife → Husband
Daughter-in-law → Father-in-law
Daughter → Father
First Cousins
Niece → Uncle
Niece → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Frocester Estate, Frocester, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England