Robert Podmore Clark

1800 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Shipbroker and then stockbroker of Bristol, husband of Mary née Webb, the daughter of John Racker Webb (q.v.), from whom he inherited a share of Keynsham estate in Jamaica. He appears in the compensation records as Robert Padmore Clark.

  1. Born Bristol c. 1800; in the census of 1841 (as R. P Clark) living in Stapleton, Gloucestershire, Ship broker, age 40, with his wife Mary and their children Robert 16, Henry 15, Marian [Maria?] 13, Emily 11, Laura 9, Lucretia 8, Thomas 7, Joseph 5, Martha 2 and John 1 month and two servants. In the census of 1851 (as Robert P Clark) at 5 Ellenbro' Buildings, Bristol, Stock + Share Broker, age 51 with his wife Mary (born Jamaica) and children Maria 23, Emily 21, Laura 19, Thomas E. 16, Joseph L. 15, Martha E. 11, John F. 9 and two servants. 

  2. His wife Mary Webb was the reputed daughter of John Racker Webb (q.v.) and Mary Wint, a free woman of colour. His brothers-in-law were Thomas Webb (q.v.) and George Bowley Medley (q.v.).

  3. In partnership with Thomas Clark (almost certainly his father) and John Gilmore in Clark, Gilmore and Clark (q.v.) shipbrokers until the end of 1828 and then in partnership with his father in Thomas Clark & Son as shipbrokers and general agents until the end of 1836, after which he carried forward the business alone. Death of Robert Podmore Clark registered Q1 1853 Clifton Gloucestershire


T71/860 Manchester No. 262.

  1. 1841 census online; 1851 census online; years of birth of children inferred from the census records. 

  2. [accessed 03/10/2011], which also gives him as Robert Padmore Clark.

  3. London Gazette, Issue 18537, 02/01/1829, p. 10; London Gazette, Issue 19456, 10/01/1837, p. 78; UKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Death Index, 1837-1915 [database online].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Robert Padmore Clark
Mary Webb
Robert, Henry, Maria (1828-), Emily (1830-), Laura (1832-), Lucretia, Thomas E. (1835-), Joseph (1836-), Martha (1840-), John (1842-)

Associated Claims (1)

£1,998 2s 11d

Associated Estates (1)

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
1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
notes →
Evolved into Thomas Clark & Son and then was carried on alone by Robert Podmore Clark (q.v.) ...

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law

Addresses (2)

Stapleton [now in Bristol], Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
5 Ellenborough Buildings, Redland, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England