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Mr Clark [18??-1???]
Alan Clark [1921-1940]
Alfred Clark [1892-1916]
Rev Charles Clark [18??-18??]
Charles Clark [1816-1909]
Charles Clark [1857-1880]
Edward Clark [1854-1???]
Foster Clark [1856-1???]
Francis Clark [1???-1643]
Frank Clark [1872-19??]
Frederick Charles Carlton Clark [1890-19??]
G. Clark [18??-18??]
George Clark [18??-19??]
Sir George Norman Clark [1890-1979]
H. Clark [18??-19??]
Henry Clark [18??-18??]
Isaac Clark [19??-19??]
James Clark [18??-19??]
James Walker Clark [1858-1936]
John Clark [17??-1???]
John Robert Clark [1861-1909]
John William Clark [1897-1916]
Joseph Clark [17??-18??]
Joseph Clark [17??-1835]
Joseph Clark [1842-19??]
L. H. Clark [18??-19??]
Mary Ellen Clark [18??-18??]
Stephen Clark [1???-18??]
Thomas Clark [1???-1???]
Thomas Clark [17??-1???]
Thomas Clark [1819-18??]
Thomas Arthur Clark [1891-1918]
Thomas Holdsworth Clark [1878-1909]
Dr Thomas Lindsay Clark [19??-19??]
Tom Clark [1845-1???]
Wallace Clark [1880-1917]
William Clark [1855-19??] 

Clark, Mr
[18??-1???] Clock and watch maker, jeweller and silversmith at Union Street, Halifax. Around 1875, the business was acquired by A. Z. Sindall

Clark, Alan
[1921-1940] He was a member of Luddendenfoot Congregational Church & Sunday School / educated at Luddendenfoot Council School & Sowerby Bridge Secondary School / employed at Scarborough Mills, Halifax.

He lived at 2 Daisy Bank, Luddendenfoot.

During World War II, he enlisted [June 1939], and served as an Aircraftman 2nd Class with 607 Squadron Royal Air Force.

He was killed at Audreuch, near Calais [24th May 1940] (aged 18).

He was buried at Zutkerque Churchyard [9].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Luddendenfoot Congregational Church, and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Clark, Alfred
[1892-1916] Son of Thomas Clark of 35 Wainhouse Road, King Cross, Halifax

He had a sweetheart Miss C. Turner, 3 Daisy Street, Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with No.5 C Reserve Brigade Royal Field Artillery. He died suddenly after 21 months' service at the Front [21st July 1916].

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [Y 29].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

Clark, Rev Charles
[18??-18??] Pastor at North Parade Baptist Church, Halifax [1862]. He was popular and drew great crowds to the Chapel

Clark, Charles
[1816-1909] Son of Phoebe (née Rose) & John Clark.

Born in Leeds.

He was a labourer [1835] / a sawyer [1841].

On 10th September 1835, he married Dinah Jowett, daughter of John Jowett, at Coley Church.

Dinah and Charles Clark were the great-grandparents of Sir Edmund Hillary.

Dinah was a weaver [1835]; a corset maker [1841]


  1. William [1838-1932]
  2. Sarah Ann [1840-1908]
  3. Hannah Maria [1844-1904]
  4. George [1845-1901]

The family lived at Haley Hill, Halifax [1841].

The family emigrated to New Zealand, sailing on the Indus from Gravesend and arriving in Nelson in 1843, brought out from England by the New Zealand Company with all sorts of promises, the company had been unrealistic and failed, leaving the settlers impoverished at times.

Charles died in Whakahara, North Island [1909]. Dinah died in Auckland, New Zealand [1895]

Clark, Charles
[1857-1880] An unmarried porter working at Holmfield Railway Station.

On 24th July 1880, he attempted to save Mrs Martha Ann Rothera from an on-coming express train as she crossed the railway line. Both he and Mrs Rothera were killed

Clark, Edward
[1854-1???] Born in Ackworth, Yorkshire.

He was beerhouse keeper at the Malt Shovel, Ambler Thorn [1891].

He married Sarah Ann from Halifax.


  1. Edward C [b 1880] who was an errand boy in brick yard [1891]
  2. Ernest [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  3. Harry [b 1884]
  4. Willie [b 1885]
  5. Rosamond [b 1890]

Clark, Foster
[1856-1???] Born in Midgley.

He was a boot & shoe finisher [1891] / a boot finisher [1901] / a boot finisher for boot manufacturer [1911].

In 1885, he married Edith Elizabeth Carlton [1859-1???].

Edith was born in Halifax


  1. Clara L [b 1889] who was an assistant teacher [1911]
  2. Frederick Charles Carlton
  3. Harold L [b 1893] who was an engineer apprentice [1911]
  4. Frank C [b 1894] who was an office boy [1911]

The family lived at

  • 6 Staverton Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 17 Surrey Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 14 The Rookery, Salterhebble [1911]

Clark, Francis
[1???-1643] Of Burlington [Bridlington]. A Royalist soldier. He was a casualty of the Civil War and was buried at Halifax

Clark, Frank
[1872-19??] Son of Ann & John Clark, delver.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a delver of Hebden Bridge [1894] / a stone quarry man [1901] / a quarryman (stone) [1911]

In 1894, he married Emily Alice Hollinrake [1873-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Emily Alice, of Erringden, was the daughter of Jonas Hollinrake, farmer


  1. Mary A [b 1896] (adopted daughter) who was an cotton piecer [1911]
  2. John William
  3. Hannah [b 1899]
  4. Frank [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 11 Shepherd House Cottages, Luddenden Foot [1901]
  • 8 Oak Villas, Charlestown, Hebden Bridge [1911]
  • 7 Bankfoot House, Hebden Bridge [1916]

Living with them in 1911 was brother-in-law William Hollinrake [b 1863] (calico weaver) 

Clark, Frederick Charles Carlton
[1890-19??] MC.

Son of Foster Clark.

Born in Midgley.

He was a student teacher at Borough Road Training College, Isleworth, Middlesex [1911] / a member of Park Congregational Church, Halifax / a teacher at Moorside School, Ovenden / a teacher at Akroyd Park.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was promoted to a Second Lieutenant, and then to Major. He was awarded the Military Cross for

for gallantry and devotion to duty on the 7th of June 1917 at Messines Ridge

The Halifax Courier of 21st July 1917 described the occasion

The platoon went over the top to establish observation posts, and Lieutenant Clark got separated from his men, the telephone wire was lost, and communications subsequently were cut off. After capturing 30 German prisoners, single-handed, the gallant officer sought out and found his men and got them under cover behind the barrage fire. He then went back midst a tornado of shot and shell, discovered the lost wire, and returned to his men with it. The result was that the whole party was complimented as being the only group who established communications to scheduled time and kept them throughout the day

He survived the War, and is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Park Congregational Church

Clark, G.
[18??-18??] Journeyman dyer at Halifax.

In January 1861, he was declared insolvent

Clark, George
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Clark, Sir George Norman
[1890-1979] Son of James Walker Clark.

He was educated at Bootham School, York and Balliol College Oxford [1911];

He became a leading historian.

He was knighted in 1953.

He was professor at Oxford, Cambridge and several other universities.

He was an authority on Anglo-Dutch history.

He edited the Oxford History of England.

Clark, H.
[18??-19??] Jeweller at Halifax.

In July 1885, he was declared bankrupt

Clark, Henry
[18??-18??] In 1838, he married Ann, daughter of Thomas Milne


  1. Anne Eliza who married Samuel Milne Smith

Clark, Isaac
[19??-19??] He was Vicar of Coley [1948]. He left Coley to become Vicar of St James's Church, Halifax [19??]

Clark, James
[18??-19??] Of J. Clark & Company

Clark, James Walker
[1858-1936] CBE, JP.

Born in Bentley / Rowley, Yorkshire.

He was a mantle maker costumier (employer) [1891] / a wholesale & retail draper, shirtmaker etc (employer) [1901] / a wholesale linen draper, silk mercer, costumier, mantle dealer & shopkeeper (employer) [1911].

He established a drapery business – J. Walker Clark.

In [Q4] 1887, he married Mary Midgley [1865-19??] in Halifax.

Mary was the daughter of Samuel Thomas Midgley


  1. James M [b 1889] who became professor of German at Glasgow University
  2. George Norman
  3. Dorothy Mary [b 1893]
  4. Annie Barbara [b 1894]
  5. Charles Raymond [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 15 Crown Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 7 Norfolk Place, Halifax [1901]
  • 5 Norfolk Place, King Cross Road, Halifax [1911]
  • Park Mount, Halifax

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Clark, John
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1766]

Clark, John Robert
[1861-1909] He was a clay miner [1891, 1901].

He married Sarah Ann Thornton [1864-1938].


  1. Bertha Wood [b 1886] who was a silk minder [1911]
  2. Janey Elizabeth [b 1891]
  3. Thomas Arthur
  4. Robert Victor [b 1900]

John Robert died in 1909.

The family lived at

Clark, John William
[1897-1916] Son of Frank Clark.

Born at Charlestown, Hebden Bridge.

He was a member of St James's Church, Hebden Bridge & School / a cotton piecer [1911] / employed by Wheelwright's at Callis Mill, Charlestown.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Lewis Gun Section Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He was sent to France [June 1916].

He died of wounds [15th October 1916].

He was buried at the Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbé [III E 26].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge

Clark, Joseph
[17??-18??] Tanner of Northowram.

On 27th December 1794, he married widow Mary Bottomley of Halifax, at Halifax Parish Church

Clark, Joseph
[17??-1835] He lived at Lee House, Shibden [1835]

Clark, Joseph
[1842-19??] (Possibly) son of Thomas Clark.

He married Sarah Jane [1840-1???], daughter of Martha (née Tempest) & Joseph Foster, in Bradford.


  1. Alice [b 1863]
  2. Joseph Foster [b 1865]
  3. Edward Watkinson [b 1867]
  4. Florence [b 1863]
  5. Lucy [b 1873] who married Charles Crossley
  6. John William Tempest [b 1875]
  7. Thomas Holdsworth
  8. Ruth [b 1880]
  9. George Alfred [b 1882]
  10. Maud [b 1884]
  11. child

Clark, L. H.
[18??-19??] DCM.

In January 1916, Lance Corporal Clark received the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery during action on the Yser Canal

Clark, Mary Ellen
[18??-18??] One of the children who died whilst working at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She died aged 14.

She is buried in a communal grave Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel Graveyard

Clark, Stephen
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Erringden [1835]

Clark, Thomas
[1???-1???] Of Scout Hall, Shibden.

He married Unknown.


  1. Elizabeth [16??-1717] who married John Halliday

Clark, Thomas
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1767]

Clark, Thomas
[1819-18??] Son of Thomas Clark.

He was land owner and coal proprietor [1851] / paper merchant [1863].

On 17th February 1842, he married Martha Gibson Watkinson in Halifax.

Martha was the daughter of
George Watkinson


  1. (possibly) Joseph

Clark, Thomas Arthur
[1891-1918] Son of John Robert Clark.

Born in Brighouse [23rd December 1891].

In 1911, he, his brother & his widowed mother were living at the Vulcan, Rastrick with Harry Womersley.

He was an assistant engine driver [1911] / a steam lorry driver [1915].

On 21st September 1912, he married Sarah Jane Jackson [1887-1937] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Vera [1912-1995]
  2. Eileen [b 1914]
  3. Arthur [b 1916]
  4. Edna [b 1919] who never married

The family lived at 20 Foundry Street, Rastrick / the Vulcan [1912].

During World War I, he enlisted [28th May 1915], and served as a Private with the 972nd Mechanical Transport Company Army Service Corps.

He served in Egypt [from 30th October 1917] until his death from pneumonia [1st November 1918].

He was buried at the Ramleh War Cemetery [EE 26].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Clark, Thomas Holdsworth
[1878-1909] Son of Joseph Clark.

He was a currier.

He married Alice Emma Priestley [1883-19??] in Bradford.

Alice Emma was the daughter of John Priestley


  1. Edward Priestley (Clark) [b 1904]

In 1911, the widowed Alice was living as a servant with a family

Clark, Dr Thomas Lindsay
[19??-19??] MD, FRCS.

Of Halifax. In 1937, he was at 23 Aked's Road, and at Addington House, Savile Park, Halifax.

In 193?, he married Peggy Watkinson.


  1. son [b 1938]
  2. daughter [b 1949]
Both children were born at Hargreaves Head, Shelf

Clark, Tom
[1845-1???] Born in Ackworth, Yorkshire.

He was a retort maker [1881] / a clay retort maker [1891] / a foreman brickmaker [1901] / publican at the Bacchus, Halifax [1911, 1917]

In 1879, he married Sarah Jane Lloyd [1858-1???] from Salford, in Halifax.


  1. Albert [b 1880]
  2. Anne [b 1881] who was a worsted mill hand spinner [1891]
  3. Annie Clark 20 Daughter. Single. Worsted spinner "
  4. Tom [b 1883] who was a brass finisher [1901]
  5. Samuel [b 1885] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a brick maker [1911]
  6. Maud Elizabeth [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  7. Hettie [b 1889]
  8. George Clarence [b 1894] who was a brass worker [1911]
  9. May [b 1897] who was a toffee wrapper in manufactory [1911]

The family lived at

  • 20 Brian Road, Lindley cum Quarmby, Huddersfield [1881]
  • 1 Crow Point, Northowram [1891]
  • 20 Beechwood Avenue, Halifax [1901]
  • the Bacchus, 10 and 12 King Street, Halifax [1911]

Clark, Wallace
[1880-1917] Born in Hebden Bridge

He was a quarryman with Oldfield Watson at Rawtenstall.

He lived with his older brother, Marshall Clarke, of 4 Woodland View, Charlestown, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He served in Egypt, Dardanelles & France.

He was killed in action [6th September 1917] (aged 37).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [VIII C 23], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Clark, William
[1855-19??] Born in Bracewell, Yorkshire.

He was innkeeper at the King of Prussia, Halifax [1911].

In [Q1] 1877, he married Mary Jane Clowes [1858-19??] in Salford.

Mary Jane was born in Lancaster


  1. Walter [b 1883] who was a railway car contractor [1911]
  2. Maggie [b 1890]
  3. George [b 1892] who was a hairdresser [1911]
  4. Edward Cleminson [b 1894] who was a farm servant [1911]
  5. child who died before 1911
  6. child who died before 1911
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child

Living with them [in 1911] were daughter-in-law Rosa Mary Clark [b 1885] & granddaughter Ruth Clark [b 1910]


Clark surname
Another form of the surname is Clarke.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout The name is related to clerk and used by a priest or other man in holy orders.

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Clark, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Clark:

Marriages 1803, 1876, 1888, 1920; Death 1899

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