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Grace Lily Clark

(born 19 Jul 1904 Stanwick, Northamptonshire died 10 Jan 1967 Eastbourne, New Zealand)

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Maternal grandmother: Eliza Lilley (born 25 Jan 1849 Stanwick, Northamptonshire died 4 Feb 1906)   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised along with Susan Lilley on the 29th January 1864. Source: Rushden Methodist Circuit Baptisms 1864-1867.

married 31 Dec 1877 Stanwick, Northamptonshire

Maternal grandfather: Robert Wright Hales (born 11 May 1852 Odell, Bedfordshire died 2 Mar 1911 Ditchford Mill, Bedfordshire) (born Odell, Bedfordshire died Ditchford Mill, Bedfordshire)   View NotesHide notes  

These notes were taken from notes from my [Stephanie Thompson’s] cousin Carolyn Twyman (nee Booker) when she and husband Philip Twyman visited England in 1997. They had met May Berridge on a number of occasions as they lived in UK for some years and visited May often. May had a huge amount of history that she shared with Carolyn and Philip. You have got a photo of Carolyn (nee Booker) and Philip taken with May on one of their visits.

We know that Robert Wright Hales had a 2nd wife Sarah Annie Whiteman b 1876. They married in April/May 1909 in Wellingborough Vol. 3b Page 356. However when Robert died he had a joint gravestone with Eliza his first wife. They are buried in the St Laurence churchyard and the inscription reads:

“In loving memory of Eliza, the dearly loved wife of Robert W Hales of Ditchford Mill who fell asleep in Jesus February 4, 1906. Aged 57 years. Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also. And he praiseth her. Also Robert Wright, husband of above March 2, 1911. Aged 58. At rest”.

Details of Robert’s estate in the index for 1911 read: “Robert Wright Hales of Ditchford Mill Irchester Northamptonshire died 2 March 1911 at Higham Ferrers in the said county. Administration London 9 May to Sarah Annie Hales, his widow. Effects 361 english pounds 7 shillings. Sarah lived at 32 Corporation terrace, High Ferrers, Northants.

From all accounts Sarah Annie Whiteman was a rather severe woman and did not have much to do with his former family. They may have even separated before he died hence his being buried with Eliza. We believe she remarried and lived in Rushden.

According to Richard Hales (he is still alive and we met him a couple of years ago when he was in New Zealand) Robert had a brother who had 2 sons. Will Hales lives in Sharnbrook and Albert Hales died early ‘70’s and his widow Florrie died September 1979. They had 2 sons Fred and Norman. Norman Hales was living at [details removed for privacy] Sandy, Bedfordshire.

Carolyn and Philip have a delightful letter in Eliza’s hand writing. Jon, I am not sure where this letter comes from but I have seen it when we visited with Carolyn and Philip a few months back. I think Carolyn may have got it from May Berridge.

It reads:
“Dear Christian Friends, with pleasure I write a few lines to your respecting my present feelings. I have to thank God that ever I was brought to know myself as a great sinner before God”.........

Notes kindly sent to me by Stephanie Thompson (née Clark)

 

Paternal grandmother: Susan Lilley (born 1.1.1843 Stanwick, Northamptonshire died 21.12.1918 Stanwick, Northamptonshire)   View NotesHide notes  

Susan and Thomas’s gravestone reads:

“Susan Clark, died December 21 1918 aged 75. She believed his words and sang his praises. Thomas Clark who was suddenly called abov March 16, 1919.”

Obituary from Rushden Echo, 27 December 1918:

“We regret to report that the death took place rather unexpectedly on Saturday last of Mrs Clark, wife of Mr Thomas Clark, of Stanwick. Deceased was born at Stanwick on January 1st, 1843, and passed away just a few days short of her 76th birthday. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn their loss. The eldest son lives at Petone, New Zealand, and the eldest daughter resides at Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire, the other three children living at Stanwick.”

“The late Mrs Clark had a life-long connection with the Baptist Church at Stanwick, being a scholar in the Sunday school in her young days, and afterwards being a teacher, a position which she held as recently as two years ago. Mr and Mrs Clark, were married at the Ringstead Baptist church on October 15th, 1868, by the Rev W Kitchen, and celebrated their golden wedding in October of this year. The deceased lady and her husband were baptised and received into fellowship at the Stanwick Baptists Church at the same time, 46 years ago, by the Rev J T Bristow, who was at that time pastor of the church, and Mr Clark has been a deacon of the church for 38 years. The late Mrs Clark was held in the highest esteem in the village, and she will be greatly missed in the Baptist cause and in all movements. The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday), and impressive service being held at the Baptist Church.”

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married 1868 Thrapston district, Northamptonshire

Paternal grandfather: Thomas Clark (born 1847 Stanwick, Northamptonshire died 16.3.1919 )   View NotesHide notes  

In 1901 census the family were living at High Street Stanwick and Thomas was a gardener.  Susan worked at home as a boot closer and son Sydney is a shoemaker.

When Thomas died he left quite a sizeable estate of 397 english pounds, 12 shillings, and 8 pence and his sons Albert and Sydney and son-in-law Herbert Liggins were his Trustees.  Probate was granted in London on 6 May 1920.  Thomas made his will just 6 months prior to his death so he may have had some premonition of his death.  It was also just prior to wife Susan’s death.

He left everything to Susan during her lifetime and then to be divided on her death.  Son Albert Thomas clrk was given first option of buying the bottom part of the plot with pigstys and henplaces for 30 english pounds and son Sydney Frank Clark was given first option to buy the top half for 30 english pounds.

 

Mother: Florence Eliza Hales (born 25 Mar 1880 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire died 12 May 1966 Foxton, New Zealand)  

married 9 Apr 1901 Stanwick, Northants

Father Herbert Clark (born 7 Jun 1878 Stanwick, Northamptonshire died 16 Sep 1944 Masterton, New Zealand)  


Brother: Frederick Robert Clark (born 24.9.1902 Stanwick, Northamptonshire died 10.8.1979 Masterton, New Zealand)  

Wife: Ena Vose (born 1905 )  

Brother: Aliston Herbert Clark (born 6.12.1913 Petone, New Zealand died 9.8.1978 Waikato, New Zealand) 2 children  

Wife: Hilda Primrose Sexton (born 1910 Cardiff, Wales )  

Daughter: Phillis Clark (born 1933 )   View NotesHide notes  

“I remember her telling me that she hated the name Rosamund and she has always been known to us as Pat … Her husband Brian was a Policeman and they moved around New Zealand with his job until they finally settled in Gisborne where Brian was promoted to District Commander. They separated a number of years back now and I am not sure if Brian is still alive or not.

“Pat was very good at china painting and I have got some of her plates she has done.  Her sister Phillis (or as she likes to be known Felice) also was a painter and she worked for the Crown Lynn china factory here in Auckland where she did paintings and design work for their dinner services etc. Phillis married her first husband Walter Langford (I sent through a photo) and then they separated for many many years and then I think they remarried.″

Notes from email by Pat and Phillis’s cousin, Stephanie Thompson

Daughter: Rosamund Patricia (Pat) Clark (born 1936 )   View NotesHide notes  

“I remember her telling me that she hated the name Rosamund and she has always been known to us as Pat … Her husband Brian was a Policeman and they moved around New Zealand with his job until they finally settled in Gisborne where Brian was promoted to District Commander. They separated a number of years back now and I am not sure if Brian is still alive or not.

“Pat was very good at china painting and I have got some of her plates she has done.  Her sister Phillis (or as she likes to be known Felice) also was a painter and she worked for the Crown Lynn china factory here in Auckland where she did paintings and design work for their dinner services etc. Phillis married her first husband Walter Langford (I sent through a photo) and then they separated for many many years and then I think they remarried.″

Notes from email by Pat and Phillis’s cousin, Stephanie Thompson

Sister: Agnes Florence Clark (born 9.2.1913 Petone, New Zealand died 30.11.2007 Wanganui, New Zealand)   View NotesHide notes  

Agnes changed her name from Anges to Alyson by Deed in 1976. She married twice. First to Stephen (Steven) Francis Best in 1933 and secondly to Donald (Don) Gordon Topp. Donald was born in 1923 and died in Tauranga on 4 Januarhy 1982

aged 59. Don was a bus drivier for Newmans Bus Company

Husband: Stephen Francis Best (born 24.12.1911 Greytown, New Zealand died 2.9.1957 Wanganui, New Zealand)  

Husband: Donald Gordon Topp (born 1923 died 4.1.1982 Tauranga, New Zealand)  

Brother: Phillip Thomas Clark (born 22.9.1916 Featherstone, New Zealand died 3.7.1992 Levin, New Zealand) 3 children  

Wife: Beatrice Mary Norton (born 5.1.1920 Leciester died 18.9.2008 Palmerston North, New Zealand)   View NotesHide notes  

Daughter of Sidney NORTON and Beatrice Lilian LANGDALE

Son: Chester Phillip Norton Clark (born 11.2.1947 Featherston, New Zealand )   View NotesHide notes  

Married Judith HOWELL on 02 Mar 1978 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Chester married Denise Waller in March 1969 in Palmerston North. They were only married for a few months and subsequently divorced. No children.

Judith was previously married and had two sons by her first marriage. Richard and Andrew Court. She was divorced and used her maiden name at the time she married Chester Clark.

Daughter: Stephanie Mary Clark (born 16.4.1948 Featherston, New Zealand )  

Daughter: Merilee Beatrice Clark (born 25.2.1950 Featherston, New Zealand )  

Brother: David Hales Clark (born 10.8.1919 Featherstone, New Zealand died 27.2.1985 Palmerston North, New Zealand) 1 children  

Wife: Ngaire Eleanor Himsley (born 1920 )  

Son: Glenn Clark (born 1950 )  


Husband: James Wren Booker (born 29.5.1902 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand died 30.6.1982 Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand) married 26.9.1931 Featherston, New Zealand  

Daughter: Gaylian Florence Booker (born abt 1930 ) 3 children  

Husband: Cyril John Ennis (born 1930 )  

Daughter: Linda Gaylian Ennis (born 1.11.1953 Wellington, New Zealand )  

Son: Richard James Ennis (born 2.8.1955 Wellington, New Zealand )  

Daughter: Catherine Anne Ennis (born 30.7.1960 Wellington, New Zealand )  

Daughter: Carolyn Booker (born abt 1932 )  


Grace Lily Clark Notes:

Died at her home 122 Muritai Road, Eastbourne.

Medical notes: died of Hepato-cardiac failure, 6 days, Secondary carcinomatosis liver-months; Primary carcinoma left breast, 5 years, renal failure, 3-4 days as certificate by Dr RM MARTIN.

Cremated Karori Cemetery. (Taken from Ancestors of Carolyn Rosemary Booker notes - 11/2/2012)



Stephanie Mary,
Chester Philip Norton and Merilee Beatrice Clar...
Agnes Florence
Clark (known as Mickie and she changed her name ...
Eliza
Lilley’s Christian letter outlining her beliefs probabl...
Page 2 of Eliza
Lilley’s Christian notes
Eliza (Lilley)
Hales memorial card
Taken at the
funeral of John Baird in November 2011: Stephanie ...
Stephanie
Thompson (née Clark) with cousin Caroline Twyman (ne...
Herbert and
Florence Clark, Featherston Cemetery, New Zealand
James Wren
Booker and Aliston (Bert) Clark
Sidney Norton
with Beatrice Mary and Sidney c.1926
Grace Lilly
Booker (née Clark) with daughter Carolyn Rosemary ...
Grace Lily
Clark with mother Florence Eliza Clark (née Hales)
Phillip Clark
with mother Florence and wife Beatrice (Mary)
Stephanie Clark
with parents Phillip and Mary, 1966
Stephanie,
Chester with sister Merilee, 1993
Florence Eliza
Clark (née Hales) at the Burrows wedding
Phillip Thomas
Clark, Beatrice Mary Clark, Aliston (Bert) and h...
Beatrice Mary
Clark manning a searchlight in Cairo during the w...
P.T. (Phil)
Clark and B. Mary Clark memorial
Stephanie Mary
Clark and Frank Douglas Bryson Thompson
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Frederick Clark, Agnes, unknown man, Grace Lily, Flore...
Phillip Thomas
Clark with his favourite niece Patricia Clark, d...
David Hales
Clark and his wife Ngaire Eleanor Himsley
Florence and
Herbert Clark
Florence Eliza
Clark (née Hales)
Patricia Clark
and Brian Burrows 1954
Phillis Clark
and Walter (Wally) Langford
Beatrice
Lillian Norton, Stephanie Mary Thompson (nee Clark) ho...
The children of
Florence Eliza Hales and Herbert Clark, taken i...
Robert and
Eliza Hales with children Percy, Florence, Harold an...
Robert and
Eliza Hales with children Florence, Lily and Harold ...
Florence
(Hales) and Herbert Clark, 1926
Manor House at
Sharnbrook where Florence Hales was in service b...
Phillip Thomas
Clark
Carolyn,
Richard and Stephanie
Beatrice Norton
and Phillip Clark
Herbert Clark
and family bound for New Zealand on the Ionic, wh...
The grave of
Eliza 1906 and Robert W Hales 1911 of Ditchford Hi...
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Present day Map with below census address/es in red

Census records:

1851 Stanwick, Northamptonshire
  
Lilly Ann Head Married F 41 1810 Lace Maker Rushden, Northamptonshire 3241
Lilly Mary Daughter Unmarried F 13 1838 Lace Maker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3242
Lilly Sophia Daughter Unmarried F 10 1841 Lace Maker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3244
Lilly Susan Daughter Unmarried F 8 1843 Lace Maker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3243
Lilly Harriot Daughter Unmarried F 5 1846 Scholar Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3245
Lilly Eliza Daughter Unmarried F 2 1849 Scholar Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3234

1851 Stanwick [2], Northamptonshire
  
Clark Cathrine Head Married F 29 1822 Lace Maker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3487
Clark Cheney Son Unmarried M 5 1846 Scholar At Home Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3488
Clark Thomas Son Unmarried M 4 1847 Scholar At Home Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3479
Clark Ann Daughter Unmarried F 2 1849 Scholar At Home Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3489

1861 Keeper Lodge, Park Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
  
Hales William Head Married M 41 1820 Game Keeper Milbourn, Bedfordshire 536
Hales Marsha Wife Married F 47 1814 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 537
Hales Tom Son Unmarried M 17 1844 Game Keeper Odell, Bedfordshire 538
Hales William Son Unmarried M 11 1850 Scholar Odell, Bedfordshire 155
Hales Robert Son M 8 1853 Scholar Odell, Bedfordshire 539
Hales Susan Daughter F 6 1855 Scholar Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 540
White Elizth ... Unmarried F 22 1839 House Servant ..., Wiltshire

1861 Lower Road, Stanwick, Northamptonshire
  
Lilley William Head Married M 52 1809 Shoe Maker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3240
Lilley Ann Wife Married F 50 1811 Rushden, Northamptonshire 3241
Lilley Mary Daughter Unmarried F 23 1838 Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3242
Lilley Susan Daughter Unmarried F 18 1843 Shoe Closer Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3243
Lilley Eliza Daughter F 12 1849 Scholar Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3234

1871 Blind Street, Stanwick, Northamptonshire
  
Lilley William Head Marr M 62 1809 Shoe maker Northamptonshire, Standwick 3240
Lilley Ann Wife Marr F 61 1810 Northamptonshire, Rushden 3241
Lilley William Son Un M 35 1836 Shoe maker Northamptonshire, Stanwick 3246
Lilley Eliza Daughter Un F 22 1849 Northamptonshire, Stanwick 3234

1871 Down Street, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
  
Hales William Head M 50 1821 Agricultural Labourer Bedfordshire, Sharnbrook 536
Hales Martha Wife F 56 1815 Charwoman Bedfordshire, Melchbourne 537
Hales Robert Son M 18 1853 Miller Bedfordshire, Odell 539
Lineham Frances Emily Granddaughter F 5 1866 Scholar Northamptonshire, Northampton

1881 Stanwick, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire
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Clark Thomas Head Married M 34 1847 Gardener Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3479
Clark Susan Wife Married F 38 1843 Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3243
Clark Miriam Daughter Single F 8 1873 Scholar Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3480
Clark Agnes Daughter Single F 5 1876 Scholar Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3481
Clark Herbert Son Single M 2 1879 Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3472

1891 Bottom End [2], Stanwick, Northamptonshire
  
Clark Thomas Head Married M 44 1847 Gardener Stanwick 3479
Clark Susan Wife Married F 48 1843 Stanwick 3243
Clark Agnes Daughter Single F 15 1876 Stanwick 3481
Clark Herbert Son Single M 12 1879 Bakers Apprentice Stanwick 3472
Clark Albert Son M 9 1882 Scholar Stanwick 3967
Clark Sidney Son M 6 1885 Scholar Stanwick 3964

1891 Kennel Hill, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
  
Hales Robert Wright Head Married M 37 1854 Journeyman Miller Odell, Bedfordshire 539
Hales Eliza Wife Married F 42 1849 Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3234
Hales Florence Eliza Daughter F 11 1880 Scholar Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3235
Hales Lily Augusta Daughter F 8 1883 Scholar Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3236
Hales Percy Robert Son M 6 1885 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3237
Hales Harold Son M 4 1887 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3238
Hales Frederick William Son M 0 1891 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3239

1901 Church Street, Stanwick, Northamptonshire
  
Clark Herbert Head Single M 22 1879 Master Baker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3472
Clark Albert Brother Single M 19 1882 Bootmaker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3967

1901 Ditchford Mill, Irchester, Northamptonshire
  
Hales Robert W Head Married M 48 1853 Miller Odell, Bedfordshire 539
Hales Eliza Wife Married F 52 1849 Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3234
Hales Florence E Daughter Single F 21 1880 Housemaid Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3235
Hales Lily A Daughter Single F 18 1883 Housemaid Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3236
Hales Percy R Son M 16 1885 Miller Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3237
Hales Harold Son M 14 1887 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3238

1901 High Street, Stanwick, Northamptonshire
  
Clark Thos Head Married M 54 1847 General Gardener Domestic Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3479
Clark Susan Wife Married F 58 1843 Boot Closer Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3243
Clark Sidney Son Single M 16 1885 Shoe Maker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3964

1911 High St Stanwick Wellingboro, Northamptonshire
  
Clark Thomas Head Married42 years M 64 1847 Gardeder Jobbing Norths Stanwick 3479
Clark Susan Wife Married42 years F 68 1843 Norths Stanwick 3243