The Coltmans

That family of Charles Septimus Clarke’s mother Sarah were the Coltmans, a “Unitarian industrialist family” from Leicester. They were nonconformists – protestants who did not

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The Clarke Pedigree

“There were three Brothers who came from the North Riding of Yorkshire and took large farms in the West Riding of the same County, viz

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Sir John Onesby

The Clarke pedigree chart gives the following information about Christopher Clarke: “Christopher born at Morton May 18th 1722 married Ann daughter of John & Jane

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The Hague

The pedigree chart gives the information that Robert Clarke (born 1677 at Normanton) married Elizabeth Newbould “of the Hague Hall in the parish of Havely

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New Parks

CS Clarke and his sisters and brothers were born at New Parks, a farming estate on the outskirts of Leicester. A history of the property

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The Diaries

CS Clarke kept a diary that he wrote in nearly every day from the age of 19 until just days before he died at the

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The Queen of Beauty

In 1865, aged only 19, CS Clarke immigrated to New Zealand on the ship “Queen of Beauty”. As was befitting of his “gentleman” status in

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Settling in New Zealand

In the words of Charles Septimus Clarke in his notes about the history of Leigh: “On reading a letter from an Albertland settler to a

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The Auckland Years

In 1881 CS Clarke bought Section 28, Lot 60 at 83 Grey Street in Auckland City and he and his wife Mary Ann and his

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