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1998_Letter_Maureen_RAWSON_01.pdf
1998_Letter_Maureen_RAWSON_02.pdf
1998_RAWSON_Family_Descendants_John_CLARK.pdf
1998_RAWSON_Family_Sheet_John_CLARK.pdf
1891_Death_Certificate_Eliza_CLARK.pdf
Registration District, Strood.
Death in the Sub-district of Northfleet in the County of Kent.
No 111
Ninteenth March 1891 Ridgeway Shorne Strood R.S.D.
Name, Eliza CLARK : Female : 75 yrs

Occupation, Widow of John CLARK Timber Dealer (Retired)
Cause of Death, Cancer of left breast, lung etc. Asthenia, Certified by J A BELL M.R.C.S.E

Description of Informant, Rebekah CLARK, Daughter, Present at Death, Ridgeway Shorne.
When Registered Twenty Fourth March 1891.
Registrar, Thomas F CASEY.

1890_Will_John_CLARK.pdf
1890_Will_John_CLARK_Typed_Out.pdf
1890_Obituary_John_CLARK.pdf
Photocopied A4 sheet sent to Nick DELVES by Tony GIBSON in Dec 2000.
Tony GIBSON handwrote:-
"Nick
This is a copy of the note left by my father (JCG) in the family bible. The A3 sheet is a copy of the inner pages of the bible, as updated by him.
TG Dec 2000"
OBITUARY NOTICE - MR JOHN CLARK
1809 to 1890

MR JOHN CLARK. On January 24th, Mr John Clark of Shorne, Ridgeway, Rochester, passes to his rest. Shortly before his birth in 1809, his father was converted at an open-air service held at Cobham by Mr Osborn, father of Dr Osborn**.
From that day he suffered for his attachment to Methodism. Persecuted, turned out of his small farm, he was obliged to take a small cottage, which he at once had licensed for Methodist preaching.
Here John Clark was born in an atmosphere of self-denial for the Church's sake. His parents became very poor in consequence of persistent efforts used to prevent his father obtaining work in the neighbourhood. When seven years old he was expelled from the National school for being a little Methodist. Before he was twenty he was truly converted.
In 1836 when most of the members at Shorne had joined the Association movement, he bought the ground for the chapel, and afterwards he bought the chapel itself: and in 1882 he presented it, free of debt, to the Wesleyan conference.
His life was a constant testimony for God, and its influence must continue.
After his funeral sermon was preached there were many penitent seekers after Christ. So the great Head maintains his work.
(Notice in the Methodist Recorder, March 6th 1890.)
**A President of Wesleyan Conference.

1890_Record_Death_Methodist_Times.pdf
1890_Death_Certificate_John_CLARK.pdf
Registration District, Strood.
Death in the Sub-district of Northfleet in the County of Kent.
No 288
Twenty Fourth January 1890, Ridgeway Shorne Strood R.S.D.

Name, John CLARK : Male : 80 yrs
Occupation, Proprietor of Houses
Cause of Death, Influenza Epidemic?) Acute Bronchitis, Certified by J A BELL M.R.C.S.

Description of Informant, Emma SNOAD, Present at the Death, The Street, Cobham.
When Registered Twenty Eigth January 1890..
Registrar, Thomas F CASEY.

1877_Marriage_Certificate_GIBSON_CLARK.pdf
1871_Census_John_CLARK_Family.pdf

Approx 1870
These two photos were in a leather suitcase in the attic at 65, Burley Lane, Quarndon, which I cleaned out in the late 1980's when mum was selling the house to place gran in a residential home.
They were originally gran's husband CH GIBSON's.
They were taken at A HONEY at any of his three studios:
14, High Street, CHatham; High Street, Rochester; or High Street, New Brompton.
There are likely to be either of CH GIBSON's grandparents:
Henry John William GIBSON who died in 25th Dec 1891 aged 82 yrs
Eliza GIBSON nee THOMAS who died 25th Aug 1998 aged 85 yrs
They lived at 3, Medway Terrace, Rochester, Kent
or
John CLARKE who died 24th Jan 1990 aged 80 yrs
Eliza CKARKE nee SPEEDING who died 19th Mar 1991 aged 74 yrs
They lived at Ridgeway, Shorne, Kent

1870        

Approx 1870

1870        
1861_Census_John_CLARK_Family.pdf
1857_Death_Certificate_Jane_CLARKE.pdf
1851_Census_John_and_Eliza_CLARK.pdf
John CLARK : Head : Married : 41 yrs
Occupation, Wood Dealer employes 17 labourers : Born, Shorne, Kent.

Eliza CLARK : Wife : Married : 3? yrs : Born, Poplar, Middlesex.

Eliza Jane CLARK : Daughter : - : 10 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Shorne, Kent.

Sophia CLARK : Daughter : - : 8 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Shorne, Kent.

Harriot CLARK : Daughter : - : 7 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Shorne, Kent.

Avice CLARK : Daughter : - : 5 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Shorne, Kent.

John CLARK : Son : - : 2 yrs : Occupation, At Home : Born, Shorne, Kent.

Rebecca CLARK : Daughter : - : 1 month : Occupation, At Home : Born, Shorne, Kent. [Would be 21 days old]

Ellen FENNER? : Nurse? : Married : 47 yrs : Occupation, A Labourers Wife : Born, Frindsbury, Kent.

1851_Birth_Certificate_Rebecca_CLARK.pdf
1841_Birth_Certificate_Eliza_Jane_CLARK.pdf

1840_Marriage_Certificate_CLARKE_SPEEDING.pdf
Marriage solemnized at Parish Church, Frindsbury, Kent : 30th March 1840

John CLARKE : Of Full Age : Bachelor : Profession, Wood Dealer :
Residence, Frindsbury :
Fathers name, John CLARKE : Profession of Father, Wood Dealer.

Eliza SPEEDING : Of Full Age : Spinster : Residence, Frindsbury :
Fathers name, James SPEEDING : Profession of Father, Carpenter

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me, Samual DELVES, Off Minister
This marriage was solemnized between us, John CLARKE, Eliza SPEEDING.
In the presence of us : James HEAD, Elizabeth HAMMOND

1823_Burial_John_CLARKE.pdf
1809_JC_GIBSON_Family_Bible.pdf - Owned by Tony GIBSON
It includes a number of CLARK family entries.
 
1809_CLARK_Family_Bible_Owned_by_C_GIBSON.pdf
1809_CLARK_Family_Bible_Top_Left_Corner.pdf
1803_1811_Baptisms_CLARKE.pdf
1801_Marriage_CLARK_FREEMAN.pdf
1793_Marriage_CLARK_BROAD.pdf
1736_Possible_John_CLARK_Father_Marriage.pdf
 
2002 Written by Tony GIBSON - as a possible entry in his new book.
My father's "first names, like his father and grandfather and me, were John CLARK - to commemorate an ancestor, a tenant farmer back in the 18th century, an admirer who had invited John WESLEY, denied entry in established churches, to preach in his barn. For this John CLARK was evicted and lost his livlihood."
John Wesley's dates are 1703 - 1791.