Monday, 14 November 2011

Hyde John Clarke and Ann Clarke

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Hyde John Clark (1777-1857) was commonly known as Captain Clark. This memorial to him is on the wall of the porch of St George's Church.

In a recent BBC documentary in the "Who Do You Think You Are" series he was revealed as the great-great-great-great-grandfather of Sebastian Coe and the illegitimate son of a slave trader.

An account of his life can be found on Old Hyde.

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Sacred to the memory of Ann Clarke wife of Hyde John Clarke Captain Royal Navy Died August 21st 1843 Aged 34 years.

See the two adjacent memorials in situ on Hyde Daily Photo.

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