Clarke, Maynard, ca. 1717-1759

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Clarke, Maynard, ca. 1717-1759

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ca. 1717-1759


CLARKE, MAYNARD; b.; adm. (aged 12) Jan 1729/30; apprenticed to Joseph Norton, attorney, St. Ann’s, Westminster, 22 Sep 1735; reapprenticed to James Francis, Castle Yard, London, 31 May 1744; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 22 Oct 1735, called to bar 31 May 1756, having waived his first admission and taking his “standing as from five years last past” (Black Book, xiii, 266). [presumably Maynard Clarke who m. 9 Mar 1757 Elizabeth Thompson (IGI)][will of Maynard Clarke, St. Andrew, Surrey county, Jamaica, proved PCC 8 Dec 1759]


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Owner of 928 acres of land and 210 enslaved people in St Andrew, Jamaica in 1753. Probate record lists 211 enslaved people (113 male, 98 female. 64 noted as children), valued at £8,855.75.

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GB 2014

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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