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For God Created All Men Equal At the Font

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One discovers that the Georgian Era of Great Britain covered the reigns of the first four Hanoverian Kings from 1714  with German George 1st, then George's  2, 3 and 4, ending in the short reign of William in 1837.


This page is about my maternal Clark subjects - Henry's 1, 2, 3 and 4 - also ending with a William, but in descending order!


11 April 1858  Great Great Henry Edward Clarkwas baptised in this marble font, created by colleague of Christopher Wren - Grinling Gibbon in1686. They were part of the  Restoration team rebuilding London after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Architect Sir Christopher Wren designed this Anglican Church of  St. James, Piccadilly. Baby Henry was first son of 22 year old Coal dealer/Grocer HENRY WILLIAM CLARK of 45 CARNABY STREET SOHO, and his Irish born wife Margaret Clark nee Murphy (My Great Grandparents x 3)The other shops along Carnaby Street housed TAILOR's and is probably why Henry grew up and got an apprenticeship to train as a Tailor …

ALICE WOOLLEY - A YOUNG WOMAN OF COMMON THREADS 1858-1918

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Now we are wi-fi we research Maternal Grandmother's birth certificate. Who was ALICE in her name (Kathleen Margaret Alice Clarke)? 1879 Great Great Grandmother from Cheshire, was 21 years of age, in mourning, had enough coin to get to Brighton hoping to make a living.  Now we are wi-fi we research Maternal Grandmother's birth certificate. Who was ALICE in her name (Kathleen Margaret Alice Clarke)?






RESILIENCE A pattern is emerging; regular holes in the thread-bare social fabric of a Man-made-world. 
Forced to fend for yourself  because  the legal, religious and social apparatus was and is always resistant to the needs of women. 
They said it was the Natural Order. God's Plan for the daughters of Eve.

Being first daughters, (Alice&Kath&Kath&I), the instruction comes earlier - of you having to be responsible for others - the siblings, the sick and dying when there is no anti-biotic or vaccinations.
You had to rely on wits to survive - be resourceful - getting out of sticky…