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IN THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES 1st 1625-1649

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MY EAST-ENDERS - EAST OF ALDGATE
Baby Girl, Ann Clark born 23rd March 1626, baptised at St. Mary Matfelon Whitechapel 28th March to Great Grandparents x 12 John and Margaret Clark nee Lloyd, of the TOWER HAMLETS.

Baby boy JOHN CLARK Grt Grandfather x 11) was baptised St John of Wapping on 5th April 1629. Baby boy George Clark was baptised at St. John's on 6th March 1632.


Having access to the geneology of my ancestors has enabled a deeper learning of the territorial conflicts of my UK heritage. Growing up in Birmingham in the 1970's this 400 year history between Westminster and her Gaelic cousins was in the daily news.
The conflict got closer to home one day when I answered the phone to a strange man who said he was going to throw a bomb through our window us I.R.A. murderers.
Mum found out at the factory our house was published in the 'Evening Mail' as an armed I.R.A. house. Police had arrested a man age 26 Exeter Rd. Selly Oak. With no comma after 26, our home was a targ…