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BONDS OF BISHOPS GATE

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MY MATERNAL CLARK FAMILY TREE IS FIRMLY ROOTED IN ANCIENT LONDON - 10th GG William Clark b.1655 in Whitechapel to Commonwealth soldiers John and Thomasine Clark has family in Bishopsgate - his Grandmother a Thomasine Bond, daughter of THOMAS BOND b 1583.his Great Grandfather.

ST.THOMAS seems to be a favourite Saint, the 'doubting' Apostle.

The Neighbourhood of Bishopsgate attracted many of the cultural icons we appreciate to this day, their ideas and thoughts truly expressed, resonate still.

Metaphysical POET  John Donne is also Rector of St Benet Gracechurch and records the marriage of my lucky 13th Grandparents! His handwriting makes it hard to read what Thomas Bond's occupation is so please let me know if you can decipher it!

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EVEN OVER 400 YEARS SOME OF THE FACES IN BISHOPSGATE STREET MY ANCESTRAL KIN AND I BOTH MIGHT RECOGNISE: