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William Turton
(Cir 1771-1847)
Mary Beaumont
(Abt 1772-1850)
Charles Clarke
(Cal 1797-1872/1872)
Jane Turton

John Clarke


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Mary Jakeman Heywood

John Clarke 3

  • Born: 1827-1828, Reddish, Lancashire 2 4
  • Marriage: Mary Jakeman Heywood on 28 Jun 1858 in St Peters, Melbourne 1 2
  • Died: 1 Oct 1900, Port Arlington 4 5

  General Notes:

Since their mothers Jane and Dinah were sisters, John Clarke 1827-1900 and Mary Jakeman Heywood 1828-1916 were first cousins. According to Dr. Dick Webb, who married a Clarke and did some research, John and Mary came to Victoria in 1854 and lived together as husband and wife. A John Clarke aged 27 is listed as an unassisted immigrant arriving in Victoria on the SS Morning Star in August 1854 but there is no sign of Mary (Clarke or Heywood). Mary claimed that she and John had been married in Yorkshire in 1854 but this is not confirmed. Mary's mother, Dinah Heywood (nee Turton), is said to have arrived in Melbourne on 1/3/1857 as an assisted migrant working as a laundress on the SS Herald of the Morning, accompanied by her niece (Jane's daughter) Mary A Heywood. The same voyage also brought Ellen Heywood (18) and Maria Heywood (21). Ellen is probably George William Heywood's sister Ellen Amelia (born 1838) but I don't know who Maria might be. The notoriously inconsistent ages and name spellings on censuses, birth indices and immigration lists turn this research into an art rather than a science.

At any rate in the following year Mary Jakeman Heywood and John Clarke were definitely married in East Melbourne on 23/6/1858, probably at Dinah's insistence.
They had eight children.
(1) Charles Edward Clarke 1855-1935, married Jessie Howe Houghton in 1881
(2) John William Clarke 1857-1918, married Emily Tatlow in 1877, no issue
(3) George Frederick Clarke 1860-1940, married Julie Walker in 1886
(4) Albert Heywood Clarke 1862-1939, married Maybelle Savage in 1888
(5) Thomas Turton Clarke 1864-1943, who married Theresa Taylor in 1905
(6) Richard Henry Clarke, a twin of Thomas, who died at age one.
(7) James Richard Clarke 1866-1935, who married Susannah Johnstone
(8) Mary Ellen Clarke born March 1869 and died in December aged six months.

(from Paul Turton Gray email 20060611)



He worked as a Linen(?) Draper in 1851 and resided at 79 Hyde Lane, Hyde, Cheshire. 6

He resided in Jun 1858 in Collingwood, Melbourne. 2

He worked as a Clerk in Jun 1858. 2

He resided in Oct 1884 in Tivoli Place, South Yarra, Melbourne. 7

He resided from 1885 to 1886 in Tivoli Place, South Yarra, Melbourne. 8


John married Mary Jakeman Heywood, daughter of George Heywood and Dinah Turton, on 28 Jun 1858 in St Peters, Melbourne.1 2 (Mary Jakeman Heywood was born in 1828 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire 9 10, christened on 7 Dec 1828 in Denby, Yorkshire 11 and died on 28 Dec 1916 in Hector St, Brighton 12 13 14.)


1 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Marriage. Name: CLARKE - John Event Type: Marriage Sex: M Age: - Place: Year: 1858 Reg. Number: 1520 Father: - Mother: - Spouse: HAYWOOD - Mary Jakeman .

2 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Marriage.

3 PTG Database April 2007.

4 Letter - Bartley Drohan 2003.

5 Paul Turton Gray, John Clarke died at Port Arlington on 1/10/1900.

6 Online Census and BMD,, 1851C.

7 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Death DT 1884.

8 Sands & McDougall Melbourne Directories, State Library of Victoria MF, from Yarra side -
Camon -; Richardson Mrs; Hale, Samuel; Clarke, John; Ruth, Max; Rusden, Henry K; Phillips, Hugh M

. The Samuel Hale is apparently unrelated to Samuel Joel Hale of Kyneton. This samuel Hale is likely Samuel Aubrey Hale
Family Name:
Given Name(s): Samuel Aubrey
Spouse's Family Name: CHAUNCY
Spouse's Given Name(s): Theresa Snell
Birth Place: LONDON
Registration Year: 1870
Registration Number: 1111

Family Name: HALE
Given Name(s): Theresa
Event: DEATH
Father's Name: Philip Pamoth S
Mother's Name: MITCHELL - Susan Theresa
Spouse's Family Name: HALE
Spouse's Given Name(s): Samuel
Age: 37
Death Place: S.Y.
Registration Year: 1886
Registration Number: 14599.

9 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Death 1916. 88 yrs.

10 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Marriage. Huddersfield W R(?), Yorkshire
Age 29 in Jun 1858.

11 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, MARY JAKEMOND
Christening: 07 DEC 1828 Denby, Yorkshire
Mother: DINAH
Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record.

12 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Death. Name: CLARKE - Mary Jakeman
Event Type: Death Sex:
Age: 88 - Place: Brighton
Year: 1916 Reg. Number: 13207
Father: Heywood Geo -
Mother: -
Spouse: -.

13 PTGray.

14 Web (Misc), Argus Dec 28th 1917 P1. In Memorian
CLARKE - In loving remembronce of our dear
mother, Mary J. Clarke, late of Tivoli place,
South Yarra, and "Retreat," Portarlington
(widow of the late John Clarke), who peacefully
passed away at Hector street, Brighton, on the
28th December, 1916 aged 88 years.

No burden yonder.

-(Her loving sons and daughters-in-law.)