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Reverend Edward Clarke, M.A., son of Reverend William Clarke, M.A. and Anne Clarke [Wotton]
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At Buxted Rectory in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Horsfield's Sussex
23rd May 1763
Anne Greenfield in the Parish of Cranleigh, Surrey
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Batch M00887-1
1768 to 1786
At St. Margaret's Church in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Occupation Rector of Buxted
5th Jun 1769
Birth of a son
Edward Daniel in the Parish of Willingdon, Sussex
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Birth of a daughter
Anne in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
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Batch K15204-3
31st Mar 1830
In the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
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Batch J15204-1
c 1835
Horsfield's Sussex
Extract from Horsfield's History of Sussex
Edward Clarke was born at the parsonage house of Buxted, in the year 1730; his early education was superintended by Mr. Gerison, his father's curate; and after being for some time the pupil of the learned Jeremiah Markland, who was then resident at Uckfield, he became a fellow of St. John's College in Cambridge. In 1756 he was presented to the rectory of Pepper Harrow, in Middlesex; and in 1760 he left his living and visited Spain in the capacity of chaplain to Lord Bristol, Ambassador Extraordinary to Madrid. He afterwards accompanied Governor Johnstone to Minorca, in the quality of chaplain and secretary. In 1768, he no inducted to the vicarage of Willingdon and Arlington, in this county; and towards the end of the same year succeeded to the rectory of Buxted, on which he constantly resided till the period of his death, which took place in 1786. In the course of his life he published many valuable works.
Mr. Clarke left three sons and one daughter, the second of whom was Dr. Edward Daniel Clarke, the enlightened and enterprising traveller.
Buxted The Beautiful
Extract from MacDermott's Buxted the Beautiful
Edward Daniel Clarke, son of the Rev. E. Clarke, rector of Buxted, born 1769, died 1822. As a young man he travelled with a friend named Cripps through Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Circassia, Asia Minor and Greece. His “Travels” were published between 1810 and 1823. He was the inventor of the gas blow-pipe, a treatise on which he published in 1819. He was appointed Professor of Mineralogy at Cambridge and was regarded as one of the most learned men of his day.

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Descendent's report
Clark, Clarke, Clarkie, Clarkson, Clerck, Clerk, Clerke individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Reverend Edward Clarke, M.A.
 Reverend William Clarke
m: c 1725Anne Wotton 
 b: 1696 Shropshire
d: 1771 Chichester, Sussex
  b: 3rd Jun 1700 Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
 William Anne Edward William 
 b: 1726 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 8th Nov 1826
 b: 1728 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 17th Jan 1828
 b: 1730 Buxted Rectory, Buxted, Sussex
ch: 31st Mar 1830
d: 1786
 b: 1742 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 25th Mar 1842
 Reverend Edward Clarke
m: 23rd May 1763 Cranleigh, SurreyAnne Greenfield 
 b: 1730 Buxted Rectory, Buxted, Sussex
ch: 31st Mar 1830
d: 1786
  b: 1737 Cranleigh, Surrey
ch: 4th May 1737
 Edward Daniel Anne 
 b: 5th Jun 1769 Willingdon, Sussex
d: 1822
 b: 1774 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 25th Jan 1774

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