The Clark Family

Alexander Wallis Clark

Birth: 25 March 1857, at Ampertaine House, Upperlands, Maghera, county Londonderry, Ireland

Father: William Clark

Mother: Marianne Elizabeth Paul (Newport) Clark

Education: Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Married: Frances Lucinda Caroline Carpendale on 6 September 1893 in Dungannon, county Tyrone, Ireland

Children: Occupation: Linen manufacturer and magistrate

Notes:
Alexander was of Ampertaine House, Upperlands, Maghera, county Londonderry. He was a Justice of the Peace of county of Londonderry in 1912 and chairman of William Clark & Sons Ltd from 1913 until 1937. Alexander was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of county Londonderry in 1918 and High Sheriff of county Londonderry on 4 January 1922 (Belfast Gazette 6 January 1922 p229). He was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Ulster Bank Ltd in Belfast.

Gravestone of Alexander Wallis Clark
Gravestone of Alexander Wallis Clark in St Lurach's Church of Ireland graveyard, Maghera, county Londonderry
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Death: 14 November 1937, aged 80

Buried: St Lurach's Church of Ireland graveyard, Maghera, county Londonderry, Ireland
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory
of
Alexander Wallis Clark DL.JP
of Ampertain
Died 14th November 1937
in his 81st year.
"Come unto me and I will give you rest."
and his wife
Frances Lucinda Caroline
daughter of
Wm. Maxwell Carpendale Esq.
Falkland, Dungannon
Died 16th December 1938
Aged 74 years.
"My peace I give unto you."
also their sons
Ivan Henry
Died 14th August 1985 aged 83
Percival Maxwell Carpendale
Died 11th March 1986 aged 82


Probate: granted 15 March 1938, in Belfast.
Clark Alexander Wallis of Ampertain Upperlands county Londonderry linen manufacturer died 14 November 1937 Probate Belfast 15 March to Alexander William Maxwell Clark and George Wallis Newport Clark linen manufacturers and Wilfred Hugh Fitzsimons chartered accountant. Effects £13021 11s. 10d.

Census:
1901: Hanmer, Flintshire: Alexander Wallis Clark, brother, is aged 44, born at Ampertain, county Derry, Ireland. He is a linen manufacturer.
1911: Upperland, Maghera, county Londonderry

Sources:

Alexander William Maxwell Clark

Birth: 5 June 1898, in Dungannon district, county Tyrone, Ireland

Father: Alexander Wallis Clark

Mother: Frances Lucinda Caroline (Carpendale) Clark

Education: St Bees School, St Bees, Cumbria, England

Married: Dorothy NoŽlle Lopdell on 2 July 1924

Dorothy was born on 14 January 1898 in Dublin South district, county Dublin, and baptised on 6 March 1898 in St Catherines parish, Dublin, the daughter of John Robert Lopdell and Lavinia Susan Blake of Rockmore House, Athenry, county Galway. Dorothy died on 10 September 1976, aged 78 and is buried in St Lurach's Church of Ireland graveyard, Maghera, county Londonderry.
Census:
1901: Farranablake West, Athenry, county Galway
1911: Bournemouth, Hampshire; Dorothy Noelle Lopdell is aged 13, born in "Belfast Gowarn Resident, County Dublin"

Notes:
Alexander was chairman of William Clark & Sons Ltd. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) and High Sheriff of county Londonderry in 1936. He lived at Ampertain House, Upperlands, county Londonderry.

Gravestone of Alexander William Maxwell Clark
Gravestone of Alexander William Maxwell Clark and Dorothy NoŽlle (Lopdell) Clark in St Lurach's Church of Ireland graveyard, Maghera, county Londonderry
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Death: 14 February 1973, aged 74

Buried: St Lurach's Church of Ireland graveyard, Maghera, county Londonderry, Ireland
The headstone reads:
In loving memory
Alexander William
Maxwell Clark, J.P.,
Ampertain,
died 14th February 1973,
aged 74 years.
and his wife
Dorothy No
Žlle,
died 10th September 1976,
aged 78 years.
To live in hearts we leave
behind if not to die

Census:

1901: Grillagh, Maghera, county Londonderry

Sources:

George Wallis Newport Clark

Birth: 10 January 1901, in Magherafelt district, county Londonderry, Ireland

Father: Alexander Wallis Clark

Mother: Frances Lucinda Caroline (Carpendale) Clark

Education: St Bees School, St Bees, Cumbria, England

Married: Betty Joan Pelly on 25 June 1924

George and Betty divorced in 1938.

Betty was born on 14 September 1905 and baptised on 19 December 1905 in Berhampore, Madras, India, the daughter of Charles Brent Neville Pelly and Annie Harvey Grove. After her divorce from George, Betty married Alexander Maitland Stuart on 8 July 1939 in the City of Westminster district, London.

Notes:
George held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of County Londonderry. He was member of the Council Irish Linen Trade Association and was a director of William Clark & Sons Ltd. He lived at Carnabane, Upperlands, county Londonderry.

Gravestone of George Wallis Newport Clark
Gravestone of George Wallis Newport Clark in St Lurach's Church of Ireland graveyard, Maghera, county Londonderry
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Death: 21 July 1955, aged 54

Buried: St Lurach's Church of Ireland graveyard, Maghera, county Londonderry, Ireland
The headstone reads:
George Wallis Newport Clark
10th January 1901 - 21st July 1955
Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy


Census:

1901: Grillagh, Maghera, county Londonderry
1911: Tullyodonnell, Drumglass, county Tyrone

Sources:

Ivan Henry Clark

Ivan Henry Clark
Ivan Henry Clark
photo provided by Dennis Groome
Gravestone of Alexander Wallis Clark
Gravestone of Ivan Henry Clark in St Lurach's Church of Ireland graveyard, Maghera, county Londonderry
photo from everafter
Birth: 27 January 1902, in Magherafelt district, county Londonderry, Ireland

Father: Alexander Wallis Clark

Mother: Frances Lucinda Caroline (Carpendale) Clark

Education: St Columba's College, Dublin, Ireland

Notes:
Ivan was chairman of William Clark & Sons Ltd in 1963.

Death: 14 August 1985, aged 83

Buried: St Lurach's Church of Ireland graveyard, Maghera, county Londonderry, Ireland
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory
of
Alexander Wallis Clark DL.JP
of Ampertain
Died 14th November 1937
in his 81st year.
"Come unto me and I will give you rest."
and his wife
Frances Lucinda Caroline
daughter of
Wm. Maxwell Carpendale Esq.
Falkland, Dungannon
Died 16th December 1938
Aged 74 years.
"My peace I give unto you."
also their sons
Ivan Henry
Died 14th August 1985 aged 83
Percival Maxwell Carpendale
Died 11th March 1986 aged 82


Census & Addresses:

1911: Upperland, Maghera, county Londonderry
1976: Benbradagh, Upperlands, county Londonderry   (Burke's Irish Family Records p235 (Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, 1976)

Sources:

Katherine Marianne Violet (Clark) Humphreys

Birth: 1 October 1896, in county Tyrone, Ireland

Father: Alexander Wallis Clark

Mother: Frances Lucinda Caroline (Carpendale) Clark

Married: Trevor Humphreys on 9 December 1926 in St Martin district, London, England

Trevor was born in 1894, in Birkdale, Lancashire, the son of William Humphreys and Mary. He was a timber merchant. Trevor died on 26 December 1964, in Bucklow district, Cheshire.
Census & Addresses:
1901: Formby, Lancashire: Trevor Humphreys, son, is aged 7, born in Birkdale, Lancashire
1911: Hendon, Middlesex: Trevor Humphreys is aged 17, born in Birkdale, Lancashire
1964: Derrygeagh, South Road, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire   (London Gazette 5 February 1965 p1358)

Notes:
Katherine served in the Voluntary Aid Detachment during the First World War.

Census & Addresses:
1901: Grillagh, Maghera, county Londonderry
1976: South Road, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire   (Burke's Irish Family Records p235)

Sources:

Percival Maxwell Carpendale Clark

Percival Maxwel Carpendale Clark
Percival Maxwell Carpendale Clark
photo provided by Dennis Groome
Gravestone of Alexander Wallis Clark
Gravestone of Ivan Henry Clark in St Lurach's Church of Ireland graveyard, Maghera, county Londonderry
photo from everafter
Birth: 10 January 1904, in Ballymoney district, county Londonderry, Ireland

Father: Alexander Wallis Clark

Mother: Frances Lucinda Caroline (Carpendale) Clark

Education: St Columba's College, Dublin, Ireland

Notes:
Percy was deputy manager of William Clark & Sons between 1920 and 1940.

Death: 11 March 1986, aged 82

Buried: St Lurach's Church of Ireland graveyard, Maghera, county Londonderry, Ireland
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory
of
Alexander Wallis Clark DL.JP
of Ampertain
Died 14th November 1937
in his 81st year.
"Come unto me and I will give you rest."
and his wife
Frances Lucinda Caroline
daughter of
Wm. Maxwell Carpendale Esq.
Falkland, Dungannon
Died 16th December 1938
Aged 74 years.
"My peace I give unto you."
also their sons
Ivan Henry
Died 14th August 1985 aged 83
Percival Maxwell Carpendale
Died 11th March 1986 aged 82


Census & Addresses:

1911: Upperland, Maghera, county Londonderry
1976: Benbradagh, Upperlands, county Londonderry   (Burke's Irish Family Records p235 (Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, 1976)

Sources:
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