born 29 November 1807
in Castle Eden, Co. Durham
died very roughly 1878
Name from son William's marriage cert. (seen by Margaret Cozens).
1807: the baptism of a George Clarke [sic] took place at St James's church, Castle Eden, on 31 January 1808. Unusually, the record (as retrieved through FreeReg) specifies the date of birth as well as the baptismal date. There are other George Clark baptisms recorded in Co. Durham around the same time, but no other is particularly near Castle Eden, and in the census returns George consistently gives that as his place of birth.
1841 census: living with wife and children in Witton Gilbert. Age is 30â€“35, occupation is labourer, born in county.
1847: according to Debbie Howse, recorded on his daugter's birth certificate as a husbandman.
1851 census: living with wife and children in Sacriston. Age is 41, occupation is labourer, born in Castle Eden.
1861 census: living with wife and daughters on Newcastle Row, Framwellgate Moor. Age is 52, occupation is coal miner, born in Castle Eden.
1871 census: living with wife and grandson on Dyke Row, Framwellgate Moor. Age is 63, occupation is labourer, born in Castle Eden.