Clarke Family Tree


Clarke Family Tree

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This site is home to my blog, with links to all the stuff I like. It's all about me, my lovely wife Clare and our beautiful boys Harry and Tommy... Also the usual stuff, work, TV, home brew, home automation, diy electronics etc. Hmm is some of that not usual? Well I'm really into it right now. is also our Clarke genealogy site, set up to host the family tree info dug up by my Dad Barry Clarke, and turned into web pages by me, My page with my family links. Click on either of those names to get climbing the tree from that point, or see the surnames, or the family tree forum... Well it took me a while but I now have our family tree data organised again, there is a page for each person in our family tree with links to their parents, children, and siblings. I wrote it in php in the end rather than ruby as it was easier to tie it into the rest of the site then. So now to get on adding more branches to our family tree! If you'd like to traverse our family tree you can pick a person (say me or Charles Valentine Clarke or The Famous Harry Clarke) and then follow the links up and down the tree. Ooh new, start with Dad below:

Barry Leslie CLARKE

Occupation Civil Servant, Driver/ labourer, Retired, Trainee Electro Plater

Born 1 JUN 1947 3 Nettlecombe Ave, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants (51 Drayton Rd North End, Portsmouth, Hants)

James Cole CLARKE 1824 - 1865Sarah Tribe 1824 - 1887John SAMWAYS 1848 - 1925Matilda GRANT 1853 - 1933Samuel RAINEY 1860 - Mary Ann Rainey 1859 - James LYMAN Eliza Lyman 1859 -
James Cole CLARKE 1866 - 1938Fanny Alice Grant SAMWAYS 1873 - 1953John William RAINEY 1888 - 1945Gertrude LYMAN 1891 - 1973
Ronald Leslie CLARKEGertrude RAINEY
Barry Leslie CLARKE 1947 -

Father Ronald Leslie CLARKE 1911 - 1982

Mother Gertrude RAINEY 1921 - 1997

Spouse [PRIVATE]


Barry Leslie CLARKE is father to Paul Leslie CLARKE

More Clarke genealogy / CLARKE family tree info at

Made some progress now John Samways,Matilda Grant, Samuel Rainey and James Lyman so we now have a full set of great-great-grandparents for Dad!Still more info to be had from the census and BMD records, we're adding new family all the time. Find us also on

No links to royalty or unclaimed family fortunes yet, but we have tracked down some surviving branches of our family tree that we knew nothing about, and found we had relatives on the Titanic.
If you think you might have a link into our family tree, or would like to put out a request for assistance, please leave a message or drop me an email - ...

Looking for Stoke Newington or Folkestone info here? Man alive you've been coming here a long time! Best off heading to the blog or following one of the "latest posts" links below for non genealogy related content.
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I used Paul Johnson's to process the output of Sierra On-Line's genealogy software (which they don't make any more) in PERL... not sure I'm using it in the best possible way, but hey.

Plenty of genealogy software here, go for it.
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Paul Clarke's - I work and live in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. married to Clare and father to Harry and Tommy, I am a web dev, and I do javascript, nodejs, php, and ruby. I like pubs, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel...

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