|John Clarke (1769-1826)|
|Elizabeth Thurtell (1772-1801)|
|Caroline Thurtell (1797-1857) (his cousin) on 21 July 1825 in Stow Bardolph, Norfolk.|
|Caroline Honor Clarke (1826-)|
|Sudney Benjamin Clarke (1827-)|
|Based on the baptisms at Woodbastwick and the suitable dates, it is reasonable to assume that this person is Benjamin Thurtell Clarke, son of Elizabeth Thurtell and John Clarke who were married in 1791. Benjamin was a farmer. If he is the person who died (in reference above) at age 75, he would have been born in 1793.|
It is also likely that he dropped use of his middle name after the scandal of 1824.
He and Caroline are said to have had no surviving offspring, so it is assumed the two children above died young. It is said elsehwere that there were 4 other children who died.
Sarah Murray notes his death in 1868 and adds
poor Benjamin Clarke; poor man, he suffered much and for a long time. I hope he is at rest but his mind was so absorbed in the difficulties of business that I fear he had no time to think of the higher duties of the soul.
his widow has many difficulties to contend with but I think she will be able to maintain her position. She has a nice house, well furnished and understands the management of a Boarding House better than most people. She visited me a short time since and I have promised to spend a day with her—she lives at Paddington.