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Captain William Clark 1818-1863

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I am looking for any military information linked to William Simpson Clark, born 1818 Moutlon Lincolnshire, 3 rd son of captain Matthew Clark.

I have some paper articles.

1847 Royal South Lincoln Militia to be ensign ( not a clue what the means)
1853 ensign to be Lieutenant
1860 16Th Lincolnshire rifle volunteers, listed as captain

Died London 1863 had a special train put on to bring his body back to Holbeach where he is buried.

Can't seem to find out much more, any help would be great how small.

Thanks
 
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If his death was in Q2 1863 Pancras, this would fit..

Probate:
William Simpson Clark
Death Date: 1 Apr 1863
Place: Middlesex, England
Probate Date: 6 May 1863
Registry: Principal Registry
[Image says less than £800. 3 Liverpool Street in parish of St Pancras, Middlesex]

Geoff
 
Just had another look at the image, there is a handwritten note under the name..

This is a partial copy for ID purposes..
 

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If his death was in Q2 1863 Pancras, this would fit..

Looking like the correct death, unsure why 2 entries..

NBI:
4 Apr 1863
William Simpson CLARK
Age 45 Holbeach, Cemetery

4 Apr 1863
William Simpson CLARK
Age 45 Holbeach, All Saints

Geoff
 
His marriage in 1857 indicates his occ = Gentleman. His father is a captain in the army..

Not seeing anything yet, re a possible service record :rolleyes:

Geoff

EDIT: Marriage should be 1851
 
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Probate of the will of William Simpson Clark late of Holbeach then of 3 Liverpool Street, Middlesex, gentleman

Executor and beneficiary: brother Alfred Clark Witnesses: John Whyers Goulding, clerk to Alfred Clark, solicitor, Holbeach and Robert Symmonds, tea dealer, 3 Liverpool St, Kings Cross, London Date of will: 15 Feb 1863 Date of grant: 6 May 1863

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Nottinghamshire Guardian (London, England),
Friday, April 10, 1863
 
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19 February 1847
The London Gazette, Issue 20705, Page 702
William Simpson Clark, Gent, to be Ensign.
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21 November 1854
The London Gazette, Issue 21630, Page 3595
Royal South Lincoln Militia. William Simpson Clark, Esq., to be Captain, vice Peacock, resigned.
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30 March 1860
The Edinburgh Gazette, Issue 7001, Page 460
16th Lincolnshire Rifle Volunteers. William Simpson Clark, gent, to be Lieutenant. Dated 20th March 1860
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8 July 1862
The Edinburgh Gazette, Issue 7238, Page 1175
16th Lincolnshire Rifle Volunteers. Edward George Ayliff, gent, to be Lieutenants vice William Simpson Clark, resigned.
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There are quiet a few mentions of him in the London Gazette
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/
 
Those dates match with post #1, Gibbo so the right chap..

He must have had a bit of a break around 1857 but there is an obvious gap.. There may be something more on Anc. but I can't access the images at present :rolleyes:

Geoff

EDIT: Break/Gap should be 1851.
 
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Just posting for reference

The Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury (Stamford, England)
Friday, December 30, 1859

At Ramsgate, on the 22d inst. Dorothy March wife of Capt W S Clark, of Holbeach, aged 42.
 
Title: Probate of the will of William Simpson Clark late of Holbeach then of 3 Liverpool Street, Middlesex, gentleman
Reference: DDCL/3074/1
Description:
Executor and beneficiary: brother Alfred Clark Witnesses: John Whyers Goulding, clerk to Alfred Clark, solicitor, Holbeach and Robert Symmonds, tea dealer, 3 Liverpool St, Kings Cross, London Date of will: 15 Feb 1863 Date of grant: 6 May 1863
Date: 1863
Held by: East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service, not available at The National Archives



I can't see any ref to a service record. Are militia records on TNA?
 
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I'm not sure if you are aware or even if you have ever located his memorial but recent work in Holbeach Park Road cemetery has revealed it.
Attached is an image.
 

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