Alice Clarke1

F, #148, b. 17 May 1853, d. 26 July 1933
FatherWilliam Clarke1 b. 1816, d. 27 Jan 1877
MotherMary Jane Toner1 b. 12 Dec 1817, d. 11 Oct 1900
Relationship3rd great-aunt of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited21 May 2015
Birth*17 May 1853 Blakney Creek, NSW1 
Baptism28 August 1853 Yass, NSW;
Alice daughter of William Clarke & Mary Wilson, Blakeney's Creek, Settler
R Magennis, Roman Catholic
[baptsied same day as sister Jane]1 
Death of Father27 January 1877 Demondrille, NSW;
Name: William Clark
Date of Death: 27 Jan 1877
Place: Demondrille, District of Murrumburrah NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Age: 55
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: London
Time in Aust Colonies: 40 years in NSW

Father: Not Stated
Occupation: Not Stated
Mother: Not Stated

Place of Marriage: Dapto
Age at Marriage: 18
Name of Spouse: Mary Wilson
Children of Marriage: 1 male, 5 females, all living
Informant: Edwin Clark, son of deceased, Demondrille

Cause of Death: Inflammation of the membranes of the brain
Length of Illness: 12 days
Medical Attendant: Dr Archdall
Date Last Seen: 25th January

Date of Burial: 29th January
Place of Burial: Murrumburrah
Minister & Religion:
Undertaker: Thomas M Knox
Witnesses: Edwin Clark, William Gordon

Registered: 6 Feb 1877 - Murrumburrah;Principal=William Clarke2 
Death of Mother11 October 1900 Demondrille, NSW;
Name: Mary Jane Clarke
Date of Death: 11 Oct 1900
Place: Demondrille, District of Murrumburrah NSW
Ocupation: Widow
Sex: Female
Age: 78
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Armagh Ireland
Time in Aust Colonies: 60 years in NSW

Father: Not Known
Occuppation: Not Known
Mother: Not Known

Place of Marriage: Wollongong NSW
Age at Marriage: 17 (Altered from 20)
Name of Spouse: William Clarke
Children of Marriage: Rebecca 59, Jane 51, Honorah 49, Alice 47, living; 1 male, 1 female deceased
Informant: James Clarke, son-in-law, Demondrille

Cause of Death: Morbus Cordis; Bronchitis & Influenza
Length of Illness: 3 weeks
Medical Attendant: Henry Dalton
Date Last Seen: 11 Oct 1900

Date of Burial: 13 Oct 1900
Place of Burial: Roman Catholic Cemetery Murrumburrah NSW
Minister & Religion: Rev J O'Reilly, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: John R Sewell
Witnesses: R T Aiken, J Bourke

Registered: 16 Oct 1900 - Murrumburrah;Principal=Mary Jane Clarke3,4 
Death*26 July 1933 Demondrille, NSW;
Name: Nora Clarke
Date of Death: 8 Oct 1914
Place of Death: Demondrille, Demondrille Shire, District of Murrumburrah NSW
Sex: Female
Age: 63
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Blakeney Creek, near Yass NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: William Clarke
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Mary Toner

Place of Marriage: Burrowa NSW
Age at Marriage: 33
Name of Spouse: James Clarke
Children of Marriage: William J L 28, John E B 26, Elsie M G 21 living; none deceased
Informant: James Clarke, widower, Demondrille

Cause of Death: Disease of Mitral Valve of Heart
Length of Illness: Years
Medical Attendant: Henry M C Dalton
Date last seen: 7 Oct 1914

Date of Burial: 9 Oct 1914
Place of Burial: Roman Catholic Cemetery Murrumburrah
Minister & Religion: P Treacy, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: A P Sewell
Witnesses: Patrick Millar, W Hennelly5 
Obituary*3 August 1933 "The Catholic Press", Sydney, NSW;
Miss Alice Clarke.
The death occurred on Wednesday, 26thult., of another pioneer from the Murrumburrah district, Miss Alice Clarke, whowent to Demondrille, from the Goulburn district, with her parents, the late William andMary Clarke, in 1873, and had lived on theproperty continuously until the time of herdeath. Deceased had reached the advanced age of 77 years, and had enjoyed fairly good health until about four months ago,and passed away as stated. She was visitedby Rev. Father Shannon, of St. Mary'sChurch, Murrumburrah, which she had attended for a period of 60 years. Her sisters and brother all predeceased her. Theywere: Mrs. Jas. Gordon, Edwin Clarke, Mrs.Michael Shea, Mrs. Pat Maguire, and Mrs.Jas. Clarke. The deceased lady had 25 nephews and nieces, including Mr. J. E.Gordon (president of Demondrille ShireCouncil) and the late Sister Mary Rosarii,of Kenmore Girls' Orphanage. The funeralleft St. Mary's Church, Murrumburrah, onthe 27th ult., the last prayers being readby Rev. Father Shannon. — R.I.P.6 


  1. [S13] NSW Birth Index, V18531953 70/1853 Alice Clarke.
  2. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 9863/1877 William Clark.
  3. [S69] The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc, Monumental Inscriptions and Burials Harden Shire.
  4. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 13414/1900 Mary J Clarke.
  5. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 13644/1933 Alice Mary Clarke.
  6. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Catholic Press, August 3, 1933.