Honorah Clarke1

F, #179, b. 11 August 1851, d. 8 October 1914
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*11 August 1851 Blakney Creek, NSW1 
BaptismSeptember 1851 Parish of Gap, NSW;
Norah daughter of William & Mary Clarke, Blackeney's Creek, Labourer
Chas Ferd Brigstocke, CofE1 
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 
Marriage*25 January 1882 St Patricks Church, Burrowa, NSW;
Groom: James Clarke
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Not stated
Occupation: Carrier
Age: Not stated
Usual Residence: Murrumburrah
Father: Not stated
Occupation: Not stated
Mother: Not stated

Bride: Honora Clarke
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Not stated
Occupation: Living with parents
Age: Not stated
Usual Residence: Demondrille
Father: Not stated
Occupation: Not stated
Mother: Not stated

Date of Marriage: 25 Jan 1882
Place of Marriage: St Patricks Church Burrowa NSW
Religion: Church of Rome
Witnesses: William Gordon, Alice Clarke
Minister: Thomas Long;Groom=James Clarke3 
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 Clarke4,5 
Death*8 October 1914 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 Hennelly

Article*15 October 1914 "The Catholic Press", Sydney, NSW;
CLARKE.—October 8, at his residence, Spring Creek, Demondrille, near Murrumburrah, Mrs. James Clarke, wife of JamesClarke, mother of John, William, and Sister Mary Rosarii, Convent of Mercy, Murrumburrah, and sister of Miss Clarke,Demondrille; aged 63 years.—R.I.P.7 


James Clarke


  1. [S13] NSW Birth Index, V18512153 37A/1851 Norah Clarke.
  2. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 9863/1877 William Clark.
  3. [S109] NSW Marriage Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 3711/1882 James Clarke & Honora Clarke.
  4. [S69] The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc, Monumental Inscriptions and Burials Harden Shire.
  5. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 13414/1900 Mary J Clarke.
  6. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 16371/1914 Nora Clarke.
  7. [S154] Australian Newspapers, trove.nla.gov.au, The Catholic Press, October 15, 1914.