George Clark was born on 6 February 1837 in the Union Workhouse (now Ditchburn Place, which borders on to the cemetery). He joined the Cambridge Borough Police around 1855, retired after long service around 1890 and died in 1892.
George’s first wife was Elizabeth Osborne (whose family was from Cherry Hinton). The couple married in 1860 and had two sons. Elizabeth died in 1866 and in 1868 George married Elizabeth’s sister Mary Ann. George and Mary Ann had five children, Herbert, Arthur, Elizabeth, Alice and Sarah (the last buried with her parents). Of these, Herbert and Arthur were deaf and dumb – both went on to become master tailors in Cambridge. In 1891, the family was living at 95 Gwydir Street.
The photograph of the Cambridge Borough Police Force in 1856 shown here includes George Clark, front row, centre.
Lat Lon : n/a
Parish : St Andrew the Less
1891 census report
private communication from Barry Cundell (great grandson of Herbert Clark)
By Ian Bent