George Clark was born on 6 Feb 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.

95 Gwydir Street today
95 Gwydir Street today

George’s first wife was Elizabeth Osborne (whose family was from Cherry Hinton). The couple married in 1860 and had two sons. But 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.

Cambridge Borough Police Force 1865
Cambridge Borough Police Force 1865

 

The photograph of the Cambridge Borough Police Force in 1856 shown here includes George Clark, front row, centre).
 

 

 

 

Clark grave
Clark grave

 

 

Lat Lon : n/a

Parish : St Andrew the Less

See family grave page for more information

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:
1891 census report
private communication from Barry Cundell (great grandson of Herbert Clark)

By Ian Bent

George Francis Clark