Sir Simon Haughton Clarke 9th Bart.

1764 - 1832

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Ninth baronet, son of Sir Simon Clarke 7th Bart and Anne Haughton (daughter and co-heiress of Philip Haughton of Jamaica) and husband of Dame Catherine Haughton Clarke (née James) (q.v.).

  1. Married his first cousin once removed Catherine Haughton James at St Marylebone 09/04/1814; Will of Sir Simon Haughton Clarke of East Barnet Hertfordshire proved 16/10/1832.

  2. Simon Haughton Clarke was a collector of art and books, apparently acting jointly for a period with George Hibbert (q.v.) in purchasing pictures c. 1801-1802. However, a joint sale under their names was made by Christies in London 15/05/1802 and appears to have dispersed this joint collection, including Salvator Rosa's Pythagoras emerging from the underworld, now in the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth.

  3. Will of Sir Simon Haughton Clarke [formerly of Jamaica but now] of [Oak Hill] East Barnet Hertfordshire proved16/10/1832. Under the will [made in 1832] he left an annuity of £1000 p.a. to his wife Catherine in addition to her entitlement under their marriage settlement of £2000 p.a. He left £10,000 to each of his three daughters, £20,000 to his son Philip Haughton Clarke £20,000, and £2000 to Kitty Clarke 'at present residing at Mrs Becketts' in Liverpool and an annuity of £150 p.a. He ordered the sale of Aldwick [sp?] House Bognor. He left his real estate and estates and enslaved people in Jamaica to his eldest son also Simon Haughton Clarke.

Sources

William Courthope (ed.), Debrett's Baronetage of England ([7th ed.], London, J. G. & F. Rivington, 1835) 'Clarke of Salford Co. Warwick' p. 18.

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; PROB 11/1806; there is some background on the family's links with Oak Hill (now a theological college) and on the family memorial in the churchyard of St Mary's, Church Hill Road, in the East Barnet Residents Association newsletter June 2008 http://eastbar.net/newsletters/news2008-06/news2008-06.htm [accessed 29/06/2011].

  2. https://www.kimbellart.org/collection-object/pythagoras-emerging-underworld [accessed 02/09/2016]

  3. PROB 11/1806/227.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Catherine Haughton James
Children
Catherine (1815-); Philip (1819-); John (1820-); Elizabeth (1822-); Simon

Associated Claims (5)

£2,806 10S 6D
Beneficiary deceased
£5,160 5S 9D
Beneficiary deceased
£2,819 0S 7D
Beneficiary deceased
£4,537 19S 8D
Beneficiary deceased
£5,725 2S 4D
Beneficiary deceased

Associated Estates (11)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - → Owner
1795 [EA] - 1796 [LA] → Joint owner
1810 [EA] - 1832 [EY] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1810 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Owner
1803 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1832 [EY] → Owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Described a the deceased mortgagee-in-possession in the claim for slave compensation under Trelawney no. 414

1817 [EA] - 1832 [EY] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1832 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (3)

Library - books
Library comprising principally 'the finest Works on Art, including all the great Galleries, Botany, Natural History, Topography and General History and....very rich in French and Italian literature',... 
notes →
Notice of sale The Art-Union No. 14 March 15 1840 p. 44....
Paintings
'St Matthew Writing his Gospel', painting by Carlo Dolci, purchased by Simon Haughton Clarke 1815/1816 and sold at Christies 09/05/1840 Lot no. 92, now in the J. Paul Getty... 
notes →
http://www.getty.edu/museum/research/provenance/provResearch?handle=ppd&id=577...
Paintings
'Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld', painting by Salvator Rosa. Simon Haughton Clarke apparently acted jointly for a period with George Hibbert (q.v.) in purchasing pictures c. 1801-1802.... 
notes →
...

Physical (1)

Monument
Monument to Sir Simon Haughton Clarke [Built] 
description →
'An extraordinary gothic monument' to Sir Simon Haughton Clarke (d. 1832) in the churchyard of St Mary's Barnet....

Relationships (17)

Grandson → Grandfather
Grandson → Grandmother
Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather
Husband → Wife
Notes →
Also first cousins once removed. Simon Haughton Clarke's mother Ann and Catherine Haughton James's grandmother Mary were...
Brothers
Father → Son
First Cousins
First Cousins
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Notes →
Also first cousins once removed. Simon Haughton Clarke's mother Ann and Caroline Haughton James's grandmother Mary were...
Brother-in-laws
Notes →
Also first cousins once removed. Simon Haughton Clarke's mother Ann and Philip Haughton James's grandmother Mary were...
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Notes →
Also cousins once...
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Brother-in-laws
Notes →
Also first cousins once removed. Simon Haughton Clarke's mother Ann and John Haughton James's grandmother Mary were...
First Cousins
Nephew → Aunt
Nephew → Uncle
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By...

Addresses (1)

Oak Hill, East Barnet, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England