Forster Clarke

???? - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Resident in Barbados, large-scale attorney in Britain c. 1837 at the time of Thome & Kimball's visit to Barbados, awarded the compensation for the Halton estate on Barbados. In 1838 when he made his will he was of Woburn Place.

  1. Will of Forster Clarke of [the island of Barbados but now residing at] Woburn Place Russell Square proved 27/04/1840. He left his estate called The Garden in Barbados in trust for his wife Hannah Prescod for life and then to be sold. He instructed the process and the rest of his personal estate be invested in the funds or upon security on land in Britain (with leaseholds to be at least 40 years), to fund £2000 to each of his children. He then directed the disposition of two sums of £7714 5s 8d and £14, 285 14s 4d 'given by me to to my son George Elliott' on his marriage 'the produce of the sale of the Halton estate' [it is not entirely clear which refers to which sum].

  2. A committee of the Council of Barbados produced a report in 1824 which sought to defend slavery and the treatment of the enslaved by planters against the ‘enemies of the West Indies who had charged that there prevailed ‘the grossest injustice…irreligion and immorality…the most unprecedented degradation, and unrelenting cruelty’. One of those who gave evidence to the committee was Forster Clarke, whose testimony can be read here.

  3. Administration of the estate of Forster Clarke the younger [who was son of Forster Clarke of this entry] late of the Garden Island of Barbados who died at Clifton Bristol as 29/08/1844 granted 22/02/1859 to Rev. William Grasett Clarke of Upper Slaughter Gloucestershire, the brother and universal legatee, effects in England under £4000. Forster Clarke the elder had married Hannah Grasset [sic] at Bathwick in 1808.

Sources

Barbados no. 2935.

  1. PROB 11/1925/286.

  2. A Report of a Committee of the Council of Barbadoes, appointed to inquire into the actual condition of the slaves in this island (London, 1824), pp. 105-12.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1859; Ancestry.com, Pallot's Marriage Index 1780-1837 [database online].


Further Information

Spouse
Hannah
Children
George Elliot; William Grasett; Forster

Associated Claims (3)

£3,359 11S 1D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Judgement creditor)
£4,837 7S 8D
Awardee
£1,873 16S 9D
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (32)

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
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1803 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

Forster Clarke assumed management of the Estate on 11 July 1803.

1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Committee
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Executor
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1803 [EA] - 1818 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Lessee
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (1)

Father → Son
Notes →
Eldest son and main...

Addresses (1)

Woburn Place, Russell Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Notes →

Of Woburn Place when he made his will in 1838