William John CLARK was born abt. 1850 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He married Eliza Emily KNIBBS bet. October and December, 1875 in Walton, Lancashire, England. He died bet. July and September, 1901 in West Derby District, Lancashire, England. Eliza Emily KNIBBS, daughter of John Edward KNIBBS and Belinda UNKNOWN , was born bet. October and December, 1857 in West Derby District, Lancashire, England. She died bet. October and December, 1925 in West Derby District, Lancashire, England.

Children of William John CLARK and Eliza Emily KNIBBS are:
1. John Edward CLARKE, b. abt. 1876
2. Frank CLARKE, b. abt. 1879
3. Emily Elizabeth CLARKE, b. abt. 1882
4. Mary E CLARKE, b. abt. 1886
5. Agnes CLARKE, b. abt. 1888
6. Lillian Frances CLARKE, b. abt. 1897
7. Gladys Edna CLARKE, b. abt. 1899
8. Catherine McBlain CLARKE, b. abt. 1891

Marriage Notes for William John CLARK\Eliza Emily KNIBBS:

They were married at the church of St Mary, Walton.

Notes for William John CLARK:

We first see William and Eliza in 1881, living at 18 Princes Terrace, Bootle, Lancashire:
William Clarke Head Mar 27 Dock Labourer Liverpool
Emma Clarke Wife Mar 23Liverpool
John Clarke Son 5 Liverpool
Frank Clarke Son 2 Bootle
David McBlain Head Mar 25 Mariner Liverpool
Mary E McBlain Wife Mar 24 Liverpool
John McBlain Son 1 Bootle

I understand from a descendent and researcher of William Clarke's family, that Mary E McBlain was the sister of William Clarke.

We see William and his family in 1891, living at 66 Verdi Street, Seaforth, Lancashire:
William J Clarke Head Mar 40 Liverpool Lancashire
Eliza M Clarke Wife Mar 32 Liverpool Lancashire
John E Clarke Son 15 Bootle Lancashire
Frank Clarke Son 12 Bootle Lancashire
Emily E Clarke Daur 8 Bootle Lancashire
Mary Clarke Daur 5 Bootle Lancashire
Agnes Clarke Daur 2 Seaforth Lancashire
Clarke Daur 2 weeks Seaforth Lancashire

In 1901 we see the family living at 11 Conway Street, Seaforth, Lancashire:
William Clark Head Mar 52 General Labourer Liverpool Lancashire
Eliza Clark Wife Mar 41 Liverpool Lancashire
Mary E Clark Daur 15 Bootle Lancashire
Agnes Clark Daur 12 Seaforth Lancashire
Catherine Clark Daur 10 Seaforth Lancashire
Lilian F Clark Daur 4 Seaforth Lancashire
Gladys E Clark Daur 2 Seaforth Lancashire Lilian F Clark Daur 10 Seaforth Lancashire

Sources for William John CLARK:

  1. Lancashire BMD,
  2. 1891 British Census,
  3. GRO England & Wales,

Notes for Eliza Emily KNIBBS:

In 1911, we see Eliza and family living at 32 Burns Street, Bootle, Lancashire:
Eliza Emily Clarke Head 52 Wid Domestic Charwoman Lpool Lancashire
Mary Clarke Daughter UnM 25 Domestic Charwoman Kirkdale Lancashire
Catharine McB Clarke Daughter UnM 20 At Home Seaforth Lancashire
Lillian F Clarke Daughter 14 UnM Apprentice top Laundry Seaforth Lancashire
Gladys E Clarke Daughter 12 At Home Seaforth Lancashire
Agnes Chester Daughter 22 Mar Seaforth Lancashire
John Chester Son-in-Law 28 Mar (2 years) Labourer Nth West Rubber Company Liverpool Lancashire
Eliza A Chester Grandchild Under 1 Month Bootle Lancashire

Sources for Eliza Emily KNIBBS:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. Alan Jackson GRO,
  3. GRO England & Wales,
  4. 1911 British Census,
  5. Ancestry.co.uk - Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915,

Notes for John Edward CLARKE:

Notes for Frank CLARKE:

Notes for Emily Elizabeth CLARKE:

Notes for Mary E CLARKE:

Sources for Mary E CLARKE:

  1. 1911 British Census,

Notes for Agnes CLARKE:

The 1911 census return shows us that Agnes married a man named John Chester in about 1908/9.

Notes for Lillian Frances CLARKE:

Sources for Lillian Frances CLARKE:

  1. 1911 British Census,

Notes for Gladys Edna CLARKE:

Notes for Catherine McBlain CLARKE: