CO-CTCH-0247

Record Date: 
25 September 2013
Exact wording of epitaph: 

T.H. SHADWELL CLERK 

MAJOR IN HER MAJESTY'S SERVICE

AND

ELDEST SON OF JOHN CLERKE ESQ, MD

DEPARTED THIS LIFE 

ON THE 17 DAY OF APRIL 1849.

HIS REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED IN

KINSALE GREEN CHANNEL

AUGUSTUS JOHN CLERKE, CAPT

ELDEST SON OF 

GENERAL ST. J.A. CLERKE KILLED IN ... WHERE HIS. ..

HERE BYETH THE BODY OF C. ST. JOHN. A. CLERKE

COLONEL OF HIS MAJESTY, SECOND SON OF

DOCTOR JONATHAN CLERKE

DIED IN DECEMBER .... AGED 74 YEARS

HERE ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF ...

ELDEST DAUGHTER... JONATHAN CLERKE.

WIFE .... WARING ESQ, WHO DIED 1822...

WITH HER INFANT SON WILLIAM

LOUISA SARAH YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF

JONATHAN CLERKE ESQ, MD

WM. H. KINGSTON ESQ, DIED ....

Memorial Type: 
Headstone
Grave location
County: 
Latitude: 
51.747446388889
Longitude: 
-8.7372213888889
People commemorated: 
Title: 
Major
Name: 
T.H. Shadwell
Surname: 
CLERK
Date of death - day: 
17
Date of death - month: 
April
Date of death - year: 
1849
Relationship with first person: 
father
Title: 
Medical Doctor
Name: 
John
Surname: 
CLERKE
Title: 
Captain
Name: 
Augustus John
Surname: 
CLERKE
Title: 
Colonel
Name: 
St John A
Surname: 
CLERKE
Name: 
Louisa Sarah
Surname: 
CLERKE
Notes: 

General St John Augustus Clerke, son of Dr Jonathan Clerke (1764-1838) and Elizabeth Shadwell (1768-1842).  He married Louisa Waring and had at least six children including:

Henrietta Jane Clerke

Augustus Jonathan Clerke b 1829 and died on 17th March 1858 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Elizabeth Mary Clerke, born Bandon, 5th May 1830 and baptised at Christ Church

Holt Waring Clerke, born Bandon 4th October 1832 and baptised at Christ Church. Died Oct 1914 Chelsea, London

Shadwell Henry Clerk, born 28th March 1836.  Died Oct 1891 in London.  He married Mary Bayley Beresford & had St John Gervais Clerke, Henrietta F.B. Clerke and Augustus Basil Holt Clerke

Louisa Frances St John Clerke born 26 November 1839, married Frank Collet Larkin

Obituary, Dublin Evening Mail of 22nd January 1870

The funeral of General Clerke took place yesterday.  Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, a considerable number of gentlemen attended, amongst whom were several of the Freemason body, of which order General Clerke was one of the oldest, if not the very oldest member.  The cortege started from Mountjoy Square at about half past eleven o'clock and proceeded direct to the King's bridge Terminus.  The coffin was conveyed by the one o'clock train to Kilbrogan, Bandon, County Cork, where, in accordance with the wishes of the deceased, his remains were deposited in the family vault.

The chief mourners were - Col Clerke and Captain Clerke, sons of the deceased; Captain Best, RN, son in law, and Mr John Clerke, cousin.

The late General St. John Clerke was an old and esteemed member of the Friendly Brothers' Order

Louisa Sarah Clerke was the youngest daughter of Dr Jonathan Clerke and sister to General St John Clerke.  She married William Holland Kingston, the brother of the famous SIr George Strickland Kingston.  She died in 1839 in Sydney, New South Wales

Sir Thomas Henry Shadwell Clerke, brother of Louisa Sarah and St John Augustus was born in 1792. He followed an army career as did his brothers, St John Augustus Clerke and William Clerke.  He was sent to the Royal Military College, Great Marlow where he distinguished himself and was appointed an Ensign in 1808.  He served through the Peninsular campaigns until the loss of his right leg in the combat at Redinha in 1811.  He was made K.H. in 1831.  He became a military journalist and the first editor of Colburns United Service Magazine in January 1829.  At the time of his death he was an F.R.S, a vice president of the Royal United Service Institution of which he had been one of the originators, a fellow of the Royal Astronomical and Geological Society and for a time honorary foreign secretary of the Royal Georgraphical Society.  He died at his residence, Brompton Grove, England of paralysis on 19th April 1849