Margaret Clark was the eldest of the two daughters of Charles and Sarah Clarke, but she was by no means the eldest child in the family! Her parents’ story is told here.
Margaret’s mother died when she was five and, as I believe, her father married again. I have not found children from this marriage, but no doubt the family would have continued to grow.
Perhaps Margaret learned to be circumspect about motherhood – she was twenty-eight before she married Richard Finch. They had a small family of which our ancestor Susan was the oldest. Her sister Mary, born two years later, died in infancy. The third child, also named Mary, was born four years after the death of her namesake.
The family settled in Ditchingham, over the River Waveney and over the border in Norfolk. Margaret lived to see her two surviving daughters settled and the mothers of fine families. Susan had ten children before her mother’s death in 1774 and Mary four. Susan was in Ditchingham, married to Henry Crickmore, but Mary, now Mrs Abram, had moved to Norwich, the county town 25 km away.
Richard died two years after his wife and didn’t live to see the final Crickmore grandchild, born just months after his death and named after him.
Mother of Susan Finch and daughter of Charles and Sarah Clarke
Baptised on 19 October 1705 at Hales, Norfolk
Married Richard Finch in 1733 at Bungay, Suffolk
Buried 3 July 1774