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From: "Alan Bird" <>
Subject: Re: CLARKE - Alfred - Heybridge Cannibal
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 21:43:56 -0000
References: <005d01c40096$d79e0b90$a8790650@packard> <007901c403ac$10dbb930$05294e51@alang26t5vr2er> <00de01c403e0$424aea20$a8790650@packard>
Many thanks for this Colleen. If Alfred is one of mine, he's not one I have
located yet - I have a John Clarke who married Sarah Guymer and was a sailor
in 1841, and a deal porter by 1851. His son William worked as a ship
carpenter, then a porter. He had a brother Alfred (b. 1845- could be the
father of the Alfred you mention?) Sarah's father William Guymer was a
mariner as well, and actually lived on the Hythe - hence my interest in the
book. I'm going to buy it!
----- Original Message -----
From: "colleen morrison" <>
To: "Alan Bird" <>;
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 1:05 AM
Subject: CLARKE - Alfred - Heybridge Cannibal
> The Salty Shore says that there was considerable rivalry between the
> of Maldon and those of the Heybridge Basin - whom Maldon men called 'the
> Cannibals' :-) Several affrays resulted.
> Alfred Clarke, known as Tish Clarke, a Heybridge Basiner born in 1875,
> to sea at an early age like most local sailors, working on local coasting
> brigs and brigantines until he eventually became the licensee of the Jolly
> Sailor pub Maldon Hythe. Is he one of your Lot, Alan?