CLARKE, Robert (1683-1746), of Snailwell, nr. Newmarket, Cambs.
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Family and Education
b. 1683, 1st s. of Sir Samuel Clarke, 1st Bt., of Snailwell by Mary, da. of Maj. Robert Thompson of Newington Green, Mdx. educ. Sidney Sussex, Camb. 12 Dec. 1701, aged 18; G. Inn 1701. m. c.1712, Mary da. of Arthur Barnardiston of Hoxton, Mdx., 4s. 3da. suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. 8 Mar. 1719.
Clarke was returned unopposed as a Whig at a by-election for Cambridgeshire, then a predominantly Tory county, apparently because no one else could be found to stand. He voted for the Government, was turned out by the Tories in 1722, and did not stand again. He died November 1746.