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William Nairne Clark

CLARK, William Nairne, b. 1804 (Scotland), arr. 8.5.1830 per Eliza. m. 14.1.1833 Mary Elizabeth LOCKYER. Chd. Charles b. 1834 d. 1838 of dysentery, Ann Catherine b. 1836 d. 1838 of dysentery, William Graham b. 1839. Was a lawyer & public notary from Edinburgh. In partnership with C. Spyers was granted 4600 acres in Avon (7.8.1832) & 300 at Rottnest 6.7.1831. Spyers farmed at Canning & Clark as public notary at Frem. On 16.8.1832 was involved in notorious duel with G.F. Johnson, the latter died of wound. Was proprietor of Swan River Guardian 1836-8. To KGS per Jolly Rambler: 1840-2 explored the region between KGS & Kojonup. To Perth again, but left for Tasmania 29.11.1848 per Waterlily where he is thought to have died. Wife illiterate.

References and Links

Graham, Allen 2005, 'Early duels of Fremantle', Fremantle Studies, 4: 95-106.

Statham, Pamela, Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1941, Vol. 1: Early Settlers, 1829-1850.


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