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Sir Robert Clarke, 2nd Baronet (1683 – November 1746)[1] was a British politician and lawyer.

He was the older son of Sir Samuel Clarke, 1st Baronet and his wife Mary Thompson, daughter of Robert Thompson.[2] In 1719, he succeeded his father as baronet.[3] He was called to the bar by Gray's Inn in 1701.[4] Clarke entered the British House of Commons in 1717, sitting as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cambridgeshire until 1722.[5]

He married Mary Barnardiston, only daughter of Arthur Barnardiston, and had by her ten children.[2] Clarke died in 1746 and was succeeded in the baronetcy successively by his sons Samuel and Robert.[2] After the death of his last surviving son Arthur, the sixth baronet, the title became extinct.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". http://www.leighrayment.com/baronetage/baronetsC2.htm. Retrieved 13 July 2009.  
  2. ^ a b c Kimber, Edward (1771). Richard Johnson. ed. The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. II. London: Thomas Wotton. pp. 531.  
  3. ^ a b Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke. ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. pp. 117.  
  4. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Robert Clarke, 2nd Bt". http://www.thepeerage.com/p22702.htm#i227013. Retrieved 6 April 2007.  
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Cambridgeshire". http://www.leighrayment.com/commons/Ccommons1.htm. Retrieved 13 July 2009.  
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Bromley
John Jenyns
Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
1717 – 1722
With: John Bromley 1717–1718
Francis Whichcote 1718–1722
Succeeded by
Lord Harley
Sir John Hynde Cotton, Bt
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Samuel Clarke
Baronet
(of Snailwell)
1719 – 1746
Succeeded by
Samuel Clarke
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