Clara Rosetta Darby1

#12593, (6 April 1859-)
FatherHenry Richard Darby1 (c 1834-c Dec 1873)
MotherEliza Ann Baron1 (c 1835-)
ChartsBrett Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited24 Nov 2012
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Clara Rosetta Darby was baptized at St. Mary the Virgin on Wednesday, 6 April 1859 at Walkern, Hertfordshire.1 The village lies off the main road in the valley of the Beane on the road to Watton. It is fairly large and somewhat straggling, the church, rectory and school, and Walkern Place, a 17th-century farm-house of timber and plaster lying at the north end. Nearby is a small castle of the mount and bailey type, thrown up possibly by Hamo de St. Clare in the reign of Stephen.The church of St. Mary The Virgin stands to the north-east of the village on the east bank of the River Beane. It is built of flint rubble with dressings of Barnack stone and clunch. The original church consisted probably of a chancel and nave. The former has been wholly rebuilt, and the earliest part of the existing church is the nave, which dates from the 11th century and is probably part of the pre-Conquest church.2

She was the daughter of Henry Richard Darby and Eliza Ann Baron.1

She was recorded as living with her mother's parents in the 1871 census at Benington Green, Benington, Hertfordshire. She was recorded as being 12 years old.3

Clara Rosetta Darby married George Goldhawk circa July 1878 at Kimpton, Hertfordshire.1


1859BaptismSt. Mary the Virgin, Walkern, Hertfordshire1
1878MarriageKimpton, Hertfordshire1


George Goldhawk (c 1855-)


  1. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 26 Sep 2012.
  2. [S581] William Page A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 3
  3. [S412] National Census for England, 1871 (online image) Class: RG10; Piece: 1371; Folio: 33; Page: 21; GSU roll: 828461 (