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Private John Clink (c.1792...1832)


Back To . . .63rd Foot West Suffolk Regiment
This information Kindley supplied by Helen Maskell-Knight
Area Settled :
Children :
1 . Tom? (no record found of this child)
2 . Sarah Louisa Clink b 28 December 1829, Hobart ...d.1911 ) married William Knight in 1848
3 . Jane Clink (b 1 May 1832, Hobart
History & Achievements :
John is reported to have drowned while crossing the Derwent River with his Lieutenant. The oral history is that the boat capsized in a squall while they were on their way to Kangaroo Point (Bellerive) and they both drowned.
Ann Clink, widow, is recorded as applying for a third class allotment in Hobart Town on 7 February 1832. Her application was refused. At the time Ann would have been pregnant with Jane, who was born after her father died.
Sarah Clink married William Knight in 1848, moved to Port Esperance (later known as Dover) in southern Tasmania, and had nine children. She died there in 1911. Her husband died in 1891. Their headstones have been preserved and are displayed in the main street of Dover.
There are sad stories of tragedy and loss of some members of the family, but most of Sarah's children themselves had many children, which means John has many descendants, both in Tasmania and elsewhere in Australia.

Ann Clink remarried, to John Harrison, but what became of her after that, or of her daughter Jane, is not known.
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Last revised: April 11, 2003.