References of Interest

References of Interest to Clark Road Family Members

  • Godfrey A. and Lassey P.J., Shipwrecks of the Yorkshire Coast, page 81 (Dalesman Books 1976)(Sinking of the “Onward”).
  • George Russell, History of Old Durban, page 333 (T.W. Griggs & Co. 1971 – New Edition)(Allocation of land to early settlers).
  • John McIntyre, Origin of Durban Street Names, page 31 (Unfortunately Mr. McIntyre got his explanation confused with William’s brother John, who arrived as a Byrne Settler [but not in 1849], and Williams’ eldest son, George).
  • Stuart Clark, The Clarks of Clark Road: The story of the family of William Clark, of Clark Road, Durban (Home Journal Press 1995).
  • Conservation Committee of the Durban City Council, Rewarding Conservation, page 30 (Durban City Council)(The authors mistakenly state that “it is believed that the house was built for Mr. Clark, after whom the road was named,” whereas in fact it was built by William and Jane’s son, Robert).
  • John Clark, Natal Settler Agent: The Career of John Moreland, pages 232-233 (Lady Bruce passenger list reflecting family of John Clark of York, Natal).
  • Shelagh O’Byrne Spencer, British Settlers in Natal, A Biological Register, pages 110-111 (Volume 4)(Entry relating to family of John Clark of York, Natal, with reference to “William George Clark” of Clark Road, Durban).
  • Alan Hattersley, The British Settlement of Natal, page 163 (Cambridge University Press)(Reference to John Clark’s emigration on the Lady Bruce).
  • R. C. Samuelson, Long, Long Ago, Preface (Knox Printing 1929)(Photographs and historical comment on family of John Clark of York, Natal).
  • The Natal Mercury, January 27, 1863: Article on the arrival of the “Pharamond” on which the Clark family were passengers.
  • The Natal Mercury, May 28, 1932: “Early Romance and Adventure . . . An Old Colonist’s 80th Birthday” (Ann Jane Wade’s story of the family’s emigration from Yorkshire).
  • Week-End Advertiser, April 16, 1932: “It Took Seventy Days From England to Durban”: William Clark’s story of the family’s emigration from Yorkshire.
  • Robert F. Osborn, Valiant Harvest: The Founding of the South African Sugar Industry, page 319 (Brown Davis & Platt 1964)(Reference to Samuel Crookes being apprenticed to William Clark of Camp Hill, Sydenham – son of John Clark of York, Natal).