Eliza Caroline Man (1862 – 1937)

Eliza Caroline Man in 1868

Eliza Caroline Man in 1868

Eliza Caroline (Carie) Man was born on 3 April 1862 in Indore, Central India, Presidency of Bombay, India (see map below), the daughter of Morrice King and Jane Smart (Walch) Man.

She married William Martin Whitmore Clarke on 22 June 1891, at St. Stephen’s, Ootacamund, India.

Eliza died on 3 November 1937 at Dulwich, Southwark.

William Martin Whitmore Clarke was born on 25 March 1850 and baptised at Greenwich on 3 May 1850 (see record on Clarke family page).

William died on 8 May 1901 at Madras, India, and was buried the following day at St. George’s Cathedral, Madras.

William Whitmore Clarke

William’s burial record (2nd entry), St. George’s Cathedral, Madras, India, 9 May 1901

Eliza and William belong to Man Generation Nine; their child belongs to Man Generation Ten and is:


NOTE: This line does not continue beyond their son Courtenay/Courtney who never married. He died on 7 June 1956. For probate details on Donald see the Clarke family page.

Carrie Man Marriage The Standard June 25, 1891

William (Whitmore-?) Clarke, Eliza’s husband, was Superintendent of Government Telegraphs, Indore, India and also worked in Insurance in London. Carie’s father died in Tasmania when she was only two years old (around the time the photo below was taken) and so her mother brought her and her younger sister, Emma Catherine (Kitty) to England.

Elizabeth Caroline Man aged 2 - 1864

In our possession is a letter written by ‘Carie’ Clarke to her ‘Uncle Edward’ (Edward Garnet Man). The letter (below) is dated 28 January 1902 and the address is 38  Kestrel Avenue, Herne Hill. S.E. [London].

Dear Uncle Edward, How am I to thank you for getting that Presentation for Courtney it is such a blessing to know that the children will have a really good education. He is a sharp little fellow and his master says he is ambitious and does not like boys to pass him so I hope he will work well. I would have come with the paper today today but have not been able to go out at all however I will come to lunch tomorrow and hope you will be at home. I have of course written to Mr. Matthews to thank him after the letter I received from him last October. I had given up all hope of getting a Presentation from him so it was a delightful surprise when it came this morning. I shall be glad of your help and advice in answering some of the questions

Your affect niece

Carie Whitmore Clarke

There is some confusion over whether the Clarke family used Whitmore as a family name or as as part of a surname and hyphenated it with Clarke. On this web site we use just Clarke as the family name.

Below is Eliza Caroline’s probate record:

Eliza Caroline Whitmore Clarke Probate 1937

St. Stephen's Church

St. Stephen’s Church


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