Estate owner and art collector.
This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.
Sir Simon Haughton Clarke, 9th Baronet, was a major slave‐owner in Jamaica, with 10 estates there. His executors claimed compensation for 2000 enslaved people in the 1830s.
LBS records that his grandfather, Sir Simon Clarke, 7th Baronet, was a slave-owner and major money-lender in Jamaica: ‘He left his real estate (i.e. property consisting of land or buildings in the UK) and estates and enslaved people in Jamaica to his eldest son also Simon Haughton Clarke’. (UCL Department of History, ‘Sir Simon Clarke 7th Bart.’, in UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership [online], London 2020, <https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146646377> and ‘Sir Simon Clarke 6th Bart.’, <https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146638939> accessed 29 July 2021.)
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, MSS. W. Ind. s. 70, from Dame Anne Clark to Sir Simon Haughton Clarke, 1798, includes lease and release of a 96-acre plantation in Hanover and Westmoreland, Jamaica, with 83 enslaved people.
No known connections with abolition.
National Gallery painting connections
Former owner: NG purchased from Clark in 1840: NG176–177.
History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-, https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
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UCL Department of History, 'Sir Simon Haughton Clarke 9th Bart', in UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership, London 2020, https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/1853282328
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