George Clarke

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George Clarke
George Clarke (1661-1736), studio of Godfrey Kneller.jpg
George Clarke (1661-1736)
(Studio of Godfrey Kneller)
Secretary at War
In office
1690–1704
Monarch William III
Preceded by William Blathwayt
Succeeded by Henry St John

George Clarke (1661–1736), the son of Sir William Clarke, enrolled at Brasenose College, Oxford in 1676. He was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1680. He became Judge Advocate to the Army and was William III of England's Secretary at War from 1690 to 1704. He served as secretary to consort of Queen Anne and the Lord High Admiral and Generalissimo of England, Prince George of Denmark, Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty from 20 December 1710 until 14 October 1714. He was also an amateur architect.[1] His known work is largely confined to Oxford, he is known to have worked with Nicholas Hawksmoor.

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  1. ^ page 216, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, Howard Colvin 2nd edition 1978 John Murray
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Robert Austen
Member of Parliament for Winchelsea
1702–1705
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George Dodington
James Hayes
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Sir John Pole, Bt
Sir Henry Seymour, Bt
Member of Parliament for East Looe
1705–1707
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Parliament of Great Britain
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Parliament of England
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1707–1708
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Harry Trelawny
Sir Henry Seymour, Bt
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Lord Hyde
Francis Scobell
Member of Parliament for Launceston
1711–1713
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Edward Herle
John Anstis
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Sir William Whitelock
William Bromley
Member of Parliament for Oxford University
1717–1736
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Viscount Cornbury 1732–1736
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