James Johnston Clark

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James Johnston Clark (1809 – June 1891) was a Unionist politician in Ireland.

Clark was born the son of Alexander and Margaret (née Johnston) Clark of Maghera. He inherited Largantogher House, Maghera, County Londonderry on the death of his father in 1842 and was appointed High Sheriff of County Londonderry for 1849.[1]

He served as a Unionist Member of Parliament for County Londonderry from 9 March 1857 until 1859.[2] He was a member of the Carlton Club, London.[3]

He married Frances, the daughter of Robert Hall of Merton Hall, Tipperary. His son, Sir William Ovens Clark, was Chief Justice of Punjab Chief Court. Clark's grandson was James Lenox-Conyngham Chichester-Clark and his great-grandson was Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Lord Moyola. He was the father-in-law of John Kells Ingram.


  1. ^ Burke, Bernard. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ House of Commons Constituencies
  3. ^ Lennon Wylie

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Theobald Jones
Thomas Bateson
Member of Parliament for Londonderry
With: Theobald Jones Mar – Apr 1857
Samuel Macurdy Greer 1857–1859
Succeeded by
Robert Peel Dawson
Sir Frederick Heygate, 2nd Bt