Thomasine Roberts was born on 24th May 1890 in Perranporth,
Cornwall, the daughter of William Roberts, a mining
'captain', and his wife Annie Matilda Roberts née Stephens.
Thomasine Roberts was said to have been educated partly in Truro.
The High School there was founded in
the late nineteenth century when its intake was primarily female.
Thomasine left Perranporth, apparently without her father's approval, to
train in Westminster as a short-hand typist. During this period she
lived in shared accommodation at the newly-built
Hopkinson House Ladies Club. By 1915 she was employed by the London
and Counties Bank in Westminster, whose customers included Alexander South Clarke: her future
Thomasine Roberts was married at the church of St. Mary in Westminster
(closed 1923) on 18th September 1920 to Alexander South Clarke - a motor
mechanic, the son of Richard John Clarke, deceased, a
former civil servant. Witnesses present were Elizabeth Anne Clarke, his
mother, William Welham Clarke, brother of
Alexander, and Norma Thomas, née Roberts, the sister of Thomasine.
Thomasine Clarke died on 18th May 1964 at Warlingham Park Hospital,
in South London from circulatory failure.
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