CLAMP, Robert

1769 - 1808

Robert Clamp

Robert Clamp, was born in London in 1769. He had family connections at Ipswich as in 1790 he advertised in the Ipswich Journal from Holborn, London, for a watch inscribed Moses Pattrick of the Falcon Inn, Ipswich, the property of his late father-in-law who had died on 10 September 1790. A tallow chandler and stipple engraver, he married at St Mary by the Wardrobe, London on 30 June 1791, Sarah Ennew (c.1770-1817) and their son was Robert Burcham Clamp [q.v.], their daughter, Mary Susan, was baptised at St Nicholas Church, Ipswich on 27 May 1797 and married at the same church on 12 May 1820, George Curtis, and was the aunt of Sir Robert Garrod of Ipswich, she died in 1900, aged 102. By 1797, Robert had moved from London to Ipswich where he took up the same profession as a tallow chandler and where he died on 29 September 1808, and buried in St Nicholas churchyard six days later. In the 'Ipswich Journal' of 9 January 1813 his wife Sarah, was advertising her school in St Nicholas Street, Ipswich.