Susan Margaret            
Born March 31st.1905 at South Weald.
First marriage September 20th.1929
to Owen Montague Clarke.      >>>>>>>>
Second marriage June 1960
to Major Arthur C Lambert M.C.
Three children by first marriage:
Elizabeth b.1929; Jane b.1932; John b.1939.

Susan and Owen Clarke set up Stocklands Riding Stables at Sheet on the edge of Petersfield.  He was an ex cavalry officer and she was a qualified riding instructor.  When the WWII came the large covered riding school was comandeered for storage by the Government and the family moved to west Wales.  

At the end of the War the Clarkes moved back to the house at Stocklands, but the covered school contained 18 Spitfires, and various wings removed for storage.  Everything was eventually reinstated, but business was slow and Stocklands was sold in 1947. The family moved to Somerset and started farming.

Owen died in 1959 only a year after retiring. Sue married Major Arthur Lambert MC a few years later.  All are buried in West Hatch Churchyard near Taunton.

 

 



Arthur & Susan

The children, Elizabeth Marion Bailey, Jane Margaret Ward and John Lawrence Clarke are alive and well in 2005.


John Lawrence Clarke
writes in 2005: I inherited a few Usborne bits. One is a portrait of Major Usborne b.1809.    >>>>
This came from my aunt (Alice) Esme and it has now been passed to Julian Usborne