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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sir [Charles Mansfield]Tobias Clarke, 6th Baronet 1939-2019

_. Sir [Charles Mansfield] Tobias Clarke, 6th Baronet, died 16 September, 2019. Sir Toby, as he was known, was the 6th holder of the baronetcy created for Queen Adelaide's physician in 1831.

He adopted the additional forename of Tobias in 1962 and succeeded his father in 1973.

He was a vice-president of the Standing Council of Baronetage, and founder of the The Baronets' Journal.

He was born 8 September, 1939, the son of Sir Humphrey Clarke, 5th Baronet and was educated at Eton, Christ Church, Oxford, La Sorbonne, and New York University.

He founded The Baronets' Journal in 1987 and from 1993 to 1996 he was chairman of the Standing Council of the Baronetage Bankers Trust Co.

Through his grandmother, Elfrida Roosevelt (Lady Clarke, wife of Sir Orme Bigland Clarke, Bt. CBE) he is related to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt is his first cousin, three times removed. He is also the second cousin, three times removed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

He married firstly, 1971 [div 1979] Charlotte, daughter of Roderick Walter; married secondly, 1984,  [later div] Teresa Loraine Aphrodite de Chair, scion of that landed family, daughter of Somerset de Chair, and a sister-in-law of the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg, PC, MP.

Sir Toby leaves three children from his second marriage, Theodora Roosevelt Clarke (born 4 August 1985), Augusta Elfrida Clarke (born 25 April 1987) and Olympic athlete Lawrence Somerset Clarke (born 12 March 1990).

The baronetcy now passes to his only son.

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