Hyde Hall was conceived and constructed by George Clarke (1768-1835), an Englishman whose great grandfather and namesake was prominent in the colonial government of New York. As Secretary and later Lieutenant Governor of the province between 1703 and 1743, the elder Clarke amassed 120,000 acres in the Hudson and Mohawk valleys and a sizeable fortune when he returned to England in 1745. That land was the inspiration for young George Clarke to create a new life in the United States.
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- Ann Cary Cooper Clarke
- Ann Low Cary Cooper Clarke portrait by Charles Cromwell Ingham
- Anna Clarke Pell
- Anna Maria Gregory Clarke
- Another Clarke Family Residence in NY
- Cooperstown Connections
- F.D.R. at the Hall
- George Clarke
- George Clarke, Jr.
- Jane Austen, Frances Tilson, and the Clarkes of Hyde Hall
- Lieutenant Governor George Clarke
- Major Edward Clarke (1716-1776)
- Mary Gale Carter Clarke – Founding Member of the General James Clinton Chapter of the DAR
- Mrs. George Clarke’s Bill for Buying Carpet from W. Chester for her Daughter’s House
- Portrait of George Clarke by William Henry Powell
- Portrait of Jane Storrs Cooper Worthington
- The Clarke Family Coat of Arms
- The Clarkes of Hyde Hall: A Short History