Clarke, Simon, Sir, 1st Baronet -1651)
Sir Simon Clarke, of Brome Court, Salford, Warwickshire, was the eldest son of Walter Clarke, of Ratcliffe in Buckinghamshire and Buxford in Great Chart, Kent, and Elizabeth, daughter of Simon Edolph, of St Radigan's in Kent. He was created a baronet 1 May 1617, and was a considerable sufferer in the royalist cause. An antiquary he was `a great encourager' of Sir William Dugdale in writing his History of Warwickshire. He married, firstly, Margaret, daughter and coheir of John Alderford, of Abbots Salford in Warwickshire, and they had three sons and one daughter. She died 2 May 1617, and he married Dorothy, widow of Thomas Hay and daughter of Thomas Hobson of Cambridge. Sir Fulwar Skipwith, 1st Baronet, married as his first wife, Dorothy Parker, niece to Dorothy, second wife of Sir Simon Clarke, Baronet, and through her Newbold Revel passed from the Clarkes to the Skipwiths. The Skipwith Baronets of Newbold have been extinct since the death of the seventh Baronet in 1790 without issue, and the Clarke Baronetcy has been dormant, though probably not extinct, since the death of Sir Philip Haughton Clarke, 11th Baronet 9 February 1898.