CLARA WICKSTEED (1824-1926)
An Ambrotype from the Collection of Jennifer Carnell

A sixth plate ambrotype of Clara Wicksteed, taken in about 1861.

Clara Wicksteed (1841-1926) was born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1841 and she was the daughter of Charles Wicksteed, a dissenting minister and his wife Jane Wicksteed. In 1867 she married the Reverend Richard Acland Armstrong (1843-1905), a protestant dissenting minister. Her children were Elinor Acland Armstrong (1869-1874), journalist George Gilbert Armstrong (born 1870-1945), schoolmaster Charles Wicksteed Armstrong (born 1871), solicitor Sir Richard Harold Armstrong (1874-1950) and mining engineer Francis Edwin Armstrong (1879-1921)

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