Joy Clist, d. 1935

On the back of this postcard is written (by Leonard Clist)
On the back of this postcard is written (by Leonard Clist) "The smithy at Shoreditch nr Taunton. My Uncle George with his youngest daughter Joy - (died young). Circa 1908."

Clist, Clare, Scarlett, Mason
Jenkins,  Easdale,  Sipowicz
Rossiter, Carruthers & more

Hi there! I am Roger Clist of New Zealand, and I'm working along with others to preserve some history for the extended family, now mainly in Argentina and NZ.

My forbears are English. West Country in the main. On my father's side, the Clists are from Devon and Somerset and the Clares are from Dorset. On my mother's side, the Scarletts are from Oxfordshire and the Masons are from London. All humble folk whose heritage we respect and admire.

So if you have an interest in the Clist connections, please read the Instructions page and come on in!

Feature Articles

feature 1 George & Mary Clist's Family Bible. This massive book has three pages of my great-grandparents' family births and deaths. See scans of these pages and read about their six children, two fostered Rossiter nephews, etc.

feature 2 Sidney Clist's album. My grandfather emigrated to NZ in 1910 and met and married Mercy Clare in Gisborne in 1913. They visited Sidney's parents George and Mary Clist (Taunton) only once in their lifetimes, in 1931.

feature 3 The Argentine branch. Edith, George and Mary Clist's eldest, was 11 months older than Sidney. She emigrated to Buenos Aires as a missionary in 1909 and married Alfred Jenkins, a missionary from Bristol in 1910.

feature 4 The Forge and the Ivy Cottage. Great-great-grandfather John Clist was a blacksmith. So was his son George. They lived at The Forge at Shoreditch, Taunton. Later, George built the Ivy Cottage, just a short distance away.

Contact Us

email image Roger Clist, Oct 2004 If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

More background to my family lines is outlined in the Introduction page.

After being away from website development for over 6 years, during which time I've been in touch with, and met, many friends and relatives worldwide, I'm looking forward to once again being active on this site and expanding the information for the benefit of all Clist connections. January 2020