HARRISON OF WORCESTER AND KINGTON

 

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HARRISON

 

1     JAMES HARRISON of Worcester and of Kington, Herefordshire, iron and brass moulder, was born ca 1795[1] and died on 13 February 1859 at Worcester.[2] He married on 13 September 1818 at Wednesbury, Staffordshire, SUSANNA KETTLE,[3] gloveress, who was born ca 1798[4] and died on 10 April 1866 at Worcester.[5]

 

          Children of James and Susanna (Kettle) Harrison:[6]

                  i         CHARLES HARRISON, bap 5 May 1819, St. Peter, Worcester.[7]

          2      ii        GEORGE HARRISON (1820-1888); m ELIZA LILLEY.

                  iii       CHARLOTTE HARRISON, bap 20 Dec 1821, St. Peter, Worcester.[8]

                  iv       ELIZA HARRISON, bap 12 Jan 1823, St. Peter, Worcester.[9]

                  v        MATILDA HARRISON, bap 6 Mar 1825, St. Peter, Worcester.[10]

                  vi       JOSHUA HARRISON, bap 24 Dec 1826, St. Peter, Worcester.

                  vii      CHARLOTTE HARRISON, bap 13 May 1828, St. Peter, Worcester; m 18 Mar 1866, St. Clement, Worcester, JOHN TOLLY WILLIAMS.[11]

                  viii     LOUISA HARRISON, bap 26 Mar 1830, St. Peter, Worcester.

                  ix       MARY ANN HARRISON, gloveress, b Worcester,[12] bap 19 Oct 1831, St. Clement, Worcester.

                  x        PRUDENCE HARRISON, gloveress, b Worcester,[13] bap 31 Oct 1833, St. Clement, Worcester.

                  xi       REUBEN HARRISON, glover, b ca 1835, Hereford,[14] bap 30 Jun 1837, Kington.[15]

                  xii      HENRY HARRISON, glover, b Kington, bap there 30 Jun 1837.[16]

                  xiii     DANIEL HARRISON, glover, b 28 Dec 1838, Kington;[17] m 1 Nov 1863, St. Clement, Worcester, FELICIA SMITH.[18]

 

2      GEORGE HARRISON of Nail Row, Kington, iron moulder, was born at Worcester, baptised at St. Peter, Worcester, on 20 October 1820,[19] and died on 31 August 1888 at Kington.[20] He married on 11 November 1841 at Ludlow, Shropshire, ELIZA LILLEY,[21] daughter of John and Sarah Lilley (see here). Eliza was born at Kington, baptised on 5 September 1824 at Kington and died on 26 February 1891 at Kington.

 

          Children of George and Eliza (Lilley) Harrison:[22]

          3      i         CHARLES HARRISON (1844-1898); m NAOMI RAWLINGS.

                  ii        AGNES HARRISON, b Kington,[23] bap there 4 Oct 1846.

                  iii       JOHN HARRISON of Kington, iron moulder, b Kington,[24] bap there 31 Dec 1848, d aft 1904;[25] m MARY ANN.[26]

                  iv       SARAH ANN HARRISON, b Kington,[27] bap there 16 Feb 1851, d aft 1904; m 29 Mar 1877, Christ Church, Doncaster, JAMES HILL.[28]

                  v        RACHEL HARRISON, b Kington,[29] bap there 25 Dec 1853, d aft 1904.[30]

                  vi       GEORGE HARRISON, iron moulder, b ca 1856, Kington,[31] bap there 12 Feb 1860, bur 25 Sep 1873, Kington Cemetery.[32]

                  vii      PRUDENCE HARRISON, b ca 1858, Kington,[33] bap there 12 Feb 1860; m THOMAS WILLIAMS.[34]

                  viii     FREDERICK JOHN HARRISON, b Kington,[35] bap there 11 Jun 1862, bur 21 Sep 1876, Kington Cemetery.[36]

                  ix       ELIZA JANE HARRISON, b ca 1868, Kington,[37] bap there 30 Nov 1874, d aft 1904;[38] m 16 Nov 1889, Kington, GEORGE JONES.[39]

 

3      CHARLES HARRISON of Nail Row, Kington, iron moulder, was born on 18 July 1844 at Kington[40] and died on 26 July 1898 at Kington.[41] He married on 30 October 1870 at Kington Wesleyan Chapel, NAOMI RAWLINGS,[42] daughter of William and Ellen (Jones) Rawlings (see here). Naomi was born on 27 November 1847 at Lymm, Cheshire, and died on 27 April 1903 at Kington.

 

          Children of Charles and Naomi (Rawlings) Harrison:

††††††††††††††††† i ††††† ††† RUTH HARRISON, b 19 Jun 1871, Kington.[43]

                  ii  ††† †† WILLIAM HARRISON, ship steward, b 20 May 1873, Kington.[44]

                  iii    †† FREDERICK GEORGE HARRISON of Leominster, iron moulder, b 9 Mar 1876, Kington;[45] m 28 Feb 1904, Moravian Chapel, Leominster, BEATRICE FOX.[46]

                  iv     †† JESSE HARRISON, iron moulder, b 16 Oct 1878, Kington.[47]

                  v      †† HERBERT HARRISON, iron moulder, b 19 Sep 1881, Kington.[48]

                  vi     †† CHARLES HARRISON, b 3 Jun 1884, Kington.[49]

                  vii    †† RACHEL HARRISON, b 30 Jul 1886, Kington,[50] d 19 Feb 1961, New Wortley, Yorkshire;[51] m 10 Oct 1910, St. Ethelbertís Catholic Church, Leominster, THOMAS DAVIES[52] (see here).

                  viii   †† ERNEST HARRISON, b ca 1890, Kington.[53]

                  ix    †† NAOMI HARRISON, b 14 Sep 1893, Kington;[54] m 3 Feb 1923, Llanddewi Rhondda, ALFRED CHARLES GALE.[55]



[1] His death certificate gives his age on 13 Feb 1859 as 63. From the 1841 census returns (National Archives, HO 107/1209/9, fol. 18), it appears that he was not born in Worcestershire.

[2] Death certificate.

[3] St. Bartholemew, Wednesbury, parish registers. In the marriage and banns entries, James and Susannah were both said to be of the parish of Wednesbury. The identity of the James Harrison and Susannah Kettle married at Wednesbury with the James and Susannah Harrison whose children were baptised at Worcester and Kington is proved by the birth certificate of Daniel Harrison (b 1838) which gives his motherís maiden surname as Kettle.

[4] The 1851 and 1861 census returns (National Archives, HO 107/2042, fol. 459 and RG 9/2095, fol. 16) show her to have been born at Worcester, but the 1841 returns (National Archives, HO 107/1209/9, fol. 18) indicate that she was not born in Worcestershire. The baptism of a Susannah Kettle, daughter of John and Sarah, at St. Peter, Worcester, in 1797, is recorded in the St. Peter parish registers (Society of Genealogists, Mf 2213). However, there was also a Susannah Kettle who married a William Jones at Claines, Worcestershire, in 1818.

[5] Death certificate.

[6] I have not yet checked all of the Worcester baptisms of James and Susannaís children in the parish registers. Where not otherwise stated, details are from the IGI.

[7] St. Peter, Worcester, parish registers (Society of Genealogists, Mf 2213).

[8] St. Peter, Worcester, parish registers (Society of Genealogists, Mf 2213).

[9] St. Peter, Worcester, parish registers (Society of Genealogists, Mf 2213).

[10] St. Peter, Worcester, parish registers (Society of Genealogists, Mf 2213).

[11] Marriage certificate. A Charlotte Williams registered the death of Susanna (Kettle) Harrison in 1866.

[12] 1851 census returns, Worcester (National Archives, HO 107/2042, fol. 459).

[13] 1851 census returns, Worcester (National Archives, HO 107/2042, fol. 459).

[14] 1851 census returns, Worcester (National Archives, HO 107/2042, fol. 459).

[15] Kington parish registers.

[16] Kington parish registers; 1851 census returns, Worcester (National Archives, HO 107/2042, fol. 459).

[17] Birth certificate.

[18] Marriage certificate.

[19] St. Peter, Worcester, parish registers (Society of Genealogists, Mf 2213); 1851 census returns, Kington (National Archives, HO 107/2492, fol. 291).

[20] The Hereford Times, 8 Sep 1888. George was run over by a train.

[21] Marriage certificate. George and Eliza were still in Kington at the time of the census on 6 Jun 1841, when they were living with Elizaís parents John and Sarah Lilley (National Archives, HO 107/423, fol. 25). George and Eliza were back in Kington by the time of the birth of their son Charles on 18 Jul 1844. It is not known why they were married in Ludlow. The place of birth of their son Charles is given in the 1871 census returns (National Archives, RG 10/2722, fol. 27) as Ludlow, but it is clear from his birth certificate and other census returns that he was born in Kington.

[22] The details of the childrenís baptisms are from the Kington parish registers.

[23] 1851 census returns, Kington (National Archives, HO 107/2492, fol. 291).

[24] 1851 census returns, Kington (National Archives, HO 107/2492, fol. 291).

[25] Will of Joseph Lilley, Elizaís brother (dated 18 Mar 1904, proved 15 Apr 1904).

[26] John and Mary Ann had issue mentioned in the Kington parish registers.

[27] 1851 census returns, Kington (National Archives, HO 107/2492, fol. 291).

[28] Information from Natalie Burns; will of Joseph Lilley.

[29] 1861 census returns, Kington (National Archives, RG 9/4230, fol. 20).

[30] Will of Joseph Lilley.

[31] 1861 census returns, Kington (National Archives, RG 9/4230, fol. 20).

[32] Kington Cemetery registers.

[33] 1861 census returns, Kington (National Archives, RG 9/4230, fol. 20).

[34] The death of Eliza (Lilley) Harrison was registered by her daughter Prudence Williams. See also the 1901 census returns for Kington (National Archives, RG 13/2499, fol. 15).

[35] 1871 census returns, Kington (National Archives, RG 10/2722, fol. 36).

[36] Kington Cemetery register.

[37] 1871 census returns (National Archives, RG 10/2722, fol. 37).

[38] Will of Joseph Lilley.

[39] Kington parish registers.

[40] Birth certificate.

[41] Death certificate.

[42] Marriage certificate.

[43] Birth certificate.

[44] Kington School admissions register; 1881 census returns, Kington (National Archives, RG 11/2610, fol. 49).

[45] Kington School admissions register; 1881 census returns, Kington (National Archives, RG 11/2610, fol. 49).

[46] Marriage certificate.

[47] Kington School admissions register; 1881 census returns, Kington (National Archives, RG 11/2610, fol. 49).

[48] Kington School admissions register; 1891 census returns, Kington (National Archives, RG 12/2077, fol. 40).

[49] 1891 census returns, Kington (National Archives, RG 12/2077, fol. 40); Kington School admissions register (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[50] Birth certificate.

[51] Death certificate.

[52] Marriage certificate.

[53] 1891 census returns, Kington (National Archives, RG 12/2077, fol. 40).

[54] Kington School admissions register; 1901 census returns, Kington (National Archives, RG 13/2499, fol. 41).

[55] Llanddewi Rhondda parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).