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Dave's Ancestors - Harrison

The Harrison Family


Generation 1

Henry Harrison (1814 - 1868) Husband of Mary Knowles

Generation 2 Harrison Family Tree 1

Children of Henry and Mary

Henry Harrison (1837 - )
[Baptised 7th April 1837 at St Mary's Parish Church, St Helens; married Elizabeth Large 26th February 1865, St Nicholas, Sutton]
Richard Harrison (1838 - )
[Born 8th September 1838, baptised 21st October 1838 at St Mary's Parish Church, St Helens]
James Harrison (1840 - )
[Baptised 3rd June 1840 at St Mary's Parish Church, St Helens; married Elizabeth Bate 1st November 1868, St Nicholas, Sutton]
Elizabeth Harrison (1844 - )
[Born 7th July 1843, baptised 3rd September 1843 at St Thomas, Eccleston]
Mary Harrison (1846 - )
[Born 24th September 1845, baptised 5th October 1845 at St Thomas, Eccleston]
Ann Harrison (1847 - ) wife of John Thomas Gerrard
[Born 28th November 1847, baptised 19th December 1847 at St Mary's Parish Church, St Helens]
John Harrison (1850 - )
[Born 20th November 1849, baptised 27th January 1850 at St Mary's Parish Church, St Helens]
Alice Harrison (1851 - )
[Born 9th December 1851, baptised 11th January 1852 at St Mary's Parish Church, St Helens]
Jane Harrison (1854 - )
[Baptised 6th February 1854 at St Nicholas, Sutton]
Joseph Harrison (1857 - )
[Baptised 9th November 1857 at St Nicholas, Sutton]
William Harrison (1859 - )
[Baptised 24th April 1859 at St Nicholas, Sutton]
Margaret Harrison (1861 - )
[Baptised 7th April 1861 at St Nicholas, Sutton; married Thomas Seddon, 23rd October 1886, St Nicholas, Sutton]

Generation 3


Children of Ann Harrison and John Thomas Gerrard

William H. Gerrard (1872 - )
Mary Gerrard (1872 - )
John T. Gerrard (1874 - )
Jane Gerrard (1875 - ) [wife of Zachariah Whiteside]
Alice Gerrard (1878 - ) [wife of George Taylor (1880 - )]
Margaret Gerrard (1880 - )
Ann Gerrard (1886 - )





Further details of Dave's direct Harrison ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.




Henry Harrison

In Brief:


In detail:


Marriage (from parish register)

Henry Harrison was married to Mary Knowles on September 25th 1836 at St Mary the Virgin, Prescot, Lancashire
Henry is described as a collier, batchelor of Windle.
Mary described as a spinster of Windle.
The witnesses at the wedding were John Parr and Ann Parr? (could be Harr...)

1841 census
Little Moor Flat, Windle
HO 107 517 / 11

Link to Little Moor Flat, Windle at nls.uk
Link to Little Moor Flat, Windle at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Little Moor Flat in 1841
Henry Harrison age 27, coal miner
Mary Harrison age 23
Henry Harrison age 4
Richard Harrison age 2
James Harrison age 1 month
also
Michael Jennings (lodger) age 23, Ag Lab, born Ireland
Alice? Jennings age 21, born Ireland

I finally found Henry and family in 1851, indexed as 'Hamson' although clear enough once given a second look

1851 census
Slub Brook, Windle
H.O.107 2195

Link to Slub Brook, Windle at nls.uk
Link to Slub Brook, Windle at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Slub Brook in 1851
[The only reference I can find to Slub Brook is Slubbrook Farm, which fits with the route of the census enumerator. This, and the other two farms in the area were demolished in the early 20th century.]
Henry Harrison age 37, coal miner, born Windle
Mary Harrison age 33, born Windle
Henry Harrison age 14, coal miner, born Windle
Richard Harrison age 13, coal miner, born Windle
James Harrison age 10, born Windle
Elizabeth Harrison age 8, born Windle
Mary Harrison age 7, born Windle
Ann Harrison age 4, born Windle
John Harrison age 1, born Windle


1861 census
Ditch Hillock, Sutton, St Helens
RG9 2754

Link to Ditch Hillock, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Ditch Hillock at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Ditch Hillock in 1861
Henry Harrison age 47, Labourer and Beerseller, born Windle
Mary Harrison age 42, born Windle
Richard age 20, collier, born Windle
James age 20, collier, born Windle
Elizabeth age 17, Glass smoother, born Sutton
Ann age 13, Servant at home, born Sutton
Alice age 10, born Sutton
Jane age 7, born Sutton
Joseph age 4, born Sutton
William age 2
Margaret age 1 month, born Sutton
also, Mary Glover, boarder, age 20, born Windle

Death

Henry was buried at St Nicholas, Sutton on 16th June 1868.

1871 census
Family, minus Henry, now at 9 Crystal Palace Row, Sutton
(Ditch Hillock) RG10 3867

Link to Ditch Hillock, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Ditch Hillock at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Ditch Hillock
Mary Harrison age 52, born Windle
Elizabeth aged 27, Glass Smoother, born Windle
Alice aged 19, Glass Smoother, born Windle
Jane aged 17, Glass Smoother, born Sutton
Joseph aged 14, born Sutton
William aged 12, born Sutton
Margaret aged 10, born Sutton
Mary Alice Harrison, Mary's grandaughter, aged 1, born Sutton

1881 census
Mary and family still at 9 Crystal Palace Row, Ditch Hillock, Sutton

Link to Ditch Hillock, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Ditch Hillock at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Ditch Hillock
Mary Harrison age 62, widow, Annuitant, born Windle
Elizabeth aged 37, Glass Smoother, Sutton
Jane aged 26, Glass Smoother, born Sutton
Margaret aged 20, Glass Smoother, born Sutton
Mary Alice, (stated as daughter, but previously stated as grandaughter) aged 11, born Sutton

I have not yet found Mary after this date but, by 1891, daughter Elizabeth was living with her sister Margaret and husband, Thomas Seddon, at 35 Gerrards Lane, two doors away from their brother Henry and his family.
A registered death in early 1991 which would fit Mary's age is:

HARRISON, MARY, age 73, GRO Reference: 1891 M Quarter in PRESCOT Volume 08B Page 568


Ann Harrison

In Brief:


In detail:


Baptism (from parish record)
(I have not been able to find the birth registered.)

Ann Harrison was baptised on 19th December 1847 at St Marys church St Helens.
Father: Henry Harrison, collier
Mother: Mary
Abode: Windle

1851 census
Slub Brook, Windle
H.O.107 2195

Link to Slub Brook, Windle at nls.uk
Link to Slub Brook, Windle at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Slub Brook in 1851
Henry Harrison age 37, coal miner, born Windle
Mary Harrison age 33, born Windle
Henry Harrison age 14, coal miner, born Windle
Richard Harrison age 13, coal miner, born Windle
James Harrison age 10, born Windle
Elizabeth Harrison age 8, born Windle
Mary Harrison age 7, born Windle
Ann Harrison age 4, born Windle
John Harrison age 1, born Windle



1861 census
Ditch Hillock, Sutton, St Helens
RG9 2754

Link to Ditch Hillock, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Ditch Hillock at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Ditch Hillock in 1861
Henry Harrison age 47, Labourer and Beerseller, born Windle
Mary Harrison age 42, born Windle
Richard age 20, collier, born Windle
James age 20, collier, born Windle
Elizabeth age 17, Glass smoother, born Sutton
Ann Harrison age 13, Servant at home, born Sutton
Alice age 10, born Sutton
Jane age 7, born Sutton
Joseph age 4, born Sutton
William age 2
Margaret age 1 month, born Sutton
also, Mary Glover, boarder, age 20, born Windle


Marriage

Link to Bold, near St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Bold, near St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Bold, near St Helens
Ann Harrison was married to John Thomas Gerrard on March 14th 1869 at the Parish Church, Farnworth, Lancashire
Both were living in Bold at the time.
John is described as a labourer on the marriage certificate.
John's father was William 'Garrard', labourer, and Ann's father is described as Henry Harrison, labourer.
The witnesses at the wedding were Elizabeth Garrard (Gerrard) and Thomas Bradbury

Link to Gerrard Family

1871 census
9 Baxters Lane, Sutton
RG10 3867 folio 61 page 45

Link to Baxters Lane, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Baxters Lane, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Baxters Lane
John Thomas Gerrard age 22, Labourer, Staffs, Smethwick Nr Birmingham
Ann Gerrard age 23, Labourer, born Windle
William Henry Gerrard age 1, born Parr

1881 Census
3 Nelson Street, Sutton
RG11 3739 folio 126 page 27

Link to Nelson Street, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Nelson Street, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Nelson Street
John T. Gerrard age 32, General Labourer, born Smethwick
Ann Gerrard age 33, born Windle
William H. Gerrard age 11, born Parr
Mary Gerrard age 9, born Sutton
John T. Gerrard age 7, born Sutton
Jane Gerrard age 5, born Sutton
Alice Gerrard age 3, born Sutton
Margaret Gerrard age 3 months, born Sutton


1891 census
13 Oxley Street, Sutton
RG12 3026 folio 29 page 55

Link to Oxley Street, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Oxley Street, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Oxley Street
Thomas Gerrard (looks like Gerrad) age 42, Plate Glass Worker, born Staffs Smethwick
Ann Gerrard age 43, born St Helens
John Gerrard age 17, Plate Glass Worker, born Sutton
Alice Gerrard age 13, born Sutton
Margaret Gerrard age 10, born Sutton
Ann Gerrard age 4, born Sutton


1901 census
21 Waterdale Crescent, Sutton
RG13 3527 folio 9 page 9

Link to Waterdale Crescent, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Waterdale Crescent, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Waterdale Crescent
John T. Gerrard age 52, Plate Glass Maker, Staffs, Smethwick
Ann Gerrard age 53, born Sutton
John T. Gerrard age 27, born Sutton
Margaret Gerrard age 20, born Sutton
Hannah Gerrard age 15, born Sutton
also, John Simpson, boarder, age 30, Plate Glass Maker, born Sutton

1911 census
26 Waterdale Crescent, Sutton

Link to Waterdale Crescent, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Waterdale Crescent, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Waterdale Crescent
John T. Gerrard age 62, Labourer (on yard), Manure Works, born Smirwich (Smethwick)
Ann Gerrard age 64, Married 43 years with 7 children, 6 still living, born St Helens
George Taylor (John's son in law) age 31, married 8 years with no children, Joiner at Pilkington's glass works, born Sutton
Alice Taylor (John's daughter) age 33, born Sutton

Ann's husband, John Thomas Gerrard died in 1932

GERRARD, JOHN THOMAS 84 GRO Reference: 1932 D Quarter in PRESCOT Volume 08B Page 801

I have yet to discover details of Ann's death/burial.




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