Jacob Harris

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 11/07/2020
© Christine Gambles

Jacob Harris



Jacob was born in Hampshire he was baptised on the 23rd June 1816 in Faccombe and was the son of William and Hannah Harris.

In 1841 Jacob was working as an agricultural labourer in Ashmansworth Hampshire. He married Mary Ann Stagg (born c1817 in East Woodhay) in 1848 (the marriage was registered in Kingsclere).

In the 1851 census Jacob was recorded as a Greengrocer living in Bartholomew Street Newbury with his wife Mary Ann. They were still living in Bartholomew Street in 1861 Jacob was recorded in this census as a Grocer.

Jacob died aged 47 on the 11th October 1862 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 14th October.

Mary Ann remarried in 1863 in Newbury her 2nd husband was Elijah Smith, a widower. (1st wife was Ann Newbury (married 1837 in Speen) she died in 1862).

Elijah and Mary Ann were recorded living in Bartholomew Street Newbury in 1871 and 1881 and Elijah was recorded as a Grocer/Provisions Dealer.

Mary Ann died aged 66 in 1882 in Newbury and Elijah died aged 86 in 1890 in Newbury.


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