Person:Amelia Harry (1)

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Amelia Jane Harry
m. 17 Nov 1850
  1. Mary Ann Harry1851 - 1852
  2. Mary Ann Harry1853 - 1895
  3. Amelia Jane Harry1855 - 1909
  4. Louisa Kate Harry1857 - 1933
  5. William Richard Harry1859 - 1916
  6. John Edwin Harry1863 - 1935
  7. Ellen Sarah Harry1866 - 1944
  8. Lilian Harry1868 - 1869
  9. Elizabeth Mary Harry1870 - 1878
Facts and Events
Name Amelia Jane Harry
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1855 Bere Ferrers, Devon, England
Census[2] 7 Apr 1861 Plymouth, Devon, England12 Claremont Street
Census[3] 2 Apr 1871 Plymouth, Devon, England6 Hoe Garden, Hoe Gate Street
Census[4] 3 Apr 1881 Plymouth, Devon, England27 Wyndham Square
Census[5] 5 Apr 1891 Plymouth, Devon, England27 Wyndham Square
Census[6] 31 Mar 1901 Devonport, Devon, England9 College Road
Death[7] 1909 Plymouth, Devon, England

Amelia Jane Harry was born in 1855 at Bere Ferrers in Devon, daughter of Jane Harry, formerly Drake, and her husband William Richard Harry, a shipwright. She was the third of their nine children and the second eldest of the six who lived to adulthood. Shortly after Amelia's birth the family moved to Dartmouth, where her sister Louisa was born in 1857, before settling in Plymouth by 1859, where all her other younger siblings were born. The 1861 census finds Amelia living with her parents and siblings at 12 Claremont Street in Plymouth.

By 1871 Amelia had left home and was working as a domestic servant in the household of a furnishing warehouseman in Plymouth. She stayed in domestic service for over twenty years. By 1881 she was working as cook for a Miss Middleton who lived at 27 Wyndham Square, a grand square of Georgian houses to the west of the town centre. In 1884 Amelia's father died.

Amelia stayed working for Miss Middleton for over ten years; she was at 27 Wyndham Square in the 1891 census. One of the other servants at 27 Wyndham Square in the 1891 census was a Leonora Trengrove. Amelia's mother died in 1894.

The 1901 census finds Amelia and Leonora Trengrove living together in Devonport.

Amelia died in 1909, aged 54.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Secondary quality.

    b. Amelia Jane HARRY, September Quarter 1855, Tavistock Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 298

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 9 General Register Office: 1861 Census Schedules, Class RG9; Piece 1440; Folio 125; Page 16, 7 Apr 1861, Primary quality.

    Address: 12 Claremont St, Plymouth, Devon
    William Harry, head, married, male, 34 [1826/7], Shipwright, b. Saltash, Cornwall
    Jane Harry, wife, married, female, 39 [1821/2], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Maryann Harry, daughter, female, 8 [1852/3], Scholar, b. Dartmouth, Devon
    Amelia Jane Harry, daughter, female, 6 [1854/5], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Louisa Kate Harry, daughter, female, 3 [1857/8], Scholar, b. Dartmouth, Devon
    W[illia]m R[ichar]d Harry, son, male, 1 [1859/60], b. Plymouth, Devon

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 2123; Folio 93; Page 30, 7 Apr 1861, Primary quality.

    Address: 6 Hoe Garden, Hoe Gate Street, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
    John Parkhouse, head, married, male, 30 [1850/1], Furnishing Warehouseman, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Ann Parkhouse, wife, married, female, 26 [1854/5], b. Penzance, Cornwall
    John F. Parkhouse, son, male, 3mo [1870/1], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Amelia J. Harvey [sic], servant, female, 15 [1855/6], Servant, b. Beer, Devon

  4. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 2195; Folio 21; Page 37, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: 27 Wyndham Square, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
    Mary Ann Ochterlong Middleton, head, unmarried, female, 57 [1823/4], b. Delhi, Bengal, India
    Louisa Gertrude Rowse, servant, unmarried, female, 31 [1849/50], House & Parlourmaid, b. Stoke Climsland, Cornwall
    Amelia Jane Harry, servant, unmarried, female, 25 [1855/6], Cook, b. Beer, Devon

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1731; Folio 7; Page 7, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 27 Wyndham Square, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
    Five or more rooms occupied
    Mary Middleton, head, single, female, 67 [1823/4], Living on own means, b. Delhi, Bengal
    Etheldreda S. Prynne, visitor, single, female, 25 [1865/6], Living on own means, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Amelia J. Harry, servant, single, female, 35 [1855/6], Housemaid (Domestic), b. Beer Ferris, Devon
    Leonora A. Trengrove, servant, single, female, 28 [1862/3], Cook (Domestic), b. Duloe, Cornwall

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 2110; Folio 168; Page 3, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 9 College Road, Devonport, Devon
    Five or more rooms occupied
    Lenora Allin Trengrove, head, single, female, 38 [1862/3], Dock Labourer*, worker, b. Duloe, Cornwall
    Amelia Jane Harry, visitor, single, female, 45 [1855/6], Dock Labourer*, worker, b. Beeralston, Cornwall
    John Tavenor, boarder, male, 39 [1861/2], Labourer, worker, b. North Tawton, Devon

    • Although Lenora and Amelia are both apparently described as dock labourers, this is only by ditto marks continued from the previous household. Both also originally had their ages put in the male column, then crossed out and put in the female column, suggesting a certain degree of error in this census return.
  7. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Amelia Jane HARRY, June Quarter 1909, Plymouth Registration District, Volume 5b, page 175, aged 54 [1854/5]