Person:John Harry (3)

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John Edwin 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
m. 1890
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Name John Edwin Harry
Gender Male
Birth[1][9] 12 Aug 1863 Plymouth, Devon, England
Christening[9] 3 Aug 1866 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandChrist Church
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 Plymouth, Devon, England25 Claremont Street
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 Plymouth, Devon, England3 Claremont Place
Employment[4] May 1889 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandPost Office, Junior Town Postman
Marriage 1890 Plymouth, Devon, Englandto Jessie Eliza Ellis
Census[5] 5 Apr 1891 Plymouth, Devon, England42 King Gardens
Census[6] 31 Mar 1901 Plymouth, Devon, England61 King Gardens
Census[7] 2 Apr 1911 Plymouth, Devon, England89 Cambridge Street
Death[8] 1935 Devon, EnglandPlymouth Registration District

John Edwin Harry was born in 1863 in Plymouth, Devon. He was the sixth of eight children of a shipwright named William Richard Harry and his wife Jane Drake, a charwoman.

John grew up in Plymouth, where the family lived in Claremont Street and Claremont Place, to the north-west of the town centre.[10] His father died in 1884 aged 57, when John was about 19 years old.

John appears to have spent some time as a painter's apprentice, but did not ultimately become a painter. In May 1889 he started work for the Post Office, initially as a junior town postman. The following year he married Jessie Eliza Ellis. They were married for sixteen years, but the marriage appears to have been childless. Jessie died in 1906.

Fairly soon after Jessie's death, John had two daughters with a Mary Emma Bond. They presented themselves as though married on the girls' baptisms, although they do not appear to have actually remarried. The 1911 census described John as a widower and Mary Emma as a spinster and the family's housekeeper.

John died in 1935, aged 71.

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

    b. John Edwin HARRY, September Quarter 1863, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 256

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 2118; Folio 109; Page 5, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.
    Address25 Claremont Street, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
    NameRelation to headMarital statusSexAgeImplied birthdateOccupationBirthplace
    William R. Harryheadmarriedmale441826/7Shipwright (out of employ)Saltash, Cornwall
    Jane Harrywifemarriedfemale371823/4Parish of Beer Ferris, Devon
    Mary A. Harrydaughterunmarriedfemale171853/4Domestic Servt.Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Louisa K. Harrydaughterfemale131857/8Domestic Servt.Dartmouth, Devon
    William R. Harrysonmale111859/60ScholarPlymouth, Devon
    John E. Harrysonmale71863/4ScholarPlymouth, Devon
    Ellen S. Harrydaughterfemale41864/5ScholarPlymouth, Devon
    Elisabeth M. Harrydaughterfemale11869/70Plymouth, Devon
  3. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), RG11/2197/24/42, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: 3 Claremont Place, Plymouth, Devon
    William R. Harry, head, married, male, 54 [1826/7], Shipwright, b. Saltash, Cornwall
    Jane Harry, wife, married, female, 57 [1823/4], b. Beer Ferris, Devon
    William R. Harry, son, unmarried, male, 21 [1859/60], Plasterer, b. Plymouth, Devon
    John E. Harry, son, male, 17 [1863/4], Painter's App (House), b. Plymouth, Devon
    Ellen S. Harry, daughter, female, 14 [1866/7], Sch, b. Plymouth, Devon

  4. British Postal Museum and Archive. Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969. (London: Ancestry), Primary quality.

    1889
    Date: May
    Registered Number of Nomination Paper: 143514
    Surname: Harry
    Christian Name: John Edwin
    Situation to which Nominated: Junr Town Postman
    Place: Plymouth
    Number of Appointment Minute: 9114/89
    Number of Confirmation Minute: 15237/89
    Observations: Min 2378

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, RG12/1732/101/11, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 42 King Gardens, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
    2 rooms occupied
    John E. Harry, head, married, male, 27 [1863/4], Letter Carr[ie]r G.P.O., employed, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Jessie E. Harry, wife, married, female, 28 [1862/3], b. Plymouth, Devon

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, RG13/2012/39/69, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 61 King Gardens, Plymouth, Devon
    5 or more rooms occupied
    John E. Harry, head, married, male, 37 [1863/4], Postman, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Jessie E. Harry, wife, married, female, 38 [1862/3], b. Plymouth, Devon

  7. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Devon, Plymouth, SW, District 13, Schedule 195, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Address: 89 Cambridge Street, Plymouth, Devon
    2 rooms occupied
    John E. Harry, head, male, 47 [1863/4], widower, 2 children born alive, 2 still living, Town Postman, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Lily Harry, daughter, female, 4 [1906/7], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Rosie Harry, daughter, female, 2 [1908/9], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Mary Emma Bond, housekeeper, female, 34 [1876/7], single, b. Bere Alston, Devon

  8. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. John E. HARRY, March Quarter 1935, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 379, aged 71 [1863/4]

  9. 9.0 9.1 Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of Christ Church. (Plymouth: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office), Primary quality.

    BAPTISMS solemnized in the District of CHRIST CHURCH, PLYMOUTH, in the County of DEVON, in the year 1866
    When Born. 12 August 1863 No.1492
    When Baptized. 3 August 1866
    Child's Christian Name. John Edwin
    Parents' Name. Christian. William Richard & Jane
    Parents' Name. Surname. Harry
    Abode. 25 Claremont Place
    Quality, Trade, or Profession. Ship Wright
    By whom the Ceremony was performed. Theophilus Bennett

    Baptised same time as siblings William Richard and Sarah Ellen.

  10. Plymouth became a city in 1928.