Facts and Events
||William Richard Harry
||11 Mar 1827
||Saltash, Cornwall, EnglandSt Nicholas & St Faith
||6 Jun 1841
||Saltash, Cornwall, EnglandBack Lane
||17 Nov 1850
||Plymouth, Devon, EnglandSt Andrew
to Jane Drake
||7 Apr 1861
||Plymouth, Devon, England12 Claremont Street
||2 Apr 1871
||Plymouth, Devon, England25 Claremont Street
||Plymouth, Devon, England4 Claremont Place, North Road
||3 Apr 1881
||Plymouth, Devon, England3 Claremont Place
||Plymouth, Devon, England
William Richard Harry was baptised on 11th March 1827 at Saltash in Cornwall, son of Mary Harry, formerly Tucker, and her husband John Harry, a waterman - presumably running boats across the River Tamar between Cornwall and Devon. William appears to have been the youngest of six children, although some of his older siblings appear to have already died young before William was born.
William appears in the 1841 census living with his parents at Back Lane in Saltash.
On 17th November 1850, William was married at Plymouth in Devon to Jane Drake. She was three years his senior and from Bere Ferrers on the Devon banks of the River Tamar. William was by this time working as a shipwright. After their marriage William and Jane moved around extensively for a few years to several different south coast ports. Their first daughter, Mary Ann, was born in Jane's native Bere Ferrers in 1851, but sadly she died as a baby the following year. They then moved over 150 miles to Portsmouth where their next daughter, also Mary Ann, was born in 1853. Back in Saltash, William's father died in 1855.
They returned to Bere Ferrers by 1855 when their daughter Amelia Jane was born. They then moved to Dartmouth in Devon where their daughter Louisa Kate was born in 1857. They then settled in Plymouth, having five more children there, although the youngest two both died young, leaving them with six surviving children. William's mother died in Saltash in 1861.
In each census from 1861 to 1881 the family was living at Claremont Street or Claremont Place in Plymouth, which was the same street William and Jane had lived in at the time of their marriage. William continued working as a shipwright for the rest of his life, but in 1871 he was described as "out of employ". At other times he worked at the Royal Dockyard in Devonport - as reported on his daughter Louisa's marriage certificate from June 1884.
William appears to have become a grandfather in 1872, aged 44, when his daughter Mary Ann had her first baby.
William died in 1884, aged 57. Jane survived him by about ten years.
- ↑ Saltash (St Nicholas & St Faith) baptisms, in United Kingdom. FreeREG - British Parish Register Transcripts and Indexes, Primary quality.
11 Mar 1827 / William Richard / John & Mary Ann / HARRY / Labourer
This baptism can be linked to the adult William who married Jane Drake in 1850 on the basis that the 1850 marriage certificate gives William's father's name as John Harry, and in the censuses after his marriage William consistently claimed to have been born in Saltash in about 1827.
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 135; Book 13; Folio 33; Page 60, 6 Jun 1841, Primary quality.
Address: Back Lane, Saltash, Cornwall
John Harry, male, 60 [1776-81], Waterman, born in county
Mary Harry, female, 50 [1786-91], born in county
William Harry, male, 14 [1826/7], born in county
- ↑ 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 Street, 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
- ↑ 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.
Address: 25 Claremont Street, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
William R. Harry, head, married, male, 44 [1826/7], Shipwright (out of employ), b. Saltash, Cornwall
Jane Harry, wife, married, female, 37 [1823/4], b. Parish of Beer Ferris, Devon
Mary A. Harry, daughter, unmarried, female, 17 [1853/4], Domestic Serv[an]t, b. Portsmouth, Hampshire
Louisa K. Harry, daughter, female, 13 [1857/8], Domestic Serv[an]t, b. Dartmouth, Devon
William R. Harry, son, male, 11 [1859/60], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
John E. Harry, son, male, 7 [1863/4], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
Ellen S. Harry, daughter, female, 4 [1864/5], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
Elisabeth M. Harry, daughter, female, 1 [1869/70], b. Plymouth, Devon
- ↑ The Three Towns' Directory for Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse, 1873, accessed 24 Feb 2012, Primary quality.
Harry William R., 4 Claremont place, North road
- ↑ General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 2196; Folio 84; Page 19, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.
Address: 3 Claremont Place, Plymouth (St Andrew), 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[rentice] (House), b. Plymouth, Devon
Ellen S. Harry, daughter, female, 14 [1866/7], Sch[olar], b. Plymouth, Devon
- ↑ Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.
d. William Richard HARRY, September Quarter 1884, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 186, aged 57 [1826/7]