Person:John Harry (4)

John Harry
m. 19 Oct 1808
  1. John Harry1812 - 1853
  2. Elizabeth Harry1814 - 1883
  3. Mary Ann Harry1816 - 1817
  4. Mary Ann Harry1818 - 1887
  5. Richard Harry1821 - 1824
  6. William Richard Harry1827 - 1884
m. 2 Sep 1838
Facts and Events
Name John Harry
Gender Male
Christening[1] 1 Mar 1812 Saltash, Cornwall, EnglandSt Nicholas
Marriage 2 Sep 1838 St. Budeaux, Devon, Englandto Ann Spearman
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Devonport, Devon, EnglandBrunswick Place
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Devonport, Devon, England59 Tavistock Street
Death[4] 5 Sep 1853 Devonport, Devon, England
Burial[5] 7 Sep 1853 Devonport, Devon, EnglandStoke Damerel

John Harry was baptised on 1st March 1812 at Saltash in Cornwall, son of Mary Harry, formerly Tucker, and her husband John Harry, a labourer and waterman. He appears to have been the eldest of six children, although two of his younger siblings died young.

On 2nd September 1838, aged 26, John married Ann Spearman at St Budeaux, on the opposite bank of the River Tamar to Saltash. They then moved to nearby Devonport, where they appear in both the 1841 and 1851 censuses. They appear to have had two children, and John worked as an agricultural labourer.

John died on 5th September 1853, aged 41. He was buried two days later at Stoke Damerel church, the parish church which covered Devonport.

  1. Church of England. Parish registers for Saltash. (Truro: Cornwall Record Office).

    Baptisms 1812 / John son of John and Mary Harry / March 1st

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 275; Book 4; Folio 21; Page 37, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: Brunswick Place, Devonport, Stoke Damerel, Devon
    John Harry, male, 25 [1811-16], Lab, not born in county
    Anne Harry, female, 25 [1811-16], born in county
    John Harry, male, 5 months [1840/1], born in county

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1466-2531 Census Returns: 1851 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 1882; Folio 322; Page 34, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: 59 Tavistock Street, Devonport, Stoke Damerel, Devon
    John Harry, head, married, male, 39 [1811/12], Ag Lab, b. Saltash, Cornwall
    Ann Harry, wife, married, female, 40 [1810/11], b. Yealmpton, Devon
    John Harry, son, male, 10 [1840/1], Scholar, b. Stoke, Devon
    Mary Harry, daughter, female, 6 [1844/5], Scholar, b. Stoke, Devon

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

    d. John HARRY, September Quarter 1853, Stoke Damerel Registration District, Volume 5b, page 195, aged 43 [1809/10]

  5. Burials register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of Stoke Damerel. (Plymouth & West Devon Record Office).

    BURIALS in the Parish of Stoke Damerel, in the County of Devon, in the Year 1853.
    No. 491
    Name: John Harry
    Abode: 59 Tavistock Street
    Died: September 5
    When Buried: September 7
    Age: 43 years
    By whom the Ceremony was Performed: W[illia]m Gilbard, Curate