Harman,  Sarah Jane

Harman, Sarah Jane

Female 1841 - 1926  (85 years)

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  • Name Harman, Sarah Jane 
    Residence 1841  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    St Mary's 
    Born 16 May 1841  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St Mary's
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 16 May 1841  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St Mary's 
    Residence 1851  Bexley, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    East Wickham 
    Residence 1861  Erith, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Organist 
    Residence 1871  Lewisham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  Walsall, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  Walsall, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fishers. Station Road 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wylde Green 
    Died 25 Nov 1926  Tamworth, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7042  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Harman, Thomas,   b. Jun 1810, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1873, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Benson, Kezia,   b. 13 Mar 1812, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1890, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Jul 1829  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Minister John Cecil Hall 
    Witness John Cumber and Mary Staply 
    Notes 
    • Reading, a borough and market town, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Reading, of Berks, 26 miles south southeast of Abingdon, and 39 southwest of London, on the road to Bath, lies less than 4 mi. from Beenham (See Also Parishes within 10 miles of Beenham). "In the beginning of the reign of Charles I., the courts of Chancery, King's Bench, and Common Pleas, with the court of Exchequer, and the courts of Wards and Liveries, were held at Reading, in Michaelmas term, in the year 1625, and again in 1635, in consequence of the prevalence of the plague, which was then raging in the metropolis, and a commission under the great seal, for putting in force the laws against the Popish recusants, was read in the courts here. At the commencement of the parliamentary war in this reign, the town was garrisoned for the parliament, but was abandoned by the governor on the approach of the royal forces in 1642; after which it was held by the King's troops, till taken for the parliament by the Earl of Essex, in the following year, after a siege of eight days. After the battle of Newbury, Essex marched to Reading, where he remained for two days; on his departure, it was again garrisoned for the King, who, on his visit in 1644, ordered the military works which had been erected, to be demolished: there are still many extensive remains of the outworks in the Forbury. The inhabitants suffered severely from the contributions levied by both parties, who had alternate possession of the town. In 1688, some Irish and Scottish troops belonging to the army of James ll. were posted at Reading, from which they fled on the approach of the Dutch troops under the Prince of Orange; but returning soon after, a skirmish took place in the town, in which the only officer in the prince's army who lost his life in the expedition, was killed: the anniversary of this battle, which was called "Reading Fight, " was annually commemorated till about the year 1788, when it was discontinued. The town comprises the parishes of St Giles, St Lawrence, and St Mary's, in the archdeaconry of Berks, and diocese of Salisbury. The living of St Giles' is a vicarage. in the patronage of the Crown. The living of St Lawrence's is a vicarage. in the patronage of the President and Fellows of St John's College, Oxford. : The living of St Mary's is a vicarage. in the patronage of the Crown. " (Lewis, 1830)
    Family ID F2361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family March, Samuel,   b. 11 Feb 1824, St Cuthbert, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1891, Stafford St, Walsall, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1862  Dartford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. March, Samuel Herbert,   b. 9 Jul 1863, Erith, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1918, Broughton, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     2. March, Alfred Lennox,   b. Jun 1865, Dartford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1866, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
     3. March, Arthur Flower,   b. Apr 1867, Erith, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1898, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)  [natural]
     4. March, Howard Ashley,   b. 25 Feb 1870, Sydenham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1955, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     5. March, Florence Emma,   b. Jan 1873, Sydenham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1953, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [natural]
     6. March, Maud Ethel,   b. Oct 1874, Sydenham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1956, Bilston, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - St Mary's - 1841 - Reading, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1841 - Reading, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - St Mary's - 16 May 1841 - Reading, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - East Wickham - 1851 - Bexley, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Organist - 1861 - Erith, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Sep 1862 - Dartford, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Lewisham, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Walsall, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Walsall, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Fishers. Station Road - 1901 - Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Wylde Green - 2 Apr 1911 - Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Nov 1926 - Tamworth, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Harman, Sarah Jane Birth Record
    Harman, Sarah Jane Birth Record
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1841 Marriage Entry GRO
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1841 Marriage Entry GRO
    Harman, Sarah Jane and Samuel March Marriage Record
    Harman, Sarah Jane and Samuel March Marriage Record
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1851
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1851
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1861
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1861
    Harman, Sarah Jane ca 1881
    Harman, Sarah Jane ca 1881
    Harman, Sarah Jane 851
    Harman, Sarah Jane 851
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1841
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1841
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1841 2
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1841 2
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1841 with Family Marsh
    Harman, Sarah Jane 1841 with Family Marsh

    Headstones
    Harman, Sarah Jane and Samuel March 1824 Grave Stone
    Harman, Sarah Jane and Samuel March 1824 Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Harman Family Crest
    Harman Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • Sarah Jane Harman (1841-1926), is recorded as living with her mother’s brother Samuel Suckley Benson and his wife, Catherine Sarah Storer, in the London suburb of East Wickham (Welling postal area) (9 yrs old,1851 Census). The precise reason for Sarah Jane living in her uncle’s household, rather than with the rest of the family in Lambeth, as a child is unclear; but at this time S.S. Benson and his brother James William were establishing Bensons, Jewellers and clockmakers (later to become J. W. Benson,Ltd), and were probably becoming quite prosperous. Samuel and Catherine’s marriage was childless in 1851; so it might have been a good fit, providing a more comfortable environment for a young girl who might have shown early signs of musical talent. The 1861 census shows that Sarah Jane (19 yrs old) was still living with her aunt Catherine but now in nearby Erith, Kent (Catherine was widowed by 1861 with two children of her own). Sarah’s occupation is recorded as ”Organist”. Her sisters, Phoebe Benson and Mary Ann Kezia, were only 4 and 2 years old at this time and living with their parents along with 8 brothers (ranging from 7-26 years of age) in Lambeth. A year later in Sept.1862, Sarah married the Reverend Samuel March, 17 years her senior (1824-1891) in Dartford, Kent. As an Organist it is reasonable to assume that Sarah Jane was a Church Organist and that she had met her husband-to-be as a result of church related functions. By 1881 Sarah Jane and her husband the Reverend Samuel March had moved with their children to Staffordshire (to a vicarage in Walsall). Their first child, Samuel Herbert March (1863-1918), seems to have inherited the mother’s musical talent, becoming a professionally qualified church musician. For 30 years he was the Church Organist at Christ Church Cannes, France.

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] 1841 England Census, taken June 6, 1841.

    2. [S14] 1851 England Census, taken March 30, 1851.

    3. [S178] GRO England and Wales.
      Record for Kezia Benson