Harman,  Thomas

Harman, Thomas

Male 1810 - 1873  (~ 62 years)

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  • Name Harman, Thomas  [1, 2, 3
    Born Jun 1810  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St Giles
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 15 Mar 1811  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St Lawrence Parish 
    Find A Grave Memorial 157473591 
    Occupation 1841 
    Wood Carver 
    Residence 1841  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    St Mary's 
    Residence 1861  Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Waterloo Road 
    Occupation 1871  [6
    Wood Carver 
    Residence 1871  Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Waterloo Road 
    Died 06 Feb 1873  Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Chronic Hepatitis, J. T. Stirling in attendance 
    • 82 James Street
    Buried 16 Feb 1873  Tooting, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 51°25'37.58"N 0°10'54.16"W
    • Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Road
    Research Done or Questions Nov 2016 
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    Occupation Journeyman 
    Residence Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I7453  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Harman, Thomas M,   b. 07 Mar 1785, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1842, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Barnes, Elizabeth,   b. 1785, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jan 1843, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 31 Jan 1806  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F2732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benson, Kezia,   b. 13 Mar 1812, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 1890, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 05 Jul 1829  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    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)
    Children 
    +1. Harman, William Benson,   b. 24 Dec 1830, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1864, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [natural]
    +2. Harman, James Alfred,   b. 16 Aug 1835, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1884, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     3. Harman, George,   b. 11 Jun 1838, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1881, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
    +4. Harman, Thomas Benson,   b. 11 Jun 1838, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1884, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
    +5. Harman, Sarah Jane,   b. 16 May 1841, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1926, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    +6. Harman, Joseph Charles I,   b. 07 Jul 1844, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1899, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
    +7. Harman, Samuel John I,   b. Jul 1846, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1921  (Age ~ 74 years)  [natural]
     8. Harman, Amos,   b. 14 Nov 1848, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Oct and Dec 1902, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +9. Harman, Ebenezer Albert,   b. 27 Jul 1851, St. Luke's, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1911, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    +10. Harman, Edward Arthur,   b. 21 Jan 1854, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1883, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
    +11. Harman, Phoebe Benson,   b. 08 Dec 1857, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1927, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    +12. Harman, Mary Ann Kezia,   b. 14 Jun 1860, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1922, Greenwich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F2361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun 1810 - Reading, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - St Lawrence Parish - 15 Mar 1811 - Reading, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 05 Jul 1829 - Reading, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - St Mary's - 1841 - Reading, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Waterloo Road - 1861 - Lambeth, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Waterloo Road - 1871 - Lambeth, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Chronic Hepatitis, J. T. Stirling in attendance - 06 Feb 1873 - Lambeth, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Feb 1873 - Tooting, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Reading, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Harman, Thomas 24 April 1847
    Harman, Thomas 24 April 1847
    Harman, Thomas Harman 1847
    Harman, Thomas Harman 1847
    Harman, Thomas 1873 Death Record
    Harman, Thomas 1873 Death Record
    Harman, Thomas Kezia Benson Marriage record
    Harman, Thomas Kezia Benson Marriage record
    Harman, Thomas 1840
    Harman, Thomas 1840
    Harman, Thomas Burial Record
    Harman, Thomas Burial Record
    Harman, Thomas 1861 Census
    Harman, Thomas 1861 Census
    Harman, Thomas 1871 Census
    Harman, Thomas 1871 Census
    Harman, Thomas 1841
    Harman, Thomas 1841

    Headstones
    Lambeth Cemetery
    Lambeth Cemetery

    Family Crest
    Harman Family Crest
    Harman Family Crest
    Probably a quarter of English names have strong Saxon or later Germanic influences; Harm and its variant forms Harms, Harmes and Harman comes into these categories. It may be a derivative of the original pre 7th Century personal name "Heremar", a compound which translates as "Army-Famous" and shown in the first recording "Heremerus de La Bolde", 1176, The Pipe Rolls of Stafford, or the name can be locational and derive from the town of Harms in Germany and may then be associated with the Huguenot or "Flemish Weaver" immigrants of the late Middle Ages. The marriage of Henry Harm and Barbara Child was recorded at All Hallows, London Wall, on September 15th 1650, and Ann Harm was christened on July 4th 1675 at St. Dunstan's, Stepney. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Francisca Harme (marriage to Allen Turner), which was dated October 24th 1591, at St. Martin in the Fields, London, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • "Tooting Cemetery" lat=51. 4264690105, lon=-0. 181449360431

      Kezia Benson and Thomas Harman (wood and stone carver and gilder) had twelve children. Seven sons and one daughter (Sarah Jane Harman) were born in Reading Berkshire. The last child to be born in Reading was Samuel John Harman (born 1849). The records indicate that after 1849 the family had moved to London. The eldest child, William Benson Harman (1830-1864), (jeweler and rug merchant) was married in Camberwell, London in June 1851 and the 8th child Albert Ebenezer Harman was born in The City of London in July 1851. The remaining son was born in the parish of St Lukes, London, in 1854 (Edward Arthur Harman); and finally two daughters were born in Lambeth, London (1857 &1860). Lambeth is also the area in London in which the parents died.

      The male children grew up to have middle to working class occupations in London, ranging from jeweler rug merchants to plumbers, carpenters, cab men, post office porters, plasterers, and bricklayer’s labourers. One daughter, Phoebe Benson Harman (1857-1927) married Henry Timson an engineer printer waiter and then married William Raynsford (1857-1935) a gas stoker. This last union gave rise to four children including Ellen Eliza Raynsford, the grandmother of Rodney M Hewick (1946-), David S Hewick (1943-) and Ronald W Hazell (1940-). The youngest daughter of Kezia Benson and Thomas Harman, Mary Ann Kezia Harman (1860-1922), married Alfred Picket, a cabinet maker.
      With the family moving to London, the eldest daughter, 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, Jewelers 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.

      The lineage originating from Kezia Benson and Thomas Harman through their daughter Sarah Jane Harman leads directly to the current DUKE of HAMILTON. It constitutes the Duke’s maternal line as follows: Sarah Jane Harman; her son, Samuel Herbert March; his daughter, Nancie March (became Lady Scott on her marriage to Sir William Scott, 3rd Baronet*); her son, Sir Walter Scott (4th Baronet); his daughter, Lady Sarah Jane Scott (became the Duchess of Hamilton on her marriage to the 15th Duke of Hamilton); her son, Alexander Douglas-Hamilton (1978-) (16th Duke of Hamilton).
      * The original Sir Walter Scott (1st Baronet of Beauclerc (a small Village in Northumberland)) was a self- made builder (stone mason) and then later a publisher, from a humble Village background (Abbeytown, Cumberland). He was conferred a hereditary knighthood in 1907 by King Edward for amongst many things his building and renovation works in Newcastle and London. Rod Hewick

  • Sources 
    1. [S178] GRO England and Wales.

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

    3. [S1007] England, Birth, Death and Marriage Records Archived, London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary At Lambeth, Register of marriages, P85 MRY1, Item 465.
      Record for Mary Ann Kezia Harman

    4. [S11] 1841 England Census, taken June 6, 1841.

    5. [S17] 1861 England UK Census, taken April 7, 1861.

    6. [S20] 1871 England Census, taken April 2nd 1871.

    7. [S115] David Harman, One Name Guild.