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My Harrison Roots

Post by linda » 18 Jan 2013, 13:56

Hi

Here in Leicester I am sitting watching the snow fall so thought I would make a cup of tea and do some more family research.

My 3x great grandfather Richard Harrison was born at Elslack in 1798 and married Mary Roberts on Christmas day in 1820. I believe they had 8 children

Ann b 1821
Martha b 1825
William b 1826 - my 2x gr grandfather
Joseph b 1828
John b 1831
Richard b 1835
Mary b 1836
Henry b 1838

Richard Snr was buried on the 3rd Oct 1875 at Irton in Cumberland where he had lived with his son William. Mary died between the 1841 and 1851 censuses at Elslack.

William moved to Eskdale/Irton bet 1841 and 51 and married Margaret Ellwood from Gosforth in 1853. They went on to have 8 children between 1853 and 1873. He died in 1904.

If anyone can help me with my research I shall be eternally grateful as looking for Harrison's in Yorkshire is worse than looking for a needle in a haystack lol.

Regards

Linda nee Harrison

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Re: My Harrison Roots

Post by Moh » 18 Jan 2013, 14:36

Hi Linda,
Welcome to the site. My married name is Harrison and I have traced the line back to 1650 but I do not have the Harrisons you mentioned. My husband's line began in Pendle Forest, moved to Long Preston, Yorkshire and then Trawden, Lancashire. Most of the other Harrisons stayed around the Gisburn Settle area.
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Re: My Harrison Roots

Post by Stanley » 19 Jan 2013, 06:10

Welcome Linda.

HARRISON INDEX ENTRIES AS OF 28 May 2005

1741
Electoral roll for Barnoldswick. John Harrison noted as elector and freeholder but no address given.

1753 and 1756
John Harrison paid land tax of 7/- and 13/4 in these years. No address given.

1753
John Harrison pays land tax of 10/- for Hollins and in 1757 pays 13/4 but no address given.

1757
Thomas Harrison noted as paying land tax of 6/9. No address.

1822
Baines Directory notes George Harrison as being a cotton manufacturer at Broughton. [almost certainly in the old Broughton Corn Mill]

1822
Baines directory notes William Harrison as being a coal merchant in Barlick. Ditto for 1823.

1835
An electoral roll for Bracewell gives Swatcliff [sic] as the address for John Harrison.

1835 and 1837
John Harrison noted as farmer of New Laithe and elector of Barnoldswick for both these years. Ditto for Thomas Harrison, address given as Blackburn, Lancashire.

1837
Richard Harrison noted as elector of Barnoldswick, address given as Colne. Ditto for 1841, address given as Corn Close, Colne.

1837
Septimus Harrison noted as elector of Barnoldswick and address given as Isle of Wight.

1841 census
Harrison family at Gill Hall: William Edmondson, 70, Independent seems to be the head. Also listed are John Harrison, 55, ag. Labourer. Sarah(?) Harrison, wife, 50. James Harrison, 15, weaver. Elias Harrison, 14, weaver. Christopher Harrison, 13, weaver.

1851 census
Fanny Harrison, 31, HLW Wool. Sister Mary Harrison, 25, HLW wool. Both noted as resident at Hey. [Note: this was the district around Hey Farm and could be on Longfield Lane or the other small cottages clustered around what is now the Greyhound Hotel]

1851 census
John Harrison, Gill Hall, Coates. 67 years, Ag labourer. Sarah, wife, 67. James, son, 27 HLW, wool.

1851 census
Residing at Wapping; John Harrison, 45, warper. Mary A, wife, 42. William, son, 20, PLW cotton. Carolin, Daughter, 3 years.

1851 census
Edward Harrison, 52, Townhead, Barnoldswick. Power loom weaver. Jule{?} sister, 55, PLW. Mary, 45, sister, PLW.

1871 census
Ellen Harrison is noted as farming Bashfield at Salterforth, 55, 70 acres and employs 2 men.

1871 census
James Harrison noted as farmer of 50 acres at Prospect Farm, Barnoldswick, aged 42.

1871 census
Residing at Townhead; Jeremiah Harrison, 34, cattle drover. Sarah, wife, 34, HLW wool. Rocksannah[sic] daughter, 10, winder. Thomas, 8, son, winder. Richard, son, 5, winder.

1881 Census
Christopher Harrison described as butcher of Red Lion Street. Hartley Harrison also noted on Red Lion Street as weaver of cotton. Ditto; Evelena Harrison, cotton bobbin winder.

1887
Barrett’s Directory notes that Arthur Harrison is a farmer at Windlefield, Earby. Same directory; Benjamin Harrison resides at 5 Chapel Street, Earby. [same entry in 1896 Barrett]

1887
Barrett Directory notes John Harrison as farmer at View Cottage. (On Folly?)

1890
R. W. Harrison mentioned in various entries in the Calf Hall Shed Company Minute books as supplying goods, India rubber rings mentioned in some instances between 1890 and 1892. Could have been in another town as this was a specialised supplier.

1895
[Family informant] John or William? Harrison came to Barlick in 1895 as a coal merchant and was from a Long Preston family. He was at one time a gamekeeper on Pen y Gent at Dalehead. His son Willy Harrison was born in 1896 and worked for Herbert Hoggarth in Wellhouse Road as a welder in premises now owned by Gissing and Lonsdale. He was a prominent member of the fire brigade and I think he may have worked at Henry Brown, Sons and Pickles at one time. [see also 1822 entry for William, there may be a conflict]

1902
Barrett’s Directory notes Fred Harrison as being a joiner, builder and contractor of Park Road [tel. 182] Same directory notes William Leech Harrison as residing at Melbourne Mount.

1907 – 1962
John Harrison, member of BUDC 1907 – 1910 and 1922 – 1928. Died March 22 1962.

20/11/1907
Ernest Harrison appointed to fix two girders at Ouzledale Foundry by the Calf Hall Shed company if his price be satisfactory.

11/06/1912
Engine christening at Barnsey Shed. Ernest Harrison seconded the vote of thanks to the ladies who started the engine. He had shares and was a director of the shed company.

Undated entry
[‘A Way of Life Gone By’ page 15.] Ernest Harrison noted as a Barnoldswick builder who built Montrose Terrace, the long side of Leonard Street and some of the houses in Rosemount avenue.

1914.
Undated entry in A Way of Life Gone By but probably c.1914. Notes that John Harrison was farmer at Aynhams.

29/04/1914
Ernest Harrison of Barnoldswick asked by the Calf Hall Shed Company to repair the well at Dark Hill with flags and a grate.

Post 1914
[LTP 78/AC/01, page 13.] Ernie Roberts told how his mother was on Parish Relief after WW1. She drew 25/- a week but should have had 35/-. The relief officer, a man called Harrison, had been cheating her out of ten shillings a week. He was found out, convicted and sentenced to nine months in the second division.

Post 1914?
[LTP. 82/JM/01. Page 25.] John Metcalfe talks about New Coates Mill. He mentions Elisha Harrison of Earby as being in the partnership which ran the mill. [There may be a connection here with the Seal Manufacturing Company which was named after Seal Croft in Earby]

18/04/1917.
Ernest Harrison asked to repair the leakage at Ouzledale Dam and make a cement wall behind the puddle clay.

1923.
Richard Harrison, Sanitary Inspector to BUDC 3 Oct 1923 to Jan 31, 1938. Died February 8th 1942.

1930/1970
William Harrison senior was a coal merchant and farmer at Smearber Farm, Elslack. He got the contract for picking farm milk up and carrying bottled milk for West Marton Dairies and his sons Jack and Billy took over after his death and traded as Harrison Brothers. C.1960 Jack Harrison paid Billy out and went into partnership with Jack Widdup and Gordon Stuart and they bought Whitewell Dairies at Accrington which they later sold to Associated Dairies. Billy carried on with the haulage business. Lost the contract at West Marton due to reorganisation and ended up as a general haulage contractor with one wagon driven by SCG. [see SG Memoirs ‘West Marton Dairies’ and LTP transcript 82/HD/06. Harold Duxbury. Page 16.]

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Re: My Harrison Roots

Post by linda » 19 Jan 2013, 14:23

Hi Moh and Stanley

Thank you so much for your warm welcome.

I was sent many years ago some information working back from Richard but I have very very little working forward so WOW thank you so much Stanley for all the time and effort you have put in to send me this information, it must have taken you ages. May I ask what your sources were for all this?

In the middle of February I am going up to the Whitehaven RO and have been working on my notes so as to make the most of my visit but I will now have to investigate all this lol.

Thank you so much.

My immediate task though is to work out how to make any replies come directly through to my email address,

Lin

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Re: My Harrison Roots

Post by PanBiker » 19 Jan 2013, 14:38

Hi Lin, welcome to the site,

You cannot make any reply in the forum come directly to your email but you can get an alert into you email when someone posts in the topic. This will alert you to the post and include send a direct link to the topic in the email that is sent.

What you need to do is "subscribe" to the forum topic by clicking the link "subscribe topic" at the top or the bottom of the page. Check also in your User Control Panel (available at the top of the forum page) that you have email enabled on the "board preferences" tab in your User CP.

I hope this helps, have fun on the forum.
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Post by linda » 19 Jan 2013, 15:49

Hi Ian

Thanks for your welcome, it is much appreciated.

I have done as you suggested and yours came through loud and clear lol

Lin

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Post by Wendyf » 19 Jan 2013, 17:10

Hi Linda, welcome to the site. I think we may have a transcript of the Broughton with Elslack Parish Records in the Earby History Society Archives. I will be able to have a look when I'm in our Heritage Room next Friday. Looking at the index to our archive we also have a copy of some research done on the Harrison's of Broughton & Carleton, which I can also look out for you, just in case there is a link.

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Post by Stanley » 20 Jan 2013, 05:54

I've found some Harrison docs in my data and have posted them as separate topics as rare texts. Not sure of the origins of some but they could be useful.
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Post by Proudofmyroots » 03 Mar 2013, 23:42

Hello! I'm also trying to research our Harrison roots. I'm wondering if anyone has come across a Christopher Harrison, born November 19, 1828 in Longpreston (or Liverpool). His father's name is possibly Stephen. Christopher moved to the USA and married Mary Thatcher who was born January 6, 1837 in Green County, Illinois. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Post by Sue » 05 Mar 2013, 08:49

I will have to check the details but in St Mary the Ghyl records there is an Elizabeth Harrison (known as Betty) that married Jonathan Ward, my gg grandmother and ggrandfather.
If you keep searching you will find it

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Post by Moh » 05 Mar 2013, 13:39

I have a 249 page file on Harrisons, there are lots of Stephens (the earliest I have is 1685) and Christopher is another common name. The early ones are mainly centred around Gisburn and North Yorkshire (Long Prestons area), but I do not have the Christopher you mention, sorry. Quite a few of them emigrated to the USA & Canada.
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Post by Sue » 05 Mar 2013, 20:45

My Elizabeth information. Her son Jonathon Ward was born in Guisburn


Elizabeth (Betty) WARD Nee. Harrison Bi rth not yet identifed ( October 2002). 1871 census states the place of birth as Pendle Forest. The 1861 census states Barley

Do you know any more Moh?
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Post by Wendyf » 08 Mar 2013, 13:43

We have a family history book in the Earby Archive which is by Bill Harrison (I think) and called "The Harrisons of Gisburn Forest". Mostly about American Harrison families and their origins in Gisburn.

There is one for sale on Abe Books

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Re: My Harrison Roots

Post by deakinyazzy » 25 Feb 2014, 10:02

Hi Linda
I have your Harrison's! I have just recently acquired Parish registers that have enabled me to dig deeper and confirm what I already had. Still working on it in fact. Are you a member of Ancestry? If so you could see the tree for yourself. Best regards, Christine Harrison (married name).

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Post by Wendyf » 25 Feb 2014, 10:50

Welcome to OGFB Christine, I hope you can find some more information on your Harrisons.

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Re: My Harrison Roots

Post by linda » 25 Feb 2014, 12:31

Hi Christine

Welcome to the board

Wow I am so so jealous of you having the parish records.

My ancestry tree is Our Twigs and Branches.

Lin

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Post by Wendyf » 25 Feb 2014, 12:49

Thornton in Craven parish records are available as a pdf download from the Earby History Society website...you do need to be a member to access them though.

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Post by deakinyazzy » 27 Feb 2014, 10:54

Hi Wendy and thanks - having great fun with your records. We took grave photos when we were there years ago - unsure if they were ours at the time - have matched them up now and most are ours. (all bar one) so with all the info I have I have been very successful - altho I deleted somebody in error last night so have to put him back. Are you familiar with a farm called Smearber? (Moorside, Elslack) Seems to have been lived in by my H's for many a generation. I wondered if it had ever belonged to the Tempests at Broughton Hall or somebody else - assuming they were tenant farmers - they may well have owned it themselves. Thanks, Christine.

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Post by deakinyazzy » 27 Feb 2014, 10:58

Hi Lin,
I have seen your tree on there. Mine is Harrison Powell Thompson Deakin-White. Send me a request to view and I'll open it for you. Bear in mind that I'm still adding and correcting due to all my new info though. Have to say it is worth joining the Earby History Society - invaluable info there. Christine

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Post by Stanley » 28 Feb 2014, 04:48

When I drove for Harrison Brothers in the 1950s they were based at Smearber. In the 1950s Jack Harrison lived at Smearber and Billy at Ivy House in Thornton. Jack was a pure albino, don't know whether it runs in the family....
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Post by deakinyazzy » 28 Feb 2014, 16:03

Thanks Stanley - I've managed to sort it out a bit. Never heard about the albino business before! Can't find when Jack died or if he had children. Smearber seems to be in the name of Persson now. Definitely came down through many generations of Harrisons anyway linked to my husband's family.

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Post by Stanley » 01 Mar 2014, 05:21

In the early 1960s Harrison Brothers split up when Jack took his money out and invested it in the dairy at Accrington when he and others formed a partnership and bought it. Very soon sold to Associated Dairies. Billy carried on with one wagon on general haulage and I drove it for him for about four years but then got fed up with the tramp and went back to the dairy. Billy had one son, John and I can't remember Jack and his wife having any kids. Corrine(?) taught at Springfield School Earby for a long time. I think Billy died in the late 1960s, I don't know about Jack.

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Billy and son John at Morecambe in 1961. (click for full size)
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Post by deakinyazzy » 02 Mar 2014, 13:27

Thank you so much for that info - and the photo.
On another note do you know where this refers to?
'...of Joseph Harrison for his present dwelling - House adjoining the east end of the turnpike...1776'
This is from the Broughton Estate archives - I took photos when we saw them up in the Tempests' attic - amazing volumes there. Christine

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Post by Wendyf » 02 Mar 2014, 15:02

Very impressed that you have seen the Broughton Estate archives!
The Broughton turnpike looks to have been on the west side of the junction with the Gargrave road, not far from The Bull Inn. There is a smithy marked there on older maps, but I think it is long gone.
This website is useful for maps:
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html
There is an 1894 1:2500 scale map which shows the smithy clearly. There is also an earlier smaller scale map which has the turnpike marked, but it is frustratingly unclear!

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Re: My Harrison Roots

Post by deakinyazzy » 03 Mar 2014, 09:10

Lin - don't know if you got my email so here is what I put:
Richard's parents were Jeremiah H & Martha Lund then back to
Jeremiah H & Mary Clark then back to
Francis Harrison & Mary Greenwood then back to
Rogerus H & Susan Jennings then back to
Thomae H & Alice Tippin then back to
Thomae H 1610 Christine

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