Harriett Bowers

#26804, b. 8 June 1828
  • Mother: Rebecca Bowers b. 6 Oct 1805, d. Dec 1875

Individual's Timeline

Birth1828Harriett Bowers
Christening8 June 1828Harriett Bowers1
Marr RegMarch 1847Harriett Bowers2

Primary events

  • Birth: Harriett Bowers was born in 1828 in West Braddenham, Norfolk, England.
  • Christening: She was christened on 8 June 1828 in St Andrew, West Bradenham, Norfolk, England. No father named in the birth register, so assume she is illegitimate.1
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of Harriett and Edward Porter was registered in the quarter ended March 1847 in the Swaffham registration district. Confirmed this is correct marriage as Harriett has 2 nephews with her named PORTER in the 1901 census.2

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Porter.

Census details

  • In 1841 in North Pickenham Harriett Bowers was included in the household of COUZENS. She was listed as a lodger. Her mother and younger sister (both children illegitimate) was living with a Solomon BOWERS who may be the elder Rebecca's father. Solomon was the town baker.
  • In the census taken on the night of 30th March 1851 Harriett Bowers was the wife of the head of the household, Edward Porter. The address was North Pickenham, Norfolk, England. Their son Richard was living with them.
  • In the census taken on the night of 7th April 1861, Harriett was the wife of the head of the household, Edward Porter. The address was North Pickenham, England. Their children Richard, Fisher, Morris and Walter were living with them.
  • In the census taken on the night of 2nd April 1871, Harriett was the wife of the head of the household, Edward Porter. The address was North Pickenham, England. Their children Morris, Walter, Ellen and Harriett were living with them.
  • In the census taken on the night of 3rd April 1881, Harriett was the wife of the head of the household, Edward Porter. The address was North Pickenham, England. With a boarder, William GOODENS a 70 year old widowed groom..
  • In the census taken on the night of 5th April 1891, Harriett was the wife of the head of the household, Edward Porter. The address was North Pickenham, England. Along with a brother Stephen Porter and a grandson Fisher PORTER born in North Walsham in 1880. Note that Stephen is listed as a lodger, not as Edward's brother, however the dates for both are exact?.
  • In 1901 Harriett Bowers may have been found in North Pickenham when the census was taken.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: May have died in Jun qtr 1907 in Swaffam Porter     Harriett     82     Swaffham     4b     207.

Children of Harriett Bowers and Edward Porter

Citations

  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, County     Norfolk
    Place     West Bradenham
    Church     St Andrew
    RegisterNumber     230
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     08 Jun 1828
    Forename     Harriet
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     
    MotherForename     Rebecca
    FatherSurname     
    MotherSurname     BOWERS
    Abode     W Bradenham.
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Bowers, Harriet and PORTER, Edward in Swaffham 13/481.
  3. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, County     Norfolk
    Place     North Pickenham
    Church     St Andrew
    RegisterNumber     321
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     06 Dec 1847
    Forename     James Foster
    Sex     -
    FatherForename     Edward
    MotherForename     Harriet
    FatherSurname     PORTER
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     Labourer
    Notes     
    FileNumber     6508.
  4. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, County     Norfolk
    Place     North Pickenham
    Church     St Andrew
    RegisterNumber     432
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     04 Dec 1865
    Forename     Rebecca
    Sex     -
    FatherForename     Edward
    MotherForename     Harriet
    FatherSurname     PORTER
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     Labourer
    Notes     
    FileNumber     6508.