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WILLIAM & CHARLOTTE HARMAN  SON WILLIAM TREE 4/2

 

 

WILLIAM WAS THE YOUNGEST CHILD OF WILLIAM AND CHARLOTTE BEING BORN ON 11 JAN 1856 AND BAPTISED AT ST; DENYS ROTHERFIELD ON THE 11 JAN 1857 ON HIS BIRTH DAY WHEN HE WAS ONE YEAR OLD. 11 JANUARY  1858.

 

LIKE THE OTHER CHILDREN HE WAS BORN AT FROGSHOLE, AT THE AGE OF 6 HE WAS STILL AT FROGSHOLE WITH HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS. IN  CENSUS 1871 WILLIAM WAS AGED 14 AND A SCHOLAR NOW LIVING AT STONE CROSS.

 

WILLIAM WAS LIKE THE REST OF THE FAMILY ALLIED TO THE BUILDING TRADE  AS A BRICKLAYER

AS WILLIAM GREW OLDER HE LIKE MANY OF THE HARMAN'S  COMMENCE TO DRINK. LIKE HIS ELDER BROTHER JOSEPH.

HE WAS QUITE A  HEAVY DRINKER. THE PUB THAT HE  MOST FREQUENTED WAS THE BRICKLAYERS ARMS AT WHITEHILL.

 

IT WAS THERE THAT HE MET THE DAUGHTER MARY -ANN LUCY OF FREDERICK, JOHN & ANNA NOVICE THE INNKEEPERS OF THE BRICKLAYERS ARMS, THE TENANTS  OF THE PUBLIC HOUSE.

WILLIAM WAS SMITTEN BY MARY ANN  EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD A BABY OUT OF WEDLOCK. NAMED FREDERICK NOVIS AGE TWO.

 

WILLIAM MARRIED MARY ANN LUCY NOVIS ON 18TH  NOVEMBER 1878 AT THIS TIME WILLIAM AGED 22  AND MARY-ANN AGED 22.

 

HOW WE KNOW THAT MARY ANN HAD A CHILDS BEFORE HER  MARRIAGE TO WILLIAM IS THAT IN THE CENSUS OF 1881 FREDERICK NOVIS IS REGISTERED AS STEPSON OF WILLIAM AGED THREE.

 

WILLIAM & MARY-ANN HAD TWO OTHER CHILDREN, MARY ELIZABETH  BORN 1879 AGED 1 YEAR AND REGINALD 6 MONTHS OLD. BORN IN THE JANUARY OF THAT YEAR AND WERE LIVING IN COLD HARBOUR.

 

IN THE TEN YEARS PERIOD WILLIAM BUILT HIS OWN HOUSE AT WHITEHILL CALLED STONE HOUSE., AND I T IS THERE WE FIND HIM IN 1871.

 

IN THE CENSUS OF 1891 WILLIAM &  MARY -ANN WERE LIVING AT 35, STONE HOUSE AT WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH. WITH THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN

MARY EDITH .AGE 11 , WILLIAM HENRY AGE 7, ALFRED EDWARD AGE 4, HERBERT 1889 1 1890, MABEL CICELY AGE 3 , , CECIL NOVIS  AGE 3  LOUISA JANE 3 MONTHS,

 

WILLIAM WAS SUCCESSFUL BUILDER AND HIS  BUSINESS GREW AS DID  HIS AND MARY ANN'S FAMILY OF TWELVE CHILDREN.

 

OF ALL THE CHILDREN THAT THEY HAD THEY ONLY LOST ONE THIS BEING REGINALD FREDERICK THEIR ELDEST SON. THOUGH THE DATE OF HIS DEATH IS NOT KNOWN IT IS BY MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY THAT WE KNOW HE DIED AT AN EARLY AGE.

 

THE CHILDREN THAT SURVIVED ARE AS FOLLOWS

 

MARY E. D. L. BORN 1879, WILLIAM HENRY 1883, ALFRED EDWARD 1886,

 

HERBERT 1889, CECIL NOVIS 1890, LOUISA JANE 1891, SYLVESTER NOVIS 1894,

 

ALEC NOVIS 1895, OLIVE 1897, MABEL CICELY 1888,

 

AND LASTLY MAUD FREDERICKA 1902. ( THESE ALL MY GRAND FATHERS COUSINS. )

 

IT IS NOT KNOWN WHEN MARY-ANN DIED BUT WILLIAM IN LATER LIFE TAKE ALL THE FAMILY ON COACH OUTINGS WITH THEIR WIVES.

 

IN LATER LIFE HE WAS LOOKED AFTER BY HIS DAUGHTER LOUISA JANE WHO NEVER MARRIED, AND IT WAS TO THIS DAUGHTER THAT HE LEFT HIS ESTATE TO. OLIVE THE OTHER DAUGHTER ALSO REMAINED A SPINSTER AND AFTER THE DEATH OF HER FATHER LIVED WITH LOUISA JANE AT STONE HOUSE.

 

WILLIAM THE YOUNGEST SON OF WILLIAM AND CHARLOTTE DIED ON THE  23 JUNE 1935 AND WAS BURIED AT CROWBOROUGH CEMETERY .AGE 79. ALL HIS OTHER BROTHERS & SISTERS HAD DIED IN THE YEARS PRIOR TO HIS OWN.

 

MARY ANN LUCY NOVIS. Born 1856 ROTHERFIELD. She was the daughter of FREDERICK JOHN NOVIS and ANNA NOVIS? .

 

She married WILLIAM HARMAN. Born 11 JAN 1856 FROGSHOLE  ROTHERFIELD. Died 23 JUN 1935 STONE HOUSE WHITE

HILL  AGE 79. Children of MARY ANN LUCY NOVIS and WILLIAM HARMAN are:

 

1. FREDERICK NOVIS HARMAN. Born 1877 WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH. Died 9 JUL 1885 WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH.

2. MARY E. D. L. HARMAN. Born 2 AUG 1879 WHITEHILL.

3. REGINALD  EDWARD HARMAN. Born 9 JAN 1881 WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH.

4. WILLIAM HENRY HARMAN. Born 1883 STONE COTTAGE WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH. Died 1975 VERDIN MANITOBA

CANADA AGE 92.

5. ALFRED EDWARD HARMAN. Born 1886 WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH.

6. HERBERT HARMAN. Born 1889 WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH. Died 24 MAY 1961 WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

CROWBOROUGH.

7. CECIL NOVIS HARMAN. Born 1890 WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH. Died 19 JAN 1960 CHEAM SURRY AGE 70.

8. LOUISA JANE HARMAN. Born 11 JAN 1891 WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH. Died 1970 WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH.

9. SYLVESTER NOVIS HARMAN. Born 21 MAY 1894 WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH.

10. ALEC NOVIS HARMAN. Born 16 SEP 1895 . Died 1970 CROWBOROUGH AGE 75.

11. OLIVE HARMAN. Born 1897 WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH. Died 1972 WHITEHILL CROWBOROUGH AGE 75.

12. MABEL CICELY HARMAN. Born 19 MAR 1888 MONDAY AT STONE HOUSE WHITEHILL. Died 24 OCT 1961 ELM TREE HOUSE HER HERMONCEUX AGE 75.

13. MAUD FREDERICKA HARMAN. Born 1902 .

 

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