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Family History - 24 MAR 2005
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JOHN & MARY SON JOHN FRANCIS HARMAN.
TREE 5/3B1

(1) 1. JOHN FRANCIS HARMAN 5/3B1
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Birth Date: 25 MAR 1879
Birth Place: ROTHERFIELD
Christen Date: 11 MAY 1879
Christen Place: ST: DENYS ROTHERFIELD
Death Date: 17 OCT 1965
Death Place: 1, COTTAGE HILL ROTHERFIELD AGE 86
Occupation: ROYAL MARINE  ARTILLARY & POSTMAN
Information: ENLISTED 1897 AT EASTNEY DEMOBILISED 1922 AFTER 12 YEARS
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Notes:
JOHN FRANCIS WAS BORN ON THE 25 MAR 1879 AT ROTHERFIELD AND WAS CHRISTENED AT SAINT DENYS  ON THE 11 MAY 1879.
AT THE AGE OF 18 HE RUN AWAY FROM HOME TO PORTSMOUTH AND JOINED THE ROYAL MARINES ARTILLERY AT EASTNEY  ON THE 26TH OF NOVEMBER 1897 FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR YEARS. IT WAS HER THAT JOHN LEARNT TO SWIM AND GAINED HIS SWIMMING CERTIFICATE ON THE 17TH JUNE 1895.
AFTER SERVING THIS TIME HE WAS DISCHARGED ON  10TH SEPTEMBER 1902.
JOHNS DESCRIPTION OF HIMSELF BY THE ROYAL MARINE CERTIFICATION IS GIVEN AS A HEIGHT OF FIVE FEET AND EIGHT INCHES WITH FRESH COMPLEXION AND BROWN .EYES AND HAIR. WITH TWO SCAR'S  ON HIS  LEFT FORE FINGER.
JOHN RETURNED TO CIVILIAN LIFE AS A PAINTER AND THEN AS A POSTMAN  IN 1902 AND IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR JOHN FRANCIS MARRIED MARY HELEN WELLER ON THE 2ND OF MAY 1903 AT SAINT DENYS CHURCH.
ON THE 17 OCT 1903 HIS AND MARY'S FIRST SON WAS BORN NAMED FRANK JABAZ. THIS FOLLOWED BY A SECOND CHILD A GIRL NAMED EDITH LOUISA BORN ON 11 JAN 1905, WITH THE LAST CHILD ANOTHER GIRL BORN HELEN MILLICENT ON THE 16 MAR 1906.
IN 1914 JOHN FRANCIS WAS A NAVAL RESERVE SO HE AND A FELLOW WORKER IN THE POST OFFICE WERE THE FIRST MEN TO LEAVE THE VILLAGE.  THEY JOINED THEIR SHIPS ON THE SUNDAY. BEFORE WAR WAS ACTUALLY DECLARED, AND EVERYONE SAID THEY WOULD BE BACK HOME IN LESS THAN SIX MONTHS.
IN THE BATTLE OF THE HELIGOLAND BIGHT BATTLE  GERMAN SHIPS WERE SUNK AND JOHN FRANCIS WAS EVENTUALLY PAID PRIZE MONIES FOR THE SINKING  OF THE GERMAN SHIPS. THIS THE PRINCELY SUM OF 7-1s & 8 PENCE.
THIS IN 1922
DURING HIS TIME IN THE MARINES HE SERVED ON HIS MAJESTIES SHIPS DEVASTATION, HOOD, BACCHANTI, AND COLUMBINE AT CROMATRY.
WITH THE END OF THE WAR JOHN FRANCIS REMAINED IN THE MARINES UNTIL HIS FINAL DISCHARGE IN 1922 ON THE 4TH  OF APRIL. HE HAD SERVED IN THE MARINES A TOTAL OF A TOTAL OF TWELVE YEARS. BY THEN HIS ELDEST CHILD FRANK WAS AGE 19 WITH HELEN THE YOUNGEST GIRL AGE 16.
JOHN WAS NOW AGED 43, AND UNDERTOOK AGAIN HIS JOB AS A POSTMAN. AGAIN.
FRANK JABAZ HIS & MARY'S  SON MARRIED IN 1931 TO ELIZABETH REBECCA TUTTLE, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN  NAMED JOAN ,SYLVIA AND DENNIS.
JOAN MARRIED A JOHN CLAMP IN 1952 AND HAD TWO BOYS ,KEVIN ,AND TREVOR.
SYLVIA HELEN MARRIED IN 1953  TO EDWARD TESTER  AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN NAMED ,DENISE, DAVID, DAWN AND CAROL.
DENNIS IN 1974 TO JEANNE.E.V. BOWLES.
FRANK JABAZ  WHO WAS ALSO A POSTMAN DIED IN 1986 AT THE AGE OF 83.
JOHN FRANCIS & MARY'S DAUGHTER HELEN MILLICENT MARRIED JOHN ARTHUR RABSON IN 1929. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN JOHN AND HELEN.
HELEN MILLICENT & HER DAUGHTER I MET AND IT IS FROM THEM THAT I GAINED ALL THE ABOVE INFORMATION.
NOTHING IS KNOWN OF JOHN FRANCIS & MARY'S DAUGHTER EDITH LOUISA.
IT WOULD APPEAR THAT JOHN FRANCIS HARMAN LIVED AT HIS GRANDFATHER JOHN'S HOUSE AFTER HIS DEATH. FOR THIS ADDRESS No 1 COTTAGE HILL WAS GIVEN AS HIS ADDRES IN THE ROYAL MARINE RECORDS AFTER HIS MARRIAGE TO MARY WELLER. THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN NEXT TO HIS FATHER JOHN LIVING AT No 2 COTTAGE HILL.
Spouse: MARY HELEN WALLER
Birth Date: 1879
Birth Place: ROTHERFIELD
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Spouse Notes:
MARY HELEN WALLER. Born 1879 ROTHERFIELD.
She married JOHN FRANCIS HARMAN. Born 25 MAR 1879 ROTHERFIELD. Died 17 OCT 1965 1, COTTAGE HILL
ROTHERFIELD AGE 86. Children of MARY HELEN WALLER and JOHN FRANCIS HARMAN are:
1. FRANK JABAZ HARMAN. Born 17 OCT 1903 HIGH CROSS ROTHERFIELD. Died 1986 ROTHERFIELD AGE 83.
2. EDITH LOUISA HARMAN. Born 11 JAN 1905 ROTHERFIELD.
3. HELEN MILLICENT HARMAN. Born 16 MAR 1906 ROTHERFIELD.
Marriage Date: 2 MAY 1903
Marriage Place: ST: DENYS ROTHERFIELD
Children: FRANK JABAZ
 EDITH LOUISA
 HELEN MILLICENT
(2) 1.1 FRANK JABAZ HARMAN
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Birth Date: 17 OCT 1903
Birth Place: HIGH CROSS ROTHERFIELD
Christen Date: 13 DEC 1903
Christen Place: ST: DENYS ROTHERFIELD
Death Date: 1986
Death Place: ROTHERFIELD AGE 83
Occupation: POSTMAN
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Notes:
FRANK JABAZ HARMAN. Born 17 OCT 1903 HIGH CROSS ROTHERFIELD. Died 1986 ROTHERFIELD AGE 83. He was the son of JOHN FRANCIS HARMAN and MARY HELEN WALLER.
He married ELSIE  REBECCA TUTTLE. Born !0th October  1902 Wymondham Norfolk.
Children of FRANK JABAZ HARMAN and ELSIE REBECCA TUTTLE are:
1. JOAN ELIZABETH HARMAN. Born 5 JAN 1932 .
2. SYLVIA HELEN HARMAN. Born 30 OCT 1934 .
3. DENNIS WALTER HARMAN. Born 14 MAR 1939 .
Spouse: ELSIE REBECCA TUTTLE
Birth Date: 10 OCT 1902
Birth Place: Wymondham Norfolk
Occupation: .
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Marriage Date: 4 APR 1931
Marriage Place: ST: DENYS ROTHERFIELD
Children: JOAN ELIZABETH
 SYLVIA HELEN
 DENNIS WALTER
(3) 1.1.1 JOAN ELIZABETH HARMAN
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Birth Date: 5 JAN 1932
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Spouse: JOHN CLAMP
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Marriage Date: 19 JUL 1952
Marriage Place: ST: DENYS ROTHERFIELD
Children: KEVIN
 TREVOR
(4) 1.1.1.1 KEVIN CLAMP
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Birth Date: 2 MAY 1953
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
(4) 1.1.1.2 TREVOR CLAMP
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Birth Date: 2 MAR 1955
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
(3) 1.1.2 SYLVIA HELEN HARMAN
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Birth Date: 30 OCT 1934
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Spouse: EDWARD.O. TESTER
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Marriage Date: 19 SEP 1953
Marriage Place: ST: DENYS ROTHERFIELD
Children: DENISE ANN
 DAVID EDWARD
 DAWN MARY
 CAROL REBECCA
 
(4) 1.1.2.1 DENISE ANN TESTER
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Spouse: BARRY FOSTER
Marriage Date: 30 MAR 1974
(4) 1.1.2.2 DAVID EDWARD TESTER
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(4) 1.1.2.3 DAWN MARY TESTER
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Spouse: KEVIN HASSAN
Marriage Date: 4 OCT 1975
(4) 1.1.2.4 CAROL REBBECA TESTER
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Spouse: JOHN BLACKFORD
Marriage Date: 3 MAR 1984
(3) 1.1.3 DENNIS WALTER HARMAN
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Birth Date: 14 MAR 1939
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Spouse: JEANNE.E.V. BOWLES
Marriage Date: 22 JUL 1974
Marriage Place: ST: DENYS ROTHERFIELD
(2) 1.2 EDITH LOUISA HARMAN
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Birth Date: 11 JAN 1905
Birth Place: ROTHERFIELD
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
(2) 1.3 HELEN MILLICENT HARMAN
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Birth Date: 16 MAR 1906
Birth Place: ROTHERFIELD
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Notes:
HELEN MILLICENT HARMAN. Born 16 MAR 1906 ROTHERFIELD. She was the daughter of JOHN FRANCIS HARMAN and MARY HELEN WALLER.
She married JOSEPH ARTHUR RABSON. Born 1906 ROTHERFIELD.
 Children of HELEN MILLICENT HARMAN and JOSEPH
ARTHUR RABSON are:
1. JOHN ARTHUR RABSON. Born 1934 ROTHERFIELD.
2. HELEN MARGARET RABSON. Born 1930 .

Siblings of HELEN MILLICENT HARMAN
1. FRANK JABAZ HARMAN. Born 17 OCT 1903 HIGH CROSS ROTHERFIELD. Died 1986 ROTHERFIELD AGE 83.
2. EDITH LOUISA HARMAN. Born 11 JAN 1905 ROTHERFIELD.
Spouse: JOSEPH ARTHUR RABSON
Birth Date: 1906
Birth Place: ROTHERFIELD
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Marriage Date: 1929
Children: JOHN ARTHUR
 HELEN MARGARET
(3) 1.3.1 JOHN ARTHUR RABSON
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Birth Date: 1934
Birth Place: ROTHERFIELD
Religion: CHURCH OF ENGLAND
(3) 1.3.2 HELEN MARGARET RABSON
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Birth Date: 1930
Spouse: FREDERICK STANLEY