Charles Henry Harris

M, b. circa 1850
  • Charles Henry Harris was born circa 1850.
  • His marriage to Sarah Jenking, daughter of William Jenking and Sarah Green, was registered in the December 1876 Quarter in Truro, Cornwall Registration District.

Children of Charles Henry Harris and Sarah Jenking

Charlotte Harris

F, b. 4 February 1844, d. 9 July 1911

David Ward (1839-1882) & Charlotte Harris (1844-1911).Photo thanks to B. Grunwald

  • Charlotte Harris was born on 4 February 1844 in Norfolk. She was the daughter of William Harris and Charlotte Barker.
  • At the age of 17 years, 7 months and 22 days, Charlotte Harris married David Ward on 26 September 1861 in East Dereham.
  • Charlotte Harris and David Ward left England for Queensland on 15 November 1861. They travelled on the Clifton with Charlotte's sister Rhoda Harris. David and Charlotte settled at Gowrie Creek.
  • On 17 August 1882,her husband, David Ward died in Gowrie Creek, Queensland, at age 43.
  • At the age of 42 years, 6 months and 13 days, Charlotte Harris married Thomas Williams, son of William Williams and Amelia Rodda, on 17 August 1886 in Queensland. Witnesses to the marriage were Henry and Sarah Tewes.
  • Charlotte Harris appeared on the Electoral Roll with Thomas Williams between 1903 and 1908 in Crow's Nest. Thomas was a grazier and Charlotte carried out domestic duties.
  • Charlotte Harris died on 9 July 1911 in Queensland at age 67.
  • She was buried in Highfields Baptist Cemetery.
    Grave of Charlotte (nee HARRIS, formerly WARD) WILLIAMS , Highfields Baptist Cemetery. Copyright 2006, http://www.ChapelHill.homeip.net

Children of Charlotte Harris and David Ward

Edith Harris

F, b. circa 1880, d. 1965

Child of Edith Harris and Peter Robert Albert McIntyre

Child of Edith Harris and Herbert Ambrose

Eileen Harris

F, b. 1913, d. 1978
  • Eileen Harris was born in 1913 in Queensland. She was the daughter of William Thomas Harris and Annie Rondean.
  • At the age of 21 years, Eileen Harris married Frederick Arthur Spencer in 1934 in Queensland.
  • Eileen Harris and Frederick Arthur Spencer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Geham. Frederick was a farmer.
  • In 1952,her husband, Frederick Arthur Spencer died in Queensland.
  • Eileen Harris died in 1978 in Queensland.

Elsie May Harris

F, b. 6 May 1897, d. 9 January 1965

George Randolf Harris

M, b. circa 1860

Helena Florence Harris

F, b. circa 1880

Child of Helena Florence Harris and John Christian Klein

Jane Harris

F, b. circa 1740
  • Jane Harris was born circa 1740.
  • Jane Harris married Charles Phillips circa 1760.

Child of Jane Harris and Charles Phillips

Jessie Harris

F, b. 15 September 1886, d. 14 October 1961
  • Jessie Harris was born on 15 September 1886 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Ann and John HARRIS.
  • At the age of 20 years, Jessie Harris married Archie Rose Cresswell, son of James Edward Cresswell and Jessie Rose, in 1907 in New Zealand.
  • Jessie Harris died on 14 October 1961 in New Zealand at age 75.

Children of Jessie Harris and Archie Rose Cresswell

Louisa Harriet Harris

F, b. circa 1860
  • Louisa Harriet Harris was born circa 1860 in England.
  • Louisa Harriet Harris married Henry Louis Christoff Dobloo on 7 April 1863 in Queensland.

Child of Louisa Harriet Harris and Henry Louis Christoff Dobloo

Lucy Harris

F, b. 1843, d. 8 June 1912
  • Lucy Harris was born in 1843.
  • At the age of 27 years, Lucy Harris married Alfred William Merritt, son of William Merritt and Elizabeth Harding, on 24 May 1870 in Queensland. They were married at the residence of Lucy's aunt by Rev J H Rogers. At the time Alfred was living at Highfields.
  • Lucy Harris died on 8 June 1912 in New South Wales. The Queenslander reported :- " MERRITT.—On June 8, at Murwillumbah, Tweed River, New South Wales, Lucy, widow of the late Alfred Merritt, of Toowoomba."
  • She was buried on 10 June 1912 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PUB2-1R3-0011.

Children of Lucy Harris and Alfred William Merritt

Mary Harris

F

Myrtle Victoria Harris

F, b. 1 April 1903, d. 9 September 1988
  • Myrtle Victoria Harris was born on 1 April 1903 in New Zealand.
  • Myrtle Victoria Harris married Reginald John Holdaway, son of John David Holdaway and Edith Caroline Shute, circa 1932.
  • Myrtle Victoria Harris died on 9 September 1988 in New Zealand at age 85. Her last address was 21 Winter Street, Hamilton.
  • She was buried on 13 September 1988 in Hamilton Park Cemetery.

Sarah Jane Harris

F, b. December 1877
  • Sarah Jane Harris's birth was registered in the Truro, Cornwall Registration District in the December 1877 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Henry Harris and Sarah Jenking.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Sarah Jane Harris was living in the household of William Jenking in St Mawes. William is shown as a 56 year old widowed boatman living with his 34 year old married daughter Sarah Harriss, Stephen a 22 year odl carpenter, Joseph 20 year old mariner, Francis 18 year od stoker, Catherine J a 15 year old nurse maid and Priscilla G a 12 year old scholar. Living with them are Sarah's children Sarah Harriss 3 and Annie Harriss 6 months, and William's father William Jenking an 82 year old widowed boatman. All were born in St Mawes.

Susan Harris

F, b. 1856, d. 1891
  • Susan Harris was born in 1856. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth.
  • At the age of 19 years, Susan Harris married Thomas Parton, son of Thomas Parton and Margaret Moore, on 12 April 1875 in Warwickshire.
  • Susan Harris and Thomas Parton immigrated to Moreton Bay on 30 October 1878. The family travelled on the Scottish Admiral. The records show Thomas was 24 years old, Susan 22 Their children Thomas and Elizabeth A were 2 and an infant. Elizabeth died on the voyage.
    Thomas' brother George also travelled with them. Thomas' parents Thomas and Margaret followed on the Manora in 1882.
  • Susan Harris died in 1891 in New South Wales.

Children of Susan Harris and Thomas Parton

Ben Harrison

M, b. 5 June 1903, d. 19 October 1974
  • Ben Harrison was born on 5 June 1903. His birth was registered in the Sep 1903 Quarter in Seattle, West Riding of Yorkshire.
  • He was the son of John Harrison and Ada Annie Armstrong.
  • In the 1920's John Harrison established a steam sawmill on Pierce's Creek. In the 1930's the engine was shifted to Old Woman's Hut Creek. His son Ben operated this sawmill until the 1950's when Ben set up a new electric mill in Emu Creek Road, Crow's Nest. The mill was sold to Clark's Sawmilling in 1963.
  • Ben Harrison appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Gordale, Crow's Nest. He was a farmer.
  • At the age of 25 years, Ben Harrison married Myrtle Avelina Blinco, daughter of Thomas William Blinco and Emily Rosina Wellington, in 1929 in Queensland.
  • Ben Harrison and Myrtle Avelina Blinco appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Gordale, Crow's Nest. Ben was a farmer as was his father.
  • On 16 May 1942 the following notice appeared in "The Courier Mail"-
    "IN THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND, In the WILL of JOHN HARRISON, late of Crow's Nest, In the State of Queensland. Sawmlller, deceased. Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date of the publication here of an application will be made to this Honourable Court that PROBATE of the WILL of he abovenamed John Harrison be ceased may be granted to BEN HARRISON of Crow's Nest In the State of Queensland Sawmiller a lawful son of he said deceased the Sole Executor named in the said Will. Any person interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon It, may file a Caveat, in the Registry at any time before the grant is made. Dated this Eleventh day of May, 1942. EDWARD W. CLEARY & LEE, Solicitors for the said Ben Harrison. 45a Russell Street, Toowoomba."
  • Ben Harrison and Myrtle Avelina Blinco appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at "Gordale", Crow's Nest. Ben was a farmer.
  • Ben Harrison died on 19 October 1974 in Queensland at age 71.
  • He was buried on 21 October 1974 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00M-0002.

Constance Jane Harrison

F, b. 24 October 1903, d. 18 August 1985
  • Constance Jane Harrison was born on 24 October 1903 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Colin Campbell and Mary Constance HARRISON.
  • At the age of 22 years, Constance Jane Harrison married Edwin Donald Holdaway, son of Henry Oscar Holdaway and Jane Edwards, in 1926 in New Zealand. They had three children.
  • Constance Jane Harrison died on 18 August 1985 in New Zealand at age 81.

Jane Elizabeth Harrison

F, b. June 1896, d. 1977
  • Jane Elizabeth Harrison's birth was registered in the Settle, Yorkshire West Riding Registration District in the June 1896 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of John Harrison and Ada Annie Armstrong.
  • At the age of 23 years, Jane Elizabeth Harrison married Stanley Morrow in 1920 in New South Wales.
  • Jane Elizabeth Harrison and Stanley Morrow appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Stan was a timber yardman.
  • In 1955,her husband, Stanley Morrow died in New South Wales.
  • Jane Elizabeth Harrison died in 1977 in Queensland.

John Harrison

M, b. circa 1873, d. 1941
  • John Harrison was born circa 1873 in Yorkshire, England. He was the son of John Henry Harrison and Elizabeth Battersby.
  • His marriage to Ada Annie Armstrong was registered in the June 1895 Quarter in Settle, Yorkshire West Riding Registration District.
  • In the 1920's John Harrison established a steam sawmill on Pierce's Creek. In the 1930's the engine was shifted to Old Woman's Hut Creek. His son Ben operated this sawmill until the 1950's when Ben set up a new electric mill in Emu Creek Road, Crow's Nest. The mill was sold to Clark's Sawmilling in 1963.
  • In 1921,his wife, Ada Annie Armstrong died in Queensland.
  • John Harrison appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Crow's Nest. His occupation was given as a farmer, although he ran a sawmill with his son Ben.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Ben Harrison and Myrtle Avelina Blinco in 1930 in Gordale, Crow's Nest. Ben was a farmer as was his father.
  • John Harrison died in 1941 in Queensland.
  • On 16 May 1942 the following notice appeared in "The Courier Mail"-
    "IN THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND, In the WILL of JOHN HARRISON, late of Crow's Nest, In the State of Queensland. Sawmlller, deceased. Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date of the publication here of an application will be made to this Honourable Court that PROBATE of the WILL of he abovenamed John Harrison be ceased may be granted to BEN HARRISON of Crow's Nest In the State of Queensland Sawmiller a lawful son of he said deceased the Sole Executor named in the said Will. Any person interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon It, may file a Caveat, in the Registry at any time before the grant is made. Dated this Eleventh day of May, 1942. EDWARD W. CLEARY & LEE, Solicitors for the said Ben Harrison. 45a Russell Street, Toowoomba."

Children of John Harrison and Ada Annie Armstrong

Kathleen Mary Harrison

F, b. 27 August 1899, d. 2 January 1984

Myrtle Kathleen Harrison

F, b. 27 May 1917, d. 2 September 1982

Tom Harrison

M, b. 1886, d. 1960

William Edward Harrison

M, b. circa 1895, d. 1932

Amos Harriss

M, b. June 1851, d. 31 July 1916
  • Amos Harriss's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the June 1851 Quarter. He was the son of Fred William Harriss and Harriet Harriss and grew up in the village near Bury, St Edmonds in Suffolk. The family were all farm labourers and Methodist.
  • At the age of 23 years and 4 months, Amos Harriss married Virginia Prewer-Docking in October 1874 in All Saints Church, Chevington.
  • Amos Harriss and Virginia Prewer-Docking immigrated on 27 March 1876. Amos, 24 and Virginia 19 travelled on the Western Monarch leaving London on 9 Dec 1875. During the 5 month voyage Virginia suffered badly from sea sickness and she never went on board any kind of boat again.
    Amos found work with a dairy farmer at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane. They later moved to Toowoomba and worked in a confectary factory. However, indoor work did not suit Amos so he took a job on a farm at Gowrie Little Plains. He then worked on the Railway at Mitchell on the banks of the Maronoa River. Later they transfered to Toowoomba to do the same work and when the railway work had finished Amos selected land at Ravensbourne just outside Toowoomba and built a house in the scrub.
  • On 3 March 1882,Amos Harriss's son, Frederick Henry Harriss was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Amos Harriss and Virginia Prewer-Docking lived in Ravensbourne.
  • In 1899 when a family photo was taken at Rose Hill farm, Ravensbourne.
    Harriss family at Rose Hills Farm, Ravensourne 1899. Right to left Amos, Nathaniel, Fred,Amos on the stump, Virginia nursing May ,Emma, Naomi (below X) and William - Photo thanks to Iris
  • In 1901 Amos' was listed on the Crow's Nest Post Office directory as a farmer of Ravensbourne.
  • Amos Harriss and Virginia Prewer-Docking appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Ravensbourne. Amos was a farmer.
  • Amos Harriss and Virginia Prewer-Docking appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Amos was a farmer and Virginia carried out domestic duties. Their son William was a labourer at Ravensbourne Settlement.
  • Amos Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1909 living at Ravensbourne. Amos was a farmer and Virginia carried out home duties as did their daughter Emma. Their son William was a labourer.
  • On 22 December 1911 Amos resigned his appointment as Justice of the Peace at Ravensbourne. He had held the position from 1905.
  • He and Virginia Prewer-Docking appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Ravensbourne. Amos was a farmer.
  • Amos Harriss died on 31 July 1916 in Ravensbourne, Queensland, at age 65. He died of a heart attack and left the running of the farm to Amos. Virginia later went to live with William in Toowoomba.
  • He was buried in Ravensbourne Cemetery.
    Grave of Amos Harriss (1851-1916) - Ravensbourne Cemetery- Photo thanks to www.chapelhill.homeip.net

Children of Amos Harriss and Virginia Prewer-Docking

Amos Benjamin Harriss

M, b. 25 February 1916, d. 6 November 1986
  • Amos Benjamin Harriss was born on 25 February 1916.
  • He was the son of William Richard Harriss and Elizabeth Barnes.
  • Amos Benjamin Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Richard Harriss and Elizabeth Barnes in 1943 in Ravensbourne. William was a farmer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. Their son Amos was also a farmer.
  • Amos Benjamin Harriss died on 6 November 1986 at age 70.

Amos Francis Harriss

M, b. 28 January 1891, d. 23 May 1937
  • Amos Francis Harriss was born on 28 January 1891 in Ravensbourne, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Amos Harriss and Virginia Prewer-Docking.
  • Amos Francis Harriss was present when a family photo was taken at Rose Hill farm, Ravensbourne with Amos Harriss and Virginia Prewer-Docking in 1899.
  • Amos Francis Harriss continued to run the Gross Hill farm at Ravensbourne after the death of Amos Harriss on 31 July 1916 in Ravensbourne, Queensland. His mother went to live with his brother William in Toowoomba
    ; He died of a heart attack and left the running of the farm to Amos. Virginia later went to live with William in Toowoomba.
  • Amos Francis Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Richard Harriss and Elizabeth Barnes in 1921 in Ravensbourne. William was a labourer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. His brothers Amos and Nathaniel were a farmers at Ravensbourne and mother Virginia and sister Elsie carried out home duties.
  • Amos Francis Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll with Virginia Prewer-Docking in 1925 in Ravensbourne. Amos and Nathan were farmers.
  • Amos Francis Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Richard Harriss and Elizabeth Barnes between 1928 and 1935 in Ravensbourne. William was a labourer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. His brother Amos was a farmer at Ravensbourne and mother Virginia carried out home duties.
  • Amos Francis Harriss died on 23 May 1937 in Queensland at age 46.
  • He was buried on 24 May 1937 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Edith Harriss

F, b. 3 January 1877, d. 7 September 1952
  • Edith Harriss was born on 3 January 1877 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Amos Harriss and Virginia Prewer-Docking.
  • At the age of 20 years, Edith Harriss married Herbert Arthur Smith in 1898 in Queensland. They eventually moved to New Zealand around 1907.
  • Edith Harriss and Herbert Arthur Smith appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Llyod's Selection, Goombungee. Herbert was a blacksmith.
  • Edith Harriss died on 7 September 1952 in New Zealand at age 75.

Elizabeth Virginia (Jean) Harriss

F, b. 15 January 1912, d. 9 August 2001

Elsie Florence Harriss

F, b. 26 July 1900, d. 6 February 1991
  • Elsie Florence Harriss was born on 26 July 1900 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Amos Harriss and Virginia Prewer-Docking.
  • Elsie Florence Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Richard Harriss and Elizabeth Barnes in 1921 in Ravensbourne. William was a labourer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. His brothers Amos and Nathaniel were a farmers at Ravensbourne and mother Virginia and sister Elsie carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 24 years, Elsie Florence Harriss married Henry Charles Thomsen, son of Edward Thomsen and Eliza Margaretha Suhr, in 1925 in Queensland.
  • Elsie Florence Harriss and Henry Charles Thomsen appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Perseverance. Henry was a farmer.
  • Elsie Florence Harriss died on 6 February 1991 in Toowoomba at age 90.
  • She was buried on 7 February 1991 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. METH5-003-0039.

Emma Virginia Harriss

F, b. 1888, d. 22 April 1919

Children of Emma Virginia Harriss and John William (William John) Shedden