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This is page 1 of 3 tracing the Harris family of Halling, Kent & the links by marriage to the Parris family. There are two more Harris families in our tree, from Bedford & Brenchley, Kent. As far as we know they are not directly related. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Harris family pages by using the forward/back arrows to the next/previous page or following the numbered e.g. [2] or parental [Parents] links.

The Harris Family of Halling, Kent

First Generation

1. John HARRIS. Born about 1778 in Halling, John died there in 1834, age about 56. He was buried 21/9/1834 at St John the Baptist church, Halling.

On 4/6/1804, when John was age about 26, he married Hannah CARTER in St Mary, Aylesbury. Hannah was born 3/10/1782 in Aylesbury died quarter ending June 1853 in Snodland, age 70.

They had the following children:


(1) Mary Ann, born 4/8/1805 & baptized 22/9/1805 in Aylesbury. On 3/11/1823, when Mary Ann was age 18, she married James PARRIS, son of Henry PARRIS & Elizabeth HALLONS, in Halling. (2) Sarah, born 22/12/1807 in Mertsham, Surrey & baptized there 25/3/1810. About 1828, when Sarah was age about 21, she married Charles LUCHFORD, son of Richard LUCHFORD & Sarah BEEBY. Charles was baptized 1/7/1804 at St John the Baptist, Halling. We currently cannot link this Luchford family to the Luchford family on this site. If you can help do so contact us. (3) William, born 9/2/1809 in Mertsham & died July 1835, age 26 . He was buried 24/7/1835 at St John the Baptist, Halling.  (4) John [2]. (5) Hannah, born 18/12/1815 in Mertsham & baptized there 7/1/1816. (6) James, born 1822 in Halling & baptized 26/5/1822 at St John the Baptist, Halling. (7) Henry [3].

Second Generation

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2. John HARRIS [Parents]. Born 14/9/1811 in Mertsham, John died July 1835 , age 24. He was buried 24/7/1835 at St John the Baptist, Halling.

On 7/11/1830, when John was age about 18, he married Eliza HEATH , daughter of William & Sarah HEATH, in Halling.  Born about 1810, it is not known when Eliza died but it’s likely it was before 1841 - she does not appear in that year’s census and two of the children were living with their grandparents at the time.

They had the following children, all born Halling:


(1) Ann, born & died 1831. (2) Eliza, baptized 7/10/1832. On 30/7/1849, when Eliza was age 16, she married her cousin John Alfred PARRIS, son of James PARRIS & Mary Ann HARRIS, in Halling. (3) William [4].


3.Link to census Henry HARRIS [Parents]. Baptized 24/7/1825 at St John the Baptist Church, Halling, Henry died quarter ending March 1916, age recorded as 89.  Occupation: Labourer.

In the quarter ending September 1848, when Henry was age about 23, he married Hannah GUEST in Medway, Kent. Hannah was born about 1829 in Halling & died quarter ending June 1858, age about 29.

They had the following children, all born Snodland:


(1) Susanna, born quarter ending June 1849. (2) Emma, born quarter ending June 1851. (3) Arthur Henry, baptized 5/9/1852 at All Saints Parish Church, Snodland.

On  4/4/1859, when Henry was age 33, he married Mary STONE at All Saints Parish Church, Snodland. Mary was born about 1838 in Lichfield, Staffordshire & died quarter ending March 1912, age recorded as 71.

They had the following children, all born Snodland:


(1) Henry [5].  (2) James William Henry, born quarter ending December 1860.  (3) Edwin Henry, born quarter ending March 1862. (4) William Henry, born quarter ending January 1864. (5) Amos Henry [6]. (6) Note linkJohn Henry, born quarter ending June 1868. (7) Albert Henry [7].
(8) Mary Ann, born quarter ending June 1872. In the quarter ending December 1897, when Mary Ann was age about 25, she married George WELLS in Malling. (9) Frederick Henry [8]. (10) Walter Henry, born quarter ending June 1876. (11) Henrietta, born quarter ending June 1879. In the quarter ending September 1900, when Henrietta was age about 21, she married William Matthew GOAD, son of Richard & Hannah GOAD, in Malling.

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