James and Ann Harbrow of Brighton
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James was the fifth child and fourth son of Ambrose Harber and Jane Bone. He was born in 1822 in Sussex.
On 7 June 1841, when
England's first national Census was taken, James is shown living with
his Mother, now widowed, in St Johns near Crowborough. The
District under which the family was recorded was described as 'All
that part of the Parish of Withyham called Crowborough and which lies
to the South of the stream running from Crooks Corner to the
Crowborough Mile's Stream, the remainder of the boundary formed by
the fence surrounding and including Crowborough Warren'. It
should be noted that ages in the 1841 Census were sometimes rounded
to 5 year lots, thus Mary and James are shown as the same age.
The 1841 Census listings are as follows
Harbor'o Jane 50 born in Sussex
" Mary 15 Daughter "
" James 15 Son "
" Stephen 8 Agric. Lab.
James Harbrow married Ann Chapman and they emigrated to Australia aboard the ‘James T Foord’ which arrived at Melbourne in 1851. James was a Market Gardener/Orchardist and he had a property on Tucker Road, Brighton. Ann Chapman was born around 1831 ,(baptised Brasted, Kent , England 31 July 1831(IGI)), the daughter of James Chapman(labourer) and Esther/Hester Russell. She married James at Brasted, Kent in 1850 (age 18 and 24) and died 29 September 1918 at 10 Princes St, Collingwood age 87 of arteriosclerosis and cerebral haemorrhage. She is buried at the Brighton cemetery Wesleyan section, with her husband and three young children, Alice, Sarah Ann and Martha. James died 3rd July 1879 East Brighton age 52, with disease of the stomach. His father (Ambrose) was listed in the certificate as a labourer.
Their children, some of
whom died quite young, were:
Ellen b. 1851 Victoria. m. Thomas Dunkley 1869 Brighton. (2 children) d. 1937 Heatherton – buried at Brighton Cemetary.
Harriet b. 1854 Brighton, m. Charles Board 1874 (8 children) d. 1911
Martha b. 1855 Brighton, Australia d. 1856
Sarah Ann b. 1857 Brighton, Australia d. 1858
Rosina b. 1859 m. James Burton Terry 1878. (5 children) remarried to John David Jones in 1904 after death of James Terry. d. 1925
Catherine (aka Kitty) b. 1861 m. Thomas Richard Marriott 1881 Brighton. (9 children) d. 1945
Alice b. 1862 d. 1864
Alfred b. 1864 m. Ann McConnell 1898. (1 child) d. 1933 Abbortsford
Link here with excel file for James Family Tree
In April 1882 Ann and Alfred sailed to England aboard the 'Sorato'. Alfred returned in September the same year on the 'Cotopaxi' while Ann came back in May 1883 on the 'Lusitania'.
James and Ann are buried at the Brighton Cemetary with the three children who died young – Martha, Sarah Ann and Alice. The family are actually buried in two plots close together with the one headstone pictured below – James, Ann and Alice are buried in plot 169D while Martha and Sarah Ann are buried in plot 162D:
Writings on the headstone are as follows:
JAMES HARBROW Died 3rd July 1879 aged 57 years
who fell asleep in Jesus
ALICE Died 24 Sept 1864 aged 2 years
SARAH ANN Died 18 April 1858 aged 1 year 6 months
MARTHA Died 21 st June 1856 aged 11 months
ANN HARBROW Wife of James
Died 29 Sept 1918 aged 87 years
Last updated 29 June 2008