Harriett Sperring

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 16/02/2020
© Christine Gambles

Harriet Sperring



Harriet was born in 1861 and was baptised on the 17th April 1864 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (along with her sister Hannah who was born in 1863). She was the 5th child of James Walter & Jane Sperring (nee Messenger) who were married in Newbury in 1851.

Harriet’s siblings were:

Mary Ann 1852, William 1854, Jane 1856, James 1859, Hannah 1863, Walter 1866, Alice 1868 and Frank Sperring 1871

Harriet lived with her parents until at least 1881 but by 1891 she had left home and was working as a School Mistress living in School House Fyfield Berkshire.


In both the 1901 and 1911 census records Harriet was recorded living in Burghfield Common Berkshire. In the 1901 census she was recorded as a Teacher (Elementary School) and in the 1911 census she was recorded as a Head Teacher. Her sister Mary Ann was also recorded living with her in both these census years.


Harriet died aged 66 on the 26th December 1927 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 31st December.

Her parents, 4 sisters and 2 of her brothers, James and Frank were also buried in the Newtown Road Cemetery.



Sperring Harriet of 13 Kennet Road Newbury Berkshire spinster died 26th December 1927 Probate London 21st April 1928 to Walter Sperring collector and Walter Joseph Sperring civil servant.    Effects: £3341 11s 11d



Christine Gambles – 7th February 2020


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