Harriet Finch

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 01/04/2020
© Christine Gambles

Harriet Jane Finch



 Harriet was born in 1861 she was the eldest child of Benjamin & Harriet Finch (nee Crosswell) who married in Newbury in 1860. Her father was born in Newbury in 1838 and her mother was born in Witney Oxfordshire in 1841.

Other children of Benjamin and Harriet were:

Benjamin George 1863        Alice Henrietta 1865        Tom Crosswell 1867        Alfred Tom c1872   Ellen Henrietta Emily Isabella 1874

In 1861 Benjamin and Harriet were recorded living in Great Common Inkpen and Benjamin was recorded as a Grocer and Beer Seller.

Harriet Jane died in 1862 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 24th January.

In1863 the family were living in Bedfordshire but by 1865 they had moved to Northamptonshire. The 1871 census records the family living in Plympton St Mary Devon, Benjamin was recorded as a Tea Dealer.

Harriet’s father Benjamin died aged 38 in Devon in 1876.

After Benjamin’s death Harriet moved back to Northamptonshire where she died aged 78 in 1919



Christine Gambles – 26th March 2020

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