April 2011


Descendants of Aaron Lascelles Harris

Generation No. 1

1.? AARON LASCELLES1 HARRIS was born 1807 in City of London.
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Child of AARON LASCELLES HARRIS is:
2.??????????????? i.??? ELEAZER HENRY2 HARRIS, b. 1844, Spitalfield, Middlesex (Dec 1844 Whitechapel MDX 2 537); d. 13 December 1914, 12 Hinde Street, Manchester Square, Middlesex (Dec 1914 St Marylebone LDN 1a 687 age 68).

Generation No. 2

2.? ELEAZER HENRY2 HARRIS (AARON LASCELLES1)1 was born 1844 in Spitalfield, Middlesex (Dec 1844 Whitechapel MDX 2 537)2,3, and died 13 December 1914 in 12 Hinde Street, Manchester Square, Middlesex (Dec 1914 St Marylebone LDN 1a 687 age 68)4,5.? He married ELIZA ANN MASSEY 04 October 1883 in Register office in the District of St Olave in the County of Surrey (Dec 1883 St Olave SRY 1d 569)6,7.? She was born 1858 in Rotherhithe, Surrey (Dec 1858 Rotherhithe SRY 1d 519)8,9, and died 26 July 1931 in Farnborough Hospital, Farnborough, Kent (Sep 1931 Bromley KEN 2a 620 age 72)10.

Notes for ELEAZER HENRY HARRIS:
birth registration index Eleazer Henry Harris Dec 1844 Whitechapel MDX 2 537

parents and siblings
Aaron Lascelles Harris (1807-1869) ?????????????? Sarah BARNETT (1812-)
Louisa Harris (1840-)
Emilia Harris (1841-)
Clara De Hues Harris (1842-)
Rachel Charlotte Harris (1849-1914)

1861 census RG9/212/135/22
14 Devonshire Square, St Botolph, Middlesex
Aaron L Harris head M 54 general merchant Middlesex, City of London
Sarah Harris wife M 49 Gloucestershire, Gloucester
Louisa Harris dau U 21 teacher Middlesex, Whitechapel
Emilia Harris dau U 19 teacher Middlesex, Whitechapel
Clara D Harris dau U 18 scholar Middlesex, Spitalfields
Henry Harris son 16 scholar Middlesex, Spitalfields
Rachel C Harris dau 11 scholar Middlesex, Spitalfields
Mirian Harris sister U 44 governess Middlesex, Spitalfields
Frances Barnett sister in law U 50 governess Gloucestershire, Gloucester
Jane Scholefield serv U 23 house servant Ireland

1871 census RG10/416/74/18
14 Devonshire Square, St Botolph, Bishopsgate, Middlesex
Sarah Harris head W 59 Gloucestershire, Gloucester
Louisa Harris dau U 31 governess Middlesex, City of London
Emily Harris dau U 29 author Middlesex, City of London
Cade Haes Harris dau U 28 governess Middlesex, City of London
Est Harris son U 26 assistant assayer Middlesex, City of London
Rachel Harris dau U 21 Middlesex, City of London
Esther Brying serv U 24 general servant Lancashire, Liverpool
Leah Abrahams serv U 16 general servant Middlesex, City of London?

1881 census RG11/337/22/39
9 Queen Square, St George the Martyr, Finsbury, Middlesex
E Henry Harris head U 37 analyst assayer Middlesex, Spitalfield
Emily M Harris sister U 41 author Middlesex, Whitechapel
Clarade H Harris sister U 39 lady clerk Middlesex, Spitalfield
Rachel C Harris sister U 32 lady clerk Middlesex, Bishopsgate
Frances Barnett aunt U 71 private lady Gloucester
Miriam Harris aunt U 59 lady superintendant of ladies school Middlesex, Spitalfield
Eliza Massey serv U 22 domestic servant Surrey, Rotherhithe
Jane Franks serv U 15 domestic servant Russia, Poland

1891 census
9 Queen Square, St George the Martyr, Holborn, London
Rachel Harris sister S 30 London
Frances Barnett aunt S 82 Hereford
Ehlich Ribecco servant S 17 servant Durham
Lilly Neale servant S 26 servant London
Eleazer Harris head S 40 analytical chemist London

1901 census
18 Howley Place, Paddington, London
Eleazer Harris head S 56 chemist drug London
Clarader Harris sister S 57 charities London
Rachel C Harris sister 37 charities London
Charlotte Birkinshaw servant S 13 small help London
Reuben Lyons visitor M 53 commercial clerk Bristol, Glouc
Gertrude Lyons visitor M 48 housekeeper London

1911 census
18 Howley Place, Paddington (12 rooms)
Eleazer Henry Harris head 65 single scientific chemist research Bishopsgate
Clara Harris sister 66 single charitable work Bishopsgate
Rachel Charlotte sister single none Bishopsgate
Eleanor Emily Kitson servant 20 single domestic servant Paddington
Ellen Florence Pitty servant single domestic servant Fulham
Mary Elizabeth Rawlings servant 17 single domestic servant St Marylebone

death registration index Eleazer H Harris Dec 1914 St Marylebone LDN 1a 687 age 68

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)
Harris Eleazer Henry of 18 Howley Place Maida Vale Middlesex died 13 December 1914 at 12 Hinde Street, Manchester Square Middlesex probate London 12 March to Eliza Ann Harris widow and Lionel Anthony Harris gentleman. Effects ?896 1s 7d

More About ELEAZER HENRY HARRIS:
Occupation: 1888, jeweller11
Residence: 1888, 72 Pimlico Road11

Notes for ELIZA ANN MASSEY:
birth registration index Eliza Ann Massey Dec 1858 Rotherhithe SRY 1d 519

The 1891 census, below shows Eliza Featherstone as the sister of John Brearly. Tracing back John Brearley’s tree gave me the possible surnames of Piper and Brearly. I can’t find Eliza Brearley or Eliza Piper on the 1871 or 1881 census, nor in the birth registration indexes. I’ve found no marriage of a Brearley or a Piper to a Featherstone. I thought maybe she married someone else before marrying a Featherstone

Then I got this email:

From: Robert Dix [mailto:longhope.509@btopenworld.com]
Sent: 05 April 2011 23:27
To: Paul Featherstone
Subject: Eliza Ann Massey

Dear Paul,

As you know, our possible point of contact has been my relative John Robert Brearley apparently with a married sister Eliza Ann Featherstone and her son Lionel as recorded in the 1891 Census. They are shown living at 72 Pimlico Road in Belgravia where he is a grocers manager. The 1911 Census for this property indicates a shop with three rooms over including a kitchen.
I am confident this John Brearley is my relative since his details are a close match but doubted that he and Eliza Ann were blood relatives. I have recently made contact with Eliza’s grandson, Tony Harris, and he has confirmed that they were not related.
The basic details that I have recently established are as follows –
During the 1881 Census Eliza Ann Massey from Rotherhithe was a servant to E Henry Harris – an analyst and assayer at 81 Queens Square Bloomsbury. RG11/337/22/pp39&40.
In 1883 they were married in Southwark under the assumed name of Featherstone, but the subsequent census returns record them at separate addresses with Eleazer using his correct surname and shown as single.
Lionel was born in 1888 with his baptism record indicating the family home at 72 Pimlico Road.
Eleazer Henry Harris was the only son of Aaron Harris and Sarah Barnett of Bishopsgate. Eleazer lost his father in 1869 and essentially became the head of the family. He had four sisters who did not marry. Eliza Ann’s parents were Joseph Massey and Charlotte Stratton.
The probate information for Eliza Ann Featherstone is cross-referenced with the name Harris, which enabled me to make the connection with Eleazer Harris.
It’s clear that Eliza Ann is not the daughter of John Pimlott Brearley – my great-grandfather – and his second ‘wife’ Mary Ann Piper as shown on your tree and, it would appear, not a Featherstone.
Regards,
Robert Dix

1891 census RG12/73/7/121
72 Pimlico Road, St George’s Hanover Square, London
John Brearley head S 24 grocer’s manager Kent, Tunbridge Wells
Eliza Featherstone sister M 28 Surrey, Rotherhithe
Lionel A Featherstone nephew 3 Surrey, Bermondsey

1901 census RG13/553/10
4 Wildfell Terrace, Lewisham, London
Eliza A Featherstone wife M 42 London, Rotherhithe
Lionel A Featherstone son 13 London, Bermondsey

1911 census RG14/2782 RG14PN2782 RG78PN95 RD29 SD3 ED33 SN29
4 Wildfell Terrace, Catford, London SE
husband away from home
Eliza Ann Featherstone wife married 27 years (1 child born alive, 1 still living? 52 Rotherhithe Kent
Lionel Anthony Featherstone son S 23 investigator and translator (patent specifications and the like) Sub District St James St Olave Southwark in the County of Surrey

1911 census form states filled in by Lionel Anthony Featherstone on behalf of Edward Henry Featherstone (head)

death registration index Eliza A Harris Sep 1931 Bromley KEN 2a 620 age 72

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)
Harris or Featherstone Eliza Ann of The Birches Wood Road Biggin Hill Cudham Bromley Kent widow died 26 July 1931 at Farnborough Hospital, Farnborough, Kent Administration Lancaster 19 November 1931 to Lionel Anthony Harris gardener. Effects ?35 16s 10d

More About ELIZA ANN MASSEY:
Occupation: 1881, domestic servant12
Residence: 1891, 72 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, Middlesex13

Marriage Notes for ELEAZER HARRIS and ELIZA MASSEY:
marriage registration index Dec 1883 St Olave SRY 1d 569
Edward Henry Featherstone and Eliza Ann Massey

Certified copy of an entry of marriage, given at the General Register Office
1883 Marriage solemnized at the Register office in the District of St Olave in the County of Surrey
Entry number 193
Fourth of October 1883
Edward Henry Featherstone aged 33 years a bachelor, Jeweller of 33 Stanley Road, Peckham. Father John Edward Featherstone deceased, Gentleman.
to
Eliza Ann Massey aged 21 years a spinster of 9 Old Lewer(could be Sewer) Road, Rotherhithe, Father Joseph Massey, Shoe Makers assistant.

Both Signed in the presence of D H Hurst & Ellen Browne before Will Burley Registrar. Benj. Hurst Superintendent Registrar.

Now some questions
Is it possible that Edward Henry was the illegitimate son of Edward Henry, and was named after his mother and/or later accepted as the child of her husband and hence took his surname.
Does anyone have a copy of his birth certificate?

I have a member of my own tree where he took his mothers name, his father was not on the birth certificate, but was on his marriage certificate. Which threw me for a loop for a time.

That is the only explanation I can come up with- I cannot see why they should take an assumed name. I wonder if John Edward the father left a will, that might answer some questions.

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Child of ELEAZER HARRIS and ELIZA MASSEY is:
?????????????????? i.??? LIONEL ANTHONY3 FEATHERSTONE14,15,16,17, b. 1888, Bermondsey, Surrey (Jun 1888 St Olave SRY 1d.253)18,19.

Notes for LIONEL ANTHONY FEATHERSTONE:
birth registration index Lionel Anthony Featherstone Jun 1888 St Olave SRY 1d 253

in the 1891 census Lionel A Featherstone age 3 born in Bermondsey is living in St George, Hanover Square, London – relationship to the head of the house is nephew.

1891 census RG12/73/7/121
72 Pimlico Road, St George’s Hanover Square, London
John Brearley head S 24 grocer’s manager Kent, Tunbridge Wells
Eliza Featherstone sister M 28 Surrey, Rotherhithe
Lionel A Featherstone nephew 3 Surrey, Bermondsey

1892 baptisms solemnized in the parish of St Katherine’s, Rotherhithe
July 28 Lionel Anthony son of William and Elizabeth Anne Featherstone of 72 Pimlico Road father’s occupation jeweller (note in margin difficult to read W? 37 Soliard St FW Mead)

got WP to look
I can’t make out apart from what looks like 37 Silver Street, what could be Card F or C at the top.
We have Lionel with a mother and no father P3052, the mothers first name nearly fits we Have Eliza A Piper, he was registered in Jun 1888 and baptised 4 years later- maybe after they got married?

1911 census RG14/2782 RG14PN2782 RG78PN95 RD29 SD3 ED33 SN29
4 Wildfell Terrace, Catford, London SE
husband away from home
Eliza Ann Featherstone wife married 27 years (1 child born alive, 1 still living? 52 Rotherhithe Kent
Lionel Anthony Featherstone son S 23 investigator and translator (patent specifications and the like) Sub District St James St Olave Southwark in the County of Surrey

1911 census form states filled in by Lionel Anthony Featherstone on behalf of Edward Henry Featherstone (head)

is P1987 connected?
birth registration index William Featherstone Jun 1887 Greenwich KEN 1d.1049
death registration index William Featherstone Jun 1887 Greenwich KEN 1d.567 age 0
baptisms solemnized in the parish of St Katherine’s, Rotherhithe in the county of Surrey
private June 11th 1887 William (father’s name blank) (mothers first name blank) Featherstone of 78 Fawcett Road
Fawcett Road is in St Paul, Deptford according to 1891 street directory

More About LIONEL ANTHONY FEATHERSTONE:
Christening: 28 July 1892, St Katherine, Rotherhithe, London20
Occupation: 1911, investigator and translator (patent specifications and the like)21
Residence: 1911, 4 Wildfell Terrace, Catford, London SE21

Endnotes

1.? birth registration index.
2.? census 1881.
3.? birth registration index.
4.? death registration index.
5.? Probate.
6.? marriage registration index.
7.? marriage certificate.
8.? census 1901.
9.? birth registration index.
10.? Probate.
11.? baptism register of son.
12.? census 1881.
13.? census 1891.
14.? birth registration index.
15.? census 1891.
16.? census 1901.
17.? census 1911.
18.? birth registration index.
19.? census 1891.
20.? parish registers.
21.? census 1911.

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Descendants of Eleazer Henry Harris

Generation No. 1

1. ELEAZER HENRY1 HARRIS1 was born 1844 in Spitalfield, Middlesex (Dec 1844 Whitechapel MDX 2 537)2,3. He married ELIZA ANN MASSEY 1883 in Dec 1883 St Olave SRY 1d 5694. She was born Abt. 1863 in Rotherhithe, Surrey5, and died 26 July 1931 in Farnborough Hospital, Farnborough, Kent6.

Notes for ELEAZER HENRY HARRIS:
birth registration index Eleazer Henry Harris Dec 1844 Whitechapel MDX 2 537

1881 census RG11/337/22/39
9 Queen Square, St George the Martyr, Finsbury, Middlesex
E Henry Harris head U 37 analyst assayer Middlesex, Spitalfield
Emily M Harris sister U 41 author Middlesex, Whitechapel
Clarade H Harris sister U 39 lady clerk Middlesex, Spitalfield
Rachel C Harris sister U 32 lady clerk Middlesex, Bishopsgate
Frances Barnett aunt U 71 private lady Gloucester
Miriam Harris aunt U 59 lady superintendent of ladies school Middlesex, Spitalfield
Eliza Massey serv U 22 domestic servant Surrey, Rotherhithe
Jane Franks serv U 15 domestic servant Russia, Poland

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)
HARRIS or FEATHERSTONE Eliza Ann of The Birches Wood Road Biggin Hill Cudham Bromley Kent widow died 26 July 1931 at Farnborough Hospital, Farnborough, Kent Administration Lancaster 19 November 1931 to Lionel Anthony Harris gardener. Effects £35 16s 10d

More About ELEAZER HENRY HARRIS:
Occupation: 1888, jeweller7
Residence: 1888, 72 Pimlico Road7

Notes for ELIZA ANN MASSEY:
I can’t find Eliza Brearley or Eliza Piper on the 1871 or 1881 census, nor in the birth registration indexes. Tracing back John Brearley’s tree gave me the possible surnames of Piper and Brearly. I’ve found no marriage of a Brearley or a Piper to a Featherstone. Maybe she married someone else before marrying a Featherstone

Then I got this email:

From: Robert Dix
Sent: 05 April 2011 23:27
To: Paul Featherstone
Subject: Eliza Ann Massey

Dear Paul,
As you know, our possible point of contact has been my relative John Robert Brearley apparently with a married sister Eliza Ann Featherstone and her son Lionel as recorded in the 1891 Census. They are shown living at 72 Pimlico Road in Belgravia where he is a grocers manager. The 1911 Census for this property indicates a shop with three rooms over including a kitchen.
I am confident this John Brearley is my relative since his details are a close match but doubted that he and Eliza Ann were blood relatives. I have recently made contact with Eliza’s grandson, Tony Harris, and he has confirmed that they were not related.
The basic details that I have recently established are as follows –
During the 1881 Census Eliza Ann Massey from Rotherhithe was a servant to E Henry Harris – an analyst and assayer at 81 Queens Square Bloomsbury. RG11/337/22/pp39&40.
In 1883 they were married in Southwark under the assumed name of Featherstone, but the subsequent census returns record them at separate addresses with Eleazer using his correct surname and shown as single.
Lionel was born in 1888 with his baptism record indicating the family home at 72 Pimlico Road.
Eleazer Henry Harris was the only son of Aaron Harris and Sarah Barnett of Bishopsgate. Eleazer lost his father in 1869 and essentially became the head of the family. He had four sisters who did not marry. Eliza Ann’s parents were Joseph Massey and Charlotte Stratton.
The probate information for Eliza Ann Featherstone is cross-referenced with the name Harris, which enabled me to make the connection with Eleazer Harris.
It’s clear that Eliza Ann is not the daughter of John Pimlott Brearley – my great-grandfather – and his second ‘wife’ Mary Ann Piper as shown on your tree and, it would appear, not a Featherstone.
Regards,
Robert Dix

1891 census RG12/73/7/121
72 Pimlico Road, St George’s Hanover Square, London
John Brearley head S 24 grocer’s Manager Kent, Tunbridge Wells
Eliza Featherstone sister M 28 Surrey, Rotherhithe
Lionel A Featherstone nephew 3 Surrey, Bermondsey

1901 census RG13/553/10
4 Wildfell Terrace, Lewisham, London
Eliza A Featherstone wife M 42 London, Rotherhithe
Lionel A Featherstone son 13 London, Bermondsey

1911 census RG14/2782 RG14PN2782 RG78PN95 RD29 SD3 ED33 SN29
4 Wildfell Terrace, Catford, London SE
husband away from home
Eliza Ann Featherstone wife married 27 years (1 child born alive, 1 still living 52 Rotherhithe Kent
Lionel Anthony Featherstone son S 23 investigator and translator (patent specifications and the like) Sub District St James St Olave Southwark in the County of Surrey

1911 census form states filled in by Lionel Anthony Featherstone on behalf of Edward Henry Featherstone (head)

More About ELIZA ANN MASSEY:
Occupation: 1881, domestic servant8
Residence: 1891, 72 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, Middlesex9

Marriage Notes for ELEAZER HARRIS and ELIZA MASSEY:
marriage registration index Dec 1883 St Olave SRY 1d 569
Edward Henry Featherstone and Eliza Ann Massey

Child of ELEAZER HARRIS and ELIZA MASSEY is:
i. LIONEL ANTHONY2 FEATHERSTONE, b. 1888, Bermondsey, Surrey (Jun 1888 St Olave SRY 1d.253)10,11.

Notes for LIONEL ANTHONY FEATHERSTONE:
birth registration index Lionel Anthony Featherstone Jun 1888 St Olave SRY 1d 253

in the 1891 census Lionel A Featherstone age 3 born in Bermondsey is living in St George, Hanover Square, London – relationship to the head of the house is nephew.

1891 census RG12/73/7/121
72 Pimlico Road, St George’s Hanover Square, London
John Brearley head S 24 Grocer’s Manager Kent, Tunbridge Wells
Eliza Featherstone sister M 28 Surrey, Rotherhithe
Lionel A Featherstone nephew 3 Surrey, Bermondsey

1892 baptisms solemnized in the parish of St Katherine’s, Rotherhithe
July 28 Lionel Anthony son of William and Elizabeth Anne Featherstone of 72 Pimlico Road father’s occupation jeweller (note in margin difficult to read W? 37 Soliard St FW Mead)

got WP to look
I can’t make out apart from what looks like 37 Silver Street, what could be Card F or C at the top.
We have Lionel with a mother and no father P3052, the mothers first name nearly fits we Have Eliza A Piper, he was registered in Jun 1888 and baptised 4 years later- maybe after they got married?

1911 census RG14/2782 RG14PN2782 RG78PN95 RD29 SD3 ED33 SN29
4 Wildfell Terrace, Catford, London SE
husband away from home
Eliza Ann Featherstone wife married 27 years (1 child born alive, 1 still living 52 Rotherhithe Kent
Lionel Anthony Featherstone son S 23 investigator and translator (patent specifications and the like) Sub District St James St Olave Southwark in the County of Surrey

1911 census form states filled in by Lionel Anthony Featherstone on behalf of Edward Henry Featherstone (head)

More About LIONEL ANTHONY FEATHERSTONE:
Christening: 28 July 1892, St Katherine, Rotherhithe, London12
Occupation: 1911, investigator and translator (patent specifications and the like)13
Residence: 1911, 4 Wildfell Terrace, Catford, London SE13