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HARPER, Henry - Bere Alston, Devon to Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Journal by laren


Looking for info on:

Henry James HARPER b. c. 1813 Bere Alston, Devonshire, England. Came to Australia sometime before 1848. I believe he landed and may have married in South Australia before moving to Bendigo. He married Ellen BRAY in 1848. This was his second marriage.

Would like information on his parents and Ellen's family if available.


James Henry Harper M 25 Jan 1849
Angelina Harper F 18 Dec 1851 in Adelaide, SA, Australia
Elizabeth Ellen Harper F 29 Jan 1854
John Harper M 17 Nov 1856 in Castlemaine, Vic, Australia
Samuel Harper M 22 Mar 1860
Sarah Harper F 14 May 1862
Eliza Jane Harper F 23 Aug 1864
Harriet Melinda Harper F 7 May 1867
Stephen Harper M 17 Jul 1869
Thomas Harper M 8 Jul 1871
Josiah Harper M 8 Jan 1876

Henry James HARPER first married Harriet FLOYD. Children:

William Harper M 1835
Charlotte Harper F 1837
MaryAnn Harper F 1839


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by VeronicaF on 2008-03-28 04:21:39

by laren on 2008-03-28 21:56:05


No such thing as useless info, you never know what might be helpful!


by harps on 2008-07-26 14:04:27

Hi Michelle,

I am also looking into Henry James parents, I am afraid at this time all I have on them is a few bit that may help.

Henry James
father was:
Stephen Harper, Died 15 August 1847 in St Meman Corwall
Mother was:
Mary Marks


by cjh on 2009-04-04 17:14:52

Hi Scott
Henry James Harper was born 1812 at Bere Alston, Devon, died 1877 at Welshmans Reef, Victoria

He was the son of Samuel Harper (born 1775 at Towednack, Cornwall, died 1836 at St Austell) and Mary Testick (born 1785 at Redruth, died 1834 at St Austell)

Samuel was the son of Samuel Harper (born 1743 at Redruth, died 1818 at St Agnes) and Alice White (born 1741, no death date)

Samuel was the son of Samuel Harper (born 1706, died 1771) and Alice Richards (1700-1748)

The information on Henry James Harper's death cert is incorrect re his parents.

Samuel Harper and Mary Testick had 12 children, many of whom ventured to Australia and New Zealand

hope this helps
C Harper

by alajen on 2009-08-23 03:08:59

by Harper on 2010-06-06 18:46:31

Hi I'm a Gt Gt Gt grandson of John Harper who arrived in NZ 1843. He was son of Samuel Harper,brother of Henry. Has anyone heard the story regarding money in Chancery or a story about gold in Australia. Ray King

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