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Harriet Sharp nee Sewell

 From Ray Sewell


This article was originally published in the December 2006 edition of Soul Search, the journal of The Sole Society


Below is a photo of Harriet Sharp Nee Sewell. It was sent to me by Patricia Varga, of Victoria, Australia, who is the great Granddaughter of Harriet. It was taken c 1898 at Sandridge, Melbourne, Victoria.


Harriet is the daughter of James Sewell (c 1783) & Ann Cheek (c 1798)  and was Baptised on 6 June 1831 in Little Dunmow, Essex. The last record I have of Harriet in England is in the 1841 census when she was living with her Father in the Alms House, Little Dunmow. She died in 1900 at South Yarra, Melbourne Vic. We have not been able to establish yet when she arrived in Australia, but are still looking.


I should mention that I do not have proof myself that this is the Harriet in my tree but am relying on Patricia's info (she was a contact through Genes Reunited). I am trying to get Harriet's marriage cert which should show if her father is James   


Harriet Sharp Nee Sewell

Back Row: Ernest Balderson, Harriet Sharp (Sewell), John Sharp, Herbert Marsden.

Front Row: Isabella Balderson (Sharp), Letty Sharp, Ellen Marsden (Sharp). Annie or Eva Sharp. Children in front: Lucy, Loris & Florance Balderson.   Not included: James Sharp & either Annie or Eva Sharp.


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