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Birth - Parish record Name: Harriet Lapham Date: 30 Jul 1815 Born: 14th May 1815 Father: Benjamin Lapham, Occupation - Copper smith Mother: Jane Lapham Parish: St. James, Clerkenwell, Islington, Middlesex Abode: Cowcrop
Marriage Certificate & IGI Date: Dec 2nd 1840 Place: Parish of St Mary Le Strand, county Middlesex. Name: John Horatio Leigh Hunt, Age 28, Author. (Bachelor) Father: Leigh Hunt, also author. Name: Harriett Lapham, Age 26. (Spinster) Father: Benjamin Lapham, occupation, Gentleman. Address: No. 5 Wellington Strand. Witnesses: George Lapham and E Lapham. (Harriet's Brother & sister-in-law) NOTE: No.5 Wellington Strand is the address of Harriet's Brother, George Lapham. BMD Index Marriages Dec 1840 - Hunt John Horatio Strand 1 338 Lapham Harriett Strand 1 338 IGI - LDS John Leigh Hunt & Harriett Lapham Marriage 2nd December 1840, at Saint Mary Le Strand, Westminster
Widowed June 1846.
IGI Christening Saint Brides, Fleet Street - 2nd August 1846 Mary Anne Leigh Hunt - born, 5th April 1837 Ruth Leigh Hunt - born, 10th September 1839 Ruby Leigh Hunt - born, 14th October 1843 Harriet Catherine Leigh Hunt - born, 11th May 1846 Father: John Leigh Hunt - author Mother: Harriett Abode: 18 Shoe Lane NOTE: All four girls Christening take place nearly two months after their father's death.
Letter 1849 In a Letter, dated 10th October 1849, from Thornton Leigh Hunt to his Friends, he asks if anyone is able to help his brother John's widow and four children. He writes that since his brother's death a few years ago, that his wife "reaches the lowest depths of poverty, and is threatened by her landlord with expulsion for arrears of rent.", and that he himself is not in a position to help. It mentions that Mrs.John Hunt had been supporting herself partly through plain needlework, and had received help from her friends, which had been scarce of late. He writes that she owes her landlord for rent at 3s.a week. Also that out of the four children the eldest, 12 years of age, has been put in school for the second time "by a benevolent gentleman, Mr.Edison, of Plowden's Buildings in the Temple." Letter Oct.28,1851 Leigh Hunt mentions to his wife Marianne that John's wife had been ill and had come to see him, and he has promised help with her rent arrears.
Harriett's Daughter... Mary Ann Leigh Hunt Born - 5th April 1837 BMD Index - Marriages Sep 1858 Baker Rowland Bagnall W. London 1c 72 Hunt Mary Ann Leigh W. London 1c 72 Parish Record - Groom's Name: Rowland Bagnall Baker Bride's Name: Mary Ann Leigh Hunt Marriage Date: 07 Jul 1858 Marriage Place: St. Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England Groom's Father: Thomas Bagnall Baker Bride's Father: John Hunt BMD Index - Deaths Jun 1859 BAKER Rowland Kensington 1a 60 1861 Census - Mary Ann is living with her mother and a widow with a 1 year old son Roland Baker. BMD Index - Marriages Sep 1865 Baker Mary Ann Leigh Westminster 1a 751 Waterman Frederick Francis Westminster 1a 751 1881 Census - Mary Ann has remarried... Waterman Fredk.F. Head M Male 49 Westminster Middlesex, Builders Clerk Waterman Mary Ann Wife M Female 43 Pimlico Middlesex, Baker Roland Thos. S.son U Male 21 London City Middlesex, Painter Dwelling: 8 Laburnum Terrace Castle Lane, Place: Battersea, Surrey, England FHL Film: 1341148 PRO Ref: RG11 Piece/Folio 0640/3 BMD Index - Deaths Mar 1892 Waterman Frederick Francis 69yrs Wandsworth 1d 515 BMD Index - Deaths Jun 1897 Waterman Mary Ann 60yrs Wandsworth 1d 290
Harriett's Daughter... Ruth Leigh Hunt Born - 10th Sep 1839 BMD Index - Marriages Mar 1858 William Patrick Egan W.London 1c 92 Ruth Leigh Hunt Parish Record - Groom's Name: William Patrick Egan Bride's Name: Ruth Leigh Hunt Marriage Date: 15 Mar 1858 Marriage Place: St. Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England Groom's Father: Timothy Egan Bride's Father: John Hunt Children - Charles Egan Harry Egan Elizabeth Egan Frederick Egan Ruth Egan William Egan Charlotte Egan NOTE: Have Ruth on the 1861, 1871 and 1881 census.
Harriett's Daughter... Ruby Leigh Hunt Born - 14th Oct 1843 BMD Index - Births Dec 1843 HUNT Ruby Leigh Wt London 2 232 Certificate Birth, 14th Oct 1843. Ruby Leigh Hunt. Mother, Harriet Hunt formerly Lapham. Father, John Horatio Smith Russell Leigh Hunt. No.36 Farringdon St. BMD Index - Marriages Sep 1870 HUNT Ruby Leigh Holborn 1b 991 Shand Thomas Holborn 1b 991 BMD Index - Deaths Mar 1871 Shand Ruby 27yrs Holborn 1b 534
Harriett's Daughter... Harriet Catherine Leigh Hunt Born - 11th May 1846 Certificate - Marriage, May 31st 1868. Name: Edward Poole - aged ?? - Brass moulder Father: Edward Poole, Carman Address: Castle street Name: Harriet Catherine Leigh Hunt - aged 22 Father: John Hunt, Author Address: Castle street Witness: Edward Poole & Ruby Leigh Hunt BMD Index - Marriages June 1868 - Hunt Harriett Catherine L West London 1c 74 Poole Edward West London 1c 74 Parish Record - Groom's Name: Edward Poole Bride's Name: Harriet Catherine Leigh Hunt Marriage Date: 31 May 1868 Marriage Place: St. Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England Groom's Father: Edward Poole Bride's Father: John Hunt Children - Edward Poole Catherine Ruby Poole Arthur Poole NOTE: For more information, see Harriet Leigh Hunt/Poole's Individual Record.
Death Details BMD index... Deaths Jun 1866 - Hunt Harriett 50yrs W.London 1c 45 *** Death certificate... 23rd April 1866 (at) 8 Wine Office Court, Fleet St. Harriett Hunt, 50 years, Window of John Leigh Hunt an Author. Apoplexy Certified. Harriett Gardener present at the death. 8 Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London.