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Harriett Lapham

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

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.