ON: AN INTRODUCTION
GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY
KNOTT - I - BOWLES - I - WATERS - I - HARRALL - I - PAGE - I - WISEMAN - I - CROSS - I - CARTER
CORNWELL - I - HUCKLE - I - MORTLOCK - I - MANSFIELD - I - REYNOLDS - I - CARTER - I - ANABLE - I - STEARN
CHRONOLOGY - I - DRAMATIS PERSONAE - I - WHERE PEOPLE CAME FROM - I - CALENDAR
MAP OF ELY - I - MAP OF MEDWAY
CAMBRIDGE AND DISTRICT
WORLD WAR I - I - WORLD WAR II
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born Sible Hedingham,
Essex, 24th June 1788
died Hoo St Werbegh, Kent, August 1863
on the Knott family tree
part of the Harrall family story
married to Sophia
father of John
son of John Harrall
and Sarah ?
Daniel Harrall (1788-1863).
My Father's Father's Mother's Mother's Father's Father.
was born on the 24th June at Sible
Hedingham, Essex, and baptised on 22nd
July at the Congregation of Protestant
Dissenters, Castle Hedingham. His surname was
given as Hurrell. His parents were John and Sarah
point during the 23 years between 1788 and 1811,
Daniel made the long journey to Kent. As his
family do not appear to have gone to Kent with
him, he probably went as an adult in the early
years of the 19th Century.
married Sophia Youell on 29th July at St Mary, Chalk,
Kent. Daniel's surname was given as
Hurril. Both were shown as being of this
parish meaning they were resident at the
time. Neither was able to sign the register. The
witnesses were Ann Carter and Stephen Redsell.
Redsell was witness to a number of other
marriages in the register, and so was probably
the parish clerk. It is not clear why the
marriage took place here - Sophia's baptism does
not appear in the registers, nor do there appear
to be other entries for the Youell and Harrall
and Sophia's son Edward was born on 30th October
at Frindsbury, Kent, and baptised at Zoar Chapel,
Strood on 13th December.
Daniel and Sophia's second son John, my
great-great-great-grandfather, was born on 18th
January at Hoo St Werbegh, Kent, and baptised at Zoar Chapel, Strood on 5th March. Daniel and Sophia's
surname was spelt Harrall, corrected
from Harald by Thomas Drew, protestant
dissenting minister. Nine more children would be
born, all of them at Hoo and mostly baptised at
Zoar chapel in Strood.
1837: Daniel's wife Sophia died
and was buried on 8th June at St Werbegh, Hoo.
She was 46 years old.
1838: Daniel remarried to Mary
Grigsby at St Werbegh, Hoo. She was eight years
younger than him. They would have just one child
Daniel was fifty years old
at the time of the 1841 census. The Harrall
family were living at Windmill Hill, Hoo,
Kent. They appear on the census as
Daniel is shown as a Farmer.
Daniel was 50 years old, his wife Mary was 42.
There were six children.
John was 27 and is shown as a malt man. The
others were Jemima, 20, George, 15, Jane, 13,
Maria, 10 and William, 4. All of the family were
born in Kent. Their entry is here.
1847: Daniel's son John
married Mary Anne Martin on the 17th October at
St Mary's church, Higham, Kent. Daniel's daughter
Maria was one of the witnesses.
was sixty-one years old at the time of
the 1851 census. The Harrall family were
living at Mill Hill, Hoo, Kent.
They appear on the census as Harrall.
is shown as a farmer of 40 acres.
His wife Mary was 61.
them were their daughters Maria, 21 and
Sarah Ann, 9, as well as their
grand-daughter Margaret Elizabeth
Harrall, Maria's illegitmate daughter,
aged 2 months. Also in their household
that night were Mary's mother Mary
Grigsby, 83, and a 16 year old live-in
servant William Harpum.
was born at Sible Hedingham, Essex. His
wife Mary was born in Newington, Kent,
and his three daughters in Hoo, Kent.
1858: Daniel's daughter
Maria married William Harpum on 7th June
at Hoo St Werbergh. This is presumably
the same William Harpum who was a
recorded as a live-in servant in Daniel's
household on the 1851 census.
seventy-five years old at the
time of the 1861 census. The
Harrall family were living at Rose
Hill Cottage, Hoo, Kent.
Daniel is shown as a
farmer of eight acres.
His wife Mary was 61.
There were two
children. Sarah was 19, and there
is also Eliza aged 10, recorded
as Daniel and Mary's daughter,
although this is clearly not
likely. She is probably the
Margaret Elizabeth recorded on
the 1851 census, and thus their
granddaughter. Also in the
household on census night was a
visitor, Ellen Latter, 19.
Daniel was born at
Sible Hedingham, Essex. His wife
Mary was born in Newington, Kent,
and his daughter and
granddaughter in Hoo, Kent.