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This is page 3 of 3 tracing the Harris family of Halling, Kent & the links by marriage to the Parris family. There are two more Harris families in our tree, from Bedford & Brenchley, Kent. As far as we know they are not directly related. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Harris family pages by using the forward/back arrows to the next/previous page or following the numbered e.g. [2] or parental [Parents] links.

The Harris Family of Halling, Kent

Fourth Generation

9.Link to census William John HARRIS [Parents]. Born 25/9/1859 in Halling, William John died 29/12/1931 in Halling, age 72.

On 10/4/1879, when William John was age 19, he married Sarah Ann PANKHURST in Halling. Born 13/10/1861 in Malling, Sarah Ann died in 1930 in Strood, age about 69.


TLink to CWGC citationhey had the following children:


Link to historical note(1) William John [11]. (2) Alfred Thomas, born 28/10/1882 in Halling. (3) Helen, born about 1884. (4) Herbert George [12].
(5) Arthur, born 1886 & died 1888 age about 2. (6) Eliza Ann, born 1890. (7) Thomas James VC, MM, born 1892 & died 9/8/1918 during the Battle of the Somme, age 26. Thomas is remembered at the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery extension, France. The extension contains 2,162 Commonwealth burials & commemorations of the First World War. (8) Ellen Mary, born 1895. (9) Frederick Henry, born 10/12/1904 in Snodland.


10.Link to census Alfred HARRIS [Parents]. Born quarter ending December 1864 in Halling, Alfred died quarter ending March 1896 in Halling, age about 31.

In the quarter ending March 1888, when Alfred was age about 23, he married Alice Mary GORING in Strood. Alice Mary was born about 1865. It is not known when she died.

They had the following children, all born in Halling:


(1) Thomas Alfred, born quarter ending December 1888. (2) Alice Mary, born about September 1890. (3) Charles, born quarter ending March 1892. (4) Frederick John, born quarter ending December 1894. (5) Elsie May, born quarter ending June 1897.

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Fifth Generation

11.Link to census William John HARRIS [Parents].  Born 1/8/1879 in Halling, William John died 8/3/1953 in Gravesend, age 73.

On 13/4/1902, when William John was age 22, he married Alice Ethel STROUD, daughter of William Edward STROUD & Clara GLADDISH. Born 23/2/1882 in Halling, Alice Ethel died in 1982 in Gravesend, age about 100.

They had the following children:


(1) Herbert William, born 17/1/1903 in Halling & died 10/2/1983 in Chatham, age 80. (2) Winifred, born 15/1/1905. (3) Ernest Edward, born 17/3/1907 & died quarter ending June 1907. (4) Leonard, born 3/2/1909. (5) Gilbert, born 12/1/1912. (6) William, born 5/2/1915 & died 1998, age about 83. (7) Doris, born 14/6/1917. (8) Victor, born 16/7/1919. (9) Grace, born 24/7/1921.


12.Link to census Herbert George HARRIS [Parents]. Born 1/4/1885 in Halling, Herbert George died March 1968 in Dartford, age 82.

On 10/3/1910, when Herbert George was age 24, he married Maud Alice THORNTON in Halling. Maud Alice was born 8/1/1888 in Halling & died quarter ending June 1956 in Chatham, age about 68.


They had the following children, all born in Halling:


(1) Ethel May, born 13/5/1910 & died 22/1/2000 in Fremantle, Australia, age 89. On 4/4/1936, when Ethel May was age 25, she married William James MARTIN, son of William MARTIN & Georgina POYNTER, in Halling. William was born 22/9/1909 in Cuxton & died 3/6/1974 in Fremantle, age 64. (2) Phyllis Edith, born 26/3/1911 & died September 1998 in Medway, Kent. On 29/12/1934, When Phyllis Edith was age 23, she married Norman Clyde MARTIN, son of William MARTIN & Georgina POYNTER, in St John The Baptist, Halling. Norman Clyde was born 29/6/19109 in Cuxton & died 1993 in Chatham, age 82. (3) Doris, born 3/8/1912. (4) Alice, born 13/8/1913 & died 1999, age about 86. (5) Herbert, born 25/7/1915 & died 1999 in Sheppey, age about 84. (6) Kathleen, born 27/1/1918 & died 1998, age about 79. (7) Frank, born 18/8/1919 & died in 1995, age about 76. (8) Link to CWGC citationKenneth, born 1925 & died 1995, age about 70. (9) Eric Arthur, born 28/3/1926 & died 8/3/1945 during the battle for Arnhem, age 19. Eric is remembered at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany. There are 7,594 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery.

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