Charles Harris 1836 - 1891

Unfortunately we can find no baptism record for William and Betsy's son Charles who was born in 1836. He is listed with other family members aged 5 on the 1841 census at Artichoke Court Granby Place Lambeth. The 1851 census shows Charles living with his parents at Upper Marsh Lambeth. On 31st January 1858 Charles married Emma Stevens at the parish church of St George the Martyr Southwark. She was the daughter of John Stevens, an engraver which was the same profession as her husband Charles Harris.

The 1861 census below records them living at 77 Union St Southwark, Charles's occupation is shown as engraver of metals.

The map below shows the approxamate location of 77 Union Street St Saviours. It was located somewhere between the Red Lion and Roebuck public houses.

By 1871 the family had moved to 8 Hounds Cottages Lambeth, the Census below taken in March of that year records the family comprising of Charles and Emma, and their children Charles (aged 13), Emma (aged 11), Albert (aged 5) and Thomas (aged 1).

The 1881 Census below shows the family had moved to 3 Hounds Place, off Paradise Street Lambeth.

Over this period Charles and Emma Harris are recorded as having 7 children

Charles Walter William (1858) South St; Emma Louisa (1860) South St; Alfred John (1863); Albert John (1866) Charlotte St Lambeth; Thomas (1870); Frank (1873) and Arthur (1881) 3 Hounds Place Lambeth.

The 1891 census above lists Charles and Emma living at 3 Pearsons Place Paradise St Lambeth. Charles Harris died here later that year. We do not know what happened to Emma after this date.

Three of their children married. Charles Walter William Harris married Mary Louisa Silk in 1884 in Lambeth they had 4 children; Jessie Louisa (1886), Charles William Walter (1887), Hilda Martha Harriet (1889) and Amy (1900).
Charles and Emma's son Albert John Harris married Sarah Eliza Bates in 1887 at Southwark. They had one child named Rosina Sarah Harris (1889).
Their other son Frank Harris married Frances Harriot Clarke in 1894 in Camberwell. They had one child Frank Edmund Harris (1896).

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