James Harmer1

M, #334, b. 18 May 1834, d. 15 September 1875
FatherJames Harmer2 b. 30 Jun 1805, d. 6 Mar 1891
MotherMary Fish2 b. 19 Dec 1803, d. 10 May 1855
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited26 May 2016
Baptism*18 May 1834 Brinton, Norfolk;son of James and Mary Harmer, Chandler3 
(Son) Census 18416 June 1841 Brinton, Norfolk;James Harmer, 35, Grocer - Journeyman, In County
Mary Harmer, 37,, In County
Elizabeth Harmer, 11,, In County
Mary Ann Harmer, 8,, In County
James Harmer, 6,, In County
Georger Harmer, 5,, In County
Charlotte Harmer, 3,, In County
Sarah Harmer, 2,, In County;Head=James Harmer, Wife=Mary Fish4 
(Son) Immigration1 August 1848 "Forfarshire", Adelaide, SA, Australia;James Harmer and wife and 6 children (2 James and Elizabeth listed separately);Father=James Harmer, Mother=Mary Fish5 
Death of Mother10 May 1855 Adelaide, SA, Australia;
When Died: May 10 1855
Name and Surname: Mary Harmer
Sex: Female
Age: Fifty One Years
Rank or Profession: Wife of James Harmer, Tallow Chandler
Cause of Death: Dropsy;Principal=Mary Fish6 
Marriage*18 January 1860 Tavistock Hotel, Rundle Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia;
Groom: James Harmer junr
Occupation: Farmer
Age: 25
Usual Residence: Mount Barker
Father: James Harmer

Bride: Ann Williams
Occupation: Spinster
Age: 29
Usual Residence: Mount Barker
Father: Lewellyn Williams

Date of Marriage: 18th Jany 1860
Place of Marriage: Tavistock Hotel, Rundle Street
Religion: Church of Scotland
Witnesses: Geo Uphill, Inn Keeper, Mt Barker
Sarah A Uphill, Mt Barker
Minister: Robt Haining;Bride=Ann Williams7 
Birth of Son12 July 1861 Mount Gambier, SA, Australia;
When Born: 1861 July 12th
Name: Walter James Harmer
Sex: Male
Name and Surname of Father: James Harmer
Name and Maiden Name of Mother: Ann Harmer, formerly Williams
Rank or Profession of Father: Farmer
Residence of Parents: Mt Gambier;Principal=Walter James Harmer8 
Birth of Daughter14 September 1864 Allendale, SA, Australia;
When Born: Sept 14 1864
Name: Anne Fish
Sex: Female
Name and Surname of Father: James Harmer
Name and Maiden Name of Mother: Ann Harmer, formerly Williams
Rank or Profession of Father: Farmer
Residence of Parents: Allendale;Principal=Anne Fish Harmer9 
Birth of Daughter10 November 1866 Kingsley, SA, Australia;
When Born: 1866 November 10
Name: Margaret Mary
Sex: Female
Name and Surname of Father: James Harmer
Name and Maiden Name of Mother: Ann Harmer, formerly Williams
Rank or Profession of Father: Farmer
Residence of Parents: Kingsley;Principal=Margaret Mary Harmer10 
Birth of Daughter20 April 1870 Allandale, SA, Australia;daughter of James Harmer & Ann Williams;Principal=Elizabeth Jane Harmer11 
Birth of Son18 October 1873 Chetwynd, VIC, Australia;
When and where Born: 18 October 1873, Chetwynd
Name and whether present or not: Harry Thomas, not present
Sex: Male
Name and Surname, Rank, or Profession of the Father, Age, and Birth-place: James Harmer, Storekeeper, 39 years, Norfolk England
Name and Maiden Surname of Mother, Age, and Birth-place: Ann Harmer formerly Williams, 43 years, South Wales
Where and where married: 18 January 1860, Adelaide SA
Issue living and deceased: Walter James 12, Ann Fish 9, Margaret 7, Elizabeth Jane 3;Principal=Harry Thomas Harmer12 
Death of Daughter18 November 1873 Chetwynd, VIC, Australia;Ann Harmer, age 9, Scarlet fever, 4 days
Father James Harmer, Storekeeper
Mother Ann Harmer, formerly Williams
Informant R Rundle, brother-in-law, Authorized agent
Buried 19 November 1873, Chetwynd Cemetery, Reverend G D Lee, Presbyterian, witnesses Charles Uphill & John Ryan
Born South Austrailia, not known how long in Victoria;Principal=Anne Fish Harmer13 
Death of Daughter18 November 1873 Chetwynd, VIC, Australia;Elizabeth Harmer, age 3, Scarlet fever, about 10 days
Father James Harmer, Storekeeper
Mother Ann Harmer, formerly Williams
Informant R Rundle, brother-in-law, Authorized agent
Buried 19 November 1873, Chetwynd Cemetery, Reverend G D Lee, Presbyterian, witnesses Charles Uphill & John Ryan
Born South Austrailia, not known how long in Victoria;Principal=Elizabeth Jane Harmer13 
Will*14 September 1875 Crystal Brook, SA, Australia;This is the Last Will and Testament of me James Harmer of Crystal Brook in the Province of South Australia Butcher. I desire that my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses may be paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give devise and bequeath unto my dear Wife Ann the whole of my property both real and personal and whether in possession reversion remainder or expectancy for her absolute use and benefit.
And i desire that my said wife will maintain and educate my Children until they come of age. And also that as each Child attains the age of twenty one years She will pay to him or her one fourth part of the Estate then in her possession reserving the remaining fourth part to herself. And I appoint my said wife sole Executrix of this my Will. And I revoke all former Wills. In witness whereof I the said Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand this fourteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy five.
James Harmer
Signed by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as Witnesses
Thomas H Hoken
Robert Clare
R G Harmer;Witness=Robert George Harmer, Beneficiary=Ann Harmer14 
Death*15 September 1875 Crystal Brook, SA, Australia;Harmer - On the 15th September, at Crystal Brook, of consumption, Mr. James Harmer, butcher, aged 41 years15 
News-Arct*25 September 1875 "The Adelaide Observer", Adelaide, SA, Australia;
On SATURDAY, October 9, at noon.
ON THE PREMISES, CRYSTAL BROOK.
J. W. GLEESON has been favoured with instructions from the Representatives of the late James Harmer to sell, as above-
GOODWILL of BUTCHERING and BAKING BUSINESS
Allotments 104,107, and 108, Crystal Brook
Township
Dwelling-House
Bakehouse, Ovens, and Fittings complete
Butcher's Shop and Tools complete
Stockyard, with Killing Gallows, Shed, Piggeries, and Well of good Water
5 good Horses
1 Butcher's Cart, with Top, Harness, and Outrigger complete
1 Spring-Cart and Harness
1 set Patent Blocks
400-gallon Tank with Tap
Household Furniture and Sundries.
The above presents a favourable opening, as it commands a large business on the works of the Port Pirie and Crystal Brook Railway.16 
Probate*30 October 1875 Adelaide, SA, Australia;James Harmer Butcher deceased
South Australia
In the Supreme Court
Testamentary Causes Jurisdiction
Be it known that on the thirtieth day of October one thousand eight hundred and seventy five the said last Will and Testament Copy whereof is hereunto written Annexed of James Harmer late of Crystal Brook in the Province of South Australia Butcher deceased who died on the fifteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy five at Crystal Brook in the said province was proved and registered in the said Court. And that Administration of all and singular the personal estate and effects of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Ann Harmer the widow of the deceased and sole Executrix named in the said Will she having first sworn well and faithfully to Administer the same by paying the just debts of the said deceased and the legacies contained in his Will and to exhibit a true and perfect Inventory of his all and singular the said Estate and effects and to render a just and true account thereof whenever required by the law so to do
Sworn under £350
Given at Adelaide under the Seal of the Supreme Court of the Province of South Australia
C A Wilson
Registrar of Probates17 

Family

Ann Williams b. 29 Aug 1830, d. 20 Feb 1885
Children

Citations

  1. [S9] Birth Certificate, Harry Thomas Harmer.
  2. [S18] Harmer Family Reunion 1990.
  3. [S1407] Brinton Parish Registers.
  4. [S1404] 1841 Census for England.
  5. [S1242] South Ausralian passenger lists 1836-1851.
  6. [S1556] South Australian Death Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), Mary Harmer 1855.
  7. [S49] Marriage Certificate, James Harmer & Ann Williams 1860.
  8. [S1558] South Australian Birth Registrations transcripts (Keith Bassett), William James Harmer 1861.
  9. [S1558] South Australian Birth Registrations transcripts (Keith Bassett), Anne Fish Harmer 1864.
  10. [S1558] South Australian Birth Registrations transcripts (Keith Bassett), Margaret Mary Harmer 1866.
  11. [S1240] South Australian Birth Registrations 1842-1906.
  12. [S1417] VIC Birth Certificate.
  13. [S1395] VIC Death certificate.
  14. [S201] Will.
  15. [S1396] Harmer Family Association - Cora Nunn.
  16. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Adelaide Observer, September 25, 1875.
  17. [S379] Probate records.
  18. [S9] Birth Certificate.