James Harmer

M, #497, b. 30 June 1805, d. 6 March 1891
FatherRobert Harmer1 b. 19 Sep 1768, d. 4 Sep 1852
MotherMary Dennis1 b. 17 Apr 1775, d. 19 May 1857
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited22 Jan 2015
Baptism*30 June 1805 Brinton, Norfolk;son of Robert Harmer & Mary (nee Dennis)1 
Marriage*23 September 1827 St Paul's, Norwich, Norfolk;Bride=Mary Fish1 
Birth of Daughter1830 Principal=Elizabeth Harmer2 
Census 1841*6 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;Wife=Mary Fish, Daughter=Elizabeth Harmer, Daughter=Mary Ann Harmer, Son=James Harmer, Son=Robert George Harmer, Daughter=Charlotte Harmer, Daughter=Sarah Amy Emma Harmer3 
Birth of Son7 June 1846 Brinton, Norfolk;father James Harmer, Soap Boiler
mother Mary Harmer, formerly Fish;Principal=Charles Dennis Harmer4 
Note*1848 Acted as schoolmaster on board the "Forfarshire", for which he was paid 3 pounds (Ref GRG 24/6/1848/1195). 
Immigration*1 August 1848 "Forfarshire", Adelaide, SA, Australia;James Harmer and wife and 6 children (2 James and Elizabeth listed separately);Mother=Mary Fish, Son=James Harmer, Daughter=Elizabeth Harmer, Son=Robert George Harmer, Daughter=Charlotte Harmer, Daughter=Sarah Amy Emma Harmer, Son=Charles Dennis Harmer5 
Death of Father4 September 1852 Brinton, Norfolk;age 83, Labourer, Old age, Not certified
Informant Elizabeth Margetson, present at the death, Brinton;Principal=Robert Harmer6 
Death of Spouse10 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 Fish7 
Death of Mother19 May 1857 Brinton, Norfolk;age 82, widow of Robert Harmer, agricultural Labourer, Natural Decay not certified
Informant Mary Ann Harmer, present at death, Brinton;Principal=Mary Dennis6 
Death of Son15 September 1875 Crystal Brook, SA, Australia;Harmer - On the 15th September, at Crystal Brook, of consumption, Mr. James Harmer, butcher, aged 41 years;Principal=James Harmer8 
Death*6 March 1891 Allandale East, SA, Australia;
When Died: 6th March 1891
Name and Surname: James Harmer
Sex: Male
Age: 86 Years
Rank or Profession: Gentleman
Usual Residence: Allendale East
Cause of Death: Senile decay
Place where Death occurred: Allendale East
Signature, Description, and Residence of Informant: J Intstead?, Undertaker, Port MacDonnell9 
Burial*March 1891 Port MacDonnell Cemetery, Port MacDonnell, SA, Australia;
James Harmer headstone


Mary Fish b. 19 Dec 1803, d. 10 May 1855


  1. [S1383] Norfolk Family History Society.
  2. [S18] Harmer Family Reunion 1990.
  3. [S1404] 1841 Census for England.
  4. [S9] Birth Certificate.
  5. [S1242] South Ausralian passenger lists 1836-1851.
  6. [S14] Death Certificate.
  7. [S1556] South Australian Death Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), Mary Harmer 1855.
  8. [S1396] Harmer Family Association - Cora Nunn.
  9. [S1556] South Australian Death Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), James Harmer 1891.
  10. [S1604] Carol's Headstone Photographs, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ausvsac/Index.htm
  11. [S1407] Brinton Parish Registers.