M, #334, b. 18 May 1834, d. 15 September 1875
|Father||James Harmer2 b. 30 Jun 1805, d. 6 Mar 1891|
|Mother||Mary Fish2 b. 19 Dec 1803, d. 10 May 1855|
|Relationship||2nd great-grandfather of Keith Graham Bassett|
|Charts||Ancestors of Keith Graham Bassett|
|Last Edited||24 Jun 2021|
|Baptism*||18 May 1834||Brinton, Norfolk;|
When Baptized: May 18th 1834
Child's Christian Name: James Son of
Parent's Names: James and Mary Harmer
Quality, Trade or Profession: Chandler
By whom the Ceremony was performed: Augs. Dashwood3
|(Son) 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;Head=James Harmer, Wife=Mary Fish4
|(Son) Immigration||1 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 Mother||10 May 1855||Adelaide, SA, Australia;|
When Died: May 10 1855
Name and Surname: Mary Harmer
Age: Fifty One Years
Rank or Profession: Wife of James Harmer, Tallow Chandler
Cause of Death: Dropsy;Principal=Mary Fish6
|News-Arct||17 April 1858||"The Adelaide Observer", Adelaide, SA, Australia;|
NOTICE. —Any person or persons found TRESPASSING, CUTTING or REMOVING TIMBER, from Section No. 2904, near Mount Barker, will be PROSECUTED according to law.
All PIGS, GOATS, or FOWLS TRESPASSING on the same will be SHOT after this date.
JAMES HARMER, JUN.
Mount Barker, April 7,1858.7
|Marriage*||18 January 1860||Tavistock Hotel, Rundle Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia;|
Groom: James Harmer junr
Usual Residence: Mount Barker
Father: James Harmer
Bride: Ann Williams
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 Williams8
|News-Arct||8 September 1869||"The Border Watch", Mount Gambier, SA, Australia;|
PORT MACDONNELL COUNCIL.
(From our own Correspondent).
Present: —Messrs. J. Harmer, J. McCord, J. C. Chant, and J. Badenoch.
Mr. James Harmer, jun., was elected Chairman for the current year.
|News-Arct||31 August 1872||"The Hamilton Spectator", Hamilton, VIC, Australia;|
GOVERNMENT LAND SALE.
County of Dundas, parish of Ganoo-gonoo.
On the River Chetwynd, at the site of Mr. James Harmer's Rural Store Site.
Upset price £4 per acre.
8. Allot A, 3a. Valuation £150.10
|News-Arct||21 June 1873||"The Hamilton Spectator", Hamilton, VIC, Australia;|
CASTERTON PETTY SESSIONS.
Wednesday, 18th June.
Bench—Messrs. J. P. Hamilton, P.M., J. H. Jackson, and J. Gardner, JJ.P.
Jas. Harmer v. Geo. Hollard. — Debt, £3 2s ¼d, for goods sold and delivered. No appearance of defendant. Order for amount, and 5s costs.
|News-Arct||13 September 1873||"The Hamilton Spectator", Hamilton, VIC, Australia;|
The land sale held here on Tuesday was well attended, but the town lots did not fetch as high a price as expected. I subjoin the result of the sale:—
Chetwynd, county of Dundas, parish of Ganoo-ganoo,
On the River Chetwynd.
29. Allot 3, sec 2, 2r— J. Harmer, £10
|News-Arct||25 March 1874||"The Hamilton Spectator", Hamilton, VIC, Australia;|
GLENELG SHIRE COUNCIL.
Thursday, 19th March.
Present: M. Cussen, Esq., President; and Crs. James Anderson, T. M'Evoy, J. Matheson, and C. Sprigg.
From James Harmer, giving notice of his intention to apply at next licensing meeting at Casterton, for a colonial wine license, for his house at the Chetwynd township.13
|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.
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
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
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
|News-Arct||23 October 1875||"The Adelaide Observer", Adelaide, SA, Australia;|
The late Mr. James Harmer's business, including land, house, butcher's shop, and yards, was sold by auction, on October 9, for £370.17
|Probate*||30 October 1875||Adelaide, SA, Australia;James Harmer Butcher deceased|
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 Probates18
|Ann Williams b. 29 Aug 1830, d. 20 Feb 1885|
- [S9] Birth Certificate, Harry Thomas Harmer.
- [S18] Harmer Family Reunion 1990.
- [S1407] Brinton Parish Registers.
- [S1404] 1841 Census for England.
- [S1242] South Ausralian passenger lists 1836-1851.
- [S1556] South Australian Death Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), Mary Harmer 1855.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Adelaide Observer, Saturday, April 17, 1858.
- [S49] Marriage Certificate, James Harmer & Ann Williams 1860.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Border Watch, Wednesday, September 8, 1869.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Hamilton Spectator, Saturday, August 31, 1872.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Hamilton Spectator, Saturday, June 21, 1873.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Hamilton Spectator, Saturday, September 13, 1873.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Hamilton Spectator, Wednesday, March 25, 1874.
- [S201] Will.
- [S1396] Harmer Family Association - Cora Nunn.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Adelaide Observer, September 25, 1875.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Adelaide Observer, Saturday, October 23, 1875.
- [S379] Probate records.
- [S1240] South Australian Birth Registrations 1842-1906.
- [S9] Birth Certificate.