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The Harold Family in
Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada

And Their Ancestors:
The Harrold Family in Northampton, England

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Contents

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Contents of this page

  1. Introduction
  2. The Origin of the Surname Harrold/Harold
  3. The Harrold Family in Northampton, England
  4. John Harrold and Emma Brown
  5. Fellow Researchers
  6. Index & Personal Information Pages (GEDCOM)
  7. Legend
  8. Contact

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Introduction

Welcome to my Harrold family page.  This page is part of my family history website.  This page covers the ancestors and cousins of Elizabeth Harrold who married Thomas Richardson  If you are just arriving here for the first time then you may wish to start here.

Please Note: This page is intended only as a narrative historical overview of this family.  There is additional detailed information available for almost ever person presented on this page.  To avoid the unnecessary work of double-entering some data, the additional information can be found in the accompanying GEDCOM database.  Please make sure you click on the INDEX button at the bottom of the page so you don't miss out on potentially valuable additional information.

Acknowledgments

The research presented on this page is not mine alone.  It contains information submitted by all the Fellow Researchers listed below.  I am indebted to them for their generous contributions.  This page is intended as a place for researchers to freely and cooperatively share our research with each other.  It would be too cumbersome a task to reference each piece of data as to which researcher it has come from.  The information shown on this page should be understood as a product of ALL of the Fellow Researchers.  I am merely the editor and not the sole author. - Ryk

The Origin of the Surname Harold

The surname Harold is an English patronymic surname and would most likely come from an early ancestor whose first name was Harold.

Behind the Name gives the etymology of the name Harold/Harald as: "leader of the army", derived from Old English here "army" and weald "leader, ruler". This was the name of five kings of Norway and two kings of England, including Harold II who lost the Battle of Hastings (and was killed in it), which led to the Norman Conquest. After the conquest it was rarely used but was eventually revived in the 19th century.

In some cases the surname Harold can be shown to be a phonetic corruption of Herald, which would be an occupational surname based on an ancestor who had been employed as a herald.

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The Harrold Family in Northampton, England

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Northamptonshire, England

Our Harrold family has been traced back to the early 19th centry to the village of Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England.  Hardingstone is just south of the city of Northampton and today is virtually engulfed by the city itself.

Hardingstone, Northampton is located about 20 miles east of Hellidon, Northampton where the Thornton family originated.  Three generations later, John Harrold's great-grandson, Lloyd Richardson married William Thornton's great-granddaughter, Winnifred Thornton.

Almost all post-1860 North American records for this family show the their surname spelled "Harold" with one 'r' while almost all pre-1860 North American records and almost all English records (regardless of date) show the surname spelled "Harrold" with two 'r's.  This spelling difference is probably inconsequential and likely represents different 19th century spelling conventions from the UK to Canada.

The Harrold Family from the Orkney Isles? No.

Family legend claims that John Harrold (b 1810, below) was a cattle drover from the Orkney Isles in Northern Scotland and that he migrated south to England before later immigrating to Canada.  However this tradition appears to be entirely false. 

Census records verify that John Harrold came from Hardingstone, Northampton, England and that he and his probable father were both born in Hardingstone. Census records further imply that he had a broad extended family residing in Northampton suggesting that they had resided in Northampton for several generations.

Northampton parish records show occurrences of the surname Harrold going back to the late 16th century. And there is also a village named Harrold located about ten miles east of Hardingstone, suggesting that the surname was present in the area into antiquity. All of these factors strongly suggest that our Harrold family was domestic to Northampton and had resided there for hundreds of years and did not come from the Orkney Isles.

The Orkney tradition may have its basis in a corruption of the name of a town called Olney in nearby Buckinghamshire where some of the Harrolds below have been traced to.  Perhaps the name "Olney" became corrupted into Orkney as the tradition evolved.  The fact that John Harrold was an agricultural labourer could indicate that he handled cattle and from this could have evolved the tradition that he was a cattle drover.

A connected family legend claims that John Harrold's wife, Emma Brown, was the daughter of Benjamin Brown, a local sheriff.  This tradition also seems to have no basis in fact.  No birth record has been found for Emma Brown but there are several persons named Benjamin Brown in early census records who could be her father, none of whom is recorded as being a sheriff; almost all of them are agricultural labourers.  If this tradition is true then either Emma's father died before 1841 or he did not mention on the census that he was a sheriff.

Our study of the Harrold family begins with Samuel Harrold:

Samuel HARROLD b: 1781 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England.  Samuel's birth record has not been found.  His parents are unknown.  In 1841 Samuel is residing in "Under the Trees", Hardingstone, Northampton, England working as an agricultural labourer. In 1851 and 1861 Samuel and his wife are residing with their daughter Ann and family in Hardingstone. Samuel is shown as having been born in Hardingstone.

Samuel's relationship with his children as shown here is not confirmed (except for Ann). Ann is the only child for whom a baptismal record has been found, in which she is shown as the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Harrold. The rest of the children shown here are found in census records and parish records as all residing in Hardingstone. Furthermore they represent the only persons surnamed Harrold residing in the parish and they all fit chronologically into single family arrangement. Thus it is suggested, but not confirmed, that Samuel and Elizabeth were the parents of the following children.

Samuel is presumed to have married to a woman named Elizabeth b: 1782 in Great Houghton, Northamptonshire, England, although no record of their marriage has been found.  Her surname is unknown.  It is suggested that they had the following children, only one of whom is confirmed:

  1. Has Children Henry HARROLD b: ABT 1803 in Northampton, England.  Henry is not confirmed as a son of Samuel Harrold. (See Samuel's notes for more information). Henry is found in the Hardingstone parish records as having a wife Josefina and a daughter Elizabeth as shown here. They have not been found in any census records. Henry's birth date as shown here is purely a guess.  Henry is presumed to have married to a woman named JOSEFINA b: ABT 1803 in England, although no record of their marriage has been found.  Her surname is unknown.  They are recorded as having had the following child, after which they disappear from all records.  It is presumed they emigrated outside of the UK, Canada or the USA -- possibly to Australia.
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth HARROLD b: ABT 03 SEP 1825 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England.  She has not been found in any census record.
  2. Has No Children William HARROLD b: 1806 in Northampton, England.  William's relationship to his father Samuel is not confirmed. Hardingstone parish records show a small number of persons surnamed Harrold who all fit chronologically well into one family. Census records show these suggested family members all residing nearby to each other. And the male heads of household are all employed as agricultural labourers. Thus it is suggested, but not confirmed, that William is probably a son of Samuel Harrold as shown here.  In 1841 William was residing in "Centre of Village", Hardingstone, Northampton, England. He has not been found in 1851 or later.  William is mentioned in the following court notice: Northampton Division Petty Sessions -- William Harrold of Hardingstone was allowed to settle with Thomas Partridge for an assualt committed on him on the 23d May last (1843) at Great Houghton. http://www.northants-familytree.net/1843.html
  3. Has Children George HARROLD b: ABT 1807 in Northampton, England.  George is not confirmed as a son of Samuel Harrold. (See Samuel's notes for more information). George is found in the Hardingstone parish records as having a wife Mary and a daughter Hannah as shown here. They have not been found in any census records. George's birth date as shown here is purely a guess.  George is presumed to have married to a woman named MARY b: ABT 1807 although no record of their marriage has been found.  Her surname is unknown.  They are recorded as having had the following child after which they disappear from all records.  It is presumed they emigrated outside of the UK, Canada or the USA -- possibly to Australia.
    1. Has No Children Hannah HARROLD b: ABT 08 JAN 1832 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England.  She has not been found in any census records.
  4. Has Children John HARROLD b: 1810 in Northampton, England.
    1. Information on John Harrold and his descendants is presented below.
  5. Has Children Ann HARROLD b: 1829 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England.  Despite the enormous age gap between Ann and her siblings, parish and census records confirm that she was indeed a very late daughter for Samuel and Elizabeth. Ann's parents resided with Ann until their deaths. Ann.  Ann is presumed to have married to Thomas WARRICK b: 1825 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England although no record of their marriage has been found.  They had the following known children, however they have not been found in 1871 and later census records so it is possible that they could have had more children.  It is believed that they probably emigrated outside the UK, Canada or USA.
    1. Has No Children Clara WARRICK b: 1851 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England
    2. Has No Children Samuel Edward WARRICK b: 1853 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England
    3. Has No Children John William WARRICK b: 1856 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England
    4. Has No Children Rebecca WARRICK b: 1858 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England
    5. Has Children Pvt. Charles WARRICK b: 1860 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England.  Charles is the only member of this family to be found in any post-1861 census record.  In 1881 Charles was residing at the barracks in Caterham, Surrey, England where he was serving as a private in the Coldstream Guards.  Charles is presumed to have married to Sarah b: 1861 in Calme, Wiltshire, England although no record of their marriage has been found.  Her surname is unknown.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Edith A WARRICK b: 1887 in Mitton, Buckinghamshire, England
      2. Has No Children Charles E S WARRICK b: 1888 in Hardingstone, Northumberland, England

John Harrold and Emma Brown

Has Children John HARROLD b: 1810 in Northampton, England, shown above as the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Harrold.  John is not confirmed as a son of Samuel Harrold. (See Samuel's notes for more information). John is found in 1841 residing in "Hallysyard", Hardingstone, Northampton, nearby to Samuel in "Under the Trees", Hardingstone. Samuel is just the right age to be John's father and there is no other family residing in the parish of Hardingstone with the surname of Harrold. Also, the fact that John named his eldest son Samuel further reinforces the likelihood that John is a son of the elder Samuel as shown here. However, this relationship remains unproven.

Family tradition among the grandchildren of John Harrold claims that John Harrold was a cattle drover from the Orkney Isles in Northern Scotland and that he immigrated to England before later immigrating to Canada. However this tradition appears to be entirely false.

Census records verify that John Harrold came from Hardingstone, Northampton, England and that he and his suggested father were both born in Hardingstone. Census records further imply that he had a broad extended family residing in Northampton suggesting that they had resided in Northampton for several generations. Northampton parish records show occurrences of the surname Harrold going back to the late 16th century. And there is also a village named Harrold located about ten miles east of Hardingstone, Northampton suggesting the surname was present in the area into antiquity. All of which strongly suggests that our Harrold family was domestic to Northampton and had resided there for hundreds of years and did not come from the Orkney Isles.

The Orkney tradition may have its basis in a corruption of the name of a town called Olney in nearby Buckinghamshire where some of the Harrolds below have been traced to. Perhaps the name "Olney" became corrupted into Orkney as the tradition evolved. The fact that John Harrold was an agricultural labourer could indicate that he handled cattle and from this could have evolved the tradition that he was a cattle drover.

John is presumed to have married to Emma BROWN b: 1817 in Northampton, England, although no record of their marriage has been found.  Emma is said to be the daughter of Benjamin Brown, a local sheriff, however no evidence has been found to support this tradition and none of the Benjamin Browns who have been found in Northumberland were employed as a sheriff.  It is believed that this traditions is not correct.  John and Emma had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Mary Ann HAROLD b: ABT 08 DEC 1837 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England.  Mary Ann died as a child prior to 1841.
  2. Has Children Samuel HAROLD b: 10 FEB 1839 in Hardingstone, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.  Samuel was married twice. Sadly, it would appear that both his wives died in childbirth. In 1891 Samuel was living next door to George Houlding, presumably is deceased wife's brother.  In 1881, a 63 year old Margaret Myers is residing with Samuel Harrold. She was born in Ontario of Irish descent.  She is presumed to be Samuel's mother-in-law.  Samuel is presumed to have married firstly ABT 1869 in Probably Brant County, Ontario to Jane MEYERS b: DEC 1842 in Ancaster, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, although no record of their marriage has been found.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Arthur HAROLD b: 1870 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
    2. Has No Children Martha HAROLD b: ABT 1872 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  Martha married on 24 JUN 1896 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada to Ezra Arthur MOTT b: 1869 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  It is believed that they moved to Manitoba.


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      Photo c/o Carolyn Cragun
      Back Row: John Arthur Harold (Jack), Doris Robinson Harold (Dori), James Harold, Edith McKee Harold, Edgar Harold
      Front Row: Ann Harold, Kathryn Harris Harold (Kitty), John Harold, Muriel Harold Pickel

    3. Has Children Hon. John HAROLD, MP b: 09 NOV 1873 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  John served as the Member of Parliament for Brantford.  John married on 02 JUL 1896 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada to Edith MCKEE b: 03 MAY 1873 in Chinguacousy, Peel County, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Alexander McKee and Susanna Herrin.  Edith's birth registration confirms her birth as 3 MAY 1873, which would maker her older than her husband. However, on all later documents she gives her date of birth as 1875 presumably to make herself appear younger than her husband.  John and Edith had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Edgar McKee HAROLD b: 01 MAR 1898 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  Edgar served in WWI.  He married on 02 JUL 1921 in Paris, Brant, Ontario, Canada to Doris Gertrude ROBINSON b: 1899 in Lachine, Québec, Canada, daughter of Charles Bygale Robinson and Sophie Jane Frost.  It is not known if Edgar and Doris had any children.
      2. Has No Children John Arthur HAROLD b: 03 APR 1900 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  John Arthur Harold served in WWI.  He married on 16 SEP 1922 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada to Kathryn Louise HARRIS b: 28 AUG 1901 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Robert Henry Harris and Clara Maria Kendall.  It is known that they had descendants, however this author has no information on those descendants.
      3. Has No Children James McMahon HAROLD b: 23 JUN 1909 in Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  James served in WWII.  He married a woman named Ann whose surname is unknown.  It is not known if they had any children.
      4. Has No Children Muriel HAROLD b: AFT 1911 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  Muriel married Jack PICKEL.
    4. Has Children George Samuel HAROLD b: 14 OCT 1876 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  In 1933 George is recorded on a ship's passenger list as born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, residing in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, departing from Southampton, England, and arriving in Canada. He may be the George Samuel Harold, born 1876, who died 22 Nov 1940 in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada.  George married on 02 JAN 1909 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada to Jennie ROBERTS b: FEB 1885 in St. Thomas, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Walter Roberts and Sarah Hutchinson.  George and Jennie had the following known children and possibly more:
      1. Has No Children Margaret HAROLD b: AFT 1911 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
      2. Has No Children Eleanor HAROLD b: AFT 1911 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    5. Has No Children Jane Catherine HAROLD b: 18 APR 1878 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  Jane was age 32, not married, and residing with her widowed father in 1911. It is presumed that she never married.

    Samuel married secondly on 12 OCT 1882 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada to Elizabeth HOULDING b: 30 NOV 1845 in Brantford Township, Brant County, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Houlding.  Samuel and Elizabeth had the following children:

    1. Has No Children Annie Bertha HAROLD b: 23 JUN 1886 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
    2. Has No Children Frederick Houlding HAROLD b: 28 APR 1888 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  Frederick died in infancy of "disease of the brain".
    3. Has No Children Frank Houlding HAROLD b: 18 DEC 1890 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  Frank married on 31 JAN 1916 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada to Helen Irene HARRIS b: 1893 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada, daughter of John Willison Harris and Helen Patience Wholger.
  3. Has Children Mary Ann HARROLD b: 1841 in Hardingstone, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.  Mary Ann married on 25 FEB 1863 in Brantford Township, Brant County, Ontario, Canada to William KIRKBY b: 23 NOV 1829 in Aswardby, Lincoln, England, son of John and Mary Kirkby.  William Kirkby and Mary Ann Harold were both born in England and immigrated to Onandaga Township, Brant County, Ontario -- William in 1843 and Mary Ann in 1847. William was previously married to a woman named Elizabeth and had two children by her: Selina Kirkby in 1850 and William H. Kirkby in 1852.  William later marred Mary Ann Harold in Brant County, Ontario and moved up to Wingham, Huron North County by 1881 and later to London, Ontario. After 1881 William worked as a baker.  Mary Ann and William had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Frederick KIRKBY b: ABT 1866 in Ontario, Canada
    2. Has No Children Mary Hanna KIRKBY b: 30 SEP 1867 in Ontario, Canada
    3. Has No Children Carrie KIRKBY b: ABT 1870 in Ontario, Canada
    4. Has No Children Arthur KIRKBY b: ABT 1873 in Ontario, Canada
    5. Has No Children Elizabeth KIRKBY b: 29 OCT 1878 in Wingham, Huron County, Ontario, Canada
    6. Has No Children Lucy KIRKBY b: 05 APR 1880 in Teeswater, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada
    7. Has No Children Grace M. KIRKBY b: 13 DEC 1885 in Ontario, Canada
  4. Has Children Elizabeth HAROLD b: 22 MAR 1843 in Hardingstone, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.  Elizabeth married on 25 APR 1867 in Brant County, Ontario to Thomas RICHARDSON b: 21 JUN 1840 in Brant County, Ontario, Canada. 
    1. Their information and descendants are presented on the Richardson Family Page.
  5. Has Children Sarah HAROLD b: 26 NOV 1845 in Hardingstone, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.  Sarah married on 31 JAN 1868 in Cainsville, Brant County, Ontario, Canada to James CLARK b: BET 1840 AND 1842 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada, son of Walter and Ann Clark.  Sarah and James had the following children:
    1. Has Children John W. CLARK b: 06 NOV 1867 in Brantford East, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
    2. Has No Children Emma Jane CLARK b: ABT 1870 in Brantford East, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
    3. Has No Children George H. CLARK b: ABT 1871 in Brantford East, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
    4. Has No Children James Herbert CLARK b: ABT 1874 in Brantford East, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
    5. Has No Children Bertha Ann CLARK b: ABT 1877 in Brantford East, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
    6. Has No Children Thomas W. CLARK b: 17 AUG 1879 in Brantford East, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
    7. Has No Children Sarah J CLARK b: 1883 in Brantford East, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
    8. Has No Children Carrie E CLARK b: 1885 in Brantford East, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
    9. Has No Children Stanley H CLARK b: 1890 in Brantford East, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
  6. Has No Children John HARROLD b: 1846 in Ontario, Canada.  John is found only in the 1851 census and is presumed to have died young.
  7. Has No Children Eliza HARROLD b: 1846 in Ontario, Canada.  1851 census shows two daughters, Elizabeth and Eliza Harrold. Eliza's age is given as "ditto" to her brother John.

Research Leads

All Harrolds in Northampton 1841, 1851 and IGI, by parish

Hardingstone

Samuel Harrold, 60 (1781), ag. lab. (all born in Northampton), res 1841: "Under the Trees", Northampton, Hardingstone Parish, Wymersley Hundred, England
Elizabeth Harrold, 55, wife

  1. William Harrold, 35 (1806), ag lab, born Northampton, (same page as John and Emma Harrold above in Hallsyard), res 1841: "Centre of Village", Hardingstone, Hardingston district, Hardingston parish, Wymersley hundred, Northampton, England.  He is not found in England aft 1843.  He may be the William Harold, age 42 born England, residing in 1851 in Dorchester North, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, employed as a blacksmith.
  2. Henry Harold and Josefina
    1. Elizabeth Harold, bap 3 SEP 1825 in Hardingstone, Northampton -- not found in 1841
  3. George Harrold and Mary
    1. Hannah Harrold, bap 8 JAN 1832 in Hardingstone, Northampton -- not found in 1841
  4. John (transc: "Jn") Harrold, 30 (1811), ag lab (all born in Northampton), res 1841: "Hallysyard", Hardingstone Parish, Wymersley Hundred, Northampton, England
    Emma Harrold, 20, wife
    1. Sam'l Harrold, 2
    2. Mary Harrold, 5 months
    3. Elizabeth Harold, bap 7 APR 1844 in Hardingstone
    4. Sarah Harold, bap 21 DEC 1845 in Hardingstone
  5. Ann Harrold, 12, bap 19 APR 1829 in Hardingstone, Northampton, dtr of Samuel and Elizabeth Harrold.

no sign of any member of this family in England after 1861, only John is found in Canada, none in USA.  Perhaps the rest emigrated to Australia.

Welford and Whiston

Thomas Harold and Catherine

  1. Francis Harold, bap 3 OCT 1629 in Welford (LDS)
  2. William Harold, bap 1 JUN 1633 in Welford (LDS)

Franciscus Harold m 5 OCT 1678 in Watford (sic Welford?) to Francisca Botelin

Francis Harrold and Elizabeth

  1. Francis Harrold, bap 27 AUG 1699 in Welford (LDS)
  2. William Harrold, b 2 MAR 1701, bap 10 MAR 1701 in Weldford

Mary Harald m 2 JUN 1713 in Welford to William Murden

Mary Harrald, b ca 1723 in Welford, d 20 MAY 1795 in Welford, m 13 MAY 1744 in Welford to Thomas Bates (LDS)

Francis Harrald and Sarah

  1. Joseph Harrald, b 23 SEP 1747, bap 8 OCT 1747 in Independant, Welford

Jane Harold, b 1762 in Welford, d 31 DEC 1838 (LDS no parents), m 1790 in Welford to John Eyston

James Harrald m 7 APR 1761 in Welford to Elizabeth Herbert

James Harrald and Martha

  1. Sarah Harrold, b 7 MAY 1778, bap 4 JUN 1778 in Independant, Welford
  2. John Harrald, b 6 APR 1781, bap 23 APR 1781 in Castle Hill Independant, Northampton, Northamptonshire
  3. Jeremiah Harrald, b 6 DEC 1782, bap 30 APR 1783 in Independant, Welford

Richard Harrald and Elizabeth

  1. Ann Harrald, bap 27 SEP 1769 in Welford
  2. Sarah Harrald, bap 13 MAR 1776 in Welford

Ann Harrold m 31 DEC 1787 in Welford to William Hewitt

John Harrold and Mary

  1. Mary Harrald, bap 22 FEB 1769 in Welford
  2. Frances Harrald, bap 28 SEP 1780 in Welford
  3. Elizabeth Harrald, bap 7 OCT 1781 in Welford
  4. Joseph Harrold, b 27 APR 1789 in Welford

Richard Harrold, b 1786 in Welford, Northampton, res 1841: Welford Mill, Lutterworth, Welford Parish, Guilsborough Hundred, Northampton, England, miller, res 1851 Welford parish, Lutterworth, Northampton, occ miller,
Ann, b 1800 in Nowsley, Leicestershire, wife
Jane Freeman, b 1784 in Welford, visitor (sister?)

  1. Mary Harrold, b 1827 in Welford, bap 28 SEP 1830 in Welford
  2. Elisabeth Harrold, b 1830 in Welford
  3. Frances Harrald, b 1832 (not with parents in 1851), bap 28 JUL 1839 in Welford
  4. Jane Harrold, b 1834 in Welford, bap 28 JUL 1839 in Welford
  5. Sarah Harrold, b 1836 in Welford, bap 28 JUL 1839 in Welford
  6. John Richard Harrold, b 1838-9 in Welford, bap 28 JUL 1839 in Welford, m Jane
    1. Ellen Mabel Harrold, bap 1 SEP 1884 in Welford
    2. Minnie Letts Harrold, bap 13 NOV 1884 in Welford
    3. Gertrude Harrold, bap 13 NOV 1884 in Welford
    4. Blanche Evelyn Harrold, bap 13 NOV 1884 in Welford
    5. George Harrold, bap 13 NOV 1884 in Welford
    6. Ethel Mary Harrold, bap 6 FEB 1887 in Welford

John Harrold and Hannah

  1. John Harrold, b 14 OCT 1814 and bap 15 OCT 1814 in Independent, Welford
  2. Sarah Herald, b 6 JUL 1817 in Welford, Welford (parents John Herald and Hannah Davies, LDS entry)
  3. William Harrold, b 15 MAR 1819, bap 16 MAY 1819 in Independant, Welford

John Harrold, 50 (1791), miller (all born in Northampton), res 1841: Whiston Mills, Brafield, Hardingston, Whiston Parish, Wymersley Hundred, Northampton, England
Sarah Harrold, 40, wife. 1851: Sarah Harrold (widow), b 1798 in Welford, res 1851 in Earl's Barton (4 houses from Joseph above), annuitant

  1. Joseph Harrold, (not with mother in 1851, but residing only 4 houses away) b 1818 in Welford, Northampton, miller. b 11 MAY 1817 and bap 1 OCT 1817 in Independent, Welford.  res 1851: Earl's Barton parish, Wellingborough, Northampton
    Ann, b 1819 in Yardley Hastings, Northampton, wife.
    1. Jane Harrold, b 1846 in Earl's Barton
    2. Mary Harrold, b 1848 in Earls' Barton
    3. Emily Harrold, b 1849 in Earl's Barton ("Joseph, son" crossed out)
    4. John Harrold, b 1850 in Earl's Barton
  2. Elizabeth Harrold, b 1821 in Welford, bap 30 JAN 1820 in Welford
  3. John Harrold, 15, not with mother in 1851.  Probably the same as:

    John Harrold, b 1822 in Finedon, Northampton, res 1851 in Finedon, Earl's Barton, miller
    Jemima, b 1822 in Finedon, Northampton, wife

    1. Sarah L Harrold, b 1847 in Finedon
    2. Mary A Harrold, b 1849 in Finedon
  4. Francis Ward Harrold, 15 (1826), born Northampton, Hunter's apprentice to Thomas Simcoe (wife Mary, both 35), res 1841: Earl's Barton, Wellingborough, Hamfordshoe Hundred, Northampton, England, bap 7 NOV 1825 in Independant, Yardley Hastings
  5. Frances Mary Harrold, b 1827 in Whiston, Northampton.  1841: Frances Harrold, 14, with parents.  bap 1 AUG 1827 in Independant, Yardley Hastings
  6. Sarah Harrold, b 1830 in Whiston, b 1 JAN 1830, bap 28 JUL 1831 in Independant, Yardley Hastings
  7. Martha Mary Harrold, bap 2 OCT 1836 in Welford (mother: Sarah Harrold, father not given) not found in 1851

Joseph Harrold, b 1790 in Welford, res 1851 Towcester, Northampton, retired miller
Jane, b 1802 in Olney, Buckinghamshire, wife

Thomas Har(r)old, 25 (1816), ag lab (all born in Northampton), res 1841: Towcester, Towcester, Northampton, England, (probably son of Joseph Harrold, above, or possibly son of Samuel Harrold)
Rebecca Harold, 20, wife

  1. Ann Harold, 2

Marston Trussell (from Burton Overy, Leicester)

Robert Harold, b abt 1778 in Marston Trussell, m 8 SEP 1803 in Great Bowden, Leicester to Mary Seal

Richard Harrald and Martha.  Richard 1787, of Marsten Trussel, Northampton, m abt 1816 to Eliza Martha (LDS), (IGI: 30 JAN 1785 Burton Overy, Leicester OR Thomas & Christian, 21 APR 1783 Kegworth, Leicester, John & Catherine).  Martha Harrald, b 1790, b Kibworth, Leicestershire, innkeeper, widow, res 1851 Marston Trussell, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire

  1. Charlotte Harrald, bap 22 AUG 1813 in Marston-Trussell
  2. Alexander Harrald, b 1814 in Burton Overy, Leicestershire, res 1851 4 houses from preceding, occ tailor and draper
    Elizabeth, b 1817 in Market Harboro, Leicestershire, wife
    1. George Harrald, b 1841 in Market Harboro, Leicestershire
    2. Henry Harrald, b 1845 in Market Harboro
    3. Elizabeth Harrald, b 1848 in Market Harboro
    4. Annie Harrald, b 1850 in Market Harboro
  3. Christian Boyfield Harrald, bap 18 APR 1817 in Marston-Trussell (not found in 1841)
  4. Eliza Martha Harrald, bap 13 JUL 1823 in Martson-Trussell
  5. Xenophan Harrald, b 1815 in Burton Overy, Leicestershire, occ tailor and draper, m Mary Ann
    1. Charles William Harrald, bap 4 APR 1858 in Marston-Trussell
  6. Rebecca Harrald, b 1824 in Marston Trussell, Northamptonshire

John Harrald and Martha

  1. Rebecca Harrald, bap 25 JAN 1824 in Marston-Trussell (parents given as John and Martha Harrald)
  2. George Harrald, bap 27 MAY 1821 in Marston-Trussell.  According to descendant information posted on the Harrold forum ( http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=125&mforum=rykbrowngenealo ) George married a woman named Elizabeth and resided in Sibbertoft and Market Harborough.  They had children including:
    1. Frederick Thomas Harrald.
  3. Daniel Harrald, bap 13 JUL 1823 in Marston-Trussell

Weedon

Mary Harrold, b 1778 in not given, nurse, res Weedon Beck

  1. Mary Harold, b abt 1812 in Weedonbeck, m 25 DEC 1829 to William Muddiman
    1. Mary Ann Muddiman, b 1837 in Northton, Weedon Beck, res 1851 with grandmother Mary Harrold

Charles Harrold, b  1807 in Weedon, Northampton, res 1851 Weedon Beck, Daventry, Northampton, occ hair dresser (seriously!)
Ann, b 1813 in Barley, Warwickshire

  1. Anne Harrold, b 1840 in Weedon, Warwickshire (sic)

Northampton Town

Edward Harrald m 11 DEC 1709 in St. Sepulchre, Northampton or London to Martha Smith

Robert Harrold m 4 FEB 1723 in St. Peters, Northampton to Lyddia Tailer

John Harrold m 25 JUN 1739 in St. Giles, Northampton to Elizabeth Clark

Isaac Harold, b 1796 in Olney, Buckinghamshire, res St. Sepulchre, Northampton (town), Northamptonshire, occ illegible, res 1841: Dr. Kerr's Close, St. Giles, Northampton, St. Sepulchre parish, Northampton Hundred, Northampton, England, shoe maker
Martha, b 1795 in Olney, Buckinghamshire, wife

William Harrold and Sarah

  1. Percy Harrold, bap 25 AUG 1884 in Northampton

Francis Harrold and Fanny

  1. Herbert William Harrold, bap 9 AUG 1887 in Northampton
  2. Sidney Frank Gable Harrold, bap 2 AUG 1892 in Northampton

Kilsby

Marcey Harold, 55 (1786), born outside Northampton, residing with James and Comfort Hammond (each 65), res 1841: Kilsby Village, Crick, Rugby, Kilsby parish, Fawsley Hundred, Northampton, England

King's Cliffe

Edward Harrolde

  1. Anne Harrolde, bap 18 JAN 1618 in Kings Cliffe, Northampton
  2. Elizabeth Harrolde, bap 15 MAY 1825 in Kings Cliffe, Northampton

Cranford St John

William Harald b 1692 in Cranford, m 1715 in Cranford to Jane, b 1685 in Cranford

  1. Thomas Harald, bap 5 MAY 1717 in Cranford St John
  2. Mary Harald, bap 26 APR 1718 in Cranford St John
  3. Jane Harald, bap 14 NOV 1723 in Cranford St John, d 17 SEP 1800

Mary Harold b 1728 in Cranford

Mary Harrold, m 16 OCT 1751 in Cranford St John to Jonathan Bailey

Moulton

Edward Harrold

  1. Thomas Harrold, bap 19 AUG 1588 in Moulton

West Haddon

William Harrold b abt 1786 in West Haddon, m 8 DEC 1806 in West Haddon to Sarah Colledge

  1. Thomas Harrald, b 21 DEC 1807 in West Haddon (no parents) (LDS), bap 3 JAN 1808 in West Haddon
  2. Elizabeth Harrold, bap 15 OCT 1809, West Haddon (LDS)
  3. Mary Harrold, bap 1 SEP 1811 in West Haddon
  4. Jane Harrald, bap 27 OCT 1812 in West Haddon
  5. Charles Harrald, b 25 AUG 1814 in West Haddon, d 6 JUN 1871 in Mountsorrel, Leicester, m 1837 in Mountsorrel, Leicester to Susanna Wood
  6. Ebenezer Harrald, bap 2 NOV 1817 in West Haddon
  7. Matilda Harrald, bap 16 APR 1821 in West Haddon

Peterborough

William Harrold and Emma

  1. Sarah Elizabeth Harrold, bap 13 JUN 1879 in Peterborough
  2. Mary Ann Harrold, bap 13 JUN 1879 in Peterborough

Ernest Harrold and Emma

  1. Herbert Harrold, bap 23 NOV 1887 in Peterborough (mother Emma Harrold, father not given)
  2. Emma Harrold, bap 18 JAN 1888 in Peterborough

Dingley

Elizabeth Harrold, b 1729 in Dingley, d 5 MAR 1798 in Dingley, m 8 AUG 1763 in Dingley to William Wright

Samuel Harold, m 26 APR 1756 in Dingley to Elizabeth Ireland

Others

Annis Harold m 17 AUG 1590 in Bugbrooke to Richard Bodiley

Richard Harrold, b 1600 in Rothwell, m 1 JUL 1625 in Rothwell to Elizabeth Tulles

Henry Herrold, b 1610 in Harpole (LDS), m 18 APR 1635 in Northampton to Agnes/Ann Lucas

Robert Harald

  1. Roase Harald, b 5 APR 1675 in Northampton

Robert Harold b 1667 in Brixworth, m 9 DEC 1690 to Lucy Hills/Hils

  1. Mary Harold, bap 18 SEP 1693 in Brixworth
  2. Alice Harold, bap 3 NOV 1695 in Brixworth
  3. Robert Harold, bap 19 SEP 1698 in Brixworth

Dorothy Harold, m 30 APR 1706 in Irthlingborough to William Green

William Harold, m 10 SEP 1711 in Oundle to Jane Rawlins

Samuel Harrold m 2 JAN 1725 in Stoke Albany to Mary Smith

John Harrold m 22 NOV 1729 in Ashby St Ledgers to Ann Bohen

Richard Harold m 18 FEB 1747 in Winwick to Elizabeth Patch

John Harrold m 24 APR 1797 in Piddington to Ann Tite

Rebecca Harrold m 24 JUL 1804 in Cold Ashby to Humphrey Jeyes

Edward Harrold and Lydia

  1. Mary Harrold, b 1827 in Yelvertoft

Daniel Harrold b 21 JAN 1828 in Olney, Buckingham, m 24 SEP 1857 in Easton Maudit to Mary Ann Church

Joseph Harrold and Jane Coles

  1. Oliver Harrold, b 13 OCT 1837 in Paulerspury, Northampton, d 19 AUG 1855 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (LDS)

George Harrold and Elizabeth

  1. Annie Louisa Harrold, bap 25 DEC 1872 in Sibbertoft
  2. Victoria Alice Harrald, bap 7 OCT 1878 in Sibbertoft
  3. George William Harrald, bap 7 OCT 1878 in Sibbertoft
  4. Ethel Rhoda Landin Harrald, bap 7 OCT 1878 in Sibbertoft
  5. Winifred Mary Harrald, bap 9 JAN 1888 in East Farndon
  6. Frederic Thomas Harrald, bap 9 JAN 1888 in East Farndon

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