A Bible was presented to Robert Harger in 1865 by members of the Wesleyan Sunday school in Settle. The Bible is of interest because it contains the "Family Register" in the central pages with details of family births, deaths and marriages
Robert Harger was born on 7 Jan 1844 in Settle to Joseph Harger and Margaret née Baldwin. He married Mary Isabella née Harvey in 1868 but she died within 18 months of the marriage (possibly during child birth: there is a memorial headstone for Mary in the Zion chapel graveyard in Settle which mentions the death of an infant daughter although the headstone wording is now sadly incomplete as the headstone is delaminating).. Robert then married Anne née Kirkby in 1870 and had two daughters, Sarah Agnes Harger (known as Sally/Sallie) in 1876 and Margaret Annie Kirkby Harger (sometimes known as Madge or Maggie) in 1881. Robert was Clerk of Works at Lancaster Asylum from 1868 until 1875, then from 1875 was Sanitary Inspector / Inspector of Nuisances (what a great job title, but it doesn't refer to nuisances as we think of today, but more the definition of something harmful) / Public Health Inspector in Skipton until death. He died 25 Nov 1885 in Skipton, and is buried at Waltonwrays cemetary in Skipton*1.
Below is a scan of the first page of the central "Family Register" pages (click on the image below for a larger image of all 5 pages), and then a transcript. NB: there are some inconsistencies in some of the dates when compared to other sources.
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