Hargers in Settle

Photos

Harger album: by date of birth 1774 to 1881

An album (or a few pages of an album to be more precise) was given to me in 2001 by Betty Bailey (via Cathy). Most of the photos are annotated, but sometimes confusing, and the annotations are in different hands. It is sometimes difficult to work out who is who, and the annotations are mostly of the style "great grandfather".. Therefore, the assignment of name to image should be treated with a small degree of caution. I think I've got the jig-saw right, but there may be one or two slips, and those errors must be mine. I do however, have independent photos of JV Harger and Joseph Harger (1809-1886) so can confirm those photos.

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Harger photos
Photo Name Further information
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Agnes Harger (1774-1855) Agnes Harger (née Hallpike), wife of Robert Harger (1775-1848)
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Robert Harger (1775-1848) joiner & cabinet maker; husband of Agnes (née Hallpike)
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Joseph Harger (1809-1886) Another non-album photo of Joseph is below (father and son)
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Margaret Harger (1817-1891) wife of Joseph Harger (1809-1886), née Baldwin (1 of 3 photos),
with her daughter, known as 'Polly' (Mary Ellen Harger, 1858-1947)
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Margaret Harger (1817-1891) wife of Joseph Harger (1809-1886), née Baldwin (2nd of 3 photos)
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Margaret Harger (1817-1891) wife of Joseph Harger (1809-1886), née Baldwin (3rd of 3 photos)
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Mary Harger (1844-1869) with husband Robert Harger (1844-1885)
Mary Isabella née Harvey, (born Jul 1844, marr Jan 1868, died May 1869).
First wife of Robert Harger (1844-1885).
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Robert Harger (1844-1885) One of 3 brothers with photos here: Robert, John Vincent and Thomas
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Robert Harger (1844-1885) with first wife Mary Isabella née Harvey, born Jul 1844, marr Jan 1868, died May 1869).
One of 3 brothers with photos here: Robert, John Vincent and Thomas
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Anne Harger (1844-1893) Anne née Kirkby (married Robert Harger Nov 1870, his second wife)
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) JV Harger (1846-1926) One of 3 brothers with photos here: Robert, John Vincent and Thomas
also portrait photo received from St John's Methodist church 2015, see below;
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Thomas Harger (1848-1925) One of 3 brothers with photos here: Robert, John Vincent and Thomas
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Margaret Catherine Harger (1855-1941) known as 'Kate' (Kate & Polly were sisters)
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Mary Ellen Harger (1858-1947) known as 'Polly'; shown with her mother, Margaret Harger (1817-1891);
(Kate & Polly were sisters)
image  (JPG, approx 26Kb) Margaret Annie Kirky Harger (1881-1950) also known as 'Madge' or 'Maggie'.
married Thomas Henry Gould in Settle in 1911

 


Harger : Joseph & John Vincent Harger, father & son

Background

St John's Methodist Church in Settle was built in 1892. In "On foot round Settle", George H. Brown states that "Harger Bros [held] the contract for the whole work". It was demolished in 2015, with the church moving to expanded premises across the road at the church hall. There were several dedication stones in the rear wall of the church, one in the name of Thomas Harger (1848-1925) and this is now in the Museum (photo below). At the same time, a portrait photo of JV Harger (1846-1926) which was also in the church became available (photo below), taken in 1917 (now with great-grandson). Also, from another source, a large portrait (possibly photograph enhanced by hand) of Joseph Harger (1809-1891, dates clearly shown on the surround, photo in Settle Museum), father of JV Harger, came to light, so here are father and son.

Father, Joseph Harger was born 19 December 1809 of parents Robert and Agnes nee Hal(l)pike. He married Margaret nee Baldwin in 1841, and had 8 children. His occupation is variously given as joiner & cabinet maker, and builder.

Son JV Harger was born 2 March 1846 of parents Joseph Harger and Margaret née Baldwin. He married Isabella née Procter in 1872, and they had one son, Joseph, who married Mary née Wardlaw in 1902, and had 3 children, Winifred (marr Dowdle), Margaret (marr Kitchen) and John. JV Harger's profession is variously given as joiner, house furnisher, and cabinet maker. He was also a methodist preacher

 


Joseph Harger (1809-1886); click here or on the image itself for a larger version
image of the portrait  (JPG, 383Kb)



JV Harger (1846-1926): full framed photo, taken in 1917 (approx 61 cms (w) x 72cms (h))
full picture and frame  (JPG, 337Kb)
JV Harger (1846-1926)

 
Close up (photo not scan) of the portrait; click here or on the image itself for a larger version
image of the portrait  (JPG, 325Kb)
JV Harger (1846-1926)

 
name plate on the lower border of the frame
name plate on lower border of portrait  (JPG, 276Kb)



Stone on rear wall of St John's Methodist Church
Stone on rear wall of St John's Methodist Church  (JPG, 557Kb)
Wording: This stone was laid by Mr Thos Harger Circuit Steward on Sep 28th 1892

Sarah Agnes Harger

Sarah Agnes Harger (1876-1938); click here or on the image itself for a larger version
image of the photo  Sarah Agnes Harger   (JPG, 875Kb)

Sarah Agnes Harger, also known as Sally, born 1876 in Skipton, teacher, died 1938 in Leeds Nursing Home, buried Settle. The photo is annotated on the rear with "Aunt Sally 1911". Her sister, Margaret Annie Kirkby Harger married in Settle in 1911, and there is a strong possibility this photo is taken at the wedding. One of the bridesmaids at the wedding was Margaret Isobel Harger. The photographer (indicated bottom right) is "Horner & Son, New Street, Settle".