Hargers in Settle


Settle Headstones

Harold Foxcroft's "Settle Church Graveyard, Alphabetical List of Burials, 1838 to 2000", was an established reference on Settle's burial registers but it seems to have been superceded by Settle U3A and Sarah Lister's work and also the church's burial records being online (see below).

Holy Ascension Settle's burial records from 1839 to date are available online https://hagryd.uk/, along with Giggleswick burial records from 1800, which include several Hargers.

For details of Settle headstones relating to Hargers, please see headstones

"Stories from the Graveyard"

In 2018, Settle U3A Family History Group began a project working with Settle church of creating a graveyard plan and transcribing the gravestones for posterity, supported by Stories in Stone


Giggleswick Headstones

Nigel Mussett produced two excellent volumes in 2015 and an accompanying CD (some of the data is available online at https://hagryd.uk/)

The Yorkshire Archaeological Society (https://www.yas.org.uk/) have produced transcriptions of the Giggleswick church Registers


Useful websites


There is a One name study of Armistead at https://armistead.one-name.net/; daughters of William Harger and Mary Holden, sisters Ellen (b. 1816) and Maria (b. 1823) married respectively brothers John Armistead (marr 1841), and William Armistead (m. 1848)

Nick Delves' website contains much family history, including Harger material: http://nickdelves.co.uk/gen_harger.htm; Nick is a descendant of Joseph Harger and Ellen Holden marr 1805.

In 2004, the Museum in Settle had an exhibition ('The Family Business in North Craven: a Century of Service') about the history of Settle and area businesses which included the Harger businesses (see http://ncbpt.org.uk/folly/exhibitions/exhibitions_2004/), including a small booklet (available as a PDF on the website).