Hargers in Settle

Samplers

Very little is known about this Harger Sampler (a Sampler is a piece of embroidery worked in various stitches as a specimen of skill usually containing the alphabet and some mottos), and the identity of the creator is not known. The sampler lists the children of Robert (1775-1848) and Agnes Harger (née Hallpike) (1774-1855), married 30 May 1801. The Sampler is currently in the care of a (direct paternal) great (x3)-grandson of Robert Harger. A list of the children on the sampler with further dates is below the image. All the children are recorded as being baptised at Giggleswick.

 


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Name Date of Birth Date of christening Date of Death Notes
Nancy 12 Apr 1802 13 Jun 1802 24 Sep 1849 married Thomas Bateson 1823
Cath(e/a)rine 18 Feb 1804 16 Mar 1804 9 May 1867 married Lawrence Hodgson 1844
Mary 24 Aug 1805 15 Sep 1805 15 Jun 1840 married William Knowles 1833
Agnes 17 Feb 1807 13 Mar 1807 1878 married Robert Leeming 1834
Ann 15 Jan 1809 5 Feb 1809 7 Jul 1869 married John Postlethwaite Gardner 1839
Joseph 19 Dec 1809 25 Feb 1810 14 Apr 1886 married Margaret née Baldwin 1841
Ellen (1) 2 Apr 1811 19 May 1811 28 Aug 1811 Infant death
Ellen (2) 28 Nov 1812 28 Nov 1812 24 Jul 1844 believed unmarried
Maria 10 May 1815 4 Jun 1815 25 Apr 1867 married Joseph Jackson 1843
Vincent 18 Mar 1819 14 Apr 1819 18 Apr 1819 infant death

It is tentatively suggested that the missing text at the bottom of the above sampler is:

Holy children - read and pray
Love Thy holy word and day
Fly from sin and seek Thy grace
Learn Thy will and Christ embrace
They are humble meek and mild
Make me Lord a Holy Child

This appears as a verse in a variety of Hymn books from about 1815.

 


Update Autumn 2020: thanks to Paul Wiltshire, two more Harger samplers have come to light dated 1820 and 1824;

 

Sampler Mary Harger aged 7 1820


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Sampler Nancy Harger aged 8 1824


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For further information on the samplers by Mary (1820) and Nancy (824) see: mary_1820_nancy_1824_samplers.shtml.