HARMSTON, Harriet Ann

1822 - 1899

As Harriet Ann Brough, she was baptised at St Botolph's, Boston, Lincolnshire on 15 March 1822, daughter of namesake Harriet Ann Brough. She married at Sleaford, Lincolnshire in 1846, Henry Harmston (1817-1875) and in 1851 living at Market Place, Sleaford, Lincolnshire with her 34 year old husband, a 34 year old butcher. By 1853 they had moved to 2 Prairie, London Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk where Harriet was an artist in wax flowers living with her husband Henry, now a grocerís assistant. By 1861 they had moved to 95 High Street, Lowestoft and by 1871 Harriet was a 39 year old artist, modelling wax flowers, and in leather, living at East Parade, Huddersfield where her husband was a poultry, fish & fruit dealer. Her husband died in 1875 and she returned to Lowestoft where she kept a boarding house at 7 The Esplanade. Harriet died at Lowestoft in 1899, aged 76.