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Christianna HARRIS
Father: Thomas HARRISMother: Maria (Harris/Wakeman) NOTIE
EventsPlaceResidenceNotesSource
Born:1828

Baptised:12 Oct 1828Dodderhill, WorcestershireIn Liberties, DroitwichNamed Chrissy. Father Thomas a Labourer.
From register
Married:25 Aug 1850Worcester, St HelenFriar St., WorcesterOn marriage register she seems to have signed Christianah (one n and h).From certificate
From register
Died:4 Mar 1921The Coventry Hospital, DroitwichAge 94. Died of senile decay and astenia. Informant her daughter Ann Westwood of 20 Farfield Street, Kidderminister.From certificate

Spouse: James HARRIS
ChildrenBornDied
William Henry HARRIScirca1851
Alfred HARRIScirca1854
Sarah HARRIScirca1857not in C1861
James HARRIS18601904
Ann Elizabeth (Westwood) HARRIScirca1862
John Thomas HARRIS18651949
Ada Maria HARRIScirca1870
CensusNamePlaceAddressAgeOccupation
1841Checked 1841 census but nothing seems to fit. In fact there are only a handful of Christiana Harrises in the country.
1851Christianah HarrisDroitwich, WorcestershireFriar Street23
1861Christiana HarrisBirmingham, WarwickshireGt Nova Scotia Court32
1871Christiana HarrisDroitwich, WorcestershireMiller Street (Bombay Terrace)42
1881Christianna HarrisDroitwich, WorcestershireOmbersley Road52
1891Christianah HarrisDroitwich, WorcestershireOmbersley Road62Charwoman (?)
1901Christiana HarrisDroitwich, WorcestershireWorcester Road72No occupation
1911Christiana HarrisDroitwich, WorcestershireCoventry Almshouse84Almshouse Inmate
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James and Christianna Harris 1890s
Christianna Harris and family 1902

Places
Overlooking Droitwich from St Augustie's Dodderhill churchyard
St Augustine's Dodderhill
Overlooking Droitwich from St Augustie's Dodderhill churchyard
Overlooking Droitwich from St Augustie's Dodderhill churchyard
St Augustine's Dodderhill
St Augustine's Dodderhill
St Augustine's Dodderhill from Droitwich
Coventry Almshouses, The Holloway, Droitwich
Coventry Almshouses, The Holloway, Droitwich
Coventry Almshouses, The Holloway, Droitwich
Coventry Almshouses, The Holloway, Droitwich
Friar Street, Droitwich
Friar Street, Droitwich
Friar Street, Droitwich
Miller Street, Droitwich
Ombersley Road, Droitwich
Ombersley Road, Droitwich
Ombersley Road, Droitwich
Ombersley Road, Droitwich
Ombersley Road, Droitwich
Ombersley Road, Droitwich
Friar Street, Worcester
Friar Street, Worcester
Friar Street, Worcester
Fish Street where St Helen's is located
St Helen's from Fish Street
St Helen's, Worcester
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Harris and Harris

In 1851 of the 60-70 houses in Friar Street some 14 were occupied by Harris's.
  
Identity of Christianna Harris

When John T Harris (14) was born his parents are given as James Harris (28) and Christiana (sic) Harris (29).  This fact was well known from family sources.
The 1871 and 1881 show John T with his parents and siblings. From this it is apparent that James was born in the area of St Nicholas Droitwich.
Although Harris is a common name, Christiana is unusual and therefore it has been possible to identify their marriage with a hight degeree of confidence.
All the censuses give Christiana's birthplace as Droitwich with the exception of 1871 which gives the additional fact that it was Dodderhill.
There is a suitable marriage at St Helen Worcester which matches their ages.
Their address is given jointly as Friar Street which would imply Friar Street near St Helen's except that a year later they are at Friar Stree Droitwich.
It is possible that Christianna was pregnant with William when she married James and this accounted for why they went to Worcester.