Hannah Harper

Female24 March 1817–January 1882

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Harper was born on 24 March 1817, her father, Thomas Harper, was 47 and her mother, Ann Mackrory, was 47. She married John Sergeant on 7 May 1838, in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died in January 1882, in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

John Sergeant
Hannah Harper
Marriage: 7 May 1838
Thomas Sergeant
George Sergeant
Lucy Sergeant
Hannah Sergeant
Harriett Sergeant
Mary Elizabeth Sergeant

Sources (23)

  • Hannah Sargeant, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Hanh. Harper, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1838Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (5)


    Age 6

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 16

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


    Age 26

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire), Scottish, Irish (Antrim and Down), and Dutch: occupational name for a player on the harp, from Middle English harper(e) ‘harper’ (Old English hearpere) and Middle Dutch harper, herper. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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