Harriet Beck

2 September 1830–1887 (Age 56)
Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Beck was born on 2 September 1830, in Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Beck, was 34 and her mother, Catherine Copplestone, was 34. She married Joseph Berry on 3 September 1849. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Newington, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Deptford St Paul, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died in 1887, in London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Richard Wallis
1816–1893
Harriet Beck
1830–1887
Marriage: 16 September 1882
Thomas Alfred Berry Wallis
1861–
Samuel Berry Wallis
1863–1933
Elizabeth Agnes Berry Wallis
1865–1890
Eliza Sarah Berry Wallis
1870–1933

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 September 1882
Greenwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

    Thomas Alfred Berry Wallis

    Male1861–Male

    Male1863–1933Male

    Elizabeth Agnes Berry Wallis

    Female1865–1890Female

    Eliza Sarah Berry Wallis

    Female1870–1933Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (7)

1831 · Old London Bridge Opens

Age 1

"The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."
1843

Age 13

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 22

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France, for example Bec Hellouin in Eure, named with Old Norman French bec ‘stream’, from the same Old Norse root as in 1.3 English: probably a nickname for someone with a prominent nose, from Middle English beke ‘beak (of a bird)’ (Old French bec).

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

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Story Highlight

THE WALLIS' OF LONDON ENGLAND BY BEATRICE MABEL WALLIS IPSON

Richard Wallis of London England was a cabinet maker by trade. A cabinet maker is an artisan who turns out fine woodwork. On one occasion building a cabinet in an upper-class home he met the maid who …

Sources (3)

  • Harriett Berry in household of Joseph Berry, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Harriett Wallace in household of Richard Wallace, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Harriett Wallace in household of Richard Wallace, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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