Alice Harker

17 March 1850–
Aslackby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alice

When Alice Harker was born on 17 March 1850, in Aslackby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Harker, was 37 and her mother, Mary Ann Fields, was 33. She married William Bates Royce on 16 September 1872, in Surfleet, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Surfleet, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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William Bates Royce
Alice Harker
Marriage: 16 September 1872

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    William Bates Royce



16 September 1872
Surfleet, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 4

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 30

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 34

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly northeastern England and West Yorkshire):2 habitational name from either of two places in Cumbria, or from one in the parish of Halsall, near Ormskirk, Lancashire. The Cumbrian places are probably named from Middle English hart ‘male deer’ + kerr ‘marshland’. The one in Lancashire has the same second element, while the first is probably Old English hār ‘gray’ or hara ‘hare’.3 nickname for an eavesdropper or busybody, from an agent derivative of Middle English herkien ‘to listen’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Royce in household of William Royce, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Alice Harker in household of John Harker, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Alice Harker, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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