Series - Harrison Family of Shimpling, Norfolk and Palgrave, Suffolk

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Harrison Family of Shimpling, Norfolk and Palgrave, Suffolk


  • 1820-1822 (Creation)

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1 volume, 1 envelope

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Born in 1757, Revd Henry Harrison was the son of Charles Harrison of Palgrave, Suffolk. He was admitted to Caius College, Cambridge, graduating with a BA in 1781. Ordained priest at Norwich in 1784, he became curate of Knodishall and Theberton, Suffolk in 1781 and curate of Wilby in 1784, before becoming rector of Shimpling in 1781 and rector of Ramsholt, Suffolk in 1791. He married Mary, daughter of Thomas Kennison of Norwich. He resigned from the living of Shimpling in 1821, and was succeeded by his nephew, another Henry Harrison, the son of his brother, Philip. Henry senior died on 13 August 1822 at Bury St Edmunds and was buried at Palgrave.

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The Harrison papers probably came into the Denny-Cooke family collection following the marriage of Revd Richard Denny (1816-1890) to Jane Deeker Harrison, a great-niece of Revd Henry Harrison (1752-1822).

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For other records of the Harrison family, including Shimpling and Darsham, Suffolk tithe accounts, 1748-1835; a cash book, 1806-1822; and Harrison executorship papers, see the Denny-Cooke collection, MC 2691.

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Created 01/09/2014 by Drojr. Modified 31/10/2019 by Catherine.Collins.


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