Harper Transcripts

This page contains transcripts, in no particular order, from the various Harper family birth, death and marriage certificates that I have accumulated. Where there are other people listed on the same record (and their names are legible), I will list their names in case it is someone you are researching.

Death: Andrew Harper

Relationship: First Harper to come to Australia from Antrim, Ireland.

Date of Death: June 1, 1882
Place of Death: Carriers Arms Hotel, Doveton St, Ballarat
Age: 70 years
Cause of Death: Asphxia. Verdict at inquiry held on 2 June 1882
Father & Mother: Paul Harper, Ann Harper (nee Weaver). Occupation: Unknown
Informant: (name unreadable) constable present at enquiry at Ballarat
Burial Date & Place: June 3, 1882 at Creswick
Where Born: Antrim, Ireland
How Long In Aust.: 41 years in Victoria
Where Married: Antrim, Ireland
Married at What Age: 21 years
Married to Whom: Maria Cleghorn
Children (with ages): Eight living one deceased. Names ages and sex unknown.

Mentioned in the Kilmore Free Press on Thursday, June 8:

At Ballarat, on Thursday, Andrew Harper died suddenly whilst taking his tea at the Carriers’ Arms¬†Hotel An inquiry subsequently held showed he had choked himself with a piece of meat.

Others on this record

Jane Phillipson d. Mar 26, 1882
Annie Sessels d. Mar. 27, 1882
Thomas Robinson d. May 29, 1882

Death: Sarah Ryan (nee McInerney)

Relationship: Sarah was Hanorah Ryan’s mother. Hanorah married Samuel Harper.

Date of Death: October 12, 1894
Place of Death: Winchelsea
Age: 86 years
Cause of Death: Bronchitis, Senility
Father & Mother: William McInerney, Mary McInerney (formerly McGee). Occupation: Farmer
Informant: John Flynn, Son In Law, Winchelsea
Burial Date & Place: October 14, 1894, Melbourne Cemetery
Where Born: County Clare, Ireland
How Long In Aust.: 42 years in Victoria
Where Married: County Clare, Ireland
Married at What Age: 26 years
Married to Whom: Patrick Ryan
Children (with ages): William (53), Ann (50), Hanorah (48), Mary(52)

Others on this record

Sarah Hardie d. Nov. 12, 1894
John Maher d. Nov. 13, 1894

Death: Clyde Tasman Mills

Relationship: Clyde was married to Evelyn Harper

Date of Death: December 1, 1963
Place of Death: Robinvale
Age: 54 years
Cause of Death: Coronary occlusion, Coronary ischaemia, Renal calculus
Father & Mother: Arthur James Mills, Elise Mills (formerly Wescombe). Occupation:  Caterer
Informant: L. York, Mildura
Burial Date & Place: December 3, 1963, Mildura Cemetery
Where Born: Mildura, Victoria
How Long In Aust.: 54 years in Victoria
First Marriage
Where Married: Mildura, Victoria
Married at What Age: 23 years
Married to Whom: Edna Sawtell
Children (with ages): Joan (30)
Second Marriage
Where Married: Mildura, Victoria
Married at What Age: 34 years
Married to Whom: Evelyn Harper
Children (with ages): Janet (17), Lelda (13)

Death: Evleen Jean Harper

Date of Death: February 10, 1965
Place of Death: Mildura
Age: 53 years
Cause of Death: Effects of an overdose of barbiturate
Father & Mother: Wilfred Eric Harper, Rachel Mabel Harper (formerly Johnston). Occupation: Horticulturalist
Informant: J.W. Hayes, Coronor, Mildura
Burial Date & Place: February 12, 1965, Mildura Cemetery
Where Born: Red Cliffs, Victoria
How Long In Aust.: 53 years in Victoria
Where Married: Mildura, Victoria
Married at What Age: 23 years
Married to Whom: Clyde Tasman Mills
Children (with ages): Janet (18), Lelda (14)

Death: Eileen May Power (nee Harper)

Date of Death: March 19, 1946
Place of Death: Women’s Hospital, Carlton, City of Melbourne
Age: 24 years
Cause of Death: Septicaemia, Abortion
Father & Mother: William Eric Harper, Mabel Jean Harper (formerly Johnston). Occupation: Farmer
Informant: Dunne, Authorised Agent, Melbourne
Burial Date & Place: March 21, 1946, Fawkner Cemetery
Where Born: Mildura, Victoria
How Long In Aust.: 24 years in Victoria
Where Married: Pascoe Vale, Victoria
Married at What Age: 20 years
Married to Whom: Francis Power
Children (with ages): Francis (4), Marian (1yr 10mths)

Death: Honorah Harper (nee Ryan)

Relationship: Hanorah was married to Samuel Harper

Date of Death: June 22, 1929
Place of Death: 29 Simpson Street, Jolimont (Editors Note: This was Cliveden Hill Private Hospital)
Age: 85 years
Cause of Death: Cancer of stomach, Heart failure
Father & Mother: Patrick Ryan, Sarah Ryan (formerly McInerney). Occupation: Blacksmith
Informant: Sayer, Authorised Agent, 221 Victoria St, West Melbourne
Burial Date & Place: June 24, 1929, Riddell Cemetery
Where Born: Clare, Ireland
How Long In Aust.: 77 years in Victoria
Where Married: Ballarat, Victoria
Married at What Age: 21 years
Married to Whom: Samuel Harper
Children (with ages): Andrew (63), Patrick John (62), Sarah (dead), Paul (56), William (dead), Robert (52), Maria (dead), Samuel (49), Joseph (47), Llewellyn (45), Cecilia (44), Thomas (43), Christopher (dead), Francis (29), Catherine (27)

Others on this record

Andrew Bennett Michie d. Jun. 28, 1929
Frederick Tasman Varney d. Jun. 28, 1929
Myrtle Veale d. Jun. 28, 1929
Elizabeth Whelan d. Jun. 29, 1929

Death: Leslie Rex Joseph Harper

Date of Death: December 7, 1981
Place of Death: Beaumaris
Age: 62 years
Cause of Death: Terminal orthostatic pneumonia, Malignant brain tumor
Father & Mother: Wilfred Eric Harper, Rachel Mable Jean Harper (formerly Johnstone). Occupation: Horticulturalist
Informant: J. Harper, Wife
Burial Date & Place: December 10, 1981, Cheltenham Cemetery
Where Born: Wentworth, New South Wales
How Long In Aust.: 62 years
Where Married: Melbourne, Victoria
Married at What Age: 39 years
Married to Whom: Jean Dingle
Children (with ages): Living (22), Living (20)

Death: Rachael May Johnston

Relationship: Rachael was married to Wilfred Harper

Date of Death: August 12, 1964
Place of Death: Ballarat
Age: 74 years
Cause of Death: Bronchopneumonia, Cerebral infarct,Arteriosclerosis
Father & Mother: John Johnston, Mary Johnston (formerly Eagle). Occupation: Businessman
Informant: A.D. McMillan, Queen Elizabeth Home, Ballarat
Burial Date & Place: August 14, 1964, Ballarat New Cemetary
Where Born: Warracknabeal, Victoria
How Long In Aust.: 74 years in Victoria
Where Married: Coburg, Victoria
Married at What Age: 17 years
Married to Whom: Wilfred Eric Harper
Children (with ages): Stanley (51), Robert (50), Alan (49), Kathleen Mary (47), Leslie (46), Evleen May (43), Evelyn Jean (43)

Death: Robert Lawrence Harper

Date of Death: April 20, 1951
Place of Death: St. Vincents Hospital, Fitzroy
Age: 74 years
Cause of Death: Coronary occlusion, Intestinal obstruction, Carcinoma of the colon
Father & Mother: Samuel Harper, Honorah Harper (formerly Ryan). Occupation: Farmer
Informant: Redridge, Authorised Agent, Cecil Street, Prahran
Burial Date & Place: April 23, 1951, Spring Vale Cemetery
Where Born: Riddell’s Creek, Victoria
How Long In Aust.: 74 years in Victoria
Where Married: West Melbourne, Victoria
Married at What Age: 37 years
Married to Whom: Julia Whitty
Children (with ages): Myles (36)

Death: Samuel Gleghorn Harper

Date of Death: November 14, 1902
Place of Death: Riddells Creek
Age: 67 years
Cause of Death: Chronic heart disease syncope
Father & Mother: Andrew Harper, Maria Harper (formerly Gleghorn). Occupation: Wheelright
Informant: John Harper, Son, Riddells Creek
Burial Date & Place: November 16, 1902, Riddells Creek
Where Born: Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland
How Long In Aust.: 60 years in Victoria
Where Married: Ballarat, Victoria
Married at What Age: 29 years
Married to Whom: Honorah Ryan
Children (with ages): Andrew (36), John (35), Sarah Ann (deceased), Paul(29), William (27), Robert (26), Maria Cleghorn (24), Samuel (22), Patrick Joseph (20), Henry (19), Cecilia (17), Martin Thomas (16), Christopher (14), Francis (12), Catherine Mary (9)

Others on this record

Leslie James Smith d. Dec. 18, 1902

Death: Wilfred Eric Harper

Date of Death: December 4, 1921
Place of Death: District Hospital Mildura
Age: 52 years
Cause of Death: Gastric carcinoma
Father & Mother: Samuel Harper, Norah Harper (formerly Ryan). Occupation: Grazier
Informant: Sydney Clarence Austin, Authorised agent
Burial Date & Place: December 6, 1921, Mildura Cemetery
Where Born: Ballarat
How Long In Aust.: 48 years in Victoria
Where Married: Hobart, Tasmania
Married at What Age: 40 years
Married to Whom: May Johnston
Children (with ages): Stanley Francis (9), Robert John (8), Charles Wilfred (7), Allan Verdun (5), Kathleen Mary (4), Leslie Joseph (2), Eileen May & Evelyn Jean (twins 7mths)

Others on this record

Alexander Thomas Kelby d. Dec. 2, 1921
Ernest Henry Goates d. Dec. 3, 1921
John Ernest Miller d. Dec. 5, 1921
Murray Sinclair d. Dec. 6, 1921

Birth: William James Harper

Date of Birth: April 14, 1875
Where Born: Riddells Creek
When Registered and Where: June 15, 1875. Riddells Creek, Bolinda
Father’s Name & Occupation: Samuel Harper. Sawyer
Father’s Age and Place of Birth: 38, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland
When and Where Married: Nov. 28, 1865. Ballaarat, Victoria
Mother’s Age and Place of Birth: Honorah Harper (formerly Ryan). Kilbane, County Clare, Ireland
Children (with ages): Andrew (8), John (7), Sarah Anne (4), Paul (2)

Birth: Christopher Harper

Date of Birth: July 9, 1888
Where Born: Riddells Creek
When Registered and Where: September 6, 1888. Riddells Creek, Bolinda
Father’s Name & Occupation: Samuel Harper. Sawyer
Father’s Age and Place of Birth: 50, County Antrim, Belfast, Ireland
When and Where Married: Nov. 28, 1865. Ballarat, Victoria
Mother’s Age and Place of Birth: 42, Honorah Harper (formerly Ryan). Kilbane, County Clare, Ireland
Children (with ages): Andrew (21), John (20), Sarah Anne (17), Paul (15), William James (13), Robert (12), Maria Leghorne (10), Samuel (8), Patrick Joseph (6), Lewellen Henry (5), Cecilea (3), Martin Thomas (2)

 

One Comment

  1. Rose Doughty

    Rachael may Johnston was my great aunt Benjamin was her bro he was my grandfather. Annie his daughter was my mother she died aged 99 . I was looking up information my mum use to talk about the hapers and cousins the eagles

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