Family History

This is what I have so far found out about Henry Prior baptised in Harting in 1757 and his family. If you have anything to add or to amend please e-mail me on


Born:                1757 Harting

Father:             Henry Prior

Mother:           Elizabeth Pay

Baptised:         1/5/1757

Died:               25/1/1843 Harting

Buried:           28/1/1843 Harting from North Lane aged 86

Married:           10/10/1785 Harting

Spouse:           Ann Isfield

Buried:            5/2/1811 Harting

Children:          Henry Prior born 1787 Harting

                        Ann Prior born 1791 Harting

                        Sarah Prior born 1796 Harting


1841 census: Residing with son Henry. Occupation: independent



Will 1850 - £25 to each of the children of late daughter Ann Vick payable when they reach 21 and £20 (with interest) to children of late daughter Sarah Greentree deceased. The  rest to his son Henry Prior 1/1/1835.  Witnessed by Wm Wild and James Chitty. Proved 20th Jan 1850 for Sarah prior. Effects under £300. Henry described as a labourer

(WSRO STC/111/xf 132;  STC/1/54  97)


Henry Prior Baptised 21/10/1787 buried 10/7/1844 aged 57. North Lane. Married  Sarah b abt 1800.. Possibly married 26/12/1817 Portsea Sarah Hall possibly baptised 4/8/1799 daughter of James & Elizabeth Hall.

1841 census: Residing North End, Harting. Occupation: wheelwright. Father Henry, recording independent living with them, and Mary Greentree servant aged 15.

Will proved 22 Nov 1844. He left all possessions including household goods, china, books, moneys, securities for moneys etc to his wife Sarah, his executrix.. Will had been witnessed by Charles Pearson and Edward Mellersh.  Effects were sworn under £100.

No trace of Sarah following husbandís death. (WSRO STC1/53  132)



Ann Prior baptised 16/2/1791 Harting married 2/4/1812 Harting George Vick;

Children: George Prior Vick baptised 19/9/1814 Harting; Absolam Vick bapt 12/12/1819 Harting; William Vick baptised 26//5/1822 Harting;;Ann Vick baptised 16/1/1829 Harting;


Sarah Prior bapt 5/1/1796 Harting possibly married 22/4/1818 Greatham Hants John Greentree. Children: John Talor Greentree bapt 26/3/1822 Greentree; Mary Ann Greentree bapt 1/4/1825; Caroline Greentree bapt 13/4/1828 Greatham; Henry Greentree bapt 24/7/1831

Greatham; William Greentree bapt 6/7/1834 Greentree