John Harvey

M, #14433, b. 14 November 1815, d. 7 April 1879
Father*John Harvey Esq. b. c 1771, d. 19 Jun 1819
Mother*Susannah Gibbard b. c 1776
Birth*14 November 1815 John Harvey was born on 14 November 1815;
Baptism22 November 1815 He was baptized on 22 November 1815 at Northill, Bedfordshire, England;
Residence*1840 He lived in 1840 at Ickwell House, Northill, Bedfordshire, England; At Caldecote are five almshouses, erected and endowed in 1876 by Mrs Elizabeth Harvey, in memory of Edmund and Susan Harvey. Ickwell Bury, the property of John Edmund Audley Harvey esq. D.L.. J.P. and the residence of Mrs. Harvey, is a mansion of red brick, in the Queen Anne style, standing in a park and woodlands of about 500 acres, approached by an avenue of trees about a mile in length; in 1683 the house was enlarged, and almost rebuilt, but additions and alterations have been since made; it contains some handsome carvings and many curious relics of past times; also a fine collection of armour and several good pictures. In the wood, about half way between the house and Northill church, is a very singular and perfect earthwork, either of Roman or British origin, with a high bank thrown up on the east side, where the exterior ground is higher, but the most remarkable feature of these remains is the existence of long pools inside the enceinte ; it is surmised that they were used as fish ponds, either by the monks of the college of Northill or the priory of Ickwell Bury. Ickwell House, the residence of Henry Godfrey Astell esq. is an ancient and interesting mansion, and was formerly surrounded by moats, now filled up : it originally belonged to the Fysshe family, and on the extinction of the male branch in 1720, it came through the female line, into the possession of the Fysshe-Palmers, the last member of which family, Lady Madeline Palmer, died in 1840, when it was bought by J. Harvey esq. of Ickwell Bury, in whose family it still remains. A college was founded here, temp. Hen. IV. (1399-1413), as a cell to Marmoutier, for a master, warden and fellows; on its dissolution the revenues were estimated at £61.

Marriage*1848 He married Anne Jane Tennant of Ickwell Bury, daughter of Henry Tennant, in 1848; There are some Audley Harvey's in IGI (extracted info):

Audley Harvey marr Mary
son Audley Harvey b.8 Dec 1810 Christened 7 Apr 1811 Chippenham, Wiltshire, england

Audley Harvey marr Elizabeth Jeans 18 May 1805 Corsham, Wiltshire, England

Are Mary and Elizabeth the same person? 
Event-Misc*28 March 1878 John Harvey had the following event: on 28 March 1878 wrote a letter to the editor of the Times (London Times?)
Obituary*7 April 1879 His obituary was on 7 April 1879 at 9 Cavendish Square, London, Middlesex, England, Alfred typed up a page that says "This is a copy of what was cut from the "Times", and sent to me by my sister, Mrs John Wiblin, 75 Marland Place." It is not dated.
               From the London Times
     We lately announced the death of Mr John Harvey, of Ickwellbury, Bedfordshire, and of Finnenley Park, Yorkshire, J.P. & D.L. and Chairman of the Quarter Sessions, and its High Sheriff, Beds, who died at 9 Cavendish Sqr, London, on the 7th inst. after long illness. The representative of one of the most ancient families of Gt Britain, and a large landed proprietor in several counties, Mr Harvey may be cited as the model of an Engllish country gentleman. In public life as a Magistrate and chairman of the Quarter Sessions, Mr Harvey's career was one of the highest usefulness and influence, and it will be difficult, if not impossible, to replace him. Few men have succeeded in doing so much good to their suffereing fellow creatures, for it is mainly due to Mr Harvey's exertions that the condition of county lunatic asylums was early brought to his notice, and after years of untiring labour he had the satisfaction of seeing better building erected and a better mode of treating the insane adopted in all of those counties in which he had influence. Not only in England did Mr Harvey mitigate the sufferings of those unhappy beings, but his generous aids of time and money brought comfort to many sufferers of the same class in Italy, Turkey, and Syria.
     For many years Mr Harvey had been well known as an enterprising Yachtsman, and was one of the oldest members of the Cowes Royal Yacht Squadron. In his yacht "The Claymore" he visited most parts of the world, and his noble exertions ot Tyre, when he was instrumental in saving that town and the lives of all its Christian inhabitants during the war in Syria, will long be remembered in yachting annals. For this gallant deed Mr Harvey received the thanks of Her Majesty's Govt and of both houses of Parliament.
     Mr Harvey married Annie, daughter of Mr Henry Tennant, of Cadoxton Hall, Glamorganshire, and leaves two children, - a son who is on the staff of the Governor General of Canada, and a daughter.
     Mr John Harvey was a descendant of the same family of Harvey as of the Noble House of Bristol (Marquies), who married his cousin, daughter of Audley Harvey, Esq of Cole Park, Malmsbury, Wilts. He was born Nov 14, 1815; married in 1848. His son is named John Audley Harvey, 42nd Highlanders; daughter named Beatrice Susan Audley.
     Alfred had a # beside Audley Harvey's name and put the note "My father's grandfather".
     Subsequently, we found the date in the "Annual Register 1879" pg 187 by Edmund Burke, James Dodsley


Anne Jane Tennant of Ickwell Bury b. <1828>, d. 17 Apr 1898
Last Edited17 May 2010


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