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Thomas HarmanAge: 67 years18081875

Name
Thomas Harman
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Harman
Birth 15 April 1808 45
Note: The 1841 census record suggests that Thomas was born in 1809/10
Christening 16 August 1808 (Age 4 months)
Note: See note on birth record about 1841 census entry
Birth of a sisterMary Harman
28 September 1810 (Age 2 years)

Christening of a sisterMary Harman
22 September 1811 (Age 3 years)
MarriageAnn BlickView this family
20 January 1828 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Henry Thomas Harman
23 April 1828 (Age 20 years)
Christening of a sonHenry Thomas Harman
25 May 1828 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Alfred James Harman
12 September 1830 (Age 22 years)
Christening of a sonAlfred James Harman
12 September 1830 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Caroline Harman
11 December 1831 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Mary Ann Harman
30 June 1833 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Harriet Harman
2 October 1836 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Caroline Harman
about October 1840 (Age 32 years)
Text:
I question the birth place as the Harmans were living in Kings Stranley at the time of the 1841 census
Death of a daughterCaroline Harman
1840 (Age 31 years)
Note: Must have been before the 1841 census and would most probarly have been before Caroline was born which was around October 1840
Census 30 March 1841 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: Ref: HO107, Book:370, Folio:4, Page: 2
Date of entry in original source: 30 March 1841
Text:
Whitstone, Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, 1841 UK Census
Occupation
Cloth Worker
about 1841 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: Ref: HO107, Book:370, Folio:4, Page: 2
Date of entry in original source: 30 March 1841
Text:
Whitstone, Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, 1841 UK Census Name: Thomas Harman, Gender: M, Age: 31, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Ann Harman, Gender: F, Age: 32, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Henry Harman, Gender: M, Age: 13, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Alfred Harman, Gender: M, Age: 12, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Mary Harman, Gender: F, Age: 8 Name: Harriet Harman, Gender: F, Age: 4 Name: Caroline Harman, Gender: F, Age: 6 Months
Residence March 1841 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: Ref: HO107, Book:370, Folio:4, Page: 2
Date of entry in original source: 30 March 1841
Text:
Whitstone, Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, 1841 UK Census Name: Thomas Harman, Gender: M, Age: 31, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Ann Harman, Gender: F, Age: 32, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Henry Harman, Gender: M, Age: 13, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Alfred Harman, Gender: M, Age: 12, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Mary Harman, Gender: F, Age: 8 Name: Harriet Harman, Gender: F, Age: 4 Name: Caroline Harman, Gender: F, Age: 6 Months
Christening of a daughterCaroline Harman
11 December 1841 (Age 33 years)
Emigration 1 October 1842 (Age 34 years)
Note: Indus Ship: 425 Tons
Arrived
on Indus
5 February 1843 (Age 34 years)
Marriage of a childJohn WaterhouseMary Ann HarmanView this family
12 April 1853 (Age 44 years)
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Marriage of a childAlfred James HarmanJane WinterView this family
26 June 1854 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Mary Ann Harman
11 January 1855 (Age 46 years)
Christening of a granddaughterMary Ann Harman
8 April 1855 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Job ‘Job’ PalmerHarriet HarmanView this family
18 September 1855 (Age 47 years)
Source: wikitree.com
Citation details: Rodger Heard tree
Marriage of a childWilliam MeadsCaroline HarmanView this family
9 March 1857 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2
Joseph Meads
1858 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
Alfred James Harman
5 October 1859 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4
Alfred James Meads
1859 (Age 50 years)
Christening of a grandsonAlfred James Harman
1 January 1860 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5
William Meads
4 April 1861 (Age 52 years)
Citation details: 1861/8846
Birth of a grandson
#6
Edward Clement Harman
26 January 1862 (Age 53 years)
Christening of a grandsonEdward Clement Harman
30 March 1862 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7
John ‘Jack’ Meads
3 April 1863 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: 1863/11876
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Alice May Maria Meads
21 March 1864 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: 1865/12205
Text:
This reference suggests that the birth date above is incorrect
Birth of a grandson
#9
Henry Harman
7 June 1864 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Jane Harman
1866 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11
Thomas Harman Meads
18 July 1866 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: 1866/15351
Birth of a grandson
#12
George Edward Meads
6 February 1868 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: 1868/16730
Birth of a grandson
#13
Andrew Meads
6 June 1869 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: 1869/22516
Birth of a grandson
#14
William Horace Harman
13 December 1869 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15
Job Meads
2 May 1871 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Lucy Meads
22 September 1872 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Ann Meads
8 March 1875 (Age 66 years)
Occupation
Carpenter millwright Stonemason Weaver
1875 (Age 66 years)
Death 28 April 1875 (Age 67 years)
Cause of death: Amyloid liver -6 months Diarrhoea - 3 weeks
Burial 30 April 1875 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Wakapuaka Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 17 September 1792Prestbury, Gloucestershire, England
19 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
13 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
22 months
himself
2 years
younger sister
Family with Ann Blick - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 20 January 1828Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
3 months
son
Henry Thomas Harman
Birth: 23 April 1828 20 20Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 4 May 1901Kowhai Street, Nelson, New Zealand
2 years
son
15 months
daughter
Caroline Harman
Birth: 11 December 1831 23 24Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1840Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
19 months
daughter
Mary Ann Harman
Birth: 30 June 1833 25 25Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 12 November 1916Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
3 years
daughter
Harriet Harman
Birth: 2 October 1836 28 29Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1 October 1913Brightwater, Tasman, New Zealand
4 years
daughter

CensusCensus England 1841
Citation details: Ref: HO107, Book:370, Folio:4, Page: 2
Date of entry in original source: 30 March 1841
Text:
Whitstone, Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, 1841 UK Census
OccupationCensus England 1841
Citation details: Ref: HO107, Book:370, Folio:4, Page: 2
Date of entry in original source: 30 March 1841
Text:
Whitstone, Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, 1841 UK Census Name: Thomas Harman, Gender: M, Age: 31, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Ann Harman, Gender: F, Age: 32, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Henry Harman, Gender: M, Age: 13, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Alfred Harman, Gender: M, Age: 12, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Mary Harman, Gender: F, Age: 8 Name: Harriet Harman, Gender: F, Age: 4 Name: Caroline Harman, Gender: F, Age: 6 Months
ResidenceCensus England 1841
Citation details: Ref: HO107, Book:370, Folio:4, Page: 2
Date of entry in original source: 30 March 1841
Text:
Whitstone, Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, 1841 UK Census Name: Thomas Harman, Gender: M, Age: 31, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Ann Harman, Gender: F, Age: 32, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Henry Harman, Gender: M, Age: 13, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Alfred Harman, Gender: M, Age: 12, Profession: Cloth Worker Name: Mary Harman, Gender: F, Age: 8 Name: Harriet Harman, Gender: F, Age: 4 Name: Caroline Harman, Gender: F, Age: 6 Months
NotePeter Harman
Birth
The 1841 census record suggests that Thomas was born in 1809/10
Christening
See note on birth record about 1841 census entry
Emigration
Indus Ship: 425 Tons Captain: David McKenzie Surgeon Superintendent: F.G.Hammack Sailed Gravesend 1st October 1842 - arrived Nelson 5th February 1843 Blick Thomas 38 Labourer Hannah 39 George 18 Gardener Enoch 17 Gardener Charles 14 Gardener Hannah 13 William 9 James 5 Benjamin 2 Harman Thomas 34 Carpenter Ann 34 Henry 13 Alfred James 12 Mary 9 Harriett 5 Caroline 1 See other notes that say that Thomas Blick was Ann's Brother
Note
Sailed to New Zealand from King Stanley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England on the ship "INDUS", arriving at Nelson on 5th February 1843. Thomas (profession Carpenter) and Ann Harman (profession House wife) both at the age of thirty four with their children Henry (13) Alfred (12) Marry-Ann (9) Harriet (5) Caroline (1) made the 6 months journey from Minchinhampton Gloucester England heading for the port of Lytteton New Zealand in 1841/42. They disembarked at the first port of call being Nelson due to the illness of wife Ann.
Note
Thomas Harman arrived in New Zealand with his wife and children on board the Indus a barque 425 tons on the 5 2 1843 having left Gravesend 1 10 1842. He was an indentured carpenter. His wife Anne came from Minchinhampton Gloustershire THOMAS lived in King Stanley Strand, which is nearby. They first settled lot 10 Brook Valley 1 acre Value 70 Pounds 1890 and in the 1845 census is shown as living here with his wife and son Henry. Children not counted. 1849 census they are living with Henry Alfred and daughter Mary Anne in Bridge St 1857 living with James and Henry Nile St East Died of Cirrhosis of the liver in Nile St East Headstone reads Sacred to the Memory of Thomas Harman died April 28 1875 Aged 67 Years. Yea though I walk the Valley of Death I shall Fear no evil for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Also Anne the beloved wife of the above died 1 1882 aged 75. He was involved in the building of Nelson City and worked extensively on Nelso Cathedral Anne was the daughter of George Blick who was also on the Indus. With her was brother Thomas Blick and wife Anna With them were 3 boys aged 9 5 2 and a girl of 13 The Blicks (George) was the first man to open a weaving establishment in New Zeaalnd Reference WKBP01046 Family Name HARMAN First Names THOMAS Gender MALE Occupation Address Age at Death 67 YEARS Date of Death 28-Apr-1875 Date of Interment 30-Apr-1875 Place of Death Cemetery WAKAPUAKA Denomination BAPTIST Area In Cemetery BAPTIST Plot Type BURIAL Cemetery Block 01 Plot #1 046 There was a george Blick on the passanger list but this as an 18 year old and was either the brother or son of Thomas Blick
Note
About Harman, Thomas Thomas Harman arrived in New Zealand with his wife and children on board the Indus a barque of 425 tons on the 05 February 1843 having left Gravesend 01 October 1842. He was an indentured carpenter. From what we know he was born in Prestbury which was a village close to Cheltenham in Gloucestershire which has now been swamped by that city. His wife Ann came from Minchinhampton Gloucestershire.Thomas was one of a long line of Harmans who lived in Prestbury Some time around 1830 he moved to Kings Stanley, which is near Minchinhampton down on the flat wheras Minchinhampton is on top of the Cotswolds. Kings Stanley is in the valley below which also contains the market town of Stroud. That valley was the home to a number of woolen mills which wove the wool produced on the hills above. Thomas was for a while a mill worker in the Strand and was described as a weaver at one point and a carpenter in another. The mill at Kings Stanley still operates today primarily because its owners cannot get permission to alter it, the building is A listed. It was one of the very first fireproof wollen mills built and not only took away the work of the home based looms in the nearby villages of MInchinhampton Box and Nymsfield but processed wool from Australia as well. We know Thomas worked here and suspect this may be where he met up with his future wife who was also employed here We also assume he came down to the area in pursuit of the lovely Ann and married very young, their first son being born when he was 20. At the time they were living at Brinscombe so we assume their first home was there. He was later described as a builder which assumes he was self employed. His family was well established by the time he took the decision to move to New Zealand which assumes they did so for a better future for their children. They first settled lot 10 Brook Valley 1 acre Value 70 Pounds 1890 and in the 1845 census is shown as living here with his wife and son Henry. Children not counted. 1849 census they are living with Henry Alfred and daughter Mary Anne in Bridge Street. 1857 living with James and Henry Nile St East Died of Cirrhosis of the liver in Nile St East Headstone reads Sacred to the Memory of Thomas Harman died April 28 1875 Aged 67 Years. Yea though I walk the Valley of Death I shall Fear no evil for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Also Ann the beloved wife of the above died 1 1882 aged 75. He was involved in the building of Nelson City and worked extensively on Nelson Cathedral.Ann was the daughter of David Blick and Anne Critchley. There were other Blicks on the Indus and we are assuming Thomas Blick was her older brother.At the time of writing there is a living grandaughter of Thomas Blick who knew Ann and Thomas as siblings.
Right parents? for Thomas Harman

Taken from wikitree.com Thomas Harman record

Thomas was born about 1808 in Dursley, Gloucestershire, the son of William Harman and Jane Clissold.

Thomas Harman married Ann Blick on 20 January 1828 at Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. Witnesses were Fenning Parke and John Cockin. Fenning Parke signed as witness for numerous couples and was probably a church clerk.

Known children of this couple are Henry Harman born 25 April 1826 [baptised 25 May 1828 at Wesleyan Church, Stroud], Alfred James Harman [c1830], Caroline Harman [c1831], Mary Ann Harman [c1833], Harriet Harman [c1836] and Caroline Harman [1841].

Baptisms at Minchinhampton Parish Church (Holy Trinity Church), Gloucestershire -

12 Sep 1830 Alfred James son of Thomas, a millman, and Ann Blick [sic] of Pinfarthings

11 Dec 1831 Caroline daughter of Thomas, a millman, and Ann Harman of Brimscombe

30 Jun 1833 Mary Ann daughter of Thomas, a clothworker, and Ann Harman of Thrupp

02 Oct 1836 Harriet daughter of Thomas, a millman, and Ann Harman of Thrupp

Thrupp and Brimscombe [south of Stroud] were known for their cloth and woollen mills.

In the 1841 census this family was living at King Stanley, Stroud. Thomas, aged 31, Ann, aged 32, Henery [sic], aged 13, and Alfred, aged 12, were all working as clothworkers. Mary, Harriet and Caroline were aged 8 years, 4 years and 2 months respectively. (HO 107/370/4 4 Pg 2)

Thomas Harman and family emigrated to New Zealand on board the Indus. They sailed from Gravesend on 1 October 1842, landing in Nelson on 5 February 1843.

Ship records show Thomas, aged 34, was a carpenter. Ann, too, was aged 34. The children were aged 13, 12, 9, 5 and 1 respectively.

A letter written by Thomas' father William Harman to another son, also named William Harman, both of whom were still in England, dated 3 May 1854 reads in part – Whe recived a letter from New Zealand 11th of April They are all well and send all there love to you and all your family He have one Son and one Daughter married and doing well your brother Thomas rents 125 ackers of land, your Mother told him in oure letter that you ad send us a good present at Christmas but in all his well doing he have not send us aney thing yet, they have bin in New Zealand 11 years last February He says they don’t want to com to England no more.

The local newspaper, the Nelson Examiner, provided further details regarding this family:

Each year from 1846 to 1860 - A LIST of PERSONS qualified to serve as JURORS in the District of NELSON, in Colony of New Zealand:

1846-47 List includes Harman, Thomas, carpenter, Brook st

1847-48 List includes Harman Thomas, carpenter, Brook street valley and Harman Henry, labourer, Motueka

1848-49, 1849-50, 1850-51, 1851-52, 1852-53, 1853-54 Lists include Harman, Thomas Brook street valley carpenter

1854-55 List include Harman, Thomas, brook street, carpenter and Harman, Henry, brook street, labourer

1855-57, 1857-58, 1858-59, 1859-60, 1860-61 Lists include Harman, Thomas, Brook-street, carpenter; Harman, Henry, Brook-street, labourer and Harman, Alfred James, Brook-street, labourer

5 Feb 1948, Pg 192 - LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS. POST-OFFICE, NELSON, FEB. 5, 1848. List includes Thomas Harman

9 Sep 1948, Pg 111 - Memorial of the Inhabitants of Nelson to the Governor-in-Chief, for a fair share of the Public Expenditure, to construct roads and Bridges in this Settlement. To His Excellency the Governor-In-Chief of New Zealand, &c., &c. The Memorial of the Undersigned Inhabitants of the Settlement of Nelson, New Zealand, sheweth, [Follows is a letter outlining the reasons more funds should be directed to Nelson] Its final paragraph reads - In conclusion, your memorialists pray that your Excellency will take into consideration the foregoing statements, and adopt the necessary measures to secure Nelson such a portion of the funds at your disposal as may in some degree compensate for the very small proportion of the bounty of Government which has as yet fallen to its share, and as may be sufficient to carry out the vital object of connecting this district with the Wairau, and completing and perfecting the roads and bridges in the settlement. Among the many listed inhabitants are Thomas Harman and Henry Harman.

28 Aug 1852, Pg 106 - List of Subscribers towards the Fund for Fencing In and Planting the Old and New Burial Grounds: List includes Harman, T. £0-2-0.

9 Apr 1853, Pg 25 - A letter addressed to Francis Jollie, Esq. requesting he offer himself as a candidate for the office of Superintendent. Signatories to this letter include Thomas Harman.

29 Oct 1853, Pg 5 - RESIDENT MAGISTRATES’ COURT. [Before G. White Esq., R. Richardson, Esq., and F. Jollie Esq., Justices of the Peace.] C. O’Dwyer appeared before the Court on Tuesday last, charged by A. J. HARMAN with driving away from Brook Street Valley certain sheep, the property of the prosecutor. Harman deposed to having twenty-four sheep, which he saw on their accustomed run at the top of Brook Street Valley on Friday last but missed them on the following morning. From information he received, he went to O’Dwyer, in the Waimea, and enquired of him whether he had driven any sheep away from the spot where he had missed his flock, and O’Dwyer at once admitted that he had, but said that they were his own, being sheep which he had for some time missed, and refused in consequence to give them up. Evidence was given on both sides to establish a claim to the sheep, but, on neither was it conclusive. The Court, after deliberation, committed O’Dwyer to take his trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court, but accepted bail for his appearance, himself in £40, and two sureties in £40 each.

28 Jan 1854, Pgs 4 and 5 – MELANCHOLY AND FATAL ACCIDENT. On Tuesday last a young man named Neal, who, with his parents had recently arrived here from Sydney, went out for a day’s shooting in the woods at the top of Brook Street. After having wandered about for some time apparently with little success, he approached the residence of a settler named HARMAN, and entered into conversation with Harman’s son, and sat down to rest on the root of a tree. He then appears to have drawn his gun towards himself, the but-end resting at the time on the ground, and it is supposed the trigger caught in something, for the gun went off and sent its contents through his lower jaw, upwards toward the left cheek. Medical aid was immediately sent for, and the sufferer meanwhile received the greatest from Mr. Harman’s family, but the unfortunate young man died in a few hours.

1 July 1854, Pg 2 - Electoral Roll for the Province of Nelson, Suburban Districts. List includes Harman, Thomas, brook street valley, carpenter

26 and 30 Sep 1857, Pg 1 - A letter to James Mackay, Esquire of Drumduan requesting he condider being nominated as a candidate for the Provincial Council. Signatories include A J Harman and Thomas Harman.

16 Feb 1859, Supplement - Published is a report written to Maxwell Bury, Esq., Secretary to the Nelson Mining Company, dated 18 November, 1858. It reads in part: The plan and sections I send herewith are approximate only, and not to scale. No.1 is a section in profile of the country west of the mine, overlooking the Poor Man’s Valley to east of the Brook-street-valley stream of water; by this you will see that a level course from the bottom of the main shaft, at twenty fathoms, would, if carried out eastward, work into daylight somewhere about half-way down the hill between Mr. Harman’s house and the Brook-street-valley water, where Mr. Jenkins began a working in coal by the side of the stream in the year 1853, and which was abandoned without any sufficient reason. After viewing all that required attention at the present mine, I walked over the hill to the eastward to Mr. Harman’s house, and by the Brook-street-valley, home; and I have to add that I am firm in my belief that the seam in Brook-street-valley touched in 1853 is one of those now opened at the new mine, or, at any rate, belonging to the same series. This may be an important feature hereafter, as it may prove an ability to obtain a drainage by level far under the main or engine-shaft now recommended.

4 Jun 1859, Pg 2 - THE WAIMEA DISTRICTS ROAD BOARD having levied a RATE of ONE PENNY IN THE POUND upon all Lands and Tenements within the District, hereby give notice that the said Rate must be paid by the persons undermentioned, who are liable for the Amounts set against their names, to Mr. T. H. Thompson, who is appointed by the Board for that purpose, and who will attend at the following times and places for the receipt of the same … Included were Waimea South: T. Harman £0-5-8; Suburban South: T. Harman £1-5-0; Waimea West: J. A. [sic] Harman £0-12-6

10 Nov 1860, Pg 4 - RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S Court. Wednesday, November 7. [Before J. Poynter, Esq., Resident Magistrate.] Thomas Harman v. G. F. Bush, for £5 12s., for an overdue promissory note.

6 Apr 1861, Pg 2 - WAIMEA DISTRICT ROADS BOARD. Rating Assessments include Suburban South: Harman, T. £1-0-0; Waimea West: Harman, A. J. £0-10-0; Waimea South: Harman, A. J. £0-2-6

18 Feb 1863, Pg 2 - WAIMEA DISTRICT ROADS BOARD. Rating Assessments include Suburban South: Harman, T. £1-0-0; Waimea West: Harman, A. J. £0-10-0; Waimea South: Harman, A. J. £0-17-0

8 Oct 1863, Pg 2 - List of UNCLAIMED LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE, Nelson on 30th September, 1863: List includes Harman, Thomas

24 Dec 1863, Pg 2 - NELSON BOARD OF WORKS. Seventh Year. A RATE of THREE-FARTHINGS in the POUND upon the assessed value of all the property included within the Town of Nelson to be paid on 18 January, 1864. List includes Harman, T £1-0-0

30 June 1864, Pg 2 – TENDERS ACCEPTED by the WAIMEA ROAD BOARD: - W. Andrews, Gravelling, Wairoa Bridge to Harman’s £1-6-0 per chain; R. Norris, Gravelling, Harman’s to Hill’s road £2-4-0 per chain and D. Clark, Gravelling, Hill’s road to Dixon’s corner £2-4-0 per chain. T. J. Thompson, Secretary. June 22, 1864.

17 Jan 1865, Pg 2 - NELSON BOARD OF WORKS. Eighth Year. A RATE of THREE-FARTHINGS in the POUND upon the assessed value of the property included within the Town of Nelson to be paid on 8 February, 1865: List includes Harman, T £1-3-0

27 Jun 1865, Pg 2 – NELSON BOARD OF WORKS. Mr. Aitken, applied on behalf of Mr. Harman, for leave to remove a fence on to the road in Nile-street East, to allow the growth of a live hedge. Permission was given on the usual terms.

6 Mar 1866, Pg 2 – NELSON BOARD OF WORKS. Ninth year. A levy of ONE PENNY in the POUND upon the ASSESSED VALUE of the PROPERTY included within the TOWN of NELSON to be paid on 28 March 1866: List includes Harman, T £1-10-10

25 Aug 1866, Pg 2 & 28 Aug 1866, Pg 1 – NELSON BOARD OF WORKS. NOTICE is hereby given, that the under-mentioned PERSONS stand CHARGEABLE with the SUMS opposite their respective Names, being the amounts due for Seventh and Eighth years’ ARREARS; and that all parties holding Receipts are required to produce the same, and any persons neglecting to produce their Receipts or pay their arrears within one month from this date, will be proceeded against according to law: - List includes Harman, T £1-3-1

5 Jan 1867, Pg 2 – NELSON BOARD OF WORKS. Tenth Year. A levy of ONE PENNY in the POUND upon the ASSESSED VALUE of the PROPERTY included within the TOWN of NELSON: List includes Harman, T £1-10-10

And the following from Nelson Evening Mail:

13 Mar 1869, Pg 2 – RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT. Before J. Sharp, Esq., R.M. This Day. LAYING POISON. Wm. Hale was charged with being guilty of laying poison within the limits of the town of Nelson. Mr. Pitt appeared for the defendant. H. B. Hadfield, sworn: I am a chemist and druggist living in Nelson. On the 10th inst. I sold a drachm of strychnine to the defendant. Bartholomew Murphy: I live in the same street with and opposite to the defendant. On Wednesday night last I was returning home from town. I had my dog with me. I passed in front of Hale’s property. I went straight on to Harman’, and after I had been there ten minutes the dog, which was lying under the sofa, commenced to struggle and died immediately afterwards. I afterwards described the symptoms to Mr. Newton, and he said it must have been poisoned. HARMAN: I live in Nile-street East close to Hale’s. Murphy was at my house on Wednesday night last. He had a dog with him which died in my house shortly after his arrival. I opened the dog next morning and found a small piece of mutton in the stomach which I took to Murphy’s house. Other evidence was produced to prove that since Thursday morning several dead dogs and cats had been found in the neighbourhood. The Inspector of Police stated that the contents of the stomachs of these animals had been taken to Mr. Tatton but that he had not yet had time to analyse them. His Worship said that even should it be found that the animals in question had died from the effects of strychnine, there was no evidence to prove that it had been laid by the defendant, whatever suspicions there might be against him, he should, therefore, dismiss the case. Mr. Pitt applied for costs, which were refused.

28 Apr 1875, Pg 2 – DIED. HARMAN.- April 28, at his residence, Nile-Street East, Mr Thomas Harman. Aged 67 years.

29 Apr 1875, Pg 2 – FUNERAL. The Funeral of the late Mr THOS. HARMAN will leave his late residence, Nile-street East, TO-MORROW (FRIDAY), at 12 o’clock, for the New Cemetery. Parmenter & Amos, Undertaker.

Thomas was buried at Wakapuaka Cemetery [Baptist Area, Block 01, Plot 046].

His will reads - This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Harman of the City of Nelson in the Province of Nelson in the Colony of New Zealand Carpenter First I direct the payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and Subject thereto I give devise and bequeath all my estate both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever situate whether in possession reversion remainder or expectancy unto my wife Ann Harman To hold the same unto my said wife during the term of her natural life but with power to my said wife to sell and dispose of absolutely any of my said real and personal estate if she be so minded and to sign and execute a good and solid/valid Conveyance or Conveyances to the purchaser or purchasers thereof And from and after the death of my said wife I give devise and bequeath my said real and personal estate to such portions thereof as shall be then remaining unto my children Henry Harman Alfred James Harman Mary Ann Waterhouse Harriett Palmer and Caroline Meads in equal shares the issue of any of my said children dying before my said wife to take their parents share and if more than one equally And I appoint the Reverend Edward Thomas of the City of Nelson Baptist Minister and Job Palmer of the District of Waimea East Farmer Executors of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Harman the Testator have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy five Signed published and declared by the said Thomas Harman the Testator as and to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses – E. Thomas Baptist Minister Nelson and G. Harper Land Agent Nelson

In the Will of Thomas Harman deceased I Ann Harman of the City of Nelson in the Province of Nelson in the Colony of New Zealand Widow do swear that I knew my late husband Thomas Harman late of the said City of Nelson Carpenter when alive and that the said Thomas Harman was resident at Nile Street East in the said City of Nelson and that the said Thomas Harman died at his residence in Nile Street East aforesaid on or about the twenty eighth day of April now last past. Signed by Ann Harman with her mark on 5 May 1875.

Wife Ann Harman died on 1 January 1882 aged 74 years. She was buried with her husband.