Updates Added to this Post – 27th March 2010 in green

My Great Great Grandparents were William Harris and Eve Barnett. Eve Barnetts mother was Caroline Lazarus  (my Great Great Great Grandmother)  :  View  us all here in –>  The Harris Family Tree  <— click link

View the FULL STORY —> “BANKRUPTCY and the BARNET FAMILY”   <– click link .   It was published in Shemot, the Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain.

My thanks  to John Gould for sending it to me. John Gould and I made contact as a result of Tribal Pages finding Lionel Harris in my family tree and Lionel Harris in another family tree. Both Lionel Harris’s had matching parents names of William Harris and Eve  Barnett.  Turns out that John Gould has been trying to find a living Harris relative for over a year.   I am Anita Harris,  John Gould’s father’s second cousin’s granddaughter.. 😉

My thanks to Morlin who has supplied me with extracts from a copy of the London Gazette (see below) in 1881 which details William Harris Senior’s “Liquidation by Arrangement” which is (explained by John Gould) technically not quite the same as bankruptcy and does not have all the drastic legal consequences (e.g. severe limitations on obtaining future credit). The extract details his various addresses and the countries with which he did business in in South America before ending up in Calle Encarnación in Madrid. Morlin has explained that it was obviously a very difficult time for people trading with this area of South America, as there were earthquakes and political upheavals, and the insolvency listings at the time were littered with people connected with Lima going under. 

The 1881 census  shows that Williams wife and family had moved back into the family home of her father. The “liquidation” is most likely the reason.

The London Gazette December 1981William Harris bankruptcy 1881jpg

The London Gazette December 1982William Bancruptcy 1882

Thanks to Carol Kino (My father’s second cousin’s daughter), John Gould (my grandfather’s second cousin’s son) and Shlomo Shalev (no relation) I have made MAJOR  progress on my Harris Family Tree and also received some of the photographs below which I have already added to my Gallery of Family Photos.

John, Shlomo and I made contact through our TribalPages Family Tree websites. Carol found me through this website. My website now has 240 relatives, it stood at about 130 this time last month. Its been a busy month!

My Great Great Grandparents were William Harris and Eve Barnett

Eve Barnetts mother was Caroline Lazarus, her father was Abraham Barnett, her sister was Julia Barnett, and Eve and William had NINE Children, two of which are pictured below – Lionel Harris (my Great Grandfather), and Ethel Harris (Carol Kino’s Great Grandmother)

To view my Eve Harris (nee Barnett) Family Tree <— Click link.

Caroline Barnett nee Lazarus (Eve Barnets Mother)Abraham Barnett b1808Eve Harris nee Barnett b. 1841  Julia Barnett nee Mandelstam (Eve Barnetts sister)Ethel Harris b1865 (Eve Barnetts daughter) Carol Kinos Great Grandmother  Lionel Harris - (Eve Barnetts Son ) My Great Grandfather