Swineshead History Montage

Swineshead Genealogy


The Harriss Family


The information on this page is family research conducted by Harry Harriss.  He recalls many tales told to him by his late father Ray.


Harry has successfully researched his line back to a William HARRISS who originated from Bedfordshire in the early 1800s and traded as a blacksmith. 


Harry’s paternal grandmother was a BECK from North End, her grandfather Richard Clay BECK having originated from Coventry arriving in our village in 1876.


The following is a summary and some interesting supporting documentation.


If you have an interest or connection to these families please let us or Harry know.


Harriss Family History
Census Returns (1851-1911)
Eliza's Statutory Declaration
Mrs Harriss's Shop
Forge & Shop, Swineshead Bridge
George William Harriss Headstone
John Harriss Headstone
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