Francis Harper & Susan Lord
Family Tree
G7 Francis Harper
(c. 1703 - 1777)
=
8 December 1729
Susan Lord
(1708 - 1767)
 
 
G6 Ann Harper
(c. 1730 - )
Henry Harper
(c. 1732 - )
Mary Harper
(c. 1733 - 1756)
Francis Harper
(c. 1735 - 1742)
Susanna Harper
(c. 1737 - )
= 12 October 1759
John Hunnock
Henry Harper
(1739 - 1818)
= 9 August 1762
Margaret Ram(m)
( - )
Dianna Harper
(c.1742 - )
Lawrence Harper
(c. 1744 - 1815)
= (1) 1772
Mary Humphrey
= (2) 1798
Mary Row (nee Overton)
Elizabeth Harper
(c. 1746 - )
William Harper
(c. 1749 - )
John Harper
(c. 1752 - 1810)
= 1777
Hannah Powley
 
Francis was the first family member with a connection with the Raynhams, he was born at Stratton Strawless and married Susan Lord, daughter of Francis Lord at , about 30 miles due west of Stratton. The photograph of St Margaret's on the Harper history page looks directly east, towards East Raynham, from the eastern outskirts of West Raynham. They were married at West Raynham even though the church was falling into disrepair, from the history of St Margaret's ...

"This church was first built in the 11th century and extended in the 14th century. It fell into ruin from the 1720's when the roof lead was removed to help pay for the restoration of S. Mary's, East Raynham."

... however marriages continued there until the 1760s.

Their youngest son John married Hannah Powley, daughter of John Powley of (about 10 miles to the South of the Raynhams).

Notes & References
  1. I would like to acknowledge that this page is based almost entirely on the work of John William Harper, whose publication "Narrative pedigree of the Harper family formerly of Stratton Strawless & Raynham in the County of Norfolk, and of Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand" Jan 1990, was kindly sent to us by David Harper.
  2. John records the sources of his research as:
    • Church of England parish registers
    • Civil records
    • the English census returns and
    • records from the Norwich Record Office