• He worked as a cutler. 1
• His birth was registered during the quarter ended Jun 1847 at the Ecclesall Bierlow registration district, with GRO reference vol 22, page 134. 3
• On 2 Apr 1871 Harrison appeared on the census at Birkendale View, Nether Hallam, Yorks as a 23-year-old electro plater living with his wife and young baby at his parents' house. 2
• In 1872 he emigrated to Australia to open a shop retailing his family's cutlery. Accompanied by Mary Ann and his brother Leonard, they sailed on the "Alexander Duthie" which arrived in Sydney on 3rd March 1873. They left their son Harry with his grandparents, Henry and Margaret Nowill, in Westbourne Road, Sheffield. Harrison decided that Australia was not a suitable venue for such high class goods and returned his samples to Sheffield. Thereby loosing a golden trading opportunity, he thereafter lived on his money and left nothing to his sons! On his death the Nowill family home of "Larchmont" at Bondi had to be sold. Since those days "Larchmont" has been pulled down. 4
• Their marriage was registered during the quarter ended Dec 1868 at the Sheffield registration district, with GRO reference vol 5c, page 579. 3
1 Russell Smith, E-Mail - Russell Smith to Tony Rolfe 2002 11 15.
2 1871 Census of England, Nether Hallam, folio 4, page 1, Henry Nowill; digital images(www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 25 Jan 2012); citing PRO RG 10/4662.
3 Graham Hart, Ben Laurie, Camilla von Massenbach and David Mayall, FreeBMD Web Site.
"Rootsweb's World Connect Project," database(http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com : accessed 25 Apr 2012), Entry for Harrison Nowill.