Benjamin Haughton Harding

1760 - ????


  1. Benjamin Haughton Harding, son of Benjamin Harding (d. 1766) and his wife Sarah nee Newman. Baptised 02/03/1760 in Hornchurch, Essex. Inherited a 1/3 share of Blue Hole in Hanover, Jamaica, on the death of his father.

  2. In 1796 Ann Woodley and Ann Johnson were indicted for stealing a canvas bag value 1d and ten guineas from Ben Haughton Harding. According to his evidence, after dining in Hornchurch, Essex, Harding went to see a play in Covent Garden and then travelled by coach with Ann Woodley to her lodgings in Marylebone. She may have been a prostitute: he didn't know exactly where her lodgings were, and he said he was "hugging" her in the coach. Then he noticed his wallet was missing and accused her of taking it. The coachman testified Harding "appeared to me to be in liquor" and when asked about this Harding replied "Not more than common." Woodley and Johnson were found not guilty.


  1., England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database online]; PROB 11/917/299.

  2. Old Bailey Online ref. t17960622-4.

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Associated Estates (1)

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  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1766 [SY] - 1796 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (8)

Son → Father
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Brother → Sister