Category William Harrison

In the Memory of Maria Harrison, the Wife of William Harrison and 16 years his junior

To the Memory of  MARIA HARRISON “Only the actions of the just, Smell sweet and blossom in the dust” It would be an unseemly sign, for long united friends, to part without a parting line, when the connection ends. Much more when death dissolves the ties, by which two hearts are joined, the strongest nature […]

Willaim Harrison’ Epitaph for his wife Maria

Maria Harrison was William’s wife and 16 Years his junior. Her death aged 60 on 30th May 1871 was hard for William. He wrote a brief epitaph for her. Earth has no speech that can set forth Her spotless life, and priceless worth These only can be said or sung In accents from an angel’s […]

William Harrison and the New South Level Cut 1830

On Monday 19th April 1830 there was a formal opening, in Ely, of the New South Level Cut which ran from Ely to Littleport so by-passing the old meandering course of the Ouse and transforming the Padnal and Waterden Fens into rich agricultural land. The Bedford, Biggleswade and Potton Advertiser of 23rd April tells us […]