Harriet Dollman (nee Heath)

Born: 1789 and died 18??
Daughter of: James Heath ARA (1757-1834) and Mary Phillipson (1757-1819).
Half sister of:
1. George Heath (1787-1852)
Sister of:
2. Caroline Hamilton (nee Heath, 1784-18??) who married Samuel Hamilton.
3. Amelia Clara Dollman (nee Heath, 1794-18??) who married Rev Frank (or Francis?) Dollman.
4. Charles Heath, the engraver (1785-1848) who married Elizabeth Petch (?-1861).
5. Matilda Sophia Heath (nee Heath, 1792-1864) who married her second cousin William Tyler Heath  (1787-1852).
Harriet married: in 1811 Edward Dollman.
Harriet and Edward had issue:
1. Edward Dollman (1811-18??) who married Rose Parr (or Rosina Parr).  Their children were Harry Claud Dollman (1841-?), Harriett Fanny Georgiana Dollman (1843-1903) and Laura Rosina Dollman (1846-1896).
2. Amelia Dollman (1816-1907).
3. Camilia Harriet Steele (nee Dollman, 1816-1861) who married Dr Charles William Steele (1815-????), 10 June 1836 at St Mary Lewisham and they had two daughters Emily Steel and Laura Steel.

Harriet Dollman (nee Heath): An Overview

We know about Harriet from the following sources:

1. A family tree researched and put together by Sheila Howells and Pamela Roberts.
2. Information from Edward Beaumont.
3. The Dollman family tree researched by Emma Collister (nee Easterbrook). 


Note from Edward Beaumont:

I obtained the birth certificate. This shows that Edward Dollman and his wife Rosina (sic, there), formerly Parr, had a daughter Harriet Fanny (born February 1843 at 8 Pickering Terrace, Bayswater, Edward Dollman's occupation being given as surgeon.  This or another Harriet Fanny Dollman (the exact name is unusual if not unique) registered the birth of her daughter Ethel in south-east London/ Kent in 1864 (date from memory), and another daughter Kathleen a couple of years later.  Subsequently it appears that she married Albert Watkins and brought up these girls at various addresses (details from the censuses) in London, eventually moving to Norwich with Watkins (1901 census).  Ethel Dollman married George Weeks in north London in 1891 (again, exact date is from memory). The marriage did not last, and in 1901 she was living in Norwich with her two children, of whom her son George Weeks 1892-1945 was my mother's father.  When Ethel Dollman married George Weeks, it was stated in the register entry of marriage that her father was Thomas Dollman, deceased, traveller.  This individual cannot be traced, and the information appears simply to be untrue.  My mother remembers her grandmother Ethel as Nanny Heath, and it appears that she must have re-married to a Mr Heath, details not yet known. Ethel Heath lived into the 1930s at an address at Southbourne near Bournemouth.  The other details about the parents of Edward Dollman the surgeon, I obtained only from the IGI and your site. A correspondent named Guy Dollman in Australia refers to Edward Dollman (senior, the husband of Harriet Heath) as "Uncle Ned" - it now appears that Guy and I are related.  Perhaps I am related to you too!  The re-occurrence of the name Heath appears to be a coincidence. Just possibly instead of remarrying, Ethel "invented" Heath as a new name for herself, perhaps from her family sub-consciousness.  Do you know anything about the Dollmans? The background at circa 1800-1840 appears to be fairly well-to-do London professional and business types (is that right?), and Harriet, it seems, went off the rails! She certainly seems to have gone downhill, socially. I wonder if she had any brothers or sisters or if she totally broke from her family. 
Thanks for your interest.

Can you say any more about Edward Dollman who married Rose Parr. My great-great-grandmother appears to be their daughter Harriet (born 1843 in Bayswater, parents being Edward Dollman, surgeon, and Rosina Dollman formerly Parr) (birth certificate).  I have not found their marriage. Edward appears to have been born 18 Dec.1814 and christened the following March, at the Old Church, St.Pancras, having been christened there in 1811, son of Edward Colebrooke Dollman and Harriet Susan, who as you say, was born Heath. (my information only from the IGI).  I wonder what happened to Edward Dollman the surgeon and his wife Rose  / Rosina. Their daughter Harriet seems to have fallen from grace somewhat since she registered the birth of her daughters in the 1860s and there is no suggestion that the man she subsequently married (Albert Watkins) was their father.
Thanks for any help
Edward Beaumont.


The following note is from Emma Collister (nee Easterbrook).

Edward Dollman was born on 31 December 1784 in Westminster, London.  He was the third of seven children born to Francis Dollman and Catherine Riza (or Rosa) Cornelia Guy.  He was baptised on 4 February 1785 at Old Church, St Pancras, London.   Edward was known as

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