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George Harvey 1793-1841

Born: 4 June 1793 in Norwich and Christened 26 July 1793 in Norwich.  He died 4 October 1841, drowing at Winterton, Norfolk.
Son of: John Harvey (1755-1842) and Frances Kerrison (1765-1809).
Brother of:
1. Fanny Bellman nee Harvey (1784-1867) who married Rev Edmund Bellman (1773-1843)
2. Sir Robert John Harvey (1785-1860) who married Charlotte Mary Harvey (1793- 1869).
3. Marianne Day nee Harvey (1786-1812) who married the Rev Charles Day (1780-1856).
4. John Harvey (1787-1806).
5. Julia Harvey (1788-1808).
6. Emma Harvey (1790-1880).
7. Caroline Harvey (1792-1792).
8. Louisa Harvey (1795-1810).
9. Caroline Mary Savill Onley nee Harvey (1797-1845) who married Onley Savill Onley (1795-1890).
10. Roger Kerrison Harvey (1802-1882) who married Eliza Beecroft.
11. Harriot Blakiston nee Harvey (1803-1886) who married Capt Thomas Blakiston RN (Thomas Blakeston, 1790-1861).
12. Rosa Ranking nee Harvey (1805-1865) who married John Ranking RN (1798-18??).
13. Augusta Trelawney nee Harvey (Augusta Lady Goring,1807-1875) who married 1st Sir Harry Dent Goring, 2nd John Trelawney (1793-18??).
14. Charlotte Blake-Humphrey nee Harvey (1809-1894) who married Robert Blake-Humphrey (1795-1886).
George married: Mary Ann Julia Beevor.
George and Mary had issue:
1. Matilda Harvey (1818-????).
2. Mary Ann Beevor Harvey (1820-????).

The information I have about George comes from the following sources:

1. Information supplied to me by Carla Woodworth Lynas and based on the 'Original Genealogical Collections, by the late Lieut. Col. Robert John Harvey of Thorpe'.  This is mentioned in a publication called 'Walter Rye, Memoir Bibliography and Catalogue of of his Norfolk Manuscripts in the Norwich Public Libraries' by Geo. A. Stephen published in 1929? by the Public Libraries Committee, Norwich.  Original documents in the Norfolk Archives.
2. The Norwich Churches website
3. A portrait of his daughters is mentioned  in the book 'Portraits in Norfolk Houses' by Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, Vol 2, undated but published around 1928.  Rainthorpe Hall, The Property of Sir Charles Harvey Bart, 6th August 1907.  Page 168.
4. His miniature portrait that came up for auction, Adam Partridge Auctioneers, Devon, Lot 1500, 15 April 2024
5. His portrait in the large family portrait by George Clint.  Now in the collection of the Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery).

George was Captain of a boat that was subject to a mutiny and left with no food or water by the crew, on an uninhabited Indian Island. After three days, he was rescued by local Indian fishermen and eventually returned to England. He lived in Tavistock Square in London, however, whilst on holiday in Norfolk he drowned, swimming in the sea at Winterton at the age of 39.


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