The Gover Family

A Family History

Harriet Gover

Was probably born in 1817. She was baptised on 30th November 1817 in St Andrews Church, Farlington, Hampshire.

Harriet married a Joseph RICHARDS on 25th December 1844 in St Mary's, Portsea.

Joseph RICHARDS - no futher information currently available.

During the 1851 census Harriet (widowed) [33] a LAUNDRESS was living in Rudmore, Portsea, with her were her son William [3] and brother Arthur [25] a LABOURER.

In the census on 2nd April 1871 Harriet is listed as living with her son William at 2 Seymour Cottages, Portsea. Her occupation was given as TAILORESS. Williams occupation was given as BRICKLAYER JOURNEYMAN. At the same address was Williams wife and daughter both named Elizabeth and his sister Caroline.

During the census of 1881 Harriet [63] an Annuitant was living with her son William [35] a Bricklayer and family at 39 Gladstone Street, Portsea.

Harriet died at the age of 67 during the 1st quarter of 1885 within the Portsea Island registration district.

Family Connections


Arthur Gover

Jane Barber