Harriet Sarah Read was born in the Dec quarter 1846 , in Ipswich, Suffolk, Kent to Harry and Mary Ann Read.
She appears in the 1851 census living with her parents and siblings in King Street, Ipswich:
Henry Read Head Male 31 Ipswich, Suffolk
Mary Ann Read Wife Female 31 Ipswich, Suffolk
Martha A Read Daughter Female 7 Ipswich, Suffolk
Harriet S Read Daughter Female 4 Ipswich, Suffolk
Agnes M A Read Daughter Female 2 Ipswich, Suffolk
John Ager Visitor Male 0 Ipswich, Suffolk 
She appears in the 1861 census living with her employers in Princes Street, Ipswich
James Brook Head Male 31 Ipswich, Suffolk
Martha Brook Wife Female 35 Hadleigh, Suffolk
James B Brook Son Male 2 Ipswich, Suffolk
Benjamin B Brook Son Male 0 Ipswich, Suffolk
Harriet Read Servant Female 14 Ipswich, Suffolk 
She married Amass (or Amos) Gooding in the March quarter of 1867 , and they had 5 children. Emily Harriet born 1867 in Ipswich, Charles Henry born 1873 in St Pancras, Horace Albert Edward born 1875 in St Pancras, and Amass born 1877 in St Pancras, and Beatrice Ellen born 1879
She appears in the 1871 Census living with her husband Amass (or Amos) who was a Tailor’s Cutter, and her children Emily aged 3, and two brothers-in-law, James and Arthur Gooding, who were both employed as Tailor Improvers. Amass Gooding Head Male 29 Debenham, Suffolk
Harriet Gooding Wife Female 24 Ipswich, Suffolk
Emily Gooding Daughter Female 3 Ipswich, Suffolk
James Gooding Boarder Male 20 Debenham, Suffolk
Arthur Gooding Boarder Male 17 Debenham, Suffolk 
She died about October 1879  in St Pancras London, the record states she was 23, but her actual age was 32. She is buried in St Pancras cemetery 31 October 1879.
As she died a few months after her last child was born, it is possible her death may have been caused by childbirth or pregnancy related complications.
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