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Reading, Calloway, Sprawson , Sabin - Harbury

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<<Overall General Interest>>

Reading and other families, based in and around Harbury & Bishops Tachbrook Warwickshire, England :

Known family members are Thomas Reading his wife Sarah (Sabin) Reading plus their son Thomas Reading and his wife Mary Ann )(Sprawson) Reading - specifically their daughter Sarah Ann who marries John Harris and moves to live in Swan Village West Bromwich, note: -

a) Current thinking = John Harris's origin is Worcestershire (Netherton Rowley Regis area) and that he and Sarah Ann met in West Bromwich through mutual acquaintances in Swan Village, that is Sarah Ann was either a friend or relative, for instance of : -

- Elizabeth (Calloway) Harris married to elder brother Joseph Harris

- Rosanna and William Bates with whom Elizabeth (Calloway) Harris was staying on the night of the 1841 census. Is Roseanna a direct relative of Elizabeth (Calloway) Harris noting Rosanna's maiden name is Calloway[1]

(note: list of Calloway references further down page)

There is a remote unexplored possibility that the Harris's of West Bromwich and those of Harbury are directly related and that helped trigger John Harris's and Sarah Ann's friendship .

Of a more general interest is the history of the Reading, Sabin, Sprawson and especially the Calloway families who live in and around this in the 1800's and who can be readily traced back to the 1600's

SPECIFIC THINGS TO DO - TC LIST's for a rainy day but much to do elsewhere - November 2018!

A) Add profiles for remaining 5 children of Thomas Reading & Mary (Sprawson) Harris as detailed on 1841 census [2]

B) Biography for Mary (Sprawson) Harris Including details of her second marriage [3] to William Bird (profile required) as shown on 1851 census [4]

C) Add profile for Thomas Sprawson the father of Mary (Sprawson) Harris, refer marriage to William Bird above. Is Elizabeth Sprawson, the other witness at the marriage, the mother of Mary (Sprawson) Harris - add profile for mother?

D) Check parish records for other 'Sprawsons'.

E) Add profiles for John Woodhouse the husband of Sarah Harris plus profiles for their daughter Emilie and son Frances .

C )History of Harbury any relationship with Netherton, Rowley Regis - looking for migration of Harris family.


  1. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVW2-ML9 : 10 February 2018), William Bates and Rosanna Callaway, 17 Oct 1815; citing Harbury,Warwick,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 554,798.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ1S-JV3 : 13 December 2017), James Blackwell in household of Mary Reading, Harbury, Warwickshire, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey. of Mary Harris
  3. 1847 March 1, marriage to William Bird, Harbury, Warwickshire.
    • Note: Incorrect date and ages on this reference - compare with above citation showing original transcription. "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLQB-JL44 : 16 March 2018), Mary Ann Reading and William Bird, 1847.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGZ2-C4W : 20 October 2017), Eliza Bird in household of William Bird, Harbury, Warwickshire, England; citing Harbury, Warwickshire, England, p. 11, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

CALLOWAYS - others researching



Provisional List of Calloway references taken from Harbury Parish Registers - please do not use as citations change to the correct format.

Not checked pre 1600

Elizabeth Calloway Baptism Image 10: 30 May 1600 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-65J?i=9&cc=1462403

More in timeframe 1600 to 1728 but difficult reading

Thomas Calloway son of Richard and Sara (?) Image 60: 15 Setember 1728 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-68Z?i=59&cc=1462403

Sarah Calloway daughter of Richard and illegible Image 61: 20 July 1729 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6L1?i=60&cc=1462403

Thomas Calloway son of Richard and Susan (Sara?) Image 61: 24 January 1730 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6L1?i=60&cc=1462403

Elizabeth Calloway daughter of Richard and Susan baptised Image 62 April 22 1732 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-61J?i=61&cc=1462403

Sarah Calloway daughter of Richard and Susan baptised Image 63 April 18 1737 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6YH?i=62&cc=1462403

Samual Calloway Senior buried Image 64: 7 July 1739 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-X8B?i=63&cc=1462403

Elizabeth Wife of Richard Calloway. Image 70: 21 April 1749 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-649?i=69&cc=1462403

Edward Wright marriage to Mary reading Image71: 1 October 1750 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-657?i=70&cc=1462403

Martha wife of William Calloway was buried Image 72: 12 January 1752 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-DTB?i=71&cc=1462403

Martha daughter of William and Elizabeth Calloway Image 73 : 28 October 1753 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-DB6?i=72&cc=1462403

Mary daughter of William and Elizabeth Calloway Image 75 : 23 January 1757 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-XS7?i=74&cc=1462403

Rosanna daughter of William and Elizabeth Calloway Image 77 : 7 January 1759 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-689?i=76&cc=1462403

Mary wife of richard Calloway Image 78: buried 20 November 1761 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-63W?i=77&cc=1462403

Joseph (illegible??) son of William and Elizabeth Calloway Image 79: 8 August 1762 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-673?i=78&cc=1462403

Susanna wife of Richard Calloway Image 80: buried 28 April https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-67Z?i=79&cc=1462403

Thomas son of William and Elizabeth Calloway Image 80: 22 February 1765 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-67Z?i=79&cc=1462403

Katherine Calloway Image 81 Buried 19 May 1766 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-XQR?i=80&cc=1462403


John son of william and Sarah Harris Image 81: 21 April 1767 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-XQR?i=80&cc=1462403

John son of William and Elizabeth Calloway Image 82: buried 14 February 1768 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6SY?i=81&cc=1462403

John son of William and Elizabeth Calloway Image 82: buried 28 May 1769 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6SY?i=81&cc=1462403

William Calloway Image 83: buried 25 December 1770 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-XHV?i=82&cc=1462403

John son of William and Elizabeth Calloway Image 84: 3 January 1772 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-67W?i=83&cc=1462403

Thomas son of Thomas and Hannah Harris Image 85: 25 December 1772 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6HB?i=84&cc=1462403

Mary Daughter of Thomas and Hananh Harris Image 86: 19 January 1774 (has a question mark by entry) https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-X44?i=85&cc=1462403

Joseph Harris Image 87: Buried 26 February 1775 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-X7X?i=86&cc=1462403

William, son of Thomas and Hannah Harris Image 88: 3 October 1775 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-DBB?i=87&cc=1462403

John son of Thomas and Hannah Harris Image 90: 25 May 1777 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6FB?i=89&cc=1462403

1777 Register of Harberbury (sic)

Thomas son of Thomas and Catherine Harris Image 97 22 March 1778 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-XDQ?i=96&cc=1462403

Thomas son of Thomas and Catherine Harris Image 97 25 July 1778 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-XDQ?i=96&cc=1462403

James son of Thomas and Catherine Harris Image 98: 15 August 1779 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-X4Z?i=97&cc=1462403

John and Edward sons of Thomas and Ann Harris Image (8: 4 September 1779 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-X4Z?i=97&cc=1462403

Sarah Daughter of William and Elizabeth Harris Image 99: 20 August 1780 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-XC6?i=98&cc=1462403

John son of Thomas and Hannah Harris Image 99:5 (?) April 1781 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-XC6?i=98&cc=1462403

Robert & James Harris sons of Thomas and Hannah Harris Image 102: 13 September 1784 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6X9?i=101&cc=1462403

William son of Thomas and Catherine Harris Image 103 10 September 1786 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6N5?i=102&cc=1462403

Hannah daughter of Thomas and Hannah Harris Image 104: 28 November 1787 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6C4?i=103&cc=1462403

Joseph son of Thomas and Hannah Harris Image 105: 14 November 1791 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-686?i=104&cc=1462403

Rosia daughter of William and Ann Calloway image 106: 5 January 1794 – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-X84?i=105&cc=1462403

Martha daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Calloway Image 107 13 November 1795 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6SM?i=106&cc=1462403

William Son of John (Joseph?) and Ann Reading Image 108 17 May 1796 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-61L?i=107&cc=1462403

John (Joseph?) son of John (Joseph) and Ann Reading Image 109 13 January 1799 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6XQ?i=108&cc=1462403

William son of Thomas and Elizabeth Calloway Image 109 23 June 1799 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6XQ?i=108&cc=1462403


Ann Daughter of Thomas and Alice Harris Image 109 6 April 1800 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6XQ?i=108&cc=1462403

Elizabeth (?) daughter of John and Ann Reading Image 110 1802 6 June 1802 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-644?i=109&cc=1462403

Thomas Reading and Sarah Sabin (Sahri, Sabri ? ) Marriage Signed by Thomas, Sarah made mark Witnesses Francis Prickett (who made his mark) and Holier (?) Hollied (?) Image 28: 28 June 1802

Thomas son of Thomas and Sarah Reading 10 July 1808 England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963, Harbury Baptisms, burials 1777-1812 , Image 20, last viewed 17 November 2018. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-XH2?i=19&cc=1462403

Thomas son of Thomas and Alice Harris Image 110 13 March 1803 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-644?i=109&cc=1462403

William son of William and Ann Calloway Image 110 10 April 1803 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-644?i=109&cc=1462403

Sarah daughter of John and Ann Reading Image 110 23 May 1804 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-644?i=109&cc=1462403

Charles Harris Son of Thomas and Alice Harris Image 115 : 2 June 1811 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q4Q-6WB?cc=1462403

Image 116: 1812 End of Register - there is another following on.

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