Born at Wiingate Hill Tadcaster in 1827

Married Charles Whitaker, iron merchant and gent

They had an only daughter

Harriet Rachel born at Whitby 1856


In 1861 Harriet and her daughter were living with her parents at Elvington Hall, her husband was  living with his mother, Rachel at Melton Hill..

Maybe they just separated rather than the disgrace at the time of divorce.

Harriet remained in Elvington for the rest of life.

She sold the Hall to John Dobby, but later on repurchased it for her daughter and son in law, while she moved into Ivy house, now known as Brook House.


This Harriet taken outside the front of Ivy house.

She died in 1914 and is buried in the churchyard