|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1827|
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1911|
Greater London, England
JEMIMA MARGARET WRIGHT was born 23 Jan 1827 in the Calton Hills, now a part of Edinburgh, Scotland. She was baptized in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian Scotland, the daughter of merchant Francis Charteris Wright and his wife, Alison Pringle. On 23 Dec 1850, in Dundee, Scotland, Jemima married her husband, corn merchant George Kerr Harrower. Together they had 11 children — nine boys and two girls.
For the first half of her life, she lived in Scotland, in and around Edinburgh and Dundee. But about 1877, Jemima moved to the Islington section of London and settled on Dartmouth Park Road. A few years later she moved to No. 6 Bickerton Road, Upper Holloway, and she lived at that address for nearly thirty years. It was there that she raised her grandson, Henry Robert Harrower (who had been orphaned at a young age).
While at Bickerton Road, Jemima became actively involved in the Adventist Church and was well-known in the community.
Jemima's life was marked by much suffering and sorrow as 9 of her children pre-deceased her. Her first son was stillborn; another son died as a toddler. One daughter was burnt to death in Australia. Two sons were drowned at sea; another died on his way home from India, and was buried at sea. One succumbed to fever in Zanzibar "after nobly nursing two other men with the same disease." One fell at Bloemfontein in the Boer War, and one died at her home after a long and painful illness. Only one son and one daughter survived to mourn Jemima when she died in Tufnell, Islington, London, England on 14 Jan 1911, just 9 days shy of her 84th birthday.
Jemima was buried in East Finchley Cemetery on the 18th of January, in the same plot as her son George Blyth Harrower (who had died of cancer just a few years earlier).
Francis Charteris Wright (1791 - 1870)
Alison Pringle Wright (1795 - 1861)
Alice Elizabeth Harrower Bishop (1852 - 1891)*
George Blyth Harrower (1854 - 1907)*
Robert Percy Harrower (1857 - 1891)*
Henry Russell Harrower (1859 - 1888)*
Patrick Robertson Harrower (1863 - 1936)*
Elizabeth Scotland Wright (1825 - 1909)*
Jemima Margaret Wright Harrower (1827 - 1911)
East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
Plot: Grave H10/28
Created by: KHaining
Record added: Mar 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107516513