George Harley was born circa 1730 in Abberley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom to Thomas Harley (c1693-1757) and Hannah Amphlett (1694-1784) and died 9 October 1814 Shooters Hill, Kent, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Love (c1740-1770) 23 April 1757 in St Nicholas, St Nicholas Road, Plumstead, England, United Kingdom. He married Ann unknown (-aft1770) 5 June 1775 .

George Harley owned a 100 room mansion "Hazelwood House" at Shooters Hill, London. After his death in 1814, Elizabeth was sole beneficiary of the estate, but owing to ill health, she was never able to return to England to claim her inheritance, which later went to the Chancery.

In his early 20's, George spent a lot of time with uncle and aunt, Mrs Elizabeth Holmes and Thomas Hill. Elizabeth was a widow, Thomas a widower, with no children of their own. They were very attached to George and told him that if he went to live with them they would leave him their worldly possessions. He did, they did. Moving to Shooters Hill in 1755, and lived there the rest of his life.

On 5th June 1775 in Kent, George entered into a second marriage with a widow, Doctor Anne Seymour, an older woman with a grown up daughter, Comfort, by an earlier marriage. Anne Seymour is noted to have been a very good stepmother to whom Elizabeth was very attached.

- ref Blackman's Base Camp by Cal Walsh.


Offspring of George Harley and Elizabeth Love (c1740-1770)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas H Harley (1758-1760)
Robert Hill Harley (c1759-1781)
Mary Harley (1761-1762)
George Harley (c1763-1782)
Elizabeth Harley (1765-1842) 1765 Woolwich, Greater London, England, United Kingdom 2 July 1842 Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia James Blackman (1759-1842)
Samuel Harley (c1767-1816)


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