JOHN HARDING 1784 - 1854
This information has been received from a descendant of John Harding, living in Australia. If you wish to be put in contact please e-mail Liz
HARDING, b. 1784 in South Petherton. He was the son of Elias. He married Ann
Vagg on 04 September 1805. Ann
was born 1780 in South Petherton,
son Elias emigrated to Victoria, Australia, with his wife Francis (Eavis)and
two sons, Samuel and Charles. The family sailed from
Our interest in this family stems from my Stepfather, Bowden Anzac Harding, still alive at 92 years of age. This side of the family became quite influential in Victoria and Queensland, as land holders (sheep and cattle properties in excess of 50 sq. miles, at various times), engineers, race horse trainers (Samuel, Grandfather of Bowden Anzac trained the winner of the 1874 Melbourne Cup, Australia's most famous horse race) and jockeys and surveyors, to name just a few.