Title
Sir
First name(s)
Henry
Surname
Harben
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Member of the College Council (1893-[1895])

Education & professional details

Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Storesman, Harben and Larkin, Whitechapel
  • Assistant to a surveyor
  • Prudential Mutual Assurance, Investment and Loan Association (Secretary, Resident Director1851-)
  • Chair, Prudential Mutual Assurance, Investment and Loan Association (1905-1907)
  • Member of the Hampstead vestry
  • Representative of Hampstead on the Metropolitan Board of Works from (1880-1889)
  • Representative of Hampstead on the London County Council (-1984)
  • Mayor of Hampstead (1900)
  • Honorary Colonel, 1st Cadet Battalion City of London Yeomanry, Royal Fusiliers Ref: *1
Professional activities
  • Honorary Fellow, Institute of Actuaries (1864-)
  • Member of the Carpenter’s Company (1878)
  • Master of the Carpenter’s Company (1893-)
  • Funder, Rustington Convalescent Home for Working Men (1897)
  • Funder, Hampstead Central Public Library
  • Funder, a wing of the Hampstead General Hospital
  • Funder, London City Mission, Hampstead Branch
  • Funder, Headquarters of the 1st Cadet Battalion City of London Yeomanry, Royal Fusiliers
  • Justice of the Peace, Sussex
  • Deputy Lieutenant, Sussex
  • High Sheriff, Sussex (1898) Ref: *1
Publications

The Mortality Experience of the Prudential Assurance Company in the Industrial Branch 1867–1870 (1871)

A History of the Prudential Assurance Company (1880)

Personal details

Date of birth
24 August 1823
Place of birth
Bloomsbury, London
Date of death
1911
Place of death
Warnham Lodge, Horsham, Sussex
Family details

Eldest child of Henry, a wholesale cheesemonger from Bloomsbury, London, and Sarah. Married to Ann Such. Children were Mary Woodgate (b. 1847) and Henry Andrade (b. 1849). Second marriage to Mary Jane Bulman Cole. Ref: *1

Notes

Insurance pioneer specialising in providing assurance for the working classes. Ref: *1

References

Photograph: Sir Henry Harben by John Richardson Jackson, after Norman Macbethmixed-method engraving, (1872) Given by Andrew Underwood, 2003. NPG D18433 © National Portrait Gallery, London. Supplied under license, Creative Commons BY ND [LINK HERE: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode]

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