Harman Drive, DA15

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Named after the Harman family who resided in the Crayford area in the 15th and 16th Centuries. Henry Harman was a clerk of the crown under Henry VII, who obtained sometime around AD1480 the estates of Ellam and Maystreet in Kent. His son, William Harman, added to these estates the manor of Mayton or Maxton. But it was Thomas Harman, William’s son, who became best known for his work on beggars, A Caveat or Warning for Common Cursitors. When his father died he inherited all this property, and lived at Crayford, Kent, continuously from AD1547. The road was laid out in AD1966.

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