Old St. Andrews



Harris Hatch Jr.



St. Andrews Beacon, Nov. 10, 1892
The Registrarship
The office of Registrar of Deeds and Wills for Charlotte county has been vacated by Mr. Harris H. Hatch, and the duties of the office are now being performed by Mr. George F. Hibbard, ex-MPP, who was recently appointed by the Provincial government. Mr. Hatch, who is in his 81st year, was, perhaps the oldest public officer in point of service, in the Province. He succeeded his father Col. Hatch, who had held the office for the grater part of his lifetime. Although Mr. Harris Hatch's appointment dates forty-eight years back, yet this does not represent all the time he spent in the Registry office, as for twelve years or more prior to his father's death he acted as his assistant. The late incumbent was a faithful and obliging public officer, and until the weight of years began to tell him, he discharged its duties to the utmost satisfaction. He retires from it, after his sixty years of service, with the good will of everybody.

St. Andrews Beacon, March 8, 1894
Sudden Death of Harris Hatch, Esq.
Harris Hatch, Esq., ex-registrar of deeds and wills, suddenly ill while on his way to church on Sunday morning and fell to the ground. He sat out the service, after which he was removed to his home, where he died on Monday afternoon. The deceased was in his 83rd year. He was the only surviving son of the late Colonel Hatch, and succeeded his father in the office of registrar of deeds of Charlotte County. After a lifetime spent here, failing health compelled him to resign, and a little over a year ago Mr. George F. Hibbard was appointed in his stead. Mr. Hatch was twice married, but leaves no issue. His first wife was a Miss Campbell. His second wife, who survives him, and who is in declining years, is a sister of the late Admiral Shortland. Mr. Hatch's funeral took place yesterday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of people, leaving no doubt as to the feeling of respect entertained for the deceased in the community