Harben, Henry, Sir (1823 -1911)
The pioneer of industrial life assurance, Henry Harben rose to become President of the Prudential Assurance Company. He was knighted in 1897. He married Ann Such in 1846, with whom he had one son. In 1900 Sir Henry was elected the first mayor of the newly created Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead. In 1877 arms were granted to Henry Harben of Seaford Lodge, Hampstead, London: Azure a saltire parted and fretty between two spear heads in pale and as many spurs with leathers in fess Or.