Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Francis Harrison

Male Bef 1658 - 1713  (> 55 years)


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  • Name Francis Harrison  [1
    Born Bef 1658  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Apr 1713  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2033  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Joseph Harrison,   b. Abt 1639, St. Margaret's Parish, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1673, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Troope,   b. Abt 1643, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1673, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1659  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Wakelin,   b. Abt 1680, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1761, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1694  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Violetta Harrison,   b. Abt 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1747, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F1179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret MNU Robins,   b. Bef 1644,   d. Abt 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1690  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Diana Harrison,   b. Abt 1690, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F1415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WILL OF FRANCIS HARRISON, OF Charles County, Maryland.
      Daughter, Diana Price, my land belonging to the "Old Field," from the head of the "Gutt" up the Branch to the east side of my now dwelling plantation.
      Daughter, Violetta Harrison, personalty and the land I now live on, and if she dies before marriage, then her personal estate to go to her mother.
      Wife, Elizabeth, one-third of the orchard in the "Old Field" for ten years, and all the residue.
      Extrix.: My wife, Elizabeth Harrison.
      Testamentary Bond on estate of Francis Harrison, late of Charles County, Maryland., deceased.
      Extrix..: Elizabeth Harrison.
      Sureties: Richard Price and John Thomas.
      Witnesses: Thos. Evans, Margaret Hayward, Mary Wakelin.
      Will dated September 9, 1712. Proved April 20, 1713.
      Bond dated May 18,1713, £100.
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      Francis Harrison 34.49 I CH Jul 26 1713
      Appraisers: Joseph Harrison, John Butler.
      Creditors: Nicholas Cooper.
      Next of kin: Jos. Harrison.
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      NOTE: Who the widow was before marriage I do not know, but she later married Thos. Osburn, died 1726-7. In 1727 or 1728 she lastly married Absalom Thorne, died 1735. She died 1761; her will proved March 25, 1761, Charles County, Maryland. I suspect she was not the mother of Diana, daughter of this testator, who married Price. This testator's daughter, Violetta Harrison (by his widow Elizabeth), married, first, William Hoskins, died 1727, and left two daughters, Eliz. and Mary Hoskins. Violetta (Harrison) Hoskins later married Col Robert Hanson (who had previously been married) and had issue. Her daughter Eiiz. Hoskins married Walter Hanson and had issue, and her daughter Mary Hoskins first married Mr. Jno. Cunninghame and had issue, and later she married Mungo Muschett. Hence this testator's daughter, Violetta Harrison had children by Col. Robert Hanson and she had grandchildren by Walter Hanson and Eliza. Hoskins, and therefore this testator's widow, Eliz., had grandchildren by Col. Robt. Hanson and she had great grandchildren by Walter Hanson, who was a nephew of Col. Robert Hanson.-R. T. Semmes. (January, 1916)
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      Richard Garforth 8.502 I CH £12.7.3 Aug 20 1685
      Appraisers: Francis Harrison, John Davis.
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      Richard Garforth 10.97 I CH £2.0.0 Oct 23 1688
      Appraisers: Francis Harrison, John Davis,
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      Thomas Harrison 19.34 A CH £3.14.0 Jan 4 1698
      Payments to: Robert Clarke, Maj. William Dent, William Sergeant,, Edward Millstead.
      Administrator: Francis Harrison.
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      Fenley, James, Chas. Co.,
      To godson James Hickson, 1/2 of estate. 23rd Dec., 1699.
      Residue of estate for maintenance of school in Parish,
      Exs.: Vestry of Parish afsd.
      Test: Francis Harrison, Ambrose Hall, Wm. Barker. 6. 342,
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      Mr. John Gray 25.228 I CH £65.14.4 Nov 2 1705
      Appraisers: Francis Harison, John Booker.
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      John Gray (marriner) 26.123 A CH £63.2.6 £11.10.4 Oct 17 1706
      Payments to: Richard Harrison, William Mathews, Dr. John Moore, Richard Boughton, Capt. Francis Harrison, Thomas White, John Booker, Capt. Benoni Thomas.
      Administrator: Nicholas Cooper.
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      Robins, John, Chas. County, 25th Nov., 1708; 15th Dec., 1708.
      To Diana Harrison, Lawrence Banester, Frances Banester, Francis Lyn, Timothy Banester and Jno. Posey, personalty.
      Benjamin Banester, residuary legatee, and his father, John, ex.
      Test: Francis Harrison, William Walin, Mary Roks. 12. 325.
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      Christopher Ford 29.205 I CH £18.15.8 Mar 12 1708
      Appraisers: Fran, Harrison, Edward Williams,
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      Christopher Forde 32C.115 A CH £18.15.0 #2601 Apr 27 1711
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #4508,
      Received from: Mr. William Stone, Capt. Thomas Dent,
      Payments to: William Chapman, John Suttle, Capt. Fran. Harrison, John Sanders,
      Administratrix: Temperance Ford,
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      Samuel King 32B.74 I CH £4.9.3 Mar 13 1710
      Appraisers: James Mort (?), John Banister.
      Creditors: Fran. Harrison, Randall Brant.
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      Samuell King 32C.169 A CH £4.9.3 #1934 Sep 29 1711
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #1070.
      Received from: John Booker, Thomas Price.
      Payments to: Gustavus Brown, Capt. Francis Harrison, Edward Milsteed.
      Administratrix: Mary King.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Nov. 14, 1682 - Francis Harrison is on the Charles Co., Md. Grand Jury.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber K, Page 25.

      Aug. 13, 1684 - Francis Harrison records the ensuing livestock mark of Richard Cornish. (Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber K, Page 400.)

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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 23 October 1660, Page 110
      281. Joseph Harrison, planter of Avon River, sells Samuel Palmore a cow about 3 years old; /s/ Joseph Harrison; wit. John Walton, Thomas Milner (mark); acknowledged in open court before Thomas Lomax, clerk
      282. Deed of Gift: Joseph Harrison of Nansemicke in Avon River, gives Samuel Palmer, for looking after my cattle in my absence, a cow calf 4 months old; dated 8 Jun 1660; /s/ Joseph Harrison; wit. Tho. Robinson, Jno. Allin (mark)
      283. Deed of Gift: Samuel Palmer gives Francis Harrison, his godson, son of Joseph Harrison of Nanjemoy, the afsd. cow calf; dated 9 Jun 1660; /s/ Samuel Palmer (mark); wit. no. Robinson, Tho. Allin (mark); acknowledged in open court before Thomas Lomax
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber G, Page 158
      4 Jun 1678; Indenture from William Wells, planter, to Henry Aspenall, planter; for 11,000# tobacco; a parcel called Milerae; containing 2C0 acres; /s/ William Wells; wit. Francis Harrison, John Moore (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber M, Page 230
      10 Dec 1686; Indenture from George Athey, planter, to Thomas Shuttleworth, planter; for 1,600# tobacco a parcel of land called Southrisk; bounded by Edward Knight; containing 20 acres; /s/ George Athey (mark); wit. Joseph Harrison, Fran. Harrison
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber Q, Page 20
      COURT OF 11 Nov 1690
      Will of Richard Price of Nanjemy; entire estate to children, excepting a heifer to God-dau. Susanna Parker and a heifer to John Cufting; if my wife should fall to poverty that Samuell Luckett should take care of his God-dau. and that Philip Luen should take care of his God-son Thomas Prise; that Francis Harrisson and John Cable should take care of my son Richard Prise; wife Anne Prise, extx.; 22 Feb 1687; probate I I Nov 1690; /s/ Richard Prise (mark); wit. Francis Harrisson, James Finley, Philip Luen (Lewin} Susanna Parker, d/o John Parker, rec'd her legacy from above will; I May 1689; /s/ John Parker; wit: John Done, George Brett (mark) John Cufting rec'd his legacy from above will; 11 May 1689; /s/ John Cuffing (mark); wit. John Stepford, James Martin (mark)
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      Charles County Court and Land Records, Liber S, Page 345
      28 Apr 1694; Indenture from Joseph Harrisson of Nanjemy to John Stone, Gent., together with his brother vestrymen of Nanjemy Parish; for 200# tobacco; a parcel of land about 1/4 mile from Nanjemy Run on the upper side of a deep branch between plantations of Francis Harrison and Joseph Harrisson; one acre of land for the building of a Protestant Church called St. joseph's; /s/ Joseph Harrisson (mark); wit. John Suratt, John (not named)
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Indenture, 10 March 1698
      From: WILLIAM STONE of Charles County, gent., and THEADOCIA his wife.
      To: JAMES BUTLER of Anne Arundel County, planter Price: 105 pounds sterling
      Property: 445 acres in P. G. County, formerly in Charles County, being one-half of thetract "Good Luck"; the tract was originally granted to ZACRARIA WADE and LUKE GARDINER jointly; said GARDENER died and the entire tract passed to said WADE, but WADE bequeathed one-half the tract to the heirs of said GARDINER with the condition that his own heir and daughter, THEADOCIA, should have her choice of which half of the tract she would inherit; the tract was resurveyed for the division.
      Signatures: WILL'M STONE, THEADOCIA STONE (mark) Wit.: JOS. MANNING, FFRANCIS HARRISON, JOHN MANNING Ackn'd: WILLIAM STONE, THEADOCIA his wife (no date) Recorded: 14 June 1699, Vol. A, Page 163
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      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 108
      Recorded at request of Edward Rookwood:
      11 May 1704; Indenture from Francis Harrison, planter and Eliza. Shuttleworth, widow, to Edward Rookewood; for 10,000# tobacco; 2 tracts of land called Morecrofts Friendship and The Gift; containing 500 acres; Morecrofts Friendship bounded by 200 acres taken up by James Makay on Chingamuxon Creek and land formerly belonging to George Thompson; patented by John Morecroft for 200 acres dated 10 Oct 1668; The Gift of 300 acres on Chingamuxon Creek patented by George Thompson 20 Jul 1684; 50 acres of the sd. 300 acres excepted; /s/ Francis Harrison, Eliza. Shuttleworth (mark); wit. Willm. Dent, Richard Harrison; ack. I I May 1704 by Francis Harrison and Elizabeth ShuttleWorth; 13 Jun 1704 Edward Rookwood paid alienation
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 342-64: ARROWHEAD: 128 acres; Possession of - 128 Acres - Harrison, Francis: Surveyed 3 March 1703 for William Harris on the North side the North branch of Nanjemoy creek between a tract of land of said Harris and a track taken up by Thomas Miller:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 334-2: HARRISON: 300 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Harrison, Francis: 100 Acres - Harrison, Joseph: Surveyed 17 Aug 1654 for James Harrison on the North side of the Easternmost branch of Avon River :
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 339-41: BALTIMORE'S GIFT: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Harrison, Joseph: Surveyed 20 Sept 1681 for Joseph Harrison adjoining to the land of Francis Harrison & Thomas Robinson at a bound oak on a point.:

  • Sources 
    1. [S52] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 8.

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