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

Dorothy Harrison

Female Abt 1768 -


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  • Name Dorothy Harrison 
    Born Abt 1768 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I48061  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Joseph Hanson Harrison,   b. 2 Jun 1722, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1785, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary MNU Harrison,   b. Abt 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Jun 1773, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1742  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Charles County, Wills, 1780-1791, page 86
      Page 60. Capt. Joseph H. Harrison's Will. [Faded parts]
      I, Joseph Hanson Harrison, of CC, am of sound mind and memory. Firstly, I want all my just debts paid.
      To my daughter Dorothy - all my real estate.
      To my daughter Mary Hutcheson - 1 walnut coaufat [?] and 1 large gilt looking glass [both now at George Hutcheson's], during her natural life, and after her death to my grandson William Hutcheson.
      To my son Joseph White Harrison - 1 desk which was my father's, and is now at George Hutcheson's.
      To my granddaughter Mary Hutcheson - 1 small walnut table.
      To my granddaughter Jean Hutcheson - 1small oval table, which is now at George Hutcheson's.
      To my son Richard Harrison - a young Negro man named George; also my silver watch [now in the hands of one Short at Alverson executrix to Cerrefrisond]
      To my sister Elizabeth Mastin - 2 blue _ C_ [now at George Hutcheson's.
      To my niece Mary Mastin - 1 small looking glass with a gilt frame, now at my sister Elizabeth's.
      To my daughter Dorothy - the rest of my estate. I want Dorothy to treat Negro Poll with great tenderness, and that she give a deed of freedom to sd Negro Poll, within the next 5 years.
      Executor: my worthy nephew, friend & benefactor, Colo Robert Townshend Hooe, of the Town of Alexandria.
      Signed Oct 8, 1784 - Jo. H. Harrison. Wit - Rose Townshend
      Knox, Richard B. Meek, Will. Harrison.
      Probated May 28, 1785 by Col. William Harrison, one of the witnesses. The executor renounced the executorship. Signed
      at Alexandria Dec 16, 1784 - R. Hooe.
      On May 28, 1785, Letters of Administration were granted to Dorothy Harrison; her securities were Col. Wm. Harrison & Mary Mastin.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 516. Instrument of Writing. I, Joseph Hanson Harrison of Durham Parish in CC, for 214 £15 shillings to me paid by Robert Townshend Hooe of Portobacco in CC, merchant, and Robert Hanson Harrison of the Town of Alexandria in Virginia, Attorney at Law, I sell to sd Robert Townshend Hooe and Robert Hanson Harrison, the following 5 slaves,
      viz, Pompey, a Negro man, Fender, a Negro woman, aged about 31 years, Milly, a Negro girl aged about 10 years, Henny, a Negro girl about age 8, and Flora, age 6, all children of Fender. Signed Feb 7, 1774 - Joseph Hanson Harrison. Wit - Robert Harrison, Daniel Jenifer*.
      CC. We, Robert Townshend Hooe & Robert Hanson Harrison, hereby declare that we hold the within mentioned slaves in trust for the sole use of Mrs. Mary Harrison, wife of Joseph Hanson Harrison, during her life, and after her death, to be divided among with any increase they may have between her 2 daughters, Mary and Dorathy Harrison, in case they shall be there living, or to be delivered to the survivor of them if one shall be dead without issue, but if the decd one shall leave issue then living, then to be divided between such surviving daughter the issue of the decd one, we having purchased the slaves afd with money paid to us for the benefit of sd Mary Harrison & her 2 daughters afd. Signed - Robert Townshend Hooe, Robert Hanson Harrison. Wit - Robert Harrison, Daniel Jenifer*. Recorded Feb 12, 1774.

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