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George HARLAN

Male 1649 - 1714  (65 years)


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  • Name George HARLAN  [1
    Born 11 Mar 1648/49  Bishoprick, Nigh Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 11 Mar 1649/50  Monastery of Monkwearmouth, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact 1687  [1
    Came to America with his family and brother Michael 
    Buried Jul 1714  Center Meeting Burying Grounds, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 5 Jul 1714  Brandywine Creek, Kennett Township, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • George Harlan was born in 1650. He was christened on 11 Mar 1650 in Monkwearmouth, Durham, England. He died in Jul 1714 in Kennet, Chester, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Jul 1714 in Center Meeting Burying Grounds, Chester County, Pennsylvania. From "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family" by Alpheus Harlan- "George Harlan, Yeoman, "Ye sone of James Harland of Monkwearmouth, was Baptised at the Monastery of Monkwearmouth in Oald England, ye 11th Day of First Month 1650." He was b. "Nigh Durham in Bishoprick, England," and remained there until he reached manhood, when, in company with his brother and others, he crossed into Ireland and located in the County Down. While residing there he m. by ceremony of Friends, 9, 17, 1678, Elizabeth Duck.
      George Harlan* brought his family to America in 1687, and the nine years intervening were without doubt spent in the above named-parish and county, and there, too, in all probability, his first four children were born. He d. in "Fifth Month" (July), 1714, and was buried beside his "deare wife in the new burying grounds on Alphonsus Kirk's land,"which was afterwards, and is yet, Center Meeting Burying Grounds. George and Elizabeth were parents of nine children:

      "*After coming to America George and Michael Harland dropped the final "d" and the name is almost universally spelled Harlan."

      Alphaeus Harlan citing the Marriage Book of Lurgan Mo.Mtg., p.91: "George Harland, of Parish of Donahlong, Co. Down, Ireland, and Elizabeth Duck, of Lurgan, Parish of Shankill, Co.Armagh, were married "at the house of Marke Wright in ye Parish of Shankill," 9 Mo. 17, 1678.

      Signers to the certificate: Henry Hollingsworth, Wm.Porter, George Harland, John Calvert, Timothy Kirk, Elizabeth Harland, Roger Kirk, Alphonsus Kirk, Robert Hoope, Elinor Hoope, Deborah Kirk, Thomas Harland

      Alphaeus Harlan citing Wm Stockdale's "A Great Cry of Oppression."- "George Harland had taken from him for Tithe, by Daniel Mac Connell...twelve stooks and a half of Oats, three stooks and a half of Barley, and five loads of Hey, all worth ten shillings ten pence."

      "No certificate of the membership of George Harland with Friends is upon record, but his marriage certificate shows us that at that time he was a member, and as early as "Tenth Month" (December), of 1687, was placed upon committees of responsibility in Friends' affairs in his new neighborhood. At the time of his residence in Ireland, William Penn was urging Friends of England to become settlers upon his lands, cautioning them, however, against "leaving their own country out of idle curiosity or of a rambling disposition." But names signed above we find later in the new world, and, as we have seen, George was buried upon "Alphonsus Kirk's land." So they were not without friends when they made their settlement near the Delaware.

      "In the early months of the year 1687, in company with his wife and four children, and his brother Michael, then unmarried, he took hip at Belfast for America. They had bought lands before coming * which were within that part of the Province of Pennsylvania now embraced in the County of New Castle. Ascending the river Delaware they landed at the town of New Castle (now in Delaware State), and seettled near the present town of Centreville. Here the elder brother remained for some years, and about 1698/99, having purchased higher up the Brandywine Creek, he moved his family and settled in what is now ** Pennsbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

      *"From the old warrants granted "within the County of New Castle, on Delaware,: we learn that "George Harland" and "James & Thomas Harlin" purchased lands there in the summer of 1686, and that "James Harland" did likewise in January of 1701.

      **"It was then in Kennett, but later the township was subdivided."

      More information to be found on pages 4 - 7 in Alphaeus Harlan's book.

      He was married to Elizabeth Duck (daughter of Ezekeliah Duck and Hannah Hoope) on 17 Sep 1678 in , Down Co., Ireland. Elizabeth Duck was born on 5 May 1660 in Shankill, Armagh, Ireland. Lurgan Parish She died before 1714.


      George Harland in the parish of Donnahlong in ye County of Down
      and Elizabeth Duck of Lurgan in ye parish of Shankell and County of Armagh,
      having intentions of marriage (according to God's ordinance) did lay their
      said intentions before ye men and womens meetings who taking it into
      their considerations, desired they waite a time in which time several
      Friends were appointed to make enquiry in ye several places where their
      residences are or of later years have been wheather ye man is free of all
      other women, and ye woman free from all other men and wheather their
      relations and parents are satisfied with their said intentions.
      And they presenting themselves the second time before ye men and
      womens meeting and an account being brought to ye meeting, where all
      things being found clear and their intentions of marriage being several
      times published in ye meeting to which they do belong, and nothing
      appearing against it.
      A meeting of ye people of God was appointed at the house of Marke
      Wright in ye parish of Shankell on the twenty seventh day of ye ninth
      month anno 1678, where they being contracted the said George Harland
      declared publickly and solemnly in the presence of God, and of his people
      in these vows, I take Elizabeth Duck to be my wife, and said Elizabeth
      Duck declared in like manner, I give myselfe to George Harland to be his
      wife and I take him to be my husband, as witness our hands.
      George Harland
      Elizabeth Harland
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      Daniel Stamper
      George Bullock
      John Wright
      Henry Hollingsworth
      John Calvart
      Francis Hillary
      Alexander Noble
      George Lowder
      Roger Kirk
      Timothy Kirk
      GeorgeHodghson
      Alphonsus Kirk
      William Crook
      Deborah Kirk
      Elinor Hoope
      Robert Hoope
      Thomas Harland
      Bridgett Harland
      Marke Wright
      Ezekell Bullock
      Wm. Porter
      Michel Scaife
      Ann Hodghson
      Ann Peirson
      Thomas Atkinson
      Mary Walker
      Mary Rea
      Elinor Greer
    Person ID I000215  CharleboisTree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2009 

    Father James HARLAND,   b. 1625, Bishoprick, Nigh Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1679/80, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Unknown,   b. 1625, Durham, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth DUCK,   b. 5 May 1660, Durgan, Shankill, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1714, Pennsbury Township, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 54 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1678  Lurgan Monthly Meeting, Shankill, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Ezekiel Harlan,   b. 16 Sep 1679, Donnahlong, Down, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1731, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +2. Hannah Harlan,   b. 4 May 1681, Donnahlong, Down, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Dec 1748, Birmingham, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years)
    +3. Moses HARLAN,   b. 20 Feb 1682/83, Donnahlong, Down, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 10 Jan 1747/48 and 27 Jun 1749, Menallan Township, Adams, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +4. Aaron Harlan,   b. 24 Jan 1685/86, Donnahlong, Down, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1731/32, Kennet Township, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +5. Rebecca Harlan,   b. 17 Nov 1688, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1775, Kennet Township, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Deborah Harlan,   b. 28 Nov 1690, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. James Harlan,   b. 19 Nov 1692, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Frederick, MD or VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Elizabeth Harlan,   b. 9 Nov 1694, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Old Kennet Meeting House, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Joshua Harlan,   b. 15 Feb 1696/97, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jun and Jul 1744, Kennet Township, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F13385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1648/49 - Bishoprick, Nigh Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jul 1714 - Center Meeting Burying Grounds, Chester, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jul 1714 - Brandywine Creek, Kennett Township, Chester, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S0051267] History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family, Alpheus H. Harlan, (Published for the Harlan Family by Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21202), 87-81324.

    2. [S0051162] Marriage Certificate of George Harlan & Elizabeth Duck, Marriage Book of the Lurgan Monthly Meeting, page 91.



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