1649 - 1714 (65 years)
||George HARLAN  |
||11 Mar 1648/49
||Bishoprick, Nigh Durham, England 
||11 Mar 1649/50
||Monastery of Monkwearmouth, England 
|Came to America with his family and brother Michael |
||Center Meeting Burying Grounds, Chester, PA, USA 
||5 Jul 1714
||Brandywine Creek, Kennett Township, Chester, PA, USA 
- 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.
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||2 Jun 2009 |
||James HARLAND, b. 1625, Bishoprick, Nigh Durham, England , d. 17 Feb 1679/80, England (Age 55 years) |
||Unknown, b. 1625, Durham, Durham, England |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Elizabeth DUCK, b. 5 May 1660, Durgan, Shankill, Armagh, Ireland , d. Bef Jul 1714, Pennsbury Township, Chester, PA, USA (Age < 54 years) |
||17 Dec 1678
||Lurgan Monthly Meeting, Shankill, Armagh, Ireland [1, 2]
|+||1. Ezekiel Harlan, b. 16 Sep 1679, Donnahlong, Down, Ulster, Ireland , d. 15 Jul 1731, England (Age 51 years)|
|+||2. Hannah Harlan, b. 4 May 1681, Donnahlong, Down, Ulster, Ireland , d. Aft Dec 1748, Birmingham, Chester, PA, USA (Age > 67 years)|
|+||3. Moses HARLAN, b. 20 Feb 1682/83, Donnahlong, Down, Ulster, Ireland , d. Between 10 Jan 1747/48 and 27 Jun 1749, Menallan Township, Adams, PA, USA (Age 64 years)|
|+||4. Aaron Harlan, b. 24 Jan 1685/86, Donnahlong, Down, Ulster, Ireland , d. Feb 1731/32, Kennet Township, Chester, PA, USA (Age 46 years)|
|+||5. Rebecca Harlan, b. 17 Nov 1688, New Castle, DE, USA , d. 17 Nov 1775, Kennet Township, Chester, PA, USA (Age 87 years)|
| ||6. Deborah Harlan, b. 28 Nov 1690, New Castle, DE, USA |
|+||7. James Harlan, b. 19 Nov 1692, New Castle, DE, USA , d. Frederick, MD or VA, USA |
|+||8. Elizabeth Harlan, b. 9 Nov 1694, New Castle, DE, USA , bur. Old Kennet Meeting House, Chester, PA, USA |
|+||9. Joshua Harlan, b. 15 Feb 1696/97, New Castle, DE, USA , d. Between Jun and Jul 1744, Kennet Township, Chester, PA, USA |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [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.
- [S0051162] Marriage Certificate of George Harlan & Elizabeth Duck, Marriage Book of the Lurgan Monthly Meeting, page 91.