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James Harland, Sr.

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Birthplace: Bishoprick,,Durham,England
Death: Died in Bishoprick, Durham, England
Place of Burial: Durham, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain William James Harland and Deborah Elizabeth Harland
Husband of Rebecca Harland
Father of Peter Harland; Thomas Harland; George Harlan; Deborah Kirk (Harland); David Harland and 5 others
Brother of Sarah Harland and Mark Harland

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About James Harland, Sr.

BIOGRAPHY: From "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family" by Alpheus Harlan- "James Harland, Yeoman and member of the Episcopal Church, was b. about the year 1625 in the "Bishoprick, Nigh Durham, England," and is the earliest paternal ancestor known to the family in America bearing the name Harlan. He lived and d. an Englishman, and was bur. upon English soil, no one to-day knows where. Tradition says that the name of his father was William. "That James Harland was married according to the usages of the Established Church there is no doubt. That his children were baptized and recorded therein is fully established by the fact that the earliest record we have of his son, George, is that he was "Baptised at the Monastery Monkwearmouth* in Oald England." We have no record giving the name of the wife and mother. So far as is known, James Harland was the father of three sons: "*Monkwearmouth Monastery was founded by Benedict Biscop in the year A.D. 672. It is situated in a town of the same name in the east division of Chester, County Durham, and one-half mile north of Sunderland. It receives its name from its location near the mouth of the river Wear. Burned and plundered time and again, only the tower and some detached parts of the church remain of the once celebrated monastery. In 1790 the parish registers, with the exception of some of the late records, were destroyed by fire, and it is probable that information of untold value perished in the flames."

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James Harland, Yeoman and member of the Episcopal Church, was b. about the year 1625 in the Bisoprick, nigh Durham, England," and is the earliest paternal ancestor known to the family in America bearing the name Harlan. He lived and d. an Englishman, and was bur. upon English soil, no one today knows where. Tradition says that the name of his father was William.

That James Harland was married according to the usages of the Established Church there is no doubt. That his children were baptized and recorded therein is fully established by the fact that the earliest record we have of his son, George, is that he was "Baptised at the Monastery of Monkwearmouth* in Oald England." We have no record giving the name of the wife and mother.

  • Monkwearmouth Monastery was founded by Benedict Biscop in the year A.D. 672. It is situated in a town of the same name in the east division of Chester, County Durham, and one-half mile north of Sunderland. It receives its name from its location near the mouth of the river Wear. Burned and plundered time and again, only the tower and some detached parts of the church remain of the once celebrated monastery. In 1790 the parish registers, with the exception of some of the late records, were destroyed by fire, and it is very probable that information of untold value to us perished in the flames.

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From "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family" by Alpheus Harlan- "James Harland, Yeoman and member of the Episcopal Church, was b. about the year 1625 in the "Bishoprick, Nigh Durham, England," and is the earliest paternal ancestor known to the family in America bearing the name Harlan. He lived and d. an Englishman, and was bur. upon English soil, no one to-day knows where. Tradition says that the name of his father was William.

"That James Harland was married according to the usages of the Established Church there is no doubt. That his children were baptized and recorded therein is fully established by the fact that the earliest record we have of his son, George, is that he was "Baptised at the Monastery Monkwearmouth* in Oald England." We have no record giving the name of the wife and mother. So far as is known, James Harland was the father of three sons:

"*Monkwearmouth Monastery was founded by Benedict Biscop in the year A.D. 672. It is situated in a town of the same name in the east division of Chester, County Durham, and one-half mile north of Sunderland. It receives its name from its location near the mouth of the river Wear. Burned and plundered time and again, only the tower and some detached parts of the church remain of the once celebrated monastery. In 1790 the parish registers, with the exception of some of the late records, were destroyed by fire, and it is probable that information of untold value perished in the flames."

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James Harland, Sr.'s Timeline

1625
1625
Bishoprick,,Durham,England
1645
February 17, 1645
Age 20
Nigh, Bishoprick, Durham, England
1645
Age 20
Bishophrick,nigh Duram,Durham,England
1648
1648
Age 23
Monkwearmouth, Bishoprick, Durham, England
1649
March 11, 1649
Age 24
County Durham, England
1654
1654
Age 29
Bishophrick,nigh Duram,Durham,England
1654
Age 29
Bishophrick,nigh Duram,Durham,England
1660
1660
Age 35
Bishoprick, Durham, England
1662
1662
Age 37
England
1680
February 17, 1680
Age 55
Bishoprick, Durham, England