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Gov. George Harlan

Also Known As: "George Harland"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: County Durham, England (United Kingdom)
Death: July 05, 1714 (65)
Brandywine Creek, Kennett Square, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Kennett Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Harland, I and Rebecca Mary Harland
Husband of Elizabeth Harlan
Father of Ezekiel Harlan, I; Hannah Hollingsworth; Moses Harlan; Michael Aaron Harlan, Sr.; Rebecca Webb and 7 others
Brother of Peter Harland; Thomas Harland; Michael Harlan, Sr.; David Harland; Elinor Harland and 4 others

Occupation: yeoman
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About Gov. George Harlan

"Ye sone of James Harland of Monkwearmouth, was Baptised at tne Monastery of Monkwearmouth in Oald England, ye 11th Day of the first Month 1650" "Nigh Durham in Bishoprick, England" until manhood,when in the comp[any of his brother and others, he crossed into Ireland and located in the county of Down. While residing there he M. by ceremony of Friends,9,17,1678 Elizabeth Duck. George brought his family to America in 1687 (dropped the "d" from Harland)He d. in "Fifth Month" (July) 1714 and was buried beside his "deare wife in the new burying grounds on Alphonsus Kirk's land" aka Center Meeting Burying Grounds (9 children)



3. 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 HARLAN #3 and Elizabeth DUCK had the following children:

   i.      Ezekiel HARLAN 
   ii.     Hannah HARLAN 
   iii.    Moses HARLAN 
   iv.     Aaron HARLAN 
   v.      Rebecca HARLAN 
   vi.     Deborah HARLAN 
   vii.    James HARLAN 
   viii.   Elizabeth HARLAN 
   ix.     Joshua HARLAN 

http://www.harlanfamily.org/IrishInterlude.htm

George Harland converted to "Friends", which were the Quakers, in Dec 1687.

MARRIED: http://www.dallaspioneer.org/stories/pioneers.php?ID=492 The marriage is recorded in the marriage registry in Lurgan Meeting House, County Down, Ireland, as follows: George Harland in the parish of Donna long, County of Down and Elizabeth Duck of Lurgan in ye parish of Shank ell and County of Ardmagh having intentions of marriage (according to God's ordinance) did lay their said intents before ye mens and womens meetings who taking it into their considerations desired of them to wait a time in which time several friends were appointed to make inquiry of ye several places where their residence are or of later yeare have been whether ye man is free from all other women, and ye woman free from all other men and whether their relations and parents are satisfied with their said intentions. And they professing themselves a second time before ye men’s and women’s meetings and an account being bought to ye meeting, where all things being found clear and their intentions of marriage being several times published in ye meetings to which they do belong, and nothing appearing against it, a meeting of ye people of God was appointed at the house of the Marke Wright, in ye parish of Shankell, on the 27th day of ye 9th month anno 1678, where they being contracted the said George Harland declared publicly and solemnly in the presence of God and of his people I take Elizabeth Duck to be my wife and ye said Elizabeth Duck declared in like manner, I give myself to George Harland to be his wife, and I take him to be my husband, as witness our hands. Signed George Harland and Elizabeth Harland (www.harlan).



Baptised at the Monastery of Monkwearmouth in Oald England, ye 11th Day of First Month 1650. He was born "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 of 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 spend 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 the parents of nine children.

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.

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



George Harlan was born in 1650. He was christened on 11 Mar 1650 in Monkwearmouth, Durham, England. He died in July, 1714 in Kennet, Chester, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Jul 1714 in Center Meeting Burying Grounds, Chester county, Pennsylvania or on Alphonsus Kirk's Land.

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.

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

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 ship 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.

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 Harlan: Son of James Harland of Monkwearmouth, England. He was born "Nigh Durham in Bishoprick, England. He remained there until he reached manhood, when with his brother crossed into Ireland and located in the County of Down. While residing there he married by ceremony of Friends, Elizabeth Duck on 9/17/1678. In the early months of the year 1687, with his wife and four children, and his brother Michael, then unmarried, he boarded a ship at Belfast for America. The had bought lands before coming which were within that part of the Province of Pennsylvania now in the County of New Castle, Delaware. They landed in New Castle and settled near the town of Centreville. George remained there for some years and about 1698/99, having purchased land further up the Brandywine River, he moved his family and settled in what is now Pennsbury Twp. It was then Kennett Twp. but later the township was subdivided. George and Elizabeth were the parents of nine children.

Ezekiel, Hannah, Moses, Aaron, Rebecca, Deborah, James, Elizabeth, Joshua

It is said in some records that George Harland was a naval officer under Admiral Sir William Penn. Sir William Penn was father of Quaker William Penn. England owed vast sums to Sir William Penn and discharged the debt by giving vast lands to his sons in the American Colonies.



http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harlan-99


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63840371

  • Immigration: 1687 - Belfast Ireland to Philadelphia
  • Residence: Brandywine Creek, Kennett, Chester, Pennsylvania

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- George Harlan, the eldest of two sons of James Harlan to settle at William Penn's Province of Pennsylvania, b. at Bishoprick, County Durham in far northeast England. He was baptized the 11th day of the 1st mo. 1650 [Mar. 11, 1650/1 in the modern calendar (Kennett, Chester County, Penn. Friends MM Record)] at the Monastery of Monkwearmouth within the City of Sunderland, county Durham. After reaching majority age George relocated to Northern Ireland where he became a member of the Society of Friends, or Quakers.

On the 27th day of the 9th mo. (Nov.), 1678 at the Lurgan Monthly Meeting (hereafter "MM") of Friends at the Parish of Shankill, County Ardmagh, Ulster Province, Northern Ireland, George Harlan m. Elizabeth Duck, daughter of Ezekiel Duck and Hannah Hoope, b. May 5, 1660 at Lurgan. By 1687, George Harlan and wife Elizabeth relocated from Northern Ireland to near Centreville in what was then one of the three lower counties of Penn's Pennsylvania, now in New Castle County, Delaware. At or near Centreville south of the modern Delaware-Pennsylvania border is where the rest of the children were born.

In 1695 George Harlan was one of Penn's governors of the "lower counties" in present-day Delaware and after moving north along Brandywine Creek to south of present-day Chadds Fork in present-day Delaware County, PA, in 1712 George was elected a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

It is unknown when wife Elizabeth died, but some would claim it was on Nov. 12, 1712. Unforunately, no Friends MM record contains the recorded date of Elizabeth and husband George's death. George died testate and a widower calling himself in his will "of Brandywine Creek in the Township of Kennett & County of Chester in the Province of Pennsylvania," which today is in the southern portion of Chadds Ford Township, Delaware County, Penn. He died between Apr. 21, 1714 (the date of his will) and Oct 2, 1714 (the date of probate). Some claim George d. on July 5, 1714, but again no record can be found stating his actual date of death. Alpheus Harlan in his History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family claims only that George died in the "Fifth Month" (July) of 1714. Family records used by Alpheus Harlan state George and Elizabeth were buried at "the new burying grounds on Alphonsus Kirk's land, which was afterwards, and is yet today, the Center Meeting Burying Grounds" in Centreville, New Castle County, Delaware.[*2]

George Harlan and Elizabeth Duck had nine children, the first four born at the Parish of Donnahlong in County Down, Ulster Province, Northern Ireland, and the rest at present-day New Castle County, DE after arrival from Ireland. All nine children, the dates of their birth and where born, are recorded in the Kennett Friends MM Records:

• i. Ezekiel Harlan, b. "7, 16, 1679" [Sept. 16, not 6, 16, 1679 as claimed in the Harlan Geneal.] at Northern Ireland, d. testate and of smallpox 15 of 4mo [June 15] 1731 in England while attending to the affairs of his deceased father; m. 1) circa Feb. 1700/1, Mary Beezer and 2) 1, 13, 1705 [Mar. 13, 1705/6] at the Kennett Friends MM, Ruth Buffington. Seven children of the family. The old Kennett Meeting House together with the Kennett Friends Burial Ground, on the north side of Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1) east of Kennett Square, PA (the meeting house itself is now on the National Historical Register), was initially built in 1710 on land owned by this Ezekiel Harlan.

• ii. Hannah Harlan, b. "2, 4, 1681" [Apr. 4] at Northern Ireland, d. after Aug. 30, 1748; m. Samuel Hollingsworth, who d. testate Nov. 17, 1748. Five children of the family.

• iii. Moses Harlan, b. "12, 20, 1683" [Feb. 20, 1683/4] at Northern Ireland, d. testate betw. Dec. 10, 1747 and May 27, 1749 at Lancaster (now Adams) County, PA; m. Margaret Ray. Two known children of the family.

• iv. Aaron Harlan, b. "10, 24, 1685" [Dec. 24] at Northern Ireland, d. testate in Sept. 1732 at Kennett Twp., Chester County, PA; m. Sarah Heald, who d. testate in Feb. 1747/8. Seven children of the family.

• v. Rebecca Harlan, b. "8, 17, 1688" [Oct. 17], d. Aug. 17, 1775; m. "1, 22, 1709" [Mar. 22, 1709/10] William Webb, Esq., who d. testate bet. Aug. 26, 1749 and May 28, 1753. One known child of the family.

• vi. Deborah Harlan, b. "8, 28, 1690" [Oct. 28]; m. after Feb. 4, 1709/10, Joshua Calvert of the Chester MM, latter the date they were cleared by the Kennett Friends to marry. However, both the Chester and Kennett MMs required Joshua to obtain a certificate of permission to marry from his mother, implying he was not yet 21 years old. His identity as suggested in the Harlan Genealogy may not be correct.

• vii. James Harlan, b. "8, 19, 1692" [Oct. 19], d. after 1760 probably at Hopewell, Frederick County, VA; m. an unidentified Elizabeth and had ten known children.

• viii. Elizabeth Harlan, b. "8, 9, 1694" [Oct. 9], d. after Apr. 27, 1754; m. after. 9, 12, 1712 [Nov. 9, the date cleared to marry by the Kennett MM], Joseph Robinson. Alpheus Harlan claimed they married 9, 12, 1712. Seven children of the family.

• ix. Joshua Harlan, b. "11, 15, 1696" [Jan. 15, 1696/7], d. testate betw. June 22 and July 13, 1744; m. in March 1719/20, Mary Heald, the younger sister of his brother Aaron's wife. Seven children of the family.

[*1] Friends (Quakers) were not the only group to use purely numerical numbers in recording dates. Twenty years before the first acknowledged Friend appeared in North America, Gov. John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony refused to permit the written name of a month to be used in records. The vast majority of 1600s Massachusetts town and church records are recorded using only a number for the month of the year.

[*2] Friends discipline forbade grave markers, and in most places this discipline held until the mid-19th century. A gravestone for a Friend who died before the 19th century likely has have been placed by a 20th century descendant.

Bio by Don Blauvelt

Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 April 2021), memorial page for George Harlan (11 Mar 1651–5 Jul 1714), Find a Grave Memorial no. 63840371, citing Kennett Friends Burial Ground, Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Paula M Brown (contributor 47154433) . 

Duplicate FAG memorial:

Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 April 2021), memorial page for George Harlan (11 Mar 1650–5 Jul 1714), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9004082, citing Centre Monthly Meeting Cemetery, Centerville, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Greg Derylo (contributor 46561377) . 

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Gov. George Harlan's Timeline

1649
March 11, 1649
County Durham, England (United Kingdom)
1650
January 11, 1650
Saint Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth, County Durham, England (United Kingdom)
January 11, 1650
Monkmearmouth, , Durham, England
March 11, 1650
Age 1
Monastery of Monkwearmouth, co. Durham, England
March 11, 1650
Age 1
Monkwearmouth, Durham Co., England
March 11, 1650
Age 1
Monastery,Monkwearmouth,Durham,England
1651
March 11, 1651
Age 2
Saint Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth, Durham, England
1679
August 16, 1679
Donnahlong, County Down, Ireland
1681
April 4, 1681
Donnahlong Down, County Down, Ireland