HARLAND, William*
(Abt 1594-)
UNKNOWN, Deborah*
(Abt 1603-)

HARLAN, George*


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DUCK, Elizabeth*

HARLAN, George* 1029

  • Born: 11 Mar 1649, Durham County, England 1029
  • Marriage: DUCK, Elizabeth* on 17 Sep 1678 in Shankill Parish, County Armagh, Northern Ireland 1028
  • Died: 5 Jul 1714 1026,1029
  • Buried: Centre Mtg, New Castle County, Delaware, United States 1026,1029

bullet  Birth Notes:

George Harlan born 11 Mar 1649 in Durham, England, according to LDS Ancestry File.

bullet  Death Notes:

George Harlan died in 1714, and was buried by the side of his wife at Centre Meeting House. (History of Chester County, p587, and Chester County Wills).

Died at Brandywine Creek, according to LDS Ancestry File.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Baptism, 11 Jan 1650, Monkwearmouth, Durham County, England. 1028 George Harlan ye Sone of James Harlan of Monkwearmouth was baptized at Monkwearmouth (County Durham) in old England ye 11th day of 1 Mo 1650. (Newark [Kennett] Meeting Records).

2. Story: Monkwearmouth, Durham County, England. 1030 Monkwearmouth Monastery was founded by Benedict Biscop in the year 672. It is situated in a town of the same name in the east division of Chester, County Durham, one-half mile north of Sunderland. It is located near the mouth of the river Wear. Only the tower and some detached parts of the church remain. In 1790, the parish registers, with the exception of some of the late records, were destroyed by fire.

3. Residence, 17 Sep 1678, Donnahlong Parish, County Down, Northern Ireland. 1028 In marriage record, George Harland is "of Parish of Donnahlong, County Down, Ireland" (Marriage Book of Lurgan Meeting, p91).

4. Emigration, 1687, Ireland. 1028 Came to America from Ireland around 1687.

5. Story, 1687. 1031 In the early months of 1687, in company with his wife and four children, and his brother Michael, then unmarried, George Harlan took ship at Belfast for America. They had bought lands before coming which were in that part of Pennsylvania now embraced in the county of New Castle. According to the old New Castle warrants, "George Harland" and "James & Thomas Harlin" puchased lands there in summer of 1686 and that "James Harland" did likewise in Jan 1701. They settled near the present town of Centreville.

6. Story, 1695. 1031 George Harlan became one of the foremost citizens of the [Pennsylvania] colony. In 1695 he was one of the provincial governors of the "three lower counties", now the state of Delaware.

7. Story, 1698, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1031 About 1698/99, George Harlan moved his family to Chester County, PA. After he moved, he was too removed from Newark Meeting to attend, so at the request of himself and others, a meeting "beyond Brandywine" was established. The meeting was called Center Meeting. George Harlan, along with Thomas Hollingsworth, Alphonsus Kirk, and Samuel Groves, was appointed to oversee the building of a Meeting House.

8. Story. 1026 George Harlan settled at first about where the village of Centerville, New Castle Co, Delaware, now is, and the early meetings were held at his home. Later he removed farther up Brandywine Creek, and purchased 474 acres of land in Kennett, now Pennsbury, Township, Chester County. While living there he had a settlement of Indians for neighbors. After they had gone away, he obtained in 1701 a warrant for 200 acres of the land they had left, granted "in regard of the great trouble and charge he has bore in fencing and maintaining the same for the said Indians while living thereon." (History of Chester County, p587, and Chester County Wills).

9. Story, 1712. 1031 George Harlan was a member of the Colonial Assembly in 1712.

10. Will, 21 Feb 1714, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1026 George Harlan's will, dated 2 Mo 21 1714, probated 8 Mo, 2, 1714, mentions his brother Michael Harlan, his servant Mary Mathews, and directs that this body be interred in the new burying ground on Alphonsus Kirk's land, which was afterwards, and is yet, Center Mtg Burial Grounds. (History of Chester County, p587, and Chester County Wills).

11. Religion: Quaker.

12. Story: Memorial Marker: Centre Monthly Meeting Cemetery, New Castle County, Delaware. 1029 In Memory of George Harlan c 1650-1714, a Founder of Center Meeting, Elizabeth Duck Harlan, his wife, Michael Harlan c 1660-1729, his brother, Dinah Dixon Harlan, his wife, and their descendants. Erected on the occasion of the Harlan family tricentennial August 1987. (from photo).


George* married Elizabeth* DUCK, daughter of Ezekeliah* DUCK and Hannah* HOOPE, on 17 Sep 1678 in Shankill Parish, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.1028 (Elizabeth* DUCK was born on 5 May 1660, died before 1714 in Pennsylvania Colony and was buried in Centre Mtg, New Castle County, Delaware, United States.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Notice, 17 Sep 1678, Lurgan Mtg, Shankill Parish, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. 1028 George Harland, of Parish of Donnahlong, County Down, Ireland, and Elizabeth Duck, of Lurgan, parish of Shankill, County Armagh, were married at the house of Marke Wright in ye Parish of Shankell 9 Mo 17, 1678 (Marriage Book of Lurgan Meeting, p91).

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