Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Harrison

Male 1702 - 1773  (71 years)


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  • Name Thomas Harrison 
    Born 1702  Chopawamsic, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1773  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021825  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 

    Father Thomas Harrison,   b. 7 Sep 1665, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1746, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Sythia "Seth" Elizabeth Short,   b. Abt 1666, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1685  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F06679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Grayson,   b. Abt 1706, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1749 and 1767, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 1730  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Harrison,   b. Abt 1730, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Harrison,   b. Abt 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1775, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     3. Thomas Harrison,   b. 1736, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1827, Harrison County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Anne 'Nancy' Harrison,   b. Abt 1737, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Burr Harrison,   b. 20 Sep 1738, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1822, Chester County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Mary Harrison,   b. 14 Apr 1741, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1831, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     7. Benjamin Harrison,   b. 17 Aug 1744, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1798, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     8. Anne Harrison,   b. 29 Oct 1749, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F13275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://www.fauquierhistory.com/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Vol_6No_3.pdf
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      Fauquier County VA Wills-Gott (pages 231-232)
      THOMAS HARRISON (Will)
      Date: 26 September 1773
      Son: William - four negroes - also one half of the Land
      whereon I now have a Quarter purchased of Elias Edmunds to be equally divided between him and his
      Son: brother Burr Harrison also one other small piece
      Land lying on the right hand side of the road leading through Ashby's Gap and part of a tract land I purchased of Mr. Mercer to be dimided, like manner - one Other Negro called Dublin
      Son: Thomas - one tract Land I took up, 409 a.., except what I have sold out of the same to Joseph Kelly and Edmond Homes - one other tract land which I took up Joining the above mentioned land being 344 a. Also my Will and desire is that my said son Thomas do sell the several parts of the said Land to the Persons I have already agreed with and make them Good and Lawfull Deeds from him and his heirs - Money due from Edmond Homes for his bond - Negroes - and all my wearing Boddy Cloaths.
      Son: Burr - 408 a. I bought of John Mercer, Gent. Deceased with the Plantation thereon lying between the land of William Harrison & Dixon's Quarter laid off and Surveyed by John Moffett four Negroes
      Gr.son: Benjamin Harrison, son of Burr Harrison, one Negro boy
      Dau.: Susannah Gibson- five Negroes - 200 Virginia Currency - one large Chest draws, My Clock and one large Looking Glass
      Dau.: Mary Fowke - four Negroes now in her possession - 150 Virginia currency
      Dau.: Ann Gillison - two Negroes - 150 Virginia Currency to be left in the hands of Mr. Jonathan Gibson to pay my sd. dau. annually and every year the Lawfully Interest for the above - for the only support of her and Children as above described. Also one Feather Bed and Furniture
      Gr.son: Thomas Gibson the Plantation whereon my son Benjamin Harrison now lives part of the Tract of Land I purchased of Bertrand Ewell Begining on the Westerly Branch of Goose run where John Orear Crosses the said Branch and Extending thence up the sd. run opposite the plantation to the mouth of a small Branch thence up the said branch to the head thereof or pond to the dividing Line of Helm and myself thence along the said line to the line of Cuthbert Harrison formerly Tidwells then down the ed. line to John Orears Corner thence with the line of Orear to the Beginning --one Negroe boy named Adam
      Gr.dau.: Ann Harrison Fowke - one negro girl Son-in-law:_ Jonathan Gibson - the sum of Money he is
      indebted to me per account 79.2.5
      Son-in-law:: Chandler Fowke - sum of money lent him - about 70
      Gr.son: Thomas Harrison Fowke - 1 negro boy
      Gr.son: John Gillison - one negro girl
      Gr.son: Burr Harrison - one negro called Norfolk Tom - my will and desire is that my said Son do sell the said Negroe slave to pay his Debts
      Gr.dau: Lucy Harrison, dau. of William, - one Negro girl
      Gr.dau: Ann Grayson Gibson - one negro girl
      Gr.son: Jonathan Catlett Gibson - one negro boy
      Son: Benjamin - the Old plantation mill & land there- unto belonging which sd land I purchased of my Father lying on Cedar Run below the mouth of Darrells run - also the Land I purchased of Thomas Whittedge lying on the upper side of Goose run and Joining the afs'd. tract of Land also the Plantation and land whereon I now live formerly the Glebe of Hamilton Parish Joining the aforesaid Land - also, the Land I purchased of Bertrand Ewell Joining the afs'd Land Except what part I have already given away by this will of the said Tract of Land (to Thomas Gibson with the house & plantation thereon)
      Son: Benjamin - 17 Negroes - if Benjamin should die without lawful issue the land and Negroes above shall descend to my three Grandsons namely Thomas Gibson, Burr Harrison son of William Harrison and Thomas Harrison Fowke - all my Household furniture live stock, those excepted at my Quarter at the Mountains and fifty head Sheep - oxen - also all my right and Title & claim to one negroe Slave called Peter that is now in dispute between me and the Garners
      Nephew: and friend: Cuthbert Harrison - 25s. to purchase him a Mourning Ring
      Nieces: Seth Harrison, Francis Harrison, Ann Harrison and Sarah Harrison - 20s. each to buy mourning rings
      Sons: William, Thomas and Burr - all stock I have at my plantation at the Mountains equally divided also slaves to be equally divided Desire that my Estate. may not be brought to an appraisement but that my Executors hereafter mentioned Return a just Inventory of my whole Estate to Court
      Son-in-law: Jonathan Gibson - one dark bay horse now at the Mountains
      Exors: Sons, William, Benjamin and Jonathan Gibson
      Signed: Thomas Harrison
      Wit.: Originald Young, John Peters, John (x) Shumate, Sen'r., John (X) Coppage
      Proved: 25 Jan uary 1774, by o. of Originald Young, John Peters, John Shumate, Sen'r. and John Coppage. William Harrison, Benjamin Harrison and Jonathan Gibson granted cert. for obtaining a probate.

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      Prince William County Sheriff 1733
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 191-192-193
      385 HARRISON, THOMAS 41 lr 19p 15 May 1750 NN F:359 LS Great Hunting Creek adjacent own land. Included in re-grant of John West, 74 acres.
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 191-192-193
      270 HARRISON, THOMAS JR. 271 4 September 1731 NN D:38 Four Mile Run adjacent Capt. Simon Pearson's Red oak land, Robinson's now Quarles.***

      HARRISON, THOMAS - See SMARR, ANDREW; HARRISON, BURDETT; AND HARRISON, THOMAS.
      HARRISON, THOMAS - See WEST, JOHN; HARRISON, WILLIAM; HARRISON, THOMAS AND PEARSON, THOMAS.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/va/stafford/
      URL title: Combs &c. Families of Stafford County, Virginia
      Note:
      "In Prince William, by deed dated 22 Jun 1740, Thomas HARRISON of Prince William, Gent., confirmed to Wm. Henry TERRETT, a sale made to Simon PEARSON, father of Mrs. TERRETT, Mar 13, 1718, for 289 acres, part of 4,639 patented Dec. 23, 1706, by John WEST, John PEARSON, William HARRISON, and the said Thos. HARRISON." (Genealogies of Virginia Families, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, "Harrison of North Virginia," Vol. 3:673)
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      A Quit Rent Roll of 1723; Taken from the Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia; 350 acres, paid 84 lbs. Tobacco
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      May 16th 1733 (D-B1-40)
      Know all men by these presents that we Thomas Harrison Jun., Thomas Harrison, and John Farrow all of the County of Prince William Gent. are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Second by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith &c. in the sum of One Thousand Pounds Sterling Money of Great Brittain. To be paid to our said Lord the King his heirs and successors to the which pay--- well and truly to be made we bind our selves and every of us our and every of our heirs executors and administrators for the whole and in the whole jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals dated the sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and thirty three.
      The Condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas the above bound Thomas Harrison Jun. hath this day produced in the County Court of Prince William a commission from the Honorable William Gooch Esq. his Majesties suit Governour and Commander in Chief of this Colony and Dominion of Virginia bearing date the nineteenth day of April last past. Constituting and appointing the said Thomas Harrison jun. Sheriff of the said County of Prince William. Now the said Thomas Harrison Jun. do and shall in all matters and things whatsoever relating to his said office of Sheriff well and truly behave himself and do and shall truly and faithfully perform the said office in all things. Then the above obligation to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue. Sealed and delivered in the presence of Catesby Cocke
      Thomas Harrison SEAL
      John Farrow SEAL
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      March 27th 1758 (1-43)
      Know all Men by these Presents, that We William Ashmore, Francis Purnell, Thomas Harrison and John Baylis are held and firmly bound to Henry Lee, James Scott, John Baylis, and William Tebbs, Gent. Justices of the Court of Prince William County, now sitting, in the sum of five hundred pounds current money, To the Payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Justices, and their Successors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, this twenty seventh day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty eighth and in the XXXI Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE, the Second. The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bound William Ashmore and Francis Purnell administrators of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of John Chapman Purnell deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of them the said William and Francis or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for them and the same so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the County Court of Prince William as such Time as they shall be thereunto required by the said Court, and the same Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, at the Time of their Death which at any Time after, shall come to the Hands, or Possession of the said William and Francis or into the Hands, or Possession of any other Person or Persons for them do well and truly administer according to Law: And further do make a just and true Account of his Actings and Doings therein, when thereto required by the said Court, and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the Justices of the Court for the Time being, shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively; as the said Justices by their Order or Judgment shall direct, pursuant to the Laws in that Case made and provided and if it shall hereafter appear, that any Last Will and Testament was made by the said Deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named, do exhibit the same into the said Court, making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said William and Francis being thereunto required, do render and deliver up their Letters of Administration, Approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court: Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, or else to remain in full Force and
      Virtue.
      Sealed, and delivered, in presence of the Court
      William Ashmore SEAL
      Francis Purnell SEAL
      Thomas Harrison SEAL
      John Baylis SEAL
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      1738-RENT ROLLS - Prince William County, VA
      Harrison, Burr
      Harrison, Thomas
      Harrison, Thomas jr
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      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Liber A
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      15 Mch. 1740. Lease. John Hamilton, Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co. & Thomas Harrison, Junr. Hamilton Parish, Prince Wm. Co. 392 A. Fairfax Co. Named in boundaries, Simon Pearson on Homer Run, patent 3 Oct. 1726 to James Robertson, Stafford Co. & he sold to Ann Quarles
      14 Oct. 1730, died in Stafford. Mch. 15, 1743, p. 150.
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      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=493&last=&g_p=GE&collec tion=NN
      Grant

      Title Harrison, George.
      Publication 3 August 1742.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck
      Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Prince William County.
      Description: 208 acres adjoining land of Thomas Pearson, John Tramell, Thomas Harrison Jr. &c.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 493
      (Reel 291).
      Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 474 (Reel 291).
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 263-267. June 18, 1734. Thomas Whitledge of Pr. Wm. to Burr Harrison of same....5000 lbs. of Tob 200 a. on south side of Chappawamsick Run in Stafford it being the land my Grandfather Burr Harrison bought of Maj. Richard Heabeard and willed to my mother Sibell Whitledge and the heirs of her body and being part of a patent commonly called Popes patent....standing near the said Heabeards cleare ground south side of Chappawamsick Run....deed of lease and release.
      Tho. Whitledge
      Wit: John Quin and Tho. Harrison Jr.
      At court June 19, 1734 rec'd. of Burr Harrison sum of 5000 lbs. of Tob.
      At court June 19, 1734 Thomas Whitledge acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Burr Harrison.
      Pages 267--269. Thomas Whitledge of Parish of Hamilton Pr. Wm. am held and firmly bound unto Burr Harrison in 100 lbs. sterl. dated June 19, 1734. The condition of this obligation is such that the above bound Thomas Whitledge hath granted Burr Harrison a tract of land containing 200 a., now if the above bound Thomas Whitledge shall observe the covenants and agreement ought to be observed mentioned in the aforesaid indenture of release, then Thomas Whitledge shall warrant and for ever defend the aforesaid then this obligation to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue. Tho. Whiledge
      At court June 19, 1734 Thomas Whitledge acknowledged this bond and wit, by same.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 147-149. May 28, 1738.
      Thomas Harrison Jr. of Pr. Wm., Gent. to Thomas Farmer of sd. Co., planter....for term of natural lives of Thomas Farmer, Hannah Farmer his wife and James Farmer....150 a....in Truro Parish....against mouth of Rocky Br. near Perkins's plantation....by Solomons path....to main road that goes from Great Hunting Cr. to Goose Cr.
      Thos. Harrison Jr.
      Wits: Jno. Sturman, Benja. Sebastian.
      Men: 28 May 1739 Livery and Seisin of within mentioned land was executed by Thomas Harrison to Thomas Farmer.
      Mem: It is also agreed that sd. Thomas Farmer shall have liberty to
      place another tenant upon the sd. land under him for the same rent. At Court May 28, 1739 Thomas Harrison Jr., Gent. acknowledged this release.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 158-160.
      June 25, 1738. Thomas Harrison Jr. of Pr. Wm., Gent to David Thomas of sd. Co., taylor....150 a....in Truro Parish....standing in Capt. Simon Pearson's line....for terms of natural lives of David Thomas, Ann Thomas his wife, and John Thomas their son. Thos. Harrison Jr.
      Mem: David Thomas is not to pay any rent until the 10 day of April
      1741.
      At Court June 25, 1739 Thomas Harrson Jr. acknowledged this lease.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 - 1752; pp 37-38
      GEORGE the Second to JOSEPH HUDNALL, RICHARD BLACKBURN, JOHN WRIGHT of the County of Prince William gent, Know ye that we trusting to your fidelity in privately examining ANN the Wife of THOMAS HARRISON of the said County Gent touching her consent to execute certain Indentures of Lease & Release bearing date the twenty sixth & twenty sixth day of March MDCCXLIV made between THOMAS HARRISON by the name of THOMAS HARRISON JUNR. of the Parish of Hamilton and County of Prince William Gent. and THOMAS WHITLEDGE of the same for conveying unto the said THOMAS WHITLEDGE and his heirs a parcel! of land on CEDAR RUN in the County aforesaid containing One hundred and Sixteen acres in receiving the acknowledgement of said ANN her consent being first declared we command you to examine her privately touching the premises aforesaid and her examination thereupon to our Justices of our County Court of Prince William without delay you shall distinctly return & certify to this Writ annexed. Witness PETER WAGENER Clerk of our said Court the twenty second day of July in the twenty third year of our reign
      P. WAGENER
      Pursuant to the above I)edimus we have privately examined ANN the Wife of THOMAS HARRISON gent apart from her said husband who freely relinquishes her right of Dower in the lands. Certified under our hands this 24th day of October 1749
      R. BLACKBURN JOHN WRIGHT
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      1759-1761 Fauquier County Minute Book (Antient Press); pp. 1
      Fauquier County Court 24th of May 1759
      A Commission of the Peace bearing date WILLIAMSBURG the Seventh day of May last under the Seal of the Colony as a Dedimus Potestatem for administering the Oaths directed to THOMAS HARRISON, JOSEPH BLACKWELL, JOHN WRIGHT, WILLIAM BLACKWELL, JOHN FROGG, JOHN BELL, WILLIAM EUSTACE, JOHN CHURCHHILL, WILLIAM GRANT, JOHN CRUMP, DUFF GREEN, YELVERTON PEYTON, THOMAS MARSHALL, GEORGE LAMBKIN, WHARTON RANSDALL, ELIAS EDMONDS, THOMAS McCLANAHAN and RICHARD FOOTE, Gent., or any four or more of them whereof any of them, the said THOMAS HARRISON. JOSEPH BLACKWELL, JOHN WRIGHT, WILLIAM BLACKWELL, JOHN FROGG, JOHN BELL, WILLIAM EUSTACE, JOHN CHURCHHILL or WILLIAM GRANT should be one were read by virtue of the Dedimus Potestatem, the said THOMAS HARRISON having first taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Act of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Oath appointed to be taken by an Act of Parliament made in the first year of the Reign of his late Majesty, King George the first, our Royal Father Intituled, "An Act for the Further Security of his Majestys Person and Government and the Succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the late Princess Sophia, being Protestants, and for extinguishing the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales and his open and secret Abettors," also the Test together with the Oath of a Justice of the Peace and the Oath of a Justice of the County Court in Chancery which said Oaths were
      administered to him by the said YELVERTON PEYTON and THOMAS MARSHALL; And then the said THOMAS HARRISON administered all the before mentioned Oaths to the said WILLIAM BLACEWELL, WILLIAM EUSTACE, JOHN CHURCHHILL, WILLIAM GRANT, YELVERTON PEYTON, THOMAS MARSHALL and GEORGE LAMKIN, who made and subscribed the Test
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Fairfax Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      MR THOMAS HARRISON, no wart, survd 7 July 1750; 41+ a. on Hunting Crk & Harrison's Gut (house drawn on plat near this surv.); adj. his own. CC - John Boutcher & Benja McCraft. Surv. John West. (Jr. ?)