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

Benjamin Harrison

Male Bef 1613 - Bef 1649  (< 36 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Harrison 
    Born Bef 1613  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 9 Oct 1649  Southwark Parish, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I071415  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father Family Harrison 
    Family ID F13824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Stringer,   b. Bef 1617,   d. 29 May 1688, Southwark Parish, Surry County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years) 
    Married Bef 1635  Southwark Parish, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter Dr. Harrison,   b. Abt 1635, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1692/93, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     2. Benjamin Harrison,   b. 20 Sep 1645, Southwark Parish, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1711/12, Cabin Point, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F11948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • There has been a long held belief that the Harrisons are the descendents of Thomas Harrison, the regicide general who served under Oliver Cromwell, and was executed by King Charles II upon his return to power. According to this tradition, Thomas Harrison's family fled to Jamestown after his execution in order to escape further persecution, with Benjamin Harrison (I) carrying on the family name. However, a closer look at what we know of these two individuals makes this connection impossible. First of all Thomas Harrison was born in 1616, only a decade and a half before Benjamin Harrison (I) arrived in Jamestown. Furthermore, at the time of his execution in 1660 for his part in the death of King Charles I, Thomas Harrison had no living children. the burial register of St. Anne’s Cathedral in London (?) records the death of each of his three sons, each having died will before his own death. Thus, Thomas Harrison simply could not have been the father of Benjamin Harrison (I).
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part I; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 25
      BENJAMINE HARRISON, 200 acs. Warresquioake Co., 7 July 1635, P. 207. About 2 mi. up Warresquioake Cr., beg. at a pine marked with 3 notches, extending N. W. &c., which land is now in the tenure of Thomas Jordan, Gent. Due by deed of sale from John Davis, of Kiskiake, 9 July 1633, being part of a devdt. graunted sd. Davis by order of Ct. 5 June 1633 as being heire to his uncle Walter Davis
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part I; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 56
      BENJAMINE HARRISON, 600 acs. James Citty Co., 18 May 1637, p. 420. S. of the Riv. about 1-1/2 mi. up the Upper Chippokes Cr. upon the Ely. side neare land graunted unto Jerimiah Clements, bounding upon the Ely. side of a Sw. over against Sandy point. 500 acs. due by order of Ct. 3 June 1635 & alsoe due with 100 acs. for trans. of 12 pers: Robert Sorrell, Thomas Essington, Richard James, Richard Court, Hen. Bagly, Humphry Campton, Mathew Hauton, John Resburye, David Vaughan, Mary —, Mathew Rayson, Christopher Hargrave.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 186
      BEN. HARRISON, the son of Ben. Harrison, Gent., dec'd., 500 acs. James City Co., 9 Oct. 1649, p. 189. On the S. side James River, beg. on the Sly side of the Round Island Swamp. Granted to Benja. Harrison, dec'd., by patent dated 21 March, 1643, "and now due unto the said Banja. Harrison Junr. by being his son in heir."
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 224
      BENJ. HARRISON, 500 acs. James City Co., 21 Mar. 1643, p. 362. Incomplete.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 326
      WILLIAM JENINGES, 251 acs. Surry Co., 1 Feb. 1655, p. 18, (27). S. side of James Riv. near Col. Floods, bounded N. on the main river, E. on Capt. Sidway (or Tidway) copied in new Bk. 4, p. 27 as Sidney) father in law to Peter Harrison son of Benjamin Harrison decd. & heir of the aforesd. land, E. & W. on Mr. Foards land, Ely. on Col. Floods land & S. on John Floods land. 151 acs. granted unto John Blackborne 11 Mar. 1652 & assigned unto sd. Jenings; & 100 aa. granted unto Francis Jorden, same date, & assigned unto sd. Jenings. Marginal note: Renewed in name of Robt. Lane, being assigned to him by Thomas Culmer, who had order for same from Surry Court & granted to Lane 18 Mar. 1662. Fra. Kirkman, Clk.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 122
      BENJAMIN HARRISON, 1240 acs Surry Co.; 12 Nov. 1672,- page 440. 600 acres on S. side the Riv., about 11/2 mi, up Upper Chipokes Cr., upon the E. side, -neere land formerly Jeremy Clements; upon side or -a Sw., against Sandy point; granted 18 May 1637 to Benja. Harrison, his father, & due him as heire; 140 acs.' in sd. Co., from the Sunken Marsh neere Up. Chipokes; adj. lands formerly Henry Neale's & Henry White's; granted Wm. Gapin 22 Aug. 1645, sold to his father, & descended to him, &c; 500 acs. in sd. Co., on. S. -side James RivI, upon a br. of Sunken marsh; on S. side the round Island Sw; granted his father 9 Oct. 1649, & due, &c. 12 Oct. 1672,

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