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

Burr Harrison

Male 1637 - 1706  (68 years)


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  • Name Burr Harrison  [1
    Born 28 Dec 1637  St. Margaret's Parish, Westminster, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1706  Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I094491  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father Cuthbert Harrison,   b. 11 Jan 1605/06, Acaster, City of Yorke, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1699, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Susannah Burr,   b. 1614, St. Margaret's Parish, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1668, St. Margaret's Parish, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Bef 1634  St. Margaret's Parish, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frances Burditt,   b. Bef 1641,   d. Between 1690 and 1692, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1657  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Grace {Unproven} Harrison,   d. Aft 1732, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Burditt Harrison,   b. Abt 1659, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1731, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     3. Cuthbert Harrison,   b. Abt 1660, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Burr Harrison,   b. Abt 1661, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1715, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     5. 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)
     6. Frances Anne Harrison,   b. Abt 1667, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Sarah Burditt Harrison,   b. Abt 1668, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sybil Harrison,   b. Abt 1669, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Mary Harrison,   b. Abt 1671, Chipawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. William Harrison,   b. Bef 1682, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 Feb 1725/26, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F08136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lettice Green,   b. Bef 1674, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1700, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 26 years) 
    Married 1698  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lettice Harrison,   b. 28 Feb 1698/99, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1698/99, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F25191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Father: Cuthbert HARRISON b: 1607 in Acaster, York, England
      Mother: Susanna b: Abt 1611 in St. Margaret's, Westminster, London, England
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      http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/newsindex/DisplayText.aspx?newsDate=1 /19/1919
      Cuthbert's son Burr married Mrs. Mary Smith, widow of Edwin Smith, but the date of the marriage is not known
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 63 To the Worshipful Court (OCT 1700)
      The humble petition of BURR HARRISON sheweth that your Petitioner intermarrying with ye Widow of EDWARD SMITH deced and she dying your Petitioner desires your worships would be pleased to grant ye Petitioner the guardianship of EDWARD SMITH'S children to wit EDWARD & KATHERINE SMITH and petitioner shall ever pray
      Granted
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK H 1729 - 1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 149
      now all men .. that I BURR HARRISON of Stafford County Guardian or overseer appointed by the Court of said county unto EDWD & LETTICE SMITHS three children to wit WM., EDWD. & KATH: SMITH grandchildren to ANN SCARLET late of said county deced do for divers good causes .. for the just sum of 18000 pounds of good Tobo & cask in hand already paid per GEORGE MASON Gent. of said county admr. of JANE GREEN who was appointed Admr. of Ann Starlets will .. for & in consideration of the use benefits interest and profits as the said sum afsd may accrue to my Interest & benefit by having use of ye sd sup of Tobo until the children or orphans of said Smith shall be at age or time to claim the sd sum of Tobo do discharge the above said George Mason admr. of Jane Green who was appointed admr. of no Scarlet of said county deced from the claims of the three children of said Edwd. & Lattice Smith for their three legacies of several sums of Tobacco & cask given them by their grandmother Ann Scarlet as per her will on record and from the claims of survivors of them or kindred claiming I Burr Harris (sic) do by these presents bind myself in the full & just sum of thirty thousand pounds of merchantable Tobacco in cask to be paid unto George Mason .. this 9th Octr. 1702.
      Presence Moses Linton,
      Burr Harrison
      Thos- Watts, Jos: x Carr
      I do impower my good ffriend Majr. WM. FITZHUGH to acknowledge this discharge Without power of revocation .. 9th day 8ber 1702.
      Burr Harrison
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      James Hughes 2006-05-18 10:23:12
      Some Emigrants to Virginia , Page 31
      Northumberland Records.
      HARRISON, BURR (in Virginia 1665, &c.), Stafford county; "baptized in the parish of St. Margaret's. Westminster, 28th December, 1637; son of Cuthbert Harrison."
      Hayden, 512.
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      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 16(28) MATT; THOMPSON's Acct. v. WM. WILLIAMS.
      Charges sustained by ye running away of WM. WILLIAMS September; 9th 1680, To a months absence in Crop time:
      To my owne and BURR HARRISONs trouble in MARYLAND after him 0200:
      To 400 tbs. tobo; pd. Mr. BAKER for getting ye sd Boy 0400;
      to 100 more pd, THOMAS ALCOCKE;
      To dammages sustained by his running away att the said 2000; Total 2700
      I doe hereby certifie that Mr. MATHEW THOMPSON brought WILLIAM WILLIAMS his Servant before mee and hath sufficiently proved that his said Servant hath absented himselfe from his said Masters service by running away from ye last of July past to this Instant dated in Stafford County 30th of August 1680,
      WILLM: BANKS
      Recordatr. 8th Septembris 1680
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      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 23(42) The Depo: of BURR HARRISON aged 43 yeares or thereabouts saith that some tyme in March past yor: Deport; being in ye House of Dr. RHD, BOTHAM heard THOMAS KING made a bargaine with EVAN JONES for a young bay Mare that was running in ye Woods, and ye sd, EVAN JONES was to lake her where hee found her, and ye W. EVAN JONES was to pay to ye sit KING eleaven hundred pounds of Toba; for said Mass and further saith not' BURR HARRISON
      Jur. in Cur; at Recordatr: 12 Novembr; 1680
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~harrisonrep/harrbios/HenryTazewel lHarrison.htm
      URL title: A Brief History of the First Harrisons of Virginia
      Note:
      The First Harrisons to come to Virginia, according to the best information obtainable, were Cuthbert Harrison, Esq., of Ancaster, Caxtn and Flaxby, Yorkshire, England, and his son, Burr, II, who according to the reister of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia, was baptised in the Parish of St. Margaretts, Westminster, England, on the twenth-eight of December, 1637, and on this register he is spoken of as "Burr Harrison of Chappawmsic". . . son of Cuthbert Harrison." when Cuthbert Harrison, Inc his son, Burr, II, first came to Virginia is unknown.
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      James Hughes 2006-05-18 14:05:13
      Virginia Indian History

      Volume I, Page 104

      Att a Councell held at James Citty Aprill 26'th 1689

      Present

      Natth'll Bacon Esq'r President
      Nich'o Spencer Esq'r Sec.
      Coll William Cole
      Coll Jn'o Custis
      Coll Jn'o Page
      Coll Jn'o Armestead
      Coll W'm Byrd
      Ralph X'to Wormeley
      Coll Jn'o Lear
      Coll Isaac Allerton
      Coll Rich: Lee


      Whereas divers wicked and ill disposed persons of the Counties of Stafford and Rapp'a laying hold of some falce and Extravigant reports of the unsetledness of affaires, Contrived and designed to make use therefore to the advantage of their mischevious purposes, having by a pretended Examination of an Indyan saying that the Papists had hired the Indyans to assist them to Cutt of all the Protestants of this His Majesties Colony and Dominion of Virg'a, as also of Maryland, and having noised it abroad that tenn thousand Seneca Indyans together with Nine thousand Nanticoaks, were all Landed & Joyning their Forces with an Imediat purpose of distroying all the Protestant Inhabitants of Virgá and Mary Land, and haveing by their fallce Allarums terrified and affrighted the Inhabitants with their mischevious Contrivances and Imaginations, even to the forceing diverse familyes to the deserting of their Houses, and having endeavoured to possess many of the Inhabitants of this Colony that all his Majesties Councell of this Colony, & most of the Cheife Magestrates of each County were Papists, (tho certainly knowne to be none Such) and that they conspired in the designe of Joyneing with the Indians, to Cutt of the Protestants, which reports & rumors tooke soe great possession of many the Inhabitants of this Country, that with the great Care and diligence that could be used the Peace of the Country & welfare therefore in Rapp'a County, having drawn themselves into parties with force of Arms to Rob, Plunder and pillage many the good & Loyall Subjects the Inhabitants of Virginia and Maryland, and to Stirr up and Carry on a Rebellion in both Colony's, and forasmuch as John Waugh Clerke is reported to have been very Instrumentall, in possessing the People with those Imaginary Fears and to Stir up the Inhabitants against the Peace & quiett of the Government, and Burr HARRISON and John West being Suspected to be the first Contrivers & designers of all those falce and Evill reports, and having dispersed abroad the pretended Examination of the Indyan, and that before the Examination was sayd to be taken, with aggravation of Fearfull Events if not timely prevented, and endeavoured what in them lay to stir up a Rebellion in unsetled times, all which being duely Considered, as also the ruinous Consequencies that Such evill and Wicked practices & Contrivancies might have brought upon their poore Country, if by Prudent Care and good Conduct it had not been timely prevented, It is therefore the Opinion of this Councell, and accordingly Ordered, that Jn'o Waugh Clk Bur HARRISON and Jn'o West be by an Order of this Board taken into Custody of the Sheriffe of Stafford County, in order to their being Carried on board his Majesties Ketch the Deptford, whereof Cap't Thomas Berry is Comander, that with the better Security they may be removed to Nominy, there to be Examined by the Hono'ble Nicholas Spencer Esq'r his Majesties Secretary of this Colony, the Hono'ble Coll Rich: Lee and Coll Isaac Allerton three of his Majesties Councell
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000008/html/am8--77.html
      URL title: Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1687/8-1693 Volume 8, Page 77
      Note: p. 212 Liber B. P. R. O. March 15. 1688.

      Here being some discourse that was talked by the Indians Therefore it was ordered by the Commision of Stafford Court That Mr Burr Harris of this County should come to the house of John West to Examine them and the Indians doth declare that the great men of Maryland hath hired the Seneca Indians to kill the protestants nameing Coll Darnall Coll Pye, and Mr Boarman and further did sweare God Dam Mr Boarman for he is all one the Senecas And further doth declare that Mr Boarman did tell the Indians that the English would first of all kill the papists and then would kill all the Indians and did Crye to them And further doth declare that Coll Darnall Coll Pye and Mr Boareman did tell the Indians that they must make hast and kill the protestants before the shippes comes in For after the shippes come the protestants would kill all the papists and then all the Indians are hired also for that same purpose This is to give you all notice of a blow That will be given suddenly if not prevented by the Lord Gentlemen March the 21 88/9.
      The above is a Copy of a paper brought me over by Mr John West and Ralph Platt which they have also spread abroad amongst the people here abouts and much incenced of the truth of it I have sent a Coppy of it to the honed Coll Pye and desired him to acquaint Coll Darnall with it, and to Consider of sending a few men into these parts for the quieting the people or else it may be a cause of brining over the Virginians which I suppose wants but small inviting yet am persuaded there is something a brewing amongst our Indians more then ordinary for they have asked what makes the Englishmen angry with them And that they intend to kill them as soone as they are all at the fort together with severall such things I desire you Gentlemen to send downe to Coll Digges and the rest of the honble Council to request the same to order some to range in these upper parts And that some of the Country Armes with some Amunicon may be sent up being these parts is soe very naked and lives at soe great a distance Which is the request of Yor servts John Addison

      This is the true coppy according to the Superscripcon
      Robt Doyne
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/md/1689/coode5.htm
      URL title: Index to Rev. Col. John Coode
      Note:
      Stafford County had a Catholic settlement at Aquia Creek, home of George Brent. Parson John Waugh seized the opportunity to rid the area of Catholics.

      1689 (VIRGINIA) Parson [John] WAUGH'S Tumult
      .."But in Stafford there was another story. There the people abandoned their plantations and arrayed themselves in arms...The Maryland authorities apparently interpreted this activity as preparations for an invasion of their territory...The BRENTS who lived in Stafford for many years were Catholics. They had been discreet in their relations with their protestant neighbours, and had never been Molested...But Burr HARRISON'S news from Maryland offered an opportunity for fanatical agitation and the incumbent of Overwharton Parish took full advantage of it. This Parson John WAUGH had already been in trouble with the authorities for his lack of respect for the law. He was apparently a natural agitator, what was called at the time "of enthusiastic principles" and courted popularity. Egged on by his son-in-law, the second George MASON, WAUGH'S sermons now stirred the community to frenzy...Over these troubled waters Parson WAUGH rode the whirlwind. Beginning as a colonial Titus Oates, under the inspiration of his fellow enthusiast, John COODE, the whilom parson of Maryland who was about to lead a successful revolution in that province, WAUGH gradually developed into what appeared for a moment to be a menace to the Virginia government. From genereal thunder against the Catholics, he evolved the more dangerous thesis that there "being no King in England, there was no Government here," and that the people should remain in arms in their own defence. This advice, smacking significantly of the doctrine which Lord Baltimore charged FENDALL with preaching in Stafford in 1681, was followed, the alarm spread to the Rappahannock settlements, and serious consequences were averted only by renewed vigorous action on the part of Messrs. SPENCER, ALLERTON and LEE. Assuming the authority of the entire council for the emergency, they...arrested the ring leaders, WAUGH, HARRISON, and WEST, forbade the parson to preach, and suspended George MASON from the command of the Stafford militia...Parson WAUGH was eventually brought before the General Court at Jamestown and there "made a publick & humble acknowledgement...with a hearty penitence for his former faults and a promised obedience for the future..."

      (Virginia Historical Magazine, volume 30, pp. 31-37)

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 337-26: CHOSEN: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Harrison, Burr: Surveyed 16 June 1669 for Luke Green at a bound Red Oak the N.W. bound tree of the land formerly laid out for him and John Cable: Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - William Brett from Knight; 15 Nov 1713, 80 Acres - David William Jr & Priscilla Miria from George Bull; 14 Nov 1747,60 Acres - John Elgin from David William & Priscilla Maria; 15 March 1747,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 342-61: FIND ONE: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Harrison, Burr: Surveyed 15 June 1682 for Edward Knight : Other Tracts Mentioned: BRETTS GOOD CHANCE; Conveyance notes - 150 Acres - William Brett from John Knight; 15 Nov 1713, Included in Resurvey of Bretts Good Chance; folio 416, 16 Nov 1729,
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p.3 Know all men .. I ANN CARMALT late of Maryland but now of Stafford County in Virginia Widow do put and bind as servants to my loving & good friend BURR HARRISON two of my poor & small children now with me in my great want and necessity as now being left a poor & distressed widow therefore for the more and better Christian care of two of my children I do bind my son and daughter, HENRY and BRIDGET CARMALT unto Burr Harrison to serve as followeth my son Henry to serve until he shall be twenty and one years and my daughter to serve until she shall be seventeen or day of marriage but if it should please God that Burr Harrison should dye before my son & daughter shall serve the said term then my son & daughter to be free and not to serve any other person .. this 19th day October 1699. My son Henry is five years old and my daughter Bridget is seven years of age my daughter to serve no longer than she is seventeen years which is 7 years (sic.) from this day.
      Ann x Carmalt Signed sealed and delivered
      in ye presence of us
      Tho. x Chapman, Tho. x Chapman Junr.
      Signed in presence of G. Mason Ch-warden. Recorded 9th November 1699.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 63 To the Worshipful Court (OCT 1700)
      The humble petition of BURR HARRISON sheweth that your Petitioner intermarrying with ye Widow of EDWARD SMITH deced and she dying your Petitioner desires your worships would be pleased to grant ye Petitioner the guardianship of EDWARD SMITH'S children to it EDWARD & KATHERINE SMITH and petitioner shall ever pray Granted
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 75
      MR. WILL. HARRYs, THO. BAXTER & BURR HARRYS {sic Harrison}, 1200 acs. Staff. Co., upon W. side of Potomack Riv., upon main run of a cr. of Oquaquon Riv; 25 Oct. 1669, p. 295. Trans. of 24 pers: Roger Harding, James 0 Leslony (?), Math. Watkins, James Humfry, Susan Darby, Joseph Taylor, Wm. Angett, Jno. Somers. Jno. Whithers, 2 tymes. Anna Withers, Hanna Hall, Wm. Thomson, \Wm. Hitchins, Jno. Bryant. Mary Harris, Walter Johnson, Wm. Richards, Ann Martyn, Jno. Arkill, Robt. Grittin. Wm. Rolt, Ellen Golsby, Paul Leech.
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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; ages 47-50.
      Feb. 20, 1738. Thomas Colvert alis Harrison and Sarah Colvert his wife of Pr. Wm. to John Carr of same for 5,500 lbs. of tob....500 lbs. to be paid this year and 5,000 lbs to be paid in 1740....200 a....land Burr Harrison Sr. left between George Colvert, alies Harrison and Burr Colvert alies Harrison and Thomas Calvert, alies Harrison....tract on n. side of Quantico Cr. and Run....deeds of lease and release.
      Thomas (T) Calvert alis
      Harris, Sarah Calvert alis Harris
      Wits: Simon Luttrell, Nathaniel (NR) Russell.
      Rec'd. sum of 5 shilling.
      At Court Feb. 26, 1738 Thomas Calvert alias Harrison and Sarah his wife acknowledged this release.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044750] Burr Harrison.
      Five Generations of the Family of Burr Harrison of Virginia 1650-1800
      Author: John P. Alcock
      Publication: Published 1991 by Heritage Books, Inc., 1540 E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, Maryland 20716
      ISBN 1-55613-378-

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