Person:Francis Harman (1)

Francis Harman
b.Cal 1592
d.Aft 13 Jul 1635
m. Bef 1623
  1. John HarmanCal 1623 -
  2. Sarah HarmanCal 1625 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Francis Harman
Alt Name[2] Francis Harmon
Gender Male
Birth[1] Cal 1592
Marriage Bef 1623 to Unknown Unknown
Emigration[1] 1635 On the Love.
Residence[1] 1635 Unknown
Death[1] Aft 13 Jul 1635

Investigating the Identity of Francis Harman

"Francis Harmon, aged forty-three, and his children, John aged twelve and Sarah aged seven, were passengers to New England on the "Love" in 1635. A Francis Herman was made freeman on May 6, 1646. Finally we find a Francis Hamon and his wife Sarah at Medfield where they had children born between 1651 and 1667, among them a son John, born April 6, 1651. That the emigrant and the Medfield settler were identical is doubtful, the latter dying in 1692 when the former would have been one hundred years old. In any ease the boy John, who was twelve in 1635, is too old for our soldier of 1675, and the John born in 1651, also a soldier in King Philip's War, being on the list of the Wrentham garrison in 1675 and 1676, is fully accounted for in Medfield where he died October 21, 1708. The name of this family has gradually become Hammant."[2]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Francis Harman, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)

    ORIGIN: Unknown.
    MIGRATION: 1635 on the Love (on 13 July 1635, "Francis Harman," aged 43, "Jo[hn] Harman," aged 12, and "Sara Harman," aged 10, were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the Love [Hotten 109]).
    BIRTH: About 1592 (aged 43 on 13 July 1635 [Hotten 109]).

    No evidence has been found that this family arrived in New England.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Harmon, in Davis, Walter Goodwin, Compiler, and Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A Reprinting, in Alphabetical Order by Surname, of the Sixteen Multi-Ancestor Compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants). (Baltimore, Maryland, United States: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996)