Person:George Harlan (2)

m. Abt 1644
  1. Thomas HarlandAbt 1648 -
  2. George Harlan1648/49 - 1714
  3. Michael HarlandAbt 1660 - 1729
m. 17 Nov 1678
  1. Ezekiel Harlan1679 - 1731
  2. Unknown HarlanAbt 1680 -
  3. Hannah Harlan1680/81 - Aft 1740
  4. Moses Harlan1683 - 1747
  5. Aaron Harlan1685 - 1752
  6. Rebecca Harlan1688 - 1775
  7. Deborah Harlan1690 - 1710
  8. James Harlan1692 - Bet 1752 & 1762
  9. Elizabeth Harlan1694 -
  10. Joshua Harlan1696 - 1744
Facts and Events
Name[1] George Harlan
Gender Male
Birth? 11 Mar 1648/49 Monkwearmouth, Durham, EnglandCitation needed
Alt Birth[1] 1650 Monkwearmouth, Durham, England
Christening? 11 Jan 1649/50 Monkwearmouth, Durham, England
Other[1] 11 Mar 1649/50 (christened)
Marriage 17 Nov 1678 Shankill Parish, Co. Armagh, Ireland(at the House of Marke Wright, Lurgan Monthly Meeting)
to Elizabeth Duck
Immigration? 1687 Belfast, Ireland
Other[1] 1687
Death[1][2] 5 Jul 1714 Brandywine Creek, Kennett Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Burial? Friends Burying Ground, Kennett Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Other[1] Jul 1714

Gail has that he settled in Donnahlong Parish, County Down, of Northern Ireland and came to America in 1687

WFt #2 tree 2009 has Married Aug. 17, 1668 in County Armaugh, Ireland

Info taken from the Harlan family site at From "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family" by Alpheus Harlan- "George Harlan, Yeoman, "Ye sone of James Harland of Monkwearmouth, was Baptised at the Monastery of Monkwearmouth in Oald England, ye 11th Day of First Month 1650." He was b. "Nigh Durham in Bishoprick, England," and remained there until he reached manhood, when, in company with his brother and others, he crossed into Ireland and located in the County Down. While residing there he m. by ceremony of Friends (Quakers), 9, 17, 1678, Elizabeth Duck. George Harlan* brought his family to America in 1687, and the nine years intervening were without doubt spent in the above named-parish and county, and there, too, in all probability, his first four children were born. He d. in "Fifth Month" (July), 1714, and was buried beside his "deare wife in the new burying grounds on Alphonsus Kirk's land,"which was afterwards, and is yet, Center Meeting Burying Grounds. George and Elizabeth were parents of nine children:

"*After coming to America George and Michael Harland dropped the final "d" and the name is almost universally spelled Harlan."

Alphaeus Harlan citing the Marriage Book of Lurgan Monthly Meeting, p.91: "George Harland, of Parish of Donahlong, Co. Down, Ireland, and Elizabeth Duck, of Lurgan, Parish of Shankill, Co.Armagh, were married "at the house of Marke Wright in ye Parish of Shankill," 9 Mo. 17, 1678.

Signers to the certificate: Henry Hollingsworth, Wm.Porter, George Harland, John Calvert, Timothy Kirk, Elizabeth Harland, Roger Kirk, Alphonsus Kirk, Robert Hoope, Elinor Hoope, Deborah Kirk, Thomas Harland

Alphaeus Harlan citing Wm Stockdale's "A Great Cry of Oppression."- "George Harland had taken from him for Tithe, by Daniel Mac Connell...twelve stooks and a half of Oats, three stooks and a half of Barley, and five loads of Hey, all worth ten shillings ten pence."

"No certificate of the membership of George Harland with Friends is upon record, but his marriage certificate shows us that at that time he was a member, and as early as "Tenth Month" (December), of 1687, was placed upon committees of responsibility in Friends' affairs in his new neighborhood. At the time of his residence in Ireland, William Penn was urging Friends of England to become settlers upon his lands, cautioning them, however, against "leaving their own country out of idle curiosity or of a rambling disposition." But names signed above we find later in the new world, and, as we have seen, George was buried upon "Alphonsus Kirk's land." So they were not without friends when they made their settlement near the Delaware.

"In the early months of the year 1687, in company with his wife and four children, and his brother Michael, then unmarried, he took ship at Belfast for America. They had bought lands before coming * which were within that part of the Province of Pennsylvania now embraced in the County of New Castle. Ascending the river Delaware they landed at the town of New Castle (now in Delaware State), and seettled near the present town of Centreville. Here the elder brother remained for some years, and about 1698/99, having purchased higher up the Brandywine Creek, he moved his family and settled in what is now ** Pennsbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  • "From the old warrants granted "within the County of New Castle, on Delaware,: we learn that "George Harland" and "James & Thomas Harlin" purchased lands there in the summer of 1686, and that "James Harland" did likewise in January of 1701.
    • "It was then in Kennett, but later the township was subdivided."

From The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy First Families of America, edited by Frederick A. Virkus, Vol. 1: "...was one of a large company of Irish Quakers that emigrated, 1687, to Chester Co., Pa, provincial gov., 1695, of the counties now forming the State of Delaware, member of the colonial Assembly, 1712."

LDS Ancestral File has birth as March 11, 1649 and Death as July 5, 1714. Christened Jan. 11, 1650. (What was considered first month of year in 1650?)

Terry Walters at has that he was born March 11, 1648/49 Durham, Durham, England and died July 5, 1714 in Brandywine Creek, Kennet, Chester Co., PA.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harlan, Alpheus H. History and genealogy of the Harlan family: and particularly of the descendants of George and Michael Harlan who settled in Chester County, Pa., 1687. (Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1914).

    Quaker. Brought His Family to America in 1687. Buried in Center Meeting Burying Grounds in Chester Co., Pennsylvania.

  2. WFT.
  3.   Myers, Albert Cook. Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750, with Their Early History in Ireland. (Swarthmore, Penn.: The Author, 1902)
    p. 122.

    From Parish Of Donnahlong

  4.   Gail McLain.

    In 1702 survey owned 500 acres of land in Kennet Twp.Citation needed

  5.   Myers, Albert Cook. Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750, with Their Early History in Ireland. (Swarthmore, Penn.: The Author, 1902)
    p. 129.

    Elected to the Provincial Assembly from New Castle County in 1695 & 1712.