Person:James Harland (1)

James Harland
d.Abt 1676 England
m. 1624
  1. James HarlandAbt 1625 - Abt 1676
  2. Sarah HarlanAbt 1629 -
  3. Mark HarlanAbt 1629 -
  • HJames HarlandAbt 1625 - Abt 1676
  • WRebecca KirkAbt 1627 - Abt 1668
m. Abt 1644
  1. Thomas HarlandAbt 1648 -
  2. George Harlan1648/49 - 1714
  3. Michael HarlandAbt 1660 - 1729
Facts and Events
Name[1] James Harland
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1625 Bishoprick, Durham, England
Marriage Abt 1644 Englandto Rebecca Kirk
Death[2] Abt 1676 England
Burial? England
Religion? Church of England

Taken from the Harlan family site at

James HARLAND #1 was born about 1625 in Bishoprick, Durham, England. He died in England. He was buried in England. From "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family" by Alpheus Harlan- "James Harland, Yeoman and member of the Episcopal Church, was b. about the year 1625 in the "Bishoprick, Nigh Durham, England," and is the earliest paternal ancestor known to the family in America bearing the name Harlan. He lived and d. an Englishman, and was bur. upon English soil, no one to-day knows where. Tradition says that the name of his father was William.

"That James Harland was married according to the usages of the Established Church there is no doubt. That his children were baptized and recorded therein is fully established by the fact that the earliest record we have of his son, George, is that he was "Baptised at the Monastery Monkwearmouth* in Oald England." We have no record giving the name of the wife and mother. So far as is known, James Harland was the father of three sons.

"*Monkwearmouth Monastery was founded by Benedict Biscop in the year A.D.672. It is situated in a town of the same name in the east division of Chester, County Durham, and one-half mile north of Sunderland. It receives its name from its location near the mouth of the river Wear. Burned and plundered time and again, only the tower and some detached parts of the church remain of the once celebrated monastery. In 1790 the parish registers, with the exception of some of the late records, were destroyed by fire, and it is probable that information of untold value perished in the flames."

There is info on another son named Peter at

LDS Ancestral File ID#3ZW5-48: Has died Feb. 17, 1680 and married on same date. Impossible due to many kids prior to marriage. There is also info on several more kids: Peter; Thomas (or James); Deborah; Thomas; and David. I have found very little to back these up at this time.

Terry Walters at has that he died February 17, 1677/78 in England. He also has that he had another son named Peter who was born in 1645.

  1. 1.0 1.1 History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family by Alpheus Harlan.