Name: James HARLAN
Given Name: James
Birth: 19 Aug 1692 in New Castle Co., DE
Death: 1762 in Frederick Co., VA
James married Elizabeth "by a Priest" in 1715 in Kennett Township, Chester Co., PA. Althoug h both were members of the Society of Friends, this was contrary to their rules. The minute s of Center Monthly Meeting of 2 Jan 1717 record: "Wereas complaint having been made concerni ng Jeames Harlan takeing a wife Contrary to the good order established amongst Friends, and h ath been labored with from time to time to bring him to a sense of his weekness in so doing ; but he yett seams to be insensable thereof, Wherefore the meeting appoints Robert Johnson a nd Gayen Miller to speak to him & desires him to Our next Monthly Meeting to see if he will c ondem the said action, and that he give an account to the next meeting alsoe." So James appea red, "To the Monthly Meeting held at ye Senter the 4th Day of ye 3d Month 1717 Whereas I Jeam es Harlan have sometime agoe Married a wife from amongst Friends Contrary to the good order e stablished amongst them which proceeding I am right sorry for and give this as a Testimony ag ainst myself for said disorderly doings. Given under my hand the day and year above said. (si gned) Jeames Harlan."
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:06
James had received 200 acres from his father on the "6th Day of First Month called March 1713 ... Consideration of ye natural affection and paternal love, which he hath & doth bear unto h is Beloved Son James Harlan, and also for good causes & valuable considerations him at this t ime present more especially hereunto moveing... Situate within ye limits of ye Manor of Stane ing on ye South side of ye Brandywine Creek in ye sd County of Chester."
In 1725 James and family moved to Nantmeal Township in the northwest part of Chester Co. He s ettled on a tract of 500 acres for which he did not have a deed. In Chester Co. Minute Book I , 9b'r 2d 1725 it is recorded, "James Harlan, Son of George Harlan, requests the Grant of abo ut 500 A's of Land between Octoraro and Susquehannah and that he may settle till a Warr't ca n be had. The s'd James Harlan, by this entry settled on the West branch of Brandywine and ha s since made over to James Gibbons, who desires some line to be run about it to keep off th e Encroachers that have already begun to invade the place." On 7 Apr 1731 he conveyed his rig ht to the 500 acres also to James Gibbons. He then left the county for Virginia. He is though t to have settled in Frederick Co., VA and may be buried at Hopewell Meeting House there.
James Harlan first appears on tax records of Monocacy Hundred in 1733. In 1733 Monocacy Hundr ed was in Prince Georges Co, MD as Frederick Co, MD wasn't formed until 1748. Monocacy Hundre d was also located on the Monocacy River.
Father: George HARLAN b: 11 Mar 1649 in Bishoprick, Durham, England c: 11 Jan 1650 in Monkwearmouth Monastery, Durham, England
Mother: Elizabeth DUCK c: 5 May 1660 in Lurgan, Parish of Shankill Co. Armagh, Ireland
Elizabeth b: 9 Oct 1694 in New Castle Co., DE
in Kennet Township, Chester Co., PA
- John HARLAN b: 2 Jan 1716 in Kennet Township, Chester Co., PA
- George HARLAN b: 22 Feb 1719 in Kennet, Chester Co., PA
- James HARLAN b: 20 Jul 1721 in Kennet, Chester Co., PA
- Phillip HARLAN b: 21 Sep 1723 in Kennet, Chester Co., PA
- Jacob HARLAN b: Sep 1725 in Chester Co., PA
- Stephen HARLAN b: ABT 1727 in Chester Co., PA
- Moses HARLAN b: ABT 1729 in Chester Co., PA
- Aaron HARLAN b: ABT 1731 in Chester Co., PA
- Hannah HARLAN b: ABT 1733 in VA
- Elizabeth HARLAN b: ABT 1735 in VA