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Harrison Heritage
p. 478 March 1984

BARBADOS AND THE HARRISON FAMILY

Most of us spend a lot of time looking in unlikely places for our ancestors. BARBADOS was one of the most unlikely that I could think of. However, I recently discovered that the Harrison family was established there prior to 1638. At that time Edward and William Harrison were known to have been resident landowners.

Apparently few, if any Harrison's live there today; but they were very much in evidence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. So for those of us who are having trouble establishing the origin of our family HARRISON the following records of census, baptisms, marriages and deaths are printed here:

A Census of the inhabitants of Barbados taken in 1679 contains the following particulars of the Harrison families then resident in the island.

Parish of St. Philip

Acres

White
servants

Negroes

John Harrison who owned

8

 

2

John Harrison, senior

2

   

John Harrison, junior

4

   

Abraham Harrison

4

   
       

Parish of St. John

     

Phil Harrison

   

2

       

Parish of St. Peter

     

Captain Robert Harrison

 

6

 

Thomas Harrison

1

   
       

In the Militia

     

Captain Harrison, who commanded a company of 103 men

Thomas Harrison foot soldier

Andrew Harrison, whose quota for the troop was 2 men

       

Parish of St. Michael

     

Burials, 1879. August 20, Charles Harrison


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BARBADOS AND THE HARRISON FAMILY - cont.

 

Parish of St. Lucy

Men's ages

Women's ages

Boys

Girls

Robert Harrison and family,

       

4 men, 2 women, 1 boy, 1 girl

25,21,23,50

48,15

15

9

         

Parish of St. George

       

John Harrison

42

     

Darius* Harrison

 

60

   

Elizabeth Harrison

     

13

Mary Harrison

     

8

Philip Harrison

38

     

Mary Harrison

 

30

   

Thomas Harrison

     

16

Parish of St. Peter

       

Mr. Henry Harrison

25

     

Thomas Harrison

20

     

Parish of St. Michael

       

Thomas Harrison (and household)

25

25

   

Edward Harrison (and household)

19,40

35

 

17

Parish of St. James

       

John Harrison (and household)

25

20,26

1,3,4

 

Parish of St. Philip

       

Mary Harrison

 

64

   

Mr. Andrew Harrison

26

     

Susannah Harrison

 

21

   

John Harrison

66

     

Elizabeth Harrison

 

62

   

John Harrison

21

     

 

 

Harrison Baptisms, marriages, and Burials, taken from the
copied records now deposited in the Central Registry.

Parishes

Baptisms to the year 1780

Christ Church

1644

Oct

17

Eleanor, dau. of Ralph & Catherine Harrison

Christ Church

1648

Sept

10

Catherine, dau. of Ralph and Catherine Harrison

Christ Church

1649

Apl

3

John, son of Ralph Harrison

St. Philip

1651

Jan

05

Dorothy, dau. of John Harrison

St. Philip

1653

Dec

 

_______ son of John Harrison

St. Philip

1654

Nov

11

John, son of John Harrison

St. Philip

1654

Nov

16

Ann, dau. of John Harrison

St. Philip

1655

Sep

25

Dorothy, dau. of John Harrison

St. Philip

1660

Jan

 

Elizabeth, dau. of John Harrison


Harrison Heritage
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BARBADOS AND THE HARRISON FAMILY - cont.

Parishes

Baptisms to the year 1780

St. Michael

1664

Oct

16

John Harrison

St. Michael

1674

Jan

10

William Harrison

St. Philip

1676

Apl

12

John, son of John and Mary Harrison

St. Philip

1677

Feb

03

Robert, son of John and Mary Harrison

St. Michael

1680

Nov

19

John Harrison

St. Philip

1680

Dec

26

Mary, dau. of John and Mary Harrison

St. Philip

1680

Feb

19

Sarah, dau. of Edward Harrison

St. Philip

1680

Jan

02

Hannah and Margaret, children of John and Hannah Harrison

Christ Church

1686

Apl

11

Marrus, son of Thomas and Ann Harrison

St. Philip

1688

Dec

30

William, son of John & Elizabeth Harrison

St. Michael

1695

Sep

18

Mary, dau. of Abraham & Margery Harrison, born 29 May last.

St. Michael

1696

Mar

04

William, son of Abraham & Margery Harrison

St. James

1711

May

22

John James, son of John and Rebecka Harrison, born 21 May about noon.

St. Michael

1712

Nov

01

Jane, dau. of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Eleanor Harrison, born 30th Oct.

St. Michael

1714

Sep

15

George, son of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Eleanor Harrison, born 6th inst.

St. Michael

1716

Apl

25

John, son of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Eleanor Harrison, born 28th inst. (?ulto)

St. Michael

1718

Apl

13

Eleanor, dau. of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Eleanor Harrison, born 11th inst.

St. Philip

1719

Dec

26

John, son of Andrew Harrison

St. Michael

1720

Apl

07

Christopher Harrison

St. Michael

1722

July

01

Mary, dau. of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Ellinor Harrison. Thomas Withers, Mary Withers, and Elizabeth Worrell, Godparents.

St. Michael

1723

Oct

27

Sarah, dau. of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Elieanor Harrison, born 19th inst. Hy Dodsworth, Samuel Wadeson, Mrs. Anna white, and Mrs. Mary Anne Roberts, Godparents.


Harrison Heritage
p. 481 March 1984

 

BARBADOS AND THE HARRISON FAMILY - cont.

 

Parishes

Baptisms to the year 1780

St. James

1723

Nov

03

Abel Harrison about 9 years bapt In church

St. Philip

1725

Sep

23

Anne, dau. of Andrew Harrison

St. Philip

1727

Jan

06

Child of John & Mary Harrison

St. Philip

1730

July

26

Elizabeth, dau. of John and Mary Harrison

St. Michael

1733

Aug

13

Josias Harrison, a child about 21 mos. old

St. James

1734

Aug

24

Tabitha Harrison, an adult

St. James

1734

Aug

24

Elizabeth, dau. of John James and Tabitha Harrison, about 13 mos. old

St. Michael

1744

Mar

17

Thomas Harper, son of Dr. George and Jane Harrison, born 14th inst.

St. Michael

1745

Mar

03

Jane, dau. of Dr. George Harrison, born 21 Feb.

St. Michael

1745

Feb

21

George and Jane, twins of Dr. George and Jane Harrison, born that same day.

St. James

1764

Dec

17

Rebecca, dau. of John & Martha Harrison

St. James

1767

Sep

07

John James, son of John and Martha Harrison, born 26 May, 1766

St. James

1769

Nov

21

Thomas, son of John & Martha Harrison

St. Philip

1772

Nov

07

William Thomas, son of William and Elizabeth Harrison

St. Philip

1774

Feb

16

John, son of William & Elizabeth Harrison

St. James

1775

June

05

Rebecca, dau. of John and Martha Harrison 14 days old.

St. Philip

1777

Oct

19

Elizabeth, dau of William & Ann Harrison

St. Philip

1778

Jun

05

Frances, dau. of William and Ann Harrison

St. Philip

1779

Jan

06

George, son of William and Elizabeth Harrison, born 14 Nov 1778.

 

 

Parishes

Marriages to the year 1800

Christ Church

1643

Nov

02

Ralph Harrison to Catherine Jones

Christ Church

1649

Apl

10

Catharine Harrison to Matthew Mahon

St. Michael

1668

Feb

10

James Harrison to Elizabeth Perridge


 

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p. 482 March 1984

 

 

BARBADOS AND THE HARRISON FAMILY - cont.

Parishes

Marriages to the year 1800

St. Philip

1673

May

19

John Harrison to Hannah Maccoy

St. Michael

1674

May

30

Jane Harrison to Charles Powell

Christ Church

1674

Aug

16

Robert Harrison to Elizabeth Austin

St. Michael

1677

Feb

08

Roger Harrison to Anne Skellborne

St. Philip

1682

Jan

29

John Harrison to Jone Martin

St. Michael

1685

Sep

03

John Harrison to Mrs. Sarah Burnam

St. Philip

1688

June

04

Mary Harrison to John Ramsden

St. Michael

1692

Mar

27

Mrs. Ann Harrison to Rowland Hye

St. Philip

1693

Jan

24

Joseph Harrison to Mary Read

St. Michael

1695

Apl

07

Abraham Harrison to Margery Adams

St. Philip

1695

July

31

Mary Harrison to James Mann

St. John

1698

July

29

Sarah Harrison to Thomas Sedford

St. Philip

1699

July

01

Ann Harrison to John Clarke, Junior

St. John

1699

Mar

11

Mary Harrison to John Swallow

St. John

1699

Mar

17

Robert Harrison to Mary Wheeler

St. Michael

1702

May

13

Margery Harrison to David Welcraft

St. Michael

1704

June

29

John Harrison to Dorcas Bunyon

St. James

1708

Mar

06

Mrs. Mary Harrison to Henry Mills

St. Philip

1712

Aug

03

Andrew Harrison to Susanna Kirton

St. James

1718

June

28

Mary Harrison to Jos. Russell

St. Michael

1719

Nov

23

Rebecca Harrison to Archibald Landrick

St. Michael

1722

May

19

Captain William Harrison to Mrs. Margaret Lee

St. Philip

1723

Feb

16

John Harrison to Mary Bunyon

St. Michael

1727

Jan

09

Jane Harrison to Blenny Harper, Merchant

St. James

1732

Oct

01

John James Harrison to Tabitha Goring

St. Michael

1734

Nov

13

William Harrison to Temperance Sexton, relict of late _______ Sexton of this parish

St. James

1736

Oct

08

John James Harrison to Elizabeth Goring of St. Thomas

St. Michael

1737

Jan

31

Mary Harrison to John Walk


Harrison Heritage
p. 483 March 1984

BARBADOS AND THE HARRISON FAMILY - cont.

Parishes

Marriages to the year 1800

St. Philip

1737, Apl.

16

John Harrison to Mary Delph.

St. Thomas

1739, Feb.

 

Thomas Harrison to Elizabeth Lead.

St. Michael

1740, Sep.

1

John Harrison to Elizabeth Moore, widow.

 

1743, July

10

Sarah Harrison to Elias Minville.

St. Philip

1745. Oct.

12

William Harrison to Ann White.

1746, Sep.

14

John Harrison to Ruth Kirton.

"

1749, Oct.

21

Ann Harrison to John Slanett.

St. James

1754. Dec.

21

Elizabeth Harrison to Charles Stuart.

St. Michael

1759, Jan.

24

Ruth Harrison to Cleo. Phillips.

1760, July

20

Jane Harrison to Jonathan Worrell.

St. Thomas

1760, Apl.

18

Rebecca Harrison to Thomas Favell.

1760. July

20

Jane Harrison to Jonathan Worrell.

St. Michael

1762, Aug.

3

Mary Harrison to Charles Nellson.

St. Lucy

1762. -

-

Benjamin Harrison to

St. Philip

1769. July

7

Sarah Harrison to Rowland Bascom.

"

1771, July

20

William Harrison to Eliza. Hunt.

St. Peter

1780, July

27

Susanna Harrison to Joshua Bandlford.

St. Michael

1800, July

7

Jas. (I. Harrison to Elizabeth Bourne.

 

 

BURIALS TO THE YEAR 1800.

Christ Church

1647, Mch.

23

Eleanor Harrison.

.

1659, Sep.

2

William Harrison.

St. Michael

1665, Oct,

13

John Harrison.

St. John

1657, Aug.

29

Elizabeth Harrison.

St. Michael

1669, Oct.

6

Mary Harrison.

1670, June

15

Eliza. Harrison.

Christ Church

1671, Apl.

2

Jane Harrison.

St. Michael

1674, Jan.

15

William Harrison. a child.

1674, Feb.

17

John Harrison, a seaman.

1679, Oct.

13

Matthew Harrison, a seaman.

1679, Aug.

28

Charles Harrison.

1680, Aug.

10

Thomas Harrison.

1680, Mch.

3

Ann Harrison, a child.

1680, Nov.

28

John Harrison, a child.

St. Philip

1680/1 Jan.

6

Andrew Harrison, son of John Harrison.

1681, Mch.

16

John Harrison (senior).

St. Michael

1682, Dec.

7

John Harrison.


Harrison Heritage
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BARBADOS AND THE HARRISON FAMILY - cont.

Parishes

Burials to the year 1800

St. Philip

1683

Mch

16

John Harrison, son of John Harrison (senior)

St. Michael

1684

Apl

14

John Harrison

St. Michael

1684

Sep

11

Robert Harrison

Christ Church

1684

Nov

01

Miles Harrison

St. Philip

1685

Aug

23

John Harrison

Christ Church

1690

Dec

07

Manus Harrison

St. Michael

1691

Feb

28

Richard Harrison

St. Michael

1691

Feb

26

Jonathan Harrison

St. Michael

1691

July

03

Andreas Harrison

St. Michael

1695

Oct

10

Mary Harrison, a child

St. Michael

1696

Apl

26

Ensign John Harrison

St. Michael

1696

July

12

John Harrison, marriner

St. Michael

1696

Sep

01

John Harrison

St. Michael

1697

July

25

Samuel Harrison, marriner

St. Michael

1698

Sep

25

John Harrison, school master

St. Michael

1699

May

23

Richard Harrison, a pauper

St. Michael

1699

May

24

Mary Harrison

St. Michael

1700

Oct

05

Mrs. Dorothy Harrison

St. John

1700

Oct

25

John Harrison

St. Michael

1701

Nov

16

Thomas Harrison, marriner

St. Michael

1702

Dec

27

Gilbert Harrison

St. Michael

1703

May

29

Thomas Harrison, Esq. in church

St. James

1793

July

25

James Harrison, a carpenter

St. Michael

1712

June

25

Capt. Thomas Harrison

St. Michael

1712

Dec

07

Jane Harrison, a child

St. Michael

1713

Mar

04

Capt. Anthony Harrison

St. James

1716

-----

---

John Harrison about 35 years from Coll Palmer's plantation

St. Michael

1718

Sep

23

Richard Harrison

St. Michael

1718

Apl

27

John Harrison, Boatswane

St. Michael

1718

May

20

Katharine Harrison

St. James

1718

Oct

15

Francis Harrison about 25 years

St. Philip

1726

July

18

_________ child of John Harrison

St. Philip

1731

Jan

07

Mary Harrison, wife of John Harrison

St. Michael

1733

Aug

14

Josias Harrison, a child

St. Michael

1734

Apl

04

Katharine Harrison, a child

St. Michael

1734

Feb

28

William Harrison, a saylor

St. Michael

1735

Jan

07

Temperance Harrison, wife of William Harrison

Christ Church

1735

Apl

16

________ daur. Of John Harrison

St. Michael

1738

June

18

Captain Thomas Harrison

St. James

1738

Oct

20

Abel Harrison, aged 23, died of a fever

St. James

1739

Dec

20

Jno. James Harrison, aged 29, died of a polypus


Harrison Heritage
p. 485 March 1984

BARBADOS AND THE HARRISON FAMILY - cont.

Parishes

Burials to the year 1800

St. Michael

1740

Jan

18

William Harrison, a copper smith

St. Michael

1741

Feb

21

Fanny Harrison, a child

St. Michael

1742

Jan

14

William Harrison, a child

St. Michael

1745

Feb

25

George, son of Dr. George Harrison

St. Michael

1746

June

08

Hon. Thomas Harrison in the new Chancel

St. Thomas

1746

June

08

Hon. Thomas Harrison

St. Philip

1749

Dec

02

John Harrison

St. Philip

1751

Aug

30

_________ son of John Harrison

St. Michael

1755

Apl

26

John Harrison

St. Michael

1759

July

19

Sarah Harrison

St. James

1764

Dec

19

Rebecca Harrison, an infant

St. John

1771

Nov

08

John Harrison, ye President's groom

St. Michael

1778

Nov

08

Allen Harrison, mariner on board ship Reynolds, Kendal master, from Lancaster

St. Philip

1779

Jan

05

John _________ a child, son of William Harrison

St. Philip

1779

Jan

25

Elizabeth, a child, dau. of William Harrison

St. Michael

1780

Aug

03

William Harrison, a soldier of the 86th Regt.

St. Philip

1781

Feb

28

Elizabeth Harrison

St. Michael

1794

Mch

05

Edward Harrison from the 34th Regt.

St. Peter

1788

-----

---

John Harrison

St. Peter

1795

Dec

09

John Harrison

St. Peter

1798

Jul

03

Grace Harrison

(To be continued)



March
1984 Issue
Harrison Heritage Table of Contents of all issues
Table of
Contents

HARRISON HERITAGE (ISSN 0740-9001) was a family genealogical quarterly.
Published in March, June, September and December 1981-1986.
RUTH HARRISON JONES, Editor and Publisher. Reprinted here with permission from the editor.


Many thanks to Melody Deocampo for transcribing this issue.


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