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Repository ID Number: I16160


Family 1 : Alexander KING
  1. + LeBaron KING
  2.   Alexander KING
  3.   Swaim KING
  4.   Ivory KING
  5.   Powell KING

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Benjamin HARRISON III

ABT 1673 - 10 Apr 1710

Repository ID Number: I482

  • OCCUPATION: Atty Gen, Speaker Of The House Of Burgesses, Treas Of Colony
  • RESIDENCE: Berkley, Charles City Co. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1673, Wakefield, Surry Co VA [S224]
  • DEATH: 10 Apr 1710, Charles City Co., VA
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2] [S5] [S224]
Father: Benjamin HARRISON II
Mother: Hannah ? SEE NOTES


Family 1 : Elizabeth BURWELL
  1. + Benjamin HARRISON IV
  2. + Elizabeth HARRISON

Notes

Eminent lawyer and assisted in the revision of the laws of the Colony, 1700; served as Treasurer, Attorney General and Speaker of the House of Burgesses. He was a local supporter of the Established Church. The public erected a monument to his memory in the Old Westover Churchyard

He became the owner of Berkeley, following the death of Giles Bland, son of John Bland, the previous owner, when he was hanged by Governor Sir William Berkeley in 1676, after participating in the Rebellion under Bacon. Although he was only three years old at the time, it is probable that his father, purchased it for him while he was still young.

Berkeley Hundred was comprised of about eight thousand acres on the James River in Virginia, and was a land grant of the London Company, in 1618, to Sir William Throckmorton, Sir George Yeardley and Richard Berkeley and John Smith of Nibley. It was named for Richard Berkeley. In 1619, the "good ship Margaret" of Bristol sailed for Virginia and brought thirty-five settlers to the new Town and Hundred of Berkeley. In 1622, a terrible massacre took place and nine people were brutally slain at Berkeley. For several years, thereafter, the plantation lay abandoned, until William Tucker and others got possession of it in 1636, and it became the property of John Bland, a merchant of London.

He died at age thirty-seven in 1710, and his tomb may be seen today at the site of Old Westover Church, on the river near Westover. The inscription on the tomb is in Latin and Greek. His wife, Elizabeth Burwell, is buried beside him and her tomb bears the Family Coat of Arms.

He apparently suffered from gout, and may have had a heart attack following a game of cricket he played in March from which he never fully recovered.

Benjamin III left only one male heir - Benjamin IV. [S2] [S224] [S224] [S518]


                                              _Richard HARRISON ____+
                                             | (.... - 1603) m 1583 
                        _Benjamin HARRISON I_|
                       | (1594 - 1648) m 1643|
                       |                     |_Margaret PILKINGTON _
                       |                        m 1583              
 _Benjamin HARRISON II_|
| (1645 - 1712)        |
|                      |                      ______________________
|                      |                     |                      
|                      |_Mary________________|
|                        (1596 - 1687) m 1643|
|                                            |______________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Benjamin HARRISON III
|  (1673 - 1710)
|                                             ______________________
|                                            |                      
|                       _____________________|
|                      |                     |
|                      |                     |______________________
|                      |                                            
|_Hannah ? SEE NOTES __|
  (1651 - 1698)        |
                       |                      ______________________
                       |                     |                      
                       |_____________________|
                                             |
                                             |______________________
                                                                    

Sources

[S224]

[S2]

[S5]

[S224]

[S2]

[S224]

[S224]

[S518]


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