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Leonard Harriman (abt. 1621 - abt. 1691)

Leonard Harriman
Born about in Uldale, Cumbria, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 1649 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Died about in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Biography

Leonard Harriman was born circa 1621 or 1622 at Uldale, Cumbria, England.[citation needed]

Leonard Harriman arrived in New England in 1647 and settled in Rowley, Massachusetts.[1]

Others say he emigrated at the age 16 or 17 about 1638 with his older brother, John.[citation needed]

Leonard settled in Rowley, Essex county, Massachusetts Bay Colony while his brother John Harriman moved on to Connecticut. Since they were in their teens at the time it is supposed they were indentured servants serving in two different families to learn a trade.

Leonard was a weaver and the Harriman Family Association has a loom as its logo.

Leonard married Margaret Palmer probably between 1645-1649 at Rowley, Essex county, Massachusetts where they lived the rest of their lives.

Others say her maiden name is not known. See below.

1650 - circa 1658 -- Leonard and Margaret Palmer Harriman had five children: three sons (John, Matthew, and Jonathan) and two daughters (Hannah and Mary), all born at Rowley, Essex county, Massachusetts.[2]

Leonard died probably on May 6, 1691,[3], but certainly after May 12, 1657, at Rowley and is probably buried there.[4]

In 1991, the Harriman Family Association placed a stone in the Rowley Burial Ground in memory of Leonard and his wife, Margaret.

Leonard's will was dated May 12, 1691. He called himself infirm. He bequeathed land in Haverhill, Essex county, Massachusetts to his son Matthew, and mentioned his son Jonathan, his daughter Hannah (Harriman) Boynton, his daughter Mary Harriman {sic}, and his grandson Matthew, son of Matthew (Essex County Probate, 304: 385).[5]

On June 5, 1691, the inventory of Leonard's estate was completed and valued at £172, 4 shillings, 2 pence. The will was proven on September 24 1691.[6]

Notes

The best source for Leonard Harriman is found in "The English Ancestry of Leonard Harriman of Rowley, Massachusetts and John Harriman of New Haven, Connecticut" by Lois Ware Thurston. Research sponsored by the Harriman Family Association. Published in the NEHG Register January 1996, Vol. 150, pp 29 - 47. The work is well documented.

Ms. Thurston tracks the Harriman family back to Uldale, Cumberland (in the most northern regions of England) through various court records, manorial documents, and naming patterns. She states that Leonard's father was probably Matthew Harriman -- son of Leonard Harriman -- of Uldale [7]

Otherwise, no primary evidence could be found in Yorkshire records for any Harrimans named Matthew, Leonard or John or any link to Reverend Ezekiel Rogers or to the 20 or so Yorkshire families who first came to Rowley. This lack of evidence led the author to conclude that Leonard and John probably did not come to Massachusetts Bay Colony with Reverend Ezekial Rogers' 1638 expedition.

Leonard's birthdate of 1621-1622 is supported by his own deposition on November 28, 1676 when he gave his age as "about 54."[8]

Blodgette & Jewitt include the Harrimans as part of the "Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts [9]

Blodgette & Jewitt state that Leonard Harriman was "probably a minor" and "probably of the first company" he settled at Rowley, Essex county, Massachusetts Bay Colony.[10]

Exactly when the Harriman brothers arrived in New England is not known, but Thurston notes that newcomers often arrived years before they appear in the records and suggests Leonard may have arrived as early as 1639-40 while he was still a minor (18-19 yrs old.) Leonard Harriman first appeared in Rowley records in January 1644 when he became a land owner of 1-1/2 acres on the corner of Bradford Street and High Way (originally John Spoffard's lot) and 7 more acres in Crane Meadow.[11]

Many men in the first settlement of Rowley were listed as weavers and tailors as well as husbandmen (farmers). Leonard also became a farmer and a weaver, perhaps learning his trade as an indentured servant to another weaver.

Others claim that Leonard was a farmer and mechanic, being a maker of looms. His shop is supposed to have been on the nearby brook and to have been operated by water power. On a tax list dated before 1664, he is recorded as taxed eight shillings nine pence.

Based on the birth date of his first child, John on May 16, 1650, Leonard probably married around 1648 - 1649 (the customary age being 25.)

His wife's name was Margaret (given in various records), but her surname is not given. (Some have claimed mistakenly that her last name was Palmer.)

Leonard was not among those who received one of the original town lots, but he did own land by the time the first survey was made in January 1644. By 1661 or 1662, he owned 2 "gates" of land (a gate varied in size and was defined as "as much land as an ox could till.) [12]

Leonard or Margaret (Haryman, Hurryman, Hereman) appear in many records in Rowley. In 1649, they owing debts to estate of Thomas Sanbrooke of Boston, a transient trader. In 1657, Leonard was admitted as a freeman (citizenship and right to vote). In 1663 , Margaret appeared as a witness against John How's wife "for wearing a silk scarf and silver bodkin when she was a widow." [13]

Leonard was chosen as a guardian to two Smith children who were still minors.

He continued to buy and sell land in and around Rowley and Haverhill, some of which he gave to his sons, Matthew and Jonathan, when they married or as bequests in his will.

In 1667, Leonard bought from John Todd the house lot on Bradford Street, Rowley originally laid out for John Spofford [14]

He also continued to weave, even into his 50s as verified by the administration of Isaac Randall's estate. [15]

Excerpts on Leonard Harriman from "Early Settlers of Rowley, MA", compiled by George Brainard Blodgette, Revised, Edited and Published by Amos Everett Jewett, 1933. p. 133

"Leonard Harriman was probably of the first company [who came with Ezekial Rogers] and then a minor. His name appears of record in Rowley before 1649. He bought, in 1667, of John Todd, the house lot laid out to John Spofford, on Bradford Street. His wife was Margaret; she was buried 22 Oct., 1676. He died 6(?) May, 1691. His will, dated 12 May, 1691, mentions himself as being infirm; son Matthew to have land in Haverhill; son Jonathan; daughters Hannah Boynton and Mary Harriman; and grandson Matthew, son of Matthew (Essex Probate, 304:385.) [Note: the specific dates of his death and/or his will are questionable as they indicate the will was written AFTER his death! Rowley Town Records give his death date as 6 May, 1691. His estate was inventoried on 5 June 1691 so he was definitely dead by then.]

"Children born in Rowley:

John, b. 16: 3mo (May) 1650; killed at Bloody Brook with Capt. Lathrop, 18 Sept., 1675 (Coffin, p. 390); unm.
Matthew, b. 16: 6 mo (Aug.) 1652; m. Elizabeth Swan
Hannah, b. 22: 3 mo. 1655; m. Caleb Boynton
Jonathan, b. 5: 10 mo. (Dec.) 1657; m. Sarah Palmer
Mary, m. Samuel Cooper"

~~ See also http://minerdescent.com/2010/06/29/leonard-harriman/ [Note: Much of this information is undocumented and does not take into account new research in England.]

"Leonard was admitted freeman of Rowley in 1647. In the same year he bought of John Todd the house lot laid out to John Spofford on Bradford street, now corner of Bradford and Common streets. He was a farmer and mechanic, being a maker of looms. His shop is supposed to have been on the nearby brook and to have been operated by water power. On an ancient tax list of a date before 1664, he is recorded as taxed eight shillings nine pence. His will, dated May 12, 1691, was proved Sept. 24, 1691.

"His name appears of record in Rowley before 1649. He bought, in 1667, of John Todd the house lot laid out to John Spofford on Bradford Street.

"LAND In a Rowley survey, made before 1647, Certaine Divisions of Meadow laid out in the Meadow Called Crane Meadow: vTo Edward HASSEN three Acres of meadow lying on the South east side of John Smithes meadow the northeast end abutting upon a pond the south west end upon the upland.

"To Leonard HARRIMAN seaven Acres of meadow lying on the Southeast side of Edward Hassens meadow pt of it bought of William Hobson and pt of John Harris the east end abutting upon a brooke the west end upon the upland — Uplands laid out at the plaine Called the Great plaine Imp

"To Edward Hassen foure Acres & an halfe of upland at the plaine Called the great plaine lying next the south ffence by the Country way the east end abutting toward the fence the west end towards other.

"His wife was Margaret who was buried 22 Oct 1676. According to Rowley Town Death Records, Leonard died 6 May 1691 though his will was dated May 12, 1691 and proved September 29, 1691. (Essex Probate, 304: 385)

WILL & INVENTORY http://www.harriman-family.org/archive/will.html Estate of Leonard Harriman of Rowley Essex Probate Docket # 12451

"In the name of God, Amen, I, Leonard Harriman of Rowley, in ye county of Essex, in New England, being infirme in body but of competent understanding as formerly doe make this my last will and testament as followeth:

"Imprm, I committ my soule into ye hands of God who gave it to me and my body to decent buriall in hopes of a happy resurection through the power and strength and merits of my dear Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ.

"As to my outward estate I dispose of it as followeth: To my eldest son, Matthew Harriman I give and bequeath all my lands and meadows in ye bounds of Haverhill provided he pay eight pounds which I am engaged to pay for him to Mr. Wainwright, and forty shillings in money to his sister, Mary, which if he doe not I reserve the parcell of meadow I bought of Abraham Whittichar, called spike's meadow guieing it to my Executor hereafter named to enable him to pay the sd sum or sums, and to his son Matthew my grand child, I give my armes and amunition: to my son Jonathan Harriman I hereby confirme that which I have guien him by deed of gift upon marriage, and the new Leanto built agst his Roome and my shop and loomes and all the working geers belonging to them and all my utensills of husbandry and half my part of the hay boat. Also, I give him the other half of my lands in Rowley provided he pay to his sister Hannah Boynton within six years after my decease in corne or cattle or both the sum of thirty pounds; and to his sister, Mary Harriman the sum of thirty pounds within three yeares after my decease; and suffer sd Mary to enjoy peaceably during her liuing unmarried the end of the house next the street and two apple trees by sd end, and two more appletrees in other part of ye orchard and the garden spot before that end of ye house which if he sd Jonathan by himself or heires cause it not to be payed then my overseers here after named upon the desire of my daughters shall haue liberty to apprise so much land now giuen by will not giuen absolutely upon marriage as shall pay my sd daughters what I should have payed.

"To my daughter, Hannah Boynton, I giue the sum of thirty poundes to be paid by Jonathan, her brother or lands upon non-payment as expressed.

"To my daughter, Mary Harriman, I give ye vse of the end of the house next the street so long as shee remaine unmarried and ye use of four appletrees as before exprest as my overseers shall set out for her use also I giue to be at her dispose emediately upon my decease two cows and such household stuff as I shall leaue and thirty pounds which Jonathan is to pay her as exprestor upon her decease before the time prefixt as shee may giue it when payable by will or deed of gift.

"Also my will is and I hereby constitute my sd son Jonathan my sole executor impowering him to pay my debts and funeral charges out of the moveable estate not before bequeathed and to pay himself such necessary charge as he may be at about my will and the remainder I giue to be equally divided by my overseers betwixt my sd daughters, Hannah and Mary, within half a yeare after my decease.

"Further my will is and I hereby desire my beloved friends Newhemiah Jewett and Joseph Jewett, senior, to be my overseers tosee to the fulfilling of my sd will allowing for any time about sd betrustment they expend out of my estate not withstanding whatI haue ordered Matthew to pay; upon his paying ten shillings of silver money to my executors and two thousand pine bords I acquitof the rest above mentioned: to Jonathan I giue my division in the comons near Caleb Jacksons about eleven acres in the roome ofthat I sold to Samuel Pearley that he had a share in. In witness that this is my last will and testament and that I revoke all former and other wills I have hereunto set my hand and seale this twelfth day of May Anno Dom, 1691.

Leonard Harriman [Sealed]

Signed sealed and declared to be his last will and testament in presence of us

Witnesses, James Dickinson John Hopkinson

THE INVENTORY OF YE ESTATE OF LEONARD HARRIMAN, DECEASED, TAKEN BY YE SUBSCRIBERS YE FIFTH OF JUNE, 1691

Imprims, half ye house & half ye homestead & barne and shopp - £30.00.00 (pounds, shillings, pence)
It. 1/2 Hunsley hill lott and 1/2 ye acres nere it 6 acres 1/2 - 12.00.00
It. 1/2 ye 1 acre 1/2 at newplaine - 1.10.00
It. 1/2 ye oxpasture marsh, ye whole 3 acres - 7.10.00
It. 1/2 ye plowing land and ruff land at ye farme 14 acres ye whole -14.00.00
It. 1/2 ye two acres of marsh at Oyster poynt - 05.00.00
It. 1/2 ye acre at Wicom's spring - 03.00.00
It. 1/2 y. 2 acres at Sandy bridge - 05.00.00
It. 1/2 y. acre at stackyard - 03.00.00
It. 1/2 ye acre below Jackson's ile - 01.00.00
It. 1/2 ye highway marsh whole about 1 acre - 02.00.00
It. 1/2 ye acre of gate marsh - 02.00.00
It. 1/2 ye marsh in partnership with Todd all about 1 acre - 02.00.00
It. 1/2 ye acre and 1/2 bought of Thomas Nelson - 03.00.00
It. 1/2 ye planting lott and pasture in Bradford street Lotts - 20.00.00
It. quick or liueing stock - 17.00.00
It. 2 feather beds & bedding furniture, linen wearing clothes chest and pewter - 22.17.00
It. armes books brass iron wooden earthern and glass vessels and household vtensills and cloth - 07.05.00
It. Loomes and tackling and implements of husbandry - 05.08.00
It. debts due ye estate - 02.04.02
Total - £172.04.02
It. debts oweing to be paid out of ye estate and funeral charges -£ 10.14.08 (pounds, shillings, pence)
And to prizing proving ye wil & recording - 01.00.00

The above sd apprizement made by us ye day and yeare above written as witnesses our hands.

Nathaniel Elithorp Newhemiah Jewett

Source: Essex County Probate Records 304:385 (copy only) and transcribed for the Harriman Family Association, courtesy Lois Ware Thurston. Original will (pp. 359-361) missing from docket; docket envelope noted as empty at Essex County Probate. 91 Rowley d. 7 Oct 1732 Rowley

Following from Stearns, Ezra S. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire (Lewis Publishing Company, 1908) Vol. 2, Page 671 :"Leonard Harriman was in Rowley, Massachusetts, in 1649. In 1657, he was admitted freeman, and his name was written on the record Hurryman. He died August 19, 1691. His wife's name was Margaret. She died in 1676. They were the parents of three sons, John, Matthew, and Jonathan, and a daughter, the eldest of the family."

http://minerdescent.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/leonard-harriman/

"Leonard Harriman was in Rowley, Massachusetts, in 1649. In 1657, he was admitted freeman, and his name was written on the record Hurryman. He died August 19, 1691. His wife's name was Margaret. She died in 1676. They were the parents of three sons, John, Matthew, and Jonathan, and a daughter, the eldest of the family." from Stearns, Ezra S. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire (Lewis Publishing Company, 1908) Vol. 2, Page 671 [2]

Leonard was born about 1622. He passed away about 1691.

Sources

  1. Gale Research, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s : Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.: Rowley, Massachusetts 1647
  2. George Brainard Blodgette and Amos Everett Jewitt, Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1933, reprinted 1981. New England History Press, Southworth, Massachusetts. Page 133.
  3. Early Settlers, page 133.
  4. [1] "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch  : 10 December 2014), Leonard Harryman in entry for Margret, ; citing , reference 168; FHL microfilm 877,468.
  5. Blodgette & Jewitt, page 133
  6. Thurston, page 42
  7. Thurston, page 37
  8. Thurston, page 40
  9. Blodgette & Jewitt, page 133
  10. Blodgette & Jewitt , page 133
  11. Thurston, pages 39 & 41
  12. Thurston, page 41
  13. Thurston, page 41
  14. Blodgette & Jewitt, page 133
  15. Thurston, page 42

See also:

"Leonard Harriman was in Rowley, Massachusetts, in 1649. In 1657, he was admitted freeman, and his name was written on the record Hurryman. He died August 19, 1691. His wife's name was Margaret. She died in 1676. They were the parents of three sons, John, Matthew, and Jonathan, and a daughter, the eldest of the family."


  • Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, volumes 1-9 (Salem: The Essex Institute, 1911-1975). Name: Harriman, Leonard Date: Sept. 1691 Inventory and Will Vol./page: 51:93-94

"The English Ancestry of Leonard Harriman of Rowley, Massachusetts and John Harriman of New Haven, Connecticut" by Lois Ware Thurston. Research sponsored by the Harriman Family Association. Published in the NEHG Register January 1996 Vol. 150 pp 29-47.

Blodgette, George Brainard, compiler. Early Settlers of Rowley, MA: A Genealogical Record of the Families Who Settled in Rowley Before 1700 With Several Generations of their Descendants. Amos Everett Jewett, Revisor, Editor, and Publisher. Rowley, MA: Amos Everett Kewett, 1933.

Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury by Mary Lovering Holman, 1868-1947; compiled for Helen Pendleton Winston Pillsbury, 1878-1957 (1938) p. 905-906

http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_1aa.htm#14

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~corey/harriman /d2.htm#g2

http://minerdescent.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/leonard-harriman/

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Harriman-715 and Harriman-187 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate
posted by Cindy (Ramsey) Barnett
Wife's name and parents addressed.

Need someone to cleanup this profile and make a single chronological narrative, appropriately cited and with sub headers since it's so long.

Then we need to decide if he emigrated before or after 1640 and change the project template accordingly.

posted by Jillaine Smith
From information that I can find Leonard arrived 1647"Gale Research, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2009.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed.. Passe), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Place: Rowley, Massachusetts; Year: 1647; Page Number: 135. Arrival date: 1647 Arrival place: Rowley, Massachusetts." and "Ancestry.com, U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Place: Massachusetts; Year: 1647; Page Number: 136.
posted by William Roberts
Harriman-194 and Harriman-187 appear to represent the same person because: Per Sara Patton:

Please read the biographical material on on Leonard Harriman-194 which shows a great deal of research has been done this profile and your Harriman-187 can be merged. "The English Ancestry of Leonard Harriman of Rowley, Massachusetts and John Harriman of New Haven, Connecticut" by Lois Ware Thurston. Research sponsored by the Harriman Family Association. Published in the NEHG Register January 1996 Vol. 150 pp 29-47. The article has a great deal of excellent documentation.

posted by Lydia Vierson
Harriman-348 and Harriman-194 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same individual with the same wife. The dates don't match exactly because there is no documentation for the exact dates. Please read the bio in Harriman-194 for explanation.
posted by Sara (Stevens) Patton
Harriman-194 and Harriman-187 are not ready to be merged because: Some differences in dates - more research is needed to know which set of dates is correct
posted by Lydia Vierson