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Richard Harrold Jr. (abt. 1683 - bef. 1730)

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Richard Harrold Jr. aka Harod
Born about in New Garden, Guilford, North Carolinamap
Husband of — married in Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Chester, Pennsylvaniamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 15 Jan 2011
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Categories: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting | New Garden Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania.

Richard was a Quaker



Richard came to America from London on the Henry and Ann in 1681. He and Mary moved to Monocacy, Prince George County, Maryland and then moved South to Central North Carolina. [1]

Richard Harrold and Mary Beals married 22 Mar 1709 in Delaware, Pennsylvania (Concord Monthly Meeting).[2] Hinshaw's unpublished index appears to have the marriage as 1 Apr 1710 but the original record contradicts this. The index also contains the notation "both from Nottingham."[3]


Date: ABT 1683[needs citation]
Place: England


Elizabeth 10th 3rd 1711

Mary 28th 7th 1713

John 21 10th 1714

Jonathan 20th 11th 1717

Mary 19th 9th 1718

Rachel 9th 2nd 1721

Richard birth year ranges 1720-1723. There is no primary source birth record for this son. Some believe he died young. Others believe he lived a normal life but there is little evidence of it. The one possible clue indicating he may have existed and been part of this family is the Will of Mary Ann Beals' father where four children of Rachel are listed, including Richard, and each is to receive 10 shillings when they come of age. That Will was written 1726 when Richard would have been between 3-6 years of age. It is possible that he did not survive long after this and is thus not found in later records.


  2. Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Minutes, 1683-1756; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: MR-Ph 124
  3. Hinshaw, William Wade. William Wade Hinshaw's Index to Unpublished Quaker Records. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College.
  4. Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Minutes, 1746-1768; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: MR-Ph 339, New Garden Monthly Meeting minutes


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On 17 Sep 2018 at 19:11 GMT T Stanton wrote:

There is some confused information in this profile. Header reads born North Carolina and bio copy reads born in England. 1683 predates almost all Europeans in the New Garden/Guilford area. First New Garden Quaker meeting is 1752.

I am unable to find a ship named the Henry and Ann which arrived in the colonies 1681 (or any other year). Is this perhaps meant to be the Thomas & Ann which did arrive 1681 as part of Penn's fleet? No record of the Harrold's aboard but it is not certain the ships log is complete:

On 6 May 2016 at 19:08 GMT Coltrane Milholen wrote:

Harrold-12 and Harrold-249 appear to represent the same person because: Same person.

Richard is 18 degrees from Claude Monet, 15 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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