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Richard Harrold (abt. 1720 - abt. 1780)

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Richard Harrold
Born about in Pennsylvaniamap
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Died about in Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 19 May 2014
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Name: Richard Harrold Parents: Richard Harrold, Mary Ann Beals Birth Place: Chester Co, PA Birth Date: 1723 [1]

Richard was born about 1720 or 1723. Richard was the child of Richard Harrold and Mary Beals. Richard passed away about 1780.<needs citation>

Research Note

Richard Harrold does not appear in the list of children born to Richard and Mary Harrold found in the New Garden Monthly Meeting record.[2] There are two children attached to Richard and Mary Harrold (parents above) who do not appear in the record: this Richard and Rebekah, both of which are listing a birth year of 1720 (the New Garden record contains no children born that year).

The one possible clue indicating that Richard may have existed and been part of this family is the Will[3] 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.

The abstract of John Beals' Will includes:

To daughter Mary Harrold 8, she paying to each of heir children, viz Elizabeth, Rachel, Jonathan and Richard 10 shillings when of age. [Note the "8" following Mary Harrold's name appears to be a transcription error.]

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  1. Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.
  2. Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Minutes, 1746-1768; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: MR-Ph 339, New Garden Monthly Meeting minutes
  3. Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Records Service.

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On 19 Sep 2018 at 11:02 GMT T Stanton wrote:

Richard, added what I have been able to find on Richard so far.

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