Re: Harrymans of Carroll co, VA
Hello Barbara:The origin of John Harryman in England has proved to be an unsolveable
mystery.I picked up the info on a John Herriman being transported in the Maryland
State Archives.See Patent Series, Liber 8, Folio 502, Lord Baltimore Land Grants,
1665.Not having any other specific data, we could summize this record could be the one.
As with any data researched, in genealogy it is a chancy occupation grasping straws .
With respect to Ethel Harryman's conclusion that an Alice Richardson was John-2's wife
I cannot subscribe to the theory.I have studied the Richardson wills and cannot find an
Alice in that time frame.In the Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts,
1685-1701, there is a mention of an Alice Richardson receiving a legacy from an
Edward Pollard on 27 Aug 1695.The year 1695 happens to be that which is estimated
to be John's birth.If you have access to Family Tree Maker Archive CD206 you will find
Incidentally, are the Harrymans of Carroll Co., VA descended from the Maryland
Harrymans?I have no record of the early generations migrating to Virginia.They did go
to Pennsylvania and Kentucky.I do have records of a Mary Harriman being transported
from Shropshire on the S.Lent in 1731; and a Charles Harriman, alias Hart from Suffolk
on the S.Lent in 1744.See Bonded Passengers to America, Vol. 5, 1663-1775, by Peter
Wilson Coldham.In the 1790 census there was a Shederick Harriman in Greenbrier Co.
My data base for "Baltimore" John is quite extensive (over 1700 names) and an outline of
the first generation is 3 pages long.A genealogy report for the family (as far as I have
gone) is over 72 pages, including footnotes.If you use Family Tree Maker for your
records I can send you a diskJust provide your snail-mail address.