Dr Thomas Harrison

Birth
East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death 1682 (aged 62–63)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 149613133 · View Source
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Thomas Harrison was born in 1619 in Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, the son of Richard Harrison and Margaret Picke Harrison.

About 1640 he came to the early Jamestown VA settlement as minister of Elizabeth River parish (Anglican, Episcopal). He also served as chaplain to William Berkeley, the Governor of Virginia (1645-1652).

After the Indian massacre, April 18, 1644, Harrison turned Puritan himself and then in 1648 left the Anglican church. He went to New England where he married Dorothy Symonds, daughter of Samuel Symonds of Ipswich, MA, Deputy Governor of MA, and a native of Great Zeldham, Essex, England. He became an independent, Congregational minister.

In 1650, Harrison with his family, returned to England where he first served as minister at St. Dunstans-in-the-East, London, then went to Bromborough Hall in Cheshire, and in 1655 accompanied Henry Cromwell to Dublin, Ireland. His wife, Dorothy, died sometime during 1653-1659.

Upon the Restoration in 1660, Harrison returned to Chester where he preached to large congregations in the Cathedral.
It is while he was at Chester that he married his second wife, Katherine Bradshaw, daughter of Edward Bradshaw, Mercer & Sheriff of Chester. When the "Act of Uniformity of 1662" was passed, he continued in Chester preaching as an independent until about 1672 when he went back to Dublin where he started a flourshing church of dissenters.

He died in Dublin, Ireland "amidst general mourning."

Thomas Harrison and Katherine Bradshaw Harrison had the following children:

Thomas, (23 Apr 1661 - ?)
Katherine, (15 August 1663 - ?)
Isaiah, (25 Sep 1666 - 1738)

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  • Created by: CW
  • Added: 21 Jul 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 149613133
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Thomas Harrison (1 Mar 1619–1682), Find a Grave Memorial no. 149613133, ; Maintained by CW (contributor 47143447) Unknown.