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Birth date for John Harrison 1701 or 1709
« on: Monday 02 August 21 15:09 BST (UK) »
John Harrison married Margaret Bowser in St Mary's, Beverley 24 Feb 1737, by License.  Transcripts of, I think, the license say he was 28 - ie born 1709.  Other researchers have his birth at 1701.  I cannot find a suitable baptism for 1709, so hope it is an incorrrect transcript.  Can anyone find/see a scan of the original entry please?

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Re: Birth date for John Harrison 1701 or 1709
« Reply #1 on: Monday 02 August 21 15:14 BST (UK) »
As well as giving his age as 28 that licence transcript also refers to him as John Harrison (Jnr)

ADDED It looks as though you can order a copy from the Borthwick Institute
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Re: Birth date for John Harrison 1701 or 1709
« Reply #2 on: Monday 02 August 21 16:50 BST (UK) »
Rosie

The addition of Jnr seems to mean he was younger than another John Harrison that applied - there are a lot of John Harrisons in East Yorkshire, particularly Tibthorpe/Kirkburn where my forebears were.  I have 'younger', 'older', 'servant', 'farmer', 'Yeoman', 'Husbandman' all used in baptism records - this John's Father may be Richard snr.  The addition of the wife's name would have been so much more useful.

Borthwick may be the answer, but I am aware he may have given his age as 28 - 36 seems so old when your new wife to be is only 21!  Perhaps her parents weren't too happy about the marriage, the license date is 2 months after her birthday.

Thanks for you interest and input.
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Re: Birth date for John Harrison 1701 or 1709
« Reply #3 on: Monday 02 August 21 17:00 BST (UK) »
He was listed as a Yeoman when he married, I would normally consider that as 'John the Younger' his father was also John.  He was of Tibthorp when he married
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Re: Birth date for John Harrison 1701 or 1709
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 07 August 21 20:47 BST (UK) »
Rosie

I have had another look through this one and have decided to go with John 1701, it seems by far the most likely.  I agree jnr usually implies father has the same name, but this doesn’t fit at all. 

Thank again for your assistance, it does help to bounce ideas somewhere, and this site is ideal.

Kath
Davis - Worcestershire
Dobson - Bucks/Essex
Longfield - Yorkshire/Newcastle
Franklin - Lincs/Yorks border
Exelby - Yorkshire
Chapman - Cambridgeshire
Aitken - Fife/Lincolnshire
Harrison - Yorkshire
Palfreman - Yorkshire