Research Subjects

1. Thomas Harrald of James City County

Made a will between 1622-1629, and died one month later.


2. John Harrold of Northampton County

Brought by John Jenkins in 1655, most researchers believed he removed to Nansemond County.


3. Richard Harrel Sr. of Lancaster County

Came to Virginia in 1650; had a plantation in 1659/60; probable father of James, Gilbert, Walter and Richard, Jr.; might have purchased 100 acres of land from Thos. Binnison; might have married a Miss Browne.


4. Gilbert Harrel Sr. of Northumberland County

Perhaps the eldest son of Richard; he had three known children; arrested for debt in 1685; his will was probated in 1703.


5. James Harrel of Northumberland County

Born in 1679; executor of his father’s will; fined for having a child out of wedlock with a servant; he is the James Harrill, who died in Prince William Co., VA in 1756.


6. Mary Harrel of Northumberland County

Born in 1680; she is probably the Mary, who had a son named Gilber born in 1711.


7. Gilbert Harrel Jr. of Northumberland County

Born in 1682; had a wife named Joan in 1715; fined for having a child out of wedlock with servant Mary Burn in 1745.


8. Mary Harald of Northumberland County

Born in 1682.


9. Nicholus Harald of Northumberland County

Born in 1684; he was the son of Walter and Priscilla Harald; he was bound to Capt. Tho. Brereton as an apprentice in 1695/96; he sought his discharge in 1705, and sought a three year old heifer that was due him.


10. Sarah Harald of Northumberland County

Daughter of Walter and Priscilla Harald, she was born in 1687.


11. John Harrold of Northumberland County

The son of Walter and Priscilla Harrold; he was the twin brother of Hugh; he was bound as an apprentice to John Trimlett. Both his parents and his master were dead by 1702/03. Capt. Thomas Winder rescued John. Winder was the brother-in-law to Capt. Brereton, master of brother Nicholus. Two of his sons were born in Northumberland Co. In 1735, he was granted a lease of land in Orange Co. along with William Ingram, son of John Ingram. (This William Ingram was born in Northumberland Co. in 1717.) He was a petitioner for a wagon road through Chester’s Gap. He received money in the estate settlement of John Calvert of Orange Co. in 1740. He is the probable father of Jacob of Shenandoah Co.


12. Richard Harrold Jr. of Lancaster County

Landowner in Lancaster Co. from possibly 1682-1711; married Margaret, the daughter of Henry Ball of Lancaster County.


13. Edward Harrell of Lancaster County

Married Margaret Brummwell in 1707 at Christ Church Parish, Middlesex Co., moved his family to Stafford Co. where he lived out his days. He had four children. His daughter Judith was married in Stafford Co.


14. Hugh Harrold of Northumberland County

Twin brother of John, he was bound into apprenticeship to William Woodland. He is possibly either the father or the grandfather of the orphans Hugh and Jane of Frederick County.


15. Gilber Harrell of Northumberland County

Born 1711 in Northumberland County to Mary.


16. James Harrell Jr. of Northumberland County

Born in 1719 at Northumberland Co.; he was not mentioned in his father’s will filed in 1756 at Prince William Co.; presumed to have died before 1756.


17. Gilbert Harrell of Northumberland County

Born in Northumberland County in 1721; he is mentioned in his father’s will of 1756 in Prince William County.


18. Rosana Hearald of Northumberland County

Born in Northumberland County in 1731; she is mentioned in her father’s will of 1756 in Prince William County.


19. John Harle of Stafford County

Also from Prince William and Fairfax Counties. Probably the brother of William Harle; his wife was Elizabeth; he had at least one son; purchased 464 acres on Pimmet’s Run in 1728/29; 512 acres along with William in Prince William Co. in 1731; bought 131 acres in Fairfax Co.; he was dead by June 1752.


20. William Harle of Stafford County

Also from Prince William and Fairfax Counties; probably the brother of John Harle; purchased 512 acres with John in Prince William Co. in 1731; acquired 603 acres in Prince William Co. in 1741; another 547 acres with Gerrard Trammell in 1742; sold 288 acres in Fairfax in 1743; sold 517 acres of tract with Trammell in 1749.


21. Richard Harrald of Augusta County

Probably born about 1697; probably married his wife Elizabeth about 1720; first appears in Prince William Co.; father of six sons—John, James, William, Moses, Richard, Jr. and Aaron; purchased 760 acres from William Russell along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in April 1740; began distributing his land to his sons in 1749 and 1750; probably died between 1752 and 1758.


22. Jacob Harrel of Augusta County

We believe Jacob Harrel may be the number one potential clue to discover the identity of Richard Harrel. What do we know about Jacob? We know he was in Augusta County tithable list for 1746 when he was one of numerous people listed to work on the road ordered from Caleb Jones’s mill down to county line. We know he was fined in Augusta County in 1747 for not attending as a witness in court. We know he witnessed a land deed transfer for Richard Harrel in January 1750 and we know he is probably not a son of Richard Harrel. We also know he is listed in the 1782 Tax List for neighboring Frederick County, Virignia.