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Sarah Frances  Burdette was born in Feb. 1642  in Tower Hamlets, Stepney, of Middlesex England, re Geni.  Her parents are given as Cuthbert Burdette and Frances Ann, last name unknown.  Tower Hamlets is in the East End of London and in 1742 the community would have been grouped around St. Dunstans.
However, there is another Ancestry family tree that gives the same parents, but says they emigrated to Accomack Va Sept. 16, 1633.  So Sarah Frances would have been born in America. And the Sameul family tree states that she was born Dec. 28, 1636 in MD or 1640 in VA.   I think I would choose Va.

The DAR Lineage Book 1979 states that Burr Harrison (1636-1697) married 2nd Sarah Francis Burdette. It does not state when or where or the source for this information. An unknown source from the Peabody Library in Baltimore also stated that Burr Harrison of St. Margaret's Westminster London England, born 1636 married Frances Burdett. No mention there of it being a second marriage. The Peabody Library hold mainly English Genealogy books.  The Geni source that named her parents state she was one of 3 wives. 

Some Emigrants to Virginia by Stanard state that Burr Harrison emigrated to America in 1665.  If Sarah Frances was born her, they probably me and wed around 1666 in Virginia.

Sarah Frances and Burr Harrison had 5 children, again Geni: with no dates
1. Margaret Lou who wed Mr. Bland
2. Sybil who wed Mr. Whitledge
3. Capt Thomas Harrison
4. Burr Harrison Jr.
5. Cuthbert Harrison

The Virginia Historical Magazine, Issue unknown had an article on this family "Harrison of Northern Virginia". It lists only one child, Thomas Harrison born Sept 7, 1665 and died 1746.

Geni states that Sarah Frances died 1698 in Stafford Va and is buried in the Harrison Family Cemetery in Prince William County VA.  There is a memorial on Find a Grave memorial #17366382  with a photo of a metal memorial in the cemetery  ......"In loving memory of the Harrison Family of Chapawamsic who are buried in this graveyard".  The sign was erected in 1977. It lists in order:
Burr Harrison I Dec 28, 1637 - 1706
Sarah Frances Burdett Harrison
Thomas Harrison,
Sept 7, 1665- Aug. 13, 1746
Sophia C. Short Harrison
Frances harrison Petton
Burr Harrison II
born May 21, 1699
Anne Barnes Harrison 

The Stafford County, Virginia court records has a paper dated 1700 showing that Burr Harrison married Lettice Smith, widow of Edward Smith.  Burr was asking to be appointed guardian to her children.

It is not known when Burr immigrated to Virginia.


If you know the answer please CONTACT US

1. When and where was Francis born?

2. When and where did she marry?

3. Confirm her children

4. Confirm, in fact, all details.

5.  Go to the Harrison Family Cemetery


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