Bryan Harrison


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1630CSORN
Last Known Service1647CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1630 CaptainSPD-1629-3
4.5.1630 Unicorn, and Commanding OfficerSPD-1629-3
1637 Hercules, Rear-Admiral and Commanding OfficerSPD-1637
1642 Vanguard (56), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1647 Rainbow (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603

Notes on Officer


Memorial of Capt. William RainsboroughSPD-1636-7
Concerning the ships that are to go for Sallee. 1. He recommends that himself should go as Admiral in the Leopard, Capt. George Carteret as Vice-Admiral in the Antelope, Capt. Brian Harrison in the Hercules, Capt. George Hatch in the Great Neptune, Capt. Thomas White in the biggest pinnace, and Capt. Edmund Seamon in the lesser pinnace. He adds various requirements respecting victualling and ordnance.
Journal of Capt. William Rainsborough, of the expedition to SalleeSPD-1637
In which he, as captain of the Leopard, was Admiral, Capt. George Carteret in the Antelope was Vice-Admiral, and Capt. Brian Harrison in the Hercules was Rear-Admiral. The journal contains a brief daily entry from the 21st February 1636/7, when Rainsborough joined his ship at Tilbury Hope, until this day, when his ship came over the chain at Chatham. The chief results appear in entries under date of 29th July, "Mr. [Robert] Blake came aboard with 13 English." 31st July, "came aboard 40 Christian captives." 1st August, "We had 180 Christians came aboard." 2nd August, "We had 73 more came aboard."
Answer to an unknown petition Jan 19th 1653SPD-1652-3
To answer to the petition of Brian Harrison and other owners and freighters of the Unicorn, that when they have proved their case in the Admiralty Court, and bring it so proved to Council, it will be considered.
March 26th 1661SPD-1660-1
Certificate by Brian Harrison, and four others, of the fitness of Robert Seaman, of Redrith, to be master of the Newcastle. With note by Capt. James Smith to the Navy Comrs.; requesting that Robt. Seaman may be continued master of the said frigate with him, in his present voyage.


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