Francis Harison

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Francis Harison (died 1740) was a lawyer and politician in colonial New York.


He was the son of Rev. William Harison (died 1694), Rector of Cheriton, England. He came to New York in 1708.[1]

On October 5, 1721, Harison was appointed Judge of Admiralty for New York, Connecticut and the Jerseys, in place of Caleb Heathcote, deceased. Harison was Recorder of New York City from 1725 to 1735 when he returned to England.

His son George Harison was the father of U.S. Attorney Richard Harison.


  1. ^ Heinmiller, Gary L. (2010). "Richard [Nicholls] Harison/Harrison" (PDF). Retrieved October 18, 2017.
Legal offices
Preceded by
David Jamieson
Recorder of New York City
Succeeded by
Daniel Horsmanden