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On 6 January 2022 the 1921 England and Wales Census records were made available online via the FindMyPast website. The records have been indexed and are searchable via the usual methods. These records are only viewable on a pay-per-view basis and are not included in any of FindMyPast's existing subscriptions with the exception of the 12 month premium subscription.

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Historical References

"HARRISON, 'son of Harry' (from HENRY through the intermediate form Hanry). Sir Laurence Harryson or Herryson, a native of Scotland, had letters of denization in England, 1497 (Bain, rv, 1623, 1629). James Harryson, Scottisheman, was author of "An Exhortacion to the Scottes to conforme themselfes to the honorable, Expedient, & godly Vnion betweene the two Realmes of Englande & Scotland," published in London, 1547. Magnus Harison in Gillisbrek, parish of Lunnasting, 1613 (Shetland). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Harrison Family History

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