The Harrisons of The North
They were in England a generation or more before the time of the battle of Hastings, (October 14, 1066), and the period of the Domesday book, (1085, 1086), from which many old English families date their origin.
From the old kingdom "of the North", the Harrisons drifted south among the various other shires of the country.
- pp 84,85, Settlers by the Long Grey Trail by J. Houston Harrison, published 1935, reprinted 1975, 1984, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2007
Count Anthony Harrison's ethnicity is both as a Statesman of West Cumberland and a hereditary Polish prince, whose public interests include: (1) Appearing on Channel 4's First Dates, (2) The Campaign to Reintroduce the Golden Eagle to the Lake District and South-West Scotland, (3) Creating a Dedicated Memorial to the Polish Pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, and (4) Founding the National Emergency Remote Pilot Service (NERPS).
His commercial interests include publishing, software engineering, large infrastructure projects in support of traditional social structures, and manufacturing.
Count Anthony is also the head of the Harrisons of The North in Cumberland, whose ancient coat of arms cite his ducal origin in Tongeren, Belgium, in the ninth century.
In terms of protocols, His Grace is formally addressed as 'Count Anthony Jackson-Ossalinsky-Jackson-Harrison', which short-forms are 'Count Anthony Ossolinski' (Polish) and 'Count Anthony Harrison' (British), and "Anthony Harrison, Statesman" (Cumberland).
The Polish convention for addressing a Polish count is Illustrious and Magnificent Lord or His/Your Grace or Lord/My Lord and most often 'His/Your Grace' or 'Lord/My Lord'.
Amongst his fellow countrymen in Cumberland, he gives precedence to the form 'Anthony Harrison, Statesman' (as recorded to be a tradition by the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archeolgical Society).
Anthony's father served in the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals), 22 Special Air Service, MI5, as well as the Highland Light Infantry, Border Regiment, King's Rifles, and Royal Australian Air Force; and his grandfather administered the Polish Pilots in the Battle of Britain, in the Royal Air Force in WW2, and was a decorated Reconnaissance pilot in the Royal Flying Corp, in WW1.
He is also a Cayzer through his maternal grandmother, and a Martin of Kent through his maternal grandfather, both very ancient families.
In terms of continuing relations in Cumberland, Count Harrison as the head of this ancient family is also the heir of the Jacksons of Armboth, Count and Countess Ossalinsky, as well as the renown West Cumberland benefactress, Catharine Augusta, the Baroness de Sternberg, and in connection with these predicatums, Count Harrison can be contacted using the contact details herein.
Having been in Cumberland for 28 generations, he is presumed to be related to most of the old families of The North, as well as many further south which ancient heralds asserted to include the original Berkeleys of Berkeley Castle, and their illustrious ilk.
- It is thought that most 'Harrison' families that can be proven to be long established in Cumberland, ultimately belong to these Harrisons of The North.
- This includes both Harrison presidents of the USA (the 9th and 23rd).
- A branch of this family used to print England's banknotes and the UK's postage stamps.
- As was conveyed by his father, the family's "mystery" is vested in their family crest, which is (paraphrased) "from a ducal coronet, a golden Talbot's Head"... .
- These crests were awarded in ancient times to families with proven ducal descent from Germanic climes and it is taken that Harrison families without a Talbot's Head in the crest of their arms were unable to definitively prove this connection when their arms were originally awarded.
- The matter that the Talbot's Head is traditionally drawn with it's tongue extended supports the Harrison's ninth century origin in Tongeren (Belgium), which is where the English word for tongue comes from. This is further supported by the matter that the meaning of the name of their ninth century ducal progenitor means 'having speech', literally 'the duke of has-speech': Tongeren was the ancient capital of the ancient Tungri tribe, and few can trace themselves so well to this ancient tribe.