I am not this
James Harland, not
one (although this suggests that one day when I write The Great
Novel, an appropriate pseudonym would be Matthew Lynn :-) and not
one (unless you have some gardening work to be done in North
Harland, the founder
of the Harland
and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, was the brother of my ancestor (my great-great-grandfather, I
think), according to what my late father told me. Hence both Sir Edward and my ancestor were sons of
of Scarborough in England. My great-grandfather, Charles Harland, owned a sugar plantation in Fiji before World War I.
Harland, brother of Edward, went to Hong Kong, where he died. But
which of the sons of William Harland was my ancestor I do not know.
For the origins of the Harland family name, see here.