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It would seem somewhat dampening to the spirit of those seeking the origins of the following Bynums to give lengthy detail of a Harris family of Wiveliscombe, Somerset, so suffice it to impart that Edward Bennett, uncle of Thomas Harris of that place, was associated with Christopher Reynolds Sr., who emigrated to Virginia as his indentured servant. Bk. 1, pp. 46-8, “Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my son Christopher Reynolds Jr. all my land on the southerly side of the Freshest swamp that Richard Jordan (his son-in-law who m. da. Elizabeth Reynolds) now liveth upon”. It may also be of use to mention that the family of Lancaster (Squires of Cheddar juxta Wedmore) were associated with Wiveliscombe, and that these Harris were kin of  families of Forte and Bodie.

In Wiveliscombe, John Benham/Bainham, bur. 1 Sept. 1601, was the father of Phillip Benham, who m. Ellinor, 4 July 1560; they the parents of Thomas Benham, bapt. 7 June 1566, and Tobias Benham, bapt. 8 May 1579; either of these being the father of Richard Benham, father of James Benham, bapt. 2 Nov., 1639. In Wedmore, Henry Bainham, who died in Wiveliscombe, was the father of Thomas Bainham, bapt. 22 Apr 1578; they of certain relationship to George Bainham, who m. Julianam Gane, 18 Jan. 1591. She m. 2. William Day, 1 Oct. 1595. Julia Gane was the aunt of John Gane, bapt. 8 Sept. 1588, father of Judith Gane, bapt. 21 Nov 1619, who m. William Popham, 29 May 1643, br. of George Popham, who m. Mary Comer 30 Apr 1635, relict of John Councell, who she m. 26 Nov 1631; the very probable uncle of Hodges Councell of Virginia; with Mary Comer being the sister of the wife of John Harris of Cheddar, tenant of the Lancasters, and probable uncle of Thomas Harris, d. 1688.

It is with this rather scanty kinship outline that the following Bynums are introduced; it has to be so, because the connection between English and Virginia ancestries is one of repeated relationships. Stripped of assumptions, the following is most likely true:

1. Richard Bynum, Wiveliscombe.

1.1. John Bynum. On 29 September 1679, John Bynum sold to Richard Jordan Sr. the land he had purchased from George Blow.

1.2. James Bynum, bapt. 2 Nov. 1639, in Wiveliscombe; d. c. 1720, Surry Co. There is no evidence that she married a Mizzell, nor that the Mizells were French Hugenots. Massall/Mascell were not such uncommon English names. See Robert W. Baird: “There is no association at all between any Bynums and Mizells prior to 1691. They lived in different parts of the county, were enumerated in different tax districts, and their paths never crossed in any record. The first association between the families is a purchase of land adjoining Luke Mizell Jr. by James Bynum in 1691. Elizabeth Bynum’s witness of Luke Mizell’s will two years later, and James Bynum’s appointment as an appraiser of the estate can be explained by the fact that they were next-door neighbors” … “other witnesses and appraisers were also neighbors and no one has assumed that they were” internarried with the Bynums. In this case, James Bynum’s d.o.b. can not be assumed on the supposition of a marriage.

1.2.1. William Bynum, m. Mary Fort. He witnessed the will of his father-in-law John Fort on 21 October 1724 in Surry Co. In 1730, he witnessed Mary Fort’s discharge of dower in land conveyed by her husband, John Fort, Jr. to Davis Hopper on the Moratock in Bertie Precinct. (Bertie Co. D.B. C, p. 252). On 3 December 1744, William Bynum bought 300 ac. from Thomas Drake in Edgecombe Co. on the upper side of Fishing Creek. William Bynum (first cousin of William Bynum, aforesaid, married Elizabeth Sugars Fort, the widow of Mary Fort’s first cousin, Elias Fort, and the da. of John Sugars. She left a will in Southampton Co. proved 3 July 1773, leaving slaves to her sons and dau.: William Bynum, Benjamin Bynum, and Abigail Williamson,and the residual estate to son Michael Bynum. Specific bequests were made to grandson Cordall Norfleet Bynum, son of Cordall Norfleet and Ann Bynum, da. of Michael. Cordall Norfleet was the son of Joseph Norfleet, first-cousin of Marmaduke Norfleet, whose da., Elizabeth Norfleet, m. James Harris in Halifax Co, NC., son of: James Harris, Will pr. 10 Jan. 1749; son of Edward Harris and Mary Turner; his Will was pr. 25 March 1734, in IOW Co.; son of Thomas Harris, d. 1688. Mary Fort was the da. of John Fort and Elizabeth Jordan, named in her father’s Will of 24 Sept. 1695 as Elizabeth Fort, da. of Richard Jordan Jr., son of Richard Jordan Sr., aforementioned.

1.2.1.1. William Bynum, m. Mary Crocker, 13 Jan. 1762, Southampton Co., da. of Benjamin Crocker and Sarah Barrow. Benjamin Crocker was the son of Robert Crocker, who named sons Benjamin, Moses, and Arthur in his will, recorded 10 Jan. 1750; his estate being appraised by William Bynum, John Harris, and Arthur Long. Robert Crocker named his daus., Elizabeth Jordan, Sarah Braswell, and Mary Middleton. His son, William Crocker, Will dated 27 Oct. 1729, pre-deceased him, and was the father of Joseph Crocker; Will recorded 5 Feb. 1761, appraised by Thomas Holliman, who m. Catherine Lancaster, da. of Elizabeth Harris and Samuel Lancaster. Catherine Lancaster was the sister of (1) Martha Lancaster, who m. John Holliman, son of Christopher Holliman, Jr. 25 Sept. 1739: From Christopher Holliman of Bartee precinct, North Carolina, and John Holliman of Newport parish in IOW, to Arthur Crocker of Newport Parish in IOW … 300 ac. on the E. side the main Swamp in Newport Parish. (D. B. 5, p. 143). (2) Unity Lancaster, who m. Thomas Betts, whose estate was appraised by Henry Lancaster, Abraham Jones, and William Harris, and recorded 6 May 1773. (3) Mary Lancaster, m. William Drake, son of Richard Drake, Will probated 13 Sept. 1759. Richard Drake was the son of Thomas Drake, b. 1650, in South Petherton, Somerset, and Sarah. Richard Drake, b. 1696; d. 1759, Southampton Co. Will recorded W.B. 1, p. 313. He patented land in IOW in 1717, and in 1746 he received other patents, see Bertie Co, D.B. B, p. 132, D, p. 245; E, p. 52. Richard Drake was the br. of John Drake. born 1695, d. 1729 in Bertie Co. He m. Sarah Bryant in 1725, da. of James Bryant, and sister of Eleanor Bryant, wife of Richard Braswell, Mary Bryant, wife of Richard Sumner; and (paternal) half-sister of Robert Bryant, who had issue: Lewis Bryant, who m. Celia Holliman on 18 Nov, 1776 in Johnston, NC.; Arpey Bryant, who m. Richard Holleman on 8 Jan. 1768, in Johnston; Elizabeth Bryant, who m. James Grantson Holliman (the probable son of Samuel and his wife, Elizabeth Jones), on 16 Apr. 1772, in Johnston. Richard and John Drake were the nephews of John Drake, born 1647 in South Petherton. He m. Jemima Parnell in 1675, and patented land in IOW in 1682. Will of Thomas Parnell, cooper, dated 10 Oct. 1687; proved 9 June 1688: Sons Thomas, Joseph; dau. Susanna; 3 daus; my children shall be brought up in the fear of the Lord and to learne to wright and reade; Sister Jemima Drake. My cloth coate or hayre camlett coat to Mr. John Fulgeham; John Drake; Joane Johnson; cozen John Williams; cousen Sarah Williams to have my dau. Jane’s best suit of apparell. John Drake was the father of John Drake, b. 1680, fatherof Richard Drake, who patented land in IOW; and who in 1727 witnessed the Will of Mary Bodie.

The Crockers were almost certainly of South Petherton, where Thomas Crocker m. Charity Seagar (Sugar) on 25 May 1606, and their son, Thomas, m. Judith Fursland, 30 May 1641.

The earliest origins of these families may be found in the records of Wells Cathedral:

From the great number of benefactions and endowments received in the Middle Ages by the Vicars Choral of Wells, from the time of Bishop Ralph de Shrewsbury (A.D. 1329-63) downwards, the documents formerly in their possession must have been very numerous. However this may have been in former days, their records and archives that have survived to the present time, are comparatively few in number, except certain parchment Rolls of Account, which are still somewhat numerous. Of those that have so survived, a large proportion are so entirely decayed that they are either mouldering to dust, from the effects of damp, or are at least wholly illegible.

A long roll, finely written, containing several accounts; the Computus of the Bedel of Snersholte, A.D. 1438; the Computus of William Gyffarde, the Bedel of Sparkeforde, or Drayton Sparkeforde [near Castle Carey, in Somerset] for the same year. In this account, persons named “Henry Scarlet and “John Blake” occur.

Computus of John Benham, Warden, or Supervisor, of La Wellysleigh, A.D. 1455:— the manor, near Wells, from which the Wellesley family derives its name; no mention, however, of any member of the family is to be found in it. The Wellesley property, now known as the “Manor of Wellesley and Dulcot,” was given to the Vicars Choral by Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury, A.D. 1354.

This is followed, on the same membrane, by the account of the same John Benham, as the Warden, or Supervisor, of La Fennes, in the same year. Among his items of expenditure, is a charge of 3s. 7d. for riding to the Sheriff, to obtain the liberation of John Russell, bailiff of Fennes, who was in the lock-up house [incluserio] at Yvelcesetre [Ilchester]. The roll concludes with the account of the same John Benham, as the Warden, or Supervisor, of La Hethorne, for the same year.

Computus of Henry Sporyer and Richard Harris, “Receivers of the moneys of the Vicars of the Cathedral Church of Wells, dwelling in the New Work” — the New Close — A.D. 1461. This is a long roll, and finely written, but in some parts illegible, from damp. William Pitte, of Wedmore, is again mentioned as a tenant, paying 70s. yearly for Chambleynshinne. They account for 4s. 4rf. received for saffron, “growing in “the common garden” this year: also, for 2s., for the dripping [pinguedine] in the kitchen; and “for 6s. 8d. “the gift of Master Hugh Sugar, Official of the Bishop “in the Consistory of Wells, as his fee on being admitted Rural Dean from the Parish Church of Kyngestone, this year.”

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DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS HARRIS, D. 1672.

1. Thomas Harris, m. Judith Blake, 20 Nov. 1623, in Wiveliscombe, Somerset. He was a cousin of (1) Richard Bennett, Governor of Virginia, and probably he who d. in Virginia in 1672. B. 5, p. 224: Henry Baker deceased, estate dated 27 April 1701. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster Sr., Nicholas Sessoms, whose da. was Mary Blake, wife of William Blake. Richard Bennett’s first wife was Anne, who was Charles Barham’s sister (see Douglas Richardson, ‘Plantagenet Ancestry’). Mr. Charles Barham Ex., Thomas Harris (d. 1672) and Thomas Tuke overseers, were officers of the will of William Ridley, who was probably the br. of Elizabeth Ridley, Charles Barham’s wife. The Tukes descended from a Holliman heiress. Thomas Harris, Will recorded 13 Nov. 1672. Security: John Newman and Edward Brantley. Edward Brantley Sr. came to America as an indentured servant under John Seaward of Bristol, who received a land patent on 18 June 1638 for 400 ac. in IOW. His son, Phillip Brantley, m. Joyce Lewis, da. of Thomas Lewis and Rebecca George, da. of John George, undoubtedly related to Nicholas George (see earlier notes), father-in-law of Thomas Harris, d. 1672. John George, appraisal by John Brantley, Thomas Hardy, George Riddick, and George Barlow, c. 1711. (B. 2, p. 527).
1.1. John Harris. William Groves, appraisal by John Harris, Edward Brantley, Elias Fort and Edward Grantham; presented by Mrs Elinor Groves,; recorded 9 Feb. 1678. (B. 2, p. 172). John Harris m. a da. of Francis Hobbs, who sold Edward Brantley 675 ac. adj. Thomas Tuke, in 1669. The Brantleys association with this kinship group stemmed from their marriage into the family of Hodges Council, of Wedmore, somerset. (2) Edward Bennett’s children. Christopher Reynolds Sr. emigrated to Virginia as an indentured servant of Mr. Edward Bennett. Bk. 1, pp. 46-8, “Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my son Christopher Reynolds Jr. all my land on the southerly side of the Freshest swamp that Richard Jordan (his son-in-law who m. da. Elizabeth Reynolds) now liveth upon”.

1.2. Thomas Harris.

1.2.1. Thomas Harris, d. 1730: Thomas Harris 290 ac. IOW, on the Maherin River and both sides of Herbert’s Branch adj. Edward Brantley (son of Phillip and Joyce Lewis), and William Simmons line, 24 March 1725. Edward Brantley, John Thorpe, and Thomas Purcell appraisers. Thomas names a son, Joshua, in his will, and also an “unborn child wife now goes with”. Edward Brantley’s son, John, m. the widow of Thomas Harris, Hannah Judkins, whose mother remarried to William Harris before 1721. In Jan. 1708, administration of Edward Taylor’s estate was granted to Margaret Taylor; witnesses William Gray, Timothy Thorpe, and William Harris. (Davis, 127).

Margaret Taylor (da. of Edward Taylor and Margaret Gray) and William Judkins (son of Robert Judkins) had issue: 1. Elizabeth Judkins (m. John Berryman) 2. Hannah Judkins (m. Thomas Harris, d. 1730, IOW Co., son of Thomas, son of Thomas Harris, d. 1672, and Alice Newman). Margaret Taylor m. William Harris before 1721; her son Thomas Taylor m. his granddau., Mary Harris. William Harris: his Will was probated 19 April 1721. To wife Margaret. To grandson Harris Taylor. To granddau. Mary, wife of Thomas Taylor. To grandson Harris Taylor, land purchased of Robert Girly. To granddau. Mary, land at her death to her husband Thomas Taylor. At their deaths, to their son Thomas Taylor. Friends Capt. Thomas Holt and William Gray to divide property and overseers of the will. Executor, Thomas Taylor. (W.B 7, p. 325).

Thomas Holt was the son of Randall Holt and Elizabeth Hansford, da. of of Colonel John Hansford. Thomas Holt’s first wife was Frances Mason, da. of Francis Mason , whose Will names Thomas Holt, “Son-in-law” (B. 2., p. 116). Elizabeth Mason, wife to Francis, and mother to Thos. Holt was the widow of Thomas Binns, Sr. As Mrs. Elizabeth Binns she patented 777 ac. on 18 Oct. 1669. (B. 6, p. 281) On May 6, 1701., as Elizabeth Mason, she deeded 388 ½ acres to Grandson, Francis Holt, and 388 ½ acres to grandson, Francis Mason – “if he dies, to Grandson, Charles Binns.” (Surry W&D B. 2., p. 225) Thus, Frances Mason Holt, first wife of Thomas Holt, was ½ sister to Thomas Binns (Jr). Robert Barham lived successively with Thomas Binns, Robert Hart, and Thomas Holt

1. Joseph Thorpe, m. Dorothy Fenn, da. Timothy Fenn, Sr. (Were they of the Fenn family of Wedmore, Somerset?).
1.1. Thomas Thorpe, d. 1711 in IOW Co. m. (1) bef. 1686, Martha Jennings, d. 1702, da. of John Jennings, Clerk of Court of IOW Co. and Mary Seaward. John Jennings first wife had been Martha, da. of Robert (co-incidentally named) Harris, alias Crumpe, of Quedgely, Gloucestershire. Thomas Thorpe m. (2) Mary Lewis. John Jennings: Leg.- son *John; da. Martha; da. Mary my land on Lyon’s Creek; da. Sarah the land bought of Valentine Chitty; son-in-law William Seward; George Seward, wife Mary; Overseers, Capt. Edmund Wickins, Lt. George Moore, Thomas Moore, William Seward. Date. Oct. 19, 1678. Wit: George Lewer, Mathew Wood. George Lewer.

Edward Bennett left two daus, one of whom, Mary, m (1) Thomas Bland, of London; (2) Luke Cropley. The other, Silvestra, m. Major Nicholas Hill, son of Thomas Hill and Margaret Wyke of Ninehead Flory, Somerset. Mary, a da. of the first-named da., Mary Bland-Cropley, m. James Day of IOW., and Mary, a da. of Silvestra Hill, the other da. of Edward Bennett, m. *John Jennings, son of the clerk of the same name.

Edward Bennett’s daus. were cousins of Thomas Harris, d. 1672. His chidrens’ association with the Thorpes predated the associations of the family of Thomas, d. 1688.

1.1.1. Sarah Thorpe (by first wife), m. (1) William George, son of John George, thus kin of Thomas Harris, d. 1672; (2) William Batts. As given previously, John George was probably he who was bapt. 6 Nov. 1603, in Pilton, Somerset.
1.1.2. John Thorpe, apraisee of the estate of Thomas Harris, d. 1730.
1.2. Joseph Thorpe.
1.3. Timothy Thorpe: Edward Taylor died by early 1708 in Surry Co. In Jan. 1708, administration of his estate was granted to Margaret Taylor; witnessed by William Gray, Timothy Thorpe, and William Harris. (Davis, 127).
1.3.1. John Thorpe, d. 1772 in Southampton Co.; m. Mary Matthews.
1.3.1.1. Sarah Thorpe, m. Lewis Harris.
1.3.1.2. John Thorpe, Jr., m. Martha Atkinson.
1.3.2. Timothy Thorpe, d. 13 Oct. 1763, in Southampton Co., m. Martha Peterson, who m. (2) James Jones. Martha Jones of the Parish of St Luke. Leg. – son Timothy Thorp; granddau. Mary Cock Simmons; granddau. Peggy Ridley; granddau. Rebecca Simmons, Martha Ridley, Ann Thorp, Martha Thorpe, Temperance Atherton; Polly Person and Martha Person; grandson John Thorp Richardson. Ex. son Timothy Thorp. R 12 April 1781. Wit Hardy Harris, Sally Jarrell, Sarah Hasty.
1.3.2.1. Peterson Thorpe, m. Martha Person.
1.3.2.1.1. Martha Thorpe, m. Francis Taylor.
1.3.2.2. Timothy Thorpe.
1.3.2.3. Mary Thorpe, m. James Barham; his will, proved 9 June 1792, Southampton Co, mentions da. Martha Harris and Rebecca Holliman, sons Judkins Barham, Timothy Thorp Barham; son-in-law, William Holliman.
1.3.2.3.1. Martha Barham, m. Joel Harris, son of John Harris and Avis Holleman.
1.3.2.3.1.1. Sarah Harris, m. William Middleton.
1.3.3. Mary Thorpe, m. (1) Edward Harris, son of Edward Harris, son of Thomas Harris, d. 1688.
1.3.1.1. Hardy Harris.
1.3.1.2. Lewis Harris, m. Sarah Thorpe.
1.2. Robert Thorpe.
1.2.1. Timothy Thorpe.
1.2.2. Hannah Thorpe, m. Joseph Delk, son of Roger Delk, and sister of Lucinda Delke, wife of Benjamin Lancaster, grandson of Samuel Lancaster and Elizabeth Harris, da. of John Harris, d. 1687.

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THE UNBORN CHILD OF THOMAS HARRIS, D. 1730. BY MARJORIE REAGAN:

“The unborn child was Thomas Harris who himself died in Granville County, North Carolina, intestate in 1761. Theophilus Goodwin was administrator of the 1761 estate which named Thomas’s orphan Solomon and “the widow” Harris. Much circumstantial evidence is convincing that Theophilus Goodwin was the father of Thomas’s wife. Theophilus was married to Elizabeth Wyche, a daughter of George Wyche, son of Henry Wyche.

A 1753 indenture between Thomas and Joshua Harris gives proof that both were heirs of Thomas Harris who died in 1730. The scanned pages of Southampton County, Virginia’s records are online and can be found at “Brantley Association of America, Southampton Records.” This deed is recorded in Deed Book 1, 1749-1753, pages 466-468. On January 25, 1753, Thomas Harris of Granville, North Carolina sold to Joshua Harris of Southampton County, Virginia, his (Thomas’s) part of 290 acres in Southampton “granted to Thomas Harris the elder by patent bearing date at Williamsburg the 24th day of March 1725 and by the said Thomas Harris in his last will and testament bearing the date the 25th day of December 1729 given unto Thomas Harris aforesaid and bounded as in the said patent and will is expressed including all the said Thomas Harris’s part of the said 290 acres of land containing by estimation 100 acres more or less.” Thomas Harris, legal signature. Witnesses John Person, Joshua Claud, Moses Sharp, Session Blake. The deed was proved in the Court of Southampton March 8, 1753 by the oaths of the same four men. Thomas the elder’s grant is recorded in Virginia Land Patent Book No. 12, page 440

Also, on the Brantley Association News Page is the following discovery they made about the widow Hannah Harris. “Learning after 50 years of research that Hannah who married John Brantley of Granville and Chatham Co, N.C. was the widow of Thomas Harris who died in 1730, in Granville County, N.C. We have often supposed that she was a Harris, but had no idea that instead, she had married a Harris”.

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HARRIS QUESTIONS

1. William Harris, m. Dorothy Westbrooke, 31 Aug. 1562, in Wiveliscombe, Somerset; of a kinship circle which included families of Bodie and Fort.

1.1. Richard Harris, m. (8 Oct. 1594), Eleanor Bennet, sister of (a) Thomas Bennett, who had issue: (1) Thomas Bennett, b. Nov. 11, 1603 at Wiveliscombe, father of Alice Bennett, who m. John Hardy. Nugent, C&P vol. 1, p. 569; their da., Lucy, m. Hodges Council; her sister m. Richard Jackson, their da., Mary Jackson, m. Capt. George Hardy, appraiser of the estate of Edward Harris, d. 1677. (2) Richard Bennett, bapt. 6 Aug. 1609, Governor of Virginia. (b) Edward Bennett. Christopher Reynolds Sr. emigrated to Virginia as an indentured servant of Mr. Edward Bennett. Bk. 1, pp. 46-8, “Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my son Christopher Reynolds Jr. all my land on the southerly side of the Freshest swamp that Richard Jordan (his son-in-law who m. da. Elizabeth Reynolds) now liveth upon”.

1.1.1. William Harris, bapt. 28 Jan. 1595. He may have been the William Harris, headright of John Moone in IOW, in 1637 – the Fulgham connection.

1.1.2. Richard Harris.

1.1.2.1. John Harris, bapt. 18 Feb. 1624; probably d. 1687, Virginia, m. Unity. He was the second-cousin of Richard Bennett, Governor of Virginia, whose first wife, Anne, was Charles Barham’s sister. He may have been the John Harris, headright in 1653 of Benjamin Brasseur, who bought a large tract of land from Richard Bennett.

1.1.2.1.1. John Harris. On 9 Nov. 1708, Samuel Lancaster was granted the administration of the estate of John Harris, his probable brother-in-law. Did John Harris have issue?

1.1.2.1.2. Elizabeth Harris, m. Samuel, son of Robert Lancaster Sr. and Sarah, widow of her 2nd husband, Richard Bennett Sr., d. 1710.

1.1.2.1.2.1. Robert Lancaster, m. Martha.

1.1.2.1.2.1.1. Benjamin Lancaster 1724-1793, m. Lucinda Delke, da. of Roger Delke.

1.1.2.1.2.1.2. Catherine Lancaster, m. Joseph Crocker; Will R. 5 Feb. 1761, appraised by Thomas Holliman. Joseph Crocker was the son of William Crocker, Will dated 27 Oct. 1729 in IOW, son of Robert Cocker*, who witnessed his son’s will (W.B. 3, pp. 179-180. 24 Sep. 1750: Southampton Co. Will of Robert Crocker names sons Benjamin*, Moses & Arthur; grandson Elisha Crocker; daus. Elizabeth Jordan, Sarah Braswell, & Mary Middleton; housekeeper Mary Hill. Wit: William Bynum, John Jones, Alexander Watson. Rec. 8 Nov. 1750. W.B. I, p. 19. William Bynum was the son of a namesake, who witnessed the will of his father-in-law John Fort on 21 October 1724 in Surry Co. In 1730, he witnessed Mary Fort’s discharge of dower in land conveyed by her husband, John Fort, Jr. to Davis Hopper on the Moratock in Bertie Precinct. (Bertie Co. D.B. C, p. 252). On 3 December 1744, William Bynum bought 300 ac. from Thomas Drake in Edgecombe Co. on the upper side of Fishing Creek. William Bynum Sr. was the brother of James Bynhum, whose land was adjacent. Robert Crocker’s estate was appraised by William Bynum, John Harris, and Arthur Long.** R. 10 Jan. 1750.

Who was this John Harris?

Mary Crocker m. William Bynum Jr, 13 Jan. 1762, Southampton Co., da. of *Benjamin Crocker and Sarah Barrow, who may have been related to Samuel Crocker, who m. (25 Dec. 1777) Anne Hollman, da. of Arthur Holliman.

Anne Hollman may have been related to Avis Holliman, who m. John Harris, whose will of 1771 was witnessed by Arthur Holliman.

1.1.2.1.2.1.3. Martha Lancaster, m. John Holliman, son of Christopher Holliman, Jr. 25 Sept. 1739: From Christopher Holliman of Bartee precinct, North Carolina, and John Holliman of Newport parish in IOW, to Arthur Crocker of Newport Parish in IOW … 300 ac. on the E. side the main Swamp in Newport Parish. (D. B. 5, p. 143).

1.1.2.1.2.2. Unity Lancaster, m. Thomas Betts, whose estate was appraised by Henry Lancaster, Abraham Jones, and William Harris, and recorded 6 May 1773.

Who was William Harris?

John Jones, estate examined by Thomas Pearce and James Watson. R. 2 Aug. 1770. Wit: Thomas Betts, Mathew Harris, Robert Wall. Ex. Benjamin Bailey.

How were William and Matthew Harris related?

1.1.2.1.2.3. Mary Lancaster, m. William Drake, son of Richard Drake, Will probated 13 Sept. 1759. To his sons Francis Drake, Matthew Drake, Nathaniel Drake, Tristram Drake, William Drake, and Brittin … To his daughter Martha Williams, wife of Jacob Williams. Wit. Thomas Gray, Benjamin Williams, and Mathew Williams. March 1762: Ordered that the following persons lay off road leading out of the road that crosses Swift Creek at the Bridge near Rickman’s store between the store and Greens Path and then near the Plumb Tree Bottom … William Braswell, Francis Jones, Thos. Williams, Jacob Braswell, Joseph Sumner, Mathew Drake, Nath’l Drake.

**Arthur Long’s estate was appraised by William and John Blount, and Cordall Norfleet. R. 8 June 1769. He was the son of Arthur Long and Mary, probable da. of ‘Arthur Allen of Bristol, planter’.

Arthur Long also appraised the estate of John Harris, with Cordall Norfleet and Henry Crafford. R. 10 Jan. 1765.

Who was this John Harris?, probably the apraisee of Robert Crocker’s estate in 1751?

Henry Crafford was connected to Harris Taylor: John Chitty orphan of Edward. John Wilkinson guardian bond 8 Mar. 1759 1000 pounds. Henry Crafford and Harris Taylor securities. Chitty Edward – Estate appraised by Simon Pope, John Davis and Joseph Delk. 12 Oct. 1758, p.272.

Harris Taylor was the grandson of William Harris:

Margaret Taylor and William Judkins had issue: 1. Elizabeth Judkins (m. John Berryman) 2. Hannah Judkins (m. Thomas Harris, d. 1730, IOW Co. (was his br. William Harris?), son (I suggest) of Thomas, son of Thomas Harris, d. 1672*, and Alice Newman. Margaret Taylor m. William Harris before 1721; her son, Thomas Taylor, m. his granddau., Mary Harris.

Thomas Harris, Will recorded 13 Nov. 1672, appointed relict Alice as exc. Security John Newman and Edward Brantley.

Edward Brantley Sr. came to America as an indentured servant under John Seaward of Bristol, who received a land patent on 18 June 1638 for 400 ac. in IOW. His son, Phillip Brantley, m. Joyce Lewis, da. of Thomas Lewis and Rebecca George, da. of John George, undoubtedly related to Nicholas George (see earlier notes), father-in-law of Thomas Harris, d. 1672). John George, appraisal by John Brantley, Thomas Hardy, George Riddick, and George Barlow, c. 1711. (B. 2, p. 527).

John Harris, son of Thomas, d. 1672: William Groves, appraisal by John Harris, Edward Brantley, Elias Fort and Edward Grantham; presented by Mrs Elinor Groves,; recorded 9 Feb. 1678. (B. 2, p. 172). John Harris m. a da. of Francis Hobbs, who sold Edward Brantley 675 ac. adj. Thomas Tuke, in 1669.

Thomas Harris, d. 1730: Thomas Harris 290 ac. IOW Maherin River & both sides of Herbert’s Branch adj. Edward Brantley (son of Phillip) and William Simmons line, 24 March 1725. Edward Brantley, John Thorp, and Thomas Purcell appraisers. Thomas names a son, Joshua, in his will, and also an “unborn child wife now goes with”.

Was this unborn child John Harris?

Was John Thorp related to the Thorps, as follows?

Edward Harris Jr. m. Mary Thorpe, da. of a Timothy Thorpe*, their son being Hardy Harris.

William Harris, Will probated 19 April 1721: To wife Margaret. To grandson Harris Taylor. To granddau. Mary, wife of Thomas Taylor. To grandson Harris Taylor, land purchased of Robert Girly. To granddau. Mary, land at her death to her husband Thomas Taylor. At their deaths, to their son Thomas Taylor. Friends Capt. Thomas Holt and William Gray to divide property and overseers of the will. Executor, Thomas Taylor. (W.B 7, p. 325).

Edward Taylor died by early 1708 in Surry Co. In Jan. 1708, administration of his estate was granted to Margaret Taylor; witnessed by William Gray, *Timothy Thorp, and William Harris. (Davis, 127).

At the January Court, Margaret Tayler “administratrix of the estate of Edward Tayler deced being returned arrested at the suit of Robert Crafford being called and not appearing nor any security returned, judgment is therefore granted the said Crafford for L5.6.6.” (Surry Co., B. 6, p. 111).

* Martha Jones of the Parish of St Luke. Leg. – son Timothy Thorp; granddau. Mary Cock Simmons; granddau. Peggy Ridley; granddaus Rebecca Simmons, Martha Ridley, Ann Thorp, Martha Thorp, Temperance Atherton; Polly Person and Martha Person; grandson John Thorp Richardson. Ex. son Timothy Thorp. D. Dec 11, 1780. R. April 12, 1781. Wit Hardy Harris, Sally Jarrell, Sarah Hasty.

Timothy Thorp’s grandau., Mary, m, James Barham, whose will, proved 9 June 1792, Southampton Co, mentions da. Martha Harris and Rebecca Holliman, sons Judkins Barham, Timothy Thorp Barham; son-in-law, William Holliman.

I Timothy Thorp of the Parish of St. Lukes … Item: I give and bequeath to my nephew John Person of William the tract of land lying and being on the Anglica Swamp; probate 27 Jan, 1776, Southampton Co.

Cordall Norfleet was the son-in-law of Michael Bynum:

William Bynum m. Elizabeth Sugars Fort, widow of Elias Fort Jr. She left a will in Southampton Co. proved 3 July 1773, leaving slaves to her sons and dau.: William Bynum, Benjamin Bynum, and Abigail Williamson,and the residual estate to son Michael Bynum. Specific bequests were made to grandson Cordall Norfleet Bynum, son of Cordall Norfleet and Ann Bynum, da. of Michael. Cordall Norfleet was the son of Joseph Norfleet, first-cousin of Marmaduke Norfleet.

1. Thomas Norfleet (m. Ruth Blount) bought adjoining land from Robert Council (NC. Edg. Co. D.B. 1., p. 204), and was mentioned as a neighbour of Robert Council and Thomas Turner (J. Bryan Grimes, Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, p. 17).

1.1. Marmaduke Norfleet.

1.1.1. Elizabeth Norfleet, m. James Harris in Halifax Co, NC., son of: James Harris, Will pr. 10 Jan. 1749

1. Thomas Harris, d. 1688.

1.1. Edward Harris, m. Mary Turner. His Will was pr. 25 March 1734, in IOW Co., witnessed by Thomas Atkinson and John Harris

1.1.1. James Harris, d. 1749 (br. of Edward Harris, father of Hardy Harris), and br.-in-law of Matthew Joyner. 10 Jan. 1749. Feb. Court, 1749. Sons: James (‘my plantation’), Eli (Elias). Wife and Executrix: Cheary (sister of Mathew Joyner). Executor: Mathew Joyner. Witnesses: Wm. Skinner, John Blount, John Crumpton. (J. Bryan Grimes, Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, p. 153). Henry Turner: Feb. Court, 1748: Executor: Matthew Joyner. Witnesses: Matthew Joyner, James Harris, Marmaduke Norfleet. (ibid. p. 382). *Son of Thomas Joyner, Will dated 13 April 1740; the son of Thomas Joyner (br. of Bridgeman Joyner, the guardian of an orphan of Thomas Harris, d. 1688).

1.1.1.1. James Harris, m. Elizabeth Norfleet, in Halifax Co, NC, the da. Marmaduke Norfleet, son of Thomas Norfleet, as above.

1.1.1.1.1. James Harris, m. (1) Temperance Williams: Martha Joyner witnessed the will of Temperance Williams, wife of James. 1783: Halifax NC. Will of Temperance Harris names daus: Pharaby Harris, Mary Harris, Sally Harris, Elizabeth Harris; son James Harris; son-in-law Norfleet Harriss (step-son). Witnesses: Elisha Dixon, Martha Joyner. Pheraby Harris.

The Drakes came from South Petherton, Somerset. the first on record being John Drake, a plaintiff with Thomas Bisse in the case of Bisse v Cable. C 2/JasI/B14/65. 1603-1625.

1. Richard Drake, serge maker, of South Petherton, Somerset, m. Thomazine. on 6 Sept. 1658, they indentured themselves to Andrew Ball, mariner, in Bristol, in return for transportation.

1.1. Thomas Drake, b. 1650, South Petherton, m. Sarah.

1.1.1. Richard Drake, b. 1696; d. 1759, Southampton Co. Will recorded W.B. 1, p. 313. He patented land in IOW in 1717, and in 1746 he received other patents, see Bertie Co, D.B. B, p. 132, D, p. 245; E, p. 52.

1.1.1.1. William Drake, b. December 1731; d. 1801, Nash Co., N.C., m. Mary Lancaster.

1.1.2. John Drake. born 1695, d. 1729 in Bertie Co. He m. Sarah Bryant in 1725, da. of James Bryant, and sister of Eleanor Bryant, wife of Richard Braswell, Mary Bryant, wife of Richard Sumner; and (paternal) half-sister of Robert Bryant, who had issue: Lewis Bryant, who m. Celia Holliman on 18 Nov, 1776 in Johnston, NC.; Arpey Bryant, who m. Richard Holleman on 8 Jan. 1768, in Johnston; Elizabeth Bryant, who m. James Grantson Holliman (the probable son of Samuel and his wife, Elizabeth Jones), on 16 Apr. 1772, in Johnston. In 1725, John Drake purchased land in Bertie Precinct from John Tiney, adj. to land of Thomas Drake, probably his brother. John Drake …

1.2. John Drake, born 1647 in South Petherton. He m. Jemima Parnell in 1675, and patented land in IOW in 1682. Will of Thomas Parnell, cooper, dated 10 Oct. 1687; proved 9 June 1688: Sons Thomas, Joseph; dau. Susanna; 3 daus; my children shall be brought up in the fear of the Lord and to learne to wright and reade; Sister Jemima Drake. My cloth coate or hayre camlett coat to Mr. John Fulgeham; John Drake; Joane Johnson; cozen John Williams; cousen Sarah Williams to have my dau. Jane’s best suit of apparell.

1.2.1. John Drake, b. 1680.

1.2.1.1. Richard Drake, patented land in IOW; and in 1727 he witnessed the will of Mary Bodie.

A collection of cousins, almost indivisible.

Thomas Harris, d. 1672, a big slice of the cake.

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HAMILTON TEMPLATE

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It was Mr. Riddell who first poured icy water on the proposition that “Gilberto de Hameldun Clerico” (a monk of low order), named in a confirmation charter of Paisley of 1272, was the ancestor of the ducal Hamiltons; he did so with heavy and justifiable sarcasm.

Chasing deeds concerning the Hamiltons may just be chasing forgeries.

Boiled down for simplicity:

It would be a remarkable occurrence by the kinship system operating at the time if Walter FitzGilbert de Hamilton was not a son of Gilbert de Colville, shown in the Writs of Military Service of 1292 in Scotland as Gilbertus Coleville, a son of Walter de Colville; of a family well established in Scotland, and which were kin of the Comyns and Umframvilles. He was given the confiscated lands of the former family, and his descendants used the armorial bearings of the latter.

1. Gilbert Crispin I.
2. Gilbert Crispin II., Seigneure de Tillières.
3. Gilbert Crispin III., m. Hersende de Brezolles; enfeoffed in Armentières.
2. William Crispin/Colville I. (ob. ante 1084), m. Eve de Montfort, sister of Simon I de Montfort L’Amaury (W. Frolich, trsl., The Letters of Anselme of Canterbury, 1990-1994, nos. 22, 98, 118, and 147).
3. Wlliam Crispin II. m. Agnes Mauvoisin.
4. Philip de Coleville, of Heton and Oxenhame, in the county of Roxburgh, Scotland.
5. Thomas de Colville (cognomento ‘the Scot’), obit. 1219, Constable of Dumfries Castle. Thomas de Colville, the constable of Dumfries Castle, gave land in Galloway to Vaudey Abbey, to pray for the souls of dead Scottish Kings.The fact that a Lincolnshire Abbey received land in Galloway for the souls of Scottish Kings is only explicable because of the existence of an aristocratic family with members in both kingdoms (G. Barrow, The Anglo-Norman Era in Scottish History, 1980). The network of relations was vitally important, providing support in times of need, and promotion when influence permitted. The family of de Colville, although geographically dispersed, was a powerful political entity.
6. John de Colville, of Oxnam. (Melrose Liber, t. ii., 400, p. 363).
7. William de Colville, of Spindlestone; ‘avus suus dominus Johannes de Coluille’ was succeeded by ‘filius suus legitimus Willelmus’, who married ‘filiam domini Johanis de Normanville’, whose family held Normanton in Rutland before the Umframvilles.
8. Thomas de Colville, ob. ante 1280 (Melrose Liber, t. ii., 400, p. 363).
9. Robert de Colville, d. bef. Apr. 2, 1341, m. Katerina (The Scots Peerage, Vol. II, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 539).
10. Robert de Colville, obit. c. 1397.
11. Thomas de Colville, ob. ante February 4, 1403, born in Formartine, Aberdeenshire, m. Margaret Lindsay, dau. of James de Lindsay and Margaret Keith, dau. of Sir William Keith and Margaret Fraser. Margaret Keith’s sister, Janet Keith, m. Sir David Hamilton of Cadzow, 3rd Laird of Cadzow (c. 1330–1390), son of David FitzWalter (FitzGilbert) of Cadzow. David Hamilton was the first of the family recorded as formally using the surname Hamilton, appearing in a writ of 1375 as ‘David de Hamylton, son and heir of David FitzWalter’.
4. Thomas de Coleville, m. Matilda d’Aubigny, probably a close relative of Roger (d’Aubigny) de Mowbray, his overlord. (Thomas de Coleville was the ancestor of the Stanhopes).
5. Philip de Colville, held land in Thimbleby and Sigston, Yorkshire. He m. Engelisa, dau. and heir of Robert Ingram, a tenant of the Brus fee in Heslerton.
6. William de Colville, m. Maud d’Albini (Brito), dau. of Ralph d’Albini (Brito). William held one night’s fee of Robert de Gand in Lincs., husband of Gunnora d’Albini (Brito), Maud’s sister. Ralph d’Albini (Brito) was the uncle of William Albini I. (Brito), who m. Matilda, the dau. of Odonel de Umframville (grandfather of Gilbert de Umframville I.) whose family armorial was gules, 3 cinque foils or.
7. William de Colville, m. Beatrice de Stuteville. Her sister, Alice de Stuteville, m. Roger de Merlay, son of Ralph de Merlay, Lord of Morpeth, Northumberland, and Juliana of Dunbar, dau. of Gospatric II. of Dunbar. Roger de Merlay and Alice de Stuteville had issue: Roger de Merlay, who m. Margery de Umframville, dau. of Richard Umframville, and sister of Gilbert de Umframville I.
8. Roger de Colville of Bytham Castle, Lincolnshire,
9. Walter de Colville, m. … d’ Albini Brito, of Aubourn and Counthorpe, Lincs., dau. of Odenel d’ Albini Brito, son of William d’Albini Brito I. and Matilda, dau of Odonel de Umframville.
10. Roger de Colville, son of Walter de Colville, m. Margaret de Braose, dau. of RIchard de Braose, whose br., William, m. Mary de Ros. William de Ros was the father of Alice de Ros, who m. John Comyn (Lincoln Assize Rolls,’Lincoln N.& Q.’vol. ix., p. 250), whose cousin and namesake’s lands were given to Walter FitGilbert (de Hamilton).
10. Gilbert de Colville. The Writs of Military Service show (1292) “Gilbertus Coleville” performing military service in Scotland ‘due from Gilbertus de Neville’, his kinsman, through the Merlays, and a man of the Gands in Lincolnshire.
11. Walter FitzGilbert de Hamilton. He first appears in January 10, 1295, as a witness to a charter by James, the High Steward of Scotland. Robert de Brus granted to Walter Fitz-Gilbert the whole tenement of Machan which belonged to John Comyn in 1320. It was a medieval ‘norm’ to give forfeited lands to a member of the ‘disgraced’ family. John Comyn was the cousin of his namesake, husband of Alice de Ros. ‘The earliest representation of the Hamilton arms appears on the Bute Mazer were Gules, three cinquefoils ermine, presumably for Walter FitzGilbert and is accompanied by Gules, a chevron ermine between three cinquefoils for brother John (obit. 1328). ‘(A) sensible proposition is that they were kin, or vassals of the Umfraville lords of Redesdale and the earls of Angus’ (Bruce A. McAndrew, Scotland’s Historic Heraldry, p. 235, 2006).
3. Robert de d’Armentières, held Whatton of Gilbert de Gand. Domesd. tom. i. fol. 56 b.
4. William de Whatton, progenitor of the families of Newmarch and Wormley.

1. Gilbert de Gand I, overlord of the Armentieres family of Whatton.
1.1. Hugh de Gand, m. Adeline de Beaumont, dau. of Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan, 1st Earl of Leicester
1.1.1. Gilbert de Gand, 1st earl of Lincoln, obit. c. 1156, m. Rohese de Clare, dau. of Richard de Clare.
1.1.2. Robert de Gand, m. Gunnora de Albini Brito, dau. of Ralph de Albini Brito (English Baronies’, I. J. Sanders, OUP, 2nd ed, 1963); she m. (2), Nicholas de Stuteville. A sister of Gunnora de Albini Brito, Maud, m. William de Colville. William held one night’s fee of Robert de Gand in Lincs, his br.-in-law. William de Colville agreed to pay the king a fine of 20 mares and one palfrey, to have seisin of Normanton, Rutland, held in chief by the de Umframvilles.
1.1.2.1. Gilbert de Gand, Earl of Lincoln, obit. 1241, father of Juliana de Gand, who m. Geoffrey d’Armentières, son of Henry d’Armentières, descendant of Robert de d’Armentières.

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COSELY CONNECTED HARRIS

The ancestry of the Harris family of Wiveliscombe, intermarried with the family of Governor Bennett of Virginia takes on a new understanding when an accurate transcription of the name of the wife of William Harris is given; instead of West it should read Westbrooke. Immediately, the kinship network of his family is revealed, which exhibits a very close and repeated affinity to the Bennett family through kin intermarrying into such families as the Stevens. Other members of this kinship group include the Hill family (thus a familial connection is established to the Symes family of Mells), and a family of Forte, which was probably the same one connected to the son of Thomas Harris, d. 1672, as I have previously shown.

The Symes family were kin of the Hodges through intermarriage with the Bluets, and the Lancaster family, Squires of Cheddar, who also held land in Wiveliscombe, were kin of the Hodges through intermarriage with with the family of Rose. Hodges Council, the very likely son of Richard Council, the br.-in-law of Susan Lancaster, may have received his Christian name after her husband, William Hodges, a member of the very influential Hodges family, Squires of Wedmore, who was probably his Godfather.

Robert Lancaster of Virginia was probably a son of his namesake, of Bruton, 20 mls. from Cheddar, and a member of the Lancaster family of that place.

The Brantleys, as follow, married into the family of Hodges Council.

WIVELISCOMBE

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1.1. William Harris, m. Dorothy Westbrooke, 31 Aug. 1562. Her br., Henry, m. Joan Upham, of one of the major families of Wiveliscombe, intermarried with such as the Boddys (they with the Briantes), Newtons, and Hills. Her sister, Joan Westbroke, m. John Clowter, 23 Sep. 1559, who m. (2) Agnes Lovell, 7 Feb. 1568, whose niece, Alice, m. Robert Forte, 8 Aug. 1605.

The Lovells intermarried with the Dales, and they with the Persons; and so on in a repetitive cycle of marriages within a densely interbred kinship group.

Nynehead (Somerset) deeds (Somerset Heritage Centre, ref. DD\SF/1767), show the Clowters associates: Lease for 90 yrs. & 3 lives: Francis Drewe of Holcombe Rogus, Devon, esq., Henry Worth of Worth in Washfield, Devon & John Ayshford of Ayshford, yeoman, to Edward Bickley, Humphrey Wyott, John Prowse, John Clowter & Will Weeks, Church house in Nynehead, to hold in trust for parishioners of N., 1649.

These Westbrookes probably migrated to Virginia: Westbrook, John – appraisal by Nathaniel Ridley, Edward Brantley and Thomas Cook; signed by John Person, 28 Oct. 1734. (B. 4, p. 25). He m. Amy Foster, da. of Christopher Foster and Alice Forte.

1.1.1. Richard Harris, m. (8 Oct. 1594), Eleanor Bennet, sister of (1) Thomas Bennett, who had issue: (1) Thomas Bennett, b. Nov. 11, 1603 at Wiveliscombe, father of Alice Bennett, who m. John Hardy. Nugent, C&P vol. 1, p. 569; their da., Lucy, m. Hodges Council; her sister m. Richard Jackson, their da., Mary Jackson, m. Capt. George Hardy, appraiser of the estate of Edward Harris, d. 1677. (2) Richard Bennett, bapt. 6 Aug. 1609, Governor of Virginia. (2) Edward Bennett. Christopher Reynolds Sr. emigrated to Virginia as an indentured servant of Mr. Edward Bennett. Bk. 1, pp. 46-8, “Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my son Christopher Reynolds Jr. all my land on the southerly side of the Freshest swamp that Richard Jordan (his son-in-law who m. da. Elizabeth Reynolds) now liveth upon”, see as follows.
1.1.1.1. William Harris, bapt. 28 Jan. 1595. Peter Bell was a headright of Thomas Harris in IOW in 1652 (for land adj. John Davis (of the family of Rice Davis, as follows), to whom Edward Harris (d. 1677), was in debt, and Richard Bell was a headright, in 1648, of George Hardy and Thomas Wombwell in IOW. It was very probably this family of Wombwell which intermarried with the Lancasters.
1.1.1.2. Richard Harris.
1.1.1.2.1. John Harris, bapt. 18 Feb. 1624; probably d. 1687, Virginia, m. Unity. He was the second-cousin of Richard Bennett, Governor of Virginia, whose first wife, Anne, was Charles Barham’s sister, see as follows.
1.1.1.2.1.1. John Harris. On 9 Nov. 1708, Samuel Lancaster was granted the administration of the estate of John Harris, his probable brother-in-law.

(A circumstantial case could be made for the following John Harris to be a son of John Harris, d. 1708, and he the father of the John Harris who m. Avis Holloman:
1.1.1.2.1.1.1. John Harris. B. 4 p. 459. R. 25 April 1743: John Moreland: Estate appraised by Thomas Day, Thomas Shelly, Thomas Barlow. John Shelly of the Upper Parish. Will recorded 27 June 1720. Legatee brother Thomas Shelly exce; Elizabeth Ogburne; dishes at John Harris’; son John Phillips Shelly. Witness George Riddick and John Brantley. (G.B. 35).
1.1.1.2.1.1.1.1. John Harris, d. 1772 in Southampton Co., m. Avis Holloman.
1.1.1.2.1.1.2.1.1. Joel Harris, m. Martha Barham, da. of James Barham and Mary Thorpe, and granddau. of Charles Barham and Sarah Judkins. Yet, Elizabeth Harris, sister of John, d. 1708, was the aunt of William Lancaster, whose son was closely associated with the sons of Robert Harris, d. 1639 (son of Thomas Harris, d. 1688), whose will named his sons – Robert, John, Michael, Charles, Joseph, James and Mathew; and the John Harris who m. Avis Holloman may have been Robert’s son, John. There was clearly a very close association between the families of John Harris, d. 1687, and of Thomas Harris, d. 1688).

1.1.1.2.1.2. Elizabeth Harris, m. Samuel, son of Robert Lancaster Sr. and Sarah, widow of her 2nd husband, Richard Bennett Sr., d. 1710. Robert Lancaster Sr’s son, Robert Jr., was the father of William Lancaster, who m. (1) … Moreland, (2) … Wombwell. William Lancaster was the father of Lawrence Lancaster, d. 1792, Warren Co., who m. Mary Williams. 9 May 1751, Lawrence Lancaster of IOW in Nottoway Parish and Solomon Delke of same place to divide sd. land that formerly did belong to Edward Moreland, decd; we pledge in sum of 50 pounds … quanity of land falling to Solomon Delke is 85 ac.; wit: Thomas Pretlow, Robert Lancaster, Samuel Lancaster, Joseph Pittman, Arthur Williams. Robert Lancaster Jr’s sister m. Thomas Pittman.
1.1.1.2.1.2.1. Robert Lancaster, m. Martha.
1.1.1.2.1.2.1.1. Benjamin Lancaster 1724-1793, m. Lucinda Delke, da. of Roger Delke and Patsy Moorland. Will of Roger Delke of Surry Co., recorded April 27 1773: Richard Hardy, Charles Cary executor., names daus. Ann Allan, Lucy Lancaster, son William Delke.
1.1.1.2.1.2.1.2. Catherine Lancaster, m. Joseph Crocker; Will R. 5 Feb. 1761, appraised by Thomas Holleman whose da. Mary, m. William Williford – Meglohon, James, Bertie, July 4th, 1750 ; Sept. 4th, 1750. Wife Margaret, her former husband Jonathan Kittrell, son James, son-in- law William Roads, son-in-law Christopher Holloman, son-in-law Samuel Holloman, da. Alice Meglohon. In 1784, Belah Williford, Jesse Holloman, John Holloman, and Jesse Crocker witnessed the will of Henry Lancaster, of IOW.
1.1.1.2.1.2.1.3. Henry Lancaster, m. Martha.
1.1.1.2.1.2.1.4. Martha Lancaster, m .John Holliman, son of Christopher  Holliman, Jr. IOW, D. B. 5, p. 347. 20 July 1739: From Mary Procter and Peter Procter of IOW to Arthur Crocker … about 300 ac. on the N. side of the main Swamp in IOW, bounded by the mouth of the Fishing Branch, John Holiman, Sam’ll Taylor. Wit. Thos Atkinson, John Holliman, Peter Stephenson, William Crocker. 25 Sept. 1739: From Christopher Holliman of Bartee precinct, North Carolina, and John Holliman of Newport parish in IOW, to Arthur Crocker of Newport Parish in IOW … 300 ac. on the E. side the main Swamp in Newport Parish … bounded by the mouth of the Fishing Branch, the head of the Miery Branch, John Holliman, Samuel Taylor. S. Christopher Holliman, John Holliman. Wit. Arthur Hayes, Mathew Jones, John Wombell, Chris. Atkinson. (ibid., p. 413). D. B. 7, p.13, 28 Jan. 1744: John Proctor of IOW to Roger Delk of Surry Co. 140 ac. on the S. side of the main Blackwater Swamp (being land taken up by said Proctor on 12 Feb. 1742) adj. John Holliman, Thomas Holliman, Benjamin Pitman, Joseph Griffin, and Robert Mercer. Wit. Lawrence Lancaster, Solomon Delk, and Joseph Griffin. D. B. 8, p. 64, 10 March 1747: Arthur Crocker to William Parker 100 ac. on the North side of Blackwater Swamp adj. Proctors Ferry, John Holliman and Taylor. Wit. John Woodward, Thomas Betts, and Benjamin Lancaster. John Holliman: Leg. son Jesse; son Jeddia; son Christopher; daughter Mary. Wife: Elizabeth, Extx. R. June 6, 1751. Wit: William Gwaltney. Could Martha Lancaster and John Holloman be the parents of Avis Holloman?
1.1.1.2.1.2.2. Unity Lancaster, m. Thomas Betts, whose estate was appraised by Henry Lancaster, Abraham Jones, and William Harris, and recorded 6 May 1773. John Jones, estate xamined by Thomas Pearce and James Watson. R. 2 Aug. 1770. Wit: Thomas Betts, Mathew Harris, Robert Wall. Ex. Benjamin Bailey.
1.1.1.2.1.2.3. Mary Lancaster, m. William Drake.

LANCASTER AND HARRIS IN MORE DEPTH

1. Robert Lancaster, Will registered 23 May 1720. Witnesses: James Piland, Benjamin Hodges, and Roger Ingram, appraisal by John Brantley, Richard Gray, and Benjamin Hodges, recorded 27 June 1720.
1.1. Robert Lancaster, d. 1783, m. Judith Pitt (maternally Clary). Thomas Clary: Leg.- niece Judith, wife of Robert Lancaster, Jr., pewter dishes.To Charles Pitt, 20 shillings.To Charles Williams, 530 lbs. tobacco. All rest of estate to brother, Wm. Clary and sister, Ann Pitt. Nephew, Edward Brown, Exer. 25 Sept. 1707. Wit:Thomas Holt, Joseph John Jackman. (B. 5, p. 378). Ann Pitt, a sister in the Will of Thomas Clary (1687), had a da. named Judith who was a servant to Charles Jarrett until she was 18 years of age.
1.1.1. Joseph Lancaster, m. Mary Cox before 16 Sept. 1745, when they sold the 150 ac. platation left to him by his father to Richard Presson of York Co., being a larger tract bought of Robert Lancaster, dec’d, father of the said Joseph Lancaster, from John Allen, dec’d, on 19 August 1712, and willed to the said Joseph, 16 September 1746. (D.B. 2, p. 90).
1.1.2. William Lancaster was willed his grandfather Lancaster’s plantation on Blackwater Swamp. His wife, Mary, was given the administration of his estate on 21 Jan.1740. D.B. 2, p. 8: To Joseph Delke, 100 ac. bounded by the Green Swamp, Thomas Moreland, Thomas Holt, and John Kea, being a tract of land given to said Lancaster by his grandfather Robert Lancaster, dated 13 October 1735. W: William Seward and John Edwards. D.B. 3, p. 10: To Joseph Holloman … ac. bounded by Blackwater Swamp, Thomas White, and John Champion, being land sold on 20 August 1712 by John Allen, Gent., to Robert Lancaster, the grandfather of the sd. William and has an incombrence on the said moiety of the said dower of Elizabeth Moring now the wife of John Moring, dated 17 January 1758. W. Charles Holt, Thomas Wilson, Joseph Lancaster, and Arthur Holloman. William Lancaster (nephew of Elizabeth Harris), m. 1. (I suggest) … Moorland, 2. Mary Wombwell. Inventory: recorded 21 Jan. 1740. Appraised by William Rose.
1.1.2.1. Lawrence Lancaster, d. 1792 in Warren Co., NC., m. Mary Williams. He was associated with the children of Robert Harris (and Anne Fulgham), and Daniel Harris (and Jane Jordan), descendants of Thomas Harris, d. 1688.

Daniel Harris bought 150 ac. on the south side of Little Fishing Creek from William Bobbitt in 1754.
Granville District, NC, vol. 2, p. 378: R. 14 March 1760: Charles Harris 450 ac. in Granville Co. in the Parish of St. John on the branches of Aaron’s Creek, joining Jones Corner and Wades line or: Signed, Charles Harris. Wit. William Hurst, Lawrence Lancaster, James Yancey.
Bute [Warren] Co., NC. Abstracts. Book A, p. 77. R. 23 Jan. 1765: Lawrence Lancaster to Len Henley … sold 330 ac. on Fishing Creek, Elbe’s Branch, where I now live adj. West Harris, Lewis Patterson, William Rowland, John Burch. Wit: Samuel Lancaster, Briton Harris, and John Lancaster. Proved by Briton Harris.
Warren Co. Court Minutes, 17 Feb. 1780, p. 16: Ordered that Matthew Harris be overseer of the road form the Fork of Bobbitt’s Road to the Creek below Nathaniel Harris, and the hand of Lawrence Lancaster, Joseph Harris, Charles Harris, James Harris, John Lancaster, Nathaniel Harris, Lawrence Lancaster Jr., Joel Lancaster, and Sterling Harris. Clear and keep the same in repair.
28 Aug. 1792, ibid., p. 230: The last will and testament of Lawrence Lancaster, deceased was proved in open Court by the oath of James Harris, Morris Harris, and Lawrence Lancaster Jr.; William Lancaster and John Lancaster Executors.
November Court 1792, Warren Co., p. 183: Lawrence Lancaster, estate proved on oaths of James Harris and Morris Harris: Lawrence Lancaster, Jr. William Lancaster and John Lancaster qualified as executors … Sale of estate Laurence Lancaster, deceased, by James Moss, deputy sheriff. Buyers: Mrs. Lancaster, widow; Caleb Capps, John Davis, Reaps Duke, Hardy Duke, Benjamin E. Person, Aaron Lancaster, Mathew Harris, Samuel Williford, Isham Patterson, Philemon Bonnet, Leonard Kimball, Jesse Person, Randolph Bobbitt, Hezekiah Brier, Edward Worsham, William Kemp, Col. William Johnson, William Lancaster Jr., John Lancaster, James Lealer, Laurence Lancaster, William Rowland, Moses Bennett, Josiah Green, Lewis Bartholomew, Samuel Williams, Joshua Bobbitt, James Harris, Brittain Williford, Honorius Powell, James Johnson, Simon Harris, Clairborne Harris, Richard Madera, Joel Lancaster, Daniel Harris.

Will of James Harris, Sr., 10 April 1800, proved in November Court, named sons Claiborn and James Extrs; Book 11, p. 44. To son Claiborne, half my land, to be laid off on the upper part of the tract next to John Egerton, and part of which he has sold by my consent to his brother James … To son James Harris – the other half of my land … Daughter Celah Bobbitt. Wit: James Frame, William Miller. 20 March 1801; Aug. Ct. Henry Harris to William Malone. Mortgage on a negro to secure debt to James Frame & Co. of 40 Pds. Va. money.
James Harris Sr., son of Robert Harris, m. Mary Cole Claiborne in 1753, in Granville, NC. Their son was James Henry Harris, born 1758, who m. Mary Smilley, born in 1767, in Warren County, NC.

1.1.3. Joseph lancaster. Elizabeth Ellis (da. of Benjamin Ellis and Elizabeth Rogers, da. of William Rogers, whose Will was probated in Surry Co. on 17 May 1727, mentioning William, “son of my former wife”, and children: Benjamin, Robert, Elizabeth Ellis, Mary Bennett, Sarah Bennett (wife of Robert Lancaster?), and Priscilla Proctor.
1.2. Samuel Lancaster, m. Elizabet Harris.

THOMAS OF 1672

1.1.1.3. Thomas Harris, m. Judith Blake, 20 Nov. 1623. Cousin of Richard Bennett, Governor of Virginia, and probably he who d. in Virginia in 1672. B. 5, p. 224: Henry Baker deceased, estate dated 27 April 1701. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster Sr., Nicholas Sessoms, whose da. was Mary Blake, wife of William Blake. Richard Bennett’s first wife was Anne, who was Charles Barham’s sister (see Douglas Richardson, ‘Plantagenet Ancestry’). Mr. Charles Barham Ex., Thomas Harris (d. 1672) and Thomas Tuke overseers, were officers of the will of William Ridley, who was probably the br. of Elizabeth Ridley, Charles Barham’s wife. The Tukes descended from a Holleman heiress. Thomas Harris, Will recorded 13 Nov. 1672, appointed relict Alice as exc. Security John Newman and *Edward Brantley.

Edward Brantley Sr. came to America as an indentured servant under John Seaward of Bristol who received a land patent on 18 June 1638 for 400 ac. in IOW. His son, Phillip Brantley, m. Joyce Lewis, da. of Thomas Lewis and Rebecca George, da. of John George. John George, appraisal by John Brantley, Thomas Hardy, George Riddick, and George Barlow, c. 1711. (B. 2, p. 527).
1.1.1.3.1. John Harris. William Groves, appraisal by John Harris, *Edward Brantley, Elias Fort and Edward Grantham; presented by Mrs Elinor Groves,; recorded 9 Feb. 1678. (B. 2, p. 172). John Harris m. a da. of Francis Hobbs, who sold Edward Brantley 675 ac. adj. Thomas Tuke, in 1669.
1.1.1.3.2. Thomas Harris.
1.1.1.3.2.1. Thomas Harris, appraisal by Edward Brantley (son of Phillip Brantley), John Thorpe, and Thomas Purcell, 22 Feb. 1730; m. Hannah Judkins, whose mother remar. to William Harris before 1721, see as follows.

TUKE/PITTMAN/JUDKINS

1. William Tucke, m. Christian Holman, 18 July 1571, at Barwick, St Mary Magdalene, 27 mls fr. Wedmore.
1.1. Thomas Tucke, m. Mary Collins, 26 Jan. 1604, Barwick.
1.1.1. James Tooke. December 1634, William Lacey leased James Tooke 500 ac. on the east side of Lawne’s Creek; 26 October 1646, James Tooke to Robert Harris, all my right and title to this lease.
1.1.1.1. William Tooke. On 29 November 1672, he testified that his age was 46. William Tooke sold 900 acres of land in IOW Co. on 3 Jan. 1661; land patented by James Tooke, 11 Nov. 1640.
1.1.1.1.1. John Tooke of Surry Co., left a will proved 15 Feb. 1720. He appointed John Parson and William Ezell executors and John Parson, Samuel Sebrell, and James Pyland as trustees.
1.1.1.2. Thomas Tooke, b. c. 1610, m. 1. Avis Mascoll, 7 June 1634, Barwick; 2. Mary. He witnessed the Will of William Ridley, with Thomas Harris, d. 1672
1.1.1.3. Elizabeth Tooke, m. Michael Ezell.
1.1.1.3.1. Elizabeth Ezell, m. John Atkinson Jr., son of John Atkinson and Ann Holman.
1.1.2. Joane Tucke, m. William Penny, 22 Sept. 1588, Barwick.
1.1.2.1. Dorothy Penny, m. William Pitman, 10 Sep 1609 Horsington (St John); 15 mls fr. Barwick.
1.1.2.1.1. Thomas Pitman, of Virginia, b. c. 1614, by his deposition. Thomas Pittman gave his age as “about 70” in a deposition of Nov. 4, 1684. He had at least two sons, Thomas and William, by previous marriages. His first wife was named Frances (cf. D. & W. 1645-71, p. 180); his second, whom he married prior to Oct. 4, 1666, was Mrs. Martha Gwaltney, widow of Thomas Gwaltney, whose first husband was Thomas Atkinson, and who had a son James Atkinson by her first marriage, and at least one son William Gwaltney by the second (cf. D.& W. 1645-71, pp. 281, 299).” apparently had a da. who m. Joseph Wall.  In 1666 Roger Potter of Surry sold “to Thomas Pitman for the use of Joseph Wall, his son in law, 1 black heifer.” In 1671 Joseph and Susan Wall of Surry sold land to Richard Jordan Jr., witnessed Christopher Holliman and Thomas Pittman Jr.

John Wall m. Elizabeth Rowe, 5 Apr. 1627, in Wedmore (St Mary), as a tenant of the Hodges family. 4 Feb. 1664. Prob. of will of Capt Jno. Wall decd. to Elizabeth Wall the relict. Will proved by oaths of Capt. Francis Grey* & Richard Price. *His da., Mary, m. Edward Moreland. She m., secondly, Edward Taylor, Sr., having issue: (a) Hannah Taylor (m. Christopher Clinch). (b) Margaret Taylor (m. 1st., William Judkins and 2nd., Bartlett Moreland). (c) Mary Taylor (m. James Vaughan). In Jan. 1708, administration of Edward Taylor’s estate was granted to Margaret Taylor; witnesses William Gray, Timothy Thorp, William Harris. (Davis, 127). Margaret Taylor and William Judkins had issue: 1. Elizabeth Judkins (m. John Berryman) 2. Hannah Judkins (m. Thomas Harris, d. 1730, IOW Co., son of Thomas, son of Thomas Harris, d. 1672, and Alice Newman. Margaret m. William Harris before 1721, her son Thomas Taylor m. his granddau., Mary Harris. William Harris died in Apr. 1721 in Surry Co.; his Will was probated 19 April 1721. To wife Margaret. To grandson Harris Taylor. To granddau. Mary, wife of Thomas Taylor. To grandson Harris Taylor, land purchased of Robert Girly. To granddaughter Mary, land at her death to her husband Thomas Taylor. At their deaths, to their son Thomas Taylor. Friends Capt. Thomas Holt and William Gray to divide property and overseers of the will. Executor, Thomas Taylor. (W.B 7, p. 325).
1.1.2.1.1.1. Thomas Pittman Jr. m. 3. Elizabeth Lancaster, da. of Robert Lancaster, d. 1720 His second wife was Mary Chambers, da. of William Chambers, and relict of William Holliman. Her mother’s first husband was Richard Jarrett, who d. in 1672, in Surry Co. In 1704, William Holliman’s estate was settled in Surry Co. Mary was called “widow of William Holliman” in court on 2 Jan. 1704. She had at least one son, William Holliman.

THOMAS OF 1688?
1.
1.1. William Harris, m. Dorothy Westbrooke, 31 Aug. 1562, in Wiveliscombe.
1.1.1. Richard Harris, m. 8 Oct. 1594, Eleanor Bennet.
1.1.1.1. William Harris, bapt. 28 Jan. 1595.
1.1.1.2. Richard Harris.
1.1.1.2.1. John Harris, bapt. 18 Feb. 1624; probably d. 1687, Virginia, m. Unity. He was the second-cousin of Richard Bennett, Governor of Virginia, whose first wife, Anne, was Charles Barham’s sister.
1.1.1.2.1.1. John Harris. Nov. 9 1708 – Samuel Lancaster was granted the administration of the estate of John Harris, his probable brother-in-law.
1.1.1.2.1.2. Elizabeth Harris, m. Samuel, son of Robert Lancaster Sr. and Sarah, widow of 2nd husband Richard Bennett Sr., d. 1710.
1.1.1.2.1.2.1. Robert Lancaster, m. Martha.
1.1.1.2.1.2.1.1. Benjamin Lancaster 1724-1793, m. Lucinda Delke, da. of Roger Delke and Patsy Moorland. Will of Roger Delke of Surry Co., recorded April 27 1773: Richard Hardy, Charles Cary executors.
1.1.1.2.1.2.1.2. Catherine Lancaster, m. Joseph Crocker; Will R. 5 Feb. 1761, appraised by Thomas Holleman whose da. Mary, m. William Williford – Meglohon, James, Bertie, July 4th, 1750 ; Sept. 4th, 1750. Wife Margaret, her former husband Jonathan Kittrell, son James, son-in- law William Roads, son-in-law Christopher Holloman, son-in-law Samuel Holloman, da. Alice Meglohon. In 1784, Belah Williford, Jesse Holloman, John Holloman, and Jesse Crocker witnessed the will of Henry Lancaster, of IOW.
1.1.1.2.1.2.2. Unity Lancaster, m. Thomas Betts, whose estate was appraised by Henry Lancaster, Abraham Jones, and William Harris, and registered 6 May 1773. John Jones Examined by Thomas Pearce and James Watson. R. 2 Aug. 1770. Wit: Thomas Betts, Mathew Harris, Robert Wall. Ex. Benjamin Bailey.
1.1.1.3. Thomas Harris, m. Judith Blake, 20 Nov. 1623. Cousin of Richard Bennett, Governor of Virginia, and probably he who d. in Virginia in 1672. B. 5, p. 224: Henry Baker deceased, estate dated 27 April 1701. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster Sr., Nicholas Sessoms, whose da. was Mary Blake, wife of William Blake. Richard Bennett’s first wife was Anne, who was Charles Barham’s sister (see Douglas Richardson, ‘Plantagenet Ancestry’). Mr. Charles Barham Ex., Thomas Harris (d. 1672) and Thomas Tuke overseers, were officers of the will of William Ridley, who was probably the br. of Elizabeth Ridley, Charles Barham’s wife. The Tukes descended from a Holleman heiress. Harris, Thomas – dated 10 Jun 1672 recorded 13 Nov 1672. By will appointed relict Alice as exc. Security John Newman and Edward Brantley.
1.1.1.3.1. John Harris. Groves, William – appraisal by John Harris, *Edward Brantley, Elias Fort and Edward Grantham; presented by Mrs Elinor Groves, ordered 21 Nov. 1677; recorded 9 Feb. 1678. (B. 2, p. 172). John Harris m. a da. of Francis Hobbs, who sold Edward Brantley 675 ac. adj. Thomas Tuke, in 1669.
1.1.1.3.2. Thomas Harris, d. 1688?
1.1.1.3.2.1. Robert Harris.
1.1.1.3.2.2.1. John Harris, m. Avis Holloman?

(Such need not be so. I have documented a Harris family of Wedmore/Cheddar, tenants of the Hodges and Lancaster families, who would have been kin of the Counsell family of Wedmore through intermarriage with the Comers, and very close cousins of the Harris herein given. There remains a possibility that the Thomas Harris who married in Wiveliscombe in 1624 was the father of the Thomas Harris who was bapt. in Cheddar in 1637, and he was the Thomas who d. in 1688. The Lancasters, Squires of Cheddar, and holders of land in Wiveliscombe, may have been the tenurial link).

REYNOLDS/JORDAN

1. Christopher Reynolds Sr. emigrated to Virginia as an indentured servant of Mr. Edward Bennett. Bk. 1, pp. 46-8, Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my son Christopher Reynolds Jr. all my land on the southerly side of the Freshest swamp that Richard Jordan (his son-in-law who m. da. Elizabeth Reynolds) now liveth upon.
1.1. Richard Reynolds.
1.1.1. Richard Reynolds, m. Elizabeth Sharpe, the da. of Richard Sharpe Sr. Richard Reynolds was the br. of John Reynolds: 11 Mar. 1668, IOW Admin., B. 1, p. 62 – Will of John Reynolds, Legacy: my brother George Rivers; brother Richard; sister Jane; sister Elizabeth Rivers; to Robert Driver; to Elizabeth Rivers’ da. Mary; to my sister Elizabeth Jordan a bill of Robert Clothiers, at her decease to her son Richard Jordan. R. 3 May 1669. Robert Driver: To da. Prudence Jordan … To da. Elizabeth* … grandson William Jordan. Exec: Giles Driver. *Thomas Harris, 650 acs. on the N. side of the head of Puscaticon Cr., Lancaster Co., 23 Aug., 1656, p. 392. Adj. land of Oliver Seger, & opposite an Indian Field, Trans. of 13 pers. inc. Giles Driver. 23 Aug. 1656. Giles Driver m. (1) *Elizabeth Reynolds, (2) Olive Hardy, da. of John Hardy and Alice Bennett, da. of Edward Bennett, baptised February 2, 1577, in Wivelscombe; later of of St Olave, Southwark, London, and Lawn’s Creek, Virginia; brother-in-law of Richard Harris, whose grandson, John Harris, bapt. 18 Feb. 1624; probably d. 1687, Virginia, m. Unity; and whose nephew Thomas Harris,* m. Judith Blake, 20 Nov. 1623. Cousin of Richard Bennett, Governor of Virginia, and probably he who d. in Virginia in 1672. Giles Driver’s mother was a Baynham (Bynum), and his grandmother was a Bailey. Giles Driver’s son, Charles Driver m. Prudence Pitt, da. of John Pitt and Olive Hardy, probable sister of George Hardy, who witnessed the Will of Edward Harris, d. 1677. John Hardy m. 2. Alice Tucker, widow of Arthur Allen. Richard Reynolds and Will Bradshaw witnesses to will of Giles Driver (son-in-law of John Hardy), proved 28 December 1676. ( D.B. 2, p. 147)
1.1.1.1. William Jordan. IOW marriages, 1628-1800: William Jordan and Mary Exum, sister of Francis Exum. 1753.
Brantley, James – estate appraised by Francis Exum, Simon Turner and Thomas Clark; signed Ruth Brantley; recorded 1 Jun. 1756.

.THE HODGES CONNECTION

1. Thomas Pitt of Blandford Forum, North Dorset.
1.1. William Pitt, b. 1578, Bristol (encompasses North Somerset and South Gloucestershire); d. 25 Oct. 1624, in Bristol, Will pr. 3 Feb. 1625; m. Mary Owen: Robert Owen, of Bristol, Merchant. Will dated Sep. 5, 1614, Codicil Sep. 4, 1615, pr. Feb. 16, 1615-16. (8 Cope). My cousin *Rice Davies, esq. My brother in law William Pitt, overseer. Rice Davies m. (1) Dorothy, da. of Maurice Rodney, Esq.; and niece of Agatha Rodney, who m. Thomas Hodges, Esquire, of Wedmore, d. 1583.
1.1.1. Col. Robert Pitt, d. bef. 9 January 1674, IOW.
1.1.1.1. Col. John Pitt, m. Olive, dau. of John Hardy and Alice Bennett. She m. 1. Giles Driver
1.1.2. Captain Henry Pitt, of Pagan Creek, who m. 2. Anne, widow of Robert Watson. He d. c. 1666, as that year his widow m. Captain James Powell.
1.1.2.1. Thomas Pitt, d. 1688, m. Mary, dau. of Col. Arthur Smith, and Sarah Jackson.
1.1.2. Captain Henry Pitt, of Pagan Creek, who m. 2. Anne, widow of Robert Watson. He d. c. 1666, as that year his widow m. Captain James Powell.
1.1.3. Thomas Pitt.
1.1.3.1. Thomas Pitt.*
1. Robert Driver.
1.1. Robert Driver, of Avening, (30 mls from Bristol),
1.1.1. Giles Driver Will was probated 2 July 1639 (PROB 11/180/571).
1.1.1.1. John Driver, bur. 12 June 1681, in Avening, m. Elizabeth Bridger, bapt. Slimridge 5 Aug. 1638, bur. 28 Jan 1675; cousin of Joseph Bridger, of Woodmanscote, in Dursley, 10 mls from Avening, who m. Hester Pitt. Joseph Bridger of Virginia made a bequest to his mother, Mary, still living in Dursley. *One of Joseph Bridgers tenants of Woodmanscote was *Thomas Pitt, who may have been he who was transported to Virginia, in 1666.

Whatever the case, the relationships outlined above serve to illustrate that early Virginia was colonised by the lesser children of the English squirearchy and the children of their aspiring tenants, who sought to intermarry with them; both carving out a new life in a new world. They acted in unison in order to survive; lack of mutual co-operation would have brought about extinction. They were not the creation of Hollywood, but of the English kinship system; a mind-boggling warren of interconnections of blood, intermarriage, and money.

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WIVELISCOMBE KINSHIP NETWORK

The ancestry of the Harris family of Wiveliscombe, intermarried with the family of Governor Bennett of Virginia takes on a new understanding when an accurate transcription of the name of the wife of William Harris is given; instead of West it should read Westbrooke. Immediately, the kinship network of his family is revealed, which exhibits a very close and repeated affinity to the Bennett family through kin intermarrying into such families as the Stevens. Other members of this kinship group include the Hill family (thus a familial connection is established to the Symes family of Mells), and a family of Forte, which was probably the same one connected to the son of Thomas Harris, d. 1672, as I have previously shown.

WIVELISCOMBE KINSHIP NETWORK

William Harris/Dorothy Westbrooke, 31 Aug. 1562.
Joan Westboke/John Clowter, 23 Sep. 1559.
Joan Upham/ Henry Westbrooke, 10 Dec. 1569.
John Westbrooke/Margarett Davie, 19 Sep. 1573.
Grace Davie/ John Moore, 9 Jun. 1575.
Nicholas Davie/Joan Birde, 7 Feb. 1596.
Robert Davie/Joan Williams, 23 Feb. 1596.
Joan Davie/Richard Hawkins, 1 Feb. 1599.
Thomas Davie/Elizabeth Stevens, 1626.
Joan Clowter/John Bowring, 29 Nov. 1565.
Henrie Bowring/Tamsin Grant, 5 Apr. 1624.
John Bowring/Margaret Rogers, 13 Nov. 1630.
Joan Bowring/ William Atkins, 15 Jun. 1634.
Agnis Bowring/John North, 8 May 1641.
Grace North/Samuel Stone, 22 Jun. 1643.
John Clowter/Agnes Lovell, 7 Feb. 1568.
Katherine Lovell/James Horne, 25 Aug. 1561.
Alice Lovell/Robert Forte, 8 Aug. 1605; issue Richard Forte, issue Francis Forte, bapt. 26 Aug. 1631
Elianor Forte/ Christopher Stevens, 19 Oct. 1581.
Thomas Forte/Ellen Webber, 8 Jun. 1588; issue 1. William Forte, issue Henry Forte, bapt. 21 May 1614; 2. John Forte, issue Thomas Forte.
Andrew Upham/Elizabeth Hill, 29 Jan. 1575.
Mary Hill/Robert Yea, 8 Oct. 1564.
Joan Hill/ David Edney,* 30 Jan 1574, *cousin of Eleanor Bennett, wife of Richard Harris.
Jane Hill/Richard Gardiner, 17 Jan. 1596.
Ethelred Hill/ William Hutchin, 4 Jun. 1618.
Elizabeth Hill/Lawrence Comer, 3 Feb. 1620.
Simon Hill/Joan Thorne, 6 Sep. 1623.
Anstice Hill/ Phillip Tucker, 1 Dec. 1638.
Joan Upham/Christopher Newton, 30 Jun. 1575.
John Newton/Emmett Goodman, 29 Oct. 1621.
Radigon Goodman/John Stevens, 17 Jan. 1625.
Mary Stevens/Richard Bennett, 12 Jan. 1648.
Thomas Upham/Elizabeth Southcotte, 20 May 1576.
John Upham/Jane Boddy, 28 Apr. 1588.
Emmett Boddy/ Thomas Briante, 4 Oct. 1577.
Robert Boddy/ Elizabeth Skinner, 20 Oct. 1586.
Robert Upham/Joane Perrett, 11 Oct. 1600.
George Upham/Sara Baker, 6 Nov 1637.
Thomas Upham/Mary Howell, 30 Oct. 1640.

There seems to be some very intersting names here in relation to Virginia ancestries.

The following Harris of the adjoining parishes of Nettlecombe and Halse were very likely members of this Harris family:
John Harris, m. Joan Woolcott, 6 Feb 1562, Nettlecombe.
Joan Harris, m. John Woolcot, 16 May 1568, Nettlecombe.
Robert Harris, m. Tamsen Stevens, 28 Jan 1584, Halse; having issue: Margaret Harris, m. John Stevens, 3 May 1595; William Harris, bapt. 1 Jun. 1585; George Harris, bapt. 9 Jul. 1589.

WIVELISCOMBE

1.
1.1. William Harris, m. Dorothy Westbrooke, 31 Aug. 1562.
1.1.1. Richard Harris, m. 8 Oct. 1594, Eleanor Bennet, sister of (1) Thomas Bennett, who had issue: (a) Thomas Bennett, b. 5 Nov. 1603, m. Agnes Beard, 17 Jul. 1623, parents of Richard Bennett, who m. Mary Stevens, 12 Jan. 1648, and Phillip Bennett, bapt. 6 March 1626. (b) Richard Bennett, bapt. 6 Aug. 1609, Governor of Virginia, whose son ….. (2) Edward Bennett, bapt. 2 Feb. 1577, in Wivelscombe; later of of St Olave, Southwark, London, and Lawn’s Creek, Virginia, father of Alice Bennett, who m. John Hardy. Nugent, C&P vol. 1, p. 569: Mr. John Hardie 1150 acres IOW Co., 5 June 1666. Beginning at upper corner tree of Mathew Tomlins old land, running SSE by Wm. Westwrayers land &c. SW on Mathew Tomlins new land. Their daus. m., respectively, Hodges Counsell, and Richard Jackson, whose da. Mary Jackson, m. Capt. George Hardy, who patented 500 acres on July 17, 1648 ‘lying on east side of Lawne’s Creek extending to main river and along the great river to the creek dividing the same from land of Alice Bennett’. George Hardy was an appraiser of the estate of Edward Harris, d. 1677. Richard Bennett’s first wife was Anne, who was Charles Barham’s sister (see Douglas Richardson, ‘Plantagenet Ancestry’). Mr. Charles Barham Ex., Thomas Harris (d. 1672) and Thomas Tuke (of Barwick, Somerset, whose family were tenants of the Symes family) overseers, were officers of the will of William Ridley, who was probably the br. of Elizabeth Ridley, Charles Barham’s wife.
1.1.1.1. William Harris, bapt. 28 Jan. 1595.
1.1.1.2. Richard Harris.
1.1.1.2.1. John Harris, bapt. 18 Feb. 1624; probably d. 1687, Virginia, m. Unity.
1.1.1.2.1.1. Elizabeth Harris, m. Samuel, son of Robert Lancaster Sr. and Sarah, widow of 2nd husband Richard Bennett Sr., d. 1710.
1.1.1.2.2. William Harris, m. Eleanor (probable sister-in-law of Christne Tucker).
1.1.1.2.2.1. James Harris, bapt. 13 Apr. 1657.
1.1.1.2.2.2. William Harris.
1.1.1.3. Thomas Harris,* m. Judith Blake, 20 Nov. 1623. *Cousin of Richard Bennett, , Governor of Virginia, and probably he who d. in Virginia in 1672.
1.1.1.4. Charity Harris, m. Robert Manning, br. of Thomas Manning, who m. Elizabeth Moore, 9 Jun. 1631, whose da. Joan Manning, m. Nicolas Perratt, 20 Feb. 1647.
1.2. Anstis Harris, m. Robert Woolcott, 8 Sep. 1569, Wiveliscombe

The proposition is that such as Edward Harris, d. 1677, and Thomas Harris, d. 1688, were of this general family, sharing their associations; a case of whatever the degree of blood kinship being reinforced by marriages into the same families over succeeding generations. The level of intermarriage within such kinship groups was truly staggering by most modern standards, and caution should be used when considering ‘DNA results’, which probably show closer ‘matches’ than was the fact.

As a footnote, is it known that the John Harris who married Unity did not leave male children?

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SOMERSET STONES

WEDMORE (Squires, Hodges family, abode of the Counsell family).

1. William Stone, bur. 14 Jun 1563.
1.1. John Stone, m. Isabel Edwards, 10 May 1561.
1.1.1. Robert Stone, bapt. 2 Aug. 1561.
1.1.1.1. William Stone, m. Philippa Maple, 20 Oct. 1597.
1.1.1.2. Robert Stone, m. Agnes Marten, 20 Oct. 1597.
1.1.1.3. Thomas Stone, m. Agnes Sachel, 17 May 1602.
1.1.1.3.1. Thomas Stone.
1.1.1.3.1.1. Thomas Stone, bapt. 15 Nov. 1635.
1.1.1.3.2. Edward Stone, m. Elizabeth.
1.1.1.3.2.1. Edward Stone, bapt. 28 Apr. 1644.
1.1.1.3.2.2. George Stone, bapt. 6 Feb. 1653, m. Dorothy.
1.1.1.3.2.2.1. George Stone.
1.1.1.3.2.2.2. William Stone.
1.1.1.4. Gabriel Stone, m. Grace Weathie, 19 Oct. 1603.
1.1.1.4.1. Grace Stone, m. Richard Haine, 26 Nov. 1627.
1.1.1.4.2. Gertrude Stone, m. Ward Collins, 8 Oct. 1632.
1.1.2. Maria Stone, bapt. 20 Feb. 1563, m. William Newman, 2 Oct. 1606.
1.1.3. William Stone.
1.1.3.1. Maria Stone, bapt. 24 Apr. 1579, m. William Parsons, 2 Jul. 1610.
1.1.2. Thomas Stone.
1.1.2.1. Robert Stone, bapt. 2 Sep. 1604.
1.2. Alice Stone, m. John Boltinge, 6 Sep 1564.

NUNNEY JUXTA WEDMORE (Squires, Lancaster family).

Willm Stone, bur. 5 Sep. 1582. John Stone, bur.30 Jan 1587.

1. Henry Stone.
1.1. Henry Stone, bapt. 9 Feb 1596, m. Francis Beard, 1624.
1.1.1. William Stone, bapt.. 15 Nov. 1601.
1.1.1.1. Henrie Stone, bapt. 1624.
1.1.1.2. William Stone, Jan. 1629.
1.1.1.2.1. William Stone, bapt. Mar. 1653.
1.1.1.2.1.1. William Stone, bapt. Feb. 1682.
1.1.1.2.1.2. George Stone, bapt. 14 Aug. 1687.
1.1.1.2.1.3. Jeffery Stone, bapt. 1 Feb. 1690.
1.1.1.3. Richard Stone, bapt. Nov. 1631.
1.1.1.4. John Stone, bapt. 17 Feb. 1633.
1.1.1.4.1. John Stone, bapt. 29 Jun. 1679.
1.1.1.4.1.1. John Stone, bapt. Jan. 1699.
1.1.1.5. Mathias Stone, bapt. 8 Jun. 1634.
1.1.1.6. Roger Stone, bapt. 15 Jan. 1636.
1.1.2. Jane Stone, m. Edward Swift, 23 Nov. 1626.
1.1.3. Joseph Stone.
1.1.3.1. Joseph Stone, bapt. 4 Oct. 1629.

MELLS (Squires, Symes family).

1.
1.1. John Stone, m. Elizabeth Hanny, 26 Feb. 1619.
1.2. Timothy Stone, m. Dowsabell Goodwin, 3 Jul. 1620.
1.2.1. Timothie Stone, bapt. 12 Oct. 1623.
1.2.2. Dowsabell Stone, bapt. 18 Jun. 1626.
1.2.3. John Stone, bapt. 30 Aug. 1629.
1.2.4. Thomas Stone.
1.2.4.1. Roert Stone, bapt. 7 Feb. 1662.
1.2.5. Robert Stone, bapt. 5 Aug. 1632.
1.2.6. James Stone, bapt. 15 Sep. 1638.
1.3. Grace Stone, m. William Pearce, 16 Aug. 1622.
1.4. Elizabeth Stone, m. John Allin, 19 Jan. 1631.

CHIPSTABLE/WIVELISCOMBE (Abode of the Bennett family of Virginia, and a Harris family intermarried with them).

STONE FAMILY deeds, etc. Mortgage of closes, part of Haddon Hill in Chipstable, and close called Maundown Close in Wiveliscombe (John Stone, mortgagor), 1837. (Somerset Heritage Centre, DD\HB/32).
1.
1.1. Humfrey Stone, m. Elizabeth Burte, 5 Aug. 1565, Wiveliscombe.
1.2. Thomas Stone, m. Alice Handcocke, 8 Jul. 1577.
1.2.1. Thomas Stone.
1.2.1.1. Thomas Stone, m. Grace Preest, 1627.
1.2.1.1.1. Robart Stone, m. Anstis Chaplin, 25 Nov. 1666.
1.2.1.1.1.1. Robert Stone, bapt. 15 May 1677, m. Anne Bide, 20 Apr. 1696.
1.2.1.1.1.1.1. James Stone.
1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1. John stone, bapt. 19 Oct. 1740, in Chipstable; fil. James Stone of Wiveliscombe & Elizabeth, m. Anne Satchel, 1 Dec 1779.
1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. John Stone, bapt. 6 May 1789.
1.2.1.1.1.2. Grace Stone 1678, m. Morgan Newland, 19 Mar. 1698/Henry Paine, 30 Jul. 1701.
1.2.1.1.2. Samuel Stone, m. Joane Wiggins, 18 Nov. 1668.
1.2.1.1.2.1. Elizabeth Stone, bapt. 10 Sep. 1669, m. Richard Wescot, 12 Apr. 1684.
1.2.1.1.2.2.Thomas Stone, m. Joane Newton, 6 Jun. 1699
1.2.1.1.2.2.1. Nicholas Stone.
1.2.1.1.2.2.1.1. John Stone, bapt. 24 Feb. 1727.
1.2.1.1.2.2.1.1.1. James Stone, bapt. 21 Nov. 1756.
1.2.1.1.2.2.2. John Stone, bapt. 24 Apr. 1701.
1.2.1.1.2.2.3. Samuel Stone, bapt. 17 Apr. 1704, m. Ann Sladdon, 6 Feb. 1744.
1.2.1.1.2.2.4. John Stone, bapt. 17 Apr. 1704, m. Joan Timewell, 14 Oct. 1736.
1.2.1.1.2.2. Thomas Stone, M. Izatt Craze, 18 Apr. 1715.
1.2.1.1.2.2.1. Robert Stone, bapt. 18 Apr. 1720.
1.2.1.1.2.2.2. James Stone, bapt. 25 Aug. 1723.
1.2.1.1.2.2.3 Richard Stone, bapt. 15 Jan. 1727.
1.2.1.1.2.3 Phillip Stone.
1.2.1.1.2.3.1. William Stone, bapt. 7 Aug. 1698.
1.2.1.1.2.3.2. Francis Stone, bapt. 18 Jan. 1706.
1.2.1.1.2.4. Austin Stone, m. Joan Goodinge, 29 Jan. 1706.
1.2.1.1.2.5. Mary Stone, m. George Newton, 29 Sep. 1700.
1.2.1.2. Samuel Stone, m. Grace North.
1.2.1.2.1. Willmoth Stone, m. Edward Collins, 1670.

Perhaps some Virginia Stones here?

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MORE HARRIS

It is very difficult to understand the complexity of English migration to 17th century Virginia in terms of genealogy. Groups of cousin-migrants from nearby villages embarked on voyages of discovery. Before their ship reached port, passengers from other ships, from a different parts of England, may have joined them, drawn by some mutual economic interest.

When reaching the new homeland, the cousin-migrants would have continued their practice of intermarrying among each other, and would have also married into “new blood”; again, for economic interest. It is this intermingling of old kin with new that perplexes, and makes one Harris family appear as another, yet, in the case of Thomas Harris, who died in Virginia in 1688, a clear demarcation can be made from his family to any other. He came from Somerset, but from which particular family?

I have shown that a Thomas Harris married a Alice West in 1635, in Nunney, Somerset, and had a son, Thomas, born in 1636. Thomas Harris was a tennant of the Symes family, whose tenants also included the Fulghams. Whatsmore, a reasonable case can be made for descendants of Thomas Harris, d. 1688, being associated with the Symes in Brunswick Co. Also, within a few miles of Nunney, a Thomas Harris married Sara Pope, 2 May 1622, in Radstock, and Ann Harris, bapt. 14 Dec. 1645, m. William Persons (born 1649), 20 Sep. 1674, in Hemington; associations which may have resonated in Virginia.

It can not be discounted that the Thomas born in 1636 was he who died in 1688; nor can it be that he was the Thomas who died in 1668. I would suggest, however, that the Thomas of 1636 was more likely to have come from the villages of Wedmore/Cheddar, where he would have known such as the Chapman, Council, Preston, and Turner families. Given that the Thomas who d. in 1688 left orphans in the care of John Turner and Hodges Council, it seems overwhelmingly the case that he had been a neighbour of theirs in Somerset, and that the associations of his cousins in Nunney were peripheral – “shared” to gain advantage, as in the case of enjoying the benefits of other cousins marrying into the Bennett family of Somerset and Virginia.

The strong impression is one of a specific family of Harris continuing their association with the Council and Turner families, as well as with peripheral cousins.

HODGES
1. George Rodney.
1.1. Maurice Rodney, Esq., m. Joan, dau. of Sir Thomas Dyer of Somerford, Co., Wilts.
1.1.1. Dorothy wife of Rice Davis of the Middle Temple, and of Tickenham, Esq., whose family, as I have shown, were connected to the Edward Harris who died in Virginia in 1677.
1.2. Agatha Rodney, m. Captain Thomas Hodges, d. 1583.
(of the next generation: William Turner & Jane Rodney, 28 May 1612; issue: John Turner: Johannes Turner, bapt. 14 May 1618, f. William. John Turner, d. aft. 25 Mar 1705 in IOW Co., m. Mary Tomlin. Thomas Harris, d. 1688, placed his son George with John, whose spoken Will named named sons John, James, William, Joseph, Simon and grandd. Ann Everett; witnessed by Edward Harris, John Johnson, Jenkins Dorman, Wm Westray, and Mary Tomlin.
1.2.1. Thomas Hodges, m. Eleanor, da. of John Rosse (Rose) of Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset. Will of Thomas Hodges, Gentleman of Wedmore, Somerset, prob. 6 Feb. 1601. Joseph Turner, Will rec. 7 April 1737, in Brunswick County, m. Burchett Lundy, da. of Elizabeth Burchett and James Lundy. Drury Lundy admin., estate paid Edward Harris. R. 14 Sept. 1780.
1.2.1.1. George Hodges Esq., d. Feb. 1, 1654.
1.2.1.2. Jane Hodges, m. John Strachey, of Sutton Court, Somerset, d. 1674, grandson of William Strachey, Secretary of Virginia.
1.2.1.3. John Hodges, m. Margery: Margery Hodges of Heathhouse, Wedmore, widow, to Richard Counsell* of Wedmore, husbandman and Joan his wife: Wedmore, Somerset. 1648. (Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, ref. 2667/1/36/2). Lease: Margery Hodges of Heathhouse, Wedmore, widow, to Richard Counsell of Wedmore, husbandman and Joan his wife. Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. ref. 2667/1/36/2. 1648. Sale: 15a. land occ. by Thos. Brooke, 2a. land occ. by Hy.Symes,* mess. and ten. and 40a. land occ. by Rich. Council, all in Wedmore, sold by co-heirs of Geo. Hodges to Wm. Prowse of Compton Bishop. Somerset Heritage Centre, ref. DD\FD/10. *Uncle of Richard Symes, father of Adam Symes (See N&Q, 1890), father of George Sims, of Brunswick Co.; d. Sept. 1763; who bought land from his br. John Sims, on 5 Nov. 1747, father of Adam Sims, who m. Elizabeth Walton, da. of George Walton of Brunswick Co., and who was, thus, the br.-in-law of Nathan Harris, grandson of Thomas Harris, d. 1688, and br. of West Harris.
1.2.1.4. William Hodges: Counterpart of bargain and sale: George Barber of Ashmore, gent., to William Hodges, gent., messuage etc., Wedmore, Somerset. 1653. (Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, ref. 2667/1/36/5). Counterpart of release: Robert Barber of Ashcombe, Wiltshire, esq., to Edward Counsell of Wedmore, yeoman: Wedmore, Somerset. (Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, ref. 2667/1/36/22).

COUNCIL
1. John Cownsell, bapt. 1573, Wedmore.
1.1. John Cownsell, bapt 28 Nov. 1601, ‘f. Joannis Counsell’, m. Mary Coomer, 26 Nov 1631; the sister of Agnes Coomer, who m. John Harris in the adj. parish of Cheddar, 4. Feb. 1635.
1.2. *Richard Cownsell, bapt. 3 Sept. 1613 (Blackford vill. par. Wedmore), m. (1) Joan Taylor, 12 Aug. 1640, (2) Elizabeth Hix, 12 Aug. 1647, dau. of William Hix and Grace Morton, m. 23 Jan. 1625, and niece of Margaret Hix, who m. Simon Day, 14 Jan. 1632.
1.2.1. Hodges Council, the very likely son of Richard Council, by either his first or second wife. Richard Counsell was the br.-in-law of Susan Lancaster, and Hodges Counsell may have received his Christian name after her husband, William Hodges, a member of the very influential Hodges family, squires of Wedmore, who was probably his Godfather. Hodges Council m. Lucy Hardy
1.2.1.1. Hodges Council, m. 2. Rebecca Pope.
1.2.1.1.1. John council.
1.2.1.1.1.1. James Council. D.B. 10, p. 205, 2 May 1756: John Councill of Isle of Wright County and Province of Virginia sold to James Council of said county and his heirs forever, “my plantation whereon I now dwell only excepting my life in plantation” on Blackwater (River) 100 acres more or less joining Benjamin Darden and Samuel Vaughn. Part of “Patien” granted Hodges Councill (the 2d) and by his will to his son John Councill and now by said John Councill to his son James Councill, to him & his heirs forever to have & hold. Signed: John Councill. Witness: John Benteen, Nathan Councill. William Harris to Nathan Council of Isle of Wight County, 8 Apr. 1756, 100 ac. adj. Bridgman Joyner Jr., W. William Harris, Jesse Jones, Sara King, and James Kitchen. (Southhampton Co. D.B. 2). Katherine Dunkley admin., leg. brother-on-law Moses Dunkley … the plantation which my late husband (John Dunkley, Will R. 9 Nov. 1749) purchased of John Hodges; Thomas, son of Jonathon Joyner, and his brother Thomas; estate signed by John Boykin, Matthew Joyner and Thomas Joyner. Martin Harris admin., leg. cousin James, son of Robert Harris; to James, son of Edward Harris; to Matthew, son of Robert Harris; to John, son of Robert Harris; to William, son of George Harris; to James, son of James Harris. Exs. John Dunkley,  Joseph and William Jones. Wit. Katherine Dunkley, Joseph Monger. R. 1 Feb. 1747. (1. Thomas Norfleet (m. Ruth Blount) bought adjoining land from Robert Council (NC. Edg. Co. D.B. 1., p. 204), and was mentioned as a neighbour of Robert Council and Thomas Turner (J. Bryan Grimes, Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, p. 17). 1.1. Marmaduke Norfleet. 1.1.1. Elizabeth Norfleet, m. James Harris in Halifax Co, NC., son of: James Harris, Will pr. 10 Jan. 1749). James Harris, d. 1749, br.-in-law of Matthew Joyner. 10 Jan. 1749. Feb. Court, 1749. Sons: James (‘my plantation’), Eli (Elias). Wife and Executrix: Cheary (sister of Mathew Joyner). Executor: Mathew Joyner. Witnesses: Wm. Skinner, John Blount, John Crumpton. (J. Bryan Grimes, Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, p. 153). Henry Turner: Feb. Court, 1748: Executor: Matthew Joyner. Witnesses: Matthew Joyner, James Harris, Marmaduke Norfleet. (ibid. p. 382). *Son of Thomas Joyner, Will dated 13 April 1740; the son of Thomas Joyner (br. of Bridgeman Joyner, the guardian of an orphan of Thomas Harris, d. 1688).

CHAPMAN
Elizabeth Chapman, m. Leonard Spenser, 5 Oct. 1663, Cheddar.
Robert Chapman, m. Mary Preston, 13 Nov. 1686, Wedmore.
William Chapman, m. Mary Hickes, 27 Nov. 1698, Wedmore.

Bath, Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, i.e. Bath Abbey:

1. Thomas Chapman, m. Elizabeth Kinge, 28 Jul. 1573.
1.1. William Chapman, bapt. 28 Sept. 1577.
1.1.1. William Chapman, Glover, m. Margaret.
1.1.1.1. John Chapman, bapt. 4 Feb. 1615, m. Edith Hickes, 14 Apr. 1645.
1.1.1.2. Katherine Chapman, bapt. 17 Nov. 1611, m. Richard Mayo, 19 Oct. 1640.
1.1.1.3. William Chapman, bapt. 7 Sept. 1609.
1.1.1.3.1. Anne Chapman, bapt. 27 Jul. 1647, m. Walter Hickes, 4 Feb. 1676.
1.1.1.3.1.1. Robert Hickes, bapt.13 Mar. 1683. 6 March 1738.
1.1.1.3.1.2. Mr. John Hickes, b. c. 1684, m. 1. Mary … Will of John Hicks, dated the 30th day of September, 1728, and proved 20 Aug. 1729. Item I givwe & devise unto my two sons Jno. Hicks & Dan’l Hicks and their heirs forever my tract of land which I took up on Stevenss’ branch in Brunswick Co. to be divided between them & my will & desire is that my son John Hicks go and live with my son-in-law John Rose. (The Rose family were intermaried with that of Hodges, as given).

The Brantley connection to a number of Somerset families stems from an early period: Edward Brantley, 675 ac. adj. land of Mr. England and Mr. Tooke, IOW., 30 Oct. 1669. Phillip Brantley: ‘tract of land and plantation situated lying and being in Isle of Wight County whereon the said Phillip Brantley dewleth 100 acres being part of a rant of 675 acres dated Oct 20, 1669 to Edward Brantley by the last will & testament and devised to said Phillip. 22 Feb. 1724. Witness: Joseph Chapman. Benjamin Brantley to John Davis, ‘tract of land lying in the upper parish on Lyons Creek 150 acres beginning at Smallock’s Gull and bounded on William Drew’s line to the River and so along the River to Barlow’s line and down the said line to the Crook and so up to 1st station. Witness: John Hodges.

John Brantley to Joseph Atkinson, track of land lying and being on the East Side of the first Swamp of the Black Water containing by examination 100 acres of land which was by the last and will and testament of Edward Brantley deceased devised to his grandson Edward deceased, father of the said John Brantley, beginning at James Tooke Scott’s line thence along that line to John Miller’s line thence along the said Miller’s line to John Wrenn’s line and along his line to the line of land purchased by James Ingles of John Davis along the said Ingles’s line to the beginning’. Witness: John Person, John Dunkley, John Eley, James Holt. The kinship connection of the Brantleys to such as the Councils was based on Hardy Council’s da., Mary, being the wife of William Brantley, son of Edward Brantley.

1. …
1.1. Edward Wiche, m. Sara Chepman, 9 Feb. 1640, Bridgwater (St Mary). 16 mls fr. Wedmore.
1.2. Henry Wiche, m. Joanna Craftman, 5 Jun. 1645, Bridgwater.
1.2.1. Henry Wiche, bapt. 16 Jul 1664, Bridgwater (reg. f. Henry, mother Joan).
1.2.1.1. Henry Wyche.
1.1.1.1.1. Abigail Wyche, m. George Brewer (4 March 1734), son of George Brewer and Sarah Lanier, half-sister of Sampson Lanier Sr., who m. Elizabeth Washington; their son, Thomas Lanier, m. Anne Maclin, dau. of William Maclin Sr. and Katherine Brewer.

One factor that should be considered is that the Thomas Harris who died in 1688 was unlikely to have been the patriarch of all claimants. Groups of kin migrated together; a son named in a will may not have been synonomous with a namesake who is recorded in the next generation.

The John Harris who m. Agnes Comer should, perhaps, be considered as a potential Harris patriarch in Virginia.

1. John Harris, d. 1625.
1.1. John Harris, m. Agnes Comer, 4 Feb. 1635. Margery Coomer, m. John Martin, 17 Apr. 1637. John Cownsell, bapt 28 Nov. 1601, ‘f. Joannis Counsell’, m. Mary Coomer, 26 Nov 1631.
1.1.1. John Harris Jr. (so designated).
1.1.2. Arthur Harris.
1.1.2.1. Arthur Harris, bapt. 23 June 1663.
1.1.2.1.1. Samuel Harris, bapt. 2 Jan. 1686, m. Hannah Comer, bapt. 4 Dec. 1702.
1.1.2.1.1.1. John Harris, bapt. 30 Mar. 1706.
1.1.2.1.1.2. James Harris, bapt. 5 Oct. 1707.
1.1.3. Anthony Harris.
1.1.3.1. Isaac Harris, bapt. 27 Feb. 1663, m. Dorothy Harris, bapt. 13 June 1675.
1.1.3.1.1. Joseff Harris, bapt. 15 Nov. 1691.
1.1.3.1.2. Robert Harris, bapt. 3 Jan. 1692.
1.1.3.1.3. James Harris, bapt. 18 Feb. 1704.
1.1.3.1.4. Anthony Harris, bapt. 2 Apr. 1710.
1.1.3.2. John Harris.
1.1.3.2.1. John Harris, bapt. 23 Aug. 1694, m. Mary Rogers, 26 Dec 1723.
1.1.3.3. Robert Harris, m. Mary Hill, 29 Jun 1695.
1.1.3.3.1. John Harris, bapt. 30 Mar 1707.
1.1.3.4. Thomas Harris, m. Anne Marshall, bapt. 20 Oct, 1678.
1.1.3.4.1. Thomas Harris, bapt. 12 June 1698.
1.1.3.5. James Harris, m. Hannah Marshall 28 Mar 1706
1.1.3.6. Anthony Harris.
1.1.3.6.1. Caleb Harris, bapt. 6 Oct 1700, m. Sussanah Martin, 7 Apr. 1729.
1.2. Robert Harris. He was probably this Robert Harris: December 1634, William Lacey leased James Tooke 500 acres on the east side of Lawne’s Creek; 26 October 1646, James Tooke to Robert Harris, all my right and title to this lease.
1.2.1. Edward Harris, bapt. 8 Aug. 1624, Wedmore, ‘son of Robert’; probably he who d. in 1677, in Virginia.
1.3. William Harris, bapt. 7 Dec. 1617, f. John.
1.3.1. Thomas Harris.
1.4. Thomas Harris.
1.4.1. Thomas Harris, bapt. 31 Dec. 1637, Cheddar, ‘son of Thomas’, probably he who d. in 1688, in Virginia, rather than his kinsman and namesake, bapt. 14 Aug. 1636, in Nunney.

Intermarriages:
Comer – Gardner, Robinson.
Rogers – Reade, Hill, Turner.
Marshall – Goff/Gough, Styles, Gardner.
Goff – Gardner.
Hill- Lane, Rogers.

CALTHORPE/HARRIS
1. John Calthorpe, of Cockthorp, m. Catherine Astley, da. of John Astley, of Melton.
1.1. Christopher Calthorpe, of Cockthorpe.
1.1.1. James Calthorp, of Cockthorpe, d. 1559, m. Elizabeth Garneys.
1.1.1.1. Christopher Calthorpe of Cockthorpe, m. Jane Rokewood
1.1.1.1.1. Sir James Calthorpe of Cockthorpe, m. Barbara Bacon, da. of Francis Bacon, of Hegeset.
1.1.1.1.1.1.Christhoper Calthorpe, m. (1602) Maud Thurton, da. of John Thurton of Brome Hall.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1. James Calthorpe.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Lestrange Calthorpe, m. Mary Butts.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Charles Calthorpe b. 8 Oct. 1709, m. Elinor Clifton, da. of Thomas Clifton, and wife, Sarah. Will of Charles Calthorpe, 1756, named ” son Edward Calthorpe”, “son James Butts Calthorpe”, “daughter Mary Bayley” (wife of John Bailey); “daughter Frances Jones”; “sons in law John Bayley and Jesse Jones”; admin. Edmund Tyler. Charles Parish records, York Co. W.B. 3, p. 118: Elener Calthorpe. Leg – da. Elener Clifton Calthorpe; da. Diana; grandson Charles Butts Bowen; son Edward; son Anthony Calthorpe. Exs. Edward and Anthony Calthorpe. D. April 7, 1772. R. Jan 12, 1775. Wit: Joshua Bailey, Benjamin Bailey, Sarah Bailey. Southampton Co. D.B. 1, pp. 380-382, Roger Delk of Surry to Benjamin Bailey, 2 Mar. 1752.
Edward Harris of Surry Co. to Thomas Clifton of Isle of Wight Co. – 140 ac. being a moiety of a certaint tract of land … granted to said Edward Harris on 2 Nov. 1742. Wit. Buford Pleasant, John Harris, Mary Pleasant. R. 18 April 1744. Thomas Clifton, Will R. 11 Jan. 1781. Wit. Thomas Turner, Simon Harris. Simon Harris: Thomas Turner, admin account, “paid Richard Harris for keeping Jesse and Simon Turner” …” paid Simon Harris for keeping Harris Turner … paid Elias Fort for keeping William Turner”. Audited by Jesse Whitehead and John Whitehead. R. 13 June 1782, p. 419.
Simon Harris. R. 12 Feb. 1789. Witness Henry Pope, Rebecah Harris. John Jones, admin account, leg: “son Jesse“, “son Brittain“. Wit. Simon Harris. R. 14 Feb. 1750, p. 34. John Harris, admin., leg. “son Drew“, “son Newitt“; ex. “son Nathan and Edward Drew”. Wit. Simon Harris, Jesse Jones. R. 13 Dec. 1764, p. 108.
John Harris, admin., “brother Newitt Harris, brother Thomas, brother Nathan”; nieces Fanny Nesum, Lucy Newsum, sister Martha Newsum. Ex. Cordall Norfleet and brother Nathan Harris”. R. 11 Jan. 1781, p. 309.
Daniel Mackey admin., leg. “son William the plantation bought of Joseph and William Harris“, “da. Hope Joyner”. Wit. Hardy Pope, Simon Harris. R. 13 May 1762, p. 471. Samuel Johnson admin., “son John land bought of John Bowen”, “da. Mary Turner”. Wit. Henry Pope, Simon Harris, Hardy Pope”. R. 14 Feb. 1779, p. 252. Simon Harris admin., son William; “sons Simon and Jacob“. R. 11 May 1769, p. 275. Timothy Thorpe admin., “grandda. Mary Barham. Wit. Edward Harris. R. 14 March 1750, p. 37.
Henry Person admin., estate appraised by Edward Harris, Henry Harris and William Womack; signed Mary Person. Ordered 12 Oct. 1754.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Sarah Calthorpe, m. Edmund Tyler, rec. in a deed to William Jones.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Catherine Tyler, m. Levi Edwards.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.2. Frances Calthorpe, b. 6 Sept. 1737, m. Jesse Jones. John Exum of Edgecombe Co. to Joseph Jones, 9 Feb. 1757, 100 ac. on Round Hill Swamp adj. the north side of Old Field Branch, Jesse Jones, Joseph Vasser, Gums old field, and Sasgehanna Branch (patent to William Edwards on 16 June 1714), W: John Exum, Benjamin Vasser, and Joseph Vasser, p. 97: Richard Worrell and wife Patience to James Kitching (8 Apr. 1756) 174 ac. on the south side of the Blackwater Swamp adj. William Harris, Thomas Gray, and John Barnes (part of a patent to Lewis Bryan for 345 ac. who sold to Robert Tyler and was sold to sd. Richard), W.: Richard Worrell (father-in-law of Charles Council) and Patience Worrell, Joseph Denson, John Johnson, and Nathan Council, pp. 97-98: William Harris to Nathan Council of Isle of Wight County dated 8 Apr. 1756, 100 ac. adj. Bridgman Joyner Jr., W. William Harris, Jesse Jones, Sara King, and James Kitchen. (SouthHampton Co. D.B. 2). IOW. D.B. 10, p. 205, 2 May 1756: John Councill of Isle of Wright County and Province of Virginia sold to James Council of said county and his heirs forever, “my plantation whereon I now dwell only excepting my life in plantation” on Blackwater (River) 100 acres more or less joining Benjamin Darden and Samuel Vaughn. Part of “Patien” granted Hodges Councill (the 2d) and by his will to his son John Councill and now by said John Councill to his son James Councill, to him & his heirs forever to have & hold. Signed: John Councill. Witness: John Benteen, Nathan Councill.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3. James Butts Calthorpe, 1740-1795, m. Lucy Bailey. Southampton Co. W.B 4, p. 42: Barnaby Bailey. Leg – wife Mary; son James; da. Celia Barlow; da. Martha Booth; da. Elizabeth Hayes; son Richard my land in Sussex Co.; da. Lucy Calthorpe; with reversion Mary Bailey Calthorpe; granddaughter, Lucy Bailey; to my grandchildren, the children of my da. Ann Coker. Exs. wife Mary and son Richard Bailey. D. Sept 1, 1783 R. Nov 13, 1783. Wit: Jordan Judkins, James Gray, Halcott Briggs Pride. Peter Butts, leg. da. Lucy. R. 8 June 1780. Wit. Edwin Gray, Benjamin Kirby, Silas Kirby.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.4. Martha Calthorpe, m. Jonathan Bowen.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.5. Anna Calthorpe, m. James Summerell. Southampton Co. Wills – James Summerell, 24 Feb. 1800:  Item: The east part from such directed line I give & bequeath unto my son Silas Summerell to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give unto my daughter Lucretia Branch and to her heirs forever the sum of ten shillings current money of Virginia.
I also do appoint William Boykin and Silas Summerell my whole & sole Executors of this my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of February 1800. John Summerell (seal) Pronounce d & declared in presents of Benjamin Brister, William Holden, and Shadrack Boykin. At a Court held for the County of Southampton the 21st day of July 1800 this Will was presented in court by Silas Summerell & William Boykin, the Executors therein named, proved by the oaths of Benjamin Brister & William Holden, two of the witneesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. W.B. 5, 1797-1804, Southampton Co, pp. 197-198. Will of James Summerell, 24 Feb 1800, Southampton Co., names son “my son Silas Summerell”, “son Lemuel Butts Summerell”; “my daughter Lucretia Branch”, “my three daughters namely: Dianah, Sally & Eleanor”; “William Boykin and Silas Summerell my whole & sole Executors”. Arthur Whitehead, d. 1748, Southampton Co, m. Patience Newsum, having issue: William, who m. (1) Patience Boykin, da. of William Boykin, whose will was probated 12 February 1789, naming children Patience Whitehead, Catherine Harris, Brittain Boykin, William Boykin, Shadrack Boykin, Sarah Williamson “widow”, and Martha Hough.* Executors: sons William Boykin and Shadrack Boykin. Witnesses: Edward Neal, Stephen Summerell, and James Hough.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.6. Diana Calthorpe, m. Silas Kirby. Thomas Francis, estate appraised by Hardy Harris, Michael Warren, and John Kirby.* R. 14 March 1782, p. 380. Benjamin Harris admin., leg. “son Benjamin with reversion to grandson West Harris“; “son Absolom; son Hardy a tract bought of John Person, with reversion of bequest to son Michael”. …… Hardy Harris, estate appraised by John Blunt, James Turner, and Edmund Turner”. R. 8 Sept. 1791. Joshua, orphan of Joshua Harris, chooses Jesse Harris as his guardian. Jesse Harris admin., audited by Joshua Nicholson* and Hardy Harris. R. 9 Sept 1779. Jesse Harris and Mary (Brantley?) his wife deed Benjamin Clifton 137 ac. on Flat Swamp adjacent John Green and Joshua Harris’s Mill in 1775, p. 186. Josiah Holliman admin., daus. Mary Clayton, Lucy Andrews; Sarah Moody, *Martha Hough. *John Kirby’s brother-in-law; Joshua’s estate appraised by William Moore, Timothy Thorpe, and Amos Harris. R. 9 May 1782.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.7. Elinor Clifton Calthorpe, d. 12 Jan. 1807, m. John Hawkins Pond.* Richard Kirby admin., names da. “Susannah Clifton”; “son Silas”; “da. Patty Pond”; “son Richard”. Wit. *John Kirby. R. 8 Feb. 178, p. 316. *Son of Richard Pond, exec. of James Moore’s estate, R. 8 Oct. 1778. Thomas Moore’s estate appraised by Joshua Nicholson, Hardy Harris, Owen Myrick (Edward Harris connection) and Robert Jones.
1.1.1.1.1.2. Anne Calthorpe, m. Sir William de Grey of Merton. Settlement WLS/IX/1-11 – Estate of Sir William de Grey, settlements, extents, etc. 1601-62 Description: By William de Grey knight (Christopher Calthorpe, Thomas Cotton and Henry Calthorpe Esquires his brothers-in-law trustees), for purpose of payment of debts and to provide for his wife and family, of manor of Buriehall in Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Deopham, Hingham and Little Ellingham, Mannynges Grove in Great Ellingham, manor of Castons alias Cawstons in Little Cornard and woods called Newly Woodd, Mawley Woodd, Applegate Woodd and Collyers Grove there, Banyardes manor in Haddeston and Bunwell, and Chervills manor in Beechamwell. Norfolk Record Office WLS/IX/5/408 x 9. 1617.

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OCEANIC TRADERS

It is not the case that the following were long-time inhabitants of London and its suburbs; many families were drawn to London and its ports as would-be ‘oceanic traders’ – those seeking to buy goods from the West Indies and Virginia to sell in Europe. These families were mostly of many strands of cousins, some of whom may have settled in the new colonies (as tips of an iceberg), whilst the greater part remained, though not shut off from communication with their adventurous cousins, as many letters show.

It is reasonable to suppose that the following Izards settled in South Carolina:

1. William Izard, m. Elizabeth Brand.
1.1. Ralph Izard, of St. Helen Bishopsgate, Citizen/Grocer, m. Elizbeth Prior, May 28 1654, in St Augustines. PROB 11/453/113 Will of Ralph Izard, Grocer of London, 8 November 1699. West Sussex Record Office: Property as in Add Mss no. 10,642: Assignment. Consideration £50: Sir Robert Hyde, bt., justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and George Gounter, of Racton, esq. to George Prior, of London, gent., Ralph Izard, of London, grocer, and John Chase, of London, gent. In consideration of £10 paid by George Prior to George Gounter, from Sir Robert Hyde and George Gounter to Ralph Izard and John Chase in trust for George Prior. Witness: William Lucas. 18 July 1660. C 5/504/59, Mss 10,650-10,652: Izard v Prior. Plaintiffs: Ralph Izard, Elizabeth Izard, his wife, and others. Defendants: Charles Prior and others. Subject: property in Tottenham etc, Middlesex. 1675. Conveyance (bargain and sale); with final concords. Consideration £605. Description: Charles Prior, son and heir of George Prior, late of Highgate, co. Middx., gent., dec’d., Theophilus Birkenhead, late of London, now of Highgate, gent. and Richard Izard, citizen and grocer of London, to Edward Benson, of Stoughton, gent. Property as in Add Mss no. 10,642. With covenant to levy a fine. Witnesses: Christopher Nevill, John Painter, John Voke, J. Biggs, Granado Chester, Thos. Brereton, and Thomas Woodley. 5 June 1679. To repeat: N.R.O. Add Mss 10,654, William Izard, of London, merchant (son of Charles Izard and Mary, his wife, and grandson of George Prior, late of Highgate, co. Middx., gent., dec’d.) to Edward Benson, of Westbourne, gent In consideration of £100 paid to William Izard out of the said property under the will of the said George Prior, dec’d., on reaching the age of 23 sic years Witnesses: Richard May, Charles Prior, John Spencer, and Robert Yeo, 16 Nov. 1687. West Sussex Record Office, as in Add Mss no. 10,654. Release of legacy. Consideration £100
Description: Charles Prior, of Sherstone, co. Wilts., gent. to Edward Benson, of Westbourne, gent. Legacy of £100 payable out of property as in Add Mss no. 10,642, under the terms of the will of the said George Prior. Witnesses: Thos. Locke, John Keighley and Thomas Alderton. 6 June 1693.
1.1.1. John Izard.
1.1.1.1. Ralph Izard, b. 1696
1.1.1.2. John Izard, b. 1699
1.1.1.3. Charles Izard, b. 1700.
1.1.2. Ralph Izard. SO. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE: ‘Ralph Izard. Letter of attorney 6 Nov. 1697, to me from Wm. Middleton, formerly of London, mercht., &c. release Ralph Izard, of Berkley County, gentn , executor in right of his late wife Mary Izard, als. Middleton, relict and widow of Arthur Middleton, &c. 17 April 1703. (Probate Court Records 1690-1704, p. 393).
1.1.3. Benjamin Izard; of Wassamasaw, Berkley County, S. Carolina, gent. Letters of administration 22 Feb. 1724 to Elizabeth Izard, widow and relict of Benjamin Izard, late of Berkley Co., planter, dee’d, who lately died intestate, &c. , warrant to Capt. Wm. Saunders, Mr. Lawrence Saunders, Mr. John Postell. sen., Mr. Jas. Postell and Mr. John Postell, jun. (Bk. 1722-26, p. 106.) Inventory of goods ol Elizabeth Izard, late dee’d, shewn by Ralph Izard and Walter Izard, Esqs. of sd. dee’d, warrant 9 March 1726 (same appraisers). (Bk. 1722, p. 76). Ralph Izard arrived in Charlestown 3 Oct. 1682. (Grant Book 1682-92, p. 304.). Grants, Berkley County, all adjoining: 15 Sept. 1705, Ralph Izard 3800 acres bounding on Benjamin and George Izard’s lands. Wm. Sanders and vacant lands, also 250 acres; Benjamin Izard 500 acres north of Ashley River, also 260 acres; George Izard 500 acres north of Ashley River. (Ibid 1693-1736, p. 210)’.
1.2. William Izard, Draper, m. Frances. PROB 11/372/45, Will of William Izard, Draper of Saint Mary Savoy, Middlesex, 11 Jan. 1683. C 7/113/121, Eales v Izard. Plaintiffs: Thomas Eales. Defendants: William Izard. Place or subject: property in Bishopsgate Street London, Middlesex.
1.2.1. Thomas Izard, b. 1660.
1.2.2. John Izard, b. 1663.
1.2. Richard Izard, Grocer, 1635-1688, of St. Boltolph Bishopsgate, m. (1675) Martha Prior. PROB 11/392/378: Will of Richard Izard, Grocer of London 15 September 1688.

Just as there were cousinship strands of Izard, so were there of such as Carter and Spencer.

C 2/JasI/C16/4: Cornwallis v Prat. Defendant William Carter. Subject: the White Hart inn in St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex. 1603-1625.
Northamptonshire Record Office (N.R.O.), Th 1848: Assignment of Mortgage (1) Anne Lee of London – widow To (2) Henry Carter of St. Giles in the fields (Mddx.) – upholster For £230 Of 2 messuages in Queen Street in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields (Mddx.). 1 being in occ. of Henry Archbold, the other of John Newson. 1654.
(As an aside, Newson/Newsum were interchangeable. The family of Peter Newsum were scrivenors, and, as such, prepared legal documents and arranged loans for ‘oceanic traders‘, such as the Bennetts and Pitts, sometimes being the direct lender. London Newsums of note: Information of Ralph Carter, son of John Carter, doctor in physick, that he witnessed dispute between Philip Newsam and Edward Hide, and found latter slain near Scotland Yard, with a sword by his side. Taken before Thomas Wattson.
London Metropolitan Archives (L.M.A.), WJ/SR(NS)1/109, 1619. Recognizance; William Newsum of Westminster, baker (£20), Thomas Oldham of Westminster, baker (£10) and John Williamson of Westminster, victualler (£10) for the appearance of William Newsum at the next sessions for beating and abusing Anthony Pope of Westminster, baker. Taken before Richard Wigmore: For good behaviour. L.M.A, WJ/SR(NS)4/021, 1621. PROB 11/193/522, Will of John Newsum, Merchant Tailor of Saint Magnus the Martyr, City of London 16 Aug. 1645. Elizabeth Abbott, bapt. 16 Nov. 1623, London, Bishopsgate, da. of Myles Abbott, “tayler”; m. William Newsum, 5 Feb. 1637, London, St Botolph. (The Spencer family connected to Newsum in Virginia may have stemmed from: ‘William & Alice Spencer’ (m. June 23, 1622), at St. Olave, Southwark; having issue a. Alice (as recorded); b. Elizabeth, who m. (1) Major Robert Sheppard (bef. 1654) of James City. He was very likely a son of ‘Francis Shepheard and Elizabeth Ellis’ (m. September 28, 1617, St. Olave). (2) Thomas Warren, of Ripple Court, Kent. Major Robert Sheppard and Elizabeth Spencer had issue: Anne Shephard, who m. (1) Thomas Hart & (2) William Newsome).
PROB 11/390/2, Will of Henry Carter, Gentleman of Saint Giles in the Fields, Middlesex 19 March 1687.
1666 Hearth Tax, Henry Carter, Esq., for twenty poor parishioners of St. Giles’s-in-the-Fields. 24 s 2 Houses; John carter 2 s.
(as another aside, these Carters would have known a family of Bracewell: C 3/386/32: Tue v Bracewell. Plaintiffs: Richard Tue and others. Defendants: Robert Bracewell. Subject: property in St Giles in the Fields, London. 1621-1625. E 214/428: Parties: Henry, Earl of Holland, Sir Nathaniel Riche of London, Dame Dorothy Fowler, widow, Sir William Blake of London, Rice Williams, Thomas Otway and Thomas Stockton of London, gentleman; Richard Bracewell, merchant taylor of West Smithfield: Lease of a messuage near Smithfield, London; 21 years; 13 l p.a. Note: Reserving the lower room or rooms for 7 days in each year for use as booths during the St. Bartholomew Fair. 5 Feb. 1632. (Bring back such fairs!).
PROB 4/3817, Nathaniel Carter, of St Giles, Cripplegate, London, Citizen and White Baker of London, 24 May 1662.
PROB 4/9143, Henry Carter, of St. Giles in the Fields, Middx., Esq. 1697.
C 5/199/5, Bingley v Carter. Plaintiffs: Katherine Bingley widow. Defendants: Edward Carter and others. Subject: property in Drury Lane, St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex.
C 5/208/5, Lawson v Carter. Plaintiffs: George Lawson and others. Defendants: Edward Carter and others. Subject: property in Wargrave and St Giles in Fields, Berkshire and Middlesex. 1698.
Leicester and Rutland Record Office, DG39/271, Bond (i) Charles Fortescue, esq. Husbands Bosworth.(ii) Robert Carter, gent. St. Giles in the Fields, Middlesex Robert Lovet, esq., of Liscombe, Bucks. (i) bound to (ii) in the sum of £1200. 6 Nov. 1678.
DG39/271, N.R.O., Assignement: 1. Richard Spencer of London merchant & William Jennens of Long Wittenham co. Berks. esq. 2. Thomas Rowney of Oxford esq. 3. James Ward of London, esq., Edward Herris of London, merchant, Thomas Lathwell and William Morris of London gent, Samuel Biscopp of London clerk and John Carter of London merchant (1) assigns to (2) all the close or parcel of land called the Marshland in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields with edifices etc. Subject to specified trusts. 1 August 1695.
N.R.O. Holt 263. Declaration. By Mary Moore of St. Andrew, Holborn co. Middlesex widow. That £1500 secured by an indenture of mortgage 29 July Between Richard Spencer and William Jennens and Mary Moore and Charles Bludworth is the £1500 mentioned in a bond between William Jennens of Long Wittenham co. Berks, Richard Spencer and John Slack and Dame Mary Moore dated 4 November 1695.
C 6/280/8: Bludworth v Moore. Plaintiffs: Sir Thomas Bludworth, Dame Mary Moore and Edward Moore. Defendants: Sir John Moore and Francis Moore. Subject: money matters. 1682.
PROB 11/449/287, Will of Richard Spencer, Merchant of London, 14 Feb. 1699.
N.R.O. Assignment (1) Frances Ambler of London – widow To (2) William Lee of London – merchant For a marriage between (2) & Mary Ambler (daughter of (1) Of certain bonds owing to (1), & (1) constitutes (2) as attorney to collect the amounts The Bonds are: John Spencer of London – merchant bound to (1) in £400 (24.5. 1654) to repay £200 Simon Middleton of London – citizen & Thos. Sayer of Norwich – draper, bound to (1) in £600 to repay £300 (17.3.1654) Edward Palmer – cooper, & Thos Alcocke – merchant bound to (1) in £200 to repay £100 (5.4.1655) Robert Vavisor of London – citizen & merchant taylor, Robert Street of London – merchant & Henry Rawlins of St. Andrews Holborn – taylor, bound to (1) in £100 for repayment of £50 (14.10.1656). Thomas Jones of London – grocer, Thos. Willes of London – cooper, & Richard Smith of London – draper bound to (1) in £400 for repayment of £200, 20.4.1655.
To repeat: N.R.O. Add Mss 10,654, William Izard, of London, merchant (son of Charles Izard and Mary, his wife, and grandson of George Prior, late of Highgate, co. Middx., gent., dec’d.) to Edward Benson, of Westbourne, gent In consideration of £100 paid to William Izard out of the said property under the will of the said George Prior, dec’d., on reaching the age of 23 sic years Witnesses: Richard May, Charles Prior, John Spencer, and Robert Yeo, 16 Nov. 1687.
PROB 11/372/45, Will of William Izard, Draper of Saint Mary Savoy, Middlesex, 11 Jan. 1683.
C 7/113/121, Eales v Izard. Plaintiffs: Thomas Eales. Defendants: William Izard. Place or subject: property in Bishopsgate Street London, Middlesex.

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ADAMS/HARRIS/PERSON

Parsons v Symes. Plaintiffs: John Parsons and others. Defendants: Charles Symes and August Symes his wife. Place or subject: estate of John Harris, Radstock, Somerset. (N.A., C 7/279/108. 1662). This John Harris was almost certainly the John Harris, bapt. Jan. 28, 1623, in Portbury, as follows.

As shown in a previous post, Sara Harris, m. Thomas Symes, 10 Nov. 1622, Radstock. The same post gave a probable relationship between Thomas Symes and the descendants of Thomas Harris, d. 1688, in Virginia.

Sarah Harris was bapt. 1 Nov. 1593, in Portbury, da. of Robert, who was bur. 1 Sep. 1594; and was the probable sister of:

(1) William Harris, who m. Mary Jennings, 22 Apr. 1622, in Portbury; their son being John Harris, bapt. Jan. 28, 1623; a neighbour of Thomas Davis of Virginia, who m. Isabell Wallis, 27 Oct. 1624; his younger br. John Davis, bapt. at Portbury, Jan. 1612; and Mary Davis, transported in 1653 to Virginia by Richard Jennings. Edward Harris, d. 1677, VA., owed money to the widow of John Davis; i.e. Mary Greene: The inventory of Edward Harris, d. 1677, states that he owed money to “Mrs Davis”; almost cartainly the wife of John Davis, Mary Greene; da. of Thomas Greene and Mary Moone, and cousin of Martha Greene, who m. Anthony Fuljames (Fulgham), of Pitminster. whose son, Michael Fulgham, m. Anne Izzard; having issue (1) Anne Fulgham, who m. Robert Harris, son of Thomas Harris, d. 1688. (2) Susannah Fulgham, m. Hardy Council, son of Hodges Council Jr. and Lucy Hardy. In IOW Court, January 11, 1672, Thomas Tooke (associated with Thomas Harris, d. 1672), as attorney, calls John Davis “his loving brother”.

(2) Thomas Harris, who m. Sara Pope, 2 May 1622, in Radstock. She was very likely to have been related to:

(1) Robert Pope, who m. Joan Blake, 6 Feb. 1622, in Wedmore; and she to Judith Blake, who m. Thomas Harris*, November 20, 1623 (he probably dying in Virginia, in 1672), at Wivelscombe, son of Elianor Bennett and Richard Harris, son of William Harris, who m. Dorothy West, Aug. 31, 1562, at Wivelscombe. *Second-cousin of Lucy Hardy, who m. Hodges Council; and her sister, who m. Richard Jackson; their da., Mary Jackson, m. Capt. George Hardy.

(2) Mary Pope, who m. Robert Lansdowne of Radstock, 19 Jun. 1637, in Wedmore.

John Tooke of Surry County; his will proved 15 February 1720, appointed John Parson and William Ezell executors and John Parson, Samuel Sebrell, and James Pyland as trustees. The Tooke family were tenants of the Symes (in Barwick, Somerset); the Symes being landlords of the Fulghams, in Pitminster. James Pyland was a headright of Francis England in 1642. (Nugent vol. 1, p. 140).

John Parson/Person was overseer of of the will of Francis England, of Blackwater, IOW, 13 May 1677. On 9 June 1666, George Hardy (overseer of will of Edward Harris, d. 1677) deeded Francis England 100 ac. where George Branch formerly lived. Thomas Carter later sold John Parsons 56 ac. which were formerly owned by George Branch, who was the son-in-law of Francis England and Joyce, da. of Robert Flake.

ARTHUR ALLEN LAND GRANTS AND CONNECTIONS

24 Aug. 1665, 1000 a. Surry Co., Lawnes Crk Par., adj. Blackwater Swamp, and Robert Flake for 20 persons (5:282).
20 Oct. 1691, 170 a. Isle Of Wight Co. adj. Mr Tooke, Capt. England, Thomas Blake, Edward Brantley formerly patented 20 Apr. 1685 to Robert Blake and by him deserted, regranted to Allen 17 Apr. 1691, for 4 persons (8:174).
29 Apr. 1692, 1000 a. Surry Co., Lawnes Creek Par., bounded S by Capt Lawrence Baker, deceased and Allen’s own land,SW by Robert Blake and John Pittford, W by Robert Blake’s 400 a. and Robert Caufield, N by William Newsom and Charles Jarrett for 20 persons (8:219).

Francis Hobbs (f-in-law of Thomas Harris, son of Thomas Harris, d. 1672), and wife Mary sold to Edward Brantly 675 ac. betwixt land of Thomas Tooke, Francis England, Col. Nathaniel Bacon and the orphans of Thomas Murray. Feb. 8, 1667. William Groves: appraisal by John Harris, Edward Brantley, Elias Fort, Edward Grantham. Presented by Mrs. Elinor Groves. R. Feb 9, 1678.

1. John Fiveash, m. Joyce Pettway, da. of Edward Pettway, as Will 27 Jan. 1686.
1.1. Thomas Fiveash. James Pyland witnesses the will of Thomas Fiveash, dated 4 Jan. 1725.
1.2. Peter Fiveash, appraisal 28 Apr 1702 by William Thomas, John Brantley, and Richard Hardy. Thomas Harris, Will recorded 13 Nov. 1672, appointing relict Alice as exc. Security John Newman and Edward Brantley.
1.2.1. Thomas Fiveash, m. (1712) Alice Harris, da. of John Harris. (DB. 7, p. 288). He was the son of Thomas Harris, d. 1672.
1.3. Francis Fiveash, m. Phillis Fort, da. of George Fort and Elizabeth Duckworth; she m. 2. Robert Symes.

The kinship connection of the Brantleys to such as the Councils was based on Hardy Council’s da., Mary, being the wife of William Brantley, son of Edward Brantley. The Hodges/Council family were of Wedmore, Somerset.

Thomas Harris, d. 1672, received a grant of 40 ac. in Iow, Aug. 14, 1652, at the head of Pagan Creek, bounded with his own land on the northeast, Francis Smith on the southwest, Thomas Pritchard on the southeast, and John Davis, as follows, on the northeast. John Davis, ob. ante 28 June 1714, m. Mary Green (da. of Thomas Greene and Mary Moone); ob. ante 23 Jan. The inventory of Edward Harris, d. 1677, shows him to owe money to a “Mrs. Davis”. John Davis, with wife Mary, sold to William Exum, 150 ac. in IOW (May 1659), witnessed by Thomas Moone and John Burwell. In IOW Court, January 11, 1672, Thomas Tooke, as attorney, calls him “his loving brother” – either a religious or a lineage relationship John and Mary Davis had issue: Sarah Davis, d. ob. ante 6 Jan. 1720, m. Nicholas Fulgham; of the family intermarried with that of Thomas Harris, d. 1688.

The Thomas Harris, d. 1672, Edward Harris, d. 1677; Thomas Harris, d. 1688, were closely related.

John Parson/Person Jr. d. in Surry Co., in 1738. On 10 March 1692, he m. Mary Partridge, da. of Thomas Partridge, having issue: John, d. 1752, Thomas, d. 1754*; Francis, d. 1758, m. Mary Turner, d. Granville Co., 1761, da. of Simon Turner; their son, William (Commissioner of Granville Co. with West Harris), d. 1816, m. Mary Thorpe, in 1757 (da. of Timothy Thorpe Jr. and Martha Peterson?); Joseph; William**; Benjamin; Samuel, d. 1754; Jacob; Mary. Elizabeth.

*Thomas’s will is recorded in Southampton Co. 11 July 1754; naming three children: Mary Person, who m. Jesse Williamson, of Brunswick Co., Elizabeth Person, who m. Simon Turner Jr. of Brunswick Co., and Thomas Person Jr. who m. Mary Delony of Mecklenburg Co., da. of Henry Delony and his first wife, Frances Jefferson, first cousin of Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States.

**William Person, d. bef. 15 May 1771 in Bute Co., NC., m. Ann Ridley, in Surry Co.

Allen of Mells, or Nunney (N) where stated.
1.
1.1. Robert Allin.
1.1.1. Richard Allin & Jane Chancellor, 20 November 1602, N.
1.1.1.1. Edward Allen & Agnes Tucker, 14 November 1608, N. Thus, kin of the Harris family of Nunney.
1.1.1.2. James Allen & Elizabeth Godwin, 4 June 1607.
1.2. Richard Allen & Ann George. (The Portbury connection).
1.2.1. Richard Allen & Hester Elliot, 18 Jul. 1619.
1.2.2. Mary Allen, bapt. 19 November 1587.
1.2.3. Rebecca Allen.
1.2.4. Henry Allen bapt. 22 December 1594, Mells, & Sarah Jefferies, 5 February 1622, & Ann Pitt, 17 February 1646, N.
1.2.5. Sarah Allen bapt. 23 May 1596, & Stephen Luckox, 14 November 1616.
1.2.5.1. Henry Luckcox, Jane Luckcox, James Luckcox, Thomas Luckcox, Edith Luckcox. John Harris, m. Charity Luckox, 13 Nov. 1587, Mells; her probable sister, Joan Luckox, m. John Hill, 4 Nov. 1578, in Mells. John Harris and Charity Luckox had issue, (1) Elizabeth Harris, bapt. 25 Oct. 1590, Mells, “da. of John”; who m. George Hill, 27 Jan. 1619; (2) Thomas Harris, bapt. 24 Mar. 1600, Mells, very likely he who m. Alice West, 1635, in Nunney, the parents of Thomas Harris, bapt. 14 Aug. 1636, in Nunney; brother of John Harris, bapt. 1640, in Nunney, who m. Margaret Beard, in 1664. The Symes family were intermarried with the family of Hill; the Beards with that of Bennett. A cousin of these Harris was a cousin of the Bennetts (and, as said, the Blakes) of Virginia; one of whom, Alice Bennett, m. John Hardy. Nugent, C&P vol. 1, p. 569: Mr. John Hardie 1150 acres IOW Co., 5 June 1666. Beginning at upper corner tree of Mathew Tomlin’s old land, running SSE by Wm. Westwrayers land &c. SW on Mathew Tomlins new land. John Hardy m. 2. Alice Tucker, widow of Arthur Allen. Alice Bennett’s sister m. Richard Jackson; their da., Mary Jackson, m. Capt. George Hardy, appraiser of the estate of Edward Harris, d. 1677. I would suggest that Nicholas Hill, who, on 30 Sept. 1664, patented 750 ac. in the Upper Parish, part of the estate of Edward Bennett, was a son of the said George Hill and Elizabeth Bennett. The John Harris, bapt. 1587 in Mells, was he (by process of elimination) who m. Mary Tomlin, 9 November 1620, in Mells, being bur. there in 1637.

Many of these families had intermarried for centuries. Everyone was the second cousin of everyone.

1.2.6. William Allen, bapt. 18 March 1604.
1.2.7. Richard Allin.
1.2.8. Alice Allen & Samuell Browne, 26 November 1618.
1.2.9. Thomas Allen & Sarah Mather, 12 June 1626.
1.2.9.1. Mr. Anthony Allen, bapt. 26 December 1627.
1.2.9.1.1. Thomas Allen, bapt. 28 March 1657.
1.2.9.1.2. Samuel Allen, bapt. 3 June 1662.
1.2.9.2. Mary Allen & William Massee, 23 November 1636, N.
1.2.9.3. Phillip Allan & Susan Chester, 8 July 1637 Susan.
1.2.9.4. Edward Allin & Joan Cornish 24 November 1639, N.
1.2.9.4.1. John Allen,bapt. 17 January 1640, N.
1.2.9.4.2. Robert Allen & Ann Yeoman , 1669, N.
1.2.9.4.2.1. Robert Allen, bapt. March 1672.
1.2.9.5. Edward Allen & Susanna Gibbins, 25 July 1642.
1.2.9.5.1. Robert Allen & Ann Millard, 10 November 1679.
1.2.9.5.2. Thomas Allen & Grace Sheppard 10 April 1694.
1.2.9.5.2.1. Thomas Allen, bapt. 2 May 1698.
1.2.9.4.3. Richard Allen.
1.2.9.4.3.1. William Allen, bapt. 6 Feb. 1664.

A William Allen’s estate was appraised 15 Sept. 1731; appraiser William Parsons; audited by William Tucker.

West Coker

1.
1.1. John Slade.
1.1.1. John Slade, m. Margaret Combe, 1613.
1.1.1.1. John Slade, m. Elizabeth …
1.1.1.1.1. Ann Slade, m. Roger Harris*, 20 May 1669, Nunney. The Slades (Richard and John) were tenants of John Symes in West Coker, c. 1600 – 1620. By 1665, the advowson of the church of West Coker was sold by Henry Symes, of Fampton, Glos., to four people, inc. John Slade, gent (DD\NNE\C/1375/7). Br. of Thomas, bapt. 14 August 1636, in Nunney, and John Harris, bapt. 1640, m. Margaret Beard, 1664, Nunney.
1.1.2. Richard Slade, bapt.7 Dec 1611.
1.1.3. George Slade.
1.1.3.1. William Slade, bapt. 12 Jan 1636.
1.2. Richards Slade, bur. 15 Sept. 1607.

Hemington, 4 miles fom Mells/Nunney

1. Richard Harris.
1.1. John Harris & Joan Bearde 26 Nov. 1584; thus kin of the Bennett family (John Harris, bapt. 1640 (br. of Thomas Harris, bapt. 1636) m. Margaret Beard, 1664, Nunney. Thomas Bennett, b. Nov. 11, 1603 at Wiveliscombe; m. Agnes Beard, July 17, 1623).
1.2. Alice Harris & John Tucker, 2 Jun. 1586; thus kin of Bullock family.
1.3. Elizabeth Harris & Willyam Smale (Small), 9 Nov. 1592.
1.3. William Harris & Marie Hales, 14 Sep. 1594, thus kin of the Hicks family.
1.3.1. John Harris, bapt. 10 Aug. 1603, & Edith Tilly.
1.3.1.1. William Harris, bapt. 12 Nov. 1637.
1.3.1.2. Thomas Harris, bapt. 6 Dec. 1640.
1.3.1.3. George Harris, bapt. 13 Nov. 1642.
1.3.2. Thomas Harris, bapt. 11 Jan. 1609.
1.3.2.1. Thomas Harris & Elizabeth Adams, 10 Apr. 1654.
1.3.3. William Harris, bapt. 7 Oct. 1610, & Joan.
1.3.3.1. Elizabeth Harris, bapt. 12 Jul. 1640.
1.3.3.2. William Harris, bapt. 16 Feb. 1642.
1.3.3.3. Ann Harris, bapt. 14 Dec. 1645, & William Persons (born 1649), 20 Sep. 1674.
1.3.3.3.1. William Persons, bapt. 28 Jun. 1675.
1.3.3.3.2. John Persons, bapt. 1676. (It is perhaps significant that a William Person was Timothy Thorpe’s son-in-law, Thorpe’s Will, rec. 13 Oct. 1763, being witnessed by James Ridley).
1.3.4. George Harris, bapt. 17 Dec. 1613.
1.3.5. Christiana Harris, bapt. 22 Mar. 1615, & Edward Edwards, 21 Nov. 1636.
1.3.6. Alice Harris & William Webb, 20 Nov. 1632.
1.3.7. Edward Harris, bapt. 31 Mar. 1616, & Mary.
1.3.7.1. Edward Harris, bapt. 30 Mar. 1656.
1.3.7.2. Elizabeth Harris, bapt. 7 Feb. 1653, m. Robert Wood, 4 Jul. 1672.
1.3.7.3. Mary Harris, bapt. 18 Aug. 1658, m. Samuel Willis, 7 Feb. 1686.
1.3.7.4. James Harris, bapt. 19 May 1662.
1.3.7.4.1. James Harris, bapt. 24 Mar 1704.
1.4. Thomas Harris & Margaret Longe, 28 Jan. 1607, she probably related to Eleanore Longe, who m.John Willis, 3 Nov. 1594.
1.4.1. Mary Harris, bapt. 8 Mar. 1609, & Edmond Short, 29 Nov. 1632.
1.4.2. Alice Harris & Philip West, 26 Nov. 1632.

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