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Robert Harris

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Birth  1674  , Va 
Sex  Male 
Died  1740  , Isle of Wight, Va 
Person ID  I9359  Default Tree 
Last Modified  23 Jul 1997 
 
Father  Thomas Harris, b. 1636, , Charles City, Va 
Mother  Ann Martin, b. Abt 1640, , New Kent, Va 
Group Sheet  F1595  Default Tree 
 
Family 1  Ann Fulgham, b. 1682, , Isle of Wight, Va 
Children 
 1. Robert D Harris, b. 1710, ,Isle of Wight,Va
 2. John Harris, b. 1712, ,Isle of Wight,Va
 3. Michael Harris, b. 1714, ,Isle of Wight,Va
 4. Charles Harris, (of Warren Co NC) (NC Militia), b. 1716, , Isle of Wight, Va
 5. Joseph Harris, b. 1718, , Isle of Wight, Va
 6. James Henry Harris, b. 1720, ,Isle of Wight,Va
 7. Matthew Harris, b. 1722, , Isle of Wight, Va
 8. Ann Harris, b. 1724
Group Sheet  F7574  Default Tree 
 
Notes  A Harris Family Journey by Robet E. Harris.
Will of Robert Harris, 1739 - Isle of Wight County, VA
Isle of Wight Co., VA, Wills and Accounts Vol. 4 (1733-1745), pp. 266-67
abstracted by Matt HARRIS [brackets & surname capitalization mine]
[p] 266
In the Name of God Amen I Robert HARRIS being of Perfect sence and Memory do make and Ordain
this my Last Will and Testament first and principally I Bequeath my Soul to God who Gave it and
my Body I Commit to the Ground to be decently Buried by Ex'tors hereafter Named-
Item I Give unto my Daughter Ann HARRIS one feather Bed and
furniture
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furniture that was Called hers-
I Give unto my Son Charles One Feather Bed and furniture Called the Great Bed-
I Give unto my Son Michael HARRIS the next Best Bed and furniture.
I Give unto my Son Joseph HARRIS One Feather Bed & Furniture it being the Bed that was Called
my Bed-
I Give unto my son James HARRIS One Feather Bed and Furniture. And it is my Will and Desire
that five pounds Cash be allowed out of my Estate to my Son Mathew to purchase him a Bed and
furniture to Equal him with his Sister and Brothers-
It is my Will and Desire that my Stock of Cattle be Equally Devided Between my Daughter Ann
HARRIS and my five sons Michael, Charles, Joseph, James, and Mathew, Also my Estate in Potts
and Pewter to be Equally Devided between my six Children above mentioned-
I Give unto my Daughter Ann One Loomb and all the Gear thereunto belonging-
I Give unto my sons Robert, John, Michael, Charles, Joseph, James and Mathew all my Smiths
Tools to be Equally Devided amongst them-
I Give unto my Daughter Ann One small Trunk, I Give unto my two Sons James and Mathew my
Plantation and all the Land thereunto belonging to be Equally Devided in Quantity between them
and their Heirs for Ever, And all the rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles whatsoever to be
Equally Devided amongst all my Children and I do Appoint my son Michael HARRIS my Ex'tor to
this my last Will and Testament revoking all other Wills heretofore made by me; In Witness
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 22: day of March 1739-
Robert HARRIS
R his mark
Signed & Sealed in P'sence of
John DUNKLEY, Josiah John ["O his mark"] HOLLIMAN
At a Court held for Isle of Wight County April the 28th 1740
The Last Will and Testam:t of Rob:t HARRIS dece'd was P'sented in Court by Mich:l HARRIS the
Ex'tor therein Named who made Oath thereto According to Law & being Proved by the Oaths of the
Witnesses thereto is Ordered to be Recorded
Test James BAKER ClCur
Vera Record:d Test Ja:s BAKER ClCur



Generation No. 1



1. THOMAS8 HARRIS (THOMAS7, JOHN6, WILLIAM5, ARTHUR4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1636 in Charles City, VA, and died October 07, 1688 in Isle of Wight County, VA. He married ANN MARTIN Abt. 1661 in Isle of Wight County, VA, daughter of JOSEPH MARTIN. She was born Abt. 1640 in New Kent County, VA, and died Bef. 1688.



Notes for THOMAS HARRIS:

WILL OF THOMAS HARRIS, EDWARD HARRIS, EXECUTOR IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN: I, THOMAS HARRIS, OF THE ISLE OF WRIGHT County , BEING SICK AND WEAK IN BODY, BUT IN SOUND AND PERFECT MEMORY, I DO FIRST AND PRIMARILY BEQUEST MY SOUL UNNTO GOD ALMIGHTY WHO GAVE IT, AND SECONDLY, MY BODY TO THE EARTH TO BE BURIED IN A DECENT AND CHRISTIAN LIKE MANNER, AND DO ORDAIN THIS TO BE MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN AMNNER AND FORM AS FOLLOWETH:

LLY. I DOE GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY WELL BELOVED SONNE EDWARD HARRIS MY PLANTATION THAT I NOW LIVE ON WITH ALL MY LAND BELONGING TO IT, THE SAME TO HIM AND HIS HEYER FOREVER: ALSO ONE YOKE OF DRAUGHT STEERS, WITH A CART BELONGING UNTO THEM, ALDO ONE GREAT CHEST AND EIGHT ELLS OF SHEETING AND CANVASS, THREE IRON MEDGES, ONE FROE, ONE SMALL FRYING PAN, ALSO I DOE GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY WELL BELOVED SONNE JOHN HARRIS, ONE GREAT IRON POT, TWO PEWTER DISHES, ONE BIGGER THE THE OTHER, ONE LARGE FRYING PAN, ONE IRON PESTLE, TWO CHESTS, ONE SMALL TABLE & ONE COUTCH.

ALSO I DOE GIVE UNTO MY WELL BELOVED SONNE THOMAS HARRIS FOWER PEWTER DISHES AND A FLAGON, TWO SALT SELLERS, ONE SMALL IRON POTT, ONE COW AND HEIFER OF TWO YEARS OLD, ONE YEARLING HEIFER.

ALSO I DOE GIVE UNTO MY WELL BELOVED SON ROBERT HARRIS ONE BED BEING PART OF FLAKE AND FEATHER WITH ALL THE FURNITURE THEREUNTO BELONGING, ONE SMALL GUN, ONE HORSE TO BE SOLD FOR HIS USE.

I DOE GIVE MY WELL BELOVED DAUGHTER JANE JONES EIGHT MILK TRAYS.

I DOE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY WELL BELOVED DAUGHTER ANNE HARRISONE BED THAT I NOW LAY UPPON WITH ALL THE FURNITURE THEREUNTO BELONGING, BUT IN CASE SHE DIETH BEFORE SHE COMES OF AGE OR MARRIES THEN THE BED WITH WHAT BELONGETH TO ITT SHALL FALL TO MY SON ROBERT HARRIS, ALSO I GIVE HER A LARGE BRASS KETTLE AND ONE IRON POTT CONTAINING TWO OR THRE GALLONS WITH TWO **** PEWTER DISHES, BUT IF SHE DYETH THAT THE SAME LIKEWISE FALL TO ROBERT AND JOHN HARRIS. I ALSO DESIRE THAT WHAT CATTLE IS LEFT THAT IS NOT HEREIN DISPOSED OF MAY BE SOULD AND LIKEWISE MY STOCK OF HOGS TO BE SOULD AFTER MY DEBTS BEING PAYED****

I DOE DESIRE LIKEWISE WHAT WHEAT I HAVE NOW GROWING ON THE PLANTATION IF IT PLEASES GOD IT COME TO MATURITY THE SAME BE SOULD LIKEWISE WITH THE CATTLE, AND WHAT HOGS MAY BE LEFT AFTER THE DEBTS AFORESAID PAYD, THE SAME TO BE SOLD TO THE PROFITABLEST USES AS MAY BEE THOUGHT FIT BY MY SONNE EDWARD HARRIS, BEING MY WHOLE EXECUTOR, JOHN FULGHAM ANF JOHN TURNER, THEY TWO PERSONS BEINGE APPOINTED MY OVERSEERS OF THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, THEY WITH MY EXECUTOR TO ADVISE TO THE DISPOSALL OF ALL MY CATTLE, HOGS ANF WHEATE TO THE BEST ADVANTAGE FOR THE GOOD OF MY THREE YOUNGTEST SONS, GEORGE HARRIS, MARTIN HARRIS ANS WILLIAMS HARRIS; ONLY TWO PEWTER DISHES TO BE PURCHASED, AND ONE IRONN POTT, OUT OF THE PROCEEDS TO BE DELIVERED TO ROBERT HARRIS, AND THE REMAINDER TO BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE SAID GEORGE HARRIS, MARTIN HARRIS, AND WILLIAM HARRIS, AND LIKEWISE I DESIRE THAT THESE THREE BOYES LAST MENTIONED AS ROBERT HARRIS, GEORGE HARRIS, AND WILLIAM HARRIS TO REMAIN THIS PRESENT YEAR UPPON THE PLANTATION AND AFTERWARD THAT ROBERT HARRIS MAY DWELL WITH JOHN FULGHAM THREE YEARS AND GEORGE HARRIS TO DWELL WITH JOHN TURNER FOWER YEARS AND MARTIN HARRIS TO REMAIN WITH HIS BROTHER EDWARD HARRIS FIVE YEARS AND MY SONNE WILLIAM HARRIS TO LIVE BRIDGEMAN JOYNER SEVEN YEARS AND LIKEWISE MY DAUGHTER ANNE TO LIVE WITH MRS.ANNE THARPE SEVEN YEARS IF THE SAID MRS.ANNE THARPE SHALL LIVE SOE LONG, I FURTHER DESIRE THAT IF MY SONNE EDWARD HARRIS BEINGE APPOINTED MY EXECUTOR IN **** OR MY APPOINTED OVERSEERS MR JOHN FULGHAM MR. JOHN TURNER THAT IS THEM OR EITHER OF THEM SHALL FIND THAT MY CHILDREN THAT IS PLACED OUT AS AFORESAID BE ABUSED THAT THEN EITHER OF THEM MAY HAVE THE LIBERTY OF REMOVING THEM TO SOME OTHER PLACE WHERE THEY SHALL THINK FITT. ONE THING MORE-- I BEQUEST UNTO THREE OF MY GRAND CHILDREN A COW CALFE A PIESE TO THEM AND ****OF THE FEMALE: THUS OWNING AND ACKNNOWLEDGING THIS TO BE MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT AND DOE REVOKE, RENOUncE AND DENY ALL OTHER WILLS OR TESTAMENTS FROM OR BY ME MADE, AS WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL THIS FORTEENTH DAY OF MARCH IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1687-8

T

THE MARK OF THOMAS HARRIS[SEAL]

SIGNED,SEALED AND DELIVERED IN THE PRSEncE OF US.

JOHN SHAVER AND JOHN COGGIN

PROVED BY JOHN COGGAN AND JOHN SHAVER IN OPEN COURT HELD FOR THE ISLE OF WRIGHT COUNTY OCTOBER YE 9TH, 1688.

TESTE, JOHN PITT, CL. CUR.

THE FOREGOING IS AS NEAR A TRUE COPY AS I CAN MAKE OF THE WILL OF THOMAS HARRIS, OF RECORD IN WILL BOOK NO 1661-1719, NO. 2 TESTE, A.G. JOHNSON, CLERK





THOMAS WAS LIEUTENANT IN VIRGINIA MILITIA.



Thomas Harris, Jr. (1638-1687) md Ann Martin; was father of Edward Harris



Thomas appears not to have moved to Isle of Wight until after his father's death in 1672. His father bequeathed him one-half of the land on which he lived and requested he live upon it, and also 280 acres which he bought of "the Indian town." Thomas Harris received a grant in Isle of Wight of 183 acres in 1685 (Book 7, p. 441). His will was made March 14, 1687. It was recorded Oct. 7, 1688 (Will Book 2, Part 2, p.285) . He was sick and weak, and it was signed with his mark. Edward, his eldest son, was married, but appeared to be living with his father. He said in his will Robert Harris was to live with John Fulgham three years, his son George was to live with John Turner four years, Martin to remain with his brother Edward Harris six years, son William to live with Bridgman Joyner seven years, daughter Ann to live with Mrs. Ann Sharpe seven years if Mrs. Sharpe shall live so long, Edward, executor, overseer Mr. John Fulgham and Rr. John Turner.



Note: The Meherrin River is along today's N. C. border directly south of Richmond, VA



John Turner was the father-in-law ie: Mary Turner's father



George Harris (brother of Edward) was to live with John Turner from 1687 by will of Thomas Harris, Jr.

See above information.



At this time don't know who the Thomas Atkinson witness was.



The John Harris witness was undoubtedly his brother (1665-1764). md Mary Drew







Children of THOMAS HARRIS and ANN MARTIN are:

2. i. EDWARD9 HARRIS, b. 1663, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. April 20, 1734, Isle of Wight County, VA.

3. ii. JANE HARRIS, b. Abt. 1664, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. Aft. 1705.

4. iii. JOHN HARRIS, b. 1665, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. 1712, Chowan County, NC.

5. iv. THOMAS HARRIS, b. Abt. 1667, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. 1712, Isle of Wight County, VA.

v. ANNE HARRIS, b. Abt. 1672, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. Abt. 1700, Isle of Wight County, VA.

vi. MARTIN HARRIS, b. Abt. 1673, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. April 12, 1750, Southampton County, VA.

6. vii. ROBERT HARRIS, b. 1674, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. April 28, 1740, Isle of Wight County, VA.

viii. GEORGE HARRIS, b. 1675, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. August 22, 1720, Isle of Wight County, VA; m. MARTHA, Abt. 1702.

ix. WILLIAM HARRIS, b. Abt. 1677, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. October 30, 1740, Isle of Wight County, VA; m. REBECCA.





Generation No. 2



2. EDWARD9 HARRIS (THOMAS8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, WILLIAM5, ARTHUR4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1663 in Isle of Wight County, VA, and died April 20, 1734 in Isle of Wight County, VA. He married MARY TURNER Abt. 1690 in Isle of Wight County, VA, daughter of JOHN TURNER and MARY TOMLIN. She was born 1667 in Isle of Wight County, VA, and died March 25, 1734 in Isle of Wight County, VA.



Notes for EDWARD HARRIS:

Will of Edward Harris, 1733 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia



In the Name of God Amen I Edward Harris of the Upper Parish of the Isle of Wight County being in perfect Mind & Memory and calling to Mind the Mortalilty of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to Die: do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament: Committing my Soul to the Almighty God and my Body to ye Earth and as for my Worldy Estate which hereafter is expressed: I Give Devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form (Viz.) : Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto my loving Son Edward HARRIS Two Hundred & forty Acres of Land lying in the Isle of Wight County joining upon John JOHNSON and John TURNER their Land it being a tract of Land granted by Patent to Thomas HARRIS my ffather to him and his Heirs and Assigns for ever.



Item I Give & Bequeath unto my son Jacob HARRIS one tract of Land granted to me by Patent containing One Hundred & Ninety Acres lying in the Isle of Wight County on the flatt Swamp on Meherin River to him and his heirs and Assigns for ever.



Item I Give & Bequeath unto my two Sons Nathan HARRIS & West HARRIS Two Hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted to me by Patent and lying on the North side of Warwick Branch and joining to the Plantation whereon I now dwell: to be divided between them Both (Viz) Nathan the Upper Part and West the lower Part to them and their Heirs and Assigns for ever.



Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Son Daniel HARRIS the Land & Plantation whereon I now dwell containing by estimation Two Hundred & fifty Acres more of less to him and his Heirs and Assigns for ever.



Item I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Anne HARRIS the ffeather bed which she usualy lyeth on and the ffurniture thereunto belonging and two Pewter Dishes and one Linnen Wheel:



Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Son Nathan HARRIS: one ffeather Bed and the furniture thereunto belonging and One Gun and one small Iron Pott and one Sword.



Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Son West HARRIS the ffeather Bed that he usualy lyeth on himself with the furniture thereunto belonging and one Gun and one Iron Pott and one brasse Kettle and one Chest.



Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Son Daniel HARRIS the ffeather Bed that I usualy lyeth on myself and the furniture thereunto belonging and all my Copper Tools and one Sett of Iron Wedges and one Iron Pott containing three gallons and one Crosscut Saw.



Item I Give & Bequeath my Daughter Martha Williamson one Linnen Spinning Wheel:



Item I Give & Bequeath unto my four sons James, Nathan, West, and Daniel HARRIS all my Pewter: as Dishes, Basons, Porringers, Plates, and Tankards to be equally divided amongst Them all:



Item I Give & Bequeath unto my loving Wife: Mary HARRIS all the rest of my Estate dureing her Life and then to be equally divided amongst my Children that shall be then Living:.



I desire also that The Crop which is upon the Ground at my Death or just made shall be equally divided amongst my Children that shall help to make or bond the said Crop.



I also do Appoint & Ordain my Son Nathan HARRIS to be my only & sole Executor of This my Last Will & Testament: ratifying & confirming This and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have: hereunto set my Hand, and Seal this 27:th day of April: Anno Domini 1733.



Edward HARRIS

E. H. his Mark



Signed Sealed and

Delivered in presence of

Thomas ATKINSON

John HARRIS IH mark





At a Court held for Isle of Wight County March ye 25: 1734

The last Will & Testament of Edward HARRIS dec'ed was p'sented in Court by Nathan HARRIS the Executor therein named who made Oath thereto and being Proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses thereunto is admitted to Record.

Teste James BAKER Cl.Cur:





Children of EDWARD HARRIS and MARY TURNER are:

7. i. DANIEL10 HARRIS, b. 1695, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. January 29, 1765, Bute County, NC.

8. ii. EDWARD B HARRIS, b. 1698, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. September 22, 1740, Isle of Wight County, VA.

9. iii. JACOB HARRIS, b. 1701, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. 1762, Southampton County, VA.

iv. MARTHA HARRIS, b. 1705, Isle of Wight County, VA; m. FRANCIS WILLIAMSON, 1733.

v. ANN HARRIS, b. 1709, Isle of Wight County, VA.

10. vi. JAMES HARRIS, b. Abt. 1710, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. 1749.

11. vii. NATHAN HARRIS, b. 1712, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. 1793, Brunswick County, VA.

12. viii. WESTON "WEST" HARRIS, b. August 15, 1715, Isle of Wight County, VA; d. May 14, 1795, Montgomery County, NC.



3. JANE9 HARRIS (THOMAS8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, WILLIAM5, ARTHUR4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1664 in Isle of Wight County, VA, and died Aft. 1705. She married RICHARD JONES Bef. 1688.



Children of JANE HARRIS and RICHARD JONES are:

i. ANN10 JONES, b. Abt. 1687, Isle of Wight County, VA.

ii. SARAH JONES, b. Abt. 1689, Isle of Wight County, VA.

iii. RICHARD JONES, b. Abt. 1691, Isle of Wight County, VA.

iv. SAMUEL JONES, b. Abt. 1693, Isle of Wight County, VA.

v. ELIZABETH JONES, b. Abt. 1695, Isle of Wight County, VA.

vi. CHRISTIAN JONES, b. Abt. 1697, Isle of Wight County, VA.

vii. MARTHA JONES, b. Abt. 1699, Isle of Wight County, VA.

viii. BENJAMIN JONES, b. Abt. 1701, Isle of Wight County, VA.

ix. MARY JONES, b. Abt. 1701, Isle of Wight County, VA.

x. JOSEPH JONES, b. Abt. 1703, Isle of Wight County, VA.



4. JOHN9 HARRIS (THOMAS8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, WILLIAM5, ARTHUR4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1665 in Isle of Wight County, VA, and died 1712 in Chowan County, NC. He married (1) MILDRED. He married (2) SARAH TYNER Bef. 1705. She was born Abt. 1685 in Isle of Wight County, VA.



Children of JOHN HARRIS and MILDRED are:

i. NATHAN10 HARRIS, b. Abt. 1685.

ii. NEWIT HARRIS, b. Abt. 1686.

iii. MARTHA HARRIS, b. Abt. 1688.

iv. JOHN HARRIS, b. Abt. 1690.

v. ANN HARRIS, b. Abt. 1692.



5. THOMAS9 HARRIS (THOMAS8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, WILLIAM5, ARTHUR4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1667 in Isle of Wight County, VA, and died 1712 in Isle of Wight County, VA. He married JUDITH EDWARDS Abt. 1701 in Isle of Wight County, VA, daughter of ROBERT EDWARDS and MARY HUNT. She was born Abt. 1670.



Notes for THOMAS HARRIS:

Appraisal, Thomas HARRIS, 1713 - Isle of Wight County, VA





Isle of Wight Co., VA, Record of Wills, Deeds, Etc., Vol. 2, pp. 556-67

abstracted by Matt HARRIS [brackets, line breaks, & surname capitalization mine]



In obedience to an Order The Isle of Wight County Court dated the 25.th of March 1712/13 to us

darected wee the Subscrib.rs have mett att the house of Judith HARRIS and appraiz'd the Estate

of Tho:s HARRIS w.ch was presented to uS, where as followeth, (vizt) being first Sworne by

Cap:t APPLEWHAITE



To:2: Cows and 1: heifer a w.th Calf and one w.th a Calfe 1200

2: Barren Cows 700

4: heifers of 3: Yeares Old 1200

1: Steer of 4: Yeares and 1: bull 500

2: heifers of two Yeares and 1: Yearling 400

1: Mare and Colt and 1: horse 1200

6: Hoggs 300

7: Sheep and 3: lambs 700

a prcll of Joyners and Carpenters Planes, moldings and ogeos }

a doz.n w.th stocks and double Ironed and a Joynters } 350

5 Old Saws 100

A prcll of Chisells, Augers &c 350

2 Broad Axes &c Old 160

1: Crosscutt Saw and 1: tenant Saw old 230

a prcll of Turners tools old 100

a p:re of small stillyards 130

3: Iron potts 1: Iron Kettle and frying pan and pott rack 220

1: Iron pott and pott hooks New 260

44.lb Indifferent peuter att 13 572

29.lb Old ditto att 6. 174

a tinn Cullender 60

1: Old Gunn 200

1: Woolen Wheel old 80

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A prcll of Old lumber 180

2: beds bedsteads and Covering old 1600

A prcll of Wood ware 400

a Looking Glass Cupp and plate 20

A prcll of Old lumber 100

3: old pales and of Old cider Caske &c 280

1: saddle and box Iron 150

pound tob. 12021

or in money att 6 d/ C.t is 36_01_09

Spanish money Currant

Rueb PROCTOR

John HARRISON

Phillip WHEADON

James WILLSON



Judith HARRIS

+ her marke-



At a Court held for Isle of Wight County the 27.th day of April 1713

Judith HARRIS came into Court presented the Above Inven:ry of her husbands Estate & made oath

thereto and It is admitted to Record.

Test J C LIGHTFOOT Cl Curt







Submitted by Matthew W. HARRIS

of Richmond, VA





Child of THOMAS HARRIS and JUDITH EDWARDS is:

13. i. BENJAMIN10 HARRIS, b. Abt. 1702, Isle of Wight County, VA.



6. ROBERT9 HARRIS (THOMAS8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, WILLIAM5, ARTHUR4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1674 in Isle of Wight County, VA, and died April 28, 1740 in Isle of Wight County, VA. He married ANNE FULGHAM Abt. 1710, daughter of MICHAEL FULGHAM and ANN FENERYEAR. She was born Abt. 1683 in Isle of Wight County, VA, and died in Isle of Wight County, VA.



Notes for ROBERT HARRIS:

Will of Robert Harris, 1739 - Isle of Wight County, VA



Isle of Wight Co., VA, Wills and Accounts Vol. 4 (1733-1745), pp. 266-67

abstracted by Matt HARRIS [brackets & surname capitalization mine]



[p] 266



In the Name of God Amen I Robert HARRIS being of Perfect sence and Memory do make and Ordain

this my Last Will and Testament first and principally I Bequeath my Soul to God who Gave it and

my Body I Commit to the Ground to be decently Buried by Ex'tors hereafter Named-



Item I Give unto my Daughter Ann HARRIS one ffeather Bed and

furniture





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furniture that was Called hers-



I Give unto my Son Charles One Feather Bed and furniture Called the Great Bed-



I Give unto my Son Michael HARRIS the next Best Bed and furniture.



I Give unto my Son Joseph HARRIS One Feather Bed & Furniture it being the Bed that was Called

my Bed-



I Give unto my son James HARRIS One Feather Bed and Furniture. And it is my Will and Desire

that five pounds Cash be allowed out of my Estate to my Son Mathew to purchase him a Bed and

furniture to Equal him with his Sister and Brothers-



It is my Will and Desire that my Stock of Cattle be Equally Devided Between my Daughter Ann

HARRIS and my five sons Michael, Charles, Joseph, James, and Mathew, Also my Estate in Potts

and Pewter to be Equally Devided between my six Children above mentioned-



I Give unto my Daughter Ann One Loomb and all the Gear thereunto belonging-



I Give unto my sons Robert, John, Michael, Charles, Joseph, James and Mathew all my Smiths

Tools to be Equally Devided amongst them-



I Give unto my Daughter Ann One small Trunk, I Give unto my two Sons James and Mathew my

Plantation and all the Land thereunto belonging to be Equally Devided in Quantity between them

and their Heirs for Ever, And all the rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles whatsoever to be

Equally Devided amongst all my Children and I do Appoint my son Michael HARRIS my Ex'tor to

this my last Will and Testament revoking all other Wills heretofore made by me; In Witness

whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 22: day of March 1739-



Robert HARRIS

R his mark

Signed & Sealed in P'sence of

John DUNKLEY, Josiah John ["O his mark"] HOLLIMAN



At a Court held for Isle of Wight County April the 28th 1740

The Last Will and Testam:t of Rob:t HARRIS dece'd was P'sented in Court by Mich:l HARRIS the

Ex'tor therein Named who made Oath thereto According to Law & being Proved by the Oaths of the

Witnesses thereto is Ordered to be Recorded

Test James BAKER ClCur

Vera Record:d Test Ja:s BAKER ClCur



From Bruce D. Johnson

Robert was about fourteen years of age when his father, Thomas Harris, died. His mother, Ann Martin Harris, had died prior to his father's death. Thomas Harris, prior to his death, had arranged for Robert to live with out the year, 1688, on the plantation with his older brother, Edward. The next three years would be spent in the household of his father's friend, John Fulgham, and his family. this should have brought Robert to the age of eighteen years.



Robert married Ann Fulgham. Ann, the daughter of Michael and Ann Feneryear Fulgham, was born about 1683. Ann's grandparents were Captain Anthony and Martha Fulgham and Richard and Rebecca Izard. They lived in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Their home, in 1749, became a part of the newly created Shouthampton County. Robert acquired 540 acres of land on teh south side of the main Blackwater Swamp, beginning at the fork of Warick Branch, on April 20, 1715 from his older brother, Edward Harris. This land is located in the northeast corner of present day Southampton County and east of the community of Ivor.



The children of Robert Harris could read and write.




The Last Will and Testam:t of Robert HARRIS dece'd was P'sented in Court by Michael HARRIS the
Ex'tor therein Named who made Oath thereto According to Law & being Proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses thereto is Ordered to be Recorded
Test James BAKER ClCur
Vera Record:d Test Ja:s BAKER ClCur
From Bruce D. Johnson
Robert was about fourteen years of age when his father, Thomas Harris, died. His mother, Ann Martin Harris, had died prior to his father's death. Thomas Harris, prior to his death, had arranged for Robert to live with out the year, 1688, on the plantation with his older brother, Edward. The next three years would be spent in the household of his father's friend, John Fulgham, and his family. this should have brought Robert to the age of eighteen years.
Robert married Ann Fulgham. Ann, the daughter of Michael and Ann Feneryear Fulgham, was born about 1683. Ann's grandparents were Captain Anthony and Martha Fulgham and Richard and Rebecca Izard. They lived in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Their home, in 1749, became a part of the newly created Shouthampton County. Robert acquired 540 acres of land on teh south side of the main Blackwater Swamp, beginning at the fork of Warick Branch, on April 20, 1715 from his older brother, Edward Harris. This land is located in the northeast corner of present day Southampton County and east of the community of Ivor.
The children of Robert Harris could read and write.
Isle of Wight Co is now South Hampton Co.
Robert E. Harris's, 1994, book on the Harrises, "From Essex England to the Sunny Southern U.S.A.: A Harris Family Journey."
 
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