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William Harris

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Sex  Male 
Died  Abt 1750  , Hartford, Md 
Person ID  I99302  Default Tree 
Last Modified  30 Sep 2004 
Father  Edward Garrus (Herries) Harris, b. Abt 1620, Dumphries, Ayrshire, Scotland 
Mother  Flora Douglas, b. 1622, Dumphries, Scotland 
Group Sheet  F4036  Default Tree 
Group Sheet  F26893  Default Tree 
Notes  Am searching info on John Harris (son of William and grandson of Edward Harris-Flora Douglas). William went to Harford County, MD and died there ca 1750; John may have moved to Juniata County, PA I found this in towards the last of the Harris surname in the McCubbins Collection microfilm #019,860, Family History Center. There are two other half pages which I will enter below this one. By I. L. Harris of Havabana, Cuba Jan 12, 1930 Hearst's Atlanta William de Heriz from France circa 1150 (descendant of the House of Vendosine) Higel de Heriz living 1214 Thomas de Heriz Henry de Heriz keeper of Royal Forests under Alexander II living 1249 Sir William de Heriz swore fealty to Edward I. of England 1296; Robert de Heriz of Nithsdale living 1325; Sir John Herries created Baron Terregles by David Bruce 1364; Sir John Herries keeper Stirling Castle 1369-1370 hostage for Earl of Douglass 1403-1407 David Bruce granted Barony 1397. Herbert Herries one of the hostages for James I. one of the negotiators of the marriage of the daughter of James I. to Dauphin of France, married Margaret (daughter of Earl of Douglas). Had a brother? Robert herries. John Herries 4th Lord of Ferregles 1453. Had brothers: Herbert, William & Robert. Sir David Herries 5th Lord Ferregles married Margaret Crichton (daughter of Sir Robert Crichton or Sir Herbert Maxwell of Caerlaverock 1440 Sir Herbert herries 6th Lord Ferregles & 1st Lord Herries 1489, married 1st Marion Carlyle 2d Mariot Cuningham Andrew herries 2d Lord Herries. had brothers (M)?ungo, John, & Roger of Maindenpape(died 1536 the tutor of William 3d Lord 1517)

This is the second page of I.L. Harris dated Jan. 12, 1930 That portion of the Harris family that settle in the Southern colonies had its origin in Wales. From there they went to France and became allied to the great family of Vendosine, prior to the Norman Conquest. Members of the family returned to Great Britain, and became prominent after the Conquest: and from the armorial bearing of the various brances, particularly the three Herrious, we are assured of a common origin for the Wiltshire and Ayrshire Harrises. Of the Wiltshire Harrieses were the Earls of Malmsbury. From here came the Harrises of Virginia and Maryland. From the Yorkshire branch came the settlers who founded Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A third branch went to Scotland before the reign of Alexander II. about 1150, and became leaders in teh struggles that terminated in the struggles with the winning of independence under Robert Bruce. The fifth in line of succession was created Baron Terrigles, and the sixth Baron was created Lord Harries--a title still existing in the nobility of Great Britain. They lives in Ayrshire, where the third Baron Terrigles married a daughter of Archibald, fifth Earl of Angus--celebrated in Scott's "Marmion". She was a sister of Janet, who married his brother, the second Lord Harries, and from this couple Roger and Miss Douglas, are descended the Scotch-Irish Harrises of the U.S. Edward Harris, born about 1620, was the ruling elder of Glenmarguin, near Raphoe, county donegal, Ireland, and married also into the Douglas family in the person of Flora Douglas. They left three sons, Edward, Robert and James. This was the third intermarriage between the Harrises and Douglases--the first about 1410, the second about 1520, and the third about 1650. COME TO U.S. One branch of family to Pennsylvania. Edward had two sons and a daughter. Robert had seven sons and a daughter; James had four sons. All immigrated to Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, early in the eighteenth century. Robert, whose wife was Dorothy Wylie died in sight of land, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pa. His seven sons settled in Lancaster, and bought land from Thomas Penn in 1737 and subsequently. Thomas had married Mary McKinney and remained in Pennsylvania. He was a captain in a militia company in 1748, died in 1801. aged 106. William had married Elizabeth Glen and moved to Creil(?) County Maryland, with family of 14 children. The other five sons of Robert--John, James, Robert, Charles and Samuel--about 1750 to 1755, moved to Mecklenburg county, North Carolina (now Cabarrus County) and settled on Rocky River. John later moved to Blount County, Tenn., with eight children. His brothers remained in Mecklenburg and reared large families. From them are descended the Harrieses known throughout the South as the Scotch-Irish Harrises of Mecklenburg, and who scattered throughout the land, pioneering as each generation pushed out into the wilderness, looking for new fields to develop.
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