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Edward Norris

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Saint Marys County, MD
Death: Died in Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Norris, Immigrant and Ann Norris
Husband of Mary Norris and Sarah Kemp Norris
Father of William Norris; John Norris; Mary Kemp; Thomas Norris; Elizabeth Norris and 7 others
Brother of Alice B Evans; Thomas Norris, Jr.; Daniel Norris; Cuthbert Norris; Robert Norris and 3 others
Half brother of Geoffrey Edward Norris

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About Edward Norris

HAD0002 (same as HAD0000ii) -------------------- RECORD:

1. Harry Alexander Davis, The Norris Family of Maryland & Virginia; Genealogy of Thomas Norris 1361 - 1930 (4 vol. 1941 Washington D.C. Transcript), pg. 3, Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20540-4570, CS71.N858; Microfilm 88/5447 MicRR 99ft. "The Norris Family" is an amazing work in Genealogy, 1500 pages in four volumes. Only three copies were produced, and one is located in the Rare Books Section of the Library of Congress. Another is to be in the Kansas DAR Library at dodge city, Ks.

"birth date not listed; died aet 2 or 3 years."

-------------------- RECORD:

1. Herbert S. Norris, Norris Family Aquilla and Priscilla Norris Descendants of Thomas Norris and Ann Hynson (25 Oct 1997, update 27 Feb. 1999), pg. iv,

2. Harry Alexander Davis, The Norris Family of Maryland & Virginia; Genealogy of Thomas Norris 1361 - 1930 (4 vol. 1941 Washington D.C. Transcript), pg. 6-8, Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20540-4570, CS71.N858; Microfilm 88/5447 MicRR 99ft. "The Norris Family" is an amazing work in Genealogy, 1500 pages in four volumes. Only three copies were produced, and one is located in the Rare Books Section of the Library of Congress. Another is to be in the Kansas DAR Library at dodge city, Ks.

"He was a cooper by trade. He moved to Anne Arundel co., Md. Mary a sister to Elizabeth Freeman who married Thomas Meares. They were Quakers & it was through records of Thomas Meares & his family the identity of Mary was discovered. They resided in Anne Arundel co. in close proximity to said Thomas Meares & Edward was a witness to the will of said Meares in 1674. Edward moved to Baltimore co., Md. bef to 1686. He was a witness to the will of John Kemp dtd 1 December 1686/7 & said will was probated 15 March 1686/7 

Edward Norris married the widow of said John Kemp, who was Sarah (Wichell) Kemp. He died intestate. On 10 Feb. 1695/6 came John Thomas on behalf of Sarah Norris of Baltimore co. & shewed that Edward Norris, late of sd county, deceased, died intestate & proposed letters of administration her sd. deceased husband of late, the which was granted & a commission out of this office to Mr. George Ashman to swear the said Sarah, administratrix, with blanke bond to take security according to law, etc. (Adms. XVI fol. 129), The inventory of his estate is as follows:...appraised in money this 15th day of Feb 1696:...(Inv. Lib. A1 Fols. 18-54. Balto., Md.). On the 12 Apr. 1698 came John Thomas that married the widow & relict of Edward Norris, late of Baltimore co., deceased, who being cited to render an account of the estate of said Edward Norris which his wife administered upon & declares he hath nothing to pay & that the whole inventory or the estate according to appraisement belonged to the two orphans of one Kemp, & ordered that ye same be transmitted to ye co. court to take security & further ye sd John Thomas desired that he be no more cited. (Lib. XVII fol. 82).

The death of said Sarah is not known.

The above record covers everything so far discovered pertaining to Edward Norris. He apparently never owned any real estate, & there are indications he was more or less improvident. During the years this record was being constructed we naturally formed some mental picture of a man who was a "good mixer" & used this characteristic to its full extent. About 1923 we met an ederly kinsman in Hartford co., Md. who was near 90 years of age, physically infirm but whose mind was very clear, she had lived all her life in Hartford co. & knew personally a great number of the Norris men who lived there from 1835 to 1920; we had her describe the personal characteristics of many of them, one she described stating:"...Norris was a well built man. loved horses, & was a good talker, spent much of his time visiting friends & relatives, but he would not work." This man was a direct descendant of Edward Norris & this description shows undoubtedly many characteristics of the prototype Edward Norris."

3. , Personal Records of Christine E. (Mrs. James M.) Williams, Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Frankfort, Kentucy 40601-1931, E-Mail: www.kyhistory.org, Fax:502-564-4701.

4. Personal Records of Thomas Green III, E-Mail: tmgreen@batnet.com. His records refer to paper(s) Library of Congress; assuming he is referring to 4 Vol. transcript of Harry Alexander Davies. "Not sure if his full name was Geoffery Edward."

5. Personal Records of Corinne Hanna Diller,

6. Marjorie (Butler) (Mrs. Henry Norris) Harrison, Pennsylvania Descendants of Thomas Norris of Maryland 1630 - 1959 and allied Families (1959 Edwards Brothers Inc. Ann Arbor, Mi.), National Genealogical Society, 4527 Seventeenth St. N., Arlington, Virginia. 22207-2399, CS/71/N858/1959.

7. I believe him to be my direct male paternal linage ancestor. I have DNA Y-111 markers with FTDNA and would like to confirm with other male descendants. I collaborated with Corinne (#5 above) in the 1980's. Tony Norris

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Edward Norris's Timeline

1370
1370
1639
October 1639
Saint Marys County, MD
1661
1661
Age 21
of Anne Arundel, Maryland
1661
Age 21
Anne Arundel,MD
1663
1663
Age 23
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
1665
1665
Age 25
St. Mary's, Maryland
1668
1668
Age 28
Baltimore, Maryland
1670
1670
Age 30
of Anne Arundel, Maryland
1673
1673
Age 33
Maryland
1675
1675
Age 35
Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD