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Andrea Harris (Gurganey)

Birthplace: Crixee, Essex, England
Death: Died in Jamestown, James, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Gurgaynie, Ancient Planter and Anne Gurganey (Harris)
Wife of Capt. Thomas Harris, I
Sister of Edward Gurgany and Joane Osborne
Half sister of Elizabeth Prescott

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About Andrea Harris

From the book "Southside Virginia Families, Volume 2" By John B. Boddie, John Bennett Boddie

Adrai was an Ancient Planter. This meant that she came to Virginia before November 1616, the time of the going away of Sir Thomas Dale. Now Edward Gurgany came over in 1608. Adrai, if his daughter was married to Thomas Harris before the date of her mother's will, Feb. 11, 1619-20. At a minimum she would be probably 16 years of age at that date. she was married before that date, how long not known. She would therefore be about four years of age at the time he came over in 1608 and Gurganey probably brought over his wife and daughter much later but at least before 1616 for her to be an Ancient Planter. Who else among the Ancient Planters but Edward Gurgany and his wife could have been the father and mother of "Ancient Planter" Adrai Harris?

Adria Hoare Harris came to Virginia on the MARMADUKE. Her sister, living in London, paid for her passage. Audry was born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. Her parents were Thomas Hoare, a shoemaker and Julian Tryplett.

She was married to Capt. Thomas Harris, his origin had yet to be proved. The Thomas Harris from Crixie, Essex, died unmarried and still in England.

This information is documented in vol. III ADVENTURERERS OF PURSE AND PERSON, 2004 edition,.

I believe that there were only two children, MARY and WILLIAM. I am descended from them both.


Roberta Louise Schultze 5/15/2016

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Andrea Harris's Timeline

Crixee, Essex, England
September 11, 1626
Age 28
Jamestown, James, Virginia
June 8, 1929
Age 28
June 27, 1929
Age 28
September 19, 1953
Age 28
Disembarked 1621,From "Marmaduke"