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Elizabeth Archer (Harris)

Birthplace: Morelands, Bristol Parish , Henrico County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
Death: before 1729
Chesterfield County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Harris and Mary (Sarah Elizabeth?) Royall
Wife of George Archer, II
Mother of Judith Traylor; Elizabeth Grainger (Archer); John Archer, III; William Archer; Blanche Eppes (Archer) and 5 others
Half sister of Anne/Ann Morris; Margaret Bullington (Archer); John Archer; George Archer, II; Elizabeth Branch and 8 others

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About Elizabeth Archer

It does not seem likely that her mother was Mary (Sarah Elizabeth?) Royall

Elizabeth Harris

  • Birth: 1658 - of Morelands, Henrico County, Virginia
  • Death: before 1729 - of Bristol Parish, Henrico County, Virginia
  • Husband: George Archer Jr.

Children of George Archer, II and Elizabeth (Harris) Archer:

  • Judith Archer b. 1675 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • John Archer b. 1677 in Henrico County, Virginia d. 1718 Henrico
  • Elizabeth Archer b. About. 1678 m. ??? Granger (Husband) Marriage: BEF. 1729
  • Mary Archer b. About. 1678 m. George Worsham (Husband) Marriage: BEF. 1729
  • Blanche Archer b. About. 1679 in Henrico County, Virginia m. Lewis Epes (Husband) Marriage: BEF. 1729
  • George Archer (III) b. 1681 in Henrico County, Virginia m. Mary Kennon (Wife)
  • William Archer b. 1683
  • Margery Archer b. 1685 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, VA + Charles Cousins (Husband) b. About. 1678

The Last Will & Testament of George Archer, Sr/II. of Bristol Parish Henrico Co, VA wd 15 Oct 1729 does not mention wife, so presume deceased before then.


The Thomas Harris of Langfield is said to have died unmarried and without issue.. The William Harris referred to [in the marriage record] is MAJ William Harris d1679 in Henrico, son of Capt Thomas Harris of Jamestown. This Maj William Harris married Lucy and Alice Stewart with Alice marrying again to George Alvis. here are DNA proven descendants of this George Archer and Elizabeth (no ANNE) Harris."

From http://newsfeed.rootsweb.com/th/read/HARRIS-VA/2002-11/1036423730

The possible and likely grandfather of Robert Harris of York Co., VA (progenitor RH Yorktown line) was William Harris born 1596 Willingale Doe, Essex, England (Batch C058661) & died 1656 VA Wm was a twin and md Alice Archer 28 July 1629 Willingale Doe, Essex, England (Batch M058661)

Thomas Harris, Twin to Wm (died 1665 Of Langfield, James River, James City, VA is thought to be father to William Harris, Of Langfield (1646-08 March 1688/89)and his sister Elizabeth Ann Harris who md George Junior Archer (1654-1730) of Langdon, Essex, England in 1676 Henrico Co., VA

From http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/HARRIS-VA/2002-05/1021304737

"Before I forget William Harris that married Mary Wells of "Troublesome Times", Hanover Co., VA is not a son of Major Harris (1629-1679) and Lucy Day Stewart.

William Harris died intestate leaving no widow or child with his only heir was his sister Elizabeth Ann Harris Archer wife of George Archer. The parents of these 2 are uncertain but may have been a Thomas Harris that died 1665 Of Langfield, James River, James City, VA

MVG v. 31 No. 2, MAY 1994: p. 137 April 1690, p. 328. "Whereas Geo: Archer did as marrying the next of Kin to Wm Harris deceased on ye first day of June last petition to this Court for Administration on ye said decedent's estate which said petition was not then granted the nine months by law appointed not being then expired; And ye said Archer now again petitioning for ye same & no other person making any manner of claim, Administration on ye said Estate is granted unto him provided he gives security according to law."

(Henrico Co. Rec. Bk. #2, 1678-1693, p. 232) [Henrico Ct. June 1689] "GEORGE ARCHER AS MARRYING THE ONLY SISTER OF THE WHOLE BLOOD TO WM HARRIS DEC'D petitioning for Administration: on ye deceased: estate who died as is supposed intestate with out wife or child…"


From https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harris-755

Between October 1688 and Oct 1689, George Archer married Elizabeth Harris, "the only sister of William Harris" at St. John's Church, Henrico County, Virginia.[1]

When William Harris died, leaving an estate, "George Archer who married he only sister of the whole blood and next of kin, petitions for administration of the estate. Recorded 19 April 1690."[2]

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Elizabeth Archer's Timeline

Henrico County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
Age 16
VA, United States
Age 16
Dale Parish, Henrico, Virginia, United States
Age 19
Henrico, Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Age 19
Henrico, VA, USA
Age 21
Age 21
Henrico Co. VA
Age 23
Henrico County, VIrginia Colony
Age 25
Bristol, Henrico, Virginia, United States