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Thomas Harris, Sr.

Birthplace: Creeksea, Essex, England
Death: Died in Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: VA.
Immediate Family:

Son of Sgt. John Harris, Sr. and Dorothy Harris
Husband of Alice Harris (West)
Father of Thomas Harris, Jr., Ancient Planter; John Harris; Edward Harris; Martha Jennings; Ann Harris and 1 other
Brother of George Harris; Alice Drury; Dorothy Bond; John Harris, Jr.; Robert Harris and 6 others

Occupation: Captain in the British Navy, Captain
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About Thomas Harris, Ancient Planter

He came to Virginia at the age of eight (8). He received a grant of forty (40) acres in the Isle of Wight in 1652. He lived in Charles City County, Virginia at West Shirley Hundred before moving to Isle of Wight. From Mary Ann von Verdo book, chapter 18, Family Genealogy, at page 153 Served as a Burgess.


Parents: John Harris & Dorothy Calcott

Thomas Harris was born in 1614 in England and grew up in Charles City County, Virginia   at West Second Shirley Hundred.  He died in 1672 in Isle of Wight County, Va. at about age 58. Thomas married _______________ 1st and Alice West 2nd. She married John Sojourner of VA 2nd, in 1673.

The children of Thomas Harris and wife were

  1. John Harris b 1635....d 1713
  2. Thomas Harris b 1636....d 1688
  3. Mary


Harris b circa 1638



Thomas Harris, d. 1672. On March 2, 1658, Thomas Harris received 1,000 acres in Isle of Wight Co. upon a swamp running into the westerly branch of Nansemond River. This patent was renewed March 18, 1662, he received 600 acres in Lancaster Co. bounding northeast upon a branch of Corotoman River and upon land of one Hawkes, southeast upon land of William Thatcher, etc....Thomas Harris of Surry sold to Christopher Benn all the land at Pagan Point, purchased from William Batte and Mrs. Margaret Upton. Thomas Harris m. (1) Eleanor George and had son, John Harris, obit. 1713, (2) Alice Newman and had several daus., and one son, Thomas Harris, obit 1712, who m. Judith Edwards. (please see website reference for additional information)

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Thomas Harris, Ancient Planter's Timeline

Came To VA
June 10, 1616
Creeksea, Essex, England
Age 19
Isle Wight, Virginia, USA
Age 19
Charles City, Charles County, Virginia
Age 21
Isle Wight, Virginia, USA
Age 21
Isle Wight, Virginia, USA
Age 25
Isle Wight, Virginia, USA
Age 27
Isle, Virginia, United States