Thomas Harris, Sr., of Surry

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Thomas Harris, Sr., of Surry

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: of, Lancaster County, Virginia
Death: Died in Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: VA.
Immediate Family:

Husband of Eleanor Harris and Alice Sojourner
Father of John Harris, of the Upper Parish and Thomas Harris, Jr.

Occupation: planter
Managed by: Private User
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About Thomas Harris, Sr., of Surry


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.

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Thomas Harris "came from Lancaster County, Virginia of unknown parents."[3]

Thomas was in Surry County, with wife Eleanor, in February 1657/8, as shown by a "Deed of Bargain & Sale" between "Thomas HARRIS of Chipoaks in the County of Surry" and Christopher Benn.[4]

Not only does this deed show that Thomas and Eleanor were in Surry County, selling land in Isle of Wight County, but it was witnessed by Thomas Taberer:

"The land deed of 1658: This is Thomas Harris, died 1672, with his first wife Eleanor George, living for awhile in Surry County, Virginia, . . . The witness Thomas Taberer was the father in law to John Newman, who married Ruth Taberer, and John Newman was the future brother in law to Thomas Harris, died 1672, who married as his 2nd wife, Alice Newman, sister of John Newman Jr. and daughter of John Newman Sr. and Robyn Atterton." from Harris Hunters forum[5]

Thomas Harris and his wife Alice are in the deed records of Isle of Wight County, Virginia October 20, 1664[6] and November 1667. Those records involve John Bond, who in January 1663 sold "One Corne mill standing att the head of the Pagan Creek in the said County of the Isle of Wight" to Thomas Harris. The 1667 record was the sale of the mill to Giles Dryver.[7][8]

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Thomas Harris, Sr., of Surry's Timeline

Came To VA
Lancaster County, Virginia
Age 37
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
June 10, 1672
Age 42
Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
June 4, 1929
Age 42
March 21, 1930
Age 42