Some Descendants of Captain Thomas Harris, ca 1586-1658


This book covers fourteen generations of descendants of Captain Thomas Harris. Each descendant is numbered, starting with Captain Thomas Harris, who was born ca 1586 in England and died in Henrico County, Virginia, in 1658. Thomas arrived in Virginia in 1611, first in Jamestown and then Henrico County. He was one of the first burgesses to represent Henrico County. There is considerable disagreement about the wives of Thomas Harris. Some researchers insist that he first married Ann Gurganey (widow of Edward Gurganey); they had no children. Others believe that he first married Audrey Hoare (born 28 August 1604 in England); Thomas and Audrey had two children: Mary and William. He then married Joane Vincent, his neighbor’s widow, ca 1623. Records typically contain (as available): full name, date and place of birth, date and place of death, age at time of death, date and place of marriage(s), source of marriage information, name of spouse(s), spouse’s date of birth and death, and the names of children with dates of birth and death. A full-name index and a list of sources add to the value of this work.

Robert W. Witt

2017, 5½x8½, paper, index, 298 pp.

ISBN: 9780788457791