Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John HARRIS (c1660-?)

and Ann (?-?)


John Harris and Ann married sometime before or about 1693 and possibly in or near Withyham or East Grinstead, Sussex.

John Harris of Withyham left a will dated 28 June (12th year of reign of George) 1731 (ref. A53-278).  He mentioned wife Ann, son Richard, Grace wife of Martin Eye of Sevenoaks, Mary Young wife of William Young of Penshurst, youngest daughter Sarah Harris spinster of Withyham.


John Harris and Ann had 5 known children:

  1. Grace Harris was baptised on 21 December 1693 in Withyham.

  2. Nicholas Harris was baptised on 31 March 1695 in East Grinstead.

  3. Dorothy Harris was baptised on 24 January 1696/7 in East Grinstead.  Did she marry William Hams in about 1721?

  4. Mary Harris was born on 6 November 1698 and baptised in November 1698 in Withyham.  Did she marry William Yong by banns on 18 May 1720 in Withyham?  He was then of Ashurst, Kent and she of Withyham.

  5. Sarah Harris was born on 18 December 1703 and baptised on 6 January 1703/4 in Withyham.  Did she marry William Evans by banns on 4 December 1728 in Withyam?


Several Ann Harris's of East Grinstead, left wills:  1675 (ref. A34-77), 1704 (ref. A45-330) 1763 (ref. A60-628) and 1772 (ref. A62-586)


John Harris and Susan had 5 known children:

  1. Elizabeth Harris was baptised on 19 February 1681 in East Grinstead.  Did she marry Thomas Austen on 5 May 1702 in East Grinstead?

  2. William Harris was baptised on 14 February 1685 in East Grinstead.

  3. Richard Harris was baptised on 17 May 1687 in East Grinstead.

  4. William Harris was baptised on 15 March 1690 in East Grinstead.  Did he marry Elizabeth Morris on 26 June 1725 in East Grinstead?

  5. Mary Harris was baptised on 7 November 1696 in East Grinstead.


John Harris and Elizabeth Grove married on 10 May 1709 in East Grinstead.  They had the following children:

  1. John Harris was baptised on 28 March 1710 in East Grinstead.

  2. Elizabeth Harris was baptised on 8 February 1711 in East Grinstead.  Did she marry John Tomset by licence on 14 May 1733 in Withyham?  She was then of East Grinstead.

  3. William Harris was baptised on 19 May 1714 in East Grinstead.


Ann Harris married William Hards by banns on 19 August 1733 in Withyham.  He was of East Grinstead.



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012