HARRIS OF ST. NEOT

 

Honor Harris married Walter Bound in 1700 at Warleggan, when they were described as both of the parish of St. Neot. An initial search for Honor’s baptism did not produce any particularly likely entries. However, probate records allow her mother and four siblings to be identified and the family can then be traced in the St. Neot parish registers.

 

The will of Martha Harris of Warleggan, spinster, written and proved in 1735, mentions: her brother Edward Harris and his three children; her sister Honour Bound; her sister Tamosin Rewse or Rowse, widow, and her two daughters; her nephew John Bound and his daughter Elizabeth; Elizabeth Willcock the daughter of her sister Honour; and Annis Udy the daughter of her sister Honour.[1]

 

The will of Thomisine Harris of St. Neot, dated 12 January 1714 and proved on 28 November 1715, mentions: her son Edward Harris; her daughter Martha; her brother Silas Lobb; her daughter Honor; and her daughter Thomazine.[2]

 

The will of Hugh Harris or Harres of St. Neot, dated 14 August 1694, mentions his sister Martha, brother Edward, sister Honor, sister Thamson and mother Thamson.[3]

 

From the St. Neot parish registers, it is evident that Honor and her siblings were children of a John Harris. He was perhaps the John Harris buried at St. Neot on 15 January 1686/87.[4]

 

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HARRIS

 

JOHN HARRIS of Polscop, St. Neot, Cornwall, married THOMASINE LOBB, daughter of Silas and Honor (Arthur) Lobb. Thomasine was baptised on 18 February 1634/35 at Warleggan, Cornwall,[5] and buried on 18 October 1715 at St. Neot.[6]

 

Children of John and Thomasine (Lobb) Harris:[7]

                i               MARTHA HARRIS, bap 13 Jan 1660/61, St. Neot,[8] bur 26 Sep 1735, Warleggan.[9]

                ii              HUGH HARRIS, bap 30 Nov 1663, St. Neot,[10] bur 24 Aug 1694, St. Neot.[11]

                iii             EDWARD HARRIS, bap 3 Jun 1666, St. Neot.[12]

                iv             HONOR HARRIS, bur 4 Mar 1743/44, St. Neot;[13] m 16 Apr 1700, Warleggan, WALTER BOUND[14] (see here).

                v              THOMASINE HARRIS, bap 23 Apr 1673, St. Neot;[15] m 10 Apr 1699, St. Thomas by Launceston, JAMES ROWSE.[16]



[1] Cornwall Record Office, AP/H/4624.

[2] Cornwall Record Office, AP/H/4091.

[3] Cornwall Record Office, AP/H/2460. The inventory of goods after Hugh’s death was taken in September 1694.

[4] St. Neot parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159371-728960-2).

[5] Warleggan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11625-14661-58).

[6] St Neot parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159371-728965-37).

[7] Other children of a John Harris were baptised at St. Neot in the same period, but more than one John Harris was in the area at the time. John Harris and Jane Davy were married at St. Neot in 1668.

[8] St. Neot parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159371-728900-26).

[9] Warleggan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22651-33615-81).

[10] St. Neot parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159371-728828-1).

[11] St. Neot parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159371-729118-20).

[12] St. Neot parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159371-728993-43).

[13] St. Neot parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159371-728959-45).

[14] Warleggan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11625-26175-34).

[15] St. Neot parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159371-728924-6).

[16] St. Thomas by Launceston parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11830-38287-6).