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Mary (Giles) Harris (abt. 1679 - aft. 1757)

Mary Harris formerly Giles aka Alves
Born about in Hanover, Virginiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 28 Jul 1694 in Albemarle County, Colony of Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died after after about age 78 in Henrico County, Virginia, British Colonial Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2010
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Mary Giles was born about 1679, in Hanover County, Virginia. She passed away about 1757, in Henrico County, Virginia.


1. Richard Harris b: ca 1694
2. David Harris b: ca 1696
3. Edward Harris b: ca 1697
4. Elizabeth Harris b: 2 NOV 1698 in Hanover Co VA
5. George Harris b: 13 APR 1701
6. John Harris b: ca 28 MAR 1704
7. William Harris b: 1710 in Henrico Co VA [his daughter Agnes m John Cawthon, and their daughter m David Alvis Jr]
8. Thomas Harris b: 1712 in The Forks, Hanover Co VA
9. Stephen Harris b: 1714
Also possibly a daughter Agnes Harris, who married William Gilliam. indicates that she was a daughter of William Giles and Bethenia Giles. Supposedly they had two daughters both named Mary.

Research Notes

(History of Louisa Co. by Malcolm Harris) has Mary Giles married to William Harris. (28 Jul 1694 Mary (Giles) Harris wife of Wm Harris of New Kent County gives Power of Attorney to Sarah Knibb (ie: Sarah Browne d. 1696) (this from pg 33 of 1672 William Harris 1743) Witness: George Alves/Alice Alves Henrico Co. Record Book #5 Pg 507. [1][2] "In 1704 it was made St . Pauls and he appeared among the early processioners in the precinct along Tottopotomic Creek which later became Hanover . William Harris , born 1672 , married Mary Giles who was from a family of good standing..."[3][4]

Some sites has that she is the wife of Robert Harris rather then William Harris.

There were several William Harris' alive at the same time, in the same area. Previously this profile was attached to William Harris that married Temperance Overton, but he didn't have two wives.[5] Disconnected her from the William Harris who was married to Temperance Overton.


  • Marriage: "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900"
    Source number: 1261.104; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1
    Ancestry Record 7836 #467407 (accessed 20 November 2022)
    Mary Giles marriage to William Harris in 1694 in VA.
  1. Harris, Malcolm, "History of Louisa County."
  2. Henrico County Record Book #5 pg 507
  3. Harris Family of Prince Edwards County, p. 16Harris/Giles
  4. Harris/Giles p. 89 Harris/Giles
  5. Harris,

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There is a possibility that this Mary Giles is this Mary Giles:
posted by Wanda Richards
update: merge completed

Giles-1125 and Giles-591 appear to represent the same person because: I'm thinking that Giles-1125 is also intended as the same Mary Giles represented by Giles-591. Please merge if you agree. Thanks!

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
update: merge completed

Giles-1790 and Giles-591 appear to represent the same person because: these profiles appear to be intended to represent the same person, even thought the death dates differ by quite a lot. Please merge if you agree. Thanks!

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Giles-840 and Giles-591 appear to represent the same person because: I think these two profiles for Mary Giles are intended to represent the same person. Please merge if you agree. Thanks!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
updated message 13 Oct 2018

Hi! There are a bunch of Harris/Giles marriages in WikiTree. I started encountering them while working on all the various Thomas Harrises of Virginia. I tried to sort them out but didn't have much luck.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

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