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Thomas Harris was born in Crixie, Kent, Essex, England.
A merchant in London, he married Alice West there in 1635.
Thomas and his wife Alice lived and died in Charles City. Thomas was a Lieutenant Colonel in Bacon's Rebellion, captured and hung by Governor Berkley in Jan 1677.
In 1677, the Charles City Charles City Order Book (1677-1679), recorded:
The Thomas Harris of Isle of Wight County, Virginia who died in 1672, is NOT the son of Sgt. John Harris (of Charles City County, descendant of Crixe). Following from "Sergeant John Harris of Charles City County, Virginia: A Reappraisal," by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr (available online):
A duplicate profile for this Thomas Harris (died 1677) had been attached as son of Thomas Harris of Longfield, Henrico County, Virginia. The erroneous father/son connection may have arisen because Nathaniel Bacon's home was built on the same site as Thomas Harris of Longfield's home. (See the Curles Neck Farm section, profile of Thomas Harris (1585 - 1658).) The plantation had been sold by William Harris in 1664/5 and that Bacon had bought it in 1674. "Following Bacon's Rebellion, King Charles II proclaimed a pardon of the rebels. Yet Governor Berkeley, the ever strict disciplinarian, ignored the pardon and seized the estates of those whom he had hung or thought participated in the rebellion."
The following information was submitted to the Pegram Family Album by a Harris descendant tracing the ancestry of Joseph Harris of Warren County, North Carolina who married Jane Edgerton about 1755. No sources are included for the lineage shown, which appears to merge the many different Virginia Harris families and includes connections that have since been disproved by additional research and/or DNA. However, taken separately, the details appear to offer promising leads. ~ Liz Shifflett
"Thomas Harris was born in 1614 in England and grew up in Charles City County, Virginia at West Second Shirley Hundred. He died in Isle of Wight County, Va. at about 58...."
"Thomas married 2nd Alice West. Alice, most likely, was a daughter of the West family that lived in Shirley Hundred in Charles City County, Va. Thomas and his new wife, with his children by his first marriage, moved about 1650 across the James River to the Pagan Creek area of Isle of Wight County, Va. This area has been referred to the part of the great dismal swamp. After the death of Thomas, Alice West Harris married John Sojourner of VA in 1673."
Research into the Isle of Wight County connection is needed. The same post quoted under Children (above) about DNA confirmation that Thomas and Edward are brothers continued: "Thomas & Alice West Harris lived in Charles City but he did patent 1000 acres of land in 1658 in Isle of Wight, naming John Hardy as his 1st headright. In 1666 John Hardy then patented 1150 acres on the SW corner of the Thomas Harris Sr 1658 patent that he had abandoned. Then in 1686, Thomas Harris Jr patented 280 on the SW corner of this John Hardy patent. There is only one record of Alice West and that is a note of her being transported from London in 1635 as Alice West Harris age 21. No known parents or when she died, nor any proof of her children's names. There is a 1995 book on The Five Thomas Harrises of Isle of Wight County Virginia that documents these five different families."
Thomas was born about 1614. He passed away about 1677. 
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On 8 Mar 2019 at 05:04 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 21 Sep 2018 at 21:04 GMT T (King) K wrote:
On 29 Aug 2018 at 12:37 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
And no Harris DNA Group 4 member, of which I am the lead researcher, claims this Thomas Harris d1677 as our progenitor. This wikitree profile is inviting many others to also claim these parents for Edward Harris 1677 and Thomas Harris d1688, so it is a disservice for all Wiki viewers that are trying to build documented pedigrees. FYI, the difference in the yDNA markers of descendants of Edward Harris d1677 show differences in the yDNA markers of descendants of Thomas Harris d1688, so they were not brothers but could have been 2nd or more cousins. Please remove any children for this Thomas Harris d1677 and Alice West as they are all just conjecture and assumptions with absolutely no proof of connection.
On 29 Aug 2018 at 12:37 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
You evidently misread the email you cite as note 19 on this profile. John Brayton could not have commented on DNA in 1995 as it wasn't even available for genealogical testing until 2005. And Mr Brayton makes no claims, assumptions or any type of hint as to the parents of Edward Harris d1677 or Thomas Harris d1688. And there are no extant Charles City records that name any of the children of Thomas Harris d1677, only that his widow Yvett gave up guardianship of his MINOR children, John Boddie, John Brayton any myself and many others have scoured though records in Isle of Wight, Charles City and in England and NO ONE HAS EVEN FOUND ANY RECORD NAMING ANY OF THE CHILDREN FOR THIS LONDON MERCHANT, THOMAS HARRIS D1677. And no Harris DNA Group 4 member, of which I am t
On 16 Jul 2018 at 23:57 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
Tom - i'm not available much this month & not at all next. Could you post your comments to the applicable profiles instead of sending to me privately?
On 31 Oct 2017 at 03:29 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 26 Dec 2016 at 00:54 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
Harris-2886 and Harris-1876 appear to represent the same person because: these are ready to be merged. Thanks!
On 17 Dec 2016 at 23:36 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
I had come to the conclusion that the Yuet and the Ebbett I'd seen mentioned in various references were probably colonial spellings of Yvette. That'll go on the to-do list. Still working on WikiTree's Thomases at this point!
On 17 Dec 2016 at 04:56 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
If there is a third Thomas (the one died 1672, the one executed 1677, and another who married Alice West), then I bet he's the 10 June, 1614 - 16 March, 1682 one Rick has in his database.
On 17 Dec 2016 at 04:30 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote: