She was baptised Alice Smith on 21 Dec 1564 at All Hallows, Lombard Street, London.
Alice was recorded in the Smythe pedigree taken during the visitation of London in 1568 as the daughter of Thomas Smythe and Alice (Judde) Smythe.
A portrait of Alice Smythe (private collection) is believed to be by Ketel, painted in 1579.
In the will of her father, the will made on 22 May 1591 and proved on 29 October 1591 she was noted as the wife of William Herrys esq. Her father bequeathed £250 to the children (not named) of Alice and William, the sum to be equally divided between them.
Alice was a beneficiary of the will of her mother, Alice, the will made on 10 Jul 1592. The will referred to her husband William Harris and their children Thomas, Arthur, Alice and Dorathie.
In the Harris Pedigree in the Visitation of Essex in 1612 she was recorded as Alice, wife of Sir William Harris of Crixse, and the mother of four sons and four daughters. Her eldest son was recorded as Sir Arthur Harris, then followed William (2nd son) of Lincoln's Inn, Thomas (3rd son) and John (4th son). Her eldest daughter was Alice, wife of Sir Henry Mildmay, followed by Mary (2nd daughter) married to Gyles Browne esq., Frances (3rd daughter) and Elizabeth (4th daughter).
Given that the will of her mother, Alice (Judde) Smythe indicates she had an elder son called Thomas and a daughter called Dorathie, both of whom presumably died as children, then there were at least ten children born to Alice and her husband, Sir William Harris.
She was also noted In the Smythe pedigree from the visitation of Kent in 1619 in which she was recorded as the wife of William Harris of Woodham, Essex.
Alice was recorded in the will of her brother, Robert Smythe of London, the will made on 01 Dec 1600 and proved on 28 Jan 1600/1601.
In the will of her sister, Lady Katherine (Smythe) Scott, the will made on 11 Jan 1616/1617, Alice was noted as being deceased.
The death of Lady Alice Harris was noted in the Visitation of Essex of 1612 as follows: "Sir William Harris of Crixse where he and his ladye is buryed, he died in Novem. a° 1616, and she in November a° d'ni 1615".
Children of Alyce Smythe and William Harris:
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