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Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts

Source: George Brainard Blodgette and Amos Everett Jewett, Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts (Somersworth, New Hampshire: New England History Press, 1981).

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79. JOHN1 HARRIS, “mariner,” had a two-acre house lot, 1643; freeman, 26 May, 1647.  He brought with him his wife, Bridget (ANGIER?), who was buried 4 Aug., 1672.  He married (2) 24 Oct. 1677, Elizabeth, widow of Dea. Richard WELLS of Salisbury and daughter of Thomas ROWLANDSON of Ipswich and Lancaster (Savage).  She was buried 29 Dec., 1679.  The probate of her will, “made in her widowhood,” was consented to by John HARRIS, 28 June, 1680 (Essex Probate).  He married (3) Alice ────.  She may have been a daughter of James MATTOCK of Boston, and this her fourth marriage (Suffolk Deeds, 22:79).

He died, “aged,” 15 Feb., 1694-5.  His will, dated 8 Jan., 1691-2, mentions wife, Alice, and a marriage contract; sons Nathaniel, John,

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who had already lands at Haverhill “yt purchast of Thomas AIRES,” Timothy, named executor; daughter, Mary ALLEN; and grandchildren, John and Eleazer HARRIS, sons of Nathaniel (Essex Probate).  The Rev. Nathaniel ROGERS of Ipswich, in his will of 3 July, 1655, mentions “The children of my cousin John HARRIS of Rowley viz.: Elizabeth, Nathaniel, John and Mary” (Essex Probate).  See note under Daniel HARRIS (82).


79-1.  ELIZABETH,2 m. Moses BRADSTREET (25-7).

79-2.  NATHANIEL, m. Elizabeth HAZEN (85-1).

79-3.  JOHN, b. 8: 8 mo. 1649; m. Esther STACKHOUSE.

79-4.  THOMAS, b. 7: 8 mo. 1651; d. soon.

79-5.  MARY, m. William ALLEN (5).

79-6.  SARAH, m. Beriah BROWNE (30-3).

79-7.  TIMOTHY, b. 1: 9 mo. 1657; m. Phebe PEARSON (140-11).

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