HARRIS, Thomas


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LAKE, Martha

HARRIS, Thomas 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 1618, Hatherup, Gloucester County, England
  • Marriage: LAKE, Martha on 15 Nov 1647 in Massachusetts 1
  • Died: 2 Aug 1687, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts at age 69 8


Thomas married Martha LAKE, daughter of John LAKE and Margaret Elizabeth READE, on 15 Nov 1647 in Massachusetts.1 (Martha LAKE was born on 20 Jul 1624 in North Benfleet, Essex, England and died on 5 Apr 1700 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.)



1 Ancestry.com, U.S. & International Marriage Records, 1560 - 1900. Surety: 4. Name: Thomas Harris
Gender: male
Birth Place: En
Birth Year: 1618
Spouse Name: Martha Lake
Spouse Birth Place: En
Marriage Year: 1647
Marriage State: MA
Number Pages: 1

2 Will of Margaret [Reade] Lake (Text copied from book: CRARY FAMILY RECORDS, compiled from various sources, Charles J. Crary. Palo Alto, CA: 1956.) Surety: 4. In the name of God, Amen: I MARGARET LAKE of Ipswich, in America, in the shire of Essex, widow, being weak of body yet of good and perfect memory and understanding praysed be to God, doe dispose of that little estate God hath lent me as follows:

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my daughter, HANNAH GALLUP, and her children, all my land of New London, also my best gowne and my red cloth petty coat, and my enamiled ring; and after her decease, my will is that my grand-daughter, HANNAH GALLOP, shall have the said ring. Also I give unto my grand-daughter, HANNAH GALLUP, a pair of sheetes, and one of my best pewter platters, and one of the next.
Item - I give unto my daughter, MARTHA HARRIS, my tapestry coverlet and all my other apparell, which are not disposed to others pticulerly, and I give unto her my mantle, and after her decease to all her children, as their need is; also the coverlet of tapestry after my daughter MARTHA's decease, I give to my grandson THOMAS HARRIS and he dying without issue to his brother JOHN, and so to the rest of the children; also I give to my daughter MARTHA my gold ring, and my will is that after her decease my granddaughter MARTHA HARRIS shall have it.
Item - I give unto my granddaughter MARTHA HARRIS, my bed and bedstead and one boulster, two blankets, two pillows and one coverlett.
Item - I give to my granddaughter ELIZABETH HARRIS, one heifer at my cousin Eppses. [referring to the family of her sister, Martha Reade Eppes]
Item - I give to my granddaughter MARGARET HARRIS my covered box and one damaske tablecloth and six damaske napkins.
Item - My will is that all my bras and pewter with the rest of my household stuffs undisposed, be equally disposed and divided amongst my daughter HARRISSES children.
Item - I give and bequeath unto my sonne THOMAS HARRIS, all the rest of my estate viz; my part of the vessell and all my debts, & c, onely my Byble excepted, which I give to my grandsonne JOHN HARRIS, and a paire of fringed gloves.
And appoint my son THOMAS HARRIS, and my daughter MARTHA HARRIS, to bee my executor and executrix of this last Will and Testament, this thirteenth day of August in the yeere of grace sixteen hundred and seventy tooe - 1672.

............................ MARGARET [x] LAKE.
............................................. hir marke.

These being witnesses:
Thomas Knowlton, Sen.
James Chute.

At the court held at Ipswich the 24th of September, 1672, THOMAS KNOWLTON testified upon oath that this is the last will and testament of Mrs. MARGARET LAKE to the best of his knowledge.
............................................................................. ROBERT LORD, Clerk.
JAMES CHUTE testified ditto, 31st March 1674.

From Mrs. LAKE's Inventory, December the 24th 1672. "Item - All the land which is mentioned in the will at New London or neare there unto, which the said Mrs. LAKE gave her daughter GALLOP before she made her will." Balance of items are similar to those mentioned in the will of Mrs. LAKE.

3 Essex County, Massachusetts Depositions (Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, comp.. Essex County, Massachusetts Depositions, 1636-86 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Index to the Deponent Records of the County of Essex, Massachusetts. Columbia Point, MA, USA: Massachusetts Archives, 1988.
). Surety: 3. Name: Harris, Thomas
Age: 40
Year: 1658
Vol:page: 2:113

4 American Genealogical-Biographical Index (Godfrey Memorial Library, comp.. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.
), Vol 73, p. 317. Surety: 3. Name: Thomas Harris
Birth Date: 1618
Birthplace: Eng, Massachusetts

5 Will of Thomas Harris (Essex County, Massachusetts probate records). Surety: 4. In the Name of God Amen. The 16th day of July & in the yeare of
Grace 1687. I Thomas Haris of Ipswich in the Shire of Essex in
New-england doe make $ declare this my last will & testament
in writing revokinge therby both in deed & in law all other former
wills & Testaments. I being at this time weake in body, but of
good & pfect memory (blessed be God) first I commend my soule
into the hands of God my maker hopeing assuredly through the
onely meritts of Jesus Christ my Savior to be made ptaker of
life everlasting, & I comend my body to earth wherof it is made
to be desently buried by my loveing wife Martha Harris whome
I make & ordaine my sole executrixof this my will & testament,
my Just debts to be paid by her out of my estate; And the remainder
I give as followeth. Inprimis I give & bequeath unto Martha Harris
my Deere & loveing wife, my dwelling house & Barne & the orchyard,
& gardin, & three marsh Lotts at Plumb Island. And I give unto her
two third pts of my Planting lott at Towne on the south side of
the highway as far as the old fence, and all that planting lott on
the North side off the highway afore named, & also I give to her
one halfe of the Claypitt meadow, And two thirds of my marsh lott
at the hundreds with my parte in the boate. Also I give unto her
fower Cowes, & fower Qxen, with all my Sheepe & Swine; and all my
household stuff with the Instruments & utensills of husbandry
whatsoever duringe he naturall life, More over my will is that my
Loveing wife may give & dispose of all my household stuffe & other
things not mentioned in this my will at her pleasure amongst or
Children. Item I give to my sonne John harris & to his heirs forever,
the new house which I built in Ipswich, also I give to him & his
heirs forever my two marsh lotts purchased off Deacon Goodhew
at Plumb Island, and that part of my planting lott at Towne from
the old fence to Samuell Graves his pasture after my debts be paid.
Also I give unto my sone John & to his heirs for ever one third part
of the planting land at Middle Island, and two oxen, And halfe the
Clay pitt meadow, And one third pt of my marsh in the hundreds for
quantity & quallity, And more over I give to my sonne John & his
heirs forever, after his mothers deseace one third part of the
houselott & orchyard, & my will is that my sonne John shall have one
thord pt of the fruit of the orchyard during his mothers life yearly.
"Item after their mothers deseace I give my sonne William Harrs &
Ebeneser my younger sonns, the three marsh lotts at Plumb Island, &
halfe the Clay pitt meadow, & all the planting land which their
mother enjoyed during her life: And also two third parts of the
house lott & orchyard, And two third parts of the marsh lott at the
hundreds for quantity & quality. Also I give my two sones William &
Ebenezer the same, with the shop betweene them, to them & their
heirs forever after their mothers deseace. my will is that if any of
the brothers be minded to sell their part of Land or Meadow that the
other brethren may have it giveing as much as an other will give.
As for my oldest sonn who dyed beyond sea, I gave him forty pounds
to redeeme him out of Turkie which I account was his portion.
In witness wherof I have heere unto sett my name & seale."

"Thomas Haris." [seal.]
Daniel Epps senr [husband of wife's sister]
James Chute senr

On January 1, 1696, Thomas' widow Martha pointed out that to the court that
Thomas' will did not mention two of the Harris children: Elizabath Gallop and
Margaret Staniford, "which fell out by the fault of him that wrote the same,".
She requested authority to settle personal property on these two daughters.

6 Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692 - Vol I-IV, Vol. 1, p. 6. Surety: 4. [HARRIS] THOMAS, Ipswich 1636, perhaps br. of Anthony, had ld. in Rowley 1644, m. 15 Nov. 1647, Martha, d. of Margaret Lake, had Thomas, b. 5 Aug. 1648; Martha, 8 Jan. 1651; John, 7 Jan. 1653; Eliz. 8 Feb. 1655; Margaret, 6 Aug. 1657; Mary, 31 Jan. 1660; William, 12 Dec. 1661; and Ebenezer; perhaps others; but only John, William, and Ebenezer, with his w. are ment. in his will of 16 July, pro. 14 Sept. 1687. Thomas and Eliz. are named in the will of the gr.mo. Lake; and Margaret had, bef. 1680, m. John Staniford.

7 Gallup, John D., The Genealogical History of the Gallup Family in the United States; also Biographical Sketches of Members of the Family (Press of the Hartford Printing Company: Hartford, CT. 1893), p. 23. Surety: 3. Mrs. Hannah (Lake) Gallup, came to this country with her mother, in the ship Abigail, arriving October 6, 1635, after a passage of ten weeks.

Mrs. Margaret Lake, with her daughters Hannah and Martha, accompanied her sister Elizabeth (Read) Winthrop, the new wife of Gov. John Winthrop, Jr., who returned to America in this ship with commissions from Lord's Say, Brook, and others. She left a son in England who never came to America.

As this was the first marriage in the male line of the emigrant ancestors, of the Gallop family, which took place in this country, and the commencement of the American line of descent, the lineage of his wife is here given:

Ancestry of Hannah (Lake) Gallop:

John Lake, the father of Hannah (Lake) Gallop descended from the Lakes of Normanton, Yorkshire, who claimed descent through the Cailleys, from the Albinis, Earls of Arundel and Sussex, from the Counts of Louvaine, (the right line of Charlemagne) and from William the Conqueror.

Margaret (Read) Lake, mother of Hannah (Lake) Gallop, born in England, was the daughter of Edmund Read of Wickford, Essex County. Margaret (Read) Lake of Wickford, died in Ipswich, Mass., 1672.

The youngest sister of Margaret Lake, was the second wife of Gov. John Winthrop, Jr., and the mother of all his children.

Martha Epps, her eldest sister (widow) married for her second husband Deputy Governor Samuel Symonds, of Ipswich, Mass.

Thomas Read, the brother who came to this country and settled at Salem, Mass., where he was an ensign, returned to England, and entered Cromwell's army, was made a colonel, and assisted General Monk in the restoration of Charles II., was placed in command of Sterling Castle.

Martha, the second daughter of Margaret Lake, married Thomas Harris of Ipswich, Mass., November 15, 1647.

John Lake, the husband of Margaret, never came to this country, died in England.

Margaret Lake died in Ipswich, Mass., 1672.

8 Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestors of Bethis Davis, 1748-1833, Wife of Dudley Wildes of Topsfield, Massachusetts (Portland, Maine: 1934). Surety: 3. Source of birth & death dates.

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