children Robert Harris and lst wife widow Mary Wooten Allbritton > Robert, Matthew, John
i. Robert Harris3 b Abt 1695 (Robt Harris 1655-1660)d Bef 20 Mar 1737/38 York Co Va Inventory
md Mary Starke d Bef 1 Feb 1741/42 York Co Va Inventory. ------> George Fuller Harris line
The oldest son Robert Harris b 1690-95 married Mary Starke and his dau Mary had son out of wedlock- George Fuller Harris.
Robert3 was oldest and got the plantation that came down from his grandfather, he remained York Co
Robert was noted for his honesty and high temper.
Robert lived in Charles City County, near Weyanoke on James River called "The Forks".
Robert Harris3 Will
Doris M Davison, Certified Genealogist, PO Box 364,Reedville, Virginia 22539, 804-453-3128
Exhibit #14 from report of 21 April 2000 York Co Va, Judgments and Orders, 1759-1763 p. 281 -
Seth Seckright Lessee of George Criswell & Other spltag In Eject George Fuller Harris an Inf[ant] by John Wagstaff his guardian def)This day came as well the Plt by his Attorney as the Def by his said Guardian and a Case was agreed by them to be argued in lieu of a Special in these Words to wit We agree that Robert Harris late of this county dec'd was seised in fee simple of the Lands and Premises in the declaration mentioned and so being seised made his Last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the 12th day of July 1712 and died siesed of the said Premises which Will with the endorsements theron are in the Words as following to wit In the Name &c to which we refer. That the Premises in Question are the One hundred Acres of Land devised by the said Will to Robert Harris the son therein named That the said Robert Harris the Son after the death of his father the said Robert Harris the Testator entered into the Lands and Premises devised to him and was seised therof as the Law requires and died so seised leaving issue seven children to wit John Harris, William Harris, Richard Harris, Mary Harris, Catherine Harris, Rebecca Harris, and Betty Harris.
20 March 1737/8 "Mary Starke Harris the Widow & Relict of Robert Harris3 dec'd came into Court and made Oath that the said Decedent departed this Life without making any Will so far as she knows or believes and on her Motion & giving Bond & Security It's Ordered that a Certificate be granted her for obtaining a Letter of Administration in due form."
(Orders, Wills, Inventories 18, p. 406) (#1)
Inventory & Appraisal: 1738, York County Virginia Notes for Mary Starke:
Robert Harris married Mary Starke (Will of Richard Starke-1711 York County, wife, Rebecca)
They had sons John4 (will 1748), Richard4 (will 1756), and William4 (will 1761). (unsure of the order)
Daughters were Rebecca, Elizabeth ‘Betty’, Mary, and Catherine (m-Brown). This family group can be put together using all the records.
5 Feb 1741/2 - Settlement of the estate of Robert Harris (3) (Orders, Wills,Inventories 19, 1740-1746,p. 87.) (#2)
15 February 1741/2 - "Upon the prayer of Edward Cross and John Wyne the Securities of Mary Harris Deceased
for her administration of the Estate of Robert Harris deceased and upon thus making Oath __________to
administer such of the Estate of the said Robert Harris as was not administered by the said Administratrix and giving bond and Security. It's ordered that a Certificate be granted them for obtaining a Letter of Administration de bonis non" (of the goods not administered.) (Wills & Inventories 19,1740-1746, p.83.) (See 17 August 1761)
DMD-2000 (#2) York Co Va, Wills, and Inventories 19, 1740-1746 p.87
Items from the settlement of the estate of Robert3 Harris.
To registering deaths and births 0 4 4 1/2
To midwife charges 1 10 0
To funeral expenses for his daughter 1 10 0
In obedience to an Order of York Court bearing date the 21st of December 1741 we the Subscribers have settled the Estate of Robert Haarris dec'd and reported the same to be as above. Given under our hands this 5th day of February 1741/2. Everard Downing Thomas Mountford Edward Potter
17 August 1761 -
This documents the line of descent quite clearly.
Robert2 Harris to Robert3 Harris to Mary Harris. (Judgments & Orders, 1759-1763, p.281.) (#14) (DMD-2000)
Children Robert Harris3 & Mary Starke
John Harris b 1686 will dated July 16 1740
That after the death of the said Robert the son the said John entered into the said Land and Premises and was thereof seised and being so seised made his Last Will and Testament in writing bearing date July 16 1740 which will is in the Words folling to wit. In the Name &c to which we refer and died so seised therof without Issue and after his death the said William entered into the said Lands and died thereof seised without Issue Some time in the year 1760.
That the said Richard died without Issue in the lifetime of the said William.
That the said Catherine intermarried with one John Brown and died in the Lifetime of the said William Harris leaving issue Mary Brown one of the Lessors of the Plt her only Child and Heir at Law.
That the said Rebecca Harris intermarried with one Richard Yateman and died in the lifetime of the said William Harris leaving Issue Starkey Yateman another of the Lessors of the Plt her eldest Son and Heir at Law and that the said Betty hath intermarried with George Criswell and that the said George and Betty are the other lessors of the Plt.
That the Def is the George Fuller Harris named in the Will of the said John Harris and is the Bastard Son of Mary one of the daughters of the above named Robert Harris and that the said Mary is dead without Lawful Issue.
We agree the Lease Entry and Ouster is in the declaration supposed and if upon the whole matter the Court shall adjudge the Law for the Plt.
We agree that Judgment shall be entered for the Plt for the Lands and Premises in the declaration mentioned and one shilling damages otherwise for the Def And the Cause is continued til the next Court for the matters of Law seising thereupon to be argued.
17 August 1761 (Black's Law Dictionary: an ouster is a wrongful dispossession or exclusion of a party from real
property and involves a question of intent)
John Harris died 1740 no heirs
1704 tax Records show him living in St Peters and St Paul's Parish Hanover Co Va
Jno. [wife, Anne]-possible son of Robert H & Mary Starke
William Harris died by 1760 no heirs
Richard Harris died by time his bro died 1760 no heirs
** Mary Harris b 1715 d by 1760 did not marry but had son George Fuller Harris b 1760 Henry Va D 1827 Stanford Lincoln CoVa who md Elizabeth Manning
Geo’s father: Wm S Fuller b 1711 VA
George Fuller Harris migrated to Pittsylvania Co Va by 1782 and then to Lincoln Co Ky by 1810, leaving descendants in both places.
Catherine Harris d by 1760 md John Brown
> dau Mary Brown
Rebecca Harris d by 1760 md Richard Yateman
> son Starkey Yateman
Betty Harris alive in 1760 md George Criswell