The Andrew Harris Family

lived in Northbourne,

Kent, England

A satellite image of the location of a village.

Andrew Harris

Birth: 6 JUN 1585 Staplehurst, Kent (See Research)

Married: 2 FEB 1603  (2)

Died: After 24 MAY 1616 and before 2 NOV 1616  (1) (refer to His Will Info below)

Jane Bagley

Birth: About 1581 Northbourne, Kent, England

Married: 2 FEB 1603  (2)

Death: about 1676 in Providence, Rhode Island

See footnotes: 8, 9 

The Parish Church Recorded Baptisms of  5 Children

Jane Harris

Christening: 23 DEC 1604 Northbourne, Kent, England (3)

Death: after 22 June 1635 Scituate, MA

Parnell Harris

Christening: 3 AUG 1606 Northbourne, Kent, England (4)
Migrated to New England and married Thomas Roberts

Death: Between "the beginning of April 1676 [PrTR @:149] and 4 August 1676 [PrTR @:150].

Anne Harris

Christening: 29 MAY 1608 Northbourne, Kent, England (5)

Death: after 1688 in Providence, Rhode Island. 


William Harris

Christening: 9 DEC 1610 Northbourne, Kent, England (6)

Married: Susannah Hyde of London

Migrated to New England by 1635.
Helped found Providence, Rhode Island, with Roger Williams

Death: before 2 DEC 1681 London, London, England

Thomas Harris

Christening: 11 JUL 1613 Northbourne, Kent, England (7)

Married: Elizabeth Leatherland

Migrated to New England by 1635.
Helped found Providence, Rhode Island, with Roger Williams and brother William.

Death: before 22 JUL 1686 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island

Andrew Harris' Will

Andrew Harris died in 1616 (around age 36), leaving his wife and five small children, ages 3 to 12.
Through his will, we learn of his death, he left all to his wife Jane, including the future prospects
of a 50% share in a joint venture made with Mathew Hoolye (Hoile).
Mathew Hoile was most likely a local resident as there were a number of Hoile families listed on Tithes Record
from the mid-1800s in Northbourne. There is no Parish record of Andrew’s burial. 

Curated at the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury (CKS: PRC17/55/335) May 24th 1616

In the name of god, Amen, I, Andrew Harris of the parrish of Norborne in the County of Kent wheelewright beinge
sicke in bodye but well and perfecte in mynd doe ordeyne this my last will and testament
in mannor and forme as followeth, Imprimis I doe firste of all commend my soule to almighty
god my Creator and redeemer whoe gave yt [?] and my wordlye goods as followeth, I do here:
by make and Constitute in this my laste will Jane Harris my wyffe my lawfull executrix
gyvinge and bequeathinge unto her all my goodes moveable and - unmoveable as ---‑ely
with current money in England nowe in the handes of Mathew hoolye together with the
proffytt or gayne that the sayd Mathew shall make of the same [?] --- soe sone as he shall convenientlye make, re par-e of the same and [repare = reparation??]
if by c—s-allye or misfortune the sayd Mathew or the goods shall mis-arrye either in parte [miscarrye?]
or in whole then my will ys that Jane my wyffe shall equally beare her parte in the
losse, alsoe I give unto Jane my wyffe one horse couler baye price 37 [could be shillings or pence] now in the
handes of Mathew hoolye so that my wife paye for the pasture of the horse The rest of
my wordlye goodes in the possession of Jane my wyffe I freely give and bequeathe
unto her to dispose of at her will and pleasure and to this my laste will and testament I have sett my marke the day and
yeare above writte. Wittnesses to this my will Robert Sutton -–ster of Balymondes
Charles Bixbie churchwarden, Frances danyer[?] the marke of Mathew hoolye
the marke of Nicholas Chi---
probatum [this is the probate clause written in Latin and basically says that probate of the last will of Andrew Harris of Norbourne was given on the second day of the month of November in the year 1616 to the executor Jane Harris. George Newman legume who is mentioned must be the judge or legal person who granted probate on behalf of the court.]

Editors Note: Matthew Hoolye or Haule is likely Matthew Haul 1585-1639 from Wye, Kent who married Elizabeth Roades 1580-1639. She was baptized in Sandwich, Kent very near Northbourne and would have known Andrew's wife and had dealings with him being the wheelwright.. They were married 1609 at St. Margaret's in Canterbury, Kent. This Matthew Hall can be found on FamilySearchLXM6‑D24.

A page of an old letter written in german.

For Additional Andrew Harris Family History go to Northbourne Info page

1. Original manuscripts at the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury Kent, England, Church of England, Parish Church of Northbourne

Parish registers (ref U3/74) start 1586

Bishops’ Transcripts (ref Dcb/ BT1/173) start 1603

Archdeacons’ Transcripts (ref Dca/BT/136) start 1563 and have gaps as follows: 1565/6, 1567/8, 1579/80, 1581/2, 1594/5, 1606/7, 1629/30, 1640/41 to 1660/61 inclusive

Church of England, Parish Church of Northbourne (Kent), 

Manuscript/On Film, Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988

# 2354573 items 8-14  Parish registers for Northbourne

# 1544553, item 8  Parish register transcripts, 1563‑1664

# 1752058, item 5  Archdeacon's transcripts, 1563-1812; Bishop's transcripts, 1603‑1916

# 1736929, item 1  Archdeacon's transcripts, 1563-1812; Bishop's transcripts, 1603‑1916


For additional family history go to the Northbourne Page

2. Andrew Harris & Jane Bagley Married the Seconde of February 1603

3. Jane the daughter of Andrew Harris Baptized 23 day of December 1604

4. Parnell the daughter of Andrew Harris Baptized the third day of August 1606

5. Ann the daughter of Andrew Harris Baptized 29 day of May 1608

6. William the son of Andrew Harris Baptized the 9th day of December 1610

7. Thomas the son of Andrew Harris Baptized the 11th day of July 1613

8. Jane Sears (widow) signed 1640 compact (in 1641) in Providence and was given a building lot. See Wikipedia article on "Lists of Early Settlers of Rhode Island" and "The Home Lots of the Early Settlers of the Providence Plantations".
9. See list showing Jane Sears on Providence Town Records