Thomas HARRIS [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born in 1641 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died 2, 3 on 27 Feb 1711 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Thomas married 4, 5 Elnathan TEW on 3 Nov 1664 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
HARRIS, Thomas, of Pr. Will dated 21 June 1708, he died 27 Feb 1710/1, proved 16 Apr 1711, pgs 192- 194. Mentions: Wife Elnathan Harris. Sons Thomas Harris eldest, Henry Harris, Richard Harris, Nicholas Harris, and William Harris. Daughters Amity Mors, Elnathan Harris, and Mary Harris. Landin Providence Town below the street where my [unnamed] father did dwell. Land of my uncle William Harris. Land of: Solomon Thornton, Gedion Crafferd dec, John Rice, John Rise, Samuel Scarbro, Stephen Williams, John Arnold. Henry Eastens, Richard Clemence, Cornelius Higgins, Peter Places, heirs of Silas Carpenter dec. Witn: James Coggeshall, Henry Tew Jr, Richard Tew.
Printed from Family Archive Viewer CD215 Vital Records: Rhode Island, 1500s-1900s, RI. Genealogical Register, Volume 12, Abstracts Providence Wills, © Genealogy.com, June 24, 2001
 Here followeth the Record of the last will and Testament of the deceased Thomas Harris of Providence, who departed this life ffebruary ye 27th 1711.
Know all Persons, That I Thomas Harris of Providence in the Colony of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in New England being through the Mercy of God indifferently in Bodily health & of good Memory Praised bc his Name for Ever; And knowing that it is appoynted for man to dye, I do hereby ordaine Make Constitute & appoynt this to be my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following. Imprimis; I give and bequeath to my Eldest son Thomas Harris that parcell of land where he now dwelleth in said Providence, & bounded south on land in the Possession of Solomon Thornton, west with the River, North on land lately belonging to Gedion Crafferd, deceased; East on land in My owne Possession, which I bought of John Rice (Excepting six acres of land which I do hereby give unto my son Henry Harris which is to be taken out of that said land where there is a pit dig'd for Mine & a small orchard, and said six acres to be & Remaine to said Henry Harris his Heirs & Assignes for Ever; The aforesd land Containing one hundred & forty acres, or be it More, or be it less;
And I give & bequeath to my said son Thomas Harris a devision of land lieing without the seven mile line as it is Now laid out in said Providence & Containing one hundred & fifty acres, or be it More or be it less, And also I give him Twelve acres of land on the west side of the River, westward of his house in said Providence And also I give him the One halfe of My Right of land in the Towne of said Providence below the streete where my ffather did dwell, & it to be the North part; All which Parcells of land to be & remaine to my said son Thomas Harris his Heirs & Assignes for Ever. /
secondly I Give & bequeath to my son Richard Harris sixty acres of land adjoyneing northward on a Percell of land where he now dwelleth which I gave him by deede, as it is Now laid out, & I give him the one halfe of a Right of Cornmonage within the seven mile line that I bought of John Rise; All which Parcells of land to be & Remaine to my said son Richard Harris his Heirs & Assignes for Ever; All said lands here given to my said son Richard Harris being in aforesd Providence.
And likewise I give him & to his Heirs & Assignes forever one Third part of an acre of land in said Providence Towne it being part of my ffathers Orchard: Thirdly, I give & bequeath to my son Nicholas Harris a Parcell of land where he Now dwelleth which I bought of Samuell Scarbro & Stephen Williams Containeing one hundred & fifty acres, be it more or be it less, And also I give him a devision of land without the seven mile line containing one hundred & fifty acres as it is laid out, or be it more or be it less, said Pareells of land being in said Providence; And I give him one third part of an acre of land in Providence Towne it being part of my ffathers Orchard; All which lands to be & Remaine to my said son Nicholas Harris his Heirs & Assignes for ever. ffourthly, I give & bequeath to my son william Harris a Parcell of land in said Providence Towne where he now dwelleth; Bound south on the land of John Arnold, East on the High Way, North on land in the Possession of one Adams, & partly on the west River, west on vndevided land; Containeing twelve acres, be it more or be it less; And also I Give to him one six acre Lott that I bought of My unckle William Harris lieing southward of a Brooke I that Runneth f downe by Henry Estens, Bound west on the Mill River East on the land of Henry Estens South on the undevided land; And also two six acre Lotts lieing in Providence Towne neck, wch  which was laid out to me in my owne Right: And likewise I give him Twenty acres of land which was my ffathers Right, lieing westward of Richard Clemenee house which was his ffaters, iiear the head of a little Brooke that Runneth into his land; Also the one halfe of my Right of land in Providence Towne below the streete where my ffathet- did dwell it be the south part: All which said Percells of lands being in said Providence and to be & Remaine to my said son William Harris his Heirs & Assignes forever: ffifthly; I give & bequeath unto my son Henry Harris one percell of land which I bought of Cornelius Higgins lieing at a place Called Sekesocut & hahfe a Right, of land that I bought of John Rice & laid to it, all Containeing one hundred & Thirty acres, be it More or be it less; Also a devision of land without the seven mile line Containeing one hundred & fifty acres as it is Now laid out, be it More or be it less, and a Parcell of Meaddow hieing by the brooke Called Reapers brooke and another Parcell of Meadduw lyeing by the River that Runneth by Peter Places, And also one third part of an acce of land iti Providence Towne it being part of my ffathers Orchard; All which said Parcells of land being in said Providence and to be and Remaine unto my said son Henry Harris his Heirs & Assignes forever: ffurtber More, I give and bequeath unto my said son Henry Harris the one halfe of that land & halfe of the houseing where I now dwell in said Providence, the whole Containing about one hundred & twenty acres, and being bounded South on a high Way, west on the land by me granted to my son Thomas Harris, North on the land of the Heirs of Silas Carpenter deceased, & East on the River; And the other helfe of said land & houseing I give & bequeath to my loveing wife Elnathan Harris during her Naturall life, and said halfe is to be hew of her Thirds or Dower, And after my wife decease all said lands & houseing with all the improvements thereon to be & Rernaine unto my said son Henry Harris his Heirs & Assignes forever: I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid five sons Three Purchase Rights of Comon Equally among them & to their Heirs & Assignes for ever: I give to my daughter Amity Miors Twenty Pounds money, or Other Pay Equivolent. I give to my daughter Elnathan Harris one ffeather bed with all the furniture thereto belonging & one weavers borne with one halfe of all the Tackling that doth thereto belong at my decease, & Twenty Pounds in Money within one yeare after,
And also Amity Legacy is to be paid within one yeare after my decease; I give to my daughter Mary Harris one ffeather bedd & all the furniture thereto belonging & one Weavers borne & the other halfe the Tackling thereto belonging at my decease, and Twenty Pounds Money or other Pay Equivolent withn one yeare after; Lastly, I make my loveing wife Elnathan Harris Executrix & my aforesd son Henry Harris Executor joyntly to this My last Will & Testament. And I Give unto them all my stock of Neat Cattle, horsekind, sheepe and swine, and all my Carts, Ploughs, Chaines & all other Husbandry Tooles, and my Negro man with the vse & improvement of all the Remainder of my household Goods or Moveable Estate; And they to Pay all my just and lawfull debts & Legacyes out of said stock & ProfIts of saidland, And at my wife decease, my said Executor to have the Remainder of my stock, one ffeatberhed, Negro Man & all Carts, Plowes Chaines & Tooles belonging to Husbandry. And the Remainder  Remainder of my beding & household goods to be Equally devided amongst my aforesd three daughters.
And I do hereby vtterly disallow, Revoake & annull all and every other Testaments, Wills, Legacyes, bequeaths and Executors by me in any wise before this time named willed & bequeathed, Ratifying & Confirming this & none other to be my last Will & Testament; Jn witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this Twenty first day of June in the Eight yeare of the Reign of our Sovereigne Lady Anne over England &c Queene, And in the yeare of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred & Eight;
Signed & Sealed in the presence of James Coggeshall Henry Tew junr:
This above written will was signed and sealed by Thomas Harris, and witnessed by James Coggeshall & Henry Tew junr: & Richard Tew, before me on the yeare & day abouesaid; as attests Henry Tew, Asistant
At a Meeting of the Towne Councill of Providence the above written will was Examined & Proved, Aprill the 16th, 1711:
Attests tho: Olney Clerk./
Recorded Aprill ye 25th, 1711: ~ Tho: Olney Clerk./