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BIOGRAPHY: Reference: "Historical Southern Families" Vol. 4, p. 191 by Broddie
Sir William Harris of Crixie, Knt., as shown in chart, married Alice Smith, daughter of Sir Thomas Smith of Weston Hanger, Kent. The Harris and Smi th families were interested in the discovery and developement of Virgini a. This Sir Thomas Smith was the father of Sir Thomas Smith, first Treasur er of the London Company of Virginia, and exerted a great influance in sen ding over men, ships and supplies to the early colonist. Sir William Harr is was an incorporator and subscriber to the Third Virginia Company and pa id 75 pounds as his subscription. He made his will as "Sir William Herri s, als Harris of Crixie Co., Essex, Knight" on Dec. 21, 1615, and same w as probated Nov. 20, 1616, by Sir Arthur Herris his eldest son. (P.C.C. 11 9, Cope

Sir William Harris died November 20, 1616 in Creeksea, Essex County Engla nd and him and his wife are both buried at All Saints Church in Creekse a, Essex County England. At All Saints Church, his sword is on displa y. It is a rapier sword made in England in the early 1600’s. There is al so a painting of Sir William Harris next to the sword. The sword was fou nd in “Creeksea Place” and given to the church.

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