Name: James Lloyd Harris
Birth: 17 JUL 1724 in Saint Paul?s Parish, Baltimore, MD, America
Death: BEF 1815 in England (presumably)
Residence: The Moor, Lyonshall, Herefordshire
LVG: 1756 Kington, Herefordshire 1 2
Occupation: Scrivener. Bankrupt in 1764.
Change Date: 2 JAN 2012
Baltimore Land records:
22 March 1731 Rachel Wilmont age about 47 years and Elizabeth Carter age about 40 years give depoisition: 17 July 1724 they were at the house of Lloyd Harris and saw his wife Elinor Harris give birth to a male child by the mid-wife Mary Ann Harris* and child was baptized James Lloyd Harris and on the 4 July 1721 they saw Lloyd Harris marry Elinor by the Rev. William TIbbs of St Paules Parish, Baltimore Co., MD /s/ RIchard Gist and Thomas Sheredine.
22 Mar 1731 Mary Ann Harris, age about 50 yrs gives deposition [that on?] 17 July 1724 she was at the house of Lloyd Harris and was mid-wife to Elinor Harris when she gave birth to James Lloyd Harris /s/ Richard Gist and Thomas Sheredine
[Why did there have to be depositions in 1731 about James?s birth?]
A Mary Ann Harris was executrix to her husband Thomas Harris, of Baltimore Co. who made his will in 1740, proved in 1748 (witnesses Thomas Gillispie, Benjamin Cottman, Saml Brereton).
(Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 9: 1744-1749, Volume 9 By F. Edward Wright.
James Lloyd Harris b 17 Jul 1724, Residence 1756 Kington, Herts (sic), son of Lloyd Harris (The administration bond for his estate was posted 28 June 1743 by George Buchanan.) who married 4. 7. 1721 in Baltimore Co, MD Eleanor, stepdau of Jabez Pierpoint.
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His son in law John Hodgson?s will says that James had an elder son Joseph Lloyd Harris who died before his younger son James, who [James jnr] in 1837 was the ?male heir of the Harris family?. The will says either Joseph or James the elder died in the East Indies in 1783 - it is not quite clear which one is being referred to. If James the elder was a solicitor in Kington he is unlikely to have been in the East Indies.
The New Monthly Magazine said that he was ?the late Jas. Lloyd Harris? in the report (incorrect?) of his daughter Ann?s death.
Herefordshire Record Office has:
ref. D65/88 - date: 26 October, 1758
Receipt for £250 paid by the Rev. Richard Coke for messuages and lands in Eardisley late Crump's. Paid through James Lloyd Harris. Unsigned.
1758, Feb. 10: Letter: JA. Lloyd Harris to Mr. [Richard] Hooper.
List of ?Bankrupts from the Gazette? included:
James Lloyd Harris, late of Kington, Hereford, scrivener.
(The Universal magazine: Volume 34 - Page 223. 1764.)
Whereas the acting Commissioners in the Commission of Bankrupt awarded against James Lloyd Harris, late of Kington in the County of Hereford, Scrivener, Dealer and Chapman, have certified to the Right Hon. Robert Earl of Northington, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, that the said James Lloyd Harris hath in all Things conformed himself according to the Directions of the several Acts of Parliament made concerning Bankrupts; This is to give Noticethat by virtue of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of his late Majesty's Reign, his Certificate will be allowed and confirmed as the said Act directs, unless Cause be shown to thc Contrary on or before the 28th of August instant.
(London Gazette 1764.)
Sarah Jones, nee Gott wrote in a letter to her husband Harford Jones in 1800 that ?Harris to leave Kington; Whitcombe [her former brother-in-law] illegally tries to sell it.? (synopsis from Kentchurch Court Archive)
I did have his occupation as a solicitor, but it seems he was in fact a scrivener, who drew up contratcs etc.
(PRO: HCA 32/231/285) NICHOLAS ROGERS OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 1756
Letter dated 15 Oct. 1756, Baltimore Town, from Nicholas Rogers(1) to brother Mr. James Lloyd Harris(2) near Kington in Herefordshire to ye care of Mr. Jn° Woodhous. Refers to James?s wife and five children. "Your poor antient mother(3) . . . has shed maney Tears & has bin under the greatest of troubel for want of a letter from you." "I have bin marryed about 11 years(4) & have had 4 boys & 2 girls & have had the misforten to loose Two girls & one boy."(5) "My eldest sun I have named after you which is now at the latting school & about 8 years old & intend to send him to London for education in about 8 years more As I intend to have him brought up to the Law. "Your mother ... is the best of Mothers altho you have littel knowledge of her." "Sister Betsey and Catey still continews singell & are not likely to marry."(6) Asks brother to "make over to me two lots in Baltimore Town . . . No. 50 & 51, which was morgedg'd by yr Father(7) to Rd Bennet Esq' ?. "Mr. Woodhous informs me that you would make them over to our mother." "They are near my dwelling house, may be of yuse to my children some time hence."K "Pray make our best Respects ... to Mrs. Cook and Mr. Rd Cook. Our Mother gives her blessing to your wife & children, & my sisters and Brothers joyns in there Love to you & family." (PRO: HCA 32/23 1 )
(1). Nicholas, son of Nicholas and Eleanor Rogers, born 20 May 1721 (St. Paul's Parish Register, Baltimore County, p. 8: at Md. Historical Society, Baltimore).
(2). James Lloyd, son of Lloyd and Eleanor Harris, born 17 July 1724 (Ibid., p. 8).
(3). Eleanor, step-daughter of Jabez Pierpoint, married (I) Nicholas Rogers (d. 1720), and (2) 4 July 1721, Lloyd Harris (Ibid. p. 148).
(4). Nicholas Rogers and Henrietta Maria, dau. of Philip Jones, married 18 Aug. 1745 (Ibid., p. 156) Mrs. Henrietta Rogers died Wednesday last in her 62 year. Funeral from Mr. Philip Rogers' in South Street (Md. ...
Nicholas Rogers to John Woodhouse, Essex St., London. Baltemore Town, Oct. 16.
"I intend to send you my eldest son over which I have named after his uncle James Lloyd in about 7 or 8 years which I intend to have edecated for a lawyer ...
(National Genealogical Society quarterly: Volume 65; Volume 65. 1977.)
Father: Lloyd Harris b: ABT 1686 in Herefordshire, England
Mother: Eleanor b: 1687
Milborough Woodhouse b: ABT 1727
6 MAR 1748
in Bredenbury, Herefordshire 3
- Eleanor Harris b: 29 MAR 1750 in Kington, Herefordshire
- Ann Harris b: 1752
- Thomas Harris b: ABT 1754
- Joseph Lloyd Harris b: BEF 1759
- James Lloyd Harris b: 1759
- Text: Branch family database on WorldConnect
Page: 1756 - letter written to him there
- Text: Kentchurch Court Archive
Herefordshire Record Office
- Text: IGI: Extract from parish register or other original record.