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Steve and Pauline Jones’ Family History
If you don’t know where you came from, you won’t know where you are going. You have to study your history. Gil Scott-Heron

The Harris Family of Harrold, Bedfordshire

This is page 1 of 4 tracing the descendants of Joshua Harris and Rebeckah MacQuire, originally of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Later generations lived in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire. It shows the fourth generation link by marriage to the Jones family. There are two more Harris families in our tree, from Brenchley and Halling , Kent. As far as we know they are not connected. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, tap or click the icon to contact us . Browse by clicking the next page button or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links. As this is the first Harris family page, the previous page button is disabled.
First Generation
1. Joshua HARRIS . Little is known about Joshua except he was born about 1759, possibly in Northampton and died 1845 in Harrold, Bedfordshire, age about 86. Joshua appears in the Bedfordshire Land Tax Records from 1808 to 1830 and was assessed throughout at 1 shilling (5p). On 18/4/1784, when Joshua was age about 24, he married Rebeckah MACQUIRE , daughter of Radman MACQUIRE , a Currier, in All Saints, Northampton. Rebeckah was born 6/11/1763 in Northampton and died some time before 6/6/1841 - she does not appear in the census taken that day. They had the following children: (1) Anne , baptized 23/9/1786 in Harrold. (2) James Macquire [ 2 ] . It seems unlikely these were the only children, but we have so far been unable to trace any others.
Second Generation
2. James Macquire HARRIS [ Parents ]. Born about 1794 in Harrold, James died 1883 in Northampton, age about 88. Occupation: Saddler and harness maker. On 27/8/1816, when James was age about 22, he married Rhoda Peacock LEA , daughter of John and Sarah LEA , in All Hallows Church, Wellingborough. Rhoda was baptized 15/9/1793 in Redbourn, Hertfordshire and died 1870 in Harrold, age about 76. They had  the following children, all born/baptized in Harrold: (1) Charles [ 3 ] . (2) Robert [ 4 ] . (3) Rebecca , baptized 16/7/1820. (4) Emma , born about 1822. (5) Thomas [ 5 ] . (6) Ann , born about 1826 and died 1881 in Towcester, age about 55. On 9/9/1844, when Ann was age about 18, she married William HENSHAW (1817-1903) in St Sepulchre, Northampton. (7) William John [ 6 ] . (8) Frederick , baptized 4/5/1834.
Steve & Pauline Jones’ Family History
If you don’t know where you came from,you won’t know where you are going.You have to study your history. Gil Scott-Heron

The Harris Family of Harrold, Bedfordshire

This is page 1 of 4 tracing the descendants of Joshua Harris and Rebeckah MacQuire, originally of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Later generations lived in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire. It shows the fourth generation link by marriage to the Jones family. There are two more Harris families in our tree, from Brenchley and Halling, Kent. As far as we know they are not connected. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, tap or click the icon to contact us. Browse by clicking the next page button or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links. As this is the first Harris family page, the previous page button is disabled.
© S M Jones Content is free for most uses - see legal stuff. Last update 17 Jul 2020
First Generation
1. Joshua HARRIS . Little is known about Joshua except he was born about 1759, possibly in Northampton and died 1845 in Harrold, Bedfordshire, age about 86. Joshua appears in the Bedfordshire Land Tax Records from 1808 to 1830 and was assessed throughout at 1 shilling (5p). On 18/4/1784, when Joshua was age about 24, he married Rebeckah MACQUIRE , daughter of Radman MACQUIRE , a Currier, in All Saints, Northampton. Rebeckah was born 6/11/1763 in Northampton and died some time before 6/6/1841 - she does not appear in the census taken that day. They had the following children: (1) Anne , baptized 23/9/1786 in Harrold. (2) James Macquire [ 2 ] . It seems unlikely these were the only children, but we have so far been unable to trace any others.
Second Generation
2. James Macquire HARRIS [ Parents ]. Born about 1794 in Harrold, James died 1883 in Northampton, age about 88. Occupation: Saddler and harness maker. On 27/8/1816, when James was age about 22, he married Rhoda Peacock LEA , daughter of John and Sarah LEA , in All Hallows Church, Wellingborough. Rhoda was baptized 15/9/1793 in Redbourn, Hertfordshire and died 1870 in Harrold, age about 76. They had  the following children, all born/baptized in Harrold: (1) Charles [ 3 ] . (2) Robert [ 4 ] . (3) Rebecca , baptized 16/7/1820. (4) Emma , born about 1822. (5) Thomas [ 5 ] . (6) Ann , born about 1826 and died 1881 in Towcester, age about 55. On 9/9/1844, when Ann was age about 18, she married William HENSHAW (1817-1903) in St Sepulchre, Northampton. (7) William John [ 6 ] . (8) Frederick , baptized 4/5/1834.