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- Anthony Jenkins, an officer in the (British) Navy on the “Xenephon” or (Xeres)
and whose sword has been handed down in the family
- Robert Harris came from the Midlands to Somerset as agent to Lord Lovelace. He was a man of some means
and good social standing and bought Clibsome and another home near Washford, Somerset, where he
retired from the agency – and he married into a country family, the Jenkins of Haveliscombe.
Will of Robert Harris
- Jane Jenkins : see the very personalized account in the Harris family history
- Elizabeth Harris, married Francis Risdon, having 3 sons, Edward, James, and Walter, and two daughters, Louise
(Mrs. Tilley) and Edna (Mrs. Howard). Edward (a farmer) had no
children; James had 3 daughters and a son; Walter had 3 daughters and 7 sons, two of whom
settled in the United States, and two in Canada. Elizabeth died of tuberculosis.
- Jane (Harris) Risdon, baptized at Old Cleeve Parish in England, married
George Risdon ("gentleman George") and lived in America at least later in life. Jane had at least one sibling, and
unmarried sister who lived with Jane later in life. Died of tuberculosis in mid-life
See notes from Barbara Johnson.
- Lucy Harris, died of tuberculosis early in life.
- Louisa Harris, opened a school for girls in Minehead, Somerset; married a Mr. Hadlon, senior clerk to
Mr. Ponsford (a lawyer), living at Torre near Washford, not far from Washford Mills. She had two
children (Georgia and Harris) who developed tuberculosis in youth but survived. Georgia never married,
but lived with her brother. Harris married a Bessie, having 4 sons and two daughters. The eldest son,
Jack, emigrated to Canada and has a large family. The youngest girl is married in South Africa.
- Harriet Harris, educated at Exeter, married a John Thorne, having two children, Sarah Jane and Robert John.
Harriet lived for a while in Watchet with her brother Anthony, who was in poor health and died of
tuberculosis, whence Anthony Jenkin's sword came into the Thorne family. Harriet lived to know her
grandchildren, living to age 87. Sarah Jane married Thomas Morgans, having 2 sons, Humphrey (married
with 5 kids), and Godfrey. Robert John married Elizabeth Gumblett, having 3 girls (Emily, Islett, and
Winifred) and two boys, who both died early in life.
- Robert Harris, died of tuberculosis in early manhood
- William Harris, died of tuberculosis in early manhood
- Anthony Harris, named for his great uncle, Anthony Jenkins; ran a saddle business
Also see The Burdick Book and Risdon census data.
Information on the Harris family in England is courtesy of Barbara Johnson