Sunday, April 11, 2010

John Norris III

Notes for John Norris:

John Norris, like his father and grandfather, became a mariner as a young man. He landed at Baltimore about 1704 where he was married to Mary Winnifred Patrick about 1705. They emigrated to Charleston, South Carolina colony where John was given a land grant for three hundred acres November 11, 1707. It was located in the Colleton District. After his death, his widow moved to the Abbeville District to live with their son, Robert. She was killed in the Long Cane Indian Massacre in February, 1760.
The following information is quoted from the manuscript entitled, "The Norris Family of Maryland and Virginia, 1361-1930," by Major Harry Alexander Davis:
"Born Charleston, South Carolina in 1672. Moved to Maryland with his parents in 1674. He went to sea when about 17 years of age and was a mariner for some years sailing out of Baltimore.
He married about 1705 Mary Winifred, daughter of Henry Patrick, born Maryland 1689. They migrated to Charleston, South Carolina where he had a grant of land 11 Nov. 1707. for 300 acres in Colleton District. There is no record of disposition of this land in Charleston, and Colleton records are not extant.
They were living in St. Phillip's Parish in 1748-49 where John died in the early 1750's. Mary Winifred, called 'Winnie,' moved to Abbeville District, South Carolina near her son, Robert Norris, and is recorded in the family records as among those who were massacred by the Indians at Long Cane in Feb. 1760."

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