HARRIS, Christopher (c.1687-1718), of Hayne, nr. Crediton, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1 Dec. 1709 - 1718

Family and Education

b. c.1687, 1st s. of Christopher Harris of Hayne by his w. Jane; bro. of John Harris. m. bef. 1714, Mary Ann, da. of John Buller of Morval, Cornw., 1s. 1da.

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Descended from an old Devonshire family, Christopher Harris was classed as a Tory in 1715. Returned for Okehampton on the Mohun and his family’s interests, he was absent from the division on the septennial bill in 1716. He died 1718 (buried 4 July) v.p., aged 31.

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Author: Shirley Matthews