James (c. 1715-? ) County Derry, Northern Ireland (parents unknown although one scholar suggests his father as a Captain Norris* born around 1690). We have no information on his wife.
1. John (1746 – )
2. William (1750 – )
3. James, Jr. (1755 – )
4. Robert, Sr. (1761-1845) b. Castle Dawson, Derry; West Deer Twp., Allegheny Co., PA (m. Catherine or Martha Dowling – our line)
* Other spellings suggest Norman or English origins: de Noreis, Noyers, Norreys, Nourse, etc. The name is probably Scandanavian, meaning “North.” County Armaugh contains the villages of Port Norris and Mount Norris.
Various Ancestry.com Public Member Family Trees & other documents
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