Orvis, Nathaniel, 1664 - 1695
Nathaniel Orvis/Orris was born in Boston, Massachusett, in June 1664, the son of George and Elizabeth Orris. He is said to have lived on Nantucket prior to 1694, for in that year, he purchased a house in the East Parish of Barnstable from Captain Thomas Dimmock. In November of the following year, while a crewmember on a coastal trader that wrecked off the coast of Barnstable, Orvis drowned and was lost.
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988. Ancestry. Amos Otis, Genealogical Notes on Barnstable Families (Barnstable, MA, 1888), 340. Sentencing of Ralph Jones, Robin Sepit, and John Sepit by the Barnstable County Court, 1696.01.28.00.