Anthony Morris, IV (c.1682 - 1763)

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Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Managed by: Nicholas C. Woomer-Deters
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About Anthony Morris, IV

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Anthony Morris III (March 1682 – 23 September 1763) was a brewer, merchant, judge, assemblyman, and mayor of Philadelphia.


Morris was born in London, England, and immigrated with his family to New Jersey shortly after his birth. From the age of three, he spent his life in Philadelphia, son of Anthony Morris, Jr., one of the city's leading citizens. In 1696, the elder Anthony paid fellow brewer Henry Babcock 20 pounds (equal to £2,224.99 today) to place the younger Anthony in a seven-year indentured apprenticeship. In addition to establishing the Morris Brewery as one of colonial Philadelphia's most highly regarded, Morris followed his father as a prominent member of the Society of Friends in Philadelphia. From 1737, he served as an associate justice of the city court. He sat for several sessions as a member of the assembly, and like his father before him, served as mayor in 1738. He was re-elected in 1739, but chose not to serve. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Morris's grandson, Samuel, was Captain of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry during the American Revolutionary War, which served with distinction as General George Washington's bodyguard during 1776 and 1777.

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Anthony Morris, IV's Timeline

1682
March 15, 1682
London, England
1704
May 10, 1704
Age 22
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1705
November 14, 1705
Age 23
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1705
Age 22
1711
November 21, 1711
Age 29
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1763
July 23, 1763
Age 81
Philadelphia, PA, USA