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Anthony Morse, II

Birthplace: Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex County, Dominion of New England
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Morse, I and Christian
Husband of Ann Waldro Cox; Ann Elizabeth Morse (Cox) and Mary Elizabeth Morse
Father of Anne Morse; Robert Morse, Sr; Deacon Benjamin Morse; Hannah Thurlow (Morse); Joshua Morse and 9 others
Brother of Elinor Germbrey; William Morse; Robert Morse; Peter Morse; Margaret Morse and 4 others

Occupation: Shoemaker arrived in Mass 1635
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About Lieut. Anthony Morse

The Pioneers of Massachusetts,

Anthony, shoemaker, of Marlborough, Eng., came in the James April 5, 1635. Settled at Newbury. Farm. May 25, 1636.

Prope.. He deposed 9 May, 1665, age about 58 years. Wife ( Mary) ch. recorded

His will dated 29 April, 1680, prob. 23 Nov. 1686, beq. to sons Robert, Peter,, Anthony Joseph, Benjamin and Joshua and their children; to daus. Thurlo, Stickney, Newman and Smith, or their ch.; to dau. Reccea Horns; to gr. ch Rich. Thurlo. Signed Anthony Morse.

Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families page 187

Morse, Anthony, Newbury came in the James in 1635,, and by wife Mary, had Anthony, Benjamin, Sarah, Hannah, Lydia, Mary, Esther and Joshua.


Traveled to the Massachusetts colony in 1635 on the ship "James" with his brother William, Settled in Newbury


Anthony and his brother, William, came to America from Marlborough, Wiltshire, England (no evidence of his place of residence) sailing from London on the ship James arriving in Boston, MA, 3 June 1635. Anthony settled in Newbury, MA, where he built a house in what is called "Newbury Old Town" on a slight "eminence" in a field about half a mile south of the old cemetery. I have read that it is still known as "Morse's Field."

Anthony and his brother were shoemakers. Anthony was made a "freeman" in 1636 and took the oath of allegiance in 1678. He and his wife were members of the Newbury, MA, church in 1674. It states in one of the town records that Anthony Morse, Senior, is to keep the meeting house and ring the bell and "see that the house be cleane swept, and the glasse of the windows to be carefully look't unto, if any should happen to be loosed with the wind, to be nailed close again."

I have found several different sources listing the children of Anthony Morse, none of them say by which wife, and the lists do not agree completely as to names and dates. I have not been able to research these lists of names and dates in person. Perhaps a future family historian might be able to correct any errors herein as more information is gathered, compared, and collated on computers.

-------------------- Arrived in Boston on the "JAMES" in 1635 --------------------

______________________________________________________ Anthony MORSE (1607 – 1686) Anthony Morse was born 6 May 1607, at Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. His parents were Anthony MORSE Sr. and Christian [__?__]. He married Ann COX on 2 May 1629 at St Mary the Virgin, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.


   Anthony MORSS (MORSE) ca 1580-1620 (Shoemaker)
   Christina (Christian) BELLSIRE ca 1590-

The family sailed to the Massachusetts colony aboard the ship James from London in April 5, 1635. Anthony’s brother William was also aboard and also listed as a shoemaker. Anthony died on 12 Oct 1686 at Newbury, Essex., Mass.

Ann Cox born about 1607 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Her parents were Ambrose COX and Alice HEALE. Ann died 8 Mar 1680 in Newberry, Mass.

Some genealogies say Anthony second married Eliabeth Waldron (Waldro). This is a confusion of a cousin of the same name Anthony Morice who married An Waldro 27 Nov 1616 in St Mary’s, Marlborough, Wiltshire. They had six children between 1617 and 1628, all baptized at St Mary’s, Marlborough: Elizabeth,. Anthony, Margaret, William, John and Joseph. No burial of either appears so far as records published show.

Children of Anthony and Ann : Name Born Married Departed 1. Robert Morse 27 Dec 1629 Marlborough Wiltshire, England Anne Lewis 20 Oct 1654 Newbury 3 Feb 1700/01 Elizabethtown, NJ 2. Esther Morse 4 Dec 1630 Marlborough 3. Anthony Morse 29 Jan 1631/32 Marlborough Elizabeth Knight 8 MAY 1660 Newbury, Mass. . Mary Barnard 10 Nov 1669 in Newberry, Essex, Mass 25 Feb 1677/78 Newbury 4. Anne MORSE baptized 6 Feb 1633/34 Marlborough Francis THURLOW 5 Feb 1654/55 Newbury a 1681/82 5. Richard Morse 6 Dec 1635 6. Peter Morse c 1636/37 Newbury 26 Oct 1701 7. Joseph Morse c 1637/38 Newbury Mary Woodhouse 1667 in Newbury, Essex, Mass 15 Jan 1678/79 Newbury 8. Benjamin Morse 28 Mar 1640 Newbury Ruth Sawyer 27 Aug 1667 Newbury 22 Jun 1714 Newbury 9. Sarah Morse 1 May 1641 Newbury Amos Stickney 24 Jun 1663 Newbury . Stephen Ackerman 17 Dec 1684 Newbury 7 Dec 1711 Newbury 10. Hannah MORSE c 1644/45 Newbury Thomas NEWMAN 8 Jun 1665 Ipswich, Mass. b 1679/80 11. Lydia Morse 7 Oct 1647 Newbury 19 May 1648 Newbury 12. Mary Morse 9 Apr 1649 Newbury 14 Jun 1662 Newbury 13. Esther Morse 3 May 1651 Newbury Robert Holmes 26 Feb 1668/69 Newbury . Thomas Smith 25 Oct 1675 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass ~ 1689/90 14. Joshua Morse 24 Jul 1653 Newbury Joanna Kimball 1680 Newbury Aft. Mar 1720/21 Newbury



I. Robert- bpt. 27 Dec. 1629, St. Mary's Marlborough, m.1. Eliabeth ______, 2. 30 Oct. 1654 Newubury, Ann Lewis, d. after 3 Feb. 1700/01 Elizabeth NJ. II. Esther- bpt 4. Dec. 1631, St. Mary's Marlborough III. Anthony- bpt. 29 Jan. 1631/32, St. Mary's Marlborough, m.1. 8 May 1660 Newbury, Elizabeth Knight (d. 29 July 1667 Newbury), 2. 10 Nov. 1669 Newbury, Mary Barnard, d. 22 Feb. 1676/77 Newbury, MA. IV. Anne- bpt. 16 Feb. 1633/34, St. Peters Parish, Marlborough, m. 5 Feb. 1654/5 Newbury, Francis Thurlow, d. after 1682 . V. Richard- bpt. 6 Dec. 1635 VI. Peter- b.c. 1637; m. Mary ______, d.c. 1702 Rahway, NJ. 4VII. BENJAMIN- b. 4 Mar. 1639/40, Newbury, MA, m. 27 Aug. 1667 Newbury, RUTH SAWYER, d. after 1707 VIII. Sarah- b. 1 May 1641, Newbury, m.1. 24 June 1663 Newbury, Amos Stickney, 2. 17 Dec. 1684 Newbury, Stephan Acreman, d. 7 Dec. 1711, Newbury, MA IX. Joseph- b.c. 1643, m. Mary ______, d. 15 Jan. 1678/79 Newbury X. Hannah- b. 1645 Newbury, m. 8 June 1665 Ipswich,Thomas Newman, d. before 1680 XI. Lydia- b. 7 Oct. 1647 Newbury, d. 19 May 1648 XII. Mary- b. 9 Apr. 1649 Newbury, d. 14 June 1662 Newbury XIII. Esther- b. 3 May 1651 Newbury, m.1 26 Feb. 1667/8 Newbury, Robert Holmes, m. 2. c.1675 Thomas Smith, d. after 1690 XIV. Joshua- b. 24 July 1653 Newbury, m.c.1680 Joanna Kimball, d. 28 Mar. 1691 Newbury


(1) Winthrop Journal- Vol. I, p. 156 (2) Essex County Court- docket No. 18903

Descendants of Samuel MOrse of Worthington, Massachusetts- Harriet Morse Weeks, Eagle Printing, Pittsfield, MA, 1907 -------------------- Anthony & his brother William on the ship 'James', April 5, 1635. They were shoemakers in Newbury. Williams wife, Elizabeth was on trial several times for witchcraft in the 1670's.

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Lieut. Anthony Morse's Timeline

May 9, 1606
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
January 24, 1618
Age 11
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
May 2, 1629
Age 22
December 27, 1629
Age 23
Marlboro, Wiltshire, England
January 29, 1632
Age 25
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, (Present UK)
April 5, 1635
Age 28
Sailed from Southampton, England aboard the ship "James". Arrived in Boston, Mass June 3 1635
Age 28
Age 30
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Age 32
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
March 28, 1640
Age 33
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)