Anthony Morse, Jr. (1606 - 1686) MP

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Birthplace: Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex County, Dominion of New England
Occupation: Shoemaker arrived in Mass 1635
Managed by: Thomas Shirley
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About Anthony Morse, Jr.

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

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Anthony Morse, Jr.'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
Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK
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 30
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Age 32
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
March 28, 1640
Age 33
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)