Gov. Lewis Morris (1671 - 1746) MP

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Birthplace: Bronxland, Bronx, New York, United States
Death: Died in Kingsbury, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Governor, Governor of New Jersey (1738-1746), Governor of British New Jersey
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About Gov. Lewis Morris

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Morris_(1671-1746)

Lewis Morris (15 October 1671 – 21 May 1746), chief justice of New York and British governor of New Jersey, was the first lord of the manor of Morrisania in New York (in what is now the Bronx).

Born on tthe estate of his parents Richard and Sarah, this Lewis was the first in a lengthy string of men with the same name to inherit the Estate of Morrisania in the southwest section of tday's Bronx.His parents moved their estate from Barbados to the Bronx when they bought the land in 1670. In the fall of 72 his parents died. His uncle Lewis left the Barbados to raise him and run the Estate. When the childless unlce colonel Lewis and his wife Mary died the fully grown Lewis in herited the estate in 1691.

Lewis was appointed acting governor of New YOrk in 1731. In 1738, petitioned the Crown for for a distinct administration from New York and Lewis servedas Governor of New Jersey until his death.

He is the grandfather of Lewis Morris (1726 -1795) who signed the Declaration of Independence.

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Gov. Lewis Morris's Timeline

1671
October 15, 1671
Bronxland, Bronx, New York, United States
1691
November 3, 1691
Age 20
New York?, United States
1695
1695
Age 23
1697
May 29, 1697
Age 25
1698
September 23, 1698
Age 26
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
September 23, 1698
Age 26
Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, USA
1700
1700
Age 28
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
1705
1705
Age 33
1706
April 3, 1706
Age 34
Morrisania, Westchester, New York, United States
1708
1708
Age 36
Morrisania, Westchester, New York, United States