Edward Morris (1630 - 1689) MP

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Birthplace: Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut Colony
Occupation: Lt. and Deacon
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About Edward Morris

Immigrated to America Feb. 23, 1652/3. Settled in Roxbury, MA. & was the Constable in 1664. Selectman 1674-1687. Deputy to the General Court 1677-1687 & was one of the leading first settlers to Woodstock where he was Selectman (1688 'til death) & the first military officer. He & his descendants adopted the 'Morris' spelling. Woodstock Hill Cemt. ~ gravestone states, 'Here lies buried the body of Lieut. Edward Morris. Deceas'd September 1690......'

Source: 'History of Woodstock', by Bowen -------------------- Lieut. Edward Morris Birth: Jan. 22, 1632 Great Amwell Hertfordshire, England Death: Sep. 14, 1689 Woodstock Windham County Connecticut, USA

He was christened at Great Amwell, Co.Hertfordshire on Jan 22,1631/2, the son of Edward Morris/Morrison and Prudence (Heath) Morris/Morrison. See NEHGR 146:277 for most recent research.

He and his descendants adopted the "Morris" surname.

He married Grace Bett at Boston,MA on Nov 20 or Nov 2,1655.

Selectman of Roxbury 1674-1687; Representative 1677-1687; Selectman of Woodstock 1688',89',90'; A leader of the settlers of Woodstock and their first military officer.

Children: Isaac Morris, Edward Morris Jr, Grace Morris Child, Ebenezer Morris, Elizabeth Morris Child, Margaret Morris Johnson, Samuel Morris, and Martha Morris Lyon.

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 Grace Bett Morris (1634 - 1705)

 Edward Morris (1658 - 1727)*
 Grace Morris Child (1660 - 1723)*
 Ebenezer Morris (1664 - 1717)*
 Elizabeth Morris Child (1666 - 1752)*
 Margaret Morris Johnson (1668 - 1750)*
 Samuel Morris (1671 - 1745)*
 Martha Morris Lyon (1675 - 1756)*
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Burial: Woodstock Hill Cemetery Woodstock Windham County Connecticut, USA

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Maintained by: Kevin Avery Originally Created by: Judith Record added: Jul 30, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 11446909

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Lt. Edward Morris's Timeline

January 22, 1630
Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England
August 30, 1630
Waltham, Holy Cross Abbey, Essex, England
August 30, 1630
Waltham, Holy Cross Abbey, Essex, England
August 30, 1630
Waltham, Holy Cross Abbey, Essex, England
August 30, 1630
Waltham, Holy Cross Abbey, Essex, England
November 20, 1655
Age 25
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Married by Richard Bellingham, Deputy Governor. All of their chidren were baptised by Rev. John Eliot.

September 16, 1656
Age 26
March 10, 1659
Age 29
Roxbury (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
February 17, 1661
Age 31
Roxbury (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
April 14, 1664
Age 34