|Birthplace:||Preston (New London) Connecticut|
|Death:||Died in Preston (New London) Connecticut|
|Managed by:||Adrienne Gail Watkin|
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- Morgan genealogy : A history of James Morgan, of New London, Conn., and his descendants; from 1607 to 1869 ... With an appendix containing the history of his brother, Miles Morgan, ....
- JAMES MORGAN, the common ancestor of a numerous family now scattered widely over nearly or quite, every state and territory of the United States, was born in Wales, in 1607, but in what precise locality our honest progenitor first saw the light is uncertain, though probably in Llandaff, Glamorgan Co. The family appears to have removed from Llandaff to Bristol, Eng. on the opposite side of Bristol Channel, a short time at least, perhaps a few years, prior to 1636. The name of his father is unknown, but there is some traditionary evidence that it was William.*
- That year, 1636, in the month of March, he and two younger brothers, John and Miles, sailed from Bristol and arrived at Boston, Mass. in April following.
- JOHN MORGAN, his next younger brother, who from tradition appears to have been a high churchman and to have exceedingly disliked the austerity of the Puritans, left Boston in disgust for more congenial society in Virginia, soon after their arrival. How far the Morgans of Virginia are descended from him I am unable to say.
- MILES MORGAN, the youngest brother, born in 1615, on his arrival at Boston, or soon after, joined a party of emigrants, mostly from Roxbury, of whom Col. Wm Pyncheon was at the head, and founded the settlement of Springfield, Mass.
- * See William, No. 46.
- He is said to have been under 21 years of age at the commencement of this settlement, and to have suppressed the fact of his minority in order to share in the drawing for house lots, which minors were not privileged to do. It is certain that he drew a house lot and afterwards built upon it ; and it was the homestead of himself during his life, and of his descendants for many years after. It was situated upon the south side of "Ferry Lane," and in 1845 was sold by the Brewer family to the Conn. River Railroad Co. ; their tracks now covering the original lot, and their repair shop standing upon the site of the old Morgan homestead.
- He married, about 1643, Prudence Gilbert, of Beverly, Mass., who was a fellow passenger with him in the voyage from England. Of this courtship and marriage, an interesting and curious account is preserved. He had 8 children by this marriage, 4 sons and 4 daughters ; and his wife, Prudence, dying 14 Nov. 1660, he next married Elizabeth Bliss, of Springfield, 15 Feb. 1670, dau. of Thomas, by whom he had 1 son only. His children by Prudence were, Mary, b. 14 Dec. 1644; Jonathan, 16 Sept. 1646; David, 23 July, 1648; Pelatiah, 17 May, 1650; Isaac, 17 March, 1652; Lydia, 8 Feb. 1654; Hannah, 11 Feb. 1656; Mercy, 18 May, 1658 ; and by 2d wife, Nathaniel, 14 June, 1671.
- This family of Miles Morgan* has numerous ....
- * See Appendix.
- JAMES MORGAN, the elder brother, and our lineal ancestor, may have settled first at Plymouth ....
- Wherever he settled at first, he is found in Roxbury, near Boston, before 1640. That year, Aug. 6, 1640, he married there, Margery Hill, of Roxbury. His eldest daughter, Hannah, was born there 18 May, 1642, and all his 5 other children, except perhaps the youngest, who d. in infancy, were also probably born there. He was made a freeman there 10 May, 1643. He is named as a resident there in the inventory of John Graves, 1646, and was a freeholder there as late as 1650, the same year that he removed to Pequot, (now N. London,) and had a houselot assigned him there.
- It has been heretofore supposed, by myself as well as others, that James Morgan was one of the party of emigrants called the "Cape Ann Company," who came ....
- 1. JAMES, born in Wales, 1607, m. Margery Hill, of Roxbury, Mass. 6 Aug. 1640, died 1685, age 78. He was settled in Roxbury at first, and all his children except the youngest dau. were probably born there.
- CHILDREN. ....
- Lieut. JOSEPH, (5) b. 29 Nov. 1646, s. of James, m. Dorothy, dau. of Thomas Parke, of Wethersfield, April, 1670, settled in (now) Preston, and lived there until his death, 5 April, 1704, aged 58. The farm he owned and occupied, and upon which his descendants lived after him, is now owned and occupied by Albert G. Ayres, Esq., whose mother, Abby, was a dau. of Daniel Morgan, (313.) He was among the first settlers of Preston, then a part of Norwich, and in 1686, was one of the petitioners for its separation as a town. It was set off from Norwich Jan. 1687, and that year Owaneco, Indian sachem, executed to him and others a quit-claim deed of all the town territory. This male line is probably extinct ; — see further account of his son, Rev. Joseph.
- 65. Joseph, 6 Nov. 1671, grad. Yale College, 1702, Rev.
- 66. Dorothy, 25 Feb. 1673, died young.
- 67. Dorothy, 29 Feb. 1676, m. Ebenezer Witter, 5 May, 1693.
- 68. Anna, 10 Nov. 1679, m. Thomas Atwell 7 Sept. 1714.
- 69. Martha, 20 March, 1681, m. Joseph Perkins, 22 May, 1700.
- 70. Hannah, 3 Dec. 1683, died 8 Aug. 1697.
- 71. Margery, 2 July, 1685, m. Ebenezer Herbert, 10 March, 1709.
- 72. Abigail, 10 Feb. 1689, died 28 May, 1695.
- 73. Deborah, 31 May, 1694.
- 74. Hannah, 16 Dec. 1697.
- (ISSUES WITH DATES OF WILLIAM MORGAN & HIS CHILDREN)
- A history of the family of Morgan, from the year 1089 to present times ([1902?])
- MORGAN OF CILFYNYDD.
- (A Branch of Tredegar.)
- I. William Morgan, of Llanvabon, born 1571 (his will describes him as late of Eglwysilian). He bore arms, CILFYNYDD, (see page 11). Issue: 1. Evan. 2.
- Thomas. 3. John. 4 James. 5. Watkin. 6. Johnathan. 7. William. Of the above, Evan married Mary Friswyth, and had six children. THOMAS MORGAN, of Bedwas, County Monmouth, after of Eglwysilan, and then of Monmouth, and so described in the will of Janet Morgan, in 1779. He sold Bredwenarth to his brother Watkin, while the elder branch retained Cilfynydd, and the younger settled at Llandough. He married Mary, named in a post-nuptial settlement in 1716, and died 27th March in 1761. They had : 1. Thomas Morgan. 2. John. 3. Mary. 4. Margaret. JOHN MORGAN, called of Cowbridge in his sister's will died in 1775. He married Cecil Williams, of the Beach, Llysworney. They had : 1. William. 2. Watkin, died 20 October, 1793. 3. Jonathan. 4. Ann, who inherited Bredwenarth under her aunt's will. (Died 9th July, 1822, aged 77. Buried at Llandough. She married John Basset, of Bonvileston and had Thomas Basset.) 5. Mary Morgan. JONATHAN MORGAN, D. D., rector of Hedley, County Surrey. Presented 29th Nov., 1791, resigned 1818; married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Richard Dunford, of Woodmanstone, County Surrey, and had : 1. William. 2. Ann Morgan married her cousin Thomas, son of John Basset and Ann Morgan, who was of Bonvileston and Bredwenarth. Issue: Richard Basset, of Bonvileston, and others. WILLIAM MORGAN, M. D. , M. A., was fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. SIR THOMAS CHARLES, son of Thomas, of Basset, was born in London, 1783; knighted, 1814; died London, 1843 He married, 1812, Miss Sydney Owenson, who, as Lady Morgan, earned in her day a distinction in literature which is still recorded in catalogues of English letters. She wrote poems, novels, biography, and an autobiography. But her reputation was won by her political novel, "The Wild Irish Girl," the title of which became her own soubriquet. In 1817.
- and 1821 she essayed historical writing, and succeeded in creating genuine sensations by her "France Under the Bourbons" and "Italy," which appeared respectively in the last-named years. . .
- LINE of JAMES MORGAN, OF CONNECTICUT.
- I. JAMES MORGAN ( 4 of I above), sailed from Bristol, in the ship Mary, with a kinsman, ROBERT MORGAN (see line of ROBERT, post.), in the summer of the year 1636, and landed in Boston, Massachusetts Bay. Settled first at Sandy Bay, near Gloucester, on Cape Ann, but found the coast bleak and the Indians troublesome. He married in Roxbury, where his first child was born, May 18, 1642. Finding fertile and desirable plantations at the mouth of the river Thames, at New London, in Connecticut, he, with the Sandy Bay colony, headed by its pastor. Rev. Richard Bliman, removed and settled there in 1649. Here he was assigned, February 10, 1650, lands granted him, "on the path to New street, being six acres of upland where the wipwams are, in the path that goes from his house toward Culvers, among the Rocky Hills," (New street is now Ashcroft street, in the city of New London, but it was called "Cape Ann street," in honor of the Cape Ann colony, for more than a century). In 1661 he was one of a committee "to layout the bounds of N. London on the east side of the Great River." In 1662 it is recorded that "James Morgan, Mr. Tinker and Obiadiah Brown are chosen to seat the people in the meeting house, which they doing the inhabitants are to rest silent." In 1662 he is appointed one of a committee to contract to build a house for the ministry at New London, and signs himself "James Morgan, Senior, of New Lon-
- don." In this year, 1662, he stands third highest in amount among the taxpayers, he certifying to a holding of £250. He died in his homestead, about three miles from Groton. (occupied as late as 1869 by Elijah S. Morgan, a descendant), on the road to Poquonoc Bridge, about three miles from Groton, in 1685, aged seventy-eight years. He married Margery Hill, of Roxbury, August 6, 1640. Issue: 1. Hannah, born May 18, 1642, (married Nehemiah Royce, Nov. 20, 1660). 2. James, born March 3. 1644, married Mary Vine, Nov., 1666. 3. John, born March 30, 1645 (married, (1) Rachel Dymond; married (2) Elizabeth Williams, widow). 4. Joseph, born Nov. 29, 1646, married Dorothy Park, April, 1670. 5. Abraham, born Sept. 3, 1648, died Aug., 1649. 6. A daughter died in infancy, born Nov. 17, 1650.
- IV. JOSEPH (4 of I. above), b. Nov. 29, 1646; m. Dorothy Parker, of Weathersfleld, April, 1670, In January, 1687, Owaneco, Pequot sachem, executed to him a quit claim of land in Preston, then a part of Norwich. Issue: 1. Joseph, born Nov. 6, 1671; grad. Yale College 1702, Rev. 2. Dorothy, born Feb. 25, 1673, died young. 3. Dorothy, born Feb. 29, 1676; married Ebenezer Witter, May 5, 1693. 4. Anna, born Nov. 10, 1679, married Thomas Atwell, Sept. 7, 1714. 5. Martha, born March 20, 1681, married Joseph Perkins, May 22, 1700. 6. Hannah, born Dec. 3, 1683, died
- Aug. 8, 1697. 7. Margery, born July 2. 1685. 8. Abigail, born Feb. 10. 1689; died May 28, 1695. 9. Deborah, born May 31, 1694. 10. Hannah, born Dec. 16, 1697. DOROTHY, married Ebenezer Witter, of Preston, May 5, 1693. Issue: 1. Elizabeth, born March 3, 1694. 2. Mary, born March 2. 1696. 3. Joseph and Josiah, twins, born June 12, 1698. 4. Ebenezer, born Nov. 30, 1700. 5. Dorothy, born Dec. 11,1702. 6. Hannah, born Feb. 26, 1705. 7. William, born May 24, 1707. 8. Abigail, born Jan. 24, 1711. Mr. Ebenezer died January 31, 1712. MARTHA, married Joseph Perkins, of Norwich, May 22, 1700. Issue:
- MARGERY, married Ebenezer Herbert. March 10, 1709; settled in Windham, Conn., where he died in 1752. Issue: 1. Prudence, born Feb. 3, 1711: married --- Dolan. 2. Margery, born May 10, 1713. 3. Nathaniel, born Nov. 16, 1715; married Zipporah Bushnel, Norwich. 4. Reuben, born May 21, 1718. .5. Ebenezer. born March 16, 1720; married Hannah Downer, of Norwich, 1743. 6. Keziah, born May 17, 1722. 7. Abigail, born June 4, 1724; married Joseph Carey, of Windham. 8. Shubael, Aug. 2, 1726; married Margaret Southmayd, of Middletown.
Abigail Morgan's Timeline
February 10, 1689
Preston (New London) Connecticut
Preston (New London) Connecticut
April 27, 1948