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Anthony Morris, IV

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Death: September 23, 1763 (81)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Morris, III and Mary Morris
Husband of Phoebe Morris
Father of Anthony Morris, V; James Morris; Samuel Morris; Mary Powel; John Morris and 8 others
Brother of Susanna Morris; Mary Morris; John Morris; James Morris, I; Anthony Morris and 4 others
Half brother of Sarah Ann Morris; Isaac Morris; Israel Morris; Luke Morris; Hannah Morris and 2 others

Managed by: Nicholas C. Woomer-Deters
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About Anthony Morris, IV

Anthony Morris III (March 1682 – 23 September 1763) was a brewer, merchant, judge, assemblyman, and mayor of Philadelphia.

Morris was born in London, England, and immigrated with his family to New Jersey shortly after his birth. From the age of three, he spent his life in Philadelphia, son of Anthony Morris, Jr., one of the city's leading citizens. In 1696, the elder Anthony paid fellow brewer Henry Babcock 20 pounds (equal to £2,224.99 today) to place the younger Anthony in a seven-year indentured apprenticeship. In addition to establishing the Morris Brewery as one of colonial Philadelphia's most highly regarded, Morris followed his father as a prominent member of the Society of Friends in Philadelphia. From 1737, he served as an associate justice of the city court. He sat for several sessions as a member of the assembly, and like his father before him, served as mayor in 1738. He was re-elected in 1739, but chose not to serve. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Morris's grandson, Samuel, was Captain of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry during the American Revolutionary War, which served with distinction as General George Washington's bodyguard during 1776 and 1777.

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Anthony Morris, IV's Timeline

March 15, 1682
London, United Kingdom
November 14, 1705
Age 23
Philadelphia, PA, USA
September 8, 1707
Age 25
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
June 23, 1709
Age 27
September 20, 1710
Age 28
November 21, 1711
Age 29
Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 13, 1713
Age 31
March 10, 1714
Age 31
October 21, 1716
Age 34