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Morgan Druett

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Shadwell, Stepney, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Death: December 28, 1695 (65-66)
New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Cassandra Drewett
Father of Hannah Albertson (Druett) {Stockdale} and Mary Ford

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About Morgan Druett

Morgan and Cassandra, settled in Marcus Hook, Penna. according to

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/QUAKER-ROOTS/2002-01/1010014011

In his "History of Delaware County", by George Smith M.D. (published 1862 - Bibliographies: 456, his information says Morgan Druet was a member of Newark, Del. MM where he died in 1695.

"About the year 1682 several families of Friends arrived and settled on the east side of the Brandywine in New Castle County, viz. Valentine Hollingsworth, William Stockdale, Thomas Connaway, Adam Sharpley, Morgan Drewitt, Valentine Morgan, Cornelius Empson, and otherss; and held a meeting for worship....."

Samuel Smith, "History of the Province of 

Pennsylvania", from "The Register of Pennsylvania", 7, (1831): 132-133.

reference, from page 127, is as follows:

"When the Hollingsworth family arrived in Brandywine Hundred, they found at least one Quaker family living in the area, the family of Morgan and Cassandra Drewett. Originally from the vicinity of London, the Drewetts had been among the group of Quakers who came to Burlington, New Jersey in 1677 on the ship "Kent". This family included an older son, Joseph, who died in 1685 at the age of 19 years, older daughters Elizabeth and Hannah, and smaller children: Benjamin, Mary, and Sarah. An older woman in the Newark Meeting, Mary Thompson, may have been Cassandra Drewett's mother. The Drewetts had moved across the Delaware River to the vicinity of Marcus Hook in 1678. In 1681 they moved farther south to just above "Boute Creek", within what became the boundary of New Castle County. "


Member of founding Quaker Family:

About the year 1682, several families of Friends arrived and settled on the east side of the Brandywine, in New Castle County, viz., Valentine Hollingsworth, William Stockdale, Thomas Connaway, Adam Sharpley, Morgan Drewitt, Valentine Morgan, Cornelius Empson, and others; and held a 10 meeting for worship. . .

When the Hollingsworth family arrived in Brandywine Hundred, they found at least one Quaker family already living in the area, the family of Morgan and Cassandra Drewett. Originally from the vicinity of London, the Drewetts had been among the group of Quakers who came to Burlington, New Jersey, in 1677 on the ship Kent. This family included an older son, Joseph, who died in 1685 at the age of nineteen years, older daughters Elizabeth and Hannah, and smaller children: Benjamin, Mary, and Sarah. An older woman in the Newark Meeting, Mary Thompson, may have been Cassandra Drewett's mother. The Drewetts had moved across the Delaware River to the vicinity of Marcus Hook in 1678. In 1681 they moved farther south to just above "Boute Creek," within what became the boundary of New Castle County.

Source: http://nc-chap.org/church/quaker/standingDH3crop.pdf

Also noted in the Queakers of New Jersey, Geni.com project with different spelling of last name: http://www.geni.com/projects/Quakers-of-New-Jersey-Kent-Passengers-1677

MORGAN DREWETT, the second named councillor, was born in England, about 1629; and he and his wife Cassandra were of the body of adventurers which, sailing from London, for West Jersey, in the ship "Kent," arrived there in August, 1677. The company consisted of 230,—men, women and children. Of these, were the commissioners sent out by the West Jersey Society, to purchase lands from the Indians, establish settlements, and administer the government of the province. Morgan Drewett seems to have remained in West Jersey but a few months, as he is found at Marcus Hook, on the Delaware, 18 June, 1678, when and where he purchased a tract of land, being styled in the deed of purchase, "Late of London, mariner." The next known of him is in his appointment by Governor Markham to a seat in his Council, 3 August, 1681. While filling this office, he was summoned to serve as a juror at the first court held under William Penn's government, and as such, sat in the first trial in this Court. Subsequently, he purchased a large tract of land on the border line between New Castle and Chester counties, his home falling within the jurisdiction of the former county, at which place Friends' Meetings were frequently held. He also possessed a tract of land in Bucks County, and in 1691, purchased an estate of six hundred acres in Salem County, West Jersey. He died at Newport, now in Delaware, 28 October, 1695, aged 66 years, having executed his will the day previous, which was proven 16 March, 1696, and named wife Cassandra, and children, Elizabeth Ireson, Hannah, wife of William Albertson, and William, Benjamin, Mary, and Sarah Drewett.

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Morgan Druett's Timeline

1629
1629
Stepney, Middlesex, United Kingdom
1669
November 1, 1669
Stepney, Middlesex, UK
1680
April 22, 1680
Marcus Hook, DE, United States
1695
December 28, 1695
Age 66
New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States