About Morris Somes
- Sex: M
- Birth: 1614 in Cranfield, Bedford, England
- Death: 13 JAN 1688/89 in Gloucester ,Essex, MA.
- Father: Thomas SOMES b: ABT. 1588
- Mother: AGNES b: ABT. 1590
- Margerie JOHNSON b: ABT. 1615 in Cranfield, Bedford, England Married: 4 JAN 1634/35 in Cranfield, Bedford, England.
- Elizabeth KENDALL b: 1623 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England Married: 26 JUN 1647 in Gloucester, MA. She was the daughter of John Kendall and Elizabeth Sacherell.
Children by 1st wife
- Mary SOMES b: 1 MAR 1641/42
- Sarah SOMES b: 15 JUN 1643 in Gloucester, Essex, MA.
- Timothy SOMES b: 27 JUL 1645 in Gloucester, Essex, MA.
Children by 2nd wife
- John SOMES b: 22 APR 1648 in Gloucester ,Essex, MA.
- Lydia SOMES b: 3 OCT 1649 in Gloucester ,Essex, MA.
- Nathaniel SOMES b: 27 JUL 1651 in Gloucester ,Essex, MA.
- Patience SOMES b: 10 MAR 1651/52 in Gloucester ,Essex, MA.
- Joseph SOMES b: 3 DEC 1654 in Gloucester ,Essex, MA.
- Abigail SOMES b: 6 MAY 1655 in Gloucester ,Essex, MA.
- Hannah SOMES b: 3 SEP 1658 in Gloucester ,Essex, MA.
Parish register of Cranfield, Bedford, England lists a wedding for a Morris Somes and Margerie Johnson on January 4. 1635. Daughter, Mary Somes, baptized May 1, 1636. Left the Church and moved to Gloucester, MA. Morris was the ONLY Somes in New England. Morris & Margerie were some of the first settlers in Gloucester, MA. and ancestor of all New England families that bear that name. Left an estate of 198 lbs. Owned 12 Acers of land with his house on the northeast side of the mill river. His grandson William, sold the land to Lt. James Davis in 1707. Morris was a farmer.
- 'History and genealogies of the Hammond families in America : with an account of the early history of the family in Normandy and Great Britain. 1000-1902 (1902)
- (I) John Hammond, whose birth and former place of residence are unknown, first appears on Gloucester records in 1600. He m. Oct. 17. 1660, Mary Somes, b. March 1, 1642, dau. of 'Morris and Margarie ( ___ ) Somes'.
- ' "Morris Somes, d. Jan. 13, 1689, aged 75; by his first wife, Margarie. who d. Jan. 22. 1646, he had
- 1. Mary. (Somes) b. March 1, 1642 ; m. Oct. 17, 1660. John Hammond." (Babson's History of Gloucester, Part I, p. 72.)
- The will of John Somes, son of 'Morris Somes', who d. Nov. 30, 1687, gives "£5 each to loving sisters Abigail and Mary Hammond." (Babson's History of Gloucester, Part I, p. 74.)
- 'James R. (James Robert) Pringle. History of the town and city of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. (page 5 of 36)
- JOHN HAMMONS, in June, 1663, had land near Goose cove. In 1660 he married Mary Somes. He left five children, but the name seems to have died out here very early.,
- ' MORRIS SOMES, one of the earliest settlers, was proprietor of land on the easterly side of Mill river. He was married twice, his second wife being Elizabeth Kendall, of Cambridge. He had numerous children, his first child, Mary, being born in 1642. Descendants still perpetuate the name, the present efficient city clerk, John J. Somes, Esq., whose services in preserving and recopying the old town records, have been invaluable to the city, he being a direct descendant.
- HENRY WITHAM probably lived near Lobster Cove. He married Sarah Somes in 1665, and at her decease was again married to Lydia Griffin in 1691. He left several sons and daughters and the name is perpetuated in town by descendants.
- 'A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Before 1692 Volume #4 Winthrop - Wodell By James Savage
- SOMES, JOHN, Boston, s. of 'Morris of Gloucester', m. Hannah, eldest d. of Samuel Shattuck of Salem, the happy messeng. of Charles II. who brot. the order to stop the execrable policy of persecut. the Quakers; made his will 13 Nov. 1687, pro. in 1700, when of sev. ch. only Benjamin was liv. to settle the est. 'MORRIS, Gloucester, by w. Margery had Mary, b. 1 Mar. 1642, and Sarah, 15 June 1643. His w. d. 22 Jan. 1647; and he m. 26 June foll. Elizabeth d. of John Kendall of Cambridge, had John, 22 Apr. 1648; Lydia, 3 Oct. 1649; and some others, of wh. Hannah, 3 Sept. 1608. He d. 1689. Mary m. 17 Oct. 1660, John Hammond, and Sarah m. 15 June 1665, Henry Witham. TIMOTHY, Gloucester, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 2 Jan. 1672, Jane Stanwood, perhaps d. of Philip, had Timothy, b. 27 July 1673; Jane, 1 Dec. 1674; Alice, 11 Mar. 1677; Joseph, 26 Aug. 1679; and William, 24 Jan. 1682.
- WHITHAM, HENRY, Gloucester m. m. 15 June 1665, Sarah, d. of 'Morris Somes', had Thomas, b. 29 Sept. 1666; Henry, 27 Oct. 1668; John, 19 vol. 4, p. 518 Feb. 1671, d. soon; Samuel, 26 Jan. 1673; and Joseph, 21 Dec. 1676. I have foll. the spelling of Mr. Felt, but may easily believe the name was Witham.
- WITHAM, HENRY, Gloucester 1665, s. prob. of Thomas, d. 17 Apr. 1702, had Thomas, b. 1666; Henry, 1668; John, 1670; Samuel, 1672; and Joseph, 1676; by w. Sarah, d. of 'Morris Somes', wh. he m. 15 June 1665, and she d. 11 May 1689. He m. 23 Oct. 1691, Lydia Griffin, wh. outliv. him only few mos. THOMAS, Gloucester, wh. d. 1653, was, as Mr. Babson thinks, f. of Henry.
- Cambridge Marriages
- Pg. 225
- KENDAL (Kendall)
- Jabez and Mary Pool, int. Jan. 7, 1769.
- Samuel, Rev., and Mary Austin, Nov. 20, 1783.*
- KENDALL (Kendal)
- Abigail and Joshua Sawin, Feb. 21, 1804.
- Betsey and Newell Brent, int. Sept. 14, 1805.
- Charlotte and Robert White, Oct. 27, 1836.
- Pg. 226
- David (Rev. int.) of Hubbardston, and Susanna Jarvis, Feb. 20, 1803.
- 'Elizabeth, d. John and Morris Somes, in Gloucester, June 26, 1648.*
- Elizabeth and Ephraim Winship, Nov. 9, 1675.*
- Elsie and Thomas (Thomas P. int.) Lerned, Aug. 4, 1836.
- Joshua and Sarah (Susanna, int.) Shattuck, Apr. 25, 1771.
- Lydia and John Sawin, Oct. 19, 1806.
- Margaret Doyle and Stephen Pratt, Mar. 29, 1831.
- Polly and Gad Wyeth, Dec. 1, 1793.*
- Ruth and Abijah Mann of Brookline, Apr. 22, 1798.*
- Sally and Joseph Sawin, Jan. (20. CR1), 1793.*
- Sarah B. of Waltham, and Charles Crosby, int. Oct. 2, 1841.
- Susanna and Thomas Brown of Waltham, June 30, 1793.*
- 'New England marriages prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley
- Pg. 692
- SOAMES, John (-1700) & Hannah [SHATTUCK] (1651-); b 1671; Boston
- 'SOMES, Morris (?1610-1689) & 1/ wf Margaret/Margery ? (-1646/7); b. 1642; Gloucester
- 'SOMES, Morris & 2/wf Elizabeth KENDALL; 26 Jun 1647; Gloucester/?Cambridge
- SOAN, Robert & Elizabeth [HATCH], m/2 John STOCKBRIDGE 1643
- SOMES, Timothy (1648-1706) & Jane STAINWOOD/STANWOOD (-1696); 2 Apr 1673; Gloucester
- SOAMES, Timothy & Elizabeth ROBINSON; 31 Dec 1695; Gloucester
- SOAMES, Timothy & Hannah DESPER/DEEPAR?; 11 Mar 1696/7; Gloucester
- SOAN, William (-1672) & Dorothy ? , m/2 William Tubbs 1672; b. 1668; Scituate
- 'The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 61 By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society
- Pg. 201
- TOPLIFF.-- Since my article on "The Descendants of Clement Topliff" appeared in the REGISTER (ante, vol. 58, pp. 117-121), Mr. Joseph Gardner Bartlett had made the discovery that the wife of Samuel2 Topliff (Clement1) was not Patience Trescott but Patience Somes, the daughter of 'Morris and Elizabeth (Kendall) Somes of Gloucester, Mass'. Savage says she died 8 Sept. 1728, in her 76th year or aged 76, and consequently was born 1652-3. (See "Clement Topliff and his Decendants in Boston," by Ethel Stanwood Bolton, Boston, 1906, page 11.) G.F. TOPLIFF.
- 'Morris Somes1
- 'M, b. circa 1610, d. 13 January 1689
- ' Morris Somes was born circa 1610 at England.1 He married Elizabeth Kendall, daughter of John Kendall and Elizabeth Sackville, on 26 June 1647 at Gloucester, Barnstable, MA.1 Morris Somes died on 13 January 1689 at Salisbury, Essex, MA.1
- 'Family Elizabeth Kendall b. c 1623, d. 4 Jan 1696
- ◦Patience Somes+1 b. 10 Mar 1652, d. 8 Sep 1728
- 1.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, SLC Archives.
- 'The Genealogical magazine
- Pg. 18
- THE WIFE OF SAMUEL2 TOPLIFFE OF DORCHESTER, MASS. BY J. GARDNER BARLETT.
- The following record in the files of the Middlesex County Court October term, 1678, show the maiden name of Patience the wife of Samuel2 Topliffe of Dorchester, a point searched for by the writer for several years, and believed to be hitherto unknown:
- These are to Certify all Persons whom it may Concerne that Samuell Toplife of Dorchester and Patience Soms of Boston have been plublished three severall times according to Order without any Opposition as is attested per mee Rich: Taylor
- Boston, October 5th, 1671.
- Patience2 Somes was the daughter of 'Morris1 and Elizabeth (Kendall) Somes of Gloucester', where she was born in 1652. Her elder brother John2 Somes settled in Boston in 1670, and doubtless his sister Patience lived with him, as she is said to be of Boston at the time of publishment. . . . .
- 'The Pioneers of Massachusetts, a Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the ... By Charles Henry Pope
- Pg. 425
- SOMES, SOAMES, SOOMS, SOMNES,
- ' Morris, Gloucester, in court in 1647; propr. 1649. He m. Margery, who d. Jan. 22, 1646; he m. 2, June 26, 1647, Elizabeth Kendall. Ch. Mary b. March 1, 1641-2, (m. John Hammond.) Sarah b. June 15, 1643, (m. Henry Witham,) Timothy, John b. April 22, 1648, Lydia b. Oct. 3, 1649. Nathaniel, Patience, Joseph, Abigail, Hannah b. Sept. 3, 1658. He deposed in 1658, ae. about 58 years. He d. Jan. 16, 1689. Admin. gr. Dec. 28, 1692.
Morris Somes .... lived along the Mill River. Morris' wife, Elizabeth Kendall was from Cambridge, a member of a prominent family of that name.
Additional Information for Morris SOMES
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View Tree for Morris SomesMorris Somes (b. Abt. 1603, d. Jan 13, 1688) Morris Somes (son of Thomas Somes and Agnes) was born Abt. 1603 in Edmund, England, and died Jan 13, 1688 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. He married (1) Marjorie Johnson on Jun 4, 1635 in Cranfield, Bedford, England. He married (2) Elizabeth Kendall on Jun 13, 1647 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusettes.
More About Morris Somes and Marjorie Johnson: Marriage: Jun 4, 1635, Cranfield, Bedford, England.
More About Morris Somes and Elizabeth Kendall: Marriage: Jun 13, 1647, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusettes.
Children of Morris Somes and Marjorie Johnson are:
+Timothy Somes, b. Jan 27, 1646, Gloucester, Barnstable, Massachusetts, d. Feb 1, 1706, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. Mary Somes. Marie Somes. Sarah Somes.
Morris Somes's Timeline
Cranfield, Central Bedfordshire, England
March 1, 1642
Gloucester, Esx, MA
June 15, 1643
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
July 27, 1645
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts
April 22, 1648
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts
October 3, 1649
July 27, 1651