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Richard Morris

Also Known As: "Richard Norris", "Richard Moris", "Richard Morris"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Passage Point, Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
Death: May 3, 1763 (66-74)
Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: Middletown, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lewis 'Passage Point' Morris, Sr. and Elizabeth Leonard Stone Morris
Husband of Mary Ann Morris; Wife Number One Morris and Jane Morris
Father of William Jasper Morris; John Isaac Morris, Sr.; Joseph Morris, I; Henry Morris; Mary Burdge and 19 others
Brother of Lewis Morris, Jr.; Elizabeth Catherine Morris; Thomas Morris; John Morris, Sr.; Rebecca Chamberlain and 6 others
Half brother of John Robert Morris, Sr.; Henry Leonard and Samuel Leonard, Sr.

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About Richard Morris

Richard Morris 1682-1763 taken from ‘’

15 March 1796 (recorded 29 February 1894, Bergen Co. R:370) Cornelius Demarest, of the Township of Harrington, farmer, and Mary, his wife, conveyed to Staats H. Storm of same place, weaver for L234, 38-8/100 acres, strict measure in Harrington, beginning at SW corner of triangular lot of Casparus Westervelt which said tract was on Feb. 14, 1786 returned to Richard Morris, Trustee of Robert Hunter Morris, dec’d, as recorded at Surveyor General’s office at Perth Amboy, Book S7, p. 384; on 18 Jan. 1791 among other lands to Robert Morris Esquire (recorded Surveyor General’s Book S, p. 112); on 1 Aug. 1795 conveyed to John Neafle and by said John Neafle and Caty, his wife, on 22 Aug. 1795 to said Cornelius Demarest. Signed Cornelius Demarest, Mary Demarest (her mark). Witnessed by Ralph A. Westervelt, Abr. Westervelt.

Richard Morris, yeoman, & Joseph Shepherd, cooper, both of the County of Monmouth to. . . . . . Lewis Morris. . . .Govemoe. . . .500 lbs. . . . .19 June 1741. . . Richard Morris obtained licesnse of marriage for himself and for Mary Porter, of ye same county, spi Thomas Fenton, Jr, William Madock.

Monmouth N/A 19-June 1741 N/A Vol. XXII of the Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I, 1670-1730, Part I, INVENTORY of JOHN BOWNE, Mercht, deceafed, Apprized, at Matawan, Mon. Co., by William Lawrence, John Schank, Jarat Schank, and Joseph Dorfett. Dated April 9, 1716. Proved by Executors, Obadiah Bowne and Richard Saltar, Apr. 11, 1716, before Ro. Hunter. Morris Lewis. Morris Richard.

RICHARD MORRIS, son of Lewis Morris, 10, was born not far from 1690.

In 1716, he received land from his brother, Lewis Morris.

1720, May 9. He had recorded the earmark which had belonged formerly to his father, Lewis Morris.

1733. He had lands in Nutswamp, Middletown, N.J.

1737. He had lands in the same locality, when he was on the boundary of such lands.

1741, June 19. He married by license, Mary Porter, spinster. Joseph Shepherd, cooper, was bondsman. The signing of his will, twenty-one years later, proves that all his children, mentioned as under age, in his will, were by this wife. As he left, at his death in 1763, twenty children, of whom nine were minors, he must have been previously married, once, if not twice, to account for the additional eleven children.

1762, May 10. Wills of Richard Morris of Middletown, N.J.; proved May 3, 1763, mentioned: Wife, Mary Morris, L50 (fifty British pounds). Son, William Morris, 10 shillings to bar him as heir. Loving daughters, Phoebe Anny Rebecca Catharine, minors, under eighteen years; each L50 (fifty British pounds). Five sons, Jacob Richard Lewis Robert George, each L50 at the age of twenty-one years. Three daughters, Sarah Burdge Mary Burdge Margaret Morford each L20. Son, James Morris, to receive L50, over the others, if he keeps Henry. Son, Henry, to be kept by son, James. Son, Benjamin, the residue of the estate, on conditions. Nine children: Richard Lewis Robert George Anny Phoebe Rebecca Lidia Catharine to be maintained out of the estate, by Benjamin, until they are of age. Son, John Nine sons: William Job James Joseph Jacob Richard Lewis Robert George (Isaiah Morris is George’s son) Executors: Son-in-law, Joseph Burdge of Freehold, and trusty friend, William Crawford, of Middletown; Witnesses: David Morris, John Taylor, and Benjamin Thorp, by his mark. The testator signed the will. 1763. The inventory of the estate of Richard Morris, amounted to L1566-9-1 ¼. Items: Bond due; James and William Morris L140. Bond due; William and James Morris L147. Bond due; Job Morris L22. Bond due: James and William Morris L86. Bond due; Richard and David Morris L109. Bond due; Joseph Morris L10. Bond due; Nicholas Stillwell L28. Bond due; Thomas Stillwell and Mathias Mount L6-16-9 ½. Note due; Joe Stil.

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Richard Morris's Timeline

July 25, 1684
Saint Michael, Barbados
Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
Age 17
Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States
Age 19
Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States
Age 20
Middletown, Monmouth, NJ, USA
Age 21
Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, United States
Age 23
New Jersey, United States
Age 25
Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
Age 27
Burlington County, New Jersey, American Colonies (present USA)