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Descendants of Edward Morris

Generation One

289. Edward1 Morris;178,39 born 30 Aug 1630 at Holy Cross Abbey, Waltham, Essex, ENG;39,178,60 baptized 22 Jan 1631/32 at Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, Eng;145 married Grace Bett (or Burr) 20 Nov 1655 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA; American marriages before 1699 has September 20, 1655. Boston Vital Records 1630-1699 has: "Edward Morris & Grace Bett were married 20th--9th month by Richard Bellingham Dept. Govr;"39,178,60 died 14 Sep 1689 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, at age 59;178,39 died 14 Sep 1690 at Woodstock, CT, at age 60.145

He Stephen Lawson has the following parents for Edward:

"Edward Morrison and Prudence Heath

Edward MORRISON - Edward was married Oct. 25, 1622 at St. Mary Mounthaw, London. Their children were known by the surname MORRISON or MORRIS.

Prudence HEATH - bap. Nov. 6, 1597, Ware, Hertfordshire; d. after Jan. 1631/2, Hertfordshire. Daughter of William HEATH and Agnes CHENEY.

Children of Edward and Prudence Morrison

1.Elizabeth - bap. Feb. 22, 1623/4, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire; d. Oct. 6, 1673, Roxbury, MA. Elizabeth arrive in America in 1635 on the 'Planter' as Elizabeth MORRISON, age 12, servant to family of George GIDDINGS. She married before Jul. 15, 1664 Edward CARTWRIGHT, who apparently drowned at sea about Aug. 10, 1671.

2.Isaac - bap. Feb. 3, 1625/6, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire.

3.A son - bur. Oct. 28, 1627, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire.

4.Mary - bap. Dec. 10, 1629, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire.

5.Edward - bap. Jan. 22, 1631/2, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire; d. Sep. 14, 1690, Woodstock, CT. Known as Edward MORRIS, he married Grace BETT. "

145 He "Son of Edward MORRISON and Prudence HEATH, sister-in-law of Capt. John JOHNSON. Edward immigrated to America Feb. 23, 1652/3 and settled at Roxbury where he was constable (1664), selectman (1674-1687), and deputy to the General Court (1677-1687). One of first settlers of Woodstock, CT, where he was selectman (1688 to death) and first military officer. Married Nov. 20, 1655, Boston, MA by Richard Bellingham, Deputy Governor."

145 He EDWARD MORRIS, son of Thomas Morris and Grissie Hewsom, was born in Waltham Abbey, Essex Co. England in August 1630. His father is thought to have died in Boston in 1637. By vote shown on the records of Roxbury, Feby 23, 1652 "William Peacock and Edward Morris have four acres each." By vote Jan'y 29, 1654 "the ground that was given to Edward Morris is upon John May's request and Edward Morris' forfeiture granted to John May, provided he build there within this twelvemonth. He was married Nov. 20, 1655, to Grace Bett by Richard Bellingham, Deputy Governor. William Hubbard of Ipswich sold, Oct. 13, 1666, to Isaac Johnson, William Davis and Edward Morris 118 acres of land about four miles from the Roxbury meeting house on the road to Dedham. Here he lived until he removed to Woodstock in 1686. He was selectman of Roxbury for twelve years and Deputy to the General Court for nine years, from 1678 to 1686. In Woodstock he was chosen Selectman, July 8, 1689, and May 26, 1690. He was chosen lieutenant of the militia July 8, 1689, and confirmed by the Governor July 13, 1689, and so became the first military officer of Woodstock. He died Sept 14, 1690, and is buried on Woodstock Hill. His widow died in Roxbury June 1705. He was admitted to the church in Roxbury Sept 12, 1658, and his wife May 22, 1659. All his children were born there all were baptized by the "beloved apostle" the Rev. John Eliot.


Isaac b. Sept. 16, 1656, d. Oct. 21, 1715, m. Hannah Mayo.

Edward b. Mch. 1659, d. Aug. 29, 1727, m. Elizabeth Bowen.

Grace b. Feby. 7, 1661, d. Dec. 10, 1723, m. Benjamin Child.

Ebenezer b. Apl. 14, 1664, d. Feby 26, 1718, m. Sarah Davis.

Elizabeth b. Mch. 1666, d. Mch. 6, 1754, m. Joshua Child.

Margaret b. Sept. 25, 1668, m. John Johnson.

Samuel b. Mch. 19, 1670, d. Jany. 9, 1745, m. Mehitable Mayo.

Martha b. Nov. 30, 1674, m. Dea. William


ELIZABETH MORRIS, dau. of Edward Morris and Grace Bett, was born in Roxbury March 1666, was baptized March 25, and married Mch. 9, 1685, Joshua Child, son of Benjamin Child and Mary Bowen. She had twelve children and forty-three grandchildren. She died Mch. 6, 1752 and was buried in West Roxbury.

GRACE MORRIS, dau. of Edward Morris and Grace Bett, was born in Roxbury Feby 7, 1661, was baptized Feby 17, andadmitted to the church Aug. 21, 1681. She married March 7, 1681-2 Benjamin Child, son of Benjamin Child and Mary Bowen. She had twelve children and seventy-seven grandchildren. She died Dec. 10, 1723, and was buried in West Roxbury.


Children of Edward1 Morris and Grace Bett (or Burr) were:

Generation Two

290. Elizabeth2 Morris (Edward1);178 born 26 Mar 1666 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA;178 married Joshua Child, son of Benjamin Child and Mary Bowen, 9 Mar 1685 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA;178 died 10 Dec 1723 at Brookline, Norfolk, MA, at age 57;178 died 6 Mar 1752 at Roxbury, MA, at age 85;145 buried at Roxbury, MA; as "Mrs. Elizabeth wife of Mr. Joshua Child"; bur. with her husband.52

Children of Elizabeth2 Morris and Joshua Child were:

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