Person:George Maris (6)

  1. Robert MARIS1621 -
  2. Anne MARIS1623 -
  3. Richard MARIS1625 -
  4. Francis MARIS1628 - 1671
  5. Elizabeth MARIS1630 -
  6. Richard MARIS1630 - 1685
  7. George Maris1632 - 1705
  8. Mary MARIS1637 -
m. 1659
  1. Alice Maris1660 - 1726
  2. George Maris1662 - 1753
  3. Elizabeth Maris1665 - 1708
  4. Ann Maris1667 -
  5. John Maris1669 - 1747/48
  6. Richard Maris1672 - 1745
  7. Susannah Maris1675 -
Facts and Events
Name George Maris
Gender Male
Birth? 1632 Inkborough, Worcestershire, England
Christening? 1632 Inkborough, Worcestershire, England
Alt Birth[4] 1632 Grafton Flyford, Worcestershire, England
Alt Birth? 2 Dec 1632 Worcestershire, England
Marriage 1659 Worcestershire, Englandto Alice Unknown
Immigration[4] 1683
Emigration[6] 23 MAY 1683 Bristol, Gloucestershire, Englandloaded items on the Bristol Comfort
Other FROM 25 JUL TO 1 OCT 1683 traveled from England to America on the Bristol Comfort
with Alice Unknown
Alt Death? 15 Jan 1705 Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Death? 15 Feb 1705 Springfield, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Ancestral File Number 1THC-6T

On 23 May 1683, George Morris [or Maris] loaded a number of different items (including 90 lbs. of shoes) on the Bristol Comfort—a 200 ton English-owned vessel built by the Dutch. It had arrived in Bristol the previous April with a load of tobacco from Virginia. On 25 July, the ship set sail from “Kingroad”—the King's Roadstead—and arrived in Delaware River on 28 September and at Upland, Pennsylvania, on 1 October. It was the second ship to enter Delaware Bay at the end of September and the first of five ships said (in a letter by William Penn) to have arrived in October.[6]

One of the Justices holding court for Chester County, 1684-93. (Implying he was already a person of some importance before he ever arrived in America.)

Member of the Pennsylvania Assembly, 1684-93.

Imprisoned for eight months by the Assizes for not conforming to the established church (i.e., for being a Quaker).


SOURCES:
1. Smith, Harris, Collateral Ancestry B8 F 25 Emmigrated 1683 p. 187
2. Book No, W625 from Inst. of Am. Genealogy
3. Main Archive Record

References
  1.   Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 (8). (Release date: November 29, 1995), Tree #3604.

    Date of Import: May 31, 2001

  2.   DeWees, Sarah M.FTW.

    Date of Import: May 31, 2001

  3.   HODGKISS-DEWEES.FTW.

    Date of Import: Mar 22, 2003

  4. 4.0 4.1 Maris, George L., and Annie M. Pinkerton Maris. The Maris family in the United States: a record of the descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683-1885. (West Chester, Pennsylvania: F.S. Hickman, 1885), pp. xii, 1.

    Came from England with wife and six children and settled at "Home House" in Springfield Twp, Chester County (now Delaware County), Pennsylvania.

  5.   Maris, in Futhey, John Smith, and Gilbert Cope. History of Chester County, Pennsylvania: With Genealogical and Biographical Sketches. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1881), pg 649.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Balderston, Marion. Pennsylvania's 1683 Ships and Some of Their Passengers. Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1965), 24 (2): 84.

    Loaded on the Bristol Comfort “23 [May] George Morris (Maris): 10 doz. dressed calf skins; 1 qtr. malt; 3½ qtrs. wheat; 3 bushels oatmeal; 90 lbs. shoes; ½ cwt. pewter; cwt. brass manufactured; 2 flitches bacon; 20 cwt. wrought iron; 6 doz. woolen stockings; 10 cwt. cheese; 1 bbl. beer; 3 doz. plain sheepskin gloves; 1½ firkins butter; 33 yds. flannel; 11 pcs. English earthware; 1/15 hhd. aquavita; 2¼ cwt. lead shot; ¼ cwt. gunpowder; 20 ells English linen; 10 parcels several wares value £18 10s.”

    See also note 54. The author cites, “The ship's loadings are from Bristol port book E 190/1146/1, PRO.”