Person:William Morse (20)

m. bef 1605
  1. Anthony Morseest 1607 - 1686
  2. William Morse1614 - 1683
m. bef 1640
  1. Obadiah Morsebet 1645 and 1650 - bef 1723/24
  2. Abigail Morse1650/51 -
Facts and Events
Name William Morse
Gender Male
Christening[1] 17 May 1614 Marlborough, Wiltshire, EnglandSt. Peter & St. Paul
Emigration[1] 1635 On the James.
Residence[1] 1635 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Other[1] 3 Mar 1635/36 Admitted freeman.
Marriage bef 1640 to Elizabeth Unknown
Will[1] 8 Aug 1683 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] 29 Nov 1683 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 25 Mar 1684 Will proved.
Probate[1] 25 Mar 1684 Inventory presented: £137 2s., of which £100 was real estate.

Shoemaker who came with his brother Anthony in 1635.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 William Morse, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 5:177-80.

    ORIGIN: Marlborough, Wiltshire.
    MIGRATION: 1635 on the James (on or about 5 April 1635, "Anthony Morse" and "William Morse," of "Marlborough, shoemakers," were adjacent entries in the passenger list of the James, about to set sail from Southampton for New England [Drake's Founders 56].
    OCCUPATION: Shoemaker [Drake's Founders 56].
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Newbury church prior to 3 March 1635/6 implied by freemanship. In the 1671 Newbury church dispute between Rev. Thomas Parker and Edward Woodman, William Morse sided with Parker [EQC 4:350-67].
    FREEMAN: 3 March 1635/6 (as "Will[ia]m Mosse") [MBCR 1:371].
    BIRTH: Baptized St. Peter and St. Paul, Marlborough, Wiltshire, 17 May 1614 [Pillsbury Anc 55] (deposed late 1679 or early 1680 "aged about sixty-five years [EQC 7:355]; deposed 27 March 1682 "aged sixty-seven years" [EQC 8:289]), son of Anthony Morse [Pillsbury Anc 54].
    DEATH: Newbury 29 November 1683 [EQC 9:166].

The James of London (1635)
At least two ships called the James sailed in 1635 from England to New England. The passenger list for this one refers to the "James of London." It lists only the men and boys, but indicates that wives and children accompanied them.
Sailed: 26 Apr 1635 from London, England under Master William Cooper
Arrived: 3 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts.

Passengers:
53 men plus families
(men without descendants listed on the category page).
Maurice Anglis - Thomas Antram - Edmund Balter (servant John Smale) - Nicholas Batt - Thomas Browne - Thos Carpenter - Augustine Clement - Thomas Colman - Zacheus Coutris - Thomas Duryes - John Emery - Anthony Emery - John Euered Alias Webb - Robert Field - John Greene - Edmund Hawes - Peter Higdon - Nicholas Holte - Maudit Ingles - John Knight - Ris Knight - Anthony Morse - William Morse - John Musselwhite - John Parker - John Pithouse - William Paddey - John Pike - Sampson Salter - Michael Shafflin - Thomas Smith - George Smythe - Anthony Thetcher - Josuah Verren - Phillip Varren - Richard Walker - Hercules Woodman

Resources: Passenger List - Winthrop Society - Great Migration Newsletter