Person:George Morton (2)

m. Abt 1584
  1. George Morton1585 - 1624
  2. Thomas Morton1587 -
m. Bef Jan 1608
  1. George MortonAbt 1609 -
m. 22 Jul 1612
  1. Nathaniel Morton1613/14 - 1685
  2. Patience MortonCal 1615 - 1691
  3. John Morton1616 - 1673
  4. Sarah Morton1620 - 1691
  5. Lieut. Ephraim Morton1623 - 1693
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4] George Morton
Alt Name _____ Mourt
Gender Male
Birth[8] 2 Aug 1585 York, Yorkshire, England
Alt Birth[9] Harworth, Nottinghamshire, England
Alt Birth? Bawtry, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Christening? 15 Feb 1598 Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
Marriage Bef Jan 1608 Austerfield, Yorkshire, England?
to Unknown Unknown (3970)
Marriage 22 Jul 1612 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlandsto Juliana Carpenter
Emigration[8] Bef 1620 London, England
Immigration[8] 15 Jun 1623 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesAboard the Anne
Occupation[5][8] Merchant
Residence? Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Death[5][8] Jun 1624 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Reference Number[7] Q5542649?

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George Morton or George Mourt (c. 1585 – 1624) was an English Puritan Separatist. He was the publisher of, and perhaps helped write, the first account in Great Britain of the founding of Plymouth Colony, called Mourt's Relation.

George Morton (1585-1624) came from Leyden, Holland in the 'Anne' in 1623 to Plymouth, Mass. He was financial agent at London for the Mayflower Pilgrims and was at Leyden, Holland before 1612. He is listed as the compiler of "Mourt's Relation" (1622) which gives the earliest account of the Pilgrim enterprise. [10] He wrote the preface and gave the book to the press; the bulk was written by Edward Winslow.[11] It was the first published book about the Colony. It provides the only contemporary report on the voyage of the Mayflower, the first days of Plymouth Colony and a brief account of the first Harvest Celebration (Thanksgiving). When published in 1622 it was a 76 page collection of misc. documents and letters. The full title is "George Mourt, comp., A Relation or Journall of the Beginnings and Proceedings of the English Plantation Settled at Plimoth in New England, by Certaine English Adventurers Both Merchants and Others."

  1. Frederick A. Virkus. Compendium of American Genealogy. (Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore 1968)
    Volume 1, page 351.
  2. National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
  3. A Pratt Book: the American ancestors and descendants of Simon Newcomb (7) Pratt and his wife Deborah Isabel (3) Nelson. (c 1938).
  4. National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America.
  5. 5.0 5.1 George Morton, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
  6.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    GEORGE, Plymouth, not the s[on]. of Thomas, b[orn]. at Austerfield, in Yorksh[ire, England]. bapt[ized]. 12 Feb. 1599, yet, no doubt, a relat[ion]. of that num[erous]. fam[ily]. perhaps br[other]. of the sec[ond]. Thomas, came in the Ann, 1623 with w[ife]. m[arried]. at Leyden, 23 July 1612, Julian, d[aughter]. of Alexander Carpenter, and four or five ch[ildren]. counted with Experience Mitchell for 8 in the div[ision]. 1624. of lds. and d[ied]. in June the same y[ea]r. leav[ing]. wid[ow]. Julian, wh[o]. m[arried]. Manasseh Kempton, and is tho[ugh]t. to have been sis[ter]. of Gov. Bradford, and d[ied]. 19 Feb. 1665, aged 81, beside ch[ildren]. Nathaniel; Patience, wh[o]. m[arried]. 1633, a fellow-passeng[er]. John Faunce, f[ather]. of the celebr[ated]. Elder; John, b[orn]. 1616; Sarah, 1618, m[arried]. 20 Dec. 1644, George Bonham; and Ephraim, bef[ore]. ment[ioned]. By sagac[ious]. conject[ure]. he is presum[ed]. to be the Editor of the valua[ble]. tract, usual[ly]. call[ed]. Mourt's Relation. See Dr. Young, Chron[icles]. of Pilgr[ims]. 113. Dr. Felt, Ann. of Salem, I. 228, differs from Dr. Young, and speaks of Mourt as visiting Naumkeag in 1621; but his addr[ess]. "to the reader" seems to imply of necessity, that he had never visited our country, tho[ugh]. he hoped to.

  7. George Morton (pilgrim father), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Those Carpenter Girls! by Peggy M. Baker, in General Society of Mayflower Descendants (Plymouth, Massachusetts). Mayflower quarterly. (Boston, Massachusetts, United States: General Society of Mayflower Descendants)
    Vol. 79 No. 4 Pgs 328-341, Dec 2013.

    Page 334: "The family's dream of sailing to America, however, remained alive. The Mortons - George Morton, Juliann Carpenter Morton, and their five children (10-year-old Nathaniel, 8-year-old Patience, 6-year-old John, 3-year-old Sarah and infant Ephraim) sailed on the Anne....George Morton, died in June of 1624..."

  9. Citation Needed. Origin considered unknown by Great Migration Begins in 1995.
  10. Hinsdale Genealogy by Herbert C. Andrews, 1906, page 412.
  11. Cf. A. Young. Chronicles of the Pilgrim fathers. Boston, 1841, cited at
The Anne and The Little James (1623)
The Anne and the Little James left England together, and arrived a week or so apart in Plymouth. Most of the passengers were probably on the Anne, as the Little James was smaller and carried mostly cargo.
Sailed: May(?) 1623 from an unspecified port in England under William Peirce (Master Anne), Emanuel Althan (Captain Little James), and John Bridges (Master Little James).
Arrived: 10 July 1623 (the Anne) and about 10 days later (the Little James) at Plymouth, Massachusetts
Previous Vessel: Weston's ships (Swan, Charity, Sparrow) (1622)
Next Vessel: Jonathan (1623)

~60 (Full List)
Families of earlier immigrants: Patience and Fear Brewster - Elizabeth (Walker) Warren and daughters - Hester (Mathieu) Cooke and her children - Bridget (Lee) Fuller - Margaret Hicks and her children - Wife and daughter of William Hilton - Frances Palmer - Joshua Pratt - Barbara Standish
Other Passengers: Anthony Annable (and family) - Edward Bangs - Robert Bartlett - Mary Bucket - William Bridges - Thomas Clark - Christopher Conant - Anthony Dix - John Faunce - George Morton (and family) - Godbert Godbertson (and family) - Timothy Hatherly - Edward Holman - John Jenney (and family) - Manasseh Kempton - Experience Mitchell - George Morton (and family) - Ellen Newton - Oldham, John, his wife and sister - Christian Penn - Abraham Pierce - Nicholas Snow - Alice (Carpenter) Southworth - Francis Sprague - Stephen Tracy, wife, and daughter - Ralph Wallen

Resources: Primary Sources: Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation - Mourt's Relation - Pilgrim Hall (wills and other contemporary documents)

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Son, Nathaniel's, Tribute to his Father

"Two of the principal passengers that came in this ship [the Anne] were Mr. Timothy Hatherly and Mr. George Morton...George Morton was a pious, gracious, servent of God, and very faithful in whatsoever public employment he was betrusted withal, and an unfeigned well willer, and according to his sphere and condition, a suitable promoter of the common good and growth of the plantation of New Plimouth; laboring to still the discontents that sometimes would arise amongst some spirits by reason of the difficulities of these new beginnings but it pleased God to put a period to his days soon after his arrival in New England, not surviving a full year after his coming ashore." [Mayflower Quarterly, Dec. 2013]