Person:Lewis Morris (11)

Lewis Morris
  1. Lewis Morris1671 - 1746
  • HLewis Morris1671 - 1746
  • W.  Isabella Graham (add)
m. 1691
  1. Lewis Morris, Jr.1698 - 1762
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Name Lewis Morris
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 15 Oct 1671 Morrisania, Bronx, New York
Marriage 1691 to Isabella Graham (add)
Death[1][2] 21 May 1746 Kingsbury (near Trenton), New Jersey
Reference Number? Q6536900?
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lewis Morris (governor), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    Lewis Morris (15 October 1671 – 21 May 1746), chief justice of New York and British governor of New Jersey, was the first lord of the manor of Morrisania in New York (in what is now the Bronx).

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Lanier, Henry Wysham. A century of banking in New York, 1822-1922. (New York: The Gilliss Press, 1922), 90.

    MORRIS, Lewis
    Son of Lewis Morris. Born at Morrisania in 1671; married Isabella, daughter of James Graham, and removed to New Jersey, where he had large landed interests, and became a leading public character of that Province. After some years he returned to Morrisania and became a member of the Assembly of Westchester in 1710. In 1715 was commissioned Chief Justice of the Province of New York, and held this office until 1732 when he was displaced by Governor Cosby for political causes; at that time Judge Morris was the leading man in the liberal party. He went to England on a political mission in 1735 and returned the following year; he was subsequently Governor of New Jersey. He died in 1746.
    [Note: Error. Should read "Son of Richard Morris". See Wikipedia for explanation.]