Person:Robert Morgan (10)

Robert Morgan, I
m. 1633
  1. Samuel Morgan1637 - Bef 1698
  2. Luke Morgan1644 -
  3. Joseph Morgan1646 - 1732
  4. Benjamin Morgan1650 -
  5. Robert Morgan, II1650 -
  6. Bethiah Morgan1653 -
  7. Moses Morgan1655 - 1678
Facts and Events
Name Robert Morgan, I
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1600
Alt Birth[1][2] 1601
Marriage 1633 Unknownto Margaret Norman
Death[2] Bef 24 JUN 1673 Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Burial? 24 APR 1673
Occupation[2] Cape Ann, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesCooper

There seems to be no evidence these are his parents. Baron Thomas Morgan and Catherine Herbert of Tredegar, Wales did have a son named Robert but that Robert Morgan was a minor when his father Baron Thomas Morgan made his will dated 1624. That implies that the son of Baron Thomas Morgan was born after 1603. We know Robert Morgan of Beverley was born in 1601. So it does not seem possible they are the same person. The Robert Morgan of Tredegar, Wales did not migrate to the New World. As of his latest work published in 2015, Robert Charles Anderson states that his origins are unknown.


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Note: The name "Morgan" means "by the sea." King Morgan, of Gla-Morgan, Wales, founded trial by jury in A.D. 725 by saying that, "As Christ and his twelve Apostles so should King and twelve men decide."

  1. 1.0 1.1 Essex County Quarterly ReportsName: Morgan, Robert Age: 70 Year: 1671 Vol:page: 4:332.

    (Stated that he was aged 70 in 1671)

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Leslie Mahler, "English Origin of Richard Norman of Salem, Mass.", in The American Genealogist (TAG). (Donald Lines Jacobus,

    (Robert Morgan was a cooper of Cape Ann. He married Margaret Norman (bp 4 Feb 1614/5 by 1633. His will was dated 14 Oct 1672 and proved 24 Jun 1673 which refer's to his wife's father "Norman." There is no evidence she married second to Samuel Fowler of Salisbury.)

  3.   Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Directory. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jun 2015), 232.

    Arrived 1636; Origins Unknown; Salem [STR 1:23; EQC 1:7: MBCR 1:234; EPR 2:355-57; Sarah Stone Anc 46; NEHGR 160:99-100]