Person:Samuel Morse (13)

m. 26 May 1573
  1. Samuel Morse1576 - 1654
m. 29 Jun 1602
  1. Samuel Morse1603 - 1626
  2. Elizabeth Morse1605/06 - 1643
  3. John Morse1607/08 - Bef 1657
  4. Daniel Morseest 1610 - 1688
  5. Joseph Morse1613 - bef 1654
  6. Sarah Morse1616 -
  7. Mary Morse1620 - 1691/92
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Morse
Gender Male
Christening[1] 15 Jun 1576 Boxted, Essex, England
Marriage 29 Jun 1602 Redgrave, Suffolk, Englandto Elizabeth Jasper
Death[2] 5 Dec 1654 Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation? husbandman

On 15 April 1635, “husbandman Samuell Morse,” aged 50, “uxor Elizabeth Morse,” aged 48, “Joseph Morse,” aged 20, and “Elizabeth Daniell,” aged 2, were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the Increase.

In his will, dated 2 December 1654 and probated 30 January 1654/5, “Samuell Morse” bequeathed to “Elizabeth Morse my dear and Loving wife” his entire estate “for the comfort of her life during the term thereof & after her decease . . . shall be divided amongst my children both sons & daughters, that is to say John Morse, Daniell Morse, Mary Bullin & Ann Morse the wife of my dearly beloved son Joseph deceased, who with my said children shall have an equal portion”; “the abovenamed Ann the wife of my dear Joseph shall make an equal distribution of all that her portion upon division, unto every child of my son Joseph when they & every one of them shall grow up to the age of one & twenty years”; “Elizabeth my beloved wife” to be sole executrix [SPR 1:87].S3

One of 12 founders of Dedham in 1636.

  1. Moriarty, G. Andrews, “Genealogical Research in England,”, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), vol. 83: 70-84, 278-83, 1929.
  2. Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

    Samuell, Dec. 5, 1654.

  3.   Samuel Morse, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).
The Increase (1635)
The Increase sailed in the spring of 1635.
Sailed: April? 1635 from London, England under Master Robert Leah
Arrived: June? 1635 at New England

~101 full list
Symon Ayres family - George Bacon family - Philemon Dalton family - Thomas Jostlin family - Matthew Marvin family - Isack More - Jo: Warner - Samuel Morse family - Eliza Ward - Wm Rusco family - Tho. Page family - Edw Spurkes - Kat. Taylor - Samuel Andrews family - Robt Naney - Robt Sankey - James Gibbons - Ellen Lougie - Tho. Bloggett family - Tho Chittingen family - Ben. Thomlins - Edw Tomlins - Barb. Fford - Joan Broomer - Richard Brooke - Thos. Brooke - Symon Crosby family - Richd Rowton family - Percival Greene family

Resources: Founders of New England (NEHGR) and additional pages

Founders of Dedham, Massachusetts
Winthrop's Journal states that a town was formed on the banks of the Charles on September 1, 1635--a town that must have been Dedham. Twelve men attended the first town meeting held on that day. In November 1636, those 12 and 7 others petitioned the General Court for an enlargement of their grant for a township. In July 1637, twelve more men arrived, bringing the total to 31, at which time the town admitted freeman and established a church. [1] [2]
1636 Petitioners: Edward Allyne - Abraham Shaw - Samuel Morse - Phileman Dalton - Ezekiel Holliman - John Kingsbury - John Dwite - John Cooledge - Richard Ewed - John Howard - Lambert Genere - Nicholas Philips - Ralph Shepard - John Gay - Thomas Bartleet - Francis Austin - John Rogers - Joseph Shaw - William Bearstowe

Current Location: Norfolk County, Massachusetts   Parent Towns: Newton, Cambridge   Daughter Towns: Norwood, Westwood, Dover, Natick, Needham, Wellesley, Walpole, Medfield, Medway, Millis