Joseph Morse

Male - Bef 1654


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  • Name  Joseph Morse 
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  02 May 1613  Redgrave, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  Bef 20 Jun 1654  Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The inventory of his estate was taken "1654, 4 mo. Inventory of the estate of Joseph Morse of Dorchester which he had at Meadfield apprized at 183 by Tho. Wight, George Barbour, and Robt. Heusdall."
    Notes 
    • Joseph was born in England and came to New England with his parents in 1635. He lived first in Watertown, but soon removed to Dedham, where he received, 18 Aug, 1636, twelve acres of land for a home lot. Joseph MORSE is recorded as having with his brother Daniel taken the Freeman's oath 6 May 1635, though he did not leave England earlier than on the 18th of April, and was then aged 20. There may be an error in the records, or the voyage was made in 19 days, during which he attained his majority and was admitted to his oath without a year's probation, contrary to law and common usage. He first settled in Watertown and early united with the church. He attended the first recorded meeting of the proprietors of Dedham, 15 Aug 1636, and was with Daniel among the first to whom land was there alloted, of which "they did not take immediate possession, which occasioned some complaint."
      !Memorial of the Morses; Abner Morse, 1850

      Joseph MORSE came from Watertown to Dedham in 1637. He lived for some time at Dorchester, where his family remained while he was building a house at Medfield and commencing the cultivation of his land. He died in 1654, before his place in Medfield was ready for the removal of his family. No trace of his grave has been discovered. His inventory taken in June 1654, is in two parts. That part which he had in Medfield consisted of house lot, house, barn, and materials to finish same, and the crop of corn on the land valued at 183 pounds. That part in Dorchester consisted of cattle, crops, furniture, tools, etc. The family removed to Medfield in 1654, and in 1658 his widow remarried Thomas Boyden. Boyden became guardian of her children, whom tradition says he defrauded. When her eldest son Samuel came of age, his portion was set off, and he settled on the homestead, half a mile S.E. of Medfield meeting house. Boyden took all the remaining houses and lands. He had to pay to each of the heirs 26 pounds 123s. 4d. Hannah died in 1676, at the house of her eldest daughter in Boston.
      !Memorial of the Morses; Abner Morse, 1850
      !The History of Medfield; Tilden:440
    Person ID  I10145  Bryant
    Last Modified  22 Jun 2007 

    Father  Samuel Morse,   d. 05 Dec 1654, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Jasper,   d. 20 Jun 1655, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Jun 1602  Redgrave, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID  F519  Group Sheet

    Family  Hannah Phillips,   b. 1617, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1676, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  01 Sep 1638  Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Morse,   b. 10 Jan 1639, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1717/18, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah Morse,   b. 08 Aug 1641, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Morse,   b. 16 Sep 1643, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1684, Groton, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Dorcas Morse,   b. 24 Aug 1645, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1725, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Morse,   b. 01 Sep 1647, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1715, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Joseph Morse,   b. 26 Sep 1649, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1718, Sherborn, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Jeremiah Morse,   b. 10 Jun 1651, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1715/16, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Morse,   b. 1654
    Family ID  F510  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 02 May 1613 - Redgrave, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Sep 1638 - Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 20 Jun 1654 - Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S32] TAG, The American Genealogist, 62:235.


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