Abraham Morrill1,2,3,4

M, #433, b. circa 1614, d. 18 June 1662
  • Birth*: circa 1614; England; Birth "based on grant of land in 1635."2
  • Immigration*: 1635; Massachusetts; "based on grant of meadow at Cambridge on 20 August 1635"2
  • Marriage*: 10 June 1645; Salisbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts; Principal=Sarah Clements5
  • Death*: 18 June 1662; Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts6
  • Burial*: 20 June 1662; Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; "Abraham Morrell of Salisbury fell sick in this town & died & was buried upon the 20th of the 4th [1662]"7,8
  • Note*: Immigration: Although he does not appear in the written record until 1635, "It is thought that he came from England in 1632, in the 'Lion,' with his bro. Isaac Morrill, who settled in Roxbury."1
  • Note: Occupation: Blacksmith, based solely on tools in the inventory of his estate.2,9
  • Note: Events:
    - 1635 Granted share of meadow in Cambridge
    - 1638 Admitted to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, the year it was formed.
    - 1635-42 Continued acquiring land in Cambridge.
    - 1640/1 Granted lots in Salisbury in the first division of land.
    - 1642 Granted land to build a corn mill of the Powow River.2,10
  • Note: Will of Abraham Morrill of Salisbury, written 18 June 1662, proved 14 Oct 1662, gives one half of all of his estate to his wife, unnamed, and the other half to his six children Isaac, Abraham, Jacob, Sarah, Moses and Lydia, divided equally but with a double portion to his eldest son Isaac. Executors wife and son Isaac. Overseers friend Sr? Thomas Bradbury and brother Job Clement.

    The probate file contains three versions of the inventory, which included lands: one undated totaling £458:10:00 (p. 7), one dated and recorded 14 Oct 1662 totaling £487:00:00 (p. 16), and a similar one dated 31 Jan 1704, with additional items, totaling £507:00:00 (p. 13-14).

    On 5 April 1694 Sarah Mudgett alias Morrell petitioned the court to consider the expenses she incurred bringing up the younger children after her husband's death, especially for Hepzibah not then born, Lydia not two years, Moses about five, Abraham between seven and eight, Sarah about ten; and before she married Mudgett she gave her daughter Hepzibah by deed of gift nine acres of meadow valued at £20.

    An undated petition for partition of the estate names his widow as Sarah Morrell and his children as Isaac, Jacob, Abraham, Moses, Sarah Rowell, Lydia Severance. The partition was dated 16 May 1694 and signed by Sarah Morell executrix, Tho. Mudgitt husband of said Sarah, Isaac Morill, Jacob Morel in behalf of himself and Abraham Morrell, Sarah Rowell, Ephrim Severance.

    Essex County, Massachusetts, Probate Papers, Case #18787. Abstracted by Jeff Moore.9
Last Edited: 27 Sep 2015

Family:

Sarah Clements b. c 1626, d. Aug 1694

Children:

Isaac Morrill11 b. 10 Jul 1646
Jacob Morrill+ 12 b. 24 Aug 1648, d. 23 Apr 1718
Sarah Morrill13 b. 14 Oct 1650
Abraham Morrill14 b. 14 Nov 1652
Moses Morrill15 b. 28 Dec 1655
Aaron Morrill16 b. 9 Aug 1658, d. 31 Jan 1658/59
Richard Morrill13 b. 6 Feb 1659/60, d. 17 Feb 1659/60
Lydia Morrill17 b. 8 Mar 1660/61
Hepzibah Morrill18 b. Jan 1662/63

Citations

  1. [S52] The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, by David Hoyt. publ. Providence, R. I., Vol. I 1897, Vol. II 1902. Viewed on archive.org & FamilySearch.org., p. 251.
  2. [S13] The Great Migration; Immigrants to New England 1634 - 1635 by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., Melinde Lutz Sanborn. publ. Great Migration Study Project; New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston 1999-., Vol. V, p. 151-156, Abraham Morrill.
  3. [S14] The Great Migration Begins : Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, Boston : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995., p. 1289-92, article on brother Isaac.
  4. [S135] Morrill Kindred in America by Annie Morrill Smith; Vol. 1, Lyons Gen. Co. 1914; Vol. 2, Grafton Press 1931, vol. 1, p. 33-38, Abraham; Vol. 2, his descendants.
  5. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Salisbury - V1, marriages, p. 425.
  6. [S13] The Great Migration; Immigrants to New England 1634 - 1635 by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., Melinde Lutz Sanborn. publ. Great Migration Study Project; New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston 1999-., Vol. V, p. 151-156, Abraham Morrill, citing Essex Probate Records 308:174.
  7. [S13] The Great Migration; Immigrants to New England 1634 - 1635 by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., Melinde Lutz Sanborn. publ. Great Migration Study Project; New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston 1999-., Vol. V, p. 151-156, Abraham Morrill, citing Roxbury Land and Church Records 177.
  8. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Roxbury - V2, p. 595.
  9. [S41] Essex County, MA, Probate File Papers, 1631-1881. original documents. Image database on AmericanAncestors.org., Case #18787, Abriham Morrill, 1662.
  10. [S135] Morrill Kindred in America by Annie Morrill Smith; Vol. 1, Lyons Gen. Co. 1914; Vol. 2, Grafton Press 1931, vol. 1, p. 33-35.
  11. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Salisbury - V1, p. 168.
  12. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Salisbury - V1, p. 169.
  13. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Salisbury - V1, p. 174.
  14. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Salisbury - V1, p. 163.
  15. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Salisbury - V1, p. 173.
  16. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Salisbury - V1, p. 164.
  17. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Salisbury - V1, p. 171.
  18. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Salisbury - V1, p. 161.