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Mary Morrill

Female Abt 1620 - 1704  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Mary Morrill  [1
    Born Abt 1620  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1704  Nantucket, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate death Apr 1704  Nantucket, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17443  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of BJS, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2018 

    Family Peter Folger,   b. Abt 1617, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690, Nantucket, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 1644  Nantucket, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Bathshua Folger
     2. Bethia Folger,   d. 6 Jun 1669
     3. Eleazer Folger
    +4. Abiah Folger,   b. 15 Aug 1667, Nantucket, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1752, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Experience Folger,   b. 1668, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1739, Nantucket, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F10706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Moby-Dick, chapter 24:

      But if, in the face of all this, you still declare that whaling has no aesthetically noble associations connected with it, then am I ready to shiver fifty lances with you there, and unhorse you with a split helmet every time.

      The whale has no famous author, and whaling no famous chronicler, you will say.

      The whale no famous author, and whaling no famous chronicler? Who wrote the first account of our Leviathan? Who but mighty Job! And who composed the first narrative of a whaling-voyage? Who, but no less a prince than Alfred the Great, who, with his own royal pen, took down the words from Other, the Norwegian whale-hunter of those times! And who pronounced our glowing eulogy in Parliament? Who, but Edmund Burke!

      True enough, but then whalemen themselves are poor devils; they have no good blood in their veins.

      No good blood in their veins? They have something better than royal blood there. The grandmother of Benjamin Franklin was Mary Morrel; afterwards, by marriage, Mary Folger, one of the old settlers of Nantucket, and the ancestress to a long line of Folgers and harpooneers--all kith and kin to noble Benjamin--this day darting the barbed iron from one side of the world to the other.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2310] Nathan W. Murphy, "Gibbs and Robertson Ancestry of Merrable Gibbs, Wife of John Folger of Martha's Vineyard, and Anne Gibbs, Wife of Rev. John Fiske of Chelmsford, Massachusetts." The American Genealogist 88:286, October 2016.

    2. [S2274] William Coleman Folger, "The Folger Family." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 16:269, 1862.