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Rev. Thomas Morse

Male - 1597

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  • Name Thomas Morse 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Between 10 Nov 1596 and 10 Mar 1597  [1
    Death 1597  Foxearth, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I27513  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of BAM, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2020 

    Family Margaret King,   b. Bef 28 Jul 1525 
    Marriage 26 May 1573  Boxted, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    +1. Samuel Morse,   b. Bef 12 Jun 1576   d. 5 Dec 1654, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 78 years)
    Family ID F16432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2020 

  • Notes 
    • He was an early member of the Dedham Classis, alongside the Rev. Thomas Stoughton. Installed in 1573 as vicar of Boxted, Essex, of which the bishop of London was patron, he was, as Robert Charles Anderson says in Puritans and Pedigrees (citation details below), "repeatedly called before the church courts for the usual puritan infractions, such as not wearing the surplice, not using the Book of Common Prayer and not using the sign of the cross in baptism." He resigned his position at Boxted in 1578 and was an intinerant preacher for the next five years. He was made rector of Hinderclay in northern Suffolk, 14 Jul 1583. From 1595 to his death he was rector of Foxearth, Essex.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3009] G. Andrews Moriarty, "Genealogical Research in England: Morse." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 83:70, Jan 1929; 83:278, Jul 1929.

    2. [S2906] Puritans and Pedigrees: The Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018.