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Hon. Lt. Ephraim Morton, Esq. was born October 1623 in the ship Little James (Atlantic Ocean) to George Morton (c1585-1624) and Juliana Carpenter (1584-1664) and died 7 November 1693 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Ann Cooper (1625-1691) 18 November 1644 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States.

Biography

1623 Voyage on Little James

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He was a passenger on the English ship Little James, which sailed from London in April, 1623, bound for Plymouth Colony. The ship was one of two to arrive safely that year and would remain in local waters to help with fishing and other chores. The Little James had two young men in charge – Master John Bridges, master mariner, and a novice Captain, Emmanuel Altham, a Merchant Adventurer.

Occupations

  • 1648 - Chosen Constable of Plymouth
  • 1648-1654 - Member of the Grand Inquest
  • 1657-1685 - Representative of the Plymouth General Court
  • 1683 - Elected Magistrate of Plymouth
  • 1691-1692 - Elected one of the first Representatives of the new Court
  • Head of the Board of Selectmen of Plymouth for about 25 years
  • 1693 - A Justice of the Court of Common Please

Military Life

  • Sergeant of the Plymouth military company
  • 1664 - Elected lieutenant of the Plymouth military company



Children



Offspring of Hon. Lt. Ephraim Morton, Esq. and Ann Cooper (1625-1691)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Morton (1645-)
Ephraim Morton (1648-1732) 27 January 1648 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 18 February 1732 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Hannah Finney (1657-1730)
Rebecca Morton (1651-)
Josiah Morton (1653-1694) 1653 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 29 May 1694 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Susannah Wood (1664-1712)
Eleazer Morton (1659-)
Thomas Morton (1667-)
Nathaniel Morton (c1670-)
Patience Morton (c1672-)
Mercy Morton (c1674-)











Siblings


Offspring of George Morton (c1585-1624) and Juliana Carpenter (1584-1664)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Nathaniel Morton (1613-1685) 1613 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 28 June 1685 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Lydia Cooper (1615-1673)
Ann Pritchard (1621-1691)
Patience Morton (1614-1691) 1614 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 16 August 1691 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States John Faunce (1600-1653)
John Morton (1616-1673)
Sarah Morton (1620-1694)
Ephraim Morton (1623-1693) October 1623 the ship Little James (Atlantic Ocean) 7 November 1693 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Ann Cooper (1625-1691)


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Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¢ Children



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