George Morton

Born: Abt. 1585
Loc: England
Died: June 16, 1624
Loc: Plymouth Colony, MA
Married: July 23, 1612 (banns were published July 6 16 1612)
Spouse: Juliana Carpenter,
daughter of Alexander Carpenter and Priscilla Dillen
Children: Nathaniel/Patience/John /Sarah/Ephraim
George Morton was one of the founders of the colony of New Plymouth in Massachusetts, having been of the company of Puritans who left England in the early part of the seventeenth century, found brief asylum in Holland, and came to America to establish a Christian state.

He came to Plymouth with his family on the ship Anne during July of 1623. He did not live a full year after his arrival. In the division of lands, he received 8 acres to be shared with with Experience Mitchell.

He was employed by the Leyden-Plymouth Company, he had joined them as early as 1612, and was entrusted with public employment on their behalf. He seems to have been in London as an agent for them while those negotiations were going on with Weston and others, which resulted in the sailing of the Mayflower.

Source: George Morton of Plymouth and Some of His Descendants

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