3370.Hon Nicholas~Morris89,90,91, born 1605 in possibly Northumberland County, VA; died Bef. 20 Jan 1659/60 in St Stephens Parish, Northumberland, VA.He married 3371. MarthaNewman. 3371.MarthaNewman, born 1609 in possibly Newmans Neck, VA; died Aft. 1663 in probably Northumberland County, VA.She was the daughter of 6742. Robert~Newman and 6743. Elizabeth~. Notes for Hon Nicholas~ Morris: [myersfamily3.GEDjuly05.GED] A Genealogical and Historical Register of the Descendants of Edward Morr is http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/5393/5393_x.html Before 1635, there were several Morris emigrants to Virginia. The na me is quite common in the South and Southwest, and the compiler believ es it comes principally from the Virginia settlers. The name is common in Pennsylvania and Delaware, and originated probably w ith a number of emigrants who settled in those States after the comi ng of William Penn to Philadelphia. In some instances, names of German or Hungarian origin, as Moritz, have be en anglicized to read like our own. INTRODUCTION. The name of Morris, according to Mark Antony Lower, is derived from two so urces: one of native Welsh origin; the other coming from the Contine nt of Europe. It is variously spelled: Morys, Morrys, Moris, Morris, Moric e, Morrice, Moryce, Mawrice, Maurice, etc., and is compounded with vario us initial expressions, as DeMont, Fitz, Clan, etc. When these latter occ ur and when the name is spelled Maurice, it may generally be consider ed of Continental and perhaps of Moorish origin, coming from Africa by w ay of Spain into Western Europe at an early period. "It is a well-known fa ct," says Lower, "that the particular species of saltation called the Morr ice-dance and the several branches of magic lore were introduced into the se regions many centuries since by natives of Morrocco; the professo rs of these arts enriching themselves by their trade, seem in some instanc es to have embraced Christianity and to have become the founders of emine nt families. Certain it is that several magnates bearing the names of Morr ice. Fitz Morrice, and Mont-Morrice attended William the Conqueror in h is descent upon England, and acquiring land settled in England." The na me Mont-Morrice is said to signify "Moorish Mountains." (See Appendix A Burke, in his "History of the Landed Gentry of England," says in rega rd to the name of Morys or Morris, "This name, originally spelled Mawr-rwy ce or Mawr-rhys, was changed into Maurice, Morrice, and Morris, Mars, Mavo rs. The Welsh "Mawr-rwyce"--meaning in English "warlike or powerful"--w as a title applied to such of the ancient chieftains as were prominent f or valor, whose numerous descendants account for the present frequen cy of the name in Wales." Other authorities say the name is derived from " Mawr," great or brave, and "Rhys," "Rwyce," "Rees," or "Rice," a title giv en to the ancient chiefs, so that the meaning of the name is "great" or "b rave" "chief" or "prince," which seems to be a probable meaning. Certa in it is, that the various knighted families in England bearing the na me of Morris trace their ancestry to such an origin, and Morrice of Werrin gton and Betshanger, Morris of York, Morris of Hurst and of Pentenavent, a ll trace their families back to a remote period. (See Appendix B.) Morrice of Werrington and Betshanger, it is said, trace their ancest ry to Brut, the first king of Britain, one hundred years before the Christ ian era. They have for their motto, "Antiqui mores." The Morrises of Essex (see Appendix C) trace their descent from a noted We lsh chieftain of the twelfth century, Mawr-Rhys, i. e., the "great" Rh ys or Prince; and it is from this Essex family that the descendants of Edw ard Morris may without doubt claim descent. As stated in the preface, the compiler believed in the tradition that t he emigrant ancestor and founder of the family in America was Lieutenant R ichard Morris of Roxbury, one of the few professional soldiers who came ov er in the fleet with Winthrop in July, 1630, and who settled first at Bost on, where, with his wife Leonora, he was an early member of the church. Fr om whence he came in England has not been ascertained; he may have been "R ychard Morrisse," who, according to the register of Waltham Abbey, was bap tized Dec. 8, 1595. He is described by Winthrop as "a stout man and experi enced soldier." He was Lieutenant of the company at Roxbury. In 1634 -5 he was Deputy from Roxbury to the General Court, and in the same year w as appointed one of a committee to locate and construct the fortificatio ns in and around Boston. In March, 1636, he was appointed to command the f ort at Castle Island, which position he held until November, 1637, whe n, on account of his sympathy with Rev. John Wheelwright, he was disarm ed and banished from the colony the following year. In 1639 he was with Wh eelwright at Exeter when he was apportioned a large quantity of land. In 1 641 he went to Portsmouth, R. I., and became one of the most prominent mil itary men of that Colony. He was living at Newport in 1672. In his researc hes the compiler has not been able to find that he had more than one child --a daughter, Lettice, who married Richard Bulgar, a resident of Roxbur y, who was also disarmed at the same time with Richard Morris, and who we nt to Rhode Island, where he became Solicitor-General of that colony... ...There was a Thomas Morris living in Maryland in 1639 who had business r elations with New England; he was a surgeon; possibly he came to Boston... APPENDIX C. [See Introduction.] MORRIS OF ESSEX. This family claims descent from Gryffyth ap Cynan, King of North Wales, a nd last King of Wales, 1078-1099. One of its ancestors who lived in the el eventh century, in the time of Henry II., accompanied Strongbow in 11 72 in the invasion of Ireland, and having distinguished himself by his war like achievements, was, for pre-eminence, called Mawr-Rhys, or Maur-Ric e: i. e., the "Great-Rhys," and his descendants forever after thoug ht it an honor to keep the addition, and thus the name became Mawr-Rh ys or Maur-Rice. About the year 1350 John Morys, one of his descendants, settled in the vic inity of Royden and Nazing, in the County of Essex. In 1383, he gave lan ds in Waltham, Nazing, and Roydon to Waltham Holy Cross Abbey. In 1377 h is son, John Morys, also gave the abbey forty acres of land. In 1371 Nicho las Morys, who was probably the son of John Morys, Senior, became abb ot of Holy Cross Abbey. He was one of the persons appointed to inquire in to the miscarriages of the reign of Richard II. He was Abbot from 13 71 to 1390. Among the descendants of John Morys was James Morys, Esq., who se son and heir John Morys, Esq., of Roydon, born in 1440, married a daugh ter of (???) Buckbeard, Esq., and had a family of five sons and two daught ers: William, Ruaffe or Rolfe, Henry, Oliver, Phillip, Anne, and Margare t. His son, William Moryce, became the possessor of the castle and man or of Ongar in Essex in 1543. He married Anne Isaack; perhaps a daught er or sister of Edward Isaack of Wells in Kent, son of William Isaack of P atrixton. He died June 17, 1553, leaving sons: James, his heir, born in 15 48, and who died Feb. 2, 1596, aged forty-eight, and Thomas, another so n, a daughter Margaret, and perhaps other children: James Morice--the son and heir of William--of Middle Temple, member of Par liament for Colchester in the twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth, thirty-firs t, and thirty-seventh of Elizabeth; chancellor of the Duchy; attorney f or the Court of Wards, and recorder of Colchester. He married Elizabeth, d aughter of George Medley, Esq. He possessed besides the family estate, Par sons-acre; and the manor of Sutton in Essex. He took down the old cast le at Ongar--part of which is said to have been built during the Roman occ upation--on account of its dilapidated state, and erected near the ke ep an entirely new mansion, which, by reason of its lofty situation and pl easant walks, became one of the finest seats in the County of Essex. Of th is last edifice a considerable portion has been destroyed, but some of t he adjacent ancient fortifications may be distinctly traced. Here, Mr. Mor ris was honored by a visit from Queen Elizabeth in 1579. He was a most ab le and learned barrister, a man of great piety, a zealous opposer of vic e, an assured friend of the Reformation, and a zealous defender of the rig hts of the people against all oppression. In the Parliament of 1592, he mo ved the House to inquire into the proceedings of the bishops in the spirit ual courts, and how far they could justify their inquisition, their subscr iptions, and their binding the queen's subjects to their good behavior con trary to the laws of God and the realm; their compelling men to take oat hs to accuse themselves; and to deprive, degrade, and imprison them, and k eep them in prison during their own pleasure. He offered two bills to t he House, one against the oaths ex officio, and the other against the ille gal proceedings of the bishops, in which he was supported by Sir Francis K nollys and other great statesmen. On the 10th of February, 1593, he wa s, by Her Majesty's order, seized and committed to prison in Tutbury Castl e, where he was confined for some time, and removed from his office of Cha ncellor of the Duchy. Accounts differ as to the length of his imprisonmen t; but it was probably for a short time, as in October, 1593, the Ea rl of Essex, in a letter to Anthony Bacon, Esq., after stating that he h ad importuned the Queen, though unsuccessfully, to appoint Francis Bacon h er attorney-general, he says: "She bade me name any man of worth whom othe rs had not named. I named Mr. Morrise, and gave him his due. She acknowled ged his gifts; but said his speaking against her as he had done, shou ld be a bar against any preferment at her hands; but seemed to marvel th at others had never thought of him." In a letter to Lord Burghley, March 1, 1592, justifying "the cause he h ad preferred" that "as heretofore we praid from the tyranny of the Bish op of Rome 'Good Lord deliver us,' we be compelled to say from the tyran ny of the clergie of England 'Good Lord deliver us,' by God's grace whil st life doth last, which I hope now after so many cracks and crazes may n ot be long, I stand for the maintainance of the honor of God and my princ e, and will stryve for the freedom of conscience, the preservation of publ ic justice, and the liberties of my country against wrong and oppression ." He died February 2, 1596, aged forty-eight. He had children: Anne, bo rn 1567; John, his son and heir, born 1568; Edward, born 1670; Elizabeth a nd Henry, born 1581. His sister Margaret married George, 3d son of Sir Bry ant Tuke--secretary to Cardinal Woolsey--who possessed Layer Marney Mano r, Essex. Sir John Moryce, son of James, knighted May 20, 1603, married Catherine, d aughter and sole heir of Sir Gabriel Pointz of North Okenden, who broug ht him the Manor of North Okenden, or North Okenden Hall; the Manor of Poi ntz in South Okenden, and several other estates and messuages of land s. He took the name of Pointz. He died January 31, 1617-18 and was succeed ed by his son Sir James Pointz, alias Morice, who died August 31, 162 3. He married Mary, daughter of Sir Richard Smith, of Leeds Castle, Ken t. His only son, Sir Richard Pointz, alias Morice, died at Montauban, Fran ce, in 1643, unmarried, and was buried at Montauban. His monument is in No rth Okenden Church, and has this inscription: "I have trusted in the Lo rd all the days of my life." The Castle and Manor of Chipping Ongar, boug ht by William Morice, continued exactly a century in his male line and th en passed into the hands of the sister of Richard Pointz, alias Morris. Rev. Thomas Moryce, 2d son of William Moryce of Chipping Ongar, married, D ec. 15, 1570, Margaret, daughter of Oliver Lynde of the County of Warwic k. He was rector of Layer Marney in Essex. He died in 1602, leaving a s on Thomas Morice, Esq., of Woodford, Essex, who married Anne, daught er of Ralph Bagle, Esq., of London, and had a son Thomas Morris, Es q, M. P. for Harlimer, County of Surrey, fifteenth of Charles II. One of h is descendants in the 3d generation, Rev. Thomas Morris, prebendary of Lim erick, Ireland, 1749, built Attlebury House, near Springfield, County of C lare, now in the possession of the family. From the Essex Morris family of Roydon the Morrises of Massachusetts and C onnecticut are without doubt descended... THE "GREAT RYCE." The following account of the "Great Rhys," the ancestor of the several Mor ris families, is found in Camden's Britannia: "Reynulph, in his 7th book and 31st chapter, maketh mention about this ti me (1200) of a Prince of Wales whom he called Rees or Rice died, in who se prayse this that followeth is written by the said author: "O blisse of battaille, chylde of chivalrie, defence of countrie, worsh ip of aimes, arme of strength, hande of largeness, eye of reason, brightne ss of honestie, bearing in breast, Hector's prowess, Achilles' sharpnes s, Nestor's soberness, Eurilaus' swiftness, Tydeus' hardiness, Sampson's s trength, Hector's worthiness, Ulixes' faire speech, Solomon's wisdom, Ajax 's hardiness. O clothing of naked, the Hungries meat, fulfilling the reque st of all that desyred. O eloquence, fellow in service, honest of deeds, a nd sober in words. Glad of semblance and love in face, goodly to every m an and rightful to all, The noble diadem and beautie of Wales is now falle n, that is, Ryce is dead! All Wales groneth: Ryce is dead! The enemie is h ere for Ryce is not here. Now Wales helpeth not itself. Ryce is dead and t aken away, but his noble fame is not dead, for it is always new in the wor lde-wyde! If a man ask what is the end? it is ashes and dust! the re is he hid; but he is unkilled, for fame dureth evermore, and suffreth n ot the noble duke to be hid from speeche. His prowess passed his manner s. His wisdom passed his prowess. His eloquence exceeded his wisdom, and h is good counsayles passed his eloquence." Hitherto Reynulph. Griffyth ap Cynan died in 1137 at the age of eighty-two years. He was t he last who bore the title of king in Wales. He had three sons and five da ughters by his wife Engharad, daughter of Owen ap Edwyn, Lord of Englfield ...  FROM THEEARL HITT WEBSITE:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/3 596/ Nicholas Morris Genealogy The Morris Family is related to the Hitt family through an early marria ge of Jane Morris to Capt. John Haynie, the ancestor of Jessie Arisona Sal ts who married Earl Lee Hitt. Jessie was the daughter of William Frankl in Salts and Martha Thomas Haynie.Nicholas Morris was born about 1605 a nd it is believed he immigrated to Maryland as a young man. It is also bel ieved that he married Martha Dameron after he moved to Northumberland Coun ty, Virginia. Morris Family Background & First Generation Nicholas MORRIS1 was born about 1605 and he died before 20 Jan 1660, wh en his will was proven, in St. Stephen's, Northumberland County, Virginia .2 It is believed that Nicholas came to Northumberland County, Virginia fr om Maryland. Nicholas and a number of other colonists, including Capt. Jo hn Haynie, signed an oath to the Commonwealth of England on 13 April 16 52 :3 Wee whose names are subscribed doe promise & engage ourselves to be tr ue & faithfull to the Commonwealth of England as it is now established wit hout KING or HOUSE of LORDES. Nicholas patented 182 acres in Northumberland County, Virginia in Novemb er 1652. He also patented 512 acres of land on the Great Wicomico Riv er on 1 June 1654 a patent which was issued to him for the importati on of 11 people to the colony. His land was located next to that of John H udnall. Nicholas was a justice of the County Court from 1652 until he died in 166 3. The Morris family is believed to have been related to Colonel John Mott ram, since the widow of Colonel Mottrom deeded a mare to Nicholas for t he "sole use of Jane Haynie, daughter of said Morris and wife of John Hayn ie".4 [WILL OF NICHOLAS MORRIS] The will of Nicholas Morris is recorded in Northumberland County, Virgin ia an was as follows:5 IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I NICH: MORRIS beinge in p:fect health doe make t his my Last Will and Testamt: in manner & forme followinge; First. I give my Soule into the hands of my blessed Saviour Jesus Chri st by whose merritts I hope to be saved; As for my Estate I dispo se of as Followeth: It: I give & bequeath unto my Sonne, ANT: MORRIS, my Seate of Land wch: n ow I live upon being 558 acres; only my Wife, MARTHA MORRIS, is to ha ve ye use of ye houseing orchard or what else she hath occasion for upon t he sd: Divident of Land for her life tyme; Likewise I give unto my afores d: Sonne, ANTHONY MORRIS, fowre Cowes, one called by the name of (Star) t he other three marked with three slitts in ye (...) & a hole & halfe spa de in ye left eare wth: (...) their increase I give to my sd. Sonne for (. ..) I give to my aforesd: Sonne, ANTHONY (...) feather Bedd bolster & pill ow, two (...) a rugge, one iron pott, three pewter (spoons) one iron pest le for him to injoy ye (...) wth: one pare of sheet; It. I give & bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife, MARTHA MORRIS, my Lea se of Land at ye head of the River called by ye name of ye ISLAND, being 5 12 acres, she to injoy ye sd: land for ever; It. I give to my aforesd: loving Wife, MARTHA MORRIS, all ye remaind er of my Cattle except one Cow which I give to my Daughter, JANE HANEY, wt h: ye increase & one yearling heyfer to my Grand Child, ELIZ: HANEY, wt h: ye increase & one yearling heyfer to my Grand Child, RICH: HANEY, wt h: ye increase, P:vided Yt: if one of ye abovesd: Grand Children die, ye H eyfer wth: ye increase is to be divided betweene ye other two, or if th ey all dye but one the survivor is to injoy what I have given to ye oth er two; all ye rest of my Cattle whatsoever I give unto my Wife & to her d isposinge. Item. I give unto my loveinge Wife my Chattels as household goods & all mo veables both wth:in door & wth:out except what is before given in th is my Will, she to dispose of the sd. goods accordinge to her owne discrec on after my Debts is payd. out of them; As for the interring of my body af ter my decease, I leave to ye discrecon of my beloved Wife, who I make who le Executrix of this my Last Will and Testamt: Witness my hand and seale t his 21th of November 1660. Before the signinge of this my Will, I gi ve to (...) Goche wch: writt my will one yearlinge heyfer & ye (increase) Signed in ye p:sence of NICH: MORRIS SAM: GOCHE, JEFFERY GOCHE 20th January pvd. & Recorded. It is believed that Nicholas married Martha DAMERON, born about 1609, whi ch has not been proven. It is known that Martha Dameron was also marri ed to Thomas Lane. Nicholas and Martha were the parents of the following c hildren: Anthony MORRIS.. Anthony's date of birth is unknown but he died about 168 2. Anthony is identified as a son in the will of his father. On 3 Janua ry 1696, following his death, the court ordered Anthony's estate to be div ided between his wife, Dorothy, and his sister, Jane Haynie, an heir. Anth ony probably died without children. Jane MORRIS. Jane was born about 1630 and died in Northumberland County, V irginia. Jane was identified in her father's will, in 1660, as Jane Han ey [Haynie]. She married Capt. John HAYNIE. Refer to the HAYNIE family f or information on the family, ancestors and decendants of Jane Morris a nd Capt. John HAYNIE. References: Virginia Vital Records, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biograph y, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly; Index ed by Judith McGhan; Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982. Historical Southern Families, Vol II, by John Bennett Broddie; Genealogic al Publishing Co., 1970. Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book 1, Page 72-73. Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book 1658-1662, page 13. Northumberland County, Virginia, Record Book for 1662-1666, page 140; publ ished in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography; Vol 22, p. 90; V ol 25 p. 92.  FROM: FAMILYTREEMAKER WEBSITE OF Amelia Gray Harmon http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/ftm/h/a/r/Amelia-G-Harmon/?Welcome= 1000146062 Notes for NICHOLAS MORRIS: The earliest record of Nicholas Morris is in the loose leaf records of Nor thumberland County, VA. He and Colonel Mottrom were leaders of the settlem ent, now Coan, Coan Mill, etc., and among the justices who helped organi ze this county.  From TIDEWATER VIRGINIA FAMILIES: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol ume 3, Number 4, pp 243-244 Oaths of Allegiance, Northumberland County, 1652 Those whose names are published doe promise and Ingage and saludt to be tr ue and faithful to the Commonwealth of England as it is now established wi thout King or house of Lordes. [April ye 11th 1652]. John Mottrom Tho: Speke John Trussell Willis Yeardly Wat Broadhurst Nicholas Morris Ri: Flynt Peter Knight Jacob Coutanceau Henry [illeg] Hugh Lee George Colclough John Haynie Jno Gaskins John Dennis John Mottrom John Grayham Tho Hales Will: Thomas Rich: Budd Simon Arnard Sen S[illeg.] William Matthew Rhoden William Vincent Isaac Weaver John Waddy Tho: Kingwell Rich: Holden Abraha Byram John Hayward Thomas Gaskins Geo: Hale Ralph Horsly Wm Medcalfe Philip Carpenter Tho Brewer Tho Prickett Jo Powell Willm Presley Robert Smith [illeg] Cox Esq Walter Weekes Richard Hubball Wm Spicer Tho Bailes David Spiller Henry Hurst James Macgreggor John Essex William Allenson Cornelius Robinson Roger Pallen Webone Bishop John Bennett hinery Cartwright Peter Presly John Airs Henry Toppin Tho Haile Jo Kent Tho Coggin Wm Reynolds John Bailes Wm Cornish Rich Clare Mos Wardsell[?] Edw Henly Tho Keen Tho: Broughton John Cross Wm Warder John Hanley Edw: Hudson Hen: Barnes James Willis Tho: Sheapard Hen: Mosley Rob: Newman Rich: Walker Charles Ashton John Ingerom John Finch Tho Witsford John Bradshawe Luke Dyne David[?] Claughton Samuell Smyths Willm Cocke Nath Hickman Robart Bradshawe Humfry ffulford John Holloway John Rosier John Walford Andrew Munroe Daniel Lisson John Dew Lewes Gilman Note: The above signatures were certified and signed by the clerk, but bo th the three lines of text and his name are difficult to read. ed. These signatures were first transcribed independently, to the best of t he ability of this researcher. Some names were then confirmed from a listi ng in Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers as having owned land, or named as a h eadright by landowners of Northumberland County at that time. Some names h ave been confirmed with the listing in Fleet, Northumbria Collectanea, 164 5-1720. Several of the names of persons who signed were not found in Fleet 's listing. Some names remain indecipherable, or perhaps misread. VLHD. Northumberland County Deeds and Orders, 1650-1652. pp.60[-60a].  John Machin Family Website http://www.next1000.com/family/EC/machen.john1.html John Micham transporte by Nicholas Morris Grant dateed 4.22.1652 [Genealogy.com, LLC, Family Archive #513, Ed. 1, Virginia Land, Marriage a nd Probate Records, Date of Import: 27 Sep 2001, Internal Ref. #1.513.1.14 808.3] Individual: Nicholas Morris Date: Jan 16, Location: Isle Of Wight Record Type: Probate Record ID: 20724 Description: Mentioned Prove Date: Dec 16, 1652 Book-Page: A-38 Remarks: John Upton. Leg.-eldest son John Upton, tract in tenure of John K ing, James Bagnall and Nicholas Morris, if he dies before he becomes 2 1, to William, Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret Underwood; land at Rappahanno ck to daughters-in-law Elizabeth, Sarah a This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the origin al Will Book.  LVA Online Catalog: MENU OF COPIES AND VOLUMES CALL NOF232 C29 M6 AUTHORMorris, Walter Revere, 1882- MAIN TITLEFolk lore of Blueridge Mountain, their first Sunday School a nd founders, other places of interest, Carroll County, Va. Court records d ating back to 1605. PUBLISHERFancy Gap, Va., c1953-62. 062117110523  Genealogy.com Virginia Colonial Abstracts p 662 p.40."Mr. Anthony Jones his receipt of Bills due to Mr. Fawkner... to be paid as followeth: ...One Bill of Nicholas Morris payable the 10th of Novem: 1644...0450 lb a nd Ca p 362 p.33.20th October 1655.Mr Robert Burrell agt Wm Thomas.Order that Th omas pay 300 lb tobo. to Burrell "for the use of Mr. Wm Carver".Signed N icholas Morris, John Rogers. p 364 Mr Morris Admr of Tho Coggin agt Martin Cole."Whereas it doth appear un to me that George Hale doth owe unto the estate of Tho Coggin decd"3 00 lb tobo."It is therefore ordered that Martin Cole who gave bond to t he said Hale to save him harmlesse x x pay forthwith x x".Signed Samue ll Smyth. Martin Cole agt Mr Morris Admr of Tho Coggin.Coggin having owed Co le 82 lb tobo. by bill assigned from John Bennett, Morris is ordered to pa y.Signed Samuell Smyth.  Genealogy.com Virginia Colonial Abstracts p 578 Morris, Nicholas.Signs oath to Commonwealth of England.13 Apl 1652.1 .72-3. Morris, Mr Nicho.Justice.20 July 1652.1.76. Morris, Nicho.Wit deed Saffell to Hudnall.20 Nov 1653.14.59. Morris, Nicho.Alice Larritt makes sworn stmt before him.19 Jan 1655/ 6.14.67. Morris, Nich:Will.d 21 Nov 1660.p 20 Jan 1664/5.To son Anthony Mor ris.To wife Martha, she extrx. To dau Jane Haynie.Grandchildren Mart ha Haynie, Elizabeth Haynie and Richd Haynie.Wit:Sam George, Jeffer ey George.15.140. Morris, Mr Nicho.His land adj Jno Hudnall.25 July 1665.17.28. p 662 p.40."Mr Anthony Jones his list of Bills due to Mr Fawkner.A list of b ills due to be paid as followeth:... One bill of Nicholas Morris payable the 10th of Novem: 1644---450 lb and C a...  >>>CONTINUED AT MARRIAGE NOTES FOR NICHOLAS MORRIS AND MARTHA NEWMAN>>>>>[ Genealogy.com, LLC, Family Archive #513, Ed. 1, Virginia Land, Marriage a nd Probate Records, Date of Import: 8 Jun 2003, Internal Ref. #1.513.1.148 08.3] Individual: Nicholas Morris Date: Jan 16, Location: Isle Of Wight Record Type: Probate Record ID: 20724 Description: Mentioned Prove Date: Dec 16, 1652 Book-Page: A-38 Remarks: John Upton. Leg.-eldest son John Upton, tract in tenure of John K ing, James Bagnall and Nicholas Morris, if he dies before he becomes 2 1, to William, Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret Underwood; land at Rappahanno ck to daughters-in-law Elizabeth, Sarah a This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the origin al Will Book. More About Hon Nicholas~ Morris: Migration: Maryland to Virginia Oath of Allegiance: 13 Apr 1652, Northumberland County, VA Patent: Nov 1652, 182 acres in Northumberland County Political: Bet. 1652 - 1663, Justice of the county court Probate: 1663, Virginia Will: 21 Nov 1660, dated, proved?
Notes for Martha Newman: [myersfamily3.GEDjuly05.GED] an Elizabeth Newman, widow, wanted to leave bequests to Martha Newman's da ughters, Martha and Elizabeth?and also to Peter Presly Jr?
More About Martha Newman: AKA (Facts Pg): Martha Dameron Surname Variant: Newman, Dameron Marriage Notes for Nicholas~ Morris and Martha Newman: [myersfamily3.GEDjuly05.GED] >>>>>CONTINUED FROM NOTES FOR NICHOLAS MORRIS>>>>> Genealogy.com Virginia Colonial Abstracts p 350 p.21.21st Nov 1653.Mrs Mary Calvert Confaced."Whereas Mrs Mary Calve rt hath confessed in Courth That she hath called the States the Keep 's of the Liberty of England Rogues Traytors and Rebells in Mr Nicholas Mo rris his house.Shee saith that at the time of speaking such words she w as in great danger of her life being taken away by her husband and she spo ke these words to no other end but onely to have some Magistrate or offic er to secure her from her husband.The Court doth therefore Order that t he said Mrs Calvert shall presently receav thirty stripes upon her bare sh oulders for this her offence.Yet not withstanding upon Mr Calverts petic on in behalfe of his wife the Court doth Ord'r that the said Mr Calvert sh all pay upon all demands to the account of the County one thousand poun ds of Tobo and Caske for the Comuteing of the Corporall punishment to be i nflicted upon the said wife with charges of Court else execution".[Not e:Now Mrs Calvert must have been well aware of what had taken place in M aryland.Colonel Claiborne had recently been a guest of Colonel Mottro m.How was it possible that she could think otherwise than as she express ed herself.Whether these brutes expected to actually carry through th is sentence or not we will never know, but it is plain that they frighten ed this gentlewoman into telling an untruth in Court.This Court scene mu st indeed have been elevating.The Puritans in all their Christian glor y.Let us see exactly who these so called men were.They were:Colon el John Mottrom, Mr John Trussell, Mr. William Presley, Mr. Nicholas Morr is (Commissioners). B.F.]  Virginia County Records, Volume VI Original Source Page Name: 368 Nicholas Morris 1654 Comment: 512 acres  Virginia Colonial Abstracts at Genealogy.com p 684 p.80.P of A.3 Feb 1653/4.Nicholas Morris to 'loveing friend' Franc is Heale to enquire concerning and to sell Gregory Murill.Signed Nichol as Morris.Wit:John Turney [or Turner?], Robert Lambdon.Rec 20 Aug 16 57.  Children of Nicholas~ Morris and Martha Newman are: