Thomas MORSE [REV] 1
- Born: 1548, Stoke-By-Nayland, Suffolk, England
- Christened: Stoke-By-Nayland, Suffolk, England
- Marriage: Margaret KING on 5 Jun 1573 in Boxted, Essex, England
- Died: 14 Mar 1596 or 14 Mar 1597, Foxearth, ESsex, England at age 48
- Buried: 28 Apr 1597
Ancestral File Number: XS5Z-Z4.
"named as living, in the will of his grandfather, Robert Morse, 5 Oct 1551, and as "Thomas Mosse the Elder" in the will of his uncle, John Mosse, the Edler, 23 Sep 1577, and probably identical wtih the Rev. Thomas Morse who is given as No 4 of this pedigree.
He died between 10 Nov 1596, when he made his will, and 10 Mar 1596/77, when John Fermin, his successor as rector of Foxearth, co Essex, was presented by the patron of that living, Anne Butts, widow.
REv Thomas Morse was presented to the vicarage of Boxted, co Essex, of which the Bishop of London was a patron, in 1573, and held this living until 1578, when he resigned, his successor , Rev. Philip Silgate, being presented on 18 Mar 1578/9. Apparently he continued to lvie at Boxted until 1583, for the baptisms of his five cihldren by his first wife down to and including Daniel who was bapt 2 May 1583, were recorded tehre. On 14 July 1583 he was inducted as rector of Hinderclay, in northern Suffolk. From about 1594 until his death he was rector of Foxearth, co Essex. His son Nathaniel was baptized there, and his next and yougest child.
To his eldest son he gave all teh books in his study, and to his wife Margaret the residue of his estate, adn she was to bring up his children in learning.
Thomas married Margaret KING, daughter of Thomas KING [Jr] and Rebecca, on 5 Jun 1573 in Boxted, Essex, England. (Margaret KING was born in 1552 in Boxted, Essex, England, christened on 31 Jan 1567 in Boxted, Essex, England, died on 28 Jul 1585 in Hinderlay, England and was buried on 28 Jul 1585 in Hinderlay, Suffolk, England.)