Robert MORSE
(Abt 1434-Abt 1455)
(Abt 1436-)
(Abt 1452-)
(Abt 1454-)
Robert MORSE
(Abt 1500-1551)


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Robert MORSE 1

  • Born: Abt 1500, Stoke By Nayland, Suffolk, England
  • Marriage: Agnes MOSSE
  • Died: 15 Oct 1551, Stoke-By-Nayland, Suffolk, England about age 51
  • Buried: 25 Sep 1552

bullet   Ancestral File Number: 3G4B-5P.


bullet  General Notes:

Will of Robert Morse of Stoke Nayland, Suffolk, husbandman, dated 5 Oct 1551. To my son John the Elder the house where I live, ... To Robert and Thomas, sons of my son Thomas, who now dwells with me, 20s towards their keeping. To my son Richard the house and lands called Canons, at his age of 21. To my son John the Younger half of my tenement called Pauling at his age of 21, his sorrel colt and his dun mare. To my daughters Alice, Jone, Margaret, Katherine, each a cow. To my wife Agnes my horse called Rude together with al other goods unbequeathed and appoints her executrix.. Proved 15 Sep 1552.

From The family can trace its lineage back to Stratford Saint Mary, England, which was a small Saxon settlement. On the side of the Stratford Saint Mary parish church the north side was added by Thomas Mors (Morse) in 1494. Mors was a wealthy clothier. The Morse family migrated from Dedham in England, to Dedham, Massachusetts where Joseph Morse 7th generation was a founder of the Medfield Grant.

Other wills are of William Morse of Suffolk, clothier, landin tenure of Anthony Morse. Cousins Hubbard - gold rings.

Thomas Morse, minister of God in the County of Essex, dated 10 Nov 1596. Nine children. A brother, Richard Mosse. A son Joseph. sister Margaret. Bibles to his eight youngest children. All his books in his study to his eldest son. Residue of goods, money, plate, bonds, mrotgages, cattle, household stuff, to wife Margaret, and she is to educate his childrren.

Robert Mosse of Stoke by Nayland, single man, 21 Aug 1600, bequathes house and other property in Stoke by Nayland to Gillian Bacon, his exutrix.

Will of Anthony Morse of Hinderclay, Co Suffolk, dated 4 Aug 1603. Wife Elizabeth. Brother Edard, Lands in Boxted, Essex. Brother Nathaniel. Brother William, and children. Willed a book to a friend.

Wiliam Glover beeueaths to Joseph Morse of Dedham and Widow Morse in the Valley. Proved 5 May 1609.

Robert Morse of Stoke by Nayland yeoman, 6 May 11619. Wife Ann. Lands to son Richard from his grandfather Richard Morse.

Will of John Anger of Dedham, clothier, bequest to joseph Morse the elder.

John Pye of Dedham, Essex, clothier, 8 Nov 1624, bequest of Joseph Morse, Sr of Dedham.

Will of Ann Anger, 2 Sep 1625, mentions Joseph Morse. Jeremiah Morse was a witness.

Will of Anne Copping of Burgate, Suffolk, 7 July1626, witnessed by Elizabeth Morse, wife of Samuel Morse.

Noncupative will of Mary Mosse of Dedham, co Essex, single, dated 9 May 1631. To three unmarried sisters apparel at the discretion of Francis Gibbs. Witnesses Jeremy and Margaret Mosse.

Many more wills in kind, including a Mosse, merchant, of London. Church records, etc.

Robert's father, whose Christian name is unknown, was probably living at SToke by Nayland about 1490, and William Morse, who was taxed at Stoke by Nayland on property valued at 3 pounds, in the subsidy of 1524-5, was perhaps Robert's brother.


Robert married Agnes MOSSE, daughter of John MOSSE and Unknown. (Agnes MOSSE was born 1499 (80-1579) in Stoke By Nayland, Suffolk, England, died on 27 Jan 1579 in Stokes, Nayland, England and was buried 17 JAN 1579 (AGE 80) in Stoke By Nayland, Suffolk, England.)

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