Ramage Family History

James Morgan

Male 1607 - 1704  (97 years)


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  • Name James Morgan 
    Born 1607  Llanfabon, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Apr 1704  Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4417  Ramage | Ramage Line
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2011 

    Father William Morgan,   b. 1582, Llanfabon, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1629, Bristol, Gloucestershire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Family ID F1566  Group Sheet

    Family Margery Hill,   b. 16 Jun 1611, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1690, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Capt. John Morgan,   b. 30 Mar 1645, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1711, Groton, New London CO, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1565  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • (I) James Morgan, son of William Morgan, of Llanvabon, Wales, sailed from Bristol, England, in the ship "Mary," accompanied by a kinsman, Robert Morgan, in the summer of 1636, and landed at Boston. He first settled at Sandy Bay, near Gloucester, but becoming dissatisfied with the bleak coast, and finding that the Indians were a great annoy
      ance as well as a pressing menace, removed to Roxbury, where he married, August 6, 1640, Margery Hill, of that place, and most of their children were born there. It was in that place that he was made a freeman, May 10, 1643, and he was a freeholder there as late as 1649-50, when he removed to Pequot, now New London, Connecticut, in company with many other families of Sandy Bay, headed by their pastor, Rev. Richard Bliman. On February 10, 1650, land was assigned to him "on the path to New street, being six acres of upland where the wigwams are, in the path that goes from his house toward Culvers, among the Rocky Hills." He was one of a committee, in 1661, "to lay out the bounds of N. London on the east side of the Great River." It is recorded that the following year that "James Morgan, Mr. Tinker and Obiadiah Brown are chosen to seat the people in the meeting-house, which they doing the inhabitants are to rest silent." That year, 1662, he was appointed one of a committee to contract to build a house for the ministry at New London, and he signed himself "James Morgan, Senior, of New London." That year he stood third highest in amount among the taxpayers, certifying to holding 250 pounds. He died in his own homestead, about three miles from Groton, in 1685, aged seventy-eight years. Children: 1. Hannah, born May 18, 1642; married, November 20, 1660, Nehemiah Royce. 2. James, born March 3, 1644; married, November, 1666, Mary Vine. 3. John, see forward. 4. Joseph, born November 29, 1646; married, April, 1670. Dorothy Park. 5. Abraham, born September 3, 1648, died August,
      1649. 6. A daughter, born November 17,
      1650, died an infant.