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Anthony Morton

Birthplace: Bawtry, Yorkshire, England
Death: after 1612
Bawtry, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Bawtry, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Morton, Esq. and Alice Morton
Husband of Mary Morton
Father of George Morton, of Bawtry and Robert Morton
Brother of John Morton and Ann Morton (died young)
Half brother of Robert Norton; Sampson Morton; Danyell Morton and Elizabeth Morton

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Immediate Family

About Anthony Morton, of Bawtry

Anthony Morton, Esq.

  • Birth: Bawtry, Blyth, Yorkshire, England
  • Parents: Robert Morton, Alice Markham
  • Wife: Mary
  • Death: in Of Bawtry, Blyth, Yorkshire, England
  • Burial: Haworth Chapel, Bawtry, Nottinghamshire, England


  1. George
  2. Robert



"A fine is preserved, dated Trinity 1577 wherein William Bradfurthe is plaintiff and Anthony Morton and Mary, his wife, are deforciants, and lands at Austerfield and Bawtry are at issue [1].

"Anthony Morton wasted the Morton Estate" [2]

Thoroton [3] in talking about Harworth in Bawtry has this to say about Anthony Morton:

This Town and Hamlets have been of long time the Inheritance of Moreton, an ancient and worshipful Family, until Anth. Moreton Esq (who paid in Queen Elizabeth's time 3s 4d for half a knight's fee in Harworth) wasted the Estate, he was the father of Robert Moreton who sold Harworth to Mr William Saunderson.

Thoroton lists the owners of the estates of Barten, Hesley and Harworth (all around Bawtry) in 1612 [4] as being Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbuy, George Chaworth, knight, Anthony Morton, Esquire....etc. Anthony Morton was therefore still alive in 1612.


Place: Harworth Chapel, Bawtry, Nottinghamshire, England

Research notes

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"Wealthy Catholic gentleman living near Bawtry or Harworth, not far from the little village of Scrooby, in Nottinghamshire, England." --Martha S. Winters

"William Bradford's first wife was very probably Alice Morton, a sister of the Anthony Morton from whom he bought land and houses. According to the Browne Reference (see below), William Bradford (c1515-1595) won these properties in a 'fine' where Bradford was a 'plaintiff' and Anthony Morton and his wife, Mary are 'deforciants'. The same article asserts that William Bradford's 1st wife was Alice Morton, sister of Anthony Morton, and that Anthony Morton was the grandfather of George Morton, the Plymouth Colonist. One of Anthony Morton's two sons was George Morton (the elder) who married Catherine Boun and had a son, the George Morton of Leyden and Plymouth, a member of the Seperatists, many of whom sailed to Plymouth on the Mayflower." George Morton was therefore, a second cousin to Gov. William Bradford. George sailed originally on the Speedwell which developed leaks and had to return to England, so he came later on the Anne in 1623. He married Juliane Carpenter, a sister of Alice Carpenter, the 2nd wife of Governor Bradford. Thus he was also a brother-in-law to Gov. William Bradford of Plymouth." --Phillips Verner Bradford.

(I) George Morton, the first of the name to found a family in America, and the ancestor of former Vice-President Levi P. Morton, was born about 1585, at Austerfield, Yorkshire, England, and it is believed was of the ancient Mortons, who bore for arms: Quarterly, gules and ermine; in the dexter chief and sinister base, each a goat's head erased argent attired or. Crest, a goat's head argent attired or. Hunter, in his "Founders of New Plymouth," suggests that he may have been the George Morton hitherto unaccounted for in the . family of Anthony Morton, of Bawtry, one of the historical families of England, and that from Romanist lineage "he so far departed from the spirit and principles of his family as to have fallen into the ranks of the Protestant Puritans and Separatists."

Anthony Morton is buried at Harworth Chapel at Bawtry, Nottingham, England; His parents could be Robert Morton & Alice Markham

  • ____________________
  • 'Anthony Morton
  • M, b. circa 1528
  • Father Robert Morton b. c 1505, d. 1575
  • Mother Alice Markham b. c 1502
  • 'Anthony Morton died at Bawtry, Blyth, Yorkshire, England. He was born circa 1528 at of Bawtry, Blyth, Yorkshire, England. He married Mary circa 1550.
  • Family Mary
  • Child
  • ◦George Morton+ b. c 1553, d. Jul 1612
  • ______________________
  • 'Full text of "George Morton of Plymouth Colony and some of his descendants"
  • --------8. Charles Morton, of Bawtry, m. Maud, dau. of Wil. Dalison, of Co. Lincolnshire. His will dated 1531. (From here I quote from the visitation of Yorkshire in the years 1563 and 1564, p. 213, as the family record of this line of the family is not continued in this place beyond Charles.)
  • -------------8. Robert Morton, of Bawtry, Esquire, will dated 1575, m (1) Alice, dau. of Sir John Markham. of Colham, Notts.
  • -----------------i. John, d. young.
  • -----------------9. ii. 'Anthony, of Bawtry, Esquire; buried in Haworth Chapel.
  • -----------------iii. Ann, d. young.
  • -------------Md. (2) Anne, dau. of John Norton, of Norton Conyers, and widow of Robert Plumpton.
  • -----------------iv. Robert, executed in London. Aug. 26, 1588, as a traitor. See Dict. of Nat. Biography, XXXIX, p. 156.
  • -----------------v. Sampson, went to Rome.
  • -----------------vi. Daniel, went to Rome.
  • -----------------vii. Elizabeth, d. young.
  • -----------------9. 'Anthony Morton, of Bawtry, Esquire; buried in the chapel there; m. — .
  • -------------------10. i. George.
  • --------------------ii. Robert.
  • -------------------10. George, m. Catherine, dau. of John Boun, Esquire, of Notts (buried in chapel at Bawtry).
  • _____________________

Anthony Morton, of Bawtry

Marriage 1 Anthony Morton b: Abt 1521-1523 in Bawtry, Blyth, Yorkshire, England Married: ABT 1559 in Bawtry, York, England Change Date: 10 JUL 2008 Note: 17:25


George Morton b: 1553 in Bawtry, York, England. Married Catherine Boun
Robert Morton

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Anthony Morton, of Bawtry's Timeline

Bawtry, Yorkshire, England
Bantry, Nottinghamshire, England (United Kingdom)
Age 71
Bawtry, Yorkshire, England
Of, Bawtry, Yorkshire, England
Haworth Chapel, parish of Blyth, Bawtry, Yorkshire, England