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George Morton

Birthplace: Bawtry, Yorkshire, England
Death: England
Place of Burial: Bawtry, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Morton, of Bawtry and Mary Morton
Husband of Catherine Morton
Father of George Morton, of the Plymouth Colony and Thomas Morton
Brother of Robert Morton

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About George Morton, of Bawtry

George Morton

  • Born about 1570 in Bawtry, Yorkshire, England
  • Son of Anthony Morton Esq and Mary (UNKNOWN) Morton
  • Brother of Robert Morton
  • Husband of Catherine (Boun) Morton — married [date unknown] in Bawtry Chapel, Yorkshire, England
  • Father of George Morton II


Born about 1570, probably in Bawtry, Yorkshire, England, "a wealthy Catholic gentleman living near Bawtry or Harworth..." [1]

One entry for this person (greenwald-miller version) styles him as "17th Lord of Bawtry".

George Morton who married Catherine Boun is widely accepted as being the son of Anthony Morton, who, though he was the 2nd son of Robert Morton (d1575), became lord of the manor of Harworth (in the parish of Bawtry) because his elder brother died young without issue [2]

George Morton of Hardwick, gent and Catherine Bown, daur. of John B. of Nottingham, gent., to be married at Colne, dated 1591 [3]. Colne (Lancashire) is an unlikely location for this marriage as it is nowhere close to Nottingham, Hardwick (Derbyshire) or Bawtry (George's birthplace).

George being "of Hardwick" at the time of this marriage is possibly explained by a document dated 1582 that describes his father, Anthony, as being servant to George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury. The Earl was married to Elizabeth Talbot, otherwise known as the celebrated ‘Bess of Hardwick’ and one of their residences was Hardwick Hall. It is therefore quite possible that as a young man George had spent time as a member of that household.

Thoroton [4] in talking about Harworth in Bawtry has this to say about George's father Anthony:

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.
He further says (about the chapel at Bawtry) [5] :

The Moretons did found an Hospital in the uttermost edge of the Parish near Bawtrey Town in Yorkshire, to which there is also a Chapel yet standing, wherein they of the Family have used to be buried, and amongst the rest there lies Katherine (daughter of John Boun, Esquire, by his first wife, and so) half sister to Gilbert Boun, Sergeant at Law, who was the widow of George Moreton, elder brother of the beforenamed Robert, who sold Hareworth, which George died long before the said Anthony his father.
In the abscence of parish records and wills Robert Thoroton (published in 1677) is probably the best source of information on this family as Gilbert Boun mentioned above was Thoroton's father-in-law and collector of much of the information published in Thoroton's book.

Immigration: 10 JUL 1623 Pilgrim Ship the "Anne"

George 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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George Morton, of Bawtry's Timeline

Bawtry, Yorkshire, England
August 2, 1585
Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
Harworth, Nottinghamshire, England
January 30, 1943
Age 373
February 11, 1943
Age 373
February 15, 2002
Age 432
October 5, 2002
Age 432
Bawtry Chapel, Bawtry, Nottinghamshire, England, UK