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Sarah (Blower) Morgan (1619 - 1673)

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Sarah Morgan formerly Blower aka Tilley (disproven); Lynn, Gunnison, Mitchell
Born in Sudbury, Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1636 in New Englandmap
Wife of — married 15 Mar 1647 in Boston, Massachusettsmap
Wife of — married 18 Jul 1665 in Kittery, York, Mainemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kittery, York, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 25 Feb 2018 | Created 24 Sep 2014
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Sarah (Blower) Morgan migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Sarah was born about 1616 based on her estimated marriage in 1636. She was NOT the daughter of William Tilley, as was initially believed-- even by Anderson as late as 1995 (but he revised this opinion by 2011). She called William Tilley "father" in a 1660 letter. However, William's age based on epositions he gave calculate to a birth year of 1603/4; Sarah's own deposition calculates back to a birth of 1619-- when William would only have been 12. Anderson as well as (independently) Mary Beth Norton concluded that Sarah must have been daughter of Alice (Frost) Blower Tilley by Alice's first husband, Thomas Blower.

Sarah married first by 1636, Henry Lynn, a coastal trader, who by 1642, had absented himself to Virginia where he died soon, leaving her and four very young children to fend for themselves. The court in Maine ordered that his estate-- what there was of it-- be sold to support the children.

Sarah m2 by 15 May 1647 Hugh Gunnison. The following week, she had her Lynn children brought to Boston church for baptism.

She m3 after 20 July 1660 and before 1 July 1661... Capt. John Mitchell.

She m4 by 18 Jul 1665 Dr. Francis Morgan.


By Henry Lynn:

  1. Sarah Lynn, b. Boston 20 August 1636; m by 14 Mar 1658/9 William Rogers
  2. Elizabeth, b Boston 27 Mar 1638; m1 by 14 Mar 1658/9 William Sealey; m2 after 2 Apr 1672 Thomas Cowell
  3. Ephraim, b Boston 16 Jan 1639; m by 1667 Anne Lockwood
  4. Rebecca, b Boston 15 Feb 1645/6 [more like Feb 1641/2 based on her age at baptism]; no further record.


  1. Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins..., Boston, MA: NEHGS (1995), pp 1220-1222 BUT see his revised opinion about her origins in Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VII (T-Y), Boston, MA: NEHGS 2011, pp 51-56

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On 24 Sep 2014 at 17:04 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Apologies for the confusion about her origins. Anderson corrected his 1995 conclusions about her in his 2011 profile of her step-father William Tilley.

Sarah is 25 degrees from Lizzie Griffiths, 17 degrees from Fred Rogers and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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