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