Thomas Morton (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of October 29, 2020:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line George Morton descendants for NGS/WGS SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact

Still to do as of October 29, 2020

  • NGS/WGS test multiple George Morton descendants to firmly place family clade as well as discover any subclades unique to descendants lines.


The marriage record[1] of George Morton and Juliana Carpenter explicitly states George was accompanied by Thomas Morton, his brother.

First Generation

Thomas Morton[2] was born about 1589. He was named as one of the 1626 Purchasers and was originally named in the 1627 Cattle division, but his name was crossed out, and another inserted. From this, it appears he died sometime in 1627. The name of his wife is currently unknown, but he was prob. the father of Thomas who came over in the Ann and Little James in 1623.

Second Generation

Thomas Morton (II) was born Leiden about 1617. He married about 1645 Rose ____ but it is currently unknown whether he had any children.

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  2. Not to be confused with the more (in)famous Thomas Morton of Merrymount.

DNA results

See DNA results for descendants of his brother George

References & External Links

  • Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 vol. 2 G-O, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1995.
  • Anderson, Robert Charles, The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston 2004, pp. 336-37.