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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

    Isaac Morrill

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    • 9th Great-grandfather of Sarah Palin — 12th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 2898 
    • Mother:
    • Birth Date:
    • ABT 1588 
    • Birth Location:
    • Christening Date:
    • Christening Location:
    • Death Date:
    • 18 or 20 DEC 1661 
    • Death Location:
    • Roxbury (now Boston), Suffolk, Massachusetts 
    • Burial Date:
    • 21 Dec 1661 
    • Burial Location:
    • Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury (now Boston), Suffolk, Massachusetts 
    • Marriage Date:
    • BEF 1625 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Notes: 
    • Isaac Morrill immigrated to New England aboard the Lyon in 1632.

      The claim that the Isaac Morrill, and his brother Abraham, came from Hatfield Broadoak, Essex, England and are the sons of Richard Morrill and Joan Childe are unproven. It originated with Charles Edward Banks in his Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England (p. 47) originally published in 1937 and then reprinted in 1957, which listed the brothers as being from Hatfield, Broadoak. Banks was generally good about listing his sources, but he didn't list any for Abraham and Isaac Morrill. Since then people have claimed Abraham and Isaac Morrill are sons of Richard and Joan (Childe) Morrill without any evidence other than citing Banks.

      Robert Charles Anderson, in his Great Migration Begins, Vol. 1 (pp. 1291-1292), speculated that the reason Banks made the connection is because Isaac Morrill, Abraham's brother, went to New England aboard the Lyon in 1632. Others on board were from Nazeing, Essex, England. Isaac and those from Nazeing settled together in Roxbury. So Banks may have assumed they were all from the same neighborhood in England. Hatfield Broadoak is only 13 miles from Nazeing. But there is no evidence that Isaac and Abraham are from Hatfield Broadoak, let alone sons of Richard and Joan (Childe) Morrill.

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