Cadwalader Morris

b. say 1686
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4th great-grandfather of Louise Underwood.
6th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Underwood and Allied Families
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Pedigree for Louise Underwood
     Cadwalader Morris was born say 1686 in Merionethshire, Wales. He was the son of Morris Cadwaladr and Catherine Griffith. He married Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of Edward Morgan and Elizabeth Morgan, 24 3m 1710 (24 May 1710) in Gwynedd Meeting House, Gwynedd, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, under auspices of Haverford Monthly Meeting.1,2 Click to view image Letters of administration were granted to his widow on 23 December 1727.3
Additional Data
All places mentioned have been in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, since 10 September 1784 when it was formed from Philadelphia County.

Cadwalader Morris of or near North Wales, yeoman, bought 100 acres in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, from Alexander Edwards of North Wales, Philadelphia County, yeoman, for 34 pounds on 28 12m 1707 (28 February 1707).4

Cadwalader Morris was among the Friends (Quakers) who united in 1709/10 to raise money to build a new meeting house at Gwynedd, to replace the original log meeting house built in 1700. He signed the subscription paper dated "the sixth day of the first monthy in the year one thousand seven hundred and nine-ten," pledging £2 payable in four installments. The stone structure, completed in 1712, was torn down and a new one was built on the same site in 1823. The stone steps are all that remains of the 1712 meeting house.5

Cadwalader Morris owned 100 acres of land in or near Gwynedd, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Deed is on file in Philadelphia.6,7

Cadwalader Morris was named as an overseer of his brother-in-law Morgan Morgan's will dated 30 1m 1727 (30 March 1727) in Gwynedd, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.8

On 23 December 1727, Letters of administration were granted to Elizabeth Morris of Philadelphia County widow, on the estate of Cadwalader Morris.3

Children of Cadwalader Morris and Elizabeth Morgan


  1. [S357] Morgan-Morris marriage, 24th day of the 3 month 1710, in Minutes of the Haverford Monthly Meeting, unpaginated, arranged by date, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S356] Howard Malcolm Jenkins, Historical collections relating to Gwynedd, a township of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, settled, 1696, by immigrants from Wales, with some data referring to the adjoining township, of Montgomery, also settled by Welsh (Philadelphia: Howard Malcolm Jenkins, 1897), Chapter 12, online. <
  3. [S355] Mrs. Georges Carousso, trans., "Philadelphia County Administration Book "C", 11 April 1720-13 June 1737", The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 22-1 (1961): 249, citing p. 97: #63.
  4. [S379] Philadelphia County Record of Deeds, Book E4: v. 7, p 31-33, City of Philadelphia Courthouse, unknown repository address.
  5. [S356] Howard Malcolm Jenkins, Historical collections relating to Gwynedd, Chapter 9, online <>, Chapter 28, online. <
  6. [S351] "Morris Gedcom", 28 May 1999, Greg Morris (Nevada City, California), to Laura M. Cooper (Arlington, Texas); Laura M. Cooper, 1804 Holm Oak St., Arlington, Texas.
  7. [S330] Interview with William H. Morris (William H. Morris; Leesburg, Florida), by Laura Munson Cooper, 1999. Transcript held in 2004 by Cooper (1804 Holm Oak St.; Arlington, TX 76012-5608).
  8. [S361] Inc. Lineages, comp., Philadelphia County Wills, 1682-1819 (Philadelphia: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1900; reprint <>:, 2000), citing E: 38.
  9. [S354] William Henry Egle, ed., Notes and Queries Historical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania, Annual Volume 1899, vol. IV (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:, 1900; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970), 201.
  10. [S358] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, 5 vols. (Ann Arbor: Edwards Borthers, 1938), 2: 654.