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Morris, Lewis,

1671–1746, American colonial official, first lord of the manor of Morrisania in New York. The son of Richard Morris (d. 1672; see MorrisMorris,
family of prominent American landowners and statesmen. Richard Morris, d. 1672, left England after serving in Oliver Cromwell's army, became a merchant in Barbados, and emigrated to New York City when it was known, under the Dutch, as New Amsterdam.
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, family), he was born in that part of Westchester co. that is now part of the Bronx, New York City. He inherited large properties in New York and New Jersey, and in 1697 his New York estate was patented as the manor of Morrisania. In 1702, Morris traveled to England to help bring about the fall of proprietary government in New Jersey. He became a bitter opponent of the arbitrary rule of Lord Cornbury, who was governor of both New York and New Jersey, and aided in securing his removal (1708). In 1715 he was made chief justice of New York, but a subsequent struggle with Gov. William Cosby resulted in his removal (1733). Upon the separation (1738) of New Jersey from New York, Morris became the first governor of New Jersey, serving until his death. His stern administration was marked by much opposition and quarreling.

Morris, Lewis,

1698–1762: see under MorrisMorris,
family of prominent American landowners and statesmen. Richard Morris, d. 1672, left England after serving in Oliver Cromwell's army, became a merchant in Barbados, and emigrated to New York City when it was known, under the Dutch, as New Amsterdam.
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Morris, Lewis,

1726–98, American political leader, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Morrisania, N.Y. (now part of the Bronx); elder half-brother of Gouverneur Morris. A wealthy landowner and third lord of the manor of Morrisania after 1762, he was prominent among the opponents of British policies and was influential in promoting the provincial convention of New York (1775) and in the Continental Congress (1775–77). After the war he restored his estate at Morrisania, which had been burned and plundered by the British. He continued to be prominent in New York affairs.
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A break of 50 in the opening frame helped John Morrell to a 3-0 win over Lewis Morris, while Aran Hetherington also inflicted a 3-0 defeat on Buxton.
NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- President Michael Victor of Lake Erie College granted the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Carol Lewis Morris, class of '67.
Mi sgwennodd nifer o gerddi am deulu ei gyfaill William Vaughan, Corsygedol (a Nannau) ac mae'n debyg mai drwy hwnnw y daeth o i nabod Lewis Morris, a gweddill Morrisiad Mon, teulu fu'n brysur yn atgyfodi diddordeb yn y traddodiad llenyddol yng Nghymru.
A number had Welsh-sounding names, including Lewis Morris, William Williams, Francis Lewis, Sam and John Adams and Robert Morris.
Four Samurai swords worth around pounds 600 were taken from the Bridgend home of Lewis Morris by a man who claimed he worked for a housing association.
Last season's runner up Sean McAllister got off to a good start with a 3-0 win over Lewis Morris, while John Morrell knocked in a break of 40 to beat Cameron Ray 3-0.
Yn ei gofiant i Lewis Morris, mae'r Dr Dafydd Wyn Wiliam yn nodi mai yn 1707 y symudodd y teulu i'r fferm 187 erw hon sy'n ffinio ar draeth Dulas.
Brothers Chez and Lewis Morris borrowed their 10- year-old nephew's plastic shotgun to take it to their local.
Declan Kerridge-Gordon's run in Division One continued with 2-1 wins over Jackson Jowsey, Jay Buxton and Lewis Morris.
Ofnaf mai atgof yn unig fydd 'afalau mau a mel' Llanfigael, y canodd Lewis Morris amdanynt.
Both teams' great attacking play ensured a flurry of goals with Lewis Morris 2, Danny Darwent and Sean Davidson also finding the net for Boaler, and Conner Parkinson 2, Luke Booth, Kevin Johnson, Dom Thompson and Jack Fenlon on target for Townvilla Mags (Sean Brown, Daniel Hennsley, Callum O'Conner) beat Bravo (Callum Walker) 3-1 and KADRA (James Gildea, Mark Burns) beat BM Town (Chris Chambers) 2-1.