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Clergyman , educator

Charles Morton, British clergyman, educator. famous of Dissenter’s academies nr.

Background

Morton, Charles was born in 1627 in Pendavy, England. Son of Review Nicholas and Francis (Kestell) Morton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wadham College, Oxford, 1649, Master of Arts, 1662.

Career

Minister, Charlestown, Massachusetts. Fellow Harvard, 1692, 1st vice president, 1697. Wrote Compendium Physicae and System of Logic, used as textbooks at Harvard into 18th century.

Best known work The Spirit of Man…, 1693. Founded association of 22 leading ministers from Boston vicinity, 1690. 1st minister in New England to perform marriages.

Began ceremony of “installation” among Congregationalists.

Achievements

  • Famous of Dissenter’s academies nr.

Connections

Married Joan Morton, 1 child.

father:
Review Nicholas Morton

mother:
Francis (Kestell) Morton

spouse:
Joan Morton