'Morshead1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Morshead (Barts), Morshead of Carthuther, Morshead of Penhergett, Morshead of St. Neot, Morshead of Widey

Maclean reports that "The family of Morshead is said to have resided at Penhergett, in the parish of St. Ive, in the early part of the 16th century". The first shown in the pedigree is ...
Edward Morshead of Penhergett (a 1617)
m. Joane
1. William Morshead
  A. William Morshead of Penhergett (d unm 1683)
  B. Richard Morshead of Penhergett
  Maclean reports that "The descendants of Richard became extinct in the male line on the death of John Morshead, of Penhergett, 1739. The heiress married John Luke, of Trevilles, ... father of Admiral William Luke (who dsp)". The pedigree shown by Maclean is a little confusing on exactly how the connections arose but the following appears possible.
  i. Richard Morshead of St. Ive (d after 1714)
  m. Elizabeth
  a. John Morshead of Penhergett (d 1739)
  b. Elizabeth Morshead (bur 1700)
  m. John Luke of Trevilles
  c.+ other issue (dspm?) - Richard, William
  C. Edward Morshead of East Down in St. Neot (bur 23.03.1688-9)
  m. (02.1644-5) Philippa Michell of St. Neot (bur 07.11.1694)
  i. William Morshead of St. Neot (bpt 04.1649, bur 16.01.1690-1)
  m. (02.1686-7) Catherine Cole (dau of John Cole of Cartuther, sister/heir of John of Cartuther, m2. Charles Pomeroy)
a. William Morshead of Cartuther in Menheniot (bpt 01.169-1, d 1743)
  m. Jane Herring (dau of Edmund Herring of Langstone (Langton))
  (1) William Morshead of Carthuther & Trevarion, Sheriff of Cornwall (b 08.1722, bur 04.05.1784)
  Part of the following is supported by BP1870 ('Morshead') & TCB (vol 5, 'Morshead of Trenant Park', p237) and was originally shown on MZmisc05 on 12.03.11.
  m. (23.04.1745) Olympia Treise (bpt 18.05.1726, bur 07.03.1811, dau of John Treise of Lavitham Blisland, sister/heir of Sir Christopher)
(A) Sir John Morshead of Trenant Park (in Duloe, Cornwall), 1st Bart (bpt 04.08.1747, d 10.04.1813, 2nd son)
  m. (17.04.1778) Elizabeth Frederick (d 17.01.1845, dau/coheir of Sir Thomas Frederick, 3rd Bart, by Elizabeth Bathurst)
  (i) Sir Frederick Treise Morshead of Pigmy Hall (Cumberland), 2nd Bart (b 01.01.1783, d 08.07.1828) had issue
  m. (15.11.1821) Jane Warwick (d 19.05.1832, dau of Robert Warwick of Warwick Hall)
  Frederick & Jane had 1 son who became the 3rd Bart but dsp.
  (ii) Selina Morshead (b 07.02.1779)
  m1. (1800) Sir Charles Mills of Mottisfont Abbey, Bart (dsp 26.02.1835)
m2. (15.08.1839) William Henry Ashhurst of Waterstock (b 1778, d 1846)
  (iii)+ other issue - John (d unm 1831), Susanna Elizabeth (d unm 1848), Caroline Lucy Mary (a 1867, d unm?)
  (B) William Morshead of Lavethan (b 30.08.1748, bur 06.1822, General) had issue
  m. (19.11.1816) Jane or Jenefer Hussey (d 06.10.1848, dau of Peter Hussey of Blisland)
  (C) Edward Morshead (b 07.02.1764, rector of Calstock, Devon, youngest son)
  m. (12.04.1798) Mary Kelly (d 29.06.1832, dau of Arthur Kelly of Kelly by Dorothea Juliana)
  (i) Edward Morshead of Plymouth, New Zealand (b c1801, d 19.01.1879) had issue in New Zealand
  m. (1832) Penelope Dillon (d 04.1875, dau of Colonel John Dillon of Johnstown)
(ii) William William of Liskeard (b 09.07.1805, d 27.09.1874, cleric) had issue
  m. (1832) Louisa Wallis (dau of John Wallis of Bodmin)
  (iii) Henry John Morshead (b 20.06.1807, d 25.09.1881, rector of Kelly, Devon) had issue
  m. (09.01.1834) Elizabeth Trelawny (d 22.03.1888, dau of Sir William Salusbury-Trelawny, 8th Bart)
  (iv)+ other issue (d unm) - Olympia, Selina
  (D) Olympia Elizabeth Morshead (bpt 04.02.1755)
m. (1783) Sir Alexander Campbell, 1st Bart (d 01.1824, Lt. General)
  (E) Mary Morshead (bpt 07.09.1761)
  m. (14.05.1787) Charles Lemon (vicar of Morval & St. Stephens)
  (F) Charlotte Morshead (b 30.05.1767)
  m. (11.08.1794) William Batt of Moditonham (rector of Botusfleming)
  (G) Harriett Morshead (b 30.05.1767, bur 26.09.1803)
  m. (10.06.1788) Humphrey Lawrence of Launceston (b 02.1769, d 04.1711)
(H)+ other issue - William (bpt 22.12.1745, bur 19.10.1746), Edward (bpt 30.09.1752, bur 27.04.1761), Christopher (bpt 16.11.1762, dsp 20.02.1794),Olymoia (bpt 27.11.1749, bur 28.01.1753), Jenny (bpt 30.03.1754, bur 13.12.1752), Amelia (bpt 22.05.1760, bur 04.12.1775)
  (2) Jane Morshead
  m. Rev. John Honey of Trenant in Menheniot
  (3) Mary Morshead
  m. (02.01.1745) John Drake of Bystock
  (4)+ other issue (d unm) - John, Edward (bur 11.1811, rector of Quethiock)
  b.+ other issue (d unm) - John (bpt 01.1686-7, bur 04.03.1719-20), Elizabeth (bpt 06.1689, bur 11.05.1706)
  D. Eleanor Morshead
  m. William Lyne
  E.+ other issue - John, George
2. Robert Morshead
  Robert is identified by both Vivian & Maclean as ancestor of the Morsheads of Widley Court, Plymouth. This appears to be Widey Court. BLG1863 (vol 2, 'Morshead of Widey Court') reports that the family "are descended from a Cornish family, and have been resident at Widey for some generations" and identifies the "direct make heir" as the undermentioned Philip.
  A. ?? Morshead
  i. ?? Morshead
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  a. ?? Morshead
  (1) Philip Morshead of Widey, Sheriff of Devon
  m. Elizabeth Yonge (dau of John Yonge of Puslinch)
  (A) Elizabeth Morshead
  m. (1800) Henry Anderson (b c1774, d 1831, Colonel, son of Colonel Henry of Fox Hall, co. Limerick)
  BLG1863 identifies Elizabeth's husband as "Colonel Anderson of the engineers" and shows their children. Details on him come from an article about him in DNB vol 39.
3. John Morshead of Maker, Cornwall

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Morshead', p599+), 'The Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor' (Sir John Maclean, Vol 1, 1873, 'Pedigree of Morshead and Treise', p80+), BLG1952 ('Morshead of Lamerton')
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