(un-named) Morris

(1887 - 1887)
Father*Alexander Morris b. 1858, d. 1918
Mother*Emily Louisa Haggitt b. 1862, d. 1932
(un-named) Morris was born in Dunedin, Otago, on 15 November 1887.1,2

(un-named) died on 15 November 1887 at Royal Terrace in Dunedin, Otago, having lived only 3 hours.1,3 He/she was buried on 17 November 1887 at the Northern Cemetery.4
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1887/12294 (name not recorded).
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1887/5630, aged 1 day (name not recorded).
  4. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, Original reference N18871120; Block 1 plot 8; given the burial place and a reasonable fit on date, this seems to be the record for a child of this family who died at birth.

Airlie Josephine Morris

(1927 - 2006)
Father*Arthur Dymock Morris b. 1898, d. 1975
Mother*Olive Joan Marchbanks b. 1900, d. 1973
Airlie Josephine Morris was born in Wellington on 10 January 1927.1

Airlie died on 28 June 2006 at Elderslie Lodge, Redwood St in Upper Hutt, Wellington, at age 79.2,3 She was buried on 3 July 2006 at the Akatarawa Cemetery.2
Grave - Olive J MORRIS (nee MARCHBANKS)(1900-1973), Airlie J MORRIS (1927-2006), Akatarawa Cemetery, NZ
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2006/15345 gives this birthdate.
  2. [S974] Upper Hutt City Council cemetery database, at http://eservices.uhcc.govt.nz/cemeteries/plot_records/…, Area Plaque 1, Plot 201, Warrant 6991, Location 4256.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2006/15345.

Airlie May Morris

(1895 - 1978)
Father*George Moodie Morris b. 1861, d. 1929
Mother*Margaret Helen Mary (Daisy) Dymock b. c 1870, d. 1963
Airlie May Morris was born in New Zealand on 8 March 1895.1

She married Theodore Warren Jones.

She was widowed on the death of her husband Theodore in 1960.2 She was buried in 1978 at the Akatarawa Cemetery.3

Airlie died in 1978 in New Zealand.4

Family

Theodore Warren Jones (1887 - 1960)
Child
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1895/6219.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1960/33816, aged 74.
  3. [S974] Upper Hutt City Council cemetery database, at http://eservices.uhcc.govt.nz/cemeteries/plot_records/…, Area Plaque 1, Plot 323, Warrant 1446, Location 4198.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1978/26930.

Alexander Morris

(1858 - 1918)
Father*Arthur William Morris b. 1825, d. 1910
Mother*Janet (Jessie) Moodie b. 1834, d. 1910
ALexander MORRIS
(1858-1918)
Alexander Morris was born in Dunedin, Otago, on 14 November 1858.1,2,3

He was educated at Otago Boys' High School, was a keen foorballer and member of the Dunedin Club. He commenced work with the Colonial Bank shortly after it was established and was managing the bank's branch in Lawrence when it amalgamated with the Bank of New Zealand - he was subsequently promoted to Invercargill.
He was next appointed to the inspectors' staff, rising to be resident insepctor, head-quartered in Wellington. He was on sick leave at the time of his death in Dunedin.4

He married Emily Louisa Haggitt at St Paul's in Dunedin, Otago, on 23 September 1886, The wedding was preceded by a ball at the Haggitt residence and it is possible that the reception was then held at 'Wychwood.1,5,6,7'

Janet (Jessie) Moodie, Alexander Morris, George Moodie Morris and Crosby Morris were named executors in the will of Arthur William Morris dated 2 May 1904 in Dunedin, Otago; Jessie was also to immediately receive £250 and inherit all household goods and effects and the residue of the estate went to the four executors in trust.8

Arthur William Morris, Alexander Morris, George Moodie Morris and Crosby Morris were named executors in the will of Janet (Jessie) Moodie dated 3 May 1904 in Dunedin, Otago.9

Janet (Jessie) Moodie, Crosby Morris, George Moodie Morris and Alexander Morris were appointed executors of Arthur William Morris's estate in Dunedin, Otago, on 7 June 1910, with the estate and effects declared to be 'under £25,000.8'

Alexander Morris, George Moodie Morris and Crosby Morris were appointed executors of Janet (Jessie) Moodie's estate in Dunedin, Otago, on 13 December 1910, it being declared to be 'under £10,000.9'

Alexander died on 1 April 1918 at George St in Dunedin, Otago, at age 59.1,10,11,12 He was buried on 3 April 1918 at the Northern Cemetery.13

Family

Emily Louisa Haggitt (1862 - 1932)
Children
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, Family Register on page 519.
  2. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entry in film 1903690.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1858/1571.
  4. [S815] Newspaper - Otago Daily Times, issue of 3 Apr 1918, issue 17279, p3, col1, Obituary.
  5. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 2375.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1886/2392.
  7. [S815] Newspaper - Otago Daily Times, issue of 24 Sep 1886, issue 7676, p2.
  8. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Dunedin probate record, Item ID R22067021, Agency DAAC, Accession D239, box 310, record 891.
  9. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Dunedin probate record, Item ID R14699300, Agency DAAC, Accession D239, box 702, record 384/64.
  10. [S131] Cemetery Marker - , Northern Dunedin Cemetery, NZ.
  11. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, note that the Dunedin Cemeteries website claims an incorrect death date of 20 Mar.
  12. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1918/4553, aged 59.
  13. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, Original reference N19180313; Block 1 plot 8.

Alexander Morris1

(1777 - 1854)
Father*Fergusson Mories1 b. 1747, d. 1790
Mother*Jean Arthur2,1 b. 1743, d. 1842
Alexander Morris was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 6 December 1777.3,1 and was baptised on 16 December 1777 in Irvine.3,1

Marriage banns for Alexander and Marion Howe were published on 18 September 1814 in Irvine, Ayrshire.4

He married Marion Howe, daughter of James How and Margaret Hunter, in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 21 September 1814.4,5

He was listed in the 1841 census at West Back Rd in Irvine, Ayrshire, with his wife Marion; he was 'living on independent means'. Their child Margaret was listed with them.6

He was widowed at age 69 on the death of his wife Marion on 24 July 1847.7

He was listed in the 1851 census as Head of Family at West Back Rd in Irvine, Ayrshire; he was a retired ship-master. His children Alexander and Margaret were listed as living with him.8

Alexander died on 14 February 1854 in Irvine, Ayrshire, at age 76.9,2,7 He was buried at the Old Parish Churchyard in Irvine.7
Thrugh-stone of HUNTER, HOWE, MORRIS families, Irvine Old Parish Kirkyard


His estate was confirmed in Ayrshire on 14 April 1854 with Alexander Fergusson Morris appointed executor and the inventory and dispersal of goods being based on the pre-nuptial contract between Alexander and his wife Marion (deceased); likewise his son Alexander appears to be signing the 'probate' as executor, without actually being named as such.10

Family

Marion Howe (1786 - 1847)
Children
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
William Morries descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Irvine, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 595/00 0010 238 (FR254).
  2. [S240] Will - Alexander Morris, Ayr Sheriff Court Inventories.
  3. [S236] CD - Dr Williams Library & County Civil records, British Vital Records CDs, FHL film 1041383.
  4. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, Parish of Irvine, OPR Marriages, GRO 595/00 0030 0134 FR690 also Parish of Greenock New or Middle, OPR Marriages, GRO 564/01 0040 0365 FR930.
  5. [S225] CD - Scottish Heirs to property not willed, Decennial Index to Scottish Heirs, Vol III, 1820-29, p55, stating Marion HOWE was the wife of Alexander MORRIS, Shipmaster, Irvine.
  6. [S117] Census - 6 Jun 1841, UK census, Scottish GRO 595/00 013/00 031.
  7. [S1228] Cemetery Marker - , Irvine Old Parish Kirkyard, Ayr.
  8. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 595/00 013/00 038.
  9. [S225] CD - Scottish Heirs to property not willed, Decennial Index to Scottish Heirs, Vol IV, 1850-59, p115, stating his son Alexander Fergusson MORRIS inherited two pieces of land in Irvine 30 May 1854, recorded 5 Jun.
  10. [S240] Will - Alexander Morris, Ayr Sheriff Court Inventories, Ayr Sheriff Court, SC6/44/21.
  11. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Greenock Old (or West), OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 564/03 0050 0054.
  12. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Irvine, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 595/00 0040 0035 FR1142.

Alexander Fergusson Morris

(c 1817 - 1885)
Father*Alexander Morris b. 1777, d. 1854
Mother*Marion Howe b. 1786, d. 1847
Alexander Fergusson Morris was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, circa 1817.1
The siblings Alexander and Margaret were listed in the 1851 census at West Back Rd in Irvine, Ayrshire, with their father Alexander Morris. Alexander was a ship-master.1

He qualified as a Master Mariner when he received his Master's Certificate (#1489) on 27 December 1851. This had been exchanged for a First Class Certificate issued previously in Glasgow on 23 Mar 1849.2

At some time in the late 1840s he was master of the Elizabeth, as she appears in Melbourne shipping arrivals under his command. By 1852 he was in charge of the Caroline Agnes, which arrived in Adelaide from London on 5 May 1852 before sailing to Melbourne in June, then leaving for Guam in early 1853. This ship, of 570 tons, had been built in Sunderland in 1847 for Hamlin & Co of Greenock, the company where Alexander's brother Arthur worked. The painting of the Caroline Agnes under full sail later hung in Arthur's house in Dunedin for some years, and may have been a wedding present from Alexander to his brother.3,4
Ship Caroline Agnes (570 tons), Capt A F MORRIS


He was appointed executor of Alexander Morris's estate in Ayrshire on 14 April 1854, without actually being named as such, as there was a pre-nuptial contract between his parents, rather than a will.5

He was recorded as the Heir General and Special to his father Alexander Morris on 30 May 1854, relative to two pieces of land, with teinds, in Irvine.6

He was appointed Harbour Master of Southland Province, New Zealand on 28 May 1862.7

He was listed in the 1871 census as Head of Family at West Back Rd in Irvine, Ayrshire; he was a mariner and the household included his sister Margaret Hunter Morris.8

He was listed in the 1881 census as Head of Family at May Cottage, West Back Rd in Irvine, Ayrshire; he was a ship-master (never married) and the household included his sister Margaret Hunter Morris.9

Alexander died on 28 February 1885 in Irvine, Ayrshire.10,11,12,13 He was buried at the Old Parish Churchyard in Irvine.13
Thrugh-stone of HUNTER, HOWE, MORRIS families, Irvine Old Parish Kirkyard


His estate was confirmed in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 25 September 1885 with Margaret Hunter Morris appointed executrix but was complicated by its geographic spread - although confirmed in Irvine, 10 Sep 1885 with a value of £1043/11/3, it was also noted in the English Probate Calendar and there were further affidavits by his brother Arthur in Dunedin dated 1885-6.14,15,11
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy

Citations

  1. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 595/00 013/00 038.
  2. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at https://www.ancestry.com/, UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927 (Greenwich, National Maritime Museum).
  3. [S1118] Book - Marten A Syme, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Melbourne.
  4. [S369] Personal knowledge of D Ferguson.
  5. [S240] Will - Alexander Morris, Ayr Sheriff Court Inventories, Ayr Sheriff Court, SC6/44/21.
  6. [S225] CD - Scottish Heirs to property not willed, Decennial Index to Scottish Heirs, Vol IV, 1850-59, p115 Heir General and Special to his father Alexander MORRIS, Shipmasster, Irvine, relative to two pieces of land, with teinds, in Irvine, dated 30 May 1854, recorded Jun 1854.
  7. [S11] Filmed Manuscript - Southland, NZ, Harbour Master's Appt.
  8. [S367] Census - 2 Apr 1871, UK census, Scottish GRO 595/00 001/00 033.
  9. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, Scottish GRO 595/00 001/00 034 FHL film 203599.
  10. [S360] Probate - Testament - Alexander F Morris Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9074 250 9911.
  11. [S1046] Index - Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh, Scottish Calendar of Confirmations, confirmation granted at Ayr 10 Sep 1885 to Margaret Hunter MORRIS, his sister; executrix dative qua next of kin, as he died intestate.
  12. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Irvine, Statutory Deaths, GRO 595/00 0053, aged 68.
  13. [S1228] Cemetery Marker - , Irvine Old Parish Kirkyard, Ayr.
  14. [S360] Probate - Testament - Alexander F Morris Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9074 250 9911, Ayr Sheriff Court, SC6/44/46.
  15. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar.

Arthur Morris

(1931 - 1931)
Father*Crosby Standish Morris b. 1903, d. 1974
Mother*Margaret Noble Adams b. 1906, d. 1990
Arthur Morris was born in Christchurch, Canterbury, in December 1931.

Arthur died on 14 December 1931 in Christchurch, Canterbury, only 3 days old. He was buried in December 1931 at the St Peter's Anglican churchyard, (SE corner).1
Grave - Arthur MORRIS (1931-1931), St Peters churchyard, Christchurch, NZ
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S132] Cemetery Marker - , St Peter's Anglican, Christchurch, NZ.

Arthur Morris1

( - b 1919)
He married Esther Elizabeth Dyer in Gosford, New South Wales, in 1892.2

Arthur died before October 1919.1

Family

Esther Elizabeth Dyer (1867 - )
Child

Citations

  1. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 15153/1919.
  2. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 3722/1892.

Arthur Alexander Morris

(1891 - 1918)
Father*Alexander Morris b. 1858, d. 1918
Mother*Emily Louisa Haggitt b. 1862, d. 1932
Arthur Alexander Morris was born in Dunedin, Otago, on 18 June 1891.1

Arthur died on 30 November 1918 in New Zealand at age 27.2
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1891/12103.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1918/11222, aged 27.

Arthur Dymock Morris

(1898 - 1975)
Father*George Moodie Morris b. 1861, d. 1929
Mother*Margaret Helen Mary (Daisy) Dymock b. c 1870, d. 1963
Arthur Dymock Morris was born in Napier on 6 July 1898.1,2
He served with the RFC in WW1 (#179164), having joined on 21 June 1918. Exactly how he came to be in Britain is unclear, as are the circumstances of his enlistment, when he stood 5' 9 1/2" with fair hair and blue-grey eyes. He appears to have spent some time at various training schools, having passed 'fit as pilot' on 26 Jun 1918 and was promoted to Temp 2/Lt on 15 Feb 1919, but was subsequently demobilised on 10 Apr.2

He married Olive Joan Marchbanks in New Zealand in 1924.3,4

He was widowed on the death of his wife Olive in 1973.5

Arthur died in 1975 in Wellington.6 He was buried in 1975 at the Akatarawa Cemetery.7
Grave - Arthur Dymock MORRIS (1898-1975) Akatarawa Cemetery, NZ

Family

Olive Joan Marchbanks (1900 - 1973)
Child
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1898/7419, and Death Reg. No. 1975/50238 gives this birthdate.
  2. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, AIR79_1617_00127 and AIR-76-358-5.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 5641.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1924/4234.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1973/27171.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1975/50238.
  7. [S974] Upper Hutt City Council cemetery database, at http://eservices.uhcc.govt.nz/cemeteries/plot_records/…, Area Plaque 1, Plot 202, Warrant 1229, Location 4257.