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Thomas Morrison, William Morrow, Robert Morse, John Edward Mortimer,
George Morton, Maurice Morton, Michael Morton


Thomas Morrison

Thomas Morrison wed 1855 #769 to Margaret Mccormack who came c1864 born in England, and lived at Myrtleford
4 Children 1. Jannet Miller Morrison 1865 #22383
2. Margaret Morrison 1867 #17128
3. Isabella Morrison 1869 #17627
4. James Mcomish Morrison 1879 #4369
3. Isabella Morrison 1869 - 1952 #3356 aged 83, daughter of John Morrison wed 1889 #6606 to William Francis Youren 1863 #23175 - 1890 #1948 aged 26, first Child is Francis Jas Youren 1890 #22990
Isabella Youren wed 1893 #3604 to Alex Garry 1862 - 1930 #8487 aged 68, and lived at Ascot Vale,

William Morrow

William Morrow aged 20 came Jun 1857 on the Red Jacket and wed c1865 to Frances Blake and lived at Kingstone, Buninyong then Ballan
6 children 1. Mary Ann Morrow 1866 #20716
2. Frances Ellena Morrow 1869 #1152
3. Agnes Pretty Morrow 1871 #14621
4. Gabrielle Wilhelmina Morrow 1875 #20758
5. William John Morrow 1877 #12820
6. Arthur Jas Hy Bloomfield Morrow 1880 #20049
3. Agnes Pretty Morrow 1871 #14621 wed 1900 #80 to William Hy Gibbins 1873 #13152 , 4 children

Robert Morse

Ann Morse died in Victoria, 1859, the daughter of Robert Morse.
Ann Morse died in Victoria, 1867 aged 36, daughter of Isabella and Joseph Dixon

Robert Morse 1832 - 1909 #9070 aged 77, parents unknown, came c1863 with Dorothy Dixon 1833 - 1911 #5394 aged 78, daughter of Ann Cook and Richard Dickson, and died at Inglewood
3 children 1. Thomas William Morse 1864 #15747 at Inglewood,
2. Robert John Morse 1867 #2635 wed 1901 #4517 to Bessie Ann Poynton
3. Charles Morse 1872 #9573 - 1927 #10527 aged 55
1. Thomas William Morse 1864 #15747 - 1927 #6015 aged 62, wed 1888 #6824 to Elizabeth Ellen Bacon 1860 - 1919 #2237 aged 59
7 children 1. Robert John Morse 1889 #23092 - 1942 wed 1915 to Mary Caroline Wilson
2. Ethel Ellen Morse 1891 #14117 wed 1915 to Albert Henry Addlem or Addlein
3. Thomas William Morse 1893 #23583
4. Olive Mary Morse 1895 #4421
5. Dorothea May Morse 1896 #28677
6. Margaret Ella Morse 1898 #27013
7. Albert James Morse 1902 #19201 - 1972 #20888 aged 69
3. Thomas William Morse 1893 #23583 - 1927 #6015 aged 62, wed 1915 #10547 to Annie Dorothy Stagg 1895 - 1976 #6404 aged 81, and lived at Inglewood
2 children 1. Dorothea Maud Morse 1915 #31465
2. Thos Ronald Morse 1920 #13525
2. Robert John Morse 1867 - 1948 #13118 aged 59, wed 1901 #4517 to Bessie Ann Poynton 1871 - 1954 #7872 aged 83
4 children 1. Enid Poynton Morse 1902 #19185
2. Arthur John Morse 1904 #18930 - 1978 #20471 aged 74
3. David Jas Morse 1905 #26788 - 1956 #12799 aged 51
4. Thelma Rose Morse 1911 #10719

John Edward Mortimer

Cornwall Census 1851 Civil Parish of St. Ives, Folio 405 Page 29, 113,Stennack, all born at St Ives Cornwall
William M. Quick,Head,M,33,,Miner Tin, Elizabeth Quick,Wife,M,,35, Richard Quick,Son,,12,,Scholar, Elizabeth Quick,Dau,,,9,Scholar, Grace Quick,Dau,,,6,Scholar, William Quick,Son,,4,,Scholar,
Grace Hosking,Mtrlaw,W,,72,,St Ives Cornwall,
Elizabeth Hoskin Christening: 15 FEB 1807 dau of Grace and James Hoskin at Breage, Cornwall, England James Hoskin wed 28 May 1792 to Grace Richards at St. Breage, Cornwall, England
John Edward Mortimer from Leith wed 1865 #315 to Elizabeth Quick and lived at Ballarat
Elizabeth is possibly daughter of Billy Noal Quick 38 and Elizabeth Quick 39 who came Dec 1857 on the Ebba Brahe with children Richard 18, Elizabeth 15, Grace 11 and William 8. Billy Noel Quick from Cornwall 1816 - 1876 #4165 aged 59 son of Elizabeth Daniel and Richard Quick
11 children 1. William James Mortimer 1865 #13050
2. John Edward Mortimer 1867 #12670
3. Elizabeth Mortimer 1869 #13064
4. Richard Henry Mortimer 1871 #13719
5. Francis Mortimer 1873 #14064
6. Alice Louisa Mortimer 1875 #6780 lived 1 year
7. Charles Mortimer 1877 #6462
8. Geo Mortimer 1880 #6379 lived 3 months
9. Ellen Mortimer 1881 #13856
10. Samuel Mortimer 1884 #14201
11. Mabel Mortimer 1886 #15532
4. Richard Henry Mortimer 1871 #13719 wed 1896 #7619 to Eleanor Finch 1866 #3087 and lived at Ballarat
2 Children 1. Annie Star Mortimer 1898 #8228 lived 1 month - died in January
2. Eleanor Minnie Mortimer 1901 #16045

George Morton

George Morton 1826 - 1896 #1551 aged 70 son of James Morton, wed 1853 #527 to Emily Rogers (one of the earliest recorded as a civil wedding) and lived at Barkers Ck, Castlemaine, The Loddon
7 Children 1. Emily Morton 1856 #13766
2. George Henry Morton 1858 #8370 - 1924 #10365 aged 66
3. Selina Morton 1859 #21133
4. Marion Morton 1861 #16332
5. Edith Morton 1864 #1263 - 1947 #23641 aged 83
6. Herbert Arthur J Morton 1865 #14043
7. Alfred Collis Morton 1867 #13674
2. George Henry Morton 1858 #8370 - 1924 #10365 aged 66, wed 1885 #1927 to Elizabeth Burgess Woods 1858 #19382 dau of Jane Stevenson and Thomas Edward Woods, and lived at Sandhurst, Lake Charm, Kerang
7 children 1. Marion Eleanor Elizth Morton 1886 #13547
2. George Woods Morton 1888 #15427
3. Harry Noel Morton 1890 #14505
4. James Arthur Morton 1892 #5492
5. Gerald Rogers Morton 1894 #4705
6. Harold Edward Morton 1896 #12803
7. Francis Morton 1898 #12004 - 1898 #8127 lived 1 day
3. Selina Morton 1859 #21133 wed 1888 #8161 to Edward Bolton Eagle c1857 son of Emily Jones and Edward Eagle, and lived at Lake Charm, Kerang, Northcote
3 children 1. Edwd Eric Aston Eagle 1891 #4547
2. Morton Chichester Eagle 1894 #30418
3. Alice Selina Eagle 1900 #5435
4. Marion Morton July 24, 1861 #16332 - 29 April 1943 aged 81, wed 25 May 1884 #1748 to John David (Davidson Tait) Horsburgh 1859 #14973 - 1910 aged 50, 8 Children
5. Edith Morton 1864 #1263 - 1947 #23641 aged 83, wed 1898 #4200 to Walter George Rendell 1871 #13337 son of Margaret Wood and Samuel Rendell, and lived at Yarram
2 children 1. Eleanor Flor Rendell 1899 #23349
2. Dorothy Clare Rendell 1901 #31092
7. Alfred Collis Morton 1867 #13674 wed 1894 #3038 to Ada Rebecca Lanyon 1863 #10509 dau of Hephzibah Basham wed 1862 #650 to Jacob Halls Lanyon, and lived at Lake Charm, Kerang,
4 children 1. Amy Constance Morton 1895 #13599
2. Hugh Alf Morton 1896 #29056
3. Edith Morton 1898 #11547
4. Francis Rogers Morton 1899 #27566

Maurice Morton

Maurice Joseph Morton from Galway wed 1868 #3477 to Mary Ann Boyd 1835 - 1873 #4268 aged 38, daughter of Mary Hanlon and John Boyd, and lived at Sandhurst
Maurice Joseph Morton wed 1873 #2661 to Mary Ann Lewis and lived at Sandhurst or Golden Square
3 Children
of Boyd
1. Margaret Ann Morton 1869 #4853 - 1877 #1897 aged 8 years
2. Mary Frances Morton 1870 #16543 died
3. Martha Rebecca Morton 1872 - 1877 #1894 aged 5 years
6 Children
of Lewis
4. George Glenn William Morton 1874 #16602 lived 2 years
5. Mary Frances Morton 1876 #3449
6. Martha Rebecca Morton 1878 #9829
7. Sarah Georgina Morton 1880 #23382
8. Jessie Lewis Morton 1883 #26127
9. George Gordon Morton 1885 #13400
Jessie Lewis Morton 1884 - 1959 #22431 aged 75, wed 1908 #775 to John Penberthy 1881 #25980 - 1935 #18426 aged 54, 3 children

Michael Morton wed Elizabeth Hawkins

From: on Sun, 16 Feb 2003
Hello Elizabeth,
I am interested in one of the pioneer families you have listed on your website - that of Michael Morton and Elizabeth Hawkins. We have been researching this family for some years, and have never been able to find a conclusive record of Elizabeth's arrival.

Michael arrived in Vic 1852 (ex Launceston on "Yarra Yarra") after arriving Hobart Ap 6, 1850 as a convict on "Neptune". They married, according to family documents, in 1854 I think, in Dunolly, settled at Jones's Creek, now Waanyarra (extinct town) and had 8 children. Records of their marriage do not appear to exist, similarly for the birth of their eldest child Catherine around 1855. The dates you have are not right, as they were well settled with several children by 1861.
These were c1855 Catherine Morton
Thomas Morton
John Morton 1862 #11590 x 1895
Michael Morton 1862 #7940
Elizabeth Morton
Mary Morton
Edward Morton 1866 #14406
Margaret Morton 1868 #8868
Elizabeth Morton died aged 5 from burns received when she set her nightdress alight, playing with matches.
Michael Morton also died young, in his twenties, from phthisis (miners' disease). Elizabeth, nee Pearce, his widow, later married John McAvoy.
If you have any further info regarding the arrival of Elizabeth Hawkins (from Roxburgh, Scotland) I would be interested to have access to it.

Michael Morton arrived Hobart Ap 6, 1850 as a convict on Neptune and came to Vic 1852 (ex Launceston on "Yarra Yarra"), wed Elizabeth Hawkins and settled at Dunolly with extra details provided by Lyn and Peter, see above
8 children 1. Catherine Morton c1855
2. Mary Morton c1857
3. Elizabeth Morton 1858 - 1863 #8252 aged 5
4. Thomas Morton c1860
5. Michael Morton 1862 #7940 - 1885 #4909 aged 22
6. John Morton 1862 #11590X1895
7. Edward Morton 1866 #14406
8. Margaret Morton 1868 #8868
5. Michael Morton 1862 #7940 - 1885 #4909 aged 22, wed 1884 #882 to Elizabeth Pierce/Pearce
Elizabeth Morton wed 1887 #6754 to John McAvoy and their first child was Rachel born 1888 #10819 at Dunolly
1 child 1. Hilda Morton 1884 #24023 lived 1 day
7. Edward Morton 1866 #14406 wed 10 Sep 1894 #4413 to Mary Elizabeth Sturni 16 Apr 1876
8 Children5 known
1. Mary Eve Morton 1898 #6992 - 1984 #13473 aged 86, 2. Raymond Victor Morton 1900 - 1979 #18355 aged 79
3. Irie Gladys Amelia Morton 1905 #6607
4. Cath Doris Morton 1907 #22602
5. Annie Veronia Margt Morton 1910 #15165
1. Mary Eve Morton 1898 #6992 - 1984 #13473 aged 86, wed James Thomas Pearce 1892 - 1953 #20588 aged 61,


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