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Ernest Augustus Morris, George Morris, Henry Charles Edward Morris,
John Morris, John Morris wed Harriet Kerrison,

Ernest Morris

not web Ernest Augustus Morris came c1867 with Elizabeth Mary Burns 1838 - 1883 #10442 aged 45 dau of Isabella Henderson and George Burns and lived at Mt Egerton, North Melbourne
7 Children 1. Isabella Henderson Morris 1861 - 1939 #14320 aged 78
2. Ernest Augustus Morris 1868 #11110
3. Elizabeth Morris 1870 #10581
4. John Charles Morris 1871 #24830
5. Martha Smith Morris 1874 #4085
6. Richard Smith Morris 1875 #17567
7. Florence Talbot Morris 1881 #1187
1. Isabella Henderson Morris 1861 - 1939 #14320 aged 78 wed 1891 #2101 to Ebenezer Spiers 1867 #20662

George Morris

George Morris came c1853 with Caroline Kitt
4 Children 1. John Francis Morris 1854 #2854
2. Harriett Morris 1856 #6457
3. John Richard Morris 1858 #4248
4. Albert Edward Morris 1862 #18551
3. John Francis Morris 1854 #2854 wed 1885 to Elizabeth Ann Ettridge and lived at Sandhurst then at Avoca
5 children 1. Florence Elizabeth Morris 1886 #5989
2. Louisa Maud Morris 1887 #16457
3. Priscilla Mary Morris 1890 #7510
4. Oliver Stanley Morris 1893 #9916
5. Amy Matilda Morris 1895 #9462

Henry Charles Edward Morris

Henry Charles Edward Morris from Oxford, wed 1868 #123 to Margaret Lineham/Sunhain Baker 1846 - 1932 #5412 aged 86, from Tralee in SW Ireland, and lived at Upper Plenty, Ballarat
6 Children 1. John Ernest Morris 1869 #5605
2. William Ainslie Morris 1871 #12864
3. Winifred Mary Morris 1873 #20757
4. Margaret Morris 1878 #20475 - 1878 #10298 lived 2 months
5. Horace Tiarks Morris 1880 #10127
6. Dora Sophy Morris 1886 #23574 - 1887 #183 lived 5 months
2. Wm Ainslie/Anislie Morris 1871 #12864 wed 1896 #1199 to Jane/Jean Mcwilliam ">Mcdowall 1869 #21022 dau of Rachel Ronald Kennedy wed 1863 #1779 to Samuel Macdowall 1837 - 1870 #2182 aged 32,
3 Children 1. Howard Kennedy Morris 1896 #26184 2. Mabel Evelyn Morris 1899 - 1899 #4006 lived 1 month 3. Eric Ainslie Morris 1900 #7300 - 1931 #1485 aged 31

John Morris

John Morris wed 1855 #1530 to Mary Frances Hogan and lived at Yarram, Tarraville
8 Children 1. Thomas Morris 1859 #10238
2. Mary Anne Morris 1861 #23492
3. Charles Morris 1863 #11641
4. James Morris 1866 #5824
5. Sarah Ellen Morris 1868 - 1927 #7355 aged 59
6. Sophia Morris 1871 #5892
7. John Morris 1874 #5836
8. Alfred George Morris 1875 #19853
9. George Ernest Morris 1877 #12013
5. Sarah Ellen Morris 1868 - 1927 #7355 aged 59 wed 1900 #1028 to James Frederick Trigg


Greetings from Australia
John and Harriet Morris
Max, Bertil and me in Sweden
Tue, 23 Jan 2007, thanks to help from , who has done a lot of work on his wife's family tree, and has contributed details of John and Harriet's grandchildren

Earlier information is quoted from a small book 'Kerrisons in Norfolk, England' by P & M Haynes, privately published about 1980.
John Morris 1819 - 8 Jun 1904 born in Oswestry, Wales and died at Mt Barker, South Australia, arrived in Tasmania with an uncle in 1839
According to the obituary printed in the Mt Barker 'Courier' on 8 June 1904, John worked for two years as a stonemason before moving to Launceston where he was employed as a pit-sawyer for the building of the Launceston wharf.
In July 1848 John and Harriet's home was burnt down, and they decided to sail to South Australia on the Halcyon, then travelled by bullock wagon to Mt Barker, where they settled near Harriet's brothers and sisters.

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The Halcyon sailed from Launceston with Captain Tullock, arrived Adelaide on 2 June 1849. Passengers included John Morris with wife and child, also James Suddy Taylor with wife Eliza Kerrison and children Eliza 1842, James 1845 and Joseph 1848
John Morris 1819 - 8 Jun 1904, wed 25 Apr 1847 to Harriet Kerrison 1831 - 15 Mar 1900 and both died at Mt Barker, South Australia.
12 Children 1. Mary Morris 9 Dec 1847 - 11 Sep 1913 wed 10 Feb 1879 to Cornelius Howard
2. Elizabeth Morris 8 Jul 1849 lived 12 days
3. Henry Morris 18 May 1851 was living in New South Wales when father died in 1904
4. Stephen Morris 27 May 1853 lived at Moonta
5. John Morris 24 April 1855 - 1 October 1917, died in Ohutu New Zealand.
6. Betsey Morris 6 Jul 1857
7. Richard Morris 26 Dec 1859 - 2 Aug 1863
8. Jane Elizabeth Morris 15 Dec 1862
9. Allen Morris 15 Apr 1864
10. William James Morris 1 Oct 1867
11. Richard Cornelius Morris 10 Nov 1870
12. Ernest Alfred George Morris 8 May 1874 - 19 Jun 1931

1. Mary Morris 9 Dec 1847 wed 10 Feb 1879 to Cornelius Howard, at the Morris Home and they remained in Mt Barker, South Australia all their lives.
2 Children 1. John Joseph Gilmore Hardman Howard 14 Jan 1880
2. Matilda Howard 17 Oct 1882 - c1972
1. John Joseph Gilmore Hardman Howard 14 Jan 1880 - 1958 Mt Barker, wed 23 Dec 1903 to Elizabeth Hannah (Ethel) Rice at Christ Church , Mt Barker, b. cir 1883 [daughter of Robert Rice], John had a tobacconist and men's hairdressing business in the main street.
3 sons Robert, Neale and John.
2. Matilda Howard b. 17 Oct 1882 - c1972 wed 21 Apr 1902 to Alfred Arthur Webber m. at Res of Mary Howard, Mt Barker, b. c. 1882 [son of Thomas Robert Webber]
daughters Laurel and Kathleen
3. Henry Morris 18 May 1851 16 Apr 1851 Littlehampton, South Australia d. NSW?? wed m. 3 Aug 1874 to Bridget Kitson b. cir 1851/3 d. 25 Aug 1883 Mt Barker,
5 Children 1. Harry Morris 11 Mar 1875 - 6 Apr 1875 Mt Barker, lived 4 weeks
2. Berty Patrick Morris 14 Feb 1876 - 20 Oct 1878 lived 2 years at Jamestown, South Australia
3. Lilian M Morris 27 Feb 1878 at Jamestown, South Australia
4. Ernest Alfred George Morris 3 Aug 1880 - 1 Feb 1901 Mt Barker, lived 21 years
5. Matatta Harriet Morris 17 Dec 1882 wed 27 Nov 1906 to Adam Roy Palmer MacGregor at Baptist Church, Unley Park, Adelaide, South Australia b. c1881
4. Stephen Morris 27 May 1853 (second researcher has born 7 Jun 1853 at Littlehampton , South Australia) d. 25 Sep 1907 Moonta, wed c1874 to Isabella McQuin b. c. 1857 [daughter of Donald McQuinn]
9 Children 1. Donald John Morris 2 Nov 1875 Georgetown
2. Rhoderick Morris 2 Dec 1877 Registered Clare district, South Australia,
3. Albert Ernest Morris b. 25 Apr 1880 Registered Clare district,
4. Priscilla Jane Morris b. 8 Nov 1882 Yongala, South Australia
5. Ethel May Morris 2 May 1885 Hd of Yongala , South Australia
6. Norman William Morris 21 Apr 1888 Hd of Mannarie , South Australia
7. Victor Cornelius Morris 16 Dec 1890 Mt Barker, South Australia
8. Hugh Vincent Morris b. 8 Feb 1893 Port Wakefield , South Australia
9. Milton Stephen Karison Morris b. 13 May 1900 Balaklava , South Australia
1. Donald John Morris 2 Nov 1875 Georgetown, wed 31 Dec 1903 to Matilda Louisa Schroeder at Methodist Parsonage, Kadina , South Australia b. c. 1880 [daughter of Johann Traugott Schroeter]
2. Rhoderick Morris 2 Dec 1877 Registered Clare district, South Australia, wed 12 Oct 1915 to May Bulpitt at St Giles Presbyterian Church, Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia b. 6 Mar 1892 Adelaide, [daughter of Benjamin Baber Bulpitt and Mary Hammond]
3. Albert Ernest Morris 25 Apr 1880 Registered Clare district, South Australia wed 15 Nov 1906 to Irene Myrtle Matthews at Residence of F Page, Moonta , South Australia b. c. 1889 [daughter of Thomas Matthews] and wed 2nd 27 Aug 1921 to Barbara Chambers at Registry Office, Norwood , South Australia b. c. 1875 [daughter of Robert Graham]
5. Ethel May Morris 2 May 1885 Hd of Yongala , South Australia wed James Richards m. 10 Aug 1904 Methodist Manse, Wallaroo, South Australia b. c. 1883
7. Victor Cornelius Morris 16 Dec 1890 Mt Barker, South Australia wed 30 Dec 1915 to Lucy Mary Ann Crouch at St Pauls Church, Adelaide, South Australia b. 16 Aug 1884 Prairie nr Millbrook, South Australia [daughter of Joseph Benjamin Crouch and Lucy Frances Laver]
5. John Morris 24 April 1855 - 1 October 1917. born in Adelaide, moved to Beaconsfield, wed c1877 to Margaret Hawks, then moved to Tasmania and died in Ohutu New Zealand.
9 Children 1. John Jones Hawkes Morris born 27 June 1878 in Norwood Adelaide, SAust, wed in 1903 to Nellie Beyers.
2. Stephen Henry Morris born 27 May 1880, died 13 October 1963, wed Mary Ann ?????(Have no maiden name at present)
3. Kerrison (Kerrsin in the records but spelling mistake I think) Morris, known as Snowy, Born 15 June 1883 in Prospect Hill, Str, South Australia
4. Andrew Morris 23 July 1885 in Mount Barker, South Australia.
5. Harriet Morris 28 January 1886 in Mount Barker, South Australia, wed James Hinds.
6. John Morris 21 March 1888, wed Vera Jupp.
7. William Tasman Morris born 24 December 1890 in Frankford, Tasmania
8. Ellen Adelaide Morris 16 March 1896 in Frankford, Tasmania, wed William Jones
9. Maggie Maud Morris 27 April 1903 in Beaconsfield Tasmania, died February 1993 in Whakatane New Zealand, wed Archie James Thurgood on 15 February 1922 in Raetihi, New Zealand. Archie James Thurgood born 4 October 1898 and died May 1990
6. Betsey Morris 6 Jul 1857 wed James Cook had seven children, including Florence and James. They lived at Norwood, South Australia.
8. Jane Elizabeth Morris 15 Dec 1862 wed 13 Jul 1881 at Adelaide to Charles Fremont Anderson born at Walton, Delaware USA on 19 Jul 1856, moved to Queensland to the Mt Lyell Mines. Jane was awarded an M.B.E. for services to the Queensland community, about 1925.
3 children 1. Eva Anderson married Fookes
2. Evelyn Anderson married Herde
3. Charles Anderson.
9. Allen Morris 15 Apr 1864 mar 2 Jan 1888 to Margaret Brennen at the Catholic? Archbishop's House, West Terrace, Adelaide. They moved to Paterson St launceston where their property ran down to the Tamar River where he moored a small cabin boat. They had one daughter who never married.
10 William James Morris 1 Oct 1867 married on 28 December 1887 in Blakiston South Australia to Gertrude Lavinia Fleet.
9 Children 1. Emmelina Lavinia Morris 4 Sept 1888 Mount Barker, SA
2. Dorothy Gladys Morris 29 March 1890 Little Hampton, Mt B. SA, wed a Wicks
3. Harriet Amelia Morris 8 July 1892 as above
4. Clarivel Blodwin Morris 5 December 1894 as above
5. Wineford Florence Jean Morris 21 January 1897 Mount Barker SA wed a Neale
6. William James Morris 24 September 1899 as above
7. John Frederick Morris 27 April 1902 as above
8. Allen Robert Morris 16 April 1902 as above
9. Gertrude Whma Morris 1909 do not know at present
12. Ernest Alfred George Morris 8 May 1874 - 19 Jun 1931 wed at Hahndorf on 13 Nov 1897 to Marion Wharton. Ernest was a journalist and printer by trade and worked at the Mt Barker 'Courier' newspaper. and at the 'Register' in Adelaide.
5 children 1. Lancelot John Wharton Morris was born 1902? and died 1980 had two children.
2. Thelma Wharton Morris was born on 5 Jun 1904 and married Sidney ? Buckerfield, had one son, two daughters who have provided 10 grandchildren.
3. Ernest Morris 9 May 1907 - 8 Aug 1914
4. Cecil Morris returned to Tasmania to marry Dorothy Margaret Parrett. They had five children who have lived in the Claremont area.
5. Audrey Claire was born 4 Nov 1912 and she married AC Wise? and had two daughters.
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