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Joseph Morris

Did two brothers come together July 1857 on the Themis?
The Themis came July 1857 with Joseph Morris 37, Sarah Morris 39, Henry Morris 10, Maria Morris 8, George Morris 7, Joshua Morris 3 and infant Sarah Morris who died during the voyage. Sarah appears to be Sarah Davies and mother of John Robert born at North Melbourne
1. Henry Morris c1846
2. Maria Morris c1848
3. George Morris c1850
4. Joshua Morris c1854
5. Sarah Morris 1857 died at Sea
6. John Robert Morris 1858 #15893
3. George Morris wed June 1856 in Liverpool and came aged 27 in July 1857 on the Themis with Isabella Colville/Coilville aged 26 and lived at The Loddon July 1857 Themis
5 Children 1. Emma Ellen Morris 1858 #4814 - 1858 #5370 lived 6 months
2. George Coilville Morris 1859 #10611
3. Joseph Robert Morris 1862 #1376
4. Annie Morris 1865 #20947
5. Emma Morris 1868 #14904 - 1875 #12619 lived 7 years
2. George Colville Morris 1859 #10611 wed 1882 to Elizabeth Jane Dickenson
4 children 1. Ben Colville Morris 1883 #23354
2. Howard Taylor Morris 1885 #9844
3. Winifred Isabel Morris 1886 #18090
4. Jessie Colville Morris 1887 #28211

Lewis Morris

Lewis Morris from Pembroke wed 1877 #1527 to Elizabeth James and lived at Footscray
7 Children 1. Frank Richard Morris 1878 #4726
2. Lewis James Morris 1879 #16061
3. Arthur William Morris 1882 #15776
4. Walter Robert Morris 1884 #11217
5. Adelaide Ann Morris 1886 #26234 - 1887 #10148 lived 11 months
6. Blanche Elizth Alice Morris 1888 #20657 7. Adelaide Emma Morris 1891 - 1967 #10459 aged 76
Adelaide Emma Morris 1891 - 1967 #10459 aged 76 wed 1915 #4831 to George Arthur Leslie Punshon 1888 #20528 - 1946 #9306 aged 58,

Thomas Morris

Thomas Morris wed 1855 #769 to Margaret Carnie and lived at Sandhurst, Seymour and then at Tabiek
9 Children 1. Robert James Morris 1857 #12126
2. Thomas Alexander Morris 1860 #22462
3. Isabella Morris 1862 - 1867 #3784 lived 4 years
4. Andrew Carnie Morris 1864 #18242
5. Anne Whyte Morris 1866 #4931
6. Christina Morris 1868 #12332
7. Henriette Morris 1870 #5601
8. Betsy Morris 1871 #12682
9. John Carnie Morris 1873 #20541
2. Thomas Alexander Morris 1860 #22462 wed 1887 #4945 to Jane Kerr Watson 1861 #19660 born at Bacchus Marsh, and lived at Yarroweya
1st child 1. Thomas Morris 1888 #16884
4. Andrew Carnie Morris 1864 #18242 born at Seymour, wed 1891 #1791 to Clara Jane Edis 1865 #20618 and lived at Numurkah
6 Children 1. Thomas Oswald Morris 1892 #6735
2. Margt Elsie Morris 1895 #23428
3. David Andw Morris 1897 #21675
4. Clara Alexandrina Morris 1899 #21069
5. Leslie Alex Morris 1900 #28776
6. Regd Robt Morris 1902 #20741
7. Christina Morris 1868 #12332 wed 1889 #1263 to Robertson Edis 1861 #1729, and lived at Katamatite, 3 Children

Thomas Theophilus Morris

An IGI Submitted entry identifies Thomas Theophilus Morris as son of Mary Jones and Thomas Morris born 28 Jun 1815 at Porthyahyd, Carmarthen, Wales and died 22 May 1878, wed 24 Jun 1843 to Rachel Thomas at Bristol, Gloucester, England, after the 6th child was born 04 May 1853 at Newport, Pembroke, Wales, the family sailed to Victoria Australia where they lived at Williamstown before moving about 1857 to Three Mile Creek
From on Thu, 28 Jun 2007
Hello Elizabeth
Thanks for your reply
I've looked at your website now; great work and lots of info. Both my mum and dad were Morris, Dad from Wales (Thomas Theophilus) and Mum from Scotland (Thomas). You have both families on your website.
Thomas Theophilus Morris must have spoken in broad Welsh to the Melbourne immigration person in 1854; his surname is transcribed as Mornice. Ship - James M'Henry from Liverpool. They apparently paid their passage out and upgraded to cabin just before sailing with what looks like significant luggage.
Thomas from Scotland; I have a gap in his life from 1841 (census in Dunfermline) to marriage in Collingwood in 1855. Have some hints but no solid sightings. One day perhaps.
Regards Keith Morris

The James McHenry lists Mornice between Morisson and Morniwoad. We now know Mornice is Morris, I wonder what Morniwoad became if James stayed in Victoria, David and Mary Morisson were probably the couple recorded as David Todd Morrison and Mary McDonald with 11 births and 3 deaths.
Notice that Percival is the only child known by his first name. The family arrived Dec 1855 on the James McHenry listed as Thos D Mornice 39, Rachel Mornice 32, Percival Mornice 9, Emily Mornice 8, Carry Mornice 7, Alice Mornice 4, Helen Mornice 3, Hilda Mornice infant
Thomas Theophilus Morris 1815 - 1878 #4212 aged 63 from Monmouthshire, came c1854 with Rachel Thomas and lived at Williamstown, then Three Mile Creek, near Beechworth
12 Children 1. Percival John Morris Birth: 19 Aug 1844 Newport, Pembroke, Wales Death: 16 Sep 1882 #10334 aged 38
2. Mary Emily Morris 09 Jun 1846 wed 1877 #897 to Alexander Rae
3. Thomas Carey Morris 08 Oct 1847 Bristol, Gloucester, England died 18 May 1885 #5901 aged 37
4. Rachel Alice Morris Birth: 20 Sep 1849 wed 1870 #990 to George Robinson
5. Elizabeth Helen Morris 25 Aug 1851 - 1857 #7228 lived 6 years
6. Harriet Hilda Morris Birth: 04 May 1853 wed 1882 #890 to John Lindsay
7. Alfred Ebenezer Morris 10 Feb 1855 #1408 at Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
8. Octavius Fitz Morris 15 Apr 1857 #7901 born at Three Mile Creek, Victoria, Australia
9. Edgar Theophilus William Morgan Morris 21 Feb 1859 #10045
10. Herbert Beynon Morris 24 Feb 1861 #10561
11. Unnamed Female - Elizabeth Blanche Morris 17 Dec 1862 reg 1863 #670 - 1863 #7884 lived 10 months
12. Arthur Llewellin Morris 14 Jul 1867 #13047
1. Percival John Morris 1844 - 1882 #10334 aged 38 died at Traralgon, wed 1879 #3312 to Mary Gillan, no known chn
Mary gave Beechworth as her birth place, appears to be Marry Gillan 1856 #2990 dau of Margaret Munro and James Gillan born at Three Mile Creek
2. Mary Emily Morris 09 Jun 1846 wed 1877 #897 to Alexander Rae from Kircudbright, lived at Beechworth
1 Child 1. Neil Percy Rae 1878#534
3. Thomas Carey Morris 1848 - 1885 #5901 aged 37 died at East Melb Hosp, children born in Beechworth
Thomas Carey Morris born in Bristol wed 1875 #4374 to Jane Ann Cathro born in Dundee
Jane Cathro nee Wighton aged 22 and infant came Oct 1856 on the Ocean Chief, following Alex Cathro aged 25 came Nov 1855 on the Lightning. Alex Cathro wed 25 Dec 1851 to Jean Weighton at Rattray, Perth, and 31 Dec 1851 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, and had 12 children. Of their 10 children born in Beechworth the first 3 died as infants.
3 Children 1. Ada Margaret Morris 1876 #615 - 1878 #413 lived 2 years
2. Emily Martha Morris 1879 #7070
3. Lilly Cathro Morris 1881 #594
4. Rachel Alice Morris Birth: 20 Sep 1849 wed 1870 #990 to George Robinson from County Armagh, and lived at Beechworth, Barnawartha, Towo, Corryong
12 Children 1. William Edgar Robinson 1871 #7310
2. Unnamed Male Robinson 1872 #14024
3. George Herbert Robinson 1874 #7051
4. Emily Mary Robinson 1875 #7077
5. Hilda Robinson 1876 #20933
6. Alice Edith Robinson 1878 #6742
7. Sarah Ann Robinson 1879 #26341
8. Edgar Robinson 1881 #13005
9. John Alfred Robinson 1882 #15245
10. Thomas Carey Robinson 1884 #13380
11. Percy Sloan Robinson 1886 #9549
12. Richard Henry Robinson 1888 #10558
6. Harriet Hilda Morris Birth: 04 May 1853 wed 1882 #890 to John Lindsay from County Tyrone, lived at Traralgon till 1886, Armadale
5 Children 1. Joseph Herbert Lindsay 1883 #5933
2. John Percy Lindsay 1884 #13393
3. George Alfred Lindsay 1885 #14173
4. Hilda Marion Lindsay 1886 #14453
5. Alice Edith Lindsay 1887 #16367 - 1887 #12452 lived 5 months
7. Alfred Ebenezer Morris wed 1884 #2890 to Phoebe Harriet Daniel and lived at Traralgon then at Geelong
2 Children 1. Edgar Alfred Morris 1885 #29430
2. Amy Hilda Agnes Morris 1888 #29777

William John Morris

William John Morris wed 1861 #2978 to Mary Valentine and lived at Colac
4 Children 1. Alfred William Morris 1862 #1494 - 1863 #838 lived 1 year
2. Margaret Morris 1863 #13359
3. Isabella Valentine Morris 1866 #20400
4. William James Morris 1872 #7649
3. Isabella Valentine Morris 1866 #20400 wed 1890 #2266 to Nicholas Burden Arnold 1862 #20755 - 1931 #4724 aged 68, and lived at Yarrawonga, at Irrewillipe, 5 children
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