William Morris

William Morris

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  • Name William Morris  [1
    Born 1831 
    Christened 17 Apr 1831  Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Wales 
    Occupation 29 May 1856  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mariner 
    Residence 29 May 1856  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Burlington Street 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
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    Person ID I107540  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2018 

    Father Richard Morris
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anne Davies
              b. Abt 1796, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1872, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1824  Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Marriage Certificate for Richard Morris and Ann Davies (31259)
    Marriage Certificate for Richard Morris and Ann Davies (31259)
    Family ID F31259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret James
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Registration Between 1 Apr 1856 and 30 Jun 1856  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Marriage Registration 
    • Volume 8b, Page 82
    Married 29 May 1856  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Richard Morris
              b. Abt 1858, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Captain William James Morris
              b. 1860, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Jul 1917, Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F31257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 17 Apr 1831 - Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 6 Jun 1841 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Marriage Registration - Between 1 Apr 1856 and 30 Jun 1856 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mariner - 29 May 1856 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Burlington Street - 29 May 1856 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 May 1856 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From the 1841 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire (HO107 Piece 1429 Book 12 Folio 11 Page 14) William, 14, was with his mother Ann, 45, Sailor's Wife, in Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales. With him were his grandmother Ann Davies, 85, and his siblings Ann, 14, and John, 6. Everyone was recorded as having been born in Merionethshire.

      From A Real Little Seaport, Volume 2

      MORRIS, WILLIAM (1831-) M. Aberdyfi. He may have been Mate of the schooner Frances Poole in 1868, aged '35', under Capt. John Morris (above). If so, William and John were almost certainly brothers. They both transferred from the smack Mountain Maid in 1868. William and John Morris may well have been sons of Richard Maurice/Morris of Aberdyfi by his wife Anne (Davies). If so, William Morris was baptised at Tywyn 17/4/1831. William Morris joined the schooner Napoleon (54 tons) as Mate at Aberdyfi 25/8/1873, aged '43' and he was discharged at Aberdyfi in 1874. His previous vessel was the Catherine from which he had been discharged at Porthmadog 28/6/73. William Morris joined the schooner Jane Owens as Mate (£4 5s.) early in 1878, aged '46', and was discharged at Connah's Quay 21/3/78. He then served on the Seven Brothers before joining the schooner Sarah Davies as Mate (£3 15s. a month), aged 47. He was discharged at Aberdyfi 17/12/1878. His career seems to have reached a plateau of mateship at a relatively early stage when compared with his younger brother's (Capt. John Morris) who was Master of the smack Mountain Maid aged 16 and drowned in the wreck of the schooner Frances Poole in 1869, aged 34.

  • Reference  The Williams Family Tree. "William Morris". The Williams Family Tree. https://williamsfamilytree.co.uk/tree/getperson.php?personID=I107540&tree=wft (accessed October 30, 2020).

  • Sources 
    1. [S10131] Facebook Messenger. accessed 23 Jul 2017), Daniel Morris.

    2. [S10133] Lewis Lloyd. A Real Little Seaport, The Port of Aberdyfi and its People 1565-1920 Volume 2, ISBN 1 874786 49 6. N.p.: n.p., 1996., Page 65..

    3. [S8698] "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907," database, FamilySearch . accessed 25 Jul 2017), Christening for William MAURICE (107540); 17 Apr 1831: Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales..

    4. [S9438] Wales. Merionethshire.. 1841 census of Wales. Digital images.Ancestry. http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=8979 : n.d., Aberdovey, folio 11, page 14; digital images, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=8979 : accessed 25 Jul 2017); citing PRO HO 107/1429/12.

    5. [S10140] England. District Registrar.. Marriage Certificates.. marriage certificate for William Morris and Margaret James, married 29 May 1850; Liverpool registration district, Lancashire sub-district.

    6. [S10132] (Llanegryn, Merionethshire, Wales). Marriage Certificates. Marriage Certificate for Richard Morris and Ann Davies (31259) (1824) marriage, issued 25 Feb 1824, Merionethshire Marriages and Banns.

    7. [S8559] "England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005," database, Ancestry . (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=8753&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0), accessed 3 Aug 2017), Marriage Registration for William MORRIS and Margaret JAMES (31257); Jun 1856; Liverpool, Lancashire; Volume 8b, Page 82..