John Morris

John Morris

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  • Name John Morris  [1
    Born 1835  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 20 May 1835  Aberdovey, 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 
    1841 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    1841 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    HO107 Piece 1429 Book 12 Folio 11 Page 14  
    Name John Maurice 
    Occupation 9 May 1860  [5
    Mariner 
    Residence 9 May 1860  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 11 Dec 1861  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Sailor 
    Residence 11 Dec 1861  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Pentrerhedyn Street 
    Died 26 Mar 1869 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I107541  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2017 

    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, 7
    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 Catherine Harriet Davies
              b. 1831, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Registration Between 1 Apr 1860 and 30 Jun 1860  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Marriage Registration 
    • Volume 8b, Page 177
    Marriage Registration for John MORRIS (107541)
    Marriage Registration for John MORRIS (107541)
    Marriage Registration for Catherine DAVIES (107558)
    Marriage Registration for Catherine DAVIES (107558)
    Married 9 May 1860  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    • St. David's Church
    Children 
     1. Catherine Morris
              b. 11 Dec 1861, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1923  (Age 61 years)
     2. Annie Morris
              b. Abt 1865, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Morris
              b. 1867, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F31258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1835 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 20 May 1835 - Aberdovey, 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 1860 and 30 Jun 1860 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 9 May 1860 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 May 1860 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sailor - 11 Dec 1861 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Pentrerhedyn Street - 11 Dec 1861 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    The Loss of the Frances Poole
    The Loss of the Frances Poole
    From The Cambrian News and Merioneth Standard, 27 Mar 1869

  • Notes 
    • From the 1841 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire (HO107 Piece 1429 Book 12 Folio 11 Page 14) John, 6, 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 William, 14. Everyone was recorded as having been born in Merionethshire.

      From A Real Little Seaport, Volume 2:

      343 MORRIS, JOHN (1834-1869) M.M. Aberdyfi. Master (no Cert.) of the schooner Frances Poole (84 tons) from March 1868 when he succeeded Capt. John Williams; he was then aged 33. He was also the registered M.O. by 1868. His Mate was William Morris, aged 35, who was probably his elder brother. The Frances Poole was wrecked off St. Ives 19/3/1869 when John Morris, aged 34, Hugh Pugh, the Mate, aged 45, who was also of Aberdyfi, and 2 'unknown' seamen were lost.

      John Morris had previously commanded the smack Mountain Maid (26 tons), built at Aberdyfi in 1851 and registered at Aberystwyth No. 13 in 1851. Although he was 17 in 1851 he was the vessel's first Master and he owned 16 shares in the venture. On 20/3/1868 he sold his 16 shares to Capt. Morris Davies of Aberdyfi and he quit the Mountain Maid that day to become Master of the Frances Poole. William Morris also transferred from the Mountain Maid to become Mate of the Frances Poole.

      Went down as the skipper of Frances Poole in 1869.

  • Reference  The Williams Family Tree. "John Morris". The Williams Family Tree. https://williamsfamilytree.co.uk/tree/getperson.php?personID=I107541&tree=wft (accessed February 28, 2021).

  • 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 John MAURICE (107541); 20 May 1835: 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. [S9314] "Liverpool, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921," database, Ancestry . (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2197), accessed 26 Jul 2017), Marriage Certificate for John MORRIS and Catherine DAVIES (31258); 9 May 1860: St. David, Liverpool, Lancashire, England..

    6. [S10135] England. District Registrar.. Birth Certificates.. birth certificate for Catherine Morris, born 11 Dec 1861; Machynlleth registration district, Machynlleth sub-district.

    7. [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.

    8. [S8519] FreeBMD. "England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915," database, FreeBMD . (http://freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl), accessed 26 Jul 2017), Marriage Registration for John MORRIS and Catherine DAVIES (31258); Jun 1860; Liverpool, Lancashire; Volume 8b, Page 177..

    9. [S10138] St. David's Church (Liverpool, Lancaster, Englans). Marriage Certificates. Marriage Certificate for John Morris and Catherine Davies (31258) (1860) marriage.