Arthur MORRIS1

( - b 1919)
He married Esther Elizabeth DYER.1

He died before October 1919.1

Citations

  1. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 15153/1919.

Arthur Alexander MORRIS

(1891 - 1918)
Father*Alexander MORRIS b. 1858, d. 1918
Mother*Emily Louisa HAGGIT b. 1863, d. 1932
Arthur Alexander MORRIS was born in Dunedin, Otago, on 18 June 1891.1

Arthur died on 30 November 1918 in New Zealand at age 27.2
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1891/12103.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1918/11222, aged 27.

Arthur Dymock MORRIS

(1898 - 1975)
Father*George Moodie MORRIS b. 1861, d. 1929
Mother*Margaret Helen Mary (Daisy) DYMOCK b. c 1870, d. 1963
Arthur Dymock MORRIS was born in Wellington? on 6 July 1898.1

He married Olive Joan MARCHBANKS in New Zealand in 1924.2,3 He was buried in 1975 at the Akatarawa Cemetery in Upper Hutt.4

He died in 1975 in Wellington.5

Family

Olive Joan MARCHBANKS (1900 - 1973)
Child
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1898/7419, and Death Reg. No. 1975/50238 gives this birthdate.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 5641.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1924/4234.
  4. [S709] Akatarawa (Upper Hutt) Cemetery database, at http://www.upperhuttcity.com/page/71/Cemetery.boss, Area Plaque 1, Plot 202, Warrant 1229, Location 4257.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1975/50238.

Arthur William MORRIS

(1863 - 1923)
Father*Arthur William MORRIS b. 1825, d. 1910
Mother*Janet (Jessie) MOODIE b. 1834, d. 1910
Arthur W MORRIS
(1863-1923)
Arthur William MORRIS was born in Anderson's Bay, Dunedin, Otago, on 17 October 1863.1,2

He was a skilled Rugby player (wing forward) and Captain of Otago province.

He signed the register at George Moodie MORRIS and Margaret Helen Mary (Daisy) DYMOCK's wedding at Wm Dymock house, Manor Place in Dunedin, Otago, on 21 September 1892.1,3,4

He married Agnes Durroch CROSS, daughter of Frederick CROSS and Elizabeth SMITH, at St Stephen's Church in Fairlie, Canterbury, on 21 July 1902.1,5,6,7

Arthur died on 24 March 1923 in Christchurch, Canterbury, at age 59.1,8 He was buried in March 1923 at the St Peter's Anglican churchyard, (SE corner) in Christchurch.9

Family

Agnes Durroch CROSS (1871 - 1959)
Children
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, Family Register on page 519.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1863/3628.
  3. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, Reg. No. 1892/3884.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 2731.
  5. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 4595.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1902/4664.
  7. [S333] Newspaper - Otago Witness, issue of 30 Jul 1902, issue 2524, p43, col 3, Marriages.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1923/3544, aged 57.
  9. [S132] Cemetery Marker - Arthur William Morris / Arthur Morris / Agnes Darrock Cross, St Peter's Anglican, Christchurch, NZ.

Arthur William MORRIS1

(1825 - 1910)
Father*Alexander MORRIS1 b. 1777, d. 1854
Mother*Marion HOWE1 b. 1786, d. b 1851
Arthur William MORRIS
(1825-1910)
Arthur William MORRIS was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 26 December 1825. He gives his own birthdate as 25 Dec 1825 in his Journal (both in the Family Register on p519, and in the text, p3, 4), but his birth entry in the Parish Register indicates the 26th2,3 and was baptised on 31 December 1825 in Irvine.1

In his own Journal, he states "I entered Irvine Academy in 1832, where I enjoyed the advantage of a good education, an advantage at the time but little appreciated but of which I now experience the fruits. I was pretty successful at the annual examinations in June in obtaining prizes and in 1839 had the good fortune to obtain the head prize in arithmetic (a silver medal) which made ample amends for all the toils of many a long wintry night."4

On July 6, 1840 he left the family home in Irvine and entered the employment of Messrs Thos. Hamlin & Co of Greenock, where he learnt the trade of managing this company's shipping interests - accounts, manifests, captain's reports and so on.5

Arthur was shipwrecked on Nantucket Island in March 1846, while travelling as supercargo from Liverpool to Boston on the Earl of Eglinton, which became a total wreck (for his account of the wreck, see this extract from his Journal)
During this time he was befriended by the CROSBY family of Nantucket, and according to family legend promised to name a son 'Crosby' in honour of their kindness, while a CROSBY family member of his age promised to use the name 'Morris' for his future son. Research has shown that both families kept this promise.6
He was listed in the 1851 census, lodging at 7 Laird St in Greenock, Renfrewshire, in the FISHER household. He gave his occupation as ship-owner's clerk.7

On the death of his father in 1854, Arthur and his siblings inherited nearly £1000. It is likely that the inheritance provided much of the capital for Arthur and his brother James to purchase (for £1550) a small ship, the US-built S. W. Nash, which Arthur renamed the Dunedin. (See the history of the Dunedin for more detail).8

Arthur, his brother James, and a small band of Scottish pioneers left London for New Zealand on the Dunedin, under the command of Capt McNeur; they completed the passage in only 84 days, a record at the time.9

He married Janet (Jessie) MOODIE, daughter of George MOODIE and Janet HUTTON, at First Church in Dunedin, Otago, on 9 December 1857.2,10,11,12,13,14

In 1883 he acquired a house on Newington Ave, Maori Hill, whose builder (John McGREGOR) had run out of funds before completion of this large residence. Arthur added the second storey and named the house 'Marinoto', meaning 'calm' or 'peace'. The house was sold in 1901 to John ROSS then in 1903 to Percy SARGOOD (later Sir Percy). After WWII it was used by the Otago Hospital Board and later became the Mater Misericordiae Hospital. Although the interior is still grand, the exterior has suffered many changes, including removal of many turrets, lopping of chimneys and the replacement of the slate roof.15

He was appointed executor of James Howe MORRIS's estate in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 12 November 1896.16,17,18

He signed a will dated 2 May 1904 in Dunedin, Otago, in which his wife Jessie and sons Alexander, George and Crosby were named executors. After an initial payment of £250 to Jessie, a trust was to be created with all income flowing to her during her life. On her death £5000 of the estate was to be a trust for his daughters, with May to receive £100/yr while she was unmarried, or £50/yr if she married, and her married sisters Jessie and Ella also were to receive $50/yr. On the death of any of the daughters, the legacies were to then flow to their children until such time as the capital was exhausted, or none of his daughters were still living. At that point the remains of the fund were to be added to the residue of the estate, which was otherwise divided equally amongst all his living children and then to their children.19

Arthur William MORRIS, Alexander MORRIS, George Moodie MORRIS and Crosby MORRIS were named executors in the will of Janet (Jessie) MOODIE dated 3 May 1904 in Dunedin, Otago.20

Arthur died on 12 May 1910 in Dunedin, Otago, at age 84.2,21,22,23 He was buried on 14 May 1910 at the Northern Cemetery in Dunedin.21,24

His will was probated in Dunedin, Otago, on 7 June 1910 with Janet (Jessie) MOODIE, Crosby MORRIS, George Moodie MORRIS and Alexander MORRIS appointed executors and the estate and effects declared to be 'under £25,000.19'

Family

Janet (Jessie) MOODIE (1834 - 1910)
Children
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
William Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Irvine, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 595/00 0040 0035 FR1142.
  2. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, Family Register on page 519.
  3. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entry C115954/0609, Ayr for 26/12/1825; Film 1041384. The 1997 Supplement gives Birthdate of 31/12/1825, based on LDS member input on film 538473, page 34, Ordinance #15574, from Idaho Falls Temple 538453; this entry caused by misreading the register - the 31st is clearly the Baptism date.
  4. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, Section titled 'Boyhood' page 5.
  5. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, Section titled 'Youth' page 5 onwards.
  6. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, page 139 onwards.
  7. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 564/00 076/00 004.
  8. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, pages 452-457.
  9. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, page 475 onward.
  10. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entry on film 1904009.
  11. [S338] Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index, at http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/, Folio 450.
  12. [S421] Presbyterian Church Archives of NZ, at http://www.archives.presbyterian.org.nz/
  13. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 450.
  14. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1857/521.
  15. [S369] Personal knowledge of D Ferguson.
  16. [S359] Probate - Testament - James Morris Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9074 252 9950, Ayr Sheriff Court, SC6/44/59.
  17. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar.
  18. [S1046] Index - Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh, Scottish Calendar of Confirmations, confirmation granted at Ayr 12 Nov 1896 to Arthur William MORRIS, Manager, Otago & Southland Investment Co, Dunedin, NZ, his brother; executor dative qua next of kin, as he died intestate.
  19. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Dunedin probate record, Item ID R22067021, Agency DAAC, Accession D239, box 310, record 891.
  20. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Dunedin probate record, Item ID R14699300, Agency DAAC, Accession D239, box 702, record 384/64.
  21. [S131] Cemetery Marker - Arthur William Morris / Jessie Moodie / Margaret Hunter Morris / Thomas Moodie Morris / Alexander Morris / Emily Lousia Haggit / Marion Morris / Crosby Morris, Northern Dunedin Cemetery, NZ.
  22. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…
  23. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1910/3908, aged 84.
  24. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…, Original reference N19100526; Block 1 plot 9.
  25. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Row, Statutory Births, GRO 503/00 0069.

Athol Graham Alexander (Alec) MORRIS

(1913 - 2001)
Father*Cecil Grahame MORRIS b. 1888, d. 1918
Mother*Constance GREENFIELD b. 1892
Athol Graham Alexander (Alec) MORRIS was born in New Zealand on 17 February 1913.1,2

He married Esther Gilmour SHEARER in New Zealand in 1938.3

Athol died on 25 July 2001 in Ashburton, Canterbury, at age 88.4,5,6 He was buried on 27 July 2001 at the Ashburton Lawn Cemetery in Ashburton.4,7

Family

Esther Gilmour SHEARER (1904 - 1980)
Child
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2001/16842 gives this birthdate.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1913/188.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 7151.
  4. [S911] Newspaper - Christchurch Press, issue of late July 2001, Deaths.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2001/16842.
  6. [S576] Ashburton Cemeteries database, at http://www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/services/cemeteries.htm
  7. [S576] Ashburton Cemeteries database, at http://www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/services/cemeteries.htm, Ashburton Lawn Cemetery, Plot 1564, Presbyterian, aged 88, retired businessman.

Cecil Grahame MORRIS

(1888 - 1918)
Father*Alexander MORRIS b. 1858, d. 1918
Mother*Emily Louisa HAGGIT b. 1863, d. 1932
Cecil Grahame MORRIS was born in New Zealand on 7 December 1888.1

He married Constance GREENFIELD in New Zealand in 1912.2,3

Cecil died on 22 November 1918 in New Zealand at age 29.4

Family

Constance GREENFIELD (1892 - )
Child
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1889/3036.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 6257.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1912/7925.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1918/11217, aged 29.

Charles Edwin MORRIS

(1871 - 1924)
Father*Arthur William MORRIS b. 1825, d. 1910
Mother*Janet (Jessie) MOODIE b. 1834, d. 1910
Charles Edwin MORRIS was born at Maitland St in Dunedin, Otago, on 14 February 1871.1,2,3

He became manager of various Dalgety's branches (Oamaru, Invercargill, Timaru, Napier).

He married Edith Maud ARMSTRONG, daughter of Frederick Gerard ARMSTRONG and Susan Anne LALLY, at St Lukes in Oamaru, Otago, on 5 October 1904.1,4,5

Charles died on 7 December 1924 in Napier, Hawkes Bay, at age 53.1,6

Family

Edith Maud ARMSTRONG (1875 - 1959)
Children
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, Family Register on page 519.
  2. [S815] Newspaper - Otago Daily Times, issue of 15 Feb 1871, Birth Notices, p2.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1871/7323.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 6834.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1904/6687.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1924/9259, aged 53.

Crosby MORRIS

(1867 - 1950)
Father*Arthur William MORRIS b. 1825, d. 1910
Mother*Janet (Jessie) MOODIE b. 1834, d. 1910
Crosby MORRIS
(1867-1950)
March 1915
Crosby MORRIS was born in Anderson's Bay, Dunedin, Otago, on 7 January 1867.1,2,3

He became a partner in Stronach Morris & Co. (Stock & Station agents).

Janet (Jessie) MOODIE, Alexander MORRIS, George Moodie MORRIS and Crosby MORRIS were named executors in the will of Arthur William MORRIS dated 2 May 1904 in Dunedin, Otago; Jessie was also to immediately receive £250 and inherit all household goods and effects and the residue of the estate went to the four executors in trust.4

Arthur William MORRIS, Alexander MORRIS, George Moodie MORRIS and Crosby MORRIS were named executors in the will of Janet (Jessie) MOODIE dated 3 May 1904 in Dunedin, Otago.5

Janet (Jessie) MOODIE, Crosby MORRIS, George Moodie MORRIS and Alexander MORRIS were appointed executors of Arthur William MORRIS's estate in Dunedin, Otago, on 7 June 1910, with the estate and effects declared to be 'under £25,000.4'

Alexander MORRIS, George Moodie MORRIS and Crosby MORRIS were appointed executors of Janet (Jessie) MOODIE's estate in Dunedin, Otago, on 13 December 1910, it being declared to be 'under £10,000.5'

Crosby died on 8 September 1950 at 12 Littlebourne Rd in Dunedin, Otago, at age 83.1,6,7,8 He was buried on 9 September 1950 at the Northern Cemetery in Dunedin.9
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, Family Register on page 519.
  2. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Entry on film 1903690.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1867/10145.
  4. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Dunedin probate record, Item ID R22067021, Agency DAAC, Accession D239, box 310, record 891.
  5. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Dunedin probate record, Item ID R14699300, Agency DAAC, Accession D239, box 702, record 384/64.
  6. [S131] Cemetery Marker - Arthur William Morris / Jessie Moodie / Margaret Hunter Morris / Thomas Moodie Morris / Alexander Morris / Emily Lousia Haggit / Marion Morris / Crosby Morris, Northern Dunedin Cemetery, NZ.
  7. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1950/30575, aged 83.
  9. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…, Original reference N19500902; Block 1 plot 8.

Crosby Standish MORRIS

(1903 - 1974)
Father*Arthur William MORRIS b. 1863, d. 1923
Mother*Agnes Durroch CROSS b. 1871, d. 1959
Crosby Standish MORRIS was born in Fairlie, Canterbury, on 6 April 1903.1

He married Margaret Noble ADAMS in New Zealand in 1928.2,3

He served in the NZ Division (Cavalry Regiment NZAC) in WWII (#1072), from which he joined the Long Range Desert Group in Egypt in 1941 as a 2nd Lieutenant (T2 patrol). He became Major in charge of A Squadron, was awarded the MC in Feb 1942, and was later Chief Instructor NZAFU School, Waiouru in 1944.4,5,6

He and Margaret were divorced in 1943 at Christchurch, Canterbury.7

Crosby's second marriage was to Mary Ethelwynne (Molly) HARDING on 8 February 1945 in New Zealand.8

After WWII he worked for Gough, Gough & Hamer selling heavy machinery, and later managed Norwoods (Ferguson tractor agents). After retiring, he worked as bar manager at the Russley Hotel.

Crosby died on 6 February 1974 in Christchurch, Canterbury, at age 70.9

Family 1

Margaret Noble ADAMS (1906 - 1990)
Child

Family 2

Mary Ethelwynne (Molly) HARDING (1909 - 1989)
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1903/18553, and Death Reg. No. 1974/26659 gives this birthdate.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 8311.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1928/6593.
  4. [S839] UK Forces War Records, at http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/
  5. [S840] Special Forces Roll of Honour, at http://www.specialforcesroh.com/
  6. [S897] Book - W B Kennedy Shaw, Long Range Desert Group 1940-1943, pages 196ff, 242.
  7. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Agency CAHX, series 3007, accession CH208, box 120, record no. D3444/1943.
  8. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 2426.
  9. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1974/26659.