Eileen Edith MORRIS

(1914 - 2009)
Father*Charles Edwin MORRIS b. 1871, d. 1924
Mother*Edith Maud ARMSTRONG b. 1875, d. 1959
Eileen MORRIS (1914-2009) in Feb 1989
Eileen Edith MORRIS was born on 20 June 1914 in Timaru, Canterbury.

After winning the Auckland to Melbourne race of 1934 in Te Rapunga, followed by the Melbourne-Hobart race (1935), George DIBBERN returned to Auckland and embarked with a crew of Maurice Black, Roy Murdock and Eileen Edith MORRIS for an extended voyage to Rarotonga and Tahiti.
In 1941 he and Eileen arrived in Napier and George was interred on Somes Island (for the second time) as an enemy alien, not having his yacht returned until 1946.

In 1950 he won £10,000 in a Tattersalls lottery, but gave half to the man who gave him the ticket for covering his work shift. This enabled the purchase of Satellite (Woody) Island, followed by Partridge Island - he and Eileen farmed Woody Island for 3 years before they parted ways.1

She had a defacto relationship with George DIBBERN which resulted in the birth of their daughter, but they did not marry due to George's existing family in Germany.

She died on 2 April 2009 at Duart House in Havelock Nth, Hawkes Bay, at age 94.2 She was cremated on 7 April 2009 in Napier.3

Family

George DIBBERN (1889 - 1962)
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S988] George Dibbern's Quest & Life, at http://georgedibbern.com/
  2. [S906] Newspaper - Hawkes Bay Today, issue of 4th April 2009.
  3. [S906] Newspaper - Hawkes Bay Today, issue of 4th April 2009, Deaths.

Elisabeth Madeline (Betty) MORRIS

(1911 - 1995)
Father*Arthur William MORRIS b. 1863, d. 1923
Mother*Agnes Durroch CROSS b. 1871, d. 1959
Elisabeth Madeline ROBERTON (nee MORRIS)(1911-1995) in Dec 1986
Elisabeth Madeline (Betty) MORRIS was born in Christchurch, Canterbury, on 13 August 1911.1

She married Henry Eric Wilkie (Hal) ROBERTON at St Barnabas Church in Fendalton, Christchurch, Canterbury, on 19 February 1935.2,3

Elisabeth died on 12 October 1995 in Christchurch, Canterbury, at age 84.

Family

Henry Eric Wilkie (Hal) ROBERTON (1904 - 1991)
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. 1911/18231.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1023.
  3. [S1126] Email - Nicole Roberton, email to D Ferguson, 30 Jun 2017 onward.

Ella Mary MORRIS

(1875 - 1973)
Father*Arthur William MORRIS b. 1825, d. 1910
Mother*Janet (Jessie) MOODIE b. 1834, d. 1910
Ella Mary MACDONALD
(nee MORRIS)
(1875-1973)
Ella Mary MORRIS was born at Maitland St in Dunedin, Otago, on 9 March 1875.1,2,3 She was also known in the family as Piglet, as all the family carried nicknames from the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Also known as Gargai (to the Macdonald children) and Dada (to the Ferguson children), after various childish attempts at saying 'grandma.4'

She married Arnold Morell (Dick) MACDONALD, son of Thomas Morell MACDONALD and Charlotte Clements FORSAITH, at First Church in Dunedin, Otago, on 18 February 1902.1,5,6,7

She was named as a beneficiary of the will of Arthur William MORRIS dated 2 May 1904 in Dunedin, Otago.8

Ella died on 30 April 1973 in Invercargill, Southland, at age 98.1,9 She was buried on 2 May 1973 at the Invercargill Eastern Cemetery in Invercargill.10

Family

Arnold Morell (Dick) MACDONALD (1873 - 1937)
Children
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
Alexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
William Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, Family Register on page 519.
  2. [S815] Newspaper - Otago Daily Times, issue of 17 Mar 1875, Birth Notices, p3.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1875/3815, and Death Reg. No. 1973/43741 gives this birthdate.
  4. [S369] Personal knowledge of D Ferguson.
  5. [S421] Presbyterian Church Archives of NZ, at http://www.archives.presbyterian.org.nz/
  6. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1288.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1902/1098.
  8. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Dunedin probate record, Item ID R22067021, Agency DAAC, Accession D239, box 310, record 891.
  9. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1973/43741.
  10. [S586] Invercargill City Cemetery database, at http://www.icc.govt.nz/ServicesA-Z/Cemeteries/…, Block 9, plot 23.

Fergusson MORRIS

(1747 - )
Father*William MORRIES1
Mother*Margaret OSBURN1
Fergusson MORRIS was born on 5 June 1747 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire.2

He married Jean ARTHUR in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, on 7 December 1772.3

Family

Jean ARTHUR
Children
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
William Morries descendancy

Citations

  1. [S236] CD - Dr Williams Library & County Civil records, British Vital Records CDs, FHL film 1041389 for son FERGUSSON's birth.
  2. [S236] CD - Dr Williams Library & County Civil records, British Vital Records CDs, FHL film 1041389.
  3. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch No: M115994; Source Call No: 1041389; Film: 6902209.
  4. [S236] CD - Dr Williams Library & County Civil records, British Vital Records CDs, FHL film 1041383.
  5. [S240] Will - Alexander Morris, Ayr Sheriff Court Inventories.

George Moodie MORRIS

(1861 - 1929)
Father*Arthur William MORRIS b. 1825, d. 1910
Mother*Janet (Jessie) MOODIE b. 1834, d. 1910
George M MORRIS
(1861-1929)
George Moodie MORRIS was born in Anderson's Bay, Dunedin, Otago, on 1 December 1861.1,2

He married Margaret Helen Mary (Daisy) DYMOCK at Wm Dymock house, Manor Place in Dunedin, Otago, on 21 September 1892.1,3,4

He was a stock agent (at the time of his marriage).

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.5

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.6

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 £25,000.5'

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 £10,000.6'

George died on 23 March 1929 in Wellington at age 67.1,7 He was buried on 26 March 1929 at the Karori Cemetery in Wellington.8

Family

Margaret Helen Mary (Daisy) DYMOCK (c 1870 - 1963)
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. 1861/2689.
  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. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Dunedin probate record, Item ID R22067021, Agency DAAC, Accession D239, box 310, record 891.
  6. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Dunedin probate record, Item ID R14699300, Agency DAAC, Accession D239, box 702, record 384/64.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1929/9280, aged 67.
  8. [S570] Wellington City Cemeteries database, at https://wellington.govt.nz/services/community-and-culture/…, Section CH ENG2, plot 471J, record no. 40588.

Grace Elizabeth MORRIS1

(1897 - 1973)
Father*Arthur MORRIS1 d. b 1919
Mother*Esther Elizabeth DYER1
Grace Elizabeth MORRIS was born in 1897 in Wyong, New South Wales.1,2

She married Frederick MITCHELL, son of William John MITCHELL and Jessie DUNSTAN, at St Philips Church (CoE) in Auburn, New South Wales, on 29 October 1919.1

They lived at Copford farm in Kenmore, New South Wales, from 1930 to 1936, where Fred was listed as 'dairyman.3'

She died in 1973 in Tweed Heads, New South Wales.4

Family

Frederick MITCHELL (1888 - 1968)
ChartsMitchell descendant chart
Dunstan descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 15153/1919.
  2. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Birth Reg. No. 12302/1897, Gosford.
  3. [S504] Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1954, at http://www.ancestry.com.au, for 1930 and 1936.
  4. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Death Reg. No. 71009/1973.

Gwendoline Lucy MORRIS

(1897 - 1958)
Father*Alexander MORRIS b. 1858, d. 1918
Mother*Emily Louisa HAGGIT b. 1863, d. 1932
Gwendoline Lucy MORRIS was born in Dunedin, Otago, on 4 April 1897.1

Gwendoline died on 9 December 1958 at 53 Manor Place in Dunedin, Otago, at age 61.2,3 She was cremated on 10 December 1958 in Dunedin.4
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. 1897/7463.
  2. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1958/30674, aged 59(!).
  4. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…, Original reference C19581211.

Gwendolyn Esther MORRIS

(1939 - 2008)
Father*Athol Graham Alexander (Alec) MORRIS b. 1913, d. 2001
Mother*Esther Gilmour SHEARER b. 1904, d. 1980
Gwendolyn Esther MORRIS was born in New Zealand in May 1939. She was born deaf, due to her mother contracting German measles during pregnancy.

She died on 7 February 2008 in Ashburton, Canterbury, at age 68.1 Her ashes were interred on 6 May 2009 at Ashburton, Canterbury, at Ashburton Lawn Cemetery.2
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S576] Ashburton Cemeteries database, at http://www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/services/cemeteries.htm
  2. [S576] Ashburton Cemeteries database, at http://www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/services/cemeteries.htm, Ashburton Lawn Cemetery, Plot 1564, Presbyterian, aged 68.

Harold Gerard MORRIS

(1907 - 1989)
Father*Charles Edwin MORRIS b. 1871, d. 1924
Mother*Edith Maud ARMSTRONG b. 1875, d. 1959
Harold Gerard MORRIS was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 22 April 1907.1

Harold married Margaret Noble ADAMS on 12 June 1944 in New Zealand.2

He acquired 'Winchmore' from his Uncle Hunter and later retired at Taupo before returning to the farm. 'Winchmore' later passed to his son John.

Harold died on 31 May 1989 at 'Winchmore' in Ashburton, Canterbury, at age 82.3,4 He was cremated in Ashburton. His ashes were interred on 8 October 1990 at Ashburton, Canterbury, at Ashburton Lawn Cemetery.5

Family

Margaret Noble ADAMS (1906 - 1990)
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. 1907/954, and Death Reg. No. 1989/34221 gives this birthdate with incorrect year (1908).
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 4536.
  3. [S911] Newspaper - Christchurch Press, issue of early June 1989, Deaths.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1989/34221.
  5. [S576] Ashburton Cemeteries database, at http://www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/services/cemeteries.htm, Ashburton Lawn Cemetery, Plot 2603, Presbyterian, aged 81 at time of death(?), ashes in casket of wife MN Morris; note that this record states name incorrectly as 'Gerald' and claims a death date of 1990 instead of 1989.

Helen MORRIS1

Father*Fergusson MORRIS1 b. 1747
Mother*Jean ARTHUR1
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy

Citations

  1. [S240] Will - Alexander Morris, Ayr Sheriff Court Inventories.