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.

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 MORRIS1

(1747 - )
Father*William MORRIES2,1
Mother*Margaret OSBURN2,1
He was baptised on 5 June 1747 at Kilwinning, Ayrshire.3,1

He married Jean ARTHUR in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, on 7 December 1772.4

Family

Jean ARTHUR (1743 - )
Children
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
William Morries descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Kilwinning, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 599/00 0020 095 FR400.
  2. [S236] CD - Dr Williams Library & County Civil records, British Vital Records CDs, FHL film 1041389 for son FERGUSSON's birth.
  3. [S236] CD - Dr Williams Library & County Civil records, British Vital Records CDs, FHL film 1041389.
  4. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, Parish of Kilwinning, OPR Marriages, GRO 599/00 0030 0063 FR799.
  5. [S236] CD - Dr Williams Library & County Civil records, British Vital Records CDs, FHL film 1041383.
  6. [S240] Will - Alexander Morris, Ayr Sheriff Court Inventories.
  7. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Irvine, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 595/00 0010 297 FR313.

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.