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 (Alex) MORRIS b. 1913, d. 2001
Mother*Esther Gilmour SHEARER b. 1904, d. 1980
Gwendolyn Esther MORRIS was born in New Zealand on 29 May 1939. She was born deaf, due to her mother contracting German measles during pregnancy.

Gwendolyn 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.1
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S576] Ashburton Cemeteries database, at http://infoservices.adc.govt.nz/Cemeteries/, Ashburton Lawn Cemetery, New Lawn Area, 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 and his ashes were later 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://infoservices.adc.govt.nz/Cemeteries/, Ashburton Lawn Cemetery, New Lawn Area, 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 b. 1743
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy

Citations

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

Hugh MORRIS1

(1787 - )
Father*Fergusson MORRIS1 b. 1747
Mother*Jean ARTHUR1 b. 1743
Hugh MORRIS was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 25 November 1787.2 and was baptised on 26 November 1787 in Irvine.2,1
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Irvine, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 595/00 0010 297 FR313.
  2. [S236] CD - Dr Williams Library & County Civil records, British Vital Records CDs, FHL film 1041383.

Hunter MORRIS1

(1872 - 1961)
Father*Arthur William MORRIS1 b. 1825, d. 1910
Mother*Janet (Jessie) MOODIE1 b. 1834, d. 1910
Hunter MORRIS was born at Thornden in Helensburgh, Row, Dunbartonshire, on 25 April 1872.2,1

He farmed at 'Winchmore', near Ashburton prior to WWI, and was an active member of the Nth Canterbury Roads Board.

He enlisted on 28 Jun 1916 in the NZEF (#17525) as a Trooper in the 19th Reinforcements, NZ Mounted Rifles Brigade and embarked for Egypt on the troopship Waihora, in Wellington on 5 December 1916.3,4 He was on active duty from 12 January 1917 at Egypt as part of the Sinai-Palestine campaign, before embarking on the 30 Jun 1919 on the Ulimaroa to return to New Zealand. He was discharged in Wellington on the 9 Sep 1919.4

Hunter died on 20 June 1961 in Ashburton, Canterbury, at age 89.2,5,6 He was buried on 22 June 1961 at the Ashburton Lawn Cemetery in Ashburton.7,8
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Row, Statutory Births, GRO 503/00 0069.
  2. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, Family Register on page 519.
  3. [S597] Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database, at http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/cenotaph/…
  4. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), item R21377526, agency AABK, series 18805, accession W5549, box 48, record 83237 (WW1 17525 Army service record).
  5. [S576] Ashburton Cemeteries database, at http://infoservices.adc.govt.nz/Cemeteries/
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1961/24423.
  7. [S134] Cemetery Marker - Hunter Morris, Ashburton Lawn Cemetery, NZ.
  8. [S576] Ashburton Cemeteries database, at http://infoservices.adc.govt.nz/Cemeteries/, Ashburton Lawn Cemetery, Area 261, plot 5, Presbyterian, aged 89, farmer.

James Howe MORRIS

(1865 - 1945)
Father*Arthur William MORRIS b. 1825, d. 1910
Mother*Janet (Jessie) MOODIE b. 1834, d. 1910
Farmer. James Howe MORRIS was born in Anderson's Bay, Dunedin, Otago, on 17 June 1865.1,2

James died on 17 November 1945 in Temuka, Canterbury, at age 80.1,3
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. 1865/4869.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1945/31866, aged 80.

James Howe MORRIS1

(1821 - 1896)
Father*Alexander MORRIS1 b. 1777, d. 1854
Mother*Marion HOWE1 b. 1786, d. b 1851
James Howe MORRIS was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 10 May 1821.1 and was baptised on 22 May 1821 in West (Old) Parish.1
He was listed as the brother of Margaret Hunter MORRIS in the 1891 Census at Mayfield Cottage, West Back Rd in Irvine, Ayrshire, and was a retired accountant.2

He was appointed executor of Margaret Hunter MORRIS's estate in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 25 September 1894.3,4,5

James died on 31 May 1896 in Irvine, Ayrshire, at age 75.6,4,7,8

His estate was confirmed in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 12 November 1896 with Arthur William MORRIS appointed executor but was complicated by its geographic spread - although sealed in Irvine, 12 Nov 1896 with a value of £1279/19/-, it had a confirmation seal in England (21 Nov 1896) with a further affidavit by his brother Arthur in Dunedin, New Zealand (Mar 1897).9,4,7
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Greenock Old (or West), OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 564/03 0050 0054.
  2. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, Scottish GRO 595/00 001/00 033.
  3. [S358] Probate - Testament - Margaret Morris Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9073 111 2646, Ayr Sheriff Court, SC6/44/57.
  4. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar.
  5. [S1046] Index - Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh, Scottish Calendar of Confirmations, confirmation granted at Ayr 25 Sep 1894 to James Howe MORRIS, her brother; executor dative qua next of kin, as she died intestate.
  6. [S359] Probate - Testament - James Morris Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9074 252 9950.
  7. [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.
  8. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Irvine, Statutory Deaths, GRO 595/00 0094, aged 75.
  9. [S359] Probate - Testament - James Morris Archives of New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office DAAC/9074 252 9950, Ayr Sheriff Court, SC6/44/59.

Janet MORRIS

(1790 - )
Father*Fergusson MORRIS b. 1747
Mother*Jean ARTHUR b. 1743
Janet MORRIS was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 10 September 1790.1 and was baptised on 19 September 1790 in Irvine.2
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy

Citations

  1. [S236] CD - Dr Williams Library & County Civil records, British Vital Records CDs, FHL film 1041383.
  2. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Irvine, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 595/00 0020 021 FR359.

Jean MORRIS

(1782 - )
Father*Fergusson MORRIS b. 1747
Mother*Jean ARTHUR b. 1743
Jean MORRIS was born on 23 February 1782 in Irvine, Ayrshire,1 and was baptised on 4 March 1782 in Irvine.2
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy

Citations

  1. [S236] CD - Dr Williams Library & County Civil records, British Vital Records CDs, FHL film 1041383.
  2. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch No: C115952; Source Call No:      1041383, 0102834;      Film: 6900524.