Ruth Morris

b. 9 February 1862, d. 1945
FatherWilliam Morris b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 29 Jul 1900
MotherEleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
     Ruth Morris was born on 9 February 1862 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell.
Ruth Morris was baptized on 6 April 1862 at Framfield, Sussex, England.3
Ruth Morris married Henry Albert West, son of Henry West and Alice Seamer, in 1880 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.4
Sisters Ruth Morris, Mary Morris and Fanny Morris married brothers Henry Albert West, Gilbert West and Trayton West.
On 5 April 1891 Ruth Morris and Henry Albert West lived at Mopbeggars Cottage, Maresfield, Sussex, England.
Ruth Morris died in 1945 at Worthing, Sussex, England.5

Family

Henry Albert West b. 28 Jan 1860, d. 11 Oct 1924
Marriage*
Ruth Morris married Henry Albert West, son of Henry West and Alice Seamer, in 1880 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1862, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 95."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2563A/003/11."
  3. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1880, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 149."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Dec 1945, Worthing, Vol 2b Page 504, age 83 years."

Sarah Morris

b. 8 August 1803
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     Sarah Morris was born in 1803 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
Sarah Morris was baptized on 8 August 1803 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
Note that a William Morris was baptised in Framfield on 23.2.1823, natural son of Sarah, spinster. It is possible he was buried at Framfield on 8.8.1841 aged 20 according to the register.

Sarah Morris

b. 10 June 1756
FatherJoseph Morris b. c 1717, d. 1795
MotherSarah Weller b. 1720, d. 1789
     Sarah Morris was born on 10 June 1756 at Lewes, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Morris and Sarah Weller.
Sarah Morris was baptized on 29 June 1756 at Westgate Chapel, Lewes, Sussex, England, father's occupation is butcher.1

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Sarah Morris

b. 3 March 1780, d. 1782
FatherJohn Morris b. 14 May 1745
MotherMary Boys
     Sarah Morris was born on 3 March 1780 at Lewes, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Morris and Mary Boys.
Sarah Morris was baptized on 29 March 1780 at Westgate Chapel, Lewes, Sussex, England.1
Sarah Morris died in 1782 at Lewes, Sussex, England.2
Sarah Morris was buried on 4 April 1782 at All Saints, Lewes, Sussex, England, age 2 years.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Sarah Morris

b. 9 December 1744
FatherRichard Morris d. 1774
MotherSusannah Winn d. 1785
     Sarah Morris was baptized on 9 December 1744 at St Bartholomew, Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Morris and Susannah Winn.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Silas Morris

b. 9 January 1849, d. 11 April 1912
FatherWilliam Morris b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 29 Jul 1900
MotherEleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
     Silas Morris was born on 9 January 1849 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell.
Silas Morris was baptized on 11 February 1849 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.2
Silas is recorded in the 1861 Census aged 12 years, living with his parents in Framfield, and working as an agricultural labourer.
Silas Morris married Martha Jeffery, daughter of William Jeffery and Harriet Langridge, on 12 June 1869 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.3
In 1871 Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery lived at Little Horsted, Sussex, England, with Martha's parents.4
Silas Morris was a farm labourer on 27 August 1874.5
Silas Morris was an agricultural labourer in 1881.6
On 3 April 1881 Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery lived at Alchornes Cottages, New Town, Uckfield, Sussex, England.6
They are recorded as living at Alchorne's cottages from 1881 to 1893 and are listed there in Brooker's Directory for Uckfield in 1892. The New Town area was previously called Uckfield Hill and is on the south side of the railway which came to Uckfield in 1858. Alchorne's cottages were connected to a property in this area called Harlands Farm which records show was being farmed by John Alchorne in 1856,69,88. His nephew Louis Eade was farming the property in 1892. Alchorne's cottages were on Newtown Road and the 1899, 25 inch to the mile map shows a footpath connecting the cottages to the farm. Unfortunately the 1910 25" map indicates that the cottages had been demolished when New Place Road was built. The cottages were exactly where New Place Road enters Newtown Road.
On 5 April 1891 Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery lived at New Town, Uckfield, Sussex, England.7
Silas Morris witnessed the marriage of William Barber and Ada Morris on 9 November 1895 at Register Office, Brighton, Sussex, England.8
By 1898 Silas and Martha were living in the Almshouses in Uckfield. These were charitable dwellings for the poor, often associated with the elderly. A postcard, date unknown, is addressed to Mrs S. Morris, Cedars Cottage, London Rd, Uckfield. They were still living in Uckfield in 1903.
Silas Morris was gardener on 25 December 1899.
Silas Morris witnessed the marriage of Kathleen Martha Morris and Frank Sewell Ford on 25 December 1899 at Brixton St Matthew, Lambeth, London, England; William Pocock Garret Ford is a witness.9
Silas Morris was a domestic gardener in 1901.
In 1901 Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery lived at The Cedars, London Rd, Uckfield, Sussex, England.10
On 2 April 1911 Silas Morris lived at 1 Alexandra Rd, Uckfield, Sussex, England.11
According to research so far, Silas and Martha had three daughters and four sons. Two of them (Silas and Martha) emmigrated to the USA. However, according to the 1911 census, they had eight children and that two had died. A possibility for the eighth child is Maria Edith Morris born 1883 and died 1884 in Uckfield.12,13,11
In April 1912 Silas Morris lived at 20 Framfield Rd, Uckfield, Sussex, England.14
Silas Morris was a gardener journeyman in April 1912.
Silas Morris died on 11 April 1912 at Throat & Ear Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 63. He died of enlarged cervical glands (probably malignant) 3 months, marasmus, cardiac failure.14

Family

Martha Jeffery b. 31 Dec 1839, d. 23 Jan 1922
Marriage*
Silas Morris married Martha Jeffery, daughter of William Jeffery and Harriet Langridge, on 12 June 1869 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S203] Birth certificate of Silas Morris, born 9 Jan 1849, registered 25 Jan 1849 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 569).
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S55] Marriage certificate of Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery, married 12 Jun 1869 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 171).
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1053; Folio: 72; Page: 10; GSU roll: 827486."
  5. [S209] Birth certificate of Ada Morris, born 27 Aug 1874, registered 7 Oct 1874 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 119).
  6. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 1053; Folio: 40; Page: 11; GSU roll: 1341249."
  7. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 785; Folio: 46; Page: 29; GSU roll: 6095895."
  8. [S51] Marriage certificate of William Barber and Ada Morris, married 9 Nov 1895 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 508).
  9. [S281] Marriage certificate of Frank Sewell Ford and Kathleen Martha Morris, married 25 Dec 1899 in the Registration District of Lambeth, Surrey, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1d Page 629).
  10. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 900; Folio: 23; Page: 1."
  11. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN4953 RG78PN216 RD74 SD3 ED2 SN147."
  12. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1884, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 73, age 1 year."
  13. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1883, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 133."
  14. [S64] Death certificate of Silas Morris, died 11 Apr 1912, registered 12 Apr 1912 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 272).

Silas Morris

b. 4 July 1884, d. April 1965
FatherSilas Morris b. 9 Jan 1849, d. 11 Apr 1912
MotherMartha Jeffery b. 31 Dec 1839, d. 23 Jan 1922
Silas Morris who emmigrated to the USA in 1911
     Silas Morris was born on 4 July 1884 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery.
Silas Morris was an apprentice harness maker on 31 March 1901.
On 2 April 1911 Silas Morris lived at 11 John's Terrace, Cross Roads, Croydon, Surrey, England, lodging with William Hide, his wife Annie and two children.2
Silas Morris was a harness maker on 2 April 1911.2
Silas Morris emigrated on 6 May 1911 to New York, United States, travelling by himself on the ship "Campania" which departed Liverpool for New York. His arrival record at Ellis Island gives his age as 26 years and his marital status as single.
Silas Morris married Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph, daughter of Walter Ralph and Louisa Jane Bentley, circa 1914 at United States.
Silas Morris was a travelling salesman for the Gould Storage Battery Co, 604 Kew Building, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. circa 1918.
Circa 1918 Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 80 Hazelwood Ave, Detroit, Michigan, United States, according to a WWI draft registration card.
Silas Morris was a battery man working for the Edison Illuminating Co. circa 1918.
Circa 1918 Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 283 W Euclid Ave, Detroit, Michigan, United States, according to another WW1 draft registration card.
In the 1920 census, Silas and Lillian were lodging in San Franscisco, California at 235 O'Farrell St, San Franscisco Assembly District 33. Silas is a salesman (of safes). The census in this area has pages of lodgers, so it could be an area of temporary accommodation.3
Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph were found on a passenger list on 2 June 1923 arriving back in Plymouth, England on the ship "Manchuria" having departed from New York. He was aged 39 years and Lillian 36 years. His occupation was salesman. Their residence while in the UK was 46 Hubert Grove, Stockwell, London.
Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph were found on a passenger list on 14 August 1923 departing Southampton on the ship "Aquitania". His occupation was given as salesman. The destination port was New York. The Ellis Isalnd arrival record gives his last place of residence as Pittsburg, USA.
For the 1930 census, Silas and Lillian were living at 6204 Broad St, Pittsburg, USA. They were renting and paying $50 per month. Silas states he was married at the age of 29 and Lillian 25. His occupation is a salesman at a clothing store and he appears to be currently unemployed.4
Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph were found on a passenger list on 11 August 1933 arriving in Southampton on the ship "Berengaria" having departed from New York. Their proposed address in the UK was 14 Dorset Rd in Lewes, Sussex which was the address of some of his Morris family relatives. Silas was 49 years old and Lillian 47 years. His occupation was salesman.
Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph were found on a passenger list on 20 September 1933 departing Southampton for New York on the ship "Olympic".
Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph were found on a passenger list on 6 August 1934 arriving in Liverpool on the ship "Britannic" which had departed from New York. Their proposed residence in the UK was 42 Links Rd, West Wickham, Kent. Silas' occupation is salesman.
Silas Morris was found on a passenger list on 21 May 1935 arriving New York on the SS Majestic.5
Silas Morris was a sales agent for various companies in 1940.6
In 1940 Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 201 South Beatty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, The census indicated that they were living at the same address in 1935.6
On 27 April 1942 Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 5909 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.7
This is the address given in a booklet dated 1945 46 which lists Silas as being the Watchman of the Shepherds in the Supreme King's Guard of the Damascus Shrine No 1 of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Pittsburg Pennsylvania. His title was Watchman of the Shepherds of Damascus Shrine and Supreme Kings Guard. Also mentioned in the booklet was Lillian Morris, his wife.
The White Shrine of Jerusalem was founded as a Christian auxiliary to freemasons in the United States. There were 69,000 members in 1995. It appears this order is not active outside the U.S.
The White Shrine of Jerusalem is yet another variety of Christianized Adoptive Masonry — that is, Freemasonry for women. It is perhaps more congenial to evangelically minded Protestant women than the Order of the Eastern Star, though, until 1953, members of the White Shrine of Jerusalem were required to be members of the Eastern Star.
The original White Shrine of Jerusalem was founded by Charles D. Magee in Chicago on October 23, 1894, but three years later he founded a rival organization of the same name in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The two Supreme Shrines managed to reconcile their differences by 1909, and in that year they were united in Chicago. Membership is open to Master Masons as well as their wives, mothers, daughters, widows, and sisters. Members are known as Sojourners; the head of the organization is the Supreme Worthy High Priestess. (http://www.stichtingargus.nl/vrijmetselarij/frame_en.html.)

In 1945 Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 6204 Broad St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
There is a record of Silas Morris on a Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew List for 1947, which states that Silas is a widower, occupation sales agent. It gives his birth date as 4 July 1884 in Uckfield, Sussex, England. His alien registration number is: 4065220. His height is 5ft 9 inches and he weighs 144 lbs. His address is still 6204 Broad St, Pittsburgh. The card has his signature and fingerprint.5
Silas Morris died in April 1965 at Pennsylvania, United States, at age 80. Silas was found in the US Social Security Deaths Index: Silas Morris: Birth Date 4/7/1884, Death Date Apr 1965, Social Security No 209-01-5491, State of Issuance of Soc. Security No: Pennsylvania. Although birth place was not given, the birth date is an exact match.
It appears that Silas and Lillian did not have any children. None have been found to date.

Family

Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph b. 7 Jan 1887, d. 27 Mar 1947
Marriage*
Silas Morris married Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph, daughter of Walter Ralph and Louisa Jane Bentley, circa 1914 at United States

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1884, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 123."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN3296 RG78PN125 RD39 SD2 ED15 SN125."
  3. [S174] 1920 Census for USA "Year: 1920;Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 33, San Francisco, California; Roll: T625_140; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 264; Image: 582."
  4. [S173] 1930 Census for USA "Year: 1930; Census Place: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1975; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 179; Image: 763.0."
  5. [S175] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1957.
  6. [S285] 1940 Census for USA "Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3656; Page: 61B; Enumeration District: 69-168."
  7. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II draft cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Pennsylvania; State Headquarters: Pennsylvania; Microfilm Series: M1951; Microfilm Roll: 222."

Spencer Eugene John Morris

b. 1 November 1910, d. 27 August 1992
FatherCharles Morris b. 12 Apr 1879, d. 11 Jan 1951
MotherLucy Eleanor Diplock b. 27 Jun 1878, d. 3 Aug 1968
     Spencer Eugene John Morris was born on 1 November 1910 at Crockett, Contra Costa, California, United States. He was the son of Charles Morris and Lucy Eleanor Diplock.
Spencer Eugene John Morris married Marie Yancey, daughter of Thomas Elgin Yancey and Eleanor Ann Bringhurst, on 1 November 1939 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Spencer Eugene John Morris died on 27 August 1992 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, at age 81.

Family

Marie Yancey b. 12 Oct 1915, d. 10 Sep 2005
Marriage*
Spencer Eugene John Morris married Marie Yancey, daughter of Thomas Elgin Yancey and Eleanor Ann Bringhurst, on 1 November 1939 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Susanna Morris

b. 30 September 1739
FatherRichard Morris d. 1774
MotherSusannah Winn d. 1785
     Susanna Morris was baptized on 30 September 1739 at St Bartholomew, Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Morris and Susannah Winn.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Morris

b. 10 October 1813
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     Thomas Morris was born in 1813 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
Thomas Morris was baptized on 10 October 1813 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England. He was the son of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
Possible marriage to Harriott CURD, Uckfiled RD, Jul-Sep 1838, Vol 7 Page 528 - can't find in census though.

Thomas Morris

b. circa 1845
FatherGeorge Morris b. 12 Jul 1807
MotherHannah Bishop b. c 1814, d. 1859
     Thomas Morris was born circa 1845 at Uckfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of George Morris and Hannah Bishop.

Thomas Morris

b. 24 August 1741
FatherRichard Morris d. 1774
MotherSusannah Winn d. 1785
     Thomas Morris was baptized on 24 August 1741 at St Bartholomew, Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Richard Morris and Susannah Winn.
Thomas Morris married Elizabeth Berwick on 31 March 1777 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.2

Family

Elizabeth Berwick
Marriage*
Thomas Morris married Elizabeth Berwick on 31 March 1777 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Thomas Coppell Morris

b. 15 March 1870, d. 23 November 1960
FatherAlfred Morris b. 27 Jan 1846, d. 1910
MotherHarriet Ann Diplock b. 31 Mar 1850, d. 1925
     Thomas Coppell Morris was born on 15 March 1870 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Alfred Morris and Harriet Ann Diplock.
Thomas Coppell Morris died on 23 November 1960 at Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, at age 90.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1870, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 109."

Thomas H Morris

b. circa 1886
FatherAmos Morris b. 1854, d. 1908
     Thomas H Morris was born circa 1886 at Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Amos Morris.
The funeral notice of Tom's step-mother suggests that he emigrated to Canada. It also mentions his wife Allie. (Sussex Express 30 Aug 1935).

Citations

  1. [S71] 1891 Census for England.

Thomas William Morris

b. 1880, d. 30 January 1956
FatherAlfred Morris b. 27 Jan 1846, d. 1910
MotherHarriet Ann Diplock b. 31 Mar 1850, d. 1925
     Thomas William Morris was born in 1880 at Uckfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Alfred Morris and Harriet Ann Diplock.
Thomas William Morris died on 30 January 1956 at Lewes, Sussex, England.

Walter James Morris

b. 28 January 1896, d. 1978
FatherAmos Morris b. 1854, d. 1908
MotherLouisa Cottingham b. c 1861, d. 26 Aug 1935
     Walter James Morris was born on 28 January 1896 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Amos Morris and Louisa Cottingham.
Walter James Morris married Alice Annie Jenner in 1922 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.
Walter James Morris died in 1978 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England.1

Family

Alice Annie Jenner b. 19 Nov 1897, d. 1980
Marriage*
Walter James Morris married Alice Annie Jenner in 1922 at Uckfield, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1978, Cuckfield, Vol 18 Page 2186."

William Morris

b. 1871, d. 31 January 1938
FatherSilas Morris b. 9 Jan 1849, d. 11 Apr 1912
MotherMartha Jeffery b. 31 Dec 1839, d. 23 Jan 1922
     William Morris was born in 1871 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery.
William Morris was also known as Willie Morris.
William Morris was a foreman on LB&SC railway in 1902.
William Morris married Matilda Charlotte Wilkins, daughter of Thomas Sylvester Wilkins and Charlotte Janes, on 12 April 1902 at St Michael, Croydon, Surrey, England.2
On 2 April 1911 William Morris and Matilda Charlotte Wilkins lived at 12 Priory St, Southover, Lewes, Sussex, England.3
William Morris was a per way inspector of railway on 2 April 1911.
Silas and Martha's son William married Matilda Charlotte Wilkins and their son Frank, born at 14 Dorset Rd, Lewes, wrote " I am Frank Richard Morris, second son of William ... My father died, sixty six years of age in 1938 and my mother died sixty eight years of age in 1946. I am now sixty seven years of age myself, born 6.12.1920. I have a son by my first marriage, his name is Alan David, his mother's name is Betty, we were divorced and I am now married to my second wife Jessie aged sixty five. My son by the way is 40 years of age and unmarried. My brother's name was George William, married to Jessie, and my sister's name Edith, her married name was Dawe, married to Bob, they were all in their seventies and all died between 1970 and 1981. ... My brother had no children but my sister had one son named Peter. He is married and has two children, a boy and a girl. They live at Blackboys or Uckfield in Sussex, but exactly where I couldn't tell you. .... I knew your father Ron, until he left for Australia, our families used to call us look alikes ...". Frank lives at 58 St Pancras Gardens, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1HZ. Frank's son Alan David died in 1988.
William Morris witnessed the death of Martha Jeffery on 23 January 1922 at 14 Dorset Road, Lewes, Sussex, England; She died of chronic bronchitis and myocardial degeneration.4
On 23 January 1922 William Morris lived at 14 Dorset Rd, Lewes, Sussex, England.
William Morris witnessed the probate of the estate of Harriet Eleanor Morris on 28 April 1926 at London, England; Effects: £88 3s. Probate to William Morris, railway inspector.5
William Morris died on 31 January 1938 at Victoria Hospital, Lewes, Sussex, England. Age 66 years.6,5
His estate was probated on 1 March 1938 at Lewes, Sussex, England, Effects: £2259 4s 11d. Executors Matilda Charlotte Morris, widow, and George William Morris, municipal committee clerk.5

Family

Matilda Charlotte Wilkins b. 18 Aug 1877, d. 23 Feb 1946
Marriage*
William Morris married Matilda Charlotte Wilkins, daughter of Thomas Sylvester Wilkins and Charlotte Janes, on 12 April 1902 at St Michael, Croydon, Surrey, England.2
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1871, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 102."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1902, Croydon RD, Vol 2a Page 443."
  3. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5061 RG78PN224 RD77 SD2 ED9 SN169."
  4. [S7] Death certificate of Martha Morris, died 23 Jan 1922, registered 23 Jan 1922 in the Registration District of Lewes, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 264).
  5. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  6. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1938, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 278, age 66 years."

William Morris

b. 25 March 1825, d. 29 July 1900
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     William Morris was born circa 1824 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
William Morris was baptized on 25 March 1825 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
There are two possibilities for William's baptism:
23.2.1823 natural son of Sarah, spinster.
25.3.1825 son of Joseph and Sarah.
However, one of these was buried at Framfield on 8.8.1841 aged 20 according to the register. It is assumed that Joseph and Sarah are the correct parents of William Morris as they are living very close to each other in the 1841 census. However, it turns out that Joseph and Sarah are the parents of Sarah who had the natural son William anyway.
On 7 June 1841 William Morris lived at Bird Nye, Framfield, Sussex, England, with his parents and family.2
William Morris married Eleanor Funnell, daughter of Richard Funnell and Jane Burgess, on 4 October 1846 at The Parish Church, Uckfield, Sussex, England.3
William Morris was a labourer on 9 January 1849.4
On 30 March 1851 William Morris and Eleanor Funnell lived at 38 Bird-in-eye, Framfield, Sussex, England, There is a hill called Bird in Eye on the road from Uckfield to Framfield. It is fairly close to the New Town area of Uckfield.5
William remained an agricultural labourer for the rest of his life. He is recorded as labourer in Framfield in 1849, and in the census returns for 1851 - 1881.
On 7 April 1861 William Morris and Eleanor Funnell lived at Bird in Eye, Framfield, Sussex, England.6
William Morris witnessed the marriage of Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery on 12 June 1869 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.7
On 2 April 1871 William Morris and Eleanor Funnell lived at Bird in Eye, Framfield, Sussex, England.8
On 3 April 1881 William Morris and Eleanor Funnell lived at Bird-in-eye, Framfield, Sussex, England.9
On 5 April 1891 William Morris and Eleanor Funnell lived at Bird-in-eye, Framfield, Sussex, England.10
William Morris died on 29 July 1900 at Bird-in-eye, Framfield, Sussex, England, at age 75. He died of senile decay.11
William Morris was buried on 1 August 1900 at Framfield, Sussex, England, age given as 77 years.12

Family

Eleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
Marriage*
William Morris married Eleanor Funnell, daughter of Richard Funnell and Jane Burgess, on 4 October 1846 at The Parish Church, Uckfield, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1116; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Framfield; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 3; Folio: 31; Page: 5; Line: 5; GSU roll: 464162."
  3. [S58] Marriage certificate of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell, married 4 Oct 1846 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 809).
  4. [S203] Birth certificate of Silas Morris, born 9 Jan 1849, registered 25 Jan 1849 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 569).
  5. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1640; Folio: 252; Page: 11; GSU roll: 193543."
  6. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 575; Folio: 8; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542665."
  7. [S55] Marriage certificate of Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery, married 12 Jun 1869 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 171).
  8. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1052; Folio: 11; Page: 13; GSU roll: 827486."
  9. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 1052; Folio: 11; Page: 15; GSU roll: 1341249."
  10. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 784; Folio: 5; Page: 4; GSU roll: 6095894."
  11. [S63] Death certificate of William Morris, died 29 Jul 1900, registered 31 Jul 1900 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 69) "age 77 years."
  12. [S276] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of Framfield, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 343/1) "PAR 343/1/5/2."

William Morris

b. 7 February 1864, d. 1864
FatherWilliam Morris b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 29 Jul 1900
MotherEleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
     William Morris was baptized on 7 February 1864 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell.
William Morris died in 1864 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.2
William Morris was buried on 14 March 1864 at Framfield, Sussex, England, 9 weeks old.3

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1864, Uckfield, Vol 2b Pag 72."
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Morris

b. 13 June 1890, d. 9 October 1953
FatherAlfred Morris b. 27 Jan 1846, d. 1910
MotherHarriet Ann Diplock b. 31 Mar 1850, d. 1925
     William Morris was born on 13 June 1890 at Uckfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Alfred Morris and Harriet Ann Diplock.
William Morris married Beatrice A Miles in 1921 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.
William Morris died on 9 October 1953 at Uckfield, Sussex, England, at age 63.

Family

Beatrice A Miles
Marriage*
William Morris married Beatrice A Miles in 1921 at Uckfield, Sussex, England