Harvey Family Tree 2018-04-30

John MorrisAge: 81 years18101891

Name
John Morris
Given names
John
Surname
Morris
Birth June 30, 1810 27 23
Birth of a brotherHenry Morris
July 29, 1812 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterEliza Morris
August 3, 1815 (Age 5 years)
Christening July 7, 1816 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Morris
June 23, 1819 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherRichard Maltby
January 3, 1821 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Morris
about 1822 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterSelina Morris
July 18, 1822 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherAlfred Morris
February 21, 1829 (Age 18 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel Morris
December 1830 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Roughton
August 21, 1833 (Age 23 years)
MarriageEleanor Isobella ThompsonView this family
June 12, 1834 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Eliza Morris
September 6, 1834 (Age 24 years)
Christening of a daughterEliza Morris
September 21, 1834 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Morris
August 1835 (Age 25 years)
Christening of a sisterElizabeth Morris
August 11, 1835 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Elizabeth Morris
April 15, 1836 (Age 25 years)
Christening of a daughterElizabeth Morris
May 8, 1836 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3
John Morris
October 5, 1837 (Age 27 years)
Christening of a brotherHenry Morris
October 8, 1837 (Age 27 years)
Christening of a sisterEliza Morris
October 8, 1837 (Age 27 years)
Christening of a brotherWilliam Morris
October 8, 1837 (Age 27 years)
Christening of a sisterSelina Morris
October 8, 1837 (Age 27 years)
Christening of a brotherAlfred Morris
October 8, 1837 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Penelope Morris
about 1838 (Age 27 years)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Latitude: N52.954783 Longitude: W1.158109

Death of a sonJohn Morris
February 26, 1838 (Age 27 years)
Burial of a sonJohn Morris
February 1838 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Ellen (Eleanor) Morris
February 1, 1840 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#6
John Morris
November 13, 1843 (Age 33 years)
Christening of a sonJohn Morris
1844 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Isabella Morris
1845 (Age 34 years)
Death of a daughterPenelope Morris
about 1845 (Age 34 years)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Latitude: N52.954783 Longitude: W1.158109

Death of a daughterIsabella Morris
1847 (Age 36 years)
Burial of a daughterIsabella Morris
1847 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Isabella Morris
January 23, 1850 (Age 39 years)
Christening of a daughterIsabella Morris
1850 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Edith Morris
November 25, 1852 (Age 42 years)
Christening of a daughterEdith Morris
1852 (Age 41 years)
Death of a motherPenelope Maltby
December 25, 1853 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10
Alice Morris
February 27, 1855 (Age 44 years)
Death of a daughterAlice Morris
April 10, 1855 (Age 44 years)
Burial of a daughterAlice Morris
April 1855 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a son
#11
Alfred Morris
August 28, 1857 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam RobinsonEliza MorrisView this family
about August 1862 (Age 52 years)

Marriage of a childJames MiersElizabeth MorrisView this family
March 19, 1864 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childJohn CranEllen (Eleanor) MorrisView this family
July 14, 1868 (Age 58 years)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.469771 Longitude: E153.025124

Death of a fatherJohn Morris
February 27, 1869 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childCaptain GruerIsabella MorrisView this family
about 1871 (Age 60 years)
Aspley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.3639 Longitude: E153.0157

Marriage of a childHenry William FoxEdith MorrisView this family
June 18, 1872 (Age 61 years)
Aspley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.3639 Longitude: E153.0157

Marriage of a childEdwin ChallinorIsabella MorrisView this family
June 17, 1878 (Age 67 years)
Albion Hill, Breakfast Creek, Enoggera
Latitude: S27.429841 Longitude: E153.04205


Marriage of a childJohn MorrisSarah Jane Mary Ann Catherine MaggsView this family
June 11, 1879 (Age 68 years)
Kedron Brook, Mitchelton, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.406837 Longitude: E152.980049

Death of a sisterEliza Morris
October 5, 1879 (Age 69 years)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.469771 Longitude: E153.025124

Burial of a sisterEliza Morris
October 1879 (Age 69 years)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.469771 Longitude: E153.025124

Death of a wifeEleanor Isobella Thompson
October 28, 1888 (Age 78 years)
Cabbage Tree Creek, Aspley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.358956 Longitude: E153.013233

Burial of a wifeEleanor Isobella Thompson
October 29, 1888 (Age 78 years)
Address: Gympie Road
Death of a brotherHenry Morris
October 1, 1891 (Age 81 years)
Burial of a brotherHenry Morris
October 5, 1891 (Age 81 years)
Death December 22, 1891 (Age 81 years)
Cabbage Tree Creek, Aspley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.359235 Longitude: E153.012246

Burial December 23, 1891 (1 day after death)
Address: Gympie Road
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father
mother
Marriage: June 2, 1805Boulton, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
8 months
elder sister
Mary Ann Morris
Birth: about January 1806 22 19Boulton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: about 1806Boulton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
18 months
elder brother
John Morris
Birth: June 1807 24 20Boulton, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 13, 1807Boulton, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
3 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
Henry Morris
Birth: July 29, 1812 29 25Boulton, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: October 1, 1891Boulton, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
7 months
younger sister
13 years
younger sister
-6 years
younger brother
Family with Eleanor Isobella Thompson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: June 12, 1834St Nicholas, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
3 months
daughter
Eliza Morris
Birth: September 6, 1834 24 19Prospect Place, Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 26, 1919Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
19 months
daughter
Elizabeth Morris
Birth: April 15, 1836 25 21Prospect Place, Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 7, 1921Glengate, Jondaryan, Queensland, Australia
18 months
son
John Morris
Birth: October 5, 1837 27 22Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 26, 1838Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
15 months
daughter
Penelope Morris
Birth: about 1838 27 23Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: about 1845Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
2 years
daughter
Ellen (Eleanor) Morris
Birth: February 1, 1840 29 25Prospect Place, Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 20, 1915Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
4 years
son
John Morris @ NottinghamJohn Morris
Birth: November 13, 1843 33 28Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 5, 1894Cabbage Tree Creek, Aspley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 years
daughter
Isabella Morris
Birth: 1845 34 30Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1847Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
5 years
daughter
Isabella Morris
Birth: January 23, 1850 39 35Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1933Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
3 years
daughter
Edith Morris
Birth: November 25, 1852 42 37Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 15, 1930Murgon, Queensland, Australia
2 years
daughter
Alice Morris
Birth: February 27, 1855 44 40Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: April 10, 1855Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
3 years
son
Alfred Morris
Birth: August 28, 1857 47 42Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 1, 1940Cabbage Tree Creek, Aspley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Why was John baptised in 1837 at King St Derby?Married with children & living in Radford, Nott? 1841 census John Morris, 30,@ Prospect Place,Radford, Nott, says born there but not so with wife Eleanor 25, Eliza,6,Elizabeth 5, Eleanor 1.
Paid Rates St Peters Nottingham 1850/51, No. 2029 Prospect Place L3.5.0. No.2030 Prospect Place L3.5.0. Occupiers John Morris, House @ Hovey St. and at Castle Terrace L3.5.0. (L relates to English Pounds Stirling). 1861 census age 50 Cotton Lace Maker, living in No 16 Long Row, Prospect Place, Radford with wife Ellen 45 born Berwick on Tweed and children Elizabeth 23,Leather Cutter,Ellen 21, Sowing Machine Hand(Hosiery) John 17, Labourer Garden, Isabella11 , Scholar Edith 9, Scholar. Alfred 3 years.

A system of land orders was set up enabling immigrants to take up land. Those who paid their own passages were each entitled to a land order for £18, sufficient to buy eighteen acres of country land which was sold by the Government at £1 peracre ; a further £12 for an additional twelve acres was granted after two years' residence.

John lived at Alfred St. Valley, Brisbane for approximately three years! Queensland Certificate No 706 1497!

Also in doubt if John Morris was present when Christened in the King St. New Jerusalemites Church Derby 8 Oct 1837 John died from Uraemia at the age of 81 years. Aspley named after John Morris's farm on Cabbage Tree Creek "Aspley Orangery" or "Aspley Vineyard" that John purchased for his sons named after "Aspley Hall" near Prospect Place in the parish of Radford, Nottingham, John did not farm (thefamily farm was too small to support more than one family) so he eventually became a lace maker at Radford where it is believed that Penelope Maltby's family worked or owned Mills for Lace Manufacture. I have later discovered that EleanorMorris mother Esther Mitchell married Charles Litchfield in Nottingham who were well up in the lace trade. This may be the reason John Morris turned 'Lace Maker'.

Arrived Brisbane on the ship Conway 1143 tons with other fare paying immigrants. John and Eleanor and their children, Elizabeth, Ellen, John, Isabella, Edith and Alfred joined the ship 'Conway' for their journey to Brisbane, also on board was John's brother William and their family who settled in the Ipswich area. TheConwa y arrived in Moreton Bay on 27 November(26 November is recorded by Helen Morris) 1862. Another child recorded that they disembarked in Brisbane on the 3 Dec 1862 which is almost a week later. Did it take that long to cross the bay andnavigate u p the river? We know that there was originally a sand bank across the mouth of the river which prevented some large ships to enter. Did they have to wait for a high tide to clear the Bar at the river mouth?

The family was met by John's sister who was now Mrs Thrutchley, this may not be true, John’s sister Selina and her husband Alfred Robinson arrived on the Ship 'Blenhein', Brisbane, 12 October 1857, they arrived first, then later another sister of John, Eliza Morris, married to Robert Thrutchley migrated to Brisbane from Victoria date unknown. Eliza Thrutchley age 40 Jan 1855 British Ports Fiche 084 page 003 also Robert Thrutchley age 30 January 1855 with their daughter Evelyn, 1 year old on the sailing ship Golconda. Shadrow, a village lies near the border of Derbyshire and Nottingham. Shadlow is also the Registration District that covers a large area including the village of Boulton and Alveston. Elizabeth's age on her marriage in Boulton was stated as 30 or 36 years, hard to read, should be read as 36 years. Robert was aged 29, Blacksmith at Chellaston. John Morris and his family lived in Alfred Street, Valley for over two years.

John Morris, in conjunction with a partner had a sheep dip business in Brisbane before purchasing land at what is now Aspley. Very little is known about this enterprise or how it operated but my guess is that John's knowledge obtained from hisf ather while growing up on the family farm at Boulton on Church Road could have led to John operating this dipping business in Brisbane.

Aspley The area was known to the first settlers by the name of the creek which flowed through it - Little Cabbage Tree Creek-. It was John Morris who coined the Aspley name when he called his property, Aspley Orangery after Aspley Hall nearNotti ngham, England. Places which afforded protection for the growing of orange trees in Northern Europe, usually associated with great houses or manors, were known as orangeries. Over a century ago district boundaries were not exact and giving locations of the sparsely settled areas were just as inexact. The Aspley area was originally referred to as part of the Moreton District, or, as in the county of Stanley or parisho f Nundah or Kedron. In the late 1850's an area along Chinaman's (Albany) Creek Road was known as the Soldier's Flat. This name has only been discovered on one land application and apparently was not in common use. As the district was aroundthe C abbage Tree Creek, it quickly was associated with this name'. Some residents near Little Cabbage Tree Creek used that as a location name also. By the 1890's the district was commonly called the Little Cabbage Tree Creek District. Evidently there was some confusion with regard to postal deliveries intended for Cabbage Tree Creek (Sandgate) and the residents petitioned postal authorities to change the name. This change was agreed to in 1897. The name chosen was 'Aspley'. Why 'Aspley'?

Aspley' was part of the name of the Morris family's properties. They were portions 495,496, 497 and 498, situated in front and behind the present school site on Maundrell Terrace. The Morris family settled in the district in 1865 and were veryac tive in community affairs for many years. 'Aspley Grove' also mentioned as 'Aspley Orangery' was the name of John Morris seniors property. 'Aspley Vineyard' was the name of the property handed over to John Morris Junior in 1883. 'Aspley House' was the name of Mrs Challinor's home whichw as part of the original Morris block purchased from Alfred Morris. She was Miss Isabella Morris. The Morris family came from Boulton in Derby, John moved to Nottingham in England where he married Eleanor Isabella Thompson. The name 'Aspley'used by John came from the nearby Aspley Hall in Nottingham and was not connected to any family member.

The research of Fred Robinson (no relation) has uncovered the following Aspley in England. Aspley is a locality in West Riding in Yorkshire. It is a county borough. Aspley is a place in West Staffordshire, 4km N.N.W. of Eccleshall. Aspley Guisei s on the London-Midland rail line, 3km north of Woburn in south-west Bedfordshire. Aspley Heath is a village 20km south-west of Bedford. And the one of interest to this family history is - Aspley Hall - a county seat, 3km north-west ofNottingham .

In 1975, the boundaries of the suburbs of Brisbane were redefined and a number of new suburbs were created. The area of the modern suburb of Aspley was reduced with sections becoming Bridgeman Downs and Carseldine. The boundaries between Aspleya nd Chermside, Chermside West, Geebung and Zillmere were also altered. One result is that Merchant Park is now part of the suburb of Aspley. The Morris family moved to Aspley in 1865. John Morris of Boulton, Derbyshire, England and Eleanor Isabella Thompson of Berwick on Tweed were married in Nottingham and lived near there for about 30 years. The only photos we have of John &Eleanor together were taken at Aspley in Queensland. We have a photo of Eleanor Isabella (Thompson) Morris taken in Nottingham, the interesting fact is that Eleanor was wearing the same dress in Australia as she wore much earlier inNottingham. Their eldest daughter Eliza remained in England and married William Robinson in August 1862 before migrating to Queensland in 1865/6. John Morris's sister Eliza (Morris ) Thrutchley emigrated with her husband, first to Victoriathen to Queensland, ap proximately 1858/9.

John bought land, Port 495 at Little Cabbage Creek now in Aspley on 23 May 1865 and took up residence later that year. The family house was of slab construction with a detached kitchen. Both sections had shingle roofs. The house shown in theAspl ey book is not the house of John Morris and should be seen as an example only. In October 1866 Morris bought portions 496, 497 and 498 totalling almost 38 acres from C.C. Martindale who bought it in May of the same year. This propertysituated o n Gympie Road was the site of the 'Aspley Vineyard' farm.

John Morris jnr) married Kate Maggs of Kedron. Kate had arrived in Queensland from Bristol in 1863 as an infant with her parents, Paul and Sarah Maggs, brother Paul jnr. and sister Mary. The Maggs lived on crown land in the bush behind the hotel site. Sister Amy and little brother Alfred were born locally.

After the Bowen Bridge Road (Windsor) opened in 1865, Paul jnr. and later his sisters, attended this School, at the age of 11, Paul jnr used to take the horse and dray and cut timber for sale. Late in 1875 the family moved to Kedron andsupported themselves by making bricks as well as timber getting. With help from his brother Alfred, John Morris jnr. built a home on portion 497 from pit-sawn timber which was felled on the property. The box rafters were in single lengths. Originally the house was low-set with a detached kitchen and shinglero ofed. In 1883 the land was transferred to him from his father. With his brother Alfred he operated the Aspley Vineyard. John jnr. was quite a skilled person with his hands. He was an expert shingle cutter and stuffed birds in a very proficient way. These birds were often sold to sea captains. John and Kate had six children - Eliza, John, Edwin, Eleanor, Kate andA lfred. Their house, although altered and raised in 1923, can still be seen from Maundrell Terrace. After his death in 1894, John jnr's widow, Kate, married William Moore Ridley. Edith Morris married a Mr Fox while Elizabeth Morris married a Mr James Mi(y)ers, blacksmith on Jondaryan Station. Isabella Morris married Edwin Challinor a grocer at Albion. After his death she lived in her home called 'Aspley House' which was situated on a part of portion 495 which she bought from her brother Alfred. Her son Alfred later farmed alongBecket t Road. Mrs Challinor married Captain Gruer, captain of the 'Minor'. Alfred Morris married Miss Julia Green about 1895. Like his brother John, Alfred was active in community affairs and also a skilled shingle cutter. He had three children, Grace, Jordan and Everard and they lived on the original Morris propertyin a new house built in 1895. Everard Morris farmed the property until its sale in 1962 (could this be some of the property purchased by Mervin Farrell and developed into a housing estate by him about that time).

Acording to the Aspley book no Aboriginals living in the Aspley area when the first settlers moved in. Several residents remember seeing aborigines passing through the district as they walked from the Caboolture area to Brisbane for their annual issue of blankets. In the lead would be King Billy wearing his brass plate of office followed by about seventy others. On one occasion King Billy and his wife asked a local resident for tobacco to fill their pipes. They were given some 'TwoSeas ' tobacco which cost 3d a cake at that time. One of the men in the group was carrying a very old black billy in which was a small cattle pup.

In the 1890's the groups were smaller when they used to call into Selina Bunkum's shop to buy matches and tobacco or a cup of tea. Some of them would offer to work for tobacco. Granny Smith would set them cutting wood but was often dissatisfiedw ith their energies. Once, while passing aborigines staged a corroboree in a paddock along Gympie Road but it was only of short duration.

The only relic of aboriginal life found in the early days of the district was one tree on the Morris property which had foot notches cut into it.

Prospect Place, a large new village a quarter of a mile north east of Old Radford, contains about 1,150 inhabitants, who are principally employed in the lace and hosiery trades, and contains two factories. A General Baptist Chapel was erectedher e in 1834.

Radford Parish is bounded on the south by Lenton and Nottingham, and has shared so largely with the latter in manufacturing spirit, that it now ranks the second most populous parish in the county, though it does not comprise more than 600 acreso f land, belonging to numerous freeholdors Gregory de Linge Gregory Esq., as lay impropriator, had an allotment of 43a 2r 11p of land and in 1796 an allotment of 6a 1r 16p for the tithe and 6a 3r 11p as lord of the manor, and 1a 2r 20p wasawarded to the Surveyors of the Highways The parish contains in 1851 2600 houses, and 12625 inhabitants of whom 6065 are males and 6570 females. Radford was given by Wm. Peveril to the Priory he founded at Lenton and still continues a parcelof that m anor.

John and family lives at No 8. Dales Row, Radford, St. Peters in 1851 and at 16 Long Row, Radford in 1861

Aspley, a hamlet I mile north west of Radford, which gives name to a considerable estate belonging to Lord Middleton, and extending into the parishes of Wollaton and Bilborough. It was anciently one of the woods of Sherwood Forest. The hall, ane at mansion, is occupied by Richard Birkin Esq. At Aspley terrace, in 1839, was established the House of Refuge, for orphans and fallen female penitents. It is a large establishment, under the management of two matrons, directed by acommittee o f ladies and supported by voluntary contributions. 1. HENRY MORRIS Gender: Male Birth: 29 JUL 1812 Gender: Male Christening: 08 OCT 1837 King Street-New Jerusalemites, Derby, Derbyshire, England 3. ELIZA MORRIS Gender: Female Birth: 03 AUG 1815 Gender: Female Christening: 08 OCT 1837 King Street-New Jerusalemites, Derby, Derbyshire, England 5. JOHN MORRIS Gender: Male Birth: 30 JUN 1810 Gender: Male Christening: 08 OCT 1837 King Street-New Jerusalemites, Derby, Derbyshire, England 7. WILLIAM MORRIS Gender: Male Birth: 25 JUN 1819 Gender: Male Christening: 08 OCT 1837 King Street-New Jerusalemites, Derby, Derbyshire, England 9. SELINA MORRIS Gender: Female Birth: 18 JUL 1822 Gender: Female Christening: 08 OCT 1837 King Street-New Jerusalemites, Derby, Derbyshire, England 11. ALFRED MORRIS
Gender: Male Birth: 21 FEB 1829 Gender: Male Christening: 08 OCT 1837 King Street-New Jerusalemites, Derby, Derbyshire, England

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