Harvey Family Tree 2018-04-30

Eleanor Isobella ThompsonAge: 73 years18151888

Name
Eleanor Isobella Thompson
Given names
Eleanor Isobella
Surname
Thompson
Birth 1815 60 21
Christening 2 January 1816 (Age 12 months)
Marriage of a parentCharles LitchfieldElizabeth or Esther MitchellView this family
9 December 1827 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a half-sisterIsabella Litchfield
7 July 1828 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn Litchfield
5 January 1830 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam Litchfield
5 January 1830 (Age 15 years)
Christening of a half-brotherJohn Litchfield
5 January 1830 (Age 15 years)
Christening of a half-brotherWilliam Litchfield
5 January 1830 (Age 15 years)
Death of a half-brotherRalph Thompson
12 July 1831 (Age 16 years)
Burial of a half-brotherRalph Thompson
12 July 1831 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge Litchfield
12 February 1832 (Age 17 years)
Christening of a half-brotherGeorge Litchfield
19 February 1832 (Age 17 years)
Death of a half-brotherJames Thompson
23 May 1833 (Age 18 years)
Burial of a half-brotherJames Thompson
24 May 1833 (Age 18 years)
MarriageJohn MorrisView this family
12 June 1834 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a half-brotherEben Litchfield
7 August 1834 (Age 19 years)
Christening of a half-brotherEben Litchfield
17 August 1834 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Eliza Morris
6 September 1834 (Age 19 years)
Christening of a daughterEliza Morris
21 September 1834 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Elizabeth Morris
15 April 1836 (Age 21 years)
Christening of a daughterElizabeth Morris
8 May 1836 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#3
John Morris
5 October 1837 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Penelope Morris
about 1838 (Age 23 years)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Latitude: N52.954783 Longitude: W1.158109

Death of a sonJohn Morris
26 February 1838 (Age 23 years)
Burial of a sonJohn Morris
February 1838 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Ellen (Eleanor) Morris
1 February 1840 (Age 25 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn Litchfield
June 1840 (Age 25 years)
Burial of a half-brotherJohn Litchfield
June 1840 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMarion Darling
before 1841 (Age 26 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherMitchell James
after 1841 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#6
John Morris
13 November 1843 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherJames Thompson
9 May 1844 (Age 29 years)
Christening of a sonJohn Morris
1844 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Isabella Morris
1845 (Age 30 years)
Death of a daughterPenelope Morris
about 1845 (Age 30 years)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Latitude: N52.954783 Longitude: W1.158109

Death of a daughterIsabella Morris
1847 (Age 32 years)
Burial of a daughterIsabella Morris
1847 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Isabella Morris
23 January 1850 (Age 35 years)
Christening of a daughterIsabella Morris
1850 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Edith Morris
25 November 1852 (Age 37 years)
Christening of a daughterEdith Morris
1852 (Age 37 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn Thompson
12 November 1854 (Age 39 years)
Berrington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Latitude: N55.681411 Longitude: W1.990561

Burial of a half-brotherJohn Thompson
15 November 1854 (Age 39 years)
Berrington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Latitude: N55.681411 Longitude: W1.990561

Birth of a daughter
#10
Alice Morris
27 February 1855 (Age 40 years)
Death of a daughterAlice Morris
10 April 1855 (Age 40 years)
Burial of a daughterAlice Morris
April 1855 (Age 40 years)
Death of a half-sisterIsabella Thompson
30 June 1857 (Age 42 years)
Berrington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Latitude: N55.681411 Longitude: W1.990561

Burial of a half-sisterIsabella Thompson
30 June 1857 (Age 42 years)
Berrington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Latitude: N55.681411 Longitude: W1.990561

Birth of a son
#11
Alfred Morris
28 August 1857 (Age 42 years)
Death of a half-brotherGeorge Litchfield
June 1861 (Age 46 years)
Burial of a half-brotherGeorge Litchfield
about June 1861 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam RobinsonEliza MorrisView this family
about August 1862 (Age 47 years)

Death of a motherElizabeth or Esther Mitchell
December 1863 (Age 48 years)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Latitude: N52.954783 Longitude: W1.158109

Marriage of a childJames MiersElizabeth MorrisView this family
19 March 1864 (Age 49 years)
Death of a half-sisterKatherine Thompson
27 June 1866 (Age 51 years)
Burial of a half-sisterKatherine Thompson
27 June 1866 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childJohn CranEllen (Eleanor) MorrisView this family
14 July 1868 (Age 53 years)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.469771 Longitude: E153.025124

Marriage of a childCaptain GruerIsabella MorrisView this family
about 1871 (Age 56 years)
Aspley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.3639 Longitude: E153.0157

Death of a half-sisterJane Thompson
21 August 1871 (Age 56 years)
Berrington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Latitude: N55.681411 Longitude: W1.990561

Burial of a half-sisterJane Thompson
21 August 1871 (Age 56 years)
Berrington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Latitude: N55.681411 Longitude: W1.990561

Marriage of a childHenry William FoxEdith MorrisView this family
18 June 1872 (Age 57 years)
Aspley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.3639 Longitude: E153.0157

Death of a half-brotherAdam Thompson
25 March 1877 (Age 62 years)
Burial of a half-brotherAdam Thompson
25 March 1877 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childEdwin ChallinorIsabella MorrisView this family
17 June 1878 (Age 63 years)
Albion Hill, Breakfast Creek, Enoggera
Latitude: S27.429841 Longitude: E153.04205


Marriage of a childJohn MorrisSarah Jane Mary Ann Catherine MaggsView this family
11 June 1879 (Age 64 years)
Kedron Brook, Mitchelton, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.406837 Longitude: E152.980049

Death 28 October 1888 (Age 73 years)
Cabbage Tree Creek, Aspley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Latitude: S27.358956 Longitude: E153.013233

Burial 29 October 1888 (1 day after death)
Address: Gympie Road
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
herself
Father’s family with Martha Thompson - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: 23 August 1782Mordington, Near Berwick, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
-8 months
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
John Thompson
Birth: 1783 28 28Shorewood, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: 12 November 1854Berrington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
1 month
half-brother
George Thompson
Birth: 1784 29 29Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: 14 July 1802Shoreswood, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
4 years
half-sister
Ann Thompson
Birth: 2 January 1787 32 32Whitelaw House, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: 7 February 1787Shoreswood, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
14 months
half-brother
Adam Thompson
Birth: 5 March 1788 34 33Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: 25 March 1877Berwick, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
3 years
half-brother
George Thompson
Birth: 1790 35 35Shoreswood, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: 14 July 1801Shoreswood, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
3 years
half-sister
4 years
half-sister
Katherine Thompson
Birth: 1795 40 40Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: 27 June 1866Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
2 years
half-sister
Isabella Thompson
Birth: 1796 41 41Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: 30 June 1857Berrington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
3 years
half-brother
James Thompson
Birth: 3 September 1798 44 44Shoreswood Hall, Norham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: before 1801Shoreswood Hall, Norham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
16 months
half-sister
Jane Thompson
Birth: 1799 44 44Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: 21 August 1871Berrington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
3 years
half-brother
James Thompson
Birth: 3 September 1801 47 47Shorewood, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: 23 May 1833Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Mother’s family with Charles Litchfield - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: 9 December 1827Radford, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
7 months
half-sister
18 months
half-brother
John Litchfield
Birth: 5 January 1830 34 36Hyson Green, Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 1840Radford Registration District, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
George Litchfield
Birth: 12 February 1832 36 38Hyson Green, Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 1861Radford Registration District, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
3 years
half-brother
Eben Litchfield
Birth: 7 August 1834 39 41Hyson Green, Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Family with John Morris - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: 12 June 1834St Nicholas, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
3 months
daughter
Eliza Morris
Birth: 6 September 1834 24 19Prospect Place, Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 26 August 1919Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
19 months
daughter
Elizabeth Morris
Birth: 15 April 1836 25 21Prospect Place, Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 7 May 1921Glengate, Jondaryan, Queensland, Australia
18 months
son
John Morris
Birth: 5 October 1837 27 22Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 26 February 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: 1 February 1840 29 25Prospect Place, Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 20 August 1915Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
4 years
son
John Morris @ NottinghamJohn Morris
Birth: 13 November 1843 33 28Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 5 June 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: 23 January 1850 39 35Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1933Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
3 years
daughter
Edith Morris
Birth: 25 November 1852 42 37Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 15 June 1930Murgon, Queensland, Australia
2 years
daughter
Alice Morris
Birth: 27 February 1855 44 40Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 10 April 1855Radford, Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
3 years
son
Alfred Morris
Birth: 28 August 1857 47 42Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1 August 1940Cabbage Tree Creek, Aspley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Death

Off Gympie Road

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Eleanor Isabella Thom(p)son the illigitimate child of Elizabeth Mitchell was born in Tweedmouth in the Manor of Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, England. There is no doubt of this fact. More controversy still runs as to who the Mr Thompsonact ually was, or from where Elizabeth Mitchell came. John Morris and his wife Eleanor Isabella Thompson lived at 16 Long Row, Radford, Nottingham in 1861. Arrived on the Conway a frigate of 289 tons. - 1 Dec 1862 Moreton Bay Said to have mether h usband John Morris while he was on a walking holliday in the border region. She married against her parents wishes. Her father is said to be a Scotish Lard.

Married: 12 June 1834 St Micholas, Nottingham to John Morris BIRTH: Born 1815 but christened 2 January 1816 at Spital, Northampton. New evidence now points to the fact that they met at Radford or in the Peak District in Derby. I am fairly certain that this will be proven in the near future. 1841 census John Morris, 30,@ Prospect Place,Radford, Nott, sais born there but not so with wife Eleanor 25, Eliza,6,Elizabeth 5, Eleanor 1.

I have a letter unsigned that suggests that it was written by someone who was living at Jondarian at some time. The letter also suggests that Elizabeth's sister Eliza was also at Jondarian. Eliza was at Jondarian when Elizabeth son George wasb orn in 1866.

Eleanor Isabella Thompson - Espley near Morpeth, Northumberland and Cabbage Creek, Australia Eleanor Isabella Thompson born 1816 - Mother - Elizabeth Mitchell. ??Have you any information about these two ladies in your Thompson one name study, are they connected to Espley, near Morpeth ???I am helping a family in Australia to confirmfami ly oral tradition that the Thompson family they are descended from on their mothers side were originally from Northumberland. The Australian death certificate of Eleanor Isabella Morris nee Thomson, gives further details: 28 October 1888 at Cabbage Tree Creek, Cabbage Tree District, Eleanor Isabella Morris, Housewife, died aged 73 years, cause of death Typhoid Fever, the doctor attended that day, name and surname and occupation of father and mother, ---- blankspa ce Thomson, Farmer. Signature of informant John Morris Jnr, Cabbage Tree Creek Burial took place on 29 October 1888 at a place I cannot read. Somewhere near Cabbage Tree Creek. When born and how long in the Australian Colonies, - Berwick upon Tweed, Scotland, 26 years in Queensland, the next column asks, If deceased was married, Where and at what age and to whom, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. 19 years, to JohnM orris. Next Column,- Issue their order of birth and ages - Living - Eliza 54 years,?Elizabeth 52, Eleanor 48, Edith 35, and Alfred 32. ( The informant John not in?this list ?) They have the oral history that Eleanor Isabella eloped with a young man, who was on a walking holiday in the Cheviots, named John Morris and they ran away to be married in Nottingham, the family remained in Nottingham until they inherited somem oney from family estates , I am not certain whether these estates were in Nottinghamshire or Northumberland. They then emigrated after this change of affairs and established land and property in Australia, naming the property Aspley afterfamily property in England. The grand mother was told that they had manorial lands in Northumberland and came from landed well to do people who disapproved of Eleanor's choice of husband. The only other clue is, that Eleanor Isabella was saidto have b een brought up in Whittingham Vale at a farm named Barton. My research has confirmed the marriage in Nottingham the family were still in Nottinghamshire in the 1861 census.??The only Baptism of an Eleanor Isabella Thompson in the Berwick area I have found that could fit this story is the following.?Twee dmouth Baptismal register 1816 January 2nd, entry 155. Eleanor Isabella Thompson - illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Mitchell, Abode ---, Spinster, R Bainbridge Curate.??Who was this Elizabeth Mitchell, why was the child called Thompsonas oppos ed to Thompson Mitchell???Thompsons, were at Barton in 1891 but I have not found them there earlier than this, or any clues to what happened to Elizabeth Mitchell after the birth of her child. Who the family believe was accepted as aThompson.(no t so)??I have found evidence of Thompsons being at Espley and that this family changed their name to Bullock to inherit the land and titles of William Bullock of St. Leonard, Spittal Hill near Morpeth. Is that where the story ofLanded Gntry came from ? How would an Australian pronounce Espley could it have changed to Aspley in Australia. I hope you can help me solve the mystery of the Thompsons link to Cabbage Creek in 1888 (Not so)

These notes are taken from many documents, books and other family members, they were never meant for publication but for the use and the knowledge for anyone researching these families. Ray Harvey.

Have you seen the letter that solved the mystery of Elizabeth Mitchell, it seems so simple now but even with the letter it was quite difficult.

My notes on Elizabeth Mitchell, If Isabella Litchfield is Elizabeth Mitchell's daughter then she was married in St Peter's Radford.
I must look again at the 1861 census I did and the mystery is finally solved Elizabeth is Esther Mitchell. Was the birth showing Elizabeth as mother a genuine mistake? Did Elizabeth change her name to Esther? Must find her birth!

Ester (Elizabeth??) Mitchell married Charles Litchfield and had a daughter Isabella Litchfield. Isabella is stated in the letter I have as being a sister of Eleanor Isabella Thompson.

Marriage of Esther Mitchell to Charles Litchfield at StPeter noted in Radford Parish, 1813-1837. In 1828 to 1834 for the birth of five children Charles' occupation was lacemaker. 1851 census Charles and Esther live at 19 Pleasant Row,Nottin gham with 3 children. (2129/343)

(HO/107/860/8/29 PAGE 19) 1841 census;-Pleasant Row, Hysen Green, Radford, Nottingham Charles Litchfield 45 lace maker born Nottingham, Esther Litchfield 45 not born Nottingham, Elizabeth Litchfield 19 dress maker born Nottingham, Ann Litchfield 20 lace mender born Nottingham, Isabella Litchfield 13 lace mender born Nottingham, William Litchfield 11 born Nottingham, George Litchfield 9 born Nottingham, Charles Litchfield 15 joiner born Nottingham

Died Dec quarter 1863, 7B 146 Nottingham (name back to Elizabeth)

IGI Birth: Elizabeth Mitchell 17 JAN 1798 Of, Melrose, Roxburgh, Scotland Source Information: Film Number: 170638 Page Number: 1 Reference No. 49531.

Notes for John Morris. 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 Morton 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 up 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 is 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 ofJohn, 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 Morton District, or, as in the county of Stanley or parishof 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 Ca bbage 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 the Aspley area 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 inNottingha m. 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 Queen sland, approximately 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).

According 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 theirannual 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'Two Seas ' 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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