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James MORRIS

Male Abt 1763 - 1854  (~ 91 years)


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  • Name James MORRIS 
    Born Abt 1763  Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Photos? Grave (D0001-18A) 
    Died 10 May 1854  Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Mt York, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Convict arrived on the Minorca, arriving 14 Dec 1801

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      James Morris 1798, 31st March:
      (alias Riley) Convicted at Warwickshire of (a) stealing from Messrs. Woolley and Co., and sentenced to prison for one year, and (b) stealing buttons, etc. from Mr. Laugher and sentenced to transportation for 7 years.

      1801 departed from Spithead on 6th June, and arrived in Sydney 14th December on the ship “Minorca”.

      1804, 11th August: Granted 160 acres at Mulgrave Place.

      C1830: moved to Hartley.

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      Lands Title Department - 24th February, 1812

      Transfer dated 2nd October, 1811 from Mary Collets to James Morris of the District of Castlereagh in N.S.W. in consideration of the sum of 35 pounds Stg. She said the Collets hath conveyed to James Morris all that 20 acres of land situated on the Nepean River to be held by the said Morris for ever, being a part of seventy acres originally granted by Gov. king to the said Collits (Executed in the presence of Paul Lutherborrow and William Edwards).

      As there was another James Morris living at Castlereagh, this may not be this James Morris.

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      11th may, 1832 - The Australian (Mitchell)

      Address The following address was presented to Captain Wright, 39th late Police Magistrate at Penrith, on 24th ultimo on the occasion of his retirement from that office.

      “Address to Capt. Thos. F. Wright, 39th Regiment from the inhabitants of Evan on the occasion of his relinquishing the duties of Police magistrate at Evan:-

      Gentlemen, the undersigned free inhabitants of Evan and its environment regret to learn, that your duty as a soldier requires a relinquishment of you civil appointment.

      It is, mutually, a subject of congratulations a public officer, to be appraised of the PUBLIC opinion on the discharge of his official duties.

      We feel, pleasure therefore, in hearing testimony to the Justice and Impartiality which have on all occasions characterized your proceedings.

      We sincerely trust that the public approbation shown towards your predecessor, together with the present token of esteem for yourself, will be sufficient to assure His Excellency the Governor with what safety the duties of the Police may be reposed in the military Commandant of the district.

      Deed us, Sir, to wish you a happy and propitious career - and to conclude with our warm and cordial acknowledgement, and an honest Farewell:

      ………….James Morris, George Nash, Edward Field, Elizabeth Field, John lees, John Purtell, Charles Purtell, J. S. Stanton, John Rope, John Randell, Thomas Frost, etc.

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      6/5/ 1854 Burial of James Morris. Register of Presbyterian burials.

      Buried 6/5/1854 aged 91 years. Minister: Colin Stewart.
    Person ID I968  The Rawsthorne Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father James MORRIS,   b. 19 Feb 1739, Newbold Pacey, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1798, Berwardsley, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Jane TURNER,   b. 25 Oct 1741, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 03 May 1763  Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F473  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah MITCHELL,   b. 19 May 1791, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1876, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1807  Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Mutch Index. Mitchell Library.
      Mitchell, Sarah and James Morris married 24th June, 1807 by Rev. Henry Fulton at St. Johns Parramatta
      Witnesses: Wm. Morris, Margaret Ranshaw.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth MORRIS,   b. 11 Apr 1808, Nepean River, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1901, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Phoebe MORRIS,   b. 09 May 1810, Nepean River, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1850, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     3. Sophia MORRIS,   b. 24 May 1812, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1889, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. James MORRIS,   b. Abt 1814, Nepean, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1848, Mt York, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     5. Thomas MORRIS,   b. 18 Jun 1817, Nepean River, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1878, Bogabagil Station, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. William MORRIS,   b. 19 Oct 1820, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1901  (Age 80 years)
     7. Anne MORRIS,   b. 29 Dec 1821, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1853, Hartley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     8. Jane MORRIS,   b. 04 Mar 1824, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1900, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     9. Joan MORRIS,   b. Abt 1826
     10. John MORRIS,   b. Abt 1826, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1896, Walgett, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     11. William Joseph MORRIS,   b. 09 Jun 1827
     12. Clara MORRIS,   b. 19 Feb 1828, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1923, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     13. Grant MORRIS,   b. 13 Apr 1828, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1894, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     14. George MORRIS,   b. 1834, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1879, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     15. Edward MORRIS,   b. 29 Nov 1835, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1906, Hartley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F462  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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    Headstones
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  • Sources 
    1. [S79] From a Distant Field, Colin Field, Book: Version 3 (Self Published).

    2. [S367] Field Family Newsletter, Dorothy CEFARIN, Edition 40 (November 2009).