William Morris (1821 - 1908)

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Birthplace: Barrington, Ilminster, Somerset, UK
Death: Died in Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Managed by: Lord Ian McClure
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About William Morris

By the 1851 census, at age 29, William is listed as occupation Ag Labourer. The Census shows he is living at Barrington No.71 with his wife Mary (27), and their daughters Mary Ann (4) and Anna (2). Williams parents and siblings are living next door at Barrington No.72.

Arrived NSW 13 May 1857 via "Plantagenet". William age 35, wife Mary 34 and 5 children Mary Ann 10, Hannah 9, Betsy 6, George 3 & James 10 weeks was born during the voyage. Williams 20 year old brother, Samuel, also came with them but he settled in Marrickville, Sydney.

William and his family lived on Moscheto (aka Mosquito) Island, on the Lower Hunter River at Newcastle, see http://www.geni.com/projects/Islands-of-the-Lower-Hunter-River-New-South-Wales/12343

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William Morris's Timeline

1821
May 9, 1821
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
May 20, 1821
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
1845
August 27, 1845
Age 24
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
1846
June 11, 1846
Age 25
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
1848
December 7, 1848
Age 27
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
1851
November 26, 1851
Age 30
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
1854
April 2, 1854
Age 32
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
1857
October 12, 1857
- February 13, 1858
Age 36
Australia

The Plantagenet was 809 tons and sailed 12 Oct 1856 arrived 13 Feb 1857 after 124 days. R. Robertson was the Surgeon Superintendent and there were 129 males, 104 females, 42 male children, 56 female children, total 331, with 4 deaths on the voyage - 2 males under 14 years and 2 females under 14 years.

This is from the British Parliamentary Papers of 1857.

1857
Age 35
Australia
1859
1859
Age 37
Newcastle, NSW, Australia