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William Morris

Birthplace: Barrington, Ilminster, Somerset, UK
Death: Died in Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Place of Burial: Sandgate, NSW, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of James Morris and Mary Morris
Husband of Mary Morris
Father of Mary Ann Deamer; Anna Morris; Levi Morris; James Herbert Morris; Betsey W Foster and 4 others
Brother of John Morris; Betsey Pittard; Anna Hawkins; Henry Morris; Levi Morris and 2 others

Occupation: Labourer
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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

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William Morris's Timeline

May 9, 1821
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
May 20, 1821
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
June 11, 1846
Age 25
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
December 7, 1848
Age 27
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
November 26, 1851
Age 30
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
April 2, 1854
Age 32
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
Age 35
Age 37
Newcastle, NSW, Australia